"HEY! _______! GET UP!" Luffy yelled bursting out the door and nearly scaring you to death.
"WHAT WHAT WHAT IM UP I SWEAR!" You screeched, tipping over and smashing your face onto the ground. Looking up with an angry expression, you eyed Luffy from your spot on deck. "What the HELL IS IT?!" You yelled.
"Sorry! I didn't mean to scare you!" Luffy apologised with an innocent grin. "I just wanted to make sure you were up. I want you to come play a game with me, Chopper, Brook, and Usopp!" He said cheerfully.
Chopper, Brook, and Usopp stepped outside behind Luffy with happy and hopeful looks on their faces. You sat up and looked at Luffy, still slightly angry at him for the rude awakening.
"Do I have to. Seriously. I was sleeping." You said blankly.
"_______! You sound like Zoro! Don't do this to meeee!" Luffy whined.
"No. I was relaxing."
"_______!" Luffy yelled your name, jumping down to the lawn and over to you. "PLAY WITH USSSS!" He said, grabbing you and pulling you into a weird rubber hug.
"You're suck a kid! No!" You argued. Luffy kept bothering you no matter what you said. Eventually he resorted to poking you out of persistence. It wasn't until he poked your sides that you agreed. "FINE I'LL PLAY! JUST DON'T TOUCH ME!" You screamed, jerking away quickly at the poke, earning some strange looks from the others as blush crept up on your face.
"... What was that reaction?" Luffy questioned.
"Nothing! I agreed to play with you, didn't I?" You said evasively.
"Right! Awesome! _______'s gonna play guys!" Luffy exclaimed cheerfully, completely forgetting about his previous question.
Chopper and Brook were acting just as dense as Luffy was, jumping down with their gleeful expressions. Usopp however, was still standing there curiously. A little smirk crossed his face quickly before he came down with the others. You caught sight of it slightly and your blush deepened, hoping that he was just pissing around and was truly as oblivious as the others.
"So what do want to play so badly. Must've been something good if you were willing to scream and poke at me to play." You said grumpily, getting up as the blush left your face.
"I want us to plaaaaayyyy... TAG!" Luffy said happily.
"...What. Just, tag." You said, starting to fume slightly. "Is that seriously it."
"BUT! There are conditions! The person who's it has to be blindfolded, and can't take it off unless they tag someone!" Luffy explained, grinning.
"So.... basically hardcore marco polo on land." You stated. "I guess I'll play."
"YEAH!" Luffy cheered. "1 2 3 NOT IT!" He added quickly, touching his nose.
The others followed quickly and you barely even got a chance to process his words.
"DAMN IT!" You cursed.
"HA! _______'S IT!" Chopper laughed.
"Don't rub it in or I won't play at all!" You said, snatching away the blindfold and putting it on. "I'm not having any fun right now. I wish i was still napping." You added under your breath.
"Yohohoho! You will be having fun soon! There's obstacles everywhere too!" Brook said.
"WHAT?! Oooooohhh my god. I am going to trip and fall so many times. Hell, I'm going to break something." You said, face palming.
"Knowing you, you'll be fine." Usopp reassured. "Just take note of the ones in the air." He added.
"Gee thanks." You said sarcastically. "Let's just play now."
"Okay! GO GUYS GO!" Luffy yelled.
Behind the blindfold, you sensed everyone quickly spreading out across the ship and away from you. By ear, you couldn't tell who it was, but you could tell where the bodies were. You had amazing senses when you concentrated hard enough. Even your sixth sense was better than anyone else's by word of the Straw Hat crew. It was almost as if you had an extra eye, making usual feuds in the dark easy for you because you can sense the enemies presence. But right now, you were just to bummed, pissy, annoyed, and flustered to even use your sixth sense properly, so you just found them out by ear for the moment.
"Alright, I know one of you assholes are over here." You said, running at the swing. Luffy was there, standing on it while swinging back and forth. He saw you coming and quickly jumped away which lead to the swing hitting you and causing you to fall backwards. "WHY YOU!" You snarled, charging in another direction. Before you caught up to him, you tripped on something round. A ball? Whatever it was, you hit the floor once again.
