A/N. Okay hey people. From now on, I won't be answering all the review, just some of them. The ones I won't be answering will be done by One Piece characters. I've already done several tests in the last two chapters, so yeah, I'm going through with the idea. Now time for Review Replies. GUYS GET YOUR BUTTS DOWN HERE! Enjoy!
To TheBlackSeaReaper: Ok, still me, I felt I had to answer this myself. Thanks, and Ace wasn't cracking jokes, he was dead serious. But yeah, that would be like him wouldn't it? Thanks for the review and hope you enjoy the chapter!
To IndigoButterfly: Hey, Ace here. Pokepika went to go break up a fight between Vista and Thatch over some alcohol. Vista's threatening to throw him in the ocean. (Background: VISTA! WAIT!PUT THAT VASE DOWN THAT'S EXPENSIVE! MARCO-NII! POPS! HELP!) Yeah...Sorry, but I'm gonna have to make this kinda short, cause from the sound of it, Vista's about to break something then we'll all be in for it. So yeah, Pokepika-chan wanted me to tell you that you are right and that you can't predict a person's reaction to compliments, though they usually follow the general pattern I think. And yes, Luffy is as free as a bird, literally. But wait...She's female, so shouldn't she be able to lay eggs? She's a bird? POKEPIKA! (Background: CRASH!)Uh oh...Um...Yeah, thanks for the review and please enjoy the chapter. Now if you'll exucse me, I need to go and hide.
To Vampire Revan: (Background: Hey that's enough, Pokepika just woke up! And Vista put that vase down! You already broke one!) Gurarara! Sorry about all the noise back there, Marco should be able to keep everything in order, more or less. Whitebeard here, appearently you requested that I do the reviews. So anyway, Pokepika says thanks for the reviews, and she hopes, along with everyone else, that you enjoy the chapter as well! (Background: Crash! GAAAHHH! Somebody make it STOP!) Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go help save Pokepika's sanity.
To Shiary: Luffy here! Hey Shiary-san! To answer your question, sometimes I have my own dreams and sometimes I share dreams with others, I try not to do the latter though as it's very rude to go looking into other peoples' minds. Yes, I have nightmares, but not as often as dreams now. I used to have a lot of nightmares when I was with the Marines. But now I have actual dreams more often. And yes, to a certain degree, I can heal somebody's wounds by passing it off as a dream or nightmare, but not completely, just enoughh so it's not lethal. Yep! Thatch and Marco do work well together, and according to Vista-chan, it's actually happened a couple of times in the past, but back then Thatch didn't have a Devil Fruit ability. Shishishishishi! Anyway, thanks for the review and hope you enjoy the story!
To Starbell Fairy: Hey Starbell Fairy, Pokepika's Haunt here. I have a picture, but not on Deviant Art or anything, I'm pretty sure you need an account to do that, and I don't have an account on there. The picture for Luffy's transformation is my current Avatar, just go to my Fanfic account page. It's there. No photobucket either. Oh, and the picture is not in color, I find it to be very restricting to your imagination if you color it in, as you may want to use that picture for something else, and you want it to look different, but you can't imagine a different color skeme because it's colored in already. So yeah, no color. Thanks for the review and please enjoy the story!
To Thrill-Pair-All-The-Way: Ace here...I WAS SERIOUS! She's female isn't she? And the guys said that since Marco's a guy he can't lay eggs, so if Luffy's a girl, doesn't that mean she can lay eggs! She's a bird! A pretty bird but-Ok I'm gonna interrupt this little rant. Thatch here, and sorry about that. Pokepika's handling Ace and explaining to him the limits of a Zoan and how even if they are birds, they still can't lay eggs. But glad you found it so funny, thanks for the review by the way, and hope you enjoy the fanfic!
