Title: Harumi, a New Beginning

Characters/Pairing(s): Luffy&Nami, Zoro&Robin, Sanji&Vivi, Straw Hats

(Pre/Post) Time Skip: Many Years Later

Nami looked towards the direction of the Grand Line. It was a big decision to leave the infamous sea, but they now know where their hearts lie, and thats to take a break and settle down. After the birth of her son and Robin's son, and after the little incident back in the New World, they knew that they couldn't raise a family in such a dangerous sea.

She could hear the sound of a soft hum coming from on deck. Sitting on a newly made rocking chair by Franky, Vivi rocked Taichi back and forth smoothly. Now that the princess has accepted their invitation, more importantly Sanji's love, Nami felt like the babies weren't the only new additions to the family. There was a bit of tension between the princess and the ex-assassin, but in due time, they learned to forget about the past.

"Nami-san, I think we're nearing the island," Sanji called out from the helm. At the mention of the new island, each one of the crew started popping out all over the place. In the distance, they could see a huge island they would now call their home. Landing back in East Blue already felt like home for half of the crew members, but rather than picking an old home island where they would settle down, they picked a new island right in the middle of all of them.

"East Blue's a very.. quiet sea," Chopper noticed.

"Its perfect," said Robin while rocking Zero in her arms.

"We shouldn't have to worry about any Marines nearby," said Brook.

"But there's still Luffy's grandpa," murmured Chopper.

Luffy happily placed his hands on his hips. "I'm just as strong as that old bastard. I can take him on any day. I can even teach Taichi how to stand up to him."

"That, I'm worried about," said Nami while taking her son back into her arms. "At least we don't have to worry about the citizens fearing us anymore."

"Well, some of them," added Usopp.

After finding One Piece and getting rid of the Blackbeard crew, Coby took over the Marines as Fleet Admiral. The new head-honcho opened the world's eyes to the Straw Hats, as if most of them haven't already. Each island they've passed, spread the news of what they've done, and how totally and completely different they are to the other pirates. They were heroes, but Luffy didn't like that title very much.

Although some have finally accepted them, some still hold their hatred for the pirates no matter who they are. On the bright side, because of Coby's new wish, the crew will no longer be targeted, but rather they will be watched from time to time. As soon as something out of the ordinary goes wrong, the Marines will not hesitate to attack.

"What's this island called again?" asked Chopper.

"Harumi," answered Nami. "Spring at sea."

"How long do you think we'll be staying here?" asked Sanji.

"Who knows," said Luffy. "But I want to go back on adventures as soon as these guys grow up."

Luffy rubbed his son's head. Taichi grimaced at his father unintentionally, earning a chuckle from the captain.

"Something tells me we'll have more adventures on this island than we've had on our journeys," said Robin.

Soo, yea. That's the end of it.

If you haven't noticed already, the past few chapters aren't exactly one-shots, but more of chains leading from one chapter to another. I can't say anything about it now, but what I do want to say is: keep your eyes open for an update tomorrow. There is a reason for these chapters *hinthint*