If You Could See Him Now

Summary: After Sabo's reunion with his younger brother, he feels like there's a few things he needs to say to the member of their family that's no longer there.

A/N: This isn't Legacy… I promise I'll write that one next, this just couldn't leave me alone. Sorry. Hope you like it, though. I'm not used to writing fan fiction in first person nor am I very familiar with Sabo so bear with me…


Ace? Oi, Ace. Man, I can't believe you're gone. I'm sorry I couldn't make it to Marineford in time. I'm sorry I couldn't tell you I was alive. You must be looking for me up there, only I'm still down here. Stalking our little brother. Heh.

I saw him, you know. I met him in the New World. He was so surprised to see me. That's when I realized you both thought me dead. I swear, I had no idea. I had imagined you had got my letter and believed I was on my way to freedom. Though, I never became a pirate as I set out too. Sorry about that. But the Revolutionaries are good too. They're fighting for freedom and I'm happy to be a part of it.

I kept track of you two. I smiled when I saw your bounties, I laughed when I saw them increase. And… well… a small spark of satisfaction flared when the news of Luffy punching that Celestial Dragon came through. Regardless of whether he did it for me or not, take that sucker! Hehe.

I'm so proud of you both. You found yourself a family Ace, your very own nakama, a place where you belong. And you protected our brother till the end. The same brother you once told me to kill… Weird how things turn out, huh?

As for him… I watched the footage from Marineford. At first I had a hard time believing that was him. Aah, but you know, I should have known even after all these years he'd still chase after you. And when he finally caught up, you… Never mind.

Then that rubber idiot disappeared for two years. Why do you two have to make me worry so much? I thought he was dead! I guess it served me right. Then the newspapers started talking about him again "THE STRAWHATS ARE BACK!" And I knew exactly what I had to do.

Letting another one of you die without meeting with him again was out of the question. My search for him lasted about two months and when I saw him in front of me… We started fighting. Haha, come on, what were you expecting? I wanted to see how much stronger he had got. Man, he's so much stronger. And that move? The Red Hawk? I couldn't believe my eyes. Ace, it felt like you were there…

We didn't stay together for long, though. I had to get back and he had his journey to continue. I'm sure he's somewhere ahead now, making his way to Raftel.

If you could see him now, Ace…

He's still going on about becoming the Pirate King…

Ace…

I believe him.


A/N: This didn't come out as good as I expected it to be. It's so small! Why is it small? Might rewrite it at some point. Marking it as incomplete, coz I might make a second chapter with Sabo and Luffy's reunion. Will see. Please leave a review!