Sucker Punch:: Guardian AngelEveryone has an angel.
A guardian who watches over us.
We can't know what form they'll take.
One day, old man.
Next day, little girl.
But don't let appearances fool you.
They can be as fierce as any dragon.
Yet they're not here to fight our battles.
but to whisper from our heart.
reminding that it's us...
lt's every one of us who holds
the power over the worlds we create..
We can deny our angels exist..
convince ourselves they can't be real.
But they show up anyway.
At strange places.
And at strange times.
They can speak through any character
we can imagine.
They'll shout through demons
if they have to...
challenging us to fight.
A Pirate's Heart Chapter 1Chapter 1:: The Falling Hero! Where's Luffy?A Pirate's Heart Chapter 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"All hands on deck! Sanj, pull up the sail!" Nami shouted.
"Anything for you, Nami dear!" Sanji sighed as he ran for the billowing sail, hearts for eyes. The winds blew harder as rain pounded the deck. The Going Merry rocked with the turmoiling waves as lightning lit the dark sky.
"Usopp! Zoro! Tie down any loose items on the deck!" The Straw Hat's ran around, securing the ship and finding cover from the storm.
Luffy ran around with Chopper, the tiny blue-nosed reindeer with medical training. "Stooooorrrmmm!!!!"
"Luffy! Chopper! Get to work!" Nami yelled.
"Aye aye, Cap'n!" they said saluting her
"Wait, I'm the captain. Get to work Chopper!" Luffy exlaimed.
"Aye aye, Cap'n!" Chopper said.
Usopp screamed. "Wave!"
Luffy turned and gasped, a huge wave about three times the size of the Going Merry over took the ship.
A Pirate's Heart Chapter 22Chapter 22:: It's All Over for the Straw HatsA Pirate's Heart Chapter 221 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Monkey D. Luffy's caught in a fight with Witch in the forest, fires rampaging around him after knocking the princess from the roof top. Roronoa Zoro's facing Sterling behind the palace, the old paper angering him for some unknown reason while Sterling jeers at him. Nami's in a tight spot with Miss Jasminez up in the fifth floor west wing corridor by the guest housing, a dagger at her throat and unable to wiggle out of this one. Usopp is up against the wall by Saito in the sixth floor corridor in the east wing, with Tony Tony Chopper fighting off Leslie and his beasts' just outside in the courtyard. Sanji is talking with Clanford in the kitchen about how he can change his life, unaware of the deadline. Nico Robin is heading down to the dungeon to release the Tomonians, and Rhythm D. Jade is by the front entrance of the castle, the princess safe in her arms.
Who knows what happened to Sapphire, he could be dead for all we know.
A Pirate's Heart Chapter 23Chapter 23:: Final Conclusion. Putting Out Those Fires We Started.A Pirate's Heart Chapter 231 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The fights are coming to the end, as Chopper, Sanji, Zoro, and Nami come out as the winner, while the Vine Pirates fall to their own weaknesses. Usopp and Nami are now facing the final showdown with Saito, while Robin is off doing whatever Robin does in serious situations.
Luffy on the other hand, is still fighting Witch. The battle gets more serious as the fires get closer, the stakes are higher and the anger is more potent.
Will this country finally be free or will Luffy fall to his own anger and let Witch take over? What happened to Robin? Will Princess Amaya finally do her job as next in line for the crown for Tomoni Island? And will Rhythm finally get that puppy she always wanted (JK she wants a cannibalistic duck)?
I can still remember the day I made that discovery. I was nine years old, the year before I lost my innocence. There was a mountain range behind the In-Between forest (I never bother
A Pirate's Heart Chapter 28Chapter 28:: Secret's Revealed and One Man's SuspicionA Pirate's Heart Chapter 281 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I took out the lemon in this. Actually I never wrote it. I can't write lemon, only violence and gore. If you're a pervert then go ahead and head the . . . "alternate" version of this chapter on fanfiction.net. That's the only place I'm posting it
One more thing, I will be re-writing this after I finish it, tweaking up some details and what-not. Please be completely honest with me. Also, if you have any questions about this book, small details you'd like to know then ask now. I will be answering all of them at the very end.
