When Luffy gave his most treasured straw hat to Nami, I also sold my soul to Oda. This scene, among many others, made me love One Piece. I ship LuffyNami, and would love to write a dissertation paper about why I do but that’s for another challenge day, but this scene is much more than that. The straw hat represents Luffy’s dreams and he lent it to Nami without second thoughts. Luffy never really knew Nami’s backstory even until now with that recent scene from the Fishman Island with Jinbei.
Yet Luffy gave his most prized possession to her, a Captain’s trust to his Navigator is one the most important thing in a crew. I do believe that Luffy (captain), Nami (navigator), and Franky (shipwright) are the main pillars of the crew - if one of them was taken down first, the Straw Hats crew will fall apart.
Also I think this is one of the most epic scene when Luffy, Zoro, Sanji and Usopp went to kick the ass of person who made their nakama cry.
PS: I’m just bullshitting because this scene is so shippy. Luffy only gave his hat to Nami. Period.
Above all and with her standing history, Nami is a realist. She draws her strength from Luffy who always been infallible in her eyes. As long as Luffy says it so, she will believe it so too despite of her reservations. And just as how much loyal Zoro is to their Captain, Nami will always be completely and achingly wonderful to its intensity devoted to Luffy.
Re-watching Punk Hazard coz there isn’t enough new One Piece material to satisfy my craving. This OTP gives so much life, feels and I am completely obsessed with it.
I honestly don’t remember if you sent this in before or after my meme reblog spree, so I’m doing the one I’ve been doing, but tell me if you wanted the other one!
Who asks the other on dates:
Most of the time its Nami, Luffy isn’t the type to think of going on dates, but he doesn’t mind following behind Nami while she shops holding her bags, and she sometimes treats him to the local delicacy
Who is the bigger cuddler:
Luffy is! He think its one of the best feelings, cuddling near Nami and holding her close!
Who initiates holding hands more often:
Its pretty equal, Luffy will grab Nami’s hand if he see something interesting and drags her behind him, or if it gets crowded. Nami will grab Luffy’s hand if he starts wandering off or to calm him down
Who remembers anniversaries:
Nami, and on those days she doesn’t yell at Luffy as much and lets him get away with more, but sometimes Luffy surprises her and tells her he knows what day it is and does something thoughtful
Who is more possessive:
Luffy, but he respects Nami as a person, but there are many creeps in the world, so he only lets it show if he gets the feeling the person that she’s near is one.
Who gets more jealous:
That’s Luffy once more, because Nami is beautiful, and sometimes he thinks that it would be safer for her to settle down with someone who isn’t on the the government shit-list.
Nami, after the two year gap, started getting jealous too, there was the whole two years with Boa Hancock and now that Luffy’s mature and people are starting to notice him she has a feeling she’ll be experiencing it more
Who is more protective:
Luffy hands down. He’s protective over all of his crew, but sometimes he shows it more with Nami because he doesn’t know what he would do if something happened to her.
Nami is protective in her own way. She might be one of the only few people that knows when Luffy’s smile is fake. Those moments cause her to take her captain in her arms and hold him close, to shield him from the pain he’s experienced.
Who is more likely to cheat:
Neither. Luffy doesn’t think about things like that, and to Nami its betrayal (something she’s going to not do again) because it would be betrayal of her captain and her lover.
Who initiates sexy intimate times the most:
It depends on the mood of the day. But a lot of times its Nami who gets Luffy to settle down at first by pulling him into the tangerine trees or her room if its close to bed. She’ll push Luffy down and then place herself in his lap and lean against him, and he’ll put his hands around her waist, and they’ll sit in the silence for a little bit, and then they start a conversation about nothing in particular.
Who dislikes PDA the most:
Nami, but only when it comes to Luffy clinging to her.
Who kills the spider:
Luffy will release it if he can, or Nami will kill it, because she hates those things.
Who asks the the other to marry them:
Thanks to Robin, its Luffy.
Who buys the other flowers or gifts:
If he can, Luffy does, but its usual things he thinks Nami will like, map things or jewelry, and Nami doesn’t spend much money on anyone, but she’ll sometimes splurge and buy Luffy new clothes (but her gifts mostly come in the form of patching up the hat when it gets a little too beat up.)
Who would bring up possibly having kids:
Luffy, because he really loves kids, but he doesn’t say it for a long time because he knows what Ace went through, and how Nami grew up.
Who is more nervous to meet the parents:
Nami because Luffy’s father is the Dragon and she hasn’t heard much about the man, except for what the marines say, so she really doesn’t know how he is as a person. Sabo isn’t a parent but she’s heard stories about how crazy protective he is.
