Luffy dont lean too much or you’ll fall!” A young blond haired boy shouted,
catching the attention of a younger raven haired boy.
should let him fall in, it’ll teach him to stop it.” A third boy of the same
age as the blond said. He had freckles and straight black hair unlike the messy
spiky hair of the youngest.
worry, I’ll be careful!” Luffy said laughing before nearly slipping and falling
we told you to be careful!” Ace and Sabo
shouted in annoyance.
had been a year since the fire on Trash Mountain. Sabo had almost been caught
in it looking for Luffy and Ace and vice versa, but luckily Garp had arrived on
the island that day, saving the three and smashing Bluejam and his pirates with
ease. From then on Sabo was able to continue living with his brothers like
before, his parents thinking that he died in the fire. Now Garp had dragged the
three along with him to his ship, sailing who knows where.
so this is what it's like to be at sea! I can't wait until we become
pirates!" Luffy said happily looking at the ocean.
imagine, every day we'll be at sea, freer than anyone." Ace added as he
stood next to his little brother.
want a ship this big, that way I have a ton of room for my crew.” Sabo added
what did I tell you three! You'll become marines whether you like it or not!"
Garp said, hitting them on the heads. They rubbed the lumps they had.
you shitty old man, what was that for?"
told you to call me Grandpa, Ace!"
you wanna receive another fist of love?"
me sir, approaching the designated island!" A random Marine soldier said
from behind them. Garp nodded and went to the side of the boat, pointing
towards the island. Ace, Sabo and Luffy leaned over the railing to look, and
saw a large mountain of an island. Outside of it stood a large statue of a
crucifix, with a large purple stone at its center.
that island?" Luffy asked tilting his head.
see soon enough." Garp said as he left the two, now directing his men. Ace
scoffed as he leaned against the rail of the ship.
old man, this is one of his attempts to try and get us to stop aiming to be
pirates." He said, with Luffy laughing in response.
it probably is, but I'll never stop trying to be a pirate!" Luffy declared
either." Sabo said giving a toothy smile.
was that, brats?"
The three replied scared.
arriving on the island, Garp brought the three with him into the mountain face.
He held a torch in his hand as he led the three down the mountain pass.
old man, where are we going?" Ace asked impatiently.
three brats are dead set on becoming pirates, and I can't let that happen. Instead
of living with Dadan, you lot are gonna live with another friend of mine. He'll
also help you brats get stronger, especially since now even Ace and Sabo have
eaten devil fruits!" Garp said, now looking back at the older boys who
sweat dropped and rubbed his head.
wasn't my fault, I just found it and ate it without knowing!" Both boys
too late to change that anyway, now we'll see if you can get stronger with
it." Garp said.
I actually know how to use it, unlike Luffy with his.” Ace sneered making the
youngest of them glare.
I know how to use it! I've gotten a lot stronger in the past year!" Luffy
said now angry.
but you still haven't beat me." Ace said teasingly, making the younger one
come on, you have to admit he is pretty good with his now.” Sabo said trying to
you three, we're here." Garp announced grabbing their attention. They
looked around the area they were now in, finding a bunch of drawings on the
walls. At the center was a large pinkish light. Luffy went to the drawings and
grew stars for eyes.
look, cave men used to live here!"
don't think cavemen drew those, they're way too complicated." Ace said
bursting the rubber boys bubble.
right; a friend of mine made those a while back for someone to read." Garp
said looking them over.
you read it old man?” Sabo asked seeing that Garp was studying them.
not a word.” He answered making all three fall to the ground in disappointment.
on you three, we gotta go." He said pointing at the light.
you want us to go in there?" Ace said unbelievingly, but Garp simply
fine I've been through it before, now hurry up and go through you brats!"
He shouted now, making them shiver.
sir!" They shouted and now rushed into the portal. Garp followed after
slowly. The three had shut their eyes in fear before going through, shivering
at what might have happened. They slowly opened their eyes to look around. They
both relaxed when they found themselves in what looked like a living room. The
room was dark with no lights on save from the portal they had come through.
wasn't expecting this." Ace said looking around. Luffy nodded in agreement
but said nothing.
looks like a room in a nobles house…” Sabo commented reminded of home slightly.
to castle Shuzen." A deep voice said suddenly, making the three jump. They
looked to their left to find a man sitting on a couch. He had been dressed very
nice, similar to a noble, with semi long black hair that went to the bottom of
are you?" The boys said having jumped at the sound of his voice. They were
suddenly hit on the head by their grandpa who finally came through the portal.
talk to one of your elders so rudely!" Garp shouted standing over the
it's good to see you again. It's been quite a long time since you have
visited." The mystery man said standing up, the two shook hands with Garp
to see you Issa! And yeah it has, I've been real busy lately on duty. So Akasha
told you the reason I'm here right?"
