Author's Note: I am so, so sorry for the hiatus. What happened was this - About three weeks ago, while I was working on this chapter, my laptop died. Two hours later that day, I'm at Office Max getting a new laptop while my old laptop - which is now a backup laptop - was getting fixed. I only got my laptop back with all of my files yesterday, so that is why the chapter is late.
Moral of the story: Always back up your files. I didn't have this problem for The DysFUNctional Pirates since I didn't have to depend on material from my old laptop.
Disclaimer: I don't own One Piece. Anna is the property of Kawaii Neko Nami. Please support the official release.
Ch. 117: "Your Contestants Are..."
"That's right! I missed you so much, Daisuke! I'm so glad we ran into each other here!" Anna gushed before she turned to Wolfgang, a more serious expression crossing her face. "And you. Why the hell are you still travelling with Daisuke?"
Wolfgang nervously tugged at his collar.
"Ma'am, I run a successful trading company. I need to travel around, or else I will lose business," Wolfgang explained.
"Doesn't matter, you're still a pirate," Anna retorted. Heathcliffe then exited the shower, wearing only a towel around his waist.
"What's going on?" Heathcliffe asked. Wolfgang sighed as he sat down on a hot pink ottoman and massaged his temples.
"Heathcliffe, put some clothes on. Daisuke, explain yourself as to who this girl is. And, you, whoever you are, stop belittling myself and Heathcliffe for no reason," Wolfgang explained curtly.
"My name is Anna. I like money, cute things, and Daisuke Saburo. I hate pirates like you," Anna explained. "I did not sign up for this show to work with pirates, except maybe Daisuke. I came here to win 10 million Beri."
"Great. The folks at home will love you for that," Heathcliffe said sarcastically as he began to get dressed. Heathcliffe then turned to Daisuke and Wolfgang. "Let's leave her behind. I need to find my brothers and Aki anyway."
"Same here. I really need to shake Anna off so I can find Yulia, Gareth, and Rubio," Daisuke said in agreement.
"Can't we just say that we need to find the rest of the crew?" Wolfgang asked.
"You mean the rest of your crew? No thanks," Anna stated.
"That attitude's seriously not going to net her the cash prize at the end," Heathcliffe whispered to Wolfgang and Daisuke as they left the room and stepped into the large, ornate hallway.
"Hey, Heathcliffe, you mentioned that you need to find your brothers and Aki. What about Isabella?" Daisuke asked.
"She stayed behind on the Hyperion with Ajax and Alec. They're the only ones who can watch the ship," Heathcliffe explained.
"Why are you here?! Did you follow me here so you could attempt to kidnap me AGAIN?!"
"I didn't know you were on this island, Yuki-Rin! Honestly!"
"You're lying! When my crew wins the 10 million Beri, I'm going to use a part of it to get a restraining order against you and your crew!"
Heathcliffe froze when he heard the voice that responded to Yuki-Rin.
"No... If she's here on the show, then that means..." Heathcliffe thought to himself. "Aki!"
Heathcliffe took off running, causing Wolfgang and Daisuke to sweatdrop.
"What happened to Aki?" Wolfgang asked.
"Knowing her, she probably broke a nail," Daisuke answered. Daisuke and Wolfgang followed after Heathcliffe, who led them to Yuki-Rin and the infamous Yuriko Tsuchimiya, captain of the Stockholm Syndrome Pirates.
"The Stockholm Syndromes are here?! What the hell?!"
Kazuma approached the group. Yuki-Rin turned to her nakama.
"Yes, the Stockholm Syndromes are here as our opponents," Yuki-Rin answered for her nakama.
"Then that means the bastard who almost raped Aki is here!" Heathcliffe yelled. Everyone turned to the punk rocker boy.
"Did you just say... That someone on my crew... RAPED one of your crew members?!" Yuriko cried. "Which one?!"
"Teinosuke Fujimori. He needs to get what he deserves," Heathcliffe answered. Yuriko muttered something to herself.
"I'll handle this later..." Yuriko said to herself before she turned back to Yuki-Rin. "As for you, Yuki-Rin, I have a proposal for you. If you and your crew get out of the mansion first, you stay with your crew. If my crew gets out first, you're coming with us. Is that clear?"
Yuki-Rin only took a second to think the proposal over.
"You're on!" Yuki-Rin said. "Altough, I think you may have forgotten that my crew is bigger than yours."
Yuki-Rin turned to her nakama.
"But, you -" Yuriko cried before Heathcliffe cut her off.
"If you need Yuki-Rin, she is going to be very far away from you," Heathcliffe said before he led Yuki-Rin, Kazuma, Daisuke, and Wolfgang away. When they were far enough from Yuriko, Heathcliffe decided to tell Yuki-Rin something. "That crew is very fucked up."
"Yes, they are," Yuki-Rin said. "Wait, Heathcliffe, what are you talking about when you said that Aki almost got raped?"
"It's a very long story, Yuki-Rin. I'll tell it to you when we get back to the Hyperion," Heathcliffe answered.
With Aki, Holden and Soren managed to find her, and the three of them were sitting in the third floor staircase landing area.
"There you are!"
Heathcliffe ran up to his brothers and Aki.
"Did you find anyone else?" Holden asked.
"Yuki-Rin, Kazuma, Daisuke, and Wolfgang," Heathcliffe answered. "Oh, and the crazy people who keep trying to kidnap Yuki-Rin."
"What's wrong, Aki?" Heathcliffe asked.
"Nothing," Aki said as she stood up. "Where are we going to go from here?"
"I think we should go downstairs. I found a note that said that there's food in the kitchen for us," Yuki-Rin explained.
"What kitchen? There's got to be more than one kitchen here!" Holden cried.
"For future reference, it's the kitchen downstairs," Wolfgang explained as they headed down the stairs.
"Well, is it on the first floor or the second floor?" Holden asked. Wolfgang facepalmed.
"For future reference, IT'S THE KITCHEN DOWNSTAIRS ON THE FIRST FLOOR!" Wolfgang clarified.
"Thanks for giving us a reference point for where we should meet, Shitty Katsuragi."
Enlai approached the group from the bottom of the stairs.
"Oh, and where were you suggesting?" Wolfgang asked.
"The dining room," Enlai said with a smirk. "It's the second floor dining room. When you get to the second floor landing, turn left, and there will be a dining room. It's got an elevator to the first floor kitchen."
"Why didn't I fire you when I had the chance?" Wolfgang asked Enlai.
"Because my sister was sick with a lung disease and I needed the money," Enlai explained. "Now, come on. Everyone's waiting for us in the dining room."
"What dining room?! This mansion has, like, fifteen dining rooms!" Daisuke cried. Wolfgang buried his face in his hands.
"Next time, don't do that unless you want to be thrown off of the decks of the Hyperion," Wolfgang threatened.
"Man! So violent!" Daisuke said to himself.
Ending Note: Stay tuned for the next episode of The Glass House, which will come out soon! (And not in three weeks)