I wasn't expected Cosmic Fury to be a Sequel to Dino Fury I wonder what Sentai Season they will adapt
if i had to hazard a guess, its gonna be Kyuranger.
Before Stampede became Stampede it was going to be an Ace Romance Movie. So a Romance Movie would be my choice, though I do like the Idea of the Strawhat's staring in a cheesy B-rate Horror Movie.
A Mystery would be fun also.
they already did a horror movie. though i wouldn't called it B-rate
Baron Omatsuri came before the Film Series. I was thinking of a genre that series hasn't done yet Red is a Musical, Gold is a Spy flick, Z is a Drama, Strong World is an Adventure film. plus, I feel a cheesy horror movie would fit the tone of One Piece a lot better than Baron Omatsuri.
at this point, anything would be better than Baron Omatsuri.
Before Stampede became Stampede it was going to be an Ace Romance Movie. So a Romance Movie would be my choice, though I do like the Idea of the Strawhat's staring in a cheesy B-rate Horror Movie.
A Mystery would be fun also.
they already did a horror movie. though i wouldn't called it B-rate
With all the WB shit going down I got a little nostalgic for a few of my favorite Silly Symphonies (yes, Disney, I know, shut up).
A more pure time in animation. Makes you wanna take these and some Looney Tunes and bash Zaslav on the head with them.
i can help build the hammer to hit him over the head with.
Right? It's not immediately obvious, but you can definitely hear it in there.
i didn't know at first until i saw this on deviantart.
i had to watch that scene again to finally hear it.
but what really blew my mind was who voiced Mrs. Mayberry.
Chapter VI: We must have a Wawwy! Somewhere Out There.
Sometime later, we find ourselves at Tammany Hall, where an event was taking place. Inside a local bar, some mice, both American and immigrants alike, were gathered together for the Grand Wake For Mickey O’ Hare; one of many victims in the countless cat attacks as of late. One of the patrons was speaking with the others about the poor state of affairs. Overweight, bearing a long mustache, wearing a sophisticated outfit, and holding a glass of some kind of alcoholic beverage, this was Honest John, the local politician in town.
Honest John: chuckles Wouldn’t ya know it. It’s me third wake today, and I’m not finished. takes a drink
Mouse Cop: We’ve got to do something about them cats.
Honest John: Ah, besides payin’ Warren T. RAT…for no protection.
Honest John finished his drinking before getting it refilled by one of his colleagues. Some of the drink misses the cup and fell to the floor, burning a few holes into it. Honest John must have a strong stomach because that stuff could kill the living and wake the dead. And speaking of the deceased, Honest John walks towards a table that unfortunately had the late ‘guest of honor’ for whom the wake was for.
Honest John: Ah, poor, poor lad. So young, he never had a chance to vote. Well he’ll vote from now on, I’ll see to that.
Despite the tragedy, Honest John pulls out a handbook and wrote the mouse’s name in it, under the list of “Ghost Votes.” For those unfamiliar with it, the term “ghost voting” is also used in reference to voter fraud. In this case, it involves adding a voter who does not exist to the voting rolls with the goal of altering the outcome of an election. Ghost voters are often dead, double-registered, or otherwise ineligible to vote. Normally this is illegal, but that’s not stopping Honest John from getting more votes for himself.
As the activity went on, a door opened up and in came a large mouse, around the same height as Honest John, but this one was much more sophisticated, bared a wig, a red hat and dress, and had a strong German accent. Upon seeing her enter, everyone gasped.
Gussie: Honest John.
Elderly Mouse: It’s Gussie Mausheimer.
Honest John: Oh.
Nearby, Tony and Bridget were in the bar too, with Fievel and Luffy in tow. Upon seeing Gussie enter the bar and approach Honest John, Tony stood shocked.
Luffy: Hey, who’s the old lady?
Bridget: That’s Gussie Mausheimer.
Tony: Ooh-wee, the richest mouse in New York. What’s she doin’ slummin’ in this part of town?
Gussie approached Honest John before noticing the dead mouse on the table and gasping.
Gussie: There’s a dead mouse on that table!
Honest John: It’s an Irish custom, Gussie. The cats got him today.
Gussie: Which is precisely why I am here to see you.
Honest John: Would you care for a-hic a wee drop of the creature?
Honest John offers a drink to Gussie, who refuses by pushing it away with her fan.
Gussie: Today’s attacks was the worst ever. Those cats are killing everyone. They don’t even know the difference between rich and poor. The wretches.
Honest John: Oh, shameful.
Gussie: As you know, I have dedicated my life to helping those less fortunate than myself…
Gussie walked around the bar, getting Luffy’s attention as he quickly devours a pile of cheese in one bite.
Gussie: …that’s everyone. And now, I want you to help me. We must have a wawwy.
Honest John: A wawwy? confused what’s a wawwy?
Gussie: You know, a wawwy: a warge gathering of mice for a reason.
As Gussie was talking, a black feather falls from her hat and lands on her chest. Honest John notices the feather and follows it, leading Gussie to think he was eyeing something else. But it was then that Honest John finally gets it.
Honest John: Oh, a rally!
Gussie: That’s what I said. A wawwy.
Honest John reaches out for the feather, only for Gussie to smack his invading hand with her fan and sighing in disgust.
Gussie: Tomorrow, at Mausheimer Park, we will all decide what to do. I will bring the uptown mice and you bring the mice from downtown.
Honest John: Madam, you can count on Honest John.
Gussie, annoyed with Honest John and unsure if he’ll come through with it, scoffed and left the bar, slamming the door shut.
Bridget: At last, we’re all getting together about the cats.
Luffy: Say Bridget, how long has this cat thing been going on?
Bridget: Oh for as long as I or anyone else can remember. The cats have always cause problems for us.
Tony: Yeah, a fella can’t walk five steps outside without getting pounced by a cat or worse. But lately those guys have been more crazy than ever, especially with those monsters.
Bridget: I’m afraid so. They’re more savage than the cats and equally heartless. They’ve cause more massacres this year alone than the anything cats could have done.
Fievel: Bridget. Luffy.
Suddenly remembering Fievel, Bridget turned to the young mouse.
Bridget: Honest John, he’s lost his family, and my friend here lost his crew. By any chance do you know the Mousekewitz’s, or the Straw Hats?
Honest John took a good look at Fievel and Luffy, seeing that they were newcomers to the country.
Honest John: Hmm…are they registered to vote?
Honest John unintentionally burps, getting some his breath from his drink in Fievel’s face, causing him to temporary turn a sicky green.
Bridget: They just got off the boat.
Honest John: looks over Luffy Hmm…and you’re a strange one. You’re definitely ain’t a mouse, but you’re not a cat either.
Luffy: Of course I’m not, I’m a human.
Honest John: Aren’t you a tad short to be a human?
Luffy: Yeah, it’s a long story. But did you happen to see anyone else about my size?
Honest John: Other humans your size and not registered to vote yet…hmm…sorry, don’t know them yet. resumes to finish his drink
Well that lead went nowhere. Now Fievel and Luffy were back to square one with finding their family and crew respectively. But at least now they have some friends to help out. Eventually the two were brough to a water tower, where Bridget was residing. Under the full moonlit night, she had let them settle into home. Fievel was in a large bed near the water as was Luffy, who wasted no time bouncing on the bed, because…its Luffy and you can’t expect him not to bounce on a bed on the water.
Luffy: Hahahaha! This is fun! Come on, Fievel. Let’s bounce!
As fun as it would be to bounce about the bed with Luffy, Fievel was too depressed from today to be happy. What with the double whammy of disappoints with finding his family, it was obvious he didn’t feel like joining the fun. It took about five seconds for Luffy to realize this and suddenly stops bouncing as the mood was ruined. By this time, Bridget arrives to see if they were okay.
