So it was easyminds’s birthday recently and because she’s spoiling me with art
(like you don’t even know omg I can’t wait for you to see) I decided the least I could do was write her a little something for her Next Door Neighbour AU. B)
But then suddenly I also had this other idea and decided to incorporate it here, so it’s your original AU but with a not so little twist!:O
This will be a four part fic!
Also I would have given up halfway if it weren’t for okerii and n-a-d-h-i-e so kudos to you girls!
Also CHECK OUT NAD’S ART. DO IT. (AFTER YOU READ THE FIC PREFERABLY CAUSE >SPOILERS<.) We had too much fun coming up with this so don’t let it go to waste >:c *wink*
I hope you like it Fonda!!
“Locked out again?”
The young man sitting on the ground grinned up at his neighbour, looking almost too unashamed of himself as he pulled on his cigarette. Slowly, he exhaled the smoke and watched as a little cloud formed before the breeze carried it away.
Natsu Dragneel was not a women’s man. He was, in fact, undeliberately qualifying for the exact opposite in various categories of his life. He had never hit on women with complicated and elaborate schemes; he had no playbook; he was, simply put, not even interested in dating anyone most of the time. If he won any awards for his feats, they would be titled By Now I Should Probably Know Women Will Misunderstand Me When I Say I Want To Show Them My Dragon, I Hit On Girls By Asking Them To Buy Me Dinner, or That One Time I Had A One Night Stand And Ruined It By Painting Her Face With A Sharpy While She Was Asleep.
Or at least that is what he would have told you, had you asked him.
So what in hell had driven him to take such measures?
The answer was as simple as it was new.
The measures, too, were simple. He had ‘forgotten’ his keys at home. Now this act on its own would have been rather stupid, you might think, because all it would leave him with besides no woman would be no flat.
But Natsu Dragneel was not stupid either. He was a risktaker, and he gladly gave up his flat - temporarily - to obtain both home and woman in the end. Also, and more importantly, he preferred good company over an empty flat any day.
The flat that, coincidentally, was the one right beside hers.
Which was how it had all started, when he had actually locked himself out of his flat three days ago - only to be found and sheltered by her as they waited for the key service to arrive.
That hour had been the most enjoyable of his week.
She, the woman, was his new next door neighbour Lucy Heartfilia, a blonde with wit as sharp as a whip and a heart made entirely of kindness. That was everything he could be sure of as of now, plus the fact that she had a dog named Plue that looked like an unfortunate snowman in spring. But he was determined to find out more.
Because he liked her.
And he didn’t even need to think further than that. All he knew was that she was fun to be with, and that he wanted to be with her again, preferably many times. That was another thing Natsu Dragneel was: straightforward, and impulsive.
And so, in the spur of a moment, he had slammed the door shut behind him, leaving his keys safely on the hook beside the door.
“Yeah,” he answered with a grin, “locked out again.”