“You’re the one in class who has tattoos all over their arms and piercings and everybody’s scared of you and one day I catch you watching cat videos and doodling in the middle of a lecture and wow you’re a dork” AU. With lawlu?
“Did you know everyone’s scared of you?”
Luffy sat next to the student covered in tattoos and piercings with a grin, and the student looked up from his notes in irritation.
“Are they?” he said. Luffy nodded.
“Good. I don’t want to talk to anyone.” He returned to his notes and Luffy frowned.
“I was just gonna say,” he persisted, “that maybe you’re not as scary as everyone thinks you are?”
“And what makes you say that?”
“Instinct,” Luffy said proudly. “What’s your name?”
“I’m Luffy! See you around, Law!”
Luffy was out the door before Law could blink.
As usual, Law sat in the back of the room by himself. He had his laptop open and, with a quick look around, made sure the volume was muted before doing a quick search and pulling up a video playlist. He checked his notes and began scribbling in the margins, looking up at the videos and the professor every so often.
“I was right!”
The triumphant whisper made him slam his laptop shut guiltily and he turned to see Luffy grinning at him.
“What kind of scary guy watches cat videos?” Luffy whispered. He pointed to the doodles. “And those are really good drawings!”
“I am too scary,” Law protested, aware of how nonthreatening he sounded at that moment. “Go away.”
“We’re gonna be friends. I decided.”
“You’re gonna come to my place and we’re gonna watch cat videos and have a great time,” Luffy declared. “I’ll give you the address after class.”
“I never agreed to this!”