I think I'm going to write a piece about everyone's reactions to the end of the chapter
I agree with kala_aira that Kuma is saving Zoro! Here's really the reason why:
Kuma: So you're still alive.
Zoro: Thanks to the mercy you showed.
Kuma: If you had to go on a trip, where would you most like to go?
'Thanks to the mercy you showed'? Kuma was merciful. That's...interesting. Why would he do that? Perhaps for the same reason he's taken Zoro away from the battlegrounds, where he might not survive?
Now that I've taken a moment to stop panicking about Zoro being alive or dead, I don't think he is - or will die. Oda rarely kills people, and chances are good he wouldn't kill the second most popular character in the series. I can't wait to see everyone's reactions to Zoro disappearing. They freaked when Robin left, but now it's Zoro...who has always been there. It's different -- he's a main line of support.
Sanji racing to the rescue made my heart pound. I don't think Zoro's going to be happy that he and Brooke were injured trying to save him. Oh, BROOOOKE! In pieces! I hope Chopper can help him