it’s totally part of my headcanon that they were bff and that Marco was like, their third who was always standing kind of behind them with his arms crossed watching them act like idiots and laughing his ass off behind his stoicism. and pulling them out of trouble. and hauling their drunk asses back to the ship after bar brawls.
fuck, why can’t I have this? Oda, you kill me. I love you, but you totally kill me. hell, I’ve reached the point where I want the adventures of the Whitebeard pirates more than I want Straw Hat love. *is shot*