|Tsuki to Taiyou
Author: Pocky of Doom PM
Luffy wants to know about the moon and sun. ZoLu.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance - Words: 685 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Published: 05-03-06 - Status: Complete - id: 2921775
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
Title: Tsuki to Taiyou (Moon and Sun)
Pairings: Zoro x Luffy
Disclaimer: They are Oda's characters. (We just make them gay.)
Tsuki to Taiyou
Zoro tells Luffy an old legend about the moon and sun.
Zoro barely looked over as his captain pulled himself onto the deck railing. The older teen had been on the ship long enough to become used to the rubber boy's antics.
"Whatcha doing, Zoro?" Luffy asked, settling himself into a sitting position on the rail. "Getting drunk?"
"No." Zoro sighed and leaned on the railing next to the boy. "That stupid love cook used the last of the wine for today's dinner, so I'm completely sober."
"Oh. Then what are you doing?"
"Watching the sunset."
Zoro shrugged. "Well, why not?"
Luffy paused for a moment, then spoke again. "Zoro, why does the sun set just when the moon rises?"
"Oh. Well . . . you see, the world spins very slowly as if it is on an axis. The world revolves around the sun and the moon around the world, so the world spins them in and out of sight."
There was a long pause.
"Na . . . ? I didn't understand anything Zoro just said."
Zoro sighed and ran a hand through his short green hair. "Would you like to hear the legend of the sun and the moon, Luffy?"
"Ah! Hai! Yes, tell me please Zoro!"
"Okay then." The swordsman shifted his weight to his right foot and began. "Well, a very long time ago, there was a girl named Nikko, who lived with he father, a sorcerer. Her mother had died in child birth and had no other children, so Nikko and her father were all alone. One day, the sorcerer asked Nikko to go to the market. While she was there, she met a boy named Gekko. They talked for a while and became friends."
"Zoro, what does any of this have to do with the moon and the sun?"
"Just wait, I'm getting there. Anyway, when the sorcerer found out about his daugther's new friend, he was furious. He told her to stay away from Gekko, that there was nothing good about this new friend of hers. But Nikko and Gekko still met, secretly, in the market every week. They soon fell in love."
"Ew, it's a love story. Zoro, you didn't tell me it would . . ."
"Just listen! You're the one who wanted to know about the moon and sun."
"Okay, Zoro. I'll listen. Keep going."
"Okay. So, when the sorcerer found out that his daughter had fallen in love with the very person he'd demanded she stay away from, he was even angrier than before. In his rage, he turned Nikko into the sun and Gekko into the moon, and now they are bound to eternally chase each other across the sky, so close to each other . . . but they're still so far away."
There was a long pause when Zoro finished his story.
"Zoro . . . that's sad."
The swordsman, though slightly surprised that his captain would think of two huge entities chasing each other across the sky as anything but funny, nodded. "Yes, it is sad."
"There's no sorcerer to get mad at me for being with the one I love, is there, Zoro?"
Zoro rolled his eyes. "Of course there's not."
Luffy grinned widely. "Good. Because I want to be with you always." And in the glow of the sad moonlight, Luffy pulled Zoro close. "Always. Okay?"
Zoro smirked and ruffled the boy's raven-colored hair. "Okay. I promise. Always, as long as the moon and sun fly across the sky."
"Yes, Luffy. Forever."