The Unexpected Confession

I don't own One Piece

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There was a joyous atmosphere on the Thousand Sunny that night.

All eight Strawhats laughed and raised toasts to their most recent accomplishment.

It had been only a little over a month since they entered the second half of the Grand Line, and already they had taken down one of the great 'Four Emperors.'

Earlier that day, they had saved a group of islands from his reign, but were forced to flee soon after when a large fleet of marines showed up.

They all would have preferred to have stayed on one of those islands for a few days, where they could have celebrated with the citizens and eaten to their hearts' content, but since they weren't able to, they were trying to enjoy themselves to the fullest on the ship that night.

For hours, the Strawhats drank, danced, sang, and shouted until they collapsed on the floor, laughing.

"Luffy!" shouted Usopp, raising his mug into the air, "You were incredible! I still can't believe anyone could have beaten that guy! He was like a god!"

"You're really something else, Strawhat!" exclaimed Franky. "Once we defeated his crew, we could do nothing but watch while you fought him! And you were fighting for almost a full day! I've never seen a battle like that before!"

"It was amazing!!" shouted Chopper.

"It didn't look like a battle between two humans at all." added Robin.

"It seems you got the scene all to yourself this time." said Zoro, smirking.

"AHAHAHAHAHA!!" Luffy laughed, lying on his back.

"Those wounds of yours are going to take some time to heal, aren't they?" asked Sanji, staring at the bandages wrapped around Luffy's chest.

"Ah, that's right!" hollered Chopper. "He needs to be careful for the next week or the stitches will come apart! That means no stretching!"

Luffy sat up and made a face. "It's not such a big deal.." he grumbled.

"Not a big deal!?" shouted Franky. "A metal rod went right through your chest! How is that not a big deal!?"

"Yeah!" Usopp yelled. "If you don't take it easy for a while, you could die!"

"Hahaha!" Luffy laughed. "Don't worry about it! I won't die!"

"How can he say that with such ease.." muttered Franky.

Some time passed and Usopp came up with a game to entertain everyone.

"Okay, guys, listen up, I've got an idea! Let's play a game where we each ask someone a question about themself!"

Franky rubbed his chins. "Hmm..That could be fun..Even though we're a crew, there is alot we don't know about eachother.."

"That sounds interesting." said Robin, smiling.

"I don't mind." said Zoro.

"Let's do it!" exclaimed Luffy.

"Yeah! Let's do it!!" Chopper repeated.

'Yes! I can finally get that question out of my mind!' Usopp thought to himself.

"Okay, okay, I'll start." the sniper declared. "Sanji...Why do you always hide your left eye?"

Sanji lit a cigarette, then spit it out into Usopp's hair. "I'm not telling you."

"EEEEK!" Usopp screamed, desperately trying to get the fag off of him before it lit his hair on fire.

"Right, I'll go next." said Franky, who had a question he had been wanting to ask for a while himself.

"Nee-chan," Franky began, gesturing towards Nami, who was sitting by Robin, quietly sipping a glass of wine, "I've always wondered, is that your natural hair color, or did you dye it?"

Nami frowned and narrowed her eyes at Franky. "Is that your natural hair, or are you wearing a wig?"

"What!?" Franky shouted, putting his hands on his head. "Of course it's not a wig! This suuuuper hair is pure Franky!"

"Oh, me next! Me next!" chirped Chopper. "Usopp! Where did Sogeking go??"

Usopp had just managed to grab Sanji's cigarette, and threw it off the side of the ship. "Ah..Sogeking?" he asked, composing himself. "Well, he returned to sniper island, ofcourse."

"He may be closer than you think." said Sanji. "Anyway, marimo, there's something I've been meaning to ask you."

Zoro eyed the cook suspiciously.

"..Are you gay?"

"WHAT WAS THAT, BASTARD!?" Zoro shouted, grabbing the handle of one of his swords and preparing to leap at Sanji.

"Hey, hey, don't get all pumped up. It's just that you always seem more interested in guys then in women..And then there's the earring thing..."

"I'LL CUT YOUR EYEBROWS OFF!!"

"Hey, calm down! Calm down!" shouted Usopp. "This isn't how the game's supposed to go! No one is answering the questions!"

"I've got one!" announced Luffy. "Sanji! Make me some food!"

"That's not a question, you idiot!" yelled Sanji and Usopp together.

"Oh, then...When will you make me some food?"

"I already made dinner!" Sanji barked. "I'm not making anything else tonight!"

