Author's Note: Yay~! This is the last and final chapter for this fic! XD I know what you're thinking… How dare I stop writing, right at the very end of the fic…? ~.~ I know, I'm sorry… but honestly, I had no idea how I was going to end it! DX Dart helped me with an idea to end it, and so I went with it… ~.~ Anyways, here it is! :D Enjoy! X3
P.S. I didn't feel like editing… ~.~ So, bear with it until I fix it…
Chapter 16: The Forbidden Love Prevails
"Wow, so that's the story, huh? No wonder you both look tired today. I knew it had to be something big with how she reacted the first day she came to the studio," Shanks said, chuckling softly and taking a sip of his wine.
Nami couldn't help the blush that spread across her face. She couldn't exactly forget that day either, and apparently, both Luffy and Ace told their boss everything. The three of them were really good friends. "Yup, that's the story," Luffy said, chuckling softly as he rubbed his head.
"It's a pretty amazing story," Shanks said, grinning now. "It would make a really good movie too."
"Uuh," Luffy said, looking nervous. "I-I see …"
Waving his hand, Shanks just chuckled and said, "No worries, it was just a thought. Seriously though, I'm really happy for the both of you."
"Thank you," Nami said, bowing to him with a smile and a flush.
"Thanks, Shanks," Luffy replied, also smiling widely at the man, "and this restaurant is the best!"
"Isn't it! I love this place!" Shanks said, starting to eat again.
"S'great," Ace muttered, eating slowly. He was so tired. Before anyone knew it, his head dropped face first into his food.
"Oh, Ace!" Nami cried, bolting out of her seat.
"Ace!" Luffy cried, bolting out as well and going to his brother, the cries drawing attention to them.
"Aah, shit!" Shanks cried, his hands slapping to either side of his head as he began to panic. "What's going on! Why'd he pass out!" he asked to Zoro on his other side.
"I dunno," Zoro muttered as he frowned back at Ace.
Reaching out, Luffy pulled his brother out from his food and back against the chair, just to hear his brother's loud snores. He had fallen asleep. "Ah …?" Luffy questioned gaping down at his brother.
However, suddenly he snapped out of it. "What? What's going on?" he asked, and everyone drooped.
"Gaah!" Luffy exclaimed, almost falling over. "I thought there was something wrong with you!"
"Ah, sorry," Ace muttered, using a napkin to wipe off his face. The entire restaurant shook their heads in their direction.
"Are you sure you're ready for this?"
Looking over to Nami, Luffy smiled and said, "Well, it's too late already, isn't it? We're already here."
"They'll be so shocked to see you, Luffy-san," Vivi said, smiling back at him.
"Yeah, I would be too," Luffy replied with a chuckle. "Well, it's now or never. Let's go," he said before looking up at the hotel.
After being in America for a few months while Nami filmed her movie, she was finally given a break, in which they all decided to go home to Japan to visit with their Master and father, as well as their friends. Sanji had been eager to see his fiancé again, and she him. Vivi had come to the airport with Master Gen, and Sanji had rushed forward to embrace her. Luffy smiled and greeted her again. She had been happy to see him. When they had gotten home, Gen had checked the mail, and found a letter from an old class mate of theirs.
Apparently, someone had organized a five year school reunion at a hotel in the city, near the school. They had all talked about it, with Usopp as well, who had shown up only minutes after they had gotten home. He had brought his wife, Kaya, with him. Even some of the teachers had been invited, and so, they had all decided to attend, even Luffy. Now, that's where they stood, in front of that hotel.
Taking a step, Luffy headed inside, holding the door opened for the rest of them. "This will be fun. Can you imagine the looks on their faces?" Sanji said, chuckling to himself in amusement.
"Fun indeed, I wonder if that Furu bastard will be here," Zoro muttered with a scoff.
"Ugh, I completely forgot about that asshole. Maybe we'll be lucky, and he doesn't come," Nami muttered with a groan.
"I wouldn't mind kicking his ass again for causing all of you trouble after I left," Luffy exclaimed with a frown.
"Oh, no you don't!" Nami said, quickly reaching for his hand and pulling him back. "No fighting!" she said with a pout.
"Well, if he starts it first," Zoro started, but trailed off, not needing to say the rest of what he and the others were thinking.
