Wanda stretched feeling very pleased. She had a great nap and an amazing lunch right after and at last the Going Mary was arriving to the first island. Since morning she had a silly smile plastered on her face when Nami announced that their next stop is the Land of Rainbow. The girl couldn't help but wonder what it was like. It's been such a long time since she could do what she wanted.
"Nami, when are we going to arrive there?" she asked in anticipation.
"Wanda you are just like a child." The girl chuckled lightly. "We should be there in an hour or so according to my calculations, but I cannot say for sure."
Wanda nodded and ran down to the deck and the board of the ship. She inhaled the scent of the sea and spread her arms.
"INCOMING!" it was Luffy. He flew at Wanda full speed; she didn't have time to jump away so she just grabbed onto Luffy and let him take her wherever he was flying. She screamed in process but not because she was afraid. Funny enough Wanda enjoyed their flight.
"Luffy I get everything, but
WHERE THE HELL ARE WE GOING TO LAND?" she yelled as Luffy released his grip from the ship and his hand stretched back to his body. The two were in the air right above ocean.
" Luffy mumbled and they both fell into the ocean.
"THOSE IDIOTS!" Zoro yelled jumping into the ocean. He swam towards the two people who were helplessly drowning without making any attempts to save themselves. Luffy and Wanda were looking at each other with idiotic smiles on their faces. Wanda's eye patch came off to reveal her scar.
The green haired guy grabbed the two and pulled them along, up to the air.
"There they are!" Usopp yelled pointing at three people, two of which were dragged along.
When they were finally dragged back to the ship Luffy and Wanda were coughing water out and laughing and then coughing again.
"Thanks Zoro," Luffy said patting the swordsman.
"Yeah, thank you." Wanda smiled but didn't look at the swordsman; tension rose between so she hurried to change the subject. "I've lost my eye patch," she pouted, but it only made the situation worse.
Zoro furrowed his eyebrows and turned away.
"What's wrong with him?" Nami asked Chopper who just shook his head.
"Oi, damn marimo," Sanji called but Zoro ignored him. He walked away not bothering to look at anyone else. Zoro rubbed the back of his neck. Water dripped from his clothes onto the deck but the guy didn't notice anything around him.
He kicked the weights on his way and broke them.
"You are angry?" Robin stood next the board of the ship looking at the horizon. Zoro stopped beside her. He didn't answer and Robin didn't insist. "If I were you, I wouldn't get too attached to her." she said quietly.
"What's that supposed to mean?" Zoro turned to look at the woman but she was already gone.
"What the hell is going on?"
"We need provision and numerous kitchen items, because SOMEONE," Sanji glared at Zoro, "managed to break them with his idiotic ways." Zoro ignored the cook and continued walking ahead. "Why the hell are you ignoring me marimo?" Sanji threw a kick at the swordsman who dodged it with ease. Zoro's temples started pulsating. His grip tightened on his katanas. Just before the situation got any worse Nami appeared in the picture.
"Okay girls and boys let's explore this island!" she yelled striking a pose.
"Yahoo!" Luffy yelled running ahead. "Food! Food! Food!"
"Does he ever think of anything else?" Usopp mumbled shaking his head. He let out a loud sigh and looked around.
"Yosh! I can get new items for the Going Mary." He rushed to the direction of the colourful town that was visible to them from the beach.
"What's the name of this Island again?" Wanda asked addressing Robin. They didn't speak often; as a matter of fact the only time they've spoken was when Wanda jus joined the crew.
"The Land of Rainbow." Robin replied in her usual manner. The woman was calm and composed.
"I've heard about it before," Wanda said. "It must be absolutely beautiful here." She exclaimed. Her voice sounded so honest and so peaceful that Robin couldn't help but feel a hint of guilt rising inside her, but not trusting anyone was in her nature.
They've started walking. The rest of the crew were far ahead; everyone looked forward to exploring the parts of the island they were interested in.
"You don't really trust me." Wanda said breaking the silence. "You have a point." She smiled. Robin searched for a hint of mocking or sarcasm in her voice but there was none.
"Your ancestry is unknown. You don't speak about yourself and I consider it very suspicious that someone from an enemy ship suddenly appeared and has good intentions."
Wanda laughed quietly. There was something about Robin that she really liked; perhaps it was her unique characters. But then again, everyone on Going Mary was unique.
"A wolf in sheep's clothing, right?"
Robin raised her eyebrows but didn't answer. There was another long silence. Two girls were already approaching the town and neither wanted to bring this conversation any further, at least for that time.
Suddenly Robin stopped and grabbed Wanda's hand. The girl didn't object and stopped as well. "I would like to know your peculiarities, that is, if you are willing to share." Wanda pushed her hair back.
"There is not as much as you think behind my existence. I am not some gift from God or Virgin Mary. I don't have a lot to hide, but I also don't have a lot to tell. There are something in life I'd rather not touch at all."
