On the scale of 1 to Ace's death how heartbroken will you be if Makino's husband was someone else?
Haha, I…would probably be very disappointed, because I’ve loved this ship for nearly a decade and I’d love for them to be canon, but I don’t think I’d be heartbroken? I mean, I shipped them long before the first cover page with that kid was even released, so canon has never been a necessity for me where they’re concerned.
I’d probably grumble a bit about it (and about why Oda would give her two cover pages if that kid was some rando villager’s, or someone else’s), but after that I think I’d just keep doing my thing. I’ve made my own canon for them, and you’d have to pry those fics from my cold, dead hands.