"Oh, please behave," Nami groaned, pouting at them now too.
"We'll try our best, Nami-san," Sanji said, smiling back at her.
"Haah," she huffed, guessing that was as good enough as she was going to get from them.
Coming up to the auditorium set up for the reunion, there was a table set up, and one of their classmates was seated there with name tags. "Why hel-Ah!" she exclaimed, gaping up when she spotted Luffy. "Lu-Lu-Lu-Luffy-kun!" she cried. The woman looked as if she were staring at a ghost.
"Ah, yeah," Luffy replied, rubbing the back of his head in embarrassment.
"I-um-I don't actually have a name tag for you-I mean, I never expected you to-I'm really sorry!" she exclaimed and quickly bowed.
"Ah, it's okay. Considering you recognized me, I don't think I will need a name tag," he said, chuckling nervously.
"Honestly, I don't think any of you need a name tag! You were all idols in high school! I never really expected any of you to come, but I'm glad you did!" she said, her face flushing to their handsome faces.
"Ah, it's a pleasure to see everyone again," Sanji said, bowing to her gently.
"Even if we didn't have many friends-oomph!" Zoro muttered, but Nami had elbowed him in the ribs.
"Please, take your name tags and head right in," she said, bowing again.
"Thank you," Nami said, picking hers up before heading inside with Vivi and Luffy. Sanji and Zoro picked theirs up and followed, though Zoro was glaring at his sister for elbowing him.
"Wow, there's already quite a few people here," Nami said, gazing at all the faces of the people, who had graduated at the same time as they did, some from different classes.
"Well, we did come a little late," Zoro muttered as he looked around, but he felt a little uncomfortable. Why again did they agree to come to this? Oh, right. He had to remember they might get a chance to kick Furu's ass again.
"There you guys are!"
"Ah, Usopp!" Luffy cried, grinning broadly to his friend as he approached.
"Hello, Luffy-san, Nami-san, Vivi-san, Sanji-san, Zoro-san," Kaya said as she bowed to them all.
"Ah, hello, Kaya, it's nice to see you again," Luffy said, grinning to her as he bowed to her. "You're looking well."
"Yes, I feel wonderful," Kaya replied, smiling brightly, which brought some color to her cheeks.
"Kaya passed the first medical exams. She just got the results in today! She will be advancing next semester!" Usopp announced proudly as his wrapped his tiny wife with a protective arm. Kaya looked up at him with a warm smile and all the love she felt for him in her eyes.
"That's wonderful, Kaya! After this reunion, we should go and celebrate!" Nami exclaimed, grinning brightly to the woman.
"Yes, I would like that very much," Kaya said, smiling even more brightly.
Luffy laughed softly and said, "Then celebrate we shall!" Everyone laughed softly.
However, suddenly, the doors to the reception room flew open, and a group of guys, old school mates of his, strode in, at the front was Furu. "I hear Luffy has dared show his face back amongst us again! Where is he!" Furu demanded with a deep scowl.
The many people, already there, gasped and gaped at Furu before finally looking about. None had really seen them enter yet, and had no idea Luffy was there. They all began to talk at once, until all eyes fell on Luffy's dark scowl as he stared back at Furu. When everyone's eyes finally fell on Luffy, many faces lost color as if they really were staring at a ghost. None had ever expected to see him again. Two of their female classmates actually fainted, while others fanned their hot cheeks, many uttering his name with awe and reverence. They all parted like the Red Sea, allowing Furu to see him.
"There you are, you cowardly son of a bitch!" Furu spat as he and his cronies moved towards Luffy.
"Furu," Luffy sneered, glaring back at him with a nasty scowl.
"Luffy," Nami called to him softly, but her voice held fear, even warning. They had promised her they would not fight. However, Furu was the one starting it.
"N-Now, wait a minute!" someone said, probably the coordinator of the reunion. "W-We won't have any fighting! The hotel would kick us out, and the reunion would be ruined!"
"Shut up!" Furu said, shoving his hand into his face and then away from him. The man cried out and hit the floor hard.
Luffy's scowl deepened, and his hands curled into fists. Furu really had caused their family problems. If it hadn't been for him, Luffy might not have run away to begin with. All the pain, the sadness, the loneliness, all of it surfaced now into a white, hot rage.
