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Lucy continued to pace her cell, desperately trying to figure
out an escape plan. You would think that
with all the reading I’ve done I could come up with a way to escape a jail
cell. She sighed. She didn’t want to be the damsel in distress, she need a
way out and now.
She tried to think back to the first time she was captured.
During the Phantom Lord/Fairy Tail war, Phantom Lord’s master, Jose, captured
Lucy and locked her in a tower. Back then, she tricked him into dropping his
guard, kicked him hard where it hurt the most and jumped out of the tower. The
problem was that this time, Natsu wasn’t going to be able to be there to catch
her and as much as she loved and trusted Natsu, she didn’t want to depend on
him for everything. Lucy was a strong mage, one of the last celestrial mages
and a very powerful one at that. She could do this.
“Hey! Is there a guard out there? HELLO!” Lucy called through
the bars. “I need some help and I believe you guys want to keep me alive. Can I
get a guard in here?”
After a few minutes of yelling she heard the door to the
dungeon area open. Yes! This is my
“What the hell are you yelling about, girl?” The guard
stomped over to her cell. “What was so important that you were screaming so
loudly? Did you break a nail?”
“No sir! I really need to use the bathroom. I’ve been trapped
in here for who knows how long, and I really need to go.”
Lucy couldn’t believe her luck, they might actually leave her
out of the cell.
“But you’re going to have to wait. There’s a new prisoner
coming in so we have to lock ‘em up first before we let you out.” The guard
shrugged. “You look too tiny to be of any trouble, but the Captain wants to be
Captain, she thought to herself. I
thought he was in Hakensdale and a prisoner…
“Sir, do you know who the prisoner is?” Lucy asked, fear
gripping her tomach. She was afraid that she already knew the answer.
“I don’t know, but you’ll find out soon enough. They’ll be
bringing ‘em in any minute.”
As if on cue, the doors burst open and an entourage of
soldiers marched through the door carrying a person between them. Lucy couldn’t
make out the features of the prisoner other than that they were cuffed and
badly beaten. Following the soldiers came a tall form that Lucy came to know as
“Well, I can honestly say that tonight was a productive
night. You now have some company Miss Heartfilia!” Deep Voice sneered.
“How do you know my name and what do you mean company?” Lucy
yelled, panicked, praying that her worst fears weren’t about to come true.
“Don’t you recognize me?” Deep Voice laughed and approached
her cell. “We worked together on your lasted job. You can call me Captain.” He
bowed and grinned at Lucy mockingly.
“As for your company, we found you’re boyfriend wandering the
woods trying to find this place, so we, being generous people decided to help
him along. Put him in the cell across from her.” The Captain called over his
shoulder to his men. “He’s a bit roughed up, but he’ll be fine. We need him for
a little longer.”
“What did you do to him?!” Lucy screamed. She reached through
the bars and pulled the Captain to her.
“Easy there girly. He didn’t want to come peacefully so he
left us no choice but to fight him.”
“For some reason, I don’t believe you.” Lucy snarled, she had
never been this angry in her life. Not even when her father had come after her
or when the Celestial Spirit King had condemned Loke to death.
“Believe me, we gave him the option to come quietly, but he
refused. You can ask him when he wakes up. He’ll…”
Lucy pulled back and punched the Captain right in the face,
breaking his nose with a satisfying crunch. She managed to learn a few things
from Natsu over the years, and hitting was one of them.
“You broke my nose!” The Captain screamed, clutching is face.
“I’m bleeding! Do you see this? I’m bleeding! You’ll pay for this, I swear!”
“Go ahead and try me Captain. I’ll do far worse than that!”
Lucy reached through the bars to grab at the Captain again, but he moved away
“Throw him in his cell already, we have things to do before
the sun rises!” The Captain ordered his men. He then turned towards Lucy. “Don’t
think that this is over. You’ll suffer much greater before this is all over. I
can promise you that!”
“I’m not afraid of you, you’re a coward and we’ll beat you!
Fairy Tail will not lose to the likes of you!”
“You already have.” The Captain stormed out of the room,
still holding his nose.
After the Captain and solders were out of sight, all of the
fight inside Lucy disappeared and the fear returned. Over in his cell, Natsu
was curled into a ball. The only movement Lucy could see was the rise and fall
of his chest.
“Natsu!” Lucy cried. “Natsu, please wake up! Can you hear me?
Please! Please answer me! Natsu!”
She felt helpless. Lucy wanted nothing more than to go to him
and see if he was ok, but there was no way out. I can’t lose him, I can’t!
“Natsu! Stay strong, you’re going to be ok! Please answer
“Natsu!” She could have cried in relief, but Lucy knew she
had to stay calm. “Natsu can you hear me?”
