I said this before but I'll say it again: no shame in believing Yamato would be leaving with the crew. I myself had to eventually admit that he was pushed the hardest and most blatantly and couldn't see anyway around it, especially since Carrot herself seemed perfectly happy with how things turned out. And honestly, the way Yamato changed his mind for no clear reason was pretty cheap. So I'm sorry for all his supporters who had the rug pulled from under them.
Up until chapter 1056, I couldn't see any path forward for Carrot. However, that chapter is what brought my fire back, addressing what I and others were waiting years and years for: Pedro's will.
I'll be breaking up my arguments for Carrot into sections and spoiler tagging them for those who couldn't care less about Carrot after losing Yamato. I hope those who do choose to read it understand that I just want to pursue the truth and that if I'm truly wrong, I'll live with it without complaint. I gave myself to the arrival at the next island; if she isn't anywhere by then, I'll let it go for good.