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Chapter 549: Departing for Battle
This Week's Franky Is No-Good
Conclusion: The House Where Vegapunk Was Born
[Insert text: The mighty gaol defeated…]
[Box: Impel Down // Level Four]
Shiryuu: What an outrageously dangerous life you people choose to lead. // If I had not brought you the antidote, you would all have been doomed to die. / You underestimate Magellan too much…......!!!
Burgess: Wihahahahahahah!! // But we're alive!!!
Auger: Your coming to our aid was part of Fate's workings.
Lafitte: Hohoho... Still, I did think I was going to die for a moment.
DocQ: It seems... our luck was good......... Ahhh... // cough!!
Blackbeard: Living or dying... it's all up to the heavens! / The true losers are those who fear it!! // Zehahahah!! We should all live for the moment!! // So... Shiryuu!! Thanks for helping us out... we appreciate it! // You deserve a hearty welcome. // I can tell you're gonna bring a lot to this crew!! Zehahahahah!!!
Shiryuu: My future in this place is no future at all... // I have been waiting for a chance to meet a man like you......!!!
[Box: Exclusive Sea Route of the World Government: The Tarai Current]
Ivankov: I think Inazuma has done enough in this fight.
People: Wha…? / Is the poisoning really that bad?!
Ivankov: I eliminated the poison in my own system using a combination... / ...of "Healing Hormones" and "Vigour Hormones"... // ...But the von shortens the patient's own lifespan, and the other produces nasty side-effects after it finally vears off. // Vhere possible, it is always preferable to allow the patient to heal naturally over time. // Vonce you shorten your lifespan, those years aren't coming back!! // Inazuma is a key Newkama in the Revolutionary Army! // This is not the time for him to overstretch himself!!
Mr3: Now I think about it... // ...He wasn't all that bad a guy...
Luffy: Just when we'd met each other again...... he went and did another thing like that...
~~~~~~!! n!! // Bon-nii
Buggy: Ah, c'mon, you guys, how long d'you plan on standin' about moping?!! / Sure, he was a nice guy, but there's no point dwelling on it now he's dead and gone!! / This is the time to party, dammit! // We've gotta celebrate our grand jailbreak, gyahahahah!! // I know... we can make it a funeral for Mr. 2 at the same time! Go all out and - / Mnghh!!!
Luffy: What makes you so sure that Bon-chan's dead, you stupid big-nose?!!!
Buggy: Ughhh...!! The alcohol is just making my nose bleed worse......!! // WHO'RE YOU CALLING BIG-NOSE?!!
Luffy: You're a red-nosed, round-nosed, STUPID-nose if you ask me!!!
Crocodile: Speaking with the creatures of the sea... // I was under the impression that was an ability only the merfolk possessed... // To think that you could call the sharks like that...
Jimbei: You have some kind of problem with a fishman... // ...being friendly with the fish?
Crocodile: ...Well, it's not usual, that's for sure. // I suppose you're an... exception to the barbarian ways of your kind.
Jimbei: ...I will take that as a compliment. / I can hardly deny that we fishmen can be a little rough......!!
People: Captain Buggy~~~!!
Jimbei: ! / Luffy-kun...
Jimbei: Thanks to you, I have been granted a chance to save Ace-san's life...!! I owe you a heavy debt...
Luffy: ...Oh, don't be like that. / It'd go round in circles.........! I'm just happy to have a guy like you on my side! / You really are strong, huh?!!
Jimbei: (Even aside from this whole incident...... I feel a certain amount...) // ......... // (...of gratitude... and guilt... towards you...)
Jimbei: (But let us put that aside... // For now, we should focus on our goal...!!) // I would ask you to call me Jimbei. / I was once a Shichibukai, but now that title is as good as lost. / I will battle at Marine Headquarters to my heart's content!!! // In respect for young Okama-kun's feelings, as well... let us be sure to free Ace-san from their clutches!!!
Luffy: Whoa, whoa...!!! You were a Shichibukai~~~~~~~~?!! / No wonder you're so strong!!!
People: …How did you not know...?
Jimbei: Apologies. I should have introduced myself sooner.
Buggy: Hey!! What's all this about "Marine Headquarters"?!! This ship had better not be heading there or anything!! It's not, right?!! // I've heard all about this crazy business with Whitebeard and the Marines going to war!!!
Prisoners: Hm? What? Marine Headquarters??
