One Piece Infinite Adventures

  • Straw Hats Adventures Series or One Piece: Infinite Adventures

    Hoist the anchors, swab the decks, and set sail for adventure as Monkey D. Luffy and his friends, using the Infinity's Eye Book, travels to new worlds beyond the world of One Piece where they will meet new friends, battle bitter enemies, and save the world while searching for treasure at the same time.


    ! Our adventures with the Straw Hats began like most adventures for them, abroad the Thousand Sunny on the high seas filled with adventure, riches and excitement…
    ! Luffy: Ugh….I’m bored!!!
    ! The groan came from the ship’s captain, Monkey D. Luffy, who seems to be less than enthusiastic than normal. Beside him were two other of his crewmates; Usopp, the crew’s marksman and Tony Tony Chopper (Chopper for short) the ship’s doctor, both of which were in the same dulled state as their captain.
    ! Usopp: We’ve been at sea for weeks and there’s no land in sight.
    ! Chopper: There’s nothing to do!!!
    ! The trio gives out a depressing sigh in union, as they lean over the side to the ship. On the other side of the deck, two women were relaxing on the coffee table. The two women were Nami, the ship’s navigator and Nico Robin, the crew’s archeologist, looked on at the depressed trio.
    ! Nami: Honestly, could does three have anything better to do than mope?
    ! Robin: Well it’s better for them to do something rather than nothing.
    ! Nami: Well…I suppose….
    ! ????: Nami-san!!!! Robin-chwan!!!!
    ! The two look up to see Sanji, the crew’s chef, slide down from the stair’s railing with two plates in his hands.
    ! Sanji: I brought you both something for lunch. For Nami: a Salmon and Clam Meniere with Coconut Milk. And for Robin: Fruit Tart Sandwiches with Coffee.
    ! Nami/Robin: Thank you, Sanji!
    ! The scent of the food reaches our lethargic trio, snapped out of their trance; they race over the source of the scent to find food.
    ! Luffy/Usopp/Chopper: AHHH FOOD!!!!
    ! Just as they are about to help themselves to the food, Sanji slams the serving tray on their hands.
    ! Luffy/Usopp/Chopper: OOOOOWWWWWW!!!!!!!
    ! Sanji: Nice try! If you want food, they’re should be some leftovers in the kitchen.
    ! Usopp: No fair! Why do the girls have first-class meals every now and then while all we get table scraps?!
    ! Sanji: Because I say so!
    ! ???: And what gives you the right to deny someone food?
    ! Sanji looks up to see who address him; it was Zoro, the crew’s swordsman. With him was Franky, the crew’s cyborg shipwright and Brook, the skeleton musician.
    ! Zoro: …I thought that cooks are supposed to feed their crew no matter how bad their manners are.
    ! Franky: Yeah! I can’t be SUPER cool if I’m running on empty.
    ! Brook: I’d wither away to just bones without food…but I’m already just bones. YOHOHOHO!!!!
    ! Sanji: All right! All right! I’ll whip up something for you guys…in the meantime; you’ll just have to keep busy till it’s ready.
    ! Luffy: That takes too long! I’m too bored to wait!
    ! Nami: Well, isn’t there anything on this ship that won’t keep you bored?
    ! Robin: There’s the library…you can find something to read there.
    ! Luffy: Awww….But that’s boring too.
    ! Nami: JUST GET GOING!!!!!
    ! Nami begins tossing random objects at Luffy, causing him to run up deck to avoid the oncoming fire from Nami.
    ! Luffy heads to the library to find something to spare him from his boredom. Inside, he sees an array of books lined throughout the room. Since, Luffy never once owned a book in his life, finding one that would entertain him was a bit of a challenge. Needless to say, our captain rummaged through every shelf until he decided to call quits (after about 5 minutes). Just as Luffy was about to leave, something catches his eye. On the seat, just inches away from him, was a small brown book with a gold rectangle on the cover. Also on the cover looked what appears to be a gold outline of a horizontal eye with a circular crystal in the center. Peeked with curiosity, which isn’t common with a book, Luffy picks up the book and decides to read it.
    ! Sometime later, the rest of the crew busy with whatever they were doing, until they hear the opening of a door. To their amazement, they see Luffy coming down to the deck, reading a book; a feat they fought was never possible with their captain.
    ! Zoro: Uhh…Luffy. What are doing?
    ! Luffy: Hmm…reading.
    ! Usopp/Chopper/Brook: HE’S READING A BOOK!!!!! AHHHHH!!!!
    ! Sanji: Let me guess, a book about treasure or perhaps of meat?
    ! Luffy: Nope, its looks like a storybook.
    ! Robin: A storybook? Let me see.
    ! Luffy hands the book to Robin, who examines the book with a puzzled look.
    ! Robin: Luffy, where get you get this book?
    ! Luffy: From the library, why?
    ! Robin: Impossible. I don’t remember seeing this book there. Nami, is this yours?
    ! Nami: Not me, I never saw that book before.
    ! Brook: I never saw it. And I doubt anyone here owns it too.
    ! Luffy: I see, so it’s a mystery book.
    ! Nami: Why would you call it that!?!
    ! Robin: For once, Luffy is right. We don’t know where this book came from or who owns it. So it is, in fact, a “mystery” book.
    ! Luffy: But it’s more than that. Look inside.
    ! Robin opens the book the page where Luffy was reading. While the writing was worn, she was able to read the title…
    ! Robin: Sleeping Beauty?
    ! Nami: You know it?
    ! Robin: Know it? My mother read this me once when I was a child.
    ! Chopper: Can you read it, Robin.
    ! Robin: It’s a bit worn, but I think so.
    ! Robin sits down near the mast as the rest of the crew sit beside her.
    ! Robin “In a faraway land, long ago, lived a king and his fair queen. Many years had they longed for a child and finally their wish was granted. A daughter was born, and they called her Aurora…” Hmm…that’s strange.
    ! Usopp: What is?
    ! Robin: Well, in the version I was told, the princess was never given a name. Not even once.
    ! Nami: Really?
    ! Robin: It’s not uncommon. Most fairy tales that are revised have their content altered depending on the version. Sometimes to expand on certain details or to add new content.
    ! Zoro: So you’re interested in this book because of some fairy tale?
    ! Luffy: It’s not just that. I mean, look at all these stories. Talking animals, enchanted worlds, dragons, wizards, and more!
    ! Nami: And how is that any different from what we’ve seen so far?
    ! Luffy: It’s not that, I know we’re pirates, but don’t you think it would nice to live in a story like this one?
    ! The rest of the crew was shocked by Luffy’s question. True, Luffy set out to become King of the Pirates, but the fact that he would ask such a question was surprising.
    ! Usopp: Luffy, why would ask a question like that?
    ! Luffy: It’s not like I don’t want pirate anymore, I just…well…
    ! As he tries to collect his thoughts, he puts his hand on the book’s cover.
    ! Luffy: I just wish I could visit these worlds and see what they have to offer.
    ! And with that, something starts to glow under Luffy’s hand. He lifts it to see the crystal shining brilliantly like a star in the night sky. As the crew stared at the marvel before them, clouds began to swirl, the seas turn rough, and winds blows violently. The crew is caught off-guard as the ship tosses in the sudden storm.
    ! Chopper: Ugh…Guys…what’s going on?
    ! Robin: What just happened?
    ! Nami: I don’t know.
    ! Franky: Where did this storm come from?
    ! Nami: Impossible! The sky was just clear a moment ago!
    ! Suddenly, the book opens up, its pages flipping continuously from the fierce some wind.
    ! Robin: The book!!
    ! Usopp: You don’t think the book’s doing this?
    ! Just then, a beam of light shoots out of the book, creating a blue swirling vortex that begins to surround the ship.
    ! Zoro: Hey! What the hell is this?!
    ! Sanji: Whatever it is, it’s surrounding the ship!
    ! Nami: This can’t be real…
    ! The Crew: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ! The Straw Hats scream as the blue vortex covers the entire ship. And just as suddenly as it appeared, the blue swirling mass disappears and with it, so does the storm, the Thousand Sunny and the Straw Hats.
    ! What happened to the Straw Hats? Where have they gone? And what was so special about that book?
    ! Find out the answers and more in….One Piece: Infinite Adventures!!!

  • @Cyborg009:

    Straw Hats Adventures Series or One Piece: Infinite Adventures

    Hoist the anchors, swab the decks, and set sail for adventure as Monkey D. Luffy and his friends, using the Infinity's Eye Book, travels to new worlds beyond the world of One Piece where they will meet new friends, battle bitter enemies, and save the world while searching for treasure at the same time.


    ! Our adventures with the Straw Hats began like most adventures for them, abroad the Thousand Sunny on the high seas filled with adventure, riches and excitement…
    ! Luffy: Ugh….I’m bored!!!
    ! The groan came from the ship’s captain, Monkey D. Luffy, who seems to be less than enthusiastic than normal. Beside him were two other of his crewmates; Usopp, the crew’s marksman and Tony Tony Chopper (Chopper for short) the ship’s doctor, both of which were in the same dulled state as their captain.
    ! Usopp: We’ve been at sea for weeks and there’s no land in sight.
    ! Chopper: There’s nothing to do!!!
    ! The trio gives out a depressing sigh in union, as they lean over the side to the ship. On the other side of the deck, two women were relaxing on the coffee table. The two women were Nami, the ship’s navigator and Nico Robin, the crew’s archeologist, looked on at the depressed trio.
    ! Nami: Honestly, could does three have anything better to do than mope?
    ! Robin: Well it’s better for them to do something rather than nothing.
    ! Nami: Well…I suppose….
    ! ????: Nami-san!!!! Robin-chwan!!!!
    ! The two look up to see Sanji, the crew’s chef, slide down from the stair’s railing with two plates in his hands.
    ! Sanji: I brought you both something for lunch. For Nami: a Salmon and Clam Meniere with Coconut Milk. And for Robin: Fruit Tart Sandwiches with Coffee.
    ! Nami/Robin: Thank you, Sanji!
    ! The scent of the food reaches our lethargic trio, snapped out of their trance; they race over the source of the scent to find food.
    ! Luffy/Usopp/Chopper: AHHH FOOD!!!!
    ! Just as they are about to help themselves to the food, Sanji slams the serving tray on their hands.
    ! Luffy/Usopp/Chopper: OOOOOWWWWWW!!!!!!!
    ! Sanji: Nice try! If you want food, they’re should be some leftovers in the kitchen.
    ! Usopp: No fair! Why do the girls have first-class meals every now and then while all we get table scraps?!
    ! Sanji: Because I say so!
    ! ???: And what gives you the right to deny someone food?
    ! Sanji looks up to see who address him; it was Zoro, the crew’s swordsman. With him was Franky, the crew’s cyborg shipwright and Brook, the skeleton musician.
    ! Zoro: …I thought that cooks are supposed to feed their crew no matter how bad their manners are.
    ! Franky: Yeah! I can’t be SUPER cool if I’m running on empty.
    ! Brook: I’d wither away to just bones without food…but I’m already just bones. YOHOHOHO!!!!
    ! Sanji: All right! All right! I’ll whip up something for you guys…in the meantime; you’ll just have to keep busy till it’s ready.
    ! Luffy: That takes too long! I’m too bored to wait!
    ! Nami: Well, isn’t there anything on this ship that won’t keep you bored?
    ! Robin: There’s the library…you can find something to read there.
    ! Luffy: Awww….But that’s boring too.
    ! Nami: JUST GET GOING!!!!!
    ! Nami begins tossing random objects at Luffy, causing him to run up deck to avoid the oncoming fire from Nami.
    ! Luffy heads to the library to find something to spare him from his boredom. Inside, he sees an array of books lined throughout the room. Since, Luffy never once owned a book in his life, finding one that would entertain him was a bit of a challenge. Needless to say, our captain rummaged through every shelf until he decided to call quits (after about 5 minutes). Just as Luffy was about to leave, something catches his eye. On the seat, just inches away from him, was a small brown book with a gold rectangle on the cover. Also on the cover looked what appears to be a gold outline of a horizontal eye with a circular crystal in the center. Peeked with curiosity, which isn’t common with a book, Luffy picks up the book and decides to read it.
    ! Sometime later, the rest of the crew busy with whatever they were doing, until they hear the opening of a door. To their amazement, they see Luffy coming down to the deck, reading a book; a feat they fought was never possible with their captain.
    ! Zoro: Uhh…Luffy. What are doing?
    ! Luffy: Hmm…reading.
    ! Usopp/Chopper/Brook: HE’S READING A BOOK!!!!! AHHHHH!!!!
    ! Sanji: Let me guess, a book about treasure or perhaps of meat?
    ! Luffy: Nope, its looks like a storybook.
    ! Robin: A storybook? Let me see.
    ! Luffy hands the book to Robin, who examines the book with a puzzled look.
    ! Robin: Luffy, where get you get this book?
    ! Luffy: From the library, why?
    ! Robin: Impossible. I don’t remember seeing this book there. Nami, is this yours?
    ! Nami: Not me, I never saw that book before.
    ! Brook: I never saw it. And I doubt anyone here owns it too.
    ! Luffy: I see, so it’s a mystery book.
    ! Nami: Why would you call it that!?!
    ! Robin: For once, Luffy is right. We don’t know where this book came from or who owns it. So it is, in fact, a “mystery” book.
    ! Luffy: But it’s more than that. Look inside.
    ! Robin opens the book the page where Luffy was reading. While the writing was worn, she was able to read the title…
    ! Robin: Sleeping Beauty?
    ! Nami: You know it?
    ! Robin: Know it? My mother read this me once when I was a child.
    ! Chopper: Can you read it, Robin.
    ! Robin: It’s a bit worn, but I think so.
    ! Robin sits down near the mast as the rest of the crew sit beside her.
    ! Robin “In a faraway land, long ago, lived a king and his fair queen. Many years had they longed for a child and finally their wish was granted. A daughter was born, and they called her Aurora…” Hmm…that’s strange.
    ! Usopp: What is?
    ! Robin: Well, in the version I was told, the princess was never given a name. Not even once.
    ! Nami: Really?
    ! Robin: It’s not uncommon. Most fairy tales that are revised have their content altered depending on the version. Sometimes to expand on certain details or to add new content.
    ! Zoro: So you’re interested in this book because of some fairy tale?
    ! Luffy: It’s not just that. I mean, look at all these stories. Talking animals, enchanted worlds, dragons, wizards, and more!
    ! Nami: And how is that any different from what we’ve seen so far?
    ! Luffy: It’s not that, I know we’re pirates, but don’t you think it would nice to live in a story like this one?
    ! The rest of the crew was shocked by Luffy’s question. True, Luffy set out to become King of the Pirates, but the fact that he would ask such a question was surprising.
    ! Usopp: Luffy, why would ask a question like that?
    ! Luffy: It’s not like I don’t want pirate anymore, I just…well…
    ! As he tries to collect his thoughts, he puts his hand on the book’s cover.
    ! Luffy: I just wish I could visit these worlds and see what they have to offer.
    ! And with that, something starts to glow under Luffy’s hand. He lifts it to see the crystal shining brilliantly like a star in the night sky. As the crew stared at the marvel before them, clouds began to swirl, the seas turn rough, and winds blows violently. The crew is caught off-guard as the ship tosses in the sudden storm.
    ! Chopper: Ugh…Guys…what’s going on?
    ! Robin: What just happened?
    ! Nami: I don’t know.
    ! Franky: Where did this storm come from?
    ! Nami: Impossible! The sky was just clear a moment ago!
    ! Suddenly, the book opens up, its pages flipping continuously from the fierce some wind.
    ! Robin: The book!!
    ! Usopp: You don’t think the book’s doing this?
    ! Just then, a beam of light shoots out of the book, creating a blue swirling vortex that begins to surround the ship.
    ! Zoro: Hey! What the hell is this?!
    ! Sanji: Whatever it is, it’s surrounding the ship!
    ! Nami: This can’t be real…
    ! The Crew: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ! The Straw Hats scream as the blue vortex covers the entire ship. And just as suddenly as it appeared, the blue swirling mass disappears and with it, so does the storm, the Thousand Sunny and the Straw Hats.
    ! What happened to the Straw Hats? Where have they gone? And what was so special about that book?
    ! Find out the answers and more in….One Piece: Infinite Adventures!!!

    Let me guess? FanFiction?

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    Still a better story than Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey or that one anime about School Days... What was its name again? 😕 Hmm?

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    Still good job! 😁

  • @Nitwit:

    Let me guess? FanFiction?

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    Still a better story than Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey or that one anime about School Days... What was its name again? 😕 Hmm?

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    Still good job! 😁

    yep…never read or watched either...don't know and you haven't seen anything yet!

  • I bet. I'll tell you this much. You gonna go somewhere if you keep writing wonderfully majestic. Hell! Maybe one day someone online will adaptive into an animated flash series. It's only a matter of time? 🙂 in 20 years! XD

  • **And so it begins….

    Straw Hats Adventures of Sleeping Beauty Chapter 1**

    In Which Our Pirates Make A Crash-landing and Crash A Party

    ! Chapter 1: The Uninvited Guests! A New Adventure on that Joyful Day!
    ! “In a faraway land, long ago, lived a king and his fair queen. Many years had they longed for a child and finally their wish was granted. A daughter was born, and they called her Aurora. Yes, they named her after the dawn for she filled their lives with sunshine. Then a great holiday was proclaimed throughout the kingdom, so that all of high or low estate might pay homage to the infant princess. And our story begins on that most joyful day.”
    ! Somewhere in a lake, not far from King Stefan's castle, there was a spark of flash before a large blue whirling vortex opens up over the lake. The Thousand Sunny literally drops from the vortex and lands right smack in the lake with a massive ker-splash! As the water settles, the crew of the ship began to regain their balance after a huge trip.
    ! Nami: Oh…my head.
    ! Zoro: Is everyone alright?
    ! Franky: Well, aside from this spinning headache, I’m fine.
    ! Luffy: Hey guys, look out there! Check it out!
    ! The crew looks over to the side to see what Luffy was looking at. To their amazement, the Straw Hats see that they were no longer in the ocean, but instead on a lake of a majestic kingdom.
    ! Sanji: What in the world?
    ! Luffy: It’s a giant lake!
    ! Chopper: So cool!
    ! Nami: But how?! How did we get here?
    ! Luffy: Does it matter how? We’re here aren’t we?
    ! Zoro/Sanji/Chopper: Yes it does!
    ! Just then, Chopper notices Usopp passed out on the deck, probably overwhelmed by sudden events that transpired.
    ! Chopper: OH NO! Usopp’s out cold!
    ! Luffy: He’s what!? Quick somebody splash him with water! Wake him up!
    ! Sanji: Right! I’ll splash water on Nami!
    ! Zoro: Moron.
    ! Chopper grabs a bucket of water and splashes it on Usopp, who wakes up in shock from the cold water.
    ! Chopper/Luffy: He’s okay!
    ! Usopp: I am? notices where they are DAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!! Then where are we?! That’s with this lake?!! What happened?!
    ! Nami: Basically…we’re in another kingdom.
    ! Usopp: No way! Seriously?!
    ! Nami: But how can this be? We were just in the ocean a minute ago.
    ! Robin: Wait a minute!
    ! Sanji: to Zoro Did I hear you call me a moron?
    ! Zoro: to Sanji I don’t know…did you?
    ! Robin runs down to the deck where the mystery book still laid open, untouched amid the previous commotion. She picks up the book and begins flipping through the pages when Usopp notices what she was doing.
    ! Usopp: Robin!! Don’t touch that book! It’s cursed!!!
    ! Ignoring Usopp’s ranting, Robin continued looking through the book until she found the page she was looking for.
    ! Robin: I knew it!
    ! Nami: Knew what?
    ! Robin: Look at this…
    ! The others gather around Robin as she shows them what she found. It was the page that pretty much started all this.
    ! Brook: What’s so special about that page?
    ! Robin: Take a look at the picture. It matches exactly to where we are now.
    ! The others looked at the picture and then to the scenery. It was there that they made the connection.
    ! The Other Straw Hats: Woah!!!
    ! Franky: Now that’s super trippy!
    ! Nami: How is that even possible?
    ! ???: Excuse me! Hello up there!
    ! The crew looks over the side and sees a young man draped in a large brown cloak on a small boat near the ship.
    ! Luffy: Hey! Hi!!
    ! Nami: Who are you? What are you doing here?
    ! Young Man: Just a local bystander. I saw your ship in the lake and I thought I checked to make sure anyone was alright.
    ! Robin: Could you tell us where we are?
    ! Young Man: You’re in the Enchanted Dominion, Milady. You are all glad to be here today.
    ! Nami: Why today?
    ! Young Man: Today is a day of great joy for us all. King Stefan has proclaimed a great holiday in the kingdom for the celebration of the birth of Princess Aurora.
    ! Luffy: A celebration! Really?! Will there be food?
    ! Young Man: But of course! A celebration such as this deserves a feast feat for royalty.
    ! Usopp: What kind of food will be there?
    ! Young Man: There will be roast turkey, mash potatoes, mincemeat pie, and…
    ! Luffy: Will there be meat there?
    ! Young Man: But of course! Meats of all shape and forms and all so mouth-watery delicious you think you’re in Heaven above!
    ! Luffy’s mouth begins to water uncontrollably at the young man’s commentary.
    ! Luffy: That’s settles it, let’s go!!
    ! Nami: Hold up, Luffy! We can’t just waltz into the castle and expect to join the party. They’ll kick us out the minute we walk in.
    ! Young Man: That won't be necessary. The King has declared that all people of high or low estate in the kingdom are invited to pay homage to the infant princess.
    ! Franky: Does that include us?
    ! Young Man: In a sense, yes.
    ! Luffy: Then let’s go!!!
    ! Chopper: Hurray!!
    ! Usopp/Franky: Party Time!!
    ! Nami: You guys… sigh Never mind…like they’ll listen to me anyhow.
    ! Robin: So how do we get the castle?
    ! Young Man: Easy. You just follow THEM…
    ! The Young Man points to what he is talking about. The crew looks to the shore and they see what looks like a parade, heading towards the castle.
    ! Chopper: Wow! A parade!
    ! Brook: And there are a lot of them.
    ! Robin: This celebration must be very special for that many people to join.
    ! Young Man: It is. Now if you excuse me, I must join them. Hope to see you there.
    ! And with that, the young man rows back to shore as the crew is overjoyed to their new venture.
    ! Zoro: A celebration huh? Wouldn’t mind going myself.
    ! Robin: This should be an interesting endeavor.
    ! Luffy: Come on, crew. Let's move out!
    ! The Straw Hats soon anchored the Thousand Sunny and went ashore on the Mini-Merry II. Then, as they joined up with the parade, the parade goers started to sing...
    Joyfully now to our princess we come,
    Bringing gifts and all good wishes too
    We pledge our loyalty anew
    Hail to the princess Aurora!
    All of her subjects adore her!
    Hail to the King!
    Hail to the Queen!
    Hail to the princess Aurora!
    Health to the princess,
    Wealth to the princess,
    Long live the princess Aurora!
    Hail Aurora!
    Hail Aurora!
    Health to the princess,
    Wealth to the princess,
    Long live the princess Aurora!
    Hail to the King!
    Hail to the Queen!
    Hail to the princess Aurora!

    ! “Thus on this great and joyous day did all the kingdom celebrate the long awaited royal birth. And good King Stefan and his Queen made welcome their lifelong friend.”
    ! As the crew made their way into the Throne Room of the castle, they were amazed by how many people were here, including the decorations of banners and flags. The Throne Room itself was as enormous as anything they had ever seen.
    ! Franky: Wow…this place is so SUPER packed…
    ! Sanji: I agree with you.
    ! Usopp: It is the royal birth of the princess.... I bet this doesn't happen a lot.
    ! Robin: That's right. They’re saying this is the first royal birth in this kingdom.
    ! Luffy: I wonder here the buffet table is?
    ! Nami: Wait a sec, Luffy? We can’t just walk in there causal like.
    ! Luffy: That guy said we could…
    ! Nami: I meant that we can’t walk in dressed as we are. If they see us like this, they’ll know we’re not from around here.
    ! Usopp: Well can’t we just find some clothes to wear?
    ! Nami: Oh sure…like some clothes are just gonna magically appear and…
    ! Suddenly a flash of light envelopes the entire crew, blinding them. The light subsides, the crew notices that their garments have been changed to match the attire fitting of this century. The group takes a moment to examine one another, admiring the costume designs each were given. The more noticeable changes were of Franky and Brook. Franky is decked from head to toe with a suit of armor, so is to not reveal his cyborg appearance. Brook, on the other hand, had a major change. Rather than being a walking skeleton, Brook has been restored to his fleshy human self prior to his death many years ago.
    ! Usopp/Chopper/Luffy: Wow, Brook! You look good!
    ! Robin: So that’s how you looked before you died.
    ! Brook: OHH!!! I’m so happy that I have my old body back that heart’s about to burst…but I have no heart at all. YOHOHOHOHOHOHOHO!!!!!! SKULL JO—
    ! Chopper: But Brook, you’re human again, so technically you still have a heart.
    ! Brook: Ohh! You’re right….never mind!
    ! Franky: You look awesome? Check me out! This armor makes me look super cool!
    ! Usopp: You were saying, Nami?
    ! Nami: Okay, so somehow our clothes changed…mysteriously. But at least we can move around without drawing attention to…
    ! Luffy: FOOD!!!!!!
    ! Nami looks to see that Luffy has already found the buffet table and in half a second makes a beeline for it. Luffy begins to chow down on the buffet as the others, sans Nami, joins him.
    ! Nami: LUFFY!!! I’m gonna….
    ! Before she could deal any physical punishment onto Luffy’s skull as she pulls out her Clima-Takt, Nami feels a tap on her shoulder. She turns around to see one of the castle guards.
    ! Castle Guard: Excuse me miss. But King Stefan has asked an audience with you.
    ! Nami: The king…an audience…with me?
    ! Castle Guard: Don’t be so nervous, madam. A witch such as yourself should be used to such things.
    ! Nami: Well I wouldn’t say…wait…WHAT DID YOU JUST CALL ME?!
    ! The castle guard winces, expecting some sort of punishment from Nami. Nami had believed the guard was insulting her, which turned out to be a misunderstanding as her surprisingly modest attire resembles that of an actual witch.
    ! Castle Guard: Uhhh…I-I mean no disrespect…Please right this way.
    ! The guard escorts Nami to the other side of the throne room. As she approached the King and Queen, Nami was a tad nervous as to why she was singled out.
    ! Nami: You asked for me, your highness?
    ! King Stefan: Yes, you see my wife noticed you and your associates come in and she wanted to ask you something.
    ! Nami: Really? What’s that?
    ! Queen: Are you a good witch or a bad witch?
    ! Nami: Well…I wouldn’t say if I was good or not but…wha…WHY’D YOU CALLED ME A WITCH?!
    ! King Stefan and the Queen jump back a bit from Nami’s response, back at the buffet table; the other Straw Hats were busy chowing down in their own fashion when Zoro notices Nami with the king and queen.
    ! Zoro: Don’t look now, I but think Nami’s about to give us away.
    ! The others look to see Nami blowing her stack at the royal couple, who were looking a tad frightened right now.
    ! Franky: So much for not drawing any attention.
    ! Robin: There’s a good chance she’ll get us all in trouble if she keeps it up.
    ! Sanji: Yeah, but who’d be crazy enough to…notices Usopp missing Hey, where’s Usopp?
    ! Of course, Usopp rushed over the stop Nami’s rant before she got into more trouble for herself and the crew.
    ! Usopp gets there in time and claps Nami’s mouth shut with his hand.
    ! Usopp: Excuse us your majesties, but I need a minute with her to calm her down.
    ! Usopp pulls Nami away, who was kicking and flailing her arms about. King Stefan and the Queen both gave a sigh of relief.
    ! King Stefan: I wonder if all witches behave like her…
    ! Usopp manages to pull her out of ear shot of the royal couple, just as Nami takes his hand off her mouth.
    ! Nami: What did you do that for?!
    ! Usopp: Hey, it was either that or you getting tossed in the dungeon! So why were you yelling anyway?
    ! Nami: These people are calling me a witch! Do I look like a witch to you?!
    ! Usopp: Well, the clothes don’t help in your defense. Besides, they must’ve figured you were one because they think your Clima-Takt is some kind of magic staff.
    ! Nami: But I’m not a witch and it’s not magic…it’s just basic science.
    ! Usopp: Look…you know that. I know that. But they don’t know that because of your attire. Just let me do the talking.
    ! Now reluctant, Nami nods in agreement and they walk back to King Stefan and the Queen.
    ! Usopp: Please forgive Nami’s temperament, your majesties. She gets little irritated when she’s called a witch even though she isn’t.
    ! Nami: HEY!!
    ! King Stefan: Well if she is not a witch, then what is she?
    ! Usopp: Good question, my king… and such a question deserves and good answer. She is Nami; the great Weather Charmer of the East!
    ! King Stefan: A Weather Charmer?
    ! The Queen: A Weather Charmer?
    ! Nami: A Weather Charmer?
    ! Usopp: Yep…A Weather Charmer.
    ! King Stefan: If I may ask…just what is a Weather Charmer?
    ! Usopp: Well my king…Weather Charmer is a person who has power over the weather. She can call upon clouds…she can summon forth the rain…she can even command the very wind itself. My master can cause joy or disaster, with her elemental powers!!!!
    ! Nami: muttering don’t oversell it, Usopp.
    ! King Stefan: My, my! That is quite a claim. I don’t suppose she knows any dark magic?
    ! Usopp: Dark Magic? Nah! She’s not into that. She only uses her powers to help people and for entertainment purposes.
    ! Nami: Entertainment?!
    ! Usopp: to Nami Shhh!
    ! King Stefan: Well, if she is good as you say…she may present her gift.
    ! Usopp: Gift?
    ! Nami: Gift?
    ! Usopp: Uhh….What gift?
    ! King Stefan: Her gift. She is here to grant a gift to the princess, isn’t she?
    ! Usopp: Ugh…Hold that thought!
    ! Usopp runs back to Nami and whispers something into her ear, cause her to shout…
    ! Nami: WHAT!?!?!
    ! Usopp shushes her and the two began to argue, but quietly enough that no one could hear what they were saying. A few minutes later, the two nods to each other as they both walked back to the king and queen.
    ! Usopp: Your Majesties; I’m afraid Nami does not have any gifts to present. But, with your permission, she would like to perform a show to demonstrate her powers in honor of the princess.
    ! The Queen: Why, that would be wonderful idea. Wouldn’t it, Stefan?
    ! King Stefan: Well, I think so too. At least we can see what a Weather Charmer can do.
    ! Usopp: Excellent choice! to the audience Ladies and Gentlemen! Prepare to be amazed! For Nami, the great Weather Charmer of the East will perform feats of her amazing abilities in honor of the princess!
    ! Several of the guests lightly clamped for Usopp’s introduction, though some had no clue who Nami was or what a Weather Charmer was. Nami was just standing there, complete with stage fright, trying to think of what “trick” to use first.
    ! Usopp: whispers psst...Nami! Start with “Mirage Tempo”.
    ! Nami: Ohh yeah! clears throat For my first trick…I will make myself disappear and reappear in a random part of this very room.
    ! Some of the guest murmured to themselves as to what Nami was about to do.
    ! Nami: And now…. pauses for effect whilst raising her Clima-Takt Mirage…Tempo!
    ! And with a wave of her Clima-Takt, Nami disappears from sight. The other guests were shocked at the fact that Nami was able to vanish without the aid of any effects to cover the illusion.
    ! Random Guest 1: My stars!
    ! Random Guest 2: She’s vanished!
    ! Random Guest 3: And without any smoke!
    ! King Stefan: Oh my! Where did she go?
    ! Nami: Pretty impressive, huh?
    ! King Stefan and the Queen jumped when they saw Nami standing between them.
    ! Nami: Well, technically all I did was change the air density to create the illusion. It was still good, wasn’t it?
    ! The Queen: It mostly certainly was.
    ! King Stefan: Yes, it was.
    ! It was then that Nami soon noticed the crib and becomes curious to see the young princess.
    ! Nami: points at the crib Is it alright if I…
    ! King Stefan: …could see our daughter? But of course.
    ! With that, Nami went over to look at the infant princess. She looked down at the cradle, seeing the young baby, sleeping peacefully and quietly. Although it was hard for her to admit it, Nami was starting to admire the little princess.
    ! Nami: She’s so cute.
    ! King Stefan: Uhh…Miss Nami? Will you continue the performance?
    ! Nami: Ohh…of course, your majesty. to the audience Okay folks, the show has just begun!
    ! For the next few minutes or so, Nami wowed the room with her “tricks”. These included some of her old techniques such as, Cloudy Tempo, Rain Tempo, the Cool, Heat and Thunder Balls and a small Thunder Tempo (which she used on Usopp). The crowd was eating it up with applaud after applaud.
    ! Nami: And now for the finale! Weather Egg!
    ! Nami swings her Clima-Takt up and a large egg shoots out into the air.
    ! Random Guest: Look! An egg shot out of the witch’s staff!
    ! Usopp: Nami!
    ! Nami: Ohh...right! Hatch…Snow-kun!
    ! And on command, the egg hatches, releasing a large storm cloud. Many of the onlookers were amazed yet nervously concerned that what will come out the cloud rather than seeing one indoors.
    ! King Stefan: As I live and breathe…a cloud…inside the castle.
    ! Nami: You haven’t seen anything yet. Watch this!
    ! Nami raises her Clima-Takt up to the cloud.
    ! Nami: Here we go! Snow Breed Tempo!
    ! And on command, the cloud bursts open and snow begins to fall all over the room, much to the amazement of the crowd. Even King Stefan and his queen were greatly impressed by Nami’s “trick”.
    ! King Stefan: Bless my soul! Snow…indoors!
    ! Usopp: You see, this is the power of a Weather Charmer at work! The wonder of weather, all at her fingertips!
    ! King Stefan: As fun as this is, we really must be getting on.
    ! Usopp: Oh, of course! to Nami Nami, if you would?
    ! Nami: Okay!
    ! Nami points her Clima-Takt at the cloud, a small bubble forms at the tip.
    ! Nami: Gust Sword!
    ! The bubble burst, shooting a gust of pressurized air at the cloud, causing it to disperse. The remaining snow began to melt until it was all gone. Soon the audience began to clap for Nami, who bows back to the audience. After they were done, they moved out of the way to the others at the buffet table. The Announcer reads aloud for the next people as the trumpets were sounded.
    ! Announcer: Their royal highnesses, King Hubert and Prince Phillip.
    ! Then a jolly old king named Hubert appeared with a young lad of six named Phillip. They approached the throne and King Stefan stood up. They embrace each other before prince Phillip walks up and King Stefan pats him on the head.
    ! “Fondly had these monarchs dreamed one day their kingdoms to unite. Thus today would they announce that Phillip, Hubert’s son and heir to Stefan's child would be betrothed”
    ! Then the Queen brought Phillip over to the princess, carrying a gift for her.
    ! “And so to her his gift he brought, and looked, unknowing, on his future bride”
    ! Then the trumpets were sounded again. And this time, a beam of light shines from the ceiling and touches the Throne Room’s floor. Then three lights started coming down the beam of light. Each one is in different colors. One is pink, second is green, and the third is blue. Then the lights start to take form, turning into what appears to be three fairies.
    ! Announcer: Their most honored and exalted excellences’, the three good fairies: Mistress Flora, Mistress Fauna, and Mistress Merryweather.
    ! Chopper/Luffy/Usopp: Ooh! Fairies!
    ! Sanji: I wonder what they’re here for.
    ! Robin: I heard about this. They must be here to grant the princess three gifts.
    ! Luffy: Gifts?! Really?!
    ! Franky: Uh, do you mind explaining, Robin?
    ! Robin: It’s only in fairy tale, but it’s customary for fairies to grant gifts on special occasions such as a royal birth. These gifts are given to any princesses that are born on a special day. They could be anything from Beauty, Kindness, anything that would benefit a princess.
    ! Luffy: Oh, now I get it…I wonder if they can give the gift of meat?
    ! Nami, upon hearing Luffy’s comment, whacks him upside the head with her Sorcery Clima-Takt.
    ! Nami: WHAT KIND OF GIFT IS THAT?!?!!
    ! The three good fairies then went over to the cradle and looked down at the baby.
    ! Merryweather: Oh, the little darling!
    ! Then they went over to the king and queen and bowed to them.
    ! The Three Good Fairies: Your majesties.
    ! Flora: Each of us the child may bless with a single gift. No more, no less.
    ! Then she went back to the cradle.
    ! Flora: Little princess, my gift shall be the gift of beauty.
    ! Then, with a twirl of her wand, Flora grants her gift to the princess.
    ! CHOIR: One gift, beauty rare
    Full of sunshine in her hair
    Lips that shame the red red rose
    She'll walk with springtime
    Wherever she goes

    ! Then it was Mistress Fauna’s turn and she went over to the infant princess.
    ! Fauna: Tiny princess, my gift shall be the gift of song.
    ! Fauna then twirled her wand and grants her gift.
    ! CHOIR: One gift, the gift of song
    Melody her whole life long
    The nightingale’s her troubadour
    Bringing her sweet serenade
    To her door

    ! Then finally, it was Merryweather’s turn. She approaches the cradle and looks down at the little princess.
    ! Merryweather: Sweet princess, my gift shall be…
    ! But before she can grant her gift, she was interrupted by a loud gust of wind. The doors of the castle swung open suddenly as more gusts of wind entered. Everyone did not know what is going on. Neither does the King and Queen, or the Straw Hats. Luffy, Zoro and Sanji were ready to face whatever comes at them while the others ducked behind the buffet table. Then lightning crashes and a thunderbolt struck the floor. At first, all went dark. But then green fire and a pillar of lightning then burst from the floor. Slowly, the flames take shape into a woman with black flowing robes, a headdress of dragon horns, pale skin, and carries a staff with a green orb on it. Then a black raven appears out of nowhere and perches on the woman’s staff. The pillar of lightning begins to materialize into a tall, muscular man with loose, orange pants with a black pattern on them, and around his waist there is a blue, flowing sash, holding up a light-blue veil and has strange, long earlobes that stretch all the way to his chest.
    ! Fauna: Why, it's Maleficent!
    ! Merryweather: What does she want here?
    ! Flora: Shhh!
    ! The other Straw Hats, who were hiding behind the buffet table, were observing the situation with nervous looks.
    ! Brook: Who is that woman?
    ! Usopp: Not sure. But I don’t like the looks of her.
    ! Robin: Maleficent… So that’s the evil witch.
    ! Chopper: Evil witch? What are you taking about, Robin?
    ! Robin: In the story of “Sleeping Beauty”, there was an evil witch that placed a curse on the princess. But in all versions I’ve read, not once did they ever mention her name.
    ! Nami: Who cares about that?! points at Eneru What I what to know is what he’s doing here?!
    ! Brook: Excuse me, Nami but who is that man?
    ! Franky: Yeah that guy’s got some super freaky earlobes.
    ! Usopp: Oh that’s right. You guys weren’t with us back then. Well…
    ! Nami shushes Usopp by covering his mouth as to not make any more noise.
    ! Maleficent: Well, quite a glittering assemblage, King Stefan. Royalty, nobility, the gentry, and…
    ! Maleficent then notices the three good fairies and chuckles.
    ! Maleficent: Oh, how quaint, even the rabble.
    ! Merryweather angrily starts to fly towards Maleficent but is held back by Flora.
    ! King Stefan: addressing Eneru And who are you good sir?
    ! Eneru: Who I am I you ask? I am he who commands the thunder! I see and hear all that is before me. My divine will is absolute! To my followers I am known as Lord Eneru, but you…may call me God!
    ! Some of the guests were aghast by Eneru’s introduction and some were quite frightened.
    ! Usopp: Great… I see he’s still thinks he’s god.
    ! Nami: Okay, we’ll be fine as long as they don’t notice…
    ! Nami stops half-way after seeing Zoro, Sanji and Luffy (especially Luffy)…not where they should be and shrieks at where they were heading. As Eneru starts towards the throne, Luffy jumps out and stands right in front of him, blocking his way.
    ! Luffy: Hold it right there, earlobes! You’re not going anywhere near them!
    ! Eneru, upon seeing Luffy, the pirate who defeated him long ago, lets out a frightened scream and stumbles backwards to Maleficent’s side as chills ran down his spine. Zoro and Sanji took their positions in front of the king and queen, protecting them from the dark woman and Eneru.
    ! Eneru: Tsk…it’s you!!!
    ! Maleficent: And who might you be, boy?
    ! Luffy: Monkey D. Luffy and I don’t care who you are! points at Eneru I’m more interest with him.
    ! Maleficent looks at Eneru, still in shock at seeing Luffy, but one glance back at her and he regains his composure as he get back up.
    ! Eneru: I’m surprise to see you here of all places, Straw Hat. You appear to get around nowadays.
    ! Luffy: Can’t say the same for you.
    ! Eneru: And I see you’ve brought your friends with you…including the ones behind that table over there.
    ! Eneru lift his right arm and snaps his fingers, creating a small lightning bolt that zaps the Straw Hats hiding behind the table, causing them to jump out of their hiding place.
    ! Luffy: HEY!! Cut that out!!
    ! Eneru: As you can see, my powers are still at peak form.
    ! Luffy: Alright, enough! Start talking! Why are you here?
    ! Maleficent: To answer your question; I really felt quite distressed of not receiving an invitation.
    ! Merryweather: You weren't wanted!
    ! Maleficent: looking surprised Not wa…? chuckles Oh dear, what an awkward situation. I had hoped it was merely due to some oversight.
    ! Luffy: Her I understand, but that still doesn’t explain what you’re doing here, Eneru.
    ! Eneru: Isn’t it obvious? As a god, I can attend any festivity I wish. I am not bound by mortal restraints to be uninvited just because of some unsent invitation. But seeing how we are not wanted, as you say, we best be on our way.
    ! The duo turns to walk away, with Luffy, Zoro and Sanji still on their guard.
    ! The Queen: And you're not offended, your excellences?
    ! Maleficent: Why no, your majesty.
    ! Eneru: It would take more than some exclusion to this revelry to be considered an insult to us.
    ! Maleficent: And to show we bear no ill will, I, too, shall bestow a gift on the child.
    ! Luffy: Like heck you will!
    ! Zoro and Sanji took their battle stances next to Luffy, ready for a fight.
    ! Sanji: You are not getting anywhere near the baby!
    ! Zoro: You want her! You have to go through us!
    ! Maleficent: What makes you think I will deal with the likes of you?
    ! Eneru: As must I would love to settle an old score with you, but we have more important matters to attend to.
    ! Eneru nods to Maleficent and then she spoke loudly for the crowd to hear.
    ! Maleficent: Listen well, all of you! The princess shall indeed grow in grace and beauty, beloved by all who know her. But, before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday, she shall prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and DIE!
    ! Luffy: What?!
    ! Zoro: Eh?!
    ! Sanji: WHAT?!!?
    ! Nami: WHAAT?!
    ! Usopp/Chopper: DAAHHH!!!
    ! Franky: WHAT!
    ! Brook: EHH!!!
    ! Robin: No!
    ! The Queen: Oh no!
    ! The Queen, in horror, takes the child in her arm from the cradle. Maleficent and Eneru then laughs evilly.
    ! King Stefan: Seize those creatures!
    ! Luffy: Get ‘em!!
    ! Maleficent: Stand back you fools!
    ! Just as the guards and the trio moves in on them, Eneru produces a small black sphere from his hand and tosses it into the air.
    ! Eneru: 10,000 Volt…MANDALA
    ! A thunderbolt shoots out of Eneru’s hand and into the sphere, causing hundreds of lightning bolts to shoot out and strike all over the room. The guests, the guards, the Straw Hats, practically everyone was ducking and dodging the lightning bolts trying not to get zapped.
    ! Zoro and Sanji managed to block some of the bolts aimed at the royal couple, while Luffy leapt into the air to avoid one aimed at him.
    ! Luffy: GUM GUM….
    ! Luffy stretches out his right arm as far back as it could and aims it at Eneru, who motions the black sphere into his direction.
    ! Luffy: …PISTOL!!!!!!!
    ! Luffy lets loose his arm, zooming at high speed, slamming into the black sphere, causing it to crack and release more thunderbolts. The sphere finally breaks into pieces as Luffy’s fist headed straight to its intended target. Unfortunately, the sphere’s shattering created a blinding light, blinding the guards and the Straw Hats. Then Maleficent and Eneru disappears amidst the confusion as they laughed wickedly and her raven flew off, obviously heading back to her lair. When the crew looked again, they were already gone.
    ! Chopper: She’s gone!
    ! Sanji: They disappeared!
    ! Luffy retracts his hand from the ground after it created a small crater where Eneru was standing.
    ! Luffy: I almost had them! Cowards! Come back and fight!
    ! King Stefan: Calm down, young man. I beg of you.
    ! Luffy: But those jerks can’t get away with this…
    ! King Stefan: I understand how you feel about this, my boy. But I ask of you not to do this.
    ! Luffy: But…
    ! Zoro: The king’s right, Luffy. We don’t know how dangerous this Maleficent could be. Far as I know, if we attack her now, it could only make things worse.
    ! Luffy was growling angrily, but he eases his anger after listening to Zoro.
    ! Luffy: You’re right…
    ! Flora: Don't despair, your majesties. Merryweather still has her gift to give.
    ! King Stefan: Then can she undo this fearful curse?
    ! Merryweather: Oh no, sire.
    ! Flora: Maleficent’s powers are far too great.
    ! Fauna: But she can help!
    ! But apparently, Merryweather doesn’t know what to do.
    ! Merryweather: But…
    ! Fauna: Just do your best, dear
    ! Flora: Yes, go on.
    ! Then with a determined look, she takes her wand and grants her gift to the princess.
    ! Merryweather: Sweet princess, if through this wicked witches trick a spindle should your finger prick, a ray of hope there still may be in this, the gift I give at thee. Not in death but just in sleep the fateful prophecy you'll keep, and from this slumber you shall wake when true love's kiss the spell shall break.
    ! CHOIR:
    For true love conquers all

  • Straw Hats Adventures of Sleeping Beauty Chapter 2

    In Which A Plan Is Made To Help The Princess

    ! Chapter 2: Introductions in Order. A Plan to lift the Curse begins!
    ! “But King Stefan, still fearful of his daughter's life, did then and there decree that every spinning wheel in the kingdom should on that very day be burnt. So it was done.”
    ! Throughout the whole day, King Stefan has ordered his soldiers to gather up every spindle in all the villages. By the time night falls, all the spindles were placed into a pile and are now burning into flames. The massive smoke column reaches high into the night sky as the spindles were burned into nothingness. Looking out the window, Flora and Luffy watches the whole thing happen. But they shook their heads in disappointment. How can this help save King Stefan’s daughter. Maleficent will just find another way, and will not rest until his precious daughter is dead. Luffy was having some deep thoughts of his own right now. He wonders why Eneru was here, what were his motives, and why was he teaming up with Maleficent. Without thinking anything else, they went back to the others.
    ! Flora: Silly fiddle faddle!
    ! Fauna: Now, come have a nice cup of tea, dear. I'm sure it'll work out somehow.
    ! Fauna and Merryweather were drinking a cup of warm tea. With a whirl of her wand, a cup appears levitating in mid-air, and Flora takes it.
    ! Merryweather: Well, a bonfire won't stop Maleficent.
    ! Flora: Of course not. But what will?
    ! Luffy: Hey, fairy lady. Maybe we can help.
    ! Flora: Hhm, maybe. But who are you? You and your friends were there at the celebration earlier today.
    ! Luffy: That’s right. I’m Monkey D. Luffy, and this is my crew, the Straw Hat Pirates.
    ! Zoro: The name’s Roronoa Zoro, Swordsman.
    ! Nami: Call me Nami.
    ! Usopp: Usopp’s the name, marksman's my game!
    ! Sanji: Name’s Sanji.
    ! Chopper: My name’s Tony Tony Chopper! But you can just call me Chopper.
    ! Robin: Nico Robin…but my friends call me Robin.
    ! Franky: They call me…Franky, the super cool shipwright!! Oww!
    ! Brook: And you can call me Brook.
    ! Luffy: And if you’re looking to find a way to help end this curse, count us in.
    ! Flora: Alright then. But we need to think of something and soon.
    ! Robin: But we need to know something. Who is this “Maleficent”?
    ! Flora: Maleficent is the Mistress of all Evil. She is a dark sorceress, capable of using dark magic in her very twisted will. No one has ever dared to try to challenge her, or they shall perish. She is filled with hatred, desire, and malice. She now lives in solitude at her fortress in the Forbidden Mountains, surrounded by her army of viscous minions.
    ! Sanji: But what kind of evil sorceress are we dealing with here?
    ! Flora: The one that will quickly send you to your doom.
    ! Nami, Usopp, Brook and Chopper gulped in unison.
    ! Nami: I don’t think I like that sound of that.
    ! Usopp: Me neither.
    ! Fauna: But what about this “Eneru” follow, just who is he anyway?
    ! Sanji: Eneru, to a sense, is a deranged psychopath.
    ! Merryweather: Psychopath?
    ! Usopp: It means he’s nuts in the head.
    ! Robin: Eneru thinks of himself as an invincible god - quite literally, because he has the ability to control and become lighting itself. And because if this, he believes that he is a divine and immortal being, with the authority to do, take or destroy whatever he pleases and is capable of doing anything. He holds no regard for other lives except his own, and has no moral qualms about killing thousands.
    ! Flora: Good gracious! How dreadful!
    ! Merryweather: And how he compared to Maleficent?
    ! Zoro: On a scale from one to ten, Eneru is a twenty.
    ! Flora: But we have no time to talk about this. We need to think about the princess.
    ! Sanji: Right. Aurora’s life is now at stake here. There has to be a way to remove this curse.
    ! Fauna: Well, perhaps if we reason with them…
    ! Everyone: Reason?!?!
    ! Merryweather: With Maleficent and Eneru?
    ! Usopp: Are you nuts?! We’re trying to stop both Maleficent and Eneru, and you want us to reason with them?!
    ! Fauna: Well, she can't be all bad.
    ! Flora: Oh, yes, she can.
    ! Franky: Yeah, it’s obvious. Why do you think she was nicknamed “Mistress of all Evil”?
    ! Nami: And trust me; Eneru isn’t exactly the type to listen to reason.
    ! Merryweather: Ohhh…I'd like to turn her into a fat ole hoptoad!
    ! Fauna: Now, dear, that isn't a very nice thing to say.
    ! Flora: Besides, we can't. You know our magic doesn't work that way.
    ! Fauna: It can only do good, dear, to bring joy and happiness.
    ! Merryweather: Well, THAT would make me happy.
    ! Flora: But there must be some way…
    ! The crew begins to think of something. That’s when Flora gets an idea.
    ! Flora: There is!
    ! Merryweather: There is?
    ! Fauna: What is it, Flora?
    ! Flora: I'm going to…shh, shh, shh!
    ! Flora suddenly starts shushing them, just when they were about to say something. Then she whispers to them.
    ! Flora: Even walls have ears.
    ! Then she took a moment to look around, making sure no one’s around or eavesdropping. Then she turns back to the others.
    ! Flora: Follow me!
    ! With a wave of her wand, she minimizes herself. The other two fairies did the same and they went into some odd box on the table. The Straw Hats were also minimized and teleported inside the box. Then Flora starts talking to them about her idea.
    ! Flora: I'll turn her into a flower!
    ! Chopper: Maleficent??
    ! Flora: Oh no, dear, the princess!
    ! Fauna: Oh, she'd make a lovely flower.
    ! Franky: We’re going to turn the princess into a flower? What good will that do?
    ! Flora: Don't you see, a flower can't prick its finger.
    ! Merryweather: It hasn't any.
    ! Sanji: I see what you’re getting at. A flower doesn’t have any fingers to prick with, only leaves.
    ! Fauna: That's right.
    ! Flora: She'll be perfectly safe.
    ! Robin: Yeah, but until Maleficent sends a frost.
    ! Flora: Yes, a—
    ! Flora realizes what Robin meant. If she turns Aurora into a flower, it would just leave her as an easy target, and Maleficent would easily disposed her.
    ! Flora: Oh dear.
    ! Fauna: She always ruins your nicest flowers.
    ! Sanji: Yeah, and we all know what happens when ice and flowers mix together.
    ! Flora: You're right. And she'll be expecting us to do something like that.
    ! Merryweather: But what won't she expect? She knows everything.
    ! Fauna: Oh but she doesn't dear. Maleficent doesn't know anything about love, or kindness, or the joy of helping earnest. You know, sometimes I don't think she's really very happy.
    ! Usopp: I don’t think she’s ever that happy at all!
    ! That’s when Flora gets another idea and this time she is really getting excited.
    ! Flora: That's it, of course! It's the only thing she can't understand, and won't expect.
    ! Then she starts pacing around, talking to herself much to the confusion of the Straw Hats and the fairies.
    ! Flora: Oh, oh, now, now … We have to plan it carefully, let's see, woodcutters cottage, yes, yes, the abandoned one, of course the King and Queen will object, but when we explain it's the only way...
    ! Merryweather: Explain what?
    ! Then Flora turns back to the Straw Hats and the fairies.
    ! Flora: About the family of peasants, raising a foundling child deep in the forest.
    ! Fauna: Oh, that's very nice of them.
    ! Merryweather: Who are they?
    ! Flora: Turn around!
    ! While Merryweather, Fauna and the Straw Hats turn around to face a mirror, Flora changes their outfits to peasant clothes, including herself.
    ! Fauna: Why, it'!
    ! Flora: Uh-huh.
    ! Merryweather: You mean, we, us?
    ! Flora: Uh-huh
    ! Fauna: Take care of the baby?
    ! Flora: Why not?
    ! Fauna: Oh, I'd like that!
    ! When Merryweather looks at herself in the mirror, she notices that her clothes are pink. So she changes them to her original color: Blue.
    ! Merryweather: Well, yes, yes, but will we have to feed it?
    ! Fauna: And wash it and dress it and rock it to sleep. Oh I'd love it.
    ! Merryweather: You really think we can?
    ! Flora: If humans can do it, so can we.
    ! Robin: Well actually, nobody said it’ll be that easy, but it’s not hard though to raise a baby together.
    ! Merryweather: And we have our magic to help us.
    ! Fauna: That's right.
    ! Flora: Oh, no, no, no, no, no magic! I'll take those wands right now. Oh, better get rid of those wings, too.
    ! Flora then takes Fauna’s wand and removes her wings.
    ! Merryweather: You mean, live like mortals? For sixteen years?
    ! Merryweather, concerned about the idea she tries to fly away, but Flora shot a spell at her wings, removing them, and Merryweather falls down.
    ! Merryweather: Now, we don't know how. We've never done anything without magic.
    ! Flora: And that's why Maleficent will never suspect.
    ! Flora chases Merryweather around, trying to get her wand.
    ! Merryweather: But who'll wash, and cook?
    ! Flora: Oh, we'll all pitch in.
    ! Fauna: I'll take care of the baby!
    ! Flora: Let me have it, dear.
    ! Flora was still trying to get Merryweather’s wand. Merryweather takes it out and removes Flora’s wings, and Flora grabs the wand.
    ! Luffy: If you’re going to take care of the baby, we’re in.
    ! Nami: Whoa, whoa! Hold on a sec!
    ! Nami pulls Luffy aside away from the group.
    ! Nami: Luffy, you know the princess’s a baby, right?
    ! Luffy: Yeah. So?
    ! Nami: So what I’m saying is… that we have to help them and protect the baby for sixteen years?!
    ! Luffy: And your point?
    ! Nami: My point is that between now until the princess comes of age, we will age 16 years!! I don’t want to wind up an old maid before we find our way back home!
    ! Luffy: Relax…this is just a story. It’s not like we’re gonna stay old forever?
    ! Nami: But, Luffy I…ugh! Never mind…no sense in talking you out of it anyway.
    ! Nami and Luffy return to the group with the former with defeated look on her face.
    ! Luffy: We’re in!
    ! Straw Hats: All right!
    ! Nami: (unenthusiastic) Whoopee…
    ! Flora: Come along now, we must tell their majesties at once.
    ! Then they all exited the box and Flora changes back to her normal size. But she has forgotten about the others who are still small.
    ! Fauna: Flora!
    ! Usopp: You’re forgetting about us!
    ! Noticing that they’re still small, Flora brings them back to their normal size and they leave the room. After a long talk with King Stefan and the Queen, King Stefan agreed to hide their daughter with the fairies and the Straw Hats. An hour later, the plan is now in progress as the Straw Hats and the three good fairies leave the castle with the infant princess.
    ! “So the king and his queen watched with heavy hearts as their most precious possession, their only child, disappeared into the night.”
    ! In the courtyard, the others open the door, leading out of the castle and out into the forest. Zoro, Sanji, and Luffy went up ahead to make sure the coast is clear. Thanks to their Observation Haki, the trio made sure that there was no one around to see they were being watched. They quickly came back soon enough.
    ! Sanji: Alright, it’s clear!
    ! Zoro: Not a soul is around for miles.
    ! Luffy: Alright, let’s go.
    ! Then with the infant baby, now in safe hands, they left the castle and vanished into the wilderness.
    ! “Many sad and lonely years passed by for King Stefan and his people. But as the time for the princesses sixteenth birthday drew near, the entire kingdom began to rejoice. For everyone knew that as long as Maleficent's domain, the Forbidden Mountains, thundered with her wrath and frustration, her evil prophecy had not yet been fulfilled.”
    ! Inside Maleficent’s castle, it has been sixteen years since the Straw Hats and the fairies left with the baby and hid themselves in the wilderness. Knowing that the child has vanished, she sent her minions to scour the countryside for any sign of the princess. But throughout the years, no luck has been made for her minions. Even Eneru’s Enforcers, led by Commander Yama, have made no progress in finding the princess. After sixteen years of fruitless searching, Maleficent then became furious. She summons all of the search patrols to her throne room and she was beyond upset…she was downright furious.
    ! Maleficent: It's incredible! Sixteen years and NOT a trace of her! She couldn't have vanished into thin air! Are you sure you searched everywhere?
    ! Yama: Of course we have, Madam. Isn’t that right men?
    ! First Minion: Yeah, yeah, anywhere, we all did...
    ! Second Minion: Yeah, yeah!
    ! Maleficent: But what about the town, the forests, the mountains?
    ! Yama: Well, let’s see. We searched every mountain range surrounding the kingdom, combed every square inch of the forests, looked in every single house in town, and let me see, oh yeah, and checked in all the cradles too.
    ! Maleficent: Cradle?
    ! First Minion: Yeah, yeah, every cradle.
    ! Yama: As per your instructions, madam.
    ! Maleficent: CRADLE?!?
    ! She now realizes what her minions has been looking for in sixteen years, and she was shocked. But she smiles as she turns to her pet raven and lightly pets his beak.
    ! Maleficent: Did you hear that my pet? All these years, they've been looking for a baby.
    ! Then she starts laughing. The minions and enforcers then start laughing along with her. But then, Maleficent abruptly stops laughing and shows her most furious look.
    ! Maleficent: FOOLS!
    ! Yama: Uh oh!
    ! The minions and enforcers then realizes what they have done and then cowered in fear at what she was about to do to them.
    ! Maleficent: IDIOTS! IMBECILES!
    ! Then she releases her full fury onto the search patrols. She starts striking at them by shooting thunderbolts from her staff. Neither the minions nor the enforcers were spared as the thunderbolts zapped them with intense pain, a fitting punishment for their incompetence. Quickly as it happened, her minions and the enforcers ran out of the chamber in all directions, leaving Maleficent and her raven alone. Disappointed, she sits down in her throne.
    ! Maleficent: Oh, they're hopeless. A disgrace to the forces of evil.
    ! Eneru, who was up in the rafters the whole time, witnessing the whole debacle, drops down beside Maleficent’s throne with a somewhat amuse look on his face.
    ! Eneru: To think, all this time your so-called minions have been tracking down a mere child. Must be quite the disappointment for someone of your reputation.
    ! Maleficent: Don’t you criticize me, Eneru! Your so-called enforcers were of no help to me as well!
    ! Eneru: I merely lent their services to you. It’s not my fault they misinterpreted your orders. Besides, you saved me the trouble of punishing them for their incompetence.
    ! Maleficent: Don’t you have this Mantra ability to sense the presence of others? Why have you not used it to locate the princess?
    ! Eneru: I would have done so if I so wished it. But for some reason the magic of this world has diminished the range of my Mantra, limiting it only as far as your domain. Besides, even if I could use it, it’d be a waste of my time as a god and thus, is beneath me.
    ! Maleficent: Ugh…incompetent!
    ! Just then her raven flew over and perches on her hand.
    ! Maleficent: My pet, you are my last hope.
    ! Eneru: Not to sound skeptical, but I highly think that bird of yours can find her.
    ! Maleficent: Ohh? And I don’t suppose you have something better than my pet?
    ! Eneru: As a matter of fact I do…
    ! Eneru raises his hands to the sky and shouts in a loud voice.
    ! Eneru: Appear my priest! Your God commands it!
    ! And as on cue, four figures emerge from the shadows and kneeled before Eneru. The first has long red hair, and large yellow glasses that completely cover his eyes and wears an orange hat that is similar to a capello romano. His whole body is shaped like a giant sphere, which has a line of golden rings on the front. He also carries a large cane striped like a candy cane and he wears a full-body white jumpsuit, with orange gloves and shoes. This is Satori, Priest of the Ordeal of Orbs.
    ! The second is a tall, dark-skinned man. He has a particular hairstyle, with rasta-styled tufts pointing upwards. On his back, there are small white wings and wears a purple jacket with matching pants, gloves and shoes. Under his jacket, he wears a pink shirt, and has a blue tie-like scarf around his neck. He sports a large, white tissue belt around his waist, with a red circle in his center. This is Gedatsu, Priest of the Ordeal of Swamp.
    ! The third resembles a stereotypical aviator from the early 1900s: he has a thin, pointed mustache that splits into two parts; on his head there is an aviator hat decorated with wings, and a pair of goggles on the front. His attire is composed of an orange fur-lined jacket, with brown swollen sleeves decorated by beige spots; loose matching orange pants held up by a belt, fur-lined gloves and boots, and a purple scarf around his neck. He is wielding what appears to be a jousting lance and behind him is a giant bird named Fuza. This is Shura, Priest of the Ordeal of String.
    ! The fourth is a tall, bald, muscular, and bearded man. Like the other priest, he has a pair of small wings sprouting from his back. He's always seen wearing a pair of sunglasses with point-like extensions on both sides. His right arm is covered with tattoos; the one on his wrist, in particular, resembles a bracelet. His attire consists of a dark-green A-shirt, loose grey pants with many pockets and what look like zips under his knees, a long and flowing white sash around his waist, similar to the one worn by his master, and dark leather boots with bandages around the soles. In his left hand is a massive sword with an extra-large hilt. Beside him is a giant dog called Holy. This is Ohm, Priest of the Ordeal of Iron.
    ! Ohm: You summoned us, Lord Eneru?
    ! Eneru: Yes, I have summoned you all because we have an assignment for you. You are to traverse across the winds and throughout the kingdom. Seek out a maiden of sixteen years age, with hair that shines like sunlight and lips that challenge the reddest of roses.
    ! Maleficent: Can we trust you four to fulfill such a task?
    ! Shura: You don’t have to worry about that…
    ! Satori: Our orders are the will of Lord Eneru…
    ! Ohm: Where all others have failed, we shall succeed…
    ! Gedatsu: For even in darkness, we will find her.
    ! The other three looked at Gedatsu and noticed that he has his eyes rolled back into his head…again.
    ! Shura: Gedatsu! You got your eyes rolled back into your head again!
    ! Gedatsu, upon realizing his error, rolls his eyes forward in shock.
    ! Gedatsu: So careless!
    ! Ohm/Satori/Shura: Are you that dense?!
    ! Shura: Honestly Gedatsu, with you dumb habits, it’s no wonder you’re still a priest!
    ! Gedatsu: Nonsense, I never have any habits.
    ! Ohm: Oh really?
    ! Gedatsu: Name one.
    ! Satori: We could name more than 10 habits that you do.
    ! Gedatsu: Like?
    ! Shura: Well the eye thing for starters. Then there’s trying to speak with your lower lip stuck in your mouth…Temporarily forgetting to breathe…
    ! Satori: …Incorrectly crossing your arms…Forgetting to speak when explaining things…Entering a house through the window instead of the door…
    ! Ohm: …and then there’s accidentally aiming your attack at one of our followers…just like last week!
    ! Gedatsu: I said I was sorry!
    ! Satori: After you hit him 15 times...during training too!
    ! Gedatsu: He got in the way!
    ! Ohm/Satori/Shura: THAT’S STILL NO EXCUSE!
    ! Eneru: SILENCE!!!!!!!
    ! Eneru, having grown impatient from the priests’ bickering, slams his staff into the ground causing a massive thunderbolt to strike inches from them. The priest then snapped to attention, as not to incur their master’s wrath any further.
    ! Eneru: You have your orders…now go!
    ! Ohm/Satori/Shura/Gedatsu: Yes, Sir!
    ! And with that, the quartet of priest left the chamber in each’s own fashion. Satori on one of his surprise balls, Shura climbs onto Fuza and flies out of the throne room, Ohm hops on Holy and rides out to the exit, Gedatsu activates the Milky Dials in his shoes and whooshes up into the air.
    ! Maleficent: Are you sure those “priests” can find her?
    ! Eneru: They are my most loyal of followers. They shall not fail.
    ! Suddenly they hear a loud bang and look up. They see it was Gedatsu, who wasn’t looking at where he was going and hit his head on a rafter.
    ! Gedatsu: So careless!
    ! After recovering, Gedatsu limps out the nearby window to join with Satori and Shura. Eneru rubs his forehead in embarrassment at the sight.
    ! Eneru: On second thought…maybe you should send out your bird…as a precaution.
    ! Maleficent: You heard him, my pet…Circle far and wide, search for a maid of sixteen with hair of sunshine gold and lips red as the rose. Go, and do not fail me.
    ! And with that, her raven flies out the castle window and off into the wild to join with the four priests, now searching for the princess.

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    Straw Hats Adventures of Sleeping Beauty Chapter 3

    In Which The Straw Hats Help Prepare For Aurora's 16th Birthday

    ! Chapter 3: 16 Years Later… Getting ready for the Party!
    ! “And so for sixteen long years the whereabouts of the princess remained a mystery, while deep in the forest, in a woodcutter's cottage, the good fairies carried out their well-laid plan. Living like mortals, and with the help of the Straw Hats, they had reared the child as their own and called her Briar Rose.”
    ! As we go deep into the forest, we see a lonely cottage, sitting in the open area with trees all around. Then the window upstairs opens, and we see the beautiful Briar Rose, who happens to be Princess Aurora, humming some tune. She cleans around the window before heading back into the room.
    ! “On this her sixteenth birthday, the Good Fairies and the Straw Hats had planned a party and something extra special for a surprise.”
    ! Back downstairs, the fairies and the crew were in the living room, looking over a book of dresses. It has been sixteen years since they raised Aurora together, and gave her the name “Briar Rose” to keep her identity a secret. This is the last day before she can finally be safe from her curse that Maleficent bestowed upon. So they decided to make this day very special for her. But of course, they will have to tell her who she really was after the whole day was over. Flora turned a page in the book, and they see a dress that they really like.
    ! Merryweather: How about this one?
    ! Flora: This is the one I picked.
    ! Robin: She'll look beautiful in it.
    ! Flora: Now I thought a few changes here…
    ! Fauna: Don't forget a pretty bow...
    ! Flora: Yes, and raise the shoulder line.
    ! Merryweather: We'll make it blue.
    ! Flora: Oh no, dear, pink.
    ! Merryweather: But…
    ! Flora: Of course, we'll need a few pleats.
    ! Chopper: Yeah, but how are we going to get her out of the house?
    ! Nami: Simple; you, Luffy and Usopp will get her out for a while until we get things settled.
    ! Usopp: Yeah, but what kind of excuse do we use to do it?
    ! Nami: Don’t worry Usopp, you’ll think of something.
    ! Unbeknownst to the crew and the fairies, they are unaware that Briar Rose is coming downstairs and heard them talking about something.
    ! Briar Rose: Well, and what are all of you dears up to?
    ! All of them were completely surprised and caught-off guard. They all face her, while trying to hide the open book of dresses from her.
    ! Merryweather: Up to?
    ! Fauna: Up to?
    ! Each of the Straw Hats: Up to?
    ! Flora: Up to? Eh, eh, eh, we, we, well, we, we…
    ! Flora was completely tongue-tied, trying to come up with an answer. Briar Rose continues to stare at them until Usopp spoke for Flora, grabbing a nearby basket and hands it to Briar Rose.
    ! Usopp: We actually want you to pick some berries with me, Luffy and Chopper.
    ! Flora: That's it, berries!
    ! Briar Rose: Berries?
    ! Fauna: Lots of berries.
    ! Briar Rose: But I picked berries yesterday.
    ! Flora: Oh, we need more, dear.
    ! Usopp: You see; Sanji wants more berries for some new recipes he’s trying out and Chopper needs ‘em for some experimental medicine he’s working on. So that’s why we need more.
    ! Nami: Lots, lots more!
    ! Flora: Yes!
    ! Then they gently pushed Briar Rose out the door with Chopper, Luffy and Usopp outside. Briar Rose looks back at them with a suspicious look. Something’s not quite right with them is what she’s thinking.
    ! Flora: Now don't hurry back, dear.
    ! Merryweather: And don't go too far.
    ! Robin: Don’t get lost!
    ! Sanji: And don't speak to strangers.
    ! Fauna: Goodbye, dear!
    ! Brook: Goodbye!
    ! Franky: Goodbye!
    ! Briar Rose: Goodbye!
    ! Then she went off into the forest with the trio. After watching her walk away, Robin chuckles with a smile.
    ! Nami: What are you so happy about?
    ! Robin: Heh, look at her. She is becoming a beautiful woman.
    ! Sanji: True. The Gift of Beauty really worked its magic. sigh Beauty is truly a remarkable thing.
    ! Brook: Indeed.
    ! Everyone else then nodded, agreeing with Sanji. Then Zoro became concerned about Briar Rose’s suspicious look at them, as if she’s starting to become aware of the surprise party.
    ! Zoro: Hmm…I wonder if she suspects…
    ! Flora: Of course not, come on.
    ! Nami: Will she be surprised!
    ! Merryweather: A real birthday party.
    ! Fauna: With a real birthday cake.
    ! Franky: With birthday decorations, balloons, confetti…
    ! Brook: …music…
    ! Flora: Yes and a dress a princess can be proud of.
    ! Merryweather: I'll get the wands.
    ! Merryweather heads up the stairs to get them. But Flora freezes when she heard what she thought she heard.
    ! Flora: Yes, you can, uh-- the wands?
    ! Fauna: realizing that this could be trouble Oh no!
    ! Nami: Hold it, Merryweather! You know the rules!
    ! Flora: No magic!
    ! Merryweather: coming back down the stairs But the sixteen years are almost over.
    ! Flora: We're taking no chances.
    ! Robin: Sorry, Merryweather. But Flora’s right. Besides, that’s what Maleficent and Eneru are expecting, remember?
    ! Merryweather: But, I never baked a fancy cake.
    ! Flora: Oh, you won't have to, dear.
    ! Fauna: getting the ingredients I'm going to bake the cake.
    ! Merryweather: You?
    ! Flora: She's always wanted to, dear, and this is her last chance.
    ! Sanji: And I’ll pinch in and help Fauna…just in case.
    ! Merryweather: concerned about the idea Well…
    ! Fauna: I'm going to make it fifteen layers with pink and blue, forget-me-nots…
    ! Sanji: Whoa, let’s not get ahead of ourselves, okay?
    ! Flora: And I'm making the dress.
    ! Robin: I’ll help you with that, Flora.
    ! Merryweather: But you can't sew, and she's never cooked!
    ! Flora: Oh, it's simple.
    ! Robin: Yeah, Merryweather. It’s not that hard.
    ! Fauna: All you do is follow the book.
    ! Then Flora pulls up a tiny stool and directs Merryweather to stand on it.
    ! Flora: Up here dear, you can be the dummy.
    ! Merryweather: Well, I still say we ought to use magic.
    ! Flora then throws a sheet of pink cloth above Merryweather and she and Robin begins cutting with a pair of scissors. Fauna and Sanji laid all the ingredients for the cake before them.
    ! Sanji: Okay, what’s the first thing on the list?
    ! Fauna: reading from the book Flour, three cups.
    ! Fauna then looks around for the cups.
    ! Fauna: Cups, cups, cups, cups, cups…
    ! Then she finds three cups of different sizes and uses them to pour flour into the bowl.
    ! Fauna: One, two, three.
    ! Sanji: noticing the mistake Uh, Fauna? I believe it meant “one cup; three scoops”.
    ! Back to the girls making the dress, Flora has cut a circular hole into the sheet.
    ! Merryweather: What's that for?
    ! Flora: Well, it's got to have a hole in the bottom.
    ! Robin: That's for the feet to go through.
    ! Then the girls placed the sheet on top of Merryweather and placed her head through the hole on it. Merryweather then notices the color of the fabric sheet.
    ! Merryweather: It's pink!
    ! Flora: Oh, lovely shade, isn't it?
    ! Merryweather: But I wanted it blue.
    ! Flora: Now, dear, we decided pink was her color.
    ! Merryweather: YOU decided!
    ! Then before Merryweather knows it, she was completely hulled into the pink cloth. She mutters angrily under the cloth, probably commenting about Flora’s choice in fabric color. Flora then ties a knot around Merryweather’s feet to keep the cloth together. Back in the kitchen, Fauna continues to read from the book.
    ! Fauna: Two eggs, fold in gently…Fold? Oh well.
    ! She grabs two eggs and puts them into the bowl and starts to fold them into the dough.
    ! Sanji: Wait Fauna, it meant—
    ! But Fauna already presses down and they heard the shells crack.
    ! Back to the others making the dress, Merryweather is now suffocating while being hulled in the cloth.
    ! Merryweather: muffled I can't breathe! Let me out of here!
    ! Flora cuts the cloth open at the top, and Merryweather pops her head out. Merryweather then takes a look at the dress.
    ! Merryweather: It looks awful.
    ! Flora: That's because it's on you, dear.
    ! Back in the kitchen, Fauna reads the next instruction in the cookbook.
    ! Sanji: Alright, what next?
    ! Fauna: Now yeast, one tsp. Tsp?
    ! Zoro: correcting for her One teaspoon.
    ! Fauna: One teaspoon, of course.
    ! Back to making the dress, Flora measures some size of the dress.
    ! Flora: Oh gracious how the child has grown.
    ! Merryweather: Oh, it seems only yesterday we brought her here.
    ! Fauna: Just a tiny baby.
    ! Sanji: And we fed her, bathed her, and even played with her.
    ! Brook: I remember it as if it were yesterday.
    ! Then all the sudden, Merryweather loses a tear, and everyone notices.
    ! Flora: Why Merryweather…
    ! Fauna: Whatever's the matter, dear?
    ! Merryweather: her voice breaks into crying After today she'll be a princess, and we won't have any Briar Rose.
    ! Fauna: Oh Flora!
    ! Soon the others began to shed some tears, mostly Franky who was bawling his eyes out.
    ! Franky: WAAHHH!!! We're gonna lose our Briar Rose!
    ! Flora: Now, now, now, now let’s get ahold of ourselves. Well, we all knew this day had to come.
    ! Fauna: But why did it have to come so soon?
    ! Flora: After all, we've had her for sixteen years.
    ! Merryweather: Sixteen wonderful years.
    ! There was a moment of pause as they sadly remember the old days where they raised Aurora together. But Flora immediately shakes it off.
    ! Flora: Good gracious, we're acting like a lot of ninnies! Come on, she'll be back before we get started.
    ! Nami: Yeah, and I don’t think Usopp and the others can keep her away for long.

  • Straw Hats Adventures of Sleeping Beauty Chapter 4

    In Which Luffy, Chopper and Usopp Play The Roles Of Bodyguards, Berry-pickers and Miracle Workers In That Order.

    ! Chapter 4: The Outing in the Forest. Once upon a Dream…
    ! Meanwhile, deep in the forest, Briar Rose was walking through the forest with Usopp, Luffy and Chopper as temporary bodyguards. Momentarily, she starts to sing. But she sang a beautiful and remarkable tone. Truly, it was proof that the Gift of Song had worked its magic. A bird was perching on a tree when it heard her sing. The bird starts to sing as it flies towards where it heard her. It perches upon a branch as Briar Rose approaches and sings to it. More birds answer her singing, and they went off to wake other animals. Two birds went to a hollowed-out log and they pulled out two rabbits by the ears. One bird went to a squirrel, and that squirrel went into a hole of one tree, and pushed an owl out of the other side and off the tree. The owl opens its wings and lands softly into Briar Rose’s basket. The owl and Briar Rose both sang and they continued on. She walks across a log over a ravine as the animals and the trio.
    ! Meanwhile, in another part of the forest, we see a young man riding on his horse named Samson. Apparently, this is actually Prince Phillip, all grown up since the last sixteen years. While was just taking a nice stroll through the forest, when he hears the faint and beautiful singing of Briar Rose. He stops his horse and listens.
    ! Phillip: Hear that, Samson? Beautiful.
    ! They continued, but when the singing was heard again, Phillip stops and listens again. This gets him even more curious.
    ! Phillip: What is it? Come on, let's find out.
    ! He turns it around, but Samson, uninterested with the mystery singer, struggles back and continues walking forward.
    ! Phillip: Oh, come on! He leans forward to Samson For an extra bucket of oats?
    ! Samson immediately starts listening.
    ! Phillip: And a few carrots?
    ! Samson smiles and starts nodding.
    ! Phillip: Hop boy!
    ! And with that they ride off towards the singing. They stopped at a small clearing, to listen to the singing. When it was heard again, Phillip tries to figure out where it is. When he figures it out, they ride off again. They make a turn, but when Samson jumps over a log, Phillip gets caught in a tree and falls off. Samson quickly realizes that his rider is not on him and holds when he heard Phillip’s yell. He looks back to hear him splash into a creek. Samson went back and approaches Phillip, who is now soaking wet. The horse takes his wet hat off him and Phillip glares at him. He splashes water at Samson, and with another glare.
    ! Phillip: No carrots!
    ! Back to where we left Briar Rose and the others, Briar Rose is now picking berries off the bushes while Luffy, Usopp and Chopper helped. They picked all sorts of berries like raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Usopp was busy picking berries when he notices a shiny, ripe apple hanging in the tree.
    ! Usopp: Sweet! An apple!
    ! Seeing as an opportunity to grab an apple without Luffy noticing, he puts the berries in Rose's basket, immediately went over and starts climbing the tree. When he got there, the apple is within reach. Licking his lips in hunger, he reaches for the apple. But suddenly, a squirrel rushed over and took the apple from him.
    ! Usopp: Hey! I saw it first!
    ! The squirrel only sticks its tongue at him.
    ! Usopp: Why you little…. Come here!
    ! Usopp and tries to grab it and chases the squirrel across the branch. The squirrel, with an apple, scurried into a hollow hole in the tree.
    ! Usopp: You can't hide from me!
    ! He reaches his arm into the hollow hole. With his hands digging around, the squirrel thinks of a plan. Apparently, in there with it was a woodpecker nest. The squirrel grabs the egg and puts it within Usopp's reach. Usopp then felt something inside and grins. He grabs the object immediately.
    ! Usopp: Aha! Now I got ya!
    ! Usopp pulls his arm out, but was surprised to find out that he grabbed an egg instead.
    ! Usopp: Huh?
    ! Then he hears angry squawking and turns to see an angry woodpecker mother, glaring at him. Usopp immediately realizes what he just grabbed.
    ! Usopp: grinning sheepishly Oh, uh, this is yours? Uh, sorry. I'll just put it back.
    ! He slowly puts the egg back into the tree. But even though he did, the woodpecker angrily starts pecking at his nose.
    ! Usopp: Owowowowow!! Stop it! Ow! That’s my nose! OW! OW! I'm sorry! OW!
    ! Usopp tries to cover his nose from the woodpecker's angry pecking. He tries to shoo it away, but as he does, he loses his balance and falls off from the branch. On the way down, he crashes onto every branch, but the last branch, however, he lands on his crotch. Usopp yells in pain.
    ! Then he fell off, holding his crotch in pain. He lands on the ground with a THUD! Chopper and Luffy, after hearing him scream, ran over as they saw him land.
    ! Luffy: Usopp!
    ! Chopper: Usopp, are you okay?
    ! Usopp: groggily If anyone asks, I fall down.
    ! Then he passes out, unconscious.
    ! Minutes later, after Usopp regained conscious, they finished gathering all the berries. Then Briar Rose starts singing again, but this time in a song.
    ! Briar Rose: I wonder,
    I wonder,
    I wonder why each little bird
    Has a someone to sing to
    Sweet things to
    A gay little love melody

    ! As Luffy and the others, including the forest animals, followed Briar Rose, they reached a place where they can see a breathtaking view of King Stefan’s castle and all the countryside.
    ! Briar Rose: I wonder,
    I wonder,
    If my heart keeps singing
    Will my song going in
    To someone
    Will find me
    And bring back a love song
    To me!

    ! Then they all looked in awe over the countryside and the castle in the distance.
    ! Chopper: Wow…it’s so beautiful from here.
    ! Usopp: I know. No matter how many times I see it, I could never get tired of looking at it.
    ! Briar Rose: Oh dear, why do they still treat me like a child?
    ! As she walks away, the trio seemed confused and they follow her, along with the other animals.
    ! Luffy: Who?
    ! Briar Rose: Why, Aunt Flora and Fauna and Merryweather. They never want me to meet anyone.
    ! Luffy: Well, what about us?
    ! Chopper: Yeah, what about us?
    ! Briar Rose: Oh, you are perfectly just fine. You and the others are really sweet. But I don’t understand why they won’t let me see anyone.
    ! Usopp: Well, it’s just for your own protection. You’ll never know who might jump out and get ya!
    ! Briar Rose: Like who!
    ! Luffy: Well like—OWWW!!!
    ! Usopp steps on Luffy’s foot to keep him from opening his big mouth. They know they’ll have to tell her she was a princess, but they should NEVER ever, even mentioning to her about Maleficent, Eneru or the curse. They swore an oath not to; plus the fact that Nami threatened to bust their heads open if they did. So it was a smart idea not to mention anything about it.
    ! Usopp: Uh…Like I said, you’ll never know.
    ! But then, Briar Rose giggles about something.
    ! Briar Rose: But you know something? I fooled 'em. I HAVE met someone!
    ! The animals got excited and the trio gasped.
    ! Luffy/Usopp/Chopper: You HAVE?!
    ! Usopp: You’ve met someone and we didn’t even know about it?!
    ! Chopper: So who is “someone” anyway?
    ! Briar Rose: Oh, a prince.
    ! Luffy/Usopp/Chopper: A PRINCE?!
    ! By now the trio was getting excited, so much that they forgot to ask her how she met him.
    ! Luffy: That’s so cool! So what does he look like?
    ! Briar Rose: Well, he's tall and handsome and….and so romantic.
    ! Usopp: So what did you two do together? Nothing funny I hope.
    ! Briar Rose: Oh, we walked together and talked together, and just before we say goodbye, he takes me in his arms….
    ! Luffy/Usopp/Chopper: excited Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah?
    ! Briar Rose: And then....
    ! Luffy/Usopp/Chopper: even MORE excited and then, and then, and then, and then, and then, and then, and then, and then!!!!
    ! Briar Rose: sadly I wake up.
    ! Luffy/Usopp/Chopper: sadly Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
    ! They sank their heads in disappointment; she builds up the excitement for them, only for a major letdown.
    ! Luffy: Wait, you mean that you only met this prince guy in a dream?
    ! Briar Rose: Yes, it's only in my dreams. But they say if you dream the same thing more than once, it’s sure to come true. And I've seen him so many times!
    ! Usopp: That is true, but don’t worry. If it’s like you said, it’s bound to happen soon.
    ! While up in a tree, a squirrel spots something in the distance. It looks closely and it can clearly make out some wet clothes being hung on the tree, which are actually Prince Phillip’s. An idea hits it and it plucks an acorn from a branch and tosses it at the birds. It hits and bounces off the head of the owl and hits two other small birds. They fly up to the squirrel and they see Phillip’s clothes. Then the owl and the other animals put their heads together and made a plan. The squirrel climbs down and motions Chopper to join them.
    ! Chopper: Huh? What’s going on?
    ! Out of curiosity, Chopper quietly sneaks off while the others weren't looking. Along with two rabbits, they went on over to the tree. When Chopper saw Phillip’s clothes, he realized what they were planning.
    ! Chopper: quietly Ohh...I get it!
    ! He tiptoes over to the clothes and was about to grab them when he hears Phillip talking to his horse.
    ! Phillip: You know, Samson. There's something strange about that voice. Too beautiful to be real. Maybe it was a mysterious being, a wood sprite or....
    ! Then Samson sees Chopper and the animals running off with the clothes and neighs. This made Chopper jump and he starts running as fast as his feet could carry him. Phillip looks and sees them running off with his hat and cape.
    ! Phillip: Hey, stop!
    ! Seconds later, when he got away from them, Chopper calls over Usopp and explains the situation to him. Realizing this would help Briar Rose, Usopp starts putting the hat and cape on. Preparing himself, he takes on an impersonation of a prince and starts walking towards Briar Rose, smiling. He whistles to Rose, and she looks over to him. She immediately smiles when she sees Usopp dressed like a prince, even Luffy was surprised.
    ! Briar Rose: Oh, why, it's my dream prince!
    ! Usopp: Good afternoon, m’lady.
    ! Usopp bows like a prince to her. Briar Rose laughs.
    ! Briar Rose: Your highness!
    ! Briar Rose bows to him as well. She hums a tune as she approaches him. She takes his arms and wraps them around her. Usopp, enjoying the role, continues to play along as a prince.
    ! Usopp: Tell me, what is your name?
    ! Briar Rose: No, I'm not really supposed to talk to strangers. But we've met before!
    ! Usopp: Have we now?
    ! Then she starts singing while dancing with her “dream prince”.
    ! Briar Rose: I know you
    I walked with you
    Once upon a dream
    I know you
    The gleam in your eyes
    Is so familiar a gleam

    ! While Rose and Usopp danced together, Phillip and Samson peeked out from behind the bushes. And both were amazed by this. Phillip has finally found who was singing a beautiful song. He has never met someone this beautiful before. He and Samson looked at each other before looking back at Rose and Usopp.
    ! Briar Rose: And I know it's true
    That visions are seldom all they seem
    But if I know you I know what you do
    You'll love me at once
    The way you did
    Once upon a dream

    ! She and Usopp continued to dance, as Usopp tries to dance without stepping on her feet.
    ! Briar Rose: But if I know you I know what you'll do
    ! Then Usopp was suddenly yanked from behind by Prince Phillip and he took Usopp's place. But Rose does not see Phillip. But the others did.
    ! Chopper: Uh, Rose?
    ! But Briar Rose did not hear him.
    ! Briar Rose: You'll love me at once
    ! Then Phillip sang with her.
    ! Both: The way you did
    ! Rose stops immediately when she recognizes that it wasn't Usopp's voice, but Phillip continues.
    ! Phillip: Once upon a dream
    ! Briar Rose looks to see Usopp hanging on a tree by his cape. He shrugs his shoulders, and he chuckles sheepishly at her. Rose turns and gasps to see Phillip behind her.
    ! Luffy: Hey! Hands off! GUM GUM….
    ! Luffy was just about to go ape on Phillip when Chopper goes Heavy Point and grabs Luffy before he did something rash.
    ! Luffy: Chopper, let go!
    ! Chopper: Sorry, Luffy, but let's see how this goes first.
    ! Briar Rose tries halfheartedly to run away, but is held by Phillip.
    ! Phillip: I'm awfully sorry. I didn't mean to frighten you
    ! Briar Rose: Oh it wasn't that. It's just that you're a…a…
    ! Phillip: A stranger?
    ! Briar Rose: Hmm-hmm
    ! Phillip: But don't you remember? We've met before!
    ! Briar Rose: puzzled We…we have?
    ! Phillip: Of course. You said so yourself: Once upon a dream!
    ! Then he starts singing.
    ! Phillip: I know you
    I walked with you
    Once upon a dream
    I know you
    The gleam in your eyes
    Is so familiar a gleam

    ! The trio then noticed a sudden change in Briar Rose. They can clearly tell she is starting to dreamily fall in love with him. And amazingly, they were right! They smile as they decided to watch when romance starts to take a turn. Briar Rose and Phillip then started waltzing by a lake as we hear the choir sing.
    ! CHOIR: And I know it's true
    That visions are seldom all they seem
    But if I know you
    I know what you'll do
    You'll love me at once
    The way you did
    Once upon a dream

    ! Then they stopped dancing and they walked over the same cliffside where they can see King Stefan’s castle and the whole countryside. Phillip lays his arm around Briar Rose as she rests her head on him.
    ! Phillip: to Rose Who are you? What's your name?
    ! Briar Rose: Hmm? Oh, my name. Why, it's, it's…. Oh no, I can't, I….goodbye!
    ! Briar Rose suddenly runs off with Luffy, Usopp and Chopper running off after her.
    ! Usopp: Rose!
    ! Chopper: Wait for us!
    ! Phillip: running after Rose But when will I see you again?
    ! Briar Rose: Oh never, never!
    ! Phillip: Never?
    ! Briar Rose: Well, maybe someday.
    ! Phillip: When, Tomorrow?
    ! Briar Rose: Oh no, this evening.
    ! Phillip: Where?
    ! Briar Rose: At the cottage, in the glen.
    ! Luffy: Rose, wait up!
    ! Usopp: Sorry to run off! But we gotta be going.
    ! Chopper: Nice meeting you though.
    ! Phillip then watches her run off; unaware that she was actually Princess Aurora.
    ! Phillip: You know, Samson, there’s something familiar about her companions. Like I’ve seen them somewhere before.
    ! Little did the prince know that he did in fact meet them, sixteen years ago…

  • Straw Hats Adventures of Sleeping Beauty Chapter 5

    In Which Certain Revelations Ruin A Good Party.

