► "Ace, Luffy. I hope you weren't hurt in the fire.
I'm worried, but I believe that you're safe.
I'm sorry about this, but by the time you read this letter,
I'll be...out at sea. Alot has happened, and I've decided
to set sail ahead of you guys. My destination won't be in this
country, but elsewhere. There, I will become stronger...
I'll become a pirate! Let's become pirates with more freedom
than anyone else, and meet up someday. The three of us.
Somewhere out on the wide, free ocean...
I'm sure that someday, we'll meet!
Oh, and Ace... I wonder who's the older brother between
the two of us? Two eldest sons, and one younger brother...
It might be strange, but this bond between us is my treasure.
Luffy might still be a weakling and a crybaby...
but he's our brother! Take care of him for me!"