Bridget: How are you doing settling in boys?
Luffy: Fine I guess.
Bridget: What’s the matter?
Luffy: Well, the truth is…we haven’t had any luck finding my crew and his family.
Bridget: I shouldn’t worry, we’ll find them.
Luffy notices a picture on the other side of the room behind Bridget. He goes over to pick it up; which depicts a an elderly gentlemouse, his wife and what seem to be a younger version of Bridget.
Luffy: Who’s that?
Bridget: That’s me mother and father. The cats got them two years ago in November.
Luffy: Sorry to hear.
Bridget: to Fievel Now don’t you worry, yours are alright, and they’re out there somewhere.
Luffy: Thanks again for letting us stay, Bridget. It sure beats sleeping outside that’s for sure.
Bridget: There’s no need for that Luffy, don’t worry about your friends either. They’re out there somewhere, just like Fillie’s family…and you’ll reunite with them before you know it.
Luffy: I know.
Bridget: Now…get some sleep.
Bridget blew a kiss toward the duo as she leaves for bed. Now left on their own, the two boys started settling into the night. Luffy was about to turn in for the night, until he saw Fievel still feeling down.
Luffy: Hey, you okay?
Fievel: Yeah I guess. I’m just sad that I didn’t find my family yet.
Luffy: Hey, relax. We’re gonna find them.
Fievel: How do you know?
Luffy: I just know.
Fievel: And what about your friends? Do you know think we’ll find them too?
Luffy: Sure. And I bet they’re with your family too. Shihihihihihi! So why worry? They’re out there somewhere.
Fievel looked out the window one last time, seeing a starry night and a full moon, hoping that his family was out there looking for him. But he knows he is not alone in this country, thanks to Luffy as well as Tony and Bridget. He remembered Henri’s words about never giving up and holding onto whatever hope he still had, he thought of his family.
Fievel: Somewhere…out there
Beneath the pale moonlight
Someone’s thinking of me
And loving me tonight
Meanwhile, at the Mousekewitz household, everyone had went to bed for the night in spite of event that afternoon. All except for Tanya and Brook, whom the former couldn’t sleep. She too was holding onto the hope that Fievel was out there somewhere and that somehow, they’d be reunited again. And as she sang, Brook joined her with his violin, hoping that his music and her singing would reach Fievel and his captain.
Tanya: Somewhere…out there
Someone’s saying a prayer
That we’ll find one another
In that big somewhere out there
And even though I know how very far apart we are
It helps to think we might be wishing on the same bright star
Fievel: And when the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby
It helps to think we’re sleeping underneath the same big sky
Fievel/Tanya: Somewhere…out there
If love can see us through
Then we’ll be together
Somewhere out there…out where our dreams…come true.
Finally, after expressing his hope that he will find his loving family once again, Fievel tucked himself in and fell asleep. Come tomorrow, and the chance to find his family will begin once again.
But for someone else, sleep was something that was needed but unaffordable. Somewhere, a door opens, and in walks the Kamen Rider from earlier into what seems to be a dark room. As he sets foot into the room, ambient lights turn on lighting the room with a dim blueish glow. It wasn’t enough to reveal the room in detail but just enough to see where one is going. As what appears to be an intricate computer system, the Kamen Rider removes a belt-like device from his waist and puts it down on a nearby desk. As he did so, and as he slumps down into a chair that appears from the floor to catch him, his armor dissolves away into light revealing who was inside it…the Cloaked Man!
At the computer desk, a small cylinder-like device emerges from a concealed compartment of desk and emits a projection of a soldier in a highly sophisticated armor consisting of a set of form-fitting teal-colored plastoid plates attached to a black body glove and a T-shaped visor helmet. This was Epsilon, an artificial intelligence that the Cloaked Man that found during his travels and has been his partner/advisor/confidant/friend over the years.
Epsilon: Another rough day at the office?
Cloaked Man: Six attacks in one day, Epsilon. The cats are getting more aggressive every day.
Epsilon: Well, you were able to save some lives, including those pirates and the Mouskewitz family.
Cloaked Man: Yeah, but at the cost of the dozens I couldn’t save today. I don’t know how much I can keep this up.
Epsilon: And there’s the negative tone again. Look, let’s both face it, you’re not Batman. Even he can’t be everywhere at once. You can only do so much.
Cloaked Man: I know, Epsilon, I know. takes a deep sigh I ran into the Chetsuorg this time.
Epsilon: The Chetsuorg?! Here!?
Cloaked Man: Yeah, they look like early prototype variants, similar to the one of Shostka. But still just as deadly.
Epsilon: Then it seems your theory about the Guild being involved was right after all.
Cloaked Man: Did you at least get any information on which of the gangs is behind this?
Epsilon: As a matter of fact, I did.
Epsilon snaps his fingers and up comes a map of Manhattan Island, with different parts of the island colored in. He then taps on a small area marked in purple.
Epsilon: The Mott Street Maulers, a small gang that operates in the sewers underneath Mott Street.
Cloaked Man: Mott Street? Isn’t that part of Chinatown?
Epsilon: Sort of. Some would even argue it being Chinatown’s unofficial ‘main…
Cloaked Man: Skip the history lesson and please get to the results.
Epsilon: Oh…ahem. Anyway, like I was saying, the Mott Street Maulers are a small gang running small time jobs within the area around Mott Street. Racketeering, extortion, entry-level stuff not even worth mentioning…until a couple of years ago.
Cloaked Man: How so?
Epsilon: As you may have figured, the Maulers aren’t the only cat gang in New York. At the time, there were at least a dozen on the island alone, with the Maulers being somewhere near the bottom rung with such a small territory. Now every so often, the cat gangs have a turf war for ownership rights to certain parts of the city.
Cloaked Man: And that’s important how?
Epsilon: Well, based on what I found, the Maulers has a number of members in their ranks, but hardly enough to claim anything big outside their initial turf, and yet two years ago they went from this…to this.
Epsilon taps the display and the region representing the Mott Street Maulers expands from Mott Street to all of south Manhattan.
Cloaked Man: But that’s almost half the island! How did all that happen?
Epsilon: Well, based on what I could dig up; it seems the Maulers pulled a huge land grab during a turf war that was going on back then. By the time it was over, most of the other gangs south of Mott Street were either driven off the island or else wiped out.
Cloaked Man: So to reiterate, how?
Epsilon: There weren’t that many witnesses who saw anything, but some of a local Chinese mice in Mott Street claimed the Maulers were being helped by what they said were demons.
Cloaked Man: The Chetsuorg…
Epsilon: Seems that way, and today’s attacks has all but confirmed that theory. But what I want to know is why the Guild would even bother with these guys? They’re chump change compared to the other ‘groups’ in the Guild’s favor.
Cloaked Man: The Guild likes to back entry-level villains. It helps them to test their new products in case anything happens for cheap.
Epsilon: Of course. Either way, these Maulers are responsible for the sudden increase in attacks on the mice community. And thanks to the Chestsuorg they have now, those attacks are gonna increase more and get a lot worse.
Cloaked Man: Not unless something is done about them.
Epsilon: Speaking of which… you received an invitation from a Miss Gussie Mausheimer. Apparently she’s organizing a ‘wawwy’ on trying to do something about the cats, and she’s asking for you to be there to help.
Cloaked Man: A ‘wawwy’? You mean a ‘rally’?
Epsilon: That’s what I said. But it can be said your reputation has gained someone’s attention.
Cloaked Man: At least somebody’s decided to do something. But against the Chestsuorg…
Epsilon: All the reason why you have to go.
Cloaked Man: And who says I’m not going? If it will finally put end to the Maulers rampage, then why not.