    ! Chapter 5: A Shocking Revelation! Getting ready for the Party…With Magic!
    ! Back at the cottage, everyone was almost done getting everything ready. The cake and dress are almost complete. Fauna and Sanji are lighting candles on the cake. However, the cake is a complete mess. The cake is out of proportion, sloppy, and is dripping. And it's already starting to melt. When the top starts to tip over, Fauna grabs a broom and tries to hold it up.
    ! Fauna: Well, what do you think of it?
    ! Flora looked at the cake, and is startled by the looks of it. Even Nami and Robin were startled as well.
    ! Nami: Uh….
    ! Robin: No comment.
    ! Flora: Why, it's a very unusual cake, isn't it?
    ! Sanji: Yeah…
    ! He was concerned on how the cake looks, let alone how it would taste. Fauna notices the lit candles sliding down the broomstick on the melted icing. She puts the candles back on the cake as they slide down.
    ! Fauna: Yes. Of course it'll be much stiffer after it’s baked.
    ! Flora: Of course, dear. What do you think of the dress?
    ! Fauna and Sanji came over to look at the dress. But unfortunately, like the cake, the dress was just as bad. The sleeves were too long, there are too many bows and ribbons and ruffles, and it is badly stitched. Merryweather, who still standing as a dolly in the dress, has her arms folded and doesn’t seem very happy. And like them, the others were speechless, completely concerned about the look of the dress.
    ! Sanji: Ugh….
    ! Brook: Words fail me.
    ! Franky: I'm not sure how to describe it.
    ! Zoro: It’s weird.
    ! Franky: snaps finger That’s the word!
    ! Fauna: Well, it's not exactly the way it is in the book, is it?
    ! Flora: Well, I improved it.
    ! Robin: I think we define “improved” differently in our dictionary than in yours, Flora.
    ! Flora: But perhaps if I added few more ruffles? What do you think?
    ! Fauna: I think so. What do you think, Merryweather?
    ! Merryweather, finally had enough, lets out her frustration on the others.
    ! Merryweather: I think we've had enough of this nonsense! I think we ought to think of Rose, and what she'll think of this mess!
    ! She struggles out of the dress, which falls to pieces, and starts heading upstairs.
    ! Merryweather: I still think what I thunk before! I’m going to get those wands!
    ! Back at the cake, it has finally melted into a pile of mush. Now that they heard what Merryweather said, they all began to have second thoughts.
    ! Fauna: You know, I think she's right.
    ! Franky: I have to admit: The cake and the dress are super terrible!
    ! Sanji: Yeah, not even Luffy would want to eat that cake.
    ! Nami: And could you imagine the look on the king and queen’s faces when they see their daughter dressed in something like THAT?
    ! Robin: It’s quite obvious at this point; we may have to use magic for this one.
    ! Merryweather then came back down, with the fairies' wands in her hands.
    ! Merryweather: Here they are! Good as new!
    ! Flora: grabs the wandsAh-ah-ah-ah, c-c-careful, Merryweather!
    ! Nami: Remember, we’re only using them for the cake and dress only. Nothing else.
    ! Flora: Quick, lock the doors! Fauna, you close the windows. Plug up every cranny. We can't take any chances!
    ! Everyone then locked and closed every window, door and cranny. They even plug up every hole with some clothing.
    ! Flora: to Fauna And now, you take care of the cake.
    ! Merryweather: While I…
    ! Flora: Clean the room, dear. And I'll make the dress. Now, hurry!
    ! Merryweather gets frustrated, mainly because she wanted to make the dress, but shrugs it off quickly. She turns to a bucket, mop, and broom, and uses her magic to bring them to life.
    ! Merryweather: Come on, bucket, mob, broom, Flora says, clean up the room!
    ! Then the bucket, mop, and broom immediately start to sweep and mop everything clean.
    ! Zoro: So what are we supposed to do?
    ! Franky: I guess we should sit back and enjoy the show.
    ! Robin: We may as well supervise the process as well. Brook, can you give us some music for them?
    ! Brook: Of course.
    ! Brook starts playing music on his violin for the fairies to work to, while the others sat back and supervised.
    ! Flora: And now to make a lovely dress, fit the grace of fair princess.
    ! Flora works another sheet of pink cloth with her wand. She magically turns the sheet into a wonderful dress. In the kitchen, Fauna has gathered all the ingredients, which happens to be alive.
    ! Fauna: Eggs, flour, mi—voice breaks
    ! Sanji: Just do like it says here in the book.
    ! Fauna: I'll put on the candles.
    ! The ingredients looked at each other quizzically for a few moments before finally getting to work. The bag of flour opened itself up, letting the cups levitate in and out and pour the contents into a mixing bowl, followed by the eggs and milk. A spoon dipped into the bowl and started mixing everything together.
    ! As the broom continued its job, Merryweather cast a levitating spell on the rug, the stool and then the chair she was on; the broom swept a small pile of dust underneath the three, and just as the broom was done, Merryweather zapped the pile away.
    ! Meanwhile, the ingredients finally finished mixing themselves together, forming a tall, beautiful cake that looked too delicious to look away from. A few minutes had passed and the dress was almost completed and the cake was ready to have candles on it.
    ! Everything was proceeding smoothly and quickly, but then Merryweather notices the pink color of the dress-in-progress.
    ! Merryweather: Oh no, not pink. Make it blue.
    ! She uses her wand to change the dress into a blue color. But Flora is not happy about it.
    ! Flora: Merryweather! Make it pink.
    ! Merryweather shimmied and shook devilishly as she turned on her heel and fires another spell.
    ! Merryweather: whispers Make it blue.
    ! The spell hits the sash and travels down it till it reaches the dress, turning blue again.
    ! Flora: Pink!
    ! Flora was now getting annoyed as she changes it back. However, Merryweather had only begun to fight, as she noticed the dress’ reflection on a nearby frying pan.
    ! Merryweather: Blue!
    ! Merryweather bounces a spell off the frying pan, at the dress. But this time, Flora stands before the dress and Merryweather's spell hits her and changes her clothes to blue. Merryweather giggles, but not before Flora changes her clothes to pink. Then, as they kept going at it, the two fairies get into a color fight.
    ! Sanji: Come on, ladies. Don’t fight.
    ! Sanji gasps when he sees a spell coming right at him, and he immediately ducks.
    ! Sanji: Hey! Watch where you—
    ! Sanji gets hit and his clothes color changes to pink. He becomes alarmed when he looks at himself as it brought back painful memories from that “island”.
    ! Sanji: GAH! I'm pink!
    ! The others couldn’t help but laugh, especially Zoro.
    ! Zoro: Gahahahahaha!!!
    ! But he abruptly stops laughing when he sees a blue spell heading straight at him and he ducks, allowing Nami to get hit, turning her hair from orange to blue.
    ! Nami: HEY!
    ! Then the group notices that the spell fight is now getting worse and is quickly getting out of hand.
    ! Franky: Everyone, hit the deck!
    ! Everyone then immediately began getting into cover. Nami and Zoro ducked under a table, but not before Nami grabbed Zoro by the head and pulls him up into a path of a pink spell as payback. It hits him and changes his hair to pink. Sanji leaps into a barrel as Franky and Brook runs around the room, trying not to get hit, as they were too big and tall to fit anywhere. Robin, on the other hand, was busy reading a book while using her Hana-Hana fruit powers to create hands around her body, blocking every spell that came at her with frying pans. As everyone else tries to avoid getting hit, Fauna kept on making the cake, as nothing is even happening right now. Most of the spells were bouncing and exiting through the fireplace, all the way out of the chimney like fireworks.
    ! Unfortunately, this had to happen at a worst possible moment, because Diablo, Maleficent's raven, was flying nearby over the forest. And flying with him was Shura riding on Fuza, Gedatsu and Satori, along with Ohm and Holy on top of Satori’s Surprise Balls.
    ! Shura: Ugh…it’s been hours. How can it be this hard to find just one girl?
    ! Ohm: Have some patience, Shura. We must be diligent in our search. Ever searching, never resting.
    ! Satori: You’re one to talk! You’re the one resting on one of my Surprise Balls. points to Holy And while we’re on the subject; why is your dog up here too?
    ! Ohm: He had a sore foot.
    ! Holy lifts up his paw to reveal his sore, Shura and Satori only smacked their foreheads in disbelief. Just then, Diablo sees colorful flashes in the distance. Cawing, he flew over to source of the flashes, calling the priests to follow.
    ! Ohm: Hey! What’s with the bird?
    ! Shura: It must’ve found something, follow the raven!
    ! The priests soon followed Diablo, with the exception of Gedatsu, who flew in the opposite direction. Shura was the first to notice Gedatsu’s mistake and calls out to him.
    ! Shura: Gedatsu, you idiot! It’s this way!
    ! Gedatsu, realizing his error, swings around and flies back to the group.
    ! Gedatsu: So careless!
    ! The group flies down into the forest till they discovered a cottage where the spells are coming out from the chimney. They flew over and when Diablo peeks down into the chimney, he gets hit by a couple of spells.
    ! Inside the house, the “war” continues for Flora and Merryweather, until both spells hits the dress at the same time. Now it is hideous, as if two paint cans were splashed together on it.
    ! Flora: Ohh, now look what you've done!
    ! Robin: You can come out everyone. The ‘war’s’ over.
    ! The others came out of their hiding spots and looked at themselves and their colors.
    ! Nami: Gald that’s over.
    ! Sanji: looking at his shirt This…is humiliating.
    ! Zoro: I don’t know, I think pink is a good look for you.
    ! Sanji: Well, for you, it looks even more ridiculous, Cherry Blossom Head!
    ! Zoro: Cherry blossom?
    ! Zoro looks at a nearby mirror and freaks out at the sight of his hair’s new color.
    ! Nami: Well, it serves you right, Zoro.
    ! Then Fauna hears something coming from outside the house.
    ! Fauna: Shh, listen!
    ! Everyone listens and they heard faint singing in the distance. They immediately know who it is.
    ! Merryweather: It's Rose!
    ! Flora: She's back, enough of this foolishness.
    ! Everyone then quickly cleans up as Flora turns to the dress, changing it back to pink.
    ! Flora: Make it pink.
    ! She quickly grabs Fauna, who is lighting candles on the finished cake.
    ! Flora: Now hide, quick!
    ! Fauna quickly uses her magic to light up all the candles. Merryweather was about to hide, but sees the pink on the dress.
    ! Merryweather: whispers Blue.
    ! Merryweather changes the dress back to blue and went to join the others. Outside, Briar Rose was hurrying towards the cottage with Luffy, Usopp and Chopper.
    ! Briar Rose: Aunt Flora!
    ! Everyone inside starts hiding on the stairway, but Flora notices something that makes her gasp in shock.
    ! Flora: Good gracious!
    ! Brook: EH?! What!
    ! Flora: Who left the mop running?
    ! Merryweather: Stop, mop!
    ! She shoots a spell at the mop and it went dead and limp.
    ! Nami: Ahem! Aren't you ladies FORGETTING something?
    ! Nami points to her hair and the others, who have their colors changed to either pink or blue. Flora and the other fairies were startled to see them in pink and blue and they quickly changed them back into their real colors.
    ! Nami: We never speak of this to Luffy or the others, EVER!
    ! Zoro: Agreed. Cause if those three found out, we’ll never hear the end of it.
    ! Sanji: No argument there.
    ! They all hid just in time before Briar Rose and the others get in. Briar Rose opens the door and enters, while Luffy, Usopp and Chopper stayed near the doorway, waiting to surprise her. Unknown to them, Diablo and the four priests were hiding behind the door looking in, while their backs are turned to it.
    ! Briar Rose: Aunt Flora, Fauna, Merryweather, Nami, Sanji, Brook! Where is everybody?
    ! Then she gasps when she saw the dress and the cake. Then everyone came out to surprise her.
    ! Everyone: Surprise! Surprise!
    ! Fauna: Happy Birthday!
    ! Luffy/Chopper/Usopp: Happy Birthday, Rose!
    ! Briar Rose: Oh you darlings, this is the happiest day of my life. Everything's so wonderful. Just wait till you meet him.
    ! Everyone: HIM?!?!?
    ! Luffy: Eh!
    ! Chopper: Uh oh…
    ! Usopp: to himself Oh no! We forgot all about him!
    ! Of course, if you remembered, our trio and Rose had an encounter with a certain prince. But with the commotion of the birthday, they had completely forgotten until Briar Rose mentioned it. Usopp, quickly notices Nami giving him an “I’m so gonna bash your head in” look to all three of them.
    ! Merryweather: Rose!
    ! Flora: You've met some stranger?
    ! Briar Rose: Oh, he's not a stranger. We've met before.
    ! Franky/Brook: You have?
    ! Sanji: Where?
    ! Briar Rose: Once upon a dream.
    ! Then she starts humming “Once upon a dream” while dancing dreamily. Everyone looked at each in confusion. Rose takes Fauna and dances with her. Fauna already sees what is really going on with her.
    ! Fauna: She’s in love!
    ! Merryweather: Oh no!
    ! Flora: This is terrible!
    ! Zoro: This could be a problem.
    ! Briar Rose then stops singing and dancing when she heard them. And she seems bothered.
    ! Briar Rose: Why? After all, I am sixteen
    ! Flora: It isn't that, dear.
    ! Nami: You see…it’s that…sigh it’s time you knew the truth.
    ! Briar Rose: The truth? What truth?
    ! Robin: The truth is…you’re already betrothed.
    ! Briar Rose: Betrothed?
    ! Merryweather: Since the day you were born.
    ! Fauna: To Prince Phillip, dear.
    ! Briar Rose: But that's impossible! How could I marry a prince, I'd have to be…
    ! Merryweather: A princess.
    ! Fauna: And you ARE, dear!
    ! Flora: Princess Aurora.
    ! Diablo and the priests became surprised when they hear this and smiles evilly. They have finally found her.
    ! Shura: whispers So this is where they have been hiding her.
    ! Satori: whispers Seems our patience finally paid off.
    ! Ohm: whispers Told you so…
    ! Gedatsu: shouts WE…
    ! Shura, Ohm and Satori manage to clamp Gedatsu’s mouth shut before he’d give them away.
    ! Robin: Tonight, we're taking you back to your father, King Stefan.
    ! Briar Rose: But, but I can't! He's coming here tonight, I promised to meet him.
    ! The five “spies” flew off back to Maleficent and Eneru to tell them their discovery.
    ! Flora: I'm sorry, child. But you must never see that young man again.
    ! Briar Rose: Oh, no, no! I can't believe it. No, no!
    ! Shocked by what’s she has heard, Rose starts to break down crying. Chopper tries to comfort her. But she ran upstairs to her room, crying.
    ! Usopp: Rose, wait!
    ! Usopp tries to follow her, but is stopped by Franky, who blocks his way with his arm.
    ! Usopp: Franky, why’d you stop me.
    ! Franky: It's best to leave her be for a short while. With news this super heavy, she’ll need some time alone.
    ! Merryweather: And we thought she'd be so happy.
    ! Of course, everyone agrees with her.
    ! Usopp: sigh I can’t imagine how this can get any worst.
    ! Nami: I know…
    ! In a split second, Nami grabs Luffy, Usopp and Chopper and pins all three to the wall with her Clima-Takt.
    ! Luffy: It wasn’t our fault!
    ! Usopp: We’re just victims of circumstance!
    ! Chopper: Please don’t bash our heads in!
    ! Nami: Then explain how she met this guy without us knowing?!!
    ! Usopp: He was just a dream prince, up until Chopper brought him there.
    ! Chopper: Hey! It wasn’t my fault he followed me! Usopp was the one dancing with Aurora.
    ! Usopp: ME! You’re the one who stole his cape and hat!
    ! Chopper: But it wasn’t my idea to take them to begin with!
    ! Luffy: What about me?!
    ! Usopp/Chopper: YOU DIDN’T EVEN DO ANYTHING!!!
    ! Nami: I don’t care who started it, I’m gonna bust all three of your heads wide open right now!
    ! Nami lifts up her Clima-Takt, ready to crack Luffy, Usopp and Chopper’s skulls as the trio covered their heads. But just before Nami could take a swing at them…
    ! Brook: ENOUGH!
    ! Brook slams his fists into the table, causing everyone to jump in shock. He then goes over and picks up the blue dress on the chair, carrying it in one arm and grabs his violin in the other before turning to the fairies.
    ! Brook: You guys mind if I take this up to her?
    ! Flora: Of course, but why?
    ! Brook: I want to speak with Aurora…personally.
    ! Merryweather: Go ahead, dear.
    ! The other crew members were concern by Brook’s decision, mainly Sanji, who blocks the way up the stairs.
    ! Sanji: Brook! If you’re planning you do what I think you’re doing than I’m gonna…
    ! Brook: SANJI!! I know that some my manners are not that of a gentleman, but I am doing this for her sake, regardless of what you think. Now as a gentleman and for the Aurora, I ask you to step aside.
    ! Sanji, though reluctant at first, allows Brook to pass upstairs. Once Brook reached the doorway, he peeked in to see the girl in question lying across her bed, her face buried in her arms as she sobbed. It broke his heart, if he had one physically, to see her in pain and sorrow like this. Taking a deep breath, Brook knocked on the doorframe three times as if he were knocking on a door, gaining Aurora's attention as he spoke up.
    ! Brook: Umm… Rose er... Aurora? Can I talk to you for a sec?
    ! Aurora didn't say a word to him, yet she looked up and stared at Brook with her eyes red from crying. He walked over to the bed and sat himself on the edge of it, looking down to the golden-haired girl.
    ! Brook: Is it okay if a played a song for you?
    ! Aurora said nothing as she was too saddened by the recent events to even respond. Despite a lack of an answer, Brook puts the dress aside, takes his violin and starts playing. As Brook begins to play “Bink’s Sake” on his violin, Aurora notices something different about it. The melody was right, but it felt slower, sadder and yet soothing.
    ! Aurora: This song…I remember this…
    ! Brook: Hmm…that’s right. I played this for you that one night when you were little, remember.
    ! Aurora: Of course! That night, there was a huge thunderstorm, I was scared, crying, but you came into my room and played this to me till I fell asleep.
    ! Brook: …
    ! Aurora: But why are you playing it like that? It sounds so sad.
    ! Brook: True…when I play it like this, it reminds me of what I lost.
    ! Aurora: What you lost?
    ! Brook: Aurora…you’re not the only one who had lost something.
    ! Aurora: Lost? I don’t understand…
    ! Brook: …My friends and I may be different in some ways, but of all things we do have in common is this…we all lost someone important to us.
    ! Aurora: Someone important? Like who?
    ! Brook: For Luffy; he lost his brother…Robin; her mother…Chopper; a doctor who treated him as if he was his own son.
    ! Aurora: …and for you?
    ! Brook stops playing his violin and, after putting it down, lets out a heavy sigh.
    ! Brook: Aurora, promise me you won’t scream.
    ! Aurora: Hmm?
    ! As Aurora ponders on what Brook was asking, he begins to pull a small silver ring off his left hand.
    ! Brook: Let’s just say as for me, I lost so much more…
    ! Brook finally pulls the ring off and seconds later, a short scream was heard from downstairs.
    ! Sanji I KNEW IT!
    ! Before the others could react, Sanji races upstairs to give Brook a good thrashing.
    ! Sanji stops mid-sentence, completely shocked in he was seeing. Brook, who had been a human for the last 16 years, was back to his true skeleton form. Aurora, who was just as shocked as Sanji, could not believe her eyes the person sitting next to him has turned into a skeleton.
    ! Sanji: Brook! You…you changed back! But how?
    ! Aurora: Changed back?
    ! Brook: Remember when our attires changed 16 years ago…holds up the ring to Sanji…my transformation was because of this.
    ! Sanji: That little ring? How long did you know?
    ! Brook: A few years ago I took it off in the woods and I was startled that I changed back…
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    Several years ago, Brook is resting under a tree near a pond after a nightly stroll. He notices his ring and, just for the heck of it, decides to take off. Upon taking the ring off, he sees a little rabbit frightened out of his mind. As Brook nears the rabbit, it lets out a shriek and runs off as fast as it could. Confused, Brook looks into the nearby pond to see his reflection, only to discover that his return to his original bony self. After a few minutes of panicking, he comes to the realization that it was the ring that changed his form. So, Brook puts the ring back on and decides to keep this a secret from the others…for now.


    ! Sanji: So…that explains it.
    ! Brook only nods while Aurora, still a little stunned by Brook's transformation, still trying to grasp of the current situation. First she finds out she's a princess, then she can’t see the man she fell in love with in the forest, and now the man she considers her grandfather has turned into a skeleton before her eyes.
    ! Aurora: I…I…I don’t understand.
    ! Sanji: That's right, you didn’t know. This might be hard to believe, but this is Brook’s true form.
    ! Aurora: Grandpa Brook, is this true?
    ! Brook: It’s true. points to his chest If you’re not fully convinced, stick your hand in here.
    ! Reluctantly, Aurora sticks her hand into Brook’s chest and, to her amazement, it went right through. She pulls her hand back, still if not less confused about the whole situation.
    ! Aurora: Sanji, how did he…?
    ! Sanji: Become a walking skeleton? That's a long story, but I'll shorten it for you. Many years ago, Brook was a member of a pirate crew that sailed the high seas. One day, his crew was attacked by a group of pirates. They barely survived the attack, but were poisoned in the process. One by one they all died out, until Brooke was the only one left.
    ! Aurora: Wait, if Brook died, then how…
    ! Sanji: Well, he ate a special fruit which allows him to be revived after death.
    ! Aurora: Then how is he…
    ! Sanji: His body was on a ship when he died and it took him a year to track it down. By the time he found it, points to Brook what you see is all that’s left.
    ! Brook: For 55 years, I sail alone on my ship, a fate far worse than death itself.
    ! Sanji: Until one day we ran into his ship, Brook’s been a member of our crew ever since.
    ! Aurora: But Sanji...What if I never see him again?
    ! Brook and Sanji exchanged looks to see which one could give the right answer. Brook went first.
    ! Brook: Look, I know what you're going through, but sometimes things don't go as planned and nothing can be done to change it. But the best advice I…we can offer is to keep your chin up and things will make a turn for the better.
    ! Sanji: Brook’s right. I mean, I'm no psychic, but who knows: maybe that Prince Phillip guy that we mentioned could be the same guy you met in the woods earlier today.
    ! Despite what they had said, Aurora still looked concerned.
    ! Aurora: I see, but what should I do?
    ! Sanji: Well...the best we can suggest is doing what you think is the best choice.
    ! Aurora: ...Thank you, both of you.
    ! Just then, Brook had remembered something as he looked to the dress he put on the side of the bed.
    ! Brook: Oh, by the way, Merryweather allowed me to bring this up to you.
    ! Aurora: That's the dress you made for me.
    ! Sanji: Well technically, Flora and Merryweather made this. under his breath Although there was a creative dispute about the color…
    ! Aurora: Hmm?
    ! Sanji: Uhh…unimportant.
    ! Aurora: Thank you, both of you, but could you turn away with your eyes closed while I change into it please?
    ! Sanji: Oh, uh, right. We won’t look. to Brook Right, Brook?
    ! Brook: Huh? Ohh, yes, yes! We’ll even keep our eyes covered, except I have no eyes to cover up. Yohohohohoho!
    ! Sanji turns around and pulls Brook to his side facing away from Aurora, realizing what Aurora meant by what she just asked him. A few minutes passed as they kept their eyes closed and covered until Aurora spoke up.
    ! Aurora: Okay, guys. How do I look?
    ! At hearing her voice, Sanji and Brook turned back to her as they uncovered their eyes. Their eyes widened in astonishment when they saw the girl with the golden hair in the royal blue dress for the first time. Words couldn't describe what they thought of it.
    ! Sanji: Wow, look stunning.
    ! Brook: Ohh! My eyes have never seen such beauty! Oh wait, I don’t have eyes! Yohohohohoho!
    ! Sanji: You already used that joke!
    ! Aurora: Thank you, both of you, for that. And thank you for cheering me up.
    ! Before they could do or say anything else, Aurora hugs both Sanji and Brook, causing them to blush slightly.
    ! Sanji: Uhh, C'mon, Aurora. We better get going; the others are waiting for us.
    ! Aurora: Coming, Sanji.
    ! Awhile later, they met up with Flora, Fauna and Merryweather. At first, Aurora was surprised to learn that they themselves were fairies, but she managed to roll with it in no time at all. The other Straw Hats were surprised at Brook changing back to his true form, until Sanji explained everything. Before they knew it, the group was walking off to the castle, in hopes that things would get better before they could get worse.
    ! Little did they know...
    ! ...their problems were just beginning.

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    Straw Hats Adventures of Sleeping Beauty Chapter 6

    In Which Plans Are Made And Ruined All In One Day

    ! Chapter 6: Back at the Castle. A Toast to the Wedding!
    ! Back at King Stefan’s castle, everyone was patiently waiting for the arrival of Princess Aurora. King Stefan was standing at the window, looking out to the countryside while Hubert was with him. It has been sixteen years since the fairies and the Straw Hats took his daughter away for her own safety. And he has forgotten what Aurora was like now. But she has not shown up yet and he was getting a little worried.
    ! Stefan: No sign of her yet, Hubert.
    ! Hubert: Course not. Good half hour 'till sunset.
    ! King Hubert, who was busy sampling the buffet table before the ceremony, takes a bite of the turkey leg.
    ! Hubert: Ah, excellent bird!
    ! Hubert tosses the leg away and takes a bite of another. He looks over at Stefan and saw the way he looked.
    ! Hubert: Oh now, come man. Buck up! Battle’s over, the girl's as good as here.
    ! Stefan: I'm sorry, Hubert, but after sixteen years of worrying, never knowing…
    ! Hubert: The past, all in the past.
    ! Hubert claps his hands and the Lackey arrives with a bottle of wine and three glasses.
    ! Hubert: Tonight, we toast to future with something I've been saving for sixteen years.
    ! Hubert fills two glasses and gives one of them to Stefan.
    ! Hubert: Here, to the future!
    ! Stefan then finally manages a smile.
    ! Stefan: Right, Hubert. To the future!
    ! Hubert: Skumps!
    ! Stefan: Skumps
    ! Hubert: A toast to this night
    ! Stefan: The outlook is rosy
    ! Hubert: The future is bright
    ! Both: Our children will marry
    Our kingdoms unite
    Skumps, Skumps, Skumps!

    ! The two kings take their drinks, while the Lackey manages to steal a small sip from the wine bottle into the third glass unnoticed.
    ! Hubert: Ah, excellent vintage. And now, to the new home, eh?
    ! Stefan then seems surprised when he heard it.
    ! Stefan: New home?
    ! Hubert: Children need a nest of their own, what? Place to raise their little brood, hey?
    ! Stefan: Well, I suppose in time…
    ! Hubert: Of course. To the home!
    ! Of course, while they were distracted, the Lackey manages to sneak himself some more wine into his glass.
    ! Hubert: Skumps!
    ! Stefan: Skumps!
    ! Hubert: A toast to the home
    ! Stefan: One grander by far than a palace in Rome
    ! Hubert: speaking Uh, let me fill up your glass, that glass was all foam.
    ! Both: Skumps, Skumps, Skumps!
    ! Then the now drunk Lackey plays a tune on his lute, but in a very drunk way. Then Hubert claps his hands.
    ! Hubert: The plans!
    ! The Lackey runs up to Stefan and holds the castle’s plan in front of his face, and let out a hiccup.
    ! Hubert: Well, what do you think? Nothing elaborate, of course. Forty bedrooms, Dining hall, Honeymoon cottage, really.
    ! Then Stefan seems startled when he meant something by “honeymoon”.
    ! Stefan: You mean… you're building it already?
    ! Hubert: Built man! Finished. The love-birds can move in tomorrow.
    ! Stefan: Tomorrow? But Hubert, they're not even married yet!
    ! Hubert: Take care of that tonight. To the wedding!
    ! Hubert pours another glass of wine, but Stefan moves it away. While it was still pouring, the now drunk Lackey lets it pour into his lute.
    ! Stefan: Now hold on, Hubert. I haven't even seen my daughter yet, and you're taking her away from me.
    ! Hubert: Getting my Phillip, aren't you?
    ! Stefan: Yes, but…
    ! Hubert: Want to see our grandchildren, don't we?
    ! Stefan: Of course, but…
    ! Hubert: There's no time to lose! Getting on in years. To the wedding!
    ! Stefan: Now be reasonable, Hubert. After all, Aurora knows nothing about all this.
    ! Hubert: Well?
    ! Stefan: Well, it may come as quite a shock…
    ! Hubert immediately spits out his wine in shock and angrily faces Stefan.
    ! Hubert: Shock? My Phillip, a shock? What's wrong with my Phillip?
    ! Hubert angrily as he advances on him.
    ! Stefan: Nothing, Hubert. I only meant…
    ! Hubert: Why, doesn't your daughter like my son?
    ! Stefan: Now, now…
    ! Hubert: Well I'm not so sure my son likes your daughter!
    ! Then Stefan became angry after what he said about his daughter and it was his turn to advance on him.
    ! Stefan: Now, see here…
    ! Hubert: I'm not so sure my grandchildren want YOU for a grandfather!
    ! Stefan: Why, you unreasonable, pompous, blustering, old windbag!
    ! Hubert: Unreasonable, pompous…
    ! He grabs a fish off the table and holds it up like a sword.
    ! Hubert: En garde, sir!
    ! Stefan: I warn you, Hubert, this means war!
    ! Stefan grabs a plate and uses it as a shield. Then the two kings start to fight, fish against plate. As Hubert continues to strike at Stefan with the fish, it suddenly lost its straightness and went limp. Then both of them realized what was going on and they abruptly break into laughter.
    ! Hubert: What's this all about anyway?
    ! Stefan: Nothing Hubert, absolutely nothing.
    ! Hubert: The children are bound to fall in love with each other.
    ! Stefan: Precisely. And as for grandchildren, I'll have the royal woodcarvers start work on the cradle tomorrow.
    ! Hubert: Splendid! King size, of course.
    ! Stefan: Certainly. To the woodcarver’s guild!
    ! Then they were about to sing another “scumps” song until they heard some strange and ominous sound. They looked around for the source of the sound until they realized it was coming from underneath the table. They lift the tablecloth up and they see the drunken Lackey now finally passed out, with his head inside the lute. Then they heard an announcement outside.
    ! Announcer: His royal highness, Prince Phillip!
    ! Hubert: Phillip?
    ! Hubert runs downward to meet him. Before the castle, Phillip arrives on his horse through the cheering crowd. Hubert just got outside when Phillip rode by.
    ! Hubert: Phillip! Phillip! Phillip, hold, Phillip!
    ! Phillip holds, and gets off his horse as Hubert runs over to him.
    ! Hubert: Hurry, boy, hurry, change in something suitable. Can't meet your future bride looking like that.
    ! Phillip: Well, I have met her, father.
    ! Hubert: You have? Where?
    ! Phillip: Once upon a dream.
    ! Then he starts to sing, and he lifts his father and starts to dance with him.
    ! Hubert: Oh Phillip, stop it, stop that, why, Phillip, put me down!
    ! Phillip stops and puts him down.
    ! Hubert: Now, what's all this dream nonsense?
    ! Phillip: It wasn't a dream, father. I really did meet her!
    ! Hubert: Princess Aurora? Good heavens, we must tell Stefan! Why this is the most…
    ! Phillip: I didn't say it was Aurora.
    ! Hubert: You most certainly did, you said…
    ! Phillip: I said I met the girl I was going to marry. I don't know who she was, a peasant girl I suppose…
    ! Then Hubert seems shocked.
    ! Hubert: A peasant g-g-girl? You're going to marry a… Why Phillip, you're joking!
    ! Hubert was hoping that Phillip was joking, but Phillip shook his head no.
    ! Hubert: Isn't he?
    ! Hubert asked to Phillip’s horse, Samson. But Samson shakes his head no.
    ! Hubert: No! You can't do this to me! Give up the throne, the kingdom, for some…some nobody? By Harry, I won't have it! You're a prince, and you're going to marry a princess!
    ! Phillip: Now father, you're living in the past. This is the fourteenth century. Nowadays…
    ! Hubert: Nowadays I'm still the king, and I command you to come to your senses…
    ! Phillip: …And marry the girl I love!
    ! Hubert: Exactly!
    ! Phillip: Goodbye, father!
    ! Phillip gets on Samson and rides off.
    ! Hubert: Goodbye, father! Marry the girl you ... No, no, Phillip, stop, come back, hold Phillip! Phillip!
    ! But Phillip is already gone, on his way to visit the peasant girl at the cottage. Hubert was in trouble; his son left to marry a peasant girl and 16 years of planning and waiting had gone up in smoke. As Hubert sighs and sadly sits on the stairs with his hand on his chin, only one question was on his poor mind.
    ! Hubert: Oh, how will I ever tell Stefan?

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    Straw Hats Adventures of Sleeping Beauty Chapter 7

    In Which Our Heroes Were So Close Yet So Far…

    ! Chapter 7: Sunset Hour! The Temptation of the Spinning Wheel!
    ! A few hours later, on the outskirts of the wilderness, the Straw Hat Pirates (now back in their original clothing) and the three fairies were now taking Briar Rose back to King Stefan's castle. Even though the day is almost over, Rose still hasn't gotten over her feelings for the peasant boy, who is actually Prince Phillip. As they were close in leaving the woods, Zoro had a cautious and suspicious look on his face.
    ! Usopp: What wrong, Zoro? You got that look on your face since we left the cottage.
    ! Zoro: I got this weird feeling and for once it isn’t Sanji’s or Fauna’s cooking.
    ! Sanji: I heard that, mosshead!
    ! Zoro: I’m just saying; maybe we should wait until after sunset to go to the castle.
    ! Nami: But Flora was the one who said we can’t take any chances.
    ! Usopp: Don't worry, Zoro. All we have to do is to bring her back to her parents, then celebrate, and then we can all go home. What can go wrong?
    ! Zoro: Plenty! And that's what I'm afraid of…
    ! In no time at all, they crossed the border of the forest and arrived close to the castle. Minutes later, they arrived on castle grounds and entered through the back door. They walked up a spiraling staircase and entered a hallway. Then they get inside unnoticed into one of the rooms.
    ! Flora: to Aurora All right, in here, dear.
    ! Flora leads Aurora into the room. Merryweather then closes the door behind the others and let out a big sigh.
    ! Flora: Lock the door, Merryweather! Fauna, pull the drapes!
    ! Fauna and Merryweather did as they were told. Then Flora brings Aurora over to a chair to the dresser.
    ! Flora: And now, dear, if you'll just sit here. This one last gift, dear child for thee, the symbol of thy royalty.
    ! Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather used their magic to form a beautiful golden crown. Flora gently puts it on Aurora's head.
    ! Flora: A crown to wear in grace and beauty, as is thy right, and royal duty.
    ! But then, Aurora once again breaks down into tears as she lies her head down on the table.
    ! Fauna: Now dear…
    ! Fauna was about to comfort her, but Flora stops her.
    ! Flora: Come, let her have a few moments alone.
    ! They start to leave the room, all except for Luffy who stayed behind.
    ! Zoro: Luffy, you coming?
    ! Luffy: You guys go ahead. I’ll be out there in a minute.
    ! After they leave and close the door, Luffy turns to the crying princess and approaches her. This was probably the first time Luffy was in a situation such as this. So, being a man who says what he thinks, Luffy tries to say something to comfort her.
    ! Luffy: Rose?
    ! But she said nothing. She just continues crying. Luffy sighs deeply.
    ! Luffy: Sorry your birthday wasn’t as great as we thought it would. I know you’re still sore at us about not seeing that guy you met…and for lying about you being a princess. Can’t say I blame ya. But it’s not like we did it to be mean, we all swore not to tell you about it until today? We never meant to hurt you. You know that, right?
    ! He pauses for moment for Aurora to answer back. But she continues to cry.
    ! Luffy: Listen…the truth is…we CARED about you a lot. For the last sixteen years, we raise you since the day you were born. You were like a part of our crew…a part of our family. And if anything were to happen to you, I…we would go the ends of the earth to set things right. Not many people would do that for anyone. Because Aurora…you’re my friend! And that’s the best present I could give to anyone.
    ! But Aurora continued crying, but he can tell she heard him. It was then that Luffy remembered something.
    ! Luffy: Oh yeah! I almost forgot.
    ! Luffy takes off the backpack he was wearing and starts rummaging through it, looking for something.
    ! Luffy: I was gonna give these to you back at the cottage. But with what has happened, I didn’t get a chance to.
    ! Luffy pulls out nine small dolls, each in the chibi likeness of the Straw Hat Pirates.
    ! Luffy: It’s my crew and me, in doll form. We spent weeks working on these. They’re our present to you. I know you’re a little old for dolls now, but you can keep them as something to remember us by.
    ! Luffy gently puts the dolls on the table next to Aurora. Then he turns and starts to walk away. But he stops and slowly looks back at Aurora, still crying, and he saddens more.
    ! Luffy: I’ll see you around. And …the next time we come back and visit…if we can visit, I hope you'll forgive us one day...
    ! Without a second thought, he exits and closes the door behind him. Then he turns to the others.
    ! Sanji: Any luck?
    ! Luffy said nothing, only shook his head “no” sadly.
    ! Merryweather: It's that boy she met.
    ! Franky: This is SUPER terrible.
    ! Brook: My heart would be breaking, if I still had one.
    ! Fauna: Whatever are we going to do?
    ! As the others pondered on their predicament, Usopp notices Robin walking away toward one of the halls.
    ! Usopp: Hey Robin, where ya going?
    ! Robin: To the castle library, there’s something I need to check on first.
    ! Usopp: Okay. to himself What’s in the library that’s so important for her to check out?
    ! Usopp quickly dismissed his thought after Robin left from sight. What he didn’t know was that in her hands was the very book that brought them to this world. She knew that the book was the key to all this and she was gonna find out what.
    ! Moments later, Robin had arrived in the castle library. She finds a nearby table and places the book on top of it.
    ! Robin: Okay, book. I know you’re responsible of us being here. Somewhere within your pages is the answer. But where? Where?!
    ! ????: Getting a little upset, aren't we Miss Robin?
    ! Robin turns around to see who was addressing her. To her amazement, she sees the same cloaked man she met 16 years ago. She wasn’t able to see his face but she did recognize his voice.
    ! Robin: You!
    ! Cloaked Man: I’m surprised you still remember me. It has been 16 years, I believe. And I see you found the Infinity’s Eye…so that’s where it went.
    ! Robin: The Infinity’s Eye? You mean this book?
    ! Cloaked Man: Yep. It’s a marvelous book, actually. Sort of a compendium if one should think of it.
    ! Robin: A compendium? For what?
    ! Cloaked Man: You may not realize it but, that book has more power than you could imagine. For within its pages contains the knowledge and tales of countless worlds like this one and beyond.
    ! Robin: Countless worlds?! How could something that small contain that much knowledge?
    ! Cloaked Man: Would it help if I said it was magic?
    ! Robin: M-Magic?
    ! Cloaked Man: Yep. How else you could explain how you got here? Or the fact that you or you’re crewmates haven’t aged one bit in the sixteen years you’ve been here?
    ! It was on his comment that it finally dawned on Robin; their being here, how they haven’t aged in sixteen years. It now all makes sense to her.
    ! Cloaked Man: In fact, one might say that this book serves as a gateway to other worlds like this one.
    ! Robin: You mean, the book just inserts us into these worlds if we wanted to?
    ! Young Man: It does more than just “inserts” you into the story’s world; it weaves you, binds you, it makes you apart of the story as if you were written into it from the start.
    ! Robin: But if we become a part of the world’s story; that means we can change what happens!
    ! Cloaked Man: Ehh…Not quite.
    ! Robin: ???
    ! Cloaked Man: You see while the Infinity’s Eye has the power to bring you into the story, its users have certain limits. You cannot manipulate its contents to your liking or alter their ending, what happens is how it is written.
    ! Robin: So we can’t change the story to how we want it…
    ! Cloaked Man: True, certain events cannot be stopped or changed without consequence. But it is possible to see it to a happy ending.
    ! Robin: But if the story plays out how it was written then that means…
    ! Robin flips through the Infinite’s Eye until she finds a page that causes her face to turn pale white.
    ! Robin: Oh no!
    ! Robin rushes out of the library and back to warn the others. But in her rush she left the Infinite’s Eye behind.
    ! Cloaked Man: Best hurry, Robin. You don’t want to miss what happens next.
    ! The Cloaked man looks at the picture of the page Robin had just read, which depicts Aurora lying face-down on the floor…
    ! Back inside the room, Aurora continues to cry on the desk. But as she does, we hear a creepy ominous music start as the fire suddenly goes out. Then out from the shadow in the fireplace, Maleficent shortly appears in a dark form, until there’s only an ominous green ball of light. It glows brightly with each odd pulse as it floats around like a ghost. Then, Aurora stops crying all the sudden and she looks at the ghost-like ball. Then her eyes start to have a trance-like look and she slowly rises from her chair. Her coat falls off, revealing the dress she's wearing that her friends made her. Then she walks towards the ball of light while under Maleficent’s spell.
    ! Outside the room, unaware what was going on in the room, everyone was discussing Aurora’s feelings of the peasant boy she met and the choices of her royal parents.
    ! Merryweather: Ooh, I don't see why she has to marry any old…prince!
    ! Fauna: Now, that's not for us to decide, dear
    ! Luffy: Well, it’s unfair! She should marry who she WANTS to marry.
    ! Nami: I don’t like it as much as you do Luffy, but we don’t have a choice in this.
    ! Luffy: pouting But I still think it’s unfair.
    ! Back in the room, Aurora continues to approach the ghostly ball. The light then moves towards the fireplace, where a wall mysteriously opens. The ball went in and the princess follows it.
    ! Back outside the room, everyone then came to a decision that the princess should choose who to wed.
    ! Fauna: Maybe we should tell King Stefan about the boy.
    ! Merryweather: Well, why don't we?
    ! Robin: Everyone!
    ! Just then Robin appears, almost completely of breath and with a worried look on her face.
    ! Usopp: Robin? What happened to you?
    ! Robin: No time! Aurora’s in trouble! She’s…
    ! Flora: Listen…MALEFICENT!!!
    ! Usopp: WHAT?!
    ! Chopper: Rose!
    ! Now with everyone shocked, they quickly went into the room to check on the princess, only to find her walking through the fireplace where the wall should be, following the ghostly ball.
    ! Fauna: Oh, why did we leave her alone?!
    ! Franky: Quick! Stop her!
    ! Brook: Rose!
    ! Nami: Rose!
    ! They ran towards her, but they were halted when the wall reappears in front of them. On the other side of the wall, there was a hidden area and a staircase there. Aurora, still in a trance, slowly walks up the staircase, following the light. Back to the others, they are trying to push the wall opens, but there was no such luck.
    ! Luffy: Come on, dang it! OPEN!!
    ! Sanji: It won’t budge!
    ! Usopp: I don’t think this wall is gonna open!
    ! Zoro: We have to get it open...NOW!!
    ! Franky: Stand back, I’ll blast it open!
    ! Flora: Wait! Here!
    ! Flora backs everyone up as she pulls out her wand. She shoots a spell at the wall and it magically opens. Everyone immediately rushes in, but they see Aurora nowhere in sight.
    ! Flora: Rose! Rose!
    ! Brook: Rose!
    ! Merryweather: Rose!
    ! Robin: Where are you?!
    ! Unfortunately, there are multiple pathways in the hidden area, and they went off in different directions, without knowing that Aurora actually went up the stairs. Fortunately, Chopper sniffs the air, trying to see if he can pick up Aurora’s scent, which proved difficult with musky air of the chambers.
    ! Chopper: I got her scent! This way!
    ! As Aurora continues to follow the light in a trance, everyone finally went the right way and went up the stairs following Chopper. But as they ran through many paths, they still cannot find her.
    ! Sanji: Rose-chan!
    ! Nami: Rose!
    ! Everyone: ROSE!!
    ! Far ahead, Aurora has finally followed the light into a room in the tower. As she enters, the light went to a far corner and turns into a black spinning wheel with the spindle. She slowly reaches towards it with her left hand to touch the spindle. But the fairies and the Straw Hats are now not far from her.
    ! Luffy: Rose! DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING!!
    ! At first, Aurora seems to have come out of the trance and pulls her hand back. But a hand made entirely of electricity appears from the spinning wheel and grabs Aurora’s hand by the wrist pulling her towards the spindle, followed by Maleficent's voice commanding her to do it.
    ! Maleficent: Touch the spindle. Touch it I say!
    ! In a flash of light, Aurora touches the spindle with the middle finger. Just this moment, the fairies and the Straw Hats appear in the door. They gasped when they saw Maleficent and Eneru standing there in place of the spinning wheel, with the princess nowhere to be found.
    ! Maleficent: You poor simple fools. Thinking you can defeat me. ME! The Mistress of all Evil!
    ! Eneru: As much as it pains me to admit, we must congratulate you all. Keeping the princess hidden from us for 16 years was no easy feat. And for this you should all be commended…but sadly, for efforts here have proven futile.
    ! Luffy: Where’s Princess Aurora, you lighting-spewing long-earlobed jerk?!
    ! Sanji: If you harm so such as one hair on her head, so me I’ll wrap those earlobes around your neck till you turn blue!
    ! Eneru: I’d mind your tongue if I were you. But if you’re so eager to find her, to Maleficent then let us reward them, shall we?
    ! Maleficent: Well, here's your precious princess!
    ! Maleficent moved her robes aside to reveal Aurora lying face-down on the floor. Everyone gasped in shock as Maleficent and Eneru disappears, laughing evilly.
    ! Brook: Rose!
    ! Brook takes her body and held her in his arms.
    ! Nami: Oh no!
    ! Fauna: Oh Rose!
    ! Flora: I'll never forgive myself.
    ! Fauna: We're all to blame.
    ! Then they all start crying over Aurora's motionless body, just the last rays of the setting sun shine in deep red. They were so close in succeeding, yet they have failed.

  • Straw Hats Adventures of Sleeping Beauty Chapter 8

    In Which Our Heroes Resolve Is Renewed And Ready for Action

    ! Chapter 8: So Close! Sleeping Beauty Sleep On…
    ! An hour later, inside the castle’s throne room, King Stefan and the Queen were sitting on their throne, waiting to see their daughter for the first time in sixteen years.
    ! Hubert: Stefan, there's something important I have to tell you.
    ! Stefan: Not now, Hubert.
    ! Hubert: But it's about Phillip.
    ! Stefan: Phillip? Oh yes, of course, Phillip. Why, where is the boy?
    ! Hubert: That's what I'm trying to tell you.
    ! Stefan: Well, send for him immediately!
    ! Hubert: But…
    ! But Stefan immediately shushes him when he heard the trumpets sounded. Everyone immediately went quiet as they listen to the herald.
    ! Herald: The sun has set! Make ready to welcome your princess!
    ! The crowd then cheers wildly as fireworks explode in the night sky. The long sixteen years of waiting for their princess has finally ended.
    ! Unfortunately, it will come to a sad end for the people. Because, up in the highest tower in the castle, only sorrow and sadness filled it. Inside, everyone gathered around the bed where Princess Aurora lies, under a spell of eternal sleep. Everyone was in full tears. Chopper was crying rivers of tears. Franky, Sanji and Brook cried together. Zoro was strong enough not to cry, but he too was affected as well, and he hung his head sadly. But the ones affected the most are the fairies and Luffy. Luffy began placing the mini Straw Hat dolls beside Aurora, holding back tears as he did. Tears fell from the fairies’ eyes as they put a red rose in her hands. Unable to contain his tears, Luffy heads to the balcony as the crowd cheers below. Everyone else then joined him as they watch the crowd below. There was a long moment of pause until one of them finally spoke.
    ! Fauna: Poor King Stefan and the Queen.
    ! Merryweather: They'll be heartbroken when they find out.
    ! Usopp: Not to mention they’ll probably toss us in the dungeon for life for letting it happen.
    ! Then no one said a word, until Flora spoke as she wipes her tears from her eyes.
    ! Flora: They're not going to.
    ! Merryweather: They aren't?
    ! Nami: But how..?
    ! Flora: We'll put them all to sleep, until Rose awakens.
    ! Then they took of what could be their last look of Princess Aurora and they slowly close the curtains. Then everyone was quiet only for a moment.
    ! Flora: Come.
    ! The fairies then flew off, leaving the Straw Hats up in the tower as they put everyone to sleep. They put the sleeping spell on the guards, the crowd, even the people living in the castle. And as they did, we hear a heavenly chorus singing as if they were singing to the sleeping princess.
    ! Chorus: Sleeping Beauty fair,
    Gold on sunshine in your hair
    Lips that shame the red, red rose
    Dreaming of true love in slumber repose…
    ! One day, he will come
    Riding out of the dawn
    And you’ll awaken to love’s first kiss
    ’Til then, Sleeping Beauty, sleep on…
    ! One day you’ll awaken to love’s first kiss
    ’Til then, Sleeping Beauty, sleep on…

    ! Pretty soon the entire castle and everyone in it, except the Straw Hats, were falling asleep. But the drunken Lackey from earlier, who has passed out drunk was now starting to wake up. Merriweather sees him and immediately puts him back to sleep.
    ! Minutes later…the Straw Hats left the tower, still reeling from their defeat. Robin decided to walk around the castle alone. As she sees the castle residents sleeping from the fairies spell, a lot of questions still addled her mind, and yet she had no answered to them. In one of the corridors of the castle, Robin was still trying to figure out things, till she drops dead in her tracks. She sensed that someone else was with her, someone who was still awake.
    ! Robin: I know you’re there. Show yourself!
    ! A robed figure, the same one she encountered at the castle library earlier, appears from the shadows behind Robin. She turns around to confront him and noticed in his hands was the Infinity’s Eye book.
    ! Cloaked Man: I take it you didn’t get to her in time?
    ! Robin: No…we didn’t. It happened as it was written.
    ! Cloaked Man: Can’t say I blame ya. But I’ll give you an ‘A’ for trying though.
    ! Robin: But why? Why would we go through all this if we know we can’t stop it!
    ! Cloaked Man: Hey, you know this story as well as I do; “A princess, cursed by a wicked fairy, forced to sleep forever until awakened by true love’s kiss.” You can’t mess with the story, just because you don’t like how it goes.
    ! Robin: Then why us? Why are we even here?
    ! Cloaked Man: sigh Let me ask you this; have you even wondered why this book brought you to this world? Or why someone like Eneru would team up with Maleficent in the first place? And more importantly…why you just happened to find the Infinity’s Eye in the first place?
    ! Robin attempted to answer back, but she couldn’t. She began to contemplate on everything that had transpired since the Straw Hats arrived here sixteen year ago. And so far it made no sense to her. It wasn’t chance that the Infinity’s Eye book came into their possession. Nor the fact that Eneru’s hedonistic personally would never let him team up with a witch like Maleficent. Before Robin could ask again, the Cloaked Man spoke once more.
    ! Cloaked Man: Look, I can’t explain everything now, but this goes beyond what you and your crewmates know. There’s a force at work here, one that, if they succeed, could spell disaster not just for this world, but for other worlds including your own. Somehow that book chose your crew for a reason and I have gut feeling that you’ll all play a bigger part in the future.
    ! Robin: But what about now? What can we do to help Aurora?
    ! Cloak Man: We both know how this story ends…walks up to Robin and hands her the Infinity’s Eye…but the trick is how to get there.
    ! The Cloaked Man then walks away as Robin holds the Infinity’s Eye in her hands.
    ! Cloaked Man: I look forward to see how you’ll get to the ending. I hope it plays out better than the original.
    ! Robin: The original? What do you mean…
    ! Robin turns around but the Cloaked Man has vanished from sight. Suddenly, Robin begins to hear fighting coming from outside. She follows the sound to a courtyard, which happens to be a garden. She sees Luffy, Sanji and Zoro caught in a big ball of violence, with Nami and Usopp as spectators.
    ! Robin: Did I miss something?
    ! Nami: points to the fighting trio No sooner then you left, those three got into a heated argument. Next thing we know, Zoro said something stupid, Sanji kicks him for it, Zoro punches him but hits Luffy instead. A few seconds later, is snowballed into that.
    ! Robin: I see…and where are the others?
    ! Usopp: They’re over there, weeping for Rose.
    ! Usopp points to the corner where Brook, Chopper and Franky were balling their eyes out.
    ! Robin: Enough of this! Sesenta Fleur…Slap!
    ! Robin sprouts sixty arms, ten of each grabbing the six crewmates and starts slapping them silly across the face. This lasted for a few minutes until the hands finally stopped.
    ! Luffy: Oww! rubs his face Robin! Why’d you hit us like that?!
    ! Robin: To snap you all out of it! I’m disgust at you all, acting like this! How can you all be like this with Aurora under a spell!
    ! Chopper: But what can we do? sniff We couldn’t stop the curse.
    ! Robin: So we’re just going to give up, just like that! Did you all forget the times we didn’t give up? points to Usopp Usopp; when we were forced to abandon the Going Merry when it was beyond repair, you were the only one who refuse to give her up, even going so far as to fight Luffy for it!
    ! Usopp lowered his head, not at what she said was true, but the fact that she was right.
    ! Robin: points to Sanji Sanji; When Nami was captured by Absalom, didn’t you charge in bent on getting her back?
    ! Sanji lowers his head; his blood boils from remembering that incident at Thriller Bark.
    ! Robin: points to Luffy Luffy; you were willing to save Vivi’s country from Crocodile and Barouqe Works, even at the cost of you own life.
    ! Luffy clutched his hands, remembering all too well about the events that occurred at Alabasta.
    ! Usopp: So you made a point, Robin. But how do you propose to wake Aurora up?
    ! Robin: In case you all forgot; Merryweather’s gift gave us a loophole to break the curse.
    ! Usopp: What loophole?
    ! Robin: Don’t you remember? “…and from this slumber you shall wake when true love's kiss the spell shall break.”
    ! Sanji: So all we got to do is find Aurora’s true love and get him to kiss her, right?
    ! Robin: Right.
    ! Chopper: But what about Eneru and that witch? sniffs How can we beat them?
    ! Zoro: And who says we can’t? We defeated Eneru and his followers once before and beaten guys tougher than he was.
    ! Sanji For once, Zoro has a point. We fought CP9, the Marines, Warlords. We even took down the entire Donquixote Family. Defeating that witch will be a cakewalk.
    ! Robin: And we spend the last two years training, so we won’t be at a disadvantage like before.
    ! Franky: Yeah! I’m been super itching to pay them back for what they did!
    ! Robin: Luffy, you said you wanted to see the worlds and what they had to offer. Are you ready to see this through?
    ! Nami: Luffy…
    ! Chopper: Luffy…
    ! Franky: Straw Hat!
    ! Brook: Luffy…
    ! Zoro: Come on, Captain. We’re all waiting for our orders.
    ! It didn’t take long for Luffy to respond. His crew was just as determined as he was to see this to end. So he took a deep breath and yelled to the sky in an act declaration.
    ! Chopper: Yeah!
    ! Zoro: That’s our captain.
    ! Usopp/Sanji/Brook: For Rose!
    ! Franky: SUPER!
    ! Brook: YOHOHOHOHOHO!
    ! Robin: So what’s our plan of action, Luffy?
    ! Luffy: Let’s just go to the fairies, maybe they might help us find this guy. But all I know is, I’m not leaving until Aurora awakens from her spell…and that’s a promise I intend to keep!
    ! In the throne room, the fairies are almost done putting everyone into an eternal slumber when the Straw Hats walks in, discussing about the peasant boy the princess met hours ago.
    ! Sanji: So she met this person in the woods, right?
    ! Usopp: Yeah, all handsome, yet kind-hearted.
    ! Robin: But did he ever say his name?
    ! Luffy: Uh…No, he never did.
    ! Nami: Great! Then how are we gonna find him? Finding one peasant boy is like trying to find a needle in a haystack!
    ! Usopp: We don’t need to know his name. But, we were with her when she met him, and if we find him, we’ll recognize him!
    ! Robin: Usopp actually has an excellent point.
    ! Brook: Right, so the real question is: Where can we find him? He could be anywhere. Perhaps even far away from here by now.
    ! While the fairies continue their work, Flora has just placed a sleeping spell on King Hubert, who starts talking himself to sleep.
    ! Hubert: Well, just been talking to Phillip… Seems he's fallen in love with some…peasant girl.
    ! Robin/Flora: Peasant girl?!
    ! Sanji: You don’t think he’s talking about…?
    ! Robin: Only one way to find out.
    ! Robin and Flora immediately went over to Hubert and they try to keep him awake so they can hear more.
    ! Robin: The peasant girl! Who is she?! Where did he meet her?!
    ! Hubert: Just some…peasant girl he met…
    ! Flora: Where? Where?!
    ! Hubert: Once upon…a dream.
    ! And with that, King Hubert finally falls asleep.
    ! Flora: Once upon a dream?
    ! Nami: Doesn't that phrase sound familiar?
    ! Robin: Wait a minute! Usopp, what exactly did this peasant boy look like?
    ! Usopp: Well, now that you mentioned it…he didn’t look like any peasant I’ve seen. In fact, he almost looked regal.
    ! Chopper: Yeah, and he had a hat and cape too!
    ! Nami: What are you getting at Robin?
    ! Robin: Back at the cottage, Aurora said that she met the peasant boy…Once upon a dream. And King Hubert just mentioned that Phillip met a girl “Once upon a dream” too.
    ! Sanji: You don’t think two are connected?
    ! Robin: Yes, if Aurora met the boy “Once upon a dream”…
    ! Brook: And if Phillip met a girl there too…
    ! Franky: Then that would mean…
    ! It only took a few seconds for them to finally put the clues together and they all exclaimed in shock.
    ! Straw Hats: AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!
    ! Luffy: That means the peasant guy that Aurora met was actually Prince Phillip!
    ! Chopper: And the peasant girl Phillip fell in love with was really Aurora!
    ! Nami: Which means those two already met each other and fallen in love without even realizing it!
    ! Sanji: Oh man, we really loused up big time!
    ! Brook: But if they’re in love, then that means Phillip’s our only chance to wake Aurora.
    ! Franky: But there’s one problem: Where is Phillip?
    ! Nami: Wait…didn’t Aurora say she was meeting him at the cottage tonight?
    ! Usopp: AH! You’re right! He’s probably on his way there now!
    ! Zoro: Don’t forget, we have another problem to worry about.
    ! Luffy: What other problem, Zoro?
    ! Zoro: If we know there’s a way to break the curse, there’s no doubt that Maleficent and Eneru know about it too. So we have to get to him before they do.
    ! Luffy: Right, there’s no time to waste! Let’s go!
    ! Luffy leads the crew out of the throne room as Flora flew up to Fauna and Merryweather, who were putting out some candles on the chandelier.
    ! Flora: Come on, we've got to get back to the cottage!
    ! The fairies soon flew off, but not before Merryweather puts out the last of the candles. Everyone then quickly left the castle and made their way back to the cottage as fast they could.
    ! Meanwhile, in the forest, Phillip is riding through the forest, whistling “Once upon a dream”, en route to the cottage. By the time he arrived, he gets off and approaches the door. He looks back at Samson and gives himself good luck. Then he knocks on the door.
    ! ????: Come in.
    ! The door opens and Phillip walks in. But when he does, he finds the place in darkness. It's like no one is even living there. This leaves Phillip rather confused. He heard a woman, so where is she. As he looks around, the door suddenly slams shut behind.
    ! Ohm: NOW!
    ! Then Maleficent's minions and the Four Priest leaped out from the darkness, ambushing him. Phillip tries to fight them, but they outnumbered him as they try to tie him up. Maleficent watches in the shadows, smiling with deep satisfaction. Her raven Diablo caws nonstop. By the time it was over, Phillip was tied up and gagged. Maleficent lights a candle, approaches and looks closer at his face. She became surprised.
    ! Maleficent: Well, this is a pleasant surprise. I set my trap for a peasant, and lo! I catch a PRINCE!
    ! She starts laughing for a short time. Then she turns to her minions and the priests.
    ! Maleficent: Away with him!
    ! Shura: You heard her, you goons, take him back to the castle!
    ! The minions start taking Phillip out of the door.
    ! Maleficent: But gently, my pets, gently. I have plans for our royal guest.
    ! Minutes later, the Straw Hats and the fairies were still on their way to the cottage. By the time they arrived, they don't see Phillip anywhere. They quickly ran into the cottage and began looking around. But then, they were shocked to find the place ransacked and they see Phillip's hat on the floor and picked it up. They looked at each other, realizing who was responsible.
    ! Everyone: Maleficent!
    ! Merryweather: She's got Prince Phillip!
    ! Franky: Oh man! We were SO close!
    ! Nami: Oh well that’s just perfect! Just when we got our ace in the hole to break the curse, that witch swipes the only person who can break it!
    ! Sanji: But what I want to know is how did she know Phillip would be here?
    ! Robin: The same way she found out about Rose…look.
    ! Robin picks up a bunch of black feathers she found on the floor and shows it to the group.
    ! Robin: Do these feathers remind you of something?
    ! Usopp: Hmm…didn’t Maleficent have a pet raven with her when we first saw her?
    ! Sanji: Yeah and I’ll bet he’s the one who found the cottage and ratted to her about us.
    ! Chopper: What are we gonna do?! How are we going to find him?
    ! Zoro: There's only one place where she cloud take him. And I think we all know where.
    ! Flora: At the Forbidden Mountain.
    ! Fauna: gasp But we can't—we can't go there!
    ! Luffy already gets a determined look on his face.
    ! Luffy: We CAN and we MUST!

  • Straw Hats Adventures of Sleeping Beauty Chapter 9

    In Which The Straw Hats Take On Maleficent And Eneru In The Most Epic Showdown Of Their Lives

    ! Chapter 9: Battle with the Forces of Evil! The Epic Showdown Begins!
    ! After a while of climbing the treacherous and deadly path up the Forbidden Mountain, they have finally arrived at Maleficent’s fortress. It was a dark, gloomy and foreboding place where no one will dare enter. Looking upon the castle, its spooky tone sent shivers down some members’ spines. They quietly made their way to the drawbridge, and luckily for them it was down and the gate is open.
    ! Luffy: The gate’s open and the drawbridge is down. We can get across!
    ! Usopp: SHHH!! Not so loud! You want somebody to hear us?
    ! Chopper: Somebody who? I don’t see any guards.
    ! Zoro: Just because you don't see them, doesn't mean they're not around.
    ! Flora: Come on.
    ! Then they made their way across the drawbridge cautiously. This is a pretty dangerous mission. If Maleficent or Eneru knew they’re here, the team and the fairies might go into a situation that they might have little chance to escape from. Fortunately, Franky thought ahead and brought three of the Soldier Dock vehicles, in the advent of a quick get-a-way. As they continue to make their way towards the castle, they suddenly spot a guard up ahead coming towards them. But luckily, the guard has not seen them yet.
    ! Usopp: EEH! Back to the other end!
    ! Nami: No time! Mirage Tempo!
    ! Nami pulls out her Clima-Takt and swings it, causing her and the others to become invisible. The guard approaches them and soon stops dead in front of them, very close. The crew can feel the guard’s breath in front of them as he looks around. The crew was nervous about what will happen if the guard continues forward, just bumping into some invisible figures. But the guard turns and walks back the other way. They wait for him to be gone before Nami swung her Clima-Takt again, making them visible again.
    ! Sanji: So now what?
    ! Robin: We need to think of another way to get inside.
    ! Flora: I could shrink us so that way, we might pass the guards unnoticed.
    ! Usopp Yeah, and do think you can make us fly, that way we can move around quicker.
    ! Flora: Of course, dear. But it will only be temporary.
    ! With a whirl of her wand, Flora shrinks everyone down to size and gave them the ability to fly, temporary of course.
    ! Then they entered through the crack on the wall. Once they made it inside, they start moving. But they ran into a guard sharpening his weapon. They gasped and immediately backed away. But when they turned the other way, they ran into another guard, who was snoring loudly. Then they took off in the air, only to run into a scary-looking gargoyle. They took off and ran into another gargoyle, then another, and another, and another again until finally, they found a spot to rest.
    ! Usopp: Sheesh! There are so many gargoyles here!
    ! Nami: What’s Maleficent trying to scare away? Ghosts?
    ! Franky: I’ll say this much, she really has some super weird taste in architecture.
    ! Chopper: Hey, I see something over there.
    ! They flew over to a nearby large window where Chopper saw the mysterious light. They land and they take a look. From what they are seeing, Maleficent’s minions and Eneru’s Enforcers are dancing around a burning bonfire in some sort of celebration. They are dancing wildly and madly as they laugh continuously. The sight of it made Luffy’s blood boil in fury.
    ! Brook: I think they're celebrating.
    ! Zoro/Sanji: You think?
    ! Luffy: Those jerks, I’ll give something to celebrate!
    ! Luffy was about to charge in and bash a few heads, but is stopped by Robin, placing her hand on his shoulder.
    ! Robin: Don’t worry Luffy; they won’t be celebrating for long after we’re done.
    ! Nami: Yeah, but where’s Eneru and Maleficent?
    ! Zoro: Right there.
    ! They looked where Zoro was pointing and they definitely see Maleficent in her throne with her pet raven and Eneru leaning on the throne.
    ! Eneru: I must congratulate you on our success. The only reason I would condone such pagan festivities is the fact that we have fulfilled your curse, that and our recent string of victories has put me in a good mood.
    ! Maleficent: What a pity prince Phillip can't be here to enjoy the celebration.
    ! Eneru: Yes…shame he can’t though, given his new “quarters” laughs
    ! Maleficent: Come, we must go to the dungeon and cheer him up.
    ! Then she gets up from her throne and they start heading downstairs to the dungeon.
    ! Flora: Let's follow them. They’ll lead us to Phillip.
    ! Usopp: Uh, is that a good idea? Eneru has that Mantra ability, he could sense our presence and we’ll lose the element of surprise.
    ! Sanji/Brook: Yes, it IS!
    ! Robin: But let’s stay at a distance. Eneru hasn’t sensed us yet for some reason, we’ll be fine as long as we don’t get too close to him.
    ! Luffy: Come on! We’re going to lose them!
    ! Then they quietly followed Eneru, Maleficent and her raven down into the dungeon. When they got deeper, it got gloomy and darker than outside the castle before. Soon, Maleficent approaches one door in the dungeon. She takes out a key, unlocks it, and enters with Diablo and Eneru. Phillip was sitting while his wrists and ankles were chained into the wall. He looks up at Eneru and Maleficent with a glare.
    ! Maleficent: Oh, come now, Prince Phillip. Why so melancholy?
    ! Eneru: You should be delighted, for a wondrous new future lies before you. You, the destined hero of a charming little fairy tale come true.
    ! The others peeked through the iron bars on the door window, watching what is going on. Maleficent uses her magic staff to depict the following.
    ! Maleficent: Behold, King Stefan's castle…
    ! Eneru: …And atop its highest tower, dreaming of her true love, is the princess Aurora. But see here the gracious whim of the fates. Why, it is the very same peasant girl, who had won the heart of our noble prince only yesterday.
    ! And we see what she was depicting through images of the tower and the sleeping princess Aurora.
    ! Maleficent: She is indeed most wondrous fair. Gold of sunshine in her hair, lips that shame the red, red rose. In ageless sleep she finds repose.
    ! Eneru: The years roll by, but they say a hundred years to a steadfast heart are about a day.
    ! Maleficent: And now, the gates of the dungeon part and our prince is free to go his way. Off he rides on his noble steed…
    ! In her imagery, the prince is shown to be old, anything but what she's telling. Her voice drips with sarcasm.
    ! Maleficent: ...A valiant figure, straight and tall, to wake his love with love's first kiss…
    ! Eneru: …and prove that old fool’s tale of how true love conquers all.
    ! Phillip then angrily tries to get at them, but is held back by the chains. Maleficent and Eneru laughs evilly.
    ! Luffy: THAT’S IT! Let me at ‘em…
    ! Luffy, having all he could take, rushes out towards them in anger, but the others manage to pull him back and clamp his mouth shut. Diablo and Eneru hears something and turn around to look. But they do not see the fairies or the Straw Hats.
    ! Maleficent: Come, gentlemen. Let us leave our noble prince with these happy thoughts.
    ! Diablo perches on her shoulder and they head to the door.
    ! Eneru: Of course, it’s all he’ll have for the next hundred years.
    ! Maleficent: A most gratifying day.
    ! Then they exit and Maleficent locks the door behind her. She notices a look of concern on Eneru’s face.
    ! Maleficent: What’s wrong?
    ! Eneru: It is nothing…but for a minute, I thought I heard Straw Hat’s voice just now.
    ! Maleficent: The boy…here?!
    ! Eneru: I thought I did…hmm. It seems this world has affected my mantra worse off than I thought. Regardless, those fools wouldn’t try to enter this castle without my knowing.
    ! Nami: Boy, does he know how wrong he is.
    ! Maleficent: Well there’s no point in worrying about it, we’ll deal with them when the time comes. For the first time in sixteen years, I shall sleep well.
    ! Eneru: And while you get your rest, I will report to Her Radiance on our victory.
    ! Then the two parted ways, but Diablo looks back with a suspicious look. Then the fairies and the Straw Hats peek out from a crack on the wall and they see Maleficent heading towards her tower.
    ! Usopp: Hmph…and they say “no rest for the wicked”.
    ! Sanji: I hope she gets plenty of shut-eye, because she’ll be in for a big surprise in the morning.
    ! Franky notices a look of unease on Robin’s face as she sees Eneru walking to a corner and out of sight.
    ! Franky: Hey Robin, what’s wrong?
    ! Robin: It’s something that Eneru just said. Who’s “Her Radiance”?
    ! Chopper: What does that mean?
    ! Robin: It means if Eneru isn’t working for Maleficent, then who is or in this case, who are they working for?
    ! Luffy: Who cares! Now’s our chance to get the prince out of here. Let’s go!
    ! They entered though the bars on the window and into the cell. Flora then grows them back their real size. The fairies then approached Phillip, and before Phillip can speak, Flora spoke first.
    ! Flora: Shh, no time to explain.
    ! Flora and Fauna uses their magic to cut Phillip's chains as Merryweather works the lock on the door. Quick enough, Phillip is unchained and the door is unlocked. Phillip gets up but Flora halts him for a moment.
    ! Flora: Wait, Prince Phillip. The road to true love may be barred by still many more dangers, which you and the Straw Hats will have to face. So arm thyself with this enchanted Shield of Virtue and this mighty Sword of Truth.
    ! Using her magic, she grants him the magical shield and sword.
    ! Flora: For these weapons of righteousness will triumph over evil.
    ! Zoro: Okay, listen up! We got lucky so far, but it’s not over yet. The minute they spot us, they’ll throw everything they have to keep us from breaking the curse. So there’s no need to hold back, give them everything you got!
    ! Flora: Now come, we must hurry.
    ! Everyone, now completely armed, made their way out of the cell with Prince Phillip. But just after they exited the cell, Diablo appears before them, squawking at them before flying up the stairs.
    ! Franky: Hey, that’s the stoolpigeon raven!
    ! Luffy: Get him!
    ! Zoro: Forget him, Luffy. We need to get out of here before he alerts the whole castle.
    ! Luffy: But…
    ! Nami: No time to argue! Let’s get out of here!
    ! They all ran up the opposite stairs to an exit.
    ! Usopp: Well, at least it couldn’t get worse…
    ! But when they got further up the stairs, they only find Diablo coming at them…with Maleficent’s minions and Eneru’s Enforcers charging downstairs at them. Everyone then immediately went the other way as the minions chased them.
    ! Usopp: It got worse! IT GOT WORSE!!
    ! Nami: You just had to open your big mouth?!
    ! Sanji: Everyone, back the other way!
    ! The fairies, Phillip, and the Straw Hats ran the other way and into the other room. They ran to the window when they turned and start fighting back the minions.
    ! Franky: WEAPONS LEFT!!
    ! Luffy: GUM GUM GATLING!!
    ! Franky and Luffy get loose their attacks, knocking back as many minions and enforcers as they can. But the more minions they take out, twice as many took their place.
    ! Nami: There’s too many of them! We have to move!
    ! Zoro: Everyone! Out the window!
    ! Then the team starts getting out through the window as Zoro and Phillip held the minions back. Zoro pulls out all three of his swords, holding his two swords horizontally above the shoulder and the other in his mouth in the same direction.
    ! Zoro: Santoryu….108 CAILBER PHOENIX!!
    ! Zoro then performs a circular swing that launches three air compressed projectiles spiraling towards the horde, sending them flying.
    ! Zoro: Come on, Phillip! Let’s go!
    ! Then he and Phillip went out the window. They see Samson, Phillip's horse, chained up and it neighs. After they slide down on a pile of rubble, Maleficent’s raven alerts the minions and then they drops boulders upon them.
    ! Sanji: Heads up!!
    ! Everyone looked up and saw the boulders falling down on them. But Flora intervenes and, using her magic wand, turns the rocks into bubbles.
    ! Brook: Whew! That was close!
    ! Franky: Too close!
    ! As they ran, another group of minions fires a volley of arrows at them. Flora intervenes again and turns the arrows into flowers. Merryweather uses her wand and breaks the chains off Samson's leg. Phillip then gets on him and the group makes a break for the exit. Up ahead, the minions poured hot oil, but Flora intervenes again and creates a rainbow to block the oil.
    ! Usopp: Boy, it’s a good thing these fairies are on our side!
    ! Just then, the four priest and the remaining Enforcers formed a five line barricade to the exit. With Satori and his brothers Hotori and Kotori guarding the first, Ohm and Holy on second, Shura and Fuza on third, Gedatsu on fourth and Yama and the surviving Enforcers forming the fifth and final line.
    ! Luffy: Ugh! These guys again?!
    ! Satori: Ha, Ha haha! Did you think you’d leave here so easy?
    ! Ohm: We have orders to ensure the prince doesn’t leave this place…alive or otherwise.
    ! Shura: That goes the same for you all!
    ! Gedatsu: There will be no mistakes this time!
    ! Yama: None shall pass us!
    ! The Straw Hats: Wanna bet?
    ! While this was happening, elsewhere deep in an unknown part of the castle, Eneru was speaking to what appears to be a transparent image of a tall foreboding woman in a white cloak.
    ! ????: …and the prince?
    ! Eneru: In a dungeon cell for the next hundred years. By then, this world will already be ours.
    ! ????: Excellent! Then everything is going according to plan. But about these interlopers you mentioned…these Straw Hats. Will they give you any trouble?
    ! Eneru: I assure you, Your Radiance. The Straw Hats would not dare come here. Even if they did, my loyal followers would…
    ! ????: LORD ENERU!!!
    ! Eneru turns to see one of his Enforcers, blooded, bruise and otherwise beaten beyond recognition. He only took a few steps before he stumbled into Eneru. Eneru grabs the enforcer by his horns and lifts him to eye level.
    ! Eneru: You fool! What is the meaning of you dragging your carcass upon me?
    ! Wounded Enforcer: S—sir….the…the prince….he…he…the Straw Hats…
    ! Eneru’s eyes widened upon hearing “the Straw Hats”, after he had just said that they wouldn’t try to infiltrate the castle. He then grabs the enforcer by the shoulders and begins the throttle him for more info.
    ! Eneru: What! Answer me! What about the Straw Hats?!
    ! Wounded Enforcer: They…….They………
    ! The enforcer whispered something into Eneru’s ear, causing his entire face to turn red with rage.
    ! Eneru: THEY WHAT?!?!?!?!?!
    ! Back outside, the Straw Hats continued to charge at the barricade, with no intention of slowing down.
    ! Zoro: No time to deal with these goons, just plow through them.
    ! Nami: With pleasure.
    ! Hotori: notices Nami AH! You again!
    ! Kotori: Did you really think we forget what you did to us?!
    ! Kotori/Hotori: THIS TIME YOU DIE!
    ! Nami: Not today!
    ! Kotori and Hotori lunge at Nami, but not before she creates three dark clouds, in a triangular formation.
    ! Kotori: What’s this…another one of your tricks?
    ! Hotori: Ha, Ha haha! You think a bunch of small clouds could stop us?!
    ! Nami Nope…but this will! Thunder Trap!
    ! Hotori and Kotori pass between the three clouds and before they could react, lightning passes from the clouds, zapping the duo into a blacken crisp.
    ! Satori: Kotori! Hotori! You’ll pay for…
    ! But before Satori can even finish his sentence, Sanji and Luffy leaped behind him and, with two well-placed kicks, sends Satori flying towards one of the castle towers. The impact KO’s Satori as his limp lower half protrudes from the tower.
    ! Luffy: Sorry we can’t fight some more…
    ! Sanji: But we have pressing matters at Stefan’s castle.
    ! Ohm: You’re not going anywhere! Eisen Back!
    ! Ohm forms a large solid wall of iron cloud, blocking the path to the main gate.
    ! Ohm: Heh! I like to see you try and get through-
    ! Zoro: Ittoryu… 360- CAILBER PHOENIX!
    ! Zoro delivers a stronger version of his 36 Cailber Phoenix, blowing away not only the iron cloud, but knocking out Ohm in the process.
    ! Zoro: Just as a thought, he wasn’t even trying!
    ! Zoro notices Holy, blocking the way, about to swing his fist at the group.
    ! Zoro: Holy, knock yourself out!
    ! And with that command, Holy KO’s himself with just one punch and falls to the side, much to the shock of the group.
    ! Usopp: Wow! That’s one obedient dog!
    ! Gedatsu: You may have beaten Ohm, but let’s see you cut through this.
    ! Gedatsu raises his hands and begins to produce a large purple-like cloud.
    ! Chopper: Oh-no…that’s!
    ! Gedatsu: Take this! Swamp Cloud Burger!
    ! Gedatsu throws the big cloud at the group, but Nami jumps ahead and points her Clima-Takt at the cloud.
    ! Nami: Sorry, but your forecast is changed due to high winds. Gust Sword!
    ! Nami fires a gust of wind from her Clima-Takt, blasting away the swamp cloud.
    ! Nami: He’s all yours, Chopper!
    ! Chopper: Right! Walk Point!
    ! Chopper changes into his true form and charges head-on at Gedatsu.
    ! Gedatsu: Wha!? Who are you?!
    ! Chopper: Remember me, jerk! Heavy Point!
    ! Chopper instantly switches to Heavy Point and notices that Gedatsu has his eyes rolled up again.
    ! Gedatsu: I heard that raccoon-dog! Where is he?!
    ! Chopper: Hey! You got your eyes rolled back again!
    ! Gedatsu: HUH?! So care-
    ! Chopper: Too late! HEAVY GONG!
    ! Chopper delivers a well-placed punch to Gedatsu’s face before he had a chance to finish his exclamation. The impact knocks out Gedatsu and off his feet as the group rushes pass him.
    ! Yama: Stand your ground men! Though our priests have fallen, we remain to carry out God Eneru’s will! They will be cut down by our blades and their deaths will be offered to Eneru as tribute.
    ! Brook: Did you say “cut”? I’m sorry but I already did that.
    ! Yama: Huh…who?
    ! Yama turns around to see Brook walking past him the Enforcers.
    ! Yama: There’s one of them now! Get him!
    ! The Enforcers charge at Brook in a frenzy, unaware that he was resheathng his sword.
    ! Brook: Three-Verse Humming: ARROW NOTCH SLASH!
    ! Brook sheathes his sword and a split-second later, the Enforcers fall flat to the floor. Yama notices multiple cuts on the incapacitated Enforcers.
    ! Brook: Can’t stay to fight…there’s a princess waiting for us.
    ! Yama: Stop right there, skeleton!
    ! Robin: You shouldn’t turn your back on an enemy.
    ! Yama: Wait! That voice…!
    ! Robin: Especially me! Mil Fleur: Gigantesco Mano!
    ! Robin creates a giant limb, sprouting from the ground a few feet from Yama, who could only stare in shock at the large arm in front of him.
    ! Yama: Wha…What the?
    ! Robin: Swat!
    ! The arm performs a wide sweeping motion, swatting Yama into the air and into a nearby wall. Yama pops out the other side, ko’d and bruised all over his head.
    ! Zoro: So much for Eneru’s goons, now the way is clear.
    ! Luffy: Let’s go!
    ! Straw Hats: Aye, Aye!
    ! Diablo, seeing Eneru’s forces beaten, caws and flies towards Maleficent’s tower, to wake her. But Merryweather sees this and flies after him. She shoots a magic spell at him, but he kept dodging each one. When they got to Maleficent’s tower, Merryweather chases him around and around the tower a few times before she waits in one spot for a surprise attack. When Diablo came around the bend, she popped out and shot her magic at him, turning him to stone. She gives the now petrified raven a “serves you right” hmmph and went back to the others just as Maleficent appears from her chambers, not happy about the noise.
    ! Maleficent: SILENCE!!!! to Diablo You! Tell those fools to--
    ! But she gasps when she notices Diablo is now a stone statue. She looks to see the Straw Hats escaping with Prince Phillip.
    ! Maleficent: No! gasps No!
    ! Eneru warps over the castle, scanning the ground for the Straw Hats, until he finds them heading for the main gate.
    ! Everyone then got out just in time before the front gate closes on them. But when they looked up ahead, they see the drawbridge being raised.
    ! Fauna: Watch out, Phillip!
    ! Luffy: Hang on, guys!
    ! Luffy wraps his left arm around the crew and throws his right arm at the archway on the other side.
    ! Luffy: GUM GUM ROCKET!
    ! Then Phillip’s horse leaps over the massive gap as Luffy and the crew zings across just barely, but made it. Wasting no time; the Straw Hats removed the camouflage and got into each vehicle. Franky on the Kurosai FR-U 4, Nami on the Shiro Mokuba I with Luffy in tow, Chopper transforms into Walk Point with Robin riding on top and everyone else piled into the Brachio-Tank 5. They then moved as fast as they could to catch up with Prince Phillip.
    ! Eneru: Two Hundred…Million Volt…AMARU!
    ! Eneru transforms into a gigantic Raijin looking thunder god made of pure electricity and begins gathering thunderclouds around him. Maleficent heads to the very top of her tower and looks down at them from above. Phillip and the others tried to make their down the mountain. But Maleficent and Eneru has them in their sights.
    ! Flora: Hurry, hurry Phillip!
    ! Eneru starts to channel lightning from the storm and Maleficent then shoots a thunderbolt down at them.
    ! Franky: Incoming!
    ! The thunderbolt struck the rock arch above the group, resulting in an explosion of rocks. But Phillip blocks them with his shield.
    ! Luffy: What the heck was that!?
    ! Nami: It’s those two! Eneru is using his Devil Fruit power to amplify the thunderstorm and Maleficent is directing the bolts at us!
    ! Robin: Well, now we know they’re pulling out every trick in the book to stop us!
    ! Maleficent then throws another thunderbolt at the group, and destroys a road in front of them. Samson neighs as they slid down, but they leaped across the gap except for the Brachio-Tank.
    ! Usopp: EHHH! We’re gonna fall!
    ! Robin: Mille Fleur…Bridge!
    ! Robin sprouts a thousand arms along the cliffside, forming a bridge for the Brachio-Tank to ride across. They have now left the mountain and are now in King Stefan's kingdom. But neither Eneru nor Maleficent were through yet. Eneru began forming a swirling black cloud above Maleficent as she channels magic from her scepter into the cloud.
    ! Maleficent: A forest of thorns shall be their tomb.
    ! Eneru: Borne through the skies on a fog of doom!
    ! Eneru/Maleficent: Now go with the curse and serve us well. ‘Round Stefan’s castle, cast our spell!
    ! They cast the cloud over to Stefan’s castle. It surrounds the castle and bolts of lightning struck everywhere, causing a growth of thick thorny bushes to grow and spread rapidly.
    ! Nami: Guys! Stop!
    ! Nami points ahead as the others looked up ahead and saw a wall of thorns before them, and they had to stop.
    ! Chopper: Woah!
    ! Sanji: Usopp! Hit the brakes!
    ! Usopp pulls on the brakes as hard as he could, as the others managed to stop but inches from the wall. Maleficent and Eneru then laughs, thinking they have succeeded.
    ! Franky: Man! Those two ain’t giving up without a fight!
    ! Luffy: And neither are we! This dumb wall of thorns won’t stop us here!
    ! Chopper: What are gonna do?!
    ! Nami: Brook, Zoro, help Prince Phillip cut a across the thorns! Usopp, use the Brachio-Tank and blast the denser parts away! Everyone else, clear a path to the castle!
    ! Luffy: Now let’s go!!!
    ! Zoro and Brook then took out their swords and they immediately start cutting through the thorns. Usopp begin piloting the Brachio-Tank and started blasting away the thicker parts ahead. Most of the crew was cut up by the thorns, but they continued to cut through. Phillip then gets his cape caught in the thorns, but the fairies freed his cape and they continued. They kept cutting through the thorns until they see the castle in sight.
    ! Chopper: Hey, we’re almost there!
    ! Sanji: We're not far from the castle now!
    ! Usopp: Stand back guys!
    ! Usopp fires one more shot from the Brachio-Tank, blowing away the last of the thorns in their path.
    ! Zoro: We’re through! Come on!
    ! The Straw Hats and Phillip quickly made it out and made their way to the castle entrance. Maleficent and Eneru became furious, seeing their plan has failed.
    ! Maleficent: No! It cannot be!
    ! She turns into a swirling comet and heads for the castle followed by Eneru who traveled through the clouds as a lightning bolt. Before anyone can cross the bridge to the castle, Maleficent and Eneru then explodes and appears in front of the group, making them come to a halt.
    ! Eneru: I’m impressed; you all just went from minor annoyance to major threat in no less than a day. Regardless, we have come too far to let you ruin our plans.
    ! Robin: It's all over! You both lost!
    ! Maleficent: I shall never lose to the likes of you, mortal fools! I am all-powerful!!!
    ! Luffy: All-powerful? More like all-lame! We defeated your army, evaded your attacks and got through this weed wall of yours. Face it! You two are out of tricks!
    ! Eneru: Not quite! We still have one more “trick” to play!
    ! Maleficent: For now shall you deal with us, Straw Hat!
    ! Eneru: And all the powers of Heaven…
    ! Maleficent: …and Hell!!!
    ! Maleficent explodes into a tower of green fire as her body began taking shape. She laughs evilly as he grew a longer neck, wings, a tail, and claws. Her head became longer and sharp teeth appeared. Now with black scales, purple wings, and green eyes, Maleficent has transformed herself into a fire-breathing dragon.
    ! Eneru: One Hundred……Billion Volt……..SEIRYU!!!!
    ! Eneru erupts into a pillar of lighting as his own body began to merge with the lighting and take shape. He laughed alongside Maleficent as his body changed into a long serpentine body. His head became dragon-like, with the horns of a stag, sharp teeth, light blue scaly skin, yellow eyes, long flowing whiskers, a long snout, crescent shaped nostrils, and flowing light blue hair on his cheeks. His arms and legs turns into claws with four toes on each foot. With his transformation complete, Eneru is now a colossal eastern dragon made of pure electricity towering over Maleficent, gazing menacingly at our heroes, leaving everyone shocked. Without any hesitation, Phillip courageously charges towards the two dragons.
    ! Nami: Phillip, don’t!
    ! Merryweather angrily starts towards Maleficent, but is again held back by Flora. Maleficent breathes a shot of green fire at Phillip as he got closer. He blocked it with his shield, but the force of the blast knocks him off Samson. Eneru unleashes a stream of lighting, destroying the bridge. Then Maleficent lunges at him, but Luffy got in front of her. Luffy pulls back his left arm as far as he could and snaps it back, aiming it at her head when she struck.
    ! Luffy: GUM GUM…BULLET!
    ! The attack collides, and the impact knocks her head back. She growls and bites at him. Luffy counters again by stretches his leg out and…
    ! Luffy: GUM GUM…STAMP!
    ! …hits Maleficent right in the face, knocking her on her back. Eneru, seizing the opportunity, charges at Luffy at full speed.
    ! Luffy: Watch out!
    ! Luffy manages to knock Phillip out of the way, only to get struck by Eneru. Luffy was able to grab onto Eneru’s nose as he flew up into the clouds and out of sight.
    ! Chopper: Luffy!!!
    ! Zoro: Don’t worry, Luffy’s tough. He’s not gonna let that oversized lizard beat him.
    ! Sanji: Yeah, but I think we shouldn’t worry about him and worry about the other oversized lizard in front of us.
    ! Sanji points at Maleficent, who has just recovered from Luffy’s attack, now lunges at the group.
    ! Usopp/Nami/Chopper: AHHHHHH!!!!!
    ! Sanji: COLLIER…SHOOT!
    ! Sanji jumps high into the air and lands a powerful kick to the Maleficent's neck, sending her flying into the thorns.
    ! Chopper/Usopp: Yay Sanji!
    ! Franky: Hang on! I thought you don’t fight women.
    ! Sanji: I don’t…but for Aurora’s sake, I’m willing to make an exception. Besides, she doesn’t look very lady-like anyway.
    ! Maleficent emerges from the thorns, enraged by Sanji’s attack and blasts a fireball at him.
    ! Sanji: Hold that thought… ÉPAULE SHOOT!
    ! Sanji jumps into the air, dodging the attack, and then brings his heel down on the Maleficent's shoulder.
    ! Sanji: Hope that one hurt, you hag lizard! COTELETTE…SELLE!
    ! Dropping down into a one-handed handstand position, Sanji kicks Maleficent hard in the ribs. Then spins around in the opposite direction and delivers a fast kick to her lower back.
    ! Sanji: Because I’m gonna make you pay for what you did to Rose! POITRINE SHOOT!
    ! Sanji delivers a stabbing kick straight into Maleficent’s chest, causing her to roar out in pain.
    ! Sanji: GIGOT!
    ! Sanji delivers a sweeping kick to the knee caps, slamming Maleficent to the ground as a result.
    ! Sanji: And now for the final dish! Diable Jamble!
    ! Sanji’s left leg ignites with extreme heat and flame as he leaps into the air to deliver his final blow.
    ! Sanji: MOUTON STRIKE!
    ! Sanji deliver a kick to the Maleficent's midsection, sending her flying. Sanji begins to float back down, when Maleficent quickly recovers and, using her tail, swats Sanji into the thorns.
    ! Chopper/Nami: SANJI!
    ! Robin: Mille Fleur!
    ! Robin creates a large hand and manages to catch Sanji before he hit the thorns.
    ! Nami: Nice catch, Robin.
    ! Nami turns around upon hearing a loud roar and sees Maleficent charging at the group, only to be stopped by Zoro who stands in her path.
    ! Zoro: So swirly-brow wasn’t enough for you huh? Then let’s see if you can handle my swords instead.
    ! Meanwhile, in the sky, Luffy was still battling Eneru amidst a powerful thunderstorm, created from the excess lighting discharged from Eneru’s body. Thunderbolts struck and crackled all around him, high winds blew from all directions, Luffy was in one tough pickle; for the only solid ground to fight on was Eneru’s body itself. Only way to beat Eneru was to attack his head and force him down. This was also difficult as Eneru did everything in his power to knock Luffy off; from whipping his body around to channeling lighting to strike Luffy. Luffy was halfway to the head when Eneru swung around and tried to bite at him, each chomp sounded like a thunderclap at close range. With precise timing, Luffy leaps into air, dodging another of Eneru’s chomps at the last second and grabs onto one of the horns.
    ! Luffy: Got ya!
    ! Luffy then flings his right arm and grabs the other horn, putting him in perfect position over Eneru’s head.
    ! Luffy: Armament; Hardening!
    ! Both of Luffy’s legs become dark and shiny due to the Armament Haki.
    ! Luffy: Now, GUM GUM…STAMP GATLING!!!
    ! Luffy unleashes multiple strikes with his feet, giving Eneru the biggest headache in life. Eneru swung his head violently back and forth, trying to shake Luffy off. Luffy held on as best he could until his right hand loses its grip.
    ! Luffy: Woah!
    ! Eneru flings his head, sending Luffy flying up into the air. He swings around and opens his mouth to devour Luffy, but Luffy manages to grab on to his teeth, desperately trying to keep him from closing down on him.
    ! Back down below, Zoro was still in combat with Maleficent; his swords countering her claws with each blow. Zoro manages to block one of her swipes, but was struggling to hold it back.
    ! Zoro: You guys can jump in whenever you’re ready!
    ! Brook: Come, Prince Phillip, let’s go!
    ! Brook and Phillip rush to help Zoro and starts cutting at her legs. Brook leaps and stabs her in the shoulder. Maleficent roars in pain and knocks him and Phillip away.
    ! Zoro: Ul-Tora Gari!
    ! Zoro puts his hand swords over his mouth blade and swing them forth a forward descending slash with them. The attack slices at Maleficent as she roars in pain. She recoils from the attack and lunges at Zoro, only to be greeted by a barrage of rocks and thorns at her head. She looks around to see where the shots came from and sees a smug Usopp with his Black Kabuto.
    ! Usopp: HAHAHAHA! How’d you like a taste of my Charging Meteor Shower attack, you oversized gecko! No lizard is a match for the mighty King of Snipers, Captain Usopp!
    ! Enraged by his insult, Maleficent dives straight at Usopp with the intent to grind him into dust with her claws.
    ! Usopp: EEEEEHHHHHHH!
    ! Chopper: Usopp, look out!
    ! Chopper jumps in the way and gets grabbed by Maleficent, who snickers as she squeezes her new victim.
    ! Chopper: I wouldn’t be laughing…ugh…if I were you…
    ! Chopper struggles to get free from her deathgrip and manages to put out one his hoofs, which was holding a small yellow jawbreaker-like ball.
    ! Chopper: Now you’ll get to face a real monster…RUMBLE!
    ! Chopper puts the ball in his mouth and eats it, just as Maleficent crushes Chopper with both hands. Suddenly, she feels something moving inside her hands as she tries to keep whatever is coming out contained. Finally something busts out; it was Chopper in his massive Monster Point form. This sudden transformation left Maleficent stunned long enough for Chopper to throw a punch at her. As the two gigantic creatures began fighting at hand-to-hand combat, Franky gets an idea and runs off into the thorns.
    ! Nami: Franky, where are you going?!
    ! Franky: If this fight is gonna this super, then it’s time to go all-out!
    ! Back at the fight, Chopper swings his left arm and slugs Maleficent across the head, stunning her. Zoro, taking advantage of the situation, leaps onto her head and starts stabbing her. Maleficent roars as she tries to shake him off. Chopper grabs her by the neck and tries to keep her from moving. But Maleficent strikes him back and shakes Zoro off. Maleficent then pins Chopper down to the ground, but he prevents her from biting at his vital spots.
    ! Franky: Hang on, Chopper! The cavalry is here! GENERAL LEFT!
    ! Suddenly, a barrage of bullets hits Maleficent, knocking her off of Chopper. The others turn to see where the shots came from; it was Franky and his large metallic robot, the Iron Pirate: Franky Shogun.
    ! Franky: Sorry if I was late. Chopper let’s finish with our combo move!
    ! Chopper: Ok, Franky!
    ! Chopper and Franky stand together and rush head-on at Maleficent at full speed.
    ! Franky: SUPER…
    ! Chopper: …GIGA…
    ! Franky/Chopper: …FRAPPER GONG!
    ! The Franky Shogun and Chopper combine both of their attacks and deliver a hard punch to Maleficent's face so powerful; it knocked her onto her back, completely stunning her afterwards. Zoro sees this as an opportunity to kill her.
    ! Zoro: Come on, guys, now's our chance!
    ! Zoro, Brook, and Phillip get on Maleficent's chest to stab her, but she roars and swats them away. Maleficent breathes fire at Chopper and Franky, blasting them into the thorns. Chopper changes back into his Brain Point form just as Maleficent prepares to finish him off.
    ! Franky: Oh no you don’t!
    ! The Franky Shogun socks Maleficent in the jaw, allowing Sanji to grab Chopper and leap out of the way.
    ! Zoro: Everyone, fall back!
    ! The group ran back into a forest of thorns just as Maleficent lunges at them. She began looking for them when Phillip came out from hiding and cuts down on her head. She growls in pain and bites at him as he swings his sword at her. Maleficent rears up and breathes a stream of green fire, setting the whole forest of thorns on fire.
    ! Usopp: Funny us going out like this; roasted alive by an oversized fire-breathing lizard.
    ! Nami: Well, this is just great. How the heck are we ever going to kill her?
    ! Sanji: Yeah, we practically threw everything we had at her, not even the Franky Shogun or Chopper’s Monster Point was enough.
    ! Zoro: He’s right. My swords must’ve cut her at least a hundred times and she’s still standing.
    ! Chopper: What if we used magic?
    ! Franky: Huh?
    ! Chopper: Well…if she’s using magic, can’t we use magic to beat her?
    ! Sanji: Chopper, no offense, but that idea sounds real dumb right now.
    ! Robin: Actually, Chopper has got the right idea!
    ! Sanji: Huh? How!
    ! Robin: I mean, think about it in our logic; imagine if Maleficent was a Devil Fruit user. What’s the one substance besides the sea that can weaken a Devil Fruit user?
    ! Usopp: Sea-Prism Stone?
    ! Robin: Exactly! So if we had a weapon that has equal properties as Sea-Prism Stone, in this case, magic…
    ! Nami: …It’ll be enough to take her down for good! Robin, its genius!
    ! Robin: And I think I know how to do it. Flora! Fauna! Merryweather!
    ! The fairies heard Robin call out to them and then flew over to her.
    ! Flora: What is it, Robin?
    ! Robin: Can you enchant Phillip’s sword with your magic? I think it’s the only way to defeat Maleficent!
    ! Flora: Oh my, you’re right! It might just work!
    ! Merryweather: But we’ll some time to do it. But, how will you keep Maleficent distracted long enough for us to do it?
    ! Usopp: Leave that part to me; just make sure you’re ready with that spell.
    ! Fauna: Alright, dear.
    ! The fairies then went over to escort Phillip, who was backed up to a rock wall.
    ! Flora: Up! Up this way!
    ! Phillip then starts climbing and Maleficent spots him. Maleficent advances on Prince Phillip, and Phillip swings at her with his sword. But she has him backing up to the edge of the cliff, leaving him trapped. The fairies can only do but watch in horror. Then, she shot a blast of fire at Phillip, He blocks it with his shield, but the force knocks it off his hand and it falls off the cliff. Maleficent then laughs evilly.
    ! Back in the air, Luffy was right where we last left him, inches from being turned to dragon chow by Eneru. Luffy couldn’t hold on forever and he knew it as Eneru continued to apply pressure with his jaws. Suddenly, Luffy gets an idea, a first for him in this kind of situation. With split-second timing, Luffy springs upwards, using the force of the dragon’s jaws as momentum.
    ! Luffy: Second Gear!
    ! Luffy triggers Second Gear, then falls down towards Eneru, as the dragon unleashes a torrent of lighting from his gaping maw.
    ! Luffy: Armament Hardening: Gum-Gum Jet Gatling!
    ! Luffy gets loose his attack and it connects with the stream of lighting. His fists make contact with the lighting, causing it to arc and scatter across the sky. As Luffy got closer to Eneru, he began to spin around like drill, blasting his way through the lighting until the dragon closes its mouth on him, trapping Luffy inside. This proved to be a fatal mistake on Eneru’s part as Luffy blasts all the way down the dragon’s body, damaging it. This kept on until Luffy finally reaches Eneru’s real body and forces him out of the dragon. The dragon “corpse”, now without Eneru as its core, becomes unstable and explodes, clearing the sky of all the clouds that were generated by Eneru.
    ! Now Luffy and Eneru were falling thousands of feet in the air to the ground below and as Luffy grabs onto Eneru by his earlobes, the latter chuckles lightly with amusement.
    ! Eneru: Congratulations, Straw Hat. This would be the second time that you’ve beaten me.
    ! Luffy: …
    ! Eneru: But don’t think that this is over!
    ! Luffy: Huh?
    ! Eneru: Did you really you can beat us without worrying about the consequences?!
    ! Luffy: What are you babbling out?
    ! Eneru: Yaaa ha ha ha ha ha! You really don’t know, do you?! Maleficent and I belong to a high order… an order whose goals extend beyond this wretched little world and when they learn that you defeated us, they will hunt you down to the end of the universe.
    ! Luffy: …
    ! Eneru: It doesn’t matter how strong you and your crew are, they’re no match for the individuals whom I represent. And when to encounter our leader, you’ll be pleading for death when she…
    ! Luffy: SHUT THE HELL UP!!!
    ! Eneru: What?!
    ! Luffy: Did you really think I care about that?! You underestimate the true strength of my crew. It doesn’t matter how strong these guys are, my crew will beat ‘em. And if we don’t the first time, we’ll just get stronger till we do!
    ! Eneru: Eh?!?!
    ! Luffy: I didn’t get this far just to die from the likes of you or anyone else! And if I die fighting, then I die…BUT AT LEAST I’LL HAVE THE SATISFACTION…OF KICKING YOUR ASS ONE MORE TIME!!!!!
    ! Eneru: EHHHH?!!?!
    ! Seizing his chance, Luffy wraps his legs around Eneru’s waist, preventing him from escaping.
    ! Eneru: What?! How did…Let go of me!!!
    ! Luffy then stretches both arms as far as he can, getting ready for a gum gum bazooka…but…
    ! Luffy: Second Gear; Hardening!
    ! With that Luffy’s arms are now hardened and began to emit steam.
    ! Eneru: What the?! Since when did you learn to do that?!
    ! Luffy: Like I said earlobes, I’ve grown a lot stronger since our last fight! And this fight…might just be your last!!
    ! Eneru: EHHH?!?!?!
    ! Back down to earth, Maleficent was about to finish off Philip when…
    ! Usopp: Special Attack…Sky Dragon Star!
    ! Usopp lets loose a large burst of lightning that takes the form of a dragon, hitting Maleficent’s head, stunning her briefly.
    ! Usopp: NOW’S YOUR CHANCE!!!!!
    ! Then the fairies finally combine all of their magic to Phillip's sword, causing the blade to shine with a radiant light.
    ! Flora: Now sword of truth, fly swift and sure, that evil die and good endure!
    ! Maleficent, recovering from the shock, lunges at Phillip to finish him off. Back in the air, Luffy cocks back his arms, causing them to ignite with a torrent of fire.
    ! Eneru: Wait, Straw Hat! You wouldn’t dare!
    ! Luffy: RED HAWK BAZOOKA!!!!
    ! Luffy simultaneity lets go of Eneru and hurls his arms forward at high speed, smashing into Eneru’s chest with all his might. The impact of the blow KO’s Eneru and causes an explosion through his back. The recoil of the attack sends him flying back down to earth with a stream of fire and lighting trailing him. At the same time, Phillip threw his sword at Maleficent’s chest, piercing her dark heart. She screams in agony and pain as blood seeps from her mortal wound. Then, she takes one final lunge at the prince, but Phillip jumps out of the way just in time. She slams to the ground and the cliff starts collapses, and she falls into the fiery abyss. By that time, Eneru’s body arrives and crashes into Maleficent, the discharged electricity channels between the two, triggering a massive explosion. The blast’s shockwave manages to soften Luffy’s descent as he lands a few feet away from Phillip. When the smoke and fire cleared, Luffy and Philip looked to see what was left of Maleficent at the bottom and Phillip's sword where her chest should be, before the sword turned all black. There wasn’t any sign of Eneru’s body; most likely it was incinerated in the explosion, with the exception for his Nonosama Bo, which snapped in half and partially melted.
    ! It was over…Eneru, the ex-Sky God of Skypiea and Maleficent, the Mistress of all Evil, were now finally dead.

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    Straw Hats Adventures of Sleeping Beauty Chapter 10

    In Which Our Heroes Enjoy A Happy Ending And The End Of Their Adventures…Or Is It?

