Vivi gives her speech in front of the people of Alabasta today. At the same time, Straw Hat crew waits for her to come and sail with them. However, the Marine begins to chase them. It turns out that Vivi has Igaram to stand in the podium, while she and Karoo go to the promised location. In front of the crew, and heard by all of Alabasta's people, Vivi states that she loves her country and therefore she can't join Luffy. However, she hopes that they will still think of her as a friend. To prevent the Marine knows her relationship with them, Straw Hat crew answers her by showing their mark of friendship on their arms.