To Tenshi Mioko: Hahahahaha! Your review got Marco blushing! I was gonna have him do the reply, but he and Luffy are to busy pretending to be beets to do anything properly right now. So yes, that would be cute, but they're Devil Fruit users. I don't think (read: think) that just because their Devil Fruits have them turn into birds, that it means they lay eggs to. I'm pretty sure they are, more or less, still human. (Luffy: What do you mean by less?) Marco doesn't age Luffy, he looks more or less the same as he did twenty some years ago, I have no idea how old he really is so I'm making 17 in here. )Luffy: How is that possible!) Luffy, you forget his Zoan is a phoenix. There seems to be a pattern with Zoan users where their Zoan's affect their behavior, and/or certain attributes. Marco lost his ability to age as a result. And I'm pretty sure that you'll exist long past when you're supposed to, as long as mankind keeps dreaming. So anyway, thanks for the review and hope you enjoy the fanfic!
To one piece girl 99999: Hey, Pokepika here. Not right away. I'm trying to build up a relationship with them and not just rush into it, though knowing me I'll rush anyway. But I have to at least try, right? So anyway thanks for the review, and please enjoy this chapter as well!
To Naomi-nami16: Hey, Thatch here! Yeah, Pokepika-chan is still making me do this, but I guess it's okay. Yeah, Luffy can be scary when she's mad enough. I laughed my head off when that was said. Pokepika can't remember when and where she typed that and is currently looking for it with no success. Oh well. Yeah, frankly I think they'd do better as pirates. The Marines to seem like caging people up. Ha ha! Marco's still shocked at it, but it was an awe-inspiring transformation. As for the roasting, I don't think you can. I'm pretty sure that was an empty threat. If it was the author that said that, she was just threatening him. She has a habit of coming up with threats for us that shouldn't be scientifically possible. (Me: I didn't know you knew such a big word, good job Thatch!) Shut up you...Anyway thanks for the review, and hope you enjoy the chapter!
To Lil' Miss G: Thanks! Oh, and Pokepika here. Bepo's cute! I'm working on the story right now, it wound up being slightly different from original intentions, oh well. And I'm not sure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing, so I'm gonna make it a good thing and say YAY! All hail Fem!Luffy! Now you know why I paired her up with Marco and put her on the Whitebeard crew. Somebody's bound to notice that she's bleeding. As for the hugging the floor and tripping up the steps, the only thing I can think of that requires even more talent then that, is tripping down the same set of stairs. I did that twice, I missed the same step both times, which resulted in me taking a painful tumble down the stairs. Not pleasant, but still. I'm prone to "falling" accidents. Now to replying to the actual reviews.
To chapter 5 review: Yeah, I have to rate my stories, the last thing I want to do, is rate the comments. I may make a fanfic like that, when I do, feel free to offer ideas.
To chapter 6 review: She won't, Marco's there, and she might as well say yes, she's pratically a member anyway. And the majority know that already, Sabo told. And before you ask, she doesn't care, and none of them do. As Whitebeard said, she acts more like Roger then Ace. Of course if anyone else were to say that, Ace would clobber them. He really doesn't like his father, I don't know why though. It doesn't seem like he did a lot of things, and he and Luffy really are alike. Be prepared for other stupid comments from everybody's lovable idiot. And believe it or not, he was dead serious when he asked that. As for the reflected dreams, have you ever heard of a window into a person's mind? Or something like that...Anyway, yes Luffy dreams, but her feathers actually act like a "window into another person's mind". You can see others dreams and thoughts in them, and you can see Luffy's, but only rarely. Thanks for the reviews and hope you enjoy the story!
To weirn018: Now you know why I picked that particular Devil Fruit. It fits! Thanks for the review and please enjoy!
To lilyoftheval: Thanks! and hope you enjoy the story!
Ok! I did five or six comments, and Marco hasn't done anything yet, so MARCO! See ya!
Gah! Crazy woman, she shouldn't be...Marco here! Ok, time for summaries and disclaimers...Good thing she writes this stuff down in advance.
Episode Summary: The Whitebeard Pirates moore at Whisterian Island. Luffy, Marco, and the gang go looking for something fun to do. Anyone up for Ice Skating? Meanwhile Whitebeard learns a lot about Luffy's Devil Fruit, including a couple of local myths concerning origins of said creature. Looks like Luffy gets to go moutain climbing!