Epsilon: Well aside from the Mauler problem, you still have the Straw Hats and that Fievel kid to take care of.
Cloaked Man: Yeah…I know. But all will be taken care of, after we get rid of the Maulers.
Epsilon: I still can’t believe you didn’t tell them where they were. Those two were practically right next door.
Cloaked Man: Wasn’t the right time. Besides, they would’ve believed me even if told them.
Epsilon: Well if put it like that. I still think it would’ve hurt to say something.
Cloaked Man: I wouldn’t worry too much about it, Epsilon. presses a button That’s my job…
The chair he was in, begins to move around the room to another door which opens automatically.
Cloaked Man: Things are beginning to change around here, Epsilon. Let’s see if they can make it more…interesting.
The two boys depart, leaving Tony and Bridget to get to know each other better. Back below, some of the mice began to panic and flee, fearing something was about to happen all the while trying not to mention the word ‘cats’.
Fievel: But there are no cats in America.
Of course, that didn’t stop Fievel from saying it.
Mouse #1: That does it. I’m getting out of here.
Mouse #2: Me too.
Fievel: What’re you all afraid of? Cats, cats, cats, cats.
Fievel got on an apple slices stand, unaware that a large shadow was emerging behind him and Luffy.
Fievel: Papa told me, and everyone knows it, there are no cats.
Suddenly, behind Fievel, something grabbed onto the apple slices stand and lifted it high. Taken by surprise, Luffy and Fievel looked behind them, but before they knew it, they were met face to face to face with something huge roaring in their faces and chomps down the whole stand, taking Fievel and Luffy with it.
Just nearby, Tanya, Usopp and Papa rejoined Mama and the other Straw Hats doing errands, suddenly they heard the commotion and were startled.
Mama: What was that?
Usopp: Maybe there was a sale on cheese?
Nami: Don’t be funny, long nose.
Suddenly, a swarm of cats sprang out of nowhere before the group, claws out, teeth bared and ready for some carnage. With them were a bunch of very thin, humanoid monsters that looked like a cross between an armored knight and a very feral cat with blade-like claws.
Zoro/Sanji/Franky: What the?!
Without warning, one the monsters lunges out and attacks the group. Zoro, thinking fast, draws out his swords and blocks the attack.
Back with Fievel and Luffy, the two were still trapped inside the mouth of the cat that swallowed the apple slice stand. The saliva spilled down the mouth and into the throat, taking Fievel and Luffy with it. Frightened, but unwilling to go down the esophagus, the two frantically ran up the throat and grabbed onto the uvula. They swung off it and Luffy began punching the inside of the mouth. Startled by something using his mouth as a punching bag, the cat opened up and spat out the little mouse and the pirate captain. Out of the mouth, but still in danger, Fievel frantically ran to find a place to hide while Luffy, having enough of getting chased, turns around to confront their chaser. The other mice, on the other hand, ran for their lives as the felines and their ‘compatriots’ ran amok, destroying the stands, smashing through anything in their path and glaring hungrily at the mice. Some cats grabbed a few mice while others pounced on other groups of mice, narrowly missing them.
As the attack went on, Luffy rushed at his purser and pulled his arm back…
Luffy: Gum Gum Pistol!
And slugs the cat square in the nose, sending it flying backwards. But he soon finds himself surrounded by other cats, all ready to pounce.
Cat #1: GET HIM!
The cats all pounce on Luffy, thinking that the odds were in there favor…but they weren’t. What followed was a big ball of violence between the cats and Luffy. As the brawl progressed, some of the cats get sent flying out of the cloud by Luffy’s fists.
As for the other Straw Hats and the Mouskewitzes, they too had their hands full as the cats attacked them relentlessly. Sanji leaps into the air, kicking away some of the cats, only to be swatted down and pinned to the ground.
Cat #2: Gotcha!
Well it seems like the chef was about to become lunch, until Chopper leaped onto the cat, goes Heavy Point and socked him hard in the nose. This cause the cat to cover his nose and he lets go of Sanji, allowing him to jump away and deliver a kick towards one of the monsters. The others weren’t having a good time as well, they were either running from the large cats or fending off the monsters. Zoro had his hands full fending off one of the monsters as they slashed at him with such fervor. Franky and Chopper, in Heavy Point, were in a slugfest with a some of the cats ganging up on them. Brook was trying to slice through some of the monsters as Usopp was busying evading the cats while firing projectiles at them. Nami and Robin were on defense with the Mouskewitzes as the battle raged.
Two of the monsters break from the fight, eyes the girls, and lunges at them. Nami manages to zap one of them with her Clima-Tact, only for the second monster jumps over her and at the Mouskewitzes! Robin tries to block but is swatted away, leaving the mice at the mercy of the metallic menace. In desperation, Papa grabs a nearby needle, brandishing like a sword at the monster.
Papa: Stay back! I know how to use this!
Unimpressed by Papa’s ‘weapon’, the monster makes a quick slash with its claws, breaking the needle into little pieces, leaving Papa holding only the eye. Papa gulps nervously as the monster approached.
Papa: You wouldn’t hit an old mouse with glasses on, would you?
The monster took no notice, pulled its arm back, claws bared, lunges forth for the killing blow. Mama screams, Papa closed his eyes for the inevitable, but then….
‘Ka-clang’? Not ‘slash?’ Papa slowly opened his eyes and checked his body for any cuts…there were none. He then saw why; the monster that was about to turn him into a scratch post was stopped by a masked warrior…more accurately, a Kamen Rider. His gunblade caught the monster’s claw in mid swing and was pushing it back.
Kamen Rider: I’ll give you points for bravado sir, but you should leave fighting these guys to the professionals.
And with that, he pushed the monster back and delivers a horizontal slash, splitting the poor sucker clean in two. As he turned around, Papa recognized him as the same one who save him and the others back in Shostka.
Papa: Wait, you’re…
Kamen Rider: No time to chat, get your family and find a place to hide. I’ll help take out the trash.
Brandishing his gunblade, the Kamen Rider dashes over to where the fighting was. Nami and Robin were surrounded by the monsters when the Kamen Rider rushes in…
Kamen Rider: Breezing Dance Third Movement: Razor Gale!
The Kamen Rider unleashes a whirlwind of slashes around him and the girls, striking all the monsters at once and sending them flying. One of the monsters flies into one of the cats, bonking them on the head. He turns around to see where and who bonked him, only to see the Kamen Rider.
Cat #3: Hey! It’s that Rider guy we were warned about!
The other cats and monsters quickly turned to face the Kamen Rider, temporary ignoring their current opponents for a new one.
Robin: You seem the popular one around here.
Kamen Rider: I get that a lot.
Cat #4: GET HIM!!!!
Kamen Rider: Hold that thought.
With gunblade in hand, the Kamen Rider rushes at mob, slashing through the monsters and cats with the finesse and flair you’d expect from samurai cinema…or at least Samurai Sentai Shinkenger. Speaking of the later…time for some tunes to fight to!
The Kamen Rider cuts through the mob like a pro, nothing of the cats or monsters got even close to him. And even if they did, they seen felt to business end of his gunblade. The gunblade cuts through the monsters, slicing them into pieces while the cats merely got cuts on their bodies…but it still hurt. The other Straw Hats got the jump on the mob and the fight resumed.
Zoro draws out all three of his swords and began to really cut loose--no pun intended. Sanji goes into a kicking frenzy against the monsters than the cats, kicking their faces in.
Sanji: This is for hurting Robin-chan! Party Table Kick Course!
Sanji does a handstand on the ground and then spins around rapidly to deliver a savage kick to the face to anyone within range. One of the monsters is sent flying towards Zoro. Seeing it, he frantically ducks, causing the monster to hit a cat Zoro was just fighting right in the face.
