Long Live the King (for a little while longer)
“There’s something on this island that Garp wants.” Roger had laughed as he tapped the roughly sketched map with a calloused finger. “And we’re gonna get it first.”
'It' turned out to be a baby.
(What if Roger never got sick, attempt 1)
By all rights, a short meeting between two women shouldn’t be enough to change the course of fate. But it is.
In another time, another life, Portgas D. Rouge and Kouzuki Toki would never have met, and Gol D. Roger would never have been thrown twenty years into the future right before his destined execution.
But they did meet, and he was.
Crocus is just glad he has a cure for that supposedly incurable disease ready and waiting.
(What if Roger lived, attempt 2)
The sea kings spoke of a second sovereign, born in a distant sea, and the Dawn of the World should be coming, any day now. With their best bet on the ancient legacy, Ace, having run off on his own, the Roger Pirates and their allies hunker down in the New World to wait. And wait. And wait...
Then a pirate steals a hat, and one royally miffed Monkey D. Luffy finally takes to the sea. As a bounty hunter.
The brotherhood of the traveling hat.
(What if Roger never got sick, attempt 3)