A month have passed since The Red Beast Pirates fought in Gel and set off again to the sea after Vanilla returned to the crew. On the meantime, they were having a long vacation by travelling to some islands that the Black Demon Pirates had discovered over the years. Currently they were on an island that was surrounded by rocks on the shore.
On the beach, Evelyne was sitting on a rock eating a piece of watermelon while watching Johnnathan fighting against West in the beach, clashing their weapons at each other.
Johnnathan: Heh. You still mad about that time in Circa?
West: I would be lying if I said no!
He delivers a two-handed thrust with his machete, but Johnnathan rolls to the side to attack him.
A wolfman made of pure darkness pops up out of West's body and attacks Johnnathan with multiple jabs.
Johnnathan: Whoa, whoa, whoa...
He dodges the first strikes but gets fazed by the latter ones.
West: From behind!
West attacks with a kick from behind, but Johnnathan blocks by putting his sword on his back.
Then a dark light arrow comes from afar passing right in front of his head.
Johnnathan: Woops. Easy there.
Then a rain of dark light beams comes from above and Johnnathan starts dodging them with precision until one of them hits his foot.
West attacks as a wolfman with his machete and matches his attack with Johnnathan's blade.
Johnnathan: You got tougher.
West: I can't embarass myself in front of my wife.
Johnnathan then looks at his right and see Evelyne eating her watermerlon with a rather cute face.
He activates his Dark Synchro and pushes West back.
West: Two can play this game!
He reverts back to human form and summons a large wolf's head made of darkness.
West: Moon Eater!
He launches the wolf at Johnnathan with it's jaws open and delivers a massive dark impact. When the dust settles it, Johnnathan is gone.
West:....I didn't killed him did I?
He looks behind and see Johnnathan ready to strike with his sword with a large red horned skull behind him.
West: Oh my aunt Shepherd...
But Evelyne sneaks and hugs Johnnathan from behind biting his neck.
Johnnathan:....Alright. I get it.
Johnnathan reverts his Dark Synchro and cares Evelyne's head while she feeds on him.
West: Hey, come on. I could have handled it.
Florencia then appears from the forest behind them.
Florencia: It would it be far too risk. We don't anyone to die while training don't we?
West: Yeah, but it always happens like less than a minute after he turns full-vampire. We won't be making any progress like this.
Florencia: I disagree. Johnnathan's reaction time has been improved. He only got hit once by my arrows and you are controlling your magic better.
West: Still, I am feeling that I am being getting behind here.
She stops drinking Johnnathan's blood with a satisfied look.
Evelyne: It would help if you guys didn't tried to kill each other everytime. I mean, it is just sparring practice.
West: There is no better way to prepare us. Specially when there is a chance to stumble with a rogue ship out there. Just like last week. And the week before.
Johnnathan: Yeah. We had to like, kill every single one of them....like usual.
Evelyne: Well, I was actually talking about Johnny. Everytime you swing a sword as a vampire, it is always to the kill.
Johnnathan: Sorry, but when my blood fevers like when it happpens I just can't hold it back. I guess that explains why my mother didn't trained me and Henry when we were children. Does vampires have that difficult to hold it back.
Evelyne: I can't say it. I was one of those rare ones that lived peacefully.
Johnnathan: Knowing your thirst back in the days, I wouldn't wanted to have meet someone not peacefully of your kind. Also, didn't West just tried to eat me with a giant wolf head?
West: Werewolves have killing intent as well...By the way, how can't Johnnathan see you when you sneak behind him everytime?
Florencia: It's because she has no killing intent when she does that. It's the equivalent of a kiss.
Evelyne: Yeah, that must be it. It's just me calming him with a smooch.
She starts to delivers multiple kisses to Johnnathan's neck.
Johnnathan: Hahaha! Stop it! It tickles!
West: Man I can't keep going with this...I wanna have a spar against Tenkai, then.
Johnnathan: To be fair...I too want to have a shot with Tenkai, but he seems kind of lonely lately.
He then looks at a rocky area near the shore and Tenkai was meditating with his body covered with a huge foxfire.
West:....Those flames are bigger.