Everyone started snickering, that much you heard. You leaned on the side railing and breathed deeply.
"Your sixth sense not working?" Luffy laughed.
"SHUT UP!" You yelled, concentrating harder.
As you attempted to focus and calm down from your raging mood, you didn't quite know what was going on because of the blindfold. What Brook decided to do was 45 degrees, right over top of you. He leaned right over you as you unknowingly sat there. Everyone else was peeing themselves with laughter, trying hard to hold it in.
"What's so funny?" You asked.
"45 DEGREES! YOHOHOHOHO!" Brook chortled, jumping back and running away while everyone else laughed hard.
You had ever so slightly snapped, but not in a bad way. A devious smirk spread across your face as you changed to a quick crouch position. "Oh, so that how it is, Brook." You said.
Finally, you brought yourself to have some fun. Your sixth sense kicked in, and you locked onto Brook without sight. At an amazing speed, you bolted up and forward from the ground at Brook. Obstacles on the ground were no problem because you were in the air, but it was the string traps that would be a problem. Not really. Quickly as ever you spread your arms and darted through the thin string trap straight at Brook. All you heard was him yell in surprise as you landed swiftly next to him with your hand on his shoulder. Your grin was as wide as ever as you removed the blindfold from your face. "You're it." You said cockily, handing him the blindfold.
"WOOOO! SUGOI!" Chopper cheered.
"That was so cool!" Luffy added.
"I think I'm having fun now." You said, walking off as Brook still stood there, dumbfounded at your efforts.
"That was AMAZING! I seriously wish I had a sixth sense as good as yours!" Usopp complimented.
"Ahhhh, it's nothing special. Just a bit of concentration." You said, waving it off while blushing slightly. Only Usopp's compliments seemed to strike something with you, so you usually just tried to wave them off like it was nothing while failing to not blush.
The game continued on with Brook being it. You were finally leaving your grumpy mood and laughing along with everyone else. It was a wonder to why the rest of the crew didn't come out and ask what all the noise was for. But who cares? Eventually Brook tagged Chopper. Chopper changed forms quite a bit and soon bounced right into Luffy, switching it up a bit. It was quite hilarious seeing him swing his stretched out limbs around in attempt to tag someone. It took some time, but Luffy nailed Usopp with one giant arm whip, knocking him backwards. For some reason, it was hilarious the way he was hit and sent barrelling backwards. You were practically dying of laughter along with Brook and Chopper.
"Ha ha, so funny." Usopp said, though he was smiling a bit himself.
Taking the blindfold, another round was soon started. It was still funny, even after the first four times to see someone trip over the obstacles set on the deck. For some reason though, Usopp had chosen a strange way to go at people and tag them. He was always reaching out with two fingers extended, always aiming for the side of his target every time they came into his range. You were curious, but ignored it because it was seemingly insignificant.
Some time went by, and Usopp seemed to be getting tired and less of an effort was put into running after people. You started chatting up Brook soon because you were absolutely sure of your safety. Your attention was soon completely drawn from the game and focused on the conversation. Your guard was down for sure. Before you even knew it, Usopp had charged at you, somehow knowing your position. The even bigger problem for you was that he kept the two fingers extended thing going, and he aimed right at your side. That is one place that should never EVER be touched. You screamed and jumped up and away, gripping your side for protection. When Usopp removed the blindfold, he saw you standing there protectively in a defensive position.
"Tch, knew it!" He mumbled with a devious smirk.
"KNEW WHAT?! B-BACK OFF!" You said sternly, blushing again.
"You're it." He said calmly, handing you the blindfold.
"N-no shit." You said, calming down, taking the blindfold and backing off.
You felt uneasy. He was specifically aiming for one spot the whole time. And what he said after he tagged you, it made you slightly worried. Could he have just maybe figured out why you hate it when people touched you? Oh hell no. That would be disastrous. ESPECIALLY if it was Usopp. Just because you liked him. You and your awkward and crazy mind didn't like that idea. You just resumed the game from the point you were at, erasing any worrisome thought from your mind.
