It was a calm day for the Straw Hat Pirates. Still on the high of the last adventure, the crew now accepted a new member into its ranks. All was good. At least that's what it seemed. While Usopp was looking out the bird's nest of the Go Merry, he saw quite a troubling sight. "Ah! Another pirate ship! It looks like they're fighting someone! And just pushed that person into the sea!" The sharpshooter shouted, staring at the ship like it was a shipwreck. "Let's turn around before they see us!" Luffy was quite a different story, watching with curious eyes as the mystery ship started to leave the drowning girl behind. "Zoro, go save her! Then we can find out more about this mystery ship!" The captain called, a grin starting to stretch across his face. Usopp blanched, obviously disliking the captain's idea. "But, Luffy! I'm all for saving the girl, but we can't go after that ship! It could be dangerous for all we know!" The sharpshooter kept glancing between the ship and his captain, hoping this didn't end up getting them in a lot of trouble. Nami glared as her captain made no move to budge his opinion. "Luffy, we could get seriously hurt or worse! They could steal all of our treasure! Let's just get the girl and get out of here!" The crew let out a small collective groan as their captain pulled out his trump card. "Captain's orders!" On the ship, before the crew had seen the terrible fall, a great battle was taking place. Edme Saxton, a bounty hunter, was currently trying to take down her newest target to no avail. Blood stained her silver hair as she stumbled back. The man swung his sword toward the girl's neck. She dodged, barely ducking into a roll before stabbing out with her trusted spear. The large blond man dodged easily, swinging out again. Each attack pushed Ed toward the edge, one swing at a time. Each she dodged, bringing her spear around to counter attack. The man shoved her spear out of the way. With a mighty swing, he cut across her stomach, pushing her over the edge. Ed fell into the watery depths below, shock and utter disappointment riddling her system. She could faintly hear the pirates yelling at how their fearless captain didn't have a scratch on himself. Blood clouded around her, though was swept away with the tides. Like an anchor, she sank down to her doom. Ed supposed that she shouldn't have gotten so cocky as it was. Water was filling her lungs quickly, though she really couldn't be bothered to notice. It almost seemed peaceful as she closed her eyes, accepting death.