Zoro: Hey! Watch where you’re kicking, swirly brow!
Sanji: Why don’t you come over here and make me, Moss head!
Zoro: Oh yeah!
Zoro and Sanji angrily got into each other’s faces, completely oblivious to the fight around them for a moment, backhand kicking/slashing anyone dumb enough to try and attack them.
Sanji: You seriously want to pick fight with me, now?! And in the middle of a fight!? kicks away a cat
Zoro: Well, you tossed that monster at me! blocks an attack So yeah I am! cuts down one of the monsters
Sanji: You wanna make something out of it, Moss head!
Zoro: You already called me that!
Sanji: So what?
Zoro: So bring it, Perv Cook!
And with that, Sanji and Zoro get into a fistfight, creating a big dustball of violence. The dustball began to move about, sucking up anyone that was too close and spat them out with cuts and lumps. One cat was actually dumb enough to willingly jump into the dustball, only to be literally booted out five seconds later looking like he lost a fight to a food processor.
As for the others; Franky proceeds to go into a boxing frenzy, Usopp snipes away with everything in its arsenal, Chopper switches to Kung-Fu Point and starts kicking but, Brook parried and cutting through the mob. Nami and Robin got into the fight, swapping between zapping and bone breaking action.
As for the Kamen Rider, he was busy slashing through the fight as if he was dancing. As he danced his way through the battle he helps take out some the stray mooks trying to jump the Straw Hats. Two monsters try to jump him from above, only to get blasted backwards from the gunblade and into a nearby trashcan. After some fancy fighting footwork, the Kamen Rider flips his gunblade around and turns a dial on the bottom of it. He turns it until a light on the gunblade turns a dark blue and then presses the dial in. And as he did, water begins to flow out from the gunblade’s blade as if by magic.
Kamen Rider: Flowing Dance Eighth Movement: Slashing River Serpent!
The Kamen Rider swings his blade around, causing the water emitting from it to swish and swirl, until it forms the head of a large river serpent. He then charges into the fray, slashing at every enemy in his path while avoiding the Straw Hats. By the time he was done, a swirling river had cut through most of the monsters and cats, causing the formers to explode and the latter to fall down. The Kamen Rider was having a moment taking the whole fight in, until he catches a glimpse of the Mouskewitzes, most notably of Tanya, with a look of terror in her eyes. He knew that look oh so well and to end this battle with her like that would be in poor taste.
Kamen Rider: Right! Time to changes thing up!
He puts away his weapon and pulls out a guitar from his back. Reaching back again, he retrieves two small battery-like devices, one had the color of aqua and the other green. He opens a compartment inside the guitar and insert both batteries in.
Aqua Pearl, set! Green Pearl, set!
Kamen Rider: Hanon, Rina, it’s showtime!
The Kamen Rider strikes a chord on the guitar and two spheres of light emerge, one aqua and one green. The lights materializes into two, if anyone around had had their eyes checked recently…. female idols. The first idol had blue hair and a short light blue strapless dress, with gloves and boots to match it. The dress is light blue and the skirt is sky blue with three layers and ruffles. Her gloves and boots are baby blue with pearl bracelets on her ankles and wrists. She wears her star barrettes in her bangs, earrings, and a shell necklace. This was Hanon.
The other had long green hair and a long light green halter neck dress with a slit on the side ending at the knee, long light green gloves with dark green slightly ruffled cuffs to her upper arm, and high heeled light green sandals. Just like Hanon, she was wearing a shell necklace too. This was Rina.
Zoro/Usopp/Franky/Nami: What in the…?!
Sanji/Brook: OHH!! LA-DIES!
Kamen Rider: No time for a warmup girls, let’s hit the chorus!
Rina/Hanon: Right! Pichi Pichi Voice Live Start!!
Kamen Rider: It is the Ever Blue of the ocean.
Rina/Hanon: It is a place that I have always loved.
Rina: I will stay strong,
Just for you,
Hanon: This is one thing that I vow I will do.
The cats suddenly stopped rampaging and covered their ears, yeowing in pain. Because to them, the music was like someone clawing at a blackboard with Styrofoam gloves…very slowly and very hard.
Cat #1: YAAAAGH!!!
Cat #2: MY EARS!!!!
Cat #3: MAKE IT STOP!!!
The remaining monsters stopped as well; sparks flew from their bodies as they shook about as if they were malfunctioning.
Kamen Rider/Rina/Hanon: I will protect the people that I love.
Also the home that I have always known.
Rina: All these feelings,
That I have,
Hanon: Help me strive to protect the sparkling sea
Kamen Rider/Rina/Hanon: That is so dear to me.
The monsters all flop to the ground as smoke rose from their bodies. The cats, not eager to hear a second chorus, made a run for it. Unfortunately, they ran into their other fellow cats in the market area…just as Luffy was about to deliver his finisher.
Luffy: Third Gear!
Luffy takes a deep breath, bites into his thumb and blows into it. The cats watched in shock as Luffy transfers the air from his left hand, through his chest and into his right hand, inflating it to gigantic size. For means of example, given Luffy’s current size, it was about the size of a bowling ball…as with the right color as Luffy activates Armament Haki.
Luffy: Alright you dumb cats! Let’s see you beat this! GUM-GUM…
Luffy races towards the cats, his bowling ball of a hand dragging right behind him. The cats were all hunched together, too frightened to counter much less run.
Luffy: ELEPHANT GUN!!!
The attack hits the cats, sending them all flying like a bunch of bowling pins. Taken by surprise and seeing how Luffy was clearly handing their tails back to them, the cats rushed off to get away from the crazy captain.
Cats: LET’S GET OUT OF HERE!!!
The cats fled the scene as fast as they could, leaving behind a market area that looked more like a warzone. Luffy returned to ground level and examined the aftermath of this attack. As he did, he spotted Tony and Bridget slowly peak out of their hiding places.
Tony: Hey, you alright?
Luffy: Yeah…I’m good. What about you? You ok?
Tony: Eh, I’ll manage. But man, that was some pretty fancy fighting out there. I’d never seen anyone fight off cats like that before.
Luffy: chuckles Well, somebody had to, Besides, I was sick of getting chase by those dumb cats. sees Bridget What about her?
Tony: Oh! To Bridget Are you alright? I mean, you ain’t hurt or nothin’ are ya?
Bridget: No. No, I'm okay. Thank you. No, really, I'm all right. Really, I am.
Tony’s efforts, while very helpful, inadvertently got him and Bridget fall back in her hiding place.
Bridget: How about you?
Tony: Nah! Who do those cats think they are? I'll show them a thing or two next time. realizes something Hey, where's Fillie?
Bridget: Fillie? Who's Fillie?
Tony: Oh, I gotta find him. He's just a kid.
The mention of Fievel caused Luffy to remember him too. With all the fighting with the cats, he nearly forgot all about him.
Luffy: Oh yeah! Where did he go?
Luckily for Tony and Luffy, Fievel wasn’t too far away. Hiding in a tiny box, he peaked out of it and saw that the cats were gone, which they were, and it seemed safe to speak up.
Tony swiftly turned around, only to see that Fievel was safe and felt relieved.
Tony: Phew! Some scrap, huh?
Luffy: Yeah. But I thought there were no cats in America?
Fievel: There are cats here. Wait till I tell Papa. feeling down If I find him.
Tony: You see, he’s lookin’ for his family. And he’s looking for this crewmates.
Bridget: Oh the poor darlings. hands Fievel his hat back
Suddenly, an idea popped in Bridget’s mind.
Bridget: Wait a minute! Honest John, at Tammany Hall! He’ll know where your family and friends are.
Fievel: He will?
Bridget: Tony, he knows every mouse in the city.