Seeing his expression, Nami gasped, taking a step back in some fear. She could almost feel the heat and anger radiating from him. There was no talking to him now. Both Zoro and Sanji stepped up beside Luffy, but Zoro shifted his eyes towards Luffy and muttered quietly, "Luffy, calm yourself."
Almost instantly, Luffy seemed to calm, but only slightly. His deep frown remained, even if he stopped scowling. "So, you decided to finally show you cowardly face after all this time, did you, after you went and ditched your family!" Furu exclaimed, stopping in front of Luffy. However, he looked over, noticing Nami beside Luffy, and then he smirked. "Why, if it isn't the beauty herself. Happy that your brother is home?"
Stiffening and lifting her chin into the hair, Nami stared back at him down the length of her nose. "Of course I am," she replied, coldly.
"So, what happened? Did he come crawling back, begging to be accepted? Did he beg you to accept his undying love?" Furu asked, dramatically placing his hand over his heart.
"Actually, I'm the one who found him. He never intended to come home again, and it was I who had to beg him to accept my love," she said, her expression softening to the memory. There were several gasps in the crowd from the shock of what she said, and the two girls, who had awakened, fainted again in a swoon.
Furu could only stare back at her in complete shock to hear her say that. Luffy frowned softly, looking over to Nami. She just admitted to the entire room, all old classmates, that she loved her brother in a not so brotherly way. "Nami," he called to her softly. Looking over to him, she just smiled back to him warmly, not afraid to show her love of him.
"You have to be fucking kidding me!" Furu exclaimed, gaping down at both of them, and then he scowled. "That's disgusting!"
"Disgusting?" Nami asked, narrowing her eyes angrily at him.
"You're brother and sister! That's just sick!" Furu exclaimed, and a few others agreed with him.
"You're wrong! And you all know it! We're not blood related! Not a one of us! Only Luffy was adopted by our Master. The rest of us were only fostered by him! We're not even brother and sister legally! We grew up together, yes. We even considered one another brother and sister, and still do, yes, but it doesn't change the fact that Luffy and I have always loved one another," Nami said, and then her expression saddened. "Yes, it made him feel guilty, because of the circumstances, and I made him feel worse, which is why he left in the first place. He figured I was better off without him here, getting in my way. But when he left, it felt as if half of me was gone too. I don't ever expect for you to understand such a thing," she continued to explain, glaring back at Furu.
"Damn right I don't! It's disgusting!" Furu exclaimed, looking at Nami as if she were lower than a worm. "Someone so beautiful, gone to waste."
"I have not gone to waste!"
Nami instantly went quiet to the quiet command. She looked over to Luffy, and he was staring back at Furu, hatefully. Taking a deep breath, Nami just stepped back behind her brothers. Even now, nothing had changed with the family. Luffy was still the leader of the bunch, and they still followed his commands, respectfully.
"I've promised her that I wouldn't fight, and I plan to try and keep that promise. Just leave us alone, Furu. It's none of your business or anyone's what we do in this family," Luffy said, his voice quiet, but it shook with rage.
"Like hell! I've learned all sorts of martial arts over the years, and I've got my friends here, who learned it with me! You've all humiliated me more than once! Especially the little bitch over there!" he exclaimed, nodding towards Nami. However, he only had time to finish his sentence before he was suddenly sent flying a few feet away where he landed hard on his back.
"You watch what you say about Nami," Luffy seethed, looking beyond angry. Everyone gasped and quickly backed away, not wanting to get caught up in the fight. Nami opened her mouth to say something, but then closed it and sighed. It was too late now.
Growling, Furu sat up, scowling back at Luffy, his eyes ablaze with hate. "You're going to regret that, runt," he snarled before getting to his feet quickly. All hell seemed to break loose as Luffy and his two brothers were attacked by Furu and his cronies.
Vivi gasped, looking terrified for Sanji as she backed away, tears in her eyes. Nami went to her immediately, and the other woman buried her face into Nami's shoulder. "Oh, Usopp," Kaya cried softly, clinging to her husband and looking even paler.
"It'll be all right. Luffy, Sanji and Zoro are strong!" Usopp said with conviction, frowning deeply back at the fight, and she nodded.