    ! Chapter 10: A Happy Ending! True Love Conquers All!
    ! The other Straw Hats rushed over on the scene.
    ! Chopper: Luffy, saw the huge explosion! Are you okay?
    ! Zoro: Where’s Eneru and Maleficent?
    ! Luffy only smiled and points to the abyss below.
    ! Luffy: Gone for good. The blast destroyed them both. Take a look.
    ! They looked down into the abyss, and see what they wanted to see. Samson approaches Phillip and Phillip pets his head.
    ! Robin: And that’s the end of Maleficent and Eneru.
    ! Nami: I can’t believe it…they’re gone.
    ! Franky: WOO…we did it! does his trademark pose We actually got ‘em both!
    ! Brook: It’s finally over now.
    ! Zoro: Not yet. Aurora still needs to be awakened.
    ! Usopp: Hey, look! The thorns are disappearing!
    ! Everyone looks and Usopp was indeed right. The forest of thorns is now starting to vanish, leaving the trail to the castle clear.
    ! Sanji: It’s like that whole fight never happened.
    ! Nami: With Maleficent gone, her powers are fading away.
    ! Robin: And her work becomes undone.
    ! Luffy: Our path is clear! Come on, guys!
    ! And with that, they immediately ran towards the castle. Meanwhile the Cloaked Man, who had been observing the previous fight from afar, walks out from the shadows as he watches the group enter the castle.
    ! Cloaked Man: So…They actually defeated Maleficent. This just got very interesting…
    ! When they got inside the courtyard, everyone was still asleep under the fairies’ spell. But they all looked like they’ve been asleep for eternity. They all looked up at the tower were Aurora sleeps as the rising run starts to brighten it. The fairies and the Straw Hats then led Phillip up to the tower, and into the room where Aurora sleeps.
    ! Then everyone was silent as Phillip slowly approaches the sleeping princess. He got to her bed and kneels down. Then after a pause, he slowly leans down and kisses Aurora faintly on the lips. And then….Aurora’s eyes opens! She looks up at Phillip, and immediately recognizes as the same peasant boy she met yesterday. She smiles up at her true love. Everyone then smiled with happiness with some tears of happiness. Zoro and Sanji cheered together like brothers (a rare sight if any). Nami and Robin hugged each other joyfully. Chopper, Usopp and Luffy jumped for joy and cheered, and Brook and Franky shed some tears of happiness. Outside the tower, and throughout the castle, everyone was now starting to wake up. All the guards, the people living in the castle, and the crowd were all awake now that the spell has been broken.
    ! Inside the throne room, everyone else was awakening too. King Stefan yawned as he and the Queen woke up. He looks over at King Hubert and he was sleeping next to him, and Hubert wakes up too.
    ! Stefan: Oh, ah, forgive me, Hubert, the wine…Now, you were saying?
    ! Hubert: I was? Oh yes, well, after all, Stefan, this is the fourteenth century.
    ! Stefan: Yes, you said that a moment ago.
    ! Hubert: Well, to come right to the point, my son Phillip says he's going to marry…
    ! Hubert was interrupted by a fanfare of the trumpets, or to be more precise, by the first notes from the “Sleeping Beauty Waltz”. The fairies and the Straw Hats, garbed in dresses and suits, showed up on the balcony, watching the whole thing from there.
    ! Chopper: Come on, we're gonna miss it!
    ! Luffy, Sanji, Brook and Usopp were not with the crew, but all was explained when Usopp, in a jester outfit, appeared at the bottom of the stairs as Aurora and Phillip appear arm in arm, walking down the stairs from above.
    ! Usopp: Announcing Their Royal Highnesses, Prince Philip and Princess Aurora.
    ! And Luffy was there with them, in a suit of armor, following behind them with Sanji and Brook, escorting the royal couple.
    ! Stefan: It's Aurora, she's here!
    ! Hubert seems surprised when he saw his son with Aurora. The reason why is because Phillip told him that he met the girl of his dreams, but the girl happens to be Princess Aurora all along. He was completely baffled and confused.
    ! Hubert: And...and…and Phillip!
    ! Aurora, Phillip, Luffy, Sanji, and Brook approach the king and queen, before kneeling down before the throne. Aurora then fondly rushes over and embraces her mother for the first time in sixteen years. The crew could not be any happier. A daughter has finally reunited with her parents after being separated for sixteen years. Then Aurora approaches the trio.
    ! Brook: Aurora, we couldn’t be any happier after sixteen years of protecting you all that time.
    ! Sanji: For what it was worth, it was an honor.
    ! Luffy: Yeah! And it was fun too!
    ! But Aurora didn’t say a word. She only smiles and immediately hugs Luffy, shocking Sanji and Brook.
    ! Aurora: softly Thank you…for everything, and I forgive you.
    ! Then Aurora gives him a kiss on the cheek. Luffy was slightly stung by her kiss in the cheek, but he smiled. Sanji was about to open his mouth in protest when Aurora goes up to him.
    ! Aurora: softly Thank you, Sanji. You always looked out for me, my guardian angel.
    ! Aurora gives Sanji a kiss on the cheek, causing his entire body to blush. She then turns to Brook, who kneels down so that he’s at her eye level.
    ! Brook: Well, no matter what anybody says…you’ll always be a princess to me.
    ! Aurora: softly And you will always be a grandfather to me. Thank you for everything.
    ! Then Aurora gives him a kiss on the cheekbone, causing Brook to blush slightly. As the trio leaves to join Usopp, Hubert then approaches Phillip, still confused from earlier.
    ! Hubert: What does this mean, boy? I-I don't…
    ! Before Hubert got his answer, he was interrupted when Aurora kisses him on the cheek and then went over to Phillip.
    ! Hubert: But, but…
    ! Then Aurora and Phillip starts dancing as the music “Once Upon a Dream” starts playing. Hubert then looks over at King Stefan and the Queen.
    ! Hubert: I-I don't understand.
    ! But they only smile and they hum along with the music. Hubert then looks up at the balcony where the fairies and the other Straw Hats are, and they are humming to the music as well. Hubert then just shrugs it off and hums to the music.
    ! Chopper: Um, should we tell King Hubert about the whole peasant/prince thing?
    ! Nami: Nah, I’m sure he’ll figure it out.
    ! Zoro: So where to now?
    ! Flora: You’re not going to stay around for the party?
    ! Robin: Wish we could, but we are pirates and we’re not known for staying around one place for too long. But don’t worry, we’ll back one day.
    ! Nami: But how? The Log Pose doesn’t work here and how are going to travel around?
    ! Robin: That won’t be a problem…pulls out the Infinity’s Eye book I was reading this and found out that we use it to travel to other worlds much like this one.
    ! Chopper: Ohh! So we can come back here if we want!
    ! Robin: Of course, but for now, let’s enjoy the show.
    ! As they watch Aurora and Phillip dance, Fauna loses a tear.
    ! Flora: Why, Fauna, what's the matter, dear?
    ! Fauna: wipes a tear Oh, I just love happy endings.
    ! Zoro looks over and sees Franky bawling his eyes out.
    ! Zoro: Franky! Why are you crying?
    ! Franky: I always cry at happy and beautiful moments like this! But I’m still a man, even though I cry!
    ! Zoro: Ugh…
    ! Flora: Yes, I do, too…
    ! But then she gasps when she notices Aurora’s dress was blue. Apparently, if anyone should’ve remembered by now, Merryweather changed the color of the dress earlier and Flora didn’t even realize it till now.
    ! Flora: Pink!
    ! Flora turns the dress pink, just before we hear the choir starts singing.
    ! CHOIR:
    I know you,
    I walked with you
    Once upon a dream

    ! Merryweather then sees the dress pink and turns it blue again.
    ! Nami: Oh no!
    ! Robin: Here we go again!
    ! Zoro: Oh, brother!
    ! Seeing that Flora and Merryweather are fighting over the color again, Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hats only laugh.
    ! Chopper: I guess some things just never change…
    ! CHOIR:
    I know you,
    The gleam in your eyes
    Is so familiar a gleam

    ! The castle then disappears around Aurora and Phillip, and they keep on dancing in the clouds. All the time, the dress keeps changing its color from blue to pink and back.
    ! CHOIR:
    And I know it's true
    That visions are seldom all they seem
    But if I know you I know what you'll do

    ! Aurora and Phillip then kiss each other. The storybook fades in, showing the exact same scene. And at the bottom, it says “And they lived happily ever after” below the picture. Then it was slowly closed.
    ! CHOIR:
    You'll love me at once
    The way you did
    Once upon a dream

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    Straw Hats Adventures of Sleeping Beauty Chapter Epilogue
    In Which We Our Heroes Actions Have Gotten The Attention Of A Gallery Of Certain Rogues

    ! Epilogue: A Mysterious Meeting! A New Enemy within the Shadows!
    ! Elsewhere…amidst a sea of stars, a massive, spiral-like fortress hangs like a foreboding icicle in the cold empty space. The fortress itself, at first glance, looks like it was constructed from a towering upside-down city. At the top of this immense structure, is an elegant but equally elaborate castle that serves as the heart of this massive stronghold. Within the castle, atop its highest tower, is a large and spacious room, save for thirteen thrones and a large table in the center. The thrones themselves were of unique design and shape, each of the headrests was modeled after one of the animals of the Chinese zodiac.
    ! Sitting in the “snake” throne was a tall man with extremely translucent-looking pale skin and straight waist-length black hair with the front strands falling to his shoulders. He had a long face with pronounced cheekbones, golden eyes with slits in his pupils, purple markings around his eyes and fang-like teeth. His clothes consist of plain grey garbs with black pants and a thick purple rope belt tied in a large knot behind his back and blue tomoe-shaped earrings and a black polo neck under it. This was one of the three Sannin; Orochimaru. Orochimaru was watching, quite infuriatedly, at a hologram of the Straw Hats saying goodbye to Aurora.
    ! Orochimaru: I cannot believe this! Those little brats took down Maleficent and Eneru! Who would've thought it?!
    ! Orochimaru slams his fist into the throne’s arm. From behind his chair appeared a tall, imposing man, garbed in an Arabian-style attire and a cobra-head staff. This was the vizier Jafar.
    ! Jafar: The fact that two of our strongest members were defeated by them; one must wonder just how strong these pirates are. And by the way, Orochimaru, you’re in my seat.
    ! Orochimaru: sarcastically Oh…of course, Jafar. How silly of me.
    ! Orochimaru gets up from the throne, allowing Jafar to sit down upon it.
    ! ????: Why bother, those pirates actually did us a favor…well for me at least.
    ! On the “dragon” throne is a woman with a fairly average physical build, and a large, black, dotted snake tattoo winding down either arm. Her facial features consist of eyes containing yellow irises with black pupils, and blonde hair arranged in a spiked style, with two long strands extending downwards framing either side of her face, that entwine each other like a caduceus' snake to rest upon her chest. She is wearing a black body-length suit with hood, which extends downwards to her knees. The hood itself is adorned with an eye-like marking upon either side which, interestingly, when worn in addition to the shape of her hair, gives it the appearance of a snake's mouth, with teeth and fangs. This was the Snake Witch, Medusa Gorgon.
    ! Medusa: If it hadn’t been for them, I’d still be playing second fiddle to her. But in all seriousness, her defeat poses a big problem. I’d say we rid of them now and be done with it before they could do more damage.
    ! ????: …And waste valuable resources when we should focus on the plan? That, my dear seems a bit extreme don’t you think?
    ! A breath of smoke puffs out from a shadowy corner, briefly showing a pair of eyes lurking in the shadows. It moves towards the “rat” throne revealing a slender yet muscular rat with black combed hair, human-like fingers, black top hat, white opera gloves, and a golden cane. In its other hand, he carried a fancy looking cigarette holder. This was the criminal genius, Professor Rattigan.
    ! Ratigan: Besides, they hardly seem much of a threat anyhow.
    ! Medusa: I’d be more cautious if I were you, rat-boy. I know from experience that even the smallest of snakes have the deadliest bite.
    ! Ratigan: What did you call me?!
    ! ????: Oh, what’s the matter…did the little mouse lose his cool to the snake lady? Hahahahahaha!
    ! Ratigan: Who said that?!
    ! Jafar: sigh come on out, Pitch. We know it’s you.
    ! Suddenly, the room darkens till there was practically little light. Just then, black sand bursts in from the windows and begins to swirl around the room in a twister-like fashion. The sand and the darkness start to converge at the “horse” throne until they began merging into a humanoid entity. The figure in question was draped in long flowing black robe, pale white skin and black mangy hair. This was Pitch Black, otherwise known as the Boogeyman.
    ! Pitch: Hmm…so how was that? Scared you all, didn’t I?
    ! Medusa: Save your little trickeries for the kiddies, Pitch. This is a serious matter; Maleficent was just defeated by a bunch of pirates.
    ! Pitch: So ol’ dragon breath kicked the bucket, eh? About time, I never really did like her…never had a sense of humor. to Medusa It must be a relief to be freed from her shadow, eh Medusa?
    ! Medusa: And what is that supposed to mean?
    ! Pitch: I mean: you’ve been her inheritor candidate much longer than even Orochimaru was to Jafar. I doubt you would have earned that seat had Arachne been with us.
    ! Medusa: Are you comparing Maleficent to my sister?!
    ! Pitch: You said it, not I. I was merely saying that would’ve been a far better member for the council than Maleficent…or you.
    ! Ratigan, Jafar and Orochimaru all looked at Medusa to gauge her reaction to Pitch’s comment. While her face had a blank stare, it hides a seething anger from within. The only clue that gives this away was her fist, clenched in fury.
    ! Pitch: I mean Arachne was so manipulating…so cunning. Her desire for power surpassed even Her Radiance. Why, had she’d been Maleficent’s partner in this sordid affair, then perhaps she might still be…
    ! Before Pitch could finish his sentence, Medusa snaps her fingers and a flurry of arrow like 'snakes' emerge her back and all aimed within a hairs-breath at Pitch with malice intent.
    ! Pitch: Hmm. It seems I have upset the little witch…
    ! Medusa: One more word out of you, and I’ll pierce you like a pincushion!
    ! Pitch: You do and I’ll give you nightmares so horrific that you’ll never sleep again!
    ! Pitch begins to conjure some black sand in his hand, ready for a counterattack. The other members began to duck for cover for the impending battle until…
    ! ????: ENOUGH!
    ! A loud voice booms across the chamber, causing it the shake ever slightly. The source of the voice came from opened door lead the innermost sanctum. Walking out of the door was a female with thick white hair as well as greenish eyes. She has purple colored hands and a blackish-grey body with blue scars all over it. She wears a white cape with a spacial background in its inner side. Her face is covered by a pale white mask, with openings for both the eyes and her mouth. This was the same woman that Eneru was conversing with not too long ago. The Cosmic Witch, Her Radiance, Morganna.
    ! As she entered the chamber, Medusa and Pitch both dismiss their attacks, for to quarrel in Morganna’s presence would surely incur her wrath upon them both. The other members returned to their places, as Morganna sits upon her throne. Unlike the other thrones, Morganna’s had a more intricate, cosmic motif to match her title.
    ! Morganna: Maleficent’s death was indeed a loss, but a replaceable one. Medusa has more than proven her right of succession to replace Maleficent. Of course there are other, more suitable candidates would replace anyone among the council, including you Pitch Black. I aspect you to remember that!
    ! Pitch Black gulps nervously as Morganna singled him out.
    ! Morganna: Now then, about these interlopers…these Straw Hats.
    ! Jafar: Your Radiance if I may. Maleficent and Eneru’s defeat at their hands was merely a stroke of luck. But they, in time pose a threat if left unchecked. I propose that we should deal with them before they become problematic…With your permission, of course.
    ! Morganna: …No.
    ! Jafar: Eh…beg pardon.
    ! Morganna: Like you said, it was fortune that allowed them to succeed…nothing is to be gained by attacking them. They know nothing of us or of our goals.
    ! Orochimaru: So we’re just gonna stand by until they decide to meddle in our affairs again?
    ! Morganna: On the contrary, I propose we kept a close eye on them. If they decide to appear, and if they pose a threat, we will act accordingly. This is that clear?
    ! Council Members: Yes, your Radiance.
    ! Morganna: Good, now inform the others and spread the word. Should they see these “Straw Hats”, they are to notify me first. Now go!
    ! And with that; Jafar, Orochimaru, Medusa, Ratigan and Pitch Black depart from the chamber to carry out Morganna’s orders, leaving her alone in the chamber. Just then, a well-dress parrot appears from one of the windows and perches near Morganna’s throne. This is Morganna’s faithful companion, Alpus.
    ! Morganna: Ah, Alpus. What news do you bring?
    ! Alpus: Your Radiance, I bring great news; our operations are proceeding as planned. And we believe our followers have located one the items we were searching for.
    ! Morganna: Excellent! Soon, Alpus, they will be in my grasp and with them I shall finally take what is rightfully mine!
    ! Alpus: The power of the cosmos will be yours to command, Your Radiance!
    ! Morganna: Yes…all that power…will be mine. And no one will be able to stop me…not even the Straw Hat Pirates…
    ! Morganna flicks her hand and the hologram of the Straws Hats vanishes into nothingness, an ill omen of things to come…

    that's it for now…the next adventure is coming soon.

  • Sorry for the delay, but now on to the next adventure.

    Straw Hat Adventures of Alice of Wonderland Prologue In which the Straw Hats gets sucked into a new adventure….literally.

    ! Prologue: A Brief Respite. Here we go again!
    ! We now return to the open sea aboard the Thousand Sunny, although it felt like sixteen years went by for our pirate friends, hardly a day had passed since that fateful afternoon. Zoro was on the deck, enjoying the sea air and sunshine that they had missed for so long.
    ! Zoro: Ahh. Glad to be back on the open sea. I almost forgot how nice it feels.
    ! Zoro began to hear a collection of groans of disappointment coming from the upper level of the deck. The noises came from the other Straw Hats, sans Robin, in an emotional slump. Zoro felt a bit annoyed by their mood.
    ! Zoro: Oh, come on. What’s with the pathetic groans?
    ! The answer to that question is quite simple. The one thing that they all had in common for “sixteen years”…
    ! Straw Hats minus Robin: I miss Rose!
    ! Zoro: That’s enough whining, already! If you really miss her that bad, then you should’ve brought her with us.
    ! Chopper: Ahh. You savage!
    ! Nami: Blockhead!
    ! Sanji: Idiot!
    ! Franky: Nimrod!
    ! Brook: Ingrate!
    ! Luffy: Three-Sword Style.
    ! Usopp: Luffy, we’ve been over this. Saying Three-Sword Style isn’t an insult.
    ! Luffy: Hmm…how about Dumb-Sword Style?
    ! Usopp: Now that’s better.
    ! Zoro ignores the insults from the peanut gallery and walks off back to the crows-nest. Back on the deck of moaners, Robin was busy reading the Infinity’s Eye, more specifically, their latest adventure. Although it was hard to believe, she still couldn’t get over the fact that they became part of the story. She had just finished reading the final page of the story; she lets out a heavy sigh.
    ! Robin: to herself He was right. This ending was much better.
    ! Robin then turned a blank page of the book, which flashes before her eyes. In its place, the title of another story appears called…
    ! Robin: Alice in Wonderland?
    ! The others overhear Robin and rush over the see what happened.
    ! Chopper: Hey another story!
    ! Sanji: What’s that one called?
    ! Robin: It’s called Alice in Wonderland.
    ! Luffy: Alice in Wonderland? What’s that?
    ! Usopp: I know that story; it’s about a girl who travels to this crazy world while following this rabbit guy. And the further she went, the crazier it got.
    ! Luffy: Woah…
    ! Robin: In fact, I remember an old song I heard about that place.
    ! Chopper: Really, a song?!
    ! Usopp: Could you sing it for us, Robin?
    ! Robin: Oh no I couldn’t, it’s a little embarrassing.
    ! Luffy: Oh come on! Please!
    ! Chopper: Please sing it!
    ! Nami: You might as well, Robin. Otherwise you’ll never hear the end of it all day.
    ! Robin: Alright, if I must.
    ! Chopper/Luffy: Hooray!
    ! The others gather around Robin as she prepares to sing the old song about Wonderland.
    ! Robin: Wonderland…Wonderland
    How do you get to Wonderland?
    Over the hill or over there or just behind the tree
    ! When clouds go rolling by
    They roll away and leave the sky
    Where is the land beyond the eye that people cannot see?
    ! Where can it be?
    ! Where do stars go?
    Where is the crescent moon?
    They must be somewhere in the sunny afternoon
    ! Wonderland…Wonderland
    Where is the path to Wonderland?
    Over the hill or here or there
    I wonder where…

    ! Chopper: That was wonderful, Robin.
    ! Robin: Thank you.
    ! Franky: You got to admit, that song makes this wonderland sound super cool!
    ! Luffy: Then let’s go!
    ! Chopper: Go? Where?
    ! Luffy: Wonderland! If it’s all that amazing, we should go.
    ! Nami: Hold on, Luffy. You can’t just go somewhere that exists in a book just because you want to…
    ! Robin: But Nami, did you forget that we traveled to a world within the book before?
    ! Nami drooped her head because she did remember, but did not want to encourage Luffy. But before she could respond, Luffy grabs the book from Robin’s hands and raises it to the sky.
    ! Luffy: Come on, Book! Take us to Wonderland!
    ! Just then, as if responding to Luffy’s command, a bolt of lightning shoots out from the book and hits the grass deck of the Thousand Sunny. The impact begins to turn into a large hole and out of it came a massive whirlwind, sucking in practically anything that wasn’t nailed to the door, including the Straw Hats. Zoro just happened to come out of the crows-nest, wondering what the commotion was and ends up getting caught by immense vacuum. He does manage to grab on the edges of the hole, preventing himself from falling in. He sees the others, hanging on for dear life on the railings as well.
    ! Nami: Luffy did it again!!!
    ! Sanji: I just wonder how long we’re gonna stay this time?!
    ! Robin: Well, considering its “Alice in Wonderland”, it may not take long in terms of time. Provided we manage to get through it alive.
    ! Usopp/Chopper: WHAAAAT?!?!?!
    ! Luffy: Shishishi! Who cares! Let’s go! Gum-Gum…
    ! Nami: No wait!
    ! Sanji: Luffy…don’t you dare!!!
    ! Luffy: ROCKET!
    ! Luffy slings forward, knocking everyone off the railing and onto Zoro with a thud. The combined weight of the crew, plus the fact that he was practically hanging by the tip of his fingers, Zoro gives way and the whole crew falls down into the hole.
    ! ALL: LUFFFFYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!
    ! And so, as the portal closes up behind them, the Straw Hats are pulled into another adventure. What new and startling things will they see? Find out in the next chapter of Straw Hats Adventures of Alice in Wonderland!

  • Straw Hat Adventures of Alice of Wonderland Chapter I In which the Straw Hats meet Alice and start their chase of the White Rabbit.

    ! Chapter 1: In a world of my own. Down the Rabbit Hole we go!
    ! We now find ourselves amidst a park in the middle of Victorian London. It was a sunny, summer day as butterflies flew happily through the meadow and a couple of swans were together in a lake. Atop a branch of a big tree was a young girl by the name of Alice. Alice was lazing around as her older sister, Lorina, was sitting beneath the tree and reading a history book, not noticing that Alice was not paying attention to her.
    ! Lorina: ..'Leaders, and had been of late, much accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the Earls of Mercia and Northumbria, declared for him: and even Stigand-'…
    ! Lorina found herself pausing as her younger sister's foot came down from the tree branch it was over top of. With a mild annoyance, she pushes the leg back up.
    ! Lorina: Alice!
    ! Alice: Hmm. Oh, I’m listening.
    ! Alice was busy making a daisy flower necklace in the tree with her pet cat, Dinah. Lorina cleared her throat and went to continue reading the book.
    ! Lorina: 'And even Stigand, the archbishop of Canterbury, agreed to meet with William and offer him the crown. William's conduct was at first moderate'—
    ! Alice finishes her necklace and places it over Dinah like a crown. Dinah shakes the “crown” off her head and it falls onto Lorina. Alice couldn’t help but giggle, but Lorina didn’t find it funny.
    ! Lorina: Alice, will you kindly pay attention to your history lesson?
    ! Alice: I'm sorry. But how can anyone possibly pay attention to a good book with no pictures in it?
    ! Lorina: My dear child, there are many good books in this world without pictures.
    ! Alice: In this world perhaps, but in my world, the books would be nothing, but pictures.
    ! Lorina: Your world? laughs What nonsense.
    ! Alice: Nonsense?
    ! Alice glanced at her and then looked to her cat as Lorina sat back down to read.
    ! Alice: That’s it, Dinah! If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrariwise, what it is, it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would, you see?
    ! Dinah mewed in confusion.
    ! Alice: In my world, you wouldn't say 'meow'. You would say ‘yes, miss Alice’.
    ! Alice takes her cat down from the tree as Lorina was lost in her own world of the book she was reading. Dinah mewed again.
    ! Alice: Oh, but you would. You'd be just like people, Dinah, and all the other animals too.
    ! Alice put Dinah down in the flower bed. She then lies down in the field, looking at the daisies.
    ! Alice: Why, in my world...
    Cats and rabbits
    Would reside in fancy little houses
    And be dressed in shoes and hats and trousers
    ! In a world of my own
    All the flowers
    Would have very extra, special powers
    ! They would sit and talk to me for hours
    When I'm lonely in a world of my own
    ! Just then, a blue bird chirped and sat in a tree, coming in their view.
    ! Alice: There'd be new birds
    Lots of nice and friendly howdy-do birds
    Everyone would have a dozen blue birds
    ! Within that world of my own
    I could listen to a babbling brook
    And hear a song that I could understand
    ! I keep wishing it could be that way
    Because my world would be a wonderland
    ! Envisioning this fantasy world of her own, Alice closed her eyes near the river as the water rippled and a new reflection came. There was a white rabbit in a red waist coat with gray pants, a black umbrella, and tiny glasses on its face. Dinah saw it and started to mew loudly to alert Alice.
    ! Alice: Oh, Dinah… It's just a white rabbit in a... Waistcoat! And a watch!
    ! The white rabbit had a look of shock on his face as he looked at his watch and started to run away.
    ! White Rabbit: Oh, my fur and whiskers! I'm late! I'm late! I'm late!
    ! Alice: Now this is curious. What could a rabbit possibly be late for? Excuse me! Sir?
    ! Alice then rushed after the white rabbit with Dinah chasing after her.
    ! White Rabbit: I'm late, I'm late
    For a very important date
    No time to say hello
    I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!
    ! Alice: This must be awfully important. Like a party or something. Mr. White Rabbit! Wait!
    ! White Rabbit: No, no, no, no, no
    I'm overdue
    I'm really in a stew
    ! No time to say goodbye
    I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!
    ! The rabbit made it into a hill to avoid Alice and get to wherever he's supposed to be on time. Alice stopped and looked to see the hole as the white rabbit disappeared.
    ! Alice: My, what a peculiar place to have a party.
    ! Dinah mewed in agreement. Alice gets on her hands and knees and begins to crawl into the rabbit hole. Alice and Dinah kept looking and coming in through the hole to find the White Rabbit.
    ! Alice: You know, Dinah, we really shouldn't be…. d-d-doing this... After all, we haven't been invited... and curiosity often leads to TROUBLE!!!
    ! Alice soon found herself falling down in the hole. Dinah nearly went down with them, but she grabbed onto a twig and pulled herself up. She then looked down to see Alice going down the hole and looked very worried for her.
    ! Alice: Goodbye, Dinah! Goodbye!
    ! Dinah looked down at Alice, waving her paw to say goodbye to her.
    ! Alice continued to fall down the hole, with her dress acting as a makeshift parachute. It looked all downhill from here, no pun intended.
    ! Alice: Goodness, after this I should think nothing of falling down stairs.
    ! Suddenly, Alice started to hear screaming coming directly above her. It was the Straw Hats, falling from their own “rabbit hole”, screaming bloody murder, except for Luffy who is only laugh in the whole sordid affair.
    ! Luffy: HAHAHAHAHA! This is fun, right guys?
    ! Nami: Luffy, if we survive this, I am so gonna kill you!
    ! Usopp: Yeah! Providing the fall doesn’t do it first.
    ! Zoro: Neither of that would matter unless we find a way to slow down our fall.
    ! Robin: I got an idea! Everyone; form a human chain!
    ! At Robin’s command, the gang forms a human chain by grabbing to each other’s feet. With Nami grabbing unto Robin, Sanji latches onto Nami, Zoro holding Sanji by the leg, Franky gripping onto Zoro’s leg, followed by Brook, Chopper, Usopp and finally Luffy at the end. With the chain formed…
    ! Robin: Cien Fleur! Wing!
    ! …Robin sprouts two large wings from her back, acting as a parachute to slow their descent.
    ! Nami: Good thinking, Robin! Now we don’t have to worry about falling too fast.
    ! Robin: No problem. Just don’t let go.
    ! Usopp: Let go! Who’s letting go!?
    ! Sanji: I’m not letting go…of Nami’s lovely leg.
    ! Sanji begins snuggling Nami’s leg like a lovesick puppy, much to her annoyance. She kicks Sanji on the head, giving him a small lump on his noggin.
    ! Nami: Cut that out!
    ! By this time, the Straw Hats have floated down to Alice’s level. She became quite curious at the group for she had not seen such people like them before. So, with common curtesy, she addresses our pirate group.
    ! Alice: Um...Pardon me. But are you following a white rabbit?
    ! Nami: No, we fell down here thanks to rubber brain down there!
    ! Alice: I beg your pardon, but rubber brain?
    ! Usopp: I think she means our captain here. points to Luffy
    ! Luffy: Hi!
    ! Robin: And you must be Alice, it’s great to actually meet you.
    ! Alice: How did you know my…
    ! Robin: We can explain later, but right now I think we may need a light or something.
    ! The Straw Hats Alice looked around them to see if there was anything to shed some light on their situation. Alice notices a lamp and turns it on; its green light illuminates the hole, which looks more of a vertical house then a dirt hole. They looked around them to see some other things slowly falling with them, somehow.
    ! Luffy/Chopper: Woah!
    ! Sanji: You don’t see the inside a rabbit hole like this every day.
    ! Nami: I wouldn’t know. I’ve never seen the inside of a rabbit hole at all.
    ! Usopp: I was down a mole’s hole once, not as well decorated as this though.
    ! Alice finds a book on a nearby table and flips through it, surprisingly there were no words in it, only pictures. A loud chiming from a grandfather clock heard as it floated down with them. Suddenly, Alice finds herself in a rocking chair and started to relax, only to fall out upon rocking forward.
    ! Alice: Goodness, what if we should fall right through the center of the EARTH!?
    ! Alice and the others fell straight into a narrow part of the hole, causing their descent to speed up, only for a few seconds. They end up on the other side and began to turn upside down.
    ! Alice: And come out the other side where people walk upside down?
    ! Luffy: Woah! Walk upside down. That sounds cool!
    ! Usopp: Luffy, that’s just silly. No one walks upside do—oomph!
    ! Usopp was interrupted as they all landed on the ground in a pile with a thud. They looked upside down to see the white rabbit running down a hallway.
    ! Luffy: There’s the Rabbit! After him!
    ! Luffy pulls himself out from the pile and starts chasing after the rabbit. The others and Alice manage to turn themselves right-side up followed after Luffy to catch the rabbit.
    ! Alice: Oh, Mr. Rabbit, wait, please!
    ! Franky: After that rabbit!
    ! Sanji: After that Luffy!
    ! And the chase into Wonderland was on…

    Straw Hat Adventures of Alice of Wonderland Chapter II In which the Straw Hats and Alice try to enter a door.

    ! Chapter 2: Curiouser and Curiouser! Growing Up and Down for the Door!
    ! The group runs into a room to see Luffy frantically searching for the rabbit, who has disappeared from sight.
    ! Luffy: AHHH! Where’d ya go rabbit! Hey!
    ! Sanji: Luffy, what happened!
    ! Luffy: That rabbit guy got away.
    ! Nami: What do ya mean “he got away”?
    ! Luffy: I don’t know. I was turning the corner and he was gone.
    ! Suddenly, the group hears a door shutting nearby. They see a large door on the other side of the room. Alice opens the large door, only to find a medium sized door, following by a small door. After getting through the small door, the group finds themselves in a very big and spacious room.
    ! Alice: Curiouser and curiouser.
    ! Zoro: Now where did he go?
    ! Chopper: Look!
    ! The group notices a pair of curtains and opened them to see a tiny door, a door that looked too small for a person or rabbit to enter. Alice tried to squeeze the door open but the doorknob lets out a yelp of pain.
    ! Usopp/Chopper/Brook: EEEH! The doorknob spoke!!
    ! Sanji: Now, that’s something you don’t see every day.
    ! Alice: Oh, I beg your pardon.
    ! Doorknob: Oh, oh, it's quite alright. But you did give me quite a turn!
    ! Nami: You see, we were following—
    ! Doorknob: Rather good, what? Doorknob? Turn?
    ! Luffy: Hehehehehe! That’s funny.
    ! Zoro/Sanji: WHO ASKED YOU?!
    ! Alice: Please, sir.
    ! Doorknob: Well, one good turn deserves another! What can I do for you?
    ! Robin: Well, we're looking for a white rabbit, so, if you don't mind…open wide and say ah.
    ! The doorknob opened its mouth. Alice takes a peek and sees the white rabbit wandering off.
    ! Alice: There he is! We must simply get through!
    ! Doorknob: Sorry, you're much too big, simply impassable!
    ! Franky: You mean impossible?
    ! Doorknob: No, impassable, nothing's impossible!
    ! Robin: Well, he is right in that regard.
    ! Doorknob: Why don't you try the bottle on the table?
    ! Alice: Table?
    ! The group turns to see a table magically appear with a bottle on it.
    ! Alice: Oh.
    ! Usopp: Hey, that table wasn’t there before!
    ! Doorknob: Read the directions, and directly, you'll be directed in the right direction.
    ! Alice: reading label “Drink me” Hm, better look first... For if one drinks much from a bottle marked 'poison', it's almost certain to disagree with one, sooner or later.
    ! Luffy: Eh?
    ! Doorknob: Beg your pardon?
    ! Alice: I was just giving myself some good advice. But…
    ! Just as Alice was about to take a sip, Nami swipes it out of hand.
    ! Nami: Hold up, Alice. You can’t just drink some bottle without knowing what’s in it. For all we know it could be poison.
    ! Usopp: Poison!
    ! Chopper: So how do we know if it’s poison?
    ! Nami: I know…Luffy.
    ! Luffy: Huh?
    ! Nami: Drink this!
    ! Nami shoves the bottle into Luffy’s mouth, shocking the group.
    ! Nami: Easy, if Luffy dies, then it’s poisoned.
    ! Usopp/Chopper/Brook: HOW IS THAT EASY?!
    ! Luffy's eyes widened and he gulped as the bottle was taken out of his mouth. He coughed a bit, probably because some of the contents went down the wrong pipe, but other than that Luffy was fine.
    ! Zoro: Well he’s not dead, that’s a good sign. Luffy, how was it?
    ! Luffy: Hmm…it tastes like meat.
    ! All: Meat?
    ! Zoro: Let me see that!
    ! Zoro take the bottle takes a gulp. He then smacked his lips, feeling a strange taste.
    ! Zoro: You’re crazy, Luffy. It tastes like sake to me.
    ! Sanji then takes the bottle and has a sip, testing to see if the flavor was the same.
    ! Sanji: You’re both nuts, I got filet minion.
    ! Alice takes back the bottle and takes a sip. The others then did so and had different flavors each.
    ! Alice: Hmm…tastes like cherry tart...
    ! Robin: …custard...
    ! Chopper: …cotton candy…
    ! Franky: …pineapple...
    ! Brook: …roast turkey...
    ! Alice: Goodness!
    ! Little did they realized that during the little taste test, the group had shrunk to a smaller size.
    ! Sanji: Uh…what just happened?
    ! Doorknob: You almost went out like a bunch of candles!
    ! Alice: But look, we're just the right size!
    ! Doorknob: Oh, no use, I forgot to tell you, I'm locked!
    ! The Straw Hats: WHAT?!?!
    ! Alice: Oh, no!
    ! Nami: WHY did you tell us this NOW!?
    ! Doorknob: But of course, you both got the key, so—
    ! All: What key?
    ! Doorknob: Now, don't tell me you left it up there.
    ! The group looked up and suddenly a key appeared at the table.
    ! Usopp: That key wasn’t on the table before!
    ! Alice: Oh, dear!
    ! Alice begins the climb up the table leg. She tried her best to climb up the table, but it was too slippery for her. She found herself slipping from the leg and sliding across the table, unable to reach the key.
    ! Luffy: Hang on. I’ll get it. GUM GUM…PISTOL!
    ! Luffy swings his arm forward, stretching it up to reach the key. But Luffy misses, causing the arm to hit the table’s underside and ricochets back at the group.
    ! Franky: DUCK!
    ! Everyone ducks to avoid getting hit; except for Zoro, who wasn’t paying attention and gets hit right in the face by Luffy’s attack. The impact knocks Zoro right off his feet and a few meters backward.
    ! Luffy: Uh…sorry, Zoro.
    ! Sanji: Ok, my turn. SKY WALK!
    ! Sanji leaps into the air and heads for the table. Suddenly, the table head begins to rise up higher, surprising Sanji as he tries to keep up with it. But the higher he went, the faster the table went up as well.
    ! Sanji: Will you quit moving already?!
    ! Without warning, the table head falls back down fast and hits Sanji square on the noggin. The KO’d Sanji falls down the floor with thud. Sanji was fine, by the way, dazed but fine.
    ! Franky: Well that didn’t work.
    ! Alice: Whatever will we do?
    ! Doorknob: Try the box, naturally.
    ! The group looked down and saw a box randomly appear before them.
    ! Usopp: I’m not even gonna say it.
    ! Alice opened the box and found a bunch of cookies inside. She took one that read 'EAT ME'.
    ! Alice: All right. But goodness knows what this will do.
    ! Alice shrugged and ate the cookie; suddenly she began growing in size, a lot faster and bigger than she was before! The Straw Hats jumped out of the way to avoid Alice’s foot as it hits the doorknob, covering it. Alice eventually stopped growing, hitting her head on the ceiling.
    ! Usopp/Chopper/Brook: EHHHH! WHAT KIND OF COOKIES WERE THOSE?!?!?!?!
    ! The doorknob muffled something to them, prompting Alice to remove her foot from his mouth.
    ! Alice: What did you say?
    ! Doorknob: I said 'A little of that went a long way'! laughs
    ! Alice: Well, I don't think it's so funny. sniff N-Now, we'll never get home!
    ! Alice started to cry and a giant tear falls down, creating a large puddle.
    ! Doorknob: Oh, come now, crying won't help!
    ! Alice: I know sobs, but I can't stop!
    ! Alice was still releasing giant tears and the puddle began to grow bigger till it started to flood the room.
    ! Doorknob: Say, this won't do! sputtering This won’t do at all!
    ! Robin: Alice, please stop crying!
    ! Zoro: You’re gonna drown us in tears!
    ! Franky: Everyone, get to higher ground.
    ! The Straw Hats began to climb up Alice’s dress to avoid from drowning in her tears. Unfortunately for the Doorknob, having no body from which to move was at the mercy of Alice’s tears as they continued to fill the room, quickly reaching up to his level.
    ! Doorknob: Y-You you up there, stop! Stop, I say!
    ! Just then in the midst of the raging waters, the Doorknob notices the bottle that made the group smaller.
    ! Doorknob: Oh, look, the bottle! The Bottle!
    ! Alice took the bottle and drank the last bits of it she could. Suddenly she shrunk in size again and the whole group fell right into the bottle. It was a tight fit, but at least they were dry.
    ! Alice: Oh, dear, I do wish I hadn't cried so much.
    ! Nami: Well, at least we’re not drowning in tear water! notices something And whoever is grabbing my leg…GET OFF!
    ! Brook: Ohh…sorry!
    ! Nami moves her leg in an attempt to hit Brook, but hits Usopp in the gut by mistake.
    ! Usopp: OWW!
    ! Nami: Sorry, I was aiming for Brook.
    ! Sanji, who was closest to Brook, elbows him hard in the ribcage.
    ! Brook: YEOW!
    ! Sanji: To Nami Better?
    ! Nami: Better.
    ! The doorknob gurgled under the water and the bottle floated them inside the knob, making it to the other side of the door. The group was safe in the bottle, but they kind of wished they could be out of it.

    Straw Hat Adventures of Alice of Wonderland Chapter III In which the Straw Hats and Alice are all wet.

    ! Chapter 3: All Washed Up! A Jolly Caucas Race!
    ! Well, we last left our travelers adrift in a bottle among balmy waters. After what seemed like a long time, a sun was rising into view and the group began to hear what appeared to be singing. They turn to see a large Dodo bird, drabbed in colonial-ese attire, floating on a black toucan and being pushed by a green parrot.
    ! Dodo: Oh, a sailor's life is the life for me
    How I love to sail on the bounding sea
    And I never, never ever do a thing about the weather
    For the weather never ever does a thing for me
    ! Oh, a sailor's life is the life for me
    Diddly um Honk Honk deedle dum dum dee.
    _And I never, nev…_Ahoy and other nautical expressions! Land ho, by Jove!
    ! Green Parrot: Where away, Dodo?
    ! Alice: Dodo?
    ! Luffy: What’s a Dodo?
    ! Robin: It’s a bird that’s been extinct for a very long time.
    ! Sanji: Well I guess someone forgot to tell him that.
    ! Luffy: Can we eat it?
    ! Nami/Usopp/Zoro/Sanji: NO!
    ! Dodo: Three points to starboard! Full away, me hearties! Have you in port in no time at all!
    ! He sang again as he floated away with the parrot and toucan. The group attempts to flag him down for help.
    ! Alice: Dodo! Mr. Dodo! Please, please help us!
    ! Luffy: Hey! Dodo guy! Hey!
    ! Just then, the group spots a pelican, an owl and another green parrot rowing by on a log.
    ! Brook: Um…Pardon me, would you mind helping us?
    ! The birds either chose to ignore them or didn't hear them and kept rowing away in the same direction as the Dodo. Then some lobsters swam by via backstroke with some other seas creatures.
    ! Alice: Yoo hoo! Help us! Please, help us!
    ! Suddenly, a wave hits the bottle, capsizing it and filling it with water. The group struggles to get out, mainly because four of their members were unable to swim should they fall out of the bottle. As they attempted to climb out, they notice something happening on the nearby shore. It was the Dodo, standing atop of a rock with a nice campfire, while the other creatures were running around the rock the Dodo was standing on. As they neared the shore, the group could hear some singing.
    ! Dodo: Forward, backward, inward, outward
    Come and join the chase!
    ! Chorus: Nothing could be drier than a jolly caucus race
    Backward, inward, outward, inward
    Bottom to the top
    Never a beginning, there can never be a stop
    ! The water started to rise again as the Dodo tried to keep his campfire from being soaked and put out from the water.
    ! Dodo: To skipping, hopping, tripping
    Fancy free and gay
    I started it tomorrow and will finish it yesterday
    ! Chorus: Round and round and round we go
    And dance forever more
    Once we were behind
    But now we find we are in
    ! Alice stands on top of the bottle to call for help, but another wave hits the bottle, making both the Straw Hats and Alice fall out and wash up on shore with everyone else. The group attempts to dry themselves off and spit out any water they inhaled, amid getting trampled by the caucus racers.
    ! Dodo: Forward, backward, inward, upward
    Come and join the chase
    Nothing could be drier than a jolly, caucus race!
    Backwardnotices the washed up group I say! You'll never get dry that way!
    ! Alice: Get dry?
    ! Zoro: What are you cough talking about?
    ! Dodo: Have to run with the others, first rule of a caucus race, you know!
    ! Nami: But, how can we–?
    ! Another wave hits them, washing them into the racers, forced to run with the animals to “get dry”.
    ! Dodo: That's better! Have you all dried in no time now!
    ! Usopp: No one can get dry this way!
    ! Dodo: Nonsense! I'm as dry as a bone already!
    ! Alice: Yes, but--
    ! Sanji: That’s because you’re up there with the fi—
    ! The group found themselves drowned in the water again like the others.
    ! Dodo: Alright, chaps! Let's head now, look lively!
    ! This would’ve gone on forever, until Alice looked to see the white rabbit riding on an umbrella as a makeshift boat.
    ! Alice: The white rabbit!
    ! Usopp: Where?
    ! Sanji: He’s over there!
    ! Alice: Mr. Rabbit! Mr. Rabbit!!
    ! The white rabbit looked at his watch and leaped out of the umbrella to get his 'very important date'.
    ! White Rabbit: Oh, my goodness, I'm late, I'm late!
    ! Alice: Oh, don't go away, we'll be right back!
    ! The Straw Hats manage to get themselves and Alice out of the caucus race before they got waterlogged.
    ! Zoro: Hey, where’s Luffy?
    ! Usopp: There!
    ! They notice Luffy, severely weakened by the water, getting pulled away by the tide.
    ! Usopp/Chopper: LUFFY!!!!
    ! Nami: Quick grab him!!
    ! Zoro and Sanji raced back and grabbed Luffy before he went out with the tide. As the group resumed their chase of the white rabbit, the dodo continued to order the sea animals around him as they continued their estranged race. The group soon followed the rabbit into a dense forest far from the shore.
    ! Alice: Mr. Rabbit! Mr. Rabbit! Strange, I’m sure he came this way. Do you suppose he could be hiding?
    ! While Alice was still eager to continue the chase, the Straw Hats were too fatigued from their harrowing experience back at the shore.
    ! Usopp: Pant Guys…..pants…can we stop…for a time out…pant
    ! Zoro: Usopp right, let’s take five and rest.
    ! Alice: Rest? But what about the White Rabbit?
    ! Sanji: We can worry about the rabbit later, right now we need to stop and catch our breath. Besides, we need to take care of our bloated captain.
    ! Alice: Bloated?
    ! Sanji points to Luffy, whose belly was bloated from all the salt water he apparently swallowed during the caucus race. The others gather round him to figure out how to cure Luffy of his dilemma.
    ! Nami: Any ideas on how to de-bloat Luffy?
    ! Zoro: We can just cut him open.
    ! Chopper/Usopp: WHAT?!
    ! Nami clocks Zoro on the head for suggesting such a thing.
    ! Franky: Hold up, guys. I got a SUPER better idea!
    ! Franky walks up to Luffy, gauges his aim on Luffy’s stomach and…
    ! Franky: Strong Hammer!
    ! …Slams his right hand down on Luffy’s gut, causing all the sea water to travel up his throat and into his mouth, which he spits out in a geyser-like fashion. Luffy coughed up the remaining water, while Alice looked on in surprise.
    ! Alice: My goodness, is he alright?
    ! Zoro: Don’t worry it’ll take more than that to hurt him.
    ! Alice: Really…ponders a bit I say, I don’t believe we were properly introduced.
    ! Usopp: She’s right, with everything that has happened I guess we forgot.
    ! Alice: Well, you seem to know my name but…
    ! Luffy: I’m Monkey D. Luffy, you can just call me Luffy and this is my crew.
    ! Zoro: The name’s Roronoa Zoro, Swordsman.
    ! Nami: Call me Nami.
    ! Usopp: Usopp’s the name, marksman my game!
    ! Sanji: Name’s Sanji.
    ! Chopper: My name’s Tony Tony Chopper! But you can just call me Chopper.
    ! Robin: Nico Robin…but my friends call me Robin.
    ! Franky: They call me…Franky, the super cool shipwright!! Oww!
    ! Brook: And you can call me Brook.
    ! Alice: Well, how do you do.
    ! Robin: Now that the introductions are now of the way, shall we resume the chase?
    ! Luffy: Yeah! Let’s get that rabbit!
    ! And so our intrepid group resumes their search for the White Rabbit. What they didn't know was that they were being watched by two pairs of eyes...

  • Straw Hat Adventures of Alice of Wonderland Chapter IV In which the Straw Hats and Alice encounter a couple of nuts and hear a story…

    ! Chapter 4: The Tweedle Twins. The Story of the Walrus and the Carpenter.
    ! Alice and the Straw Hats began looking high and low for the White Rabbit, unware that two strange figures were observing them from a distance. Our group was completely unaware of the duo as they continued their search.
    ! Brook: Where could that rabbit be?
    ! Usopp: There’s no way he could get far?
    ! Nami: Well, keep looking!
    ! Alice: Hmm….not here. I wonder.
    ! As Alice decides to check inside a hollow log while the Straw Hats looked around it, the two figures decided to make themselves own by appearing in plain sight. The group finally turned around and stepped back as the two strange boys came before them.
    ! Chopper/Usopp/Brook: EHHHHHHHH?!?!?! WHAT’S THAT?!
    ! Alice: Why, what peculiar little figures.
    ! The two boys were identical in every way, from their shirts, to their pants and even their little beanie hats. It wasn’t until Robin noticed one slight detail that distinguished the two.
    ! Robin: Check this out; there’s something written on their collars. “Tweedle-Dee”
    ! Alice: …and Tweedle-Dum!
    ! Alice pokes Tweedle-Dum, causing him to honk, startling the group.
    ! Dum: If you think we're wax works, you ought to pay, ya know!
    ! Dum nudges his brother, causing him to honk as well.
    ! Dee: Contrariwise, if you think we're alive, you oughta speak to us!
    ! Both boys honked and hopped into a quick dance before the group.
    ! Dee & Dum: That's logic!
    ! Luffy: Those guys are weird.
    ! Alice: Well, it's been a pleasure meeting you, goodbye!
    ! Alice gave them a curtsy and the group walked away….until Dee and Dum blocked their path.
    ! Dee: You're beginning backwards!
    ! Dum: Aye, the first thing in visit is to say…
    ! Dee grabbed Alice while Dum had a firm grip over top of Luffy to introduce proper manners to them.
    ! Dee & Dum: "How do you do?"
    And shake hands
    Shake hands
    Shake hands
    "How do you do?"
    And shake hands
    state your name and business
    ! The twins spun Alice and Luffy around and dropped them to the ground.
    ! Dee & Dum: That’s manners!
    ! Alice: Really?
    ! Sanji picks up Luffy, who a bit dazed from the “manners lesson”.
    ! Sanji: Hmph, some manners.
    ! Alice: Well, my name is Alice, and these are my friends, and we're following a white rabbit, so…
    ! Dee: You can't go yet!
    ! Dum: No, the visit has just started.
    ! Robin: We're very sorry...
    ! Dee and Dum suddenly went zing and began to appear in different places in the forest at once.
    ! Dee & Dum: Would you like to play hide and seek?
    ! The twins then collided into each other, forming a two-headed Tweedle.
    ! Dee & Dum: Or Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?
    ! Alice: No, thank you I…
    ! The twins split back into two and block their path again.
    ! Dee: If you stay long enough, we might have a battle!
    ! Dee and Dum began bopping each other, honking with each bop.
    ! Robin: That's very kind of you, but we must be going.
    ! The twins appeared in front of them yet again, blocking their path.
    ! Dee & Dum: Why?
    ! Alice: Because we're following a white rabbit!
    ! Dee & Dum: Why?
    ! Alice: Well, we're curious to know where he's going.
    ! Nami: But I’m not and we’re done playing “20 questions” so bye!
    ! Nami gathers everyone including Alice and starts pushing them away from the twins, much to the group’s displeasure.
    ! Luffy: Oi! Nami!
    ! Zoro: Cut it out!
    ! Usopp: Stop pushing!
    ! Chopper: Quit shoving!
    ! Nami: Tough! That sooner we find that rabbit, the better!
    ! Alice: Well, I am curious, Nami.
    ! Nami: Not caring!
    ! Dee & Dum: Oh, she's curious. Tsk tsk tsk tsk.
    ! Dee: The oysters were curious too, weren't they?
    ! Dum: Aye, and you remember what happened to them...
    ! Dee & Dum: Poor things!
    ! Alice stepped forward with even more curiosity, unaware she has being baited by the twins.
    ! Alice: Why? What did happen to the oysters?
    ! Dee: Oh, you wouldn't be interested.
    ! Alice: But we are!
    ! Nami: I just said I wasn’t!
    ! Dee & Dum: Oh, no, you're in much, too much of a hurry.
    ! Alice: Well, perhaps, we could spare a little time...
    ! Dee & Dum: YOU COULD!?
    ! Nami: WHAT?!
    ! Alice: Oh, come on, Nami, one story couldn't hurt.
    ! Nami: sigh fine. But one story and that’s it!
    ! Alice and the Straw Hats sit down on a nearby log to see the twins' performance.
    ! Dee: The Walrus and the Carpenter!
    ! Dum: Or, The Story of the Curious Oysters!
    ! Sanji: Oh boy…something tells me this should be interesting.
    ! Dee: The sun was shining on the sea
    Shining with all its might
    ! Dum: He did his very best to make
    The billows smooth and bright
    ! Dee: And this was odd because it was…
    ! Dee & Dum: The middle of the night!
    ! The Straw Hats couldn’t believe their eyes. They could’ve sworn that Dee and Dum turned into a sun and a moon as they told their story. Suddenly, a beach replaced the forest while a walrus and a carpenter walked across it. One side of the beach was night and the other was day as a literal metaphor for the middle of the night.
    ! Dee: The Walrus and the Carpenter
    Were walking close at hand
    The beach was wide
    From side to side
    But much too full of sand.
    ! The Carpenter pulled his foot out of the sand to take off his shoe. He taps the shoe with his hammer and a bunch of sand poured out, nearly in a giant ant hill like pile over his body. Among the sand, a used cigar that happened to roll next to Walrus, which he immediately picks up and starts smoking.
    ! Carpenter: Mr. Walrus!
    ! Dee: Said the carpenter.
    ! Carpenter: My brain begins to burke. We'll sweep this clear in half a year, if you don't mind the work.
    ! Walrus: Work?!
    ! The Walrus sputtered and scoffed at the thought of actually working.
    ! Walrus: Uh, the time has come…
    ! Dum: The walrus said…
    ! The Walrus winks at the “audience”, then turned back to his human friend.
    ! Walrus: To talk of other things.
    Of shoes and ships and sealing wax,
    and cabbages and kings.
    And why the sea is boiling hot,
    and whether the pigs have wings.
    Calloo, callay, no work today!
    We're cabbages and kings!
    ! The Walrus pulls the Carpenter out of the sand by his hammer and flings him into the water. The Carpenter had landed in the water head-first and saw several oysters together on the ocean floor. The Carpenter popped his head out and whistled to alert his friend and pointed to the water, rubbing his stomach as a sign of food found.
    ! Delighted in the discovery of a seafood buffet, the Walrus rushes over, only to stop and gasp in shock. For the Carpenter was about to rush into the water with his hammer, but was stopped by the Walrus, pulling him back with his cane. The Walrus points to himself to show the Carpenter how it’s done and went under the water. The oysters hid in their shells at the sight of the walrus, but he came and tapped on their shells anyway. The Walrus tried to sound friendly and convincing, as not to give his true intentions away.
    ! Walrus: Oh, uhh… Oysters, come and walk with us, the day is warm and bright! A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk would be sheer delight.
    ! Carpenter: Yes, and should we get hungry on the way; we'll stop and uhh… have a bite!
    ! The Walrus smacks the Carpenter several times on the head with his cane to shut him up.
    ! Dee: But Mother Oyster winked her eye
    And shook her heavy head
    She knew too well
    This was no time to leave her sea bed.
    ! The mother oyster looked at them cautiously and back at her calendar at the month of March, one of the 8 months with the letter "R" in which oysters are eaten.
    ! Mother Oyster: The Sea is nice, take my advice and stay right here.
    ! Dee: Mum said.
    ! The Walrus looked very annoyed with her, while still able to smoke his cigar underwater; a feat that to took the form of smoke-filled bubbles.
    ! Walrus: Yes, yes, of course, of course! But—ah ha!
    ! The Walrus gets in front of the Mother Oyster and, with his cane, clams her shell shut.
    ! Walrus: The time has come, my little friends
    To talk of other things
    Of shoes, and ships, and sealing wax
    cabbages and kings.
    ! And why, the sea is boiling hot
    And uh, whether pigs have wings.
    ! The Walrus went to a little girl oyster, pinching her cheek, causing her to giggle a bit.
    ! Walrus: Caloo, callay
    Come run away
    With cabbages and kings!
    ! The walrus then began pretend play on his cane like a flute and, ala the Pied Piper, led the little oysters across the ocean floor to the beach. The Walrus then came out of the water, with the ra—I mean the oysters dancing along. While this was happening, the Carpenter was taking parts of a shipwrecked boat on the beach and, in six seconds flat, made a little fish cafe to lead in inside the oysters and the Walrus.
    ! They were all now at a table together. The Walrus looked at the oysters while the oysters waited for their orders to be taken.
    ! Walrus: Well, now. Let me see.
    ! The Carpenter went to sit across from them, waiting for a meal of his own. The Walrus pondered over which oyster he was gonna eat first, and then looked at his eager human friend.
    ! Walrus: Ah, a loaf of bread is what we cheerful need.
    ! The Carpenter nodded and then dashed away to the kitchen. The Walrus grinned once he was alone with the oysters. He picked up a handful, ready to dig in…until the Carpenter pops his head out the kitchen door.
    ! Carpenter: How about some pepper and salt and vinegar, eh?
    ! The Walrus sets the oysters back and picks up a menu to hide his face.
    ! Walrus: Oh, yes, yes, splendid idea! Very good, indeed!
    ! The Walrus said it innocently with a hint of annoyance that he was interrupted. The Carpenter smiled and dashed back in the kitchen to cook up the meal for them. The Walrus grinned, looking closer to the Devil himself and placed the menu in front of the oysters.
    ! Walrus: Now, if you're ready, oysters, dear, laughs we can begin the feed.
    ! To the oysters shock and horror, they were labeled on the menu to be eaten as today’s special.
    ! Oysters: Feed?!
    ! Walrus: Oh, yes!
    ! The Walrus picked them all up with victory, looking hungry and evil.
    ! Walrus: The time has come, my little friends
    To talk of food and things
    ! The Carpenter was preparing the bread, unaware of what was happening at the table he left.
    ! Carpenter: Of pepper corns
    And mustard seeds
    And other seasonings
    ! We'll mix 'em all together
    In a sauce that's fit for kings
    Caloo, calley
    We'll eat today
    Like cabbages and kings!
    ! The Carpenter and went to carry the appetizers in the dining table. The Carpenter didn't notice anything weird and the Walrus looked very full and shameless, wiping his mouth.
    ! Walrus: I, uh… I weep for you...I Hic Oh, excuse me, I deeply sympathize. For I enjoyed your company, oho, much more than you realized.
    ! Carpenter: Little oysters? Little oysters!
    ! He then looked in surprise that the table was empty, with not an oyster to be found.
    ! Dum: But answer, there came none
    ! Dee: And this was scarcely odd because
    ! Both: They’ve been eaten, everyone!
    ! The Carpenter looks over the menu and saw several empty oyster shells around the Walrus along with a shaker of salt and some bent utensils.
    ! The Walrus looked nervous as he got his cane while the Carpenter looked angry and disgusted that only did the Walrus would eat so many oysters who were cute and innocent. But, the fact the Walrus ate them all without leaving a single one for him. Infuriated at being double-crossed; the Carpenter, his face turning red with anger, grabs his hammer, about ready to add a few lumps into his former partner’s head.
    ! Walrus: Uhh... Uhh...Well I…ahem…uh… THE TIME HAS COME!
    ! Yes, the time has come…to run…which the Walrus did, bolting right through the front door, leaving a hole shaped just like him behind. The Carpenter gives chase, swinging his hammer at the Walrus the first chance he got. The two ran all across the beach until they were out of sight, while the sun and moon looked on happily.
    ! Dee & Dum: With cabbages and kings! The End!
    ! Dee and Dum turned back to normal and some of Straw Hats rubbed their eyes, wondering if they imagined all of that or what.
    ! Alice: That was a very sad story.
    ! Luffy: Was it? It made me hungry.
    ! Sanji: Anything can make you hungry, Luffy.
    ! Dee & Dum: Aye, and there's a moral to it.
    ! Alice: Oh, yes, a very good moral, if you happen to be an oyster. Well, it's been a very nice visit…
    ! The twins jumped in front of the group to keep them from leaving again.
    ! Dee: Another recitation.
    ! Nami: Now, wait just a min--
    ! Dum: Entitled 'Father William'!
    ! Robin: But, really, we need to--
    ! Dee: First verse!
    ! Dum acted like an old man while Dee sang over him.
    ! Dee: 'You are old, Father William', the young man said
    'And your hair has become very white
    And yet, you incessantly stand on your head'
    Do you think, at your age, it is right? Is right?
    Do you think, at your age, it is right?"
    ! Nami: And on that note, we're out of here.
    ! Alice and the others in agreement and followed her away from the twins as they kept their singing and story-telling until they were out of sight and earshot.
    ! Usopp: Okay, for the record, you all saw that show, right? That wasn't just me, right?
    ! The others didn’t say much, but they knew what Usopp meant as they kept walking to track down the White Rabbit.

    Straw Hat Adventures of Alice of Wonderland Chapter V In which a little misunderstanding leads to a big problem.

    ! Chapter 5: Smoke the Monster out! Alice grows up…again!
    ! The group kept wandering about, finally out of the forest and away from those Tweedle twins. They then turned to see a strange house. Well, not strange, it was a lovely little pink home with hay as a roof, but it was a strange sight after all they had seen so far.
    ! Alice: Now, I wonder who lives here?
    ! Usopp: Wait, doesn’t this count as intruding and trespassing!
    ! Zoro: Well, that hasn’t stopped us before, so why now?
    ! Usopp: Well…that’s true.
    ! Robin: As long as we are in and out before whoever lives there come back…
    ! ????: Mary Anne!
    ! Robin: …or not.
    ! A voice called from inside the house. The windows on the top floor opened to reveal none other than the White Rabbit.
    ! White Rabbit: Mary Anne!
    ! Luffy: Oi! It’s the rabbit guy!
    ! White Rabbit: Drat that girl! Where could she have put them? Mary Anne!
    ! Alice: The White Rabbit.
    ! Sanji: Well, it least now we know where he lives.
    ! Alice: Come on, everyone.
    ! The group went to the white rabbit as he was frantically running all around. He still seemed to be very late to his date and needed some things to get ready. He rushes out the front door without even noticing Alice or the others.
    ! Alice: Excuse me, sir, b-but we've been trying to—
    ! The rabbit clears pass the stone fence before Alice could finish her sentence, but not before he pops his head back and notices Alice. He walks up to her with a scolding look, not noticing the Straw Hats next to her.
    ! White Rabbit: Why, Mary Anne, what are you doing out here?
    ! Alice: Mary Anne?
    ! White Rabbit: Don't just do something, stand there! Uh, no, no! G-G-Go get my gloves! I'm late!
    ! Alice: But late for what? That's just what we want...
    ! White Rabbit: My gloves!
    ! The rabbit blew his trumpet, startling the group inside the house to look for his things.
    ! White Rabbit: At once! Do you hear?
    ! Alice: Goodness, I suppose we'll be taking orders from Dinah next.
    ! Brook: My, My, what was that all about?
    ! Robin: I believe that was a case of mistaken identity.
    ! The group made it upstairs and into the White Rabbit's bedroom. They looked all around room the best they could to look for the gloves for the rabbit.
    ! Zoro: This is pointless, we searched all over and still no gloves.
    ! Luffy: I’m hungry.
    ! Usopp: You’re hungry already?!
    ! Sanji: It was that oyster story that did it!
    ! Alice notices a bowl full of small cookies and hands one to Luffy and takes one for herself.
    ! Alice: Want one? I know its bad manners, but they look too good to turn away.
    ! Luffy: Hey, thanks Alice.
    ! Luffy takes the cookie and was about to put the whole thing in his mouth, until Nami notices the design on the cookie.
    ! Nami: reading the cookie Eat me? gasp LUFFY, DON’T EAT THAT!!!!
    ! Nami smacks the cookie right out of Luffy’s hand just before he could eat it.
    ! Luffy: OW! What was that for?
    ! Nami: Luffy, those are the same cookies that make grow big. The same ones we saw with the doorknob.
    ! Sanji: The same cookies? Wait a minute…ALICE STOP!
    ! Sanji tries to warn Alice about the cookie, but it was too late. Alice had already taken a bite of her cookie and in no time she began to grow again in size. It wasn’t until she hit her head on the rafters that she finally realized what was happening.
    ! Alice: Oh no, not again!
    ! Meanwhile, back outside, the White Rabbit was tapping his foot impatiently for Alice and the others to retrieve his gloves. He when looked at his watch, realizing that he was really late and rushes back into the house.
    ! White Rabbit: Oh, Mary Anne!
    ! Back inside, Alice was still growing. The Straw Hats tried to get out of the room as fast as they could, but were pinned to the floors and walls by Alice’s immense size. Pretty soon she was so big that her leg began to knock over some of the furniture and towards the door, which the White Rabbit was about to open on the other side.
    ! White Rabbit: Now you see here, Mary Anne…
    ! And the minute he opens the door, he was greeted with Alice’s massive shoe!
    ! White Rabbit: HEEEEEEELPP!
    ! The White Rabbit tried to run but got pushed by the shoe all the way downstairs. He does manage to get the front door open before the shoe shoves him outside, knocking over some gardening equipment in the process. The rabbit pops out from the pile of wreckage, slightly dazed but fine, only to see a giant Alice occupying his house, with her arms and legs popping out of the doors and windows.
    ! The White Rabbit runs down the road, looking for help to his dilemma, leaving Alice and the Straw Hats in a literally tight situation of their own.
    ! Usopp: I can’t feel my legs!
    ! Sanji: That’s because those are my legs, Usopp!
    ! Zoro: You just had to take a bite didn’t you, Alice!
    ! Franky: So how exactly are we gonna get out?
    ! Luffy: Through the door?
    ! Nami/Sanji/Zoro: NOT NOW, LUFFY!!!!
    ! Alice herself was attempting to pull herself out from the house, but the foundation was too well built and wouldn’t budge.
    ! White Rabbit: A monster! A monster, Dodo! In my house, Dodo!
    ! Alice: Dodo?
    ! Chopper: Is it the same dodo we saw at the beach?
    ! Sanji: At this point, it might as well be.
    ! And Sanji was right, because coming back from the road with the White Rabbit was a very same Dodo they saw before. The Dodo was trying to calm the White Rabbit down amid his frantic panicking.
    ! White Rabbit: Oh, my poor, little, bitty house.
    ! Dodo: Steady, steady old chap. Can't be as bad as all that, you know.
    ! White Rabbit: Oh my poor roof and rafters…oh my walls and… There it is!
    ! The rabbit pointed to his house with Alice inside. The dodo saw the house and looked as surprised as the rabbit did.
    ! Dodo: By Jove! Jolly, well it is, isn't it?
    ! Alice opened the shutters to show her eyes.
    ! White Rabbit: Well, do something, Dodo!
    ! The Dodo looks over the scene, pondering on what to do.
    ! Dodo: Yes, indeed, most extraordinary situation, but--
    ! White Rabbit: B-B-B-B-B-But what!?
    ! The Dodo blows his nose, producing a honk sound.
    ! Dodo: But, I have a very simple solution!
    ! Alice: Thank goodness.
    ! White Rabbit: W-W-What is it?
    ! Dodo: Honk Simply, pull it out the chimney!
    ! Nami: Really? Out the chimney!?
    ! Robin: I think I can see why the dodo became extinct in the first place.
    ! Zoro: With ideas like that, it’s no wonder none are even left at all.
    ! White Rabbit: Yes, go ahead, pull it out!
    ! The Dodo looked surprised at that request, even if he was the one who suggested it.
    ! Dodo: Who? Me? Don't be ridiculous! What we need is...uhh...
    ! The Dodo started thinking for a solution to his solution. Suddenly, there was whistling heard. The Dodo turned to see a lizard, dressed as a chimneysweep with a ladder and chimney broom walking by, mindlessly and innocently. It was Bill the lizard, a local chimneysweep.
    ! Dodo: A lizard with a ladder!
    ! White Rabbit: Hmm? Oh, Bill! Bill!
    ! Bill hears the White Rabbit call out to him and waves back to them.
    ! White Rabbit: We need a lezzard with a lizard, a lizard with a... uhh... Can you help us?
    ! Bill: At your service, governor!
    ! The Dodo took Bill, swiftly wrapping his arm around him and walking him to the house.
    ! Dodo: Bill, my lad, have you ever been down a chimney?
    ! Bill: Why, governor! I've been down more chimneys—
    ! Dodo: Excellent, excellent! You just pop down the chimney and pull that monster out there!
    ! Bill: Right-o, governor!
    ! The lizard sounded calm, going up the ladder, but then turns pale as the M word was brought up.
    ! Bill: Monster?!
    ! Bill manages to get a look at Alice, screams and runs back down the ladder. The Dodo and Rabbit grabbed onto his tail to keep him from getting away and turned him back to the ladder. Bill was forced back up the ladder and was terrified of Alice; he races back down only to be caught in the Dodo's arms, shivering. The Dodo then carried him up the ladder anyway.
    ! Dodo: That's better! Bill, lad, you're passing up a golden opportunity!
    ! Bill: I am?
    ! Dodo: You can be famous!
    ! Bill: I can?
    ! Dodo: Of course! There's a brave lad! In you go, now. Nothing to it, old boy. Simply tie your tail around the monster's neck and drag it out!
    ! And as the Dodo was talking, he was shoving Bill into the chimney, sticking him in much to his reluctance.
    ! Bill: B-B-But, governor!
    ! Dodo: Good luck, Bill!
    ! And with that, the Dodo pushes Bill down the chimney; the result causes a cloud of soot to blast out of the fireplace and covers the room. The Straw Hats began to sneeze like crazy from the soot, but the soot made Alice’s nose to twitch and sniffle and begins to gear up for a big sneeze. The Dodo, noticing the house starting to move, abandons the roof via the ladder while the White Rabbit ducks for cover behind Alice’s shoe. Alice then lets out a great big sneeze, making the whole house shake and Bill shot right out of the chimney like a shell through a cannon. Bill went up higher and higher, leaving a trail of soot behind him until he was completely out of sight.
    ! Dodo: Well, there goes Bill...
    ! Alice: Poor Bill.
    ! Luffy: I liked him.
    ! Usopp/Nami: YOU BARELY KNEW HIM!!!
    ! The Dodo took out a match to smoke is pipe.
    ! Dodo: Well…Perhaps we should try a more energetic remedy.
    ! White Rabbit: Yes, anything, anything, but hurry!
    ! Dodo: Now, I propose that we....uhh...
    ! White: Rabbit: Yes, go on, go on, yes, yes!
    ! The Dodo was so into thought that he completely forgot about the lit match in his hand until…
    ! Dodo: I propose that we--OWW!
    ! He then saw that the match burnt and stung his fingers with burning blisters, which gave him an idea.
    ! Dodo: By Jove, that's it! We’ll burn the house down!
    ! White Rabbit: Yes! Burn the house-WHAT!?
    ! Alice: Oh, no!
    ! Usopp: Did I hear that dodo say what I think he just said?!
    ! Nami: You heard right! Everyone, start thinking of a way out of here!
    ! Sanji: Yeah, cause if we don’t think of something soon, we’ll all gonna be barbecued in a minute.
    ! Back outside, the Dodo started to throw furniture and other wreckage around the house, much to the White Rabbit’s dismay.
    ! Dodo: Oh, we'll smoke the blighter out
    We'll put the beast to rout
    Some kindling, just a stick or two
    All this bit of rubbish ought to do
    ! The Dodo grabs one end a grandfather clock while the White Rabbit grabbed the other to save it. Only until the Dodo flings the clock at the house, causing it to bust into a pile of junk.
    ! White Rabbit: Oh dear.
    ! Dodo: We'll smoke the blighter out
    We'll smoke the monster out
    ! White Rabbit: N-No! Not my beautiful bird house!
    ! The White Rabbit tries to stop the Dodo from taking his birdhouse but he misses and hits his head on the front gate.
    ! Dodo_: Oh, we'll roast the blighter's toes_
    We'll toast the bounder's nose
    Just fetch that gate,
    we'll make it clear
    that monsters aren't welcome here
    ! The White Rabbit reluctantly brings over the gate as instructed, looking nervous and unfortunate that the Dodo took almost everything to burn the house with.
    ! Dodo: Got a match?
    ! The White Rabbit scrounges around and pulls a match from his pants.
    ! Dodo: Thank you.
    Without a single doubt
    We’ll smoke the monster out!
    ! White Rabbit: We’ll smoke the monster ou—Oh no, no! My poor house and furniture!
    ! Well, this was a fine how-do-you-do. Here we are with the Dodo, about to burn out a monster, only to make a roast out of Alice and the Straw Hats. At this point, despite their best efforts, they were running out of time and ideas on how to get out of this predicament. That is, until Alice notices a garden on the other side of the house.
    ! Alice: A garden! Perhaps if I ate something, it would make me smaller.
    ! Nami: Eat! That’s what got us into this mess in the first place!
    ! Robin: At this point Nami, it’s better than anything else we could think of right now.
    ! With that, Alice reaches out into the garden and manages to pluck a large carrot from it. The White Rabbit noticed that she was trying to eat from his garden and held down the carrots to keep her from eating anything.
    ! White Rabbit: Oh, let go! HELP!
    ! Alice: I’m sorry but I must eat something.
    ! White Rabbit: Well not me, you-you-you-you-you barbarian!
    ! Despite the rabbit’s protest, Alice takes a huge bite out of the carrot, causing him to drop the carrot and pull his arm into his sleeve. Thinking that Alice had bit his hand off, the White Rabbit screams in panic as Alice began to rapidly shrink back down again, releasing the Straw Hats from their pinned spots. The rabbit fell from her grasp and rushed away, tripping over Alice’s foot as he ran down the stairs. By the time the rabbit hit the ground floor, Alice has shrunken down to doll sized. The rabbit manages to catch his watch, only to look at its face and realize the time.
    ! White Rabbit: AHH! I’M LATE!!!!
    ! Back in the bedroom, the Straw Hats were stretching their limbs, which are a bit stiff from being pinned.
    ! Usopp: Ahh, it’s great to have some leg room again.
    ! Zoro: No body move!
    ! Usopp: WHA! What?
    ! Zoro: Where Alice?
    ! Sanji: She must’ve shrunk too much when she ate that carrot.
    ! Nami: So now what?
    ! Robin: I got an idea….picks up the carrot and takes a piece everyone, take a piece of the carrot and eat.
    ! At her command, each of the Straw Hats took a piece of the carrot the White Rabbit dropped, and swallowed it, causing them to shrink down to Alice’s new size. The crew then chased after Alice as she ran after the rabbit. Back outside, the White Rabbit races out of the house in a rush, while the Dodo was still trying to light the fire, to no avail in getting it lit.
    ! White Rabbit: Oh dear, I’m here….I should be there.
    ! Dodo: I say, do you have a match?
    ! White Rabbit: Must go, goodbye, hello, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!
    ! Alice: Wait, please!
    ! Nami: Alice, wait a sec!
    ! Dodo: Ah, young fellows, do you have a match?
    ! Robin: No, but we need to go.
    ! Alice: Mister Rabbit!
    ! The others soon left to chase after the White Rabbit, which seemed a lot more difficult to run in smaller size. This, of course left the Dodo somewhat annoyed.
    ! Dodo: No cooperation. No cooperation at all. Well, can’t have monsters about. Jolly well have to carry on alone.
    ! And so the Dodo continued with his effort the start a fire, unaware that the “monster” he was trying to smoke out has already left the building.

    Straw Hat Adventures of Alice of Wonderland Chapter VI In which flowers can sometimes seem human….and be jerks.

    ! Chapter 6: Among the Flowers. All in a Golden Afternoon.
    ! The group was still chasing the White Rabbit, but it was impossible at their current size. The rabbit hops over a small patch of flowers and disappeared from sight,
    ! Alice: Wait, please! Just a minute!
    ! Sanji: Alice, hold on a sec!
    ! The Straw Hats and Alice soon entered flower patch, which to them at their size looked like a large forest.
    ! Usopp: I think we lost him.
    ! Alice: Oh dear, we never catch him while we’re this small.
    ! Just then, a swarm of butterflies flew over them. Alice and Luffy were curious and went after them, with the others in tow. Luffy managed to get a good look at the butterflies; their bodies were alright, but the wings surprisingly looked like slices of bread with butter on them. The butterflies stopped in a leaf and sat together, looking like a fresh loaf of bread. The sight of it made Luffy a little hungry if not curious.
    ! Luffy: Hey, those are some weird looking butterflies.
    ! ????: You mean BREAD and butterflies.
    ! Luffy: Oh yeah, cause the wings look like…eh? Who said that?
    ! Robin: It wasn’t me.
    ! Nami: Or me.
    ! Usopp: Y-you don’t think someone else is here you do?
    ! Franky: Doesn’t look like it, but ya never know.
    ! Brook: I’ll keep my eyes out for anything suspicious…at least I would if I had eyes!
    ! The group looks around the small clearing they were in and notices the beautiful flowers towering over them. They soon noticed whether their minds their playing tricks or something that the flowers seemed to look like they had faces like people. Before they could contemplate on this, the group then saw a fly that looked like a rocking horse, stopped and rocked back and forth like a rocking chair.
    ! Alice: A horsefly, oh, I mean, a rocking horsefly!
    ! ????: Naturally!
    ! Nami: Okay, who is that?
    ! Alice stopped herself and saw a red, blossoming rose right by them.
    ! Sanji: Pretty much a shot in the dark, but you don’t think that rose was the one who was talking?
    ! Alice: That's nonsense, Sanji. Flowers can't talk.
    ! The rose then revealed herself to the group, surprising them, mostly Usopp and Chopper. Soon the other flowers came “alive” before them.
    ! Rose: But of course we can talk, my dears.
    ! Snapdragon: If there's anyone worth talking to.
    ! Daisy: Or about! giggles flirtatiously
    ! Posies: And we sing too!
    ! Alice: You do?
    ! Chopper: star eyed Really?
    ! Robin: What do you know?
    ! Tulip: Would you like to hear 'Tell it to the Tulips'?
    ! Larkspur: No, let's sing about us!
    ! Violet: We know the one about the shy little violets…
    ! Calla Lily: Oh, no, not that old thing!
    ! Lily: Let's do 'Lovely Lily at the Valley'!
    ! Daisies: How about a daisy duet--
    ! Lilac: Oh, they wouldn't like that!
    ! All of the flowers bickered with each other, but the rose stopped them and patted a baton. The flowers stopped and focused their attention on the commanding rose.
    ! Rose: Girls, girls, we shall sing ‘Golden Afternoon’. to Alice and the Straw Hats That's about all of us!
    ! Seeing that just was a chance to relax, the group bent a few weed leaves and sat comfortably in them like chairs as if they were attending a concert.
    ! Rose: Sound your A, Lily.
    ! Lily: Laaaaa….
    ! Posies: Memememememe….
    ! Daisy: Lalalalaala….
    ! Snap-Dragon: Hahahahaha
    ! Marigold: Boom, boom, boom, boom
    ! The rose then conducted for them and the flowers all sang their melodies together in harmony.
    ! Flowers: Little bread and butterflies kiss the tulips
    And the sun is like a toy balloon
    There are get up in the morning glories
    In the golden afternoon
    ! There are dizzy daffodils in the hillside
    Strings of violets are all in tune
    Tiger lilies love the dandelions in the golden afternoon
    The golden afternoon
    ! There are dog and caterpillars, and the copper centipede
    Where the lazy daisies love the very peaceful life they leeeaaaad….
    ! The last verse causes some the Straw Hats including Alice to give out a big yawn. The rose yawns as well but resumes conducting the performance.
    ! Flowers: You can learn a lot of things from the flowers
    For especially in the month of June
    ! White Rose: There's a wealth of happiness and romance
    All in a golden afternoon
    ! The Straw Hats and Alice bobbed their heads to the peaceful tunes as they watched the flowers played some non-living flowers like instruments. The Rose whispers something to the bread and butterflies and they go Alice, pulling her from the group to the posies to join in the song.
    ! Flowers: All in the golden afternoon
    The golden afternoon
    ! The rose conductor gestured for Alice to begin singing.
    ! Alice: You can learn a lot of things from the flowers
    for especially in the month of June
    There's a wealth of happiness and romance
    ! Alice hits a shrill high note, causing the Straw Hats to wince slightly and Alice looked very embarrassed by it. The posies were surprised, but the rose smiled at her for trying.
    ! Flowers: The golden afternoon
    ! The flowers finished their song in harmonic fashion, complete with drum roll beats and the daisy crashed flower cymbals together to make her petals flutter. Alice and the Straw Hats applauded to the flowers for the wonderful performance.
    ! Alice: That was lovely.
    ! Rose: Thank you, my dears.
    ! Daisy: What kind of garden do you come from?
    ! Alice: Well, we don't come from any garden…
    ! Daisy: to Snapdragon Oh, do you suppose they’re wild flowers?
    ! Alice: Oh no. We’re not wild flowers.
    ! Rose: What species, or shall we say genus are you, my dear?
    ! Robin: Well…in terms of Latin; I guess you can say were a group of genus, humanus including Alice and one cervine.
    ! Luffy: Eh? What’s cervine? Do we have one?
    ! Usopp: I think Robin was referring to Chopper, Luffy, cervine is the genus he belongs to.
    ! Luffy: I thought Chopper was a reindeer.
    ! Usopp: But he is!
    ! Daisy: Ever seen an Alice with a blossom like that?
    ! Snapdragon: Come to think of it, did you ever see an Alice?
    ! Daisy: Yes…and did you notice her petals. What a peculiar color…
    ! The snapdragon leans down take a sniff at Alice’s hair to see if it had any scent.
    ! Snapdragon: …and no fragrance.
    ! The daisy lifts Alice’s dress a bit and points at her legs, an action that shocks Sanji, prompting him to shoo the daisy away.
    ! Daisy: And just look at those stems.
    ! Snapdragon: Rather scrawny I’d say.
    ! Rose bud: I think she’s pretty.
    ! Rose: Quiet, Bud.
    ! Daisy: And while we’re at it…what about the rest of them?
    ! Snapdragon: They seem too odd looking to be flowers, that little one and the skinny one in particular.
    ! Of course, the Snapdragon was referring to Chopper and Brook, which the crew took offense to.
    ! Chopper: Wait, did she just insult us?
    ! Brook: I think she did.
    ! Zoro: Hate to break this to ya, but we’re not flowers.
    ! Snapdragon: Aha! Just as I suspected!
    ! The snapdragon went to whisper to the other flowers, looking more like a gossipy hen than a flower.
    ! Snapdragon: They’re nothing but common mobile vulgaris.
    ! The other flowers: Oh, no!
    ! Alice: Common what?
    ! Snapdragon: To put it bluntly: a weed!
    ! Nami: WHAT?!?!
    ! Sanji: TAKE THAT BACK!!
    ! Usopp/Luffy/Chopper: We’re not weeds!
    ! Tulips: Well, you can't expect them to admit it!
    ! Lilac: Can you imagine?!
    ! Daisy: Well, goodness!
    ! Lily: Don’t let them stay here and go to seed!
    ! The other flowers started to protest against the group staying with them. Even the nice posies didn't want them in their bed and were pushing them away from their home. Even a small dog flower barked violently at them as they were on their way out.
    ! Alice: Alright, if that's the way you feel about it, if we were our right sizes, we'd pick every one of you if we wanted to!
    ! Nami: and I would grind you all into munch as well!
    ! Alice: I guess that'll teach you—
    ! Suddenly, the group was washed away by some water, thanks to a couple of daffodils pouring a water filled pitcher plant on them. The group ended up washed to another part of Wonderland, soaked and somewhat insulted.
    ! Alice: ‘You can learn a lot of things from the flowers...’ huff Seems to me they could learn a few things about manners!
    ! Robin: They may be talking plants, but they’ll no different from humans in terms of behavior.
    ! Luffy: I wish we are big again so could stomp on them.
    ! Nami: Forget it, Luffy. They’re not even worth the effort.
    ! Alice and the Straw Hats walked away angrily, but what they’ll face next is anyone’s guess.

  • Straw Hat Adventures of Alice of Wonderland Chapter VII In which our friends learns the highs and lows of Caterpillars and Mushrooms.

    ! Chapter 7: Meeting the Caterpillar. Whooo are you?
    ! After the snobby rejection by the flowers, our intrepid group venture to whatever they were going, until Chopper notices something in the sky.
    ! Chopper: Hey, look up there!
    ! They looked up and saw multi-colored smoke in the air, but the strangest part was the smoke was shaped into letters, more specifically ‘A, E, I, O and U’.
    ! Franky: Well…that’s something you don’t see every day.
    ! Out of curiosity, and since they had nothing else to do since they lost the White Rabbit, following the trail of ‘smoke letters’ till the faint of a nasally voice singing. They followed the sound until they would find who was singing and causing the smoke. They saw a blue caterpillar, sitting on a mushroom, smoking a golden hookah. And the smoke he breathed out took the form of the letters he was singing. The group then came closer as the caterpillar sang to himself, completely unaware of the ‘audience’ sitting right next to him.
    ! Caterpillar: A….E I O U
    A E I O U
    A E I O U…
    O…U E I O A…
    U E I A…
    A E I O U……
    ! The caterpillar was about to smoke again, and then he glanced to see the Straw Hats and Alice.
    ! Caterpillar: Whooo are you?
    ! As he talked, the Caterpillar smokes an ‘O’, an ‘R’ and ‘U’, which combine to form a monocle made of smoke.
    ! Alice: W-W-We hardly know, sir! We changed so many times since this morning. You see—
    ! Caterpillar: I do not see. smokes out a ‘C’ Explain yourselves.
    ! Robin: Well, I’m afraid we can't explain ourselves, sir, because we're not ourselves, you know–
    ! Caterpillar: I do not know.
    ! A wisp of smoke escapes the Caterpillar’s mouth, tying itself into a knot.
    ! Nami: Well, we can't put it anymore clearly for it isn't clear to us!
    ! Caterpillar: You? Who are you!?
    ! The Caterpillar smokes out a ‘U’ followed by an ‘R’ and another ‘U’. The ‘U’ hits Alice, causing her to cough a bit.
    ! Sanji: Well, don't you think you oughta tell us who you are first?
    ! Caterpillar: Why? smokes out a ‘Y’
    ! Alice: Oh, dear... Everything is so confusing...
    ! Caterpillar: It is not.
    ! Another wisp of smoke escapes the Caterpillar’s mouth, tying itself into a bow knot.
    ! Luffy: Well, it is to us.
    ! Caterpillar: Why? smokes out a ‘Y’
    ! Alice: Well, we can't remember thing as we used to and...
    ! Caterpillar: Recite.
    ! Alice: Hmm…ohh. Yes, sir. Um.... 'How doth the little busy bee, improve each such shining'--
    ! Caterpillar: Stop!
    ! Chopper: Eh…what’s wrong?
    ! Caterpillar: That is not spoken correctically. It goes... 'How'...
    ! The Caterpillar went to smoke, but no smoke was coming out. He saw a couple of his arms were grasped onto the cord and he slapped them to make them let go. Alice found this amusing and giggled a little. She stopped once the Caterpillar gave her a stern glare.
    ! Caterpillar: 'How doth the little crocodile improve his shining tail
    And pour the waters on the Nile
    On every golden scale
    How cheer'... ‘How cheer’…
    ! The Caterpillar get interrupted halfway, much to his annoyance. He kept trying to repeat himself, and he saw his lower legs were dangling off the leaf. He then grabbed his legs and hoisted them to himself, and then he went to continue.
    ! Caterpillar: 'How cheerfully he seems to grin
    How neatly spread his claws
    And welcome little fishes in
    With gently smiling jaws'.
    ! Franky: Not bad.
    ! Alice: But I must say I never heard it that way before.
    ! Caterpillar: I know, I have improved it.
    ! Robin: Well, if you ask me...
    ! Caterpillar: You? Who are you!?
    ! The Caterpillar blows more smoke at the group, causing them to hack and cough something fierce. Having had enough of the Caterpillar and his smoke, Alice and the Straw Hats walked off in a huff. Seeing this, the Caterpillar calls out to them in hopes of bring them back.
    ! Caterpillar: You there! Fellows! Girl! Wait, come back! I have something important to say!
    ! Alice: Oh, dear... Wonder what he wants now...
    ! Usopp: It's probably not worth our time.
    ! Sanji: We might as well...
    ! Reluctantly, Alice and the Straw Hats walked back to the Caterpillar’s mushroom, seems a bit laxed now than he was just a moment ago.
    ! Alice: Well?
    ! Caterpillar: Keep your temper!
    ! And as he smoked, the puffs form a bullseye with a smoke dart hitting the center at ‘temper’.
    ! Luffy: Is that all, bug?
    ! Caterpillar: No…Exactically, what is your problem?
    ! Alice: Well, it's exacti-exacti....precisely this; we should like to be a little larger, sir.
    ! Caterpillar: Why? smokes out a question mark
    ! Nami: Well, after all, three inches is such a lousy height for anyone and—
    ! Caterpillar: I am exactictally three inches high…and it's a very good height, indeed!
    ! The caterpillar growled at them, turning red as his anger and temper. He then blew a large puff of smoke to cover himself as he was fiery as himself.
    ! Luffy: Yeah, well we’re not use to it. And you don’t have to…SHOUT!!!
    ! And with that, Luffy lets out a shout powerful enough to blow away the smoke revealing only the caterpillar's skin, gloves and shoes.
    ! Alice: Oh, dear.
    ! Usopp: Nice shout, Luffy.
    ! Luffy picked up a nearby stick starts to poke at the skin with it.
    ! ????: By the way, I have a few more helpful hints.
    ! The group looked around to see where the voice came until they looked up, seeing the Caterpillar now a large butterfly.
    ! Caterpillar: One side will make you grow taller...
    ! Luffy: One side of what?
    ! Caterpillar: And the other side will make you grow shorter!
    ! Alice: The other side of what!?
    ! Caterpillar: THE MUSHROOM, OF COURSE!
    ! The caterpillar turned red again, making them fall down and he flew off to get far away from them as possible. As the group began to figure what to do next, Alice pondered on what the Caterpillar had said. She takes one piece of the mushroom she was sitting on from her left, and then took a piece from her right.
    ! Alice: Hmm…one side will make us grow taller…but which is which?
    ! Nami: Hold up, Alice. I don’t think we should be eating a mushroom growing in the wild. For all we know it could be poisonous.
    ! Robin: She’s right. And if it is poisonous and given our current size, there’s a chance we could die within seconds upon consuming it.
    ! Usopp/Brook: HOW MORBID CAN YA GET!!!
    ! Sanji: Hey Chopper, don’t you have a book about certain herbs and such in your backpack?
    ! Chopper: Oh yeah, I forgot.
    ! Chopper reaches into his backpack and pulls out a book titled; ‘Encyclopedia of Edible Herbs and Other Natural Medicinal Remedies’. He flipped to the mushroom category and skimmed through it until he found the picture of the mushroom he was looked for.
    ! Chopper: Here it is! Cortinarius caperatus, commonly known as the gypsy mushroom, is a highly regarded edible mushroom with a mild flavor.
    ! Luffy: Well if it means I can eat it, I don’t care.
    ! Luffy and Alice each takes a bite of the mushroom piece in her right hand.
    ! Luffy: I’m sick of being three inches high…igh… igh… igh… igh… igh… igh… igh… igh…!!!
    ! Suddenly, without any warning at all, Alice and Luffy shot up into the sky, growing higher and higher at an alarming rate. Eventually by the time they stopped growing, Alice and Luffy were taller than the trees in the forest with their heads sticking out of the canopy. The rest of the crew had managed to latch onto Luffy’s hat as he went up in size.
    ! Zoro: What the heck just happened?!
    ! Usopp: Luffy and Alice went giant, that’s what happened!!!
    ! Chopper: So that’s what the caterpillar meant when he said, “one side will make you grow taller”.
    ! Sanji: I heard of getting high on mushrooms, but this is taking it little too far!
    ! Of course, the Straw Hats weren’t the only things that got a lift from that. Because an old lady of a bird and her nest were swiftly removed from her original perch and wound up on Alice’s head. As the old bird composes herself, she looks around to see what just happened until she looked down and was shocked at what she saw. To us it was Alice, but from the bird’s perspective it was…
    ! Bird: gasp Serpents! HELP! HELP! SERPENTS! SERPENTS!
    ! The bird’s screams soon gain the attention of Alice and Luffy, whose heads the bird begins to fly around frantically.
    ! Luffy: Hey, cut that out!
    ! Bird: Off with you! Shoo! Shoo! Go away! Serpents! SERPENTS!!!!
    ! Alice: But we’re not serpents.
    ! Bird: Not serpents?! Indeed?! perches on Alice’s nose Then just what are you?
    ! Alice: I’m a little girl and Luffy’s a—
    ! Bird: Little, Ha! Little?! HAhahahaha!
    ! Alice: Well I am…I mean we were.
    ! Bird: And…I suppose to you both don’t eat eggs either?
    ! Luffy: Yeah, we eat eggs but—
    ! Bird: I knew it! I KNEW it! Serpents! SERPENTS!!!!
    ! Alice: OH, for goodness sake!
    ! Well, at this point Luffy and Alice were nearly at their wits end with the old bird, until an idea hits Luffy.
    ! Luffy: Hey, Alice. If one side of that mushroom made us grow…
    ! Luffy points to the mushroom piece in Alice’s right hand and Alice gets what Luffy was getting at.
    ! Alice: Hmm…and the other side will…
    ! Meanwhile the old bird was evacuating her nest, taking all the eggs that she had in it.
    ! Bird: The very idea. Spend all my time, laying eggs for serpents like them.
    ! Alice and Luffy each took a bite from the mushroom piece from her left hand and within a split second, dropped back down to their previous size. The other Straw Hats held on for dear life as they went back down as quickly as they went up. The old bird was caught off guard by this as her nest falls onto a tree branch; she frantically tries to catch each of her eggs before they fell, and manages to catch them all.
    ! Alice: Goodness, I wonder if I’ll ever get the knack of it.
    ! Sanji: At least now we know we should be careful of what we eat in this world. Right, Luffy?
    ! Sanji addresses Luffy, whose head was covered in bruise lumps, thanks to Nami, Sanji and Zoro.
    ! Luffy: lisping Ok…I’m sorry….
    ! Zoro: Well, now that we know it works, how do we get back to our right size again?
    ! Robin: I got an idea, everyone grab a piece of mushroom just like how Alice did.
    ! At her instructions, the group takes two pieces of mushroom in their hands just like how Alice did at first. So now they now which piece did what; the right handed piece to make them big and the left handed piece to shrink them.
    ! Franky: Okay, we got the pieces, now what?
    ! Robin: Simple, if a bite can cause us to grow too big, then a small lick might have a lesser effect.
    ! Usopp: It’s worth a shot.
    ! With that, each of them gives a lick on the mushroom piece in their right hand and instantly grew back to their right sizes.
    ! Alice: There, that's much better.
    ! Luffy: Finally, back to our right size about.
    ! Nami: At least we don’t have to go through that again.
    ! Chopper: What do we do with the mushrooms?
    ! Robin: We might as well save them…they may come in handy.
    ! Zoro: Let’s hope we don’t need them anytime soon.
    ! Franky: Come on you lazy lugs, we still got a rabbit to find.
    ! And with that, the group ventured deeper into Wonderland, without a clear heading of where they’re going or where to…

    Straw Hat Adventures of Alice of Wonderland Chapter VIII In which our friends meet a cat of dubious intentions.

    ! Chapter 8: Every Which Way But Right. Meet the Cheshire Cat.
    ! Sometime had passed since the encounter with the Caterpillar and our group of wayward travelers were nowhere hear finding the White Rabbit they did when they got here. Eventually, they encountered a bunch of trees with a number signs posted on them, but instead of real directions to actual places, all they said were 'This way', 'That way', ‘Down’, ‘Up’, ‘Back’ , ‘Go Back’ and ‘Yonder’.
    ! Nami: Oh, you have got to be kidding me.
    ! Sanji: I think this place is trying to get us lost.
    ! Brook: Now which way do we go?
    ! Just then, an ominous voice began to sing, surprising the group. The voice echoed all over the forest as multicolored lights flash around, complementing the voice’s odd lyrics.
    ! Voice: Twas brillig, and the slithy toves_ _Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;_ _All mimsy were the borogoves,_ _And the mome raths outgrabe._ ! Usopp: What the? ! Luffy: Who said that? ! Alice: Now, where in the world do you suppose that…? ! Voice: Uh, lose something? ! They then looked up and were surprised at what they saw; a huge, visible grin atop a tree branch before them. ! Alice: Oh, no, no, we were just wondering. ! Voice: Oh, that's quite alright. One moment please... ! Suddenly, two yellow eyes materialize out of nowhere to form a face. The ‘face’ blows a flat note and then a few other notes. It then began to materialize into a cat with purple and pink stripes. ! Cat: Second chorus…_Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
    ! Alice: Why, you're a cat!
    ! Cheshire Cat: A Cheshire Cat… All mimsy were the borogoves…
    ! The Cheshire Cat swirls his tail around and began to disappear right before their very eyes.
    ! Robin: Wait, don't go, we need your help!
    ! Cheshire Cat: Very well…rematerializes Third Chorus.
    ! Alice: Oh, no, no, no, no, thank you, b-but we just wanted to ask you which way we ought to go.
    ! Cheshire Cat: Well, that depends on where you want to get to.
    ! Zoro: Well, it doesn’t really matter, as long as we—
    ! Cheshire Cat: Then it really doesn't matter which way you go…
    ! The Cheshire Cat jumped to the ground and disappeared, but his paw-prints appeared all around them as he continued to sing his little song, then jumped into a different tree and became visible again.
    ! Cheshire Cat: Oh, by the way, if you'd really like to know, he went that way.
    ! Alice: Who did?
    ! Cheshire Cat: The white rabbit.
    ! Luffy: He did?
    ! Cheshire Cat: He did what?
    ! Brook: Went that way.
    ! Cheshire Cat: Who did?"
    ! Sanji: The white rabbit!
    ! Cheshire Cat: What white rabbit?
    ! Alice: Didn't you just say…I mean... Oh, dear...
    ! Cheshire Cat: Can you stand on your head?
    ! The Cheshire Cat asked this as he quite literally stood on his head, using it as a circus ball.
    ! Nami: You are not even helping us!
    ! Cheshire Cat: Yes I am.
    ! Nami: No you’re not.
    ! Cheshire Cat: Yes I am.
    ! Nami: No you’re not.
    ! Cheshire Cat: Yes I am.
    ! Nami: No you’re not!!
    ! Cheshire Cat: Yes I am.
    ! Nami: No you’re not!!
    ! Cheshire Cat: Yes I am.
    ! Nami: No you’re NOT!!!!
    ! Cheshire Cat: ….Yes I am.
    ! Nami leaps at the cat in blind fury, only to be stopped by Zoro and Franky, who pin her to the ground.
    ! Cheshire Cat: My, my, what a temper! You’ll never find a white rabbit that way.
    ! His comment sends Nami into another frenzy, as Zoro and Franky desperately tried to hold her down.
    ! Cheshire Cat: However, if I were looking for a white rabbit, I'd ask the Mad Hatter.
    ! Alice: Mad Hatter?
    ! Alice turned to a sign leading to the Mad Hatter and then looked back, nervously.
    ! Brook: Mad as in crazy or mad as in angry?
    ! Usopp: I’m thinking as in crazy.
    ! Cheshire Cat: Or, there's the March Hare in that direction.
    ! Alice: Oh, thank you, I think we shall visit him.
    ! Cheshire Cat: Of course... He's mad too...
    ! Nami: Are you kidding me?!
    ! Robin: I’m sensing a pattern here.
    ! Alice: But, we don't want to go among mad people!
    ! Cheshire Cat: Oh, you can't help that… most everyone is mad here.
    ! The cat started to laugh kookily and suddenly stopped as he began to disappear piece by piece.
    ! Cheshire Cat: You may have noticed that I'm not all there myself…hmm, hmhm.
    And the mome raths outgrabe…
    ! Luffy: That was…weird…
    ! Franky: That’s the understatement of the week.
    ! Alice: Goodness, if there are people like that, then we must try not to upset them
    ! Zoro: No arguments there.
    ! The group then wandered through the woods to look for some kind of help, hoping to be careful along the way.

    Straw Hat Adventures of Alice of Wonderland Chapter IX
    In Which our friends came for the party, but did not stay for tea.