Luffy: Even my crew?
Bridget: Of course, surely by now they got past registration.
Tony: Ha! Told you to stick with me, yeah?
Taking Fievel’s hand, Bridget walked off with Tony, heading to Tammany Hall.
Luffy: Thanks for helping us lady.
Bridget: You can call me Bridget, sweetie. And you are?
Luffy: I’m Monkey D. Luffy.
Bridget: Monkey D. Luffy? Well that’s a strange name for a boy.
Tony: Luffy’s his first name. Monkey is his last name. It’s how he says it.
Luffy: It’s true.
Bridget: Oh I see. But we’ll find your friends in no time, so don’t you worry.
And so Bridget leads Tony, Luffy and Fievel to Tammany Hall, hopefully to someone could help them. However, what Luffy and Fievel didn’t know was the rest of his crew, along with the Mousekewitz family, was actually nearby and ok. As what remained of the monsters began to dissolve into black dust, the Kamen Rider was thanking his idol friends.
Kamen Rider: Thanks a lot girls, sorry if it was short but I needed to finish this fight quick.
Rina: Not a problem.
Hanon: Be sure to summon us again for a full song next time, okay?
Kamen Rider: Don’t worry, I will.
Hanon: See ya.
The two idols begin to disappear back into light....
Just as Sanji leaps to try and hug the girls…only to miss as they disappear and he falls head first into a nearby trashcan.
Franky: Hey, Rider dude. Thanks for the quick save back there.
Kamen Rider: It was nothing. I just happen to be in the neighborhood when those cats showed up.
Mama: to Papa Well Mr. There-Are-No-Whats-In-America? Hmm?
Papa: Heh. Cats. chuckles nervously
Nami: I thought you said there were no cats in America!
Papa: So I goofed, I admitted my mistake. Is that enough?
Nami: Let me put it to you like this…
Nami pulls out her Clima-tact and its extends to about five feet, with one end turning into a mace head, brimming with electricity.
Nami: WHEN I GET DONE WITH YOU, YOU’RE GONNA WISH THAT MONSTER GOT YOU FIRST!!!!
Nami was just about to plant one right on Papa’s head, only to be stopped by the Kamen Rider as he grabbed the Clima-tact from behind Nami.
Kamen Rider: I think we’d had enough violence for one day, okay?
Nami: Wanna bet?!
The Clima-tact discharges a lightning bolt at the Kamen Rider, zapping him in the process. Everyone winced when he got zapped, only to be surprised that it had no effect. Even Nami snapped out of her murder frenzy upon seeing the Kamen Rider slightly singed but still standing.
Kamen Rider: Okay, I’m just gonna pretend you didn’t zap me out of rage. But the next time that you do that to someone else, make sure they’re not wearing a suit that isn’t insulated against lightning first.
He then yanks the Clima-tact and then hands it back to Nami.
Kamen Rider: Is everyone alright?
Zoro: Apart from the surprise attack and almost getting the literal stuffing knocked out of us, yeah we’re fine.
Chopper: And here we thought America was a good place to live in.
Franky: Yeah, there aren’t that many mouse holes for folks here.
Usopp: And if Luffy was here he’d complain about the lack of food on the floors.
Mama: All because of Papa’s fairy tales!
Papa: And suddenly I’m to blame?
Kamen Rider: No one is to blame.
Straw Hats/Mama: Huh?
Kamen Rider: It’s no secret that there are those who wish for a better life somewhere else. And when the promise of a new country emerges, it can’t be helped that some would create stories to help ‘motivate’ some people to go and make a new life in a new land.
Everyone suddenly glares at Papa, who shrinks down sheepishly.
Nami: So do you make it a habit of saving people out of nowhere or is there a membership fee for getting saved?
Kamen Rider: Only an idiot would ask for money to save people. Just trying to help make this town a better place is all. I noticed you’re missing a few people…
Zoro: You…might say that…
It didn’t take a genius to sense a pall of depression in the air in regard to the subject at hand.
Kamen Rider: I see it’s a touchy subject. Well I best be going…this town isn’t gonna save itself yet anyway.
He turns around to see Tanya, who has quite eager to speak to her savior about something. But he had an idea what it was.
Tanya: Mister, please! While you’re out there, I have only one request.
Kamen Rider: Name it.
Tanya: Can you please find my brother, Fievel. I know he’s still alive and if it’s possible you can—
The Kamen Rider was just about to reply when Papa interrupts.
Papa: Tanya! You can’t ask this man to find what’s not there. Why drag him in to it, he can’t bring back the—
The Kamen Rider snaps his fingers to silence Papa, he then looks down back to Tanya. While no one could see under his mask, it was obvious he had something to say. But at the risk of escalating any tension, he said nothing. He crouched down to Tanya and patted her head lightly.
Kamen Rider: I can’t promise anything…but if I hear anything about your brother, I’ll let you know.
Tanya: hugs the Kamen Rider Thank you.
Kamen Rider: And I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for your missing captain too while I’m at it.
Usopp: Huh? How’d you know about that?
Kamen Rider: I have my ways… but for now, till next time.
The Kamen Rider pats himself off and is prepared to leave, only to be stopped by Papa, who takes him to the side.
Papa: You shouldn’t get her hopes up by promising her that. You can’t find something that’s no longer there.
Kamen Rider: And you should have more faith like your daughter. At least she’s hoping for a miracle. You should too.
Papa: But why…
Without even saying anything else, the Kamen Rider jumps up to a nearby fire escape. Then, with cat-like parkour skills, leaped up to the roof of the building and out of sight.
Franky: Just who was that guy anyway?
Robin: No clue, but something tells me…we haven’t seen the last of him.
Chapter V: There Are Cats in America! Fievel and Luffy's Adventures in America Part II.
Well by the time morning came, Fievel and Luffy were still trudging through the streets of New York, looking all around for their family/crew. It seems that their initial plan was to run about all over until they find them. A simple plan but highly ineffective for several reasons. Reason One: The two were in a foreign land that they know nothing about. Reason Dos: They have no clue where they are in New York. And Reason Trie: Wandering about the city like a couple of amateur tourist was gonna get them more lost and in more trouble than they already are. It’s the kind of plan you’d expect Luffy to make, sounds good in his head but does poorly in practice.
I think some appropriate music is called for here.
Now then, as our wandering duo continued on their aimless wandering, they encounter a group of American mouse students who were all together in school and Fievel looked to see if his sister was there…sadly she wasn’t.
The mouse students recited the Pledge of Allegiance as Fievel and Luffy walked away from them. Sometime afterwards, our two wandering ones happened upon the sound of a familiar voice.
Female voice: Fievel! Fievel!
Fievel came hopefully over, only to find that it was the same voice but from a different mother with a number of children of her own. And as if irony wasn’t the sadistic prankster that it was today, the mother was calling to her son who just happened to share the exact same name as he did.
Mouse Mom: What am I going to do with you?
The mother scolded her son lightly as she walked inside with them so that they could share some cheese.
Mouse Mom: Come on, come little ones, eat. Don't gobble so.
Fievel was about to help himself to a small piece of cheese that fell out of the house before an angry rodent with a cane shooed him away and claimed the cheese for himself.
That is, until Luffy sends the indignant rodent flying with a well-placed punch to the nose and nabbed the cheese.
The rest of the day didn't get much better after that. Somehow, they unknowingly stumbled onto some elevated railroad tracks and as the two walked along them, they were completely unaware of the speeding train behind them! As the train raced right over them, sparking flew from the wheels as the tracks rattled and shook from the tremors. The two screams as they held on for dear life as the train roared above them. Unable to hold on much longer, the two fell off the tracks and fortunately landed a large pile of coat soot, softening their fall.
