Chapter 583: Final Destination of Uncertainty (The Gray Terminal)
Cover is Hogback and Absalom looking for a mate
Luffy: I HATE mountain bandits!!
Dadan: shuddup damn brat, we’re already upset we have to deal with the likes of you.
If you don’t wanna stay here, feel free to go out there and starve yourself to death!!
bandit: calm down, boss
Luffy looks at Ace eating heaps of meat with hunger
Luffy: There’s not enough food, I want to eat that meat too!!
Dadan: All these meat are from wild bull Ace hunted!! He gives us our share, and that’s how it’s on our plates. Mountain Bandits aren’t doing too well these days
We’re gonna work you to death from tomorrow!! We’ll have you clean, wash clothes, shine our shoes, and shine our weapons! As well as robbing, stealing, conning, and murdering people!
And never rat on Garp on what you’re forced to do here!!
Dadan scolds Luffy while eating the meat
A rice bowl and a cup is shown
Dadan: one bowl of rice, and one cup of water! That’s all we’ll gurantee you…
the rest, you have to get yourself!! And grow up on your own!
Dadan: Oh you’re alright with this!? This is where you’re supposed to cry!!
Luffy: I’ve been thrown into the jungle by my grampa before.
I can eat worms, frogs, snakes, and mushrooms all I want in the forest
If I’m gonna become a pirate one day, I have to be able to do at least that by myself!
Ace walks out of the room
Luffy: Where is he going?
Dadan: No, where are YOU going!! …did you just say pirates!?
Luffy walks out of the room, after Ace
Dadan: Look at him!! He’s too tough for a little boy… that’s why I hate having to look after Garp’s grandkids!!!
Bandit: calm down, boss
Ace notices Luffy following him
Luffy: Hey!! My name is Luffy!! I’m not mad at you for spitting on me anymore!!
Flashback to Shanks in the bar
Luffy: Why are you laughing!! It’s so uncool!
Shanks: All he did was pour beer on me. It’s nothing to get riled up about, you know?
Back to the forest
Luffy: It’s nothing to get mad about!! Hey, let’s be friends!! Where are you going!?
Ace without saying a word, kicks down a massive tree towards Luffy
Luffy sees the tree and panics
Luffy: huh? WAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Luffy is flattened by the tree
Ace looks at the disaster without a care in the world
Ace is crossing a bridge, and Luffy catches up to him, and Ace notices him
Luffy: *pant pant*
Ace walks up to Luffy, and strikes him with a stick
Luffy is knocked off the bridge, and falls into the canyon below
Scene changes to night time
A bandit with a turban asks Ace
Turban: Ace… you came back alone?
Turban: Where’s Luffy!? Weren’t you together?
Ace: who knows
Turban: Hey boss!! He’s gone missing from day one!! This is not good!!!
Dadan: Who gives a damn!! If he dies, he dies, we can’t do anything about it!
Dadan responds while gulping down beer
Dadan: First of all, we’re already given up on looking after Ace!!
I don’t care where he goes off to die, we’ll just tell Garp it was an accident
but no, he keeps on living just like the saying, the the more hated the boy is, the more power he gains in the world!
(Japanese saying “Hated child, successful in the world”)
Ace is listening to Dadan
Dadan: He’s the son of the devil!! Think what will happen if the government finds out!
You know what they’ll do to us!?
Bandit: calm down, boss
Ace listens to them silently
Scene changes to one week later
Bandit: Boss!! Dadan, ma’am!! Luffy came back alive!!
Dadan: He’s still alive!?
Bandit: calm down, boss
Dadan: Where the hell were you!!
Luffy is in tatters
Turban: Hey, where were you and what were you doing?
Luffy: I was being chased by wolves at bottom of the cliff
Turban: Below the cliff!? What did you go there for!?
The scene changes to their sleeping room, and Luffy is thrown onto the floor of the room
Dadan: Sleep for now!! Starting tomorrow, you’re gonna work hard for us!!
Ace notices Luffy, and opens one of his eyes to see him, but doesn’t say a word
Luffy slept well and morning came
Luffy goes after Ace leaving the bandit hideout
Luffy: Hey Ace!! You’re going somewhere again!?
Ace notices Luffy
Luffy: Take me with you!! Let’s be friends!
Ace runs off without saying anything, and Luffy runs after him
Luffy: Hey wait up!! I’m not gonna lose you this time!
Turban: Hey boss!! He went out again, chasing after Ace!!
Dadan: Damn you Luffy!!! You’re supposed to do errands for us!! … the damn kid won’t obey a single word!!
Eight days later
Luffy is falling into a river of gigantic aligators, and Ace is standing atop of the rock
Ten days later
Ace hurls huge rocks from atop a cliff at Luffy, and runs away
Luffy is searching for Ace, while a gigantic serpent is moving in close behind him
Luffy keeps losing sight of Ace, but doesn’t give up looking for him day after day after day
A month passes. Two months passes
Luffy is shown almost captured by a gigantic bird
Rainy day, windy day
day after day Luffy chases after Ace
Luffy is spewing water from his mouth, after he was thrown into a waterfall by Ace, and saved by Turban
Three month passed as Luffy relentlessly chased Ace
Luffy is surrounded by gigantic tigers and bears, as Ace looks down on him from above
Luffy: *pant* haah…
Luffy comes out of the forest
Luffy: Oh… I’m out of the forest…..
