|Truly For You, My Only Prince Charming
Author: Hanzatsu-Hime PM
The crew goes on vacation to Rotendo Island, a place Nami's been to before. She really seems to like it and has high opinions. But the crew begins to realize it's not just the island Nami really likes! !ZoNa! CHPT2 is UP!Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Humor - Nami & Zoro - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,746 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 08-21-06 - Published: 03-21-06 - id: 2855486
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One Piece:Truly For You, My Only Prince CharmingThe sound of Nami's puffing and groan for freedom made Zoro very on edge. Obviously, whoever this guy was, Nami wanted to be freed from his grasp. And Zoro was there to help! No one got to hold the red-head navigator other than him! He called dibs at the Comfort Inn and he hadn't discontinued it yet. Who knew if he ever will! All he knew was that this creep was going to pay, though Zoro had yet seen him. He decided to be fair and at least see the guy face to face before dissecting him.
In less than two seconds, Zoro was facing the opposite direction, due to a high-speed spin, and couldn't stop the gasp he held from breaking through. Nami was being held obviously by someone of royalty and she was not struggling for freedom, she was moaning out of contentment to see him and for the hug he offered. However what worried Zoro more was the man in general. From the way he spoke, he knew the man was a class act, but he looked the part, too. He had majestic long light blue hair that floated in the wind with each step or motion he took. His eyes were crystal blue, piercing yet calm. He wore a nice white shirt that reminded Zoro of a silk version of his own and had second-skin leather pants with a navy-blue hue which tucked neatly into his black slip-on boots.
The man also owned a nice pure blue jacket with a golden thread rim, which had fallen to the floor due to the impact with 'Nami-chan'. It was also clearly obvious he had not worn the jacket, but had it tied around his neck, for two reasons. One was because the strings attached to the coat's collar's position on the ground gave it away. But two made Zoro lose some of his cool. This man was visibly built, maybe even more so than him, refusing to let the material enclose his strong form. His muscles looked so hard yet somehow, they were able to wrap around the S.S. Merry Go's navigator perfectly.
Suddenly, sadness overflowed the swordsman's sense, 'Even if I tried my hardest, I wouldn't be able to compete with him! It's not my style to hold anyone like that…even if Nami looks like she's enjoying it….' So, he sighed and let out a loud, "Uh-hem,"
I'ki' or whatever snapped his head up instantly and Nami joined him moments later. The prince put down the girl he was so eager to see and began to examine each male member of the crew. "…Might I inquire as to why my darling Nami-chan is voyaging with a handful of males?" Oh, his voice and way of speech made the aqua-green haired man want to gag and drive a sword through 'fancy-pants'' head.
"Uh-uh. I'm not a kid, y'know. Get rid of the '-chan' already!" she responded with a mischievous grin.
"Oh, of course, Nami-sama," he chuckled slightly with his own smirk, "But you have yet to pay acknowledgement to my inquiry."
"Well…you see…w-when a girl is traveling by herself on a big boat full of loot all alone, she can get pretty lonely and bored. So, I…hired these men to assist me because they were known famously wherever I went."
Zoro noted how Sanji turned to the men of the crew and waved his hand in a certain way that meant, 'just-play-along'. Everyone but Zoro nodded, he just turned his glare back to the long haired man.
"I understand. But, what might their tasks be?" I'ki', or so Nami had called him, questioned.
"Y'see…Luffy," she laid her hand out in the air in front of him, "is my…jester! He helps me relax and makes me happy. He's like a brother to me." Luffy notified acceptance of the role by smiling his trademark smile and giving his infamous cheer. Next, Nami moved to Usopp.
"This man here is m-my storyteller. I can't sleep at all without hearing one of his good-night adventures. They're very interesting."
"Of course!" Usopp's ego became way too inflated.
"Sanji is my personal chef. He keeps me healthy with his well-balanced diets and yummy deserts."
"My pleasure, Nami-san." Sanji looked directly at I'ki' when he said that, causing the man to laugh nervously and sweat-drop.
"My good friend, Chopper, who we keep forgetting on the boat," the whole crew turned their heads toward the boat thanks to Nami's growl, "is our doctor. To keep us healthy, obviously."
"And that man?" He pointed momentarily at the unmentioned Zoro.
