Can we talk a little more about that one panel where Luffy talks to Zoro? Because I don't know if anyone else saw it, but "i bet you're worried, aren'tcha?" is what I used to say to my friends to tease them about crushes or someone I shipped them with. EXACT line. Seems to me there are in-story harcore shippers.... Also, "don't make me kick your ass" is a common response from my friends who have crushes when I say that. :3
In fact, in chapter 814, where many people going down because of Zoro cold reaction, I wanted to do something for the fandom, warm up comic or so. I tried to find detail in the chapter and much wondered of which way the swordman had chosen. I wanted to know that Zoro followed the group to meet Nekomushi or he followed the group to meet Pekoms! But in all chapter 814 I couldn’t find out. Then I just hoped that my guess would be right.
I mean, in chapter 814, I put much belief in Zoro, to believe that deep down in his heart, he worried for Sanji despite of the outside, he act cold (and a little bit bitter). I even wanted to make a mini comic in which, Zoro after all, he chose to followed the group to Pekoms room, to hear about Sanji, but I wasn’t enough confident (in that headcanon) You know… that headcanon would be sweet but then when the 815 comes, if the 815 was something even more bitter than 814 then the feeling would be crashed. For that reason, although I received some messages of you guys, talked about 814, wanted something to mend the canon, I didn’t do.
But for GoD!! ODA!! When I read 815, it was like my headcanon came true. YES my headcanon comes true! Oda did it even much much much better than what I imagined. I can not say anything more.