and I accept them into my home gladly." Issa Shuzen said, now looking at
the boys. The three looked at him in wonder but said nothing.
me, it is time for you all to meet the rest of my family, my daughters do not
know of our arrangement." Issa said, waving for them to follow. Garp
knocked the three in front of him to make sure they followed. They went up a
few flights of stairs before finally coming to a grand hall. Luffy, Sabo and
Ace gaped at the sight for a moment as they passed through.
they reached the outside. The castle was surrounded by a grand forest the boys
marveled at. They could do a lot of hunting there. On the balcony, there they
saw a woman with pink hair in a long dress, seeming to watch something in the
dear, our guests have arrived." The older vampire said, grabbing her
attention. She turned to them and saw Garp and smiled happily.
it's been so long!" She said happily. She walked over and gave a hug to
the old marine.
it has, nice to see you!" He said returning it. She looked down and saw
the trio of troublemakers. She bent over now looking at them.
so these are your grand children? They're so cute!" She said happily. Ace,
Sabo and Luffy sweat dropped as she grabbed them both into a hug.
Akasha Akashiya, nice to meet you!"
I'm Luffy!" the rubber boy said holding up his hand in a peace sign.
Ace, nice to meet you." the other said but bowing. His etiquette classes
with Makino were doing well of late.
Sabo, the second oldest.” The blond greeted with his chipped tooth smile.
me a moment. Girls, please come now! We have something to tell you!" She
shouted out. The brothers blinked at each other then looked as several girls
came rushing up from a small play area. The first was a very dark skinned girl
with blond hair, who seemed to be the oldest, seeming to measure up to Ace in
height. The second was a smaller girl with long silver hair that reached down
her back. She was about the same height as Luffy, if not smaller. The last was
a smaller girl with pig tails and strawberry red hair.
do you want Akasha-san, I was this close to beating onee-chan!" The
shortest one said with teary eyes. She had bumps and scrapes all over her,
while neither of the other two looked at all damaged.
you weren't even close, same as always." The silver haired girl said
scoffing at her, making the smaller girl puff up her cheeks in irritation.
Luffy and Ace looked at each other and held in their laughter, the three girls
had yet to take notice of them.
on Kokoa, lets not fight right now, I think we have gues-
interrupt me while I'm trying to fight onee-chan!"
older of the sisters seemed to be hurt now, almost crying. Ace, Sabo and Luffy
couldn't hold it in anymore and began to laugh loudly. The girls stopped their
arguing and looked to the boys who were laughing hard. They were stopped by a
fist to the heads from their grandpa.
be rude in front of women, show respect!"
trio rubbed their bumps as Akasha brought the girls over to meet them.
girls introduce yourself." She said happily.
Kahlua, the oldest of our sisters!" The darker of the girls said.
Moka, and I'm 8 years old, second oldest." The silver haired said.
I'm Kokoa, are one of you younger than me?" The last of them said,
receiving a hit from Moka to the head.
Ace, his older brother."
the same age as Ace!”
began to get in their faces, and seemingly sniffed them.
are you doing?" Luffy asked as she went over to him.
three smell like humans! What are you doing-
was suddenly knocked down by Moka, who bowed in apology.
she is very rude." The silver haired girl apologized, making the three
boys nod with a sweat drop.
that the introductions are out of the way, it's time I explained their presence
here." Issa now spoke up, taking a step in front of the children.
is a long time friend of me and your mother, and we would do anything within
our power to help him should he ask, for he has done that and more for us in
the past. He has asked us to house these three boys with us, so that we may
help them to become stronger and better men."
All of the girls said in unison. The three boys already knew the reason they
were there, but really couldn't say anything about it without getting their
grandpa's fist of love in the process, which scared them into silence at the
moment, although they did seem to sulk a bit.
father, these boys smell like humans, are you sure they aren't?" Kokoa
said they weren't? Of course they're humans. So is Garp." He said simply,
making the girls gape. Luffy and Ace tilted their heads in wonder.
do you keep calling us 'humans'? Aren't you guys humans?" Luffy asked
you don't know what we are?" Moka said now.
the most renowned of monsters, vampires!" Kokoa said highly raising her
chin in superiority.
The three boys said looking at each other.
so cool!" Luffy shouted with stars in his eyes, while Ace stood a bit in
shock while Sabo was still slightly processing the moment.
wanna ask something about vampires!" Luffy said excitedly.
what would that be mortal?" Kokoa said happily, making her sisters sweat
became quiet in the area for some time; the sound of wind could be heard
blowing and even a tumble weed passed by.
your first question?" Kokoa, Moka, Sabo and Ace shouted as they fell over.
Garp laughed and Akasha giggled at Luffy's bluntness. Issa cleared his throat
to gain everyone's attention.