Furu came at Luffy aggressively, showing off his new skills, but Luffy dodged and parried him easily with his own skill. There was no way that Furu could top Luffy's experience and grace. Soon, Luffy out skilled and over powered Furu. And even Furu's cronies were taken down by Sanji and Zoro.
Without any effort, Luffy caught Furu's fist, kicked him square in the gut, and then whirled around and kicked his head. Furu went down hard, and didn't get back up. He groaned, rolling onto his side. "You're pathetic," Luffy sneered, looking down at Furu in his disgust of him. "Just leave my family alone." Then, Luffy turned his back on him to go back to Nami.
Baring his teeth angrily, Furu began to growl before pulling something from his pocket. Getting to his feet, Furu surged forwards towards Luffy, holding out something that caught the light. "No!" Nami cried, having seen it and raced passed Luffy to grab Furu's wrist. She twisted his arm, and slammed him down onto his stomach.
Luffy quickly turned, his eyes widening. "Nami!" he cried, going back to her.
"You are the coward, Furu!" she screeched, looking down at him angrily. "How dare you do such a thing!" she exclaimed, tearing the knife from his hand. "I would have killed you here and now had you hurt him in such a way!" Now she was the one, who was furious.
Everyone in the room gasped, now gaping at Nami. Blinking in confusion, Nami looked up at everyone. Even Luffy had stopped to look towards the crowd around them, all gaping at Nami. Tearing his eyes away from them, Luffy then went to Nami. "Nami, are you all right?" he asked, pulling her to her feet.
"Yes, of course," she said, straightening out her dress.
Blinking again, Nami looked over to one of her old classmates, pointing a finger at her.
"It's Luna! She's Luna!"
Nami's eyes opened wider then, staring at the man pointing at her before turning to the other girl pointing at her and to her accusations. Suddenly, they all began to exclaim at her and crowd closer around her, asking her questions. Luffy immediately pulled her to him before turning towards his brothers. "Zoro, Sanji!" he cried, and the brothers tore through the crowd, none too gently. People cried out from being pulled and shoved, and finally the two made it to their brother and sister.
"Let's get out of here!" Zoro said, taking Nami's other arm as Luffy took her other and then pushed passed the overreacting crowd in their excitement to being in the presence of a famous actress, even if she was their old school mate.
Furu remained behind with an even deeper scowl of hatred. Again, he had been humiliated by them, and now to find out that Nami was the one and the same as the famous and popular actress Luna. Not only that, but now Luffy had her. He was furious, but honestly, what could he do about it now?
Their old school mates followed them out, screaming and shouting for autographs and other demands, and soon, the entire hotel seemed aware of Nami being there, and so began chasing after them as well, making escape difficult. After awhile, Luffy swung her into his protective arms as Zoro pushed at their front, Sanji at their back.
"Luffy," she whispered, burying her face into his neck as she wrapped her arms around it.
"It's gonna be okay," he whispered back, holding her securely, safely. Finally, Zoro had paved a way out, running with them away from the hotel. They did not own a car, and so had to make a run for the train with everyone trailing behind them. More people they passed, the more that began to pursue them.
"Shit, this is bad! We have to lose them somehow!" Sanji yelled, turning to look at the growing crowd behind them.
"I knew this was a bad idea!" Zoro exclaimed, pushing anyone who got in their way.
"Like hell you did!" Sanji exclaimed back at him.
"Stop it, both of you!" Nami yelled at them, and both immediately ceased their squabble.
"Ah?" Luffy questioned, turning to look behind him, but all he saw was a huge smoke screen that enveloped them.
"What the hell?" Zoro asked, but Sanji made him keep going.
"Keep going! Keep going!" he cried, and then ran around a corner.
They ran more distance, but no one seemed to be following them. They turned more corners before finally getting to the train station.
They all turned to see Usopp, Kaya and Vivi, running after them, though Kaya looked paler, even riding on Usopp's back. "Sanji-san!" Vivi cried, running right to him, and he wrapped her up in his arms.
"Was that you, Usopp!" Luffy asked, grinning at his friend.
"Of course!" Usopp replied, holding up his sling shot.
"Thanks!" Luffy cried as Usopp and Kaya made it to them. "Let's get out of here," he said as they all entered the train. Luffy set Nami down on her feet, but Usopp continued to hold Kaya.
