I am glad that after such a long time, Oda finally made these two interact some more and I hope that even if some people don’t ship them romantically, they can still enjoy these two’s interactions on friendship level and ... just hear me out ^^
So why is this moment so damn special? There are many reasons for that; first and foremost, it is not a very usual thing for Nami to do something like patting someone’s head (it’s often karate-chop from her side.... if you know what I mean), let alone for that to be Zoro’s head. It’s possible Nami had patted someone’s head before, but for her to do that to someone so strong, (over)confident and (let’s face it) often scary-looking like Zoro, now that is a feast to see.
Zoro was, honestly said, kind of jealous when he heard Luffy praising Sanji. He wanted a praise or just to let the captain know, I am not sure whichever, that he is also worth a lot. Nami was near him at that time and realized how Zoro felt on the matter. Not only that, she tried to comfort or reassure him not just by words, but even by that gentle pat, too. (Even though she probably knew he was kind of childish with that statement... considering her sigh xD)
Nami is probably one of the few people ever who did something out of trying to reassure/comfort the swordsman in a very calm and even gentle manner (and got away with it). I can’t recall anyone ever trying to do that to Zoro, it is often the other way around - for Zoro to tell others to calm down and trying to comfort them a little.
Besides, it’s amazing they can act all casually like this, considering how Nami got angry at Zoro earlier for accusing Sanji or when Zoro got angry at Nami for being money-hungry. It just goes to show that despite all their differences and arguments, these two care for the other’s feelings deeply and know or are aware what probably goes inside the other’s head.
After all, wasn’t Zoro also the first one to realize there was something wrong with Nami when she, Chopper and Brook reunited with the rest of the crew?
And there you have it ^^ my view and little analysis on this moment. I probably should get going with the overviews, buuuuut... I am so lazy xD don't worry though, while I watch Pokemon BW, I also make gifs at the same time (it often takes a while for Photoshop to read all the layers, so....) for some movies ^^. So it's not like I am not doing anything for the blog. It's just the gifs take a long while -.-
Also, I haven't edited the Pirate Alliance Saga page yet, I just threw in all those moments and analysis I did in this section, so... some texts probably don't make sense xD until the end of March, I will be sure to fix it ^^
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