(The initial chapters are short, yes. This is because they were originally published in short story format. The first chapter, in addition, is told from a first-person POV).
This is a reprint of my One Piece fanfic on Bulbagarden, featuring pirate versions of myself and fellow users. The first chapter is written in first-person as told by Carroll D. Jabber (myself), but the rest (except for a few filler chapters written by other BMGF users) will be in third-person. Mo'Ziro Shank is based off the user Sarcastically Insane, and Vincent Turner is Sir Psycho Sexy.
The story is this: Carroll D. Jabber is an aspiring pirate with the Splash-Splash Fruit powers, a paradoxical water-based Logia fruit. Hoping to become king of the pirates, Jabber sets off, gathering crewmates along the way.
Generic, I know. But fun nonetheless, and I hope you'll wait it out till I reach the point where I started being good at writing
The Chronicles, Part One: The Jabberwock Pirates and Fuchsia
Today I set out from my village in a small boat with my first mate, Mo'Ziro Shank and my sniper, Vincent Turner. We began our quest to achieve our dreams and become the greatest pirates ever!
We moored in a village called Fuchsia, and were immediately accosted by a strange boy in a straw hat. He kept babbling to us about how his name was Monkey D. Luffy and that he was going to be King of the Pirates.
Managing to escape him, we entered a bar. There, we met the bartender, a woman named Makino. She was a good cook, and I considered asking her to join my crew, but decided against it. She explained that Luffy was emulating his childhood idol, who turned out to be none other than Red-Haired Shanks himself.
Shanks had given Luffy his straw hat, telling him to return it when he had become a great pirate. Leaving the bar, we were once again accosted by Luffy. My patience with him reaching its end, I snapped and ordered Turner to shoot the boy. The bullet, to my surprise, did not kill him. Indeed, it seemingly bounced off of him harmlessly.
"I'm a rubberman!" he explained. He had eaten the Gum-Gum Devil Fruit! This was only the third Devil Fruit user I'd ever encountered (the first being me, the second being Shank).
Even though we hadn't actually hurt Luffy, the villagers ran us out of town. As we left, Luffy called out and asked us to come again soon.
Honestly, I think that boy might have some form of brain damage.
Our next destination is Tweety Kingdom, renowned for its historians. Hopefully we will find one of our own there…