    ! Chapter 9: The Mad Tea Party. A Very Merry Unbirthday!
    ! Well, our intrepid group continued to wander aimlessly through the forest, unable to find any signs of civilization, if any.
    ! Usopp: I’m just gonna say it; we’re lost.
    ! Sanji: Any more so than we were about fifteen minutes ago?
    ! Usopp: Pretty much.
    ! Alice: There's gotta be someone that can help us.
    ! Brook: What about the Mad Hatter and the March Hare that cat guy mentioned?
    ! Usopp: But didn’t he say they were mad crazy?
    ! Nami: At this point, I’ll take the two nuts over begin lost anyway.
    ! After walking through the woods for a good while, the group discovers a house with a large back garden with lamps and music playing.
    ! Alice: How very curious…
    ! They looked to the garden of the house and saw an elderly human male with gray hair wearing a large green hat in a light-green suit with a brown hare that had a flock of yellow hair while in a red suit. The duo was singing to themselves at a table, surrounded by a number of teapots, teacups and chairs.
    ! March Hare: …if there no objections let it be unanimous!
    ! Mad Hatter: A very, merry unbirthday
    ! March Hare: A very, merry, unbirthday
    ! Both: A very, merry, unbirthday to us!
    ! Alice and the Straw Hats decided to get a closer look and witness a surprising sight, the music was coming from the teapots, which were whistling and bouncing to their own beat. The steam the teapots were emitting was so thick that the group couldn’t see anything. Fortunately they managed looked beneath the steam to see the singing duo.
    ! March Hare: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA very, merry, unbirthday to me
    ! Mad Hatter: To who?
    ! March Hare: To me!
    ! Mad Hatter: Oh, you!
    ! March Hare: A very, merry, unbirthday to you
    ! Mad Hatter: Who, me?
    ! March Hare: Yes, you!
    ! Mad Hatter: Oh, me!
    ! March Hare: Let's all congratulate us
    With another cup of tea
    A very, merry, unbirthday
    ! The two finished their song and heard distant clapping. The hare and hatter saw that they weren't alone and saw Alice and the Straw Hats successfully sneaking into their party. They rushed at the uninvited guest saying…
    ! Both: "No room, no room, no room, no vacancy, no room, no room, no room, NO ROOM!
    ! Alice: But we thought there was plenty of room!
    ! Sanji: Well, ya got enough chairs for it.
    ! March Hare: Ah, but it's very rude to sit down without being invited!
    ! Mad Hatter: I'll say it's rude; it's very, very rude indeed!
    ! Dormouse: Very, very rude indeed…
    ! The Dormouse added his comment before drearily sinking back into his teapot.
    ! Robin: We are sorry for interrupting, but we did liked your singing and we wanted to know if--
    ! Robin’s comment catches the attention of the March Hare, who zings over to her side, startling her slightly.
    ! March Hare: You enjoyed OUR singing!?
    ! Mad Hatter: Oh, what a delightful young lady!
    ! In his excitement, the Mad Hatter inadvertently sticks his elbow into a teacup, causing it to get stuck.
    ! Mad Hatter: What the—things happen I’m so excited, we never get compliments, you must have a cup of tea!
    ! March Hare: Ah, yes, indeed, the tea, you must have some cups of tea.
    ! The March Hare takes a teapot and starts the pour into his hand. But the liquid begins to materialize into a plate, then a cup, then the tea itself followed by two lumps of sugar.
    ! Robin: Well, I guess we could stay for a little bit.
    ! Alice: We're sorry we interrupted your birthday party receives tea from March Hare thank you--
    ! March Hare: Birthday?
    ! March Hare swipes away Alice’s teacup back, laughing.
    ! March Hare: My dear child, this is not a birthday party!
    ! Chopper: It’s not?
    ! Mad Hatter: Of course not. This is an un-birthday party.
    ! And as the Mad Hatter explains, he pours himself a cup of tea. But he pours it into his neck collar, which come out of his sleeve and into his cup.
    ! Unbirthday?
    ! Brook: What’s that?
    ! Luffy: Is it when you get unborn?
    ! Luffy gets thumped across his head by Sanji and Zoro, causing him to slam his face into the table.
    ! Nami: Jokes aside that still doesn’t explain what it is?
    ! March Hare: It's very simple, now thirty days have Sept—No…Well…
    ! The Hare stepped back, trying to think and scratched his head with his right ear.
    ! March Hare: An un-birthday, if you have a birthday, then you...chuckles They don't know what an un-birthday is.
    ! Nami: sarcastically Oh and you’re such the expert?
    ! Mad Hatter: How silly! chuckles Well…I--
    ! The Mad Hatter ends up gargling up some tea, causing him to clear his throat. He grabs a nearby teapot and sprays some steam into his mouth.
    ! Mad Hatter: I shall elucidate.
    ! The March Hare grabs a spoon and starts conducting the teapots as they start to whistle a song.
    ! Mad Hatter: Now statistics prove, prove that you've one birthday.
    ! March Hare: Imagine, just one birthday every year!
    ! Mad Hatter: Ahhh, but there are 364 unbirthdays!
    ! March Hare: Precisely, why we're gathered here to cheer!
    ! Robin: I think I got it! An unbirthday is a day in which your birthday wouldn’t be celebrated on, because you only have one birthday.
    ! Alice: Why, then today’s my unbirthday too!
    ! March Hare: It is?!
    ! Nami: Come to think of it…counts a bit on her fingers today’s our unbirthday too!
    ! Luffy: It is?
    ! Chopper: It is?
    ! Mad Hatter: Oh, what a small world this is.
    ! March Hare: Well, in that case!
    ! The Hare dashed to dance around Alice and the Straw Hats with the assistance of his friend, the Hatter.
    ! March Hare: A very merry unbirthday!
    ! Alice: To us?
    ! Mad Hatter: To you!
    ! The Hatter took off his hat to show a pink cake for the group with several lit candles.
    ! Hare: A very, merry, un-birthday!
    ! Chopper: For us?
    ! March Hare: For you!
    ! Hatter: Now, blow the candles out, my friends
    And make your wishes come true.
    ! All of them then blew out the candles and just Luffy was about to take huge bite of the cake, it shoots up into the air like a rocket.
    ! March Hare & Mad Hatter: A very merry unbirthday to you!
    ! The cake then exploded before their eyes and looked like fireworks, and the little mouse from earlier came out with a tiny umbrella, slowly falling through the sky.
    ! Dormouse: Twinkle, twinkle, little bat
    How I wonder what you're at!
    Up above the world you fly
    Like a tea-tray in the sky!
    ! The mouse then peacefully landed into his teapot, as the Hatter puts the lid back on it. The group praised the March Hare and Mad Hatter for their little song number.
    ! Alice: That was lovely.
    ! Mad Hatter: Now, uh, you all were saying you would like to seek…pardon me.
    ! The Hatter dips a cup saucer into the tea like a donut to coffee, and then takes a bite into it. Luffy tries to mimic the Hatter but ends up hurting his teeth on the saucer.
    ! Mad Hatter: You were seeking some information of some kind?
    ! Alice: Oh, yes, you see, we're looking for a—
    ! Mad Hatter: Clean cup, clean cup! Move down!
    ! Alice: But, I haven’t used my cup.
    ! March Hare: Clean cup, clean cup, move down, move down, clean cup, clean cup, move down!
    ! The Hatter and the Hare moves the group a few chairs down the table as the Hare tosses a few cups around. Finally they stopped, leaving Alice and the Straw Hats a bit confused.
    ! Usopp: Uh…What was that all about?
    ! March Hare: It's customary! Whenever Hatter wants a clean cup, we all move down by one place. It’s the rules.
    ! Franky: This place has a lot of strange rules.
    ! Sanji: You got that right.
    ! The Hatter then pours a three spouted teapot into three separate cups at once.
    ! Mad Hatter: Would you like a little more tea?
    ! Alice: Well, we haven’t had any yet, so we can’t very well take more…
    ! Alice tried to pour herself a cup, but nothing came out of the pot she had because for some reason it had no spout.
    ! March Hare: Ahh, you mean you can’t very well take less!
    ! The Hare takes the spoutless teapot and cracks it open like an egg, pouring its contents into Alice’s cup.
    ! Mad Hatter: Yes! You can always take more than nothing!
    ! The Hatter then adds a spoonful of sugar into Alice’s cup, then the whole jar onto it. Robin notices this and switches it out for a normal one, giving the over sugared one to Usopp.
    ! Usopp: It’s not that, we only meant—
    ! Usopp attempts to drink his tea, only to find a mountain of sugar on it.
    ! Mad Hatter: Now, my friends, something seems to be troubling you all.
    ! The Hatter pours some tea into a stack of tea cups and then takes only the bottom most cup, which had the tea in it.
    ! Mad Hatter: Won't you tell us all about it?
    ! March Hare: Start at the beginning.
    ! Mad Hatter: Yes, yes! And when you come to the end, hehehe, stop! See?
    ! Nami: So…who’s gonna go first?
    ! Sanji: I think we should let Alice go first.
    ! Alice: Well, it all started while I was sitting on the riverbank with Dinah.
    ! March Hare: Very interesting.
    ! The Hare took a sip of tea and then slammed it down, dangling his tongue and panting.
    ! March Hare: Who’s Dinah?
    ! Brook: An older sister, perchance?
    ! Alice: Why, Dinah is my cat. You see…
    ! Dormouse: Cat? CAT?!!!
    ! Suddenly, the dormouse pops his head out of his teapot once he heard that dreaded word his species knows all too well. He then leaps out in a panicked frenzy and races across the table. Both Alice and the Straw Hats were surprised that the lethargic dormouse had suddenly become livelier in a heartbeat. The Mad Hatter and the March Hare soon gives chase to their little friend, knocking over virtually everything that was on the table in the process. They finally captured the dormouse, pinning him to the table as they try to put him back into his teapot.
    ! March Hare: Hurry! The jam! Quick! Get the jam! On his nose! Put it on his nose!
    ! Mad Hatter: On his nose, on his nose!
    ! Robin quickly picks up the jar of jam and gives to Alice, who then puts it on the mouse’s nose as instructed.
    ! Dormouse: Where’s the cat…
    ! The dormouse then started to settle down a little and relaxed, as he when back inside his teapot. The Hatter and the Hare composed themselves from the little episode.
    ! Mad Hatter: Oh. Oh, my goodness! Those are the things that upset me!
    ! March Hare: See all the trouble you’ve started?
    ! The March Hare says this as he is pouring tea; he cuts the tea with his ears like a pair of scissors.
    ! Alice: But really, I didn’t think…
    ! March Hare: Ah, but that’s the point! If you don’t think, you shouldn’t talk!
    ! Nami: Now, wait a minute! How was Alice supposed to know that mouse would freak when he hears the word—
    ! Mad Hatter: Clean cup! Clean cup! Move down, move down, move down!
    ! Alice: But I still haven’t used….
    ! March Hare: Move down, move down, move down, move down…
    ! The Hare and the Hatter moves the group down to the end of the table. By this point, it was clear that this was indeed the craziest tea party in history. Some of the Straw Hats were getting really annoyed by these antics.
    ! Mad Hatter: And now my dear, as you were saying?
    ! Alice: Oh, yes. I was sitting on the riverbank with uh… with you know who…
    ! Mad Hatter: I do? chuckle
    ! Alice: I mean my C – A – T…
    ! Mad Hatter: Tea?
    ! The Hare slices a cup in half vertically and hands it to the Hatter.
    ! March Hare: Just half a cup if you don't mind.
    ! The Mad Hatter poured him a cup, filling it, despite the cup being split in half now.
    ! Mad Hatter: Come, come, lads, don't you care for tea?
    ! Robin: Personally, I’d prefer coffee…
    ! March Hare: If you don't care for tea, you could at least make polite conversation!
    ! Alice: Well, we’ve been trying to ask you…
    ! The March Hare pulls out a large mallet and bangs it the table, getting everyone’s attention.
    ! March Hare: I have an excellent idea! Let’s change the subject!
    ! The Hare then bonks the Hatter over the head, causing him to talk through his hat.
    ! Mad Hatter: Why is a raven like a writing desk?
    ! Alice: Riddles?
    ! Robin: Let me see now. Why is a raven like a writing desk?
    ! Mad Hatter: I beg your pardon?
    ! Nami: Why is a raven like a writing desk?
    ! Mad Hatter: Why is a what?!
    ! March Hare: Careful! She’s stark raving mad!
    ! Zoro: Now wait just a minute! You’re the one who gave us the riddle!
    ! Luffy: Yeah! You just said…
    ! The Hatter held a chair out like a lion tamer, keeping the now agitated group at bay.
    ! Mad Hatter: Steady now! Don’t get excited!!!
    ! March Hare: How about a nice cup of tea?
    ! Well, that was the last straw for their guest and enough was enough!
    ! Nami: THAT’S IT! I’VE HAD IT!!! I’M OUT!
    ! Nami slams her fist into the table, causing it to shake as she stormed to the door.
    ! Sanji: For once I agree, “How about a cup of tea”, indeed!
    ! Robin: I'm sorry, sirs, but we don't have the time!
    ! March Hare: The time! The time! Who’s got the time?
    ! White Rabbit: No, no, no, no! No time, no time, no time! Hello, goodbye! I’m late! I’m late!
    ! The familiar voice of the white rabbit returned as he stumbled into the mad tea party, rushing to whatever it was he was going to.
    ! Alice: The white rabbit!
    ! Usopp: Where did he come from?!
    ! Sanji: Who cares! He’s here anyway!
    ! White Rabbit: Oh, I’m so late! I’m so very very late!
    ! The Mad Hatter takes the white rabbit’s clock from his hand, causing the chain to pull on his neck.
    ! Mad Hatter: Well, no wonder you’re late! Why, this clock is exactly two days slow!
    ! White Rabbit: Two days slow?
    ! Franky: Two days slow?
    ! Mad Hatter: Of course you’re late. Hahaha! My goodness.
    ! The Hatter dips the watch into a pot of tea and then slams it onto the table, opening it up.
    ! Mad Hatter: We’ll have to look into this.
    ! He then takes a shaker of salt and puts it over his right eye like a loupe. The salt from the shaker falls into the clock’s inner workings as the Hatter looks it over.
    ! Mad Hatter: A-ha! I see what’s wrong with it! Why, this watch is full of wheels!
    ! The Hatter takes a fork and starts pulling out random parts from the watch, much to the dismay of the white rabbit.
    ! White Rabbit: Oh, my poor watch! Oh, my wheels! My springs! But- but- but- but, but- but- but…
    ! Mad Hatter: Butter! Of course, we need some butter! Butter!
    ! March Hare: into the white rabbit’s ear Butter!
    ! White Rabbit: But- but- butter?
    ! The confused rabbit hands a plate of butter to the Hatter, who then takes about half of it and spreads it into the watch.
    ! Mad Hatter: Butter, oh, thank you, butter. Ha ha. Yes, that’s fine.
    ! White Rabbit: Oh no no, no no no you’ll get crumbs in it!
    ! Mad Hatter: Oh, this is the very best butter! What are you talking about?
    ! March Hare: Tea?
    ! Mad Hatter: Tea! Oh, I never thought of tea! Of course! Tea!
    ! The Hatter takes a teapot and starts pouring it into the watch.
    ! White Rabbit: No! Not tea!
    ! March Hare: Sugar?
    ! Mad Hatter: Sugar. Two spoons, yes, ha, two spoons. Thank you, yes.
    ! The Hare hands him two spoons (minus the sugar) and then the Hatter shoves them into the watch.
    ! White Rabbit: Oh, please! Be careful!
    ! March Hare: Jam?
    ! Mad Hatter: Jam! I forgot all about jam!
    ! He takes a jar of jam and pours all the jam into the watch.
    ! White Rabbit: No, no! Not jam!
    ! March Hare: Mustard?
    ! The hare hands over a jar of mustard to the Hatter.
    ! Mad Hatter: Mustard? Yes, but…
    ! The Hatter was about to put a spoon’s worth of mustard into the watch, but stops before he add it, realizing what he was about to do.
    ! Mad Hatter: Mustard?! throws the mustard away Don’t let’s be silly!
    ! Sanji: Oh and everything else you put in wasn’t?!
    ! Mad Hatter: Of course! The jam would taste terrible with mustard.
    ! Sanji: WHAT?!
    ! Franky: So what would go with that?
    ! Mad Hatter: Lemon, that’s different, that’s… yes!
    ! The Hatter takes a lemon slice and squeezes the juice into the watch. He then slams the watch face down and then, using a knife, cuts away the excess jam that came out.
    ! Mad Hatter: There! That should do it. Hahaha!
    ! Franky: Say, are you sure that watch is better with all that gunk in it?
    ! Sanji: For all we know, you probably made it worse.
    ! Mad Hatter: Oh, nonsense, I'm a professional!
    ! Sanji: Yeah, but a professional what?
    ! March Hare: Well if you don’t believe him, then why don’t you just wind it up yourself?
    ! Sanji: Why, in fact I will!
    ! Sanji picks up the watch and angrily starts winding it up.
    ! Sanji: Just to prove to you two you can’t fix a watch like–
    ! And before Sanji could finish; the watch suddenly springs to life, jumps out of Sanji’s hand and starts going berserk, startling the group.
    ! Mad Hatter: Look at that!
    ! March Hare: It’s going mad!
    ! Alice: Oh, my goodness!
    ! White Rabbit: Oh dear!
    ! Zoro: That’s not good!
    ! Luffy: It’s alive!
    ! Usopp/Chopper: AHHH!!
    ! The group could do nothing as the watch throws a massive fit all over the table, coughing up gears, parts and whatever the Hatter put in it.
    ! March Hare: It is going mad! It’s a mad watch!
    ! Mad Hatter: I don’t understand, it’s the best butter.
    ! March Hare: Mad watch! Mad watch! Mad watch!
    ! Mad Hatter: Oh, look! You think the tea was-- Oh my goodness! I think that was it, the tea was too strong!
    ! Nami: Ya think!?
    ! March Hare: There’s only one way to stop a mad watch!
    ! The March Hare pulls out the mallet he use earlier and, with one big swing, whacks the watch, smashing it into pieces.
    ! Mad Hatter: Two days slow, that’s what it is.
    ! The Hatter shoves what was left of the watch back to the White Rabbit, who was now disheartened at his now busted timepiece.
    ! White Rabbit: Oh, my watch…sniffs And it was an unbirthday present too.
    ! Mad Hatter: It was?
    ! March Hare: Well, in that case…
    ! The Hare and Hatter then grabbed the white rabbit by the arms and…
    ! March Hare & Mad Hatter: A very merry unbirthday toOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooo you!
    ! …throws him clear out of the garden and out of sight.
    ! Alice: Mister Rabbit! Oh, mister Rabbit!
    ! Alice and the Straw Hats raced out of the garden to see where the rabbit landed, but they see no trace of him anywhere.
    ! Alice: Oh, now where did he go to?
    ! Zoro: Anywhere but here apparently.
    ! Nami: Well that’s just right! We weren’t even looking for that dumb rabbit and we lost him…again!
    ! Chopper: Uhh…guys?
    ! The group looks back to see the Hare and the Hatter continued to have their unbirthday celebration and mad tea party, despite just happened moments ago.
    ! Usopp: I-I don’t believe it!
    ! Robin: It’s like it didn’t even happened.
    ! Sanji: And were right back where we came in.
    ! Alice: Of all the silly nonsense, this is the stupidest tea party I've ever been to all my life.
    ! Robin: I agree. Let’s leave before those two do an encore.
    ! The group walks back into the forest in a huff, just then, Luffy suddenly thought of something.
    ! Luffy: Hey, I think just understood that riddle!
    ! Nami/Sanji/Zoro/Usopp: NOT NOW, LUFFY!!!

  • Straw Hat Adventures of Alice of Wonderland Chapter X
    In Which our friends become more lost than they where before.

    ! Chapter 10: Seldom Followed Good Advice. Lost in the Tulgy Wood.
    ! In the last chapter, Alice and our pirate friends had just got back from the craziest tea party they’ve been to. And at this point, they had all they could take of Wonderland, most of all Alice.
    ! Alice: Well, I for one have had enough nonsense. I’m going home. Straight home.
    ! Nami: Now that I can agree on! I’ve just about had it with this wild rabbit chase!
    ! Luffy: Yeah! Who cares were that dumb bunny was going anyway!
    ! Sanji: And the sooner we leave this insane asylum, the better.
    ! In total agreement, the group trudged along through, until they came upon a sign that said…
    ! Nami: Tulgy Wood…
    ! Alice: Hmm, curious. I don’t remember this.
    ! Usopp: I guess we must’ve missed it on our way in…or out…or whatever.
    ! The others looked around and unbeknownst to them, there were a number of pairs of eyes staring at them in a nearby tree. One of the pair of eyes came out to show a pair of eye-glasses with bird legs and a beak-like nose.
    ! Alice: Now let me see…
    ! The creature, very nimbly, lands on top Alice’s shoulder, put in the glasses on her face. The Straw Hats did not notice this until Brook turns around to see Alice’s new accessory.
    ! Brook: Uh…Miss Alice, you have something over your face.
    ! Alice: Hmm?
    ! The others soon noticed the eye-glass bird on Alice, Luffy, Usopp and Chopper could not help but giggle at Alice’s appearance. Suddenly, a bird that had a reflecting mirror for eyes emerged from another tree. It wasn’t until Alice saw the mirror bird’s reflection that she finally notices the glasses bird over her face. Robin removed the glasses and places them near the mirror bird.
    ! Robin: Sorry, you two, but we have no time for anymore nonsense.
    ! The group kept on walking, leaving the mirror bird and eye-glasses bird aside.
    ! Nami: This isn't good, I think we might be lost.
    ! Chopper: I don't like being lost…
    ! Franky: So, where to now?
    ! Alice: Now, if we came this way, we should go back this way!
    ! Luffy: Hmm…that sounds like a good plan to me.
    ! Nami: Luffy, that’s the dumbest plan I’ve ever—
    ! But before Nami could finish, Luffy stepped on something that honked loudly.
    ! Luffy: Woah!
    ! Luffy fell backwards in surprise as the honk came from a strange purple bird that looked like a bicycle horn. The horn bird herds its babies into a nearby pond and then honked angrily at Luffy before entering the pond. The ripples it created wakes up two odd looking frogs, one looked like a drum and the other was a cymbal. The two made rhythmic sounds as they hopped on by.
    ! Alice: Goodness. When I get home I shall write a book about this place…
    ! Sanji: Yeah…provided that we actually get home that is.
    ! The group walked to a waterfall, where they soon began to hear what appeared to be happy squawking. Beneath the waterfall was what appeared to be umbrella birds, splishing and splashing about with happy abandon.
    ! Alice: Oh, um, excuse me! Um, could one of you tell me…?
    ! The birds noticed them and flew out to a nearby tree branch, glaring menacingly at the group. Their new appearance resembled that of vultures, a sight that causes some of the Straw Hats to gulp nervously.
    ! Nami: Uhh…on second thought...never mind.
    ! The group decided to get as far from the umbrella birds as possible, going deeper into the woods and getting even more lost than they were now.
    ! Alice: Oh, dear, it's getting dreadfully dark...And nothing looks familiar.
    ! Chopper: I’m scared!
    ! Usopp: Me, too.
    ! Brook: Me, three.
    ! Robin: Calm down, we'll find a way out…I hope.
    ! The group then stumbled to a bird with a shovel for a face, digging around in the dirt for no reason.
    ! Zoro: This place just keeps getting crazier by the minute.
    ! Nami: Well, I for one will be certainly glad to get out of...
    ! Just then, Nami bumps into odd looking bird with a bird cage for a stomach. The impact jars open the cage door, allowing two birds inside the cage to escape. The bird-cage bird quickly chases after the escapees until he caught them in his mouth and trapped them again.
    ! Brook: That…was weird.
    ! Sanji: I think I’m gonna be sick!
    ! Suddenly, an owl with an accordion-like neck flies by, making noise as the neck stretches in and out.
    ! Alice: It would be so nice if something would make sense for a change!
    ! Sometime later, the group stumbles on two hammer faced birds tapping a sign in and two other birds with pencil-like beaks writing on the sign.
    ! Luffy: Hey look!
    ! Robin: ‘Don’t…
    ! Usopp: ...step…
    ! Sanji: …on…
    ! Chopper: …the Momeraths’.
    ! Alice: The Momeraths?
    ! Franky: What the heck is a momerath!?
    ! And Franky got his answer as a number of multi-colored creatures with fuzz on their heads emerge from the ground. They then scampered around together, forming into an arrow, pointing into the direction of a nearby red path.
    ! Alice: A path!
    ! Usopp/Luffy/Chopper: Hooray!
    ! Nami: The nightmare is over!
    ! Chopper: to Momeraths Thank you!
    ! The group races to the path and along it, hoping that it would lead them to what they hope is the way out of this insane asylum of a world. It didn’t matter to them where the path leads them, because at this point, this was the best thing that could happen to them.
    ! Alice: Why, I knew we'd find one sooner or later. Oh, if I hurry back I might even be home in time for tea! Oh, won’t Dinah be happy to see me!
    ! Chopper: I just want to get back to our ship!
    ! Luffy: I’m gonna eat a whole bunch of meat!
    ! Sanji/Zoro/Usopp: NOT ALL OF IT!
    ! Nami: I’ll just be glad will be done with this—EHHHH?!
    ! The group kept running, but stopped in shock and surprise at what was ahead of them; a dog with a broom for a head and tail was sweeping away the path they were following. The dog came to the group, swept around them, and kept sweeping away, without even acknowledging them or caring for them.
    ! Straw Hats (sans Robin): YOU KIDDING ME!?!?!
    ! Robin: Well, didn’t see that coming.
    ! Alice: Oh, dear, now we shall never get out.
    ! By this point, Nami, who was now angrier than ever, began to pace the ground, fuming and cussing under her breath.
    ! Chopper: What do we do now?
    ! Alice: Well, wh-when one's lost, I-I suppose it's good advice to stay where you are until someone finds you...
    ! Nami snaps at Alice with all her fury, shocking the other Straw Hats.
    ! Nami: Ever since we got here, everything you did only got us into even more of a mess than before. I mean, who'd think to look for us here anyway!? ‘Good advice’…if you had actually used your head and listened to your own advice, we wouldn’t be stuck in the middle of who-knows-where!
    ! Franky: Nami, calm down! You’re getting all mad for nothing.
    ! Nami: Mad? I’m not mad…I’M FURIOUS!!!!!
    ! Zoro: Enough!
    ! Zoro smacks Nami in the back of her head, shocking Sanji and Brook.
    ! Nami: Oww! What was that for?!
    ! Zoro: That was to snap you out of it. Do you think you’re the only one who wants out of here? We all want to find a way out, but that’s no excuse to yell at a little girl, whose curiosity got the better of her. I mean, look at what you did!
    ! Zoro points Nami to Alice, whose was starting to cry after being scolded by Nami. Nami suddenly felt very guilty about what she did. She went up to Alice, pulled out a handkerchief and wiped away the tears from Alice’s eyes
    ! Nami: Hey…Alice, listen…I’m sorry for snapping at you. It’s just…this place was getting to me. It’s not a crime to be curious about things, but you need to have some common sense about these things, or else you might do things that you’ll regret sooner or later.
    ! Usopp: Like how you yelled at Alice a few minutes ago?
    ! Luffy: Yeah...that was mean.
    ! Chopper: Nami’s a meanie!
    ! Luffy, Chopper and Usopp leapt backwards in fear as Nami gave her scary face at them.
    ! Alice: You’re right, Nami.
    ! Nami: Huh? About what?
    ! Alice: About everything. If I had listened earlier, we wouldn't be here! But that's just the trouble with me. I give myself very good advice...
    ! Alice: But I very seldom follow it
    That explains the trouble that I'm always in
    Be patient is very good advice,
    ! But the waiting makes me curious
    And I'd love the change
    Should something strange begin
    ! Well, I went along my merry way,
    And I never stop to reason…
    ! Her song seemed to catch the attention of all the animals in the woods. The Straw Hats stayed with Alice, sharing and feeling her pain.
    ! Alice: I should have known there'd be a price to pay,
    I'd give myself very good advice
    But I very seldom follow it
    ! Each of the animals became sad, feeling almost sorry for them. Alice then began to cry and as she did the animals started to cry as well before they began to fade away.
    ! Alice: Will I ever learn to do
    The things I should?
    ! The chorus repeated as Alice cried her eyes out. The Straw Hats could do nothing but feel a sense of melancholy of their situation.
    ! It truly looked like they would be stuck in this world…for the rest of their lives…

    Straw Hat Adventures of Alice of Wonderland Chapter XI
    In Which our friends meet the ruler of Wonderland…and may soon regret it later on.

    ! Chapter 11: Painting the Roses Red. Behold the Queen of Hearts!
    ! Well, this is a fine turn of events. What started as a simple rabbit chase has gone downhill with Alice and the Straw Hats lost with no way or chance of getting home. They were completely alone, save for a crescent moon, giving off a bluish glow for light.
    ! By this point, our wandering group was stumped. Normally, they would’ve figured a way out of this mess by now, but at this point, anyway chances of find a way have resulted in zip.
    ! Franky: Well…so now what do we do?
    ! Sanji: I’m thinking, I’m thinking.
    ! Luffy: Can I think?
    ! Nami/Sanji/Zoro/Usopp: NO!!!
    ! Robin: I think I know the real problem here.
    ! Usopp:You do?
    ! Robin: Of course; the problem is this whole world.
    ! Chopper: Huh?
    ! Robin: Think about it; this entire world makes no sense. Nothing works the way it should, things aren’t what they seem and everyone acts crazy like it’s the norm.
    ! Luffy: Yeah…Robin’s right! It’s all because this world is full of dumb nonsense!
    ! ????: And what, may I ask, is wrong with a little nonsense?
    ! The group turns around to see who was talking; walking out from the darkness was a heavily cloaked man, whom the Straw Hats recognized before.
    ! Cloaked Man: They say that little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men. And it seems to me you all had a little overdose.
    ! Nami: A little?!
    ! Luffy: Who are you again?
    ! Cloaked Man: I’m not surprised you don’t remember me. But that it not important right now.
    ! Sanji: Hang on a minute! How did you get here?! And furthermore how did you know how to find us?!
    ! Cloaked Man: Well how I came here was pretty much the same way you did. As to how I found you, it was purely by accident.
    ! Brook: How so?
    ! Cloaked Man: You see I was just walking around, enjoying the vivid scenery. It didn’t matter to me which way I went, so long I was enjoy it.
    ! Alice: Oh, enough of this nonsense! That doesn’t make as much sense as any of this.
    ! Cloaked Man: But, Alice…isn’t this what you wanted?
    ! Alice: What?
    ! Cloaked Man: “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.” Isn’t that what you said? A world where nothing is what it seems, because they are what they shouldn’t be…right?
    ! Alice: How…did you..?
    ! Cloaked Man: I mean, think about it; animals that dress like humans, flowers that can talk. This entire world is based on what you wanted it to be, on what you wished the world should be.
    ! Alice: Well I didn’t think it would turn out this way. I only made that stuff up for fun.
    ! Cloaked Man: True…but sometimes even good intentions don’t always go as planned. Reason and Nonsense go hand in hand; you can’t have a world full of nonsense without reasoning to counter it.
    ! Nami: Now he tells us.
    ! Chopper: So could you tell us how to get out of here?
    ! Cloaked Man: Unfortunately, I wouldn’t know that, but I think a certain local might know…
    ! Sanji: Who…
    ! Well soon enough, the crescent moon above them seemed to move around while a familiar voice was singing a familiar song. The others looked around and the half-moon revealed to be a grin. And that grin belonged to none other than the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting on top of a tree that suddenly appeared along with him.
    ! Cheshire Cat: Hmhmhmhmhm… and the momeraths outgrabe.
    ! Luffy: Oy! It’s that Ches-something cat!
    ! Cheshire Cat: That’s Cheshire, my boy…and whom did you expect? The white rabbit, perchance?
    ! Nami: OH NO! Don’t you start with that rabbit! Don’t even talk about him! We just want out of this insane asylum!!!
    ! Cheshire Cat: My, my, still haven’t lost that temper I see.
    ! Robin manages to cover Nami’s mouth with a number of hands to prevent her some saying someone that would get us in trouble with the censors.
    ! Robin: What she means is, we’ve been trying to find our way out of here, but some reason it never even pans out.
    ! Cheshire Cat: Naturally. That’s because you have no way. All ways here you see, are the queen’s ways.
    ! Straw Hats: Queen?
    ! Nami: You mean to tell us that someone actually rules this place!?!
    ! Cloaked Man: I’m afraid our feline friend his right. The queen he refers to is the self-declared, self-righteous and self-imposed ruler of Wonderland; the Queen of Hearts! Her word is law here, no matter how ridiculous it is, and what she says…goes!
    ! Alice: But we haven’t met any queen.
    ! Cheshire Cat: You haven’t? You haven’t? Oh, but you must! She’ll be mad about you, simply mad! Hahaha! And the momeraths outgrabe…
    ! He then laughed as he started to disappear again.
    ! Brook: Wait a sec! Don’t go! Could you at least tell us where to find her?
    ! Cheshire Cat: Well, some go this way points left, some go that way points right. But as for me, myself, personally, I prefer the shortcut.
    ! The Cheshire Cat pulls on a nearby branch and a drawbridge-like door opens up, revealing the shortcut to the Queen’s castle.
    ! Alice: Oh!
    ! Franky: Nice shortcut!
    ! Cloaked Man: If anyone could find a way for you to get home, it’s her, so long as you stay in her favor.
    ! Luffy: Well, that won’t matter as long as we can get home.
    ! Usopp: Good-bye!
    ! Chopper: Thanks, Cheshire—
    ! But the Cheshire Cat had already disappeared after opening the shortcut, to where was anyone’s guess.
    ! Chopper: Where’d he go?
    ! Zoro: Who cares! Anything’s better than here.
    ! Cloaked Man: Good luck, anyway…oh wait I almost forgot!
    ! Sanji: What?
    ! Cloaked Man: If you really want some very good advice: Whatever you do, don’t make the Queen lose her temper.
    ! Robin: Why?
    ! Cloaked Man: Because she’s quite easy to provoke and if she ends up losing her temper, you’ll end up losing your heads…and that wasn’t a joke…have fun!
    ! And with that, the Cloaked Man disappears into the darkness before the group could ask more questions. Some the Straw Hats were concerned that what he had said about the Queen, but they cross that bridge when they come to it.
    ! Alice the Straw Hats entered through the shortcut and emerged into a large hedge maze. No sooner have they did, the group to hear singing from within the maze. They followed the singing to a nearby hedge when some red substance came flying over the side and landing on the grass in front of them.
    ! Usopp: AHHH! What’s that?!
    ! Robin bent down as Alice cringed at the liquid. Robin spun her finger in it and took a whiff.
    ! Robin: Don’t worry, it’s just paint!
    ! Chopper/Usopp: Phew!
    ! Voices: Da dee dee da da da,
    Doodle de do, dee do dee do,
    bum bum bum bum,
    Painting the roses red!
    We're painting the roses red!
    We dare not stop or waste a drop,
    ! So let the paint be spread!
    Oh, we're painting the roses reeeeeed…
    We're painting the roses red!
    ! Luffy attempted to hop over the hedge to see who threw the paint, only to have a face full thrown at him. As he spat out and tried to wipe the paint off his face, the others hopped up and down to see what was going on the other side and found the source of the singing and paint. Three living playing cards; a three, a two and a ace of clubs respectively, were singing a little tune as they were painting white roses on shrubs and bushes red, and quite messily at that.
    ! Cards: Ohhhh! Painting the roses red,
    and many a tear we shed,
    ! Three: because we know
    ! Three/Two: they’ll cease to grow,
    ! Ace: in fact they’ll soon be dead.
    ! Three/Two: Noooo!
    ! Card painters: And yet we go ahead,
    painting the roses red,
    red, red, red, red, red, red, red.
    Painting the roses red,
    we’re painting the roses red…
    ! The card people went to the next bush to paint and Alice saw this as a good chance to see what was going on.
    ! Alice: Oh, pardon me,
    but mister Three,
    why must you paint them red?
    ! Card painters: Huh? Oh!
    ! Three: Well, the fact is, miss: we planted the white roses by mistake. And…
    ! Card painters: The Queen, she likes them red
    If she saw white instead
    ! Two: She'd raise a fuss
    ! Ace: And each of us
    ! Three: Will quickly lose his head!
    ! Alice: Goodness!
    ! Nami, Usopp, Chopper and Brook gulped in unison over such a dreadful thought.
    ! Card painters: Since this is the thought we dread, we’re painting the roses red!
    ! Luffy: Well, that makes sense.
    ! Alice: Oh, dear, then let us help you.
    ! Zoro: Must we?
    ! Franky: Well, it’s not like we have any else better to do.
    ! Zoro: Good point.
    ! So Alice and the Straw Hats each grabbed a paint brush and helped paint the roses red.
    ! Alice: Painting the roses red…
    ! Alice/Straw Hats/Card painters: We’re painting the roses red.
    Don’t tell the queen
    what you have seen,
    or say that’s what we said
    but, we’re painting the roses red…
    ! Alice: Yes, painting the roses red…
    ! Two: Not pink
    ! Ace: Not green
    ! Alice: Not aquamarine
    ! All: We're painting the roses red!
    ! Well it seems our friends were having a good time with their new hobby. That is, until a trumpeting fanfare broke the silence, causing them to stop painting. They looked around till they noticed a whole army of card-like soldiers, marching out of the castle and through the hedge maze to their location. One of the cards started to panic, knowing full well who was coming.
    ! Three: THE QUEEN!!!
    ! Two: The Queen!
    ! Alice: The Queen.
    ! Straw Hats: The Queen?
    ! Cards: THE QUEEN!!!!
    ! The group scrambled into a panic, trying to hide away the paint cans and brushes or any other evidence of tampering with the roses. The three cards dove straight to the ground.
    ! Chopper: Should we?
    ! Robin: Well, when in Wonderland.
    ! Alice and the Straw Hats followed the cards and fell flat to the ground to bow; much to the latter’s chagrin. And not a minute too soon for suddenly and army of card soldiers marched into the clearing and performed some sort of military drill. The drill looked more like a dance than anything else and can’t be described by mere words alone. By the time they were done, they had surrounding the group in a heart formation.
    ! Card: Count off!
    ! Cards: One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, Jack.
    ! Just then, a loud trumpet was heard and the white rabbit came in, sounding the trumpet as he passed the small group.
    ! Chopper: Alice, look!
    ! Alice: The rabbit!
    ! The white rabbit panted from his running, but had to announce the queen right now.
    ! White Rabbit: H-H-Her royal imperial highness, h-her grace, her Excellency, her royal majesty, the Queen of Hearts!
    ! As the rabbit was making his announcement, a large woman in regal apparel walks into view of the crowd. This was the Queen of Hearts. Everyone gave a loud applause for the Queen, who looked pleased with everyone as she waved a red heart fan to the crowd.
    ! Nami: So this is what he running late for; announcing the Queen?
    ! Robin: I guess so.
    ! Just then a very tiny man in royal attire appears from behind the Queen, taps the Rabbit with his fan, asking if he would be announced as well.
    ! White Rabbit: halfheartedly And the king…
    ! Only a single shout of hooray was heard as the King took off his crown, smiling politely at all around him.
    ! Franky: That’s the King of Hearts?
    ! Sanji: Well, I guess you can’t have a full deck without a king, even if he’s not that popular.
    ! The Queen looked about the garden, but her expression quickly went from pleasant to angry as she noticed something was off. She saw that one of the bushes had a white rose, but more importantly, it had red paint on it, along with a discard paintbrush and bucket. She stormed over to the bush with a sinister grin on her face, passing by the cards, Alice and the Straw Hats. The Queen put her finger to the rose to see if it was paint, and it was…and the Queen was definitely not happy about it.
    ! Queen: Hum… Who’s been painting my roses red?
    ! She then grabbed the bush by its roots, ripping it clear out of the ground and waving it in anger at the crowd.
    Who dares to taint
    With vulgar paint
    The royal flower bed?
    ! For painting my roses RED…
    Someone will lose his head!
    ! The cards quickly defended and seemed to blame each other in an attempt to save their own heads.
    ! Three: Oh, no! Your majesty! Please, it’s all his fault!
    ! Two: Not me, your grace! The Ace, the Ace!
    ! Queen: You?
    ! Ace: No, Two!
    ! Queen: The Deuce you say?
    ! Two: Not me, the Three!
    ! The crowd cheered loudly at the Queen’s order, which she receives with delight. Alice and the Straw Hats watched as the three cards were then carried off by the guards to receive their horrible punishment.
    ! Cards: They’re going to lose their heads,
    for painting the roses red,
    it serves them right,
    they planted white,
    when roses should be red.
    Oh, they’re going to lose their head…
    ! Queen: SILENCE!
    ! The Queen roared at the chorus, making the cards fall from the force of her voice.
    ! Luffy: Yeesh! What a loud-mouth!
    ! Usopp: And I thought Nami was loud.
    ! Nami: I heard that!
    ! Alice: Oh, please, please! They were only trying to…
    ! The Queen of Hearts then turned to notice Alice along with the others with her.
    ! Queen: And who are these?
    ! The King went to look at the group to see who and what they are.
    ! King: Uh, well, well, well, now, eh, let me see, my dear… They certainly aren't hearts… Do you suppose they're clubs?
    ! Queen: Why, it's a group of visitors.
    ! Alice: Yes, and- and I was hoping…
    ! Queen: Look up, speak nicely, and don’t twiddle your fingers! Turn out your toes. Curtsey. Open your mouth a little wider, and always say ‘yes, your majesty’!
    ! As much as the Straw Hats hated to do it, even if they didn’t want to, they had no option but to copy what the Queen told them to do.
    ! Alice/Straw Hats: Yes, your majesty!
    ! Queen: Hmhmhmhm. Now, um, where do you come from, and where are you going?
    ! Robin: Well, where we came from is a little hard to explain, but you see, we’re trying to our way home and—
    ! The Queen turns around and roars at Robin, interrupting her mid-sentence.
    ! Luffy: Hey! You ca-
    ! Despite his protest; Zoro, Usopp, Chopper and Nami put each of their hands over Luffy’s mouth, to prevent him from saying something that would get the Queen mad.
    ! Alice: We know, we were just thinking—
    ! Queen: Curtsey while you’re thinking, it saves time.
    ! Alice: Yes, your majesty, but I was only going to ask…
    ! Queen: I’ll ask the questions! Do any of you play croquet?
    ! Alice: Why, yes your Majesty, I do.
    ! Robin: I do, your majesty…but I don’t understand why—
    ! The Queen declared for all to hear, challenging Alice and Robin to croquet, whether they wanted to or not.

    Straw Hat Adventures of Alice of Wonderland Chapter XII
    In Which no matter how you play the game, you still lose

    ! Chapter 12: Of Hedgehogs and Flamingos. The Weirdest Croquet Match Ever!
    ! In the last chapter, our travelers met the ruler of Wonderland, the Queen of Hearts and both Alice and Robin ended up getting roped into a croquet match with her. The White Rabbit blows on his trumpet, announcing the start of the croquet match, as the card soldiers scrambled to get ready. The King was giving orders, or at least trying to in a way.
    ! King: To your places, to your places, By order of the king! Hurry, hurry, hurry!
    ! About fifty-two card soldiers stacked themselves into a full deck, awaited further orders.
    ! Card: Shuffle deck!
    ! The deck splits in two and shuffles as instructed.
    ! Card: Cards cut!
    ! The deck cuts into two ala leapfrog.
    ! Card: Deal cards!
    ! The card soldiers then scattered themselves all across the garden in random fashion.
    ! Card: Cards, halt!
    ! The card stopped scattering lifted up to form croquet hoops. The White Rabbit herds four flamingos of different color into a bag and carried it to the Queen, who was going first. She pulls out the green and blue flamingos and swings them a bit to gauge their weight. When she was done, she discards the blue one for the green flamingo and stretches the bird out into a stiff mallet.
    ! The White Rabbit brings in a pillow with three balls on it; one orange, one pink and one green. The rabbit picks up the green ball, which turns out to be a hedgehog, and places it on the ground for the Queen. Just as the Queen was about to start, Alice and Robin were given the flamingo bag, they took out the birds, but they tried to fly out of their hands and it caused a ruckus. The ruckus was so bad that it broke the Queen’s concentration.
    ! Queen: SILENCE!!!!!!
    ! The roar of her voice blow the girls back a bit. Robin manages to grab onto the orange flamingo while Alice got the pink one. Alice clamped the pink flamingo’s beak shut to keep it from laughing like an idiot, disrupting the Queen.
    ! The Queen regains her composure and prepares to swing. She gauges her mallet to the ball, aims carefully, make the windup and swings…missing the hedgehog entirely. As the spun around from the swing, the King went and urged the hedgehog to go anyway and roll before she stopped spinning. The cards leaped into the hedgehog’s path, allowing him to roll under them and allow the Queen to win points. By the time he was done, the hedgehog was worn out, but the queen got perfect score from that run. Everyone cheered for the Queen’s perfect shot, who was relishing the moment. The only people who weren’t cheering were the Straw Hats.
    ! Chopper: Did those guys just cheat for the Queen?
    ! Sanji: That's what it looks like!
    ! Robin: Well what did you expect, she is the queen, and you can’t expect her to lose before her own court, do you?
    ! Usopp: But she missed the ball on the first swing!
    ! Robin: You’d rather she’d lose her temper and start having everyone’s heads chopped off?
    ! Usopp: Hmm…good point.
    ! The Queen was still enjoying the praise from her “perfect” score; her flamingo mallet liked the praise as well. The Queen went for her next turn, this time the hedgehog got a running start as she swung. The card soldiers scrambled to form a straight line of hoops for the hedgehog to pass through. One card was unable to make it to the hedgehog in time and skid on the ground. Everyone looked in suspense and worry as the card missed the rodent, costing the Queen another perfect score. And you know what happens next?
    ! Queen: OFF WITH HIS HEAD!
    ! Yep, the unfortunate card was taken away to his fate while the king was barking orders again.
    ! King: Off with his head, off with his head! By order of the king! You heard what she said!
    ! Sanji: And that’s what happens if she loses.
    ! Usopp: Yeesh!
    ! Queen: You’re next!
    ! Alice: Oh, but…
    ! Alice panicked, thinking she meant the Queen wanted to behead her next.
    ! Robin: I believe she means it’s your turn, Alice.
    ! Alice: Ahhh…to the Queen Yes, your majesty.
    ! The queen turns her mallet into a makeshift chair and rested on it, much to pain of the flamingo. Alice went up to take her turn, she gauges her shot carefully and just before she could take her shot…the goofy flamingo decides goes limp on her. The Queen chuckled in amusement with this. Luffy giggled a little, but the others were not as impressed.
    ! Alice tried for a more close-up approach for her shot, but he flamingo suddenly stood up, causing her to miss. Alice tried to make it stop and hit again, but the bird kept fooling around with her, even tickling her stomach and making her laugh.
    ! Alice: Hahahahaha! Stop!
    ! Queen: Grrrwl, of all the impossible!
    ! Alice: Do you want us BOTH to lose our heads?
    ! Flamingo: Uh-huh!
    ! Alice: Well, I don't!
    ! Alice kept having troubles with the loopy flamingo and wrestled it all about.
    ! The crowd kept laughing at her misfortune, then settled down and cheered once something else happened. The Queen looked excited and saw that the flamingo was going to use her as a mallet instead. Alice was really not amused with this and gestured for the flamingo to come to her, smiling innocently.
    ! The flamingo looked at her; she grabbed him by his neck and then pulls the hedgehog over. With one big swing, she hits the hedgehog, causing it to roll at full speed. The queen looked with concern, thinking Alice might score some points. But that changed, when the card soldiers acting as hoops moved out of the way, allowing the hedgehog to zoom past them. The poor thing finally hits a bush, making a red rose fall on its head and the crowd laughed again.
    ! The Queen felt very victorious while Alice was very angry. And the Straw Hats weren’t too happy about this too.
    ! Nami: Okay, so it’s fair for them to cheat so the Queen could win but they can cheat to make Alice lose? Cheating or not, it’s unfair!
    ! Franky: Yeah! This is super uncool!
    ! Robin: Hmm…I think I see how this game is really played.
    ! Luffy: What are you getting at, Robin?
    ! Robin: If they’re allowed to cheat at this game, then so can we in turn…Watch this.
    ! Robin went up to take her turn. Being a reasonable and mature woman, she was not the kind to be made fool of. So using her Devil Fruit powers, she straightens out her flamingo into a stiff mallet and made sure it stayed that way. She then grabs an orange hedgehog from the White Rabbit, places it on the ground and after some careful aiming, swung hard sending the poor hedgehog flying across the ground. Then, with precise and quick timing, Robin used her powers again, this time creating a number of hands which grabbed the card soldiers’ hand and feet, pinning them in place as the hedgehog went through them. And as it did, the hands disappeared from the cards so that the trick would not be noticed by the Queen. Thanks to her little trick, Robin now has many points as the Queen; much to the latter’s dismay. Alice and the other Straw Hats cheered for Robin’s victory, the Queen however was not…
    ! The card soldiers were taken away, while another deck full took their place.
    ! Robin: What’s a matter, your majesty, can’t handle a little competition?
    ! The Queen muttered something under her breath, Robin as able to hear some of it and… let’s just say we can’t repeat it for readers. But seeing the Queen was about ready to blow her stack, Robin decided to play nice for now.
    ! Robin: I’ll pass this round. Your turn, your majesty.
    ! Queen: Right…
    ! Robin returns to the group, feeling a bit triumphant about herself.
    ! Zoro: Geez, Robin. Aren’t we cutting it little close?
    ! Franky: Yeah, she was about ready to lose it.
    ! Robin: What can say, turnabout is indeed fair play here, besides I didn’t want to lose.
    ! Usopp: Well let’s hope we don’t lose our heads because of it.
    ! The Queen walked off to take her turn and she seemed to suddenly have a striped tail behind her large skirt. The others soon noticed it was the Cheshire Cat again, thanks to his familiar humming as he materialized before them:
    ! Cheshire Cat: La la la da da dum… la la la hmm…I say, how are you all getting on?
    ! Robin: We're doing just fine.
    ! Cheshire Cat: So great to hear that. to Alice And how about you, my dear.
    ! Alice: Not at all.
    ! Cheshire Cat: Beg pardon?
    ! Alice: I said ‘not at all’!
    ! The Queen of Hearts turned to Alice, upon hearing her raise her voice and her flamingo looked angry as well, the cat disappeared.
    ! Queen: Who are you talking to?
    ! Alice: Oh, uh… a cat, your majesty!
    ! Queen: Cat? Where?
    ! The Queen looked around for the mysterious cat, but keeps disappearing from her sight, making our friends look like fools.
    ! Alice: There! Oh…
    ! The Queen bent down and the Cheshire Cat briefly appeared on the queen's behind again.
    ! Luffy: Hey there he is again!
    ! Queen: I warn you friends, IF I LOSE MY TEMPER, YOU LOSE YOUR HEADS! UNDERSTAND!?
    ! The group nodded with compliance as she then went to take her turn at the game and the cat reappeared again.
    ! Cheshire Cat: You know, we could make her really angry. Shall we try?
    ! Alice: Oh no no!
    ! Nami: Don’t you dare!
    ! Zoro: You do, and I’ll a make a skin rug out of ya!
    ! Cheshire Cat: Oh, but it’s loads of fun!
    ! Alice: No, no, no! Stop!
    ! The Cheshire Cat clung to the flamingo's neck as the Queen lowered it slightly. The cat then placed the flamingo's beak underneath the Queen's skirt. The others protested him to stop, but he wasn't going to. The Queen swung her flamingo and ended up falling flat on the ground with her bloomers showing.
    ! Alice: Oh no!
    ! Zoro: Oh, boy!
    ! Usopp/Chopper/Brook: EHHH!!!!
    ! White Rabbit: Oh my fur and whiskers!
    ! King: Oh dear! Save the queen!
    ! The cards gathered around the Queen with the King, shivering and trying to settle her down.
    ! Queen: Someone’s heads will roll for this!
    ! The Queen fumed, and then came back up, slamming them all down and boy was she mad! It didn’t take her long to guess who made her slip…pointing at Alice and the Straw Hats.
    ! King: But- but consider, my dear. Couldn’t they have a trial… uh… first?
    ! Queen: Trial?
    ! King: Well, just a… uh… little trial? Hmm?
    ! The Queen thought about it for a moment. Nami and Usopp were crossing their fingers and prayed that the Queen would comply with a trail. The Queen then smiled and patted the King on his head.
    ! Queen: Hmm. Very well then. Let the trial begin!
    ! The cards all swarmed together and splashed in front of everyone as they entered the court room. Hopefully, with the trail, Alice and the Straw Hats might be able to out of this mess.
    ! …or will they?

  • **sorry for the long delay…if anyone was watching this

    Straw Hat Adventures of Alice of Wonderland Chapter XIII**
    In Which a trial is hard to win and a lot harder to run away from.

    ! Chapter 13: The Unfair Trail. Escape from Wonderland!
    ! Everyone was brought into a courthouse. It seemed like almost everybody, mostly the card soldiers, were present. Alice and the Straw Hats were placed at the bar while two guards stood next to them, making sure they didn’t try to make a run for it. Robin looked around to see if she saw anyone she recognized during the journey, and she noticed the Cloaked Man amongst the jurors. The white rabbit rushed in to the room. He was blowing a trumpet to alert everyone that the trail has begun.
    ! The rabbit raced up to his podium and introduced everyone in the court room.
    ! White Rabbit: Your majesty… members of the jury… loyal subjects…
    ! King: A-hem…
    ! The king taps the white rabbit with his fan, just to make sure the rabbit announced him too.
    ! White Rabbit: sighs…and the king.
    ! The King smiled, tipping his crown and looking all around the room.
    ! White Rabbit: The prisoners at the bar is charged with enticing her majesty, the Queen of Hearts, into a game of croquet, and thereby willfully…
    ! Alice attempted to say something, but was shut out by the guards.
    ! White Rabbit: …and with malice aforethought, teasing, tormenting, and otherwise annoying our beloved…
    ! Queen: Never mind all that! Get to the part where I lose my temper.
    ! The white rabbit skipped everything else written on the scroll and got to the last part.
    ! White Rabbit: Bwbwbwl… thereby causing the queen to lose her temper.
    ! Queen: Now, Ha ha… Are you all ready for your sentence?
    ! Alice: Sentence?
    ! Nami: But shouldn’t there be a verdict first before—
    ! Queen: Sentence first! Verdict afterwards.
    ! Alice: But that just isn’t the way it’s—
    ! Queen: ALL WAYS ARE—
    ! Alice: Your ways, your majesty.
    ! Queen: Yes, my child.
    ! Zoro: Okay, huddle!
    ! The Straw Hats quickly huddled around to come up with something to get them out of this jam.
    ! Zoro: All right, even I know that this is getting us nowhere!
    ! Sanji: For once you’re right, this whole trial is completely one sided.
    ! Robin: And if this keeps up, we’ll all lose our heads.
    ! Brook/Chopper: EEEHHH?!?!
    ! Nami: Okay, so does anyone have any ideas?
    ! Luffy: raises hand ohh, ohh, ohhh!
    ! Nami: Any ideas that don’t involve beating stuff up and getting us in more trouble.
    ! Luffy retracts his hand in disappointment.
    ! Robin: Let’s save that for a last resort.
    ! Usopp: OHH! I got it!
    ! Sanji: A headache?
    ! Usopp: No…a plan! If I can confuse the queen using some legal talk, she’d might forget about the charges and let us leave.
    ! Franky: You sure that’s gonna work? Remember, everything here is as crazy as the locals.
    ! Robin: And at this point, it just might work.
    ! Nami: But the question is, do you know any legal talk?
    ! Usopp: Trust me! I used to listen to Perry Mason and Phoenix Wright on the radio. I know what I’m doing.
    ! Chopper: Good Luck!
    ! Brook: whispers We have a radio?
    ! Luffy: whispers Who’s Perry Mason?
    ! Zoro: Whisper No idea…Who’s Phoenix Wright?
    ! Usopp goes up to the bar alongside Alice, just as the Queen was about to pass sentence.
    ! Queen: OFF WITH THEIR—
    ! Usopp: OBJECTION!
    ! The whole courtroom gasps as Usopp’s loud objection had just interrupted the Queen, who was quite irritated that someone had interrupted her mid-sentencing.
    ! Queen: On what grounds?!
    ! Usopp: On the grounds that there is insufficient evidence towards any form of conviction against us. The Prosecution has made no effort to back their claims and all charges are merely contradictive and hearsay. Therefore, I call for an immediate dismissal and furthermore—
    ! By this time the Queen had enough of Usopp’s objection, takes the gavel and slams it down multiple times.
    ! Queen: SILENCE!
    ! The roar of the Queen’s voice sends Usopp flying from the bar and lands flat on his back with a thud. The other Straw Hats came to look over Usopp.
    ! Robin: Well…that went well.
    ! Sanji: You probably should’ve use a Habeas corpus on her first.
    ! Usopp: Oh, shut up!
    ! Queen: Now where was I…oh, yes! OFF WITH THEIR—
    ! King: Consider, my dear. Uh… we called no witnesses… Uh… couldn’t we hear… maybe one or two? Ha? Maybe?
    ! Queen: Oh, very well…BUT GET ON WITH IT!
    ! King: First witness! First witness! Ah, we’ll call the first witness.
    ! White Rabbit: The March Hare.
    ! Two guards carried in the March Hare by his ears, as he sipped his cup of tea without showing any signs of pain. The Straw Hats were surprised that he was called as a witness.
    ! Nami: Oh, you've got to be kidding, him?
    ! Chopper: He wasn't even there!
    ! Zoro: Well, that’s not stopping them from putting him on the stand.
    ! The guards fling the hare to witness stand, who remains unfazed as he sips his tea.
    ! King: Oh, oh, what do you know about this uh… unfortunate affair?
    ! March Hare: Nothing.
    ! Queen: Nothing whatever?
    ! March Hare: Nothing whatever!
    ! Queen: THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT! Jury, write that down!
    ! The members of the jury frantically wrote that down on the chalkboards. The Cloaked Man pretended he did, but he sketched a childish picture of the Queen with the subtitle “Big, Fat Loudmouth”.
    ! Alice: Unimportant, uh… your majesty means of course…
    ! Queen: SILENCE!
    ! The Queen yelled in her face, blowing her back a little.
    ! Queen: Next witness.
    ! White Rabbit: The Dormouse.
    ! Two cards carried out a teapot very delicately and gently, placing it in front of the Queen. The Queen took the top off and was about to do her usual yelling.
    ! Queen: WELL—
    ! The guards shushed her to be very quiet and delicate with him, since the dormouse was very sensitive.
    ! Queen: What have you to say about this?
    ! Dormouse: Twinkle, twinkle, little bat. How I wonder…
    ! Queen: whispers That’s the most important piece of evidence we’ve heard yet. shouts at the jury WRITE THAT DOWN!
    ! The jurors mumbled “Twinkle, Twinkle” as they wrote it down, after getting knocked out of their seats by the Queen.
    ! Alice: Twinkle, twinkle. What next?
    ! White Rabbit: The Mad Hatter!
    ! Nami: Does that answer your question?
    ! The guards brought in the Hatter as he bowed to the Queen; they poked his butt with their spears, sending him flying onto the witness stand.
    ! Queen: Off with your hat!
    ! Mad Hatter: Oh, my! He he he!
    ! The Hatter laughed, taking off his hat, which had a teapot, cup and saucer all ready for tea.
    ! King: And eh… where were you when this horrible crime was committed?
    ! Mad Hatter: I was home, drinking tea. squirts some tea into his cup Today you know is sips tea my unbirthday.
    ! King: Why, my dear! Today is your unbirthday too!
    ! Queen: It is?
    ! March Hare & Mad Hatter: It is?
    ! Cards: It is?
    ! Straw Hats: It is?!
    ! The Hatter and the Hare rolled out a tablecloth filled with singing teapots and the like. As it rolled out, a big cake appears before the Queen, who was more than happy to receive it.
    ! Mad Hatter, March Hare and Cards: A very merry unbirthday!
    ! Queen: To me?
    ! Alice: Oh no!
    ! Mad Hatter, March Hare and Cards: To you! A very merry unbirthday!
    ! Queen: For me?
    ! Mad Hatter, March Hare and Cards: For you!
    ! The Hatter pulls out a bunch of lit candles out of his hat and places them all over the cake.
    ! Mad Hatter: Now blow the candle out, my dear and make your wish come true! He he he.
    ! The Queen blows away all the candles, along with most of the frosting. The cake goes kaboom and in its place, a hatbox. The Queen wasted no time opening it to reveal a special crown with a string of white pearls to go with it.
    ! Mad Hatter, March Hare and Cards: A very merry unbirthday, to you!
    ! Alice sat by, bored, and then she saw the crown was starting to change. As it turns out the crown was no crown, it was the Cheshire Cat! The other Straw Hat soon took notice and was surprised that he would show up now.
    ! Alice: Oh! Your majesty!
    ! Queen: Oh, yes, my dears?
    ! Franky: Look! There he is now!
    ! Queen: Huh? Where? Who?
    ! Alice: The Cheshire Cat!
    ! Luffy: He’s on your head!
    ! The Queen looked up to see the Cheshire Cat in place of her new crown, but the sneaky feline vanishes before she could grab him.
    ! Queen: CAT!
    ! Unfortunately, the Queen just said the secret word out loud, causing the Dormouse to leap out of his teapot and into a panicked frenzy.
    ! Dormouse: Cat! CAT!? Cat cat cat cat!
    ! The Mad Hatter and March Hare ran to catch their friend again. Luffy, unable to contain himself, follows suit.
    ! March Hare: There he goes, There he goes!
    ! Mad Hatter: Oh, this is terrible!
    ! Luffy: Get the mouse!
    ! The mouse and the trio races over the Queen (actually they stepped over her), and up onto a nearby banner. The banner falls from the combined weight and falls on top of the Queen. All three dove into a banner after mouse, creating a whole mess of confusion as the Queen tries to wrangle herself out from under the banner.
    ! King: Catch him! Stop him!
    ! March Hare: Bop him! Catch him! Head him off!
    ! Mad Hatter: Somebody help me! Catch him!
    ! Luffy pulls himself out from the banner and spots the dormouse making a run for it. He stretches out and manages to grab him by tip of his tail.
    ! Luffy: I got him! I got him! Now what!
    ! Mad Hatter: Get me the jam, the jam! Quick!
    ! King: The jam! The jam! By order of the king!
    ! Alice rushes over to the witness stand, where a jar of jam just happened to be there, and takes the jar over. The March Hare takes a large spoonful of the stuff and prepares to fling it at the dormouse…
    ! Queen: The jam! Let me have it!
    ! …of course, the Hare misses and the Queen ends up getting splatted with jelly all over her face.
    ! Robin: to readers Well…she did ask for it.
    ! Luffy started to laugh at the sight of it, causing him to release the Dormouse by accident. The King tried to hit the dormouse on the head with the mallet, but had little success.
    ! Usopp: to the King You’re doing it wrong…allow me!
    ! Usopp swipes the mallet from the King and starts chasing after the dormouse.
    ! Usopp: The trick is a well-placed hit with equal force…like this!
    ! Usopp leaps up into the air and was right on top of the rodent.
    ! Usopp: USSOP HAMMER!
    ! Usopp swings the mallet down hard and fast, but the Dormouse leap away at the last second, causing Usopp to bean the Queen square on her royal noggin. Alice and the other Straw Hats gasps in horror whilst Luffy was on the floor, still laughing his head off. Usopp looked around to see if he got his target.
    ! Usopp: Get I get him?
    ! Nami: No…but if you don’t get rid of that mallet, you’re gonna be the one who’s gonna get it.
    ! Nami points at the Queen, who was directly under the mallet, sending chills through every nerve in his body. As the Queen was starting to come to, Usopp quickly passes the mallet to the March Hare, who passes it to the Mad Hatter who gives it Alice who was holding the jam jar.
    ! The Queen ripped out of the banner and saw Alice who dropped the things and put her hands in her pockets.
    ! Queen: AHA!
    ! Alice then remembered and noticed something she nearly forgot all about in her pockets.
    ! Alice: The mushroom!
    ! Nami sees Alice taking her mushrooms and eat them. Getting an idea she quickly grabs each of the other pieces from the crew and rushes over to Luffy, who was still in a laughing fit.
    ! Nami: Oh, Luffy!
    ! Luffy: Huh?
    ! Nami: EAT!
    ! Nami takes the mushroom pieces, shoves them down Luffy’s throat and bashes him on the head causing him to swallow them all.
    ! Chopper: Nami! What did you do that for?!
    ! Queen: OFF WITH THEIR—
    ! The Queen started to yell, but then suddenly stopped as Alice and Luffy grew large in size, both of their heads hitting the ceiling.
    ! Nami: That’s why.
    ! They looked down and saw the guards trying to fight them, but had little to no avail.
    ! Alice: Oh, pooh. I’m not afraid of you!
    ! Luffy: You think you can scare us? Take this!
    ! Luffy kicks his foot, blowing away most the card soldiers. Alice picks up some of them like normal cards.
    ! Alice: Why, you’re nothing but a pack of cards!
    ! Alice tosses away the cards as they floated back down.
    ! Luffy: Ehh…it was a lousy hand anyway.
    ! King: 'Rule 42: All persons more than a mile high must leave the court immediately'!
    ! Alice: We are not a mile high!
    ! Luffy: And we’re not leaving so nyehsticks tongue!
    ! Queen: Hehehe… sorry! Rule 42, you know!
    ! Alice: And as for you, your majesty!
    ! The Queen panicked and used her tiny husband as a shield.
    ! Alice: Your majesty indeed! Why, you’re not a queen, but just a-
    ! And as Alice was telling the Queen off, she and Luffy were shrinking back to normal size.
    ! Alice: -a fat, pompous, bad tempered old ty-
    ! Alice stops herself the minute she realized she’s back to her normal size. The others clapped their hands over Luffy’s mouth to prevent him from saying anything at all. The Queen smiled evilly as the preverbal ball was back in her court.
    ! Alice: -tyrant.
    ! Queen: Hmhmhmhm… and uh… what were you saying, my dears?
    ! The Cheshire Cat reappears on the Queen’s head with one last trick
    ! Cheshire Cat: Well, they simply said that you’re a fat, pompous, bad tempered old tyrant, hahahaha!
    ! Luffy pulls away the hands from his mouth to get in one last say.
    ! Well…that did it. As the mischievous cat laughs away into thin air, the queen really loses her temper and had only one thing to say…
    ! Queen: OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!!!!
    ! The card soldiers erupted with applause as they dove and swarmed to arrest Alice and the Straw Hats, who rushes out of the courtroom, knocking away any soldiers that got in their way.
    ! King: You heard what her majesty said! gets trampled by card soldiers Off with their heads!
    ! The White Rabbit blows on his trumpet to call out more cards as our heroes ran out of the castle with about 52 decks worth of card soldiers hot on their tails.
    ! Sanji: You just had to call her a big loudmouth, Luffy!
    ! Luffy: Who cares, it was worth it!
    ! Sanji: Any brilliant ideas?
    ! Franky: Aside from keep running?
    ! Zoro: Head for the hedge maze! We can lose them in there!
    ! Usopp: Provided we don’t lose each other first!
    ! Zoro: JUST FLOOR IT!
    ! The group races into the maze as the cards followed suit. The chase continued for about 15 minutes as even the Queen and King took part in the chase. The chase ended when the gang runs (quite literally) into a deck of spades, knocking them over in the process. The Queen runs over the cards on her side, causing an incline that stopped the gang in their tracks.
    ! As they slid down the card slide, they noticed the hedge maze vanishing and suddenly wind up in another caucus race, led by the Dodo, of course. The racers included the Queen, the King, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum, the Walrus, the Carpenter, some Oysters and a deck’s worth of card soldiers.
    ! Caucus Racers: Forward, backward, inward, outward, here we go again! No one ever loses and no one can ever win. Backward, forward, outward, inward, bottom to the top, never a beginning…
    ! Alice and the Straw Hats pulled themselves out of the caucus and started running across a beach, with the Queen and her cards chasing after them.
    ! Queen: Off with their heads! Off with their heads!
    ! The group kept on running as the rocks they jumped over turned into teapots; they suddenly find themselves back at the Hatter and Hare’s tea party. Just then the Hatter and the Hare appear out of nowhere and grabs Alice.
    ! Mad Hatter: Just a moment! You can’t leave a tea party without having a cup of tea, you know!
    ! Alice: But- but we can’t stop now!
    ! March Hare: Ah, but we insist! You must join us in a cup of tea!
    ! The two nuts pushed Alice and the Straw Hats into a giant cup of tea, which seemed to be more spacious than it looked. Luffy, Chopper, Brook and Robin suddenly froze up, mainly because if you remember; Devil Fruit users can’t swim. Zoro and Sanji managed to grab them and placed all four onto Franky.
    ! They came out seeing that the tea turned into water…an ocean at that. As they swam, the Queen was riding at them, using the same method the travel the Dodo did earlier on.
    ! The group immediately noticed the Caterpillar, smoking on top of his mushroom.
    ! Alice: Mr. Caterpillar, what will we do?
    ! He turned to them, not seeming to enjoy their company and blew smoke at them.
    ! Caterpillar: Who are you?
    ! As Alice and the Straw Hats coughed from the smoke, they suddenly feel solid ground on their feet. The ocean around them disappears as the Caterpillar’s smoke swirls into a tunnel that stretched for miles. The group wasted no time running as the Queen and her soldiers were right behind them.
    ! Queen: There they go! Don’t let them get away! Off with their heads!
    ! The tunnel went on for a while until the group came upon the Doorknob. They reached out, desperately trying to grab it. They finally managed to grab it and tried to open the door…however…
    ! Doorknob: OWW! Still locked, you know.
    ! Usopp: Sorry, but that Queen is right behind us! We just gotta get out!
    ! Doorknob: Oh, but you are outside. Well, at least to Alice you are.
    ! Alice: What?
    ! Straw Hats: Huh?
    ! Nami: What're you talking about?
    ! Doorknob: See for yourself!
    ! The doorknob opened his mouth wide to show what he was talking about. The group looked into and saw Alice out in the riverbank, asleep under a tree, with Dinah in her lap.
    ! Alice: Why, why that’s me! I’m asleep!
    ! Usopp: What the sec! How she can be here and yet be out there at the same time?!
    ! Robin: If she’s sleeping out there, then could all of this be—
    ! Queen: Don't let them get away! Off with their heads!
    ! The group turns around to see the Queen and her mob rushing at them, and this time they were cornered with nowhere else to run. By this point, Luffy has had enough…
    ! Luffy rushes at the mob at full speed before anyone could react. He pulls his arms way back for an attack.
    ! Luffy: GUM-GUM—
    ! Queen: OFF WITH THEIR—
    ! Suddenly, the Queen felt something hit her across her chest; it was Luffy, deliver a well-placed and well deserved hit.
    ! Luffy: BAZOOKA!
    ! The impact sends the Queen flying far into the distance, prompting the mob to stop and proceed to dogpile on Luffy.
    ! Luffy: Oh no, you don’t! GUM-GUM FIREWORKS!
    ! Luffy jumps into the air and spins around rapidly. He then stretches and wraps himself in his own arms and legs like a rubber ball. He then lets loose, sending his arms and legs flying at the mob. Both he and the mob were soon swirled into a big multicolored cloud of a brawl.
    ! Usopp: That a boy, Luffy!
    ! Zoro: Looks like he did actually something right for once today.
    ! Suddenly they noticed a few of Luffy’s attacks stretching out from the cloud…and flying straight at them!
    ! Franky: Or not!
    ! Brook/Chopper: EEHH?!
    ! Sanji: Somebody, do something!
    ! Alice: Alice: Alice, wake up! Please wake up, Alice!
    ! Alice attempts to wake the other Alice on the other side up, while Nami and Usopp desperately tried to pry the door open to get out. But they were too late; the attacks finally reached them, mere inches away from hitting them all.
    ! Straw Hats: LUFFY!!!!!!!
    ! Suddenly, just before the fists made contact, everything went bright white. The last thing Alice could hear was a distant voice calling her name…
    ! Voice: Alice! Alice!
    ! The voice revealed to be Lorina in the real world, who was calling to her young sister to wake up.
    ! Lorina: Alice! Alice! Will you kindly pay attention and recite your lesson?
    ! Alice finally stirs up from her slumber. Her mind still fresh from her ‘adventure’, she heard to the word ‘recite’, and suddenly shot up to recite.
    ! Alice: Huh? Oh. Oh! Uh… how doth the little crocodile, improve his shining tail. And pour the waters of the…
    ! Lorina: Alice, what are you talking about?
    ! Alice: Oh, I’m sorry, but you see, the Caterpillar said…
    ! Lorina: Caterpillar? Oh, for goodness sake. Alice, I… Oh, well. Come along, it’s time for tea.
    ! Lorina led Alice out of the garden for tea as Alice picked up Dinah. Alice was glad to be home after the long adventure she had. Even if it was just a crazy dream…Or was it? One thing was for sure, Alice knew that she would remember this dream for a long, long time…and the new yet, strange friends she met along the way. Straw Hats Adventures of Alice in Wonderland END

    In Which one story ends and another begins…

    ! Epilogue: A Dream within Dreams. On to the Next Adventure!
    ! Well, that was it…Alice got out of Wonderland safe and sound, and all’s well that ends—but wait! You’re probably wondering what happened to the Straw Hats. Well…let’s rewind the clock about ten minutes or so; our friends had just learned that Alice had been asleep this entire time and were desperately trying to wake her up from their side. Luffy, finally having enough, charges at the mob with fists flying, creating a swirling mess of colors. Unfortunately, some of Luffy’s fists started flying right at them. Just as the attacks made contact, everything goes bright white. The crew suddenly felt a slight jolt to their bodies. They wake up to discover that they’re back on the deck of the Thousand Sunny. And the cause of their sudden wakeup call was Luffy, who was fighting in his sleep. His arms and legs were flailing around, trying to hit some invisible enemy. Some of them manage to hit the crew, much to their annoyance and decided to wake their captain up….the hard way!
    ! Nami/Sanji/Zoro: KNOCK IT OFF!
    ! Nami, Sanji and Zoro kicked Luffy, causing him to fly into the mast with a bang! The impact wakes Luffy up in a shock.
    ! Luffy: Who?! What! When! Where!? Why! How?!
    ! Franky: Well that got him up.
    ! Robin: Is everyone all right?
    ! Sanji: Aside from Luffy’s sleep fighting, were fine.
    ! Usopp: So…what just happened?
    ! Chopper: And how did we get back to the Sunny?
    ! Brook: The last thing I remember; we were being chased by practically everyone in Wonderland.
    ! Franky: Yeah…and then Luffy went bananas and everything went blank after that.
    ! Usopp: Hey wait! Where’s Alice?
    ! Chopper: Did you think they got her?!
    ! Robin looks around to find the Infinity’s Eye lying right beside them. She grabbed it, flipping through the written pages until she found the last page for Alice in Wonderland, letting out a sigh of relief.
    ! Robin: She made it.
    ! Chopper: Really! How?
    ! Robin: All of it was just a dream…nothing more. She managed to wake up back home, safe and sound.
    ! Usopp: So wait! You mean to tell us right everything we went through…all of that was just some dream?!
    ! Robin: Pretty much.
    ! Nami: Well I for one I’m glad that’s over. Cause there’s no way I’m going back to that place again, even if you paid me!
    ! Franky: You said it.
    ! Brook: But to be honest, I thought it was fun, in spite of the bad stuff.
    ! Zoro: Yeah…if you were into all of that wackiest.
    ! Nami: Well at least we can relax a bit and–-
    ! Nami notices that Luffy was not at the mast and she looked around frantically around to see where he went to.
    ! Nami: Wait… where’s Luffy?
    ! Robin: I thought he was—notices the Infinity’s Eye was missing from her hands and where’s the book?
    ! Usopp: Oh…no…
    ! Sanji: He wouldn’t…
    ! Nami: FIND HIM!!!!!
    ! The crew looked around frantically looked for Luffy, who had already taken the Infinity’s Eye to the upper deck and began to skim through it…until he found something to caught his eye.
    ! Luffy: Oooh…this looks good.
    ! The rest of the crew arrives too late as Luffy puts his hand on the page and it starts to glow light blue.
    ! Nami/Zoro/Sanji/Franky/Chopper/Usopp/Brook: LUFFY!!!!!
    ! Robin: Well…here we go again.
    ! The Infinity’s Eye’s pages begin to turn rapidly as a light blue aura begins to envelop the crew, pulling them into the book and its blinding light.
    ! Well, the Straw Hats adventures in Wonderland may be over…but their new adventure has just begun!

  • Prologue: A Brief Notice. Prelude to the Show!
    We find ourselves in what appears to be a theater, the room is dark, the seats are filled and the crowd of people was murmuring to themselves. Suddenly a single spotlight turns on and the Cloaked Man walks under the light, addressing to the audience.

    Cloaked Man: clears throat Ladies and gentlemen, tonight’s performance will be an adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s world-renowned fairy tale: Pinocchio. Now I know that some of you are, if not, well versed in the story of the wooden puppet. However; in this version, we have, and by we, I mean the management, decided to change a few things with this story. First foremost, we have a few guest characters will be partaking in this adventure, nine of which will be taking center stage with our wooden puppet; the Straw Hat Pirates. Rest assured, the core plot of Pinocchio shall remain untouched, the other thing is it has been brought to our attention that some characters in the story, who names will not be mention at this time, had seem to gotten off without having learn some lesson in some shape or form. I won’t reveal any spoilers, but let’s just say in this version of Pinocchio, those individuals will get exactly what they deserve…one way or another.
    So now with that out of the way and without further ado…the Zodiac Theater proudly presents:

    One Piece Infinite Adventures
    The Straw Hats Adventures of Pinocchio

    And with that, the Cloaked Man walks off the stage as the curtain rises and show begins…

    Chapter 1: Through the Eyes of a Cricket. The Little Wooden Head, Pinocchio!

    ! We begin our story with a simple but short overture followed by a chorus. And then we hear a voice singing.
    ! Voice: When you wish upon a star
    Makes no difference who you are
    Anything your heart desires will come to you
    If your heart is in your dreams
    No request is too extreme
    When you wish upon a star
    As dreamers do
    ! Chorus: Fate is kind
    She brings
    To those who love
    The sweet fulfilment
    Of their secret longing
    Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
    ! We now see what appears to be the desk of a writer of sorts. Quills, scrolls, a number of books and a number of writer’s materials. Among the books, the one book in particular stood out above the others. It has the title of our story; Pinocchio, with a silhouette of the wooden puppet on the front as a spotlight shines upon it. The spotlight moves upward to reveal the source of the singing; a cricket, all dressed up like a gentleman.
    ! Cricket: Like a boat out of the blue
    Fate steps in and sees you through
    When you wish upon a star
    Your dreams come true
    ! Cricket: Pretty huh? I’ll bet a lot of you folks don’t be that…about a wish coming true…do ya? Well, I didn't, either. Of course, I'm just a cricket singing my way from hearth to hearth, but let me tell you what made me change my mind.
    ! The cricket then slid down the book, undid a latch and opened the book to its first page. The page had a picture of a tranquil village amidst a starry night.
    ! Cricket: One night a long time a…
    ! The cricket notices the cover page was slowly turning back.
    ! Cricket: …pardon me. Wait till I fix this thing here.
    ! The cricket pushes the page back and then, pulls a candleholder over, pinning in place.
    ! Cricket: There. One night a long time ago, my travels took me to a quaint little village. It was a beautiful night. The stars were shining like diamonds high above the roofs of that sleepy old town. Pretty as a picture.
    ! And the cricket wasn’t joking, as we take an in-depth look into the village. His descriptions are better than what we could make as we made our way into the village.
    ! Cricket: As I wandered along the crooked streets, there wasn't a soul to be seen. The only sign of life was a lighted window in the shop of a woodcarver named Geppetto. So, I hopped over...
    ! As the cricket hopped over to the woodcarver’s shop, we soon see a more detail view inside from the window. Aside from the usual tools and paraphernalia a woodcarver would have, we see a fireplace all lit to warm the room on such a nice night like this.
    ! Cricket: ...and looked it. It was a shame to see a nice, cheerful fire goin' to waste. So what do I do? I go in.
    ! We finally see the Cricket, although unlike the one we saw in a gentleman’s attire whose narrating, his attire was that of a raggedy traveler. He was looking in through the window and sees the fireplace. See that no one was initially in, he come in through a small opening under the door.
    ! Cricket: I looked around. Of course, being in a strange place like that, I didn't know what to expect. A cricket can't be too careful, you know.
    ! The cricket quietly and carefully making his way across the floor to the fireplace, looking to make sure no one was around.
    ! Cricket: Soon as I saw there was no one about, I made myself at home.
    ! With the coast clear, the cricket causally walks over to the fireplace. Using his umbrella, he pulls out a hot coal ember and beings to warm himself up.
    ! Cricket: As I stood there warming my...myself, I took a look around. Well, sir, you never saw such a place... The most fantastic clocks you ever laid your eyes on and all carved out of wood.
    ! And he wasn’t kidding, as we see an assortment of wood carved clocks, well made and very well detailed.
    ! Cricket: Cute, little music boxes... each one a work of art.
    ! On a workbench, we see some music boxes, all beautifully made to perfection.
    ! Cricket: Shelf after shelf of toys and...
    ! We see a number of shelfs, all filled of dozens of toys, all ranging from windups to wooden dolls.
    ! Cricket: and then something else caught my eye... a puppet. You know... one of those marionette things. All strings and joints.
    ! The cricket then notices our soon-to-be main character atop a nearby shelf. He went over and climbed up onto the shelf to get a better look at it. It was a simple puppet, in the form of a young little boy; dressed in red spenders, yellow shirt, a blue bowtie and a yellow hat with a red feather on it.
    ! Cricket: chuckles Cute little fella. ding ding Going up.
    ! The cricket climbs up a nearby string and stands on top of the puppet’s nose. He taps on its head to check if the wood was of good quality, which it is.
    ! Cricket: Good piece of wood too.
    ! ????: Mr. Geppetto, how soon will it be done?
    ! ????: Well, now. It won't take much longer.
    ! Suddenly, the cricket hears someone coming from down the nearby stairs. It was Geppetto, the kindly old wood carver who owns and lives here. Coming down alongside him was his ‘guest’; the Straw Hat Pirates. (You were wondering when they’d showed up, did ya?) Anyway, they went up with Geppetto to put the final touches on his latest project; the wooden puppet on the counter. The Cricket, not wanting to be discovered, climbs up the string to a top shelf above the puppet.
    ! Geppetto: Just a little more paint, and he's all finished.
    ! Robin: I can’t wait to see it finished, he may be your best work yet.
    ! Geppetto: Thank you, my dear. You know, I never would’ve finished him in time if it weren’t for you all.
    ! Sanji: No prob, old man. It’s the least we could do.
    ! Geppetto: To think, it feels like only yesterday that you all came out of my fireplace like Santa Claus, all covered in soot.
    ! Zoro: And it was only three weeks ago.
    ! Usopp: And I’m still finding soot behind my ears
    ! Chopper: But it was kind of you to let us stay, despite of what happened.
    ! Geppetto: Well I couldn’t send you out of the streets, besides you all earned your keep by helping around the shop; getting wood to carve, testing out the toys…sighs it’s always nice to have company around.
    ! Usopp: True.
    ! Nami: But still, I can’t believe you sell this stuff at such small prices.
    ! Geppetto: Now Nami, money isn’t important to me. As long as my toys bring some happiness to the people who buy them, then that’s reward enough for me. And with this one, I think he'll be alright, don't you, Figaro?
    ! Figaro, Geppetto’s pet cat, meows a response as Geppetto goes to work on the puppet. The cricket leaps over to another shelf, wanting to get a better look at Geppetto’s work. The Straw Hats observed as Geppetto adds a couple of eyebrows to the puppet; he then dips the brush into water to wash it and then dips into some paint. Back on the shelf, the cricket was admiring Geppetto’s work, placing his hand on an object to lean on. Unfortunately, the object he was leaning on was the ‘rear end’ of a porcelain lady. Upon realizing this, the cricket quickly takes his hands off the lady and quickly apologizes, even though the lady wasn’t really alive.
    ! Cricket: Beg pardon.
    ! Back to Geppetto, he carefully adds a smile to the puppet’s face, completing it.
    ! Geppetto: See? That makes a big difference.
    ! Cricket: Very good. Very, very g...
    ! Of course, the Cricket was talking to a pipe, with a very grumpy disposition craved into it.
    ! Cricket: Well, you can't please everybody.
    ! Geppetto: Now I have just the name for you...Pinocchio! Do you like it, Figaro?
    ! Figaro shakes his head no in response.
    ! Geppetto: No? You do, don't you, Cleo?
    ! Cleo, Geppetto’s pet goldfish, shakes her head in response.
    ! Geppetto: Oh come now! It’s not that bad. to the Straw Hats What do you guys think?
    ! Chopper: I like it.
    ! Robin: Sounds cute.
    ! Franky: Not super enough for me.
    ! Luffy: Sound funny.
    ! Sanji: Odd name for a puppet.
    ! Zoro: I don’t like it.
    ! Usopp: But I do. He reminds me of me.
    ! Brook: I think it’s adorable.
    ! Nami: Doesn’t sound right for me.
    ! Robin: That’s six votes for each side. It’s a tie, Geppetto.
    ! Geppetto: Well, we'll leave the deciding vote to little wooden head. to Pinocchio Do you like it?
    ! He goes over to the puppet and tugs on one of the strings, causing its head to bobble up and down in agreement.
    ! Geppetto: laughs That settles it! Pinocchio it is! Come on, now! We'll try you out.
    ! Geppetto picks up Pinocchio and takes him over to test out. But first they needed some…
    ! Geppetto: Music, Professor!
    ! Geppetto goes over to a shelf to one of music boxes that were there. The one he going to was one in the shape of a bandstand; with a professor, a violinist, an accordion player and a whistler. Of course, the cricket just happened to be near said music box and ducked under it to avoid being seen. Geppetto pushes a button on the music box, starting it up as the professor orchestrates the players. The music box began playing a whimsical tune, while underneath it; the Cricket was getting bopped and biffed by the protruding gears, pistons and other inner workings.
    ! Cricket: Hey! Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow! Take it easy, there! Break it up, will ya?
    ! The Cricket finally manages to get out from under the music box, but not before hitting his head on a windup key on the side.
    ! Cricket: Lot of downbeats in there.
    ! The Cricket soon forgot about his ordeal as he sees Geppetto moving Pinocchio via his strings, who was dancing along to the musical tune with Chopper while the others watched with amusement.
    ! Geppetto: Little wooden head, go play your part
    Bring a little joy to every heart
    Little do you know, and yet it's true
    That I'm mighty proud of you
    Little wooden feet and best of all
    Little wooden seat in case you fall
    ! Geppetto makes Pinocchio fall down, almost hitting Figaro.
    ! Geppetto: Oh, how graceful!
    My little wooden head
    ! As they continued, the Cricket goes to admire the playing music box, most notably the whistler. However, he soon notices Geppetto coming back this way and with no time to hide, he pretends to be a part of the music box players. In rhythmic fashion, he opens his umbrella and then lifts up his hat while humming along. Fortunately, no one even noticed him as their attention was on Pinocchio. Geppetto walks him over to meet Cleo.
    ! Geppetto: Cleo, meet Pinocchio. Say, "How do you do?"
    ! Geppetto moves the control bar to make Pinocchio raise his hat, Cleo twirls around cheerfully in response. Geppetto then takes Pinocchio to meet Figaro.
    ! Geppetto: Say hello to Figaro.
    ! Pinocchio strokes Figaro along his back and suddenly, Geppetto moves one of the leg strings, causing Pinocchio to lightly kick Figaro in his rear, knocking him over. The act causes an uproar with the Straw Hats, who thought it was funny.
    ! Luffy: Now that’s funny.
    ! Robin: Up to mischief already, I see.
    ! Of course, Figaro didn’t like it and retaliated by knocking back Pinocchio’s foot, hitting him in the head and getting tangled in his strings.
    ! Geppetto: You see what happens?
    ! Geppetto untangles the strings and frees Pinocchio’s leg. By this point the music was starting to slow down. Geppetto puts Pinocchio down on the floor, making act like he was crawling. Pinocchio starts to crawl towards Figaro as he crawls backwards until he falls down a step behind him. Geppetto picks up the puppet as the music ends.
    ! Geppetto: Up we go! You're a cute little fellow. And that smile… You know, I...
    ! And while Geppetto was admiring Pinocchio, Figaro was rubbing his leg and meowing for attention.
    ! Geppetto: You rascal. Jealous, huh?
    ! Geppetto picks up Figaro and holds him up next to Pinocchio.
    ! Geppetto: You know, Pinocchio, I think Figaro is jealous of you.
    ! Figaro makes a swing at Pinocchio affirming this but he misses. He then places both on the workbench.
    ! Geppetto: Don't worry, Figaro. I...
    ! Suddenly one the clocks started to chime. Then another clock, and then another. Pretty soon, the entire room was filled with the sounds of clocks going off. And what clocks, each one had a different design and made a different sound. One had two ducks had quacked the hour, while a flower-shaped clock had a bee that pops out and buzzes on the hour. Another clock had a ****oo bird and her chicks going ‘****oo’, while one had a man attempting to chop a turkey’s head off, with the latter pulling its head back each time. Then there was a clock with a hunter trying to shoot at a bird, but it keeps pulling back into its 'tree as he shoots. One clock looked like a tavern with a drun- I mean, plastered gentleman coming out and hiccupping the hour. And one more had a woman spanking her child, who had his hand stuck in a jam jar and cried the hours.
    ! Geppetto: I wonder what time it is.
    ! Geppetto pulls out his pocket watch, which shows nine o’ clock on the nose.
    ! Usopp: to Franky He has all these clocks and yet he checks his watch to see the time?
    ! Franky: Must be an in-joke.
    ! Geppetto: It's getting late. Come now. We go to bed. picks up Figaro Good night, Pinocchio. Little funny face.
    ! A sense of tiredness soon came over everyone as it was indeed time for bed. Even the cricket was getting ready to turn in for the night.
    ! Geppetto: Good night, Cleo, my little water baby.
    ! Geppetto goes over and pets Cleo along her tummy like a little dog. Figaro was about to leap down when…
    ! Geppetto: Figaro, you say goodnight too.
    ! Figaro looks over to Cleo, who has moved up to the bowl for a goodnight kiss. He gives a ‘Do I have to?’ look to Geppetto.
    ! Geppetto: Go on.
    ! Usopp: Yeah, Figaro. Give the fishy a little kissy.
    ! With great reluctance, Figaro licks the bowl and Cleo gives a happy little twirl in response.
    ! Geppetto: Now, go to sleep, my little mermaid. Good night.
    ! Cleo swam into a little castle in her bowl and lays down inside it ready for bed. The Cricket was also turning in for the night, using the head of a violin as a bed.
    ! Cricket: Oh hum yawning This is my idea of comfort. Solid comfort.
    ! Geppetto, after putting on his nightshirt, is now in bed, smoking his pipe before he went to sleep. Figaro is seen resting in his own little bed beside
    ! Sanji: You need anything before we turn in, Geppetto?
    ! Geppetto: I’m alright, Sanji, thank you. Heh, Look at him, fellas.
    ! The crew looked over to the bench to see Pinocchio, sitting all quiet and silent.
    ! Geppetto: He almost looks alive.
    ! Usopp: You’re right, he kinda does.
    ! Robin: In the right light, he sort of looks alive.
    ! Geppetto: Wouldn't it be nice if he was a real boy? Oh, well. Come on. We go to sleep.
    ! Well, Figaro was about to get all cozy in his bed when…
    ! Geppetto: Aww, Figaro. I forgot to open the window.
    ! Figaro, annoyed at the fact that he has to get out of his bed, climbs on top of Geppetto’s bed to reach the window. He manages to reach the window and slowly starts to open it. Just as he gets it opened wide enough, Figaro almost falls down, but and caught by Robin.
    ! Geppetto: Oh, everyone, look! Look! The wishing star!
    ! Everyone looks out to where Geppetto was pointing. Amid the starry night sky, one star shined the brightest out of all of them. This was the wishing star.
    ! Geppetto: Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight...I wish I may, I wish I might have the wish I make tonight. Figaro, fellas, you know what I wish?
    ! Chopper: What?
    ! Geppetto: I wish that my little Pinocchio might be a real boy.
    ! Luffy: Really?
    ! Usopp: A pretty nice gesture.
    ! Geppetto: Wouldn't that be nice? Just think! A real boy!
    ! Cricket: A very lovely thought, but not at all practical.
    ! Geppetto: …a real…boy.
    ! And with that, Geppetto falls asleep. Figaro leaps out of Robin’s arms and, rather than going back into his own bed, decides to sleep alongside Geppetto. The others quietly went back upstairs to bed as not to disturb Geppetto…soon all was quiet.

  • Chapter 2: Encounter of the Blue Fairy! Pinocchio Comes Alive!

