"Toriko-san, why are we not following them?" Komatsu asked.
Toriko shook his head, "Nothing, let's wait for a while." He felt something bad would happen earlier but it seemed it was just his imagination. He wanted to check the surroundings before he decided to follow them.
"Wuah! What is this?"
Toriko and Komatsu turned their heads and they saw a group of people who had succeeded in climbing to the top of the Ice Hell. Both of them saw Takimaru, Match, and his group had arrived too.
"Toriko-san? Did you see Haru and his group?" Takimaru asked curiously.
Toriko nodded, "They have walked first."
"Really?" Takimaru asked with disbelief. He saw that the weather on the top of Ice Hell wasn't a joke and it was very dangerous but Haru and his group had walked first in this fierce weather. He looked at him and said, "Let's stick together, this place is too dangerous."
Toriko nodded, "Good plan! I will take the lead and the rest of you will follow me, I want to follow them as soon as possible since Haru has a quite unique skill that makes the trip easier."
"Walking into this wind would be suicide!"
"We're gonna try taking a different route!"
The other Gourmet Hunters said to him.
"Go ahead, it's a free country," Toriko didn't bother explaining to them that the group in front of them had the skill to make the temperature warm.
Match looked at him and said, "Let's go."
"Yes, Match-san!" His subordinates said at the same time.
Toriko, Komatsu, Takimaru, Match and his three subordinates were walking together.
There were also some Gourmet Hunters who decided to follow Toriko and everyone else.
Toriko noticed something that made him uncomfortable but he couldn't find it.
"Damn, what is this?" Match complained about the weather.
"Toriko, what is the skill that you're talking about?" Takimaru asked.
"Haru can warm up the temperature around his surroundings, he can become the greatest helper on our journey," Toriko said.
"Making the temperature warm!!!!" They were startled when they heard it.
"We need to be in hurry," Toriko saw the condition of his partner was quite bad. He looked up and felt the speed of the wind was around 30m/s and making the temperature become -80° celsius.
'This temperature,' Toriko saw that his breath had frozen instantly.
They continued to walk and some of them were frozen to death. They didn't turn back since they knew the consequences when they joined this journey.
One of the subordinates of Match had one of his ears frozen. His ear was broken and dropped to the ground.
"Rum, don't give up yet," Match said.
"Y - yes," Rum nodded and he didn't see anything moving very fast toward him. He continued to walk while gritting his teeth.
"Mafia never showed weakne-," Match stopped after feeling something had cut his cheek slightly. He wanted to shout at his subordinate to escape but he was too late.
Rum, who wasn't ready, knew that his death was near when he saw a sharp thing in front of him.
Toriko caught that sharp thing on his hand, "Hmm, this is a fragment of zastruga." His expression became dignified, "Zastruga shards are being carried this way from upwind! Watch out, there's more coming!"
There were a lot of zastruga shards that moved toward them.
Shing! Shing! Shing! Shing! Shing!
Some of them were stabbed by this zastruga.
Some of them also succeeded in defending themselves.
Komatsu couldn't walk and he was stood there without moving.
"KOMATSU!!!" Toriko moved toward him and protected him.
Haru, Luffy, and Tsunade were the first group who had walked in this fierce place. Three of them didn't expect that there were a lot of things that could kill them in this journey. They had also received an attack from zastruga shards that flew toward them. Even though his power was possible to make the temperature warm, it didn't mean that it could destroy zastruga shards that were attacking them.
Swk! Krching! Swk!
They destroyed it together while walking together.
"Damn!" Tsunade complained.
Haru also helped them with his wooden sword.
"Ugh, I'm hungry," Luffy said while destroying the shards.
"Yeah, me too," Tsunade said.
"Hmm, let's walk for a while and we will camp there," Haru said.
"Camp? Are you going to open a tent here?" Tsunade looked at him with a strange expression.
"Of course not, did you forget what kind of reward that I have gotten before?" Haru asked.
"Oh, are you going to open your zipper somewhere?" Luffy asked.
"What do you mean?" Tsunade knew about his zipper power since she had never seen it before.
"Yes, still, I want to have Komatsu cook for us," Haru said and destroyed the ice shard.
"Oh, is Komatsu's skill really that good?" Luffy asked.
"Probably higher than Sanji," Haru said.
"What? Really?" Luffy was surprised.
"I don't care about that! It's quite dark, let's just use your power here!" Tsunade complained.
"Good grief, what an impatient woman," Haru said and snapped his finger.
Suddenly there was a big zipper on the group.
The zipper was opened and there was a simple room without anything inside.
Haru had practiced several times before and it was possible to modify the space that was opened by the power of 'Sticky Fingers'. He didn't want to stay in a dark space and made it brighter.
Space that was opened by 'Sticky Fingers' is similar to a room but with nothing inside since he didn't bring any furniture but it was more comfortable than opening a tent outside since this place is warm.
"Yahooo!!!" Luffy jumped into the space inside the zipper.
"Let's go," Haru said and jumped.
"This is nice," Tsunade also jumped.
"Haru, please cook something," Luffy was very hungry.
"Good, I want to try the fish from earlier," Haru said.
Tsunade twitched her mouth, "You want to try that disgusting fish?"
"This ingredient is quite rare, so let's just try it," Haru said.
Takimaru, Toriko, Komatsu, Match, and his subordinates walked in this windy and snowy path.
Komatsu, who was squinting his eyes suddenly saw something strange, "Is that zipper?"
"Zipper? What are you talking about?" Toriko asked and sniffed, "Hmm, the smell is good, what is this?" He used his nose to walk somewhere.
"Where are you going?" Takimaru asked but followed him.
Match and his subordinates also followed them.
They walked for a while until they saw a zipper on the ground that was half-way open.
"What is this?" Toriko looked inside until he saw his acquaintances.
"Oh, Toriko! Komatsu! Takimaru! Everyone, hurry up and come here!" Luffy came out from the zipper and called them. He shuddered since it was very cold, "Brr, I will wait inside."
They blinked their eyes and stunned there, 'What is this?' That is what is currently thought of in their minds.