This chapter is written by Fuzzylittlekitty (she is couldn’t asleep so I’m posting it)! I edited for her!
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The days had passed and Coby couldn’t get Usopp to talk about what happened. Coby sighed. He was in his office on the Marine side of the island. There was a few towns here and there, but they weren’t as grand as the city Marina. That’s where the Marine building was.
The pirate’s had their own city too. They called it Utopia. Though most of their city was surrounded by three different graveyards. Coby frowned. They had to bury Luffy and the others at graveyard number one, filling up the spaces.
As for the Thousand Sunny, Usopp made it clear that he didn’t want anyone on there ’till he got there. He also mention something about ‘the treasure’. That made Coby a bit curious, but he just sent a few Marines there to guard it.
Coby’s snail-phone rang. He picked it up. He could hear an inhuman roar on the other end. Coby suddenly was on alert.
“What’s going on?” he asked.
“It’s Usopp,” answered Dr. Sarvin, “He’s turned into something I can’t explain. Just hurry and get your ass here now!”
There was a crash before Dr. Sarvin hanged up. Coby jumped up and got his coat. He yelled for Helmeppo to follow him. They got on their horses and galloped all the way to Utopia’s hospital. Once they got to the floor Usopp was on, they were in shook. Usopp was some kind of dark purple angle with strange looking wings. His hair look like white fire and the wings were black. White stars twinkled in the wings while black stars twinkled in the hair. Coby and Helmeppo could pick out the big dipper, little dipper and other consolations in them.
Usopp growled and hissed at them. He was on all fours. Coby looked at the claw like hands and feet. Usopp’s mouth was in a jagged style (think of Naruto’s four tail form for the mouth). He swallowed. Usopp looked at him and growled. Coby looked at Dr. Sarvin.
“What where you doing to him before he changed?” he asked.
“He was complaining about pain on the burnt side of his face,” answered Dr. Sarvin, “so I had ordered a nurse to get me a few things to relieve it. That’s when he turned.”
“Has he harmed anyone?” asked Helmeppo.
“No,” answered Dr. Sarvin, “all he did was brake the door and a few glass bottles full of medicine. He’s been staying right there.”
Usopp roared. Helmeppo raised his blades. Usopp looked at him and growled. He looked like he was ready to attack Helmeppo if he tried anything.
“Helmeppo,” said Coby, “put your blades away.”
Helmeppo nodded. He slowly put them away. Usopp relax some. He looked at Coby as he got on his knees and slowly made his way to Usopp. Coby had is hands up to show Usopp that he wasn’t going to do anything.
“It’s all right,” said Coby, “I just want to get near you to help you. If you don’t mind changing back.”
“I don’t know how,” said Usopp causing Coby to jump, “I don’t even know how to control this Devil Fruit.”
Coby jumped a little not excepting Usopp to be able to spoke in that form.
“Is it okay if I put seastone cuffs on you?” he asked, “it’s just to change you back.”
Usopp stared at Coby for a minuet before nodding. Coby looked back at Helmeppo.
“Do you have one on you?” he asked.
Helmeppo nodded. He grabbed the one he hang off of one of is belt loops and handed it Coby. Coby slowly and gently put them on Usopp’s wrists. Usopp turned back and fall into Coby’s arms.
“You okay?” Coby asked.
“Yeah,” Usopp answered, “just a bit tired.”
“We’ll take you back to your room,” said Coby, “is okay if the cuffs stay on?”
“That’s fine,” Usopp answered, “…I’m ready to talk as well….”
Coby nodded. With the help from Helmeppo, they put Usopp back on his bed. With a sigh Usopp told them every thing that had happen on that night, including what was still on the ship, One Piece.
“I see,” said Coby, “I’ll make sure no one touches it.”
“Thank you,” said Usopp.
“Coby,” said Helmeppo, “I suggest, when Usopp gets out of here, that we try to help him control this Devil Fruit power.”
“That is a good idea,” said Coby, “but I don’t know. We know nothing about this fruit…not even it’s name.”
“I tend to call it the shade shade fruit,” said Usopp.
“It’ll be fun,” said Helmeppo, “it’ll also be an adventure.”
Excitement filled Coby. They hadn’t had an adventure in a long time. He sighed in defeat.
“Fine then,” he said, “but you’re cleaning up the messes he makes.”
Helmeppo smiled. Usopp was well enough to leave the hospital a few days later. Coby had gotten him a horse to ride to the Marine base. Usopp wasn’t too happy about that. In fact he refused to go near it ’till ether Helmeppo or Coby came to escort him up. Coby had warn him that if any kind of harm came to any of the Marines here, Usopp will be locked up. Same rules applied to the Marines if they harmed a pirate citizen. Though Coby couldn’t due anything to the visiting Marines that were a higher rank then him.