"WHAT!?"

"Let's just go to the next person!" shouted Usopp.

"Wait, I want to ask another question!" Luffy exclaimed.

"No!" yelled Usopp. "You don't get to ask any more questions!"

"Luffy!" Zoro suddenly shouted, setting his mug down in front of him and grinning widely. "Have you ever been in love?"

Everyone stared at Zoro.

After a few seconds, Usopp started laughing. "Hahaha! Luffy!? In love!?"

Sanji began cackling as well. "You could have picked a better question then that, marimo..!"

"Truly, I can't imagine..that guy..." said Franky.

"Shut up, you idiots!" Zoro yelled. "Just let him answer!"

"It's impossible!" Usopp shouted, laughing.

"Yeah! Impossible!" Chopper agreed.

"Yeah, I have." said Luffy.

"See, he has!" Usopp exclaimed, still laughing. "Like I said, there's no way he..."

"Wait, Luffy, what did you just say?"

"I have." he repeated.

Everyone was staring at him now.

"..You've been in love?" asked Franky, amazed.

"Yeah!" Luffy exclaimed.

Usopp's and Chopper's mouths were hanging open.

"This is surprising.." muttered Sanji.

Zoro had a triumphant grin on his face.

"So, you're in love with a girl, right?" asked Sanji.

"You jackass!" shouted Zoro. "What do you take Luffy for!? Of course it's a girl!"

"Yeah, it's a girl." Luffy replied.

"..Luffy...A girl..." Usopp mumbled, still not believing what he was hearing.

"S-So, are you still in love with her?" asked Franky, now getting curious.

"Yeah." Luffy said again.

"Was it some one you met before you became a pirate?" asked Sanji.

"No." Luffy replied.

"Then, we all know her?" asked Zoro.

"Yeah!" Luffy exclaimed.

"I-It's some one we know..!" Usopp whispered, still shocked.

"Ohhh!!" Chopper shouted, mimicking Usopp's surprise.

"To think, all this time, Luffy's been in love with some one and none of us even knew.." said Sanji.

"So, does she know you're in love with her?" asked Zoro.

"I don't think so.." Luffy replied. "I never told her.."

"You never told her!?" bellowed Franky. "Why not!?"

"She never asked."

"L-Luffy, you can't just wait for the girl you like to ask you whether or not you like her!" Sanji shouted. "You need to say it to her face!"

"Eh..really?"

"That's right!" exclaimed Franky. "You have to pour your feelings out to her! Tell her how you truly feel! And then...AND THEN...EMBRACE!!"

Luffy looked utterly confused now. "I didn't think it was such a big deal..It's just a feeling I have...I don't see any reason to tell her.."

"Just a feeling!?" Franky bursted out. "Is that how you look at love!? Like it's something you can keep to yourself and ignore!?"

"Don't you want her to love you back!?" cried Usopp, finally getting over his shock.

"Don't you want to constantly shower her with your affection!?" yelled Sanji.

"Don't you want her to massage your back?" asked Zoro.

"Don't you want to mate with her!?" shouted Chopper.

Luffy frowned. "I'm not really interested in any of that stuff.."

"That doesn't matter!" Franky yelled. "You absolutely have to tell her!"

"And how could she resist you!?" asked Usopp. "You're the soon to be Pirate King!"

"But what if she doesn't like pirates?" Chopper speculated.

"No, she likes pirates." Luffy said. "She is a pirate."

"Well that makes it all the easier!" Usopp exclaimed. "What female pirate wouldn't want to be confessed to by the Pirate King!?"

"That's right, Luffy!" shouted Sanji. "The next time you see her, you need to confess to her!"

"Really?" asked Luffy.

"Definitely!" hollered Franky. "Now promise us!"

"Yeah, promise us!" yelled Usopp.

"Promise us!!" cried Chopper.

Luffy looked around him at his staring crew mates. "..Okay. I promise."

"SUPER!!" thundered Franky.

"I can't wait to hear what she says!" exclaimed Usopp.

"You need to tell us when you see her!" shouted Sanji.

"Yeah, we'll even help you find her." offered Zoro.

"Oh, you don't need to do that." said Luffy. "She's right here."

Luffy turned to Nami, who, along with Robin, had been silently watching them up to that point.

"Nami, I love you." he said plainly.

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I've had this one in my head for a long time now, but I could never get it onto paper.

Tell me what you think. I definitely plan to continue this.