Poker & Dragons
commission for @gytech! Thank you so much for the commission–I highly appreciate it!
characters: natsu, lucy. mentions of cana, mira, and happy.
word count: 1209
Natsu and Lucy had watched people play poker before, but nothing like this. Tensions were high in the middle of the guild where everyone crowded around Cana and Mira, who played against each other in a game that was fit exactly for the competitive queens that they were.
“C'mon Mira, you’ve got this! Show Cana who’s boss!” Lucy cheered, and Cana threw a glare at her former teammate for the Grand Magic Games. Shrinking down slightly, Lucy tossed up her arms with a little less enthusiasm this time.
Natsu, however, was not to be deterred by such looks from scary women.
“Whoop ‘er ass, Cana!” Natsu shouted, and now it was Mira’s turn to toss a satanic glower his way. Slinking over to Lucy, he let out an exaggerated sigh.
“Did Mira stare daggers at you just like Cana did to me?” Lucy asked, tone slightly dejected. Cana was her friend, and she had thought that cheering on one of her guildmates would have made the card mage happy. But when it came to poker, Cana was not one to mess with.
“Yeah,” Natsu said, throwing his arm around the back of the chair where Lucy sat. A slight flush dusted Lucy’s cheeks, and she turned to take a drink of her long island iced tea to calm herself down. This was a time to be part of the guild, not spend time crushing over some guy who would never like her back!
“Who’s up next?” Cana whooped after Mira shook her hand and returned to the bar. The barmaid definitely didn’t go down without a fight like always but was quite civil about losing.
“I think it’s Natsu’s turn!” Lucy yelled from where she and Natsu sat. The guild turned around and stared at Natsu, waiting to gauge his reaction.
“C'mon, fire breath! You’ve gotta show off for your girl!” Cana shouted, and Natsu’s eyes widened.
“S-Shut up!” he bellowed, launching himself off of his seat and across the room to where Cana sat. “You’re on!”