Florencia: It seems he is looking foward to strenghten his spirit rather than his body.
Johnnathan:...Something tells me it is both.
Then a huge wave appears and hits Tenkai, but he does not faze and the flames prevent him from even getting wet.
Johnnathan:...That is weird.
West: Really? I mean, it is impressive, but not new to him.
Johnnathan: No. You see, waves like that aren't common. The waters here are rather calm...Also, the shore was larger than I remember. It wasn't like this for years.
Florencia: Almost like in Wildlands.
Evelyne: Oh. It is probably the Kraken.
Evelyne: You know, The Kraken. The giant mollusk monster that the swims in deep of the ocean. It has the power to increase the tides and creates seastorms.
Florencia: I know what The Kraken is! Wasn't the Kraken frozen under the South Pole?!
Evelyne: Weeell, Raven MIGHT had gone there in the search of Neptune's Pearl and MIGHT had disturbed it's sleep so it MIGHT caused a worldly enviromental disturbance.
Johnnathan: Wait....That isn't one of the Keys isn't it?
Johnnathan: Why didn't you told us that before?
Evelyne: Because I didn't wanted to spend our break at the South Pole, thank you very much.
Florencia: Sometimes I forget she was a Princess...
Meanwhile inside the forest, Edward was practicing by striking floating ice block covered in lightning with his spear with Vanilla looking at a floating chronometer next to her. He destroys both of the nearby ices and manages to finish the remaining with several thrusts of his spear.
Edward: Huff....Huff....How did I do?
Vanilla: Hmmm....I believe you were a about 30 miliseconds too late. I guess I am choosing what we dinner tonight.
Edward: Can it not be Noodles again?
Vanilla: Come on they are easy to cook. Flor has been teaching me.
Edward:...Alright. I suposse I do deserve this.
Vanilla:...You seem worn out. Something's the matter?
Edward: Well...It just seems that Johnnathan and the others are kinda letting me off of their activities. Maybe it is because I'm human.
Vanilla: Don't bother with that. You have a Magic Genius all for yourself.
Edward: Still, I really want to be able to keep it up with them.
Vanilla: I dunno about that. You're doing a pretty good job so far. Florencia has been speaking good things about you lately.
Edward: Yeah, she told me...But I can't help but to fight Johnnathan or West sometime.
Vanilla: Heehee. Men are so reckless.....
She then looks at Edward with a concerned face.
Vanilla:....Nothing. Let's go back.
They return to the beach and reunties with the rest. But Aladdin was with them talkign to Johnnathan.
Vanilla: Ah! Master Aladdin. What a surprise.
Aladdin: Hey there Vanilla....It seems your magic has improved.
Vanilla: Yep! Now I can create Ice on my own.
Aladdin: I see, I see....It seem this break was good for all of you after all.
Johnnathan: And another thing, we discovered a Key in South Pole. The Neptune's Pearl.
Aladdin: Where did you heard that?
Johnnathan: Eve. She told us Raven tried to get once.
Aladdin: I see...What more do you know about the Keys?
Evelyne: Hmmm...Outside from what we already got...The Pearl....The Dragon's Eye....The Beast King's Fang...The Purple's Crown....And the Death Bell that it's with my brother.
Aladdin: That is indeed good info...I expected no less from a vampire.
Edward: I do have a question as well about this.
Aladdin: What is it?
Edward: It is about the 1000 Mutiny Story. I've been reading on my free time on the last few days and I noticed that....the main protagonist appears to have no name at all. And the keys aren't named either. All it say is that the main character is know as The Pirate...I was just wondering...how is this story even related about all this?
Evelyne:...My brother...He once met him.
Aladdin: R-Really?! Does it means...it is real?!
Evelyne: Yeah...but there is not many infos about the Keys in those stories....But everything else about the backstabbings and betrayals...seems true.
Florencia: If that is the case...there is one person in history that matches that character....
West: I heard some stories about him...Even the children chant songs about him.
Johnnathan: By the way, any info from Weasel?
Aladdin: He last made contact with us three weeks ago. It seems to be about Dragon's Valley...Also he just appears to have gone missing.