    ! Yes sir, soon all was quiet, save for the collective ticking of clocks in the room. And our cricket friend was having a hard time trying to sleep. In fact, he couldn’t get to sleep. The loud, rhythmic ticking kept the poor thing up, not to mention made his eyes hurt looking at the pendulums swinging back and forth. Suddenly he hears the sands falling down an hourglass, but they sound more like pebbles hitting a tin plate with a ‘ding-ding-ding’. And if that wasn’t bad enough, Geppetto starts snoring loudly, enough to wake the dead. Even more so, Cleo was snoring too, although hers sounded more like gurgles. By this point, it was the last straw for the Cricket.
    ! Cricket: QUIET!!!!
    ! And like that, all the noises went silent as the clocks stopped ticking at once.
    ! Cricket: After all, enough’s enough.
    ! Well the quietness lasted only a few minutes as the sound of footsteps coming down the stairs. The footsteps came from a drowsy Luffy, who was looking around for a midnight snack…as usual. He notices the ice box on the other side of the room, which has a small lock and a note saying; ‘Luffy, KEEP OUT!!!’ Unfortunately, someone forgot to set the lock on, as it was unlocked, granted full access to everyone, including Luffy. He wasted no time walking over to it and opened the box. As he checked its contents on what to have first, a bluish glow starts to fill the room. Luffy didn’t notice it, but the cricket sure did.
    ! Cricket: Now what’s up?
    ! He sees a strange light, a brilliant glow which grows more dazzling every minute. It is the Wishing Star; and it was moving down from the sky, lighting up the valley as it made its way
    towards Geppetto’s window.
    ! Cricket: Hey, what’s going on here?
    ! The Cricket hides in one the wooden smoke pipes as the light enters the room. From its radiant glow appears a very beautiful woman dressed in robes of flowing blue. This is the fabled Blue Fairy.
    ! Cricket: As I live and breathe, a fairy! Mmm-mmm.
    ! The Blue Fairy notices Luffy at the ice box and walks over to him. At that point Luffy finds a big sandwich reserved for Usopp, but just as he was about to take a huge bite…
    ! Blue Fairy: Why Luffy!
    ! Thinking it was Nami or Sanji, Luffy jumps in fright, quickly putting the sandwich back in the ice box.
    ! Luffy: It wasn’t me guys, I swear!
    ! Luffy quickly turns around, only to see the Blue Fairy standing before him. He breathes a sigh of relief that it wasn’t Nami or Sanji, but his relief soon turns to confusion.
    ! Luffy: Uhh…who are you?
    ! Blue Fairy: I am the Blue Fairy of the Wishing Star, I grant wishes to those who believe in their dreams and watch over all good—
    ! Luffy: Ehh…don’t really care.
    ! Luffy waves his hand in an uncaring manner and went back to the sandwich. The Blue Fairy, while slightly taken back by Luffy’s somewhat callous response although she didn’t seem to mind, only smiled. She then sees Luffy about to take a bite out of the sandwich again.
    ! Blue Fairy: Luffy!
    ! Luffy: Aww! Now what?
    ! Blue Fairy: You shouldn’t eat that sandwich.
    ! Luffy: Ehh, why not?
    ! Blue Fairy: Well, is it yours?
    ! Luffy: Well no, it’s Usopp’s but...
    ! Blue Fairy: Then you mustn’t eat it.
    ! Luffy: But why?
    ! Blue Fairy: Because it doesn’t belong to you.
    ! Luffy: Why?
    ! Blue Fairy: Well, suppose if someone else your food from you without asking. How would you feel?
    ! Luffy: Ehh?
    ! Blue Fairy: Imagine if you put something aside for yourself and then someone else took it without you knowing, wouldn’t you feel bad about it?
    ! Now the Blue Fairy presented a real problem for Luffy, he is given the choice of not to eat another person’s food. Being someone who’d eat a whole buffet table without sparing a single scrap, this was problematic and cause Luffy to rethink some things. If he went through with eating the sandwich, there’s a good chance he’ll get busted for later. And Luffy remembers what happens the last time he decided to have a between meal snack and got caught. More specifically, the time when Sanji busted his head in after eating their food during the journey to Alabasta.
    ! Luffy: Uhh…I guess I wouldn’t.
    ! Blue Fairy: Then perhaps you should put that sandwich back then.
    ! Luffy puts the sandwich back in the ice box, closes the door and sets the lock on it.
    ! Blue Fairy: That was a good thing to do, Luffy.
    ! Luffy: Yeah, but what am I gonna eat? I’m still hungry.
    ! Blue Fairy: Well, because you had done a good deed and thought about others, you deserve a reward. Hold out your hand.
    ! Luffy does as instructed and the Blue Fairy taps her wand on his hand, producing an apple as big as his own head.
    ! Luffy: Woah!
    ! Luffy wasted no time in eating the apple as he swallows the whole thing in one big munch! He lets out a sigh of relief now that his stomach was satisfied.
    ! Blue Fairy: So, Luffy, do you feel better?
    ! Luffy: Ahh, much better! Thanks, lady, but you didn’t have to come here just to give me food.
    ! Blue Fairy: Actually Luffy, the reason I am here is for Mr. Geppetto.
    ! Luffy: The old guy? Did he do something wrong?
    ! Blue Fairy: chuckles No, Luffy. You see, Geppetto has given so much happiness to others with his works. Therefore, he deserves to have his wish come true. Do you know what his wish is?
    ! Luffy: Umm…I wasn’t listening, but I think it was his puppet to be a real boy…but how are…
    ! Blue Fairy: Just watch…goes over to Pinocchio Little puppet made of pine wake (the wand touches Pinocchio) The gift of life is thine.
    ! And with a single touch of her wand, a glimmering aura surrounds the puppet. After a few seconds, Pinocchio started to move his body and blink his eyes. The Cricket and Luffy couldn’t believe their eyes, Pinocchio has come alive.
    ! Cricket: Whew! What they can’t do these days.
    ! Pinocchio: (blinking his eyes and raising his wooden arm) I can move! I can talk! I can walk! (walks a bit and falls over)
    ! Luffy: Whoa! That’s so cool!
    ! Pinocchio: notices Luffy who are you?
    ! Luffy: I’m Luffy and this is the Blue Fairy who brought you to life!
    ! Pinocchio: She did?
    ! Blue Fairy: Yes Pinocchio, I’ve given you life.
    ! Pinocchio: Why?
    ! Blue Fairy: Because tonight Geppetto wished for a real boy.
    ! Pinocchio: Am I a real boy? (he asks in amazement)
    ! Luffy: Well, you don’t look real. knocks on Pinocchio’s head Still made of wood.
    ! Blue Fairy: True, Luffy. to Pinocchio To make Geppetto’s wish come true will be entirely up to you.
    ! Pinocchio: Up to me?
    ! Luffy: Up to him? How?
    ! Blue Fairy: If Pinocchio can prove himself brave, truthful and unselfish, and someday he will be a real boy.
    ! Pinocchio: A real boy!
    ! Cricket: That won’t be easy.
    ! Blue Fairy: You must learn to choose between right and wrong.
    ! Pinocchio: Right… and wrong? (looking his hands) But how will I know?
    ! Cricket: How’ll he know!
    ! Blue Fairy: Your conscience will tell you.
    ! Pinocchio: What are conscience?
    ! Cricket: What are conscience! I’ll tell ya!
    ! The Cricket hops down from the shelf, addressing himself to the trio as he parachutes down with his umbrella.
    ! Cricket: A conscience is that still small voice people won’t listen to. That’s just the trouble with the world today.
    ! Luffy: Hey, a little bug!
    ! Pinocchio: Are you my conscience?
    ! Cricket: Who, me?
    ! Blue Fairy: Hmmm. Would you like to be Pinocchio’s conscience?
    ! Cricket: (embarrassed) Well… uh, I, I--- Uh-huh.
    ! Blue Fairy: Very well! What is your name?
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Oh, Cricket’s the name. Jiminy Cricket.
    ! Blue Fairy: Kneel, Mr. Cricket.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Huh? No tricks now.
    ! Blue Fairy: I dub you Pinocchio’s conscience. Lord High Keeper of the Knowledge of Right and Wrong, Counselor in moments of temptation and guide along the straight and narrow path. Arise, Sir Jiminy Cricket.
    ! The Blue Fairy lightly taps Jiminy, covering him in a shimmering light. As the light disappears, Jiminy’s shabby old clothes were gone and he’s clad in elegant raiment from head to foot. Jiminy rose and immediately notices his new attire and loves it.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Well! Ho-ho-ho! My,my! Mmm! Say, that’s pretty swell. Gee… thanks! But… don’t I get a badge or something?
    ! Blue Fairy: We’ll see.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: You mean maybe I will?
    ! Blue Fairy: I shouldn’t wander.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Make it a gold one?
    ! Blue Fairy: Maybe. Now remember, Pinocchio, be a good boy. And always let your conscience be your guide.
    ! The Blue Fairy backs slowly away, disappearing into a shimmering light as she left.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Goodbye Milady.
    ! Pinocchio: Goodbye.
    ! Luffy: Bye lady.
    ! Jiminy looks himself over on a bottle’s reflection, still enjoy his new attire.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: humming Not bad, says I. Notices Pinocchio and Luffy Oh yeah! Ho-ho-ho! Almost forgot about you. Well, Pinoke, maybe you and I… had better have a little heart-to-heart talk.
    ! Pinocchio: Why?
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Well, you want to be a real boy, don’t you?
    ! Pinocchio: Yeah!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: All right. Sit down, son.
    ! Pinocchio sits down while Luffy leans on the workbench and listens in as well.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Now you see the world is full of temptations.
    ! Pinocchio: Temptations.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Yep! Temptations.
    ! Luffy: What are those?
    ! Jiminy Cricket: They’re the wrong things that seem right at the time but… even though the right things may seem wrong sometimes, sometimes the wrong things may be right at the wrong time or… visa versa. chuckles Ahem. Understand?
    ! Pinocchio: Uh-uh. But I’m gonna do right!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Atta boy, Pinoke, and I’m gonna help ya! And anytime you need me, you know, just whistle like this whistle.
    ! Pinocchio: Like this? he tries but no sound comes out
    ! Jiminy Cricket: No, no, try it again, Pinoke.
    ! Pinocchio: Like this? tries again but still nothing
    ! Jiminy Cricket: No son. Now listen whistling
    ! Pinocchio tries again and finally he succeeds.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: That’s it! Come on, let’s sing it!
    When you get in trouble and
    you don't know right from wrong
    give a little whistle! whistles into hat
    give a little whistle! the whistle echoes back
    When you meet temptation
    and the urge is very strong
    give a little whistle! Pinocchio and Luffy whistle into their hats
    give a little whistle! but nothing came out
    ! not just a little squeak, pucker up and blow blows into a jug
    and if your whistle's weak, yell
    ! Pinocchio/Luffy: Jiminy Cricket?
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Right!
    Take the straight and narrow path
    and if you start to slide
    give a little whistle!
    give a little whistle!
    and always let your conscience be your guide.
    ! Using a saw as a springboard, Jiminy leaps up to a barn themed ****oo clock and sets it to 11:30. As it rings, a man, woman, a cow and a milkmaid parade around the clock, ringing their bells as they go. Jiminy marches them like a parade master as they went into the clock.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Take the straight and narrow path
    and if you start to slide
    give a little whistle! Yoo-hoo!
    give a little whistle!
    ! Woo-hoo! I will always let your conscience be your guide.
    ! Pinocchio/Luffy: And always let your conscience be your guide!
    ! Unfortunately, Pinocchio doesn’t see where he’s going and trips on some painting supplies.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Look out, Pinoke!
    ! Pinocchio loses his balance and falls clatteringly to the floor. The noise was so loud that it wakes Geppetto, Figaro and Cleo. Jiminy and Luffy find themselves cover to hide in.
    ! Geppetto: Who is there?
    ! Pinocchio: It’s me.
    ! Geppetto: Ohh! It’s me.
    ! Geppetto goes back to bed and sprang back up after realizing that someone else was in the house. The other Straw Hats came downstairs, awakened by the noise.
    ! Zoro: yawn what’s going on down here?
    ! Nami: Who making all that racket?!
    ! Geppetto: Shhh, everyone! There’s somebody in here.
    ! Usopp: Ehh!?
    ! Chopper: Is it a burglar?
    ! Sanji: If it’s Luffy trying to break into the ice box, I’m gonna deck him.
    ! With nervously shaking hands, Geppetto lights his candle, then reaches under his pillow and pulls out a flintlock pistol. He walks slowly around the room, looking around for the source of the other voice. The other Straw Hats and Figaro join him, staying as close as possible. Figaro gives out a small meow, but the others shush him.
    ! Geppetto: Careful now. He might spring out on us at any time.
    ! Figaro rushes under Geppetto for protection as the group carefully searched the room, with Geppetto’s candle as their only source of light. They went near the workbench, completely unware of Pinocchio’s presence on the floor next to them. Jiminy and Luffy kept themselves from laughing at the sight.
    ! Geppetto: He’s in here, somewhere.
    ! Franky: Yeah, but where?
    ! Pinocchio: Here I am.
    ! Pinocchio lightly taps Figaro and…well that’s when it all bedlam broke lose. First, the sudden tap gave Figaro such a fright, he leaps straight up into Geppetto’s nightshirt, causing him to accidentally fire off his gun into the air. The shot almost hit Jiminy, blasting a part of the shelf he was on clear off. The blast was so loud, the other Straw Hats scattered in the panicked fashion all over the room. Usopp, too spooked see where he was going, slams into a nearby wall, causing all the clocks to go off in a discordant fashion. As soon as the ruckus settled, the only sound that could be heard was Luffy laughing as head off.
    ! Usopp/Chopper/Brook: Luffy?!
    ! Sanji: I should’ve known!
    ! Nami: What’s the big idea waking us up with that racket and nearly scaring us to death?!
    ! Luffy: Hey, it wasn’t me. points to Pinocchio it was him.
    ! Geppetto: Ohh! Pinocchio! How did you get down here?
    ! Pinocchio: I fell down.
    ! Geppetto: Oh, you did.
    ! You should be more careful. A kid like you could get-
    ! Geppetto and the other Straw Hats suddenly realized something; Pinocchio was talking!
    ! Usopp/Nami/Sanji/Franky/Robin/Zoro/Chopper/Brook: EHH!?
    ! Geppetto: Ohh! You are talking!
    ! Pinocchio: Uh-huh!
    ! Geppetto: No, no, no, no!
    ! Pinocchio: Yes, and I can move too!
    ! Geppetto: No, no you can’t. I’m dreaming in my sleep! Oh, wake me up! Wake me up!
    ! Nami: I got it! pulls out Clima-Tact Thunderbolt…
    ! Usopp: Nami, wait!
    ! Nami: Tempo!
    ! Nami swings her Clima-Tact downward and a bolt of lightning hits the room, zapping everyone except for Luffy, Cleo, Jiminy and Pinocchio. The only thing that could be heard of lighting and screams. Luckily, the thunderbolt wasn’t strong enough to cause any serious injury and it only lasted about seven seconds. The sparks soon cleared and we find the others all on the floor, slightly singed but still alive.
    ! Nami: There…if that doesn’t wake me up…
    ! Usopp: Ohh Nami, would you explain one tiny little thing for us.
    ! Nami: If I can.
    ! Usopp/Zoro/Chopper/Franky: WHY’D YA ZAP US TOO?!
    ! Nami: Like I should suffer alone.
    ! Geppetto: fixes his hair Alright, now we’ll see who’s dreaming.
    ! The others cleaned themselves up while Nami and Geppetto went over the Pinocchio to see if they were dreaming or not.
    ! Geppetto: Go on… say something.
    ! Nami: A few syllables…anything.
    ! Pinocchio: Gee. You’re funny. Do it again!
    ! Geppetto: You do talk!
    ! Pinocchio: Yes!
    ! Nami: But how is that possible?
    ! Luffy: See, the Blue Fairy came.
    ! Geppetto: The Blue Fairy?
    ! Luffy: Yeah, and she made him come to life.
    ! Chopper: She did?
    ! Pinocchio: Uh-huh, and I got a conscience.
    ! Geppetto: A conscience?
    ! Luffy: Yeah, a little bug guy. looks and finds Jiminy There he is!
    ! Luffy grabs Jiminy from the shelf and shows him to the rest of the crew. The others were surprised to see him, whilst Jiminy was a bit nervous from all the attention.
    ! Luffy: His name’s Jiminy Cricket.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Umm…hello.
    ! Chopper: Cool a bug!
    ! Robin: Pleasure to meet you, Mr. Cricket. holds out pinky finger
    ! Jiminy Cricket: shakes Robin’s pinky Likewise.
    ! Franky: So if he’s alive, then how come he still wooden?
    ! Luffy: Oh yeah, he just gotta be brave, truthful and not selfish…
    ! Pinocchio: And someday… I’m gonna be a real boy!
    ! Geppetto: A real boy! It’s my wish, it’s come true! Figaro look! He’s alive, he can talk! to Pinocchio Say hello to Figaro.
    ! Pinocchio: Hello to Figaro.
    ! Geppetto brings Pinocchio down to Figaro. Pinocchio goes to pet Figaro, who was a bit weary after the last time but allows him to anyway. Just then, Cleo starts jumping up from her fishbowl to get Geppetto’s attention.
    ! Geppetto: Oh Cleo! I almost forgot. Look, it’s Pinocchio!
    ! Geppetto pulls Pinocchio away from Figaro cause as he was enjoying the petting session.
    ! Geppetto: She’s my little water baby. Isn’t she cute?
    ! Pinocchio: Yeah, cute!
    ! Cleo jumps from her bowl and kiss him and then Figaro too, although the latter didn’t seem to like it.
    ! Geppetto: Ha-ha! This calls for a celebration! Music!
    ! Geppetto goes around the room, activating several music boxes.
    ! Geppetto: You start one, Pinocchio.
    ! Pinocchio goes over and turns on a music box of a penguin conducting three walruses. The Straw Hats, caught up in the joyous music, began to dance along with Geppetto and Pinocchio.
    ! Geppetto: Tra, la la la la la, tra, la la la la la!
    ! Figaro goes to the shelfs to admire some of the music boxes. One of them was mother bird conducting for chicks, although three of them sing way off key. Meanwhile Jiminy was noticing a music box with two ballroom dancers.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Oh boy, a party! (to a music box doll) Mind if I cut in?
    ! Jiminy jump in and starts dancing with the female doll.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: How about sitting out the next one babe, huh?
    ! The dolls suddenly moved back together and their movements become too much for Jiminy to handle.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Whoops! Hey! Whoa! Lemme out! Lemme out!
    ! Geppetto: humming and dancing Come, Cleo, join the party! Dance!
    ! Geppetto swirls Cleo's water around, allowing her to spin around like a ballerina.
    ! Pinocchio: seeing a candle on a nearby shelf Ooo nice!
    ! Geppetto: Tra la la la la, gathering toys., tra la la la for my little boy, tra la la la la
    ! As Geppetto goes collects a number of toys until his arms were full of them, Pinocchio was busy with the lit candle, trying to grab the flame, until it manages to catch on his finger.
    ! Pinocchio: Look… Pretty!
    ! Usopp: Oh that’s cute, Pinocchio’s on fire…realizing what he just said and saw PINOCCHIO’S ON FIRE?!?!?!?!
    ! Geppetto: OH!!!!
    ! Geppetto drops the playthings in a panic and races over the Pinocchio, desperately trying to put out the flame.
    ! Geppetto: Help! Ohh where’s the bucket? Help! Water! Where's water?
    ! In his panicked state, Geppetto steps on Figaro's tail by mistake while the Straw Hats in their own usual way, went into a frenzy about Pinocchio’s lit finger.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Here it is! I got it! Here’s water. Here’s some water. trips and falls into his hatful of water
    ! Geppetto: Help! Where’s water?
    ! Nami: Ooh, give it here!
    ! Nami grabs Pinocchio’s hand and plunges the burning finger into Cleo’s bowl, turning the water a smoky black.
    ! Nami: Better?
    ! Geppetto: That was close. Maybe we better go to bed before something else happens.
    ! Robin: Good idea.
    ! Zoro: Plus, it’s getting really late and we don’t want to keep this going till dawn.
    ! Cleo coughs out of her bowl from the smoky water. A little later, the Straw Hats had already gone to bed. Jiminy yawned as he himself gone to sleep in a makeshift bed out of a matchbox.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Little man, you’ve had a busy night.
    ! Geppetto, Pinocchio and Figaro slept in the same bed as Geppetto puts out the light on the nightstand.
    ! Geppetto: Now, close your eyes and go to sleep.
    ! Pinocchio: Why?
    ! Geppetto: Oh, everybody has to sleep. Figaro goes to sleep and Cleo and besides tomorrow you’ve got to school.
    ! Pinocchio: Why?
    ! Geppetto: Oh to learn things and get smart.
    ! Pinocchio: Why?
    ! Geppetto: Ahh… because…
    ! Pinocchio: Oh.
    ! And with that… once again…all was quiet throughout the rest of the night.

  • Chapter 3: An Actor’s Life For Me! The Temptation of Honest John!

    ! The next morning, the sun rose up in the tranquil village, not too far away, the bell of the local schoolhouse began to ring. And as if enchanted by bell’s charm, the once sleepy town was a burst with life; a baker delivering his daily wares, while a goose-handler guiding her geese. But the among the ambience of the village was the sound of children, dozens upon dozens merrily walking toward school. Ah, it was to be an exciting day indeed, and none was more excited than Pinocchio, who ran out the door to see the children passing by. Geppetto and Straw Hats came out as well, whilst Geppetto was trying to get Pinocchio’s vest on the impatient puppet.
    ! Pinocchio: Oh, look father, look!
    ! Geppetto: Wait! Stand still now.
    ! Pinocchio: What are those?
    ! Geppetto: Huh? Oh those! They are your schoolmates, girls and boys, now…manages to get the vest on him
    ! Pinocchio: Real boys?
    ! Robin: That’s right! And you can get to learn more about them at school.
    ! Geppetto: But hurry now. Oh wait, wait!
    ! Geppetto pulls out an apple, shines it up a bit and hands it to Pinocchio.
    ! Pinocchio: Here’s an apple for the teacher.
    ! Pinocchio: Why?
    ! Sanji: Because it’s a nice gesture for the new student to give the teacher an apple.
    ! Geppetto: Now turn around and let me look you over.
    ! Pinocchio turns his body around, with his head staying one place.
    ! Usopp: I’d be scared of that if it weren’t for him being cute.
    ! Geppetto: Heh, heh Figaro appears tugging at the strap which held Pinocchio’s school books Huh? Oh yeah, yeah. Here. Run along now.
    ! Pinocchio heads off, skipping along merrily along as he did. Figaro skips along too, following Pinocchio.
    ! Geppetto: Ho-ho-ho wait, wait. Come back here, Figaro. pick up Figaro School is not for you.
    ! Pinocchio: Goodbye father! Goodbye guys!
    ! Geppetto: Goodbye son! Hurry back!
    ! Zoro: And try not to get lost!
    ! Sanji: You’re one to talk!
    ! Zoro: What was that?
    ! Usopp: You think we should send someone him to make sure he does get to school?
    ! Franky: Nah! I mean, what kind of trouble he can get into just by going to school?
    ! Unfortunately for Franky, it could, because not too far from here were two unsavory fellows in ragged clothes walking along the street. By name; there was Honest John, a conniving con-artist of a fox and his mute feline partner, Gideon. As causally walked along the street, they see the children heading off to school.
    ! Honest John: Ahh Gideon, listen… the merry laughter of little, innocent children wending their way to school. Thirsty little minds rushing to the fountain of knowledge. Haha. picks up a cigar off the ground School... a noble institution. What would this stupid world be without...
    ! As Honest John lights his cigar, he notices a poster on the wall. It reads ‘The Great Stromboli Marionette Show’ featuring a puppeteer, probably Stromboli himself, and two puppets; a soldier and a showgirl.
    ! Honest John: Well, well, well! Stromboli! So that old rascal's back in town, eh? Remember, Giddy, the time I tied strings on you and passed you off as a puppet? laughs We nearly put one over on that old gypsy that time.
    ! As Honest John laughs about their past exploit with Stromboli, Pinocchio appears from the corner and passes right by the two vagabonds.
    ! Honest John: sees Pinocchio A little wooden boy. Now, who... A wooden boy?!
    ! The two raced back to the corner to see Pinocchio skipping along to school, it was something that neither one of them have seen in their lifetimes.
    ! Honest John: Look, Giddy. Look. It's amazing! A live puppet without strings. A thing like that ought to be worth a fortune to someone. Now, let me see...Sees Stromboli’s poster That's it... Stromboli! Why, that fat, old faker would give his...Listen! If we play our cards right, we'll be on Easy Street, or my name isn't Honest John. Quick! We'll head him off.
    ! The two follow Pinocchio, waiting for a chance to make their move. Pinocchio continued to skip along to school, completely unware of the two rogues stalking him. They manage to get ahead of Pinocchio, waiting at a nearby street corner.
    ! Honest John: Shh! Now's our...
    ! Honest John looks down to see Gideon with a mallet in hand, supposedly ready to bop the unsuspecting puppet.
    ! Honest John: No, no, stupid. grabs the mallet and pulls Gideon back Don't be crude. bonks Gideon with the mallet Let me handle this. Here he comes. Yes, Giddy, as I was saying to the duchess only yesterday...
    ! Honest John puts his cane in Pinocchio’s path, causing him to trip and fall to the ground. The two picks him up of out of false kindness.
    ! Honest John: Oh! Oh, how clumsy of me! Oh, my, my, my, my.
    ! Honest John: Oh, I'm terribly sorry. Oh, I do hope you're not injured.
    ! Pinocchio: I’m all right.
    ! Honest John: Ah, splendid!
    ! While dusting off Pinocchio, Gideon attempted to pilfer Pinocchio’s back pocket. But, Honest John bops him with his cane. Honest John picks up Pinocchio’s book and apple and begins reading the book (while its upside down) while eating the apple.
    ! Honest John: Well, well. Quite a scholar, I see. Shows Gideon the book Look Giddy, a man of letters. Here’s your book. hands Pinocchio his book back
    ! Pinocchio: I’m going to school.
    ! Honest John: School! Ah, yes. Then you haven’t heard of the easy road to success.
    ! Pinocchio: Uh-huh.
    ! Honest John: No? I’m speaking my boy, of the theatre! hands Pinocchio the apple core Here’s your apple. Bright lights, music, applause! Fame!
    ! Pinocchio: Fame?
    ! Honest John: Yes! And with that personality, that profile, that physique… why! He’s a natural born actor, eh Giddy?
    ! Pinocchio: But I’m going…
    ! Honest John: Straight to the top. Why, I can see your name in lights, lights six feet high. Uh, what is your name?
    ! Pinocchio: Pinocchio.
    ! Honest John: Pinocchio! P-I-N... U-O... uh…P-I..., ha-ha, we’re wasting precious time. Come, on to the theatre!
    and actor's life for me
    a high silk hat and silver cane
    a watch of gold with a diamond chain
    ! Hi-diddle-dee-dee
    and actor's life for me
    it's great to be a celebrity
    an actor's life for me
    ! Well, that did it, Pinocchio was hooked into Honest John’s con, enticed by the wondrous life of an actor. As the trio paraded down the streets, not too far away was Luffy, Usopp and Jiminy Cricket racing to find Pinocchio. Jiminy was still getting dressed as he was sitting on Luffy’s hat.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: (running) Whew! Fine conscience I turned out to be! Late the first day!
    ! Usopp: Well, just be glad Robin found you and woke you up, otherwise you’d really be late.
    ! Luffy: Hey Usopp, I forgot. Why are we running to find Pinocchio again?
    ! Usopp: I told you Luffy, to get Jiminy to Pinocchio so that he can keep him out of any trouble during school. Plus, Nami said she’d clobber us if we didn’t do it.
    ! Luffy: Oh yeah.
    ! Usopp: Besides, he can’t get in much trouble between here and school.
    ! As they reached the bridge, they could Honest John singing nearby.
    ! Honest John: Ta dum diddle dee dum ti dee un dee dumm…
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Oh boy, a parade!
    ! Honest John: an actor's life for me
    ! Pinocchio & Honest John: Hi-diddle-dee-dee
    and actor's life for me
    ! Jiminy Cricket/Usopp/Luffy: hearing Pinocchio’s voice Huh?
    ! Honest John: a wax mustache and a beaver coat
    a pony cart and a billy goat
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Why it's… it's Pinoke!
    ! Luffy: And who are those guys?
    ! Usopp: No clue, but this doesn’t look good. Let’s follow!
    ! Usopp, Luffy and Jiminy ran after the trio, with Jiminy trying to get Pinocchio’s attention.
    ! Honest John: Hi-diddle-dee-dee
    and actor's life is fun
    you wear your hair in a pompadour
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Wait!
    ! Honest John: you ride around in a coach and four
    you stop and buy out a candy store
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Halt!
    ! Honest John: an actor's life for me!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Hold on there! Pinoke!
    ! Honest John: Hi-diddle-dee-dee and actor's life for me
    with clothes that come
    from the finest shop
    and lots of peanuts and soda pop
    ! Jiminy leaps up unto Honest John’s hat and whistles loudly to get Pinocchio’s attention.
    ! Honest John: What was that?
    ! Pinocchio: Sees Jiminy Oh, it's Jiminy! What are you doin' up there?
    ! Honest John: Uh? Who? What? Jiminy? Up where?
    ! Honest John looks around to see where Jiminy was and as he did, Gideon notices Jiminy clinging to the hat.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Shh. (to Gideon)
    ! Honest John: But my boy you must be seeing things
    ! Pinocchio: Oh no, that's my conscience.
    ! Honest John: Now, now, now, just calm down. Why there's nothing up there to be afraid of.
    ! Well, not unless you count Gideon about to flatten Jiminy with his mallet. Fortunately, Jiminy sees this and leaps away at the last minute. And as he did, Gideon swings down and misses, but hits Honest John square on the head, causing his head to be stuck in his own hat. Gideon, seeing what he just did, gives the mallet to Pinocchio as he runs for cover, while Honest John tries in vain to unstuck himself from his hat.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Psst, Pinoke, over here.
    ! Usopp: Psst, over here.
    ! Pinocchio looks over to see Jiminy, Usopp and Luffy hiding behind a stone fence nearby.
    ! Pinocchio: Oh guys, I'm gonna be an actor.
    ! Usopp: An Actor? I thought you were going to school?
    ! Pinocchio: Well, he said being an actor is easy.
    ! Luffy: That’s dumb. I did some acting once, didn’t end well.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: All right fellas, take it easy now. Remember, what I said about temptation?
    ! Pinocchio: Aha.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Well, that's him.
    ! Pinocchio: Oh no Jiminy, that's Mr. Honest John!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Honest John?
    ! Usopp: And you believe him?
    ! Pinocchio: Uh-huh.
    ! Usopp: Look, Pinoke. Just because his name is Honest John, doesn’t mean he’s always honest.
    ! Back with Honest John and Gideon, the former was still stuck in his hat. Gideon lifts the lid of the hat to see if Honest John was okay…and he wasn’t.
    ! Honest John: GET ME OUTTA HERE!!!
    ! Gideon desperately looked around to see what could use and sees Honest John’s cane. He puts the cane into the hat to pry it off, but no avail. Suddenly, an idea hits him as eyes his mallet. He picks the mallet up, carefully aims and in one quick swing -WHAM- Honest John is sent flying from the hat and hits a nearby tree.
    ! Honest John: Ooooh…
    ! He then sides down into some mud beneath the tree. Wet, muddy and very irritated, Honest John wipes the muck off himself. Meanwhile, Jiminy, Usopp and Luffy were still talking with Pinocchio.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: All right then. Here’s what we’ll tell’em. You can’t go to the theatre. Say “thank you just the same” You’re sorry but you’ve got to school.
    ! Usopp: Got it?
    ! Pinocchio: Mm-hmm.
    ! Honest John: (in a high voice) Pinocchio? Oh Pinocchio! Woo-hoo.
    ! Jiminy, Usopp and Luffy ducked out of the way, as not to be seen.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Here they come Pinoke. Now you tell ‘em.
    ! Luffy: Hey Usopp, why can’t we just tell them Pinocchio can’t go?
    ! Usopp: Because Pinocchio needs to do these things on his own if he wants to be a real boy. Plus, it’ll break the story if we did.
    ! Luffy: Ooohhh…wait what?
    ! Honest John: Woo-hoo! Oh, little boy! There you are! Where were we? Ah yes… on to the theatre!
    ! Pinocchio: Goodbye Jiminy. Goodbye!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Goodbye. Huh?
    ! Jiminy Cricket/Usopp: Goodbye?!
    ! And there goes Pinocchio with his new ‘friends’, onward to the theater and an actor’s life, and leaving Jiminy, Luffy and Usopp completely dumbfounded.
    ! Honest John: Hi diddle-dee-dee an actor's life for me
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Hey, Pinoke, you can’t go-!
    ! Honest John: a high silk hat and a silver cane a watch of gold with a diamond chain
    ! Hi-diddle-dee-dee
    and actor's life for me
    it's great to be a celebrity
    an actor's life for me
    ! Usopp: There he goes.
    ! Luffy: Now what’ll we do?
    ! Jiminy Cricket: We’ll go and tell Geppetto.
    ! Usopp: No, that’d be snitching. Plus, Nami would kill us if she found out.
    ! Luffy: So what now?
    ! Usopp: What any other person would do in a situation like this; we’ll go after him ourselves.
    ! And so Jiminy, Luffy and Usopp race after Pinocchio, in the hopes of keeping him out of trouble. But little did they know that is was only the beginning…

  • Chapter 4: The Puppet with No Strings! The Highs and Lows of Fame.

    ! Sometime later, in another part of town, we find ourselves at Stromboli’s marionette show. It seems that the show is nearly over, but Stromboli had one more act for the large crowd before him.
    ! Stromboli: Ladies and gentlemen, to conclude the performance of this great show, Stromboli, the master showman– that’s a-me, atoottravaldy. And by special permission of the management-- that’s a-me too, questalonoche-- is presenting to you something you will absolutely refuse to believe!
    ! Usopp, Luffy and Jiminy arrived just in time, setting up near a lamppost to get a better view of the show.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: swats away moths from the lamp he's sitting on Well, looks like a sellout.
    ! Usopp: This show must be very popular and it looks like Pinoke’s the final act.
    ! Luffy: Hey, did anyone notice that its evening right now?
    ! Usopp/Jiminy Cricket: Shhh!
    ! Stromboli: Introducing the only marionette-a can a-sing and a-dance absolutely without the aids of a-strings. to himself I hope-a so. Apimyentogogardi to audience The one and only…Pinocchio!
    ! Applause from the crowd came out, even Usopp and Luffy clapped while Jiminy wasn’t too thrilled with Stromboli’s intro.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Hmmph! What a buildup.
    ! Stromboli strikes up the band, the curtain rises and four soldier puppets let out a trumpet fanfare for the start of the act. A spotlight focuses on Pinocchio at the top of a stairs. A bunch of loose strings were next Pinocchio, probably part of the number as they weren’t directly connected to him.
    ! Pinocchio: I've got no strings
    to hold me dow-
    ! Suddenly Pinocchio loses his footing and trips, falling down the stairs and falling face-first to the floor. The audience burst out laughing from the sight as he lifts his head up, pulling up a plank as his nose was stuck in a knothole. Luffy couldn’t help but laugh as well, but Jiminy and Usopp were not so amused.
    ! Usopp: Wow…three seconds in and already he goofs.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: angrily at Pinocchio Go ahead… make a fool of yourself! Then maybe you’ll listen to your conscience.
    ! Usopp: They’ll laugh him off the stage at this rate…hmm… a lit candle appears over Usopp I got it! to Luffy Come on, Luffy!
    ! Usopp grabs Luffy by his ear and pulls him along, Jiminy notices them heading toward the stage.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Hey! Where you two going?
    ! Usopp: To help Pinocchio’s act before he gets the hook.
    ! As the two rushes over, Stromboli was steaming mad from the flopped intro. He slams the plank off Pinocchio’s nose, angrily yelling in Italian as he was about ready to throttle the wooden boy. Just then, Usopp and Luffy leapt into the stage, knocking Stromboli head-first into a tuba as they did. Usopp brushes off Pinocchio and Luffy was still recovering from his laughing fit.
    ! Usopp: Well if it isn’t our good pal, Pinoke! That was some fall huh?
    ! Pinocchio: Uh…it was.
    ! Usopp: That funny…I always thought the audience was the ones to fall for you not the other way around.
    ! The audience chuckled a bit from the joke.
    ! Usopp: But really folks, how amazing is that! No puppet can take a fall like that without getting tangles with strings.
    ! Usopp waves his hand over Pinocchio, showing that there were no strings controlling him. At that point, Stromboli finally frees himself from the tuba and seeing Usopp, believing he was stealing the show.
    ! Stromboli: shouts in Italian Hey! What-a big idea?!
    ! Usopp: to Stromboli Don’t let your spaghetti boil over, were saving the act! And don’t point that beard at us, it might go off.
    ! Usopp’s one-liner really sent Stromboli over, but he soon came to his senses when he hears the audience laughing.
    ! Usopp: I think it’s time to redo the song! Ready, Luffy?
    ! Luffy: Huh? Oh yeah, yeah!
    ! Usopp: Lights!
    ! A single spotlight shines on the trio, Usopp nudges Pinocchio to start his song while he and Luffy pantomimed along to the tune.
    ! Pinocchio: I’ve got no strings
    To hold me down
    to make me free, or make me frown
    I had strings
    but now I'm free
    there are no are strings on me
    ! Hi ho the me-rri-o
    that's the only way to be
    I want the world to know
    nothing ever worries me
    ! The trio’s performance amazed the audience, even though Usopp and Luffy’s part was adlibbed a bit, even Stromboli was impressed.
    ! Stromboli: What I told you, huh? Ha-ha-ha!
    ! Pinocchio: I've got no strings
    so I have fun
    I'm not tied up to anyone
    they've got strings
    but you can see
    there are no strings on me
    ! The audience applauded, as Pinocchio, Usopp and Luffy took their bows. Just then, a backdrop canvas slams down, startling them. The backdrop was of a countryside in Holland, complete with some windmills and a cow. A puppet of a Dutch milkmaid appears before Pinocchio.
    ! Dutch Puppet: You have no strings
    your arms is free
    to love me by the Zuider Zee
    Ya, ya, ya
    if you would woo
    I'd bust my strings for you
    ! Suddenly more Dutch puppets appear and perform a clog dance. Usopp and Luffy dance as if it was a waltz, while Pinocchio was just standing, unassured as what to do. However, the dance number was short and backdrop changed, this time to a street café in France. Before the boys could comment, a puppet depicting a French dancer appears from stage left.
    ! French Puppet: You've got no strings
    Comme çi comme ça
    your savoir-faire is ooh la la!
    I've got strings
    but entre nous
    I'd cut my strings for you
    ! Four more French puppets appeared and performed a Can-Can dance on stage. Luffy and Usopp grab Pinocchio and do their own Can-Can. Jiminy turns to see the performance, only focusing on the dancing puppets, but only for a moment. The routine lasted for about a minute and then the puppets vanished, as the backdrop now changes to a Russian setting.
    ! Luffy: Wow, three countries in two minutes.
    ! Usopp: That’s more progress then we make in two years.
    ! Just then, a Russian puppet appears before them and goes up to Pinocchio.
    ! Russian Puppet: Down vere da Volga flows
    Dere's a Russian rendezvous
    Ver me und Ivan goes
    but I'd rather go with you, hey!
    ! As the puppet disappears, a number of Cossack puppets appeared and performed a traditional Russian dance. Pinocchio attempts to imitate the puppets, while Usopp and Luffy were able to do it perfectly. But Luffy got too into the music and ends up kicking Usopp in the rear a couple of times. The trio soon notices the puppets started spinning around. Pinocchio manages to do it, while keeping his head one place and Luffy began to spin around like a top. Unfortunately, Luffy was spinning so fast he couldn’t control himself and collides with Usopp, dragging him in.
    ! Usopp: Luffy wai-
    ! Pinocchio: Hey!
    ! Before long, Pinocchio gets caught in Luffy’s whirlwind and so did the Cossack puppets. Soon they were all tangled up in strings, with Pinocchio, Luffy and Usopp in the middle.
    ! Pinocchio: There are no strings on me!
    ! Well, technically there are strings ‘on’ him in that tangled mess. Usopp manages to, with some difficulty, pulled themselves apart from the puppets and they fall to the floor. This time Usopp got his nose stuck in a knothole and while trying to pull it out, pulls off part of the floorboard, giving him a makeshift beard. The audience applauded in laughter and cheers, showering the trio in gold coins. Jiminy was amazed that the performance was a hit and that the audience loves them.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Huh? They like him. He’s a success. Gosh! Maybe I was wrong.
    ! Stromboli gets on stage and applauds with his new stars as Pinocchio, Luffy and Usopp took their bows. Jiminy soon leaves, believing that he is no longer needed.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Well, guess he won’t need me anymore. What does an actor want with a conscience anyway?
    ! Later that same night, it began to rain outside near Geppetto’s home. Inside, he and the others had cooked a delicious supper in Pinocchio’s honor. The only problem is that the guest of honor was a no-show and Geppetto was getting worried.
    ! Geppetto: What could have happened to him? Where could he be at this hour?
    ! Zoro: I can’t believe Luffy and Usopp aren’t back yet.
    ! Sanji: Usopp I don’t mind, but it’s not like Luffy to miss out on dinner.
    ! Franky: Yeah, and usually we miss out on eating if he’s really hungry.
    ! Nami: groans This is my fault, I shouldn’t have sent those two nimrods after him with Jiminy.
    ! Chopper: Maybe something happened to them?
    ! Geppetto: I’d better go out again and look for him.
    ! Nami: Hang on, I’ll join you.
    ! Robin: You need another pair of eyes too I’ll join.
    ! Geppetto, Nami and Robin put on their raincoats and prepared to leave.
    ! Geppetto: And remember, nobody eats a bite… until I find him.
    ! Taking two lanterns, the three left outside and Figaro sees his opportunity to eat his meal, but Cleo gurgles remembering their promise.
    ! Sanji: You heard her, Figaro, no one gets to eat till they get back.
    ! Brook was about to take a bite, but Sanji swipes the plate before he could plunge his fork in.
    ! Sanji: That includes you, Brook!
    ! Brook: Ohh, but I’ll be nothing but bones if I don’t eat…oh wait I already am nothing but bones!
    ! Chopper: stomach growls Ohh…Luffy…Usopp…where are you guys?
    ! Meanwhile, back at Stromboli’s wagon train, he was celebrating Pinocchio’s debut along with Luffy and Usopp. On the table was a bunch of food, that Luffy wasted no time eating. Stromboli was eating as well, while counting the hefty sum of money earned from the show while singing his own version of “I got no strings on me”.
    ! Stromboli: I got no-strings
    But I got-a the brain
    I buy a new suit
    And I swing-a the cane
    I eat-a the best
    And I drink-a champagne
    I got no-strings on me
    Ha-ha-ha! Bravo, fellows.
    ! Pinocchio: They like me!
    ! Stromboli: Mmm! 200! You are sensational!
    ! Pinocchio: You mean, I’m good?
    ! Stromboli: Ahhh! 300! You are colossal!
    ! Pinocchio: Does that mean I’m an actor?
    ! Stromboli: bites into an onion Sure! I will push you in the public’s eye your face, she will be on everybody’s tongue.
    ! Pinocchio: Will she?
    ! Stromboli: Ye–- Huh?
    ! Stromboli eyeballs a strange coin among the pile of gold coins. It had a dull gray color and a square hole in the middle.
    ! Stromboli: What’s this?
    ! Usopp: Can I see that?
    ! Stromboli hand over the coin to Usopp, who looks at further.
    ! Luffy: Well?
    ! Usopp: Kinda looks like some foreign currency…nothing I’ve never seen anyway.
    ! Usopp puts the coin between his teeth and, with one push, bends the coin to see if it was genuine…and it wasn’t.
    ! Usopp: How about that! hands the coin back to Stromboli A fake foreign coin.
    ! Stromboli starts grumbling and muttering angrily in Italian, probably about the wiseacre who paid with a fake coin. Luckily, they couldn’t understand what he was saying, but he soon stopped, letting out a big sigh and handing the coin to Pinocchio.
    ! Stromboli: For you my little Pinocchio.
    ! Pinocchio: For me? Gee, thanks! I’ll run right home and tell my father.
    ! Stromboli: (coughing) Home? Oh sure. Going home to your father. Oh, ha-ha-ha. Oh that is very “comeecal”
    ! Pinocchio: You mean it’s funny?
    ! Stromboli: Ah, ha-ha-ha Sure! Yes.
    ! Luffy: Well, See ya big guy!
    ! Usopp: We’ll be back in the morning.
    ! Stromboli: Be back in the morning! (grabs Pinocchio while mumbling in Italian) Going home?
    ! The four laughed as if something funny was just said, but then Stromboli throws Pinocchio in a bird cage and puts a padlock on it.
    ! Stromboli: There! This will be your home where I can find you always!
    ! Usopp/Luffy: WHAT?!
    ! Luffy: You can’t do that to Pinocchio!
    ! Stromboli: Yes I can! To me… he is belonging. We will tour the world. Paris, London, Monte Carlo, “Constantinopolee”.
    ! Pinocchio: No, no!
    ! Stromboli: Yes! We start tonight! Mmmm. puts gold coins in bag You will make lots of money…puts bag into his sash for me! And when you are growing much too old you will make good firewood!
    ! Stromboli laughs as he tosses an axe on a discarded puppet, splitting its torso in two. Usopp and Luffy were shocked at the fact that Stromboli would treat Pinocchio like a normal puppet.
    ! Usopp: Now you listen here, onion breath, you can’t treat Pinocchio like some common wooden puppet. He’s living being with emotions and feelings and you got no right to exploit him for your own personal gain. And if you think Luffy and I are gonna let you get away with this then you’re—
    ! Stromboli stops Usopp by grabbing him by his long nose.
    ! Stromboli: You know…my long-nosed friend, I’ve been thinking about changing Pinocchio’s act. Seeing as I am running a puppet show, I got-a no need for ‘human actor’ in my show. So, you know what happens now?
    ! Usopp: nasally What?
    ! Stromboli: YOU’RE OUT!!!!!!
    ! And with that, Stromboli throws Usopp clear out of the wagon, sending him flying across the street. He hits a wall nose first and slides down feebly into a trashcan below him.
    ! Luffy: Hey! What did you do the Usopp?
    ! Stromboli: The same thing I’m-a gonna do to you!
    ! Luffy: Oh yeah!
    ! Stromboli: Yeah!
    ! Luffy: I like to see you try fatso!
    ! Stromboli: FASTO?!
    ! Without another word, Stromboli grabs Luffy by the neck and flings him out the door so fast that he landed right smack in the same trashcan as Usopp as the lid closed over the dazed duo.
    ! Pinocchio: Let me outta here! I gotta get out, you can’t keep me!
    ! Stromboli: Quiet! Stamps so hard that it rocks the wagon Shut up! Before I knock-a you silly! now sweetly Good night, my little wooden gold mine. Ha-ha-ha he slams the door, causing the only candle to go out
    ! Pinocchio: No! No, wait! Let me out! I'll tell my father!
    ! Suddenly, the wagon began to move as Pinocchio was still caged up and it begins to thunder outside.
    ! Pinocchio: Jiminy! Oh Jiminy! whistles Jiminy, where are you? whistle Jiminy Cricket!
    ! Pinocchio came to the realization that Jiminy wasn’t coming, if only he’d listen to his advice, he would be in this mess. He could do nothing but weep as the wagon moved along the rainy street.

  • Chapter 5: Escape from Stromboli! A Sinister Deal in the Shadows!

    ! Shortly afterwards and not too far away, Jiminy Cricket’s still thinking of Pinocchio as Stromboli’s wagon train moved along the rainy streets.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Well, there he goes. Sitting in the lap of luxury, the world at his feet. Oh well, I can always say “I knew him when”. I’ll just go out of his life quietly.
    ! As Jiminy sadly walked along the rainy street, he hears two women, Nami and Robin, calling out for Pinocchio, Usopp and Luffy.
    ! Robin: Pinocchio! Where are you?
    ! Nami: Luffy! Usopp! I promise I won’t bash your heads in if you come out.
    ! Jiminy leaps over to the girls and lands on Robin’s shoulder, tapping on her neck to get her attention.
    ! Robin: notices Jiminy Why Jiminy, there you are!
    ! Nami: Ehh! sees Jiminy You! Where are those knuckleheads! And where’s Pinocchio?!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Pinocchio’s gone off to be an actor and haven’t seen Luffy and Usopp, so they must’ve gone with him.
    ! Nami: What do you mean he gone off to be an actor?!
    ! Suddenly, they heard the sound of banging metal coming from a nearby trashcan. The trashcan was bouncing and popping around as if someone lit a bunch of firecrackers inside it. Nami carefully walks over to it and just as she was about to open it up, the lid burst clean off, striking Nami square in the face. Emerging from the trashcan was Luffy, who was not too happy about being in there in the first place.
    ! Nami, having recovered from her sudden impact, slams Luffy across the head with the trashcan lid.
    ! Nami: sweetly Ohh, Luffy….
    ! Luffy: Eh?
    ! With that, Nami begins walloping Luffy with the trashcan lid, with Robin and Jiminy watching.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Is she always this violent?
    ! Robin: Only if you hit a wrong nerve, which is quite often.
    ! Just then, Usopp emerges from the trashcan, recovering from his ‘incident’.
    ! Robin: Usopp! pulls Usopp from the trashcan Care to explain how you got canned?
    ! Usopp: groans My head…wait! Where’s Pinocchio?
    ! Robin: Why?
    ! Usopp: Pinocchio’s in trouble, that’s why!
    ! Robin: In trouble? Nami, hold up!
    ! Nami stops whopping Luffy, slamming the trashcan down so hard that his head pops right through it.
    ! Nami: What?
    ! Jiminy Cricket: What’s wrong with Pinocchio?
    ! Usopp: Plenty! That creep Stromboli locked him in a birdcage.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Yeah?
    ! Usopp: Yeah! He’s gonna use Pinocchio to make a lot of money for himself!
    ! Nami: Wait! Money!? Who’s making money?
    ! Usopp: Stromboli! He’s taking Pinocchio across the world; Paris, London, Monte Carlo, and “Constantinopolee”.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: He is?
    ! Usopp: And if that wasn’t enough, he said when Pinocchio gets too old, he’s gonna chop him into firewood!
    ! Nami/Robin: He’ll what?!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Oh, is that so?
    ! Nami: Well what are we waiting for? Let’s go get him! to Luffy Come on, Luffy!
    ! Nami grabs the dazed Luffy, pulling his head out of the trashcan lid. They raced over to the wagon and went inside. Within the wagon, they saw Pinocchio in the birdcage, who was more than happy to see them.
    ! Pinocchio: Guys! Gee, I’m glad to see ya!
    ! Nami: Well, well, well. Here’s the famous actor!
    ! Robin: More like a wooden bird in a gilded cage.
    ! Pinocchio: Well, Stromboli was mad. He said he was…
    ! Nami: You can save it, kid, we already know what’s going on.
    ! Robin checks the lock to see if it could be removed.
    ! Robin: hmm…this lock seems quite old. Usopp, did he use a key to lock this.
    ! Usopp: No…I didn’t see him use one. He just threw Pinocchio in there and set the lock.
    ! Robin: Jiminy, you think you can pick it.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: I think so. to Pinocchio Now don’t you worry, son. I’ll have you outta here in no time at all. he climbs onto the padlock Why this is just as easy as rolling off a… umph!
    ! Jiminy climbs into the keyhole and starts to work on the lock. We could hear clanking from inside, until Jiminy pops back out, hanging his hat and jacket.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Kinda rusty.
    ! Jiminy goes back in and resumes working. The others waited patiently to see if he could break the lock.
    ! Nami: Any luck, Jiminy?
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Needs a little oil.
    ! Jiminy's Echo: Needs a little oil… Needs a little oil…
    ! Jiminy Cricket: That’s what I said.
    ! Jiminy attempts to pry the spring lock open with his umbrella. The situation was tense, all was resting on Jiminy to free Pinocchio from the cage, until…KER-SPROING!!!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Woo-hoo-hoo!
    ! The spring breaks, sending Jiminy flying right out of the lock. The others looked to see Jiminy hanging from the busted spring.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Must be one of the old models.
    ! Nami looks inside the lock to see the damage.
    ! Pinocchio: You mean you can’t open it?
    ! Nami: Pretty much, without that spring, this lock’s not coming off ever.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Looks pretty hopeless. It’ll take a miracle to get us outta here.
    ! Pinocchio: Gee.
    ! Meanwhile Geppetto continues looking for Pinocchio in the pouring rain.
    ! Geppetto: Pinocchio? Pinocchio!
    ! Geppetto steps aside, allowing Stromboli and his wagon to pass on by.
    ! Stromboli: Giddy up! (mumbling)
    ! Geppetto: Pinocch–-
    ! Suddenly, a loud thunderclap drowns out Geppetto, he was so close to Pinocchio but he didn’t even know it. So, he ventured off elsewhere to search for his son in vain. Back inside the carriage, Pinocchio and the others were contemplating on how they got into this predicament.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: A fine conscience I turned out to be.
    ! Pinocchio: (crying) I should've listened to you, Jiminy.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: No, it was my fault. I shouldn’t have walked out on you.
    ! Usopp: No, Me and Luffy are much to blame for this. We should’ve talked Pinocchio out of it.
    ! Nami: If anyone’s to blame it’s me. I shouldn’t have sent you two to do it.
    ! Luffy: Hey!
    ! Pinocchio: Guess I’ll never see my father again.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Oh, buck up, son. It could be worse. Be cheerful… sadly like me!
    ! Pinocchio sheds a small tear, which falls on Jiminy with a splat.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Aw, take it easy son. pulls out a handkerchief and gives it to Pinocchio Come on, blow. Atta boy. blows on handkerchief
    ! Robin: Well, look on the brightside…at least it stopped raining.
    ! Robin points to the window, where the rainclouds have disappeared and in their place, was a starry night sky. Just then, one star was shining quite brightly and seemed to be moving towards them.
    ! Robin: Funny, is that star moving closer?
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Hey, it’s that star again!
    ! Luffy: The lady!
    ! Usopp: Who?
    ! Jiminy Cricket: The Blue Fairy!
    ! Nami/Robin: Blue Fairy?!
    ! Luffy: Who else?
    ! Pinocchio: What’ll she say? What’ll I tell her?
    ! Jiminy Cricket: You might tell her the truth.
    ! Nami: And what do we do?
    ! Usopp: Uhh…hide!!!
    ! The six desperately tried to find a hiding place before the Blue Fairy arrives. Nami, Usopp, Luffy and Robin overturned a table and hid behind it. Jiminy ducked into a birdseed holder, while Pinocchio, with no means of cover, crouches down in his cage. The Blue Fairy appears inside the wagon and sees Pinocchio, attempting to hide in the cage.
    ! Blue Fairy: Why, Pinocchio!
    ! Pinocchio: Uh… hello!
    ! Blue Fairy: Sir Jiminy!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Well! Excuse me. This is a pleasant surprise! Ha-ha!
    ! Blue Fairy: And Luffy!
    ! The Blue Fairy eyes Luffy peeking over the table with Usopp, Nami and Robin.
    ! Luffy: Ahh…hi ma’am.
    ! Blue Fairy: And I see you brought some friends.
    ! Usopp: Uhhhh…hi!
    ! Robin: Don’t mind us.
    ! Luffy: That’s Usopp, Nami and Robin, they’re part of my crew.
    ! Usopp: Luffy, you never told us she was pretty.
    ! Luffy: I didn’t think it mattered.
    ! Blue Fairy: back to Pinocchio Pinocchio, why didn’t you go to school?
    ! Pinocchio: School? Well I… (hesitates)
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Go ahead, tell her.
    ! Pinocchio: I was going to school ‘til I met somebody.
    ! Blue Fairy: Met somebody?
    ! Pinocchio: Yeah. Two big monsters!
    ! Nami/Usopp: WHAT?!
    ! Pinocchio: With big green eyes.
    ! Suddenly his nose started to grow to about the same length as Usopp’s.
    ! Pinocchio: Why I…
    ! Blue Fairy: Monsters? Weren’t you afraid?
    ! Pinocchio: No ma’am, but they tied me in a big sack.
    ! Pinocchio’s nose grew again, this time with a few leaves and a flower bud appearing on the tip of his nose.
    ! Blue Fairy: You don’t say! (Pinocchio nods) And where was Sir Jiminy or your friends?
    ! Pinocchio: Uh? Jiminy?
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Psst. Leave us outta this.
    ! Pinocchio: They put them in another sack.
    ! His nose grew much longer, producing more leaves and flower buds.
    ! Blue Fairy: No!
    ! Pinocchio: Yeah!
    ! This time the flower buds blossomed.
    ! Blue Fairy: How did you escape?
    ! Pinocchio: I didn’t. They chopped me into firewood!
    ! Now his nose is so long it resembles a tree branch complete with a bird nest and two birds!
    ! Pinocchio: Oh, oh! Look! My nose! What’s happened?
    ! Blue Fairy: Perhaps you haven’t been telling the truth, Pinocchio.
    ! Jiminy Cricket/Usopp: Perhaps?
    ! Nami: He’s been telling everything but the truth.
    ! Pinocchio: Oh, but I have! Every single word!
    ! The nose changes again, only for the leaves and flowers to wither and fall away, prompting the birds to leave their nest.
    ! Pinocchio: Oh please help me! I’m awful sorry.
    ! Blue Fairy: You see, Pinocchio, a lie keeps growing and growing until it’s as plain as the nose on your face.
    ! Robin: Which in your case, it’s more literal. Taps Pinocchio’s nose
    ! Jiminy Cricket: She’s right Pinoke, you better come clean.
    ! Pinocchio: But I only said that, to make it sound fun.
    ! Nami: Fun as it sounded, it’s still a lie. Even Usopp could come up with a believable lie than yours.
    ! Usopp: Yeah, even I could’ve-HEY!
    ! Pinocchio: I’ll never lie again, honest. I won’t.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Please Your Honor, uh, I mean… Miss Fairy. Give him another chance for my sake. Will ya? Huh?
    ! Blue Fairy: I’ll forgive you this once, but remember; a boy who won’t be good might just as well be made of wood.
    ! Pinocchio/Jiminy Cricket/Luffy/Usopp/Robin/Nami: We’ll be good, won’t we?
    ! Blue Fairy: Very well, but this is the last time I can help you.
    ! She touches Pinocchio’s nose with her wand and disappears in a flash of light. Pinocchio’s nose was back to its right length and the cage door was now wide open.
    ! Pinocchio: Gee, look, guys! My nose!
    ! Luffy: It’s back to normal.
    ! Nami: Now if only Usopp’s nose could shirk like that.
    ! Usopp: Hey! I got this from my mom so don’t make fun of it!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Hey, we’re free. Come on, Pinoke.
    ! The gang heads out the door of the wagon, but not before Usopp gathered some discarded puppet parts and started to work on something.
    ! Nami: Usopp? What are you doing?
    ! Usopp: Paying Stromboli back for what he did to us. This won’t take but a moment.
    ! After a couple of minutes, Usopp had created a fake version of Pinocchio. The clothes are all wrong, the arms and legs were mismatched in size and length and the head was more of a block shaped than a natural head.
    ! Nami: What is that?
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Is that supposed to be Pinoke?
    ! Usopp: Well, it may not look like him but it was the best I could do.
    ! Luffy: He looks funny.
    ! Robin: What are you gonna do with it.
    ! Usopp: If Stromboli wants a Pinocchio, then I say we give him one.
    ! Usopp puts the fake Pinocchio into the cage and closes the door.
    ! Usopp: Now we go.
    ! The group quietly open the door and get off the wagon, while we hear Stromboli singing to himself about his future wealth.
    ! Stromboli: I buy a new suit
    And I swing-a the cane
    I eat-a the best
    And I drink-a champagne
    I got no-strings on me
    ! They hide a rock as the wagon train went by, Usopp and Luffy couldn’t help but chuckle about Usopp’s little trick.
    ! Usopp: chuckles What I give to see the look on Stromboli’s face when he sees that fake in the cage.
    ! Luffy: Yeah, that’ll surely fix him.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Toodle-ooo, Stromboli.
    ! Pinocchio: loudly Goodbye Mr. Stromboli!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Shhh! Quiet! Let’s get outta here before something else happens.
    ! And so, our heroes headed back to town, homeward bound for Geppetto’s. Meanwhile, in a shadier part of town, we find ourselves at the Red Lobster Inn, a local bar known for its unsavory repute. Inside said inn, Honest John and Gideon are relating their business with Stromboli to a portly old man known only as the Coachman. And they did, the trio smoked, drank some beer and Honest John was singing the reprise of Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee.
    ! Honest John: Hi-diddle-dee-dee
    and actor's life for me
    a high silk hat and silver cane
    a watch of gold with a diamond chain
    ! Hi-diddle-dee-dee
    and actor's life is gay
    it's great to be a celebrity
    an actor's life for me
    Ha-ha-ha! And the dummy fell for it. Ha ha! Hook, line and sinker! Ho-ho-ha ha!
    ! Gideon: smoking a cigar, dunks a smoke ring into his beer like a donut Hiccup!
    ! Honest John: And he still thinks we’re his friends! Ha ha ha! And did Stromboli pay! Plenty!
    ! Honest John drops a very small pouch, probably containing what sounded like couple of coins, unto the table. The coachman looks at it with some amusement that Honest John would pull such a stunt for so little profit.
    ! Honest John: wicked laugh That shows you how low Honest John will stoop, eh Giddy?
    ! Gideon: Hicc-lup! his hiccup makes a mess of beer all around him
    ! Honest John: Now, Coachman, what’s your proposition?
    ! Coachman: Well, how would you blokes like to make some real money?
    ! The Coachman reaches into his coat and pulls out a large bag, dropping on the table. The bag opens to reveal its contents, about a hundred or so gold coins, more so than what Stromboli paid. Honest John’s eye lit up in amazement with the amount that the Coachman was offering.
    ! Honest John: Well… and who do we have to, eh… makes a slashing motion at his throat
    ! Coachman: No! Nothing like that. You see …
    ! The Coachman stops and peers around to make sure he’s not been overheard. Honest John does the same thing,
    ! Coachman: whispering I’m collecting stupid little boys.
    ! Honest John: Stupid little boys?
    ! Coachman: You know, the disobedient ones what play hooky from school.
    ! Honest John: Ooh!
    ! Coachman: And you see… whispering
    ! Honest John: Yes…
    ! The Coachman whispers more info into Honest John’s ear. Gideon, wanting in on the conversation, tried listen in through Honest John’s other ear.
    ! Coachman: … and I takes ‘em to Pleasure Island.
    ! Honest John: Ah, Pleasure Island. eyes widen Pleasure Island?! But the law, suppose they…
    ! Coachman: No, no. There is no risk! They never come back…. as BOYS! the Coachman gives off a devilish face and evilly laughs, frightening Honest John and Gideon into a cold sweat Now, I’ve got a coach load leaving at midnight. We’ll met at the crossroads and no double crossing!
    ! Honest John: No sir!
    ! Coachman: Scout around. Any good prospects you find, bring ‘em to me.
    ! Honest John: Yes chief.
    ! Coachman: I’ll pay you well. I got plenty of gold.
    ! Honest John: Yes, yes.
    ! As the coachman tells his plan to Honest John and Gideon, on the other side of the inn and just within earshot of them, was what appeared to be a man drabbed on heavily ragged cloaks, dead drunk to the world. Unbeknownst to the trio of rouges, the supposedly drunk man’s head turns slightly to them and was in fact, listening to every word they said.

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    Chapter 6: Fool Me Twice! Onward to Pleasure Island!

    ! Later, our heroes have just finally arrived the town and on their way to Geppetto’s shop. Pinocchio, now a bit wiser from his little adventure, was now dead set on heading home.
    ! Pinocchio: No sir, nothing can stop me. I’ll make good this time.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: You’d better.
    ! Usopp: After the day we had, I certainly hope you’d your lesson.
    ! Pinocchio: I certainly did, Usopp.
    ! Nami: And you’ll be good from now on right?
    ! Pinocchio: I will, I’m going to school.
    ! Robin: First thing in the morning tomorrow, though.
    ! Pinocchio: You bet!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: That’s the stuff, Pinoke.
    ! Pinocchio: I’d rather be smart than be an actor.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Now you’re talkin’! Come on slowpoke, I’ll race ya home!
    ! Luffy: Yeah! Come on, last one there’s a blockhead!
    ! And so the gang starts running across town, however Luffy and others ran so fast that Pinocchio was in last and couldn’t keep up. Unfortunately, he is stopped in place, while still running by Honest John’s cane.
    ! Honest John: Well, well Pinocchio. What’s your rush?
    ! Pinocchio: I gotta beat Jiminy and the guys home. sees Honest John Oh hello.
    ! Honest John went up to Pinocchio and jogged in place, while Gideon was holding the cane holding Pinocchio.
    ! Honest John: Well, how is the great actor?
    ! Pinocchio: I don’t want to be an actor. Stromboli was terrible!
    ! Honest John: He was?
    ! Pinocchio: Yes, he locked me in a bird cage.
    ! Honest John: He did?
    ! Pinocchio: Uh-huh, but I learned my lesson, I’m going–-
    ! Honest John: Oh you poor, poor boy. You must be a nervous wreck. That’s it! You are a nervous wreck. Ahem.
    ! Honest John pulls out a pair of glasses, acting like a professional doctor.
    ! Honest John: We must diagnose this case at once. To Gideon Quick, Doctor, your notebook.
    ! Gideon, acting as the assistant, pulls out a notepad and pencil to record the ‘diagnosis’.
    ! Honest John: Bless my soul. checks Pinocchio's arm Mmm! Mmm-Hmmm! pulls out a chain, minus the watch My, my, just as I thought. A slight touch of monetary complications with bucolic semi-lunar contraptions of the flying trapezes.
    ! As Honest John address the ‘symptoms’, Gideon writes frantically in his notepad.
    ! Honest John: (checks Pinocchio’s tongue) Mm-hmm! Say hippopotamus.
    ! Pinocchio: Hi-ho-hotamus.
    ! Honest John: I knew it! Compound transmission of the pandemonium with percussion and spasmodic frantic disintegration! Close your eyes. What do you see?
    ! Pinocchio: Nothing.
    ! Honest John: Open them. holds a red polka-dot cloth in front of him Now what do you see?
    ! Pinocchio: Spots!
    ! Honest John: Ha-ha! Now that heart. Ooo! My goodness!
    ! We hear a beating sound, but it caused by Honest John, tapping his cane on some objects.
    ! Honest John: A palpitating syncopation of the killer diller with a wicky wacky stomping of the floy joy!
    ! Gideon starts dancing to the rhythm of the beat, until Honest John bops him in the head and takes the notepad.
    ! Honest John: Quick Doctor, that report. reads report Oh! This makes it perfectly clear.
    ! Well I’d wish he’d explain it to us sometime, cause all Gideon wrote down were a bunch of scribbles.
    ! Honest John: My boy, you are allergic.
    ! Pinocchio: Allergic?
    ! Honest John: Yes! And there is only one cure for it. A vacation… to Pleasure Island!
    ! Pinocchio: Pleasure Island?
    ! Honest John: Yes. That happy land of carefree boys where every day is a holiday.
    ! Pinocchio: But I can’t go, I---
    ! Honest John: Why, of course, you can go. In fact, I’m giving you my ticket.
    ! With a little sleight of hand, Honest John conjures up his ‘ticket’ for Pinocchio. The ticket was nothing more than a joker card, the ace of spades no less.
    ! Honest John: Here.
    ! Pinocchio: Thanks! But I’m---
    ! Honest John: Oh tut-tut-tut-tut, I insist. Your health comes first. Come, the coach departs at midnight!
    Hi-diddle dee dee
    It’s Pleasure Isle for me
    Where every day is holiday
    And kids have nothing
    To do but play…
    ! Honest John and Gideon take Pinocchio by the arms and whisk him off to the coach bound for Pleasure Island. However, our fives friends were so far ahead they didn’t realize Pinocchio was missing until Usopp looks behind to find him gone.
    ! Usopp: Hey! Wait a minute!
    ! Usopp hits the brakes, causing the others to collide into him.
    ! Nami: What’s the holdup?
    ! Usopp: Where’s Pinocchio?
    ! Jiminy Cricket: I thought he was…oh no!
    ! Robin: You don’t think he’d go off again…
    ! Usopp: At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised.
    ! Nami: Well, what are we standing around for? Come on!
    ! The five ran back only to see Pinocchio long gone. The searched all over until they reached the crossroads just as Pinocchio joins a bunch of rowdy boys on a coach as it starts to leave.
    ! Luffy: There he is!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Pinocchio! Hey, come back!
    ! Usopp: Quick, get on board!
    ! They ran as hard as they can, desperately trying to reach the coach. Finally, they managed to grab onto the rear of the coach and rode along its under carriage for the whole trip. Sometime later, the coach had already departed from town as the boys shouted in delight for their destination: Pleasure Island! And of course, Pinocchio was sitting upfront with the Coachman and another boy, a wiseacre by the name of Lampwick. The Coachman cracked his whip at the donkeys that were pulling the coach along.
    ! Coachman: cracks whip Giddy up!
    ! Back in the undercarriage, the others were holding on while enduring the dust and rocks thrown up from the coach’s wheels.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Well folks, coughs here we go again.
    ! Luffy: I wonder where this thing is going?
    ! Robin: I guess we’ll know coughs when we get there.
    ! Meanwhile, back in the front…
    ! Lampwick: My name’s Lampwick. What’s yours?
    ! Pinocchio: Pinocchio.
    ! Lampwick: Ever been to Pleasure Island?
    ! Pinocchio: Uh-uh, but Mr. Honest John gave me–-
    ! Lampwick: Me neither, but they say it’s a swell joint; no school, no cops. You can tear the joint apart and nobody says a word.
    ! Pinocchio: Honest John gave me---
    ! Lampwick: Loaf around, plenty to eat, plenty to drink. And it’s all free!
    ! Pinocchio: Honest John---
    ! Lampwick: Boy that’s the place. I can hardly wait!
    ! Some time had passed until the coach went through a tunnel. On the other side was a small dock with a steamboat filled of more boys, ready to set sail. As the last of the boys boarded the ship, Luffy, Nami, Usopp, Robin and Jiminy sneak into the hold as the ship departs. About an hour or passed until the ship reaches a large island with a mountainous landscape and enters a cave-like entrance where a drawbridge and a large door awaits them. The moment the ship docks, the drawbridge comes down, the doors fling open and the boys are greeted with most fantastic view; a massive amusement park with carnival rides and attractions galore. The boys on the ship wasted no time as they all rushed to enjoy the island’s carnival rides and attractions galore, even Usopp and Luffy were entranced by the wonders. Fortunately, they managed to sneak past the Coachman as he was welcoming the other boys into the park. Several barkers call out to the boys to each of their attractions.
    ! Luffy/Usopp: Woah!!!
    ! Nami: This place is huge!
    ! Robin: An entire amusement park built on this island…I wonder why no one ever mentions it before?
    ! Food Barker: Right here, boys! Right here. Get your cake, pie, dill pickles and ice cream. Eat all you can. Be a glutton. Stuff yourselves. It’s all free, boys, it's all free. Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry!
    ! Nami: All free huh? I’d sooner believe money to fall from the sky before I believe in that! notices that Luffy is gone Let me guess…
    ! Usopp and Robin points to the food court, where Luffy is already stacking a large plie of food onto a single plate. Nami, Usopp and Jiminy smacked their heads in disgust while Robin just shrugged as Luffy come back over with his bounty in food.
    ! Usopp: Well you certainly wasted no time, Luffy.
    ! Luffy: Why not, I’m just helping myself to the food.
    ! Nami: And you helped yourself to cleaning out half the buffet?!
    ! Luffy: Well, he did say it was free.
    ! Usopp: Leave it to Luffy to find a loophole when it comes to—
    ! Suddenly we hear to sound of growling coming from Nami and Robin’s stomachs.
    ! Usopp: Ugh…
    ! Robin: Sorry, we didn’t have anything to eat since earlier tonight.
    ! Luffy: You mean Sanji didn’t make dinner?
    ! Nami: Of course, he did! It’s because we had to wait for you guys to come home before we could eat! her stomach growls again
    ! Luffy: Well…did you guys to have some?
    ! Nami: I wouldn’t care if you…wait…what?
    ! Usopp: Am I hearing things…or did Luffy just offered food?
    ! Robin: Luffy, are you feeling well?
    ! Luffy: I’m fine...I just thought you guys want some food too before it was gone.
    ! Nami/Usopp: HE’S REALLY OFFERING FOOD!!!!!!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Excuse me, I don’t know what this is about and as much as I appreciate Luffy’s generosity, we still need to find Pinocchio!
    ! Jiminy’s stomach soon growls too, having not eaten anything since this morning, and joined again by Nami, Robin and Usopp’s stomachs.
    ! Nami: Okay…we eat first, then we split up to find Pinocchio and get off this island. Agreed?
    ! The others nod in agreement and began to chow down on the food Luffy brought. Afterwards, once their stomachs were finally satisfied, they split into two groups; Luffy and Usopp went one way while Nami, Robin and Jiminy went the other. Elsewhere, there was tent with a big animatronic man with club, calling out to its attraction.
    ! Big Animatronic Rough House Man: The Rough House, the Rough House. It’s the roughest toughest joint ya ever seen. Come in and pick a fight, boys.
    ! A mob of boys rushes in to the Rough House, grabbing clubs as they went in to fight each other. Pinocchio with a pie and ice cream cone and Lampwick eating a chicken were passing by when they observe what was going on.
    ! Lampwick: Oh boy, a scrap! throws away chicken Come on. Let’s go in and poke somebody in the nose.
    ! Pinocchio: Why?
    ! Lampwick: Just for the fun of it.
    ! Pinocchio: throws away pie and ice cream cone Okay, Lampy.
    ! Lampwick and Pinocchio went inside, with Pinocchio imitating Lampwick’s walk as they did. Just then, Luffy and Usopp walk by the Rough House, with Luffy eating what’s left of a large chicken leg.
    ! Usopp: Pinocchio! Where are you?! Sheesh, I can’t believe we lost him. Any ideas on where to start, Luffy?
    ! Luffy: with chicken leg in mouth Maybe his in of the attractions.
    ! Usopp: Yeah, but there’s dozens of them and he could be in any of them by now. And even if we did search one, he could probably move to another one by now.
    ! As Usopp was talking, Luffy notices a silhouette of Pinocchio fighting with a bunch of kids inside the Rough House.
    ! Luffy: points to the Rough House You mean like in there?
    ! Usopp: sees Pinocchio’s silhouette yeah, like in there…
    ! Usopp does a double take and his eyes popped out at the sight.
    ! Usopp: AHHHHH! Hang on, Pinoke I’m coming!
    ! Usopp races into the Rough House to rescue Pinocchio, only to be greeted with many clubs to the head and gets swarmed by the boys.
    ! Luffy: Hey!
    ! Luffy drops the chicken leg and rushes in the save Usopp. On instinct, he ducks and he dodges, he swang and he swung, until the whole room was filled with a big ol’ dust cloud of a brawl. Pinocchio and Lampwick duck out of the scrap and headed off to another attraction. Minutes later, Luffy was on a mound of ko’d boys and was still fighting off the ones that were still standing. Eventually, Luffy misses a punch and the other boys dogpile on him, pinning him into the ground.
    ! Luffy: I don’t have time to play anymore, so get off!
    ! It was obvious the boys weren’t listen and even if they did, they didn’t care as more and more boys piled on, adding more weight onto Luffy.
    ! Luffy: I said…GET OFF!!!!
    ! And with that Luffy, unleashes a short blast of his Conqueror’s Haki, knocking out every single boy in the Rough House. Luffy dug himself out of the pile of boys and starting to look to see if Usopp was among the pile.
    ! Luffy: Hey, Usopp! You in here? Usopp!
    ! Luffy keeps searching until he spies a long nose protruding from the pile. Hoping it was Usopp’s, Luffy grabs the nose and pulls on in and out comes Usopp, passed out from Luffy’s Haki burst. But, the sudden tug on his nose was enough to wake him up.
    ! Usopp: YEOOUCH!!!! What’s the big idea?!
    ! Luffy: Sorry. Hey! Where’s Pinocchio?
    ! Usopp: You don’t think…
    ! It didn’t take them long to think that Pinocchio may have been caught in the haki and passed out. Usopp and Luffy frantically searched the pile to see if he was in there, but little did they know that Pinocchio was long gone. Meanwhile, Robin, Nami and Jiminy arrive in an area known as Tobacco Row. As you can bet, it was a smoker’s paradise with, cob pipes filled with cigarettes, piles of chewing tobacco and animatronic Indians throwing out dozens of cigars to the boys from refillable cigar boxes.
    ! Tobacco Row Barker: Tobacco Row, Tobacco Row. Get your cigars, cigarettes and chewin’ tobacco. Come in and smoke your heads off! There’s nobody here to stop you!
    ! Of course, the boys helped themselves to the all Tobacco Row had to offer, our trio was busy trying to find Pinocchio amid the immense crowd.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Pinocchio? coughs Pinocchio!
    ! Nami: I can’t believe they let these kids smoke this stuff. cough I may be used to Sanji’s, but this is too much.
    ! Robin: I don’t know about you Nami, but there’s something phony about all this. The sooner we find Pinocchio the better.
    ! In another part of the island was an attraction called; Model Home: Open for Destruction. As it was implied, we see a large and fancy model home that was ripe for being trashed.
    ! Model Home Barker: Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry! See the model home. It’s open for destruction and it’s all yours boys, it's all yours!
    ! The kids here wasted no time tearing the home apart, knocking over potted plants, spatting paint everywhere, you know, classic acts of childish vandalism. And of course, Pinocchio and Lampwick were in on the destruction as well, with Pinocchio chopping a piano leg with an axe and Lampwick striking a match on the ruined Mona Lisa and lights a cigar he found.
    ! Lampwick: What did I tell ya? Ain’t this a swell joint?
    ! Pinocchio: Yeah! Being bad’s a lot of fun, ain’t it?
    ! Lampwick: Yeah, uh-huh. Get a load of that strained-glass window.
    ! Lampwick picks up a brick and with one hard throw, shatters a perfectly good stain-glass window into a million colored pieces. While all this was happening, the Coachman look on to make sure everyone was enjoying themselves, but a somewhat sinister aura came off him.
    ! Coachman: All right now. Hop to it you blokes! (cracks whip) Come on! Come on! Shut the doors and lock ‘em tight.
    ! He calls out to a bunch of shadow-like monsters at the entrance. These creatures were large in stature, had gorilla-like arms and a pair of yellow eyes. Following the Coachman’s orders, they pulled the large doors closed to make sure no one could leave.
    ! Coachman: Now get below and get them crates ready. to himself Just like I always say; Give a bad boy enough rope and he’ll soon make a jackass of himself.
    ! The Coachman laughed wickedly as the young boys enjoyed themselves, completely unaware of what horrible fate that Coachman has in store for them…

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    Chapter 7: The Island’s Dark Secret… Escape From the Pranksters’ Paradise!

    ! Sometime later, back on the mainland, we find Honest John and Gideon walking merrily along the empty street as if they owned it. In Honest John’s hand was a large sack of money earned from the Coachman.
    ! Honest John: Well Giddy, today is most certainly our lucky day. This morning we came as paupers but tonight we walk as kings! pats the bag of money And they say that crime never pays, hey Giddy?
    ! Gideon said nothing but shook his head in agreement.
    ! Honest John: but you know, I can’t help but almost feel sorry for the wooden boy…
    ! Gideon tilts in head in confusion.
    ! Honest John: …almost! But at least he’ll make some contribution so society…as a beast of burden! Hahaha!
    ! Gideon shakes his head in agreement and then hiccups.
    ! Honest John: Come Giddy, the night awaits us and with it, our fortune!
    ! Just as Honest John was about to go into another rendition of Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee, he bumps into something, causing him to drop his bag of gold to fall into the ground. Luckily for him the bag didn’t burst open, but he was quite annoying at being bumped.
    ! Honest John: Watch where you’re going you—
    ! Honest John looks to see who he bumped into, it was the robed drunk from the Red Lobster Inn earlier tonight. Of course, Honest John did not see him at the inn before and assumed he was just another wayward street bum. His staggering stance suggested that he had a little too much to drink.
    ! Honest John: Ahh, look Giddy, a fellow vagabond!
    ! Cloaked Man: drunkenly Sssay, mmister hic watch ere you are go-burp
    ! Honest John: Seems our friend is bit tipsy tonight, hey Giddy.
    ! Cloaked Man: sees the bag H-hey, whatssh in the b-hic-the ba-hic-ba-hic-what’s in there? points to the bag
    ! Honest John: hides the bag behind his back Oh this! Well…ugh…this is just some…sweets for my dear old granny. She does enjoy treats and wanted me to make a midnight run for her. Right, Giddy.
    ! Gideon nods in agreement while the Cloaked Man ponders with a stupidly drunken expression on his face.
    ! Cloaked Man: …okay!
    ! Honest John: Well I love to stay and chat the night away, but granny is expecting me so, ta-da! walks away with Gideon
    ! Cloaked Man: Toodledy-loodledy…normal voice J. Worthington Foulfellow.
    ! Honest John: Yes, yes, toodle—
    ! Suddenly, he stops dead in his tracks when he heard that named called out. For you see, J. Worthington Foulfellow was Honest John’s real name, one he hasn’t went by in a long time.
    ! Honest John: J. Worthington Foulfellow?! Why, no one’s called me by that name in years…in fact the only person to ever call me that was—
    ! His eyes widened with the sudden realization of who the man was.
    ! Honest John: YOU!!!
    ! No sooner did he turn around to face the cloaked man, Honest John found himself staring down the barrel of a trumpet-shaped gun pointed directly at him!
    ! Cloaked Man: Long time no see…I’m glad you still remember me after our last ‘encounter’ and I see you’ve been up to your old tricks again.
    ! Honest John: Who me? Well, I was just a…wha-what I mean is…ugh…eh…goodbye!
    ! Cloaked Man: Hold it!
    ! Honest John tries to make a run for it, but the Cloaked Man manages to grab him by his cape. The sudden tug causes him to drop the bag, but this time it bursts open, spilling its gold coins all over the street. Honest John, seeing the coins scatter across the ground, gets down and frantically grabs as many as he could…until the Cloaked Man pinned his hand with his foot.
    ! Cloaked Man: Sweets for your granny, eh? picks up a coin Unless these are chocolate coins, I think your ‘granny’ could chip her dentures on these…
    ! Just then, Gideon crept up behind the Cloak Man, ready to bop him with his mallet. But the Cloaked Man senses this, ducks, grabs Gideon by his mallet and flings him into Honest John.
    ! Cloaked Man: Hehehe…you think I’d fall for that bit, especially after the last time. Now then…about this money…
    ! Honest John: N-n-n-n-n-now listen! If you think that i—
    ! Cloaked Man: Save it! I already know about your deal with the Coachman. And don’t ask me how I know, because I heard everything back at the Red Lobster Inn. All I want from you is where’s Pleasure Island?
    ! Honest John: Pleasure Island?! Why would I know where that horrid place is? Ugh…ask Giddy, he’d know.
    ! Gideon shakes his head yes but then shakes no, after realizing what he was agreeing on.
    ! Cloaked Man: I’d sooner ask a blind man to lead me to King Midas’ Gold. But if you’re not willing to talk, I got other ways of making you.
    ! Honest John: W-w-wait! You’re not gonna hurt me, are you?! I’m a physical coward and I can’t stand intense pain.
    ! Cloaked Man: Who me? Heavens no, Foulfellow. I wouldn’t dream of doing such harm unto you over something like that.
    ! Honest John: Really?
    ! Cloaked Man: Of course not. That’s his job…
    ! Honest John: Who…?
    ! The Cloaked Man points down an alleyway which smoke begins to billow out, creating a foreboding fog around them. Emerging from the smoke was a muscular white-haired man, with two cigars in his mouth. He was also wearing sunglasses and has a scar that extends from his forehead to his right eye and tapers off to the side of his face. He wears military coat over his large thick white and blue specialist marine jacket which he keeps open, with greenish fur lining the neck, wrists and hem. Many cigars are strapped to the jacket, which bears the kanji for "justice" written on the back of it. He carries a jitte as his weapon. He also wears brown leather gloves, blue jeans with a brown belt and large military issue brown leather boots. This was the Vice Admiral of the Marines, Smoker the White Hunter. Honest John and Gideon both gulped as he approached, a fierce snarl was on his face.
    ! Smoker: This is them?
    ! Cloaked Man: Yep, they’re the ones I was telling you about.
    ! Smoker walks right up the two, grabs them by their necks and pulls them up to his eye level.
    ! Smoker: You two got some nerve! Conning some kid is one thing, but selling children out for money…that’s unforgivable! I got half a mind to skin you both alive and toss your hides into the worst prison imaginable. And unless we get a confession out of you and where this Pleasure Island is, that’s just what’s gonna happen!
    ! Honest John and Gideon both when pale and began sweating bullets from Smoker’s threat. They got into trouble before, but never like this.
    ! Cloaked Man: Hang on, Vice Admiral, as tempting as that is, I got a better idea…
    ! Moments later, Honest John screaming for his life as he was being hung over a canal bridge by his tail, with Smoker holding on to it. Gideon was busy being pinned the Cloaked Man by his neck.
    ! Honest John: AAAAHHH!!!! Please, don’t drop me!
    ! Cloaked Man: Look at it this way, Foulfellow; at least you can finally clean up your act!
    ! Honest John: I don’t know how to swim!
    ! Smoker: Well, it’s not too late to start learning.
    ! Honest John: Please, I’ll tell you anything! Just let me go!
    ! Cloaked Man: You sure you wanna rephrase that?
    ! Honest John: looks down to the canal EEHH!!! Wait! Don’t let me go! Don’t let me go!
    ! Cloaked Man: Tell us what we want to know and we’ll hoist you back up!
    ! Honest John: I-I can’t! He’ll harm me if I do.
    ! Smoker: And you’ll drown if you don’t!
    ! Honest John: Alright! Alright! It was the Coachman! He paid us to collect stupid little boys and he takes them to Pleasure Island!
    ! Smoker: That’s all? It doesn’t make sense!
    ! Cloaked Man: Pleasure Island is an illegal operation; the law prohibits ships from even going near that island.
    ! Smoker: to Honest John So what happens to the kids when they come back?
    ! Honest John: But that’s just it! He said they never come back as boys at all!
    ! Smoker: What?!
    ! Smoker lets go, causing Honest John to plummet, only to suddenly stop with his nose just inches from the water. Just then, he gets pulled all the way up until he realizes that he’s flying. But he soon notices that he’s caught in a cloud-like substance, and that substance was Smoker’s Smoke-Smoke Fruit as his arm was holding Honest John up in the air. Smoker then reels Honest John back until his nose was pressed into Smoker’s face.
    ! Smoker: What you mean by that?!
    ! Honest John: T-that’s what he told me…and that’s all I know! I swear!
    ! Smoker: So, where’s the island?
    ! Honest John: It’s 10 miles off the coast, north by northeast, you can’t miss it! Now please let me go!
    ! Smoker’s arm reverts to normal and drops Honest John to the ground. The already spooked fox crawls towards the Cloaked Man, hiding behind his robes.
    ! Cloaked Man: Well…you got your info, so now what will you do?
    ! Smoker: What should’ve been done in the first place. Captain Tashigi!
    ! Just then, a woman appears on command from a corner. She had dark brown eyes and wears her black hair between chin- and shoulder-length pinning back by a clip. She was seen wearing a floral button-down shirt, rectangular glasses with red frames, blue capris, dark pink gloves with a white trim, dark pink boots and a pink version of the standard Marine officers' coat. This is Smoker’s second-in-command; Captain Tashigi.
    ! Tashigi: Sir?
    ! Smoker: Order the men to get the ships ready to launch. We’re make for Pleasure Island tonight!
    ! Tashigi: Sir, but the crew is still recovering from what we just experienced. We still don’t know how we got here let alone why…
    ! Smoker: Does it matter!?
    ! Tashigi: Ehh?
    ! Smoker: Personally, I don’t know what the hell’s going on. One minute we were navigating through some weird fog in the open sea, the next thing we end up in this strange country. But I do know is this; if this Pleasure Island is allowed to operate while the authorities here do nothing to stop it, then I say its high time someone did. And that someone…is gonna be me! Tell the men we set sail now!
    ! Tashigi: Yes sir!
    ! Cloak Man: Nice little speech, all things considered, but what about these two? points to Honest John and Gideon
    ! Smoker: Bring them along! Can’t have them skipping town, we’re not finished deciding their punishment.
    ! Cloaked Man: Gladly!
    ! The Cloaked Man grabs Honest John and Gideon by the scruff of their necks and drags them away with Smoker and Tashigi. But little did they know, that someone was observing the conservation in the shadows and then rushes off…to where we don’t know…
    ! Meanwhile, back on Pleasure Island, the once lively amusement park was now in a state of ruin and disrepair. Most likely this caused by the boys’ constant rough-housing and disregard of common safety. As for the boys, there was not a soul to be seen or heard, save for Luffy, Usopp, Nami, Robin and Jiminy Cricket, who were still looking for Pinocchio.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Pinocchio! Pinocchio? whistle
    ! Luffy: Hey Pinocchio! Come on out!
    ! Nami: Man, look at this place. It’s a total dump!
    ! Usopp: Yeah. I can’t believe those boys caused all this damage in such a brief time. And the night’s not even over.
    ! Robin: Speaking of the boys, has anyone noticed that it’s gotten quiet lately?
    ! Luffy: Your right. This place feels like a graveyard. I wonder where they all went?
    ! Usopp: Well, I don’t like the looks of this. Let’s find him and get out of here.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Pinocchio! Hey, where are you?
    ! As they continued the search for Pinocchio, he and Lampwick were busy playing in poolhall shaped like an 8-ball. Lampwick was having his turn, knocking the pool balls in with trick shots. Pinocchio was busy with a cigar while he was waiting his turn.
    ! Pinocchio: Where do you suppose all the kids went to, Lampwick?
    ! Lampwick: They’re around here, somewhere's. What do you care? You’re havin’ a good time, ain’t ya?
    ! Pinocchio: Uh-huh, I sure am.
    ! Lampwick: Oh boy! This is life, huh, Pinoky?
    ! Pinocchio: Yeah! It sure is! he puffs on his cigar
    ! Lampwick: Ah, you smoke like me grandmother! Come on, take a big drag, like this! inhales deeply on his cigar
    ! Pinocchio: Okay Lampy!
    ! He takes a really huge drag on his cigar, turning red in the face as he did. But then Pinocchio hics, forcing him to shallow the smoke and starts to turn purple. His eyes waters, his face turns a sickly pale green and he exhales a weak puff of smoke.
    ! Lampwick: Hey, some fun, huh, kid? (Pinocchio nods nauseously) Okay, slats, your shot.
    ! Pinocchio climbs onto the pool table and tries to aim at the 8-ball, the cigar still in his mouth. Because of being sick, everything looks warbly from his view, in fact he almost thought the 8-ball winked at him.
    ! Lampwick: What’s the matter slats? Losing your grip?
    ! Pinocchio tries again and just as he was about make his shot, the others arrive to see Pinocchio on the pool table, and what happened then…
    ! Nami/Jiminy Cricket: PINOCCHIO!!!
    ! The sudden shock of the yell causes Pinocchio to miss, falling face first and ripping the pool table lining.
    ! Nami: So this is where we find ya! You had us worried sick you little blockhead!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: How do you ever expect to be a real boy acting like this?! Look at yourself… smoking, playing pool! kicks the 8-ball angrily Oww! You’re comin’ right home with us, this minute!
    ! Lampwick: Hey… who’s the beetle? picks up Jiminy by his jacket
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Let go! Put me down! muffled by his jacket Uh, let me out!
    ! Pinocchio: He’s my conscience! He tells me what’s right and wrong.
    ! Lampwick: What? You mean to tell me you take orders from a grasshopper?
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Grasshopper? Look here, you impudent young pup! It wouldn’t hurt you to take orders from your grasshop–- your conscience, if you have one. stands on the 8-ball
    ! Lampwick: Yeah, yeah, yeah, sure. Screwball in the corner pocket.
    ! Lampwick hits a 9-ball at 8-ball sending Jiminy and the 8-ball into a pocket. Jiminy tumbles into the collection chamber, only to narrowly miss the 8-ball that was coming in. Lampwick was laughing at Jiminy, inciting some ire from the others.
    ! Nami: Hey! What the big idea knocking Jiminy into the corner pocket?
    ! Lampwick: sees Nami and looks her over Hey, who’s the broad?
    ! Nami: Excuse me?!
    ! Lampwick: How about you and I play a real game of pool, huh?
    ! Nami: How about I whomp you upside the head instead!
    ! Lampwick: A girl beating me up?! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
    ! Nami loses her temper and was about to throttle Lampwick, until Luffy and Usopp desperately tried to hold her back. Jiminy himself has lost his own temper after climbing back up the pool table.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Why, why–- ya young hoodlum! I’ll knock your block off! takes his jacket off and prepares to do battle I’ll take you apart and put ya back together---
    ! Pinocchio: Oh don’t hurt him, Jiminy. He’s my best friend.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Why, I’ll---
    ! Jiminy Cricket/Nami: Your best friend?
    ! Jiminy Cricket: And what am I? Just your conscience!
    ! Nami: Okay. That settles it!
    ! Pinocchio: But Jiminy? Nami?
    ! Jiminy Cricket: squishes his hat and wears his jacket backward, putting his foot down You buttered your bread, now sleep in it!
    ! He falls into a pool pocket again, and winds up on the floor; Nami picks him up as Lampwick laughs at him*
    ! Nami: Ha ha ha! Go on, laugh. Make a jackass outta yourself. We’re through! This is the end!
    ! Pinocchio: But Nami? Lampwick says a guy only lives once.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: with his grumpy look Lampwick…. Hmph!
    ! Lampwick: Come on, come on. Let ‘em go.
    ! Lampwick gets some beer as Robin leaves after Nami and Jiminy, who were still fuming over what Pinocchio had said.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Lampwick…. Hmph! Lampwick! It’s burns me up. After all I tried to do for him. Who’s his conscience anyway? Me or that hoodlum, Lampwick?
    ! Robin: Don’t you think you two are overacting this a bit.
    ! Nami: ‘A bit’?! That blockhead would rather listen to some punk kid he just met over us!
    ! Robin: But…
    ! Nami: But nothing! If he wants to hang around with some hoodlum then he can stay a puppet for all I care! I, on the other hand, am taking the first boat off this rock.
    ! Robin: What about Luffy and Usopp?
    ! Nami: They can get their own ride, I’m too mad to care!
    ! The trio finally reaches the front gates, Nami bangs on the door angrily for someone to open the door.
    ! Nami: Open up that door! Open up! I wanna go home!
    ! Just as Nami was about to knock on the door again, the sound of braying coming from the other side.
    ! Nami/Robin/Jiminy Cricket: Huh?
    ! Nami and Robin managed to pull open the heavy door open, just enough for them to squeeze through. What they saw on the other side was a puzzler if not a depressing one. Dozens upon dozens of donkeys packed to the brim in wooden crates, braying and crying something fierce. The crates were being loaded onto the same ship that brought our friends to the island by the Coachman’s henchmen as he was giving out orders. The trio hid behind a nearby rock as to not be discovered.
    ! Coachman: Come on, you blokes, keep ‘em moving! Lively there now. We haven’t got all night.
    ! Robin: Now this is interesting.
    ! Nami: What the heck are those things?
    ! Jiminy Cricket: And where’d all the donkeys come from?
    ! Coachman: Come on, come on. Let’s have another. one of his goons brings out a frightened donkey out toward him And what's your name?
    ! Donkey 1: Haw-hee!
    ! Coachman: Okay, you’ll do! rips the clothes of the donkey and boots him into a crate with five other donkeys In you go! You boys’ll bring a nice price for Her Radiance! cackles evilly All right. Next! another donkey is brought before him And what might your name be?
    ! Alexander: Alexander.
    ! Coachman: Hmmm, so you can talk!
    ! Alexander: Ye-Yes sir. I wanna go home to my mama!
    ! Coachman: Take him back! He can still talk! throws Alexander into a pen with six other donkeys
    ! Alexander: Please, please. I don't wanna be a donkey. Let me out of here!
    ! Donkeys: all protest in unison
    ! Coachman: yelling Quiet! cracks whip You boys have had your fun. Now, pay for it!
    ! Robin/Nami/Jiminy Cricket: Boys?
    ! Nami: You mean those donkeys were the boys from earlier?
    ! Robin: So that’s why the island was so deserted, was because they were all turned into donkeys.
    ! Nami: But that means…Luffy!
    ! Robin: Usopp!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Pinocchio!
    ! The three rushes back through the door to warn the others, but at that moment in the pool hall…
    ! Lampwick: Huh! To hear that beetle talk…takes a swig of beer you’d think somethin’ was gonna happen to us.
    ! Suddenly a pair of ears emerge of Lampwick, although he does not notice it, but Pinocchio, Ussop and Luffy do. Pinocchio, thinking the beer had something to do with it, pushes it away from him.
    ! Usopp: You shouldn’t bad mouth Jiminy! He was only doing his job as a conscience.
    ! Lampwick: Conscience. Nah, phooey!
    ! Then a tail pops out of his pants, prompting Pinocchio to throw away his cigar.
    ! Lampwick: Where’s he get that stuff? ‘How do you ever expect to be a real boy?’ What’s he think I look like? Now his head turns into a donkey one A jackass?
    ! Luffy: You sure do now!
    ! Luffy and Pinocchio couldn’t help but laugh at Lampwick’s new face, that is until Pinocchio hee-haws and covers his mouth.
    ! Lampwick: Hey, you laugh like a donkey. Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-Hee-haw! Did that come outta me?
    ! Usopp: You bet it did. points to his face
    ! Lampwick checks his mouth, he feels a muzzle. Then he checks his face, which has fur on. Then he checks his ears, which he sees are now really long.
    ! Lampwick: What the---? What’s going on?
    ! Lampwick goes over to a nearby mirror and he got his answer; he really does look like a jackass. The very sight of it freaks Lampwick out as he begins to panic.
    ! Lampwick: Yaaaaghhh! I’ve been double-crossed! Help! Help! Somebody, help! I’ve been framed! Help! Please, you gotta help me. Oh, be a pal. Call that beetle. Call those broads! Call anybody!
    ! Sadly, either Pinocchio, Usopp or Luffy could think of or do anything to help as Lampwick begged. But they gasped in horror as Lampwick’s hands suddenly turn into hooves.
    ! Lampwick: Mama?! Maaaaaamaaaaaaaa!
    ! Lampwick’s cries for help faded away to a grunt as he slowly fell on all fours to the ground. And with that the transformation was complete, Lampwick had made a jackass out of himself. The other three could only watch as the former Lampwick started kicking and braying like crazy, trashing the pool hall like a wild animal.
    ! Usopp: Welp, who didn’t see that coming?
    ! Luffy: How can this get any worse?
    ! Just then Pinocchio gains donkey ear and Usopp immediately notices.
    ! Usopp: points to Pinocchio Like that!!!
    ! Pinocchio: sees his ears Oh! What’s happened?
    ! Back outside, Nami, Robin and Jiminy Cricket were running back to the pool hall as fast as they could.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: I hope we’re not too late.
    ! Pinocchio: What’ll I do?! He has a tail too, grabs it, and gasps
    ! Usopp: EEEHHH!!!!!
    ! By that time, the others arrive at the pool hall just in time.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Pinocchio!
    ! Pinocchio: Jiminy! Oh, guys help!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Pinoke, the kids, the boys, they’re all donkeys!
    ! Nami: to Pinocchio Ah, you too!
    ! Usopp: What do you mean ‘they’re all donkeys’?
    ! Robin: We don’t know how, but all boys from earlier got turned into donkeys!
    ! Luffy: How’d that happen?
    ! Jiminy Cricket: No time, quick! Before he gets any worse…
    ! Before anyone could even move, they hear a loud explosion from outside, rocking the pool hall.
    ! Usopp: What was that?!
    ! Just then the sound of two more explosions could be heard, the second one sounded very close.
    ! Nami: Never mind that, what was that?
    ! The group runs outside the pool hall only to see to source of the explosions, a number if cannonballs falling from the sky and blasting the amusement park into rubble. Already most of the attractions have been blown apart.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: What’s all this?!
    ! Usopp: Either somebody’s messing with the fireworks, or Pleasure Island’s getting bombed!
    ! Nami: Yeah but by who?
    ! Little did they know that the answer that question was coming from just outside the island. Several large ships anchored near the island have been firing cannonballs over into the island via artillery. Smoker, Tashigi and the Cloaked Man were watching as Smoker was overseeing the bombardment.
    ! Cloaked Man: You think we spooked them enough? Any more and there won’t be anyone else left on it.
    ! Tashigi: How are we supposed to get in? the whole island is covered in mountain range.
    ! Cloaked Man: There should be a cavern over on the left side of the island, it’s the only way in or out of the island.
    ! Smoker: hmm…all ships finish up your rounds and cease fire. Tashigi, ready the landing party, time to pay them a visit.
    ! Tashigi: Yes, sir!
    ! As the ships finished off their bombardment, our friends on the island were still busy evading the explosions for their dear lives. One of the explosions got too close and sent Usopp flying into pile of rubbish. As Usopp emerges cover in junk, Luffy couldn’t help but laugh at the sight.
    ! Nami: Seriously, Luffy?
    ! Luffy: Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-Hee-haw! covers his mouth and a pair of donkey ears replace his own AHHH!
    ! Nami: See! Serves ya right.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Now’s not the time, we gotta get out of here.
    ! Usopp: But how? The only way out is blocked.
    ! Jimmy Cricket: Then we just make a swim for it.
    ! Nami: Are you nuts?! Some of us can’t swim.
    ! Robin: Then we’ll find a boat.
    ! Nami: How are we gonna find a boat to floats us off the island in this mess?
    ! Suddenly, an explosion strikes the ferris wheel, blowing off one of the gondolas and sending it crashing just inches in front of them.
    ! Robin: How convenient.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Quick, let’s take it to the mountains, it’s the only way out!
    ! The group picks up the gondola and head up to the mountains, and hopefully a way out. Meanwhile, the bombardment to not go noticed with the Coachman as the explosions rocked the cavern, causing rock to fall from the ceiling.
    ! Coachman: What the blooming ‘ell is that?!
    ! The Coachman got his answer as a large ship loaded with marine soldiers enters the cave, blocking the only way out. The soldiers were armed and ready for a rumble as they prepared to come shore.
    ! Coachman: Where did they come from?!?! to his henchmen What are ya blokes waiting for?! Get ’em!
    ! The Henchmen stopped what they were doing and rushed to the docks as the soldiers charged off the ship. Pretty soon the whole dock was crowded with the biggest brawl ya ever seen. While the henchmen were bigger and had more strength, they were outmatched in numbers. It wasn’t long till the henchmen got overwhelmed and the soldiers were winning. By this time, Smoker, Tashigi and the Cloaked Man arrived on the scene to see the fight going their way.
    ! Smoker: Seize everyone in here! If they resist, then knock them out!
    ! Soldiers: Yes sir!!
    ! One of the henchman manages to get past the soldiers and charges directly at Smoker, but he turns into a puff of smoke, evades the Henchman, reforms and then knocks it out with his jitte.
    ! Smoker: Humph…they aren’t even trying.
    ! The Coachman was not too happy with how the fight is going and how his henchmen were losing badly.
    ! Coachman: Ya blooming dolts!! Put your backs into it and drive ‘em out!
    ! The Coachman readies his whip to ‘motivate’ his men, only to have shot right out of his hand. The shooter was the Cloaked Man, who was jump over the brawl on the docks and heading straight at him. The Coachman heads for the door in a panic, with the Cloaked Man not far behind him.
    ! Cloaked Man: to Smoker You take care of the boys! The Coach Man’s mine!
    ! Smoker: Don’t give me orders!
    ! Sadly, the Cloaked Man was already long gone. Outside, the Coachman could only see his island attractions reduced to smoldering ruins and fire spreading all over. His park had worse damage before, but nothing of this magnitude. It wasn’t long until the Cloaked Man finally caught up with him.
    ! Coachman: Well now…so you’re the bloke that brought ‘em ere…they said you’d be a pain in the arse, but I’d never thought you pull something like this.
    ! Cloaked Man: The raid was their idea, all I did was lead them here. Either way, you’re finished.
    ! Coachman: Fat chance of that! This ain’t the first time I had a bit of bad luck, but I’ll always spring back into business.
    ! Cloaked Man: …not this time.
    ! The Cloaked Man pulls out his gun, ready to fire, until an explosion knocks over some rubble separating the two. By the time the dust cleared, the Coachman had already vanished. As the Cloaked Man cursed under his breath and tried to find him, the Coachman reached the promontory on the other side of the island.
    ! Coachman: Ha! Let ‘em try and find me, I know this island better than anyone else. I’ll be off and back on me feet in no—
    ! Just then the Coachman bumped into something, causing him to fall to the ground.
    ! Coachman: Watch where ya going ya bloomin’—
    ! The Coachman stops as he looks to see what he bumped into, the what turns out to be a who and the who was actually three whos. The first was a tall figure clad in oni-themed armor resembling more of a fox than an actual oni. His armor showed signs of many battles as it had cuts, dents and cracks all over. But surprisingly enough, the figure didn’t seem to care about them. The second figure was a man clad in armor like the Oni-themed firgure, but his armor was styled like a medieval knight and had a somber motif to it. The third was the most human compared to his partners, apart from his long fingernails and sharp teeth; he wears a white half masque, hiding his eyes which appear as black slots, a white and violet bodysuit with a small dark violet cape. His hair is styled into the appearance of a traditional jester’s hat, and is multicolored blue, red, yellow and violet.
    ! Coachman: Oh, it’s you lot. Where the bloody ‘ell were ya?! Them blokes is tearing me business apart like bulls in a china shop and you three ain’t doing nothing about it.
    ! ‘The Oni’: Actually…that’s what we’re are here for you, Coachman.
    ! ‘The Jester’: Oui, we regret to inform you that Her Radiance has decided to terminate our mutual agreement in trade and commerce.
    ! Coachman: Eeh?
    ! ‘The Oni’: It means we’re cutting you out.
    ! Coachman: Now wait just a bloomin’ minute! You can’t cut me out! We had a good setup, your boss and me. I collect all them brats, bring them here to be turned to donkeys, then sell them to ya for all that gold. And ya helped me in keeping this place open, heck ya even gave me that potion to turn them all into jackasses in a single night than having to wait five months for the curse to take effect. I gave you lots of business and never once asked questions.
    ! ‘The Jester’: We know, but sadly the workforce you’ve been providing us can no longer meet the requirements needed for our more recent projects…
    ! ‘The Oni’: …so it was more efficient to cut our losses rather than spend more for so little.
    ! ‘The Knight’: The bitterness of a severed contract! Oh, how it stings!
    ! Coachman: Then what’s gonna happen ta me?! If you think ya gonna leave me to be plucked by the law, then ya’ll blimey!
    ! ‘The Oni’: We took that to consideration…and she decided that it would be best to leave no witnesses to tell of our operation.
    ! Coachman: Wait just a tick! You ain’t planning on bumping me off, are ya?!
    ! ‘The Oni’: If by’ bumping you off’, you mean killing you…then sadly no.
    ! ‘The Knight’: Her Radiance wanted a more…subtle approach in settling this matter. I believe the correct term is poetic irony.
    ! The Oni reached behind and pulled out a small bottle from his back. The bottle contained a sickly dark purple substance
    ! Coachman: What’s that?
    ! ‘The Oni’: Oh, nothing much…just a concentrated version of the curse potion you’ve been using. Only this time, the transformation is instantaneous upon ingesting it.
    ! Coachman: If you think I’m taking that, you’re out of your minds!
    ! ‘The Oni’: Oh, I’m afraid that’s a problem…you don’t have a choice!
    ! The Oni snaps his fingers and the Jester and the Knight jump the Coachman, pinning him to the ground. The Coachman tried desperately to break free, but the they were too strong for him. The Jester forcefully opens the Coachman’s mouth as the Oni walk right up to him and uncorks the bottle.
    ! ‘The Oni’: Nothing personal……just business.
    ! He then dumps the potion directly into the Coachman’s mouth, down to the last drop. The Jester made sure that he shallowed the concoction, causing him to choke in the process. The Jester and the Knight releases the Coachman, still in a coughing fit. Just then his head turns into a donkey’s and a tail emerges seconds later. As he looks in horror as his hands changes into hooves, the three figures departed into the shadows, leaving the Coachman to his fate.
    ! Coachman: G-G-G-Get back here, you bastaaaa-Hee-haaaaaaaaaaw!
    ! And in mere moments, the Coachman’s transformation was complete. And by the time the Cloaked Man finally arrived, he was too late; the Coachman was already a jackass, kicking and screaming something fierce.
    ! Cloaked Man: Well, at least you got exactly want you deserved, in an ironic sense.
    ! Cloaked Man walked away from the scene a bit cheated, but satisfied that the Coachman received a more fitting punishment. Back at the docks, the Coachman’s goons were beaten and rounded up, as the marine soldier began loading every donkey-filled crate onto the ship. Two of the marines were having a tough time loading one donkey who was failing like crazy onboard.
    ! Tashigi: Leave no donkey behind, men! Smoker wants them all onboard before we set sail for the mainland, got it!
    ! Soldiers: Yes ma’am!
    ! Meanwhile, unbeknownst to all, a small gondola was seen floating away from the island as its six passengers rowed all the way back to the mainland.

