(Captain's POV) It's been several weeks since we left Water 7 and since the Enies Lobby incident occurred, and we've gained several new nakamas during that time.
The Rose Brigade, our official ship and the newest addition to the Rose Pirates ever since the Going Merry's death right after the Straw Hats and the Rose Pirates left Enies Lobby, and we're living the Going Merry through the Mini Merry II Hikari and Franky both made for the Rose Pirates and the Straw Hats; then there was Boa Michiko the baby sister of Boa Hancock, the Pirate Empress, Shichibukai, and my God sister through my mother and even though she is annoying as heck, she is the best cartographer next to Nami AND she knew the East Blue like the back of her hand; finally, there was Rob Hikari a former CP9 member, twin sister of Rob Lucci, and the daughter of Rob Luciana is a shipwright who was trained under Iceburg and Aiko (two very important relatives of Kioko), and although she is somewhat anti-social, she is a woman who has a heart of gold, but get on her bad side, and you'll meet the sadistic, merciless CP9 member.
Anyways, I was in my room, sitting at my desk and reading through the newspaper about the Enies Lobby incident, and I saw something that caught my eye. I was reading the article about the 'Scariest Island on Sea,' and my eyes were stuck to a beautiful island known as Scarlet Island, known for it's
strange disappearances of the people who were from the East and North Blue.
,' I thought with a raised brow. 'I've never heard of an island that can cause disappearances
' My train of thought was caught off-guard when I heard a knock on the door.
"Who is it??" I asked quickly, making sure that it was just an island and nothing more.
"I-It's Hiroshi, Lissa-chan," said the soft voice of Hiroshi Hoshiko and Smoker's baby sister, Zoro's girlfriend, the former Captain of the Marines, and my navigator with a hint of hesitation and fear, earning my concern. I got up from my desk, walked over to the door, and opened it, revealing the soft-spoken 18 year old. I gestured her to enter the room, which she did, and I closed the door behind me as she sat down on my bed.
"What's wrong, Hiro-chan?" I asked with a confused tone. "Are we under attack? Is it your brother attacking us??"
(Hiroshi's POV) 'Too many damn questions, Melissa
,' I thought with an animated sweat drop falling down behind my head. I took a deep breath and shook my head in fear.
"It's neither one of them, Melissa
," I said with a sigh. "We're heading towards an island known as Scarlet Island."
," hummed the Captain of the Rose Pirates, earning my curiosity. "That's strange
I just read about that island. That's the island where strange disappearances happen once every year. It's proclaimed as one of the scariest islands on the sea once again. Why are you so worried about it? There's a lot of adventure over there on that island that's full of disappearances!"
"That's exactly what I want to talk to you about, Melissa," I said with a nod of my head, earning Melissa's curiosity. "Scarlet Island is also known as the 'Isle of Disappearances.'" Hearing this definitely gained Melissa's curiosity.
"Tell me about it, Hiroshi," Melissa said with a gesture that meant 'go ahead and tell me the whole thing.' I took a deep breath and sighed, ready to tell the legend I've heard from Hoshiko and Smoker.
"Legend has it," I began as I swallowed my fear, "there were two pirate crews: the Lightning Pirates of the North Blue and the Despairing Pirates of the East Blue. Two people from the Despairing Pirates got aboard the Lightning Pirates' ship, The Black Sky, and thought that it was the Despairing Pirates' ship, The Bloody Mary."
"How in the flying hell did they fuck up the ships??" Melissa asked with a sweat drop.
"From what I heard from Smoker, they didn't check their Jolly Roger, with their dumbasses" I replied with a sigh. "Anyways, once they realized that they were on the wrong ship, they tried to get off the ship, but they were caught by Captain Ekaitz of the Lightning Pirates and his crew. The two pirates were taken as prisoners, and they sailed away from the island. Several days after the Despairing Pirates tried to look for their lost nakamas, Captain Sani the Captain of the Despairing Pirates - received a call from the Lightning Pirates. Captain Ekaitz of the Lightning Pirates told Captain Sani of the Despairing Pirates to come to the midst of the sea and get their nakamas, and they also told them to not bring anyone who had either Marine blood or formerly worked with the World Government."
"So there were several pirates with Marine blood in them??" Melissa asked as curiosity and fear getting mixed within her head.
"None of them had Marine blood and never worked for the World Government," I said with a shrug of my shoulders. "Well, the Despairing Pirates sailed over to the Lightning Pirates' location, and once they got there
That was the end of the Lightning Pirates and the Despairing Pirates. They both disappeared without a trace
"How the hell did that happen??" asked the now-scared Melissa with a hint of fear in her voice.
"Rumor has it, the two pirate ships were either attacked by the Marines or by the strong but thought-to-be-dead relative of Captain Ekaitz," I answered with a sigh and a shrug of my shoulders. "Either way, the island was given its name 'Isle of Disappearances.'"
(Melissa's POV) Once she finished the scary Legend of Scarlet Island, I was ready to say something about the rumors, but I was cut off when I heard someone knocking on the door to my room.
"Who is it?" I asked in a scared tone, something rare for me to do when it comes to stories.
"It's me, Trafalgar Miyoko," said the voice of our crew's doctor. I walked to the door and opened it to reveal Trafalgar Miyoko Trafalgar Law's twin sister, my childhood friend, and the former Lieutenant of the Heart Pirates.
"We've just docked near Scarlet Island," Miyoko said with a small smirk on her face. Hearing the name 'Scarlet Island' made me give a feared expression, but it quickly disappeared when I shook it off.
"You girls go on ahead," I said with a fake smile. "Hiroshi and I will catch up with you later." Miyoko, with a smile on her face still, nodded and closed the door. I turned my gaze from the door to Hiroshi, who gave off a scared look.
"You're scared of this island, aren't you, Hiroshi?" I asked, realizing that there are so many dangers on this island.
"I'm terrified of Scarlet Island, Melissa
," Hiroshi said as she swallowed her pride and let her fear kick in.
"It's alright to be scared, Hiroshi," I said as I looked away from my very first nakama next to Maemi and Luffy. "I'm scared, too