Laffitte frowned slightly and retreated under Ace’s strength.
He doesn’t have a wide range of attack methods, and Ace’s fire can hurt him, and he doesn’t want to fight Ace in close range.
For long-range combat, the Logia ability of Flame-Flame Fruit can undoubtedly prevail over his attacks.
Many of Ace’s crew members who were watching not far away looked at Ace with great respect.
“The Yonkō (Four Emperors) Pirates are not so powerful.”
“Yeah, A Division Captain, whose name scared countless people is noting in front of Ace.”
Because they had seen Akagami (Red Hair) with Ace before and had a party with the Akagami (Red Hair) Pirates, they have no fear towards a Yonkō (Four Emperors).
Now looking at Ace showing his mighty power, forcing Laffitte to keep avoiding him, they all smiled.
Laffitte, who was constantly avoiding Ace’s attacks, looked calm.
He just didn’t want to fight with Ace in close range but it did not mean that he wasn’t without resistance nor was he overwhelmed.
Seizing a chance, Laffitte rushed towards Ace and punched him. His fist instantly clung to Armament Haki, and it became dark and hardened.
Ace wasn’t afraid and a Fire Fist waved towards Laffitte.
A fiery flame exploded in the field.
Laffitte backed out quickly in the flames, not wanting his clothes to be burned by the flames.
Ace kept his fists and the flames tumbling fiercely, he roared and continued to rush towards Laffitte.
Armament Haki can either be strong or weak.
Laffitte’s Armament Haki is not strong. He is better at Kenbonshoku (Observation) Haki. He is a bad matchup against any Logia Devil Fruit abilities, especially the Flame-Flame Fruit.
“Will we fight till one of us consume all of our stamina.”
Laffitte avoided the flames that Ace swept over and continued to step back, shaking his head slightly.
Since his Armament Haki attacked Ace’s Fire Fist and was weaker in attack, then he could only rely on his Observation Haki to find a chance for an attack, or fight till Ace consumes his stamina.
However, the stamina of Logia Devil Fruit users are all perverted, they use powerful abilities and their consumption of stamina is very low, much lower than those of Paramecia ability users.
After retreating from Laffitte, Ace did not continue to attack, but looked at Laffitte from afar.
“Why, aren’t you planning on doing anything except retreat?”
He raised his head, his arms still burning with flames, and said, “If you don’t think you can win, call your boss as soon as possible.”
Laffitte’s expression sank when he heard this and a heart-wrenching expression appeared on his face.
It doesn’t matter what the rest of it is, he can treat him as a kid if he wants to, but if he wants to call Ross out, he can’t pretend that he didn’t hear such words.
Can’t deal with Fire Fist, Call Ross?
You must be kidding!
Who the hell does this kid think he is?
“I just can’t pretend that I didn’t hear it.”
Laffitte’s face showed a dark expression.
Just when he was about to start, he suddenly noticed something and turned to look at the sky behind him.
He saw a dark shadow breaking through the distant sky from at a very fast speed, like a meteor, and fell to this island.
At the same time.
Ace also noticed the appearance of the dark shadow and looked up into the sky and his eyes flashed with a strange light.
“What is that?”
Many of the crew members behind him also subconsciously looked into the sky and saw the dark shadow falling down.
One second … two seconds … three seconds …
The shadows were getting closer and closer and as it was about to reach over the City town, it disappeared strangely, like black flashes.
Ace frowned as he watched the dark shadow suddenly disappear from his sight.
Many other crew members also showed inexplicable expressions. They were just looking at the dark shadow and it disappeared in front of their eyes.
But when they strangely retracted their gazes and looked back at Laffitte, they all stopped.
They saw that a figure had appeared behind Laffitte without them knowing.
“I didn’t notice him at all …”
Ace looked at the figure and there was a hint of alertness in his eyes.
He didn’t even realize how the shadowy figure had appeared!