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    Chapter 8: In Search of Geppetto! Journey at the Bottom of the Sea!

    ! Hours later, back at the mainland, our heroes finally reached the shore in their makeshift boat. In the distance, a cloud of smoke could be seen emerging from the distant Pleasure Island. Exhausted from all the rowing, the group plops onto dry land with a thud.
    ! Pinocchio: Jiminy? Guys? You all right?
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Sure coughs I thought we’d never make it. Certainly feels good to be back on dry land.
    ! Usopp: exhuasted I never thought…we’d actually get here.
    ! Nami: That was the second worst night of my life.
    ! Robin: Just be glad it’s finally over.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Come on, let’s get home.
    ! Well it took them a bit, but without any distractions, the six arrived back in town. It was almost dawn when they finally reached Geppetto’s home safe and sound.
    ! Pinocchio: Father, I’m home!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: We’re home, Mr. Geppetto! Home again!
    ! Luffy: Guys, we’re back! Open up!
    ! Pinocchio: It’s me, Pinocchio! I’m home to stay tries ringing the doorbell
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Here he is, Mr. Geppetto. Home at last! Hey, maybe they’re asleep.
    ! Pinocchio: Father? Father, it’s me!
    ! Jiminy goes over to the window to get a look inside.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Guys, come here! the others come over to the window Look! They ain’t here!
    ! And he was right, inside the house there was no one around. Cobwebs formed in the corners and even the spot where Cleo’s fishbowl stood was now vacant.
    ! Pinocchio: He–- he’s gone.
    ! Nami: Sanji…Zoro...they’re all gone.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Yeah, and Figaro.
    ! Pinocchio: And Cleo too.
    ! Well this was quite the predicament, they came back only to find Geppetto and the others gone. While this was happening, back at the harbor, the marine ships have just arrived at the docks just as the sun began to rise. Onboard one of the ships were hundreds of crates filled with the boys turned donkeys. Smoker, Tashigi and the Cloaked Man were discussing on what to do with them.
    ! Tashigi: Sir, are you glad we finally took down Pleasure Island?
    ! Smoker: blows some smoke Sort of…at least that place is out of business for good. Shame I couldn’t cuff the guy who ran the joint.
    ! Cloaked Man: I wouldn’t worry too much about that creep. Let’s just say that he got what he deserved and won’t be causing any more trouble for any one.
    ! Tashigi: All said and done, but what are gonna do about the boys. We can’t just leave them as donkeys.
    ! Smoker: Well how do you expect us to do that; wave a magic wand and go ‘hocus pocus’?
    ! Cloaked Man: If I may, Vice Admiral, but I know of a more practical remedy.
    ! Smoker: How so?
    ! Cloaked Man: To the west of here is a farmhouse nestled in a small valley near a town called Collodi. Now near said farmhouse are two fields of cabbages; one green and one white. If I remember, eating the green cabbages turns the consumer into a donkey, but the white ones can change you back. Have each of the boys eat the white cabbages and they’ll be back to normal in no time, but only if they promise to behave and be good boys from now on. turns to the donkeys How about it boys? If you want to change back, you’ll all have to promise to be good boys. So, you all promise to be good, go to school and obey your mothers?
    ! The donkeys all hee-hawed in agreement, it was definite that they had learned their lessons and wanted to be human again.
    ! Cloaked Man: to Smoker It’s about a day’s walk from here, so they can all walk there. The exercise will do them some good. And be sure to pick some green cabbage for in case some decide to go bad again.
    ! Smoker: to soldiers You heard them men, unload the crates and have them walk there. And make sure they all behave on the trip, it’s going to be a long walk.
    ! Soldiers: Yes, sir!
    ! The soldiers did as they were told, breaking open the crates and releasing the donkeys. The donkeys did not act wild and calmly walked off the ship, knowing that the key to being human again was but a walk away.
    ! Smoker: Glad that’s settled…now about those two.
    ! Smoker points to Honest John and Gideon, who were clamped in irons, awaiting whatever punishment was in store for them.
    ! Honest John: Please, I beg you! We had nothing to do with the Coachman turning boys into donkeys. We were just doing a job…nothing more. I can’t survive in jail!
    ! Smoker: Any ideas on what to do with them? As much as I want to, they’re too annoying to keep locked up in the brig.
    ! Cloaked Man: Actually, I have a far better idea. Take their cuffs off.
    ! Smoker/Tashigi: What?!
    ! Cloaked Man: Trust me.
    ! Smoker: Hmm…let them go.
    ! The guards release Honest John and Gideon as the Cloaked Man walks up to them.
    ! Honest John: Don’t hurt us! I bruise easily.
    ! Cloaked Man: Oh, lighten up. You’re not gonna get walloped. I have instead a job proposal for you both.
    ! Honest John: A-a proposal?
    ! Cloaked Man: Tell me, you’ve ever heard of truant officers?
    ! Honest John: Truant officers?
    ! Cloaked Man: You know; they go around finding naughty children that still play hooky from school and bring them back to school.
    ! Honest John: And what does that have to do with me?
    ! Cloaked Man: Simple…you and Giddy there are gonna help do some honest work by rounding up all those hooky playing kids and bringing them back to school.
    ! Honest John: HONEST WORK?!?! We can’t do honest work! I’d break out in hives. Ask Giddy, he’ll vouch for me!
    ! Gideon nods in agreement.
    ! Cloaked Man: Doubt that. I wouldn’t think of it as work. Think if it as doing a service.
    ! Honest John: Service?
    ! Cloaked Man: Yeah. You get to contribute to society as an active participant, perform an act of civic duty for the good of all.
    ! Honest John: Huh?
    ! Cloaked Man: You get to keep kids from being hooligans and put them back into school.
    ! Honest John: Hmm…
    ! Cloaked Man: Did I mention you get paid?
    ! Honest John: Paid?!
    ! Cloaked Man: Yeah. Truant officers get paid well nowadays. You might even make more than what the Coachman or Stromboli paid you.
    ! Honest John: Hmm…and what exactly do Gideon and I have to do again.
    ! Cloaked Man: Basically, you go looking for children missing from school and help convince them to go back.
    ! Honest John: Convince them? How?
    ! Cloaked Man: How?! You speak as if you don’t know! You’re Honest John, a thespian among con-artist, a fox like you could charm the robes of the Pope himself.
    ! Honest John: I-I can?
    ! Cloaked Man: Why yes! And with that personality, that profile, that physique… why! The children will be flocking back to school after a few sessions with you. And maybe you and Giddy there can learn a few things from school in the process.
    ! Honest John ponders the offer a bit; the chance to do some good for once plus actually getting paid for it. But on the other hand, he would have to give up his con-artist days and do honest work from now on.
    ! Honest John: …and what if we refused?
    ! Cloaked Man: Ooh, you go to jail for the rest of your lives.
    ! Honest John: ……good enough for me! To Gideon Come Giddy! There are little minds thirsty for knowledge, and it is up to us lead them there!
    ! And with that Honest John and Gideon walk off the ship, humming ‘Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee’ as they departed into the streets to the nearest police station of enlist as truant officers. Smoker and Tashigi stared in awe at how quick they turned a new leaf.
    ! Smoker: Huh? Didn’t see that happen so quick?
    ! Tashigi: to Cloaked Man How did you do that?
    ! Cloaked Man: What can I say? I have a way with words. And on that note, I’ll be leaving…walks off the ship and onto the docks Hope to see you two again soon.
    ! Smoker and Tashigi just stood there speechless as he left but then resumed to unloading the transformed kids. Sometime later, the Cloaked Man was seen walking along the empty streets until he turned into a nearby alleyway. As he walked along the silent path, a blue light appears from behind him. The Cloaked Man stops, sensing that someone is behind him and gave a slight smile. The being that was behind him was the Blue Fairy herself.
    ! Cloaked Man: Heh…if you’re here to congratulate me on shutting down Pleasure Island, there’s no need. I did that one for free cause since if the law couldn’t do anything, somebody had to.
    ! Blue Fairy: What you have done was a good deed beyond measure. Thanks to you, those boys learned their lesson and have been granted a second chance.
    ! Cloaked Man: Ah well, in the long run those boys will be much wiser in the future. And that’s good enough for me.
    ! Blue Fairy: For someone who has done such virtuous deeds, you deserve to have your wish come true.
    ! Cloaked Man: I appreciate the offer, but I’m afraid I’ll pass on that.
    ! Blue Fairy: You wish for nothing in return? Don’t you have a wish you want to come true?
    ! The Cloaked Man paused for a moment, to think over the Blue Fairy’s offer. Underneath his cloak, he clenches his fists in frustration over what he had to say, but then released them, giving a pausing sigh as he did.
    ! Cloaked Man: I’m sorry. As much as I want to, I’m afraid not even you have the power to grant my wish.
    ! Blue Fairy: Ohh…I see. Then perhaps you can help me with something.
    ! Cloaked Man: Is it about Pinocchio and his friends? I heard they got off the island.
    ! Blue Fairy: They did. I need you deliver a message to them. Since I cannot help them a second time…
    ! Cloaked Man: You need someone act as your messenger…sure. I got nothing else to do here.
    ! Blue Fairy: Thank you. waves her hand and produces a scroll Take this to Geppetto’s shop, you will find them there.
    ! Cloaked Man: takes scroll You got it! walks away See ya around mam.
    ! Blue Fairy: Farewell! And I hope your dreams come true.
    ! The Cloaked Man said nothing but waved back, as the Blue Fairy disappears into starlight. Back at Geppetto’s, Pinocchio, Jiminy and the other were siting on the stoop wondering what became of Geppetto and the others.
    ! Pinocchio: Maybe something awful happened to them.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Don’t worry son. They probably haven’t gone far.
    ! At that moment, the Cloaked Man arrives from around the corner and approaches them in a causal way.
    ! Cloaked Man: Well, if it isn’t my favorite band of mischief makers. Had a rough night I see?
    ! Luffy: Well if it isn’t Mr. cloak guy! Beat it would ya, we had enough problems tonight already.
    ! Cloaked Man: Well forgive me if I inquired, but judging from your condition points to Luffy’s ears it would seem you all got into some trouble.
    ! Nami: It was Pinocchio’s fault! It he had just listened to Jiminy…
    ! Cloaked Man: Now, now, now, that’s no longer important…since the damage wasn’t too severe. to Pinocchio So kid, did you enjoy your time at Pleasure Island?
    ! Pinocchio: Yeah, it was fun! Except when all the scary stuff happened.
    ! Cloaked Man: And do you know why it happened?
    ! Pinocchio: Hmm…because we almost turned into donkeys?
    ! Cloaked Man: And why…?
    ! Pinocchio: Umm…
    ! Nami: It’s because to you made a jackass of yourself.
    ! Pinocchio: You mean, just because I had a little fun?
    ! Cloaked Man: If you consider drinking, smoking, picking fights and destroying property fun, then yes. This was the temptation that Jiminy was talking about. It may seem good and fun at first, but sooner or later we all must pay the price for our misdeeds. And it seems you almost did too.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: He’s right, Pinoke. That’s what I was telling ya.
    ! Pinocchio: Well I learned my lesson this time. From now on I’ll listen to my conscience before I get tempted by something.
    ! Cloaked Man: Good to know. looks around Seems the rest of your party is gone.
    ! Robin: So is Geppetto, and we don’t even know where they gone.
    ! Cloaked Man: Well, it just so happens, a little birdie gave me this scroll. pulls out scroll from his robes and I think it may give you guys a clue.
    ! Luffy: Really?! A clue!
    ! Usopp: Well don’t just stand there! Read it to us!
    ! The Cloaked Man unfurls the scroll and starts to read what was on written on it. The others looked with anticipation.
    ! Cloaked Man: Huh? Well this is interesting.
    ! Luffy/Usopp/Nami: What? What!?
    ! Cloaked Man: It’s about Geppetto and the others.
    ! Pinocchio: Father? Where are they?
    ! Cloaked Man: It says that they heard that you’d might be on Pleasure Island, so they chartered a boat to look for you. But without a decent navigator they got lost and were shallowed by a whale.
    ! Pinocchio: Swallowed by a whale?
    ! Luffy/Usopp: A whale?!
    ! Cloaked Man: Yeah, a-a-whale by the name of Monstro.
    ! Nami: I don’t believe it; those guys come looking for us and they end up get eaten by a whale.
    ! Cloaked Man: But wait! They’re still alive!
    ! Pinocchio: Alive! Where?
    ! Cloaked Man: reading They’re inside the whale at the bottom of the sea.
    ! Pinocchio: Bottom of the sea?
    ! Cloaked Man: Yeah and from the sound of it, that whale’s probably far away from here by now.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Uh-huh. sees Pinocchio Hey, where you going?
    ! Pinocchio: I’m going to find him.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Pinoke, are you crazy?
    ! Nami: Don’t you realize they’re in a whale?
    ! Pinocchio: I’ve gotta go to him. It’s my fault they’re out there.
    ! Usopp: Pinocchio, wait up!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Hey, Pinoke, wait! Listen, here, son!
    ! The others soon give chase, following Pinocchio all the way out of town. And by the time the sun came up, they reached a cliffside over the sea. Pinocchio picks up a heavy rock and starts tying his tail around it.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: This Monstro I’ve heard of him. He’s a whale of a whale! He swallows whole ships alive. hold the knot down Tie it good and tight now. And besides, it’s dangerous, why I…
    ! Pinocchio: Bye, Jiminy. Bye, guys.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Goodbye?
    ! Nami: Now wait just a ding blasted minute! If you think we went through all that last night just to leave you to go after Monstro on your own, then your wooden head must be hollow!
    ! Pinocchio: But Nami, they never would’ve been eaten by Monstro if I just came home. I’m going to go find them.
    ! Cloaked Man: I admire your bravery kid, but it’s a big ocean and that whale could be anywhere. Plus it is dangerous to go alone.
    ! Luffy: Then we’re going too! Our friends are in that whale!
    ! Robin: Not to put a damper on this, but I should remind you all that Luffy and myself can’t swim.
    ! Usopp: Wait a sec.
    ! Usopp takes out his bag and starts sifting through it, until he finds what like was looking for; a small pink coral.
    ! Usopp: Ta-da!
    ! Nami: Is that?
    ! Usopp: Yep! Bubbly Coral! Now we can travel in the ocean without fear of drowning.
    ! Robin: That’s one way of putting it.
    ! Usopp presses the tip of the coral and produce four large bubble, one for him, Luffy, Nami and Robin.
    ! Robin: So, mister Cricket, do you plan to stay here or are you joining us?
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Stay? I may be live bait down there, but I’m with ya. Come on…pinches his nose let’s go. LOOK OUT BELOOOOOOW!
    ! With that, the five grab onto Pinocchio, take a step over the cliff together and fall straight into the sea. The Cloaked Man waves them goodbye as they hit the water, falling downward into the water as the local critters scattered upon their approach.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Gangway, down there.
    ! The group finally hits the bottom and let me tell you, it was like stepping into a whole new world. The coral looked like trees, anemones and sea plants as far as the eye could see. Pinocchio couldn’t believe how vast the seafloor was.
    ! Pinocchio: Gee... what a big place!
    ! Luffy: Woah! Cool!
    ! As the others were getting their ‘sea legs’, Jiminy was having a tough time staying on the sea floor as he weights lighter than the others.
    ! Robin: Well, Geppetto and the others are not gonna find themselves.
    ! Pinocchio: Come on, Jiminy!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Alright. Soon as I take on some ballast. pushes a curious fish away One side, sister.
    ! Jiminy grabs a small pebble and puts it into his hat as ballast.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: to fish Well, so long.
    ! Jiminy didn’t take one step when he got turned upside down. The rock in his hat was the source.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Put it in the wrong end.
    ! Jiminy turns himself back right side up and prepares to put the rock rack into his pants, but the curious fish, who had no sense of privacy, wanted to look.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Hmph! No more privacy than a goldfish. drops the rock into his pants Ooh, chilly!
    ! So, the gang continued to trek along the sea floor, determined to find Geppetto and the others.
    ! Pinocchio: Father!
    ! Luffy: Franky! Brook!
    ! Usopp: Chopper! Zoro! Sanji!
    ! As they continued, Jiminy was trying to catch up, with the curious fish close behind him.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Hey, guys, wait for me!
    ! He managed to climb onto Pinocchio’s rock and rode on it.
    ! Pinocchio: Father!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Father! Wait, he ain't my father. Um… Mr. Geppetto!
    ! Just then, the fish that was tailing Jiminy grabs his umbrella like a dog wanting to play, but Jiminy had no time for games.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Hey, what the...Let go! Run along you little... squirt.
    ! Of course, the fishes mother appears, and she wasn’t too happy with how Jiminy was talking to her kid.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: What's the matter, can’t a fella… I was only...falls over We were only looking for Monstro.
    ! The moment Monstro was mentioned, the momma fish and her baby bolted.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: That got 'em.
    ! Pinocchio: Father!
    ! While they were busy searching, a menagerie of aquatic life was following them, ever curious about them.
    ! Pinocchio: Father!
    ! Robin quickly notices the mobile aquarium behind them and brings it to the group’s attention.
    ! Robin: It would seem we have company.
    ! Pinocchio: Oh. Hello.
    ! Usopp: What do they want?
    ! Robin: My guess is that they’re just curious.
    ! Luffy: Hey, can you tell us where we can find Monstro? Will ya?
    ! Frightened, the sea life darted far away from them in a fright.
    ! Pinocchio: Gee. They're scared.
    ! Nami: They must be if this Monstro is that terrifying.
    ! Jiminy goes over to a clamshell, hoping to find any info about Monstro’s whereabouts.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Pardon me, Pearl. Are you acquainted with Monstro, the whale?
    ! The clam reacts by shutting its shell up, with Jiminy inside and dug into the ground. It then spits out Jiminy in a bubble, with his hat in a separate bubble.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Whoa, hold it, there.
    ! Jiminy Cricket grabs the hat with his umbrella, unintentionally popping his own bubble. He swims back to the others.
    ! Pinocchio: Father!
    ! As the group moves onward, Jiminy gets on Pinocchio’s rock, pushing away the sea critters that have latched onto the rock.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: One side there, son. Come on, boys, break it up. Break it up, now.
    ! The group ventures into a forest of kelp, thick as three-month-old pea soup and so tall you couldn’t like the top. As they waded through the kelp, they encounter a herd of seahorses, which latch onto Pinocchio’s tail and crowding around Jiminy.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Hey, what the...Quit shovin', now. Don't... Take it easy. Take it easy, there.
    ! The group stops to notice the seahorses, as playfully swim around Pinocchio. Jiminy manages to ride one like an actual horse, making sure not to fall off.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Steady there, Nellie. Go ahead, Pinoke. Ask them.
    ! Pinocchio: Could any of you tell us where to find Monstro?
    ! The seahorse panic and flee, causing the one Jiminy was riding to buck like mad, throwing him off.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Whoa! Whoa, Boy! Whoa, whoa! Hey! gets knocked off Uh, Sakes alive.
    ! The group continues onward once more, eager to find the massive whale, while other sea life looked on as they traverse the ocean floor.
    ! Pinocchio: Father! Father!
    ! Luffy: Sanji! Chopper!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Mr. Geppetto!

    –- Update From New Post Merge ---

    Chapter 9: High Sea Escape! The Giant Whale, Monstro!

    ! Well, days had passed since Pinocchio and the others traverse along the seafloor, determined to find the rest of their friends. Elsewhere, in a graveyard of sunken ships, rests a massive sperm whale known as Monstro. Monstro was far bigger than one’s typical whale, about the size of an oil tanker. Inside the behemoth, it’s even bigger on the inside like a large cavern with a ribcage ceiling. Also within the whale’s mouth was a wrecked ship, most likely one of Monstro’s latest victims, half-wrecked on its bow. At the stern was Geppetto, Figaro and Sanji casting lines into the water, hoping to catch something if anything.
    ! Geppetto: Not a bite for days. We can’t hold out much longer.
    ! Sanji: Doesn’t seem like any fish would come up here. Considering where’d they end up. over to the other side of the boat Anything on your end?
    ! He was calling out to Zoro, Franky, Brook and Chopper, who were fishing for whatever they can get on their end.
    ! Franky: Nothing over here! It’s as empty as our own stomachs. Man, I could go for a giant tender steak. With mash potatoes, gravy and a big bottle of cola.
    ! Chopper: groans Please Franky, don’t mention food.
    ! Brook: I’m so hungry my stomach thinks my throat is cut.
    ! Zoro: Brook, you don’t have either a stomach or a throat. And even if you did, you’re no worse off than the rest of us.
    ! Geppetto: sneezes I never thought it would end this way, Sanji…starving to death…in the belly of a whale.
    ! Sanji: If only we hadn’t loss our provisions when he got us, we would’ve lasted a bit longer…even if it delayed the inevitable… to the others And for the last time, we’re not eating Cleo!
    ! Zoro, Franky, Brook: We know. We know.
    ! Geppetto: My only regret…was I never found my Pinocchio again. sigh He was such a good boy.
    ! Sanji: Yeah, he was…pulls up his fishing line and sees nothing on the hook Thought so. Not a single fish left. If this whale doesn’t wake up soon…I think this might be it.
    ! Well it would seem that way for our friends, trapped inside a whale facing starvation. But this is not how it ends, for not too far from Monstro was a huge school of tuna swimming along the sea floor. The whale finally opens its eyes, seeing the tuna, then pretends to fall back to sleep, happily at his soon to be big meal. The tuna carelessly swam next to the whale when Monstro’s eye bursts open, frightening the fish. Realizing who the eye belongs to, the tuna frantically swam as fast as they could away from there. The massive beast lurches to life like a sleeping giant, pursuing the tuna at full speed. As his mouth opens, the helpless tuna was pulled inside his massive gullet. Our captive friends began to feel Monstro move, as he begins to feed.
    ! Brook: What’s going on?
    ! Zoro: Looks like the whale’s finally up.
    ! Sanji: Guys, look!
    ! Sanji points at the whale’s mouth, where a torrent of fish came gushing through.
    ! Geppetto: Here they come! Tuna! Oh, Tuna fish!
    ! Franky: It’s a miracle!
    ! Chopper/Brook: Food! We can eat!
    ! Sanji: Quick guys, grab the rods!
    ! Everyone races to the starboard side and started to cast their lines, grabbing as many fish as they could. Geppetto catches the first one and flings it into a holding bin.
    ! Geppetto: Here’s a big one!
    ! Zoro: Here’s one more! tosses fish into bin
    ! Sanji: Chopper! Figaro! Keep the fish in there!
    ! Chopper: Got it!
    ! Chopper and Figaro rushed over to the bin, making sure each of fish stayed inside the bin. Back outside, the school of tuna swam right past Pinocchio’s group in a fright.
    ! Luffy: What’s got into them?
    ! Pinocchio: Hey! Wait a minute! Have you seen…
    ! Suddenly, the group heard a loud roar from ahead; it was Monstro, chasing after the tuna while plowing through everything in his path.
    ! Pinocchio: MONSTRO!!!
    ! Nami/Usopp: THAT’S MONSTRO!?!?!?!
    ! Luffy: HE’S HUGE!!!!
    ! Robin: At risk of sounding out of character, but I suggest we might RUN!!!
    ! And ran they did, bolting along with the fish, until Pinocchio’s ballast gets caught on a jagged coral.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Oh, we gotta get out of here!
    ! Jiminy unties Pinocchio’s tail from the rock, freeing him just in time as the massive whale was getting closer. The group ran (swam actually) as fast as they could, trying desperately not to become whale chow for Monstro.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Come on, guys, don’t wait for me.
    ! Back inside Monstro; Geppetto, Sanji and the others were still catching tons of fish amid the tossing of the waves.
    ! Geppetto: Never saw so many!
    ! Zoro: It must be a whole school of them.
    ! Franky: School nothing! It’s a whole blasted college full of them!
    ! The wrecked boat rocked as the whale’s mouth moved about, sending up waves of water and fish as if they were in the amidst of a storm.
    ! Geppetto: Here's another one! Enough for weeks!
    ! Sanji: At this rate, we’ll have enough food for months!
    ! Brook: Here’s a big one! catches a big fish and throws it into the bin
    ! Sanji: Make sure the fish stay in there, Chopper!
    ! Chopper: We’re trying! But the bin’s getting too full!
    ! And Chopper was right, the bin was already filled to the top with fish and Chopper and Figaro were having a hard time keeping them in there. One fish smacked Figaro with its tail and Figaro retaliates by smacking it back, only to miss and fall into the bin. Chopper manages to fish out Figaro from the bin.
    ! Chopper: Quit goofing off, Figaro. We got work to do.
    ! Back outside, Pinocchio and the other were still trying to outswim Monstro, who was gaining fast.
    ! Luffy: Wait a sec! If the guys are in Monstro, then why are we running away from Monstro?
    ! Usopp: Do you want to wind up as fish food?
    ! Luffy: Good point!
    ! Using the fish to pull away from Monstro, the group gets ahead of the fish and swims upward to the surface. All six leap out of the water and into the air, only to be caught in the whale’s mighty maw. Having his fill, the whale splashes onto the surface and rest there. However, one person did manage to, by some amazing feat of good luck, evade getting trapped by Monstro; Jiminy Cricket. Using his umbrella as a makeshift parachute, he hovers towards the whale’s jaws, determined to get in.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Hey, blubber mouth, open up! I gotta get in there!
    ! Back inside, Geppetto and the others were catching the last of the fish.
    ! Geppetto: It looks like the last of them.
    ! Zoro: Better catch them all before they’re gone!
    ! As they continue to restock on fish, Pinocchio and the others, having lost their bubbles to Monstro’s sudden chomp, were now at the mercy of the raging waters and fish. Seeing the guys casting their lines, and with some quick thinking, they grab onto a nearby fish and allowed themselves to be pull up onto the ship.
    ! Franky: Here's a big one! Alley-oop!
    ! Franky pulls on his line as hard as he could, reeling in the fish and Pinocchio’s group, and flings them into the bin.
    ! Geppetto: Only a few left!
    ! Sanji: We gotta work fast!
    ! Pinocchio: Hey!
    ! Brook: Here’s another one!
    ! Pinocchio: Hey Father! gets hit by a fish Father!
    ! Luffy: Hey Guys! Sanji!
    ! Geppetto: Don’t bother us now, Pinocchio!
    ! Sanji: Yeah, pipe down, Luffy! We’re trying to fish! realizes Wait a sec?! Luffy?
    ! Geppetto: Pinocchio?
    ! Pinocchio: Father!
    ! Geppetto: Pinocchio! My son!
    ! Geppetto rushes to hug his son, but mistakenly grabs a fish instead.
    ! Pinocchio: Hey, Father! Here I am!
    ! Geppetto: Huh? Oh, oh, yes! throws away fish and hugs Pinocchio Pinocchio! My boy. I'm so happy to see you!
    ! Pinocchio: Me, too, Father.
    ! Figaro leaps over the fishbin, onto Geppetto and goes to Pinocchio.
    ! Pinocchio: Figaro! Oh, Figaro.
    ! Brook: Luffy!
    ! Chopper: Luffy!
    ! Franky: Luffy!
    ! The three rushes over to hug Luffy, glad that their captain has returned.
    ! Usopp: Hey, what about us?
    ! Chopper: sees Usopp Usopp!!! jump over to hug him I missed you!
    ! Sanji: sees Nami and Robin Nami! Robin!
    ! Sanji leaps over to embrace the girls but they duck out of the way and he falls into the fishbin.
    ! Zoro: Took your sweet time, captain. To think we were trying to find you.
    ! Cleo jump up and down in her bowl, happy to see Pinocchio and the others again.
    ! Pinocchio: Cleo, oh, Cleo! You're here, too.
    ! Geppetto: Yes. We all are together again. Pinocchio sneezes Oh, you are soaking wet.
    ! Pinocchio: Yes, Father.
    ! Geppetto: You mustn't catch cold.
    ! Pinocchio: But we came to save you!
    ! Geppetto: You shouldn't have come down here.
    ! Pinocchio: But, Father...
    ! Geppetto: But I'm awfully glad to see you. Let me take your hat.
    ! Geppetto takes off Pinocchio’s hat, exposing the donkey ears. Geppetto and the other jump back from the sight of it.
    ! Geppetto: Oh! Pinocchio!
    ! Pinocchio: wh—wh—What’s the matter?
    ! Geppetto: Those ears!
    ! Luffy: Oh, the ears! That’s nothing. takes off his hat, revealing his ears I got ‘em too.
    ! Chopper/Brook: EEHH?!
    ! Pinocchio: Yeah, I got a tail to match too. laughs but then brays
    ! Figaro jumps into Cleo’s bowl in a fright and the others nearly fell over in shock.
    ! Geppetto: Pinocchio! What’s happened to you?
    ! Pinocchio: Well, I... I... I...
    ! Robin: I think you owe him the truth Pinocchio.
    ! Pinocchio: The truth, oh uh…
    ! Usopp: Start with school.
    ! Pinocchio: Oh, well…
    ! Geppetto: Yes, Pinocchio?
    ! Pinocchio: I was going to school, when I met somebody.
    ! Geppetto: Met who?
    ! Nami: to Usopp If he says two big monsters again, so help me I’ll deck him.
    ! Pinocchio: A Mr. Honest John.
    ! Geppetto: Honest John?
    ! Pinocchio: Yeah! And he told me to go to the theater to be an actor.
    ! Geppetto: An Actor?
    ! Pinocchio: And that’s when I met Stromboli.
    ! Geppetto: Stromboli?
    ! Pinocchio: Uh-huh. But he was real mean. He was gonna use me a wooden gold mine and locked me in a birdcage. And he said when I get too old, he was gonna chop me into firewood!
    ! Geppetto: Gold mine?! Firewood?!
    ! Geppetto looks to Nami and Robin if this was true, they shake their heads yes.
    ! Geppetto: But how did you get out? And where were they points to Luffy’s group
    ! Pinocchio: Oh, well, they tried to get me out, till the Blue Fairy came and freed me.
    ! Geppetto: She did?
    ! Pinocchio: So, after that we raced home till I met Honest John again, and he said that I was allergic.
    ! Geppetto: Allergic, to what?
    ! Pinocchio: Hmm…I don’t know. But he told that the only cure was to go to Pleasure Island.
    ! Geppetto: Pleasure Island?!
    ! Pinocchio: Yeah and it was fun at first, till I started to turn into a donkey. But we escaped…
    ! Robin: And the rest was obvious, sir. When we got back and learned about how you were looking for us, we traveled along the sea floor in search of Monstro and well…here we are.
    ! Pinocchio: I’m awful sorry for causing you to worry, and if I just gone school, none of this would have happened to you. I promise not to be tempted again…and I know you have the right to be mad…and…
    ! Geppetto: Mad? picks up Pinocchio and hugs him I’m not mad Pinocchio. I’m only glad old Geppetto has his little woodenhead back. Nothing else matters.
    ! Franky: starts crying Ahhh! So moving!
    ! While the gang was having a moment, Jiminy Cricket was still trying to get inside Monstro and having no luck in doing so.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: I gotta get in, my pals are in there. Open up, you big moose! Open up, I tell ya—
    ! Just then Jiminy find him self under attack by a flock of seagulls, who were planning to make a snack out of him.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Hey! Cut it out!
    ! Looking for cover, Jiminy leaps into a conveniently placed bottle in the water, gets inside and blocks the opening with his umbrella, keeping the pesky birds out.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Hey! Go on! Beat it, ya buzzards!
    ! Back inside, Pinocchio was trying to convince Geppetto to escape from Monstro, a task he thinks cannot be done.
    ! Sanji: Getting out? It’s easier said than done, Pinocchio.
    ! Geppetto: We tried everything we could think of since we got stuck here.
    ! Franky: We even built a getaway boat.
    ! Franky points down the small boat moored to the wreck. It was a makeshift vessel built from spare scrap from the ship and big enough to fit a dozen people and two pets. Mounted on the aft was some form of apparatus that looked like a pedal-powered propeller.
    ! Luffy: Did you try going through that way? points to the back way into the stomach
    ! Zoro: Are you nuts?! We were lucky he doesn’t chew.
    ! Pinocchio: A boat? That’s it! We’ll take the boat and when the whale his opens his mouth we’ll—
    ! Sanji: Now just a minute, Pinocchio, it doesn’t work like that. Monstro only opens his mouth when he’s eating. Then everything comes in, but nothing goes out.
    ! Pinocchio: Oh.
    ! Geppetto: It's hopeless, Pinocchio. Come, we'll make a nice fire, and we'll cook some of the fish.
    ! Pinocchio: A fire! That's it!
    ! Geppetto: Yes, and then we'll all eat again.
    ! Pinocchio: A great big fire! Lots of smoke!
    ! Geppetto: Smoke? Oh, yeah, sure. A smoked fish will taste good.
    ! Pinocchio rushes into the cabin, goes to the woodbin and grabs an armful and hands it to Geppetto.
    ! Pinocchio: Quick...get some wood!
    ! Pinocchio grabs a nearby chair and tosses onto a pile on the deck, breaking it into pieces.
    ! Geppetto: Pinocchio, not the chair!
    ! Pinocchio: Hurry, guys! More wood!
    ! Brook: Oh, what will we sit on if we...
    ! Pinocchio: We won't need it! We're getting out! Right now!
    ! Pinocchio goes back inside, grabs a nearby lantern and throws it onto the pile, cause a big bonfire.
    ! Geppetto: Getting out?
    ! Zoro: Now?
    ! Nami: But how?
    ! Pinocchio: We'll make him sneeze!
    ! Brook: Make him sneeze?
    ! Geppetto: Ohh, that will make him mad!
    ! Sanji: After what he did to us, I don’t care. Pass me that plank!
    ! The group gathers more junk for the fire, causing to get bigger and create black smoke. Back outside, the smoke emerges from Monstro’s blowhole, causing the whale to stir from his nap. He sniffs a bit, sensing a burning smell coming from an unknown location. He opens his mouth and, to his surprise, smoke billows out from it. The smoke was so thick that Monstro begins to gear up for a sneeze. Jiminy Cricket sees an opening within the teeth and paddles in with his umbrella.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Well, it’s about time.
    ! As Monstro prepares to sneeze, our friends are pushing the getaway boat up to the front of Monstro’s mouth, ready to make their escape.
    ! Geppetto: It won’t work!
    ! Pinocchio: Hurry, guys, climb aboard!
    ! Franky: Are you kidding, we’ll never get past those teeth!
    ! Pinocchio: Yes, we will.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Looks at the boat Hey, which way you goin'?! Wait for me!
    ! Luffy: Sees Jiminy There you are, Jiminy, get up here. Grabs Jiminy
    ! Pinocchio: Hang on! Here we go!
    ! It was at that moment, Monstro lets loose a massive sneeze, blasting the boat clear out of his mouth and out into open water.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Gesundheit.
    ! Monstro begins build up for another sneeze, pulling back the boat with each gasp.
    ! Geppetto: We are going back!
    ! Pinocchio: No, we'll make it! Faster! Faster!
    ! The group paddle rapidly, but it proved fruitless as Monstro was pulling them as fast as they could paddle.
    ! Geppetto: It's no use! We’re done for!
    ! Just then, Monstro lets out another massive sneeze, sending the boat flying and this time well out of range.
    ! Pinocchio: We made it!
    ! Luffy: Woo-hoo!
    ! Franky: Yeah! We’re finally out!
    ! Monstro gears up for a third sneeze, but this time he starts thrashing bout the water, putting out the fire in his mouth. Usopp is the first to notice this.
    ! Usopp: Guys, look! He’s put out the fire!
    ! Geppetto: Now he is mad!
    ! And he was right, Monstro was as mad as ever and he wasn’t gonna let someone light a fire in mouth and get away with it. He swims after the group in a mad fury.
    ! Geppetto: I told you he’d be furious!
    ! Franky: Well, we ain’t sunk yet. Zoro, Sanji, man the pedals.
    ! Without so much as an argument, the two mount the pedal-like device.
    ! Franky: NOW PEDAL!
    ! Zoro and Sanji pedal at top speed, causing the propeller to start moving and jerks the boat into moving faster than ever.
    ! Geppetto: Woah! almost falls off
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Now we’re talking!
    ! Franky: Yup! That’s one of my best works, a dual pedal spiral turbine propeller. I’d like to see that oversized minnow catch us now.
    ! Thanks to the propeller, boat was keeping a large distance from Monstro, much to his annoyance. The chase lasts about 30 mins, as the group was still ahead of Monstro.
    ! Luffy: Man, that whale’s determined!
    ! Gepetto: He’s got to be running out of steam soon.
    ! Nami: I hope so, cause we’re running out of leg power.
    ! She points to Sanji, Zoro and Franky, who were worn out from taking turns powering the propeller. Now only Brook and Chopper are busy pedaling for their lives.
    ! Nami: How you guys holding up?
    ! Brook: panting I’d be sweating if I had sweat glands, much less have skin!
    ! Chopper: panting We gotta be reaching land soon.
    ! Usopp: sees land on the horizon Land ho! Land ho!
    ! Nami: Where away?
    ! Usopp: Straight ahead! About three miles!
    ! Nami: You heard him guys, keep pedaling!
    ! Finally having enough, Monstro submerges into the water, gaining more speed as he heads for the boat.
    ! Geppetto: sees Monstro missing Hey, he’s gone!
    ! Usopp: What?!
    ! Pinochhio: Where’d he go?
    ! Nami: He must’ve submerged. Check the water.
    ! They look down into the water, hoping to catch Monstro before he could catch them first. Just then, Monstro bursts upward, knocking everyone off the ship as they rolled over the whale’s back. They managed to hit the water safely, Monstro began to make a sharp U-turn, making a huge wave as he did. He lets out a bellowing roar as he resumes another charge at the boat, just as Pinocchio, Geppetto and the others were getting back in it.
    ! Pinocchio: He’s coming back. Hurry!
    ! Zoro: That whale’s trying to kill us!
    ! Nami: Paddle guys, paddle!
    ! The group sails over a large wave just as Monstro lunges right over them.
    ! Pinocchio: Let’s go back!
    ! Usopp: Full reverse!
    ! The gang moves the boat out of the way just as Monstro came crashing down into the water.
    ! Geppetto: Look out!
    ! Geppetto points to Monstro’s tail, which was about to come down right on top of them.
    ! Franky: Oh no, you don’t! Coup de Vent!
    ! Franky holds his left hand forward and releases a blast of compressed air form the palm of his hand. The sudden burst moves the boat out of the away just in time as the tail slams down.
    ! Franky: That was too close.
    ! Robin: He’s bent on taking us down no matter what.
    ! Luffy: That’s it! I’m done playing! Fourth Gear!
    ! Luffy leaps out of the boat, bites into his forearm and blows hard, transforming into muscular and most powerful form; Fourth Gear. Monstro remerges from the water, ready to crush the boat in one huge belly flop.
    ! Luffy: Gum-Gum Kong Gun!!!
    ! Luffy compresses his hand into him right arm and fires at Monstro, knocking the whale over to the side and away from the boat.
    ! Usopp: Nice shot, Luffy!
    ! Franky: It’s not over yet! Look!
    ! Monstro resurfaces, recovering from the attack as he bellows out in anger.
    ! Luffy: Guys, get to shore! I’ll take care of Monstro!
    ! Sanji: You don’t have to tell us twice!
    ! Monstro charges at the boat, but Luffy cuts the whale off, punching him square in the face. Monstro retaliates by swatting Luffy with his tail and then lunges to devour him. But Luffy quickly recovers and…
    ! Luffy: Gum-Gum Rhino Schneider!!
    ! …delivers a double flying kick, knocking Monstro back into the water.
    ! Luffy: Dang, this whale’s as tough as Laboon, but this guy’s out for blood!
    ! Monstro comes back with murder in his eyes and attacks Luffy. It was titanic battle, a rubbery David against a mighty Goliath, neither one refusing to back down in this epic showdown of strength and endurance. As the two clashed, the sea became rough with waves, making it difficult for the others to row to safety.
    ! Nami: Row! Row!
    ! Usopp: Row your boat!
    ! Zoro/Sanji: Not funny!
    ! Geppetto: Do you think Luffy will be alright?
    ! Franky: Don’t worry. It’ll take a lot more than that tub of blubber to beat Luffy.
    ! Monstro charges at Luffy, dives into the water and then jumps straight up into the air for a massive belly flop.
    ! Luffy: That’s not gonna stop me! Gum-Gum Kong Organ Gun!!!
    ! After compressing both fists into his arms, Luffy moves his arms horizontally in a rapid fashion before releasing a flurry of heavy punches. The attack manages to stall Monstro’s descent but wasn’t enough to keep him from falling. Luffy manages to evade as the whale dive back into the sea.
    ! Usopp: Heads up!
    ! Usopp points to Monstro’s tail as it was about to come crashing down, right on top them.
    ! Brook/Chopper: Nyeh!!!
    ! Brook and Chopper leaped off the pedals as Monstro’s tail slams down, smashing the aft end of the boat. The impact sends the boat upward and falls back down, with its aft end completely torn off. Luffy sees the boat and flies over to see if anyone was alright.
    ! Luffy: Guys! What happened?!
    ! Nami: That oversized minnow almost flatten us, that’s what happened!
    ! Franky: Yeah, but he took out the propeller and whole backend, that lucky son of a-
    ! Sanji: Wait a sec! Where’s Geppetto and Pinocchio?
    ! Robin: You don’t think they fell overboard?
    ! Usopp: Pinocchio! Pinocchio! Where are you?
    ! Pinocchio emerges from the water near the boat, splashing about as he tries to stay afloat.
    ! Usopp: Pinocchio! You ok?
    ! Pinocchio: I’m ok! But where’s Father?
    ! Chopper: There he is!
    ! Chopper points to Geppetto, who was barely holding on to damaged remains of the propeller.
    ! Geppetto: Pinocchio, swim for shore. Swim for shore.
    ! Just then, Monstro remerges from the water and begins to charge at the boat. Pinocchio swims over to save his father as the Straw Hats try to deal with the now sinking boat.
    ! Nami: Pinocchio, get back here!
    ! Pinocchio: Hang on, Father!
    ! Geppetto: Save... yourself.
    ! Geppetto goes under for the last time, until Pinocchio manages to grab him, keeping his head above water as best he could.
    ! Usopp: Monstro’s heading straight for us!
    ! Zoro: And the ship’s taking on water!
    ! Luffy grabs Pinocchio and Geppetto, placing them back into the boat.
    ! Robin: So, what’s the plan now?
    ! Nami: We head for shore.
    ! Brook: But how, it’s all rocks and reef.
    ! Usopp: Wait, there’s a small opening between that ridge, not even Monstro could fit in there.
    ! Franky: And how do we get there? Monstro took out the propeller.
    ! Nami: Then use Luffy. to Luffy Grab what’s left of the aft and push us to shore.
    ! Luffy flies over and lifts the aft of the ship from the water, as Monstro lets out another roar.
    ! Sanji: FLOOR IT, LUFFY!!!!
    ! Luffy propels the boat forward towards the opening with Monstro closing in fast. They were about a mile or so to the opening when…
    ! Chopper: We’re almost there!
    ! Franky: Keep it up, Luffy!
    ! Usopp: Nothing can stop us now!
    ! Suddenly, Luffy shrinks back to his normal size and falls into the boat, completely exhausted.
    ! Nami: Oh, come on!
    ! Zoro: Sees Monstro No time for filler, grab an oar and start rowing!
    ! The group each takes an oar and starting rowing for their lives, as Monstro gaining on them. They finally managed to reach the opening, but a wave came up, blocking the way. As the wave slowly ebbed away, Monstro leaped out of the water and straight at them. Panicking, the Straw Hats, paddled as fast as they could, desperately fighting the current coming out. Monstro makes one last roar as he dove at the boat, determined to destroy it and its crew. By sheer luck of the fates, the Straw Hats made it into the opening just as Monstro crashed into the rocks with a mighty KAA-BOOM! The impact creates a blast of water, destroying the boat and sending its crew flying in a surge of seawater. Luckily a manage to wind up on a shore without hitting any of the rocks or debris from the boat. The Straw Hat were recovering from the blast, completely drained from the almost becoming fish food.
    ! Usopp: panting We…we made it.
    ! Zoro: Is everyone alright?
    ! Sanji: Well, aside that we almost got turned into fish food, escaped death by the skin if our teeth and are still breathing…yeah, we’re alright.
    ! Franky: Where’s Geppetto?
    ! Luffy: There!
    ! They see Geppetto lying on the beach, completely worn out but still alive.
    ! Geppetto: Pinocchio... save yourself. Don't mind me, son. Save yourself... Pinocchio.
    ! Chopper rushes over to check on Geppetto’s health, he puts his hoofs on Geppetto’s wrist to check his pulse.
    ! Chopper: He’s okay, he’s worn out.
    ! Nami: But where Figaro and Cleo?
    ! A large trunk washes up on shore aside them, Usopp opens it up to find Cleo and Figaro, safe and sound but little dazed from being rattled in the trunk.
    ! Usopp: They’re in here!
    ! Brook: I never fought we’d be out of that whale.
    ! Zoro: And I don’t think he’ll causing any more trouble after ramming headfirst into the rocks.
    ! Robin: Smart idea of yours with the fire, Pino- notices Pinocchio missing Hey, where’s Pinocchio?
    ! Luffy: Didn’t he land with us.
    ! Franky: I don’t think so.
    ! Nami: He’s gotta be somewhere, let’s start searching.
    ! The Straw Hats searched all over the cove, calling out Pinocchio’s name in the hopes that he would respond. Jiminy Cricket went over to another part of the shore to help in the search.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Pinocchio? Oh, Pinocchio! Pinocchi--gasp
    ! Jiminy stopped in mid word as saw something that sent a chilling shock to his body. The Straw Hats, sensing something was wrong rush over to Jiminy and saw something that shook them to their cores; Pinocchio lying face down in the pool of water……motionless…and dead.

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    Epilogue: A Wish Comes True! Good Deeds Go Rewarded.

    ! The long walk home felt more like a funeral march, as our heroes made their way back to town. By the time they got to Geppetto’s shop, night has already fallen. Pinocchio’s now lifeless body was placed on Geppetto’s bed as everyone mourns for him.
    ! Geppetto: My boy…My brave little boy...
    ! Nami: Even though sniff he caused a lot of trouble sniff he was still a good kid.
    ! Franky: He was a good kid alright…blows nose…right to the end! starts sobbing
    ! As everyone was mourning over Pinocchio, a familiar blue glow surrounds his lifeless body.
    ! Blue Fairy: voice Prove yourself brave, truthful, and unselfish, and someday you will be a real boy. Awake, Pinocchio. Awake.
    ! A shining light come over him, changing Pinocchio’s body from his puppet form. Seconds later, he begins to stir and get up from the bed to see everyone crying.
    ! Pinocchio: Father! Whatcha cryin' for?
    ! Geppetto: 'Cause... you're dead, Pinocchio.
    ! Pinocchio: No! No, I'm not! Uhh…What’s dead?
    ! Chopper: It means not being alive, not moving at all.
    ! Pinocchio: Ohh. How did I die?
    ! Usopp: When we are escaping from Monstro…sniff…we found you in pool of water and blows nose you weren’t moving!
    ! Pinocchio: But I am not dead.
    ! Geppetto: Yes, yes, you are. Now lie down...
    ! Pinocchio: But, Father, I'm alive. See? And... And I'm... I'm...
    ! Pinocchio waves hand to prove he’s alive, but he noticed something was off. His hand wasn’t made of wood nor was his arm. He puts his hands to his chest and for a moment he could feel a heartbeat…his heartbeat. Pinocchio wasn’t just alive…
    ! Pinocchio: I'm real! I'm a real boy!
    ! Geppetto, the Straw Hats and everyone looked up and saw the Pinocchio was alive, but not as the little wooden puppet, but a real live boy.
    ! Robin: Pinocchio!
    ! Chopper/Brook: He’s alive!
    ! Geppetto: And you are a real boy!
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Yea! Whoopie!
    ! Geppetto: A real, live boy!
    ! Figaro jumped for joy and was so happy that he leaped into Cleo’s fishbowl and kissed her on the lips.
    ! Nami: But how is that even possible?!
    ! Luffy: Who cares! He’s alive!
    ! Nami: I think it does matter. If Pinocchio did come back to life, he would’ve come back as a puppet.
    ! Robin: The Blue Fairy!
    ! Chopper: Huh?
    ! Robin: She said that if Pinocchio can prove to be brave, truthful and unselfish, he would become a real boy.
    ! Zoro: But when did that happen?
    ! Nami: Well…for one thing it was a brave thing to traverse the ocean floor to find Monstro.
    ! Robin: And when you told everything that happened to Geppetto, that was very truthful.
    ! Usopp: And you risked you own life to save to Geppetto, even at the cost of your own.
    ! Robin: So, in a way, you proved yourself to be a real boy after all.
    ! Luffy: Then that means Geppetto’s wish finally came true at last!
    ! Geppetto: Haha! This calls for a celebration! Hit the clocks!
    ! Chopper: Which ones?
    ! Geppetto: All of them!
    ! Usopp: Allow me!
    ! Usopp slams his fist into the wall, causing all the clocks to go off.
    ! Geppetto: Professor, lots of music!
    ! Brook and Franky began turning on all the music boxes they could find, creating an atmosphere of joy and merriment. Everyone was dancing happily for Pinocchio’s revival and for becoming a real boy. Jiminy Cricket observe everyone having a wonderful time, what started as a dirge has now ended on a much happier note.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Well, this is practically where I came in.
    ! As the party continued, Jiminy notices the Blue Fairy’s star in the night sky. Quietly, he slipped out the party via the window to thank her for all she’s done.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Thank you, milady. He deserved to be a real boy. And it sure was nice of you to--a beam of light shines on Jiminy Huh? Wha-- Uh-- Wh-- Wh--
    ! Suddenly, a badge appears on Jiminy’s jacket. And it wasn’t just any badge, it was a 18k gold official conscience badge.
    ! Jiminy Cricket: Well, I'll be! My, My! Solid gold, too. Oh, I think it's swell!
    ! Not far from Geppetto’s, the Cloaked Man was in an alley, watching Jiminy receive his reward. A smile forms on his smile as he walks away, but not before addressing the audience.
    ! Cloak Man: Now the way this story ends: Pinocchio goes being a real boy, going the school and having new adventures. Jiminy Cricket continues on as Pinocchio’s conscience, keeping him out of trouble and also helping him with school work now and then. Of course, while Pinocchio still remembers his lessons as a puppet, he still needs some help from time to time. Geppetto is as happy as ever now that his wish has come true and continues to make wonderful toys and things at his shop. Figaro and Cleo…are still Figaro and Cleo. Honest John and Gideon have turned over a new leaf, being full-fledged truant officers for the town. Of course, some habits are hard to break but thanks to them, truancy has dropped almost overnight and with school attendance at an all-time high. Lampwick, along with the rest of the boys, were back to normal. Although he is still a wise guy, he was much wiser now than he was before. As for the Coachman, he was never seen or heard of again, and Pleasure Island fell into complete obscurity. But they say if you listen closely, you could hear a sound of a donkey braying within the island. And for the Straws Hats…they said their goodbyes and where soon onto their next adventure. As to where their next adventure will take them…is another story for another time. But as we close out on this happy ending, let us remember this…
    ! Jiminy Cricket: When your heart is in your dreams
    No request is too extreme…
    ! Backup Singers_: When you wish upon a star_
    Your dreams come true
    You'll find your dreams come true

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  • ___Straw Hats Adventures of Aladdin


    Tales of an Arabian Straw Hat_ ​__ Prologue: Tales of the Lamp! A Sinister Prelude in the Sands.

    ! As we begin our story, we see a small peddler riding on top of a camel through a scorching desert, surrounded by sand dunes and mesas. This is Arabia, the land of the Middle East. Unique stories and tales came from this world, filled with untold riches and desire. This is also a land of bandits and thieves, where they ambush unwary caravans and travelers. As we follow the peddler along the desert sands, he was singing a song.
    ! Peddler: Oh, I come from a land
    From a faraway place
    Where the caravan camels roam
    Where it's flat and immense
    And the heat is intense
    It's barbaric, but hey–it's home!

    ! When the wind's in the east
    And the sun's from the west
    And the sand in the glass is right
    Come on down,
    Stop on by
    Hop a carpet and fly
    To another Arabian night!

    As the sun sets behind him, the peddler arrives at the marvelous city of Agrabah. A massive palace looms over its equally massive city as the people hung their clothes and performers breathed fire. The peddler proceeds into the city, as he continues to sing.
    ! Peddler: Arabian nights
    Like Arabian days
    More often than not
    Are hotter than hot
    In a lot of good ways
    ! Arabian nights
    'Neath Arabian moons
    A fool off his guard
    Could fall and fall hard
    Out there on the dunes.

    ! He stops into a nearby alleyway for the night, as his camel breathes deeply in exhaustion. So worn out and tired in fact, the camel collapses to the ground. The small peddler slides off from the hump and onto the ground. After his feet touched the ground, he appears to have noticed a heavily robed traveler, probably a foreign tourist, passing him by in the street.
    ! Peddler: Ah, Salaam and good evening to you, worthy friend.
    ! The traveler stops, looks around to see if the peddler was calling out someone else. Seeing that no one else was out at this time of night, he looks at the peddler and points at himself if he was the one being called.
    ! Peddler: Yes, you. Please, please, come closer.
    ! The traveler walks up the peddler, unaware as to why he, a stranger in a foreign land, was called on.
    ! Traveler: You asked for me?
    ! Peddler: Yes, I take it that you’re a traveler and as such are new here, are you not?
    ! Traveler: Why…as a matter of fact I am. If you’re trying to pass yourself off as a fortuneteller, that as much as you’ll get from me.
    ! Peddler: No, no, my friend! I meant no offense. I couldn’t help but notice you wandering through the streets at this time of night.
    ! Traveler: Well, I have been wandering for some time; I only found this place by chance and I’ve never seen a city like this.
    ! Peddler: Ah, then you’re in luck, weary traveler! Welcome to Agrabah. City of mystery…of enchantment…and the finest merchandise this side of the river Jordan, on sale today, come on down! Heh, heh!
    ! He rolls out a bag, and a stand magically appears, already built and ready for business. The Traveler was a bit annoyed that he was roped into a sale pitch, but he decided to humor the peddler, to see if his wares were any good. The peddler went behind the stand and took out what appears to be an urn. But it is actually an odd contraption with a hose sticking out at one end.
    ! Traveler: So, peddler…what is that?
    ! Peddler: You like? Yes! Combination hookah and coffee maker–also makes Julienne fries.
    ! The peddler demonstrates the last part by putting a potato under the device, pressing down on it and the potato became a pile of Julienne fries. The Peddler hands some of the fries to the Traveler to eat, which he did and liked.
    ! Traveler: You almost lost me with the hookah and never drink coffee, but these fries hooked me back. How durable is it?
    ! Peddler: Highly durable, my friend. Will not break…it will not…
    ! He taps it on the stand to prove his point, but before he can finish the contraption brakes with just two taps. Both the Peddler and the Traveler exchange a deadpan look to each other.
    ! Peddler/Traveler: …it broke.
    ! The Peddler throws it away with one hand backwards. Then something catches his eyes with interest.
    ! Peddler: Ooohhh! Look at this!
    ! He reaches under the stand and pulls out what appears to be a plain white box. The Traveler seemed a bit puzzled about the box, but more about what’s in it.
    ! Peddler: I have never seen one of these intact before.
    ! Traveler: What is it?
    ! Peddler: This is the famous Dead Sea Tupperware. Listen…
    ! Peddler pries it open slightly and blew a raspberry. Then he gives a satisfied smile to the Traveler, who was less than amused.
    ! Peddler: Ah, still good.
    ! Traveler: Look, if you’re trying to sell me cheap merchandise and crack jokes, I can find that at any tourist trap. So, if you don’t have anything else of decent value, I’ll be on my way.
    ! The Traveler moves away from the stand and starts to leave. But the peddler hurries to catch him.
    ! Peddler: Wait, don't go!
    ! Traveler: What?
    ! Peddler: I can see that you're only interested in the exceptionally rare. I think then, you would be most rewarded to consider...THIS!
    ! He then pulls out what appears to be a bronze-coated lamp from out of his sleeve and shows it to the Traveler. The Traveler looked at the lamp with some confusion, the Peddler mentioned exceptionally rare; he didn’t mean some old lamp.
    ! Peddler: Do not be fooled by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts.
    ! Traveler: Look, its lovely lamp, charming at least, but I have no interest in an ordinary—
    ! Peddler: This is no ordinary lamp! It once changed the course of a young man's life. A young man who, like this lamp, was more than what he seemed…
    ! Then the Peddlers eyes dart left and right, making sure no one is nearby or eavesdropping. He then leans in close to the Traveler with a smile.
    ! Peddler: A—
    ! The Traveler puts his finger to the Peddler’s mouth, stopping him.
    ! Traveler: Let me guess, ‘A diamond in the rough’, right?
    ! Peddler: Eeh?
    ! Traveler: Do you really take me for a sap? I know the story; about a poor beggar boy, living on the streets until he discovers a lamp containing a powerful genie. A genie, who helps the boy win the heart of a princess while dealing with an evil vizier who wanted to use the lamp to take over the kingdom. Trust me, I heard it told in so many ways and in so many versions the no two are alike. So, believe me when I say that nothing you say will convince me in buying that lamp.
    ! So with that the Traveler walked away, the Peddler was stuttering, attempt to think of someone to convince the Traveler to stay. Just then, the Peddler remembered something that would help him.
    ! Peddler: WAIT! Yes! The story of the lamp is what you say, but this particular lamp’s tale is more than that. And yet, it also tells a tale of a group of travelers, a group of pirates…
    ! The Traveler stops dead in tracks when he heard the word ‘pirates’. Now he had heard almost every story about the boy and the magic lamp, but a version involves a group of pirates is one he hadn’t heard of. The Peddler could see the conflict in the Traveler’s face as he fights between not believing in the Peddler and the curiosity of his story. Curiosity wins.
    ! Traveler: What kind of pirates?
    ! Peddler: Ah, interested I see. Well, these weren’t your typical kind of pirates. These pirates came from another world, pirates who, like the young man and the lamp, were diamonds in the rough in their own way. And yet, they themselves would become entangled in the threads of this story, cross paths with many of its characters…and in the end, must battle against two villains who serve in even sinister evil for the fate of all. Perhaps you would like to hear the tale?
    ! The Traveler said nothing but nodded yes. Once he approved, the peddler pours shiny blue sand from the spout of the lamp and into his hand, and then the throws the sand into the sky, where it forms a starry landscape.
    ! Peddler: It begins on a dark night, where two dark men wait, with a dark purpose…
    ! As the Peddler’s story starts, we see a ragged thief named Gazeem, riding on his horse to the top of a sand dune, to meet those who hired him. He makes it to the top and hops off his horse. The first man was a vizier of the Sultan in Agrabah named Jafar. Wearing black and red robes, he gives off a sinister personality. Although he serves the Sultan, he is a member of the Zodiac Council that serves under the Cosmic Witch, Morganna. Under Morganna’s guidance, Jafar plots to overthrow the Sultan and claim the throne for himself. And tonight, could be the opportunity he’s been looking for.
    ! Beside him, is a tall man with a wide chest, broad shoulders, muscular arms and legs, and a thick neck. He has pale skin and nape-length dark hair, which is kept neatly slicked back. He had a long-stitched scar at the bridge of his nose that stretches across his face and a large hook made from a tough gold alloy in place of his left hand. The man also wore a bright orange, black-striped button up vest over a long-sleeve peach shirt, along with a blue scarf, dark brown suit pants, and polished black shoes with gold buckles. He also wore a long, thick, dark gray pelted fur coat with a regular gray fur trim over his shoulders. This was the former Shichibuki and former president of Baroque Works, Sir Crocodile.
    ! The two men glared at Gazeem with irritation as he approaches them.
    ! Jafar: You...are late.
    ! Crocodile: Been any longer, and we’d had to hire someone else just to find you!
    ! Gazeem: A thousand apologies, O patient ones.
    ! Jafar: Do you have it then?
    ! Gazeem: I had to slit a few throats…but I got it!
    ! Gazeem pulls out what appears to be half of a golden scarab medallion, showing it to Jafar and Crocodile.
    ! Crocodile: Good, now hand it over.
    ! Crocodile reaches out to take the scarab piece, but Gazeem yanks it back.
    ! Gazeem: Ah, ah, ahhh! The treasure!
    ! Gazeem held out his hand for his payment. Then, Jafar’s parrot, Iago, squawks as he flies by and snatches the medallion from his hand. Then he flies back to Jafar and drops it onto the palm of his hand.
    ! Jafar: Trust me, my pungent friend. You'll get what's coming to you.
    ! Iago: What’s coming to you! Awk!
    ! Then Jafar pulls out the second half of the scarab medallion. He slowly connects them together, and the insect medallion becomes alive and glows. Finally, it flies out of Jafar's hand, scaring the horses, and is off towards the dunes, leaving a sparkling trail behind it.
    ! Jafar: Quickly! Follow the trail!
    ! All three rode on horseback, chasing after the glowing speck of light, making sure they don’t lose it.
    ! Jafar: FASTER!
    ! The glowing golden scarab medallion continues to fly, until it reaches a large dune. It separates into two and the halves plunge into the dune. And all that remains are two glowing points of light on the dune. They arrived where it stopped, just before the ground starts shaking violently. Then the dune begins to rise up from the earth, transforming into a giant tiger’s head, with the glowing points serving as the eyes. Its mouth opens to reveal the entrance to the deep cavern.
    ! Jafar: At last, after all my years of searching, the Cave of Wonders!
    ! Iago: Awk! Cave of Wonders!
    ! Crocodile: So, it does exist…I’ve stories about this thing. It is said that within the depths of its maw contains the treasure of a hundred kingdoms.
    ! Gazzem: By Allah…
    ! Gazeem stares at the cave entrance in awe. Then Jafar grabs him by the collar and pulls him up close to his face, with a serious look.
    ! Jafar: Now, remember! Bring us the lamp. The rest of the treasure is yours, but the lamp is ours!
    ! Crocodile: Now get going!
    ! Jafar lets Gazeem go and Gazeem proceeds towards the cave, chuckling with greed as he goes.
    ! Iago: Awk, the lamp! Awk, the lamp!
    ! And then, now that they’re alone, and far from Gazeem’s hearing, Iago opens up in normal English, in which he normally talks.
    ! Iago: Jeez, where'd ya dig this bozo up?
    ! Jafar puts his finger to his lips and shushes him. Gazeem reaches the mouth of the cavern and looks down. A stairway then formed, reaching down into the deep depths of the cave. Before he plants his foot inside, he was suddenly blown away by the roar of the cave itself.
    ! Cave: Who disturbs my slumber?
    ! Gazzem: I-It is I, Gazeem, a humble thief.
    ! Gazeem nervously bows to it, in hope of appeasing it.
    ! Cave: Know this. Only those who are worthy may enter here. Those whose worth lies far within. A diamond in the rough.
    ! Gazeem then turns back to Jafar and Crocodile with a questioning look.
    ! Jafar: What are you waiting for? Go on!
    ! Gazeem then began to shake in fear, wondering what will happen if he wasn’t “worthy” enough. Cautiously, he moves one foot onto the first step inside the cave. With great apprehension, he plants his foot down, and braces for the worst. But surprisingly, nothing happens. Relieved, he begins his trek again. But then, an earth-trembling roar comes. Gazeem screams as he turns back to leave, but the tiger’s mouth slams shut on him, creating a blast of wind and sand.
    ! Jafar: NOO!
    ! The Cave entrance then collapses back into a normal sand dune, leaving Jafar, Iago, Crocodile and the two separated halves of the medallion…with their opportunity now ruined.
    ! Cave: Seek thee out, the diamonds in the rough…
    ! The Cave’s voice echoes its last words before disappearing. Iago then unburies himself from the sand, coughing as he does so.
    ! Iago: I can't believe it. I just don't believe it. We're never gonna get a hold of that stupid lamp! Just forget it!
    ! Iago angrily gathers the halves of the medallion, noticing that some of his feathers were starting to fall off his body.
    ! Iago: Look at this. Look at this. pulls off molting feathers I'm so ticked off that I'm molting!
    ! He then flies up to Jafar’s shoulder and gives the halves to him.
    ! Jafar: Patience, Iago. Patience. Gazeem was obviously less than worthy.
    ! Crocodile: ‘Less than’ was an understatement, Jafar. His heart was filled with greed and material desire. Serves us right to hire some cheap thug to pull this off…and I doubt either of us could enter as well.
    ! Iago: Oh, there's a big surprise. That's an incred--I think I'm gonna have a heart attack and die from not surprise! What're we gonna do? We got a big problem here, a big prob—
    ! Jafar pinches Iago’s beak shut to stop his sarcastic ranting.
    ! Jafar: Yes, we do. Only those who are worthy may enter. We must find these people, in the rough.
    ! Crocodile: And that’ll be easier said than done. Finding these people will be like trying to find tiny needle in a mountain-sized haystack. They could be anywhere …. or better yet…anyone.

    Chapter 1: Staying One Jump Ahead! Welcome to Agrabah!

    ! The following day, somewhere among the sand dunes, a whirlwind of blue sand begins to form and swirl around in fantastic fashion. As it grows bigger and bigger; a group of figures can be seen appearing from inside the whirlwind. The whirlwind fades away, the figures emerge onto the desert sands; it was the Straw Hat Pirates. Their captain, Luffy, wasted no time making a declaration of their arrival.
    ! Luffy: WE’RE HERE!!!!!!
    ! But no sooner did Luffy take his first steps; the hot desert sand gets into Luffy’s sandals causing him to hop up and down in pain.
    ! Luffy: YEEOOOOW! Owowowowowow!
    ! Franky: Hahahahaha! Guess Luffy should’ve watched where he was stepping. smells something burning Hey! What’s cooking?
    ! Franky looks down to see smoke was coming from the bottom of his feet, as they were being ‘cooked’ by the hot sand.
    ! Franky: OOOOOOWWWWW!!!!!!
    ! Luffy and Franky hopped around trying to keep their feet from getting burned from the hot sand.
    ! Brook: Now that’s a hot foot!
    ! Nami: So where are we now?
    ! Sanji: With all this sand, we might be near Alabasta.
    ! Chopper: Alabasta! We can finally see Vivi again!
    ! Robin: Uhhh…guys, something tells me we’re not in Alabasta.
    ! Zoro: What makes you say that?
    ! Robin: Well, how about that for starters.
    ! Robin points to the direction she’s indicating. Everyone looked to where she’s talking about, and they were suddenly amazed by what they saw. A massive palace lies before them as it looms over the city, spanning for miles.
    ! Usopp/Chopper: Woah! Coooooolll…
    ! Zoro: Yep, this is definitely not Alabasta.
    ! Brook: My, My, that is the biggest palace I’ve ever seen.
    ! Nami: We’ve seen bigger.
    ! Usopp: Come on, let’s get into town before Luffy and Franky burn through the soles of their feet.
    ! Grabbing Luffy and Franky, they proceed onward to the city. After heading into the city, the crew find themselves walking through a large crowd of people in the marketplace. It was hard to move around, since there’s so many people in one place and the paths are too narrow. And yet, people were starring right at them. It’s either they’re looking at them curiously, or they just don’t like them. This made some of them a bit nervous.
    ! Chopper: I don’t like the way they’re starring right at us.
    ! Zoro: Well we are newcomers, so it’s not like they’ve seen people like us before.
    ! Robin: Either way, I think it’s best that we find some new threads, so we can bend in and not draw attention to us.
    ! Sanji: Good idea.
    ! Usopp: Let’s see if we can find someone who sells some clothes.
    ! The crew walks through the marketplace, hoping to find someplace to sells clothing for them. There were a number of vendors and stands featuring all sorts of wares for sale. They wandered through till they came upon shop with textiles and cloth hung around in display. As they approached, a man appears from the doorway and greets the crew.
    ! Merchant: Salaam and greetings, weary travelers. I see you are interested in my wares?
    ! Nami: Yeah. Do you have something that’ll fit us?
    ! Merchant: Of course, effendi. I have some the finest fabrics in the region. Come, see for yourselves.
    ! As the others were checking out some of the wares, Robin’s curiosity was drawn to a nearby alleyway. It was filled with discarded junk and poorly lit, a nice spot to hide in. She only took about ten steps in, when she finds herself jumped by two ragged looking thieves, one of them holds a jagged knife at her throat.
    ! First Thief: You scream, and I’ll cut your throat!
    ! Second Thief: You give us your money!
    ! Now normally a woman, or anyone else for that matter, in such a situation would be in a state of panic. But Robin, having been used to this sort of thing, was completely unfazed by all this.
    ! Robin: And what makes you think I have any money?
    ! First Thief: Don’t be stupid! You’re a foreigner, and if there’s two things we know about foreigners is that they’re either traders or wealthy nobles. And they both have one thing in common.
    ! Robin: What’s that?
    ! First Thief: MONEY! Lots of it!
    ! Second Thief: Yeah, lots of money!
    ! First Thief: to Second Thief Shuddup! I got this! back to Robin So let’s make this quick; either you give us your money, or I slash your throat!
    ! Robin: Well, in that case, go ahead.
    ! First Thief: Yeah, I-what?!
    ! Robin: To be honest, if I was a wealthy person as you say, you could’ve just knocked me out, take whatever money I had and just leave me sprawling on the ground.
    ! First Thief: Wait…wha!
    ! Robin: On top of that, suppose you decided to hold me for ransom, how’d you know I might belong to a very powerful royal family with an impressive military. You’d be painting a pretty large target on your backs.
    ! Second Thief: Hold on! What if she’s telling the truth?
    ! First Thief: Will you zip it! She’s just bluffing!
    ! Robin: Maybe I am, not I’m not. Either way, it depends on desperate you guys are…which seem to be not.
    ! First Thief: THAT’S IT! YOU DIE NOW, WRETCH!
    ! The First Thief slices his blade across Robin’s neck, but instead of what you might expect, Robin dissipates into a cloud of flowers, surprising the thieves.
    ! Second Thief: She—she’s gone!
    ! Robin: Too late! Dos Fleur.
    ! Just then a pair of arms spout from the thieves’ bodies, grabbing by their necks and bending them backwards. Robin appears behind them, with her arms crossed.
    ! First Thief: How’d did you get over there?! What the heck are you?!
    ! Second Thief: She’s some kind of demon!
    ! Robin: You might say that. Clutch!
    ! Robin clutched her hands, and we hear bones cracking followed by two short screams. The thieves fell to ground, limp but not dead.
    ! Robin: Amateurs.
    ! Robin searches the bodies for anything worth taking, she pulls out a small bag of what appeared to be coins. She shakes the bag to confirm this, only to hear the rattling of a few dozen coins.
    ! Robin: surprised That’s it? They really were amateurs. Oh, well, I guess this makes up for their little “reception”.
    ! Robin leaves the alley to see Nami arguing with the textile merchant over something.
    ! Merchant: Forty-five!
    ! Nami: Thirty!
    ! Merchant: Forty-five!
    ! Nami: Thirty!
    ! Merchant: Forty-five!
    ! Nami: Thirty! Final offer!
    ! Merchant: The price is forty-five or no deal!
    ! Nami: All this stuff just for forty-five coins?! That’s highway robbery!
    ! Merchant: Look lady, the materials you are requesting aren’t cheap. My normal supplier won’t be around for two months and have some limited textiles to work with let alone to sell. So, unless you scrounge up some more coinage, then you ain’t getting the clothes!
    ! Just as Nami was about to say something at the merchant, Robin arrives and plops the bag of coins onto his table.
    ! Robin: Will this help cover the charge?
    ! The merchant opens the bag to see some coins inside. He looks them over to check if they’re good, he pulls out his abacus and starts crunching some numbers. After he was done, he smiles back at the group.
    ! Merchant: Okay, this will just about make even. Step inside and we’ll get you all set up.
    ! Nami: Finally!
    ! Usopp: Where’d you get the money, Robin.
    ! Robin: Do you really want to know?
    ! Usopp: Actually…I don’t.
    ! The merchant brings the Straw Hats into his shop for their fittings. About thirty minutes later, they walk out of the shop wearing attires similar to the ones they had when they traveled to Alabasta, but with some updated looks. Franky, Brook and Robin were wearing custom-made Arabian-style clothing normally used around this time period.
    ! Luffy: Ahh. This is more like it.
    ! Usopp: Kinda give that nostalgia feeling in this.
    ! Robin: Well, at least no one well giving us the look anymore.
    ! ????: STOP!!
    ! Usopp: raises his arms up I didn’t do it!
    ! Nami: Relax, that wasn’t at you.
    ! Brook: But who said that?
    ! Chopper: looks up Huh, look up there.
    ! The crew looks up and saw a boy staring down from the rooftop, who doesn’t appear to have noticed them. They can clearly tell he’s wearing white saggy pants with some patches, a purple vest, and a red fez on his head. This is the local street rat, Aladdin. And today he’s doing one of his daily routines, getting chased across the rooftops by the guards.
    ! Captain: STOP THIEF!! I’ll have your hands for a trophy, street rat!
    ! Aladdin: Looks back, then down, then at the bread All this for a loaf of bread?
    ! Back down below…
    ! Nami: He’s not do what I think he’s gonna do, is he?
    ! Usopp: He’s gotta be crazy to do that.
    ! And then, right on cue, the boy jumped right off the roof.
    ! Zoro: And…he jumped.
    ! He jumps off, landing on two ropes strung between buildings, with drying clothes on them. He skies down them, collecting bits and pieces of clothing on him as he goes. Finally, he's nearing the end of the rope, at a window, when a woman reaches out and slams the shutters closed. Aladdin slams into the shutters and falls to the street, his fall being broken by numerous awnings and the pile of clothes around him.
    ! Franky: HEADS UP!
    ! The Straw Hats leap out of the way, except for Usopp, who barely had time to move when… the boy landed right on him, buried in piles of clothes! He pulls his arm out to catch what appears to be a loaf of bread. Then he removes the top layer of clothes and is about to enjoy his bread when …
    ! Guard 1: There he is!
    ! He looks up to see the guards looking down at him from the rooftop he jumped off from.
    ! Guard 2: You won't get away so easy!
    ! Aladdin: You think that was easy?
    ! Franky: Hey, you ok?
    ! Aladdin: Yeah, not one of my better landings.
    ! Sanji: Well, I hope your better landings are better…
    ! Robin: But we believe you’ve landed on our friend there.
    ! Aladdin: Your friend?
    ! Aladdin starts to feel something underneath the pile of clothes. Now realizing, Aladdin was alarmed and gets up immediately. Usopp emerges from the pile of clothes, pulling off a piece of underwear on his head. And he doesn’t seem very happy.
    ! Aladdin: Whoops! Sorry pal.
    ! As Usopp pulls himself from the pile, they heard voices approaching them. They look and sees the guards looking for him.
    ! Captain: You two, over that way! And you, follow me! We'll find him!
    ! Aladdin pulls a sheet over him and wraps himself as a disguise. Then he rushes over to the crew to ‘blend in’.
    ! Usopp: What’s with the disguise?
    ! Nami: You’re not in trouble or something are you?
    ! Aladdin: Trouble? Ha! No way. You're only in trouble if you get caught—
    ! Captain: GOTCHA!
    ! The captain of the guards yanks him from behind and Aladdin’s disguise falls off.
    ! Aladdin: I'm in trouble!
    ! Captain: ...and this time—
    ! But then, there was a screeching sound. And the captain’s turban is pulled down over his eyes, blinding him. The boy and the crew look to a see a monkey, with a purple vest and red fez, dancing on the captain’s head, laughing. This is Abu, Aladdin’s best friend and partner.
    ! Aladdin: Perfect timing, Abu! As usual.
    ! Abu: Hello!
    ! Just then one of the guards tries to rush Aladdin but is stopped by Luffy.
    ! Luffy: Gum Gum Pistol!
    ! Luffy slugs the guard, knocking him right out of his shoes and on his back.
    ! Aladdin: Thanks, I needed that.
    ! Luffy: No prob.
    ! Then they heard yelling at them, and they looked to see the captain, who has his turban up over his eyes, as the guards rushes towards them.
    ! Captain: GET THEM!
    ! Sanji: Nice going, Luffy!
    ! Zoro: So much for not drawing attention.
    ! Aladdin: Come on, let's get outta here!
    ! Franky: Time to bolt!
    ! The crew starts running from the guard with Aladdin and Abu leading.
    ! Aladdin: Better keep up if you don’t want to get caught.
    ! Nami: Sounds like you have experience in this.
    ! Aladdin: You might say that. Around here, you gotta keep…
    ! As he ran, bumps into a guard and starts going into a song.
    ! Aladdin: One jump ahead of the breadline
    One swing ahead of the sword
    I steal only what I can't afford
    That's everything!
    ! Aladdin battles the guard wielding a sword. He swings at Aladdin, but he misses and instead, destroys a barrel of fishes as they spill out. Abu blows raspberries at the guard, and quickly ducks as the sword was swung at him. Aladdin then pulls the guard’s pants down, revealing a pair of underwear and runs off with Abu. The guard pulls a large fish over his lower body as a pair of pants, and hops after them.
    ! Aladdin: One jump ahead of the lawmen
    ! Luffy: That’s all?
    ! Sanji: Well, that’s no joke.
    ! Nami: These guys don't appreciate you’re broke!
    ! They run into another guard, and he prepares to take a swing at him. But Aladdin dodges it again, and the blade got stuck on a pole. Then they scamper up on a pile of barrels. Taking aim, Nami kicks one down at them, and it was a direct hit. The guards, covered in a sticky syrup, then shook their fists angrily at them.
    ! Guards: one at a time Riffraff!
    Street rat!
    Throws food at him, which Aladdin avoids
    Take that!
    ! Aladdin: Just a little snack, guys!
    ! He quickly ducks behind a pole on the platform as weapons were thrown at him. The guards then shook the platform back and forth trying to shake them off.
    ! Guards: Rip him open, take it back guys!
    ! Aladdin: I can take a hint, gotta face the facts
    You're my only friend, Abu!
    ! Aladdin jumps off the platform to certain death, only to grab Abu's hands like an acrobat. The pair swing through a window and into a room full of harem girls.
    ! Harem Girls: Who?!?
    Oh, it's sad Aladdin's hit the bottom
    He's become a one-man rise in crime
    ! Abu finds a plate full of fruit and stuffs his mouth full like a chipmunk. One of the girls then swung Aladdin right to a larger woman.
    ! Large Woman: I'd blame parents, except he hasn't got 'em!
    ! She swings a broom at him, but Aladdin dodges it.
    ! Aladdin: Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat
    Tell you all about it when I got the time!
    ! Then one of the girls pushed Aladdin and Abu out of the window, and the duo landed on an awning and rejoins the Straw Hats. Next, we see Aladdin and Franky hiding behind a muscleman flexing to the crowd, trying to match his moves, just as the guards ran past.
    ! Franky: One jump ahead of the slowpokes
    ! Aladdin: One skip ahead of my doom
    ! Until they made a mistake and tried to sneak away. But they were already discovered by the Captain.
    ! Franky: But next time we gonna use a nom de plume
    ! Captain: There they are!
    ! The guards skid to a stop and went after them. Next, we see Aladdin, Usopp and Robin jumping over flocks of sheep and got to the other side. They look back to see the guards trying to move past them, as they threw some sheep aside.
    ! Robin: One jump ahead of the hitmen
    ! Usopp: One hit ahead of the flock
    ! Aladdin: I think I'll take a stroll around the block
    ! Then they jumped over a man sleeping on a bed of nails. The guards jumped over him too. But one extremely large guard couldn’t jump far, and he landed on the man, who screamed in pain. Next, we see Abu, disguising himself with jewelry, and admiring himself. But a shopkeeper discovers him.
    ! Man: Stop thief!
    ! Shopkeeper: Vandal!
    ! Aladdin: Abu!
    ! Woman: Scandal!
    ! The guards then surrounded Aladdin and the Straw Hats in front of a door.
    ! Aladdin: Let's not be too hasty
    ! The door opens and a large, ugly lady with a high-pitched voice comes out and yanks Aladdin into her arms. The Straw hat bolted when they see the lady.
    ! Brook/Chopper: Nyeha-na!
    ! Ugly Lady: Still I think he's rather tasty
    ! Disgusted, Aladdin tumbles away from her, then puts his arm around a guard, acting like they're all chums.
    ! Aladdin: Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat
    ! Sanji: Otherwise we'd get along?
    ! Guards: WRONG!
    ! They all leaped at him and fought in a cloud of dust. But when the dust clears, Aladdin, the Straw Hats and Abu are gone. But the captain sees them trying to sneak away in urns.
    ! Captain: GET THEM!
    ! The group ran towards a flaming pit where there was a man on it. Aladdin used the man as a springboard while the Straw Hats either leapt over or ran around the pit. But the guards, being rather stupid for not thinking, ran across the pit, which they hop up and down, yelping in pain from the hot coals on their feet. But after they got across, they resumed chasing them. The group runs pass a sword swallower, then Abu goes back, pulls the sword right out of the swallower’s mouth. Abu advances on the guards, who retreat in fear, wielding the sword menacingly.
    ! Guard: He's got a sword!
    ! Captain: Why you idiots-draws his sword-we've ALL got swords!!
    ! The other guards, realizing they got the monkey outnumbered, draw their swords as well. Abu sets the sword down gently, then takes off in a zip back to Aladdin. The group get blocked from the front and back by guards with no way out. Then, Luffy grabs everyone, stretches his arm into the air and pulls everyone upward, causing all the guards to crash into each other. After clearing the building, the group runs into more guards.
    ! Robin/Zoro: One jump ahead of the hoofbeats!
    ! Guards: Vandal!
    ! Nami/Sanji: One hop ahead of the hump!
    ! Guards: Street rat!
    ! With all the pathways blocked off, the group went up the staircase. With Abu up ahead, the guards jumped out in front of him, scaring the daylights out of Abu.
    ! Franky/Usopp: One trick ahead of disaster
    ! Guards: Scoundrel!
    ! Brook/Chopper: They're quick—
    ! Aladdin: but I'm much faster!
    ! Guards: Take that!
    ! Aladdin grabs Abu and ducks into a window, just before the guards swung their swords where Abu was at. Aladdin ran towards a window and grabs a carpet.
    ! Aladdin: Here goes…
    ! Nami: better throw our hands in
    ! Sanji: so, wish us happy landin'
    ! Luffy: cause all we gotta do is
    ! Aladdin/Straw Hats: Jump!
    ! Then the group jumped right out of the window, and the guards leaped after them. But the guards fell straight down and landed in a smelly pile of manure, compliments of ‘Crazy Hakim’s Discount Fertilizer’. Aladdin uses the carpet as a makeshift parachute to land safely in an alleyway and out of danger. After landing, Aladdin, and Abu high-five each other for a job well done.
    ! Usopp: I think…we lost ‘em.
    ! Nami: Well this is typical, no sooner do we come here, we get in trouble with the local guards.
    ! Sanji: And all thanks to Luffy too.
    ! Luffy: Why not, it was fun!
    ! Nami: Define ‘fun’ in your vocab.
    ! Zoro: Sometimes I think Luffy’s a magnet for trouble.
    ! Aladdin: And now, esteemed effendi, we feast! All right!
    ! Aladdin breaks the bread in two and gives half to Abu, who begins to eat. Before Aladdin can take a bite, he notices our heroes and has forgotten about them.
    ! Aladdin: Oh, I forgot about you guys. Thanks for your help back there.
    ! Robin: No problem, consider it a gesture from one scoundrel to another.
    ! Usopp: Wasn’t exactly what we had plan today, but what are ya gonna do.
    ! Aladdin: Who are you guys anyway?
    ! Luffy: I’m Monkey D. Luffy, and this is my crew, the Straw Hat Pirates.
    ! Zoro: The name’s Roronoa Zoro, Swordsman.
    ! Nami: Call me Nami.
    ! Usopp: Usopp’s the name, marksman my game!
    ! Sanji: Name’s Sanji.
    ! Chopper: My name’s Tony Tony Chopper! But you can just call me Chopper.
    ! Robin: Nico Robin…but my friends call me Robin.
    ! Franky: They call me…Franky, the super cool shipwright!! Oww!
    ! Brook: And you can call me Brook.
    ! Aladdin: Nice names. But I take it you guys are not from around here, are you?
    ! Robin: You might say that.
    ! Then before Aladdin can say anything else, he notices two homeless children rummaging through the trash, looking for food to eat. Even the Straw Hats noticed. What they saw, made them feel heartbroken, seeing the children like that. Aladdin sighs as he looks at the bread he’s holding and looks over at Abu. Abu already doesn’t like he’s thinking, and glares at him. Then he takes a bite from the bread and chews, giving him the look. Aladdin then looks back at his bread again. He went through all this trouble to get a simple meal. But these kids seemed hungrier than he is, and they’re orphans from the look of it. They actually reminded him of himself when he was young. So why should he let them starve? Smiling, Aladdin gets up and heads over to them. The girl pulls her brother back to defend him, but Aladdin smiles at her and held his bread out for her.
    ! Aladdin: Here, go on–take it.
    ! Now smiling, the girl takes it and giggles as Aladdin pats her on the head.
    ! Robin: For a thief, this one seems to have a heart of gold.
    ! Luffy: Aww, why’d he gave away that bread. That’s dumb.
    ! Nami: bops Luffy in the head Don’t be rude!
    ! Robin: That was a very kind gesture, Aladdin.
    ! Aladdin: Thanks guys. But I did all that work for food, and now I got nothing.
    ! Sanji: Look at the bright side, pal. At least those children won’t starve.
    ! As they walked with Aladdin, Abu tries to swallow his bite, but felt guilty after what he saw from Aladdin. So, doing the right thing, he went over to the children and offers his bread to them. The boy takes it with a smile, and they pet him on the head. Abu giggles, but then he sees Aladdin and the others walking into the daylight, where there seems to be a parade going on. But plenty of them are confused.
    ! Usopp: What’s going on here?
    ! Robin: It seems to be a parade of some sort.
    ! Franky: Yeah, but for who?
    ! Then they see a man, riding on a fancy white horse. But from the looks of this person, they already don’t like him at all.
    ! Luffy: Hey, who’s that dorky fella on the horse?
    ! Bystander 1: I think his name’s Prince Achmed. He’s a prince from one of the neighboring kingdoms.
    ! Usopp: What’s he here for?
    ! Bystander 1: On his way to the palace, I suppose.
    ! Bystander 2: Another suitor for the princess.
    ! Franky: Suitor? Wait. Ain’t that similar to a marriage proposal?
    ! Bystander 2: Sort of. But lately, the princess has rejected every suitor that comes seeking her hand in marriage.
    ! Brook: Really? How come?
    ! Bystander 1: No one really knows. But some of the suitors barely last a day or two before leaving in the palace empty handed.
    ! Sanji: So, how many times has this happened now?
    ! Bystander 1: This is the sixth prince that showed up this month.
    ! Robin: And how many has the princess rejected?
    ! Bystander 2: I stopped caring to count, but I think it was thirty-two.
    ! Straw Hats: Thirty-two!
    ! Franky: Wow! That’s gotta be a super record.
    ! Then all the sudden, they were startled when the same two children from the alleyway ran past them. But they were running out into the street, in front of Prince Achmed. The horse became startled by them, making the prince angry.
    ! Achmed: Out of my way, you filthy brats!
    ! Prince Achmed as he brings up his whip to attack the children. The girl shields her brother, but Sanji jumps in front of them and catches the whip with his leg.
    ! Sanji: Hey! Don’t you know it’s in bad taste to strike a defenseless child?
    ! Achmed: Hmph! Who are you to give me advice, you lowly peasant!
    ! Sanji: You know something, if I were as rich as you, I’d be able to afford some manners!
    ! Sanji removes the whip from his leg and throws it back at Achmed’s face, infuriating him even more.
    ! Achmed: Oh--I teach you some manners!
    ! Achmed kicks Sanji into a mud puddle. The crowd then began to laugh at Sanji as he picks himself up from the mud.
    ! Usopp/Chopper/Luffy: Sanji!
    ! The Straw Hats rushed over to Sanji to see if he was alright.
    ! Sanji: It’s okay, I’m alright. It’ll take more than a kick to harm me.
    ! Luffy: Ohhh, that jerk’s gonna pay! Let me at him!
    ! Luffy tries to rush at Prince Achmed but is held back by Franky and Chopper in Heavy Form.
    ! Franky: Ease up, captain. That jerk ain’t worth pummeling.
    ! Aladdin looks over at Prince Achmed about to enter the palace, and smirks. Luffy was trying to wiggle out of Franky and Chopper’s grip so he can let Achmed have it.
    ! Aladdin: Look at that, guys. It's not every day you see a horse with two rear ends!
    ! Then the prince stopped all the sudden when he heard that insult and turns to Aladdin.
    ! Achmed: Ha! You are a worthless street rat! You were born a street rat, you'll die a street rat, and only your fleas will mourn you!
    ! After hearing that insult, Aladdin gritted his teeth in anger and rushes at the prince. Luffy manages to wiggle free and rushes at Achmed, just as the castle doors slam shut. Luffy punches the closed door creating a large indent on the right door, surprising Aladdin.
    ! Aladdin looks up, and he sees there’s no way over that wall.
    ! Aladdin: I'm not worthless. And I don't have fleas. checks for some in his hair
    ! Aladdin turns to see the Straw Hats pinning Luffy to the ground, who flailing like mad.
    ! Luffy: If I could get my hands on him…Just for one minute, THAT’S all I need!
    ! Franky: Let it go, Luffy. He ain’t worth getting worked up over.
    ! Luffy: Not worth it?! You saw what he did to Sanji!
    ! Sanji: That’s enough! No sense beating him up on my account. He’ll get his soon enough.
    ! Luffy blew air from his nose frustratingly, he eventually calmed down, but was still annoyed.
    ! Aladdin: sighs Come on, Abu. Let's go home.
    ! Nami: Mind it we tag along? Consider we got no place to stay in town.
    ! Aladdin: Sure, let’s go.
    ! As they followed Aladdin home, they find themselves climbing to the top of a housing settlement and went inside. Upon entering Aladdin’s home, they find the place a wreck. The fabrics were torn, the carpet is extremely dirty, and the curtain is worn out.
    ! Franky: Man, this place won’t win any awards.
    ! Zoro: But it’s still a home.
    ! Sanji: Well, guys. Let’s get ourselves settled for the night.
    ! Everyone then got their place to lie down, as Aladdin tucks Abu for the night. Just as Sanji was about to go to sleep, he still noticed that Aladdin is still saddened after what the prince said to him earlier. He got up and sat down next to him, just as Aladdin starts to sing.
    ! Aladdin: Riffraff, street rat.
    I don't buy that
    ! Then Sanji sang softly.
    ! Sanji: If only they'd look closer
    ! Aladdin looks over at him, but then starts to smile. Being a lonely street rat, the only friend he has was Abu. But since he met them today, they have been so kind to him. And no one has ever been this way to him before.
    ! Sanji: Would they see a poor boy?
    No siree
    ! Aladdin: They'd find out, there's so much more to me
    ! Aladdin walks over to the window and pulls back the curtain, revealing the beautiful palace. Then Aladdin sighs, and starts to smile.
    ! Aladdin: Someday, things are gonna change for me and Abu. We'll be rich, live in a palace, and never have any problems at all.
    ! Sanji: Well, as long as you keep believing, one day it will happen.

    Chapter 2: A Princess’s Dilemma. The Desert Villains Emerge.

