At first glance, it seemed like an ordinary town but the residents of this town are living in fear and trepidation because there are often a large number of Capone Mafia members appearing in the town.
These gangsters collude with local authorities and even have inside trading with Marines. Many times they arbitrarily kill and set fire to anything they hate and Marine only do a symbolic inspection.
Center of the town.
In a building which has a simple exterior but very luxurious interior.
In a hall on the top floor of the building, a tall fat man wearing a black suit was sitting there watching the information in his hand that had just been sent to him. He shook his head while looking at the report with disdain.
“Marines are still useless as always. If you had surrounded the place in advance then you can’t let a Pirate Hunter escape, that is just pathetic.” The man saying this is Capone Leckie. He is one of several High-Level members of the criminal syndicate Capone Family and is responsible for the development of his Underground organization in this area.
A man in a black suit with glasses stood next to him and said: “The strength possessed by Ghost Hand Ross was a bit unexpected. Leader, do you think that this will involve us?”
“What involvement? I have already investigated all the information on Ghost Hand Ross, he has always been alone. Can he even fight us alone? Our troops will not lose even if they have to compete with the entire Marine division. Hewon’t be able to do anything to us. “
Leckie shook his head disdainfully and picked up a glass of red wine on the table.
Just as he put the glass of red wine on his lips, the entire building suddenly shook with a dull roar and the red wine in the cup spilled on him.
Leckie was furious as he stood up after putting the glass down.
“What? What happened?”
“Le…Leader Leckie, this is not good, someone has invaded from outside!” A Capone Mafia’s subordinate frantically ran over from outside, and reported to Leckie with a terrified look on his face.
As soon as the words came out of his mouth, the atmosphere in the entire hall froze, while the maid’s hand who was trying to clean Leckie’s suit trembled, her eyes revealing a panic-stricken look.
Leckie was startled and asked: “Who has invaded? Are they Marines or Dupo Mafia’s bastards? Why was there be no news?
“No… not Marine nor Dupo Mafia. Its Ghost Hand Ross, he rushed in alone!”
The member of the mafia trembled in fear.
Leckie’s eyes were wide open, “Ghost Hand Ross? Did he come alone? What are you guys doing then, go out there and kill him using all of our forces!”
Just as he finished giving orders there was a loud bang at the door and the exquisite red oak door exploded, sawdust was flying everywhere and at that moment a figure came in.
“Who is… Capone Leckie?”
Ross’s clothes were a bit messed up, but the expression in his eyes was completely different, the moment Ross’ eyes fall upon them, they felt their entire body froze up, and they felt as if they were standing outside in a blizzard.
The several people in the hall couldn’t help but turn their gaze towards Capone Leckie, and Ross’s gaze also shifted towards him.
“The situation in Tarot town was done by you, wasn’t it?”
Ross looked indifferently at Capone Leckie.
Capone Leckie was shocked by the intimidating aura produced by Ross, but after all, he was also one of the high-level officer of the Capone Family. He quickly calmed down and said coldly.
“What about it?”
As Capone Leckie’s voice fell, members of Capone Mafia rushed in and the hallway outside was completely packed with people.
“It’s good that I did not found the wrong person.”
Ross didn’t care about the Capone Mafia members outside who came from all over the place. After confirming that it was indeed Leckie, he nodded as he shook his wrist and took out a pistol, fired six shots from his gun instantly killing six criminal organization members who rushed in.
Ross followed that act by throwing the pistol aside and rushed directly towards Capone Leckie.
Ross was surrounded by hundreds of people holding guns and other weapons, the situation was not very good for Ross, so he did not intend to waste any time.
“Don’t be too arrogant, boy!”
Capone Leckie’s eyes were filled with coldness and anger, he quickly took out two pistols and shot at Ross.
Ross avoided the bullets shot at him by Capone Leckie by using Marine’s Rokushiki Shave(Soru).
Capone Leckie didn’t expect Ross to avoid his bullets at such a close distance. After the barrel of the gun was emptied, he pulled out a long sword at his waist and prepared to fight Ross out.
Ross’s eyes were indifferent, he did not retreat and also didn’t draw the sword. Instead, his five fingers clenched into fist and slammed into Capone Leckie’s sword.
Ross didn’t use Armament Haki’s, but his hands were wrapped in distortion power working exactly like Whitebeard Tremor-Tremor Fruit, but the color on his hands was not white but it was colorless and transparent and distorted the air present around it.
This is the new ability that Ross can display after his Proficiency in Distortion Fruit has reached 75.
He can attach distortion power directly to his fist. Although he can’t do any long-range attack, he still has the ability to deal with any sword bare-handed!
