As they walk through the forest Brook explains the story behind Sanji's disappearance. Apparently Big Mom's assassins had managed to track the straw hats to Zou, thanks to the fact that Pekoms is actually a Mink and who was known to be a delinquent among the tribe. Pekoms and Capone "Gang" Bege land on the island and quickly learn of Jack's attack and the Straw Hats miraculous rescue. Wanting to settle the matter without conflict Sanji and Brook meet with the two in the forest alone to listen to their demands. Bege mentions that they have another mission besides capturing Caesar. However Pekoms says he can't harm the straw hats after knowing that they saved his homeland from destruction. Angered, Bege calls him a coward and subsequently shoots him in the back.