    ! The next morning, within the palace, a door bursts open with Prince Achmed angrily walking towards the main door out of the palace. The Sultan, ruler of Agrabah, sees Achmed storming away in a huff.
    ! Achmed: I've never been so insulted!
    ! Sultan: Oh, Prince Achmed. You're not leaving so soon, are you?
    ! Achmed: Yes, I am! I will not stay in this palace and be humiliated any longer!
    ! Sultan: Please, wait! Can’t we talk about this?
    ! Achmed: Absolutely not! So good luck marrying her off!
    ! As Achmed walked towards the main doors, the Sultan notices that the rear end of his pants is missing, revealing his pink undies with red polka dots. The Sultan then becomes frustrated. There’s only one person in mind that would make this prince mad. His own daughter.
    ! Sultan: Ohhh…Jasmine!
    ! Then he went out into the garden, looking for her. But he already sees her sitting at the fountain, picking petals off from a flower. This is Princess Jasmine, the daughter of the Sultan of Agrabah.
    ! Sultan: Jasmine! Jasmine! Jasmine…
    ! Before he could reach her, Rajah, Jasmine’s pet tiger, who is holding a piece of Prince Achmed’s pants in his mouth, blocked him off all the sudden. The Sultan had given Rajah to his daughter since it was a cub, in order to keep her company since she has been lonely all the time in the palace. But since then, Rajah has acted more of a bodyguard for Jasmine and was better at it than the palace guards. Rajah growls at him as he held the cloth in his teeth.
    ! Sultan: Ohh, Confound it, Rajah!
    ! The Sultan tries to pull the cloth from Rajah’s mouth, only to yank a piece of it off. Upon examining the cloth, the Sultan finally put the pieces together.
    ! Sultan: So, this is why Prince Achmed stormed out!
    ! Jasmine: Oh, father. Rajah was just playing with him. Weren't you, Rajah?
    ! Smiling, Rajah comes over and allows Jasmine to pet and hug him.
    ! Jasmine: You were just playing with that overdressed, self-absorbed Prince Achmed, weren't you?
    ! She cuddles with Rajah, enjoying the moment as they chuckle, until she looks up at her angry father. Jasmine clears her throat, quickly changing the subject.
    ! Sultan: Dearest, you've got to stop rejecting every suitor that comes to call.
    ! Ignoring him, Jasmine gets up and walks over to the dove cage. And her father follows, stating his point.
    ! Sultan: The law says…
    ! Jasmine: I know. I know. The law says I must be married to a prince…
    ! Sultan: …By your next birthday.
    ! Jasmine: The law is wrong.
    ! Sultan: But you only got three more days left!
    ! Jasmine: Father, I know that the law demands it, but I hate being forced into this.
    ! She takes out a little white dove from the cage and pets it. Then a soft smile appears on her lips.
    ! Jasmine: If I do marry, I want it to be for love.
    ! Sultan: Jasmine, it's not only this law business. She hands him the dove, and he puts it back in the cage The truth is…I'm not going to be around forever, and I just want to make sure you're taken care of. Provided for.
    ! Jasmine: Try to understand. I've never done a thing on my own. She swirls her finger in the water of the pond, petting the fish I've never had any real friends. Rajah looks up at her and growls Except you, Rajah. Satisfied, he goes back to sleep I've never even been outside the palace walls.
    ! Sultan: But Jasmine, you're a princess.
    ! Jasmine: Then maybe I don't want to be a princess anymore!
    ! Sultan: Oooohhh! I-I-Allah forbid you should have any daughters!
    ! Then Rajah looks up and thinks for a second, wondering what the Sultan meant. Jasmine just sits there, pouting about what her father wanted her to do. All her life, she was told what to do and what not to do. She always wanted the right to choose for herself, but her father wouldn’t let her. She ponders this, until she gets a splendid idea. She goes over to the dove cage and yanks open the door. The birds flew out and off into freedom. And Jasmine watches them go…wishing to fly free as well.
    ! Then we go into the Sultan’s chambers, where the Sultan just walked in. He slowly walks over to a large replica of the entire city of Agrabah. He fiddles around with it, with a sadden mind.
    ! Sultan: I don't know where she gets it from. Her mother wasn't nearly so picky.
    ! Then two shadows fall over him. He looks up startled but relaxes when he sees that it was only Jafar, carrying his staff with a cobra head with Iago perched on his shoulder. With him was Sir Crocodile to his right.
    ! Sultan: Ooh, oh. Ah, Jafar and Sir Crocodile--my most trusted advisors. I am in desperate need of your wisdom, Jafar.
    ! Jafar: bows My life is but to serve you, my lord.
    ! Crocodile: bows As is mine. So, what seems to be ailing you today, sire?
    ! Sultan: It's this suitor business. Jasmine refuses to choose a husband. I'm at my wit's-end.
    ! Iago: In the parrot voice Awk! Wit's-end.
    ! Apparently, the Sultan doesn’t know that Iago can speak in English, and Iago prefers to keep it that way. The Sultan chuckled at Iago’s response as he pulls a cracker out from his pocket. Iago then begins to look terrified.
    ! Sultan: Oh, ha ha. Have a cracker, pretty polly!
    ! Then the Sultan stuffs the whole thing in Iago's mouth. Iago grimaces as he tries to eat it. Jafar, the Sultan, and Crocodile began to laugh at Iago’s misfortune.
    ! Crocodile: laughs Your majesty certainly has a way with dumb animals.
    ! Iago, hearing Crocodile’s comment, glares at him with his mouth still full.
    ! Jafar: Now then, perhaps I can divine a solution to this thorny problem.
    ! Sultan: If anyone can help, it's you.
    ! Crocodile: And it just so happens we know of a ritual that may help, but it would require the use of a mystic blue diamond. Much like that one.
    ! Crocodile points towards the Sultan’s hand with a blue diamond ring on it, but the Sultan pulls his hand back.
    ! Sultan: Uh, my ring? But it's been in the family for years.
    ! Jafar: It is necessary to find the princess a suitor.
    ! He looks at Crocodile, and Crocodile nods at him, with an evil smile. Knowing what to do, he turns his cobra-headed staff towards the Sultan. The eyes of the staff begin to glow blood red. The room darkens, Jafar’s voice slows down and deepens. Apparently, Jafar crafted this staff using dark magic he acquired from Morganna, so he can use it on the Sultan, in case he doesn’t “cooperate”. The Sultan's eyes get a hypnotized look as Jafar uses its power.
    ! Jafar: Don't worry. Everything will be fine
    ! Sultan: hypnotized Everything...will be...fine.
    ! Jafar: The diamond?
    ! Sultan: hypnotized Here, Jafar. Whatever you need will be fine.
    ! He removes his ring and hands it to Jafar. Jafar takes it with a smile and pulls back the staff, causing the room to turn back to normal.
    ! Jafar: You are most gracious, my liege. Now run along and play with your little toys.
    ! Sultan: Still hypnotized Yes...that'll be...pretty good.
    ! After Jafar and Crocodile left the room, they groaned in annoyance.
    ! Crocodile: What a fool. Playing with underaged toys for brats. to Jafar I still don’t get why you couldn’t use your staff on him to rule this kingdom. If it were me, I’d be making them do whatever I want.
    ! Jafar: I would if I wanted to. But this kingdom would still be his. What would be the point of ruling if it meant having to use him like a mere puppet?
    ! Crocodile: Hmm…good point.
    ! Then Iago finally spits out the cracker from his mouth.
    ! Iago: I can't take it anymore! If I gotta choke down on one more of those moldy, disgusting crackers…BAM! WHACK!
    ! Jafar then pulls on a rope, and a wall opens in front of them, revealing a hidden entrance to his chambers within the palace. Jafar and Crocodile enter the passageway and walk upstairs.
    ! Jafar: Calm yourself, Iago.
    ! Iago: And then I'd grab him around the head. WHACK! WHACK!
    ! Jafar: Soon, I will be sultan, not that addlepated twit.
    ! Crocodile: Once we finally have the lamp in our possession, that is.
    ! Iago: And then I stuff the crackers down his throat! Ha ha!
    ! They pass through a door to the chamber and slam it shut. Later that same day in the city, the Straw Hats were adjusting to a life of a street rat, thanks to Aladdin showing them how to survive. They only take what they need for the day and nothing more. On one of the rooftops, the crew look over some of their recent loot for lunch. So far, they managed to get three loaves of bread, a basket of fruit and a bag of nuts.
    ! Nami: That’s all we got?
    ! Franky: Not exactly a five-star buffet.
    ! Aladdin: You kidding? This is more than what me and Abu scrape up in a day.
    ! Usopp: Well it’s better than going hungry. We’ll have to do better for dinner.
    ! Sanji: Let divvy up the loot to Luffy and no double dips Luffy!
    ! As the group divides the food for lunch, Usopp looks down to the street and notices an angry Prince Achmed riding past crowds.
    ! Usopp: Hey, isn’t that that Achmed jerk from yesterday?
    ! Chopper: Yeah, it is!
    ! Luffy: Why that lousy—I’m gonna!
    ! Sanji: Hold it Luffy! I got this.
    ! Sanji motions Aladdin to follow him as the others watched from the rooftops. Achmed was about ten steps form the main gate and Sanji and Aladdin dropped down and blocked his path. Achmed was less than please to see them again.
    ! Aladdin: Well, if it isn’t the great Prince Achmed. Leaving so soon?
    ! Achmed: I have nothing to say to you filth.
    ! Sanji: I guess the princess dumped ya, huh?
    ! Achmed: My personal affairs are no concern of yours, street rats!
    ! Sanji looks over and notices the seat of Achmed’s pants was missing.
    ! Sanji: Seems like she took a piece put of ya. What happened; did the door hit you on the way out?
    ! Achmed: How dare you, you dirty peasants! You’re a wretched disgrace!
    ! Usopp: A vicious creep, ain’t he?
    ! Nami: That guy can’t talk to Sanji like that.
    ! Luffy: Yeah, only we can.
    ! Nami said nothing but bops Luffy in the head.
    ! Aladdin: And what gives you the right to judge others?
    ! Achmed: I am a PRINCE! It IS my right to judge others! Especially lowly vermin like you!
    ! Aladdin: Why you—
    ! Sanji stops Aladdin with his arm and walks up to Achmed with an annoyed grin.
    ! Sanji: You know something. You may be rich, you may be a prince, but you’re still a big jerk!
    ! Achmed: WHAT?! You think you’re better than me?!
    ! Sanji: Dude, I know we’re better than you. notices Usopp on a nearby rooftop, readying his slingshot and sooner or later somebody’s gonna knock you off your high horse.
    ! Usopp fires off a lead star, striking Achmed’s horse in the flank. The impact causes it rear up in a fright, surprising Prince Achmed. He desperately tries to control of his horse. Usopp fires another shot, this time hitting Achmed in the head, stunning him as he falls off his horse. As he falls off his saddle and onto the ground, his left leg gets caught in the reins. Seeing an opportunity, Sanji smacks the horse on the flank, causing it to run at full gallop and dragging Achmed across the ground as he screams. The horse kept on galloping past the gate and out the city until it and Achmed were out of sight.
    ! Sanji: Good riddance to tacky rubbish.
    ! Aladdin: Couldn’t have happened to a nicer prince.
    ! Sometime later, night finally settled in Agrabah. The garden was as silent as the night, not a creature disturbing it. However, we know see a cloaked figure, walking through the garden. The figure looks around, making sure no one’s watching. As we got closer, we finally see it was Princess Jasmine, disguising herself as a peasant. She decided to run away from the palace, and go on with her one life, where she is free to choose what she wants to do. She approaches one of the walls and looks around for anyway to scale it. Then she sees a tree, tall enough for her to climb over. She went over and starts climbing, but then she felt a tug from behind. She looks back down and sees Rajah, with a sad face as he bites onto her cloak.
    ! Jasmine: Oh, I'm sorry, Rajah. But I can't stay here and have my life lived for me. I'll miss you.
    ! She climbs back down, and hugs her best friend, one last time. Then she starts climbing again. But this time, she was helped up by Rajah. By the time she got on top of the wall, she looks back at the tiger.
    ! Jasmine: Goodbye.
    ! She disappears over the wall and Rajah then begins to whine and whimper, hoping that she may return.

    Chapter 3: A Princess among Pirates. Fortunes, Fate and Shocking Revelations.

    ! It was another day in Agrabah, and the marketplace was packed with tons of people. Each seller sold an assortment of stuff, like pottery and jewelry. They even sell food like fruits and meat. For our crew, since the street is so packed, they had to stick to the rooftops, so they won’t get in people’s way. they have managed to gather a bunch of food for breakfast, but only this time, they actually paid for it.
    ! Luffy: Hahaha! Look at all this food!
    ! Franky: Now this is a haul.
    ! Zoro: At least now we won’t go hungry till lunch.
    ! Brook: And all thanks to Robin’s sudden windfall.
    ! Nami: Say Robin, how did you get this money from anyway?
    ! Robin: Well…I went and got a donation.
    ! Now Robin was in a state of modesty to tell how she got the money. What really happened was that Robin wandered into the local thieves quarter earlier that morning, encounters several “well-funded” locals and…conducted a ‘charity drive’. And by charity drive we mean she went around using her Hana-Hana Fruit powers to KO a bunch of thieves and steal what money that had on them.
    ! Usopp: A donation? That’s the story you’re sticking with?
    ! Robin: Yep.
    ! Nami: At this point, I’ll buy it.
    ! Chopper: Hey, where’s Aladdin?
    ! Zoro: Over there getting his breakfast.
    ! Everyone then looked to see Aladdin and Abu up to their capers again. This time, they are on top of the awning of a fruit stand.
    ! Aladdin: Okay, Abu. Go!
    ! Abu smiles dips over the edge and looks at the proprietor, who is trying to sell melons.
    ! Proprietor: To passing crowd Try this, your taste buds will dance and sing.
    ! Abu grabs a melon and hangs there, getting his attention.
    ! Proprietor: Hey, get your paws off that!
    ! But Abu only made faces at him, making him mad.
    ! The proprietor tries to take it out from Abu’s hands. But while he was distracted, Aladdin dips down from the other end and snatches another melon from the stand.
    ! Proprietor: Why you! Get away from here, you cursed, filthy ape!
    ! The proprietor finally takes the melon from Abu, where he places it on top of a stack. But then he looks confused, like he has just done this, because he notices another melon is missing. He looks back at Abu, and the monkey smiles at him. Then he zings back up and rejoins Aladdin.
    ! Aladdin: Nice goin' Abu. Breakfast is served.
    ! Then they break open the melon and eat. The Straw Hats were astounded by the planning of Aladdin and Abu.
    ! Usopp: Wow, that was pretty clever.
    ! Robin: One performs the distraction while the other takes the prize. A very genius tactic.
    ! Just nearby, Princess Jasmine, still disguised as a peasant, was just now walking through the marketplace. Just as she walks by each stand, many shopkeepers are already trying to offer their wares to her.
    ! Shopkeeper 1: Pretty lady, buy a pot. No finer pot in brass or silver.
    ! Shopkeeper 2: Sugar dates, sugar dates and figs! Sugar dates and pistachios!
    ! Shopkeeper 3: Would the lady like a necklace. A pretty necklace for a pretty lady.
    ! She is indeed charmed by the actions of the shopkeepers being so kind. But then she is startled by a fish thrust into her face by the fourth shopkeeper.
    ! Shopkeeper 4: Fresh fish! We catch 'em, you buy 'em!
    ! Jasmine: I don't think so.
    ! She begins to back away, but then she accidentally bumps into a fire-eater. As for the fire-eater, he was startled into swallowing his fire.
    ! Jasmine: Oh, excuse me.
    ! The fire-eater gulps, and then belches fire from his mouth. Jasmine backs away from the fire, startled, and loses her hood, exposing her identity. Aladdin gets a pleased look on his face and taps his stomach after eating the melon. Then he looks over and sees Jasmine, without her hood on her face. And then, a strange look comes over his face.
    ! Jasmine: I'm really very sorry.
    ! He has never seen such a beautiful woman before in his entire life. Something about her beauty and her eyes began to fill his heart with pure love and passion. Jasmine pulls a hood back over her head and resumes walking. Abu sees Aladdin’s odd look and jumps on his shoulders. He tries to get his attention by waving his hands in front of his face, but Aladdin still has that dreamy look on him.
    ! Jasmine wanders past a nearby shop, when suddenly she felt as if something was calling her inside. Following her curiosity, she went into the shop. Inside she saw the most bizarre things she could imagine. Shelfs were filled to the brim with old books, vials and jars filled with who-knows-what. A large circular table sits in the center of the room. Bits of junk and other assorted bric-a-brac laid scattered all over room, Jasmine had never seen such a dirty place. As she goes to inspect one of the objects, a voice booms from behind the curtains to another room, startling the princess.
    ! Voice: Who’s in here?
    ! Jasmine: Ohh! Well-I-I-I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to-
    ! Voice: Can’t ya read the sign?
    ! Jasmine: What sign?
    ! Voice: The sign over there, ya silly!
    ! An arm jolt out from the curtain, pointing towards a bell rope near the entrance with a sign that says; “please ring for service”, before slinking back behind the curtains. Jasmine was surprised she didn’t notice it before. So, she walked over to the bell rope and rang it twice, just then a man, drabbed in a large shabby cloak emerges from behind the curtain as if he were on a stage show.
    ! Cloaked Man: Now that’s more like it. Welcome to my somewhat humble shop. Don’t mind the mess, it adds a little atmosphere. So, what brings a young lady like you into a place like this?
    ! Jasmine was silent with surprise, she had never anyone like him outside the palace before. The cloak was so big that Jasmine could barely see under the hood, which was draped over his whole head. Only the lower part of his face up to his nose was visible. The Cloaked Man immediately notices Jasmine’s lack of a response.
    ! Cloaked Man: Well, are you gonna say something or do I have to monologue for the both of us?
    ! Jasmine: Oh, I’m very sorry. It’s just that this is my first time in a…place like this.
    ! Cloaked Man: The first time is always the most rememberable one. So, what would be your poison?
    ! Jasmine: My what?!
    ! Cloaked Man: I mean what do you want to buy? NO WAIT! Don’t tell me! Let me guess! Hmm…you want a beauty potion?
    ! The Cloaked man goes up to Jasmine and examines her face up close.
    ! Cloaked Man: Nah! Why improve natural looks? Perhaps a trinket, maybe.
    ! Waddles over to a chest, opens it up and starts flinging trinkets from the chest as he looks one Jasmine might like.
    ! Cloaked Man: Nope. No. Nada. Nyet! That’s last year’s model. Not this one. Too gaudy. Too tacky. Toulouse-Lautrec. hold up a trinket So that’s where I left it. throws it away, pauses for a bit Nya! All junk!
    ! The Cloaked Man shuts the chest and starts to pace the room, muttering to himself on something while Jasmine looks on with a concerned look.
    ! Jasmine: Umm…sir.
    ! Cloaked Man: Ohh! I know! Would you like to have your fortune told? Free of charge.
    ! Jasmine: Well…I suppose…
    ! Cloaked Man: Good enough.
    ! The Cloaked Man takes Jasmine by the arm and bring her to the table. He clears way some the stuff and puts up a crystal ball in the center.
    ! Cloaked Man: Now then, let’s see what the ball can show us. Hey, I think I see something.
    ! Jasmine: What?
    ! Cloaked Man: My reflection. HAHAHAHA! Get it? Because the ball has a reflective surface and I saw my…
    ! The Cloaked Man stops as Jasmine gives him a somewhat annoyed look.
    ! Cloaked Man: Okay! Forget the ball throws the ball away do you want your palm read?
    ! Jasmine: Sure.
    ! Cloaked Man: Hold out your hand.
    ! Jasmine holds out her hand for him, he takes it and pulls out a paintbrush and a can of red paint. Just as the Cloaked man dips the brush into the red, Jasmine pulls her hand back.
    ! Jasmine: What are you doing?!
    ! Cloaked Man: Well you said you wanted your hand “red”. Get it? Red as in the color? Read? Red?
    ! At this point, Jasmine was not amused.
    ! Cloaked Man: Okay! Okay! No more jokes. Hmm…okay, how about this.
    ! The Cloaked Man grabs the table and flings it away to the side, revealing a large cauldron in its place. Without saying a word, the Cloaked Man started rummaging through the shelves, gathering up bottles and jars and bringing them to the cauldron. Once gathered, he began to a pinch of this and a dash of that into the cauldron, tossing a bunch of things in whilst muttering some form of gibberish to himself.
    ! Jasmine: Oh, is this some kind of concoction that can make one see into the future, or a potion that can change someone’s fate?
    ! Cloaked Man: Whudda ya nuts or something?! If you want something about fate, go see a soothsayer. This is my breakfast.
    ! The Cloaked Man pulls out a ladle and dips into the cauldron, pulling up some of the ‘soup’ with some potatoes and other veggies.
    ! Cloaked Man: What some?
    ! Jasmine: Uhh…no thanks.
    ! Cloaked Man: Why so depressed? I’ve been giving you my best material and all I get is a frown.
    ! Jasmine: I’m sorry, I’m just not in the mood.
    ! Cloaked Man: Well, who isn’t these days? goes over to shelf So…what form of calamity has brought upon your mood today?
    ! Jasmine: Well…you see…
    ! Cloaked Man: Wait! Don’t tell me…you’re being forced to marry someone you don’t like but have to because the law says so right?
    ! Jasmine: Exactly! Every suitor I’ve met only care about themselves. They only talk about themselves and how rich they are, how many servants they have or how fancy their palaces are…Hmph, sometimes they can be so…so…
    ! Cloaked Man: Presumptuous?
    ! Jasmine: Yeah…
    ! Cloaked Man: So basically, the men wanting your hand are either narcissistic peacocks or pompous jerks. Their either one or the other…and sometimes both.
    ! Jasmine: True…
    ! Cloaked Man: examining some bottles on the shelf So, rather than accepting your lot in life, and the eventual headache you’ll get for the next twenty years, you decided to run away from your responsibilities in the hopes of finding something out there that is better than what you had now…. just try and tell me I’m wrong.
    ! Jasmine tried to answer him but couldn’t…because he was right.
    ! Cloaked Man: Honestly, I can’t say I blame you. Not being able to decide your own future but instead have others to do for you, I can’t think of anything worse. But…if you really want to know about the future. You came to the right place.
    ! The Cloaked Man throws the spice into the cauldron, causing a pillar of smoke to explode before Jasmine, startling her. As the smoke clears, the soup is now a bright emerald with a surface as clear as a mirror. He gazes into the cauldron, hoping to find the answers for Jasmine. As he gazes further he sees strange figures forming.
    ! Cloaked Man: Hmm…as I thought.
    ! Jasmine: What do you see?
    ! Cloaked Man: It seems you have much bigger problems than forced marriage. I see a great shadow covering all of Agrabah, with despair and chaos in its wake.
    ! Jasmine: What?! What could be casting this shadow?
    ! Cloaked Man: A great darkness is preventing me from seeing clearly…I can only make out the shape of two dark figures with an even darker purpose.
    ! Jasmine: What is their purpose?
    ! Cloaked Man: I cannot say for certain, but what I do see that they seek an item that will give them immense power.
    ! Jasmine: Power enough to rule Agrabah?
    ! Cloaked Man: It may seem so at first, but it would appear that is only part of the problem.
    ! Jasmine: Part of? What do you mean?
    ! Cloaked Man: I see a much greater shadow looming over the figures as if it were commanding them, should this shadow obtain the item that they seek, would only spell disaster for Agrabah, but for the universe as well.
    ! Jasmine: How can this be stopped? What must I do to prevent this from happening?
    ! Cloaked Man: I’m afraid there is nothing that you can do to prevent this, what I see will come to past.
    ! Jasmine: Then…there is no hope.
    ! Cloaked Man: How hold on. I never said that the kingdom can’t be saved, only for that role to save it belongs to another.
    ! Jasmine: To whom?
    ! The Cloaked Man grabs some spice and sprinkles it into the cauldron and stirs it in. a new image appears.
    ! Cloaked Man: I see a young man living on the streets of Agrabah, accompanied by a group of foreigners. To the common eye they look like a band of pirates and thieves, but their true value lies far beneath their appearance. One might say…they were like diamonds in the rough.
    ! Jasmine: And how can these people save all of Agrabah?
    ! Cloaked Man: I cannot see beyond anything further…but I can see them becoming then unwitting pawns of the dark figures. But it will be these heroes who will expose the villains to all and will confront them in a battle for the fate of Agrabah and the world. There is nothing else I can do for you except to give you my blessing for luck.
    ! Jasmine: Thank you, sir. I will remember what you said.
    ! Cloaked Man: You shouldn’t be too concerned about your marriage problem, Princess Jasmine. I’m certain to will find your true love, much sooner than you may think.
    ! Jasmine: Wait! How did you—
    ! Just as she turned around, she finds the room completely empty, no selves, no junk on the floor, no cauldron, and no cloaked man. Jasmine wondered if she imagined to whole thing or perhaps it was something else. Jasmine left the ‘shop’ and notices a young boy trying to get an apple from a nearby cart but couldn’t because he was too short.
    ! Jasmine: Oh, you must be hungry.
    ! She picks one up from the apple stand and gives it to him.
    ! Jasmine: Here you go.
    ! The boy smiles and runs off. Jasmine was about to walk off until the fruit stand’s proprietor stops her.
    ! Proprietor: You'd better be able to pay for that.
    ! Jasmine looks back at him with a mystified look.
    ! Jasmine: Pay?
    ! Proprietor: No one steals from my cart!
    ! Jasmine: Oh, I'm sorry sir. I don't have any money.
    ! Proprietor: THIEF! yanks her over to his cart
    ! Jasmine: Please, if you let me go to the palace, I can get some from the Sultan.
    ! Jasmine tries to free herself. Aladdin suddenly breaks off his dreamy state when he saw that she’s in trouble. Even the Straw Hats notices the problem.
    ! Proprietor: Do you what the penalty is for stealing?!
    ! He takes her hand, pins it down on the table and pulls out a sword, intending to chop it off.
    ! Jasmine: No, no please!
    ! The sword drops, but his hand is stopped by Aladdin’s, who appeared just in time.
    ! Aladdin: Thank you, kind sir. I'm so glad you've found her.
    ! Usopp: Yes, thank you very much, sir. We’re happy that you found her for us.
    ! Sanji: We've been looking all over for you.
    ! Jasmine: whispering What are you doing?
    ! Aladdin: whispering back Just play along.
    ! Usopp: whispers We’re getting you out of this mess.
    ! Then he, along with Usopp and Sanji, tried to escort her away. But the proprietor stops them for the moment.
    ! Proprietor: You three, uh, know this girl?
    ! Aladdin: Sadly, yes. She is my sister. She's a little crazy.
    ! Aladdin circles his finger around his ear, proving his point. Jasmine was shocked, and frowns at him. But the proprietor grabs him by the vest and pulls him close to his face.
    ! Proprietor: She said she knows the Sultan!
    ! Usopp: No, no, no, sir. You got it all wrong. She thinks the monkey is the Sultan.
    ! Usopp points to Abu, was about to pick a pocket when he hears this. And he immediately straightens up. Jasmine begins to understand what they were trying to do, and she starts playing along as well.
    ! Jasmine: Oh, wise Sultan. How may I serve you?
    ! Jasmine kneels and bows to Abu, playing along. Then Abu starts impersonating a Sultan. The others then started playing along as well.
    ! Robin: It’s so tragic, isn’t it?
    ! Nami: A real crying shame.
    ! Then Aladdin picks up another apple from the cart with his foot and puts it in his pocket without the proprietor noticing.
    ! Aladdin: But no harm done.
    ! Then he walks over to Jasmine and they start walking her away.
    ! Aladdin: Now come along sis. Time to see the doctor.
    ! Jasmine: to nearby camel, still playing along Oh, hello doctor. How are you?
    ! Aladdin: No, no, no. Not that one. To Abu, whose pockets are bulging Come on, Sultan.
    ! Abu bows to the crowd and everything he's stolen from the cart falls out. The proprietor notices.
    ! Proprietor: Huh? What is it?
    ! Usopp: And that’s our cue to go! Bye!
    ! Then our heroes ran off. Abu picks up what he can carry, and he ran off with them.
    ! Proprietor: Come back here, you little thieves!
    ! Meanwhile, in Jafar's hidden chamber, Jafar, along with Crocodile were busy trying to find the “diamonds in the rough” that can enter the Cave of Wonders. To do so, they are using Jafar’s odd and bizarre contraption he made himself so they can find them. On top of the bizarre device is a glass orb with a miniature storm brewing inside which seems to power the contraption. But the storm itself is being generated by a set of gears on the side of the device. Running on the gears was Iago holding onto a handle, so he can power them by running on it like a treadmill to get it started. But Iago was already extremely exhausted from running and is now huffing and puffing.
    ! Iago: With all due respect, your rottenness, couldn't we just wait for a real storm?
    ! Jafar: Save your breath, Iago. Faster!
    ! Jafar places the Sultan's ring into small placeholder above an hourglass.
    ! Iago: Yes, o mighty evil one!
    ! Crocodile: This device of yours better work, Jafar. I hate to be the one to tell Morganna that we couldn’t get the lamp.
    ! Jafar: It WILL work, Crocodile. You just wait and see.
    ! Iago began to run faster and faster until a blue lightning bolt shot out of the sphere and into the ring and streaks through it and passing into the hourglass below. Then the sand in the hourglass begins to swirl.
    ! Jafar: Part sands of time– reveal to us the ones who can enter the cave.
    ! The sand in the top part of the hourglass forms the Cave of Wonders. Then it falls through down to the bottom part into a miniature sandstorm, forming an image of Aladdin, along with the Straw Hats, although the latter has not entered the image yet.
    ! Jafar: Yes, yes! There they are. Our diamonds in the rough!
    ! Crocodile goes over to look into the hourglass and as he did, his eyes widened the minute Luffy enters the image.
    ! Crocodile: Wait a minute! Straw Hat?! What’s he doing here?!
    ! Jafar: What where?!
    ! Crocodile: Right there!!! Look!
    ! Crocodile points Jafar to Luffy in the hourglass and he too became shocked as the other Straw Hats soon appeared as well.
    ! Jafar: It can’t be! The Straw Hats are here in Agrabah!
    ! Iago: That's them?!?! That’s the brats who defeated Malefi—AHHH!!
    ! Iago, in a sense of shock, loses his footing and is pulled right into the gears.
    ! Crocodile: This is problem. If they’re here, then it won’t be long until they find out about our operation and put us out of business.
    ! Jafar: Seems you have some history with them.
    ! Crocodile: You have no idea; they ruin my plans once before, but I’m not planning to make it an even two.
    ! Jafar: Wait! This can work to our advantage.
    ! Crocodile: What do you mean?
    ! Jafar: If they are indeed the diamonds in the rough that we seek, will let them go into the cave to retrieve the lamp for us…and when they exit the cave…
    ! Jafar makes a slow slashing motion across his neck with his thumb, emphasizing what they’ll do. Crocodile pondered a bit, but then nods in agreement.
    ! Crocodile: It could work…but we best be careful. Cause even a dog can bite the hardest when cornered.
    ! Jafar: True…after what became of Maleficent and Eneru, we must take no chances.
    ! Crocodile: Good. I’ll set up the call to inform Morganna.
    ! Jafar: And let's have the guards extend them an invitation to the palace, shall we?
    ! Crocodile: An excellent idea.
    ! Then Iago comes shooting out from the gears, flew past them, and slams into the wall upside down.
    ! Crocodile: to Iago What say you, bird?
    ! Iago: Swell…
    ! Iago groaned in pain, before falling off the wall. Then Jafar and Crocodile laughed wickedly together for what they had in store for our heroes.
    ! Sometime later, the sun finally starts setting in Agrabah. And our heroes were on their way to Aladdin’s adobe. Right now, they were waiting for Aladdin and the girl, unaware that she is Princess Jasmine, climb up the ladder.
    ! Aladdin: Almost there.
    ! Then Aladdin and Jasmine finally appeared, and Aladdin helps her up. Jasmine climbs over the top, but trips and falls into Aladdin's arms. She looks up at him, and their eyes met for the first time. They stare at each other for the moment until they break away.
    ! Jasmine: I want to thank you guys for stopping that man.
    ! Franky: You’re welcome miss.
    ! Sanji: Well, it’s not like we were gonna let that guy chop your hand off.
    ! Aladdin: So, uh, this is your first time in the marketplace, huh?
    ! Then Aladdin pole vaults to the next building, leaving Jasmine behind. The others leaped over to the other building after Aladdin and Abu.
    ! Jasmine: Is it that obvious?
    ! Aladdin: Well, you do kinda stand out.
    ! He stares at her, still in love. She returns the look. But he realizes what he is doing and returns to normal.
    ! Aladdin: I mean, uh, you don't seem to know how dangerous Agrabah can be.
    ! Zoro: Yeah and we’ve been here for a few days.
    ! Aladdin lays a plank between the buildings for Jasmine to walk over. But as he is leaned down, she vaults over his head. He, along with our heroes, looks back in surprise. And most of the crew’s eyes were bulged in surprise, including Aladdin and Abu.
    ! Sanji: How did…?
    ! Jasmine: I'm a fast learner. She tosses the pole to Aladdin
    ! Luffy/Usopp/Chopper: WHHOOOAAAA….
    ! Zoro: Some fast learner.
    ! Aladdin: Right. C'mon, this way.
    ! They go inside the roof of a building, dodging planks, and beams as they go.
    ! Aladdin: Whoa. Watch your head there. Be careful.
    ! Jasmine: Is this where you live?
    ! Aladdin: Yep. Just me and Abu. Come and go as we please.
    ! Robin: It’s more of a temporary adobe for us.
    ! Jasmine: It sounds fabulous.
    ! Aladdin: Well, it's not much…he pulls back the curtain and exposes the palace …But it's got a great view. Palace looks pretty amazing, huh?
    ! When Jasmine looks, her smile drops, and she saddens. Looking at her own home reminds herself of her father and the life she left behind.
    ! Jasmine: sadly Oh, it's wonderful…
    ! Aladdin: I wonder what it would be like to live there, to have servants and valets...
    ! Jasmine: Oh, sure. People who tell you where to go and how to dress.
    ! Aladdin: It's better than here. Always scraping for food and ducking the guards.
    ! Nami: Called names, always on the run.
    ! Jasmine: You're not free to make your own choices.
    ! Aladdin: Sometimes you feel so—
    ! Jasmine: You're just—
    ! Aladdin/Jasmine: –trapped.
    ! Then they looked at each other in surprise. And then they realized that they're perfect for one another. Even the teams began to smile at this. Aladdin and Jasmine just looked at each other lovingly. But Aladdin then realizes where he is again and breaks the look. He takes the apple out of Abu's hand which Abu is about to bite into, and rolls it down his arm, and into Jasmine’s hand.
    ! Aladdin: So, where're you from?
    ! Jasmine: What does it matter? I ran away, and I am not going back.
    ! Aladdin: Really?
    ! Luffy: How come?
    ! Jasmine: My father's forcing me to get married.
    ! Aladdin: That's--that's awful. sees Abu trying to steal Jasmine’s apple Abu!
    ! Jasmine: What?
    ! Aladdin: Abu says that--uh--that's not fair.
    ! Abu: Huh?
    ! Jasmine: Oh, did he?
    ! Aladdin: Yeah, of course.
    ! Chopper: That’s funny because I thought he said she was a b—
    ! Nami claps Choppers mouth shut to keep him from finishing that sentence.
    ! Jasmine: And does Abu have anything else to say?
    ! Aladdin: Well, uh, he wishes there were something he could do to help.
    ! Jasmine: Hmm, tell him that's very sweet.
    ! Aladdin and Jasmine move closer and closer, until Aladdin leans in to kiss her. He is interrupted, however, by the guards, who have found them.
    ! Captain: There you are!
    ! Brook: Uh oh!
    ! Usopp: YIPE!
    ! Aladdin/Jasmine: They’re after me!
    ! Then surprised, they looked at each other.
    ! Aladdin/Jasmine: They’re after you!
    ! Nami: How did they find us?!
    ! Jasmine: Oh no! My father must have sent them—
    ! Aladdin: Do you trust me?
    ! Jasmine: What?
    ! Aladdin: Do you trust me? He extends his hand
    ! Jasmine: Yes. She takes it
    ! Aladdin: Then jump!
    ! And then they all jump off the roof, fall and land in a pile of salt. They get up and tried to get away, but the exit is blocked by the same captain from two days ago. He grabs Aladdin and brings him to his face.
    ! Captain: We just keep running into each other, don't we, street rat?
    ! Then once again, his turban is pulled down by Abu. Aladdin and Jasmine ran, but the other exit is blocked off by more guards. Aladdin and Jasmine ran back towards the captain’s directions. The captain pulls Abu off his head and throws him in a vase. Aladdin and Jasmine tried to run pass him, but the captain grabs Aladdin from behind and throws him to the other guards, and they restrain him. The Straw Hats tried to run off, but it was too late, the guards threw a net at them, and they got tangled up in it.
    ! Captain: It’s the dungeon for you lot!
    ! Jasmine: Let them go!
    ! But the captain only laughs, not even realizing she is the princess.
    ! Captain: Look what we have here, men--a street mouse.
    ! The captain laughed as he throws her down. All the guards then laughed as well. Then Jasmine had enough of this and stands up and faces him.
    ! Jasmine: Unhand them…takes off her hood…by order of the princess.
    ! The guards suddenly stopped laughing when they realize who she really was. And then they bowed to her.
    ! Captain: bowing Princess Jasmine.
    ! Aladdin: The princess?
    ! Abu: peeking out from the vase The princess?
    ! The Straw Hats: THE PRINCESS?!?!?!
    ! Captain: What are you doing outside the palace? And with this street rat and these foreigners?
    ! Jasmine: That's not your concern. Do as I command. Release them!
    ! Captain: Well, I would, princess, but my orders come from Jafar and Sir Crocodile. You'll have to take it up with them.
    ! Jasmine: crossing her arms, with a furious look Believe me, I WILL.

    Chapter 4: The Council Gathers! The Plan Goes into Motion!

    ! Sometime later, we find ourselves back at Morganna’s castle. Within the council chamber, we find Medusa, Orochimaru, Rattigan and Pitch Black in their respective thrones, all called by Morganna for an emergency meeting. With Morganna not present yet, the four were quite bored and had nothing worth interesting to talk about. That is…until Medusa breaks the silence.
    ! Medusa: So…any chance what this meeting is about?
    ! Rattigan: Hard to say, you know how Her Radiance is with details. Always keeping us guessing.
    ! Pitch: Well, I for one enjoy surprises…especially scary ones.
    ! Orochimaru: Of course, you would…
    ! Suddenly, the doors leading out of the chamber open and two figures emerge into the chamber catching the other four off-guard.
    ! Orochimaru: And speaking of surprises…
    ! The first figure was a mild-featured man with brown swept back hair, with a strand hanging down his face. His uniform consists of a white jacket, black sash, white hakama, black tabi and white zōri and a pink sash around the waist. This is Aizen Sōsuke, former Shinigami turned rogue.
    ! The other figure was an adult lion with brown fur and a thin, silky, coal black mane. The fur on his belly, the bottoms of his paws, and around his mouth is light tan and is quite lanky and frail. There are short tufts of black fur on the back of his elbows, as well as on the tip of his tail, and he has sharp, dark brown claws. The only notable feature on his face was a scar he has over his left eye. His eyes are striking yellow green and his sclera is yellow, while his eyebrows are the same color as his mane, black. He has a widow's peak and his large, round ears are partially visible through his mane. He has ten dark whiskers, five on either side of his upper lip. He also features a goatee on his chin. This is Scar.
    ! The two casually walked into the chamber and went to their respective thrones. Aizen went and sat on the ‘Ram’ throne, while Scar sat upon the ‘Monkey’ throne.
    ! Orochimaru: Well look finally decided to show up.
    ! Pitch: Neither of you showed up for the other meetings when summoned. Very naughty of you.
    ! Aizen: Well I can’t speak for Scar, but I was busy with a few side projects, so I wasn’t able to attend.
    ! Medusa: As if we’d care about your projects. to Scar And what’s your excuse.
    ! Scar opened his mouth and only a bunch of growls and roars came out. The room went silent from the awkwardness.
    ! Medusa: Ok! What idiot forgot to turn on the universal translator?
    ! Rattigan: Wasn’t me.
    ! Aizen: Hold on, I’ll do it.
    ! Aizen taps his finger into the air, causing a thin holo-panel to appear before him. He presses a few buttons, causing the screen to turn green.
    ! Aizen: There…you were saying, Scar?
    ! Scar: I was saying that certain obligations prevented me from attended our previous meetings. As you know I am quite busy.
    ! Aizen: Oh of course, busy lamenting about how your brother is still king of the Pridelands and you’re not.
    ! Scar: As if my personal affairs are of any concern of yours, human.
    ! Aizen: Excuse me? Human?
    ! Medusa: to herself Here we go again.
    ! Aizen: Need I remind you that I am a Shinigami, a soul reaper, the fact that I look human is merely a coincidence.
    ! Scar: Regardless, you all look the same to me.
    ! Aizen: And yet you lions hardly look like the other at all.
    ! Scar: As if physical appearance matters to you. All that matters is strength, and raw power belongs to those of the animal kingdom.
    ! Aizen: On the contrary Scar, we ‘humans’ are more deserving of power than you ‘animals’.
    ! Scar: And what does that mean?
    ! Aizen: I mean humans are much more advance than animals. We can invent things that can expand our borders, build weapons that can level whole countries, and unlike most creatures…Hold his thumb at Scar we have opposable thumbs.
    ! Pitch: to Scar Ha! He’s got you there!
    ! Scar: irritated I’d suggest you put that thumb away or you might just lose it.
    ! Aizen: What are you gonna do, blow me away with that ‘roar’ of yours? Oh wait, I forgot, you don’t have it anymore! Not after you used it on your own guard.
    ! Scar: SILENCE! I may not have my roar, but I still have claws that rip and teeth that bite.
    ! Aizen: And I have a sword…and a reiatsu powerful enough to reduce you to ash.
    ! Scar: Oh…I am quivering with fear!
    ! Aizen: Then I suggest you show me how you can fight, kitty!
    ! Scar: Gladly!
    ! Scar lunges at him, fangs and claws bared, but Aizen blocks him with sword, still sheathed in its scabbard and swats Scar away. Scar quickly recovers and charges at Aizen.
    ! Aizen: Bakudō #8. Seki!
    ! Aizen generates an orb of light blue energy and shoves it into Scar’s face, sending him flying across the room. Scar shakes off the impact and charges again, this time Aizen unsheathes his sword and counters one of Scar’s claw swipes. The others watched with mixed reactions as the two fought.
    ! Rattigan: Shouldn’t we try and stop them?
    ! Pitch: You kidding? This is a classic entertainment!
    ! Orochimaru: My money’s on Aizen.
    ! Suddenly, a loud boom was heard in the direction of the chamber entrance. Everyone stood completely still as the booms grew louder and louder. Just then, the doors burst wide open, sending a powerful gust of wind, nearly knocking over the other members to the ground. As the wind died down, Medusa looked up to see what caused it, only to turn pale with fright at a large figure at the doorway. He wore a cape around his waist, though with the addition of cargo pants and armored boots. On his upper body, he wears ornate blue armor with gold trim & red pearl-shaped jewel. He also wears a pair of gold colored gauntlets which cover his arm from his elbow to his fingers. The armor covering his fingers have a claw-like appearance. There are also tufts of fur round the certain unarmored sections of his outfit. He wears a spiked crown on his head which is connected to the red jewel on his forehead. He also has a beard and long mane of red hair that stops at his waist. This was the Great Demon King of Evil, Ganondorf Dragmire.
    ! Rattigan, Pitch and Orochimaru stared in shock and surprise while Aizen and Scar froze in fear upon seeing Ganondorf.
    ! Rattigan: I-it can’t be!
    ! Orochimaru: No way!
    ! Pitch: G-G-G-G-G-G-Ganondorf! You’re alive!
    ! Ganondorf: Yes…I am…though it would seem like a disappointment to you all.
    ! Orochimaru: What?! No, of course not! It-it’s just that…when we heard of your defeat, we assumed that-
    ! Ganondorf: You assumed that I had perished for good? Sadly, for you all, news of my death has been…greatly exaggerated.
    ! Rattigan: No-no! It’s not that at all…it’s just that, we didn’t think you’d return to us so soon.
    ! Ganondorf: Regardless, I have returned to fulfill my ‘obligations’ to Her Radiance. I expected at least a proper reception upon my return, but what do I find instead in my absence? Only to discover that one of our own has perished at the hands of mere mortals and now, pointless bickering amongst the council.
    ! He then turns his attention to Aizen and Scar, still frozen with fear as he approached them.
    ! Ganondorf: And of course, the bickering had to be caused by you two. to Aizen A disgraced Shinigami to Scar and a kitten whose too big for his own mane. You two argue over power as if it was some cheap commodity.
    ! Scar: O-oh, well we wouldn’t say that.
    ! Aizen: We were just having a little sparing match. To see who was strongest; man or beast.
    ! Ganondorf: A sparring match?
    ! Aizen and Scar both nodded their heads, hoping that he would buy it.
    ! Ganondorf: The next time you decide to have another ‘sparring match’, I suggest you take it elsewhere. Unless you two wish to continue here, I’d be more than happy to chime in and show you what real power is like.
    ! Ganondorf raises his left hand and clutches it, revealing a marking of three golden triangles with the top one glowing bright. This causes Aizen and Scar to gulp nervously.
    ! Aizen: Ugh…that won’t be necessary, Ganondorf…we-ugh-we just finished.
    ! Aizen and Scar retreated to their respective thrones and slunk down in them.
    ! Ganondorf: As I thought.
    ! Just then the doors leading to the throne room open and out comes Morganna prompting the other members to return to their seats except for Ganondorf.
    ! Morganna: Ahh…just in time.
    ! Ganondorf: Your Radiance…
    ! Morganna: I can see that rumors surrounding you were unfounded. Have you come to take part in the council?
    ! Ganondorf: As per my obligations…then yes.
    ! Morganna: Then kneel and swear unto me your allegiance!
    ! Ganondorf: kneels I, Ganondorf Dragmire, Great Demon King of Evil, hereby swears my loyalty and allegiance to Her Radiance, The Cosmic Witch, Morganna. To serve unto her with all the resources at my disposal and to obey her now and always.
    ! Morganna: Rise, Ganondorf and take your place on the throne of the Boar, at my right side.
    ! Ganondorf rises as instructed and sit upon the ‘Boar’ throne, looking somewhat proud as he did.
    ! Aizen: Well that was simple.
    ! Scar: Remember when Maleficent had to perform the oath to get on the council?
    ! Aizen: Who hasn’t. It was painful to watch her try to perform her oath while trying to act smug.
    ! Ganondorf: Were you two saying something?
    ! Aizen/Scar: Nothing!
    ! Just then, the center of the chamber opens, and a large table emerges from below. Runes begins to form on the table head and two holoimages of Crocodile and Jafar appear, both bow before Morganna.
    ! Jafar/Crocodile: Hail to thee, your Radiance!
    ! Morganna: Jafar. Crocodile. I was beginning to wonder. What is the word on your progress?
    ! Jafar: Your Radiance, we have found the location where the lamp is hidden.
    ! Morganna: Excellent! How soon till you recover it?
    ! Crocodile: Soon, your grace. We are currently devising a plan to obtain the lamp, due to an unforeseeable setback.
    ! Morganna: Setback?
    ! Jafar: What he means is that getting to the lamp will be difficult, we won’t bore with the details, but rest assured we have found some candidates that will retrieve it for us.
    ! Morganna: Glad to hear, and you will dispose of your ‘gophers’ once the lamp is recovered?
    ! Jafar: They won’t even know what hit them.
    ! Morganna: Well done, Jafar. Keep me informed of your progress and report back to me once you obtain the lamp.
    ! Jafar/Crocodile: Yes, Your Radiance.
    ! Back in Jafar’s lair, Crocodile presses a button and the holoimage of Morganna disappears. He looks back at Jafar with an inquisitive look.
    ! Crocodile: You didn’t tell her about the Straw Hats?
    ! Jafar: There was no need to inform her about that until after we gain the lamp. Besides, it’ll take pressure off us if she didn’t find out they were here.
    ! Crocodile: Good point.
    ! The two walks out of Jafar’s lair and back towards the secret entrance. They check to see if the coast is clear, then they get out and Jafar slides the door shut slowly, carefully, and quietly. But before he can finish, he was interrupted when Jasmine, no longer wearing her disguise, came storming in.
    ! Jasmine: Jafar! Crocodile!
    ! Jafar: Oh, uh, princess!
    ! Jafar, surprised to see her, quickly slams the door shut, pinning Iago inside the door frame who was about to walk out.
    ! Iago: Awk! Jafar, I'm stuck!
    ! Jafar: How may we be of service to you? He spreads out his cape, hiding the door
    ! Jasmine: The guards just took a boy and a group of foreigners from the market! On YOUR orders!
    ! Crocodile: We apologize for the inconvenience, Princess Jasmine. But your father's charged us with keeping the peace in Agrabah. They were merely criminals.
    ! Jasmine: And what was their crime?
    ! Iago: I can't breathe, guys!
    ! Jafar: Why, kidnapping the princess, of course.
    ! Iago: If you could just– Jafar kicks him back inside the door and it slams shut -OWWW! THAT HURT!”.
    ! Jasmine: They didn't kidnap me! I ran away!
    ! Then Jafar and Crocodile began to walk away, pretending to be shocked.
    ! Jafar: Oh, dear! Oh, why frightfully upsetting! Had we but known!
    ! Jasmine: What do you mean?
    ! Jafar: Sadly, their sentences has already been carried out.
    ! Jasmine: What sentence?
    ! Crocodile: Death… Jasmine gasps … By beheading.
    ! Jasmine: No! She collapses to the floor
    ! Jafar: We are exceedingly sorry, princess.
    ! Then Jasmine faces them with a glare and tears running from her eyes.
    ! Jasmine: How could you?
    ! Crocodile: You must remember we thought you were kidnapped. The act itself was a capital offense and as such punish—
    ! Jasmine strikes Crocodile across the left side of his face. Then she ran off crying as she goes. Then the hidden chamber's door opens, and Iago finally makes it out through the door. He flies up and lands on Jafar's shoulder, coughing.
    ! Iago: normally So how did it go?
    ! Jafar: I think she took it rather well.
    ! Crocodile: rubbing his face Hmph! She’s definitely a firebrand. Still, I can’t believe she thought we already executed them, well, not yet anyways.
    ! Jafar: And now we shall proceed to phase two of our little plan.
    ! Crocodile: And just how do you plan get all them to the Cave of Wonders? Some of them won’t be easily fooled.
    ! Jafar: You just leave that to me.
    ! Later that night, Jasmine was in the gardens, crying on the fountain. Rajah began to approach her, but with a sad look on his face. It hurt him to see Jasmine this way, and he was always there to comfort her. Rajah gently nudges her and Jasmine turns to him.
    ! It's all my fault, Rajah. I didn't even know that boy’s name.
    ! Then she held Rajah close as she cried on him.

    Chapter 5: An Old Men’s Proposal. Enter the Cave of Wonders!

    ! Later on, down in the dark dungeon, rats scurry along the chains and the walls. The worst part is the stench of the horrid smell of decay and filth. Down below, we see Aladdin, along with the Straw Hats, shackled to the wall. Aladdin was struggling with his shackles as Nami and Usopp.
    ! Usopp: Forget it, Aladdin.
    ! Nami: You’ve been at it for a good 15 minutes. Those shackles are not coming off.
    ! Aladdin then deeply sighs. He knows they’re right. Aladdin then sat there, looking down at the ground.
    ! Aladdin: She was the princess. I don't believe it. I must have sounded so stupid to her.
    ! Robin: It wasn’t just you, Aladdin. We ALL didn’t know she was.
    ! Brook: And, for the record, I didn’t think you sounded stupid to her.
    ! Aladdin: But I DO! Man, I can just imagine that she’s laughing about me already.
    ! Robin: We hardly doubt that.
    ! Aladdin: How would you know?
    ! Robin: Well for thing one it was obvious she was into you.
    ! Usopp: Plus, she was trying to get the guards to free us.
    ! Aladdin: Well, I guess so…
    ! Abu: from a distance Yoo-hoo! Aladdin? Hello!
    ! Abu appears at the window at the top of the dungeon.
    ! Aladdin: Abu! Down here! Hey, c’mon–help me outta these.
    ! Abu stops, then begins chattering wildly, dropping to the ground. He wraps a cloth around his head and makes his eyes big in an imitation of the princess. Then he starts chattering wildly and angrily at him.
    ! Zoro: What did he say?
    ! Chopper: He said that Aladdin wouldn’t be in this mess if he hadn’t tried to help that girl.
    ! Aladdin: Hey, she was in trouble. Ah, she was worth it.
    ! Abu jumps up on Aladdin’s shoulders and pulls a small set of tools out of his pocket and begins working on Aladdin’s shackles.
    ! Aladdin: Don’t worry, Abu. I’ll never see her again.
    ! Zoro: Why’s that?
    ! Aladdin: I’m a street rat, remember, and there’s a law.
    ! Brook: What law is that?
    ! Aladdin: She’s gotta marry a prince. She deserves a prince.
    ! Abu finally frees Aladdin’s hands and starts breaking the Straw Hats from their shackles.
    ! Luffy: Well, that’s dumb!
    ! Usopp: Hey who knows, maybe they’ll change the law and she can be with you.
    ! Aladdin: What’s the point? Rubbing his wrists I’m a… I’m a fool.
    ! ????: You're only a fool if you give up, boy.
    ! They looked over to a dark corner, and they see an old man sitting there, that neither of them have seen before.
    ! Chopper/Usopp: EEEHHH!!!
    ! Nami: Hey, where did you come from?
    ! Franky: We never saw you here.
    ! Old Man: Oh, I’ve been here. It’s just I have a knack for being unnoticeable.
    ! Aladdin: Hmm, but who are you exactly?
    ! Old Man: A lowly prisoner, like yourselves. But together, perhaps we can be more.
    ! Aladdin: I’m listening.
    ! Usopp: I don’t like this already.
    ! Zoro: What exactly are you getting at here?
    ! Old Man: In the vast desert beyond this city, there is a cave. A Cave of Wonders. Filled with treasures beyond your wildest dreams.
    ! The old man as he wobbles towards them with his walking stick. Then he pulls out a couple of large rubies and shows them on the palm of his hands. Nami and Abu looks at them in awe. Then the old man puts them away as he walks away, looking at Aladdin.
    ! Old Man: Treasure enough to impress even your princess, I'd wager.
    ! Then out from their hearing range, Iago pokes his head out from his clothing. Apparently, the old man was actually Jafar himself in disguise. This is his only way to get to them, but Iago is blowing his cover.
    ! Iago: sweating profusely Jafar, can you hurry it up? I’m dyin’ in here.
    ! Jafar whacks him back into his disguise with his stick.
    ! Aladdin: But the law says that only a prince can marry--
    ! But the old man (Jafar) got up close to him.
    ! Old Man: You've heard of the golden rule, haven't you? Whoever has the gold makes the rules.
    ! Then he grins, showing a hideously bad mouth with a gold tooth.
    ! Nami: Ewwww…Yuck!
    ! Aladdin: So why would you share all of this wonderful treasure with us?
    ! Old Man: I need some young people with pairs of legs and strong backs to go in after it.
    ! Aladdin: Ah, one problem: It's out THERE. We're in HERE?
    ! Zoro: So how are we gonna bust out of here without causing a ruckus?
    ! Old Man: walks towards a wall Mmm, mmm, mmm. Things aren't always what they seem.
    ! Then using his stick, he pushes a wall brick, and it reveals a hidden exit. Everyone was suddenly surprised by this hidden exit.
    ! Nami: Wait a minute, how’d you know that was there?
    ! Old Man: Let’s just say I’ve been around long enough to know a trick or two in this place.
    ! Usopp: And how long have you been waiting for this moment?
    ! Old Man: Longer than you know. So, do we have a deal?
    ! They all looked at each other, and they all shrugged their shoulders.
    ! Sanji: Like we got a choice?
    ! Sometime afterwards, they have escaped from the palace dungeon and are now in the desert, fighting through the sandstorm with the old man. Moments later the Straw Hats and Aladdin finds themselves standing before the Cave of Wonders. They stand in awe in front of it, while Usopp, Brook, and Chopper shivered in fear behind them.
    ! Cave: Who disturbs my slumber?
    ! Aladdin: It is I, Aladdin.
    ! Luffy: I’m Monkey D. Luffy, pirate.
    ! The cave raises an eyebrow at them. Then it speaks again.
    ! Cave: Proceed. Touch nothing but the lamp.
    ! Then it opens up with a roar, and a staircase appears in front of them.
    ! Old Man: Remember, my friends--first fetch me the lamp, and then you shall have your reward.
    ! Zoro: You ready for this?
    ! Franky: You kidding? I was born ready.
    ! Usopp: Hold up, guys! We don’t even know what’s down there.
    ! Sanji: Getting cold feet already, Usopp?
    ! Usopp: It’s not that! Look, I know we just met this guy, but what if he’s leading us into something. For all we know there could be traps, monsters or who knows what in there.
    ! Luffy: Why not? That’s what makes it fun.
    ! Nami: Once again, Luffy logic.
    ! Robin: Might as well go in, no sense coming all this way just to turn back.
    ! Aladdin: to ABU hiding under the shoulder of his vest C'mon, Abu.
    ! Then sticking together, they walked right into the tiger’s mouth and down below. The staircase appears to go all the way down for miles. As it seemed they are heading towards the center of the earth. But moments later, they reached the bottom floor and they come across a golden light from the next room. They approached and entered. But when they did, they gasped in awe at what they have discovered in the room. The entire room was filled with mountains of gold and objects. Mountains of coins and jewels rises above them, and giant statues reaching as ten feet tall.
    ! Straw Hats: Wooooow…
    ! Aladdin: Would ya look at that!
    ! Brook: Just look at all this gold!
    ! Aladdin: Just a handful of this stuff would make me richer than the sultan!
    ! Franky: As the Sultan? With all this gold, you could rule the whole world and still have plenty left over!
    ! Nami: All that gold….AND ITS OURS!!!!
    ! Luffy: GOLD!!!
    ! Usopp/Chopper: WE’RE RICH!
    ! Luffy, Usopp, Chopper, Nami and Abu rush over the nearest pile of treasure and leap upwards for a...
    ! Nami/Luffy/Usopp/Chopper: CANNONBALL!!!
    ! Robin: HOLD IT! Ochenta Fleur: Cinco Manos!
    ! Robin conjures fives gigantic hands, each grabbing Nami, Chopper, Luffy, Usopp and Abu in mid jump, hovering over a rug on the floor. Their friends approached them.
    ! Luffy: Hey!
    ! Usopp: What the big idea?!
    ! Robin: Remember what the cave said, ‘touch nothing but the lamp’. Suppose all this gold could be one big trap.
    ! Chopper: You mean Usopp was right?
    ! Usopp: I was?
    ! Robin: Indeed. So, until we get that lamp and get out of here…
    ! Robin dismissed the hands, dropping them to the ground.
    ! Aladdin: Don’t…touch…anything!
    ! Sanji: Now come on. We gotta find that lamp.
    ! Then they moved on, with Nami and Abu following behind them.
    ! Nami: sarcastic Well, that’s just perfect. What’s the good in all this treasure if we can’t even take it?
    ! They begin to make their way through the room when the Carpet rises off the floor and begins following them. Nami and Abu get the feeling they’re being followed.
    ! Nami: Huh?
    ! Right when they turned around to see what or who’s following them, and the carpet lies flat on the floor. When they looked, they saw only a carpet on the floor and nothing else.
    ! Nami: Huh, probably nothing.
    ! Then they continued onward, and the carpet rises up, then it followed them again. Again, they get the feeling and turned around, but the carpet is rolled up and leaning against a pile of treasure.
    ! Nami: That…wasn’t there before.
    ! Getting nervous, they immediately rushed over to the others.
    ! Abu: Aladdin! Aladdin!
    ! Nami: I think there’s something here!
    ! Zoro: Nami, not now.
    ! Nami: But--
    ! Aladdin: We need to find the lamp, so will you guys knock it off?
    ! They continued onward, leaving Nami and Abu pouting as they followed them. Then the carpet followed them once again. And when they turned once again, it over to the other side.
    ! Nami: What was that?
    ! The carpet reaches down with a tassel and pulls Abu’s tail. When Abu jumps around, the carpet again goes to the other side. This time, Abu lands in a karate stance. He yells at Nami thinking she pulled his tail.
    ! Nami: What are you yelling at me for?
    ! While their backs are turned, the carpet plucks Abu’s fez off and puts it on itself. They sat down thinking for a second, until the carpet waves a tassel in front of their faces. They looked to see the carpet looking at them, eye-to-eye…sort of.
    ! Nami/Abu: AHHHHHH!!!
    ! As they jumped in fright. The carpet got scared as well. They all ran in different directions as Nami and Abu ran right towards their friends. Abu tackles Aladdin, while Nami tackles Luffy at full speed.
    ! Luffy: Hey!
    ! Usopp: What the?!
    ! Zoro: Nami, are you crazy?!
    ! Nami: stammering But the carpet and the fez and the tassel and the tail and the wave and the Aahh and the--
    ! Franky: And the what?
    ! Nami: LOOK!!
    ! Nami points into the direction of the carpet, which peeks out from the pile of treasure.
    ! Aladdin: A magic carpet.
    ! Luffy: Woah! It looks so cool.
    ! Aladdin: to the carpet C'mon. C'mon out. We’re not gonna hurt you.
    ! The carpet slowly comes out, shyly, then picks up Abu’s hat and dusts it off. It flies over to Aladdin and hands the hat to Abu next to him. Abu screeches, and jumps onto Aladdin’s shoulder.
    ! Aladdin: Hey, take it easy, Abu. He’s not gonna bite.
    ! The carpet again picks up Abu’s hat and hands it to him. Abu shakes his fist and screeches at it. Carpet begins to walk away, "sadly."
    ! Aladdin: Hey. Wait a minute. Don’t go. Maybe you can help us.
    ! The Carpet looks back, excited. It then flies over and wraps around the group.
    ! Luffy: Hey!
    ! Brook: Whoa!
    ! Aladdin: You see, we’re trying to find this lamp.
    ! The carpet motions for them to follow it.
    ! Aladdin: I think he knows where it is.
    ! Luffy: Then let’s go!
    ! After a while of traveling deeper into the Cave of Wonders, they finally emerge into a giant underground cavern. In the center of the room is a tall pillar, with a staircase going up to it. It is surrounded by water with unevenly placed stones forming a bridge. At the top of the pillar is a beam of light.
    ! Chopper: You think it’s up there?
    ! Robin: Only one way to know for sure.
    ! Aladdin: Wait here. I’ll go check.
    ! Aladdin began crossing the bridge. Then all the sudden, as they waited, Abu sees a shrine with a golden monkey. In its outstretched paws was holding a giant ruby. Abu is soon hypnotically drawn to it. Aladdin crosses the bridge and carefully walks up the stairs. It wasn’t until Zoro notices something wrong.
    ! Zoro: Hey, where’s the monkey?
    ! Everyone began to quickly look around for them. Then Usopp sees Abu heading towards the giant ruby and gulps nervously.
    ! Usopp: Uh, guys?
    ! Sanji: Stop him before he sets off a trap!
    ! The group dashes over and pin Abu to the ground, trying in vain to pin him down. As they restrain them, Aladdin finally reach the lamp. It just sits there in a beam of light, just waiting for someone to retrieve it. Aladdin takes the lamp and takes a long look at it.
    ! Aladdin: This is it? This is what we came all the way down here to--
    ! He looks down to see Abu break free from the Straw Hats and make a lunge for the ruby.
    ! Aladdin: ABU! NO!
    ! Abu was only a few inches from the ruby but suddenly get yanked backwards. The puller was Nami who had managed to grab Abu by his tail. Abu flails around frantically until Nami bops him on the head.
    ! Nami: Listen you little banana-muncher! There’s no way I’m letting you jeopardize our lives over a ruby! But of course, you are thinking ‘hey, here’s a shiny big ruby, I’ll just take it cause its shiny and not care about the consequences because I like shiny things’.
    ! Zoro: Kind of sounds like you, Nami.
    ! Nami: NOBODY ASKED YOU!!!! back to Abu I mean really, the cave said we’re not to touch anything BUT the lamp. And instead of heeding said warning, you decide to throw caution to the wind and grab the first jewel you see anyway. Can’t you be that senseless?
    ! Usopp: Uhm?
    ! Nami: Don’t answer that! So basically, if everyone in the world acted like you, people would be swiping stuff left and right without so much as a thought. So, in that regard, I could just swipe this ruby from that statue and not care about whatever trap I might spring just…like…this!
    ! Nami swipes the ruby from the statue with one hand and shows it to Abu. The act causes the other Straw Hats mouths, even Robin’s, to drop straight to the ground in shock.
    ! Nami: So maybe next time learn to think before you—
    ! Suddenly there is a rumbling and the room begins to shake. The Cave’s voice booms throughout the chamber as if it were right next to them.
    ! Cave’s Voice: INFIDELS!
    ! Nami: realizing what she did EEEEKKK!!!!
    ! Abu: Uh oh!
    ! Usopp: Now you’ve done it Nami!
    ! Chopper/Brook: ‘Forbidden Treasure’?
    ! Franky: Now he tells us!
    ! Nami: Wa-wait! It was an accident-I just trying to-I-I-didn’t mean--look, I’m putting it back. I’m putting it back.
    ! Nami frantically places the jewel back into the paw, but the jewel and the shrine begin to melt down into a puddle of lava.
    ! The spot where the lamp was erupts into a tower of fire. Then the entire cave began to shake violently as rocks fall from the ceiling. The water surrounding the pillar begins to turn into fiery lava.
    ! Sanji: Aladdin, get down here fast!!!
    ! Aladdin races down the steps, but they flatten into a ramp, and he skies down until he flies into the air. The water has now turned into lava. He is falling towards it, when all of a sudden Carpet appears and catches him. Abu was the only ones standing on the rocks of the bridge. He looked left and right frantically and saw rocks exploding into lava. Then Carpet races over and Aladdin grabs him, just as the last rock is exploding.
    ! Aladdin: Guys, get on!
    ! Chopper: Do you think we’ll all fit?
    ! Zoro: No time for questions, get on the carpet!
    ! The Straw Hats all scramble onto Carpet as it flew by. It was a bit crapped, but comfort wasn’t the important thing at the moment.
    ! Brook: Um, guys?
    ! Brook points behind them and they all look to see a colossal tidal wave of lava rising and coming right towards them.
    ! Aladdin: Whoa! Carpet, let's move!
    ! Altogether, they raced back through the caves, dodging walls, and falling debris. But the wall of lava pursues them as it flows after them. Carpet swerves left and right, dodging stalagmites and stalactites, flying as fast as it can. Then the rocks from the ceiling come falling right at them.
    ! Sanji: Heads up!
    ! They ducked out of the way, and the rocks exploded into the lava behind them. Abu got so scared, he grabs Aladdin's head and accidentally covers his eyes.
    ! Aladdin: Abu! Abu, this is no time to panic!
    ! He pulls Abu off his head, and gasps when he sees that they are flying towards a wall.
    ! Aladdin: Start panicking!
    ! Then they all go into a dive, yelling as they go. Then they finally flew into the Treasure Chamber, and the massive lava wave flows in. It collides into the treasure, resulting in a massive explosion.
    ! Luffy: Wait, the treasure! What about the treasure?!
    ! Zoro: Forget the treasure, Luffy. It’d be no good to us if we’re dead!
    ! Then they swerve left and right, avoiding erupting lava plumes, shooting from the lava as they race through the massive chamber. Then all the sudden, gigantic hands of fire appeared in front of them. They moved out of the way, just before the hands smashed them all together. Outside the entrance, the cave begins to growl and start to collapse as a fierce storm raged around it. Back inside, they have finally reached the entrance.
    ! Usopp: Hey, we’re gonna make it! We’re gonna--
    ! But before they nearly reach it, a massive rock struck Carpet and it, as well as the Straw Hats, plummeted down to the ground. But Aladdin managed to grab onto the ledge of the entrance. The Straw Hats managed to leap off of Carpet just as they hit it the floor, with a boulder pinning it down.
    ! Franky: Well that was just nuts!
    ! Zoro: Come on! We got to get this rock off the Carpet!
    ! Franky: Why?
    ! Zoro: Aladdin’s still up there!
    ! Luffy, Franky and Zoro try to pry the rock off of Carpet. Aladdin looks up to see the old man within reach.
    ! Aladdin: Help me out.
    ! Old Man: Throw me the lamp.
    ! Aladdin: I can’t hold on. Give me your hand.
    ! Old Man: First give me the lamp.
    ! Aladdin reaches into his vest and pulls out the lamp. He hands it up to him, and the old man takes it and raises it above his head in laughter.
    ! Old Man: Ha ha ha! Yes! At last! Ha ha ha ha!
    ! Abu has managed to climb out and are trying to pull Aladdin up. But the old man kicks him aside all the sudden, and grabs Aladdin’s wrist.
    ! Aladdin: What are you doing?!
    ! Old Man: Giving you your reward… normal voiceYour ETERNAL reward.
    ! Jafar pulls out a crooked dagger, Aladdin gasps in shock as he prepares to stab him. But Abu jumps up and bites him on the wrist. Jafar screams in pain, but let’s go of Aladdin, who falls into the cave. Jafar throws Abu down as well.
    ! Straw Hats: ALADDIN!!!!
    ! The magic carpet also sees them fall but is still pinned under a boulder. Luffy, Franky and Zoro manage to move the rock slightly, just enough for it to break free. The carpet races up and the carpet catches Aladdin, but he was already hit the wall and was unconscious. The Straw Hats duck for cover as the rocks pummels back down to the depths, with the unconscious Aladdin on the carpet. On the surface, the cave roars one final time, then sinks back into the sand. After all is quiet, Crocodile, surprisingly enough, emerges from the sands next to Jafar as he pulls off his “old man” beard.
    ! Crocodile: I can’t believe it. We’re finally rid of those brats.
    ! Jafar: And the Lamp…is all ours. I--
    ! Jafar chuckled as he rummages through his pocket for the lamp. But he can't find it in his pocket for some reason.
    ! Jafar: --where is it?
    ! Crocodile: Wait! What do you mean ‘where is it’?! You had the lamp in your hands, didn’t you?!
    ! Jafar: Yes, I did. I took the lamp, I put it in this pocket and now it’s not there.
    ! Jafar searches frantically around him to see if he misplaced it, while Crocodile tried searching on the ground like a hound dog.
    ! Crocodile: Maybe you dropped the blasting thing or perhaps it fell out.
    ! Jafar: Impossible! Even if it did fall it couldn’t have--
    ! Suddenly Crocodile and Jafar both came to the same conclusion; the lamp fell back down into the caves and is now buried with the only people who could enter it.
    ! Crocodile: No!
    ! Jafar: NO!!
    ! Later on, back at the palace in Agrabah, Jasmine is sitting on her bed, next to Rajah, who looks sad. Jasmine was still upset about earlier, and she hasn’t got better. Then her father, the Sultan, walks in, noticing her sad look.
    ! Sultan: Jasmine? Oh, dearest. What's wrong?
    ! Jasmine turns to him and looks as if she’s been crying.
    ! Jasmine: Jafar…and Crocodile…they…did something…terrible.
    ! Sultan: comforting her There, there, there, my child--we'll set it right. Now, tell me everything.

    Chapter 6: Never Had A Friend Like Me! The Genie of the Lamp!

    ! Hours later, back inside the cave, Aladdin lies unconscious on the magic carpet. Abu rushes over and tries to wake him. Then the carpet rises up from the floor, lifting Aladdin up. Aladdin awakens slowly, and the carpet gently puts him down. He rubs his sore head.
    ! Aladdin: Oh, my head.
    ! He looks around, and he sees everyone else recovering from the harrowing experience. Some of them were busy digging themselves out of the rubble and sand.
    ! Franky: What a rush!
    ! Zoro: Is everyone still breathing?
    ! Luffy: I am.
    ! Sanji: Same here.
    ! Franky: Barely, but still alive.
    ! Brook: Never been better.
    ! Robin: Well it looks like we’re not getting out of here any time soon.
    ! Nami: What makes you say that?
    ! Robin: Look up.
    ! Everyone looks up at the ceiling, and they saw that the entrance is sealed in. And there was no opening to the outside at all.
    ! Aladdin: We're trapped. That two faced son-of-a-jackal!
    ! Luffy: When I get my hands on him, I’m gonna tie him into a pretzel knot!
    ! Zoro: Everyone let’s just relax. We got another thing to worry about right now. And that is getting outta here.
    ! Chopper: Can’t we just dig our way out?
    ! Robin: Possible. But if we try to dig through the ceiling, then sand will just pour right in and bury us all.
    ! Sanji: And even if we do dig out, we’re still stuck in the middle of nowhere.
    ! Usopp: Well, that’s just great!
    ! Zoro: Well, if Nami hadn’t grabbed that jewel in the first place, we wouldn’t be in this mess.
    ! Nami: Hey, the monkey was going for the jewel! I was trying to stop him.
    ! Zoro: By grabbing the jewel?
    ! Nami: It was an accident!
    ! Franky: Well, we might as well get comfy. We’re gonna be here for a while.
    ! Brook: I wonder who was that old man anyway?
    ! Aladdin: Well, whoever he was, he's long gone with that lamp.
    ! Then, Abu gets a sly look on his face. Then he pulls out behind his back…the lamp! Everyone then began to smile brightly.
    ! Usopp/Brook/Chopper: The lamp!
    ! Aladdin: Why, you hairy little thief…
    ! Luffy: Ha! Serves that old jerk right!
    ! Nami: Way to go, Abu. I take back to the mean stuff I said about you.
    ! Zoro: That’s nice and all…but lest we forget, we’re still stuck in here. And that lamp isn’t gonna help us out of here.
    ! Aladdin: Yeah, you’re right. It looks like such a beat-up, worthless piece of junk.
    ! Robin: What I want to know is why that old man was obsessed with that thing anyway?
    ! Franky: Doesn’t look that impressive to me.
    ! Aladdin: Hey, I think there's something written here, but it's hard to make out…
    ! Sanji: Try rubbing it off.
    ! Aladdin does as Sanji told him to do. He rubs the lamp, then all the sudden, it began to shake, rattle and glow with a red aura.
    ! Nami: What in the…
    ! Then before they can react, the lamp shoots out a spark of light into the air, and it explodes like fireworks. The lamp fires off another, the stream of sparks fly inches away from Usopp’s nose.
    ! Usopp: EEEEHHH!!!!!
    ! Usopp, Nami, Chopper, Brook, Abu, and the Carpet dived behind a nearby rock for cover, while the others stood their ground. Zoro prepares to draw out his sword for a battle.
    ! Zoro: What the heck’s that lamp doing?!
    ! Franky: How should I know?!
    ! Although Aladdin was startled by this, he still held onto the lamp as it rattles in his hands. Then, a massive blast of smoke billows out from the lamp, and it materializes into the form of a giant blue man. He continues to emerge from the smoke, yelling loudly as he goes. Then he felt a neck snap.
    ! Blue Man: OY! Ten-thousand years will give ya such a crick in the neck!
    ! Then he picks up Aladdin and hangs him on a nearby rock.
    ! Blue Man: Hang on a second.
    ! Then he pulls his head off and spins it around, yelling as he does so. Everyone was a little disturbed, if not shocked, seeing that happening. The Carpet flew up and pulls Aladdin down.
    ! Blue Man: Woah! Wow! Does it feel good to be outta there! uses the lamp end of himself as a microphone I tell ya it’s nice to back, ladies and gentlemen. So, uh, which one of ya good fellas rubbed me out from the lamp?
    ! Speechless, the Straw Hats all point at Aladdin. The blue man then approaches Aladdin, sticking the microphone in his face.
    ! Blue Man: Hi, where ya from? What's your name?
    ! Aladdin: Uh, Al–uh—Aladdin.
    ! Blue Man: ALADDIN!
    ! The blue man said it like he just discovered something big. Then a neon sign appears and lights up with Aladdin's name on it, circled by chase lights. The sign changes to reflect the blue man's upcoming line.
    ! Blue Man: Hello, Aladdin. Nice to have you on the show. Can we call you “Al”? Or maybe just “Din”? Or how bout “Laddi”?
    ! The blue man changes into himself as a Scottish man, complete with hat, kilt, sideburns, scarf, and shillelagh.
    ! Blue Man: Sounds like “Here, boy! whistles C'mon, Laddi!
    ! Then he disappears, calling a dog with a whistle, then a dog in a plaid kilt and hat jumps in, grabbing the shillelagh like a stick.
    ! Usopp: Ok, I’m not the only one seeing this, right?
    ! Nami: Nope, I’m seeing this too.
    ! Aladdin: We must have hit our heads harder than we thought.
    ! Franky: Either that, or this is one super freaky dream.
    ! Blue Man: Still a dog Do you smoke? Mind if I do?
    ! The dog then poofs into smoke, then back to the blue man. Abu screeches wildly and jumps away to Aladdin.
    ! Blue Man: Oh, sorry Cheetah--hope I didn't singe the fur!
    ! Sanji: And I thought Franky was the crazy one.
    ! Blue Man: sees the Carpet Yo, Rugman! Haven't seen you in a few millennia! Give me some tassel! Yeah! Yo! Yo!
    ! The Carpet goes up and gives the blue man a high-five, then he looks at Aladdin.
    ! Blue Man: Say, you're a lot smaller than my last master. lifts his beer gut Either that or I'm gettin' bigger. Look at me from the side--do I look different to all of you?
    ! Luffy: Like your fly being down?
    ! Nami/Sanji: bops Luffy NOT FUNNY, LUFFY!!!
    ! Aladdin: Wait-Wait a minute! I'm--your master?
    ! The blue man slaps a diploma in Aladdin's hand and a mortarboard on his head.
    ! Blue Man: That's right! He can be taught!! What would you wish of me…transforms into Arnold Schwarzenegger The ever impressive…transforms into a cube with himself compacted inside The long contained… turns into a ventriloquist with a dummy Often imitated… tosses the dummy aside But never duplicated…
    ! He then multiplies into multiple versions of himself who surround him, each saying the word “Duplicated”. Then a spotlight shines on the blue man in the middle.
    ! Genie: Says it like a ring announcer at a boxing match Genie! Of! The Lamp!
    ! Then he turns into Ed Sullivan and the duplicated genies applauds him.
    ! Genie: as Ed Sullivan Right here direct from the lamp, right here for your enjoyment wish fulfillment. Thank youuuuu!
    ! Then everyone realizes what this could be, and they are amazed.
    ! Nami: realizes Wait a minute…
    ! Luffy/Usopp/Chopper: A real genie?!
    ! Robin: So that’s why the old man wanted that lamp!
    ! Aladdin: Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Wish fulfillment?
    ! Brook: You mean you can grant wishes?
    ! Genie: Three wishes to be exact. And ix-nay on the wishing for more wishes. turns into a slot machine That’s it--three. three genie caballeros come out of the slot Uno, dos, tres. Changes into b/w Groucho Marx No substitutions, exchanges, or refunds. a wooden puppet duck drops with the secret word "Refunds” in its beak
    ! Aladdin: Now I know I'm dreaming.
    ! Usopp: If this is your dream, then wake me up.
    ! Genie: Master! I don't think you quite realize what you've got here! So why don't you just ruminate with your pals, whilst I ILLUMINATE the possibilities.
    ! Genie grows big and lights up like fluorescent light on the word ‘illuminate’. Then he drops down and explains to our friends through song.
    ! Genie: Well Ali Baba had them forty thieves
    Scheherazadie had a thousand tales
    ! He produces 40 thieves out from his hand like playing cards, which they surround Aladdin with swords.
    ! Genie: But master you in luck 'cause up your sleeve
    You got a brand of magic never fails!
    ! He pops his head out from Aladdin’s vest, then sticks his arms out and boxes the thieves into submission, along with some help from Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji. Then a boxing ring appears, and Aladdin appears in a corner, being massaged by the Genie, with Usopp fanning Aladdin down with the Carpet and Chopper holding a water bottle.
    ! Genie: You got some power in your corner now
    Some heavy ammunition in your camp
    ! The Genie turns himself into a firework and lights himself up and fires away. Usopp, Chopper, Abu, and the Carpet ducks as the Genie shot pass them over their heads.
    ! Genie: You got some punch, pizzazz, yahoo and how
    See all you gotta do is rub that lamp
    And I'll say…
    ! The Genie explodes as fireworks. Then he appears outside the lamp, halfway in, and grabs Aladdin’s hand and rubs lamp with it. Then he reappears, with arms crossed.
    ! Genie: Mister Aladdin sir
    What will your pleasure be?
    Let me take your order, jot it down
    You ain't never had a friend like me
    Ho ho ho!
    ! The Genie produces a table and chairs, which Aladdin and the others are sitting down in, then writes down things on a note pad, like a waiter.
    ! Genie: Life is your restaurant
    And I'm your maitre' d!
    C'mon, whisper what it is you want
    You ain't never had a friend like me
    ! He gives them a tray and lifts up the lid, revealing a plate of chicken. But then the genie’s head appears on it, surprising them. He returns to normal, enlarges his ear to listen to Aladdin. Finally, he explodes into four duplicate genies.
    ! Genie: Yes sir, we pride ourselves on service
    You're the boss, the king, the shah!
    Say what you wish, it's yours! True dish
    How about a little more Baklava?
    ! The genies gave him a shave, haircut, and manicure. Then Aladdin appears in a comfy chair surrounded by the treasure and being fanned by Abu and Chopper. The Genie appears and fills the screen with baklava.
    ! Genie: Have some of column 'A'
    Try all of column 'B'
    I'm in the mood to help you dude
    You ain't never had a friend like me
    ! Aladdin rises up on a column with a giant A on top, then jumps to another column of food with a B on top. He falls off and is caught by a cushion held by the Genie. He opens his mouth, and his tongue turns into a staircase. A miniature version of himself dressed like a magician comes out. The mini Genie does a little dance with the Genie's two giant hands. At the end, they surround the mini Genie and squish him into nothing.
    ! Hand: Wah-nah-nah!
    ! Genie: Oh my.
    ! Hand: Wah-nah-nah!
    ! Genie: No no.
    ! Hands: Wah-nah-nah!
    ! Genie: My my my. Rapa-tapa-tsu-pah!
    ! Genie: Can your friends do this?
    ! The Genie pulls off his head, duplicates it, then juggles them.
    ! Usopp/Chopper: No way!
    ! Genie: Can your friends do that?
    ! He tosses them to Aladdin, Franky, and Sanji, who juggles with one hand and spins each of the heads on their fingertips like a basketball.
    ! Franky/Sanji: No way!
    ! Genie: Can your friends pull this out their little hat
    ! They tossed them back to the genie, who proceeds to try and pull himself out of a hat at his base. He spirals around and around until he turns into a white rabbit.
    ! Genie: Can your friends go POOF!!!
    ! The rabbit transforms into a dragon and he breathes fire, which turns into three beautiful harem girls who dance around Aladdin seductively. Seeing the girls, Sanji and Brook pull Aladdin back and switches places with him.
    ! Genie: Well looky here
    Can your friends go Abracadabra, let 'er rip
    And then make the sucker disappear?
    ! Just as Sanji and Brook begins to enjoy them, the harem girls disappear into puffs of smoke.
    ! Genie_: So don't you sit there slack jawed, buggy eyed_
    I'm here to answer all your midday prayers
    You got me bona fide, certified
    You got a genie for a chare d'affairs!
    I got a powerful urge to help you out
    So what you wish I really want to know
    You got a wish that's three miles long, no doubt
    So all you gotta do is rub like so, and oh!
    ! Genie imitates what he is calling Aladdin, then turns into a certificate which rolls up and surrounds Aladdin. The genie pulls a list (written in Arabic) out of Aladdin's ear, which he uses to rub his behind like drying off after a shower.
    ! Genie: Mister Aladdin, sir, have a wish or two or three
    I'm on the job, you big nabob
    ! The dancing Harem girls reappear, and Aladdin leans in to kiss one. But she turns into the Genie, which startles Aladdin.
    ! Genie: You ain't never had a friend, never had a friend
    You ain't never had a friend, never had a friend
    ! The Genie zaps four dancing elephants into existence in one direction. And in the other direction, he zaps in four dancing camels.
    ! Genie: You ain't never…had a... FRIEND... LIKE...ME!
    ! A grand finale dancing number ensues. The Genie conjures up whole bunch of stuff; sword jugglers, dancing monkeys, boats, girls and piles and plies of gold. Many of the Straw Hats are dancing along to the finale, while Abu was grabbing as much gold as he can into his fez.
    ! Genie: You ain’t never had a friend like me!
    ! He wraps everything up in a cyclone and zaps it away into the lamp until they're all back in the cave. He now has a neon "APPLAUSE" sign on his back. The carpet, along with everyone else, applauds. Abu turns his fez over and sees that it is empty. He puts it back on, disappointed in not getting any gold.
    ! Genie: So what’ll it be, master?
    ! Nami: Let me see if we got this straight? Anyone who has your lamp can get three wishes?
    ! Genie: Indeed, little missy! Whoever controls the lamp, controls the genie, i.e. me! But only three wishes per customer.
    ! Aladdin: And you can grant us any three wishes we want right?
    ! Genie: As William F. Buckley Ah, almost. There are a few provisos, a couple of quid pro quos.
    ! Usopp: Ah, provisos?
    ! Sanji: You mean there’s limits to what wishes we can make?
    ! Genie: as Ed McMahon You are correct, sir!
    ! Aladdin: Like?
    ! Genie: Ah, rule number one: I can’t kill anybody. He slices his head off with his finger So don’t ask. Ah, rule number two: puts head back on I can’t make anyone fall in love with anyone else. Head turns into a big pair of lips which kiss Aladdin You little punim, there. Lies flat, then gets up and transforms into a zombie Rule number three: as Peter Lorre I can’t bring people back from the dead. It’s not a pretty picture, He grabs Aladdin and shakes him I don’t like doing it! He poofs back to normal Other than that, you got it!
    ! Aladdin ponders this for a moment. But then, gives the look as if he were plotting. Abu smirks and gives him a thumbs-up. An idea of getting out of the cave fills his head.
    ! Aladdin: So, basically, there’s certain wishes you can’t grant?
    ! Then he scoffs and turns to Abu.
    ! Aladdin: Some all-powerful genie–can't even bring people back from the dead. I don't know, guys--he probably can't even get us out of this cave. Looks like we're gonna have to find a way out of here--
    ! But before they can leave, a big foot stomps down in front of them. They look up, and the Genie was towering above them.
    ! Genie: Excuse me? Are you lookin' at me? Did you rub my lamp? Did you wake me up? Did you bring me here? And all of a sudden, you're walkin' out on me?
    ! Then Aladdin smirks at the others, and they give a curious look back. Aladdin’s plan is absolutely working. The Genie stomps towards, getting madder and madder.
    ! Genie: I don't think so! Not right now! You're gettin' your wishes, so SIDDOWN!!!!
    ! Usopp: EHHHHHH!!!!!
    ! They all get on Carpet. Genie takes the form of a stewardess, with lots of arms pointing out the exits.
    ! Genie: In case of emergency, the exits are here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, anywhere! Keep your hands and arms inside the rides. Weeee'rrrrrreee...outta here!
    ! And they shoot up through the ceiling, out of the sand in the desert, and off into the distance like a shooting star.

    Chapter 7: Plan B for Betrothal. A Genie’s Wish for Freedom!

    ! The next morning, back at the Palace, the Sultan has summoned Jafar and Crocodile to his throne room and he was not in a good mood. After Jasmine had informed him of what occurred yesterday, he was outraged that they carried out the ‘execution’ of Aladdin and the Straw Hats without his consent or knowledge. He was about to finish a stern talk to the duo about what they have done.
    ! Sultan: Jafar, this is an outrage! If it weren't for all your years of loyal service. But from now on you are to discuss the sentencing of prisoners with me before they are carried out. And as for you, Sir Crocodile, I expect you to follow my orders the same as Jafar, understand?
    ! Crocodile: Understood, sir.
    ! Jafar: We assure you, your highness, it won't happen again.
    ! Sultan: Very good. Now Jasmine, Jafar, Crocodile, let's put this whole messy business behind us. Please?
    ! Jafar: Our most abject and humblest apologies to you as well, princess.
    ! Crocodile: Yes, and I pray this sordid affair does not sour our relations in the future.
    ! Jafar takes Jasmine’s hand to kiss it, but she quickly yanks it away.
    ! Jasmine: At least some good will come of my being forced to marry. When I am queen, I will have the power to get rid of you both!
    ! Sultan: That's nice. All settled, then. Now, Jasmine, getting back to this suitor business…
    ! The Sultan turns to Jasmine, but he sees Jasmine already walking out of the room and rushes after her.
    ! Sultan: Jasmine? Jasmine!
    ! As soon as the Sultan had left, Jafar and Crocodile’s forced smiles suddenly drops into angry growls.
    ! Crocodile: Where does that little brat get off threatening us like that! Not to mention ratting us out to the Sultan!
    ! Jafar: If only we had gotten that lamp!
    ! Iago, who was on Jafar’s shoulder the whole time, was mockingly mimicking Jasmine’s threat, in her own voice at that.
    ! Iago: mimicking Jasmine I will have the power to get rid of you both! normal voice GGRRR!! To think; we have to keep kissing up to that chump and his chump daughter for the rest of our lives!
    ! Jafar and Crocodile walk over to a nearby balcony while Iago was still ranting about their current misfortune. Down below they see the Sultan still trying to talk some sense to Jasmine, who was having no luck in doing so.
    ! Jafar: No, Iago. Only until she finds a chump husband. Then she’ll have us banished…or beheaded.
    ! All three went uggh at the very thought, nervously holding their necks as they did.
    ! Crocodile: Well, even if she does have us beheaded, it’ll be nothing compared to what Morganna would do to us.
    ! Jafar/Iago: Morganna?
    ! Crocodile: I mean, think about it; we just told her that we would have the lamp. And when she finds out we don’t have it, and I know she will, we best pray that she’d be merciful.
    ! Jafar: Well, I’m afraid Her Radiance isn’t known for her mercy, especially towards failure.
    ! Iago: What are we worried about? At least we got rid of those pirates, that’s gotta be good news for her.
    ! Jafar: Yes, but the lamp was our priority, and we don’t have it! Even if we do tell her about it, it won’t spare us from her wrath.
    ! Crocodile: Plus, the Sultan is still expecting us to solve his suitor problem. At this point, the only way to solve that mess is if one of us married her. But who’s gonna be one to play the ‘chump’ husband?
    ! Suddenly, an idea pops into Iago’s head which maybe the answer to their problem.
    ! Iago: Ohh, wait a minute! Wait a minute! Guys! I got it! What if Jafar was the chump husband?
    ! Jafar: insulted What?!
    ! Crocodile: Was that even a joke?!
    ! Iago: No, no! Think about it; Jafar marries the princess, alright? And…and…and then he becomes the sultan!
    ! Crocodile: Oh, come off it! It’ll never work!
    ! Iago: Hey, you’re the one who suggested it!
    ! Crocodile: I was being sarcastic! You’d have to out of your mind to marry that—
    ! Jafar: Wait! This could work!
    ! Crocodile/Iago: Huh? What would work?
    ! The three return to the throne room where Jafar sits on the Sultan’s throne thinking over Iago’s idea.
    ! Jafar: It’s so simple; marry the shrew…and I become sultan. Crazy as it sounds, the idea does have merit.
    ! Iago: Yes, merit, yes! And then we’ll drop ‘papa-in-law’ and the ‘little women’ off a cliff. YAAAAAAAHHHH—Ker-SPLAT!
    ! Crocodile: HAHAHA! Iago, I love the way that foul little mind of yours works.
    ! Then all three of them laughed evilly. For a new plan to take the kingdom was now in motion.
    ! Meanwhile, somewhere else in the Arabian desert, our heroes, along with Aladdin and Genie, have arrived in an oasis after escaping the sealed-in Cave of Wonders.
    ! Genie: still as a stewardess Thank you for choosing Magic Carpet for all your travel needs. Don't stand until the rug has come to a complete stop.
    ! Then they came to a stop and everyone gets down from a stairway formed by the magic carpet.
    ! Genie: as they get off Thank you. Goodbye, goodbye! Thank you! Goodbye!
    ! Luffy: Ah, it feels GOOD to get out of that cave!
    ! Nami: Out of the cave and breathing fresh air again!
    ! Usopp: Yeah, I thought we’d never get out of that death trap.
    ! Then the Genie poofs back to normal as he turns to Aladdin.
    ! Genie: Well, now. How about that, Mr. Doubting Mustafa?
    ! Aladdin: Oh, you sure showed me. Now about our three wishes…
    ! Genie: Dost mine ears deceive me? Three? You are down by ONE, boy!
    ! Aladdin: Ah, no–I never actually wished us to get out of the cave.
    ! Usopp: He’s right, Genie. You actually did that on your own.
    ! Genie thinks for a second, then his jaw drops. He just now realizes that he ACTUALLY did get them out of the cave without wishing. Sheepishly, he turns into a sheep.
    ! Genie: Well, I feel sheepish. All right, you baaaaad boy, but no more freebies.
    ! Aladdin: Fair deal. So, three wishes. I want them to be good. turns to the Straw hats What would you guys wish for?
    ! Nami: Well if it we’re me, I’d wish for all that treasure from the Cave of Wonders.
    ! Zoro: All of it?
    ! Nami: All of it!
    ! Franky: But where are you gonna stored it all? There’s no way the Sunny can hold all that treasure.
    ! Nami: Who cares? I’ll be having too much fun counting it.
    ! Usopp: With all that gold, she’ll be an old lady by the time she’s halfway through it.
    ! Nami: What was that?
    ! Usopp: Nothing!
    ! Nami: So how about it Genie? One cave’s worth of gold if you please.
    ! Genie: Sorry, Ma’am. No can do.
    ! Nami: Eh?
    ! Genie: turns into a lawyer All the gold and treasure you saw is trademarked and owned by the Cave of Wonders and as such part of the Cave itself. Any attempts at wishing for said treasure will result in total wish fulfillment incompletion and immediate cancellation of aforementioned wish.
    ! Usopp: So, in other words, we can’t wish for the Cave’s treasure even if we wanted to?
    ! Genie: turns back to normal Exacta Mundo!
    ! Nami: AUGHH!!!
    ! Zoro: Well it’s not like we’re gonna keep that treasure anyway.
    ! Sanji: So how about making a wish that’s doable.
    ! Suddenly, everyone hears the sound of a loud growl…coming from Luffy’s stomach.
    ! Luffy: Awww…I’m hungry!
    ! Brook: Oh yeah, we haven’t had anything to eat since we busted out of the dungeon.
    ! Luffy: Hey, Sanji! Get me some food!
    ! Sanji: One problem Luffy, we don’t any food or the means to cook it with.
    ! Genie: Uhh…Hello! Super magical entity that can grant wishes here! Why not just wish for some food.
    ! Chopper/Usopp: Really?!
    ! Luffy: You can do that?
    ! Genie: Of course I can, I’m not called the Genie of the Lamp for nothing. Just say the words, and I’ll deliver a five star 12 course meal in thirty minutes or less, or your order is free. Hey, I’ll even throw in a cappuccino.
    ! Luffy: Well in that case, I wish for—
    ! Sanji: Hold it! grabs the Lamp If anyone is making any food based wishes, then how about we let the chef of the crew handle this. to Genie Okay Genie, I got a wish.
    ! Genie: You got it! One king-sized banquet coming—
    ! Sanji: No!
    ! Genie: Huh?
    ! Sanji: A chef’s duty is to feed his crew, regardless of where they are. And with this lamp, I intend to continue that role. For my wish, I want you to help me make a feast worthy for my friends.
    ! Genie: Well, wouldn’t be easier just to simply wish for a meal?
    ! Sanji: Any simpleton can wish for anything from a banquet to a sandwich. But to use a wish to make the ultimate meal to one’s palate, that alone is a treasure.
    ! Genie: Fair enough. So…
    ! Genie beings conjuring a whole bunch of blue smoke that surrounds Sanji in a thick cyclone. As soon as the smoke clears. Sanji find himself no longer in the oasis but in a large white room and extended forever. Before Sanji could even react, Genie appears right in front of him as Morpheus from The Matrix.
    ! Genie: as Morpheus This…is the Chef’s Construct. Here you can load anything from food, utensils, anything you would need to make the ultimate meal.
    ! Sanji: Are you going to be making jokes all day?
    ! Genie: turns normal Forgive me for trying to add a bit of humor.
    ! Sanji: Well just so we’re clear, there’s two things I don’t screw with; cooking and beautiful women.
    ! Genie: looks at the audience and blows a kiss Goodnight everybody!
    ! Sanji: What was that?
    ! Genie: A fourth wall break.
    ! Sanji: Skip the breaks and let’s get to the cooking.
    ! Genie: Okay! So, what do you need for this meal?
    ! Sanji: For starters…I’ll need about fifty people at least.
    ! Genie: Done. splits into fifty separate genies, all in chef attire What else?
    ! Sanji: We’ll need a five by twelve foot worktable, a cooktop range for eight, a three by two foot grill, a deep fryer, a prep sink, a charboiler, a griddle, mixers, blenders, cooking utensils and two big ovens.
    ! Genie: How big?
    ! Sanji: Big enough that you can walk in them.
    ! Genie: Ooh…that big.
    ! Sanji: And we’ll need food…lots of food.
    ! Genie snaps his fingers and each of what Sanji has asked for appeared in quick puffs of smoke. And as Genie summoned said items, Sanji pulled out a notepad and started to jot some stuff down. By the time Sanji was finished, so was Genie.
    ! Sanji: So here’s what’ gonna be on the menu for lunch.
    ! Sanji hands over the notepad and after reading it carefully, Genie’s jaw dropped straight to the floor.
    ! Genie: Wow! That’s some order.
    ! Sanji: Okay; we’re gonna do this in groups of five. Group One, you’re the Sauciers, you prepare the sauces, warm hors d'oeuvres and completes meat dishes. Group Two will be the Entremetier, that means you’re in charge of the entrees. Group Three is the Rôtisseurs, you guys are in charge of the meat dishes. Group Four, the Poissonniers, you guys handle the fish and seafood. Pâtissiers is Group Five, all the desserts and baked goods are yours. I’ll be head chef and help out each group if need be. Just follow my instructions and will get this done in time…ready?
    ! Genies: in military fashion Sir, yes sir!
    ! Sanji: Then let’s get cooking!
    ! And so each of the teams got to work preparing the dishes for the Sanji’s grand meal. Group Two made dozens of small entrees upon several plates. Group Three was having trouble getting a slab of meat the size of a boulder into the oven to be cooked. Sanji went over, kicks the meat into the oven and slams the oven door shut, Group Three applauded. Group Four was busy with their fish dishes, until two of the chefs started acting up by comically slapping each other with some of the fish. Group Five was having fun having all sorts of fancy desserts. And of course Sanji and Group one was prepping the sauces and putting the finishing touches on the other meals. Within an hour, the meal was completed. The Genies were so exhausted from the work they all poofed into smoke, leaving behind the original Genie with Sanji.
    ! Genie: Wow…that was the best workout I’ve had in years.
    ! Sanji: Nice job. Now how do we bring this to the others?
    ! Genie: Like this.
    ! Genie snaps his fingers and both Sanji and Genie reappear back in the oasis, but this time with a table laden with a massive meal.
    ! Luffy/Chopper/Usopp: Woah!
    ! Sanji: For the entrée we have; Herb Salad with Medaka Sauté, Root Veggie Minestrone and Prehistoric Mystery Soup. Main course includes; Mouthmelting Angel Omelet, Large Bones Takoyaki, Seafood Magma Curry, Spicy Seaboard Pizza, Pirates' Piranha Grill, Spicy Shark Fin in Misosauce and Softboiled Shrimp in Tartar sauce. For drinks there’s; Coconut Milk, Juice For Ladies and Special Cola Pirate Style. And for dessert; Fruit Tart, Blue Hawaii, and Pirates Kakigori Superlarge portion. Everyone, enjoy.
    ! All: BANZAI!!!
    ! The Straw Hats leaped at the banquet, ready to chow down at their delight. And after just thirty minutes, the lunch was gone, and our crew was full and satisfied.
    ! Luffy: That…was the greatest meal I ever had!
    ! Brook: Best wish you ever made, Sanji!
    ! Sanji: No prob, but Genie was a bigger help.
    ! Genie: turns into the Cowardly Lion Shucks folks, I’m speechless.
    ! Usopp: Say Genie, I’ve been meaning to ask; what would you wish for?
    ! Genie: changes back to normal Me?
    ! Usopp: Yeah. If you had your own wish, what would it be?
    ! Genie: Well…uhh…
    ! Chopper: You don’t know what to wish for?
    ! Genie: It not that. It’s just no one's ever asked me that before. Well, in my case…ah, forget it.
    ! Brook: What?
    ! Genie: No, I can’t…
    ! Aladdin: Come on, tell us.
    ! Genie: …Freedom.
    ! Chopper: From what?
    ! Genie: points to the Lamp From that.
    ! Nami: Wait a sec…
    ! Aladdin: You’re a prisoner?
    ! Luffy: I thought being a genie was fun?
    ! Genie: Well to be honest, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows, for me at least.
    ! Chopper: It’s not?
    ! Genie: It's all part-and-parcel, the whole genie gig. You get- grows gigantic, with his voice echoing Phenomenal cosmic powers! he shrinks down, cramped in the magic lamp Itty bitty living space.
    ! Aladdin: Genie, that's terrible.
    ! Genie: But, oh--to be free. Not have to go “Poof! What do you need? Poof! What do you need? Poof! What do you need?” To be my own master, such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in all the world! But what am I talking about? Let's get real here. It's not gonna happen. Genie, wake up and smell the hummus.
    ! Franky: What makes you say that?
    ! Genie: The only way I get outta this is if my master wishes me out. So, you can guess how often that's happened.
    ! Aladdin: I'll do it. I'll set you free.
    ! Genie: Uh huh, right. Whoop!
    ! Genie, and turns his head turns into Pinocchio's head with a long nose, indicating lying.
    ! Usopp/Chopper/Brook: Pinocchio?!
    ! Aladdin pushes the nose back in and the Genie's head returns to normal.
    ! Aladdin: No, really, I promise. After I make my first two wishes, I'll use my third wish to set you free.
    ! Usopp: And don’t forget, if Aladdin can’t use his third wish, one of us can use ours.
    ! Nami: Wait, what?!
    ! Genie: Well, here's hoping. shakes Aladdin’s hand Okay. Let's make some magic! turns into a magician So how 'bout it. What is it you want most?
    ! Aladdin: Well, there's this girl—
    ! But Genie suddenly ranged like a buzzer, and his chest shows a heart with a cross through it.
    ! Genie: Eehhh! Wrong! I can't make anybody fall in love, remember?
    ! Aladdin: Oh, but Genie, she's smart and fun and...
    ! Genie: Pretty?
    ! Aladdin: BEAUTIFUL. She's got these eyes that just...and this hair, wow...and her smile…sighs
    ! Then a Parisian café appears with Abu, the magic carpet, and Robin, and the Genie in a French outfit.
    ! Genie: Ami. C'est l'amour.
    ! Aladdin: But she's the princess. To even have a chance, I'd have to be a-gets an idea-hey, can you make me a prince?
    ! Right on it, Genie takes out a “Royal Recipes” and flips through the pages.
    ! Genie: Let's see here. Uh, chicken a'la king? Pulls out a chicken with a crown on its head Nope. Alaskan king crab? OW! * Yanks out his finger, and we see Sebastian the crab from "The Little Mermaid" clamped on* I hate it when they do that. Caesar's salad? A dagger comes out and tries to stab him AH! Et tu, Brute? Ah ha, to make a prince.
    ! He finds what he was looking for, then he looks slyly at Aladdin.
    ! Genie: Now is that an official wish? Just say the words!
    ! Aladdin: Genie, I wish for you to make me a prince!
    ! Genie: All right! *takes on square shoulders and looks like Arsenio Hall. * Yo Yo Woof woof woof woof! becomes a tailor/fashion designer First, that fez and vest combo is much too third century. These patches--what are we trying to say--beggar? No! Let's work with me here.
    ! He takes Aladdin’s measurements, snaps his fingers and Aladdin is outfitted in a splendid prince costume.
    ! Genie: OH! I like it, Muy macho!
    ! The Straw Hats go over and give Aladdin a look over, admiring his new attire.
    ! Chopper: So cool!
    ! Usopp: Loving the threads, Aladdin. Every girl in Agrabah’s gonna fall in love with you.
    ! Aladdin: Yeah, well Jasmine’s the only girl I want to fall in love with me. And with this, she will.
    ! Zoro: And yet somehow, I feel this plan isn’t gonna work out the way it should.
    ! Usopp: Who cares, with that outfit, Jasmine will be falling for Al by tonight.
    ! Luffy: Man, I wish we had some clothes like Aladdin’s.
    ! Genie: As Groucho Marx Kid, you just said the secret word!
    ! Genie snaps his fingers, and the Straw Hats were magically outfitted with royal garbs and uniforms matching Aladdin’s princely attire.
    ! Zoro: What the?!
    ! Brook: Our clothes!
    ! Franky: Wow! Nice!
    ! Usopp: Luffy! Why’d ya go and waste a wish like that?!
    ! Luffy: I just thought it would be cool.
    ! Usopp: Yeah, well now you got two wishes left. But I got to admit, these do look nice.
    ! Nami: Ahem!
    ! All the boys looked over, and their eyes were shot wide-opened as Robin and Nami were dressed as harem girls. Thought Nami was not happy with the new wardrobe change.
    ! Nami: covering herself For the record, I do not approve of this getup.
    ! Robin: Perhaps we could have something that’s a tad conventional?
    ! Nami: And something that’s a little less revealing.
    ! Genie snaps his fingers again and Robin and Nami are given large cloaks to hide their harem outfits.
    ! Nami: This will do. But what if someone were to recognize us?
    ! Robin: Maybe some masks will suffice? Or will that count as another wish?
    ! Genie: This will count as your wish.
    ! Robin: Please give us some masks to go with our outfits.
    ! Suddenly, mask appeared on the Straw Hats, each of unique design that matches each crew member.
    ! Franky: I can get used to this.
    ! Genie: Satisfied?
    ! Robin: Indeed.
    ! Genie: Now, still needs something. What does it say to me? It says…mode of transportation. Excuse me, monkey boy! Aqui, over here!
    ! He looks over at Abu. Abu tries to cover himself with the carpet, but Genie zaps him, and he flies over.
    ! Genie: Here he comes…
    ! Then Aladdin and Genie appear on a game show set, where Aladdin stands behind a podium with "AL" on it.
    ! Genie: …And what better way to make your grand entrance on the streets of Agrabah, than riding your very own brand new camel! Watch out, they spit!
    ! Then a door bearing Genie's head on it opens, where Abu is transformed into a camel. He spits out the side of his mouth on cue. But Genie's not sure.
    ! Genie: Mmm, not enough.
    ! He snaps his fingers and Abu turns into a fancy white horse.
    ! Genie: Still not enough. Let's see. What do you need?
    ! Genie wondered as he snaps his fingers repeatedly, turning Abu into a duck, an ostrich, a turtle, and a '57 Cadillac, with license plate “ABU 1”. Finally, he's returned to normal and Genie gets an idea.
    ! Genie: Yes!! Esalalumbo, shimin dumbo! Whoa!!
    ! And on the keyword of the spell, Dumbo, he zaps Abu and turns him into an elephant. But the carpet struggles to get out from under Abu's size 46 feet.
    ! Genie: Talk about your trunk space, check this action out!
    ! Abu sees his reflection in a pool of water and screams in fright at the sight of his new self, then jumps into a tree. The tree naturally bends right back down to the ground, where Abu hangs on and looks at Aladdin upside down.
    ! Aladdin: Abu, you look good.
    ! Genie: He's got the outfit, they got outfits, he's got the elephant, but we're not through yet. Hang on to your turban, kid, cause we're gonna make you a star!
    ! Then as we zoom out from the oasis, fireworks explode in the sky as Genie works as magic on our friends.

