Disclaimer: I refuse to claim ownership of One Piece due to my desire to not get sued.
It took a couple of hours but Caout was eventually able to find Tide, who was just beginning to wake up, and Hazuki, whose clay restraints were only just breaking apart. Caout was also glad when the nutcrackers ran out of energy and finally let go of her.
By the time the girls were reunited, it was late at night.
"Now what're we going to do?" Tide asked as she rubbed the back of her neck.
"We should probably go back to the tropical side of the island and find a place to rest," Hazuki said as she brushed clay off of her clothes and clipped her glasses back to her necklace, since her vision was back to normal.
Caout crossed her arms in front of her and furrowed her brow.
Let's stay here," she said quietly.
Tide and Hazuki stared at her.
"But Caout," Hazuki said, "You said that we should go and get off this island."
"If this is about those boys
" Tide began.
"It is," Caout replied. Sh