As the first rays of light fell onto the twinkling sea, everything was quiet, save for the squawking of the seagulls flying around the ship, they were anchored at a small, uninhabited island, and were determined to take a break from their adventure. As the sudden sounds of a loud strawhat breakfast disturbed the peace, the seagulls increasing their distance a little bit, unsure of the trouble that was going on inside.

"LUFFY THAT'S MY FOOD!" Yelled usopp loudly as the captain shot out his left hand, robbing him from his large piece of bacon, the captain looked at him with a blank expression, his face still stuffed with food, like a giant balloon

"Wud food?" he asked, confused by Usopp's screams.

"The food you just TOOK obviously!: he yelled back even harder.

Nami was quietly eating her breakfast. Hers and Robins being the only ones that would not be stolen from. However instead of her normal tense nature every time they were fighting over food again. She wasn't angry at all this time. After all, she'd just discovered something nice, and was determined to make something of it. Silently she was planning her next move, though slightly feeling bad about herself for actually planning all this. She was eating with a neutral expression on her face, periodically looking up at luffy as a warm smile came to her face every time she did so, thinking of her feelings for the young boy that she was now sure he returned. The rest of the crew was a bit surprised by her unprecedented calmness, however as they didn't notice the looks their navigator gave the young captain, they shrugged it of, thinking she must have had a nice dream or something. As the food gradually disappeared and breakfast came to an end, they once again prepared for a day of relaxing on the beach, and exploring the island. Nami, distributing the tasks for the day, decided that Zoro and Sanji would gather food, Robin would just read books as she was one of the crew members that almost never had to do anything. Chopper would go look for herbs to refill his medical supplies. Usopp would keep watch on the ship, as he would end up working on a new invention anyway. Franky would service the she would go explore the island with Luffy. A pairing that was, of course, planned by the cunning young woman. However she explained it that because Luffy would get lost without her, but was so adamant in wanting to go exploring today. That this was the only solution, her captain's curiosity was a handy trait for her in this matter.

As the crew sat out to their tasks for the day, Franky decided to begin checking the underside of the ship, so they moved the ship slightly away from the shore, as not to hinder him in his task. Usopp temporarily moved his workplace to the crows nest, and Zoro and Sanji soon came back with loads of fruit and meat. As Nami and Luffy set out together, Nami directed him lightly to the spot of her choosing. Luffy staying close to her because of his newly discovered feeling of closeness, still having not understood what he actually wanted. She was determined to change that however as they climbed the small mountain present on the island to "map" the island. The rocky mountain trail, was natural, and therefore wasn't simple to climb, apart from some small vegetation, nothing was worth checking out there besides the view. And as none of the crew was really interested in that, she knew that they wouldn't be disturbed anytime soon.

Hopping over the small rocks in his path, Luffy climbed the mountain trail, being excited at the impending view of the island, closely watching to it that Nami didn't fall behind too much, the feeling in his belly commanding him to stay close to her. He was glad that she paired with him, when he left her side for too long he felt immensely uncomfortable. Wanting to stay with her as much as possible.

She noticed his closeness, feeling quite surprised by the intensity of his feelings, it was not very common that when you didn't even understand your own feelings, you would feel so inclined to stay close to the person you love. A faint blush appeared on her cheeks as she realized what this meant. She could simply not believed that the change was so instant. Before two days ago, he never even gawked at her. It was like his feelings for her were locked inside a large safe, only to be opened by a specific action, which she found more or less by accident. And as the safe opened she found herself baffled by the fact that he hadn't noticed his feelings for her, even thought he's been with her long enough to do so. Her face flushed as she thought back to when she began developing feelings for him:

"She sat on the ground, stabbing her own arm, the symbol of pure evil that now threatened to consume everyone in her village, who she has long worked to protect from it's evil grasp, when he stood behind her and stopped her hand from continuing its destructive task. She told him to go away many times but he never even considered leaving her behind. When she was finished she turned her face to him, her eyes dripping with tears as her heart threatened to break in two. "Luffy... Help me." she sobbed. Slightly being startled as he set his precious treasure upon her head, for her to keep safe. He walked a couple of steps away from her before yelling "OF COURSE!" and as they took of to liberate her from her horrible way of life, needing no other reason than that they made her cry, her heart hurt even more as she realized that the people she pushed away from her, would now save her from her pain. She recalled the instances that he became furious just because someone touched his hat. And sobbed even more as she realized that he now entrusted her with his only treasure, showing that he still trusted her completely. It was then than she realized, that she had become one of his treasures, and that he would always protect her. And so she came to love him. Afterwards she hated herself for thinking about love when a battle of life and death was ensuing. But it kept coming back to the point that she couldn't do anything other then to admit that she now loved him, and couldn't be without him any longer"

As they reached the top of the mountain Luffy jumped energetically bounding up and down as he could see everything going on in the island, and the beautiful scenery made him stare in awe, anticipating another adventure just around the corner. As he looked fro side to side, filled with energy Nami set up her mapping equipment, figuring she could map this small island withing ten minutes and then continue on with her plan to get Luffy. As Luffy had enough of the scenery, but somehow wasn't quite ready to go adventuring in the woods he lay down and looked at the clouds, laying there in the nice warm sun was getting him quite sleepy. But he didn't feel he wanted to sleep yet, so he waited patiently for Nami to finish mapping, something that surprised him a lot, since patience wasn't exactly his strong point.

As Nami progressed steadily with her mapping she was greatly surprised that Luffy was just waiting patiently for her to finish. The first time she saw him sitting still against a rock her eyes bulged out in surprise as her jaw hit the floor. Lucky for her, he had his eyes closed at the time, therefore not noticing her inelegant gesture. As she mapped the bay where the ship lay anchored she checked in with her binoculars to see if everything was alright.

Robin lay on the beach with a book and a cocktail, elegantly nipping it ever so often while reading a book, while Sanji was constantly hanging around her to check if she needed anything, Zoro was asleep on deck, and Chopper was grinding herbs for medicine. Everything was in place for her plan, since everyone was on the ship, they would never find out about the little incident that she had planned.

She folded up her mapping equipment and put her latest map away carefully, before setting her stuff down and laying next to Luffy in the sun. As he slowly sat up, hovering over her, presumably to ask her if they could adventure now, she brought her arms up and pulled him to her. Claiming his lips with her own. His body stiffened instantly at the pull into her arms. Her soft chest pressed firmly into his, the familiar feelings from his lips relaxin his body as he lift her up slightly to snake his arms around her back. As one hand was placed at the back of her head, and the other on the small of her back, he pulled her closer, eliciting a small moan from the woman below him. As he grew conscious that he might be too heavy for her he flipped around so she was on top. With the pressure finally gone they resumed their heated passion. Shivers going down her body as he moved his hand under her shirt over her entire back. She placed one of her hands against his chest, as his vest was unbuttoned from the heat. They once again tried to pull each other closer as their heated embrace continued on, moans and grunts could be heard as they passionately moved their lips against each other. Her lips parted to invite his tongue entrance, and he gladly accepted the invitation she gave him. He instantaneously thrust his tongue in, catching a loud moan in his mouth as he pressed his tongue against hers. Her mind was once again melting in the sea of bliss. Time had stopped and she wanted this moment to last forever. The world had suddenly flared it's colors even brighter than usual, and her thoughts were nothing but incoherent bits and pieces. She wasn't able to do anything but return his ministrations even if she wanted to, it just felt that good. As for Luffy, he had been waiting for this moment in secret, and as the moment began had smiled to himself, realizing that this was exactly why she teamed up with him. Quite happy with this arrangement. He tenderly stroke her back, and moved his other hand around her hair. Feeling her lean into him as he turned his head to deepen the kiss. They both explored each other's mouths. Roughly grasping at his shirt, Nami desired to be even closer to him, though not realizing any way to do so. She just pulled him as close as her arms would let her. Their passionate embrace lead them to different territories, as they both took their shirts off in unison, neither really understanding why they would do so. As they finished taking their shirts off they embraced each other again, now standing against a large boulder. As her bra met with his chest she moaned loudly into his mouth. The sensation having increased greatly now that one layer of clothing was out of the way. They pulled each other so close that their stomaches touched. The passion exploded as they both roamed their hands over the other's body. Soft hands meeting with hard chest. Strong arms meeting with silky skin. All the while never removing their lips from one another, their mouths still vigorously trying to get even closer to each other. As their brains were into complete shutdown, and their breathing was ragged and uneven due to the pleasure they received, their instincts commanded them to keep going like this. Eventually though, after a good 20 minutes of heated passion, the pair ran out of air and were forced to separate. Eyes glazed over with passion, they just lay there in a tight embrace. Before Nami finally spoke: "Luffy... I love you"

