- Cough Syrup -
- Yet another one shot by Digitaldreamer-
Warning: Zoro X Luffy shonen ai ahead. Don't like, don't read.

A/N: This was brought on by my hatred of cough syrup. Oh how I hate that stuff. I hate getting sick, but the thing I hate most about it, above all else, is taking cough syrup. We have this awful brand that tastes absolutely disgusting…and, well, I don't like it. Yeah…um, I hope it's not horribly OOC…

"Okay, now let's try this again."

A spoon was forced through a stubborn pair of lips, filled with a thick
transparent, reddish liquid.

Silence for a few seconds.


"BLECH! Yuck!"

Roronoa Zoro's eye twitched, his face now coated in the cough syrup that had been on the spoon. His fist clenched around the now empty spoon, the metal beginning to twist under his grip as he glared at his childish captain. Said childish captain just blinked innocently back at him, then screwed his eyes shut as he let out a barking cough.

"Goddamnit Luffy…" Zoro hissed through clenched teeth as he swiped at the goo coating his face. "You have to actually swallow the medicine if you want to get better!" He looked about ready to take the now half-empty bottle of cough syrup Chopper had given him and force the things entire contents down the other man's throat.

The rubber pirate just crossed his arms and looked up at the ceiling with a defiant hmph. "I don't wanna swallow that nasty stuff! It tastes bad and besides, I'm not s-" He broke off as another cough welled up from his chest. "-sick."

Zoro just stared pointedly at Luffy for a moment, raising a brow.

"I'm not taking it, it tastes nasty." Luffy declared stubbornly.

The swordsmen just stared at Luffy for another moment before pouring more of the cough syrup onto the spoon and plopping down on the couch next to Luffy.

"I told you, I'm not taking i-" Luffy's protest was cut off as Zoro jammed the spoon into his mouth, then jerked it out, covering Luffy's mouth so he couldn't spit the medicine out. The younger man gave a few muffled cries as he waved his arms in distress before finally swallowing the cough syrup. The swordsmen released Luffy's mouth and the rubber pirate gagged, then gave him a betrayed look.

"Zor-" Once again Luffy was cut off as Zoro silenced him by crushing his lips against the younger mans own. Luffy's eyes widened in surprise for a moment before closing as he gladly returned the kiss.

They remained like that for a few moments before they broke apart, Zoro gazing down into Luffy's eyes.

"So…did that taste better?"

Luffy stared up at Zoro for a moment before grinning widely. "Yeah! Can we do that again when I have to take that stuff?"

Zoro smirked. "Sure, seeing as I think we'll have plenty of opportunities, because I'll probably be getting whatever you have now since I kissed you."

The younger man laughed, leaning against Zoro's chest. "Sorry about that, Zoro." He said, though he really didn't sound too sorry.

"Eh, it was worth it." The swordsmen said with a small grin of his own.

-The End-