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434 Story "White Beard and Red Hair"
Cover pic. Eneru's spectacular space battle, vol. 5 "For now attack"
Marine: The fleet’s been defeated!! “Red Hair” and “White Beard” are going to make contact!!
Marine: There’s no telling what might happen!! Stand by in the highest defensive formation!!!
Scene changes. Shanks has just arrived.
“Captain, we’re receiving ‘Red Hair’!!”
Jozu: “Red Hair” is coming. White Beard Pirate Band Third Division Captain [Jozu]
Marco: You young ones better step back. You won’t last. White Beard Pirate Band First Division Captain [Marco]
Shanks tries to board White Beard’s ship. The young ones, fall over foaming at the mouth.
Marco: Aaah… It’s too late.
Shanks, walks toward Marco and the others.
Jozu: With only a half-assed resolution… You can’t even retain consciousness in front of that man…!! His “spirit” is…as strong as ever.
White Beard and Shanks face each other.
Shanks: Excuse me. As it’s an enemy ship… I made a bit of threat.
White Beard: Seeing your face makes the wound I got from that bastard ache.
Shanks: I brought some healing water. I have no wish to fight. There’s something I want to talk to you about.
White Beard: Is that something a guy who shows up with his “spirit” all out says, stupid… Gurarara…!! his laugh
Marco: Hey, Red Hair. Look what you did!!
Shanks: Oh! You’re Marco of the first division, right. Why don’t you join us?
Marco: Shut up!!
Jozu: Pops… We…
White Beard: Yeah… Apparently we’re not going to war… Leave us alone.
Just the 2 of them.
White Beard: Sake from the west sea… Not very good, is it.
Shanks: I’ve traveled the world’s oceans, but… there’s nothing that surpasses sake from water that has left an impression on the skin. It’s sake from my hometown. Please drink.
White Beard drinks.
White Beard: Aah… Not bad… Roger… Garp… Sengoku… Those that know that seas from back then have become so few.
Shanks: It’s been 22 years… Of course…!!
White Beard: You’ve risen well to… You were just an apprentice kid… on Gol D. Roger’s ship…!!!
To be continued
White Beard: Because we competed so much with Roger’s ship, even amidst the killing, a strange familiarity developed… The funny red nose that was with you, is he dead?
Shanks: …Buggy, you mean! Good old days… We went our separate ways from Rogue Town on the day of the captain’s execution… Haven’t seen him since…
Shanks: Come with me!! Buggy!!
Buggy: No way I’m going to be your subordinate, stupid!!!
Shanks: I’ve heard rumors in the wind that he’s still a pirate.
White Beard: It’s only been a moment in time for me… Those that say it’s a legend aren’t few.
The days of dueling with you and Hawk’s Eye are still fresh in my ears…
When a man such as you came back from the East Sea without an arm… Everyone was surprised. What kind of enemy did you give it to, that left arm…?
Shanks: This… (flash back of when he met Luffy) I bet it to a “new era”…
White Beard: As long as you have no regrets.
Shanks: White Beard… I’ve… Survived through all sorts of battles enduring numerous wounds, but… Now…!! What aches is this wound…!!! (Points to his left eye)
Shanks: This is… not a wound from an adventure nor received from “Hawk’s Eye”… The one that gave me this wound was from your group… “Black Beard” Teach
White Beard: …………I wasn’t being careless.
Shanks: Do you know what I’m trying to say!? White Beard, he was waiting patiently for an opportunity… He didn’t take the position of captain, nor did he become renown. He hid himself behind a large shadow called White Beard!!!
Shanks: –––––And he gained strength…and has started moving. Ultimately, he’ll aim for the top. By his own will!! He’ll come to steal your position too.
White Beard: …….What do you want me to do? –––That’s your real reason right.
Shanks: Please stop Ace!!!
White Beard: !?
To be Continued
Shanks: He’s young but he’s been appointed as your band’s Second division captain. Ace is strong…!!! I know that …But that reputation and trust twists things. Now isn’t the time to pit those two against each other!!!
White Beard: …Fufu…Gurarararara!! The snot nosed kids talking!
White Beard: His crime is… something that should never be done on a pirate ship: killing a nakama… He broke the absolute rule. When I let them onto my ship, they become my son, no matter what the idiot. Where are the souls of the crew that have been killed going to go…..!!!
White Beard threatens.
White Beard: It’s my responsibility to teach Teach that you can’t cross this world without morality…!!!
White Beard: Got it, you moron! You’re a 100 years too soon to tell me what to do!
Shanks: No one will be able to stop this…!!! This rampaging era!!! (Shanks pulls out his sword)
White Beard: Not enough to be scared!!! I’m the White Beard!!! (White Beard pulls out his sword too)
The two clash. The clouds split in two.
Beckman: …….!! He did it.
Lucky Lou: A war!?
Yassop: That’s not going to happen. You’re…
Ship crew: The clouds…!! No…!! The heaven has split!!!
Scene changes to Grand Line to some island.
Teach: Hey look!! It’s an article on Straw Hat…!! Zehahahaha!! He’s done something outrageous!! It appears he brought down the Judicial Island. This will shoot up his bounty!!!
Rafeate: The ocean train from Water Seven is famous in Enies Lobby.
Ogre: It isn’t far from here. This is another luck.
Doc Q: To be within our range… Such a pity. They have no luck… cough
Teach: Of course we’re going. Zehahahahaha. Get ready to depart!!!
Ace: Wait Teach. I’ve been looking…!!!
This week ends.