Climbing out of the soot pile, the two coughed as they stood up, just then they heard someone chuckling from above them.
????: Chuckling Poor wandering ones
Though thou hast surely strayed
Take heart of grace, thy steps retrace
Poor wandering ones
Fievel and Luffy look up to see the Cloaked Man, on top of some boxes, singing the first lines of a song that was most appropriate for this situation.
Cloaked Man: Man, Gilbert and Sullivan couldn’t have compose a better song for this moment.
Cloaked Man: Nevermind…
The Cloaked Man leapt off the boxes and slid down the soot pile towards our wayward duo.
Luffy: Hey! Haven’t I seen you before?
Cloaked Man: Maybe. Perhaps once upon a dream…or down a certain rabbit hole perchance…? But I digress, what’s a couple of souls like you two doing wandering about here?
Fievel: We’re looking for my family.
Luffy: And my crew.
Cloaked Man: And just how do you both plan on finding them by running about New York on your own?
Of course they didn’t have answer because, like most folks their age, they don’t think that far ahead.
Luffy: Maybe will run into them if we ran around?
That had to be the dumbest question we’ve heard yet folks. And it was so cringy, the Cloaked Man face faulted so hard that he did a somersault.
Cloaked Man: Well…clears throat Can’t say it’s an idea…
Fievel: Why are you here?
Cloaked Man: Me, I’m just friendly neighborhood heavily cloaked man eager to help wayward souls, like yourselves. I mean, running about the city without knowing where you’re going is an unwise tactic. Perhaps, I can help show you the way to finding your friends and family.
Luffy: The last time someone said that to us, we got sent to some sweatshop.
Cloaked Man: I see…but unlike those who would take advantage of the less experienced. My intentions are more simpler and beneficial to you.
Cloaked Man: Exactly! You see…
And while the Cloaked Man was busy advertising his assistance, Fievel’s mind wandered a bit until he heard the notes of a familiar instrument, the violin. And to Fievel, the sound of a violin meant only one thing…
Fievel: Papa... PAPA!
Hearing the violin music coming from a nearby apartment community, Fievel raced onto the street. Luffy quickly notices this while the Cloaked Man was still talking with his back turned and runs after him.
Cloaked Man: In fact I just happen to know where you can find--turns around to see them leaving Hey! Where are you going?!
Fievel: I found Papa!
Cloaked Man: Wait what!? But that’s not the right-- Get back here!
The Cloaked Man rushes after them as the young mouse and pirate captain race onto the street. He was just about to catch up with them…
Cloaked Man: Hey! Just a min--WOAH!!
Only to barely miss getting flattened by a horse’s hoof that just happened to pass by the street, resulting in him losing the two. Trams passed by as the two kept dashing off the best that they could, but it was not easy. They climbed up a rope into some oranges as they kept going while following the music. Fortunately, Fievel and Luffy managed to make it to the other side safely. Using several hanging ropes and awnings, they reached the floor of the building where he heard the violin music. Tired, but happy to have made it there, they got into the building and Fievel called out to his father.
Fievel: Here, Papa. Here I am.
But there was no response. He climbed into the room with Luffy in pursuit and saw a large record player while overhearing some laughter inside. He climbed into the record player but still found no trace of Papa, or any of his other family members.
Fievel: Papa? Are you there?
Luffy: Anybody home?
Sadly, there wasn’t anyone there, and the two were once again left alone. Unfortunately, they didn't notice a human woman putting a cylinder on the phonograph, playing Stars and Stripes Forever. The music was so loud it shook the phonograph bell, sending Luffy and Fievel tumbling down into it. They squeezed out from the bell and were caught running on the cylinder, causing the music to move faster. The women nearby noticed Fievel first and freaked out.
Woman: Oh, my word, A MOUSE!
The women shrieked as one of them threw a ball of yarn at Fievel and Luffy, sending them spinning through the phonograph disc as they tried to make a run for it. The other women threw just anything they could get their hands on to get them out of the place as they bolted off. The two had just grabbed a bar before he was thrown off with a flower pot and luckily landed in a sock that was being held out to dry. The other people inside the building yelled out at each other from the commotion as Fievel and Luffy flew out the sock with some garments to use as a parachute as they fell down even further and landed in a bucket. A woman swept up a mess with her broom before tossing the bucket out with water in it to splash along the ground with other trash as they was taken for a ride.
Luckily, their bad luck streak ended as they happened to wash up near their new friend Tony, who was hanging out on a nearby lamppost and sees them floating down the small stream of water.
Tony: whistles Hey, Fillie! I've been looking all over for you two. Pardon the expression, but you guys look like something the cat dragged in, you know?
Tony grabs a stick and takes some cheese off a nearby mousetrap without hurting himself.
Tony: Hey, you all right?
Fievel: Yeah, I guess so.
Tony: Listen, you go running off like that and you're gonna get yourself seriously lost. Stick with me, okay?
Fievel nodded and hugged Tony's arm.
Tony: Hey, hey, hey. Hey! What, we engaged or something?
Luffy: Well, you did say to stick with you.
They soon walked off together to begin the quest in finding Fievel's family and Luffy’s crew. A little while later we find Tanya running errands with her father and Usopp, still convinced that her brother was still alive.
Tanya: Why can't we try to find Fievel, Papa? Just try?
Tanya: I know, Papa. Play your violin. Play Fievel's song.
Papa: Oy, Tanya.
Tanya: Maybe he'll hear it.
Papa: You can't find what's not there.
Of course, it’s a shame that Papa didn’t play his violin right there cause at that moment, as they were leaving, Tony, Fievel and Luffy walked right over them from a plank just above them.
Tony: Okay, okay. I got it all figured out. We'll start looking for your family over in--
Suddenly, Tony stops in midsentence as he rushes back toward a hole in the fence he just looked at as he babbled, almost knocking over Luffy in the process.
Luffy: Hey! What's the big idea?!
We soon had our answer, Tony was babbling over a beautiful, red-headed, Irish mouse girl in a green dress by the name of Bridget. She stood above a group of mice in a market place-like area, trying to give a motivational speech.
Bridget: This is America. Don't be afraid! Are you going to let those cats push you around?
Welp, it’s official. Tony got hit by cupid’s arrow and it was dead on target.
Luffy: Hey, Tony, where you going?
Tony merely let out a shy schoolboy giggle as he slid away while in a daze.
Bridget: I ask you this: are we gonna stand by and let cats wreck our homes, our businesses and our lives? If we all got together, we could do something about the cats!
Tony: awestruck Yeah. We should all get together.
Bridget: This is America. We have free speech. You can say "cat" here. Cat, cat, cat! And double cat!
The mention of that word caused the mice to gasp in worry.
Mouse #1: Shh! Not so loud.
Mouse #2: They’ll hear you.
Mouse #3: Please, not that word.
Overwhelmed with worry, the mice started to leave.
Bridget: Wait a minute. Come back! Where are you going?
But the mice ignored her and left. By that time, Tony reached Bridget’s platform with a flower, and upon noticing him with the flower, Bridget smiled, flattered, and not caring if the flower was upside down. Tony looked at her like she was the most beautiful creature he had ever seen. Bridget smiled at Tony as she seemed to share a mutual feeling with him. Talk about love at first sight.
Bridget: S-So…if we all got together, we could do something about…the…cats
Tony: Yeah. Ca... Ca...
Tony was babbling like loon, unable to say anything. By this point, Luffy and Fievel were trying to get his attention by pulling on his scarf, but they lose thier grip. This sent Tony flying forwards and causing him and Bridget to kiss. The two chuckled as Fievel tried getting in between the two lovers.
Fievel: Tony, what's wrong with you?
Luffy: Forget it, Fievel, it doesn’t look like he gonna help us for a while.
