Luffy has just beaten the crap out of Lucci, who is still conscious but has no strength left to fight.
''You certainly are tough…'' says Lucci.
''Don't you get tired of working for the marines all the time, and having to do these tedious missions? Don't you want freedom?'' asks Luffy.
''What are you saying?'' asks Lucci, his eyes narrowing.
''I'm saying there's room on the escape ship for you.''
''You want me to join you?''
''Well, not if you don't want to, but letting someone who is as strong as you die would just be a waste.''
Lucci thought about it for a while, before asking ''But what about your crewmates? What will they think?''
''I'll tell them to just deal with it.''
Lucci thought about it for a while again before shrugging. ''Well, I am sick of working for that idiot Spandam, so.....why not? I mean, what else have I got to lose?''
Luffy helped him up. ''Put your arm around me, I'll help you walk.'' said Luffy and Lucci obliged. ''Why are you doing this?'' he asked.
''Do you always need a reason to help people?'' replied Luffy.
The rest of the Mugiwaras stared, open-mouthed.
''What the hell is he doing?'' asked Zoro.
''I think....Lucci has defected to us....'' said Robin.
Luffy helped Lucci onto the ship and everyone except Robin and Luffy got into battle positions.
''Hey guys, calm down. He's a friend now.'' said Luffy. ''Chopper, help this guy, he needs medical attention, quick.''
Chopper hesitated. ''NOW!'' yelled Luffy.
(I may do some more later....this is just a though I had while in the bathroom.....''What if Lucci joined the mugiwaras?''