Color Spread: Luffy, along with Usopp, sits on a giant bird that holds a piece of wood with its claws, to which a string is attached. The string is also held by a bird in the same way on the other side. Attached to the string is a small boat with Nami, Chopper, Sanji and Robin in it. Sitting on the string at the attachment point is Zoro. In the background you can see some mountains and rocks with two waterfalls.
On the roof of the courthouse, Luffy comes face to face with Blueno. The Straw Hat Captain orders Blueno to get out of the way, as there is Robin in the building behind the CP9 agent. But Blueno only replies that Luffy still didn’t get it until now, whereupon Luffy looks puzzled.
Meanwhile, the rest of the Straw Hats are on Sodom and continue to hold course for the courthouse. Riding alongside them is the Franky Family on Gomorrah. Sodom tells Chopper how he and Gomorrah first met Franky and how he saved their lives. He also tells them that their masked friend didn’t make the jump and as a result is still at the main gate. The information shocks everyone a bit.
Near the main gate, Paulie, Tilestone, and Peepley Lulu continue to hold off the Justice Guard, as well as some World Government agents and Navy soldiers. In the process, Paulie recalls the night at Iceburg’s house, how Luffy promised him he would take down Lucci and the others, and how Nami assured him that her comrades-in-arms can unleash untold power when it comes to their friends.
Back on the roof of the courthouse, Blueno explains to Luffy that the World Government has more than 170 allied states around the world, and when he raided this island, he made enemies of those states as well. Further, he notes that the World Government considers his friends and allies dangerous and will hunt them down until the end of the world. But Luffy cares very little about any of this. Meanwhile, he is already getting ready for battle.
With a Gomu Gomu no Rifle he starts the fight. Blueno simply wants to block the attack with his Tekkai, but he is thrown backwards. Horrified, he realizes that Luffy has changed since they last met in Iceburg’s house. When the Straw Hat Pirate attacks him with a Gomu Gomu no Gatling, he dodges it with Soru, however Luffy already knows the trick, so he knocks him into one of the pillars in mid-air. It seems Luffy is now a match for Blueno.
Since Sogeking didn’t make the jump, Nami wants to turn back immediately to get him, since the island is full of marines and agents of the world government. But Zoro just says that they all got stronger on the Grand Line trip, so Sogeking will make it on his own. Shortly after, there is a sudden explosion. Sodom has been wounded in the neck by an enemy projectile and can go no further. The Straw Hats have to switch to Gomorrah and leave Sodom wounded, which is visibly difficult for Chopper as a doctor.
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