Lastly, I have the next chapter written up for this (one of the chapters I wrote months ago, just because I needed it out of my head). Comments, fave, watch . . . please?
You know, that never really works . . .
Whoa I'm on a roll with these! Is that . . . two chapters in two days?!
He rolled off of me, exhausted as I was after wha
A Pirate's Heart Chapter 27Chapter 27:: Finding MoreA Pirate's Heart Chapter 271 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The island was called Rozentuin*. It was small, but had huge docks were ships of all sizes were bobbing silently on the waves. The port itself was crowded with pedestrian, traders and tourists, bustling through to get what they needed done done.
The streets were crammed with people and venders, trying to sell us stuff we really don't need (Luffy insisted that we defiantly need a pet turtle- 'scuse me tortoise- that could do a backflip). Even with the crowds, the place had a certain charm to it. Cobblestone roads with gas lanterns, three story buildings crammed next to each other with the occasional ally, the smell of food and spices wafted to the air,. Mixing with the salty sea breeze and the roses the island was also famous for.
We had five days here, so we decided to just relax once more before we had to go. But when Nami found out there was also a Marine base stationed here, she decided to have us get the supplies first so if we are found out before the Log
A Pirate's Soul Chapter 5Chapter 5:: Smells of Decay and Cherry Blossoms. A Message from One Too ManyA Pirate's Soul Chapter 51 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Hands brushed the sides of my jean, sliding softly over the rough fabric. Nimble finger looped around my belt while another caressed the small of my back. Gentle digits stroked the under-side of my ass and between my thighs.
They were cold hands. Cold, dead hands of ghostly smoke.
They felt real, oh so real, but I knew they were just an illusion.
The cold ocean wind brushed through my hair and tugged my clothes as a half-moon shined down from above. It was the early morning, hours before the sun would rise.
I woke up two days ago officially. I talked with the crew and caught up completely with them, answered questions about my job and just hung out together. It was nice. After Impel Down, being babysat by Garp sounded like Heaven.
"That was a terrible thing to do, Miss Rhythm," a soft, melodic voice said next to me. I didn't move from the railing I leaned against, looking out over the ocean. The cold
A Pirate's Soul PrologueA Pirate's Soul PrologueA Pirate's Soul Prologue1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There is an island in the New World, protected by its own laws. No danger is present, no harm comes to those who are not stupid, and there's only creativity.
Verto; the island of music. Musician's come all over the world to this secret paradise, where no harm would come. They relax and do what they want. Few besides the musicians know of Verto, and those who do are sworn to secrecy.
It's a beautiful place, where artists of all sorts perform in the streets, practicing new pieces before tours. Dancers kick through the streets, styles ranging from sharp hip-hop to willowy lyrical. Musicals are always playing in the theatre, as rock bands play at the concert halls. Everyone's happy, peacefully.
And because these people ARE artists, nothing's ever normal. That makes the days more exiting, more inspirational. Laughing at silly stunts one guy pulls or fretting over personal issues. The life here is never calm, but somehow relaxing.
To get away from the paparazzi or th
A Pirate's Heart Chapter 7Chapter 7:: Sanji's Nosebleed! Narcolepsy and The Symbolic Tattoo.A Pirate's Heart Chapter 72 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Why are you' guys lookin' at me like that?" I looked to one facwe to the other. Luffy was just laughing.
"She and as has the. . narcoplatypus or sumthin'" he said.
"Narcolepsy," I corrected, "Ace's just worste than mine."
"What's narco-whatever?" Usopp asked.
"It's a disorder where a person suffers from excessive sleepiness and sleep attacks. When falling asleep, generally experience the REM stage of sleep within 5 minutes; whereas most people do not experience REM sleep until an hour or so later. In other words, they fall asleep when least expected." Chopper explained.
"Oh, so a mystery disease." Luffy said bluntly.
