Well damn, this chapter was quite the emotional rollercoaster. Oda’s done great in portraying the Tenryuubito’s because I really really hate the dudes. They’re pretty much whiny brats except with the permission to act that way. The fact that they thought they could waltz in an entire civilization of the same species, demand slaves back, and actually expect them to come along as if they would enjoy the idea really speaks for itself. So I was like, “yeah, kill the bastard.” Then Otohime comes along and covers him, and suddenly, “oh shit, is this how she dies?! That’s terrible!” But no, the bullet grazed, and she points out that the children are watching. So I’m like, “oh shit, now she’s gonna get it because she helped him. Too good for her own doing.” But suddenly, Shirahoshi lets out some kind of wail that calls Sea Kings. “Damn son! Was that actually haki?” Considering the fishmen have no idea what Haki is, it could be, or it could be just an isolated power mermaids apparently have. Now we know why Decken wants Shirahoshi, so he’s not much of a pedophile after all.
Otohime’s got some serious balls to accompany the guy who just tried to kill her, having escaped death twice now in the same chapter. Over the span of a page, I was quite anxious, but she actually returns with a signed paper. That is pretty amazing. She convinced the Tenryuubito? Seriously? I’m having such a hard time believing it that I know this paper must be a lie. A trick to get back at the fishmen. Tenryuubito don’t forget how to hold a grudge you know.
My attempt at literal impressions. /halfjoking