I was saying, yes, we are a house of vampires. If you cannot bear with that,
then tell your grandfather."
we don't care." Ace said as he recovered, and Luffy nodding in agreement.
rather deal with vampires than with Grandpa Garp anyways.” Sabo said sweat
Ace and Luffy said shuddering.
was that you brats?” Garp said glaring and flexing his arm muscles as if ready
to beat them already.
well then, come inside now, there is something I wish to see from you
boys." The male vampire said as he strode inside. He put Ace and Kahlua in
the center of the room facing each other.
fight to the death." Issa said very casually, making the three boys gasp.
is a house of powerful vampires, and I wish to know the amount of strength that
two humans may carry. You are Garps grandchildren, so I expect you three to have
some strength." Issa explained. Luffy, Sabo and Ace looked at each other
in shock but said nothing. Garp stood by silent to watch the fight.
I've never fought a girl!" Ace said as he took a fighting stance. He
sweated a bit as he looked at her. She looked weak and scared, but if she was a
vampire, should he go easy on her? Suddenly he was surprised when she moved
with a great quickness, nearly landing a shot to his abdomen.
fast!" Luffy said in awe, with Kokoa chuckling.
brothers gonna die! Kahlua nee-chan is very strong!" She said confidently.
Moka seemed focused on the fight.
be surprised at what Ace can do.” Sabo said smirking.
is strong, he's gonna win!" Luffy said confidently.
so you're definitely not a push over." Ace said eyeing her. She began to
snivel and tear up a bit, making Ace falter a little.
truly don't like fighting but... sorry about this Ace-san." She said
taking a fighting stance.
cant underestimate you again, so let's do this." Ace said. He went on the
offensive this time, launching a shot at her gut. She blocked, but was
surprised by the amount of force that came from it.
thought in awe, never before had she heard of humans being as strong as a
vampire. Her sisters had very similar reactions.
no way he... knocked her back!" Moka said as Kahlua skidded on the ground
backwards. She finally came to a stop to find Ace trying to capitalize.
not done yet!" He yelled as he started to deliver jabs left and right.
Kahlua managed to block them, but he seemed to increase in speed and power as
he went. Luffy cheered from the side as Moka and Kokoa watched in dismay, Sabo
had a more neutral look, unsure of the results of the fight.
on Kahlua nee-chan, beat him!" Kokoa shouted.
was beginning to lose ground, and Ace continued with his attack. Finally, she
made a mistake, and was left open for an attack.
about this!" Ace said right before delivering a punch straight to her gut.
The two brothers and the sisters inhaled as he did so.
sorry I've never beaten a girl up befor-
Ace could finish, a strong fist came down, hitting the top of his head
furiously. Ace cringed in pain, jumping back to get distance.
you still have some fight in you huh?" Ace said as he took up a stance
again. He froze as he saw her begin to cry. He tilted his head in thought, but
suddenly went on the defensive as she began to attack furiously. He dodged as
fast as he could, getting distance once again between them.
with her?! now she's all strong while she's crying!" Luffy said in
surprise. The girls were in shock themselves, but knew what the crying meant.
way, I get it now…” Sabo said widening his eyes in understanding.
understand now, this is when you become ready to kill someone in a fight."
Ace said as he stared sternly at her. She continued to sob, but her face showed
signs of wanting to massacre. Garp began to laugh in the background.
should be more careful Ace, she could really kill you!" Garp said laughing.
not helping old man!" Ace shouted back with shark teeth.
she rushed again, but Ace didn't move. Everyone watched as she was now inches
from him, and finally punched him. Her fist seemed to go through him, making
the other kids gasp.
she really killed Ace!" Luffy said freaking out, while the other girls
said nothing since they were in shock.
Luffy don’t you remember?” Sabo said with a sweat drop.
you know I'm not dead!' Ace suddenly said, now surprising everyone. Kahlua
withdrew her arm, finding flames encroaching Ace's stomach. His stomach began
to regenerate and seemed perfectly fine.
yeah I forgot he could do that, he's fine!" Luffy said in relief, making
Kokoa grab his shirt.
the heck did he do that? I thought he was human!" Kokoa said in surprise,
Moka no less than her.
ate a devil fruit!" Luffy declared happily.
the heck is that?" The two vampires said blinking.
don’t know what devil fruits are?” Sabo asked slightly surprised.
now covered his hand in fire and cocked it back.
looks like I can't go easy on you, sorry about this." Ace said sternly.
She showed no signs of deterring, and they approached each other to clash
again. Suddenly a thunderous clap was heard, and they both stopped. It was Issa
Shuzen who stopped them.
is enough. Thank you Ace, you have shown me the extent of your power. I was
quite surprised that even without the use of your devil fruit that you were
able to stand up to Kahlua. You both may stop now." He explained. Ace
looked at Kahlua who visibly relaxed and smiled. Ace couldn't believe that she
changed from wanting to murder him so quickly.
