She growled at the human punching her Master, desperately trying to break free of the command seals control so she could kill this bastard already.

"Just tell me where it is, kid, and I'll let you both go."

"I…"Cough."Don't know what you're talking about."

She looked at her Master, eyes pleading him to just release her and let her rampage.

"Well then, if you're not going to tell me, then perhaps the little girl will."

She looked at the human walking towards her, ears pressed against her skull, pupils looking like needles and tail big and bushy.

She growled again.

The human just laughed.

"Think you can scare me, eh little girl? Well you've got another thing coming."

She kept growling not even trying to stop the human from touching her when she saw how her Master's eyes hardened, before closing shut.

Cough. "Loosen the chains that holds the beast!"

"What are you… WHAT THE HELL?!"

She grinned, feral and insane, as she felt the chains hold on her loosen.

"Tick... Tock... Goes The Clock… Can You Hear It Stop?"

"Get away from me!"

"nO… I Don't thInk I will. YoU sEe…"

Her stomach growled.

Her grin got bigger as she disappeared, appearing behind the human, taking ahold of his jaw, sharp teeth inches away from his neck.

"I'M StarvIng."

"ARGH~!"


They arrived to a massacre.

The bodies of the pirates lay spread around the area, some of them nothing more than bones with clothes on. Blood soaked the ground as they walked over to the shack, seeping up through the ground and painting the soles of their shoes red.

They tried not to throw up as they walked, taking in the shear level of Carnage around them.

"You don't think...?"

They looked at each other, before stealing their nerves and going inside the shack.

"May there always be angels, to watch over you. To guide you each step of the way~"

Inside there was a giant skeleton leaned against the wall.

"That's Porchemy!"

"I know!"

"To guard you and keep you, safe from all harm~"

They looked at where the voice came from.

There was Luffy, battered and bruised, sleeping peacefully in the arms of a blood covered stranger with a top hat, who's glowing blue eyes were currently following their movements as they sang the lullaby.

"Loo-li, loo-li, lai-lay~"

They stopped singing, still looking at them with glowing blue eyes.

"Can you tell me, where the road leads?"

Ace blinked.

"...What?"

The question was repeated calmly.

"Can you tell me, where the road leads?"

Sabo got it first.

"It's a riddle!"

The figure holding Luffy grinned, showing of a set of red and white sharp teeth in the process.

"Can you tell me, where the road leads?"

"What the hell does that even mean?!"

Sabo looked intensely at the figure, then focused on Luffy.

His eyes widened.

"You... Want to know what we're going to do from here?"

The grin widened, if that was even possible, as the figure nodded their head.

Ace snorted.

"That's easy. We're going to take the brat in your arms and get him some god damned bandages."

Sabo looks at him, surprised, as the figure slowly gets up, no longer grinning.

"Beware the trip ahead, for it will not reset."

"What do you mean?... What the?! Where'd they go?!"

"Does it really matter?! Let's just find the girl and get out of here!"

"R-Right..."

Ace walked over to where the figure had left Luffy, easily picking him up.

"Let's get out of here..."


"Nii-chan!"

"Five more minutes..."

"No, Nii-chan up!"

He felt something pierce his skin, making his eyes shoot open.

"OW!"

"UP!"

Luffy blinked groggily, body numb from pain as he looked around, taking in his surroundings.

He was back at Dadan's place, laying on his bed covered in bandages, B sitting on a chair next to him, looking at him with concern.

"Nii-chan alright?"

He looked at her, blinking a bit.

"Yeah, I'm fine B. What happened? The last thing I remember is screaming..."

B smiled at him.

"Nii-chan make chains loosen, so me could make bad man go away!"

His eyes widened.

"I let you loose? Are you alright B?!"

He was panicking, hoping over hope he hadn't hurt his little sister with his impulsive decision.

B giggled.

"No, silly Nii-chan, me no hurt myself."

He relaxed, sinking into the bed again.

Then he blinked.

"How did we get here?"

"Ace-Nii and Sabo-Nii come to get us, they take us home!"

He blinked again.

"They did?..."

Then he grinned.

"ShiShiShiShi! So they're our brothers now?"

B nodded.

"M-hm!"

"Luffy, you're awake!"

"You brat, don't scare us like that again!"

Luffy laughed as Ace and Sabo ran in, the bandits standing in the doorway, trying to act like they hadn't been worried about him.

It would had worked better if they weren't crying in relief.

"You idiot, why didn't you say anything!"

Luffy blinked up at Ace, not even noticing B give the bandits a glare, making them shut the door and run.

"I wanted you to be my friend! I don't have any parents, it's only B and me! If I had told them where your treasure was hidden, then you wouldn't have wanted to be my friend!"

Luffy wrapped his trembling arms around B as she crawled into his lap, looking up at him with worry.

Ace looked shocked.

"You... Want to be my friend?"

Luffy nodded.

"And... You would be sad if I died."

"Of course I would!"

"You... Want me to live?"

"YES!"

Ace looked at them, dumbfounded, before slowly nodding.

"Alright, I'll be your friend... But you have to make yourselves useful, you hear?!"

Luffy and B nodded, Luffy giving him a two-fingered salute, B giving him one with her tail.

"Aye, Sir!"

Ace grinned, maybe this wouldn't be so bad after all...


She tilted her head, looking at Ace-Nii in confusion.

"Sake?"

Ace-Nii nodded, holding up the bottle he had taken from the pretty lady.

"Yeah, if you share sake, you become siblings!"

Nii-chan cheered.

"Yes, we'll be siblings! Let's do it!"

Ace-Nii grinned at Sabo-Nii, who was holding four different cups, one with a red rim, one with a blue rim, one with a yellow rim and one with a pink rim.

As Ace-Nii poured the smelly-water into each cup that had been set on the tree stump, Sabo-Nii picked her up, carrying her over to them.

"From now on, we're siblings!"

"YEAH!"

We clinked at cups together, Nii-chan holding her nose so she could drink it without having to smell it.

She smiled, looking at the three boys that had seen her dark side and accepetd her anyway.

They were going to set sail when they turned seventeen.

She couldn't wait.