Valley of the Fallen Kings

Fandom: One Piece

Rating: T/Pg-13

Genre: Drama/Romance

Pairing: Ace x Luffy

Topic: Unexpected

Word-count: 300

Summary: "There's no such thing as impossible here, in Grand Line."

Disclaimer: Odachi owns One Piece

Warning: hints of shounen ai, slight AU, future fic, set above chapter 600.

Valley of the Fallen Kings

It was actually really silly.

Like… really, really silly.

"We're lost!" Sanji cried in despair. At every direction he could only see trees.

Big, fat, heavy leafed trees.

They were just very-very green, pissing Sanji off.

It was totally, completely, undoubtedly that marimo's fault.

Sanji screeched at Zoro, yet Luffy was unusually quiet.

"Luffy?" Zoro ignored Sanji and looked at his captain, intrigued.

Luffy turned at Zoro and Sanji. "Stay here," he said, looking serious, before walking away.

Sanji stopped his bitching just to stare at that oddity. "What was that?"

Zoro shrugged. "He saw something?"

Luffy thought he saw something.


He did see something.

Just behind the tree. Red-flaming hat. Smiling and frowning faces on glasses.

But, is it possible?

Luffy saw something again. A figure. Leading him to a secluded area. Tall green hills, ancient looking rocks. A river… a valley.

Someone was sitting on the rock at the riverbank.

Luffy stared at the figure, eyes widening.

"There's no such thing as impossible here, in Grandline."

The gorgeous dark haired figure talked. Smiling.

Luffy approached him, slowly, closer. Eyes still wide, astonished. Smile slowly creeping up his face.


It was unexpected.

Totally, incredibly, amazingly unexpected.

"Miss me, Luff?" Ace's hand reached, touched and stroke Luffy's hair fondly.

Luffy, still a bit shocked, but happy beyond recognition, smiled with tears falling.

"I love you, Ace." Luffy reached at his brother and hugged him dearly.

"Once a year, Luffy. Come here, and we can meet." Ace kissed Luffy's hair lovingly.

"Okay." Luffy closed his eyes and slowly… slowly the mass in his arm dissipated.


Luffy opened his eyes at the call of his friends. Tears gone, smile intact.

Unexpected… but totally welcomed.

Luffy got back, leaving the valley.

And next year… he would visit it again.

The End

A/N: Uh… failing the word-count? *checking* Nah, it's exactly 300 words. Thank GOD ^_^. Well, I am trying a new style to write fic with short sharp direct word, but it's not perfected yet. I am still trying to convey meaning with as few words as possible, but it's kind of a bit hard. Anyway, do you enjoy reading? I hope so… comment?