Moments into the game, you heard Luffy yawn. He said he was hungry and wanted to go eat some meat. You then felt agreement in the air and the presence of three people leave. For concern you removed your blindfold and took a look around. It was just you and Usopp standing on the deck.
"What the? Why did the others just up and leave?" You asked.
"Luffy was hungry, and so were the others apparently." Usopp answered.
"Ooooookay. I guess I should get some food too. This is kind of energy draining." You said, tossing the blindfold aside and heading towards the kitchen.
"Oh, before you go anywhere, I have a question." Usopp said.
You stopped walking and turned around to face him. "Go on."
"If I remember correctly, before we started playing, Luffy asked what your strange reaction was before, but you were evasive and Luffy just missed the whole thing and never got the answer. So, I would love to know, what was with that reaction?" Usopp asked, a knowing smirk hinting on his face.
You gulped and cursed in your head. He did notice something. He wasn't quite as dense as he was before. Bad luck for you. "Uhm... what are you talking about?" You asked innocently, evading the subject again.
"You had the same reaction when I "tagged" you too." He said, air quoting the word tagged.
"I'm sorry, what?" You said, blush coming back as you slowly backed away.
"Evasive as ever~! You sure did act weird." Usopp said, approaching you, arms crossed.
You backed up more until you hit the wall. You looked for a door. Sadly, you were too far away to make a run for it. When you looked back forward, Usopp was already upon you, blocking your way from going anywhere.
"Shit." You murmured. "S-so what are you seriously talking about? I'm confused!"
"Oh, just the fact that whenever someone does THIS!" He said, jabbing you in the side and making you jump and squeak. "You just seem to jump like that!" He said, smirking. "You don't like being touched because-"
"It's unnecessary contact!" You interrupted.
"YOU'RE TICKLISH~!" Usopp finished, laughing.
"SHIT HE KNOWS!" You yelled, dashing to the side and away from him.
Usopp turned around and ran after you with an evil smirk spread across his face. Now that he knew, he wasn't going to let it slide this easily. He was ever so slightly faster than you and caught up easily, jumping on you and taking you down to the ground, straddling you.
"Admit it!" He said.
"N-no! Get the hell off me!" You yelled, struggling to get away.
"Well then! If you won't admit it, I'll make you!" Usopp said, darting his fingers up and down your sides.
What a shitty time for you. Someone had found out the reason why you were so bitchy when people touched you, and of all the people it could have been, it was Usopp. Just your luck. He cruelly tickled your sides up and down making you scream out with laughter. The torment caused you to be weaker that you normally would ever be because you couldn't get him off of you at all. You tried as hard as you could, but he wouldn't budge and you were tickled relentlessly for your actions.
"Admit you're ticklish! I've got the proof right here!" Usopp said, still grinning.
"G-GET OFF!" You said between spurts of laughter.
"Not until you say!" Usopp said, continuing on.
You would indeed love to admit it, but you had strength and pride, and you could barely speak through the attacks. Breathing and laughing was all you could manage. Usopp was certainly good at what he was doing. How he knew the exact points that triggered your laughter was not something you were happy about. Since you wouldn't speak quick enough for his liking, he decided to hit a point on you that he thought for sure would get you. Right on your hips. He dug his fingers into your hips and made you jerk, twist, and scream with laughter. Still, you couldn't get away, and still, you couldn't bring up enough air to admit it. He kept up the relentless attack, knowing full well that he hit a sensitive spot. You laughed on and on, until you drew in a deep breath.
"OKAHAY IM T-TICKLISH!!" You yelled, finally getting him to stop.
Usopp ceased his tickling and crossed his arms, still on top of you. Your face was redder than ever, and for more than one reason too. You took deep breaths, trying to regain your normal intake of air.
"Was that so bad?" Usopp asked with a smirk.
"Y-you enjoyed it too you ass." You gasped. "And yes, it was horrible."
Usopp laughed. "Why was it horrible?"
