Chapter 615: The curse of Target-target (Mato-mato)
cover story: From the deck of the world: Colbo Mountain
Brook: Hey, hey! Luffy-san!!
Right minister: Wait, Megalo!! Where are you going!?
SHirahoshi: (I'm sorry father, brother... forgive me everyon in the castle...!)
Luffy: Let's go out for a stroll!!
Right minister: What is up with you, Megalo!? To leave the door to the princess wide open... what if something happens to the princess!?
Skeleton!! Hurry and check up on the princess!!
Brook: Gosh, you're really whipping this ol' bone to work!
right minister: She's not HEEEEREE!!!! Princess Shirahoshi isn't here!!!!
Brook: What!? The mermaid princess is missing?
right minister: This is a crisis!! A national crisis!! Who did this and when!? This has to be a kidnapping!!
Pirates: The corridor connecting Fishman Island and the Ryuugu Palace... where's the opening switch for it...
Brook: Huh? Switch?
Right minster: Skeleton!! Hurry to your majesty Neptune!! We must report this immediately!!
Pirates: We have to do it... as they say.... The only way for us to live is to listen to them...
Hurry, tell us.... if you don't, they'll kill us!!!
Brook: What are you talking about!?
Fishman Island Coral Hill (Sango hill)
Chopper: Hey Sanji!! Why did you beat up all the soldiers!?
Sanji: Damn, that was a great chance to go to Ryuugu Palace... but they said they're gonna cuff me...
Chopper: Look at everyone staring us in doubt!! Their eyes look like deep sea fishes!!
(In Japanese, disgusted eyes is expressed as "white eyes", he says their eyes are so white they look like deep sea fish's)
Sanji: Shut it!! What's done is done!
Chopper: Well THINK before you DO!
Sanji: Look, you took out half of them!! With Kung-fu! That was... pretty strong.
Chopper: Oh... damn you, I'm not happy for that comment!! (Chopper's old happy line)
Citizen: Kyaaa!! A bloodied man from the shore!!
Hey, you're from the fishman island... what happened!? Get us a doctor!
Chopper: Huh? Hey, I'm a doctor!
Sanji: Huh!? Hachi!!! What happened to you!!
Hacchan is found lying on the ground with countless arrows on his body
Chopper: Hey Hachi!! What's with that injury!!!
Hachi: Oh... it's you guys, good to see you... is Straw Hat here....?
Chopper: He's not here right now!! Wait a sec, I'll treat you!
Hachi: Gather your crew.. hurry...... you guys shouldn't get involved with this island anymore... leave Fishman Island...
Soon the New Fishman Pirates are going to invade this land....
The kingdom of Ryuugu is going to collapse....
Few hours ago in the Fishman town of Noa
Decken: Listen up, pirates under Hodi Jones!! You are lucky ones!! You'll be able to assisst us in this history defining operation!!
Pirate: The Vander Decken, from the Flying Duchman!?
Decken: Bahohohoho!! The decendant of!! I'm no ghost!!
However, I'm cursed as well....
Although I'm a fishman, I can't swim.... the power of the devil I gained in return from the curse of Mato-mato!! Have a look at its power!!
Hachi: The drug ES will do nothing but destroy you...!
What's the use of fishmen destroying fishman island!! Don't underestimate the Great Knight Neptune!!
Hodi: Hachi-san.... please, leave us alone...
We don't want to listen to you anymore... I can't believe you're a lieutenant of Arlong Pirates I looked up to...!!
You've gone soft.... it's time for a new generation to step in...!
For the humans to know their place, We need Fishman Island, and Neptune is in our way!
You guys are the ones that taught us that we're the superior race!!
Hachi: But Arlong lost!! Decken! Hyozou!! What's up with you guys!?
You guys didn't heed the call of Arlong back then!! Why are you lending hand to these young ones!?
Hyozou: Lend hand....? I was hired. With money.
Arlong was too tight with his wallet, and couldn't keep me around...
Since you were a child, you didn't stand a chance at me.
I feel sorry for Arlong that he couldn't bring with him a better swordsman than you.
Decken: Bahohoho!! Hachi of the Arlong pirates!? Haven't seen you in a while!
Your captain tried to make me his underling, you gotta be kidding me!
I don't work under anyone!! Hodi understands that!
Hodi: Arlong-san had ambition and decisiveness I looked up to..!!
But he was unruly and lacked the sophistication...