"That was a close call," Sanji said, rubbing over Vivi's back.
"Aa, that crowd was huge, but this is going to be troublesome. They know who Nami is now. It's going to be in the news and papers by tomorrow. This is going to cost Master trouble," Zoro said, frowning solemnly. His brothers and sister agreed.
"It's my fault," Luffy said, frowning deeply. "First I went and left, forcing Nami to take on this profession to find me, and just now with Furu. They would have never found out if I had not lost my temper and kept myself from fighting him."
"Nonsense! It was bound to happen eventually," Nami said, frowning up at him.
"We could leave. Go back to America, where it won't matter," Luffy said, frowning down at her softly. "That way, we won't bother Master this way. We could always come and visit or something," he said, lowering his head.
Biting her lip, Nami reached up to cup his cheek, and he looked up at her again. "I go wherever you go, Luffy. No matter where it might be," she whispered to him softly. His eyes softened further as his face relaxed, looking down into her tawny eyes, and then he nodded gently.
Vivi's cheeks flushed with color, watching them, but she smiled and looked up at Sanji. Kaya had also flushed, but smile brightly to the two. "Well, you both should probably get the hell out of here. Soon, they will be arriving at the house, demanding to see you. I suggest you go straight from here. We'll send back your stuff, Luffy. We gotta stay for Master," Zoro said, frowning at his brother.
Looking towards Zoro, Luffy frowned as well, knowing his brother spoke the truth, and he nodded. "Yeah, all right," he replied. "Tell Master we're sorry that we had to cut our visit so short."
"He'll understand. We'll send your stuff too, Nami," Zoro said, nodding to Nami.
The trained stopped at the stop, and Nami nodded before hugging her two brothers staying behind. "You stay safe, Nami-san," Sanji said softly, hugging her tight before kissing her cheek. "We'll see you again."
"Mm," Nami said, nodding and smiling, though tears came to her eyes.
Then she turned to hug Zoro, who almost cracked her ribs with how tightly he hugged her. It would now be the first time being separated from her two brothers, who watched over and protected her in Luffy's stead. He said nothing, only giving his sister a solemn frown, but she smiled up at him brightly. "I'll be all right. I'll be with Luffy. You take care of Master," she said to him.
He just nodded before he and Sanji also hugged Luffy. Then Nami turned to Kaya. "I'm sorry we couldn't celebrate," she said, frowning softly.
"Oh, it's all right. I would rather you were safe," Kai said, and after she and Vivi had hugged Nami, and Usopp also said his farewells, they all exited the train.
Luffy and Nami waved to them, and everyone waved back, except for Zoro, who kept his solemn frown. He didn't like that they were being separated again, after finally being together again. The train moved off, and then soon turned a corner, blocking them off from view. Tears came to Nami's eyes, not being able to help herself. She turned, burying her face into Luffy's chest, and he wrapped his arms around her.
"Nami, I'm sorry," he whispered, but she shook her head.
"Don't be sorry, Luffy. I'm sad to be leaving them, but I'm even happier to be with you again. We'll always be together, won't we?" she whispered, holding him to her tightly.
"Yes, we'll always be together, Nami. Nami, will you marry me?" he whispered, gently caressing a hand over her hair.
Pulling back, Nami gaped up at him, her eyes red and wet with tears. However, after awhile, she slowly smiled and then was beaming up at him. She began to laugh, throwing her arms around his neck then to hold him tight. "Yes!" she cried loudly, making the other occupants turn towards them. "Oh, yes, Luffy, I'll marry you," she said more quietly as more tears spilled from her eyes in her happiness.
His face nearly split into a grin then as he lifted her up into a tight hug, feeling happier than ever. "I love you, Nami," he said before burying his face into her hair.
"I love you too, Luffy," she whispered, nuzzling his neck. The entire train erupted into applauds and congratulations to the newly engaged couple.
Luffy quickly pulled away to gape at all of the people, completely forgetting that they weren't alone. "Oh!" Nami exclaimed, gaping at them and her face reddened. She had also forgotten. But then she smiled brightly and said, "Thank you!"
Once the train stopped at their stop, they exited and took a cab to the airport. They bought tickets, boarded and left Japan for America.