“Uhh, yeah, I can hear ya.” Natsu groaned, slowly moving to
sit up. “Why are you yelling like that Luce?”
Lucy watched as realization dawned on him.
“Lucy! You’re here….” Natsu tried jumping to his feet, but
fell back to his knees.
“Easy Natsu, from the looks of it, you took a beating and
probably have a concussion. We’re not going anywhere anytime soon.”
“Yeah, I remember that I was looking for the Covenants hide
out, but I was jumped by the Captain and his men. I tried fighting my way out,
but there was too many of them and they got the better of me. Again” Natsu
murmured, looking down. Lucy could hear the pain in his voice.
“You’re still alive, that’s all that matters. Where are the
others? Are they ok?” Lucy asked, now that she knew Natsu was ok, she could
worry about the others.
“Last I knew they were ok. I snuck away last night while the
others were sleeping. After you were taken, we went to see Vlad and were
ambushed in the cave. We fought our way out and made it into Bosco. We ended up
traveling to the edge of the woods where the Convent’s hideout is and made camp
there for the night. Since we were in enemy territory, we set up a watch. Me
and Levy were on the last shift. She knew what I had planned and let me go to
find you. Only her and Happy knows where I went.” Natsu shuddered. “Erza’s
going to be mad when she wakes up.”
“You better not have gotten Levy in trouble, Natsu.” Lucy
teased lightly. “So if you met up with Vlad, does that mean he is with the
others? How did you travel unnoticed….?” She trailed off when she saw Natsu
lower his head again.
“Vlad was killed during the ambush. Wendy tried to save him,
but there was nothing she could do.” Natsu refused to look up. “I’m sorry Lucy.
“Oh Natsu…”Her voice shook. She felt raw pain shoot through
her heart, it was broken for both Natsu and Vlad. “I’m so sorry.”
“It was my fault. He was a few steps ahead of us. He left the
cave on the Bosco side and was shot with a heavy spear. If I’d have been
faster, he might not have been killed. Just like if I’d been faster at the
train station, you might not have been taken.”
“Natsu that’s not….”
“Natsu!” Lucy snapped. “That’s enough. This isn’t you! You
never doubt yourself. I know you’re hurting, but none of this is your fault.
It’s the Captain’s fault and the Covenant’s fault. You didn’t do anything wrong
so stop beating yourself up! You’re better than that!”
“No buts! I mean it Natsu, you found me. We’ll find a way out
of this somehow, we always do! Now focus and help me find a way out!”
“Heh heh, you said no butts.” Natsu chuckled half-heartedly.
“Natsu Dragneel! I said focus!” Lucy commanded.
“Alright, alright! Since when did you get all bossy?” Natsu
whined, pulling himself slowly to his feet. “So I’m guessing they took your
“Yeah. I’ve been trying to find a way out, but I haven’t had
any luck yet.”
“I’m sure we’ll think of something….”
Suddenly, the doors burst open again.
“It seems as though our love birds have caught up with each
other and are planning their great escape.” The Captain strode into the
“I see that your nose is bandaged.” Lucy grinned.
“Did you do that Lucy?” Natsu smiled proudly at her.
“Yeah, unfortunately you were out for that, I think I broke
“Way to go girl! Air five!” Natsu grinned, reaching as far as
his handcuffs allowed between the bars, while Lucy stuck her hand out too.
“Ok, that’s enough thanks!” The Captain growled. “Now that
you’re up and about, it’s almost time to start today’s game. Lucy you’re going
to come with me, and come quietly or it’s going to mean more trouble for your
boy toy here.” He jerked his thumb towards Natsu.
“Hey I’m not a boy toy, I’m her boyfriend. We’re serious.”
“Aww, Natsu! That’s so sweet.” Lucy cooed, internally eating
up the fact that the Captain was about 100% done with the both of them.
“Quiet. Lucy if you will, please put your hands out so I can
cuff them. Again no trouble or Natsu will pay for it. Is that clear?”
“Yes sir.” Lucy put her hands out and allowed a guard to cuff
“Good! Now you’ll come with me and we’ll leave Natsu here
until we are ready for things to get rolling. Don’t worry you’ll see plenty of
him later.” The Captain grinned coldly, while leading Lucy out of the dungeon
by her cuffs.
“Natsu! Stay strong and I’ll see you soon. I love you!” Lucy
called as she dragged her feet.
“I love you too!” Natsu grinned, it felt good to say. “I’ll
figure a way out I promise.”
“I know you will.” With one last smile to him, she was gone,
off to where ever the Captain had planned for her to sit for his “show”,
whatever that meant. He would find a way out and save the both of them. As long
as Lucy was ok, there was hope and he had to cling to that.