When you guys were out there wrecking havoc in the seas, we were too young to be pirates despite our wish..!!
That generation has grown into this crowd... that's why we're prepared! We won't make the same mistake!
I inherit Arlong Pirates' will.... And to have one of the lieutenant of that pirate object to my plans, that's very disheartening
And by coincidence, the very man who crushed that dream, Straw Hat Luffy, is here on this island... do you not feel anything about that?
Hachi: He told me I'm his friend, a former Arlong Pirate... and he saved my life!! I want to see him right away!!
But as long as Arlong's will lives on here, I can't show myself to him!!
Hodi: Humans as friends? You sound like that damn Neptune!! You disgust me.
Decken: Locked on, Hachi.
Decken touches Hachi
Decken: Bahohoho!! Have you forgotten the ways of piracy?
If you want to make a point... do it with violence!! I think.
Hachi is stabbed by Decken's knife
Decken: I touched you, now you're my target. No matter what I fling at any direction, like a living bird it will home in to you, the target.
Of course there are ways to stop them. Try them out.
Hachi: No stop!! Not that many arrows!!!
I've heatd of your powers...!! Hey Hodi, he's gonna kill me!! Stop Decken!
Hodi: Didn't I say it, Hachi-san? Vander Decken isn't working under me. We're in a pirate alliance.
Besides, you're but an annoyance now!! Coward!!
Hachi: Damn it!!
Decken: There!! Go!!!
He sends the arrows flying
Decken: Bahohoho!! Go ahead, run! Run!! But they will chase you anywhere!!
Hachi: Stop!!! Damn, they come even under water!? Gyaaaaa!!!
Decken: Bahohoho... the targets I can memorize are limited to two... the same number as palm of my hand
This right hand I haven't even washed in ten years.... memorized Princess Shirahoshi.
Do you understand? The weapon, the love, whatever I throw!! Will chase after my target to the depth of hell!! This is my power!!
Hodi: Alright humans!! You understand Decken's power now?
So here's the first part of the plan.... The Ryuugu Palace is known to be inpenetrable...
But the man who kept throwing objects penetrating its defence for ten years... is this man Vander Decken!
So... you'll become the penetrating weapons and be thrown by Decken... and fly towards the Mermaid Princess!
Where you will actually land is a hard wall of the tower....
Then you'll open the gates from inside, and let us in! That is your mission!
Pirate: Ridiculous.... we'd die hitting that wall!
Hodi: Of course you will. That's why we're going to use you humans, with your expendable lives!!
You are worth less than slaves here!!
Those who lived after hitting the wall, complete your mission!! If all goes well, we'll let you free!
If you wish to decline the mission, I'll throw you all out of this bubble!! Worthless inferior race!!
And here's the rest
Ryuugu Palace North-East, the passage to Hardshell Tower
Right minister: Hurry skeleton! To the king!
Pirates: Wait.. if you don't open the passage, we'll be killed by Hodi...
Right minister: King Neptune!!! It's a kidnapping case!! The princes has been abducted!!
Brook: And there are pirates raining down on the tower!! We're under attack!!
Neptune: Kidnap!!!? Shirahoshi!! Who did this!!!
Zoro: Invasion at time like this...? What are we to do...?
Usopp: Why NOW! We're holed up here in the palace too!! Wh-what should we do!? No don't answer that!
Zoro: Let's slice them up.
Usopp: I SAID DON'T ANSWER IT!!
Luffy: Don't you think you can come out of the shark now?
Shirahoshi: N... no, I'd rather stay inside yet...
Luffy: How is it? The first time outside in ten years!
Shirahoshi: My heart is thumping... I'm doing something terrible...
Luffy: No you're not, you're just going outside! You're weird...
Shirahoshi: Is this what they call... adventure?
Luffy: Hahahaha, yeah I guess, if your heart is thumping, that must be adventure.
And you said Forest of Sea? What is that? Is there something interesting there?
Shirahoshi: It's a graveyard!! There's a grave I haven't been able to visit ever since it was made...
For ten years, I've always wanted to go there...
Deep Sea: Forest of Sea
Jinbe: It's been ten years.... since the incident that rocked the Fishman Island...
The assassination in mid daylight... time goes by fast.
The princes' have all grown to be strong warriors... But Princess Shirahoshi is still in the tower...
But none of us have forgotten your ideals....
(btw, Otohime is the princess in the Japanese folklore of Ryuuguu Palace)