"(sigh) I'm just—"
"—my guardian! Y-yeah, he keeps me safe and is always looking out for me. I don't know where I'd be without Zoro! He is what keeps me here, after all." She turned her gaze to him with what he took as thankful and gratefulness in her eyes. He smiled at her in return.
"That's plausible. However, truly Nami-sama, you should have notified me of your ascension the instant you arrived on Ro-Tendo Island. I would have courted you to my castle."
"Well, I wasn't sure if you'd be here or not and I didn't want to be a bother, so I…"
"Absurdity! You are eternally desired in my palace whenever you please." He assured her rather seriously.
"…Th-thanks," she sounded nervous, but then got an idea, "May I show my friends your dwelling for a few moments? I promise it will take only that. Then we'll leave to head into our inn rooms, and—"
"(gasp) I-inn rooms? The rudeness! I cannot presume true I permitted you to lodge in a filthy inn! Come, you and your…males," he showed on his features how negatively he felt about that, "are residing in my dwelling of a palace for your stay."
"Oh no, we—"
"—is there meat?" Luffy butted in.
"Indubitably. What male doesn't consume meat?"
"THAT'S WHAT I SAY! Sanji, you could learn from him." Luffy pointed out.
"Apparently so." He mumbled through gritted teeth while glaring at the man who couldn't, or wouldn't, turn his eyes from Nami.
"So, I shall apprehend your comment as an acceptance to my offer?"
"YEAH!" Luffy and Usopp cheered while jumping in the air with fist shooting.
"Splendid! We shall depart immediate—"
"Nami, can I talk to you for a sec'?" Zoro piped up in a serious tone. Everyone turned to look at him, but his gaze was fixated on Nami's eyes.
"Uh…sure. This'll be quick, I promise." Nami assured Ro-Tendo's prince, who in turn nodded, and headed toward Zoro. He grabbed onto her shoulder and hand the moment she came into reach and turned to the rich man.
"Sorry, guardian stuff." He said with venom and hateful eyes. I'ki' returned the look with one of his own, but Zoro brushed it off and turned his attention back the girl in his arms as he walked a bit farther away from the 'group'. Once he felt they were far enough away for his liking, he blurted out his reason for holding a private convo with her.
"Nami, I don't like him."
"Why not? He's offering us a nice room and…oh. I get it. You're just mad 'cause he disregarded you, right?"
"Believe me, that glare just now proved he doesn't. But seriously, I told you I've been getting an uncomfortable vibe from this place from the start. And somehow, it seems it was all coming from him."
"Uh-huh." Nami said sarcastically as she rolled her eyes, her arms out of his reach and wrapped around her chest.
"No, honestly! I wouldn't be saying this out of spite. You know me better than that…right?" he gave her a serious look that showed a feared thought crossed his mind when he concluded his last sentence.
"(sigh) Of course I do, but I know him, too," she turned to him and placed a hand over her heart delicately, "He's not bad. He's actually…why I wanted to come here." "Wh-wha—"
"Look, just please…try to get along with him. I promise it won't be for long. We'll leave as soon as I get to rest up at my special spot, okay?"
"Nami, I—…(sigh) Fine, but the deal is," he pulled her close by her shoulders and whispered huskily while staring Prince I'ki' right in the eyes, "I get to come with you."
Nami's face could do nothing else but grow hot, "W-WHAT?" She pulled back swiftly, but didn't want the man to see her face, so she lowered her gaze slightly. However, they were only two hands width apart, measuring from between Nami's two causes for bust.
"It's only fair!" he whined in a somehow manly way, "I'm gonna put up with him and ignore this uncomfortable feeling just for your sake so I deserve something in return!"Nami snapped at that. She lifted her head and bared her fangs, "It shouldn't be so difficult to—"
Suddenly, she stopped. Zoro now had both his hands on her shoulders, terminating the space between them, looking at her intently, causing her to shiver.
"Nami, I didn't mean it like that. I just think it makes us even. You know when I feel like this, I…I become restless and…anxious,"
'Really?' Nami whispered in her mind seductively, but couldn't seem to muster the energy or sense to form it into words for him to hear.