Crocodile: What nonsense are you spouting now? It's your own faults.
Buggy: Say what?!!
Crocodile: Once a ship passes through the Gates of Justice, there are only two possible destinations... Marine Headquarters and Enies Lobby. // This ship is currently travelling the exclusive Government route, the Tarai Current. // The mighty whirlpool that links the Government's three great facilities together.
[Labels: Calm Belt // Great Gaol / Impel Down // Marine Headquarters (Marinford) // Island of Justice / Enies Lobby]
Crocodile: We only escaped from the gaol in the first place because we have business in this war.
Prisoners: N - N - NOBODY TOLD US ABOUT THAT~~~~~~~~~!!!
Buggy: Stop this ship right now, damn you~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~!!!
Jimbei: Don't be ridiculous.
Luffy: Just get off yourself.
Buggy: Oh, yeah right!! Because there's so much chance we'd survive that!!!
Prisoners: If this ship's headed for a place like that, I'd rather be back in the gaol~~~~~~~~~!!!
Newkama: All of us from Newkama Land knew about this already…
Prisoners: Marine Headquarters and the Shichibukai battling against the Whitebeard Pirates?! That's even scarier than Hell~~~~~~~~!!!
DenDenMushi: brrrrrrrrring... / ka-chunk
Luffy: Hm? Hello?
DenDenMushi: This is Marine Headquarters.
Luffy: Oh, hey. This is Luffy.
AbsolutelyEveryone: DON'T TELL THEM YOUR NAME!!!
DenDenMushi: We have received word from the Impel Down defence fleet... / ...that this ship has been commandeered by a group of escaped prisoners.
DenDenMushi: Judging from the reports we received from Impel Down prior to the communications breakdown... / ...we deduce that this jailbreak incident was headed by two prime culprits!!
DenDenMushi: The pirate Straw Hat Luffy... // ...and the pirate Buggy the Clown!!!
Prisoners: Wh... Wh - Wh - Whaaaaaaaat?!! // Ehhhhh~~~?! Seriously?!! They're rating Captain Buggy even more important than the Shichibukai?! // Who on Earth is this guy?!!!
Buggy: M - M - Me?!
[Box: Marine Headquarters]
Marines: Pass me the documents. // Here they are, sir.
DenDenMushi: Buggy the Clown… we once considered you a mere nameless pirate of no great worth...
DenDenMushi: ...But we have since uncovered information suggesting that you are in fact a former member... / ...of the crew of the Pirate King, Gold Roger!!!
People: !! // ?!!!
Buggy: How did they find that out......?!!!
People: Wh... Whaaaaaaaaaaat?!!
DenDenMushi: We have furthermore uncovered information suggesting... / ...that you are a close friend of Yonkou Red-Haired Shanks!!!
People: SAY WHAAAAAAAT~~~~~~~~?!!
DenDenMushi: To think that a man such as yourself had succeeded in concealing himself, causing no major incidents... / ...lurking right under our noses for so long... only now to finally show himself once more.
DenDenMushi: We failed to uncover any definitive links between you and Fire-Fist Ace... / ...but doubtless your objective is the same as that of Straw Hat Luffy; Ace's freedom.
DenDenMushi: We are fully aware that your ship contains over two hundred escaped prisoners... / ...including villains such as Jimbei, Crocodile, and Ivankov...!!! So let us tell you this now...
DenDenMushi: As long as we refuse to open the Gates of Justice for you, not only will you be unable to reach Marineford... / ...you will be unable to escape the Tarai Current at all!! // There will be no escape for any of you...
DenDenMushi: Your lives are forfeit.........!!! / That is all...
Luffy: Hey!! Just a moment, Marines!!!
Luffy: I'm going to save Ace, no matter what!!! / So you can just wash your potatoes and wait!!!
People: It's "wash your necks", Strawhat-chan!!! // This is hardly any time to be sitting around washing potatoes!!! // ...Forget that, why the heck is this guy picking a fight with Marine Headquarters?!!!
[TN: "Wash your neck and wait" is a Japanese expression meaning… well, basically "you just wait". "Wash your neck" as in "get it ready for the slicing".]
People: No, forget that too… Captain Buggy!! // You were on the Pirate King's crew?!!!
Buggy: Crap...!! If people find out about this, the Government's going to chase after me like crazy!!
People: And you're best friends with Red-Haired Shanks?!! // Our saviour really was... a truly incredible pirate after all!!
