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VTM: Okay, this chapter is not exactly my best work, this fic was a challenge from a friend so it might be a little shaky at first, but none the less I hope you get a kick out of it! XD On with the show!
Chapter 1: The Frog and the Prince
Once upon a time, as many of these stories go, there was a one a kingdom with two princes named Ace, and Luffy.
Their grandfather, the king, wanted them to both get married, unfortunately neither one of the boys really liked their grandpa (due to reasons that we will not state because the list is just waaaaaay too long). So the two mischievous princes came up with a plan. They would come up with tests that they would put their suitors through. So far, their plan had worked, but who knows how long they'd be able to keep it up?
One day Luffy had been sitting by a pond in the royal garden. He sighed. Things had been going okay so far, but now he was running low on ideas for tests, why couldn't Gramps just give up? At this rate he'd end up married before Ace!
Suddenly a strong breeze blew by, and sent his hat flying off his head.
Looking over his shoulder, Luffy spotted it floating on the surface of the pond.
"Oh no! Hat!" Luffy reached out to it, but it had floated just out of his reach. "Damn it!" He tried to reach a little further, but he almost fell into the pond. Luffy made a small whimpering noise as he watched his hat float farther away.
"Oi!" said a voice out of nowhere.
Luffy blinked and looked around. "Huh?"
"Over here!" called the voice.
Luffy looked towards the pond. There he saw a frog, poking his head up from the water.
"Quit whining, I'll get you your hat…" the little frog then swam over to the straw hat and pushed it over to Luffy. "Here."
Luffy stared down at the frog in awe.
"What? Never seen a frog before?"
"Not one that talks!" Luffy said with a blink, he then took his hat and put it back on his head.
"Hmph…" The little frog was about to go under water again, but Luffy was quick, and he snatched him. "What are you doing!? Put me down!" The frog squirmed in Luffy's grasp.
"Not until you tell me why you're able to talk! That's just so cool!"
The frog gave a small, annoyed ribbet. "……………I was cursed." he said flatly.
Luffy blinked. "Why?"
"…………It's a long story…" the frog mumbled.
"…Oh…Okay…" Luffy said unsurely. He then smiled. "My name is Luffy! What's yours?"
Luffy grinned. "Thank you for rescuing my hat! I thought I was going to lose it!"
"Well why didn't you go after it?" Zoro asked.
"I can't swim." Luffy said with a laugh. "But anyway…I want to pay you back for getting it for me…"
Zoro looked thoughtful for a moment. "Well…now that you mention it…Maybe you can…you think you can find someone that'll kiss me?"
"Na? Why?" Luffy said with a blink.
"…………………I'm cursed." Zoro said with a sigh. "A while ago I was to be married…but I left, I didn't want to go through with it…least to say the bride-to-be's aunt was a witch, she said what I had done was so cruel, so she put a curse on me and turned me into a frog…In order to break the curse I need someone to kiss me…"
Luffy took a moment to think it over, suddenly he got an idea. A mischievous grin crossed his lips.
Zoro was getting a bad feeling about this.
"Y-You want me to what!?" said a young noble woman, absolutely appalled.
"Kiss it." Luffy said with a grin, holding Zoro out to the girl.
Luffy was now nursing his red, sore, cheek.
'Ouch…' Zoro flinched slightly when he saw the damage.
It wasn't the last that the poor boy got smacked, this carried on for nearly a month, no noble woman was willing to do as Luffy asked.
One day Luffy and Zoro were sitting at the table in the dinning room.
"That last was I think hit you the hardest…" Zoro said with a ribbet.
Luffy groaned. "No kidding…I'll be feeling this one for weeks…"
Zoro couldn't help but give a small laugh.
Luffy huffed and continued eating his dinner.
"Oh well…I'm sure someone will kiss you eventually…" Luffy said with a sigh.
"But what will that mean for you?"
"Eh? What do you mean?" Luffy said with a blink.
"Wouldn't that mean you'd have to marry them?"
"Oh…yeah…" Luffy said a little sheepishly.
"Oi! You forgot!?" Zoro said with shock.
"Eh, heh, heh, heh, heh…" Luffy slumped a little. "……………Yeah."
Zoro shook his head.
"Oh well…" Luffy said suddenly. "Your curse will be lifted, right?"
"Then I'll be happy." Luffy said with a smile.
"You really care that much?" Zoro said a little surprised.
Luffy nodded. "Other than Ace…you're my only friend here…"
Zoro was quiet for a moment. They hadn't known each other for very long, but even Zoro found that he had felt the same way. "…Thank you…Luffy."
Luffy just gave a grin.
Another week came and went things were seriously beginning to look hopeless, until…
"Good after noon, prince-san…" a beautiful woman said with a slight bow. "My name is Nico Robin…"
Luffy smiled, she seemed pretty nice.
"I understand that you have a task that you ask all of you suitors to do…" Robin continued.
"Oh! Right!" Luffy grinned and held out Zoro. "Would you kiss this frog?" He then closed his eyes braced himself for a slap.
But no slap came.
Opening one eye, Luffy saw Robin smiling at him.