Disclaimer: Pokepika's Haunt does not own One Piece, if she did, it would be utter chaos, and Luffy would be a lot younger then in canon, and a girl.
Episode 7: Ice and Legends!
The Whitebeard Pirates had decided to moor on one of the winter islands of the Grand Line. It was cold to say the least, and Luffy wasn't completely sure if she liked it or not. On the bright side, it did give her a reason to all but hang off of Marco, who was very warm in comparison to the surrounding temperatures. And that is exactly what she did. Whitebeard had gone off to do some investigating. Of what, nobody knew, and Luffy wouldn't bother finding out anytime soon. All attention span for Marco was lost though when she spotted a large pond which had gotten frozen over. One second later, and Luffy was no longer apart of the group, consisting of her closest friends and admitted crush, Thatch, Sabo, Vista, Ace, and Marco (of course).
All Marco had to do to spot the currently renegade girl was to follow the delighted cheers of said young teenager, and he'd come across the childish view of her jumping up and down in excitement as she stared with utmost glee at the frozen pond. Marco came up to her side, Luffy looking at him with pleading eyes, and he caved. Really the guy had no backbone when it came to Luffy and her requests. The pond itself was big enough so that their whole group, and probably a good number more, could skate in peace without worrying about running into people. Even the most crappiest skater could flail in full blown panic as much as he or she wished.
"Marco! Come on!" He blinked as he was dragged out of his thoughts, looking to his side only to see that Luffy had disappeared. He looked at the pond, to see that she had skated her way to the middle and was now waiting patiently for him. He sighed, wondering if it was a good idea for a fire bird, like him, to be setting foot on ice. He knew for a fact Ace needed to keep himself off of it or he and anyone else on the ice would be taking an unwanted swim. Speaking of Ace...
"ACE! Don't get on the ice! Do you want to swim?" Ace blanched at that and took a tentative step back, knowing Marco was right. As childish pout overtook his face, Vista decided to be nice,
"Oh come now Ace! If it makes you feel any better, I can't Ice Skate either, no coordination." They all knew it was a blunt face lie, but nobody was about to call him out on it. Ace gave the man a grateful smile before plomping himself onto the ground and began watching the others along with Vista. Luffy had gracefully skated over to Marco and promptly dragged him, despite any and all protests said Phoenix made, onto the ice. It was thick enough to hold a good amount of weight, so they could skate or rather slide safely without risk of falling into freezing waters. Luffy had had, to everyone elses amusement, the brillian idea of trying to teach Marco how to ice skate. The key word there was try, as it was easier said then done when 99% of the time, Marco's butt stayed firmly, and painfully, attached to the ice. Poor Marco, was going to have a very sore rear end by the time they finished.
Whitebeard was currently reading an old book on mythology and only paying a fifth of his attention to where he was going. Which probably explained how he had wound up halfway up the local mountain in less then five hours. It was going to take him a lot longer getting down. He was broken from his concentration when the voice of an old lady reached his ears,
"You know it is not wise to be scaling mountains and reading ancient books that are almost as old I am at the same time, correct?" He looked up to see that the person talking was indeed an old lady, a tiny one really. (Then again almost everything is tinier then him.)
"Gurararara! Sorry about that. So can I ask why such a tiny thing such as yourself is doing up on this frozen rock?" The old woman laughed before responding,
"I'm pretty sure everything is tiny to you. And yes you may. I live here believe it or not." Whitebeard nodded slightly as he sat himself down, not really feeling like standing at the moment. The old woman laughed again before continueing, "So what is it that you were reading about that required enough focus to get yourself up a mountain like that?" Whitebeard thought for a moment before answering,
"I'm looking up mythical creatures, specifically a bird." he said as he held up a book. The old woman nodded as she thought for a moment.
