Summary: What if magic wasn’t allowed in Fiore? The ten percent of
the population gifted with powers are forced to hide, otherwise they are
executed. But luckily, there are guilds to protect them from the council
(summary and title may be changed later).
“Just a minute!”
Lucy sighs and looks around the small, oddly looking store she’s
standing in. Rows of small Christmas themed knick-knacks like ornaments and
snow globes decorated the shelves. It’s the middle of August, why are these
here? She wonders.
“Sorry about that.” Lucy directs her attention back to the man
standing in front of her. “What would you like?” He asks.
“I was wondering if you knew how to fix this.” Lucy says while
holding out a gold broken key. “It was my mother’s.” She explains.
“It will just take me a minute.” He says while walking to the back
of the store. Lucy nods just as the door to the shop opens. A man with spiky
salmon-colored hair and onyx eyes walks up to the counter.
“Hey.” He says with a large toothed grin.
“Hello.” Lucy says while taking a quick glance and the scarf hung
around his neck. The shop owner slowly comes back to the other side of the
counter and holds out Lucy’s key.
“I’m sorry miss, but I can’t figure out how to fix this. I’ve
never seen this type of metal before.” He apologizes.
“That’s okay, thanks anyways.” She mumbles while taking the key
from the man. Just as she’s about to leave, she feels a hand tug at her wrist.
Lucy turns to meet the face of the man that walked in earlier. “What is it?”
She asks him. Instead of responding, he grabs the key out of her hand. “Hey
“Where did you get this?” He asks dumbfounded.
“It’s my mother’s. She gave it to me.” Lucy answers.
“And you are…?” He asked for her name.
“Lucy.” She replies. He decides not to ask about her last name.
“Have you seen her use it before?”
“Use it? No. I figured it was just to a jewelry box or something.”
She admits. “There were ten of them. This one is broken though, so I came in to
get it fixed.”
“You can’t just go to a shop and get this sort of thing fixed!” He
laughs. “You really don’t know what they’re for? I guess your mother must have
not told you…” He pauses for a moment then nods his head as if he were making
an important decision. “I’m Natsu Dragneel.” He flashes her another grin and
gives her the broken key back. “Come with me!” Natsu says while pulling Lucy
out of the store.
“Hey! Wait!” Lucy exclaims.
“Follow me.” He commands. “Do you have the other nine keys with
“Yeah of course…” She answers.
“Great!” Natsu exclaims while they enter a forest at the edge of
“Where are we going?” Lucy asks.
“To Fairy Tail of course.” He answers as if it were the most
obvious thing in the world.
“Fairy Tail?” He nods his head.
“You have those Celestial Spirit Keys, so you must be able to use
them. If not, Gramps may be able to help you, or Levy could give you a book on
it if you like to read.”
“Celestial Spirit Keys…” Lucy whispers, looking down to her hand.
“You didn’t explain to me what Fairy Tail is yet.”
“It’s a guild. A magic guild.” He says while smirking at the
second part. Lucy gasps.
“You can’t be serious! I don’t have magic, it’s outlawed!” She
screams. But then her eyes suddenly widen. What if someone hears us…I
could get killed.
“If your mother used those keys, you might be able to as well, so
come on, hurry!” He urges.
“I’m running as fast as I can…” She complains while looking at her
inadequate footwear. They continue to run for what seems to be forever, until
they approach a large building in, what must be, the center of the forest.
Lucy’s jaw drops. “So this is a magic guild…”
“What are you waiting for, let’s head inside.” Natsu says while
gripping the door handle. Lucy nods her head in response and grabs onto the
other handle. Is this what you wanted when you gave me those keys, momma? I
can’t believe I have magic! My life will never be the same from now on;
hopefully it turns out better this way.
“Ready, Lucy?” He asks.
“Yeah!” Lucy says with a nod. They both begin to turn the door
“One, two, three!”
A/N: And that’s it for chapter one! What did you think? This
chapter was really short (probably the shortest chapter I’ve ever written); the
other ones should be longer. I just wanted to get it started up. I’m not sure
how long this is going to end up being because I don’t have the whole thing
planned out, however I do have some ideas for the future. I would love some
constructive criticism if you have anything that could help me write better,
and let me know if you liked it (it will probably help me update faster knowing
that there are people who like my story)! Thanks for reading!