- One week passed since Marimo and Magnus returned to Kyoki Island
- Since then, they have been training hard together
- Today is the last day of their training, since tomorrow, together with the rest of the Espada Pirates, they're gonna attack the main Marine base, where Shir currently is
- On the island, a person is seen running towards a place that is covered by a dust cloud
- The person is no one else than the captain of the Ahou Pirates, Marcus
- Marcus stops as he gets close to that place and notices Marimo and Magnus
Marcus: HEY, YOU TWO!!
Marimo:*looking over his shoulder*Yo.
Magnus:*dead serious face*Oh, Marcus? What are you doing here?
Marcus:*nervous look*[No excitement at all from Mango? What happened to him?]
Magnus: Aren't you gonna answer me?
Marcus:*sad look*Well...I came here...to talk something with Marimo...
- Marimo turns around and gets closer to Marcus
Marimo: What is it?
- Marimo notices that Marcus has tears in his eyes and that his knees start trembling
- Marimo simply smiles and turns around, towards Magnus
Marimo:*smiles*That bastard decided to take a break, didn't he?
Marcus:*crying*A break? RICHARD IS...
Marimo:*interrupting Marcus*Yeah, I know what you want to say. But don't worry...I will wake him up.
Marcus:*shocked*What are you...talking about?
Marimo: Is that why you came here? To tell us that?
Marcus:*sad look*Actually...there's something else.
- Marcus looks on the ground very disappointed
Marimo: Well, what is it?
Marcus: I promised Richard...that I will protect his daugther...but Sakazuki caught his daugther...I was unable to protect her...
- Marcus gets on his knees and bows
Marcus:*crying really loud*PLEASE SAVE HER, MARIMO!!
- Marimo slowly walks towards Magnus, drawing his swords during the process
Marimo:*smiles*Count on me for that.
Magnus:*dead serious face*If this is all, please leave now, Marcus.
Marcus:*wiping his tears*Alright...
- Marcus gets back on his feet, turns with his back at Magnus and Marimo who continue their training, then starts walking away
Marcus:*serious face*[I wonder what happened to you...Magnus...]
- Meanwhile, on Terminus Est
Hermes: Do you guys really think leaving Anarky and Souji on that island was a good idea? They're Espadas after all dudes...
Muramasa: They won't be able to survive there, so its for the best.
Ray: However...we still have a special case. Are you sure you will be able to do this, Serena?
Serena:*confident look*Yeah, I'm sure.
Ray:*serious face*Good. [That look in her eyes...reminds me of Marimo's.]
Sher:*looking at a clock*In exactly 24 hours...the war is gonna start.
Muramasa:*dead serious face*Maybe sooner. Remember that Magnus said that we should go there before him and Marimo. They will join us later.
Hermes:*nervous look*Dude...do you think we can survive there on our own?
NWW: We have to. And we're not like Milky was...alone. We will be in this together, protecting each other.
Muramasa: Get your weapons ready everyone...tomorrow is a very big day.