Chapter 852 The Germa’s Failed Plan
Reiju is sleeping in an infirmary
She recovers quickly so she will be able to join the tea party the next day, apparently
Sanji comes in and restrains the guard
Reiju wakes up, but her memory’s fuzzy and she feels confused
Sanji explains her what really happened
Luffy & co. manage to escape by burning the book
As soon as they’re out of the cage, Luffy can’t move because of his empty stomach
Even so, he runs upstairs to help Sanji
Reiju believes Sanji’s words
Reiju had been investigating Pudding herself, as she thought she seemed too much of a good person
Sanji’s pretty desperate, and Reiju tells him that “I think the Germa should crumble like this”
Reiju proposes to act as if they knew nothing.
Sanji’s against it, and Reiju starts talking about the circumstances around Sanji’s birth.
Reiju could not forget a certain memory
When their Father had said he would turn the soon to be born children in emotionless machines, the mother was fiercely against it
The surgery was done against her will, but the mother drank a powerful medicine that would influence their bloodline’s genes, in order to stop the father’s wild ambition.
There was no effect on the 3 older children, but Sanji alone was able to grow up as human.
Because of that medicine, the mother kept getting weaker and weaker, but she had no regrets
Father blamed Sanji for the whole thing, and started treating him badly
Reiju: “There’s no way you are a failure”
Reiju: “The child born with the “emotions” that mother protected with her own life”
Reiju: “That’s you…Sanji”
Reiju: “That’s why you are kinder than anyone else!!!”
Reiju tells Sanji to abandon the Germa and escape.
Reiju: “(Big Mom?) is not interested in your savior’s life, I think.
Reiju: “Father and the brothers who hold the sea restaurant hostage will be killed tomorrow.”
Reiju: “It’s a just retribution! We’re a band of assassins!!”」
Sanji : “I too have nothing but resentment towards them…but why do you have to die…!?”
Reiju : “There is still “emotion” within me, but…I am an “accomplice”, built unable to refuse Father’s orders.”
Reiju: “My hands are stained…I deserve to die.”
Reiju: “I forgot to say something…that bracelet won’t explode or anything. I switched it (with a dud).”
Reiju: “Do you have any other reasons not to leave this island!?”
Reiju: “Get a hold of yourself, Sanji!! Think hard about what’s important for you!!
Reiju: “You won’t be able to see that great bunch of people anymore!!!”
Break after Chapter 852