(Btw slightly ZoLu)
2 years ago, at marine ford, luffy's and ace were about to escape, when all of a sudden Akainu comes towards Luffy. Ace saw this happen and ran for him. By the time Akainu came with a powerful punch with magma, it turns out Ace was the one who was punched, Akainu's fist piercing through Ace. Luffy saw this and looked at Ace in suprise, watching him coughing up blood. Luffy's vision was getting cloudy from all of the tears in his eyes. As Akainu takes out his hand from Ace's body, he let's the limply body down. Luffy still remembers his last words. "Thank you, for living me."
Zoro came into the men's room mumbling "stupid curly eyebr-" and saw Luffy on the bed shaking slightly, tears in his eyes, and mumbling. Zoro was wondering what is happening, so he went up to Luffy and held his hand.
Luffy gasped for air and looked to the side slightly to see Zoro. "Zoro, what are you doing?" He didn't respond, instead he gave a look of slight worry....