When Capone Leckie’s sword touched the partially distorted area around the fist, the entire sword was forced into the air by a force and it became very difficult to move the sword even by an inch!
“Devil Fruit User…”
Capone Leckie’s pupils shrank but at this time he was already unable to change anything. He screamed, his hands still clenching the hilt of his sword and tried to chop it down.
But even though he tried his best, the long sword he held was still twisted and broken at a speed visible to the naked eye.
Eventually, the entire sword was twisted into a spiral form of iron.
Ross took back his fist and held the twisted sword in front of him in his hands. The twisted sword was smashed into a ball of iron, and he threw the ball at the door, smashing the head of a rushing criminal organization member.
Capone Leckie’s was finally frightened, he flinched as he took a step back, he saw a window and rushed toward it, planning jump out of it to escape but was stopped. Ross suddenly appeared behind him pulling his collar and pressed him against the wall.
“Tell your men to get out.”Ross’s indifferent said.
Capone Leckie as the High-Level officer of the Capone Family has experienced big and small fights many times, but it was the first time he had seen someone rushing into his base alone and take control of it like this.
Feeling the hand that was pressed on his neck, he realized that there was no strange power to it but fear begins to spread in Capone Leckie heart as he remembers the scene of his own sword that was twisted into a spiral iron piece.
“Don’t, don’t come in! You all go out!” He shouted.
Many members of the criminal organization looked at each other blankly before going out one by one.
Ross glanced at the door and slowly returned his gaze towards Capone Leckie, his hand still holding his neck and pressed him against the wall.
“No one is going bother us now.”
“You… what are you doing? I can give you money if that is what you want, just name the price”.
For Capone Leckie, at this moment the most important thing is his own life. Since Ross is Pirate Hunter, in his opinion he would want nothing but money.
“No, I am not interested in money.”
Ross shook his head, released Capone Leckie, took a piece of paper from his arms, and threw a recording device at him.
“I don’t like being a scapegoat for others. The Tarot town incident has nothing to do with me. I need you to tell the truth to the Marines.”
When he heard Ross, Capone Leckie suddenly looked at him. He looked at the pen and paper that Ross threw on the floor and suddenly shook his head.
“It turns out that you want this… Sorry, even if I did this, it wouldn’t work, because I didn’t do this, I didn’t frame you.”
“Not done by you, what do you mean?” Ross’s brow was slightly wrinkled.
Capone Leckie raised his mouth slightly and said: “Want to know who is behind this? I can tell… ah ah!!”
He didn’t finish the word as the muscles on the whole arm were twisted into a terrible curve, and a terrifying sound was emitted as his muscles collapsed.
“Who did it?” Ross asked indifferently.
“You, damn it…”
Capone Leckie’s was frightened and angry, he cursed at Ross but was only able to complete half of the sentence before he looked in Ross’ eyes and suddenly stopped.
In the face of death, he eventually retreated and his tone weakened as he slowly said: “It’s Marine Commander Leica. This is what he proposed. All of the specific things were done by Marine and have nothing to do with me.”
There was silence in the air.
“Marine… Commander Leica…”
Ross muttered in a low voice, the expressions on his face couldn’t be described in words and he looked at Capone Leckie, suddenly shaking his wrist.
One of Capone’s Leckie’s arms was twisted into a twist, and the flesh and blood cracked. It was terrible, and he almost passed out from the intense pain.
“I want to hear the truth.”Ross’s indifferent said.
Under the pain, Capone Leckie couldn’t help but curse and said, “You… you damn bastard! I am telling the truth!”
Ross’s backhanded him, and the other arm of Capone Leckie twisted again. After repeating the process several times while asking questions, there were only broken pieces of meat remains in the hall.
“It seems he is telling the truth.”
Ross slowly retracted his hand as he bypassed the body of Capone Leckie and came to the window, looking out into the blue sea in the distance.
This incident was initiated by Marines. Ross already suspected this from the beginning. After all, this kind of thing is too big. If there are no marines involved then it is almost impossible to plan this thing.
The problem right now is…
Whether the entire marine base was involved in this or was it done by Leica alone?
Ross has been avoiding a head-on conflict with Marines because he really doesn’t like to be wanted for life and to be given a bounty, but that doesn’t mean he is afraid of marines!
“Your plan was brilliant, Marine.” Ross smiled.
He plans to go to the Marine base to make a final decision.
He did not want to have a bounty on his head, nor does he wanted to become a pirate, but if there is no other choice then he must become a pirate…
And he will turn the entire world completely upside down!