A month after the two had left Japan, they sent for their family and friends and had a small wedding, with nearly all of Luffy's co-workers and bosses present as well as Tony Tony Chopper. Ace had stood as Luffy's best man, which neither Zoro nor Sanji minded. It would have been harder for Luffy to choose between them anyway, and Ace was his real brother, after all. After Luffy had returned early, he had explained to Ace everything that had happened.
"Ah, so that's what happened?" Ace had said. "Well, I can't complain that you're back early. I was getting lonely," he said, grinning at them.
Nami burst into laughter and said, "I think we need to find your brother a woman."
"I think so too," Luffy agreed with his own grin and snickered.
A few days after their return, Luffy read in the Japanese paper that Nami's identity had been revealed, though no one knew of Nami's whereabouts, and that their brothers and father refused to talk. Then later, he read in the paper again about his marriage proposal to Nami in the train, which someone had even taken a picture of with a cell phone. Now, all of Japan knew that Nami/Luna was to be married to her foster brother. There was a few scandals about it, a lot of misinformation, but they were safe in America from it all.
Now, months after the wedding, Luffy was staring at himself in a mirror. Everything was going so well. Shanks, having been told the news of everything that had happened, decided that maybe it would be best, to set everything to rest, to make a movie of everything that happened. He told them that their country, as well as any other countries, fans to Nami, would appeal more to the love story of it, instead of the gossiping news. He asked that they play as themselves, to let everyone see them for themselves.
Actors played as the rest, his brothers and even Ace, though all were there to watch the production. After Nami finished production for her first movie there, they had started on this one. The production had gone well, and now was the premiere night of the movie. He was nervous to watch it for the first time, and wondered how everyone would react to it. From what he'd been told, there was a huge hype about the movie, and everyone seemed anxious to watch the love story. That was a good sign. Opening night for it was at the end of the week.
Suddenly, there was a knock on the door, and he jumped, coming out of his thoughts. Nami stepped in, looking magnificent in her black dress. "Hey," she called to him with a smile, "are you ready?"
Sighing softly at seeing his wife, he felt his anxieties leaving him, and then he smiled. "Yeah, I'm ready," he replied to her, voicing his affection for her as he spoke.
"Come," she said, holding her hand out to her, and he approached her to take it.
Pulling it to his lips, he kissed the back of her knuckles, his eyes never leaving hers. Her face flushed softly, but then she smiled more brightly. Tugging at her hand, he pulled her against him and held her to him tightly. "I love you, Nami," he whispered.
"I know you do," she replied, smiling wider.
He chuckled deeply, pulling back slightly to kiss her neck. "Do you?"
"Yes, otherwise, you would have never agreed to play in this movie," she replied, pulling back to look at him. "I've seen some of the footage, and watching you as we acted together, I know you did really well."
"I didn't have to act about how I feel about you, Nami," he replied, telling her that it was all genuine.
Her smile softened as she nodded. "I know," she whispered in reply, caressing his cheek. "I didn't either. Though, it was a little painful having to relive some of it."
"I'm sorry," he replied, looking regretful.
"Don't be. We're together now and forever. We're married now, and honestly, I don't care what everyone thinks of me, because I have you. I figured it would be fun to tell our story," she said, smiling once again.
He joined her smile with his own grin, pulling her closer and moving his lips close to hers. "Yeah, it was all fun," he agreed before pressing his lips to hers.
"Oh, and I love you too, Luffy," she said, grinning against his lips.
Author's Note: Maaw~! I'm so glad to have finally ended this fic! DX I'm so sorry that it took me forever to do so… ~,~ I plan to end a few others as well. I changed my profile, but just in case no one has read it, I've given Ara the book series. I'm no longer a part of it. My reasons are my own, but it has nothing to do with Ara. :P She is still my most awesomest friend~! Well, it has to do with religion, but I do not wish to get into more detail, so don't ask. :P I'm writing my other books though! Once Ara publishes though, you all better read them! XD I also hope you will write the books I write. ;) I just need to decide which I want to write first… ~.~ Anyways, I know I didn't put in the other SHs at the end… I got lazy… So sue me… I couldn't really figure out how though… They weren't that important… So… anyways… thanks so much for all the reviews and support throughout this story! :D