Who sleeps on the couch when the other is angry:
Luffy does, because Nami hits hard and he knows when to give people space.
Who tries to make up first after arguments:
Its Luffy, because doesn’t like it when Nami doesn’t speak with him. Sometimes if the argument brings up things better left unsaid, but Nami has a temper and things slip Nami is quick on the apology
Who tells the other they love them more often:
Luffy. He likes reminding Nami of that fact because the smile she gives him is worth everything.
Lunami, the number is up to you because for me I'd like to hear everything about them XD
- How do they fall asleep? Wake up? Any daily rituals? Luffy usually falls asleep after playing and drinking and singing and eating too much (so the others have to drag him to the boys’ room) while Nami usually try to stay awake at least until she finishes her work. They do not have any particular daily rituals but when it happens they like to share some peaceful moments together. - How’s their team work? Do they share well? They are a great team and when they work together success is assured because they trust each other so much and know that when one isn’t able to do something the other is there to help. - Are they open about their relationship? How do they feel about public displays of affection? Well, they live on a boat with seven other people, so it would be hard to keep it a secret, wouldn’t it? Anyway Luffy has no problem whatsoever to display his affection by hugging her, especially during the most inappropriate times, while Nami do have issue, especially if he grab her while telling her they are going on a very dangerous adventure. - First impression of each other? Was it love at first sight? Nami liked how strong he was, while he couldn’t care less until she told him she was the best navigator he would meet in the world. Then he told her to join his pirate crew, but she instantly despised him because of the pirate thing. It was complicated and no, definitely not love at first sight, but it didin’t took very much from then. - Nicknames? Pet names? Any in-jokes? Not really. :/ - Any tasks that are always left to one person? Well, generally Luffy is not allowed around money because he would just waste it, while Nami would at least buy something for the crew. - What annoys them the most about their partner? Would they change it if they could? I do not think they would change anything about each other. Luffy doesn’t always like when she yells and beat him while Nami wishes he wouldn’t always drag them into mess, but in the end they love each other the way they are and live their life day by day. - What do the like best about their partner? Nami loves Luffy’s kindness and the way he is always ready to help and protect people, while Luffy admire’s Nami skills, each one of them. - Do they discuss big issues? Religion? Marriage? Children? Death? They don’t. They are young and want to live their lives in the most careless way possible. XD - Who drives? Cooks? Does the handiwork? Cleans? Pays the bills? Handles the public? It depends who’s turn it is. Sanji. Franky. Everyone helps. No bills to pay. Usually Luffy but is never a good idea because generally he does what he wants. - Do they celebrate holidays? Anniversaries? Of course they do! Do you think Luffy would skip an occasion to party? XD - Is there a wedding? What was the proposal like? Any kind of honeymoon? No wedding and I do think it will never be such thing. They already live and travel the world together, so there is no need for anything official. - What do they do for fun? Do they have a favorite activity or do they like to switch things up? A lot of things: especially drinking, eating, singing and visiting new places. Well, Luffy likes to play and fish with Usopp, while Nami enjoy her time relaxing and eating new desserts made by Sanji. - Anything they both dread? Bad guys that use their power to made other person do what they want. - How adventurous are they? They are pirates, so I’d say a lot. Maybe more Luffy than Nami. :) - Do they keep secrets? Lie? Cheat? She used to, you know, about the Arlong thing, but in the end everything turned out just fine. No, they would never cheat. Like ever. - What would make them break up? Would it be permanent? Death? That would be pretty permanent, because they have been through a lot and they are still together and awesome. *^* - What are their dates like? How long do/did they date? Do they ever feel the need to take a break from each other? Dates are rare, but they do like to spend time together, alone, because it allows them to understand better each other and to have fun, even if Luffy would insist on spending all their money in food or other silly thing. Luckily Nami is a strong woman who knows what she wants. ù.ù - What do they fight about? What are their arguments like? How do they make up? Luffy’s decisions, usually. She shouts, hits him and in the end she does exactly what he wants because he can be pretty convincing. It’s very easy to make up for them, it just happens. - What does their home look like? Their room? They live on a ship and for this reason they do not have their own room. But they do find ways to be alone together, if you know what I mean, ;) - Do they share any interests or hobbies? Sailing and looking for treasures. - Does their work ever interfere with the relationship? Of course not! It’s the job itself that got them together, even if Nami hated it at first Luffy was able to make her change her mind. - How do they hug? Kiss? Tease? Flirt? Comfort? The only way to describe these is naturally. They are comfortable about each other, and also very physical, so are their ways to