I back-handed him, "When you say it that way, it sounds like I'm going to die. If anyone, Ace is way worst than me." I grumbled.
"Doesn't than mean Marimo here has the same thing? He just snoozes away all the time, " Sanji said.
"Nah. He seriously just naps whenever he wants to. Narcoleptics fal
A Pirate's Heart Chapter 11Chapter 11:: Return. The Marine With A Heart of Gold and Soul of SteelA Pirate's Heart Chapter 112 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The night was cool and dark, waves softly lapping the bow of the Going Merry as the moonlight reflected off the ocean surface, making the silveryu light reflect like thousands of tiny facades. A seagull called out in the night, breaking the currents ever so softly.
I sighed as I snuggled deeper into my blanket, book at hand.
Suddenly (AN: i think the word "suddenly" is a bit cliche. but i cant think of anything better at the moment besides "out of no where"), the ship lurched forward from the sudden (AN there it is again! I hate suddenly and anyword like that! idk why!) waves. Unnatural, that's for sure. Well, this is the Grand Line. A huge crash came from a distance, along with a cannon fire and another wave, only bigger. A couple thunks resounded form below the deck, as Nami shrieked in shock.
The door to the boys' quarters slammed open, and Luffy, Zoro, Usopp, Sanji and Chopper came spilling out, tense an
A Pirate's Heart Chapter 2Chapter 2:: The STolen Bike! The Fastest Route to The Straw HatsA Pirate's Heart Chapter 22 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
~Rhythm D. Jade~
"So you gotta crew?" I asked sipping my apple juice.
"Yup! There's 7 of us. Me, Zoro, Sanji, Usopp, Nami, Chopper and Robin," he said tearing into his meat.
"Oh really? Tell me about them and then let's trade stories."
"Okay! Let's see, first Zoro joined me. He uses the 3 sword style and already has a bounty on his head!"
"You mean Roranoa Zoro? I heard he joined a pirate crew."
"Yeah that's him. Then Nami did. She's greedy when it comes to money but she's an amazing navigator! And then Usopp. A major lier but a great sniper. He's also Yasopp's son!"
"And then Sanji, he's an amazing cook and hands out great kicks. Chopper's the ship's doctor, but he's also a blue-nosed reindeer."
"He ate the Human-Human fruit. And not to long ago, Robin joined us. She's an archeologist and ate a Hana-Hana so she can sprout body parts whereever she wants."
"That's disturbing but so cool!"
A Pirate's Heart Chapter 6Chapter 6:: A New Nakama! Why Are There So Many Explamation Points?!A Pirate's Heart Chapter 62 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"She-she beat Luffy," Chopper whispered. Usopp and Nami was gaping, eyes popping.
I smiled, "And now, Luffy, for what you did 2 years ago!" I walked over and took my fedora from Sanji, his eyes hearts.
"Despite the lies that you're making" I started.
"Wait!" Luffy scrambled to his feet, eyes wide as he backed away, "Don't! I'm sorry! it was an accident! how are you still mad about that?"
"Your love is mine for the taking," I continued to sing. Luffy started running.
'Wait! What are you doing?" Nami yelled.
"My love is just waiting," the illusion started as the song grew, "To turn your tears to roses."
Luffy yelled. He started running away from somthing that wasn't there, yelling "get away! Get away! get away!"
"What's going on?" Usopp yelled.
"Revenge, hun," I smiled at him, "revenge in it's worst form." Then I turned back to Luffy and continued.
"Despite the lies that you're making
Your love is mine for th
A Pirate's Heart Chapter 8Chapter 8:: Rhythm's Past. The Man Who Changed My LifeA Pirate's Heart Chapter 82 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The morning sun rose from the east, rays of golden light sprinkled on to the deck. Seagulls squaked to eachother, as the ocean currents swirling and twirling past eachother with perfect sync.