Chapter IV: Never Say Never! Fievel and Luffy’s Adventures in America. Part I
Some time had passed, not much but not little, and we find a small green bottle floating upon the water towards land. And inside the bottle was none other than Fievel and Luffy, shaken, stirred, drenched, but still alive. The two awaken to find themselves staring at a new land they’ve never seen before. So many questions went through their heads; What happened? How are we alive? And where is my family/crew? These and many other racked their brains as well as ours, because the last we saw them, they were sinking into the depths of the ocean while at the mercy of Leviathan. These and others will be answered soon enough as the bottle is washed up onto a small island.
The bottle’s passengers, still recovering from their ordeal, tried to get out of their makeshift vessel. But they receive a welcoming visitor, a French pigeon by the name of Henri le Pigeon.
Henri: in French (What is this?) in English with French accent Ah! A couple of immigrants. laughs Now they are coming by bottle.
Fievel soon came out through the neck of the bottle as Luffy manages to pull himself out.
Henri: Uh, where is your friends and family, eh?
Luffy: We don’t know.
Fievel: They were on the boat to America.
Henri: Ah! Then you are in luck, my little immigrants. This is America!
Fievel: gasp America...
Luffy: I thought it be bigger than this.
Henri: Oh, it is bigger. points to the mainland All of that is also America.
Luffy: It is?
Henri: But of course. This is just an island at the doorway where I, Henri le pigeon, am putting up my Statue of Liberty!
Sometime later, Henri brings Fievel and Luffy to his abode within the Statue of Liberty. The two boys are cleaned up after their very long travel together at sea. Luffy was already finished while Fievel was in the tub, still depressed about his current situation. Henri took him out of the bath and placed him down on the hot water bottle to dry off and get his clothes back on.
Henri: I know, my little immigrant, you want to find your family, and you will.
Fievel: But how? It's so far away, and it's so big! sniffs I'll never find them anyway.
Luffy: Hey, now what kind of talk is that?
Fievel: But it’s true, Luffy. We’ll never find them out there.
Henri: Excuse-moi, pardon, but did you say, 'Never'? So young, and you have lost hope. Ah, this is America, the place to find hope! If you give up, you will never find your family. So, never say never! Say...
Never say never
Whatever you do
Never say never, my friend
Henri: Ah, tais-toi!
Henri takes them into another part of the Statue, while trying to lift Fievel's spirits as he looked hopeless.
Henri: If you believe that your dreams will come true
They'll come true in the end
Fievel: But I...
Henri: Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah!
Keep up your courage
Don't ever despair
Take heart and then count to ten
Hope for the best
Work for the rest
And never say never again
Luffy: Hey that’s pretty good advice.
Fievel: Oh, but it's impossible! I'll never find my family.
Henri: Ah, ah, ah! Never say never! Now, say that. Go on.
Fievel: Never say never
Henri: Whatever you do,
Luffy: Never say never
Henri: To me
See how easy?
If you believe you can come shining through
Luffy: Well, then that’s how it's going to be.
Female pigeons: fly in Now don't you go and give up
Give out or give in
When the going's rough, just get tough
And just tell yourself you're gonna win!
Henri: Remember to look on the bright side till then
Now are you ready to go and find your family and friends?
Luffy: Let's go for it!!
Henri: Chantal! Angelique! Take my little friends to immigration. You will find them there.
Luffy: You sure they’re there?
Henri: Of course. Everyone who arrives in America goes through immigration. I would take you there myself, but then I'd never finish my statue.
Fievel: Henri, you said, "Never"!
Henri: Oh, so I did! chuckles
Never Say never
Luffy/Fievel: Never Say never
Henri/Fievel/Luffy: Never Say never Again
Henri: Au revoir! Bonne chance! Good luck!
Luffy/Fievel: Good bye.
The female pigeons soon took off flying with them to take them to go to find Fievel's family and Luffy’s crew.
Back at Mouse Garden, there were many barkers and salesmice selling things to the newly arrived ‘greenhorns’. Each one was peddling off some kind of trinket or cheap babble to the unsuspecting newcomers.
Barker: Hurry, hurry! Yes, sir! Step off the boat and into prosperity! Welcome, greenhorns! This is America!
Some were offering decent real estate offers…
Salesmice 1: Today's special, the Brooklyn Bridge, just a dollar!
Child 1: Golly, the Brooklyn Bridge!
Others offers were to other places in America…
Salesmice 2: Ticket to Chicago! Used only once! other mice gasp
Child 2: Gee whiz!
Child 3: Only once, Ma.
And then there were the somewhat practical offers…
Salesmice 3: Apple, apple? Get my apple while it lasts. Hurry, it's going fast!
Adult Mouse: I'll take one!
Well it seems that business is indeed booming for somebody. Out and away from the crowds was a discarded suitcase, emitting a foul smoke. The source of this smoke came from the cigar belonging to one Warren T. Rat, a rather unscrupulous rodent that was slightly larger than most rats. He was busy counting some coins while smoking his cigar.
Warren: 18, 19, 20... 21...
There was coughing heard from the rodent's pocket which looked very uncomfortable from the smoke and junk that was in it. It was a cockroach by the name of Digit, Warren’s lackey.
Digit: coughs Would you please put out that filthy thing? I'm suffocating down here.
Warren: You don't like it? Hey, you know you're not the only cockroach in New York City. There are millions of roaches who'd give their left feet to work for Warren T. Rat.
Digit: Good. Fire me! I'm fed up with that filthy smoke...
Digit: And this pocket!
Digit rummages through Warren’s pocket, tossing out smoky ash, playing cards, and all sorts of trash that was in there.
Digit: I've seen kitchen stoves cleaner than this place. Look at my suit.
Warren: All right, all right, Digit. All right. clears throat Hey, how much money did we make today?
Digit: Oh. Oh, well. Well, let's see…
Digit dives into the bag of coins and starts to count like a living adding machine. (I’d say calculator but those haven’t been invented yet.)
Digit: Uh, seven, nine, four, six, carry one, drop two. clicking Uh, take five, five down, seven up, 98.6--
Warren: Yeah, yeah, yeah. And 2+2 is 22. grabs Digit by the antennae What did we make? What's the boodle?
Digit: nervously Oh, so far, we have collected $89.13. And we'll get another 17 from Moe. That's 50 cents less than yesterday....
Warren: WHAT?! 50 cents! I hate to lose money. Mm... Where can I pick up an extra 50 cents?
Meanwhile, as if on cue, the others soon landed right in top of the suitcase.
Luffy: Thanks for the lift, ladies.
Chantal: Au revoir, my little immigrants!
The lady pigeons fly away, leaving Fievel and Luffy to fall into the suitcase…and into Warren and Digit’s sights.
Digit: Hey, boss, a couple of kids. You know, Moe can always use an extra kid at 50 cents a day. And since there’s two of them…
At this, a crafty smile formed on Warren's ugly mug.
Warren: Yeah... Very interesting. clears throat Well, well, well! Rat's the name, Warren T. Rat. What can I do you for, kids?
Fievel: We're looking for my family.
Luffy: As well as my crew.
Warren: Hey, you come to the right fellow, kids. starts to walk off I know exactly where they are. Come with me.
Fievel: But Henri told us we’d find them here!
Warren: Have it your way, kid. But remember what Shakespeare said. And I quote. clears throat "Opportunity knocks but..." Uh... But, uh...
Digit: Psst! Once!
Warren: "But... But once! "Taken at the tide, t'will lead to fortune. "If denied, t'will never return."
Fievel: Do you really know where my family is?
Warren: laughs Trust me. Hey, trust me.
And with that, Warren T. leads Luffy and Fievel to where he ‘claims’ the others are. How do you like that? Those two haven’t been in America five minutes and already they’re getting taken for a ride.
