As Luffy's ship heads to the Marine Headquarters, the scene shifts to a point some time in the past. Nami is still on Weatheria. She asks the old man how many days are left till they reach the Sabaody Archipelago, to which he replies that the island is slowly heading towards the Sabaody Archipelago at a pace determined by the winds. The old man agrees to give her a ride to the blue sea, as he also needs money so he can make 'business'. He finds an island that is completely dry and dying, and tells the residents he will make it rain if they pay him 100,000,000. He realizes that it's too high and lowers it to a hundred. Nami sees the old man demonstrate his ability to summon large rains by storing thunderstorms in soap bubbles. She agrees to stay on the island to learn more until they reach the archipelago.
Meanwhile, Franky is still acting like a gentleman under the effects of the tea, and Kitton wonders when cola will arrive to return him to normal. Franky is attacked by several cyborgs in the forest, causing the tea in him to bubble over and restoring his usual personality, which enables him to defeat the cyborgs with ease. Franky learns that Dr. Vegapunk, who modified Kuma, made the cyborgs, and reaches a house with Vegapunk's name on it, triggering an alarm as he goes in.