One piece manga 588
Ace: (continued from At that time…) Luffy was behind me
I don’t know, but that was probably the reason….
Garp: Even when facing an army he couldn’t possibly defeat, Roger never ran, and stood his place.
Dadan: Did he want to die? Running is part of a battle too
Garp: That’s true, but he still wouldn’t run away… as long as there are loved ones behind him.
If he run with them, his crew would be in danger as well.
To elaborate… it’s not “No running away”. He doesn’t “let his enemy go” to prevent them from pursuing his crew.
Luffy: Hm? Hey Dogra! You went to look for Ace and Dadan right? They both came back already!
Dogra: !! Really? Well that’s good…!!
Ace: You LIE!! Even if you’re joking, I won’t forgive you for it!!
Dogra: It’s not a joke or a lie!! It happened so suddenly… I couldn’t believe my eyes!! I thought I was seeing things or dreaming it!!
Luffy, you said Sabo was taken back by his noble parents, right? Thugs like us understand that there are some places you never want to go back to!!
If he was really happy… would he sailed off to the sea like that!? Would he raise a pirate flag and sail out to the sea all by himself!?
Ace flashback: Forget Sabo for now… we promised, remember? This might be his happiness
Luffy: Sabo…. he wasn’t happy at all!!!
Sabo flashback: Don’t be offended by me saying this… but even with my parents around, I was always alone
Ace: Why… why didn’t we go take him back!!
Sabo flashback: I’ll do whatever, and live however you want me to!! So please, don’t harm these two!!
rest of the 4
Ace: Where is the one who killed Sabo!! I’m gonna kill him!!! I’ll avenge him!!
Bandit: wait, Ace!!
Dadan: Stop it, you brat!!
Ace: Get off of me!!
Dadan: You’re full of talk, but you got no strength to back it up!! What could you possibly do by going there!? YOu’ll just die!!
You’ll get killed, and forgotten the next day!! That’s how weak you are, at least for now!!
Dadan: The one who killed Sabo is this world!! What could you possibly do!!?
Your father died and changed the era!! You decide however you want to live and die, AFTER you achieved that level of manliness!!!
Dadan: Tie this idiot up!!
Bandits: Y..yes ma’am!!
Ace: Shut up Luffy!! You’re a man, don’t go about crying like that!!
the first 2 pages of the 4:
Luffy: Ace isn’t dead!!
Magra: calm down, I understand how you feel…
but right now, you’re in no shape to be going to the trash mount where the army is roaming about!
Magra: With a huge fire like that, I know the chances are slim.. but we want to believe boss and Ace are alive as well!
Dogra is checking out the Trash mount right now, leave it up to him!
Magra: Listen Luffy, we’re all in pain just like you!
Citizen: The fishing ship’s been fired at!
Citizen: Is the child ok!? He must have gotten on the nerve of the World Noble!!
Sabo: Damn!! The ship’s on fire!! Why did they suddenly fire at me…!?
Citizen: Saint Jalmac, there was a child on that ship!!
Jalmac: If you raise a pirate flag, you’re a pirate no matter who you are… besides, he was a lowly citizen crossing the path of my ship!!
Noble: What was that ship about!?
Hurry up and clean up the debris!! What if we displease the Celestial Dragon on a important ceremonial day like this!?
Bandit: Hey everyone!! They’re back!!
Luffy & Bandits: Ace!!! Boss!!
We’re so relieved!! You both made it back safely!!
Ace: Luffy, did you think I died?
Ace: What are you crying for!? Don’t kill me off that easily!!
Ace: That night in the fire… we actually won against Bluejam, but by that time the road was all blocked by fire.
Dadan was burned badly in the fire, so I hid her in the riverside of “Forest of Inbetween”, and stole medicine and such from the town to keep her alive.
Magra: I see, well I’m glad both of you are alive.
Bandit: Boss, take care of yourself and get well
Dadan: …I’m sorry fellas for keeping your worried
Ace: With Trash Mount in a shape like that… I wonder if Sabo’s worried about us
Dadan: Ace… why didn’t you run away?
Ace flashback: I won’t run away!!
Ace: once in a while… I get all riled up, and I get scared that if I run, I’ll lose something very important…
that time, I was (rest cut off)
Garp: And Roger at the moment could only be described as “Demon”!!
He even destroyed an entire army of a nation because someone spoke badly about his crewmate.
Yeah, if you get him angry he would be extremely violent, short tempered, and selfish.
But his actions were always as simple and pure as a child.
Garp: Probably it’s because he was born and raised much like Ace… he feared extremely of losing those he loved.
“Pirate King” was the result of him living recklessly like that, yet somehow lucked out and surviving.
He may be terribly infamous to the world, but among his crew he gained the utmost trust.
Even a marine like me couldn’t hate him… that’s why I took care of Ace.
Dadan: Hell no!! The one being forced to take care of Ace is us!!
Garp: What, do you have objection to it?
Dadan: ….!! Uh, of course not!!
Dadan: Even though he hates him… he still carries the blood of his father…