Usopp followed Helmeppo down a trail from the Marine’s training field to the forest area. They stepped off the trail and headed into a deeper part of the forest. Usopp looked back at the path. It was a red brick path. Coby told him that these paths connected the towns and cities together, including the pirate ones.
“All right,” said Helmeppo, “this is where we’ll train at. Let’s, first, work on that form you were in days ago.”
Usopp swallowed. He closed his eyes and held his hands out on his sides (like a T). Black energy balls fired and hit two trees. Their middles blasted out causing the top half to fall. Usopp blushed.
“Just calm down,” said Helmeppo, “just picture the form in your head.”
Usopp nodded. He closed his eyes again. There was guns being fired that scared him. Helmeppo looked back at the direction of the Marine base in announce. He looked to were Usopp was only to find Maroon smoke being blown away by the breeze.
“Usopp?” asked Helmeppo.
Usopp opened his eyes. He was in a whole different place. There was maroon and purple clouds every where and that was it. There was no sky and no ground. Bright purple lightning flashed, but didn’t hit anything.
“Usopp!” he heard Helmeppo’s voice eco, “Usopp where are you?”
Usopp swallowed and closed his eyes again. When he open them, he was still in this strange place. He started to panic and then he started to change form.
“Let me out!” he shouted, “let me leave this place!”
Usopp disappeared and then reappeared in the real world. Helmeppo found him in his angle form on his knees with his head on the ground with his hands covering his head. Usopp was shaking. Helmeppo got on the ground beside him and put his hand on his shoulder blade.
“Usopp you’re okay,” said Helmeppo, “there’s nothing to hurt you.”
“What happen?” asked Coby coming up to him.
He had made his way down the path when he herd the trees fall with a big thud.
“I don’t know,” answered Helmeppo, “he just disappeared as a human and then reappeared like this.”
Coby was on Usopp’s other side now. Guns fire off again causing Usopp to finch.
“It’s okay Usopp,” Coby said, “it’s just the solders practicing.”
“I was in a different world,” said Usopp, “I couldn’t leave it.”
I have to figure out how to better understand this fruit, Coby thought, it’s nothing I have ever seen before.
Soon Usopp calm down enough to change back. He brushed his hair our of the way of his left eye. He had his hair down for one reason only, to cover the right side of his face. That side was so burnt the doctors had to get a surgeon from the Marine hospital to do a skin graph. Usopp wasn’t sure what that was nor was he going to ask. One thing is for sure is that he could no longer see through his right eye. Usopp wondered if, after his devil fruit training, they would let him try practicing his aiming.
They continued his training for the day. He had half way managed to change at will. It was still very hard for him. He still couldn’t control the random black energy balls and the consent porting to this other world. He would always panic would he got stuck there and when he couldn’t turn back. He would scratch at his arms making them bleed when he did turn back. It was so bad that Coby had to go get the first aid to bandage them up.
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Coby was still up. He was at the library at Marina in the restricted area. He was trying to find anything that was about the fruit that the Straw Hat crew found. Coby grabbed a book titled “Devil Fruits of The World”.
This has got to have something about the shade shade fruit, Coby thought.
He didn’t get but two pages in when Helmeppo came up with a paper in his hand.
“We have a problem,” he said before holdup the paper.
It was a wanted poster. Coby’s eyes widen when he saw who the picture was of. It was Usopp in his angel form. Coby closed the book, threw it on the table, stood up, and grabbed the poster. He’s heart was pounding very fast when he read the 500,000,000 beri bounty and the note: last member of the Straw Hats. Coby’s heart slowed a bit when he saw the name, Shadow Angle – real name unknown, in bold letters. Though that didn’t mean they should relax.
“Helmeppo-” Coby started.
“I have all ready made sure no one speaks of Usopp’s angle form,” Helmeppo finished, “the pirates have done said that they will not let a fellow brother suffer in the hands of a “pure” Marine.”
Coby smiled. Leave it to the pirates to look out for one of their own.
“Make sure the other Marines are on high alert for bounty hunters,” said Coby, “I also want boat checks out to make sure no one is hiding a hunter or spys.”
“Right a way Coby,” said Helmeppo saluting and then leaving.
Don’t worry Usopp, he thought, I’ll make sure you’re safe here.
He looked back down at the book.
Even if it means my death, he thought, because you’re the last thing I have left of Luffy.