Luffy, it is your turn. Moka, please step forward." Issa said now. Ace
sweated in worry for his brother, but said nothing. Luffy smiled and took a
step in front of her.
go!" Luffy said determinedly taking a stance. Moka said nothing as she
took a stance now.
You may have been able to fight Kahlua nee-chan, but there’s no way that weak
looking guy can beat onee-chan!" Kokoa said. Ace remained silent, but gave
her a death stare, making her withdraw comically.
can beat her Luffy, I don’t think she fights like her older sister." Ace
underestimate her though! She might still be really strong!” Sabo announced.
it!" Luffy shouted back happily.
Issa said. Moka now rushed Luffy, throwing fast kicks to his waist. He barely
dodged it and went on the defensive. He kept dodging each kick, but Moka showed
no signs of letting up. Kokoa laughed at Luffy as the fight continued. Finally
Luffy made a slip up and received a kick to the stomach. He fell back on the
is that all? After seeing your brother fight, I was expecting more." Moka
said pushing hair out her face. Luffy sat up quickly, surprising the young
was good kick, but now it's my turn!" He said jumping to his feet. Moka
widened her eyes in surprise, for he didn't seem to even think of the kick that
she had just landed.
barely dodged his punch as his arm stretch far across. Kokoa and Kahlua gasped
in surprise, while Ace remained neutral.
did he do that?" Kokoa said
see if you eat a devil fruit, it gives you some kind of power, like mine is
fire, and Luffys is rubber." Ace explained to the girls who seemed very
a surprise for when I fight!” Sabo said smirking
the downside is that because of that, we cant swim at all in the sea, or we'll
drown like hammers." Ace said disappointedly.
looked at the outstretched arm and grabbed it tightly.
this may be useful in a fight, it has its downsides, like so." She said as
she attempted to pull him in. She prepared to kick him until-
regretted her action immediately after Luffy clothesline her. She fell to the
floor as he continued to fly through the air and into the wall.
knew that wasn't gonna work on him, I used to do it all the time until he
figured out how to counter it." Ace said smirking proudly. Luffy picked
himself up again and got ready to fight. Moka on the other hand growled in
a good thing too, you did it over a hundred times and he still didn’t get it
for a while.” Sabo said chuckling.
on onee-chan, beat him up!" Kokoa shouted in fear that she might see her
sister lose! suddenly Issa clapped his hands again, making them both stop.
good enough, now I have finally evaluated the boys." He said, but Moka
but I want to fight him again, I was about to win!" She shouted in anger,
but Luffy wasn't having it.
way, I was gonna win!" Luffy declared getting in her face.
I was about to teach you your place!" Moka said not backing down.
two suddenly got in each other's faces and growled, sparks now flying in anger.
Sabo and Kahlua grabbed the two away before they could start fighting again.
Luffy thats enough for now." Sabo said sighing as he tried to calm the
lets be nice, they are going to live with us now." Kahlua said as soft
sounding as before despite her craziness in the fight.
older siblings continued to try to calm both down, while Garp began to laugh.
are stronger than I expected, they may stay with us Garp." Issa said to
him with Akasha smiling happily at him. “Oi wait, don’t I get to fight?” Sabo
has told me that you are the same as Ace, and the only daughter you would have
left to fight is Kokoa and she is the weakest. I can leave it at that.” The
male vampire said making Sabo pout slightly.
you two, maybe now they can focus on other things besides becoming
pirates." Garp said happily looking at them.
sure it will be a great experience for the girls, they don't have any
brothers." Akasha said happily.
if they impress me more in the future, I'll consider making them possible
suitors for my daughters."
we don't need to think about that now!"
leave all that stuff up to you guys, but now I have to get going. Oi Ace,
Luffy, Sabo! Get over here!" Garp shouted. the two approached, Luffy and
Moka having finally calmed down.
is it old man?" Ace asked as rude as usual.
leaving now, so remember to be good for Issa and his family. Your staying here
now, so get fitted in." Garp said.
bye!" they three said quickly, but received punches instead.
was too quick! You might not see me again for a while and that’s all you have
to say?" Garp said as he picked the two up.
The three said scared. The others watched with sweat drops as they struggled
with their grandpa.
seems to not have changed much." Akasha said with a sweat drop, while Issa
nodded in agreement. Moka looked at Luffy in anger for being humiliated.
going to be a long life here, rubber boy! I will teach you your place!"
In the House of Vampires
This story will continue after the Dressrosa Arc, I would LOVE to see more of Sabo and hopefully Oda sees fit to show us what he can do. Hopefully he kicks Burgess's ass!