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Hey There, Neighbor! : 6

Summary : Lucy lives a very successful life. But others would call it a ‘business-over-pleasure’ lifestyle. When she gets a new neighbor her life turns upside down. He does everything he can to show her what life is like outside the stuffy suits and lonely offices.

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                                                   The final chapter!


Lucy stood there, mouth gaping open, her eyes as wide as saucers.

“Natsu?! He’s the restaurant owner?!”

“Neighbor?” Erza questioned, she must have forgotten all about him.

“Yow!” Natsu yelped, reaching for his leg underneath the table and glaring at the man sitting next to him, who glared right back.

“Pardon him,” he stood and walked, more like glided, across the floor before stopping in front of Lucy, holding out his hand, “my name is Zeref Dragneel. It is an honor to finally meet you,” he then gestured to Natsu, “this is both my partner and my little brother, Natsu. But I believe the two of you have already met.”

“It’s nice to meet you as well,” Lucy shook his hand, forcing down her shock, “and um, yes. We are neighbors.”

Lucy missed the look of disappointment that crossed Natsu’s face.

“Oh!” Erza snapped her fingers, “You’re the one who fixed our plumbing a few months ago! You’re Wendy’s cousin!”

“Uh, yeah…” Natsu’s grin was a little strained.

“Natsu does tend to do various jobs when he’s not cooking,” Zeref chuckled.

“So… he’s a chef?” Lucy smiled, Erza was asking Zeref and herself to sit so they could begin when Lucy remembered, “The coffee! They’re famous for tit! Is that what Natsu has been bribing me with? Was all for this?!”

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Dragon Kin Chapter 1

Levy had a plan for her future and had worked hard to get to where she was and continues to do so to reach her goal, but though she grew up reading fairy tales she never expected her plans to change when she met and fell in love with a real fairy tale creature. AU. Mainly Gajevy but other Fairy Tail characters will appear as the story progresses. T for now for language, may change later.

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“Levy! I need you at the register!” Levy jerked, nearly knocking into a bookshelf in the process, at Zekua’s voice. 

“I’ll be right there Mr. Melon!” Levy replied as she hurried over behind the counter where a line was starting to form.

“I told you just Zekua is fine,” Zekua muttered, but Levy saw the kind smile as she took position at the register. As she dealt with the customers, Levy’s mind couldn’t help but wander back to a certain book she’d been looking forward to reading for sometime now.

‘It sucks I couldn’t get it when I first laid eyes on it, not when I had to pay for rent and um… my last book purchases. But I’ll finally be able to get it for myself today!’

A movement out of the corner of her eye shifted her attention to it to see that it was a man browsing the shelves and if she was honest he looked out of place in the bookstore. The man had long, spiky, black hair that went down his entire back, and though his back was facing her he wore a sleeveless shirt that exposed thick, tanned, muscular arms, she couldn’t tell if by exposure to lots of sun or if that was his natural skin tone. It also exposed two other things on his right arm that was in the midst of reaching up for a book that peeked her attention.

‘Whoa, those are nasty scars. How does someone get scars like that? And… are those piercings?’ 

“Um, miss.”

“Wha!” Levy jumped back from the waving hand that appeared inches from her face, only to blush when she realized she had zone out while holding the customer’s book and cash at hand. “Oh, I’m so sorry! Here you go!”

Once the customer left, she spared a glance back at the man but to her surprise he was gone.

‘Where did he… Focus Levy! You’re on the job! No time to think about some random guy. Focus on getting that book after work instead!’ Levy mentally scolded herself along with a headshake and launched herself back into her work with only a passing thought of the man that seemed familiar somehow.

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Work to Smile!! [2-short stories]

Since many people loved my last story so much, I decided to make a few more little stories centered around the Dangan Fairies. The first for my dear friend hadesdancehall, who has been sick with Acute Bronchitis. The second to crocus29 who, like all of us, is struggling to keep up with work and needs a pick-me-up. Enjoy!

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I found energy I didn’t know I had? Inktober #18 is a commission for @wewerent-madeforthis featuring a snow leopard with crocus. First time for both, so I apologize for any inaccuracies.

Daler Rowney FW acrylic ink (sepia) with Higgins sepia calligraphy ink wash, nib is the Hunt 108, touches of white gel pen for whiskers. Paper is vellum Bristol.

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Your Fairy Tail Awaits .com

summary:  After feeling pressured by her friend to find love, twenty-three year old Lucy Heartfilia creates an online dating profile on FairyTail .com where she is introduced to a cat-loving pyromaniac with serious crazy issues. What has she gotten herself into? Lucy’s Fairy Tail Awaits. NaLu AU.

rating: M (sexual content in later chapters)

pairing: Natsu Dragneel x Lucy Heartfilia

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Chapter One: Insert Profile Picture Here

The sound of agitated conversation and footsteps pacing back and forth across hardwood floors echoed softly throughout an upscale Crocus apartment unit. Lucy Heartfilia had just arrived home from an exceptionally long day at work, wishing only for the comfort of her plush pink slippers and the relaxing taste of chamomile tea. Just as she was preparing a bubble bath, the screen of her iPhone lit up to reveal an incoming call from her biggest annoyance and greatest friend.

“Levy, hey. What’s up?” Lucy cradled her cell phone between her ear and shoulder while assembling her night clothes on the marble countertop of the bathroom sink. She could hear loud music and hushed conversations from the other end of the line before a sweet voice rang in her ear.

