Onthe old board, I wrote a story dealing with One Piece. Well Monkey D. Luffy inspired me to write again. My story is called The Cursed Straw Hat. It takes place after W7. But this first chapter is right before Luffy gets his hat…
A man with red hair came to a town a long time ago. He was young, had a nice growing crew, and wore a strawhat. That man was Shanks. Shanks was a brave pirate whose crewmen were legendary from Lucky Roux to Yassop. Shanks, while a good man and very cheerful, had a horrible secret. A secret involving his favorite possession: his strawhat. He never told anyone how he acquired it. He had possessed it nearly his whole pirating career. It was sort of his second trademark, his first being his hair. But how he got his hat was a story in itself.
He was about ten or so. Shanks always had admirations of going to sea and becoming a pirate. He loved the thought of adventure and having nakama. After a hard days work, heâ€d stare out at the sea. He had done this for a long time. But it was this that got him to start a chain of events that lead to him getting his hat. One time while staring out, he saw something land on a near by island. The lad rushed into a boat and rowed tward the island.
When he docked he saw a strange craft. No one was around. Except one. It was a man with a black cape. In fact his whole body was black. He walked forward curiously and the man noticed him. In his hand was the fabled hat. The man put the hat down and lunged for the future pirate. Seeing a stick nearby, Shanks grabbed it and defended himself. The man in black used an odd staff to attack. Shanks blocked his blows with his life. He got beat up pretty badly. The man was trained in an art of swordplay he has never witnessed. Shanksâ€ body fell to the ground. No matter what he did, he could not win. The man in black stared at him. He bent down and picked up the hat. He threw it at the body.
â€œYou fight well for a child. This hat is your prize. But be warned. In time, when you have grown, I will come back to reclaim the hat. And then I wont use some pathetic staff. I will kill you with my true weapon. The bearer of the cursed Strawhat will suffer.â€? Then the man climbed in his craft, and miraculously it lifted off the ground and sped away. Shanks picked up the hat and stared. But not at the ocean, but at space.
Now many years later, after Shanks went to that village, Shanks had changed. He now had many scars and lost an arm. But he no longer possessed the hat. He had given it to a boy that had admired him in that village he landed in. His name was Monkey D. Luffy. Though his goal was to be the Pirate King, the boy would soon face a wrath that Shanks had faced. Shanks knew Luffy would fight him. That man in black with the labored breathing. Hopefully, he would fare better then Shanks did.
This is it. Can you guess who this black menace is?