~END! DUN DUN DUN! No worries, amigos. There will be another! Don't own Breathe Me by Sia or One Piece~


Zoro had watched the ship come in from on top of the cliff, feeling restless. He knew the tide was against them and that was the reason it was taking so long, but Luffy's jolly roger shining in the sun made him antsy to leave. He turned around and went back into the house. "This is taki-" He paused, staring.

Sonya was sitting on the floor, staring at nothing in particular, watching dustmotes float around in the sun. "I...can't believe it." She said softly. "What did you do?" She turned. "What did you do?"

He raised an eyebrow. "Regarding...?"

"The mayor's son! He...he went to join the marines, but...but not before saying he made everything up. That I wasn't cursed..." She bit her lip, a small ironic smile on her face. "I'm getting trained starting tomorrow to be a nurse." Tears came to her eyes as she smiled even more. "My dreams...I can live them now..."

Zoro shrugged, turning towards the opened door to the cliffs and the ocean. "Yeah, well, it took a little 'friendly persuasion' but you won't be oof!" He chuckled as she smashed into him, wrapping her arms around his torso. "A little excited there?"

Sonya cried into his back. "What...what did I do...do right?" She sobbed. "You're...you're the best thing that's ever happened to me...!"

He turned and put his arms around her. "You know I have to leave now." He said gruffly, his heart wrenching to see her in tears. "I have to go. You've got your dream and I've got mine."

She turned her dark eyes up to look at him and looked away, a small rueful smile on her face as she wiped the tears from her eyes. "Yeah...I know... Are they here yet?"

"Almost. But seeing as your town has already had so much upheaval, I think I should go down to meet them." Zoro pointed out. "I'm not too fond of pitchforks." He said dryly.

Sonya laughed. "I'll go with you-"


She stopped, hurt.

He sighed, scratching the back of his head. "I can't...you can't...it'll...hurt too much." He frowned, looking anywhere but her face.

Sonya smiled, walked up to him, and redirected his face towards hers. She gave him a tender kiss on the nose. "Is that better...?" She breathed softly.

He pulled her to him tightly and gave her a long, passionate kiss, their souls entertwining with the extended heat that was given off. He pulled away and hugged her tightly, letting her bury her face in his chest. "More then better." He said softly. He pulled away and went to grab his bag and his swords.

Sonya watched him leave without a word, stepping outside to watch from the cliff as he strode down the hillside towards his crew. They hugged and she could hear faint shouting from where she was.

He waved.

She waved back, trying to fight the tears that were threatening to spill over. Nothing helped. She started to cry as he got on the ship, watching the man that had changed everything in her life just leave. "I'M GOING TO FIND YOU ONE DAY, ZORO! GODDAMMIT, YOU BETTER BELIEVE I WILL!" She yelled. He didn't turn but she knew he was listening. This wasn't the end. She'd find him. Someday. "And I'll kick your ass for making me cry." She whispered on the wind as she sank to her knees. "I'll kick your ass...for making me love you..."