  • Chapter 8: The Newest Suitor! Prince Ali and his Pirate Entourage!

    ! An hour later, back in the throne room in the palace of Agrabah, the Sultan is carefully trying to stack a pile of toys, all of them are animal toys. The Sultan is almost finally finished as he’s about to place the last toy on top. He slowly places it on the top softly, and the stack does not fall. He smiles as he sits back and sighs. But all the sudden, the doors slams open, causing the pile to collapse. He looks to see Jafar with Iago, Crocodile coming in, and Jafar was holding a scroll.
    ! Jafar: Sire, we have found a solution to the problem with your daughter.
    ! Crocodile: Yes, it did take a while, but it was all very simple!
    ! Iago: Awk! The problem with your daughter!
    ! Sultan: Oh, really?
    ! Jafar then unrolls the scroll, which due to the long length of it, rolls up to the Sultan. Crocodile takes it and reads it out loud.
    ! Crocodile: Right here. reads scroll ‘If the princess has not chosen a husband by the appointed time in question, then the sultan has the authority to choose for her’.
    ! The Sultan tries to stuff a cracker into Iago's mouth, but Iago backs away.
    ! Sultan: But Jasmine hated all those suitors. How could I choose someone she hates?
    ! Crocodile: Not to worry, my liege. There is more.
    ! The Sultan absentmindedly pulls the cracker back. Iago is relieved, but the Sultan quickly stuffs a cracker into his mouth.
    ! Crocodile: ‘If, in the event a suitable prince cannot be found, a princess must then be wed to’…hmm...this is interesting.
    ! Sultan: What? To whom?
    ! Crocodile: ‘To the royal vizier!’ Why, that would be...
    ! Jafar: Me!
    ! Sultan: Why, I thought the law says that only a prince can marry a princess, I'm quite sure…
    ! Jafar: Desperate times call for desperate measures, my lord.
    ! Jafar puts the scroll away, then he pulls out the staff and hypnotizes the Sultan with it.
    ! Crocodile: And these are… desperate times indeed.
    ! Sultan: hypnotized Yes...desperate measures...
    ! Jafar: You will order the princess to marry me.
    ! Sultan: I…will order...the out of hypnosis ...but you're so old!
    ! Crocodile: And what does that have to do with anything?
    ! Sultan: Well…it’s just that Jasmine’s a lot younger than Jafar and…well what would the people think of her being married to an older man?
    ! Jafar: It won’t matter what the people think, the princess WILL marry me!
    ! Jafar holds his staff closer to his face. The Sultan falls under the spell once again.
    ! Sultan: The princess will marry...
    ! The spell is again broken, this time by the trumpet fanfare of "Prince Ali".
    ! Sultan: What? What is that? That music! rushes to the balcony
    ! Crocodile: Arrrghh! What NOW?!
    ! The Sultan rushes out to the balcony and looks out to the city. Then he smiles with joy when he sees a massive parade approaching.
    ! Sultan: Ha ha ha. Jafar, Crocodile, you must come see this.
    ! Down at the parade, they were being led by the Straw Hats, including what appears to be the Genie in human form as a Major.
    ! Marchers: Make way for Prince Ali!
    ! Swordsman: Say hey! It's Prince Ali!
    ! Genie/Franky: Hey, clear the way in the old bazaar,
    ! Nami/Robin: Hey you, let us through, it's a bright new star,
    ! Luffy/Usopp: Now come, be the first on your block to meet his eye!
    ! Genie: Make way, here he comes,
    ! Usopp: hits some pot and pans Ring bells,
    ! Luffy: bangs on the proprietors gut bang the drums!
    ! Genie/Luffy/Usopp: Are you gonna love this guy!
    ! Genie/Straw Hats: Prince Ali, fabulous he, Ali Ababwa!
    ! Then Abu, as an elephant, marches through the town, with Aladdin (Prince Ali) on his back. Aladdin gives a toothy grin. The Genie and Sanji see three guards not bowing. So, they pulled out the rug under their feet, causing them to fall on their knees.
    ! Sanji: Genuflect, now show some respect
    Down on one knee
    ! Iago is dancing to the music until Jafar and Crocodile glares at him.
    ! Genie: Now try your best to stay calm
    ! Robin: Brush up your Sunday Salaam
    ! Franky: And come and meet his spectacular coterie…OW!
    ! Franky "wheelbarrows" six men up onto Abu's trunk. They stand on each other's shoulders as Aladdin shakes hands with them.
    ! Genie/Straw Hats: Prince Ali, mighty is he, Ali Ababwa!
    ! Genie/Usopp: Strong as ten regular men, definitely
    ! The pile collapses on Aladdin, but a Genie ™ brand lightning bolt zaps the pile, and he ends up holding them all up in an acrobatic wheel formation.
    ! Brook: Why he faced the galloping hordes!
    ! Chopper: A hundred bad guys with swords!
    ! Zoro: And who sent those goons to their lords?
    ! Genie/Straw Hats/Chorus: Why Prince Ali!
    ! Jasmine comes out to her balcony, wondering what was going on.
    ! Chorus of Men: (Carrying the camels) He's got seventy-five golden camels!
    ! In pops the Genie as a typical parade commentator named Harry.
    ! Genie (Harry): Don't they look lovely, June?
    ! Chorus of Women: (On a float) Purple peacocks, he's got fifty-three!
    ! In comes Genie as another commentator named June.
    ! Genie (June): Fabulous, Harry, I love the feathers!
    ! Then a giant balloon gorilla proceeds down the parade.
    ! Genie: When it comes to exotic type mammals
    Has he got a zoo,
    ! Chopper: And I'm telling you
    ! The Genie pops in as a leopard and speaks the last two lines with Chopper to the two children from earlier.
    ! Chopper/Genie: It's a world class menagerie!
    ! We cut to a balcony, where three harem girls are joined by the Genie, Nami and Robin, all dressed as Harem girls.
    (The lyrics in parenthesis are the girls counterpoint singing)
    ! Genie/Nami/Robin: Prince Ali, Handsome is he, Ali Ababwa
    (There's no question this Ali's alluring
    Never ordinary, never boring)
    ! Nami: That physique,
    ! Robin: how can I speak
    ! Aladdin flexes to the girls, but Genie works his magic, causing Aladdin’s muscles to puff up like an inflated balloon.
    ! Nami/Robin: Weak at the knee
    (Everything about the man just plain impresses)
    Well, get on out in that square
    (He's a winner, he's a whiz, a wonder)
    ! Genie: Adjust your veil and prepare
    (He's about to pull my heart asunder)
    ! Genie/Nami/Robin: To gawk and grovel and stare at Prince Ali!
    (And I absolutely love the way he dresses!)
    ! Aladdin blew a kiss at the girls, and they literally faint. Jasmine has had enough and humphs it off as she leaves the balcony.
    ! Chorus: He's got ninety-five white Persian monkeys
    (He's got the monkeys, let's see the monkeys!)
    And to view them, he charges no fee!
    (He's generous, so generous)
    He's got slaves, he's got servants and flunkies!
    (Proud to work for him)
    They bow to his whim, love serving him
    They're just lousy with loyalty to Ali! Prince Ali!
    ! Aladdin throws gold coins out to the people, who rush over to collect them. Abu, our heroes, and the parade march up the steps of the palace and inside. The Sultan runs back inside to the door to the throne room, but Jafar and Crocodile stand in front of the door, preventing him from opening it. Suddenly, it bursts open, with Abu and the Straw Hats leading the way, and crushing Jafar, Crocodile and Iago behind the door.
    ! Genie/Straw Hats/Chorus: Prince Ali! Amorous he! Ali Ababwa
    ! Genie/Usopp: Heard your princess was a sight lovely to see!
    ! Jafar pushes the door back, revealing himself, Iago and Crocodile flatten right into the wall with cracks formed behind them.
    ! Genie: And that, good people, is why
    ! Usopp: He got dolled up and dropped by
    ! Chorus: With sixty elephants, llamas galore
    With his bears and lions
    A brass band and more
    With his forty fakirs, his cooks, his bakers
    His birds that warble on key
    Make way for Prince Ali!
    ! More and more fanfare build up until Aladdin flies off Abu's back on the magic carpet and flies down to the Sultan. Jafar and Crocodile pushes the parade out the door and slams it shut. The Sultan began applauding happily.
    ! Sultan: Splendid! Absolutely marvelous!
    ! Aladdin: deep voice Ahem. Your majesty, I have journeyed from afar to seek your daughter's hand.
    ! Sultan: Prince Ali Ababwa! Of course. I'm delighted to meet you.
    ! The Sultan rushes over and shakes Aladdin’s hand.
    ! Usopp: And I am his grand advisor, Yabusopp the Great!
    ! Sanji: Yabusopp?
    ! Usopp: Shh! to the Sultan And this his Prince Ali’s entourage, who names are unimportant to mention right now.
    ! Nami: Hey!
    ! Sultan: Pleasure to meet you as well. This is my royal vizier, Jafar, and his associate, Crocodile. They’re delighted too.
    ! Jafar: extremely dryly Ecstatic.
    ! The Straw Hats, sans Brook and Franky, all freeze up the moment they saw Crocodile. Luffy was about to go into an outburst, until Nami, Zoro and Sanji stops him and clamped his mouth shut.
    ! Crocodile: What’s his deal?
    ! Nami: Oh, nothing! He thought he saw a bug. Hahaha!
    ! Jafar: Of course…to Aladdin I'm afraid, Prince Abooboo—
    ! Aladdin: –Ababwa!
    ! Jafar: Whatever. You and your friends cannot just parade in here uninvited and expect to—
    ! Sultan: Allah, this is quite a remarkable device.
    ! Sultan in awe, examines the magic carpet. He tugs at the tassels, and it tugs his moustache.
    ! Sultan: I don't suppose I might...
    ! Usopp: Why certainly, your majesty. Allow us.
    ! Usopp and Franky helps the Sultan up onto the Carpet, and he plops down. But before the carpet can fly off, Jafar pins it down on the floor with the staff.
    ! Jafar: Sire, I must advise against this—
    ! Sultan: --Oh, button up, Jafar. Learn to have a little fun.
    ! He kicks away the staff and the carpet and the Sultan flies away. Iago, who was standing on the head of the staff, falls down, repeatedly bopping the staff with his beak as he descends. The Sultan and the carpet fly high into the ceiling, then begin a dive-bomb attack, flying under Abu, scaring him. The flight continues in the background, while Jafar and Aladdin talk in the foreground.
    ! Jafar: Just where did you say you were from?
    ! Aladdin: Oh, much farther than you've traveled, I'm sure.
    ! Jafar: TRY ME.
    ! Franky: DUCK!!!
    ! They all duck in time as the carpet whizzes centimeters over their heads. The carpet returns and the Sultan chases Iago around the room.
    ! Iago: Hey, watch it. Watch it with the dumb rug!
    ! The carpet zooms underneath Iago, who sighs with relief and wipes his brow. But not paying attention where he’s going, he crashes head-first into a pillar. He falls to the floor, and his head is circled by miniature Sultans on carpets, saying “Have a cracker, have a cracker”. The real Sultan begins his final approach.
    ! Sultan: Out of the way, I'm coming into land. Jafar, watch this!
    ! Jafar: Spectacular, your highness.
    ! Sultan: Ooh, lovely. Yes, I do seem to have a knack for it.
    ! The carpet walks over to the others dizzily, then collapses. But Abu catches it with his trunk.
    ! Sultan: This is a very impressive youth. And a prince besides. whispers to Jafar If we're lucky, you won't have to marry Jasmine after all.
    ! Jafar: I don't trust him, sire. Or his friends.
    ! Sultan: Nonsense. One thing I pride myself on Jafar, I'm an excellent judge of character.
    ! Iago: brushing himself off Oh, excellent judge, yeah, sure...NOT!!!
    ! That is when Jasmine came into the throne room quietly and eavesdropped on their conversation.
    ! Sultan: Jasmine will like this one!
    ! Usopp: On that, you’re majesty, we can agree on.
    ! Aladdin: And I'm pretty sure I'll like Princess Jasmine!
    ! Jafar: Your highness, no! I must intercede on Jasmine's behalf.
    ! Jasmine hears this and gets mad.
    ! Crocodile: I’m with Jafar, this boy is no different than the countless suitors who came before him. glares at Aladdin What makes this one think he is worthy of the princess?
    ! Usopp: Your majesty, my master is Prince Ali Ababwa! The wooer of thousand women.
    ! Usopp flicks Crocodile on the nose, causing him to rub it.
    ! Usopp: Just let him have an audience with her, and he will surely win your daughter’s hand by tomorrow.
    ! Jasmine: How dare you!
    ! They all look at her surprised and startled, as they didn’t even see her come in.
    ! Jasmine: All of you, standing around deciding my future? I am not a prize to be won!
    ! Usopp: Whoops.
    ! Sultan: Oh, dear. Don't worry, Prince Ali. Just give Jasmine time to cool down.
    ! The Sultan take Aladdin and exits the room. The Straw Hats follow suit leaving behind Jafar and Crocodile in the room.
    ! Zoro: Well that went well.
    ! Sanji: Way to lay it on thick, ‘Yabusopp’! smacks Usopp in the head
    ! Usopp: Ow! What’d I do?!
    ! Nami: Well someone’s gonna smooth thing over with the princess, and you’re the best one for the job.
    ! Usopp: Why me?
    ! Nami: Because I said so!
    ! Meanwhile, back in the throne room with Jafar and Crocodile…
    ! Jafar: Well…this will complicate things.
    ! Crocodile: I don’t know why; I feel like I’ve seen them before. Either way this is a problem. What do you think?
    ! Jafar: I think it’s time to say goodbye to Prince Abooboo.
    ! Crocodile: My thoughts exactly. We do it tonight!

    Chapter 9: Romancing of the Princess! A Whole New World!

    ! Nighttime finally arrives in Agrabah. Jasmine was up on her balcony, looking up at the starry sky. Then she went back in as we tilt down and our heroes, along with Aladdin and company down in the gardens. Everyone else was relaxing as Aladdin was disappointed by what just happened earlier.
    ! Aladdin: What am I going to do? Jasmine won't even let me talk to her. I should have known I couldn't pull off this stupid prince wish.
    ! Nami: Well, you were the one who wished to be a prince, it wasn’t like she was gonna love ya at first sight.
    ! Aladdin: I thought she would. I just don’t understand why Jasmine hates me!
    ! Zoro: She doesn’t hate “Aladdin”, she just hates “Prince Ali”.
    ! Sanji: Besides, Usopp’s helping to clear a path for you. So you shouldn’t worry.
    ! Robin: I’m more worried about why Crocodile is here.
    ! Aladdin: Who?
    ! Robin: Crocodile. A former enemy of ours. He once took over a whole country just to get his hands on an ancient weapon. But thankfully Luffy and his crew were able to thwart his plans and save the kingdom. We haven’t heard much about him since then.
    ! Luffy: Come to think of it, I haven’t seen Crocodile since Marineford…I wonder what he’s doing here?
    ! Robin: We’ll worry about him for another time. For now we should focus on getting back on Jasmine’s good side. Which Usopp is currently doing in place of yourself, Al.
    ! Nearby, Abu struggles with his elephant paws to open a banana. He squishes it, and the banana squirts into his eye. He then tosses the banana peel into a heaping pile of the same. Near him, the Genie was busy playing chess with the magic carpet.
    ! Genie: So move.
    ! The carpet makes his move, knocking a black king piece off the board. This results in a checkmate.
    ! Genie: Hey. That's a good move. as Rodney Dangerfield I can't believe it–I'm losing to a rug.
    ! Brook: Speaking of Usopp, he should’ve been back by now. I wonder what’s keeping him?
    ! Sanji: Knowing Usopp, he’s probably spinning some absurd tale of some nonexistent deed that the ‘prince’ has never even—
    ! Just then, Usopp was seen walking into the gardens, with his clothes ripped apart and his nose bent upwards in a ninety degree angle.
    ! Luffy/Chopper: Usopp!
    ! Franky: What happened to you?!
    ! Usopp: I tell ya, that Jasmine is a blasted spitfire!
    ! Brook: What did she do?
    ! Nami: More importantly, what did you do?
    ! Usopp: I didn’t do anything! I barely got a word out when she slammed the door in my face. Not to mention right on my nose. pulls his nose back into place
    ! Nami: So was that before or after she tore up your clothes?
    ! Usopp: No it was before, and it was her pet tiger that did this.
    ! Chopper: She has a pet tiger?!
    ! Usopp: Yeah, no sooner than I tried to explain, she sicced him on me! I was barely able to outrun that thing.
    ! Nami: Well, go back up there and help calm her down.
    ! Usopp: Oh no! I’m not going back up there just to face that oversized pussy cat with teeth! Look what he did to my pants!
    ! Aladdin: Genie, I need help.
    ! The Genie zips over to him, but as Jack Nicholson wearing dark shades.
    ! Genie: As Jack Nicholson All right, sparky, here's the deal. You wanna court the little lady, you gotta be a straight shooter, do ya follow me?
    ! Aladdin: What?
    ! Genie: Back to normal, wearing a mortarboard. He points out his words on a blackboard Tell her the...TRUTH!!!
    ! Aladdin: No way! If Jasmine found out I was really some crummy street rat, she'd laugh at me.
    ! He puts on his turban, which lights up as the Genie.
    ! Genie: A woman appreciates a man who can make her laugh!
    ! Frowning, Aladdin pulls the chain turning off the light. The Genie comes out holding the real turban and hands it to him.
    ! Genie: Al, all joking aside, you really oughtta be yourself.
    ! Robin: Genie does make a point, Aladdin. It’d be far easier to be yourself than to be someone else.
    ! Aladdin: Hey, that's the last thing I want to be. puts on his cape Okay, I'm gonna go see her. I gotta be smooth, cool, confident. turns to the others How do I look?
    ! Genie: sighs Like a prince.
    ! Usopp: Good luck! You’re gonna need it.
    ! Aladdin then gets on the magic carpet and flies up to Jasmine’s balcony.
    ! Zoro: Y’know, something tells me that Aladdin’s gonna mess this up badly.
    ! Franky: How do you know?
    ! Zoro: Call it a hunch.
    ! Brook: So how do we know if Al does louse it up.
    ! Robin: Allow me. crosses arms Oreja Fleur.
    ! Robin sprouts an ear beneath the balcony railing, so it can’t be seen. In the room, Jasmine is on her bed with a sad look on her face as she gives out a depressing sigh. Rajah is by her side, sad as well. Then soon both hear Aladdin calling out to Jasmine.
    ! Aladdin: Princess Jasmine?
    ! Jasmine: Who’s there?
    ! Aladdin: It's me--Prince Ali. Ahem-- deep voice Prince Ali Ababwa.
    ! Jasmine: I do not want to see you.
    ! Aladdin: No, no, please princess. Give me a chance.
    ! Aladdin starts to move forward, but Rajah halts him and growls threateningly as he advances on him.
    ! Jasmine: Just leave me alone.
    ! Aladdin: Down kitty.
    ! As Robin listens in to what was happening, Genie appears beside her.
    ! Genie: So how’s the little beau doing?
    ! Robin: How do I put this…
    ! Robin pretends to cut her throat with her finger. Genie face-palms himself, seeing that this is not going well. Then before she went back in, Jasmine looks back at Aladdin and sees his turban off his head, while he was using to brush Rajah away. That’s when Jasmine noticed something very familiar about him. But the question is: Has she met him before?
    ! Aladdin: Good kitty. Down kitty.
    ! Jasmine: Wait, wait.
    ! Rajah stops and went over to Jasmine’s side. She looks at him, thinking she has seen him before.
    ! Jasmine: Do I know you?
    ! Aladdin realizes he’s not wearing his turban and quickly puts it back on.
    ! Aladdin: Uh, no, no.
    ! Jasmine: You remind me of someone I met in the marketplace.
    ! A bee then starts buzzing around Aladdin’s head as he comes up with an explanation.
    ! Aladdin: The marketplace? I have servants that go to the marketplace for me. Why I even have servants who go to the marketplace for my servants, so it couldn't have been me you met.
    ! Jasmine: No, I guess not.
    ! Then the bee, which turns out to be Genie, spoke to Aladdin.
    ! Genie: Enough about you, Casanova. Talk about her! She's smart, fun, the hair, the eyes. Anything--pick a feature!
    ! Aladdin: Um, Princess Jasmine? You're very...
    ! Genie: Wonderful, glorious, magnificent, punctual!
    ! Aladdin: Punctual!
    ! Jasmine: Punctual?
    ! Hearing this, Robin groans as she rolls her eyes.
    ! Genie: Sorry
    ! Aladdin: Uhh…Beautiful!
    ! Genie: Nice recovery.
    ! Then, Jasmine gets a seductive look on her face.
    ! Jasmine: Hmm. I'm rich too, you know
    ! Aladdin: Yeah!
    ! Jasmine: The daughter of a sultan
    ! Aladdin: I know.
    ! Jasmine: A fine prize for any prince to marry.
    ! Jasmine was now backing him up towards the edge of the balcony. Then Aladdin starts to get nervous about this.
    ! Aladdin: Uh, right. Right. A prince like me.
    ! Genie: Warning! Warning!
    ! Robin: Uh oh.
    ! Usopp: ‘Uh oh’? She said, ‘uh oh’? Why’d you’d say ‘uh oh?!
    ! Robin: Wait for it…
    ! Jasmine: Right, a prince like you…and every other stuffed shirt, swaggering, peacock I've met!
    ! Jasmine, now showing her anger, pulls Aladdin’s turban over his face and wrapped his cape around his head.
    ! Genie: Rear end on fire, wearing goggles and crashing Mayday! Mayday!
    ! Robin: And he got shot down.
    ! Nami: That bad?
    ! Robin: At least he got farther than Usopp.
    ! Usopp: Hey!
    ! Aladdin: But—
    ! Jasmine: Just go jump off a balcony! She turns and walks away
    ! Aladdin: What?
    ! Genie: Stop her! Stop her! Do you want me to sting her?
    ! Aladdin: Buzz off!
    ! Genie: Okay, fine. But remember--bee yourself! zips back into the lamp
    ! Aladdin: Yeah right!
    ! Jasmine: What!?
    ! Aladdin: Uh, you’re right. You aren’t just some prize to be won, * looks disappointed* You should be free to make your own choice.
    ! Jasmine and Rajah look at each other in confusion.
    ! Aladdin: I’ll go now. steps up on the ledge and drops off
    ! Jasmine: NO!!
    ! But Aladdin completely pokes his head up from over the edge.
    ! Aladdin: What? What?
    ! Jasmine was confused. Shouldn’t he have fallen straight down? She went over and peeked over the edge and see that he’s on a magic carpet.
    ! Jasmine: How--how are you doing that?
    ! Aladdin flew over on the carpet.
    ! Aladdin: It's a magic carpet.
    ! Jasmine: It's, uh, lovely
    ! The carpet takes Jasmine’s hand with a tassel and kisses it.
    ! Aladdin: You, uh, you don't want to go for a ride, do you?
    ! Jasmine gives him a questionable look. She wasn’t so sure about this.
    ! Aladdin: We could get out of the palace, see the world.
    ! Jasmine: Is it safe?
    ! Aladdin: Sure. Do you trust me?
    ! Then she looks at him at the saying of that all-important line. She has heard that line before.
    ! Jasmine: What?
    ! Aladdin: lending his hand out to her Do you trust me?
    ! Thinking about this, she came into a decision, and gets a sly grin on her face.
    ! Jasmine: slyly Yes.
    ! She takes his hand and gets up on the carpet. It zooms into the sky, knocking them both into sitting positions. Down in the gardens, the Straw Hats see them fly away.
    ! Chopper: Hey! Where are they going?
    ! Robin: I think Aladdin’s finally got onto Jasmine’s good side.
    ! Sanji: Let’s hope he doesn’t blow it.
    ! Jasmine looks back and sees Rajah looking up at her questioningly. She gasps as they fly over the palace wall and into the sky.
    ! Aladdin: We can show you the world
    Shining, shimmering, splendid
    Tell me princess, now when did you last
    Let your heart decide?
    ! The carpet flies down through the town, stopping slightly to pick a flower. The carpet gives the flower to Aladdin, who gives it to Jasmine. She smiles as Aladdin continues to sing.
    ! Aladdin: I can open your eyes
    Take you wonder by wonder
    Over, sideways, and under
    On a magic carpet ride
    ! The magic carpet do some swerves and spins as they fly. Then they shoot up to the sky.
    ! Aladdin: A whole new world!
    A new fantastic point of view
    No one to tell us no
    Or where to go
    Or say we're only dreaming
    ! Jasmine looks back and watch Agrabah disappear from sight. They fly in and out of the clouds. And they fly pass the moon. Jasmine was enjoying this so much; she began to sing beautifully.
    ! Jasmine: A whole new world
    A dazzling place we never knew
    But when we’re way up here
    It's crystal clear
    That now I’m in a whole new world with you!
    ! Aladdin: Now I’m in a whole new world with you!
    ! They each catch a small cloud as they continue the flight. They then circle a pillar of clouds, giving a swirly look to it. The carpet did a somersault and they find themselves flying with a flock of birds.
    ! Jasmine: Unbelievable sights.
    ! One of the birds sees them and squawks in fright at the sight of them.
    ! Jasmine: Indescribable feeling
    Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
    Through an endless diamond sky
    ! The carpet does somersaults and flips, at times putting Aladdin and Jasmine in free-fall, but catching them. They then zoom above the clouds where a starry night awaits them.
    ! Jasmine: A whole new world!
    ! Aladdin: Don't you dare close your eyes
    ! Jasmine: A hundred thousand things to see
    ! Aladdin: Hold your breath–it gets better!
    ! Jasmine: I'm like a shooting star,
    I've come so far
    I can't go back to where I used to be!
    ! They zoom down over a river, apparently the Nile, for beyond the ship's sails are the Great Pyramids. They wave at a worker sculpting the complete nose of the Sphinx. He smiles, but gasps and the sight of them and chisels too much and breaks off the front section of the nose. They both looked embarrassed.
    ! Aladdin: A whole new world!
    ! Jasmine: Every turn a surprise
    ! Aladdin: With new horizons to pursue
    ! Jasmine: Every moment, red-letter
    ! They fly alongside a herd wild horses running. Jasmine pets one of the baby horses.
    ! Both: I'll chase them anywhere
    There's time to spare
    Let me share this whole new world with you
    ! Then they fly through Greece, where Aladdin grabs an apple from a tree and rolls it down his arm to Jasmine, who is now sure she is dealing with Aladdin, not Prince Ali.
    ! Aladdin: A whole new world
    ! Jasmine: A whole new world
    ! Aladdin: That’s where we’ll be
    ! Jasmine: That’s where we’ll be
    ! Aladdin: A thrilling chase
    ! Jasmine: A wondrous place
    ! Both: For you and me.
    ! Then they softly flew along over a lake, and we see the reflection of the moon in the lake. Fireworks burst and we see them at a Chinese New Year celebration, sitting on a rooftop. The two gazed at the fireworks as they exploded. Jasmine in sighs softly.
    ! Jasmine: It's all so magical.
    ! Aladdin: dreamily Yeah.
    ! She looks at him and decides to burst the bubble.
    ! Jasmine: It's a shame Abu had to miss this.
    ! Aladdin: Nah. He hates fireworks. He doesn’t really like flying either.
    ! Hearing this, the carpet looks right at him in surprise, realizing what is happening.
    ! Aladdin: realizes Uhh… That is…oh no...
    ! Aladdin, now realizing what he just gave himself away. Jasmine takes off his turban, revealing his true identity.
    ! Jasmine: You are the boy from the market! I knew it. Why did you lie to me?
    ! Aladdin: Jasmine, I’m sorry.
    ! Jasmine: Did you think I was stupid?
    ! Aladdin: No!
    ! Jasmine: That I wouldn’t figure it out?
    ! Aladdin: No. I mean, I hoped you wouldn’t. No, that’s not what I meant.
    ! Jasmine: Who are you? Tell me the truth!
    ! Aladdin: The truth? He looks at the carpet who wave him on, giving up hope The truth…the truth is…I sometimes dress as a commoner to escape the pressures of palace life. the carpet slumps down in defeat But I really am a prince! The feather on his turban falls down over his eyes
    ! Jasmine: Why didn’t you just tell me?
    ! Aladdin: Well, you know, um…royalty going out into the city in disguise, it sounds a little strange, don’t you think?
    ! Jasmine: Not that strange.
    ! She flicks up the feather and cuddles with him. The magic carpet puts a tassel under his "chin" and looks mystified. Aladdin was relieved that he dodged a big proverbial bullet, but for now he enjoyed the moment with Jasmine as the fireworks went off.

    Chapter 10: Evil Exposed! Lamp Lost!

    ! Later on, they have returned to the palace of Agrabah. It was around midnight when they returned, Aladdin flew Jasmine over to the balcony. The magic carpet forms a set of steps and she descends. Aladdin then descends just below the balcony and looks back at her.
    ! Jasmine: Good night, my handsome prince.
    ! Aladdin: Sleep well, princess.
    ! Of course, they have been leaning closer and closer, as if they are about to kiss. But the magic carpet bumps Aladdin up and they kiss sooner than expected. Both were surprised, but they soon gave in to the kiss. Their lips then parted, and she walks away slowly. Then she turns and looks at him. Finally, she enters her room through the curtain.
    ! Aladdin: Yes!
    ! He falls back onto the carpet, who descends to the ground. Aladdin then lies back on the carpet, looking up at the balcony.
    ! Aladdin: For the first time in my life, things are starting to go right.
    ! Without warning, four sets of hands grab Aladdin and pin him to the ground. As he is tied up and gagged, Aladdin sees Abu hanging from a net in a tree. Carpet tries to fight off the guards but get tied in a tree. The Straw Hats are brought in as well, and every one of them was bound, gagged and out cold by the guards. Then, the guards moved aside, and Jafar and Crocodile appears before them.
    ! Jafar: I’m afraid you and your entourage have worn out your welcome, Prince Abooboo.
    ! Crocodile: Nothing personal, but the vizier and I have some big plans in the works. And it involves Jafar marrying Jasmine, he becomes the Sultan and you going bye-bye.
    ! Jafar: walks away Make sure they’re never found.
    ! Then the guards knocked out Aladdin after striking him in the back of the head. And all went black…
    ! The guards then laughed as we now see them tossing Aladdin and the Straw Hats off a cliff. They fall into the ocean and splash into the water. Just after they splash, Aladdin and Sanji gain conscious. They try to swim up, but their feet are tied to rocks. They reached the bottom of the ocean floor and they struggled to get free. Sanji spins around, triggering Diable Jamble which caused the chains to melt and free his legs. He went to Aladdin first, but Aladdin motions him to free the others first. As Aladdin struggled, his turban falls off and the lamp tumbles out. He sees this and struggles to rub the lamp. Sanji tried to hold his breath as he tries to free the others. Aladdin continues to try to get the lamp, but then, he loses oxygen and loses consciousness and falls to the floor. Shocked to see Aladdin not breathing or alive, Sanji sees the lamp and takes it. He rubs it and out comes Genie with a bath brush, rubber duckie, and shower cap.
    ! Genie: It never fails. You get in the bath and there’s a rub at the lamp. squeaks the duck Hello. sees Sanji starting to turn blue Sanji? Guys?
    ! Then he sees the unconscious Aladdin.
    ! Genie: Al? Al! Kid, snap out of it! Look you can't cheat on this one! I can't help you all unless one of you makes a wish. You have to say “Genie, I want you to save my life”. Got it? Okay. C'mon Aladdin!!
    ! He grabs Aladdin by the shoulders and shakes him. His head goes up, then falls, looking like a “YES”.
    ! Genie: I'll take that as a yes. head turns into a siren Wooga! Wooga!
    ! Turning into submarine, Genie grabs Aladdin and Straw Hats as he babbles in something that sounds like German. On the surface, a giant waterspout emerges, and lands on top of the cliff. Genie puts everyone down as they cough the water out of their lungs.
    ! Genie: Don't you guys scare me like that!
    ! Aladdin: Genie, I–uh, I-uh...
    ! Aladdin couldn’t think of how to say it, so they just hug each other.
    ! Aladdin: Thanks, Genie
    ! Genie: Oh, Al. I'm gettin' kind of fond of you, kid. Not that I want to pick out curtains or anything
    ! Brook: coughs What the-cough What happened?!
    ! Franky: And why are we all wet?
    ! Sanji: We almost went sleeping with fishes.
    ! Aladdin: How did you guys get caught?
    ! Zoro: groans It wasn’t intentional, I assure you. No sooner than you and Jasmine left, we got jumped by the palace guards. Didn’t even give us a chance.
    ! Sanji: Next thing we knew we woke up underwater and now we’re not.
    ! Robin: Well, right now, we got bigger problems.
    ! Luffy: Yeah, Crocodile and that other jerk are gonna take over Agrabah.
    ! Usopp: And it’s our problem, why?
    ! Robin: If we don’t stop them, it will be Alabasta all over again! And who knows what those two might do.
    ! Aladdin: Well, what are we waiting for? We got to get back to the palace!
    ! Nami: Genie, takes back to Agrabah. On the double!
    ! Genie: As John Wayne You got it, little lady. All aboard Genie Airlines!
    ! Genie grabs everyone into his arms and zooms all the way back to Agrabah. Back at the palace, Jasmine was in her room, humming "A Whole New World" and brushing her hair, which is no longer braided. Then the Sultan appears in one of the double doors, but hypnotized.
    ! Sultan: Jasmine.
    ! Jasmine: Oh, father--I just had the most wonderful time. I'm so happy.
    ! Sultan: monotone You should be, Jasmine. I have chosen a husband for you.
    ! Jasmine: What?
    ! The other door opens and reveals Jafar, along with Iago and Crocodile.
    ! Sultan: You will wed Jafar.
    ! Jasmine gasps at the sight of him.
    ! Jafar: You're speechless, I see. A fine quality in a wife. takes her hand
    ! Jasmine: I will never marry you! to the Sultan Father, I choose Prince Ali!
    ! Crocodile: Prince Ali left!
    ! Aladdin: Better check your crystal ball again, Crocodile.
    ! They looked to see Aladdin and the Straw Hats standing at the doorway to the balcony.
    ! Jasmine: Prince Ali!
    ! Jafar/Crocodile: What the!
    ! Iago: How in the he--stops himself --uh, awk!
    ! Nami: Surprised to see us?!
    ! Aladdin: Tell them the truth, Jafar! You tried to have me, and my friends killed.
    ! Crocodile: Ha! Your highness, why would you believe these liars?
    ! Nami: Lairs?!
    ! Aladdin: You ordered the guards to chuck us into the sea!
    ! Jafar: This is ridiculous nonsense, your highness. They are obviously lying. he brings the staff close to the Sultan's face
    ! Sultan: Obviously...lying.
    ! Jasmine: Father, what's wrong with you?!
    ! Then Aladdin and Luffy sees the staff with glowing eyes and they see the cause of the Sultan’s strange behavior.
    ! Aladdin: We know what’s wrong.
    ! Aladdin charges at Jafar, and Crocodile leaps in to stop him. But he was tackled by Luffy and was knocked away.
    ! Crocodile: You little…!
    ! Crocodile was about to counter but Luffy slugs him in the face, knocking into a nearby pillar. In the confusion Robin grabs the staff away from Jafar.
    ! Robin: to Aladdin Here! tosses the staff to Aladdin
    ! Aladdin catches it and smashes the cobra head to the floor, destroying it. Jafar flinches and the Sultan finally snaps out of his hypnosis, returning to normal.
    ! Sultan: Oh, oh, oh my!
    ! Aladdin: Your highness, Jafar's been controlling you with this! gives the Sultan the staff
    ! Sultan: Wha-w-w-what?!
    ! Robin: It’s true, sire. He has conspired with Crocodile into having you give Jasmine’s hand in marriage to him via hypnosis.
    ! Chopper: And you were just about to too!
    ! Sultan: angrily Jafar? Crocodile? You, you traitors!
    ! Jafar: Your majesty, all of this can be explained...
    ! Sultan: Guards! Guards!
    ! Sanji: It’s over, Crocodile! You’re both going down.
    ! Iago: speaking English Well, that's it--we're dead, forget about it. Just dig a grave for all three of us. We're dead.
    ! Jafar sees the lamp in Aladdin's turban. He makes a move but is grabbed by the guards.
    ! Sultan: Arrest Jafar and Crocodile at once!
    ! Crocodile recovers from the punch and suddenly realizes who Aladdin’s entourage was. Before he could react, the guards grab him and bring him over with Jafar.
    ! Crocodile: This isn’t over yet, Straw Hat!
    ! Crocodile opens his hand and begins to create a whirlwind of sand in his palm.
    ! Zoro: Stop him!
    ! Crocodile: Sables!
    ! Crocodile throws the whirlwind down, creating a dust storm of sand all over the room. By the time the sands disappeared Jafar, Crocodile and even Iago have vanished.
    ! Nami: They’re gone!
    ! Sultan: Find them, search everywhere!
    ! The guards take off to find them
    ! Aladdin: Jasmine, are you all right?
    ! Jasmine: Yes.
    ! They lean into kiss, but the Sultan barges between them.
    ! Sultan: Jafar, my most trusted counselor, plotting against me all this time. Just horrible. How will I ever—
    ! Robin: taps the Sultan Forgive me for interrupting you mid lament, but I think something a bit more positive is happening.
    ! Robin points to the pair that is Aladdin and Jasmine and the Sultan suddenly realizes.
    ! Sultan: Can it be true? My daughter has finally chosen a suitor? Jasmine shakes her head yes Ha Ha! Praise Allah!
    ! Franky: Alright!
    ! Usopp: I knew he could win her heart.
    ! Nami: No you didn’t.
    ! Usopp: Hey!
    ! Sultan: You brilliant boy, I could kiss you! I won't--I'll leave that to my--. You two will be wed at once! Yes, yes. And you'll be happy and prosperous, and then my boy, you will be sultan!
    ! Aladdin: Sultan?
    ! Sultan: Yes, a fine upstanding youth like yourself, a person of your unimpeachable moral character is exactly what this kingdom needs!
    ! As everyone celebrates, Aladdin then gets a concerned look on his face. He still didn’t tell Jasmine the real truth and now he’ll have an even harder time to do so. Back inside the hidden chamber, Jafar, Crocodile and Iago enter after evading the palace guards. Iago frantically flies over to his cage in a panic, as Jafar and Crocodile smile broadly upon closing the door.
    ! Iago: We gotta get outta here! We gotta get out-- I gotta start packing, you guys. Only essentials. We gotta travel light. Bring the guns, the weapons, the knives…
    ! Iago start throwing all sorts of junk into a bag but stops and takes out a picture of himself and Jafar.
    ! Iago: …and how about this picture? I don't know--I think I'm making a weird face in it.
    ! Then all the sudden, Jafar and Crocodile starts to laugh wildly, banging their fists on the door.
    ! Iago: Oh, boy--they cracked. They’ve gone nuts.
    ! Iago flies down to Jafar and knocks on his head.
    ! Iago: Jafar? Crocodile? Get a grip!
    ! Then suddenly, Jafar grabs him by the neck.
    ! Iago: Good grip!
    ! Jafar: Prince Ali is nothing more than that ragged urchin Aladdin!
    ! Crocodile: And his so called entourage are the Straw Hat Pirates! But that still doesn’t explain how they escape from the cave?
    ! Jafar: There’s only one way Crocodile, they have the lamp!
    ! Crocodile: What?! Impossible!
    ! Jafar: I saw it in his turban! I swear! How do you think they escaped that cave?!
    ! Crocodile: Of course! Which also explains how they escaped their watery grave.
    ! Iago: Why those miserable—
    ! Jafar: to Iago But you are going to relieve them of it!
    ! Iago: Me?
    ! Crocodile: Yes you! Gentlemen, Plan ‘A’ is back on!
    ! The next morning, our heroes are with Aladdin as he looks out to the gardens. Although no sign of Crocodile or Jafar was found since last night, that was not problem. Aladdin was fine with finally winning Jasmine’s heart, but now he is to become the next Sultan, something that he didn’t count on happening.
    ! Aladdin: Sultan? They want me to be sultan?
    ! Genie: emerge from the Lamp Huzzah! Hail the conquering hero!
    ! Genie turns into a one-man band and celebrates. But he sees Aladdin walk away with his head hung sadly, with his friends following him. He stops, scratches his head in confusion, comes up with an idea, and then zooms over to Aladdin. He holds up his hands like a director scoping a picture and we look through them.
    ! Genie: Aladdin, you've just won the heart of the princess. What are you gonna do next?
    ! Aladdin looks at him, then walks away in sadness to the bed, where he falls on it and sighs. Genie is confused once again, then goes to him and pulls out a script labeled “Aladdin”.
    ! Genie: Psst, your line is “I'm going to free the genie”. Anytime.
    ! Aladdin: Genie...I can't.
    ! Genie: Sure you can. You just go “Genie, I wish you free”.
    ! Genie grabs Aladdin's head and uses him as a mock ventriloquist's dummy. But Aladdin pulls away.
    ! Aladdin: I'm serious. Look, I'm sorry--I really am. But they want to make me sultan--no! They want to make Prince Ali sultan. Without you, I'm just Aladdin.
    ! Genie: Al, you won!
    ! Aladdin: Because of you! The only reason anyone thinks I'm worth anything is because of you! What if they find out I’m not really a prince? Quietly What if Jasmine finds out? I’ll lose her. Genie, I can’t keep this up on my own. I-I can’t wish you free.
    ! Genie: Sarcastically Fine, I understand. After all, you’ve lied to everyone else. Hey, I was beginning to feel left out. Now, if you’ll excuse me, master.
    ! He says the last word in disgust, then poofs back into the lamp. Around the time, Abu and the magic carpet are watching from the window. Aladdin then feels bad after what he said to the Genie.
    ! Aladdin: Genie, I'm really sorry.
    ! But a tongue comes out of the spout and raspberries him.
    ! Aladdin: Well, fine. He slams a pillow on top of the lamp Then just stay in there!
    ! Then he looks at Abu and the carpet.
    ! Aladdin: What are you guys looking at?
    ! Just like the Genie, both were taking back by what Aladdin said. Both of them began to sadly walk away.
    Aladdin: Look, I--I'm sorry. Wait, Abu-- wait--I'm sorry, I didn't--wait, c'mon.
    ! Then he notices the Straw Hats glaring at him, very unhappily too.
    ! Aladdin: sighs Let me guess. Now it’s your turn to lecture me?
    ! Zoro: No…we’re not. Come on guys, let’s give ‘Prince Ali’ some space.
    ! The Straw Hats all walk out of the room, all except for Robin who looks at Aladdin with a somewhat plain look.
    ! Aladdin: Okay! Fine, I didn’t tell truth, alright. But what was I supposed to do?! Jasmine almost figured me out and now they’re expecting me to be the next sultan. I mean...what else can I do? Robin says nothing Well say something!
    ! Robin: pauses The way I see it, you have two choices; you either continue pretending to be a prince until you’re exposed as a fraud or you come clean about who you really are and hope that they understand. You and you alone will have to make that choice. Because one way or the other, the truth will come out.
    ! Aladdin: But how?
    ! Robin: You’re a smart boy, Aladdin. You figure it out.
    ! And with that Robin leaves, after she left the room, Aladdin deeply sighs.
    ! Aladdin: What am I doing? Genie and Robin are right--I gotta tell Jasmine the truth.
    ! Then he wears Jasmine’s voice in a distance.
    ! Jasmine: Ali, oh Ali--will you come here?
    ! Aladdin: Well, here goes.
    ! He puts on his turban. Then he walks into the garden where there were flocks of flamingos.
    ! Jasmine? Where are you?
    ! Apparently, one of the flamingos was actually Iago disguised as one, wearing a beak and standing on stilts next to a flamingo in the pond. He is imitating Jasmine's voice to draw Aladdin out.
    ! Iago: Ahem—as Jasmine Out in the menagerie, hurry.
    ! Aladdin: I'm coming.
    ! He hurries past, not noticing the birds. Iago laughs, then turns back and looks into the face of a flamingo, who is panting, thinking that Iago was a girl flamingo.
    ! Iago: Ya got a problem, pinky?
    ! He sweeps the bird's feet out from under it. Then he runs into the palace and finds the lamp under the pillow.
    ! Iago: Boy, the guys are gonna be happy to see you! as Jafar Excellent work, Iago! as Crocodile Nice job, bird. Normal Ah, go on. as Jafar No, really--on a scale of one to ten, as Crocodile you are an eleven! Normal Ah, Jafar, Crocodile--you’re too kind. I’m embarrassed, I’m blushing.
    ! After it has happened, the Straw Hats were heading towards the palace foyer.
    ! Luffy: I can’t believe Al would behave like that to Genie.
    ! Franky: Don’t blame him, they painted Aladdin into a corner. It’s not his fault for not being careful.
    ! Chopper: So what do we do now?
    ! Zoro: Nothing. Aladdin got himself into this mess, he can get himself out of it.
    ! Usopp: I hope so.
    ! Meanwhile, the Sultan is standing on top of a balcony above the entrance of the palace, making an announcement to the people he had been waiting to give for so long.
    ! Sultan: People of Agrabah, my daughter has finally chosen a suitor!
    ! Behind the Sultan, Jasmine was peeking behind the curtains, when Aladdin appears at the bottom of the stairs.
    ! Aladdin: Jasmine?
    ! Jasmine: rushes over to him Ali, where have you been?
    ! Aladdin: Jasmine, there's something I've got to tell you.
    ! Jasmine: The whole kingdom has turned out for father's announcement!
    ! Jasmine pulls Aladdin up to the balcony and get him ready for his ‘introduction’.
    ! Aladdin: No! But Jasmine, listen to me, please!
    ! Jasmine: kisses him Good luck!
    ! She pushes him out onto the platform with the Sultan, where he overlooks the entire crowd.
    ! Sultan: …Ali Ababwa!
    ! The crowd then cheers for Aladdin.
    ! Aladdin: mumbles Oh, boy…
    ! Unaware, above them were Jafar, Iago and Crocodile, looking out a window at him below.
    ! Iago: Look at them, cheering that little pipsqueak.
    ! Crocodile: Let them cheer. Because they won’t be cheering for long. Jafar, will you do the honors?
    ! Jafar: Gladly.
    ! Smiling evilly, Jafar lifts the lamp and rubs it. Genie then comes out, thinking Aladdin has summoned him.
    ! Genie: You know Al, I'm getting…
    ! Genie turns around expecting to see Aladdin. But he was surprised to only find Jafar and Crocodile instead.
    ! Genie: Reallyyyyyy--I don't think either of you are him.
    ! He descends and consults a playbill.
    ! Genie: reading playbill Tonight, the role of Al will be played by a tall, dark, and sinister ugly man.
    ! Jafar: I am your master now!
    ! Jafar grabs and throws Genie to the ground and puts his foot on his face.
    ! Genie: muffled I was afraid of that.
    ! Jafar: Genie grant me my first wish. I wish to rule on high, as sultan!!!
    ! Outside the palace, dark clouds began to swirl above, creating a foreboding atmosphere.
    ! Luffy: Huh?
    ! Franky: Did someone call for dark clouds today?
    ! Nami: I don’t think this weather’s normal. Something isn’t right!
    ! Zoro: She’s right! Something IS wrong! Come on!
    ! Back to where we left Aladdin, Jasmine, and the Sultan, the palace now starts to shake violently. The roof rips off and the Sultan and Aladdin ducks.
    ! Aladdin: Whoa!
    ! Sultan: Bless my soul. What is this? What is going on?
    ! The Straw Hats arrive just in time and rush over to Aladdin.
    ! Aladdin! What’s going on?!
    ! Aladdin: I don’t know!
    ! Just then, the Sultan’s turban lifts off his head. When he tries to grab it, his whole body flies up, then is stripped of all his clothing except his boxer shorts. The clothing reappears on Jafar, who appears out of nowhere with Iago and Crocodile. Jafar began to laugh evilly in his new sultan attire.
    ! Sultan: Jafar, you vile betrayer.
    ! Iago: That’s Sultan Vile Betrayer to you.
    ! Aladdin: Oh, yeah? Well, we’ll just see about that!
    ! He pulls off his own turban, only to discover that its empty.
    ! Aladdin: The Lamp!
    ! Jafar: Finders-keepers, Abooboo!
    ! Then the whole palace began to shake violently again. Then, Aladdin and the Straw Hats were shocked to see a gigantic Genie, their own friend, lift the palace into the clouds. Aladdin whistles and the magic carpet flies up to greet him. Luffy grabs on and they fly up near the Genie's head.
    ! Aladdin: Genie! No!
    ! Luffy: I wish you stop! Put it back!
    ! Genie: sadly Sorry, guys--I got a new master now.
    ! He places the palace on top of a mountain.
    ! Sultan: Jafar, I order you to stop!
    ! Crocodile: Sorry, sultan, but there’s a new order now--
    ! Jafar: MY order! Finally, I will give Agrabah the ruler it deserves, and you will bow to me!
    ! Jasmine: We'll never bow to you!
    ! Iago: Why am I not surprised?
    ! Jafar: If you will not bow before the will of a sultan, THEN YOU WILL COWER BEFORE THE MIGHT OF A SORCERER!! yells to Genie Genie, my second wish--I wish to be the most powerful sorcerer IN THE WORLD!
    ! Having no choice but to grant his wish, the Genie extends his finger. Aladdin and Luffy tries to stop him, but he cannot, and another Genie (tm) brand lightning bolt strikes Jafar, returning him to his normal look, and granting him his new cobra-headed staff.
    ! Iago: Ladies and gentlemen, a warm Agrabah welcome for Sorcerer Jafar!
    ! Sanji: Ooh boy!
    ! Jafar: Now where were we? Ah, yes--abject humiliation!
    ! And he zaps Jasmine and the Sultan with his staff, enveloping them in a red aura, and they both bow to him. He even zapped the Straw Hats in a red aura as well, pinning them in place. Jafar then turns to see Rajah running at him.
    ! Jafar: Down boy!
    ! Jafar zaps Rajah with bolt of magic, changing him back into a little tiger cub.
    ! Rajah: Meow?
    ! Usopp/Chopper: EEHHH?!?!?
    ! Crocodile: Now that’s funny! And speaking of laughs…
    ! Jafar turns to Jasmine and lifts her chin with his staff.
    ! Jafar: Oh princess—there's someone I'm DYING to introduce you to
    ! Aladdin: Jafar! Get your hands off her!
    ! Aladdin and Luffy comes flying towards him on the carpet. Jafar and Crocodile turns to them as they break into a song.
    ! Jafar: Prince Ali
    Yes, it is he,
    But not as you know him.
    ! Crocodile: Read our lips and come to grips
    With reality
    ! He zaps Aladdin off the magic carpet. Then he zaps him again and he brings him and Jasmine closer in the air.
    ! Jafar: Yes, meet a blast from your past
    ! Crocodile: Whose lies were just too good to last
    ! Jafar: Say hello to your precious Prince Ali!
    ! Jafar zaps Aladdin’s clothes, thus turning him back into himself. Jasmine became shocked by this as Aladdin looks at her in shame.
    ! Iago: Or should we say Aladdin?
    ! Crocodile: And that’s not all! Jafar, show them who else was in with him.
    ! Jafar: With pleasure, for playing the roles of Prince Ali’s ‘entourage’ are…
    ! Jafar swings his staff around, creating a wave of magic that sweeps the area. The wave strikes the Straw Hats, changing their clothes all the way back to when they first arrived in Agrabah.
    ! Iago: The Straw Hat Pirates!!!
    ! Luffy: What the?!
    ! Nami: Our clothes?!
    ! Jasmine: Ali.
    ! Aladdin: Jasmine, I tried to tell you. I’m not–
    ! Jafar: So Ali turns out to be merely Aladdin
    ! Jafar zaps Abu as he charges, turning back into his monkey self.
    ! Jafar: Just a con, need I go on?
    ! Crocodile: Take it from we
    ! Crocodile sends out a sand tornado, grabbing Aladdin, Abu, and the Straw Hats.
    ! Jafar: Their personality flaws
    ! Crocodile: Give us adequate cause pinches Luffy’s nose and then smacks his face
    ! Jafar: To send them all packing on a one-way trip
    So their prospects take a terminal dip
    ! Crocodile casts them into a tall tower, with Aladdin screaming for Genie.
    ! Jafar: Their assets frozen,
    ! Crocodile: the venue chosen
    ! Jafar: Is the ends of the earth, whoopee!
    ! The carpet manages to get in before Jafar launches it like a rocket by swinging his staff like a golf club.
    ! Crocodile: So long
    ! Iago: Goodbye, see ya!
    ! Jafar: Ex-Prince Ali!
    ! Then Jafar begins to laugh manically, for his darkest desires have finally became reality. Jasmine and the Sultan could do nothing but cower in fear, for they and the city were now at Jafar’s mercy…

    Chapter 11: Rumble in Agrabah! Battle against the Desert Tyrants!

    ! Somewhere in a snowy wasteland far near the edge of the world, the pillar crashes and starts rolling down the slope of the mountain. As it rolls, our heroes were tumbled out or thrown out. They became buried in the snow as the pillar comes to a complete stop. Luffy is the first to emerge from the snow and looks around.
    ! Luffy: GUYS!!! WHERE ARE YOU?!?!
    ! Zoro was the first to pop out of the snow, coughing out any snow that got into his mouth.
    ! Luffy: Zoro, you okay!
    ! Zoro: Yeah. coughs We had better landings.
    ! Then before they know, the rest of the Straw Hats emerge from the snow, including Aladdin. It didn’t take long for all of them to be affected by the cold.
    ! Usopp: Man, it’s freezing!
    ! Zoro: Is everyone here?
    ! Franky: I think so.
    ! Nami: Wait! Where’s Abu?!
    ! Aladdin: Abu? Abuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!
    ! Chopper: Over there!
    ! The group looks back at a shivering pile of snow. Aladdin rushes over and starts digging til he find Abu underneath.
    ! Aladdin: Oh, this is all my fault–I should have freed the genie when I had the chance.
    ! He digs out Abu and cradles him inside his vest to keep him warm.
    ! Aladdin: Abu! Are you okay?
    ! Abu gives a slight thumbs-up, a bit frozen but okay.
    ! Aladdin: I’m sorry, guys--I made a mess of everything.
    ! Robin: Now’s not the time for apologies.
    ! Yeah! Right now we gotta get out of here before we all turn into icicles.
    ! Aladdin: I gotta go back and set things right.
    ! Brook: By yourself?!
    ! Aladdin: If I have to!
    ! Luffy: Not a chance! We’re all in this together.
    ! Usopp: We are?
    ! Luffy: Yes, we are! We’re not gonna let those two send us flying and get away with it. And I’m going back there to give them a punch in the nose! starts walking through the snow
    ! Chopper: Even if you have to walk the whole way!
    ! Luffy: Yeah! And nothing’s gonna stop me—
    ! Suddenly Luffy steps on something causes him to trip and fall. It was a frozen carpet and lifted from the snow.
    ! Aladdin: Carpet!
    ! Franky: So much for walking the way there.
    ! Aladdin looks up and sees Carpet is pinned by the pillar. He tugs to try and free Carpet. He can’t do it, so he begins to remove snow from the base of the pillar.
    ! Aladdin: Guys, start digging!
    ! The group started to dig carpet out from the snow. Finally, enough snow has been removed, and the pillar begins to roll. As the pillar rolls, the group tries to outrun it, only to run out of room to run. Suddenly, Zoro step in front and draws one of his katanas.
    ! Zoro: I got this. Ittoryu…Daishinkan!
    ! Zoro executes a two handed overhead swing from the top down and the pillar splits clean in two. The group forms a line as the pillar pieces roll around them and falls into the endless chasm below.
    ! Aladdin: Yeah! All right!
    ! He looks up at his new turban, made out of a scared Abu. Carpet shakes off the snow and rushes over to pick them up.
    ! Aladdin: Now, back to Agrabah!
    ! Luffy: Let’s go!
    ! Later on, back at the palace, it remains on top of a mountain, shrouded in red clouds, as thunder strikes. Inside, the throne room became filled with treasure, and was decorated in cobra motif. Jafar was sitting on the throne with Jasmine, now dressed as a slave, chained next to him. Iago has the Sultan tied up like a marionette (and dressed up like one too), shoving crackers down his throat. Crocodile was leaning on the throne with an annoyed look on his face.
    ! Iago: Puppet ruler want a cracker? Here's your cracker. Shove 'em all right down your throat. Here, have lots!
    ! Jafar pulls the chain, and Jasmine walks up to him holding an apple.
    ! Jasmine: Stop it, Jafar, Leave him alone!
    ! Jafar motions Iago to stop. Iago stops for a second, then continues.
    ! Jafar: It pains me to see you reduced to this, Jasmine. He takes a bite out of the apple she is holding A beautiful desert bloom such as yourself should be on the arm of the most powerful man in the world.
    ! He waves his finger, and Jasmine’s chains disappeared and transform into a crown.
    ! Jafar: What do you say, my dear? Why, with you as my queen…
    ! Jasmine: Never!
    ! Jasmine, disgusted by the mere thought, grabs a nearby glass of wine and splashes it in Jafar’s face. Jafar growls angrily as the wine were splashed at his face.
    ! Jafar: I'll teach you some respect!
    ! As Jafar angrily stood up, Jasmine falls to the floor as he raises his hand to slap her. Just as he was about to, an idea enters his head.
    ! Jafar: Hmm. he turns to the Genie, who sits sadly near him Genie. Genie looks over at him sadly I have decided to make my final wish. I wish for Princess Jasmine to fall desperately in love with me.
    ! Jasmine gasps softly in shock.
    ! Crocodile: Hold it, Jafar!
    ! Crocodile swipes the lamp out of Jafar’s hands with his hook.
    ! Jafar: Give that back Crocodile!
    ! Crocodile: Not a chance! You already used up two of your wishes, I’m not gonna let waste your last one.
    ! Jafar: grabs the lamp But I OWN the lamp; therefore I get to make MY wishes as I see fit!
    ! Crocodile: tugs the lamp You already got be the strongest sorcerer ever and rule Agrabah, in my book that’s good enough.
    ! Jafar: tugs the lamp back For me, enough is never enough. And with Jasmine as my queen, I will have this kingdom by right.
    ! Crocodile: And to also whet your appetite I’ll bet.
    ! Jasmine shudders at what Crocodile said, not wanting to know what he meant.
    ! Jafar: As if you cared about my appetites.
    ! Crocodile: What I care is what Morganna will do if we don’t call in. pulls the lamp back Which is what I’m gonna do now.
    ! Jafar: Fine…call upon Her Radiance.
    ! Crocodile pulls out small orb-like device and tosses it to the ground. The orb expands into a disc and then projects a beam of light, and from said light emerges a projection of Morganna, sitting upon her throne.
    ! Morganna: Aah! Jafar and Sir Crocodile! I was hoping you two would call back.
    ! Crocodile: Your Radiance, we have some good news. The lamp and its genie are in our possession.
    ! Morganna: Excellent! I trust that the acquisition was at no expense.
    ! Jafar: Of course not, your grace. In fact, I had already use two of my wishes confirm its abilities.
    ! Morganna: You…already…used the lamp?
    ! Jafar: Indeed, thanks to the genie, I have seized control of Agrabah and am now the most powerful—
    ! Morganna: YOU IDIOTS!!!!
    ! Morganna’s roar was so loud that it shook the entire throne room. Some of the piles of gold began to collapse from the tremors.
    ! Morganna: WHO TOLD YOU USE THE LAMP!?!!?!
    ! Crocodile: Well, we had to use it to take care of some loose ends. And for the record…Jafar was the one who made them, and he has about to use the last one.
    ! Morganna: And how many have you made Sir Crocodile?
    ! Crocodile: None yet, Your Radiance.
    ! Morganna: Good…Crocodile, you use the lamp and do as I have instructed.
    ! Crocodile: Of course. to Genie okay, Genie. Now I have a wish to make…and I expect you to grant it.
    ! By this time, Aladdin and Straw Hats have just arrived in Agrabah and head straight for the palace. Back at the palace, Crocodile was fuming mad at Genie over something.
    ! Genie: I told you. The items you’re asking for cannot be wished for. The powers that made them are so ancient that they surpasses even my magic. I can’t summon them here even if I wanted to.
    ! Jafar: Well so much for that.
    ! Morganna: Not yet…we may still have a use for the Genie. I have ways of getting some “proper” use out of him.
    ! Genie gulps nervously at what Morganna meant.
    ! Jafar: So does that mean we can use the lamp?
    ! Morganna: …it does. But once you have your ‘fun’, bring it to me. It that clear?
    ! Crocodile/Jafar: Yes, your Radiance.
    ! Morganna: Good…I look forward to receiving my new ‘toy’.
    ! And with that, Morganna’s projection vanishes and the disc-like device flies back to Crocodile.
    ! Jafar: So what now?
    ! Crocodile: Now…I get to use my wishes.
    ! Jafar: What are you gonna wish first?
    ! Crocodile: I’m thinking…
    ! An idea suddenly pops into Crocodile’s head and a sinister smile creeps along his face.
    ! Jafar: What’s with that face?
    ! Crocodile: Just this. to Genie Oh genie…for my first wish; I want you to awaken my Devil Fruit powers. Grant me the ability to turn stone and metal into grains of sand and remold them to my will!
    ! Genie: Are ya sure you don’t wanna wish for something simple? Maybe your own kingdom, or perhaps even a sandwich–
    ! Crocodile: grabs Genie by his throat Either you grant my wish, or I’ll turn you into the first blue raisin!
    ! Genie: Okay! Okay! as Ed Norton Yeesh! What a grouch!
    ! Genie fires a Genie (tm) brand lightning bolt at Crocodile. He could feel the magic surging through his body as his wish was granted. In mere seconds, the last of the magic seeps into Crocodile’s body.
    ! Jafar: Well?
    ! Crocodile: checks himself I don’t feel any different, aside from this slight tingle. to Genie Are you sure you granted my wish?
    ! Genie: Well I zapped you with my magic, didn’t I?
    ! Crocodile: Hmm.
    ! Crocodile goes over to a gold pile where Iago was sitting near. He gets an idea, he stretches his left arm out, and suddenly the gold starts to move. The coins dissolved into a fine metallic dust as they merge with his hook, causing it to turn into a melted blob. Within seconds, more gold began to merge with the blob until it became a large lump of gold on his hand. With all that gold, Crocodile was having a hard time holding it all up. But another idea pops into his head and begins to concentrate. The gold begins to spread up to Crocodile’s shoulder, once it did it began to solidify into its metallic state, giving Crocodile a golden armor. Once at the hands, five fingers burst out, forming a claw-like hand replacing his hook. By the time it was done, Crocodile had created a golden dragon claw. On impulse, he slashes his newfound claw on a nearby pillar, swiping a huge chunk out of it. Crocodile begins to laugh triumphantly, as Jafar looks with surprise.
    ! Jafar: Impressive.
    ! Crocodile: Impressive nothing! It’s everything I ever hoped for! Okay Genie, you can go grant Jafar’s wish while I think of something else to wish for.
    ! Genie: as Buckley Ah, master-- there are a few addendas, some quid pro quo—
    ! Jafar: Don't talk back to us, you stupid blue lout! You will do what we order you to do, slave!
    ! Then Jasmine noticed something at the window above them. They see Aladdin, and the Straw Hats there. They began to smile brightly, and Aladdin and the others motioned them to keep quiet and play along. An idea hits Jasmine, an idea she hopes she can get away with.
    ! Jasmine: Jafar…
    ! Jafar, Crocodile and Genie turn to look over at her.
    ! Jasmine: seductively I never realized how incredibly handsome you are. places the crown on her head
    ! Genie’s jaw literally drops in shock. He ACTUALLY thought Jafar’s wish came true. But Jafar smiles delightfully, as Crocodile stares in disbelief.
    ! Jafar: Mmm, that's better.
    ! He pulls the Genie's jaw up like a shade and walks up to Jasmine.
    ! Jafar: Now, places the lamp on the throne pussycat, tell me more about…myself.
    ! Jasmine: You're tall, dark, well dressed..
    ! As Genie figures out how Jafar’s wish worked with a confused look, he notices our heroes hiding behind a pillar.
    ! Genie: Guys! Al, little buddy!
    ! Aladdin: Shhh!
    ! Understood, Genie literally zips his mouth shut. He went over to them and starts talking. But his mouth was zipped shut, so he unzips it.
    ! Genie: Guys, I can't help you--I work for senor psychopath now. His head turns into Jafar’s, then back What are guys gonna do?
    ! Aladdin: Hey--I’m a street rat, remember? rezips Genie’s mouth I’ll improvise.
    ! Everyone waited in the shadows as Aladdin and Luffy went for the lamp. Aladdin slides down a pile of coins and hides close to Jafar and Jasmine. But Jafar’s back was turned to him.
    ! Jafar: Go on.
    ! Jasmine: And your so...twisted!
    ! She has her arms around him. She pretends to twist with her finger, but she is actually motioning for Aladdin to come over. He makes his move. But Iago sees him and gasps.
    ! Iago: Jaf--mmmmmm!
    ! But he was interrupted when Abu and Chopper grabs him and covers his beak.
    ! Jafar: And the street rat?
    ! Jasmine: What street rat?
    ! Crocodile: Wait a minute! Somehow I am not fully convinced.
    ! Jafar: Why, whatever do you mean, Crocodile? I’m convinced.
    ! Crocodile: And yet the Genie didn’t do any of that magic hocus-pocus on her. How do we know she’s faking it?
    ! Jafar: What would it take to convince you?
    ! Crocodile: Prove it.
    ! Jafar: How?
    ! Crocodile: Have her kiss you…on the lips.
    ! Jasmine was about to do so, and Aladdin was about to grab the lamp, when Iago manages to knock over a bowl. Crocodile was about to turn and look when Jasmine grabs Jafar and kisses him on the lips. Aladdin looks both shocked and disgusted after he sees Jasmine kissed Jafar. The Straw Hats reactions varied; Luffy eyes bulged out in shock, Usopp and Franky’s mouths dropped straight to the ground, Sanji, Zoro, and Robin’s face went pale, Nami throws up in her mouth and Brook’s lower jaw falls right off in shock. Abu, Chopper, and Iago disgusted by the scene. Even Crocodile’s face turns pale green with disgust.
    ! Chopper/Abu: Yuck!
    ! Jafar: Convinced now, Crocodile?
    ! Crocodile: gulps I have to admit, that was—
    ! But he stops when he notices Aladdin and Luffy's reflection in her crown.
    ! Crocodile: --a believable performance…especially since she has some motivation.
    ! Crocodile points to Jasmine’s crown and Jafar sees the reflection. Aladdin, realizing that he’s been seen, makes a run for the lamp.
    ! Jafar: YOU!
    ! Aladdin was just inches from the lamp, but Jafar blasts him to the pile of gold coins. Genie and Jasmine gasps in shock.
    ! Jafar: How many times do I have to kill you, boy?!
    ! Crocodile: As many as it takes! Desert la Spada!
    ! Crocodile fires several solid blades with fan-shaped edges at Aladdin, but Luffy jumps ahead and with one Haki-empowered punch, blows away the attack. Jafar fires another bolt of magic but Zoro leap out and blocks it with his sword. He raises his staff to zap Aladdin again, but Jasmine grabs the staff. Jafar knocks her down as Aladdin rushes him. He grabs it and tries to take it from him. Crocodile readies another attack but gets dogpiled by Franky and Chopper (in Heavy Point form).
    ! Aladdin: Get the lamp!
    ! Jafar: NO!
    ! Crocodile: Jafar, stop her!
    ! He knocks Aladdin aside and zaps Jasmine before she takes it.
    ! Jafar: Ah, ah, ah, princess--Your time is up!
    ! She was zapped into an hourglass as it lands on its bottom part. Aladdin and Luffy tackled him, and Aladdin looks to see Jasmine trapped in the hourglass.
    ! Aladdin: Jasmine!
    ! Iago: Oh, nice shot, Jaf—
    ! Abu grabs a nearby bowl and knocks him out. He makes a run for the lamp, but Jafar pushes Aladdin off him and grabs his staff.
    ! Jafar: Don't toy with me!
    ! Jafar fires a bolt of magic at Abu, zapping him into a toy monkey.
    ! Aladdin: Abu!
    ! Luffy: Go for the lamp!
    ! Usopp: I got it!
    ! Usopp rushes to the lamp and grabbed it.
    ! Jafar: Freeze longnose!
    ! Jafar zaps Usopp, freezing him in a block of ice, causing him to drop the lamp as the ice reached his hands.
    ! Luffy: Usopp!!
    ! Struggling, Crocodile turns into sand and frees himself from Frank and Chopper. He reforms right behind him.
    ! Chopper: Huh?!
    ! Crocodile: How’s this for a pile up? Golden Desert…
    ! Crocodile gathers more gold dust sand into a massive lump and hurls it over Franky and Chopper.
    ! Crocodile: …Confiscar!
    ! The mound bursts into a web like shape and surrounds Franky and Chopper. The sand instantly rehardens back into gold, creating a large cage over the two.
    ! Franky/Chopper: Hey!
    ! Jafar: Caught in the act I see! HAHAHA!
    ! Sanji: Get ‘em!
    ! Zoro, Sanji and Brook all charge at Jafar, but Crocodile slams his gold claw into the floor.
    ! Crocodile: How’s this for a sinking feeling! Quicksand…la Sepoltura!
    ! Suddenly the ground beneath their feet turns to quicksand and all three sinks downward.
    ! Zoro: What the?!
    ! Crocodile quickly pulls his claw out and the floor turns back to normal, but Sanji, Zoro and Brook are trapped up to their waists.
    ! Brook: Hey! We’re stuck!
    ! Nami: Why you!
    ! Nami and Robin make a break for the lamp.
    ! Jafar: Sorry to rain on your parade.
    ! Jafar conjures a storm cloud and it fires a lightning bolt at Nami and Robin, causing them to duck behind a nearby pillar. Just then Carpet swoops down and grabs the lamp.
    ! Jafar: But things are unraveling fast now, folks.
    ! Jafar zaps Carpet, causing it to unravel into a pile of strings and falls to the ground along with the lamp.
    ! Jafar: Get the point!
    ! Luffy and Aladdin rushed for the lamp, but they were blocked off when swords fell to the floor in front of her. Aladdin reaches for it, but Jafar grabbed the lamp and laughed hideously. Aladdin pulled a sword out of the floor and they charged towards him.
    ! Jafar: I’m just getting warm up.
    ! He breathes a ring of fire around the two and laughs more.
    ! Luffy: Oi! Enough with the puns and face us already!
    ! Aladdin: Or are you afraid to fight us yourself, you cowardly snake?
    ! Then Jafar emerges from the flames towards them.
    ! Jafar: A snake, am I? Perhaps you'd like to see how shows a snake’s tongue and fangs snake-like I can be!
    ! Then he grew larger and longer, turning into a giant cobra. Jasmine gasps softly as Jafar towers above them and hisses. And the ring of fire around the two became part of the snake, encircling them.
    ! Luffy: Is that the best you can do? Turing yourself into a monster?!
    ! Crocodile: A monster eh? Then perhaps it’s time I showed you how much of a MONSTER I CAN BE!
    ! Crocodile stretches his hand and a nearby pile of gold begins to turn into dust. The dust swirls into a dense cloud and merges with Crocodile, making him look more of a monster than a man. Aladdin and Luffy could do nothing but watch in shock as the mass of golden sand becomes bigger and bigger until it was as big as Jafar. The mass begins to take shape, turning into a sandy-gold colored tanuki. It has a jagged, concave mouth with no tongue, and the sclerae of its eyes are black, with yellow irises and pupils that each takes the shape of a black four-pointed star with four black dots around it. Its tail looks more like a bunch of golden scales bundled up together.
    ! Crocodile: Desert Forma; GOLDEN TANUKI!!!
    ! Crocodile makes the first move, swatting Luffy over a gold pile. Crocodile look over to see if he was down, but suddenly a burst of steam erupted from behind the pile and a fist strikes Crocodile square in the nose. Luffy leaps out from behind the pile, except this time he was in Gear Fourth; Kong Man Form.
    ! Luffy: You’re not the only one that transform Crocodile!
    ! Crocodile roars and lunges at Luffy, who jumps out of the way and gears up for an attack.
    ! Luffy: Gum-Gum Kong Gun!
    ! Luffy slugs Crocodile, blasting Crocodile’s left arm clean off. However, Crocodile gathers more sand and regenerates his lost arm. The two go into a massive slugfest, trading blow after blow after blow. Meanwhile, Jafar lunges at Aladdin, fangs bared, but Aladdin was able to dodge them. On Jafar’s fourth strike, Aladdin swings his sword and hits Jafar in the face, who then yelled in pain.
    ! Genie: Rickem, rackem, rockem, rake--stick that sword into that snake!
    ! Luffy continued to slug it out with Crocodile, each blow was like hitting solid metal. Crocodile does a 360, swinging his tail at Luffy. Luffy manages to block it, but it sent flying across the room and crashes into a pillar. Luffy quickly recovers and fires a punch at Crocodile. Crocodile readies to block it but…
    ! Luffy: Go, Python!
    ! Luffy’s arm suddenly makes a sharp right and bounces all around the giant sand monster. As the confused Crocodile lowers his guard…
    ! Luffy: Gum-Gum Culverin!
    ! The arm snaps back, striking Crocodile square in the left eye, who roars out in pain.
    ! Genie: Sackem, catchem in the rye--sock that raccoon in the eye!
    ! Crocodile: SHUT UP!!!!
    ! Jafar: You stay out of thissss!
    ! Genie then merged back together and waved a tiny pennant with a “J & C” on it.
    ! Genie: Jafar and Crocodile, they’re our men--if they can't do it--GREAT!
    ! Aladdin used the distraction to make a break for the hourglass where Jasmine was trapped. However, Jafar saw this and lunged at him.
    ! Luffy: Gum Gum Rhino Schneider!
    ! Luffy delivers a double flying kick and hits Jafar. Jafar was knocked into a gold pile and barely missed Aladdin, who jumped out of the way as his sword slid across the floor.
    ! Jasmine: Aladdin!
    ! Jasmine yelled as the sand was starting to fill the bottom of the hourglass. Aladdin jumped on a large gem and slid across the floor, grabbing his sword on his way. He turned a corner, but the pursuing snake could not, and the front half of Jafar crashed through a wall and hung outside the palace. Aladdin jumped up on the snake's back and stabbed it. Luffy charges at Crocodile, retracting both of his fists into his arms.
    ! Luffy: Gum-Gum Leo Bazooka!
    ! Luffy "fires" them at Crocodile with a double open-palm strike, blasting away a large portion of his body. The giant tanuki gets sent flying and crashes into Jafar and they both fall out of the balcony. Aladdin rushed to the hourglass again to free Jasmine.
    ! Aladdin: Jasmine, hang on!
    ! Aladdin was about to strike the glass when Jafar grabbed him, trapping Aladdin in his coils. Jafar laughed hideously as he tightened his grip.
    ! Luffy: Aladdin!
    ! Without warning, Luffy gets hit by a big blast of sand before he could react. The sand hardens into a large mound, trapping Luffy from the shoulders up. The attacker was none other than Crocodile, who has lost most of his sand form and now back to his normal size.
    ! Jafar: You little fools! You thought you could defeat the most powerful being on earth!
    ! Iago: Squeeze ‘em, Jafar! Squeeze them like gets swatted by Robin --awk!
    ! Luffy: Let me out, sand Croc!
    ! Crocodile: Not a chance, Straw Hat! You’re not gonna be able to wish yourself out of this one!
    ! Jafar: Without the Genie, boy, you're nothing!
    ! Aladdin looks over at the Genie, who shrugs his shoulders hopelessly. There’s nothing he can do here. That’s when Aladdin gets an idea.
    ! Aladdin: “The Genie! looks back at Jafar The Genie has more power than you'll ever have!
    ! Jafar: What?!
    ! Luffy: What are you doing?!
    ! Aladdin: He gave you your power, he can take it away!
    ! Suddenly, Luffy figured out what Aladdin is doing and yells at Jafar.
    ! Luffy: Yeah, the Genie’s way better than you! You wouldn’t have gotten this far without his help
    ! Genie: Al, Luff, what are you doing? Why are you bringing me into this?
    ! Luffy: Face it, Jafar! It doesn’t matter how powerful you are—
    ! Aladdin: --you're still just second best!
    ! Jafar hissed angrily, but realized he was correct.
    ! Jafar: You're right! His power does exceed my own! he smiles But not for long!
    ! Crocodile: Jafar, what are you up to?
    ! Jafar: A much better wish!
    ! Jafar slithered around the Genie and circled him.
    ! Genie: The boy is crazy. He's a little punch drunk. One too many hits with the snake.
    ! Genie said this nervously as his hand turned into a snake and he hit his head with it.
    ! Jafar: Slave, I make my third wish! I wish to ALL-POWERFUL GENIE!!
    ! Franky/Chopper: WHAT?!!
    ! Nami/Robin NO!!!
    ! Sanji/Zoro/Brook: IS HE NUTS?!?!
    ! Genie then deeply sighs.
    ! Genie: reluctantly All right, your wish is my command. sideways to Aladdin Way to go, Al.
    ! Looking away, Genie zapped Jafar with a lightning bolt. Jafar snake form dissipates and he turns into a genie. Aladdin falls to the ground. Crocodile, in a state of shock, releases his sand, allowing Luffy to escape.
    ! Jafar: Yes! Yes! The power!
    ! Luffy smashed the hourglass as sand poured out and Jasmine fell into Aladdin’s arms.
    ! Jafar: The absolute power!
    ! Jafar bursts through the roof into the sky.
    ! Jasmine: What have you done?!
    ! Aladdin: Trust me!
    ! Suddenly, a black lamp appeared from Jafar’s base as he controlled everything around him. The planets, moons, stars, the very cosmos was under his power and he was enjoying every minute of it.
    ! Jafar: Hear me, Morganna! For the universe is now mine to command! TO CONTROL!!!
    ! Aladdin: Not so fast, Jafar! Aren't you forgetting something?
    ! Jafar stopped and looked down questioningly.
    ! Jafar: Huh?
    ! Luffy: You wanted to be a genie, well you got it!
    ! Suddenly shackles appeared on Jafar’s wrists, as the cosmos was being put back in place.
    ! Jafar: WHAT!?!?!
    ! Aladdin: And everything that goes with it! holds out Jafar’s lamp
    ! Jafar, realizing he had been tricked, began to be sucked downward as Aladdin held onto his own lamp.
    ! Jafar: No! NO!
    ! Luffy: And you’re not the only one who’s got it, right, Crocodile?
    ! Crocodile: The only thing you’re getting is an early grave, Straw hat!
    ! Crocodile begins to swirl around, gathering all his sand into a large cloud.
    ! Luffy: Al, toss me the lamp.
    ! Aladdin throws Jafar’s lamp over to Luffy.
    ! Crocodile’s sand cloud starts to take shape, transforming into a massive dragon!
    ! Crocodile: DRAGÓN ESPARDA!!!
    ! Crocodile, in his new dragon form, charges at Luffy at top speed, preparing to finish him off for good.
    ! Luffy: Wrong, Croc. It’s YOU who’s finished!
    ! Luffy swings the lamp around, causing Jafar’s whirlwind to whip around the room. Then like a lasso, Luffy flings the whirlwind at Crocodile, causing it to collide with his attack. The whirlwind spins the sand dragon around and around, causing it to lose its shape as the sand was being pulled into the lamp itself.
    ! Crocodile: WHAT THE!?!?!?!
    ! Crocodile unable to solidify, finds himself at the whirlwind’s mercy as he and his sand were being pulled directly into Jafar’s lamp.
    ! Luffy: That’s right Crocodile, you and Jafar get to share the whole genie gig together!
    ! Iago: I'm gettin' out of here!
    ! Luffy: Phenomenal cosmic powers!
    ! Iago flies away to make his getaway, only for Jafar to grab him by his tail feathers, in a desperate attempt to escape the lamp…
    ! Iago: Come on, you're the genie! I don't want to, wait NO-
    ! But it was to no avail, as Crocodile, Jafar and Iago were all sucked right into the lamp.
    ! Aladdin: Itty bitty living space.
    ! Genie: Al, you little geniuses, you!
    ! Luffy: Okay Genie, for my second wish, I want you to put everything back to normal.
    ! Genie: Luffy, consider it granted!

    Epilogue: Aladdin’s Final Wish! The End of an Arabian Night!

    ! Genie snaps his fingers, and the magic starts happening. Zoro, Brook and Sanji were freed from the floor. Abu turns back to normal; Franky and Chopper are freed from their cage, the magic carpet re-ravels, and hugs Abu and Usopp is melted out from the ice. Jasmine, the Sultan, and Rajah are standing together. Rajah jumps up into the arms of the Sultan, then they are all transformed. Jasmine and the Sultan are refitted back into their outfits, and Rajah became a grown tiger again. And the Sultan is crushed because of the weight of the new Rajah. The palace reappears where it used to be in the city. Then we see everyone on the balcony, wondering what to do with the new lamp that held Jafar, Crocodile and Iago.
    ! Jafar: inside the lamp Get your blasted beak out of my face! to Crocodile And you, get your claw out of my ribs.
    ! Crocodile/Iago: Oh, shut up, you moron!
    ! Jafar: Don't tell me to shut up!
    ! Franky: Well that’s one way to best a vizier.
    ! Robin: Indeed. Jafar got what he wanted but didn’t seem to read the fine print on that wish.
    ! Usopp: I just realized, what’s to stop Crocodile from turning into sand and getting himself out?
    ! Robin: I have an idea. Genie?
    ! Genie: Way ahead of you.
    ! Genie conjures a bottle of ice-cold water and hands it to Robin. She removed the cap and then pours the cold water into the nozzle of the lamp.
    ! Jafar: What’s that sound?
    ! Iago: Whoa! WHOA! It’s cold! It’s cold!
    ! Crocodile: Who’s pouring water into the lamp?!?!
    ! Robin then covers the lid and nozzle and shook the lamp, causing Jafar, Crocodile and Iago to yell as the cold water sloshed inside.
    ! Crocodile: inside the lamp I’m soaking wet!!! to Jafar This is all your fault!
    ! Jafar: My fault?!
    ! Iago: Yeah it is!
    ! Zoro: So what should we do with them?
    ! Franky: They still seem a bit heated, even after that cold ‘shower’.
    ! Genie: Allow me.
    ! He takes the lamp and went to the balcony, and he grew larger, wearing a baseball cap.
    ! Genie: Ten-thousand years in a Cave of Wonders ought to chill them out!
    ! Genie winds up as if to throw the lamp but opens his palm flat and flicks it out into the desert with his finger.
    ! Iago: –but a moron!
    ! Crocodile: And an idiot!
    ! Jafar: SHUT UP!!!!
    ! The trio continued to argue as they and the lamp faded from sight.
    ! Usopp: Adios, Jafar! Bye-bye, Crocodile!
    ! Nami: And good riddance to ya both!
    ! Jasmine walks over to Aladdin. They hold hands, but both look sad. Suddenly, Jasmine felt something tug at her, she looks down to see Chopper.
    ! Chopper: Umm…miss Jasmine, we’re really sorry for lying to you, about Aladdin being a prince and all. He’s really sorry too.
    ! Jasmine: It’s okay, I know why he did.
    ! Aladdin: Well, I guess…this… is goodbye?
    ! Genie pokes his head around the corner shocked at what he is hearing. Then he sheds a tear.
    ! Jasmine: Oh, that stupid law. This isn't fair--I love you.
    ! Wiping away a tear, Genie smiles at Aladdin.
    ! Genie: Al, no problem. You've still got one wish left. Just say the word and you're a prince again.
    ! Aladdin: But Genie, what about your freedom?
    ! Luffy: Yeah, isn’t that what you wanted?
    ! Genie: Hey, it's only an eternity of servitude. This is LOVE.
    ! Then he leans down next to Jasmine.
    ! Genie: Al, you're not gonna find another girl like her in a million years. Believe me, I know. I've looked.
    ! Aladdin sighs deeply, then approaches Jasmine. He placed his hand on her cheek.
    ! Aladdin: Jasmine, I do love you, but I've got to stop pretending to be something I'm not.
    ! Jasmine: I understand.
    ! They take one final look into each other's eyes, then Aladdin turns to Genie.
    ! Aladdin: Genie, I wish for your freedom.
    ! Genie: One bona fide prince pedigree coming up. I--what?
    ! Aladdin: He holds the lamp up to Genie Genie, you're free!
    ! The lamp then levitates from Aladdin’s hands, and a magical swirling tornado spins around the Genie’s base. Everyone watches in awe as the transformation ensues. Then the tornado exploded, and the shackles disappears from Genie’s wrists. Then the lamp falls uselessly to the ground. Genie picks it up and looks at it. He can’t believe what has happened. He’s speechless!
    ! Genie: Heh, heh! I'm free. I'm free.
    ! He quickly hands the lamp to Aladdin.
    ! Genie: Quick, quick, wish for something outrageous. Say “I want the Nile”. Wish for the Nile. Try that!
    ! Aladdin: Uh, I wish for the Nile.
    ! Genie: No way!!
    ! Then he laughs hysterically and starts bouncing around the balcony like a pinball.
    ! Genie: Oh does that feel good! I'm free! I'm free at last!
    ! He starts shaking hands with all of them, including our heroes.
    ! Franky: Congrats, Genie!
    ! Chopper: So, what are you gonna do with your new-found freedom?
    ! Then a suitcase appears, and Genie starts putting random things into it.
    ! Genie: I'm hittin' the road. I'm off to see the world! I--
    ! But looks down and sees Aladdin looking very sad but smiling. Then the Genie starts to sadden as well. He knows what this mean.
    ! Aladdin: Genie, I'm--I'm gonna miss you.
    ! Genie: Me too, Al.
    ! Robin: We all will.
    ! Chopper: Will we ever see you again?
    ! Genie: Maybe. I got about ten-thousand years’ worth of sight-seeing to do and a lot of time to it.
    ! Usopp: Wait a sec! Some of us didn’t get a chance to make a wish!
    ! Zoro: Well not like we had anything to wish for anyway.
    ! Usopp: Yeah, but it was the principle of the thing.
    ! Genie: Hmm. thinks wait a sec!
    ! Genie reaches back and pulls out a large book titled; The Really, Really, Big Book of Genie Rules. He opens the book and starts thumbing through the pages until he found a page he was looking for.
    ! Genie: Ah ha! Here it is!
    ! Nami: What is?
    ! Genie: Quote “In the incredibly rare event that a Genie which has multiple masters is set free and any wishes have been left ungranted. The Genie in question, that’s me, has the choice to bestow a small token to each master for every wish they had left.” Unquote.
    ! Genie snaps his fingers and several small coins to each of the Straw Hats; one for Luffy, two for Sanji and three for the rest.
    ! Luffy: Coins?
    ! Brook: With our faces on them?
    ! Genie: Wish Coins! Each for every wish you still had left. Note; all wish coins can only be use by their respective wishers, are bound to the same rules of the Genie of the Lamp and ixnay on exchanging of coins for trade. All rules apply, results may vary.
    ! Robin: Seems fair. takes each of the coins I’ll take them for safe keeping. You never know when they come in handy.
    ! Luffy: We’re still gonna miss you, Genie.
    ! Genie: Same here, kid. to Aladdin No matter what anybody says, you'll always be a prince to me.
    ! And then they hug. And the Sultan steps forward.
    ! Sultan: That's right. You've certainly proven your worth as far as I'm concerned. It's that law that's the problem.
    ! Jasmine: Father?
    ! Sultan: Well, am I sultan or am I sultan? From this day forth, the princess shall marry whomever she deems worthy.
    ! Hearing this, Jasmine smiles widely and runs into Aladdin's arms.
    ! Jasmine: Him! I choose...I choose you, Aladdin.
    ! Aladdin: Ha, ha. Call me Al.
    ! They are about to kiss when giant blue hands pull everybody together. Genie is decked out in a Hawaiian shirt with golf clubs and a Goofy hat.
    ! Genie: Oh, all of ya. Come over here. Big group hug! Mind if I kiss the monkey?
    ! Sanji: Which one?
    ! Then he kisses Abu and spat out a hairball.
    ! Genie: Ooh, hairball! Well, I can't do any more damage around this popsicle stand. I'm outta here! Bye, bye, you two crazy lovebirds. Hey, Rugman, Straw Hat: ciao! I'm history! No, I'm mythology! No, I don't care what I am--I'm free!
    ! Genie flies up into the blue sky leaving a trail of sparkles behind him and disappears. We soon cut to fireworks exploding over a nightscape. Then we see Aladdin and Jasmine flying on Carpet, both dressed in royal attire. Both of them stared lovingly at each other.
    ! Aladdin: A whole new world
    ! Jasmine: A whole new life
    ! Both: with chorus For you and me!
    ! Then they embraced each other, and then they slowly kissed passionately. Then they fly off with Carpet into the moonlight, and after they have disappeared, the moon turns and reveals the Genie's laughing face. Suddenly the film is grabbed "off the projector", the Genie lifts it up and looks at the audience.
    ! Genie: Made ya look!
    ! Genie drops the film back to normal, with the normal moon.
    ! And so it was that Aladdin and Jasmine were wed, and they ruled the kingdom with kindness and compassion. Of course how they got married is a story for another time. As for the Straw Hats, they left Agrabah as mysteriously as they came. To what new adventure that awaits them is unknown, but it can be said that their adventures in Agrabah were not over…but that too…is another story.

  • Straw Hats Adventures of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    Snow White and the Nine Straw Hats

    Chapter I: Wishing for One Song of Love. The Fairest in the land, Snow White!

    ! Once upon a time, there lived a lovely young princess named Snow White. Kind, gentle and caring to all creatures, Snow White was loved by all…all except for her wicked stepmother, Queen Grimhilde. Vain and selfish, Grimhilde lived in fear that one day Snow White’s beauty would surpass her own. So, to prevent this, the queen dressed the young princess in rags and forced her to work as a scullery maid.
    ! One day, a group of travelers known as the Straw Hats appeared at the castle of the queen. Fearing that had come to pay tribute to Snow White, she had them arrested and brough