Okay, I literally thought up this series about a couple hours ago and I just had to put it down. I'm half and half on whether or not I should include my own characters in this series…I probably will. Anyways, this is supposed to be a comedy thing. Some of the proposals will be actual marriage proposals. Others…Well, just read on and see. I hope you all enjoy it!
Disclaimer: I do not own One Piece…I would not torture fans into waiting four weeks for a new chapter.
Seven year old Luffy was on his hands and knees. He had his face not even a centimeter above the ground. He was slowly crawling around after a Hercules beetle. Luffy had always had a fascination with these bugs because he thought they were some of the toughest creatures in the world. So when Luffy happened to come across this bug while he was playing outside Dadan's place, he had to try and catch it.
And what better way to catch it than by sneaking after it?
"What are you up to, Luffy?" a sweet and very familiar voice asked.
Luffy snapped his head up to see a woman with dark green hair and a gentle smile.
"MAKINO!" Luffy shouted at the top of his lungs as he jumped to his feet.
Unfortunately for Luffy, his yell frightened the Hercules beetle. He stared disappointedly as the bug decided to fly way, though not very quickly.
"Aww!" Luffy groaned, "I was going to finally get it!"
"I'm sorry, Luffy," Makino said with a giggle, "Perhaps you'll have better luck next time."
"Why are you so late, Makino?" Luffy asked his old friend grumpily, "You said you were going to be here three hours ago!"
"I'm sorry," Makino said as she and Luffy took a seat on a nearby log, "But I got stuck in a conversation with some women back in Fuchsia Village."
"What kind of conversation?"
"Well, they wanted to know why I haven't gotten married yet. They told me they are all anxiously waiting for the day that they can come to my wedding."
Luffy nodded his head slowly…Then-
The young bartender couldn't help but laugh at the question. Honestly, Luffy was always cute to her but there were times like this when he was absolutely adorable!
"Well, Luffy," Makino began, "Marriage is when two people who love each other very much decide that they want to spend the rest of their lives together as one."
Luffy nodded his head with understanding. Two people who love each other and want to be together forever as one…
"How do you ask someone to marry you?" Luffy asked suddenly.
"Well, first you need a ring," Makino explained, "Then, you bring the person you love to a nice place. Then, you get down on one knee, show the ring and ask 'Will you marry me?'"
"Alright then," Luffy said.
He got off of the log and walked in front of Makino. He got down on one knee.
"Will you marry me?" Luffy asked with a straight face.
Makino stared at him for five seconds before laughing hysterically. Luffy frowned at the woman but remained on his knee.
"What's wrong?" Luffy demanded, "Is it because I don't have a ring? I'll get one someday!"
"Luffy, you can't marry me!" Makino chuckled.
"But I love you…"
"I feel the same way," Makino said as she quieted down, "But…I'm not in the mood for marriage, okay? And you are too young for me. I would recommend asking someone who's closer to your age."
Luffy pondered this for a minute before he gave the woman a big grin, which she returned.
She had no idea of the situation those few words would create.
First I need a ring! Luffy thought with a smile as he walked around Dadan's hideout.
Luffy slowly came to a stop and the smile faded from his face when he realized…
"I don't think I can find a ring here…" Luffy said to himself, "I mean…Dadan doesn't really wear one…"
He crossed his arms. Now what was he to do? As Luffy walked through the door, feeling a little dejected, he heard a clang. He turned and saw, lying on the ground, was a metal nut. Luffy picked it up and eyed it carefully. His huge smile came back.
"This is perfect!" he yelled. He looked up to the shelf that it had fallen off of, "Thank you magic shelf!"
With that, he ran out.
Luffy wandered the forest with no clear sense on where he was going. The same thought went through his mind over and over and over again.
Find a nice place. Find a nice place. Find a nice place. Find a nice place.
As Luffy was getting impatient, he heard a low growling. He turned around very slowly at the noise. A pair of bright yellow eyes stared at him from the shadows of the nearby trees.
"AHHHH!" Luffy yelled as the creature jumped out, "WOLF!"
Twenty minutes of running and dodging later, Luffy tumbled into a clearing. He looked around with wide eyes and mouth slightly agape.
The grass was nice and green. The sun was shining down on the place, making it very bright. There was a little brook running through the clearing. It was a pretty place…
"Alright!" Luffy said happily, "I found a nice place!"
Now, it was time for the final part of his plan.
"Luffy! Where are you taking us?"
Luffy was marching happily through the forest, clutching his nut ring in his hand. Trailing behind him, both utterly confused as to what was going on, were Ace and Sabo. The two older boys gave each other a look, wondering what on earth Luffy wanted from them.
Finally, the three boys arrived in the clearing Luffy had found earlier. Luffy told Ace and Sabo to stand together and not to move.
The two ten year olds still had no idea what Luffy wanted as the boy took a few steps toward them. Why was their little brother acting so weird?
Luffy dropped to one knee before his big brothers. He held out his hand, which had the metal ring in it.
"Ace, Sabo," Luffy said with an adorable grin, beaming up at the two, "Will you guys marry me?"
Sabo's jaw dropped to the ground…Ace's eyes nearly popped out of his head…The three stayed in their respective positions until…
"LUFFY!" Ace yelled, his cheeks turning a dark shade of red, "YOU CAN'T PROPOSE MARRIAGE TO US!"
Luffy frowned slightly and tilted his head in confusion.
"Luffy," Sabo said in a calm but slightly nervous tone, "Do you even realize what marriage is?"
"Yeah!" Luffy said, nodding enthusiastically, "It's when people who love each other a lot decide to be together forever! I love you two! And I want to be with you guys all the time! So let's get married!"
"Moron!" Ace replied, sweating a lot, "There's no way Sabo and I can will marry you!"
"Oh," Luffy said, "I get it…It's because there's three of us…"
Luffy thought while Ace yelled that the number of people wasn't the issue. Luffy snapped his fingers as he got an idea.
"I know! Ace, you propose to Sabo!"
"WHAT?" the two older boys yelled at the same time.
"Yeah," Luffy said, "When two people marry, they become one. So Ace and Sabo, you guys get married and become one. Then, I'll propose to you guys and then it'll be two people again!"
"What kind of logic is that?" Ace asked.
"Luffy," Sabo said, "Y-y-y-you can't marry your own brothers…"
"Huh?" Luffy responded.
"It's against the rules," Sabo said, looking over at Ace.
"That's right!" Ace added, getting the idea, "A major rule of marriage is that you can't marry your brothers!"
Luffy's shoulders fell slightly and he frowned. He looked down at the ground for a moment while Ace and Sabo waited to see if they got through to him. Suddenly, Luffy perked up.
"Okay!" he said with his trademark grin, "I understand!"
Ace and Sabo both breathed out a sigh of relief. They just dodged that bullet. They got puzzled though when Luffy suddenly grabbed their hands.
"If brothers can't marry…" Luffy began with that grin, "Then, you two will become my sisters! Then we can get married!"
"YOU STILL DON'T GET IT!" Ace and Sabo yelled while their little brother looked on innocently.
It was going to be a long day for these three…
So, what did you guys think? Cute or what? I can imagine Luffy misunderstanding the idea of marriage. But, this also shows how he loves his brothers and Makino.
Like I said, this is a series of one-shots. So stay tuned for the next chapter!
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