At a slight pause in breathing and a change in complexion, Laffitte stopped his darkened expressions and saluted the newcomer.
“I didn’t expect you to come here in person.”
Ghost Hand Ross!
There is no need to talk too much, just one word had already make Ace’s crew members breathe heavily.
There stood the most powerful man in the world, Captain of the Ghost Hand Pirates, Ghost Hand Ross!
Although they have all seen the wanted poster of Ross, no one expected that this man, who is called the most dangerous existence in the world, looks no different from ordinary people.
They could not help but think of Akagami (Red Hair).
While having a party with the crew of Akagami (Red Hair), they were all wondering, is this guy really a Yonkō (Four Emperors) of New World? !!
Wearing wooden trousers, stubborn beard, shirt buttons loosened, he had no image at all.
If you compare him with Akagami (Red Hair), it seems that Ross actually had some standards.
“Are you … Ghost Hand?”
Looking at Ross, Ace spoke with a smile on his face.
Since going to the sea, he has not encountered any person who could defeat him along the way, and he had almost swept the entire first half off the Grand Line.
The World Government tried to use Shichibukai’s position to solicit him, but he rejected it directly, and he didn’t care.
After visiting Akagami (Red Hair), he had only one goal.
Win against the strongest person in the sea!
He finally came to Ross, or Ross appeared to him!
“Aren’t you looking for me? I’m here.”
Ross turned around, facing Ace directly, his gaze remained on him for a brief amount of time, Ace looked no different from his memory.
Ace took a breath and the figure of his mother and the Pirate King flashed in his mind, the goal and answer he was looking for.
All this passed away in an instant. He looked at Ross, his eyes filled with fighting intent as he said:
“Then, let’s have a fight!”
“Captain Ace …”
Seeing that Ace directly challenged Ross, many of his crew members swallowed their saliva. Although Ross looks no different from ordinary people, his reputation of the strongest is still there!
However, they have followed Ace all the way here and they never saw Ace lose to anyone. Ghost Hand Pirates High-Level cadre and the Division Captain Laffitte was also completely suppressed by Ace just now.
Ace can defeat Ross!
As the newcomers who have just stepped into the New World, they have not really experienced the power of New World.
In their eyes, as long as they win against Ross, they will reach the pinnacle of the sea.
Although this is indeed the case, they are only seeing the tip of the iceberg of the power possessed by a Yonkō (Four Emperors) in the real New World.
“It’s way too early for you to compete against me.”
Ross had his hands on behind his back as he looked at Ace and said quietly, “You are too anxious.”
For the vast majority of pirates, they have grown quickly in the first half, but their journey in the New World has been extremely slow.
The more power increases, the harder it is to grow. It may only take a few years to reach the level of MarineRear Admiral, but it may take more than a decade to reach the level of vice-admiral.
Even if he has extremely high talents and tried his best to train, it took him six years to climb to the position of a Yonkō (Four Emperors).
What about Ace?
Planning to reach that position within a year?
“Do you refer to moving towards your goal as ‘anxious’?”
Ace hesitated, and there was no feeling of the younger generation facing the older generation, he only has the mentality like Luffy.
Ross raised his head and glanced at the crew behind Ace and said casually, “You think they and you can carry the name of Yonkō (Four Emperors)?”
The crew members who were swept by Ross’s eyes all felt an inexplicable palpitation in their heart and the forehead overflowed with cold sweat.
Ace noticed that his crew was being looked at by Ross’s spirit and his face sank gradually.
“No one is born to be a Yonkō (Four Emperors) and these things are not important, as long as I can win against you, it will be enough!”
As his voice fell, the flames on his body suddenly rose and he turned into a fireman.
“Leave it to me, Lord Ross.”
Laffitte stepped forward.
Ross reached out and stopped him. “Step back.”
Since Ross had decided to do it himself, Laffitte naturally didn’t have any reason to reject and he resigned and stepped aside.
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