Chapter 43: Departure
Z introduced the mission briefly while the warships left the dock.”Do not fear, The more you show fear the more your performance will worsen.”
“Do not worry, the veterans will protect the newcomers.”
“It’s really scary to fight against the pirates.”
After Z left The elite camp veterans Looked at Roja and the other and said one after the other.
Some talking seriously, some joking and some half joking.
“Isn’t it just fighting pirates ?”
There are some who couldn’t help but laugh. Still, their eyes contain tension that they couldn’t conceal. It seems simple but they will be fighting pirates for real this time after all.
Very Good who was forced to throw in the towel against looking at the newcomers said jokingly “You people followed teacher Z training for a month. Have some courage. You probably have the strength for the job …”
Talking to here Very Good saw Roja within the crowd and his face turned black.
Roja’s identity as Garp’s nephew wasn’t a secret and it spread in the elite camp.
But most of the elite recruit’s including Very Good didn’t think much about it as Many of them are relatives of some Marine elder. But the identity of Garp was somewhat special.
Very Good complained to himself about how he lost to Roja. Even if Roja could use flame if he escaped and counter-attacked he would’ve been fine even if he lost, it wouldn’t be a one hit defeat for him.
At least he can challenge him again.
Roja wasn’t a devil fruit user so his flame is limited (Tl: LOOL!) Probably could only use it one at a time. Him losing with just one strike made him a laughing stock.
This month Very Good tried to find Roja to challenge him again. He wanted to wash the shame, but unfortunately for him, Roja didn’t appear for the entire month and now the mission is about to start, so he can no longer challenge Roja until the mission is over.
If Roja didn’t do good in the Assessment or made Z save him. Very Good will feel pain as he was defeated with one strike from Roja.
So when he looked at Roja he was gloomy.
In his view, Roja’s ability had a strong attack but it’s not a Devil fruit ability and probably he has no experience in a sword fight.
Roja didn’t care about Very Good’s gloomy eyes. This time he needs to consider how to use this mission to get stronger.
Especially how to train His Haki. Roja found some problems so he directly looked for Z in the cabin.
in Half of the route To the south blue, there won’t be any pirates as all the pirates around here are at shabondy Island.
Very few pirates are willing to fight in this sea as this is too close the Marineford. So anyone trying to fight will be courting death.
On top of the warship.
in a very wide Room, two people stood there.
“You mastered Soru and can even use Moonwalk in a month’s time ?”
Z looked at Roja in shock.
Just now he checked the result of Roja’s practice. He didn’t believe at first as he looked at Roja to determine if that brat was drunk. but Roja really was skilled in Soru and could even use the Moonwalk.
Z did tell Roja to practice Soru and moonwalk before but he thought that Roja would finish in three months or maybe four and to his surprise, Roja took a month to master it.
This made Z extremely shocked.
Soru will make its user able to multiply his speed as it’s a pure movement technique. To learn this technique one didn’t need talent but all he needed is the effort.
A month time and he already learned Soru completely and could use Moonwalk.
That only means that the last month Roja experienced a desperate practice from hell only with what would he be able to master Soru in a month.
Prior to this Z didn’t understand the way Roja practice and didn’t bother to ask Garp.
But this time Z understood. Roja could get stronger so fast wasn’t just due to his talent but Roja’s effort surpassed everyone else’s effort.
Even the most powerful people from the Marine, The admirals who were Z’s disciple didn’t get to where they are now just relying on their talent. For example, Kisaru although he relies too much on his fruit his effort to get there is inseparable.
No matter how good the talent is without hard work and effort there wouldn’t be any effect and if the effort was added to talent the result would be amazing.
It now appears that Roja’s growth rate isn’t simply due to his talent.
Proposing to practice Soru and Moonwalk to Roja was like a test from Z.
Roja was strong enough to practice Haki before but still, he just reached the standard to practice it. which in Z’s view was very weak.
With stronger power, the Haki will be stronger that’s why Z made Roja practice Soru.
Z made Roja practice Soru and moonwalk so he can get stronger physic and make the Haki practice more appropriate.
Ad if Roja didn’t listen to him and wanted to put the cart before the horse and waste three or four months. Z would have reprimanded Roja mercilessly Because that would make Roja’s practice twist and go astray.
But did not expect Roja not only would listen to what he said but also master it completely which he didn’t expect at all.