"Cause it was you of all people that found out!" You said in a slightly pissed off tone. You then realized that you hinted at another thing that he shouldn't know, and he wasn't a moron either, meaning he might have caught it.
"Aaaand, what's wrong with me being the one to find out?" He asked.
"Nothing! It's... my tongue slipped and I mispronounced one of my words." You said evasively.
"Nope. It's something yet again! Looks like you need to tell me why it's so different that I found out!" Usopp said, lightly poking at your sides again.
"D-Don't!" You stammered, jerking in the opposite direction of his touch.
"Then tell me." He said, raising his fingers threateningly.
"F-fine! It just HAD to be you of all people because... because..." You hesitated, unwilling to finish your sentence. Usopp poked your side once more to provoke the ending of the sentence. "ITS EMBARRASSING FOR ME CAUSE I LIKE YOU!" You said loudly due to the poke.
Your blush increased and you covered your mouth in embarrassment. He actually made you say it. If only you hadn't so stupidly made a hint. That really was a slip of your tongue, and you kept scolding yourself in your head for letting it slip.
"God, I went and fricking said it." You mumbled from behind your hand, heat rising from your reddened face. You took a glance up at Usopp to see what he was up to, since he wasn't responding. The only thing you saw was a slightly shocked face change into a sweet one with a soft smile. "What? Think of more evil shit to do and make me spill out my life story?" You asked, trying to sound like an asshole.
"Nope. I'm just thinking of how good of an experience this was for the both of us." He said.
"You mean for you." You said bluntly. "Poking around."
"No, for both of us." He said, leaning down close to you. "Because what you said means that I can finally do this." He said, filling in the gap between you and kissing you softly on the lips.
Your eyes widened at his actions. Usopp, the one crew member you just so happened to like, was leaning down on top of you and kissing you. You were completely unsure of what to do anymore. He just randomly, up and out of the blue kissed you. Was this just another thing he was doing to tease you? He just finished tickling you to death for information on two subjects that you would have preferred to not touch, and then he kisses you? Your thought process was mixed up for a moment until you sorted everything out. After you finally said that you liked him, he told you that he could finally do this. Finally. Meaning he has wanted to do this for a while. He wasn't pulling one of his lies, he was being completely honest, and showing it through physical contact that mean so much more. Slowly, your eyes closed and you relaxed, kissing him back slightly while your blush was steadily increasing. He was so gentle about it too. You felt him smile slightly when you kissed back and he pulled in as close as he could to you, deepening the meaning that he was saying through the kiss. When he finally parted from you, his smile was sweet, and you were still blushing up a storm with a tiny smile tugging at the corners of your mouth.
"Your face is pretty red. You mad or something?" Usopp joked.
"Are you just messing with me again?" You asked, trying to confirm the thoughts scrambling through your brain.
"Maybe. I mean, that was kind of some unnecessary contact right there..." He said, literally trying to mess with you.
"No, it was necessary, moron." You said, poking him and letting your small smile spread.
Usopp chuckled and got off you to allow you to sit up. "I think it was a pretty good thing for me to persist on the answer, don't you think? Because I finally got the opportunity to kiss you."
You sat up and looked at him with your own sweet smile. "So you aren't lying when it came to that kiss. Good! You aren't exactly a ballsy person when it comes to that." You said.
"Heeey!" Usopp said.
You laughed lightly at his reaction. "Can you promise me two things though?"
"One, don't EVER tell anyone that I'm ticklish, and two, don't tickle me again please?" You said, holding your sides again for protection.
"Usopp laughed. "I can keep the first one, but I'm not so sure about the second one~!" He teased.
"Noooo!" You complained, scooting a few inches away from him.
"Maybe! I'll just leave it when its a situation that there is no need for unnecessary contact then." He said, pulling you back and into a warm hug.
You smiled and leaned into him, thinking that it wasn't such a bad day after all. Even though you were nearly tickled to death, the end result was worth it. He might end up trying to tickle you again though, so you might have to yell unnecessary contact at him a few times, though you don't think that will stop him that much, just because he really does love to see you smile at his hands.