"What type of bird? There are many birds in ancient myths. From the Thunderbird to Phoenix. Which one?" Whitebeard answered, finding the old woman quite easy to talk to,
"I don't know what it's called, so I was thinking that a picture or one of the descriptions might help. But it's feathers reflect the dreams and thoughts of others." He said thinking back to what Luffy had shown him when Marco had brought up the description. She had shown him her one of her wings in her Hybrid form and to say that the feathers were beautiful would be an understatement. Her feathers glowed with an almost ethereal light, and images occasionally danced across them, from vivid dreams to the strangest of memories. They only showed good things though never bad. According to Sabo though, the feathers had once shown the fears and nightmares of mankind, he had seen it during his first confrontation with Luffy, which was also the last time anyone saw her transform.
The old woman's eyes widened at the description before sitting herself down on a nearby rock that was jutting out of the snow.
"You won't find a single thing about that bird in any book. Any information about that particular bird has disappeared along with the once great dreams of man. That bird is no mythilogical creature, it may as well be legend with the centuries gone by since it was last seen though." Whitebeard's eyes widened at what the woman said slightly,
"So you know of the bird I'm speaking of." the woman nodded.
"Yes, I'm old enough to where growing up as a little sprout, my mother told me tales of the bird you're speaking of. I can only tell you a little though." Whitebeard just nodded,
"A little is fine." The old woman smiled gently as fond memories of a childhood long gone overcame her mind for a few seconds,
"Well, long ago, when man dreamed with the most wonderous and sweetest of things, a great bird was known to exist. It was said that it's feathers reflected the dreams of man, and that it could make any wish come true..."
Long ago, that bird would take to the skies,
Flying wherever dreams thrived and existed.
It was a beautiful bird,
and was said to be all powerful,
Many people worshipped it as a God or Goddess,
Some even believed it to be a messeger,
Something the Gods sent to promote prosperity for mankind.
But then one day,
A foolish king sought to catch the bird,
to clip it's wings and keep it prisoner.
He wanted it all for himself.
After all, what valuable thing does not belong to a king?
Nothing in this mans eyes.
For if you could not have everything in the world as your own,
then you wer not a king.
Not fit to be called such a thing.
And so this man,
caliming it was the kings right to keep the bird captive,
did exactly as he pleased.
The end result was war,
for what action does not have a consiquince after all.
And with this war,
came the end of mankind's dreams.
As the bird stayed in it's impromtu cage,
it's feathers lost their beauty.
It's glow began to die.
And the dreams and wonderous ideas that those once beautifully bright feathers showed,
were wiped clean and replaced with dark horrifying images.
Nightmares, mankinds greatest fears,
War and strife began to flourish instead of peace and prosperity.
Illness and death overtook health and life.
Mankind was gradually wiping itself out.
And what happened to the bird you might ask?
A quite horrifying, but merciful fate awaited it.
When all it's feathers turned black,
Black as the night with no sign of light.
never to be seen again...
"It has been many centuries since the depicted time. But supposedly it was the cause for the Void Century. It is the only tale they have for that time period. And it is almost forgotten now." the old woman stated. Whitebeard seemed shocked at the fact of such a thing happening so long ago. The woman then said, "I believe I have only told the story one other time, back when the Pirate King, Gold Roger was around and still alive. In factm he was the one I told it to." The old woman then turned around, preparing to go back home, "I hope that helps you at least a little. I'm assuming that someone you know someone that ate a mythical zoan Devil Fruit, and the end result was such a bird as the one in the tale being what he or she transforms into. I'm not going to ask you who they are, but I can tell that whoever it is, is rather lucky they wound up with you. Please enjoy your stay on the island!" Whtiebeard nodded gratefully to the woman's disappearing form, before doing an about face, and nearly taking the painful down, though it would be faster.
"An interesting tale, and key to the Void Century eh? Bah! I have no interest in such a thing. Well, time to go and collect my crew!"
A/N. So what do you guys think? And no I do NOT plan on killing Luffy. This is just a indirect explanation of why Luffy couldn't transform for a while after and during her stay with the Marines. Hope you guys enjoyed it, please review! And Bye! And Marco good job!
Marco: Thanks! See ya!