He had a scar. He had many of them, actually; one diagonally across his chest from his first fight with Mihawk; and two on the fronts of his ankles when he attempted a flawed rescue. But this one was new. It sliced down his left eye, rending it useless. He changed the subject when anyone asked about it, thought it was easy to piece together the story behind it from the adventures he shared. It wasn't a badge of honor, or a tale of survival, but a reminder that he wasn't the best quite yet.

There would be no more scars.