Tsunade was in the middle of healing a slash on a pirate's stomach, but then she felt a sudden invigorating energy sweep over her. It felt good. Refreshing. The green glow faded from her hands sooner than she had expected. She looked at her hands, then at the pirate she was healing, and saw why. His wound had already been closed up. "That's weird," she said quizzically. "I didn't know I could heal ya that fast. I mean, I just started, and.."
"Hey! My arm doesn't hurt 'nymore!" Came another pirate next to her. He flexed his arm and slapped the floor, testing its durability. "I'm healed!"
"..But how?" Tsunade asked. "I didn't even-"
"This is incredible! I'm all better!" And then he laughed.
And then a third pirate spoke. "My leg is healed too!"
"And my stab wound is gone!" Came another.
"I'm healed also!"
"Wow, that woman is a real miracle worker, ain't she?"
Tsunade was baffled at first once she noticed all of the pirates were completely recovered, but soon enough she guessed why. It was because of that feeling that swept over her before. It felt like a healing spell, not that different than her own. And apparently, it affected the other pirates too. Must've been Luka, she thought. "Y-yes!" She exclaimed. "You guys like that? I really do know how to work miracles, don't I? Broken bones? Cuts? Scrapes? No problem. Now, anybody else need healing?"
Every pirate in the room either said 'nope' or shook their head. After that, Tsunade stood up and left, looking for more pirates to heal. She went all over the ship looking for wounded, but it seemed everybody was already healed. It was only a matter of time before the ship would reach the island, so now would be a good time to find Jack.
Suddenly, the ship began to advance faster. Faster than it was supposed to. Jack looked at the sky suspiciously. It could have been his imagination, but that sudden breeze seemed to come out of nowhere. It was almost.. unnatural. Instantly putting that thought out of his head, Jack strode around the deck barking orders, preparing his crew to bank on the little island. But then somebody bumped into him. For a brief two seconds, he felt a pair of exaggeratedly large breasts pressed against his chest. "Oh.. Hi Jack." Tsunade said, backing away in a manner that made her approach look like an accident. "Sorry 'bout that. hehe.. So, um.. are you hurt? You want me to heal you?"
Jack just looked at her. First her chest, then her eyes. "N-no," he answered reluctantly. "I'm fine, actually. Now if you'll excuse me-"
"Aww, you sure 'bout that?" Tsunade said with a persuasive smile. "A little cut? bump? Boo-boo? Anything? We can do it in your quarters, alone, if you like." Despite her outgoing personality, it took a lot for her to say that. She could never pull that off in real life. But in pirate land, she felt more confident. More comfortable. A pirate's life was supposed to be full of adventure, and adventure she loved. Her true life back at home was actually kind of dull. Even a little stifling. And this was a big change for her. For the most part, she liked change.
But Jack, on the other hand, was not interested. Perhaps she intimidated him? Or maybe it was because he was not into cartoon girls. Or, maybe, he simply did not like girls at all.
"Cap'n! We're comin' in a li'l too fast." A pirate called. "Maybe we should-"
Suddenly, the ship hit something. Although the impact did not send anybody flying, it did knock a few of them off their feet. "What.. what was that?" Jack called to his crew, ignoring Tsunade.
"Looks like we hit somethin!'" A pirate shouted.
"What?" Jack asked.
"Uhh.. I dunno. The island's outta sight, so.."
"You don't mean-"
The pirate nodded. "Yep," he said, at last. "We came in a li'l too quick, thar, an' we jumped it."
Jack shook his head and went to the rail of the ship. Looking down, he saw water. Then he went to the other side and looked down there. Water. No island.
Tsunade came up beside Jack and looked down the rail. "..Something wrong?" She asked.
Jack sighed and rolled his eyes. "You just had to distract me, didn't you?" He replied in slight annoyance. "Now the ship won't move at all."
Tsunade slapped her forehead with her palm in realization. He was right. She did distract him. And at the worst possible time, too. Now, instead of banking beside the island, they outright ran it over. But then again, it may not have been entirely her fault. There was also Amaterasu's wind blowing the sails. That may or may not have played a part there.
But nonetheless, the ship had to be moved. "Haha.. whoopsiedaisey!" Tsunade laughed. "But no worries, I'll move the ship for you." Without another thought, Tsunade hopped over the rail and into the water. Only after she landed in the ice cold water did she think to bring a jacket or something to keep her warm. She circled around the ship until she found the edge of the island. There, she planted her feet and pushed the ship. After several pushes with her tremendous strength, she rocked the ship a few times before moving it away. She did not realize it at first, but it was actually the island that was pushed away from the ship.
Now that the island was no longer under the ship, Jack and his crewmates brought up a large, thick plank of wood. They took it to the side of the ship and pushed it forth. It was to act as a bridge for them to walk on. From there Jack led his pirates down the plank and onto the island. There was not enough room for all of Jack's pirates, though. Jack himself came down along with three others. Tsunade just swam to the island and met him there.
From there, Jack looked down the hole in the center of the island. Down the eight-foot hole was a large treasure chest. With the glossed wood panels and thick gold trims, it looked quite elaborate. Surely such an exquisite treasure chest would contain something of great value. With a rope tied to the ship's rail, Jack climbed down the hole. He examined the chest, then opened it. Just like that. No lock-picking, no traps set, nothing. It almost seemed too easy. Jack opened the treasure chest and found... a small, porous grey object. He looked at it in disappointment, then sighed. "All that for nothing..." he grumbled. "Son of a-" He picked up the rock angrily and was about to throw it. But before he let go, he immediately stopped. He then realized that it was not a rock at all. It actually was a treasure. A valuable one. And, from what Jack had seen through it, it was priceless. Powerful.
Not of this world.
In a large city, cars drove to and fro in lanes. People walked through crosswalks and lived and worked in tall buildings. The air was unclean, not as crisp as in the age of piracy, before all of the pollution. People had to pay parking meters just to park their cars in certain spots, and they all walked to and fro on the streets, buying and selling in the many markets and talking to other people across the globe through small hand-held devices. They watched news, events and even cartoons through large tube boxes and flat screen televisions. It was a world unlike Jack had ever imagined.
"Uh, hello? Jack?" A pirate called. "Anyone home?"
At last, Jack snapped out of his trance. He waved off the pirate who called to him and waved a hand in front of his face. "Yes," he replied. "Yes, I'm fine. Just... what is this thing?" He asked to no one in particular.
"I dunno," the pirate replied. "Lemme see that." He took it from Jack, then paused. Then the man was in awe. Not necessarily from the object, but he seemed to be staring into space. Soon enough, though, he came to. "..What was that?" He asked.
"You saw it too?" Jack asked.
"Aye! Looked like another world. Or maybe even the future."
(btw, we are not supposed to know anything about the crucible of worlds or its pieces just yet. This is the part where we're also oblivious. And Jack was the only one who saw the vision, not us )