"Done." She then gave another slight bow and left the room, leaving an awestruck Luffy.
As soon as she was gone Luffy looked at Zoro, he was still a frog. "…Did it work…?" he asked.
"…I don't know…I don't feel any different…" Zoro said with a sigh.
That night, Luffy was getting ready for bed. Zoro sat on a nightstand trying to think of what might have gone wrong.
"Zoro…" Luffy said as he finished getting dressed. "I'm sorry it didn't work…"
"Why should you be sorry?" Zoro asked. "I'm the one that should be sorry…now you're going to be forced to marry…"
"It's not so bad…" Luffy said suddenly. "It was to help you…that was my choice, and I can live with that…"
Luffy then got into bed and snuggled under the covers, he then picked up Zoro and placed him on the pillow. Luffy lightly stroked Zoro on the head.
The little frog had to admit, he rather enjoyed this contact.
Luffy then yawned a little. "Don't worry…I'll ask my brother to help look up things on curses…we'll find out how to break it…" Luffy then moved in a little closer and gave Zoro a small kiss on the head.
Zoro was, to say the least, shocked that Luffy did that, but then suddenly, he felt strange. "L-Luffy…"
The boy was already asleep.
The strange feeling only got worse, and soon Zoro had passed out.
Morning came, sunlight poured into the room through a near by window, birds chirped loudly and tapped their beaks against the window, hoping to get a few bread crumbs to eat.
Zoro grumbled and slowly opened an eye. He was never much of a morning person. His sight blurred in and out of focus, but when it finally stopped he saw Luffy sound asleep. He looked so cute. Zoro reached out but suddenly something caught his attention. He had a human hand. Sitting up he looked at himself, he was human again! Less than clothed…but he was human!
Luffy stirred a little, he was waking up.
Zoro's eyes widened a little. Surely the boy wouldn't take kindly to the shock of finding a naked man in his bed. Zoro Got out of bed, took the blanket, and wrapped it around his waist.
Luffy grumbled and curled up in bed, he then blindly searched for the blanket. "Just a few more minutes…" When he couldn't find the blanket he sat up and looked rather irritated. "Okay! Okay! I'm up!" Looking at his pillow, he notice something was amiss. "Na? Zoro…????" Looking up he laid eyes on the now more covered up green hair man. "……………………………Who are you?"
Zoro fell over.
"Hee, hee, hee, hee…you're funny!" Luffy said with a grin.
"Oi! I'm Zoro!"
Luffy's eyes widened a little. "…Z-Zoro…? Then…Robin's kiss worked! Or…partially…"
Zoro blinked. "Partially?"
"Your hair is all green…" Luffy pointed out.
"It's always been green!"
"Oh." Luffy said with a blink.
"And I don't think it was Robin's kiss that did it…" Zoro added.
Zoro shook his head. "It was yours."
Luffy's face went a brilliant shade of red. He then looked away.
Zoro raised an eyebrow at this. "You okay?"
Luffy nodded. "Yeah…I'm fine…"
Zoro sat on the bed and leaned in so he was eye level with the boy. " What's wrong?"
Luffy tried to stop blushing but he couldn't, it only got worse.
"Luffy?" Zoro took Luffy's chin and tilted the boy's head a little upward for better eye contact.
Luffy could feel his heart pound. "I…I don't know…I never thought you'd be so…so…"
Suddenly Zoro caught Luffy's lips with his own.
The boy was shocked, but then again, he found that he liked this new experience.
Soon Zoro broke the kiss and smiled. But to his surprise Luffy seemed sad. "What is it?"
"Zoro…I…I like you…b-but…now I have to get married…"
Zoro placed a hand on the boy's cheek. "Then let's run away together…"
Luffy blushed a little. It was tempting, very tempting, but he just couldn't do it. He had made a promise that anyone who would actually kissed Zoro would be able to marry him, and a promise was a promise. "I'm sorry…"
Suddenly there was a knock a the door.
"Hide!" Luffy warned Zoro.
Zoro did as he was told.
"Uh…come in!" Luffy called.
In walked his brother, Ace. "Hey Lu…"
Luffy grinned. "Morning Ace!"
"Oh." Luffy scratched the back of his head.
"Look Luffy…I have something to tell you…"
Luffy blinked. "What is it…?"
"Lady Robin…she left earlier this morning…" Ace explained.
Luffy looked shocked. "R-really!?"
"Yeah…she said something about having a feeling that you were going to fall in love with someone else…" Ace explained.
Luffy was quiet.
"Huh? Oh, yeah…I'm fine…" Luffy said with a hasty nod.
Ace wasn't really convinced, but Luffy probably had his reasons so he wasn't going to get into anything. "Anyway, get ready for lunch, okay?"
Luffy nodded. "Okay…"
When Ace was gone Zoro came out of hiding.
"She left?" he said with a blink.
Zoro then smirked. "So…then how about running away with me…?"
VTM: I'm going to leave it there…Sorry if it's kind of a cliff hanger…Anyway I'll be working on the next chapter which will be a LuffyxVivi story. If anyone has suggestions they'd be much appreciated. R&R! And please, no flames…