That was the only word that could describe this morning. I sat in the bird's nest with Zoro, who was fast asleep, having just switched shifts with me. Sleep still hazed my eyes as I stood and stretched. The ocean's lullaby still sand through my ears, soft and promising great adventure as salt and sea filled my nose, along with wood and freedom. I looked down at my left hand, pulling down the sleeve. On my thumb, was a silvery ring with a complex swirling pattern that reminded me of ocean waves circling it. It was a gift from him. From the man that made me feel like a girl.
He was a Marine, whom I met when I was 14 (he was 16) at Foosha Village, my hometown. His ship had stopped by my village, on there way to the Grand Line. At the
A Pirate's Heart Chapter 9Chapter 9:: Sano and Rhythm Forever . . . Right?A Pirate's Heart Chapter 92 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I sat in one of the tallest tree, Old Buck as Ace used to call it. It was my favorite spot, looking out over the lush green trees, and beyond that, the village. The windmills spun in graceful arcs as a breeze played through the fields. It was a serene sight, that sent a sigh of peace escpae through my lips. I then flipped through my Japanese-Russian book, finding my place and continued to teach myself the forein language. So far, I knew English, Japanese, Spanish, Morse, French, Italian, Chinese, Greek, some Latin, and a bit of Russian. I wanted to know at least 12 by the time I am 20. I pulled my headphones out of my bag and put them over my ears, then blasted on my music. I couldn't read in perfect silence. It's almost immposible.
"Я иду на рынок" it read. I'm going to the market. Lame.
"Луффи упал со
A Pirate's Heart Chapter 10Chapter 10:: Revealing The Truth. The Heart's Calling and Loss.A Pirate's Heart Chapter 102 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
AN: imagine this next scene with anime light, sweet dramatic orchastrated music, and certain points in slow mo then you see this scene through my minds eye.
btw, PANDAMAN ROCKS!
Oh hey, in all the chapters iv never made a disclaimer.
Okay ill let Zoro do it.
Zoro: ehhem. . . SlayersRevolution disclaimes this book and any follow up books. Everything belongs to Eiichiro Oda, except Rhythm D. Jade, Sano, and any other character that you have never read/seen in the manga/anime. Please support the original anime/manga.
can i get my katana back now?
Me: no. Now go take your shirt off and stretch in the sunlight.
Zoro: strange request but okay
The fact that I had a dangerous illness that only a guy could cure was total B.S. Makino has to be teasing me. But I'm not gonna let some pathetic trick knock me down.
Well I'm not going to fall down that easily. After growing up hunting animals the size of my house with Luffy and Ace, livi
A Pirate's Heart Chapter 20Chapter 20::Time for HellA Pirate's Heart Chapter 202 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
(AN: I apologize beforehand for the crappy chapty TWENTY! It's the spring and my allergies are acting up, so I feel like shit, I cant think straight (let alone see) I can hardly breath and my brain is producing mush, while I cough and sneeze my insides out. Be nice tot the chappie and don't judge the work, it's the damn spring air.
But please, tell me if this's bertter or worst, like just the work in general. It would be funy if my writings better when im sick.)
The Straw Hats had spilt up, each (unknowingly) to their destined opponent. Monkey D. Luffy is unknowingly running straight into Witch's trap, Roronoa Zoro is facing off Sterling in the lower construction zone, Sanji is running through the first level, searching desperately for the girls, Usopp, Nami, and Robin are facing the Tsuru Army, Chopper is stuck in the ventilation system, and Rhythm is battling Sapphire in the lower weapons room.
And throughout all this, Witch's plan is about to tak
Who Am I?Who am I?Who Am I?1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am an American teenage girl that attends a public high school.
I have my own group of friends that hang out away from everyone else.
I wear black, grey, white and plaid with Converse
I eat leftovers
I sleep sometimes between classes
I drink water from old SoBe bottles
I am not like most American high schoolers
I don't care about gossip, unless it's about my friends
I don't flash my cleavage, thighs, and stomach
I don't talk to everyone in all my classes
I don't say 'like' in every sentence
And I don't care about most things that go on
I have never had a boyfriend
I haven't had my first kiss
I haven't done any sort of drugs or consumed large amounts of alcohol
I haven't lost my virginity
And I am not going to for years
My nail polish is chipped
The sides of my hands are smeared in lead
My skin is almost paper white
The headphones I use are pushed up my head like a crown
I avoid drama and most social events
I sleep when I can
And eat when I want
I sit silently in the back dar
Little ThingsTick-tockLittle Things1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
The clock on my grandma's wall ticked life away.