Blushing brightly as she said so, entirely realizing that Luffy might not even know what love is, but determined to voice her feelings toward him anyway, she lay there, patiently allowing Luffy to gather his thoughts before answering

Luffy didn't know anything about love, but he liked the words, it made him feel warm inside. And he had realized that feeling warm inside was a good thin, since good things usually came of it, so he decided to give an affirmative reply to her as he spoke softly, barely above a whisper: "Nami I think I love you too"

Her heart Jumped as she heard his reply, her face erupting in a fierce blush as she tightened her embrace on her love. Her eyes stinging with tears of happiness as she replied, her voice full of war emotions: "Oh Luffy... i'm so happy" , as she smiled into his chest.

The warm feeling in Luffy's chest erupted into a fierce glowing fire, knowing that he made her happy made him feel on top of the world. Nothing could bring his sudden good spirits down as he also pulled her closer. As the sun was still high in the sky, it being about 11: am in the morning, they mutually decided to take a nap together, obviously tired from their prior exertion, Nami pulled out a blanket she prepared especially for this occasion, while Luffy absently wondered why she brought a blanket, not even suspecting that this was all planned.

As they crept under the blanket together, they held each other loosely as they drifted off to sleep. When Nami woke up about 3 hours later, she jumped at first, noticing a warm body touching hers. Almost yelling her lungs out and destroying the intruder, she suddenly stopped as the memories of earlier flooded into her head, making her remember everything into a fierce blush. The rubber boy had slid a bit down during his slumber, his head coming to rest in her lap, and his arms wrapped tightly around her. Mumbling sleepily as he nuzzled himself deeper into her lap, wanting to stay close to the warmth under him. This was what she wanted, she loved him didn't she? She was truly happy, the strong pirate loved her, felt safe enough to put his life in her hands, and as she thought this, she softly pulled the boy over her, blushing as his chin came to rest right between her brest, as his head fell to one side, the boy eagerly wrapping his arms around the now enlarged source of head. He fumbled in his sleep and softly spoke her name: "Nami..." As a content little smile momentarily appeared on his face. His expression soon turned blank again as he fell back into a deep sleep. Her blush increased by another shade of red as she wrapped her arms around the boy, letting him sleep as she sunk right back into a deep slumber


Back on the ship, lunch was skipped as everyone was doing their thing, Franky was drawing up blueprints for a new upgrade, Chopper had decided to be productive and create some more rumble balls, in between playing on the beach with Usopp, and eating desserts with Robin. Usopp told his usual tall tales to everyone who would listen to him, and Sanji was slaving away in the kitchen. Zoro was swinging ridiculously huge weights around for his training, and napped away afterwards. As Robin just sat on her beach chair. A parasol had been placed to shield her delicate skin from the sun's rays. Sanji came out of the kitchen. Looking around for any sign of "his" Nami-swan. Little did he know, that she wasn't free anymore.


Fumbling ins his sleep, Luffy slowly began to wake up. Nestling his head further into his pillow. He was surprised to hear a loud moan, followed by sleepy mumbling. He felt some fidgeting as he opened his eyes slowly. Staring right at the head of his beautiful navigator. A content little smile lingering on her face, obviously enjoying the body contact even while asleep. As he looked at her face carefully, he brought up his hand , carefully tracing her entire face with only slightly touching her as he took in her form. After a while, he heard a giggle, as he looked at her again he saw that while her eyes were still closed, she had a strong blush on her cheeks, indicating that she had woken up. And she spoke sleepily: "Good morning Luffy."