"I'm going to try for you to contain this feeling,"
'No, don't! Let it loose! For me…'
"but that doesn't mean it will go away. I will take up the role of being your guardian as fully as I can, just for your sake. Because, hey, isn't that what I was hired for?" he gave her a fiendish smirk.
"Wh-wuh…" her mind was hazy.
"Nami-sama!" she heard 'Prince Delight' call to her. The thief and her guardian turned to face the calling voice, only to find her whole crew, including a semi-conscious Chopper, already seated in a new carriage, "Come now darling. We shall depart homeward instantaneously."
"C-coming!" she replied, still a little out of it, her head was weightless all of a sudden for a reason she couldn't quite understand, until she was stopped by his oh so familiar grasp. No matter how many times she had felt it recently, it still sent shivers down her spine and caused her to moan almost silently to herself. She turned with fuzzy, half-closed eyes.
"I'm truly serious, master," he made that out to be a joke, but his tone said otherwise, "You better believe it."
She nodded while offering him a moan as her answer, still enable to form proper words, and groan sadly as he slipped his hand through her fingers. Then he led her to the vehicle I'ki had prepared and helped her to step in. The whole way there, Nami was lost in a blank trance while Zoro had to argue with Sanji over 'what his big idea was, why was he that close to precious Nami-san'.
! At Prince I'ki's palace… ! "…" the crew was awe-struck. Never had they seen such a magnificent castle. And that was an understatement. I'ki's 'dwelling' took up all of the island's risen property. Except for a special hill, which caught the attention of Nami and Zoro. Vines ran around the back of the grey-color bricks, some even tracing the blue roof tiles. All the windows on the top floor had a balcony, including the few around back. The main entrance portal was a tall wooden door that could only be accessed by walking up six big marble steps and two big buff dudes. It was designed beautifully, very impressively. Actually, everyone's mouth was on the ground, except for I'ki', Nami and Zoro.
I'ki': he lived there
Nami: she had already seen the place, and was more preoccupied with her property of the area behind the house.
Zoro: he was just anxious to see the sights Nami had mentioned, though he wasn't sure as to why.
I'ki' cleared his throat. Everyone turned to look at the prince slowly, not wanting to tear their gaze away from the sight of where they'd be staying.
"Now then," he said in a casual tone, "shall we access the entry into my dwelling?"
"Oh YEAH!" Luffy cheered and raced up inside with a trail of dust behind him. I'ki' just laughed slightly. Nami noticed a small smile he wore and appeared surprised to see such a thing, but shook it off. Zoro noticed her flap her hair slightly from the corner of his eye and turned to stare. He was getting a little peeved at how little a reaction she was giving to him because she was paying more attention to another guy! He growled to himself and felt a vein pulse in his forehead.
The group eventually followed the Merry Go's captain's lead into the building and even Zoro's eyes bulged slightly. If the outside sounded impressive, the inside was indescribable. It was if a Greek architect designed it, with the tile formation and the curled staircase leading to the next floor up. To the left of them, they could hear a piano being played, which was inside a velvet room. To the right--
"I…smell…MEAT!" Luffy once again followed the scent only a true carnivore could enjoy.
"I assume he truly fancies flesh delicacies." I'ki' sweat-dropped.
"Heh, you could say that again." Sanji grumbled behind yet another cigarette. He seemed to really be packing those away since they got there.
"I shall enshrine that fact. Now then, for the remaining of us, shall I reveal your lodgings to you?"
"Yes, please!" Nami cheered happily. She loved the beds on Ro-Tendo Island. They were so comfortable and fluffy, made out of the wool of the strange duck-looking fish.
"All right then. Kajuu!" I'ki' called with a snap of his fingers. A man who looked so kind (and about 38 years old) appeared, wearing a western black tuxedo.
"Yes, your majesty?" Kajuu, as he had been called by, answered in a melodic response.
"Would you mind revealing our guests' rooms? I believe some would like a rest previous to dinner."
"Certainly," he replied as if it were no trouble at all and with a small grin. He walked under the staircase and opened a door none of the crew had even noticed existed, "Follow me please." Everyone snapped out of their confusion and headed over to the leading man. Nami was about to join them, but was stopped by I'ki's hand on her shoulder. She groaned, it took over the feel Zoro's hand had imprinted yet had no where near a similar reaction. She noticed that, and wondered.