Outside of Colbo mountain where the Dadan family hides out, there’s a place reeking of foul stench
The massive heaps of trash here is burning up smoke from natural fire of the sun every day
Luffy: *GAG* Oh god, it stinks here!! What the hell is this place!?
A large mountain of trash is seen
Unneeded things gather here. As well as unneeded people
A man holding a blade stands in front of Luffy
Man: Hey kid… out of my way….
Trash heap resident: It’s a murderer!!!
Another resident: He went that way!!
Of course, the place is lawless
there are no doctors either, and the place is full of crime and disease
This is the Final Destination of Uncertainty, the “Gray Terminal”
Luffy notices Ace sneaking up a mountain of trash
Ace: Sabo! Sabo, are you here?
Sabo: Hey Ace
Ace: Sorry for being late
Sabo: Yeah you are late. I’ve already finished a job at the town
Ace: I see. Well guess what, so did I!
Ace is carrying tons of money, and Sabo is surprised
A young boy wearing a silk hat with goggles
Sabo [10 years old] A boy living in Gray Terminal
Sabo grabs the cash
Sabo: Whoa, awesome!! You got more than I did!! This is a lot of cash, how did you do it!?
Ace: I took them from bunch of punks near the gate!! They might be transporters for some merchant ship
Sabo: Damn!! you beat me again!
The two chat as they open a hidden safe in the ground
Inside the safe is full of money, jewerly, and rare metals
They continue to chat while looking at it
Ace: Who cares who wins!! It’s our stash of pirate savings we’re both going to use together some day!
It’s been five years since we started to save this up… it was hell to gather all this
Sabo: Yeah! I wonder how much we need to buy a pirate ship
Ace: Who knows…. thousands, millions, we still have long way to go!
Hurry and put it away, who knows who will see us…..
Luffy was watching and listening them from below
Luffy: Pirate ship!? You guys gonna be pirates!?
Ace and Sabo notices Luffy, and panics
Luffy: Me too!!
Luffy comes to Ace, but Ace ties him up with a rope
Luffy: So Ace, this is where you come to every day!?
Ace: Shut up
Sabo: So this is that Luffy guy you were telling me about
Ace: So you finally came all the way here…. I didn’t even use any path a human could walk through
Luffy: Are you friend of Ace!? Hey, let’s be friends!
Sabo: Shut up
Sabo: That’s why I told you to live here with me!!
The every day round trip you call the mountain path training really bit you in the ass now!
What should we do?
Ace: He knows our secret now…. if we leave him be, he’ll tell someone
Ace: …. let’s kill him
Sabo: yeah, let’s
Sabo holds Luffy’s head down to the ground
Sabo: Stay quite, you idiot
Luffy: I didn’t think you guys were gonna kill me!!! Help!!! I don’t wanna die!!!
Luffy cries and yells
Ace: Sabo!! Hurry and do it!!
Sabo: What are you talking about, YOU do it!
Ace: I’ve never killed a person!!
Sabo: Neither have I! I don’t know how!!
Sabo & Ace: SHUT UP!!!!!
Someone is coming into the forest: Hey, I heard voices from the forest!! Childrens’ voices!!
Sabo: Damn!! Someone’s coming!
Ace: Take off the ropes off him first!! We have to get away from here, or they’ll find our treasure!
Sabo and Ace are panicking, while Luffy looks happy
A huge man with a sword (and no neck) appears
Blue Jam Pirates crew Porchemy
Porschemy: Those kids “Ace and Sabo” you’re telling me about are infamous around here.
You’re sure it’s “Ace” that took your money, right?
Crew: Yes… it’s a shame, he got me by surprise
Porschemy: What a stupid kid. To take money from our crew…!!
If Captain BlueJam hears about this, he’ll kill both me and you!
Ace and Sabo are eavesdropping while hiding
Ace: Damn… that punk was a trader for BlueJam…. I laid my hands on some dangerous cash…!!
Sabo: He has a real sword!! That’s Porschemy!! That guy is crazy, have you heard of him!?
He skins alive the head of anyone who loses to him in a battle!!
Sabo notices Luffy is missing from his side
Sabo: What… where is him!?
Luffy is caught
Luffy: Leggo of me!! damn you-!
Ace & Sabo: What is he doing getting caught!!??
Luffy: Help mne, Ace!!
Ace: !!? That idiot said my name…!!
Porschemy: …. did you just say Ace? You know Ace?
Luffy: He’s my friend!! Oh, but he did try to kill me just now
Ace: Damn him, he keeps talking!!
Porschemy: Alright, let me ask you one thing. Today, that kid Ace took our money and ran
Porschemy: Do you happen to know where it is?
Sabo: Oh no!! They’re gonna take all our treasures!
Ace: That idiot better not say a word!!
Luffy looks away and whistles
Luffy: I… I… I dunno…..
Porshecmy: Wow you suck at lying!
Porschemy: hehe…. if you don’t know, that leaves me no choice….
Porschemy carries off Luffy
Porschemy: Heh heh, I’ll make you remember, don’t worry….
Luffy: Hey what’s that!? Leggo!! Where are you taking me, damn it!!
Ace & Sabo: ……!!!