Avengers - One Piece AU
Ace groans, slowly opening his eyes and staring at Chopper’s face, too close and too large still before glancing at the others, “No one kissed me, right?”
“You make references about everything, don’t you?” Marco says kneeling down to help drag Ace back up to his feet, the shield broken in half of his arm and dried blood on his face. “Think you can stay upright by yourself?”
“Sure thing Cap,” Ace almost stumbles trying to salute him. “Whoa, that’s not upright.”
Robin snorts, hands sprouting from the ground to help him balance in the broken remains of his suit.
“Thanks Robin, I knew you loved me.”
“Of course I do,” She agrees blandly as Usopp drops down onto the ground beside her, squeaking when one of her hands helps him balance. “Alright?”
“I’m good,” Usopp promises shaking nervously.
“I’m starving,” Ace says trying to avoid the normal sized Chopper’s demands that he lean down and get checked over. “I saw this Shwarma place down the road and I don’t know much about it, but I know that it’s meat.”
“Meat! Come on guys, we gotta get meat!” Luffy shouts almost dropping the hammer that he had been throwing around like a Frisbee. “Hurry!”
“He sounds excited,” Marco sighs. “Think you can make the walk alone, Ace?”
“I’ve got Robin looking out for me. Where’s your buddy, Luffy?”
“Crocodile is all tied up,” Luffy answers. “Come on! Food! They promised I could see Traffy if we worked fast enough and I wanna see Traffy!”
“Traffy?” Marco whispers.
“Trafalgar Law, Astrophysicist,” Ace mutters back. “He met Luffy last time Luffy was here. Him and his assistant, Bepo. His friend Cora-san was the one that Crocodile used to make that,” He gestures to the hole that was no longer there.
“Ah. You were trying to make a phone call?”
“Sabo,” Ace answers. “My CEO, best friend, light of my life. I’d be dead and in ruin without him. He’s gonna be pissed at me.”
“For the bomb?”
“Yeah.” Ace smiles, stepping forward to talk to the man that stood up from behind the counter, in a language that Marco didn’t know but sounded interesting. “He says he has meat.”
“Yes!” Luffy shouts, throwing his arms up and slapping them on the roof. “Meat.”
Marco tilts his head, it’s not home. It’s not the Commandos or Thatch, but it might be enough for now and, he grins when Robin rolls her eyes as Ace and Luffy try to wolf down their food, it could be home, someday.