"I'm afraid you shall now be separated from your men," he said the last weird in a strange way Nami couldn't describe, "I have a special room for you." He grabbed her hand so comfortably in his own and led her up the stairs. His hand enveloped hers in such a way, it felt as if he was grasping a cloud. It did make her feel warm, she had to admit. But she was a little too preoccupied to have much thought of it. Nami didn't really like the spiral staircase; at the speed they were going, it was as if they were going around in circles while jumping in the air. To be frank, she had swirls in her eyes.
Eventually, Nami felt him stop walking and rubbed her eyes to get a clear view again.
"Are your ready?" she opened her eyes to hear the prince talk in such a…well, normal manor, since it seemed like he learned his vocabulary from a thesaurus, but lost her breath at what he was referring to. He had brought her to a special room as he had promised. As she was opening her eyes, he was opening the door. Eventually, she got a clear view and was so excited to think this was where she would be staying. She ran in a few seconds later to get a better vision of the place.
Her room, as it would be known as during her stay, was painted a sky blue. The bed visibly fit the description of the mattresses she remembered from her first stay and were decorated with smooth, fluffed blankets. She even had fancy curtains around the edges of her bed for privacy. A huge white wooden bureau sat in the room's far back left corner, leaving the rest of the room pretty bare. But Nami's favourite part, she had seen from the door, was the balcony. It was directly across from the door and was in perfect view unless the wind moved the curtains in such a way.
After glancing at all four corners of the room, she ran out onto the platform and gazed out in anxiousness. This landing gave her perfect view of her property! It was wonderful. It fit her needs perfectly. She stared out for a few more moments before turning back to face I'ki'.
"I'ki'," she sounded truly happy, "Thank you so much." Her eyes were so gentle, you could not have known they were hers, and her smile rivaled the sun's brightness.
"Anything for you, Nami-sama," he smiled a smile that threatened the rank of her own, "However I do possess another wonder for you. Excuse me…" Suddenly, he was out her door in a flash. Nami was shocked by how fast he moved, letting it add to her bewilderment at how fast everything was going, but didn't have time to react.
"NAMI-SAMA!" she heard only ten seconds later. Her head snapped up and flapped around rapidly until she found the source and sweat-dropped. He was standing out on his own balcony, waving at her, which happened to be next door to her on her right. She giggled nervously and waved back.
'Why do I get the feeling this is going to become a problem?' she wondered to herself.
"Is this not splendid?" he shouted to her some more, "We are now contiguous!"
"Yeah…amazing…" 'Why do get the feeling this will cause problems?' Nami just sighed.
Suddenly, they heard a bell ring throughout both their rooms. Nami looked towards the door and then noticed a small box beside the closet. It had a large round speaker and hook-on microphone piece.
"Excuse me, Sir Ito, Lady Nami. It is time for dinner. Please make your way into the main dining room. The other male party is awaiting your arrival." Kajuu's voice echoed from the small box.
"Ah! 'Tis time to break bread. Nami, I shall escort you down." His majesty's voice called over as he walked back into his room. Nami just sighed. 'Why on Earth would you have a speaker in a guest room like that?'
Trying not to seem bothered by such a 'stupid' idea, she headed off the balcony after one more glance at her land, smiled, and made her way to her bedroom door. Three feet away, she heard a knock. Rolling her eyes, she thought, 'I wonder who that could be…'
"Yes, I'ki'?" Nami asked, trying to sound so giddy by the sight of him.
"You are not planning to attend to our dining wearing such…plain clothing?" he tried to say without sounding as disgusted as she knew he was.
"Well, I'm sorry, but all my good clothes are on the ship." She huffed crossing her arms, smoke coming out of her ears. She didn't think her outfit was bad at all; it was perfect for her. She was in a nice jean shirt with her classic red-orange pale sandals. She covered her chest with a matching tube top and a white belly-button-up shirt, tied at the end of the fabric in a bow, right under her curvy chest. She thought it was a nice summery outfit and hell, all the guys staring in town seemed to think so too!