Johnnathan: Missing...for three weeks...That isn't normal for him
Aladdin: Well, it does not matter now....Also Florencia...
Aladdin: From First-Mate to another....We need to have a talk...You too West.
Aladdin: The rest wait in the ship. It will not take long.
Johnnathan: Roger. Yo! Tenkai! We leaving!
The five of them leaves the beach and Florencia and West are left behind.
Aladdin: I'll make this quick. West, how are you dealing with your dark powers?
He summons a dark wolfman next to him.
West: Pretty smoothly.
Aladdin:....You remember about Johnnathan's Dark Link, right?
Florencia: Yes. What is about it?
Aladdin: You see....there are many different types of Hybrids around there. Some are better creating barriers around for defense....other can strenght their own elemental spells....some can create things out of thin air.... and the most common of them amplifies their physical condition....but I believe only 2 of them can turn into vampires with one hundred percent magic syncronization.
Florencia: Your point....
Aladdin: I thought that Heinrich got his ability from me and Johnnathan, but we merely made him advance his first step....I believe it is something that he could achieve a little later is it weren't for two senders like me and Johnny.
Florencia: Is that so?
Aladdin: Yes. As a Sender, I believe Johnnathan were born with more Magic than Heinrich and that is why he could achieve his form at such a young age even though that was unwise....but if he tried about 2 years later...he would not have problem with it.
Florencia: Wait....Didn't West and Heinrich matured their magic without Johnnathan in Gel?
Aladdin: Exactly my point. Johnnathan was in another world back then. Heinrich's Dark Synchro was incomplete at first, but got completed a short while ago. And it appears West's magic also evolved. My conclusion is Johnnathan gave it you the basic. And now you two are to master those by yourself. But he still have the power to send more of his darkness to other Hybrids. I told you this, because I didn't wanted to you guys to be dependent on him....and that your darkness is a gift from him. Never forget that.
West:...Well, I sure am grateful for this, actually.
Florencia: We always have been since we joined him.
Aladdin: Good...That was actually kind of embarassing for me to say...Oh yeah. I have to tell something to Eve.
The three of them returns to the ship where the rest of them were on the deck.
Aladdin: Well....You see...that thing you asked us to make.... I already put in the captain's room.
Evelyne: Ah! Really?! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! I can't believe it!
Vanilla: Huh...What is it?
Aladdin: I....don't really know how to explain. Anyway...
He then summons a carpet that floats in the air and mouts on it.
Aladdin: I see you lot back at the base.
He then flies to the horizon.
Evelyne: Johnny! Come here! You neeed to see this!
She catches him with her chains and pulls him along The rest follows them in curiosity into the captain's room.
There was a giant red and black coffin next to the bed that could fit two people inside.
Vanilla: Is....Is that a coffin?
Tenkai: A very big one...Is someone going to die?
Evelyne: It's a couple coffin! It's what the married couples in Hollowgrounds used as a bed!
Johnnathan: But....we already have a bed.
Evelyne:....Johnnathan. A Rogue is still a Vampire...For all my life I've been sleeping in a coffin or something similar for most of the times....And as a vampire maiden...I want...for we to spend time....in a coffin....get it, hotstuff?
Evelyne: We done things you way until now....Now I want for us to things MY way from now on!
Florencia: Actually, can you ever breath inside those?
Evelyne: Well, it was never an issue for my people...but I recomended a air purifier inside.
She then turns into a red cloud and flies to inside the coffin.
Evelyne: Well, look at that...the base is comfy and soft and there is even an button for open and close....Now Joooooohnny...
She then looks gave him a seductive look and taps the othe side of the coffin.
Evelyne: Come here and try thiiiiiiis....
He looks at it very anxious.
Johnnathan:.....Alright, a quick test might be harmless.
He then lays on the coffin next to her.
Johnnathan:....Hey, this is actually very relaxin-
She then press the button and the coffin closes with the two inside.
Edward:...Should we....leave those two alone?
Florencia: Wait, let's just see a littel while.
After about 2 minutes, the coffin starts to shake a little and it gives small moves to the sides.
Florencia:....Yeah. They're fine. Let's get out before it gets too awkward.