Jimbei: To think that he had such a history.........
Mr1: And yet he is so weak.........
Mr3: Why is a man like that so cowardly...?!!
Ivankov: Vell, vell... I suppose every ship has its flaws!!
Luffy: ...Oh, of course... Come to think of it, I think that Vice-Captain guy mentioned something about that too...
Luffy: You know - he was this old guy called Rayleigh.
Buggy: Whaaaat?!! You...!! You've met up with Rayleigh-san?! How was he doing?! / ...Man, that takes me back~~~~~~!! The old Vice-Captain!! Where on Earth did you...
People: They're talking about the "Dark King" Rayleigh~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~!! This is one incredible conversation!!!
Prisoners: Captain Buggy!! You really were... / ...an incredible guy all along!!!
Buggy: Whoa, whoa, wait a minute!! I mean, okay, that's true.. / ...but if I get myself that kind of reputation, my whole life is going to be -
People: No way!!! He really was a member of that legendary crew!!! // Buggy! // Buggy!
Buggy: Well, I was just an apprentice, really......!! // Stop it, you idiots!! Stop cheering like that!! / Suddenly being worshipped like this is... // (...not actually all that bad!!! That's right... wait a minute now... Even if it is going to get the Marines on my tail, this is a pretty sweet little misunderstanding... And after all, it's all technically true! // This could really help take me up in the world...!!! Wh... Why, if I play this right... // This little mistake could actually......!! Heck, if I were to end up taking Whitebeard's head like this...... I... // I could be... // A Yonkou?!! // No, even further than that...... // The Pirate King?!! // Hell, yeah!! Every last one of these guys has a bounty higher than mine...!! If I use them right, I can do it!!!
People: Captain Buggy!! I'll follow you wherever you go!!
Buggy: mutter mutter
People: Just give us your orders!! Let's steal this ship from these guys who want to go to Marine Headquarters!!! // Yeah!! Let's take our freedom!!
People: Hear that, Straw Hat?! You're gonna hand this ship over to us!!
People: We're not gonna let you drag us off to Marine HQ just when we've escaped from that damn place!!!
People: We've got Captain Buggy on our side, you hear?!! // You show him, Captain Buggy!!
Jimbei: Dear me...
Crocodile: We can always just kill them all.
People: Buggy!! // Buggy!!
Buggy: (That's right... I feel... // I really feel like I can do it!!!)
People: Buggy!! // Buggy!!!
Buggy: Silence, you rabble of flashy fools!!!
Buggy: Do you not have brains of your own to think?!!
Buggy: There's no stopping this ship!! Not now!! It's headed right for the centre of this great war!! / We can't go back now we've come this far! // Now pull yourselves and think about where we stand... within our arms' grasp... / ...lies the very pinnacle of this whole damn world!! // We'll never get another chance like this, not as long as we live... So I ask each one of you!!
Buggy: If you're a man......!! / Why don't you come with me, and dream a little higher...?!
Buggy: Today... I'm going to take Whitebeard's head...! / ...Take the world for myself!!!!
People: Whoaaa... // Captain Buggy!! // .........!! Ahhh...!! .........!! Captain Buggy~~~~~~!! // Somewhere... Somewhere down there in the depths of Hell...!! // It looks like we somehow managed to lose sight......... of what's really most important in life!!! // That "treasure of the heart" we all once had... bright and shining dreams!!! // I'm with you, Captain Buggy!! // Who wants a peaceful life?!!
Buggy: That's what I like to hear!!! Let's do this, men!!! // We sail for Marine Headquarters~~~~~!!!!
Luffy: ...Well, that sorted itself out.
Jimbei: It seems that man has his own talents...
People: Captain Buggy!! You're the leader of the world!! // We'll follow you anywhere!!!
Buggy: Gyahahahahahahah!! Please do!
[Box: Marine Headquarters… Midday]
Marines: Three hours remain until the execution. / It is time to take the prisoner to the execution platform!!
Marines: Up the stairs with you......!!
Flashback!Ace: Listen up, Luffy... // We have to live our lives... // ...so we never have any regrets!!!
Marines: Halt. // I'll open the gates.
Flashback!Ace: One day, we'll set out to sea!! And life our lives the way we want!! // Freer than anyone!!!
[Insert text: The execution draws near…]
[Bottom text: The next One Piece chapter will be in Weekly Jump Issue 34. In next week's Issue 33, it will be taking a break.]