A/N: Hello! Here’s my submission for todays prompt of nalu week! I hope you all enjoy :)
Waking up with the sun shinning through her window, Lucy stretched, having this strange feeling, like something was wrong. Weird, she thought, but decided to ignore it and get ready for the day, hoping to go on a job with a good reward so she could pay her rent.
Unfortunately for her, her strange feeling turned out to be correct.
“KYAAA!” She screamed as she looked at her reflection in her mirror. “What the heck?”
As it happens, Lucy had turned into a ten year old version of herself.
“Lucy!” She heard Natsu call from outside the bathroom. When did he get here? Scowling, she opened her door, hoping he might have a clue as to what happened to her, even though the odds of that were low.
Natsu blinked. “Hey Happy! I think Lucy has a little sister or something!” “No she doesn’t Natsu, why-” Happy stopped mid-sentence as he flew over and saw the little version of Lucy. “Oh, well I guess you might be right Natsu, she does look a lot like Lucy!” Natsu nodded in agreement, feeling proud of himself for being able to guess correctly.
“IDIOTS!” Lucy shouted, cause the dragon slayer and his cat partner to look at her in shock, not understanding. “I AM LUCY!” She fumed, not in the mood to deal with their antics. Realizing that she had no idea what was going on, with no idea how to fix it, she started to cry.
“What? How are you Lucy, you’re a little kid!” Natsu questioned, then immediately felt bad when he saw her crying. “Hey, what’s wrong Lucy?” He asked, kneeling in front of her, not sure what to do. Turning his head, he looked over at Happy, “go and get Wendy and Mira Happy, they might know what to do.” “Aye sir!”
“Lucy, it’s okay! Wendy and Mira will be here soon to help, okay?” He said, and decided to hug her. He hated seeing Lucy cry, more than anyone else. He loved to see her smile and laugh, he just wanted her to be happy. He loved her.
“I don’t understand what happened Natsu, I just woke up like this.” She sniffed, no longer crying, but hiding her face against Natsu’s chest. She felt so secure like this, wrapped up in his arms. But it’s pretty weird, considering I’m in a ten year old body, which would kind of make Natsu a pedophile… Suddenly she burst out laughing, making Natsu look at her like she’d gone insane.
“Uhh, Luce? Are you okay?” but she just shook her head, not daring to tell him her thoughts.
“Lucy!” Mira cried as her and Wendy burst through her door. At the sight of Lucy and Natsu hugging, Mira had hearts in her eyes, her shipper heart and mind going crazy. “Ohhh, should we come back later? Or would you rather get back to yourself so you and Natsu can-” “MIRA!” Lucy shouted, face turning red while Natsu looked on confused, not sure what just happened. Lucy sighed, “can you guys help me? I just woke up in my ten year old body and have no idea how to fix it.” At this point her and Natsu had let go of one another and were now standing up.
“Right, I’ll do my best!” Wendy approached Lucy, trying to reverse the magic that Lucy was put under. Frowning, she stepped back. “I’m sorry Lucy, but I can’t seem to reverse the transformation.” Lucy smiled. “It’s okay Wendy, you tried your best!”
Mira stepped up. “Lucy, I believe you might have accidentally transformed in your sleep. There are many reason why this could have happened, but I think you must have been dreaming about the past and were so focused on it you transformed yourself. It can sometimes happen when someone is just starting to learn transformation magic. So all you have to do is transform back into your usual self!”
Lucy almost sweat dropped, not believing that she didn’t think of that herself. She supposed it was because she was panicking and wasn’t thinking straight, then Natsu came and distracted her even more..
“Oh, right.” She said, before concentrating really hard, and then poof! She was back in her old body. With a sigh of relief she thank Mira and Wendy countless times before they waved and left for the guild, but not without Mira giving her a suggestive look towards Natsu. With a slight blush, she turned to Natsu with a smile. “Thanks Natsu, I’m glad you were here to help me by getting Mira and Wendy.”
Natsu just shrugged with a large grin on his face. “Of course Lucy! I’d do anything for you.” Then his grin turned into a smirk as he moved closer to her. “Besides,” he said, placing a hand on her cheek. “I like you better this way.” Leaning in, their lips met in a long awaited kiss, filled with mutual love for each other.
Maybe sometimes all it takes to realize something is to turn into your ten year old self.