Meanwhile, the Mouskewitz family and the Straw Hats were still dealing with all sorts of grief from their respective losses. Papa and Mama started up a tailor business to help bring in income, as well as to take their minds off of losing their son. But Tanya somehow refused to accept this and believes otherwise.
Tanya: Mama, I keep having this feeling that Fievel's alive.
Mama: Tanya, it will go away. After a while, it will go away.
Tanya climbed up and took a look outside through a window...hoping and wondering, until Usopp and Zoro joined her.
Usopp: You doing okay kid?
Tanya: Sort of, mister Usopp. I just can’t shake this feeling that he’s out there somewhere.
Usopp: You really think your brother is still alive?
Tanya: Mister Usopp, I know that my parents think he’s gone, but something inside me is saying that he’s not.
Zoro: You know something, I believe you.
Tanya: And what about mister Luffy, you think he’s alive too?
Zoro: Tanya, I’ve known Luffy since the day I joined his crew. As far as I’ve known him since then he’s been shot at, cut, punched, kicked, poisoned, burned, zapped, smacked, smashed, beaten up and blown up. And in spite of all that, Luffy still manages to claw him away out of death’s door and be fine the next day. I’m not sure if he’s either lucky or someone’s looking out for him, but there no way he’d go down by falling overboard.
Usopp: Plus if Luffy’s alive, there’s no doubt that Fievel is with him.
Tanya: You think so?
Usopp: You kidding? Why I wouldn’t be surprised if those two were somewhere is this city right now.
Usopp had no idea how right he was, because down below, Fievel and Luffy were escorted by Warren and led into a basket which was lifted up by a rope.
Warren: Come with me. Fievel and Luffy climb into the basket Hey, hey, hey. Don't break a gut there. "O! Pardon me, "thou bleeding piece of earth, "That I am meek and gentle with these butchers."
Once inside, the basket lifted up to take them to where the family was, or at lease what Warren says anyway as he opens the door…
Warren: This is where they are.
…and a paw came out the door.
Luffy: Hey guys, its--AAAAAGH!
Only for said paw to grab Fievel and Luffy, the paw in question belonged to a brutish looking mouse who laughed darkly at them.
Luffy: Hey! Put us down!
Warren: Not bad, huh, Moe? Not just one, but TWO new workers!
Fievel: What about my family?
Luffy: And my crew?
Warren: You don't need any of those, kid. You got a job here! to Moe Just send me their salaries, will ya?
And with that, Warren heads for the door and slams as he leaves, causing it to lock itself.
Luffy: Get back here, ya two timing, rat faced..!
Moe: And where do you think you're going?
Moe: Not a chance! grabs Luffy You're mine! Now get to work!
Moe tossing him against the other worker mice who panicked from his wrath as they rushed off.
Moe: You! What are you looking at? Back to work!
Not so surprisingly, the place that Fievel and Luffy got locked in was a sweatshop. For those who don’t know what a sweatshop is; it’s basically a workplace in which employees work for long hours at low wages and under unhealthy conditions. Normally, these are illegal, but in this day and age they still function as the norm. This is evident by the human women working nonstop at their sewing machines.
Fifteen minutes didn’t go by until Luffy’s ineptitude (or complete lack thereof) at sewing lands him in hot water with Moe.
Moe: What the heck is this?!
Moe looks at Luffy’s so-called ‘work’; a mish-mash patch of different fabrics all sewn together haphazardly.
Luffy: Uhh…a thing?
Moe: A thing? A thing?! Nobody wants a buy a ‘thing’! People want to buy a product! rips it up to bits And this piece of junk ain’t a product!
Luffy: Hey, it’s not my fault I don’t know what to make. I just got here.
Moe: You talkin' back to your boss?
Luffy: You’re not my boss! A captain doesn’t need one!
Moe: Oh, a wise guy huh? eyes Luffy’s hat Then let’s see how much of a wise guy you are without this!
And Moe makes the unfortunate life decision by stealing Luffy’s signature straw hat right off his head. Without even missing a beat, Luffy grabs Moe’s arm and looks back at him with a death glare.
Luffy: Give. That. Back.
Moe: Haha! All right then! Guess I got to teach you some manners…
Moe grabs Luffy by the collar and drags him off into a nearby room then slams the door shut behind him. The other mice looked a bit scared and worried about what would happen.
Moe: Okay you weird little punk! It’s time I educated you on how things work around here, starting with--
The door is suddenly blown wide open and out comes Moe, sent flying into a pile of fabrics by what the mice see as…a stretchy arm? The arm snaps back into the other room and out comes Luffy with his hat back and now really mad. Moe emerges from the fabrics, madder than a bull dog on a diet. He charges at Luffy and was about to land a blow, until the pirate captain grabs him by the arm again, lifts him up over his head and then…
WHAM! WHAM! WHAM! WHAM!
…swings him about like a rag doll and slams him into the floor multiple times. The other mice, Fievel included, were amazed by the mini human’s immense strength. Luffy then flings Moe away with a backhand toss, right back into the same pile of fabrics. This time Moe charges out of the pile like a mad bull and grabs Luffy as they careen into an over turned basket. The basket falls on top of them as the sounds of fighting and dust blew from under the basket. How the human workers not notice all this is anyone’s guess, but one could chalk it up to them being too focused on their work to notice anything else that was going on.
And up goes Moe with an upward punch…and hits the ground with a thud. Moe was soon lying face-down on his stomach, his nose punched in, missing a few teeth, sporting a pair of black eyes, and his head is sporting a whole nest worth of lumps the size of goose eggs. While Luffy emerges from the basket unharmed, brushing off any dust off his hat.
With Moe out of commission for most of the day, what happened after was uneventful. By the time night came, things had settled down, with the exception of Fievel and Luffy, who were still not too happy about their new ‘occupation’. In what would be called the sleeping quarters, the two were contemplating on leaving while their bunkmate, a local Italian mouse by the name of Tony Toponi, looks on with mix of curiosity and concern.
Fievel: I want to get out of here.
Tony: laughs you and me both.
Luffy: Make that three for me too.
Fievel: I have to find my family.
Mouse 1: Oh, shut up! Go to sleep.
Mouse 2: Pipe down.
Mouse 3: Oh, be quiet!
Fievel: I wish we had that mouse with the long hair.
Fievel smiled as he suddenly got an idea as he grabbed the bed sheets to tie together like a rope.
Fievel: She could drop her hair out the window, and we can all climb down.
Bearded Mouse: Sure, out the window.
Mouse 4: Fairy tales!
Tony: Wait a minute! This kid may have something. Tony Toponi's the name. Put it there. Well, uh...
Luffy: Monkey D. Luffy, and this is…
Fievel: Fievel. Fievel Mousekewitz.
Tony: Monkey D. Luffy? What kind of nut names their kid ‘Monkey’?
Luffy: Actually, Monkey is my last name. Luffy’s my first name.
Tony: Luffy? Hmm, ya know, I kinda like it. But Fievel! Ooh, that name's got to go! Hey, I'll tell you what... Fillie!
Tony: Yeah! Fits him perfect!!
Fievel soon put the makeshift rope out the window and he and Luffy climbed down them instantly. Of course they were completely unaware that the Mouskewitz abode was just one floor below them and kept on climbing past it till they reached the ground.
Tony: Hey, Fillie. You got any idea where your family is?
Unfortunately for Tony, Fievel and Luffy were already long gone by the time he turns around.
Tony: Fillie! Fillie Mousekewitz! Hey, Fillie! Yeesh.
Welp, so close and yet be so far away, in their eagerness to find their friends/family, our young duo ventures off into New York City to find them. Anyone wanna bet how long until this doesn’t end well for them?