Pekoms tells Luffy that although the Straw Hats will not have to serve under Big Mom, the Yonko’s great power will ensure that Sanji gets married and remains separate from his crew forever. However, Luffy decides to go to Big Mom’s territory and ask Sanji whether or not he wants to get married, forcing Pekoms to take him along despite the lion mink’s pleas.
Luffy then meets Nekomamushi and reunites with the Heart Pirates. Law pulls him aside and Luffy reveals his intention to enter Big Mom’s territory, but Law reminds him that Kaido knows Zou’s location and is very likely to attack them in the future. Law’s concern for Zou moves the Guardians to tears, and they throw a party to celebrate the Straw Hats and Heart Pirates.
Robin, Franky, and Brook guard the entrance to Zou in order to prevent Kin’emon and Kanjuro from entering, as they believe the minks will not take kindly to allies of Raizo. However, they fall asleep, and the next morning, the samurai and Bariete make it to the entrance. Bariete then discovers Kin’emon and Kanjuro’s allegiance, and runs off in tears to reveal the samurai’s arrival