Lucy had finally admitted to herself that she had a crush on her next door neighbor Natsu Dragneel. He’s a few years older than her so she didn’t get to see much of him at school. But seeing him mow his lawn or go off for a jog, shirtless of course, made everything better. Or even watching him play with his younger (adopted) brother made her heart flutter. NO SHE WAS NOT A STALKER! She just happened to look out her window at the right times.
She would never forget when he rescued her when they were younger…
“Lucy, Lucy, ugly like a goosey,” the girls in her grade chanted.
She sat on the ground with her eyes covered by her knees which were pulled to her chest
“You’re so weird!”
“Yea and your eyes are way to big for you fat face!”
The group of girls snickered while pointing at the crying girl.
“OI! WHAT ARE YOU PEOPLE DOING?!” a voice rang out.
She heard the girls run off but felt someone staring at her.
Peeking up through her bangs she was met by curious onyx eyes staring at her.
“Are you okay?” he asked.
She shook her head earning a sigh from the boy crouching in front of her.
“Why do girls care so much what they look like?”
She shrugged and heard him chuckle, “If it makes any difference you’re the prettiest girl I’ve ever seen.”
She lifted her face from her knees, “Really?” she questioned taking in his tan skin and pink hair.
“Yea, you’re eyes look like chocolate! And your face kind of looks like a barbie but not so creepy. And your hair looks like really pretty noodles!” he said with a grin, she supposed this was his way of complimenting and he just looked so happy, that she couldn’t help but smile back.
He pulled her up by her hand and as gently as he could wiped the tears off her face.
“Well I gotta go see ya later Luigi!” he said waving as he ran off.
She let out a deep sigh as she reread the same page for the fifth time, since she kept getting lost in her thoughts. They hadn’t talked much in High School beside awkward chit chat and him smiling at her whenever they made eye contact.
Now they were in College and he had started eating lunch with her everyday. She was still to scared to make the relationship anything more…
Suddenly a bunch of flowers were shoved in her face, startled she looked up to see…Natsu’s younger brother?
“Lucy my brother Natsu won’t stop talking about you but he’s to big of a wimp to talk to you so will you—”
Natsu appeared out of no where it seemed, grabbing Romeo into a choke hold.
“Listen I don’t know what this knucklehead’s been saying– OW BITING ISN’T ALLOWED!”
She raised an eyebrow at the two boys now wrestling on her lawn.
“Natsu likes Lucy, Natsu likes Lucy–”
“Shut it twerp or I’ll tell Wendy about your secret admirer letters!”
Romeo got up and ran off and while Natsu stood up glaring at the young boy.
He stuck his tongue out at him before slowly turning towards Lucy, and she watched in amusement as his face reddened.
“Sorry about that he’s had it out for me since I tripped him in front of his crush,” he chuckled.
“Ah young puppy love is so cute,” she grinned.
An uncomfortable silence over took the two.
“DUDE ASK HER OUT ALREADY!” his father Igneel shouted from the window,
“Well–um Lucy I know we’ve only known each other for the past few months but I remember you from when we were little and I have been to scared to talk to you since.”
“QUIT BABBLING BOY! I DIDN’T RAISE YOU TO BE A WIMP!”
She covered her mouth to try to keep from laughing at the poor guy.
“Anyways with that introduction I was wondering if you would maybe want to go out sometime?” he said looking at her with a very hopeful face.
“That would be wonderful Natsu,” she replied with a smile.
“Really? Hot damn! Er I mean Heck Darn?”
“Well I do have free coupons for McDonald’s if you’d like to go there for lunch?”
She laughed and blushed when she noticed he had leaned in closer to her face, “Yep still the same chocolate eyes.”
She smiled, feeling the blush spread across her face.
“Ya know I’ve always wondered if your lips tasted like strawberries,” he said wriggling his eyebrows at her.
“YOU TWO GET A MOVE ON IT! I WANT GRAND CHILDREN BEFORE I GET TO OLD!”