Smells of cookies and roses waft through the small house at the corner
The small sting as you prick your finger on the rough red bench outback next to the peach tree
Tasting the dinner you whipped up in two minutes, microwave TV dinner as you sit and watch your favorite program, or something you just enjoy watching for some reason or another
Your friend calls up and asks if you can meet them at the mall
Little things that make you smile
The large garden in behind your house
That ugly stuffed bear that sits on your aunt's couch, and for some reason she never threw away
The tinkling of the ice cream truck as it drives by, out of tune with a smokey feel to it
Rubbing your feet on the soft carpet
Being alone on your bed, listening to Rise Against
Laughing as your friend trips over nothing, then helping them up
Squishing a Twinkie in your hands just to see the filling spill out
People die because t
A Pirate's Heart Chapter 31Chapter 31:: Sing Me To SleepA Pirate's Heart Chapter 311 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The ship rocked peacefully, anchor down and waves calm. The full moon light bathed the Going Merry in a silvery glow. The Straw Hats were resting peacefully, except for the few that roamed.
Sanji was in the galley, writing down some recipes and smoking a late- night cigarette.
Robin was in the crow's nest, on watch with a book as a friend.
Chopper was in the boy's quarters, measuring and mixing different herbs for medicine.
While I, was wide awake. I sat up in my bed, back resting against the wall. The four walls of the storage room was all that kept me from the cool night air and the colors of the world. My mind was spinning with what had happened these past few days.
The bandages on my shoulder had extended to my collarbone, chest, waist, hips, arms, and eyes. The throbbing pains from the wounds were nothing compared to the gaping hole that Sano tore in my heart. He had so happily forced his way through my little bubble of steel years ago, makin
A Pirate's Heart Chapter 30Chapter 30:: Save MeA Pirate's Heart Chapter 301 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I put my soaked hoodie over Rhythm to protect her from the worst of the rain. Hoisting her up onto my back, I used her sword to hold her bottom up while her arms were wrapped around my neck. I had taken out the Kunais from her and set them in my haramaki, in case Chopper needed them to get the poison. Her warm blood oozed from her wounds and soaked into my shirt.
"Fuck Rhythm, you better not die or Luffy'll have my head," I hissed as I took off running. Maybe he'll have the rest of me for dinner . . .
The rain pounded relentlessly against us and the wind pushed and shoved, as though trying to make us go the opposite way (AN: is it that the wind is trying to push Zoro the right way? That his sense of direction is so bad that freaking Mother Nature has to help him? Or is She just being a Bitch. . .?). Rhythm's limp head rested on my shoulder, the wind drowning out most of her labored breathing.
I found myself in the same alley four times, by the same store
A Pirate's Heart Chapter 21Chapter 21:: Roaring Fire. The Princess's Savior(s) and The Return of Luffy's ArtA Pirate's Heart Chapter 211 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
(AN: this is sersioudly the first time ive written an honest to goodness fight scene. Okay these few times but this is different. I have the scenes in my head, but its getting really hard for me to get it down. Please no H8 and this may be short. Idk cuz im writing this before I started writing the chapter .)
"Anti-Manner Kick Course!" I yelled, kicking Clanford right in the jaw and sending him flying upwards. He spiraled into the air with a trail of blood, only to flip around, kitchen knives in hands. The spun in his hands, turning into a silvery blur before he threw them at me. I barely dodged the flying blades. In the process, Clanford landed gracefully on his hands and used them as a springboard to flip him back into the air and into hid feet. Knives flashed and he was at my throat.
"Can't do anything when you're up against a wall, huh cook?" Clanford grinned.
