Requested by soysaucekay
It was beyond hot, but Jellal couldn’t do much about it.
Erza had stripped down to solely her swimsuit, a rather skimpy string bikini that garnered lecherous looks that Titania seemed to be ignoring. The yellow complimented her fair skin well, and scarlet hair was tied into a high ponytail to reveal even more skin.
"Jellal? Are you listening to me?"
Her voice sounded distance, as if he were hearing her in a tunnel, but Jellal managed to nod his head. He was feeling lightheaded and knew that heat had a major part to play in it, but tried to not show it.
"Then answer me," Erza frowned. "Do you want to come with me to get ice cream?"
He wanted to say yes; ‘yes’ was on the tip of his tongue and Jellal would be more than glad to go into the air conditioned ice cream parlor for a cold treat. But as he shifted to move, he suddenly remembered why he couldn’t as a feeling from his lower body laced pleasure through the marrow of his bones and had him clenching a towel harder to his body.
"I-it’s all right," he managed and leaned back into the lounge chair again. "I’m fine."
"Are you sure?" Erza asked and—oh god, Jellal thought—crossed her arms. "You don’t look well…"
"I’m all right."
"If you say so…"
As Erza walked off, accompanied by Lucy and the others, Jellal let out a groan of frustration.
The weather wasn’t the only thing that was hot.