"You don't want to trouble anyone?"
"I don't want to leave anything behind me when I'm gone."
Both of them looked at each other meaningfully.
"So my thoughts were correct, you are
" but Robin didn't finish.
"HEY YOU TWO, WHAT'S TAKING YOU SO LONG?" Usopp yelled waving at them. "LUFFY WILL EAT EVERYTHING IF YOU DON'T HURRY UP."
"WE ARE COMING!" Wanda yelled back and also waved at the long nosed man.
"Let's continue this conversation some other time." She suggested. "If you are still interested in what you were asking, I can tell you, but let's not ruin our well being on this island. It's my first real adventure."
Robin nodded, yet before they started moving again a short sentence escaped her lips.
"Sometimes leaving a memory is good, it can mean the world to someone."
Roronoa Zoro sat in a pub drinking. Empty bottles of alcohol were lying around the table and on the floor beside him. "Hey," he barked. "Another bottle."
"Oi, Mister, are you planning to pay?" a fat and smelly bartender placed his massive hand on the table in front of Zoro. Swordsman glared at him and threw a medium sized sack of money. The greedy man picked it up and counted the coins. A delightful smile crossed his lips and he motioned to the waitress to serve the man. Bottle after bottle was set before Zoro and each one was emptied.
The man hiccupped and glared around the room. At the furthest corner a young woman was eyeing him quite openly. Her dress revealed a lot of her cleavage and the corset made her waist look almost tiny. She winked at him and Zoro replied with a smirk. She slowly approached her swaying her hips in process. Whistles followed as she went yet she ignored them all. The gaze of her dark brown eyes was settled at the swordsman.
She placed her hands on the table and leaned closer to his face. Zoro could smell her scent and it was turning him on.
"Hey there, stranger," she bit her lower lip. "My name is Marie, are you free now?"
Zoro made a clicking noise with his tongue and stood up, pushing the chair away. "Let's go." He whispered huskily into her ear and allowed her to drag him out.
Wanda wondered around the town admiring the architecture. It was quite unique and very colourful. *The name speaks for itself.* she thought with a smile on her face. Her gaze was caught by a small rundown house. It looked dull and abandoned from the outside. If not for the beautiful flowers outside and on the window Wanda would have walked past not paying attention. A fat ginger cat sparkled her interest. She walked closer to the window and stared at the large animal.
" she mumbled. "So fluffy." The cat watched her intently without blinking. "Nyaa
Wanda smiled and bit her lip before quickly sticking her tongue at it. Cat's eyes narrowed before a face of an old man appeared in the window causing Wanda to gasp in surprise. She held onto her chest trying to calm down. The door opened and the same old man walked out laughing quietly.
"I must have startled you." he said, his voice shaking lightly.
"Yes." The girl replied still trying to catch her breath.
"I saw you were quite fascinated with Martha," his bony finger pointed at the cat. Wanda nodded eagerly. The animal hopped off the window and walked out proudly. It looked at the girl as if measuring her dignity with her gaze.
"She is rather proud." Wanda said kneeling beside Martha and scratching behind her ear.
The cat purred.
"She is, she is, but she is also very easy to please." The old man took out an old chair and sat down. They were quiet for some time. Wanda stroked the cat and he watched her happily deep in his thoughts.
"You must be about the same age as my granddaughter." He said. Wanda looked up curious. He probably wanted to talk about it.
"I'm not that young really." She replied with a small smile of her own.
"You are young child. You have a whole life ahead of you."
"She is your only family?" Wanda asked. By the time Martha already transferred herself onto the girl's lap and rubbed her head against Wanda's hand.
"Yes, her parents died when she was young. I've raised her as best as I could but," he stopped for a moment. "I must have made a mistake somewhere." A deep sigh escaped his lips.
Wanda wanted to ask what exactly he meant but when she opened her mouth; the words got stuck in her throat. Roronoa Zoro stalked to the little house with a beautiful female hanging all over him. He grinned like an idiot and groped the girl's waist. She laughed and teased him and Wanda stared at them wide-eyed with mouth wide open.
"This is my granddaughter." The man said sadly.
"Oi, old man, who is that with you?" the girl asked, yet her voice didn't sound rude.
Wanda looked at her again then her gaze stopped at Zoro, who finally sobered up enough of to recognise who was in front of him. "Ah never mind, I'll be taking my guest inside," she pulled onto his hand but Zoro didn't move. Wanda stood up and quickly said goodbye to the old man. Without turning around she walked away swiftly.
"Wanda!" she could hear Zoro shout her name, but she didn't reply, just sped up.
A strange feeling attacked her chest. Her whole body suddenly felt heavy and heart ached badly. Wanda felt confused. She could hear someone chase her but she didn't stop wanting to get away from everything and especially from her feelings. Zoro chased after the girl with one eye; he called her name but she didn't listen. He called her but she didn't stop.