show affections. About the “comfort” part is a bit though, because while Luffy is super extrovert about it, she kind of seem not at ease in doing it and kind of keeps it to herself, even if she always follow him around when he is not fine. She doesn’t talk very much about what bothers Luffy, but she is there, always. - Any doubts about the relationship? NO - How much time do they spend together? Do they share their feelings, or hold things in? They spend the right amount of time together, even if in recent chapters they are always apart ;( and yes, they do share their feelings, especially Luffy, because he knows no boundaries. XD - How do their friends feel about their relationship? Their families? Their friends ship them (they even do snowmen that look like them, come on!) and is obvious that Nami’s family approves as long as Nami is happy with it. Which she is, btw. ù.ù - Do they have kids? Grow old together? Split up? Not yet, but if they will I think they would let Nami’s family take care of them while they are travelling for dangerous adventures. Yes they would totally grow old together and nevah split up. - What are their vacations like? They practically live on vacation, soooooo… I’d say pretty adventurous/dangerous. XD - How do the handle disasters or emergencies? Minor injuries? Sickness? I’d say well, with the help of everyone. They are used to injuries, but they still worry of course because they love each other and fortunately Chopper is on board so Luffy won’t freak out anymore when Nami gets ill. - Could they manage a long distance relationship? They were separated for two years and managed it just fine, so I’d say hell yeah. :D - Do they have finish each other’s sentences? Pick up any phrases or habits from each other? Know when the other is hiding something? They are very close and knows a lot about each other so yes, they do understand when the other is hiding something, but leave each other space, to let them sort out their feelings and, eventually, go ask the other for help. - Do they ever get into trouble? Is it serious, or are they just mischievous? All the time, it’s their life. Sometimes is serious, sometimes it’s just Luffy. - What kind of presents do they get each other? Do they only do it on special occasions? Nami would give Luffy food, because that’s what he likes, but they are not exactly very keen about giving presents. :/ - Do they have any pets? Zoro Chopper is technically and animal, but he’s their nakama and Doctor, so it’s not fair to call him per, I think. ^^ - Do they bring out the best in each other, or the worst? Do they have a fatal flaw? Of course they bring out the best from each other, that’s why they are so great! Luffy is reckless and Nami worries a lot, but they manage that just fine. - What’s their greatest strength as a couple? Their weakness? They works really good together and they understand each other very, very much. There is no weakness they are perfect. - How much would they be willing to sacrifice for the other? Any lines they refuse to cross? A lot, I mean, they are very close, and very in love, and very ready to do anything in their power for the sake of the other. Of course they would never “lose themselves” completely, because that’s not healty, but yeah, they would go pretty far IMO. - What are they like in the bedroom? Any kinks/fetishes/turn-ons? Anything they won’t do? I have weird headcanon about them and sex and sexuality, for now lets just say they would not put too much thought in what they do in bed. They have fun together, they would laugh, hug, do it in weird position because they just ended up like that, you know, this kind of things. - Who initiated the relationship? Who kissed who first? When did they realize they were in love? I think it was a natural development, like everything else between them: one day they join forces to a common goal and the next they can’t live apart. I think Luffy did, out of nowhere, because Nami is someone that think too much, sometimes. He realized he loved her, like, three hours after they met, Nami did when he gave her his hat for the first time. - Any special memories? Do they have a special place they like to go to? Luffy giving her his hat. Not really, they love to travel, so any new place is important to them. - Are they party-goers? What are they like when they’re drunk? Does it happen often? Of course they are! They are pirates! XD When he is drunk he just kind of fall asleep, while she has a great tolerance. Yes it does. - Do they let each other get away with things that would normally bother them? Nope, they would argue, and fight, and them compromise to do what Luffy wants in exchange of him being extra careful. - Do they talk often? What about? Yes they do: about sea routes, their past, the fact that they trust each other so much, I mean, you know, average couple stuff. :D - Are the comfortable with each other? Anything they have to have their privacy for? Very comfortable, but Nami wants to left alone when she is having a shower or working. He can be a huge distraction, and not always the good kind. - Any special dreams or goals they have as a couple? Any heartbreaks? Regrets? To visit the world together. No heartbreaks, no regret.
So I was browsing thru the LuNami tag as part of my Tumblr routine and I just realized that if my OTP ever entered into a bizarre real life paradox, you know like those AUs where they live normally, Luffy and Nami would physically look somebody like Koda Kumi and her husband Kenji03 (Back-On vocalist)
If anybody has a link where I can watch this performance, please share coz I’ve been wanting to watch this one for years but I can’t seem to find one.