"You're an idiot, you know that righ
A Pirate's Heart Chapter 33Chapter 33:: Shinjitsu no Uta (Song of Truth)A Pirate's Heart Chapter 331 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
AN: oh shit im so sorry! Go back and read the end of chapter 32, now! I forgot a really important part and didn't remember until 3:30 AM a few days after I posted it. Stop before you go on! I beg of you!
"Well, I better get going," I said, jumping gracefully atop the railing of the beaten Going Merry, "I got things to do and you gotta ship to fix up."
"Wait what?! No you're not!" Luffy said.
"Yeah, I am," I fixed my fedora and pulled my bag higher up my shoulders, "Nice meeting you all! And thank you for everything!" I waved cheerily.
"As your captain I command you to stay on this ship!" Luffy yelled.
"Rhythm, don't go!" Chopper cried.
"She's not going so unpack your bags and sit down and have fun!" Luffy ordered. I jumped down.
"Luffy come here," I reached out my hand to him and wiggled my fingers. He grabbed my hand and I pulled him over.
In a low voice, I told him everything. I told him how I caught a glimpse of Sabo and my lead
A Pirate's Soul Chapter 1Chapter 1:: Katsu's OfferA Pirate's Soul Chapter 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The yearly festival was coming to Foosha Village. It's taken months to prepare for the one week of nothing but fun and adventure. Live music, fresh food, and partying till your legs break (literally, three years ago). People from nearby islands came to this festival. Even some royals up from Goa come down to celebrate.
"Jade, I think you're old enough to participate in the Talent Show." Makino said, wiping down the counter at the Party's Bar.
"I dunno. Maybe." I was twelve years old, the awkward stage where you're not a teen and you're not a kid anymore.
"You should sign up for the concerts. You can share your music with everyone. I know how good you are, and the customers love it when you play on the piano," she jerked her head towards the small piano in the corner.
"I'll think about it. Probably not." I said.
"Oh you will, and I'll make you a pretty dress to wear. How's that?"
I turned and glared at her, "No." and left the bar.
The next day Woop Slap appr
A Pirate's Heart Chapter 26Chapter 26:: Chouwa OtaA Pirate's Heart Chapter 261 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Ladies and gentleman! Tonight we celebrate one last time with our heroes! We helped them restock on supplies for their long journey ahead and help repair their ship so it can sail more seas. Now the Tomonian dancers will like to open up this beautiful evening with a wonderful dance they put together in honor of their good deeds!" The announcer finished. The crowd clapped respectfully. They were in a large courtyard. Long tables were set around the stage where the Straw Hats and many important people of the island sat around. Heaping plates of food, ranging from the simplest dressing to the most exotic platter. Strings of paper lanterns hung over their heads and the smell of the island flowers blended into their food. The sun was setting, giving a golden glow to everything.
"Where's Rhythm-dwono?<3" Sanji asked, swiveling his head around like a lost puppy.
"Oh yeah, where did she go?" Nami finally noticed.
"Probably where she's been disappearing to
A Pirate's Soul Chapter 6Chapter 6:: Here's to Us, Here's to LoveA Pirate's Soul Chapter 61 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"No before you do anything, even hug me, tell me how the fuck are you still alive!" I hissed. My emotions were jumbled up, and I hated it. I didn't know whether to be happy, confused, pissed off or sad.
"Well, I survived," Ace said.
"You had a molten fist ran through your chest. It melted most of your vital organs," I narrowed my eyes.
"At least support me on this! I survived okay, I don't know how but I did!" he shot back.
"Like I can believe that! You could be a fucked-up fraud for all I know?" My voice rose.
Ace and I never really got along, we were okay sometimes, able to comply with whatever and work together when needed. But other times we just couldn't stop bickering. The bastard always annoyed the shit out of me, and I annoyed the shit out of him. We used to bickered constantly, finding ways to piss of one another the most effective and used blackmail. Well at least I did.
The fact he's alive actually kind of scared me. Not in actual fea