"'Tis no trifle. The bureau in your chamber is abundant with clothes for you. I have left everything as it was from your previous sojourn. The wardrobe you acquired is still resident in the depository. I shall inform your…friends you will be joining us momentarily." And with that said, he closed the door in a servant-like manor.
As soon as he did, Nami's mind went blank with happiness, her face giving it away.
"Ah-ha! All my beautiful clothes! Oh, great!" She squealed as she ran to the wooden closet and flung the doors open in excitement. She almost drooled at the sight. There were so many outfits, all Nami-style, all full of color and stylish beyond compare.
"Oh, mommy missed you all!" she cheered as she hugged as many pieces of clothes as she could without tearing them off their hangers. Sadly, her attempt was in vein and an amythest-colored dress, almost ripping it off.
"AHH! I'm sorry, baby, I—ohh…I see. You want mommy to wear you? Okay! Let's see what they say about this summery piece!" She smirked seductively as she began to untie her shirt.
! At the dinner table… ! "Where's Nami?" Sanji glowered as he saw the prince proceeding down the stairs alone.
"She is currently freshening up. Her presence shall accompany ours momentarily. But…I must ask, why are you adorned in an apron? …And where are my chefs?" the prince asked with wide-eyes, afraid of his chefs positions.
"S-sorry sir," came a weak call from the dining hall, two men in big puffy white hats sticking their heads out from behind the door, "h-he wouldn't let us say n-no."
"I am Nami's chef, after all. I shall continue to perform my task, even if treated like royalty." Sanji answered as he sharpened one butcher knife with another, not moving his glare from the prince.
"…I see," Ito shook slightly with a sweat-drop, "T-then shall we enter the hall so to taste your exquisite delicacy?"
"No." Sanji stated.
"Pre tell?" Ito asked, confused.
"Not until I see Nami."
"…Y-yes, but what of your friends? Are their stomachs not quaking for—"
"Nami is more important then those idiots."
"…Alright…" 'Why would Nami travel with someone so…absorbent as he?'
"HEY! SANJI! MY FO-OD!" Luffy whined as he walked out of the dining room, looking like a starved weak old man. Ito jumped back, believing him to be so. He was followed by Usopp, who looked like his twin, and a yawing Zoro with Chopper on his shoulders.
"Hey, Love Cook…where's our food? We haven't eaten since our ice cream, and I only got one lick!" whined Usopp.
"It's not my fault if Luffy ate yours before we ran off to get Chopper." Sanji sighed as he lit a cigar.
"…Y-you left me?" Chopper cried.
"Luffy, YOU ATE MY ICE CREAM? YOU KNEW I WAS STARVING!"
"But I didn't get to eat any meat at the meat factory."
"That's because you were in the farming section!"
"WHAT? I was gonna bring Sanji back something to make for dinner!"
"YOU'RE IGNORING MY QUESTION! SO YOU REALLY LEFT ME! WA-AHH!"
"What d'you expect when you got knocked out?" Zoro growled at the reindeer whining in his ears.
"You didn't ( sniff ) have to ( sniff ) leave me!"
"THEN MAYBE YOU SHOULDN"T BE SO—"
"DAMN IT! NONE OF THAT MATTERS! I WANT MY MEAT!"
"DAMN IT, LUFFY! SHUT UP! NO MEAT UNTIL NAMI GETS HERE!"
"NO-O! NAMI! HURRY, PLEASE! YOUR CAPTAIN DEMA—MPH!" Luffy was blocked off due to three sets of hands and one set of hooves blocking his mouth.
"…I thought Nami was the capta--"
"She IS! This kid just likes to dream, that's all. Right, Luffy?"
"WHAT? No WAY! I'm—"
"See? He is an excellent jester, isn't he?" a light chuckle filled the men's ears.
They all turned their eyes to the source and stared wide-eyed at the melody's owner.
xXx Author's Notes: xXxSry this chapter took so0o0o long, but as you can probably tell due to the way this is written compared to the other chapters, I stopped caring about half-way thru. I just wanna get to the next one so the fun can begin! (wink, wink) Hope u enjoyd anyhow and continue reading this!
Check out "My Soul Duty"!
Semi-Preview of next chapter:
-Nami's dress may be too much to handle!
-Zoro gets some of his anger out in the open!
-Someone gets a new room!
Again, Plz R&R