Chap 720: Prisoner Gladiator
Kehihi: Caribou and his men attack Scotch to free the old women and the revolutionaries.
Scotch counter attacks with his machinegun, but they all go through the swamp body of Caribou
The announcer of the Colosseum says start of D block will be extended by 15 due to repairing of the broken stadium.
Cavendish attacks Lucy, but Lucy stops Durandal with his hands. (shiraha-dori style, look it up)
Some nameless fodder gladiators hears the name “Straw Hat” and gossips.
The gladiator – apparently a noble from the kingdom of Doereena (literally means “really prestigious” in slang) laughs at Straw Hat,
saying you mean the pirate who failed rescuing his brother? Lol anyone can do that! hahaha
Bartolomeo overhears them, and gets pissed. He squashes the gladiator against the wall with his barriers, and says Luffy sempai is the future Pirate King! He’s going to carry this entire generation on his shoulders, how dare you laugh at him!
He cries as he recalls seeing Luffy for the first time in Logue Town, seeing the miracle there.
Ever since then he’s been following Luffy’s footsteps in newspapers, through Alabasta, Enies Lobby, Impel Down…
But it’s when he saw Luffy in the Marineford War that he decided to set sail.
He was nothing but a small time crook (lol not really) who was in charge of the underworld of 150 towns, but decided to take up the life of a pirate and follow Luffy. He then yells at the gladiator once again, and stabs him with a knife.
Caven tells Luffy to let go of the sword, but Luffy complains he’s freakin’ tired and has no wish to fight.
The nameless gladiators around cannot stop their fight, and Barto is hiding behind a wall and staring at Luffy.
(lol shy school girl stereotype)
He’s too nervous to get close to Luffy, and can’t even raise his voice to tell off Caven.
Chinajo appears, supported by his two grandsons. He has something to tell Luffy, but he’s too tired to speak out loud.
Instead, he bows and tries express his thanks, but his long head splits the floor in half.
Thinking he’s being attacked, Luffy runs away.
The three (Caven, Barto, Chinjao) all wants to chase after Luffy for different reasons lol
Chinjao wants to have his grandson’s Happou Navy join under the wing of the Straw Hat pirates as a follower (like Whitebeard had his)
Rebecca comes to help Luffy out, and pulls him away to somewhere.
They run and come across Burgess, who’s talking on the Den Den mushi with his boss.
Burgess complains that he can’t trust Aokiji, but Blackbeard tells him it’s no different than with Shiryuu.
Burgess notices Luffy, and lets his boss talk with him.
Teach greets Luffy the tells him his man Burgess will take the Mera Mera fruit.
He says it’s like as if Ace is joining me. He asked him before, but was rejected.
Luffy swears they will not get his brother’s fruit, especially not you!
Rebecca and Luffy moves along, and Rebecca buys him a lunch at the food court.
She brings him to the cell where the gladiators live. He offers her the food, but she rejects.
A gladiator’s arm comes out of the cell and grabs Luffy, then tells Rebecca this is the chance, isn’t this why you brought him here?
She hesitates a split second, but draws her sword and attempt to stab Luffy.
Luffy takes down the thug behind him, and dodge her sword. He then easily takes her down on the floor.
Luffy looms over Rebecca as he continues to eat. He says he’ll forgive her, since she bought him food. And it’s not like I died.
The gladiators in the cell are all battle-beaten, some missing limbs, and wrapped in bandages.
They are Prisoner Gladiators. They opposed the Family for minor disobedience and was thrown into this cell.
They have to win 1000 battles to be freed, but by the time any warrior reach a hundred battle, he/she is dead.
Some have attempted to escape, but were killed as well. They say before 10 years ago when Dofla took over the throne, the Colosseum gladiator fights were not fights to death.
Rebecca knows about the one-legged solder’s plan to revolt today.
She tearfully tells Luffy she wants to slay Dofla herself before that, as she wants to be the one protecting the soldier – and no longer relying on his protection.
End of chapter.