Nami Week Day 2: Favorite Scene: Episodes 184-85 (Nami faces Enel)
Title: A Navigator’s Resolve
Genre: Angst / Adventure
“The truth is, there
are a lot of things that I want to do and have. But if I have to abandon those
guys and go with you to get them -then I don’t want a
name, uttered with a heavy tongue, emerged a whisper. Even as it left her lips,
the wind carried it away; as if she’d never said it at all.
Hollow, Nami stared. The
place where her captain had stood was empty. A gaping hole and shattered wood
were all that remained. Her fingers were numb. She couldn’t feel the straw
beneath them, nor was she aware how tightly she gripped the hat which pressed
against her chest. Her heart beat, wild, beneath its wide rim.
moments before, Luffy had clung to the ship’s edge, face contorting with
frustrated rage, as his arm stretched, trapped within the golden ball that
hurtled towards the island below. The wood had cracked beneath his fingers; and
he’d glared at Enel, defiant, even as the monstrous weight dragged him
And then Enel was before
him. The rail, struck by the pseudo-god’s staff, crumbled at Luffy’s back. He
slid back, sandals scraping over wood. As he tipped, teetering at the broken
edge, his eyes found her. His foot slipped, and his eyes widened a fraction of an inch. Then he was gone.
legs finally obeying her, Nami stumbled to the ship’s edge. Trembling fingers
gripped the rail. Panting, she leaned as far over as she would dare.
There he was. The gold sphere flashed as
it caught the light. Trailing behind it, his slim form tumbled through the air.
He and the ball were growing smaller by the second. Around him, a flying form
desperately circled. Nami squinted. It was Pierre, the flying horse. Aisa, the
young Shandian girl, was perched upon his back.
Pierre and Aisa be able to catch him? Even with the extra weight of the gold
dragging him down? Nami gripped the rail. So focused was she on the scene
below, that she almost missed the crackling in the air. It was gaining a
realized what was about to happen a second before it occurred.
herself further over the rail, she screamed. “Aisa! Pierre! Watch out! Get out of the way!”
was too late. The warning had barely escaped her lips when thunder tore through
the air. It was accompanied by a vicious flash. Cringing back, Nami shielded
her eyes. When she opened them, Luffy, Aisa, and Pierre were gone. Struck down
by Enel’s blast, the gaping canyon that stretched below the ship had swallowed
them into its dark depths.
“Luffy!” A pause. “Aisa!” “Pierre!”