A crew that had once been well known was swept under the rug once the Straw Hat Pirates became infamous. Feeling this defeat of being forgotten the crew heads back to the East Blue to come up with a tactic on how to regain the notoriety. While stopped at an island to resupply, they overhear a few villagers talking about one of the Straw Hats and how they had come from that village. Upon further digging they find out that the owner of the Tangerine Grove on the island is related to Nami of the Straw Hats.
Soon they devise a plan on how to become infamous again. That plan? Kidnap Nami's sister Nojiko, the owner of the Tangerine Grove, and use her to draw the Straw Hats out. Initially they planned to ransom Nojiko, then they chose to ransom her and challenge them. Once they kidnap her they return to the Grand Line and make their way towards the last known location of the Straw Hat Pirates.
However, the ship's begins to question his captain's motives. Soon he begin to notice that his captain has become exceedingly arrogant and power hungry. His concern for Nojiko's safety becomes apparent when he offers to help her in getting away. But the night they had chosen to escape there is a storm and Nojiko gets thrown overboard, the captain laughing and saying to let her meet her fate at the bottom of the ocean.
dives in after her, thinking a watery grave is too cruel for an innocent life. The storm passes soon after and the two wash up on shore of what appears to be a deserted island. Now they need to find a way to survive until someone stumbles across the island and hopefully, saves them. After several weeks, they soon realize that the island is not deserted, rather, the inhabitants have taken to living underground for safety reasons and only come above ground if they absolutely have to.
"Don't lie to me Nojiko," Nanashi replied as he pulled her closer, "It was more than just a bad dream." He stroked her hair in silence for a bit before closing his eyes, "I want fully asleep so don't worry about it. Tell me what is bothering you."
A few days later, the crew had noticed that Nanashi had been a little distant from Nojiko. Of course, things had been getting better, but someone was still going on between them. The tension was so thick between the two that you could cut it with a knife, but no one said a word.
"Hey Nojiko," Nanashi started once he realizes the rest of the crew had departed from the ship. There was a brief silence before he started up again while walking towards her. "Dance with me."
Nojiko gently grasped Nanashi's hand and held it in her own. She tried to steady her breathing as she held his hand shakily. "S-Sorry... I didn't mean to wake you..." She spoke softly before giving him her best smile. "I'm okay. Just a bad dream."
Nanashi felt Nojiko shifting in her sleep and woke up, "Noj?" Moments later he saw her wake up and frowned when he saw the tears. Gently wiping then away and brushing have from her face he spoke, "You okay?" He could practically hear her heart racing and it only bothered him more. "Breathe."
Nojiko felt like she was falling she looked around and in one direction stood her father and the Celestial Dragon, the other stood the one man whom she truly loved. She reached out her hand hoping he would grab her only to see him smirk and shove one hand in his pocket while waving with the other.
Nojiko screamed as she felt herself falling into what felt like stagnant air it was suffocating her. Then she heard a sword draw and when she turned she saw her father holding the blade.
Nojiko jolted awake breathing heavily and in a cold sweat. [i Why me...] She felt her eyes begin tearing up. [i Why does he have to haunt me...]
Nanaahi continued to read for about another hour until his eyes began to bother him. [I I later longer this time,] he thought as he marked his spot and closed the book. He looked at Nojiko's sleeping form then laid down on the blankets and wrapped one arm around her before closing his eyes. "I'm sorry," he whispered before sleeping sleep to take him.
"Looks like there is still some tension between them," Robin admitted as she and Nami entered their room.
"He probably still blames himself," Nami signed as she began undoing her hair.
Nojiko sighed softly then nodded. "I understand." She rolled over facing the wall and covered herself up. [i But I wonder if things will ever go back to where they were... ]
After a bit Nojiko's racing mind finally let her rest.
"You'll have to give me a little more time to adjust to you being you again." Nanashi opened the book where his bookmark was and started reading. "It's nothing personal Noj but seeing you like that, with lifeless eyes and just being mindless, it's haunting. The others never felt what it was like to be in the same room as you, just strong and waiting for an order. You weren't my Nojiko you just looked like her."
When he gently pushed her towards the bed Nojiko frowned. "What you can't even lay with me anymore? You know I always sleep better when I've got your arms wrapped around me." She batted her eyes a bit before sighing. "Fine... I'll rest some more."
"We can talk about this once you have your strength back," Nanash replied as he walked his arms around Nojiko. "Get some rest." He released her then turned her around and pushed her gently towards the bed. Sitting down in his usual chair he pulled out a book, "I'm not going anywhere."
Nojiko frowned and stood up from the bed. She took a step closer to him and wrapped her arms around his torso as she rested her head on his chest. "Nanashi... You gotta let it go. Clearly they don't blame you if they want you to eat with them. You may deal with things different than they do but that's what makes us all a great team different minds bring different ideas. You have nothing to be sad for or upset over. Yes my father found me. But regardless he would have found me anyways. But now we have a way to finish him once and for all... And we can use his own little trick against him."
"After our run in with Net and my nearly going blind, I spent most of my time in the infirmary until I healed. After that, everyone started treating me like I was a traitor so I sat outside to eat." Nanashi closed the door and sighed, "Didn't seem right to rejoin even after getting you back, or even now for that matter. It was my fault that they found you because I kept quiet about the tracking device."
Nojiko turned around frowning. "Why didn't you eat in the kitchen?" When he spoke she rolled back over away from him. "Nanashi... Please tell me... What did I do?" she felt shivers go up and down her body. [i If I was supposed to be one of the wives of a Celetial Dragon... I must have been in a and state.]
"You really don't want to know," Nanashi replied as he entered the room, "It's not something I want to relive. You know most of what you were like and that's all that matters." He was glad she was herself again but deep down he wondered if he could ever forget those lifeless eyes starting back at him. "Just, don't ever call me master or say 'tes master' again."
After everyone ate Nojiko gave Nami a hug and thanked Sanji for the food before heading out of the kitchen and down to hers and Nanashi's room. When she got in there she changed into just an old tee shirt and laid down in bed. "They never mentioned the hitting on Nanashi... I need to know what I've done..." She murmured to herself with a sigh.
Nanashi let out a deep breath as he started eating his food, but made sure to listen to the conversation. Every time they mentioned hope sexual she got or that she was basically going to be sold to a Celestial Dragon, he flinch. [I At least they didn't have her lifeless eyes starting at them day and night. The only time she was [b my] Nojiko was when she was also and you couldn't tell she was drugged.]
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