It was a boring day. Very boring. No marines. No bad weather. Not even waves.

That's why I did that.

Well, don't think it was just an impulse! I had thought of it before. Many times even.

Boredom can be a very strong motivator.

I got out of the library, shielding my eyes from the sun, and made my way to the kitchen.

I opened the door and peeked.

No one except him.


I walked in silently. He didn't realize I was there. Hehehe,he was so concentrated in his cooking.

He looked so cute.

That's when things got worse.

I started having second thoughts. I mean,it was just a boring day! Did I really want to do it?

Or was I just making a stupid mistake? He's an perverted idiot. Is he going to brake my heart?
Then ,I just told my brain to shut the hell up,and kept walking.

I came close to him and took a deep breath.

And I hugged him. From behind.

He just froze.

And surprisingly, after a few seconds, he pushed me away.

"Nami, what are you doing?"

I felt my heart stop.

What the hell?
"Sanji-kun... I'm hugging you, you idiot!"
I started sweating.

"I love you."

"Because I l-"
"I don't have any money, if that's what you want."


What. The. Hell?

"Money? MONEY? Do you think I'm the kind of person that manipulates people for cash?"
He raised an eyebrow.

"Nami-san, don't take me wrong. I like y-Well, I love you. But most of the time...You're a greedy bitch."
"Excuse me? Did I ever manipulate your feelings?"

I put my hands on my hips.

He frowned.

"Last Friday."

I shut up completely. I don't know what to say.

He looks away.

I think of something and I slowly and shakily say:

"I-I'm...Sanji-kun...I'm s-sorry...Sorry,Sanji-kun..."

He, again, freezes.

I can't look away from him,and he can't look at me.

I don't know how much time we spent like that.

Maybe seconds.

Maybe minutes.

Maybe hours.

Maybe years,centuries,millenniums.

But, after a while,he looks at me.

"If you didn't want money, then why did you hug me?"
I gulp down. And I try to keep my calm.


It doesn't work. Damnit.

He blinks a couple of times. Again, he looks so cute.

"Uh, sorry, can you repeat that please? Slowly."

I sigh. This isn't going well.

"Look,Sanji...I'm bored...I thought of this before...I didn't have the courage,I'm scared and I didn't think I could actually do this but...Here I am...And...I..."
I drop my head.

"I...I...I love you..."

I don't know how he looked. I was too busy looking at the floor.

All of a sudden, he lifts my head up and kisses me.

First, I try to push him away.

But it feels so good, I just forget everything and let it go.

Same situation as above. I don't know how long it lasted.

After an undefined amount of time, we broke away,gasping for air.

He hugs me and I lay my head on his chest.

"Please, tell me you're not kidding."

I smile.

"If I was kidding,you would be in a lot of pain right now."

He laughs. I like it.