By Dandy Wonderous
Prologue: Slaying the Beast
It was only a kiss, how did it end up like this? It was only a kiss, it was only a kiss…
-"Mr. Brightside," The Killers
That's what he agreed to. No hesitation. It was a promise, and he always kept his promises.
But this was by far the hardest promise to keep.
"Shithead." One crazed eye glared at him for a second. His hand never wavered, pressing the knife mercilessly against his captain's neck. There were tears streaking down his flushed cheeks. Maybe the younger boy was crying, too. Maybe he was crying, but he was too numb to tell. "What are you waiting for!?! Kill me!"
"Zoro!" The voice too calm for someone about to be murdered by his own crewmate. "Don't."
A promise he was breaking.
An order he was disobeying.
And… Sorry, Sanji…
And he swung the sword down.