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Beyond the Field (Chapter 4)

Gah, sorry this was late!!! I worked 30 hours last week and prom sure didn’t help.  But just think, you get this chapter and another one Saturday!!!  And guys I swear I’m trying to get a page of my fanfictions on my blog, I just don’t use tumblr on the computer to much so I don’t really know how it works xD Anyways, enjoy ;P

Summary: To him, football met everything. Nothing else was more important, but that day he picked his little sister up from the hospital and saw her blonde haired patient, everything changed.

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“What the hell was your problem today man?” Gray shouted, stomping into the locker room after the pink haired running back. “Because of you, we had to spend half of our practice running!” Gray’s temper flared at the horrible practice their running back had. He kept missing passes, and kept running the opposite way he was suppose too. It was totally unlike him, his whole mind and body has been focused on football since they day he could walk. 

The only time he would screw up this badly was if there was something else major on his mind, and Gray was determined to find out what this was. 

Natsu groaned, mentally and physically not ready for the quarterback’s salty attitude. “Oh shut up Gray, you needed the exercise you’ve been packing on the pounds lately.”

He scoffed in reply. “Stop your blabbering and tell me whats wrong.”

“It’s about to get lovey dovey up in here, I’m out.” Gajeel commented, walking out from behind a set of lockers. “I’m gonna go get lovey dovey with Levy instead-”

“Go get laid and shut up.” Natsu interjected, not wanting to hear about the linebackers sex life with his short girlfriend. Gajeel snickered.

“Someones jealous.”

“Someones not leaving.” Natsu retorted  to the male who was now pulling his bag out of his locker.

“Don’t worry Salamander, I’ll call you and tell you ‘bout it later.” He turned and walked away, ignoring the middle finger sent his way by the pink haired male.

“What an asshole.” Natsu muttered under his breath so only he could hear. He looked up to see his best friend staring at him with questioning eyes, knowing Gray since the day he was born he knew he wasn’t going to let him off the hook without at least saying something. Sighing, Natsu guessed he better say something.

“Okay so, Wendy had this patient that’s been in the hospital for over a year. She gets out in a few days, but she’s still really sick-”

“That doesn’t make any sense. If she still really sick why isn’t she going to stay in the hospital longer?”

“Maybe if you let me finish.” He growled out, not happy about being interrupted. “The disease she has subsided for the time being, but it could come back at any time I guess. So Grandeeny and Wendy want her to stay at our house to take care of her…”

The smirk Gray gave him was unsettling. “New girl living at your house huh? Is she around your age?”

Natsu’s eyes narrowed, knowing what Gray was meaning. Just because there was going to be an outrageously beautiful woman whom was around his age living at his house did not mean he was going to date her.

It just meant he was one lucky son of a bitch.

“Whats it to you Ice Princess?”

“Oh so she is around your age.” He walked over and slapped his large hand on Natsu’s bare back, making the running back flinch at the stinging sensation. “Go get her man! This is the only time I’ll let your dumbass behavior slide.” Gray said while laughing, easily dodging the fist aimed straight for his face. Natsu growled ready to swing again but remember that he had to be out of here by a specific time.

“Do you really want me to get a girl that bad?” He grumbled before fishing around in his locker. “Ah shit!” Natsu shouted pulling out his phone looking at the time. It was already six o’clock and he had yet to take a shower. Having to run sprints after practice because of his absentmindedness didn’t help at all. He ran to his locker, grabbing the towel and soap nearly slipping on the wet cement floor as he rushed to the showers.

“Why are you in such a hurry Flame Brain?” Gray asked, walking casually in the shower after his friend who turned the faucet on rather hastily, already washing his hair with shampoo. “Going to see your girl or something?”

“Yes! Wait, no! Gah!” Natsu groaned as the soap burned his eyes. He put his face under the rushing water, hoping that it would relieve at least some of the stinging sensation. “Igneel and Grandeeny are meeting her tonight and asking if she wants to move in.” He picked up the conditioner and squirted some in his hand. He massaged his scalp with the soap, trying to wash away his nerves.

“Meeting the family already? Dang Natsu, never took you as the guy to take things fast.” Washing the remaining soap off his body, he grabbed his towel and wrapped it around his slim waist.

“You’re lucky I have to go or I’d kick your ass right now.” He shouted from over his shoulder, going back to his locker and getting his clothing. He wanted to look nice for the occasion, so he picked out his best pair of  blue jeans paired with a loose fit crimson shirt. He picked up his cologne, careful not to put too much on so he didn’t suffocate Lucy with it.

“See you bright and early tomorrow Eskimo!” Gray saluted his pink hair best friend off, wishing him luck with tonight.

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He ran up to the double doors of the hospital, noticing that it was a few minutes after six thirty. He waved to the nurses that greeted him, making his way to room 72. He finally reached the door, stalling slightly when he heard the same angelic laughter from last night. He gulped and opened the door, hoping to not make a sound. Unfortunately for him the hospital had old squeaky doors, and when the sound was heard four heads turned to see the late man.

“Well look who finally decided to show up.” Natsu fought the glare he wanted to send his father, but fought against due to the blonde angel laying on the hospital bed. Walking to the group as he nervously scratched the back of his head.

“Yeah, practice didn’t go too well so coach made us do sprints after practice.”

“Thats okay dear, come have a seat.” Grandeeny patted the seat that was between herself and Wendy, not trusting the two male Dragneel’s to sit next to each other. He walked over and took a seat, greeted with Lucy’s bright smile.

“Hello Natsu!” She chirped happy to see him, his cheeks reddened at her excitement.

“Hey Luce.”

“So Natsu.” He heard his father say, Natsu got an uneasy feeling that what he was going to say was going to be stupid. “We finally get to meet the girl you thought of in the-”

“How’d you sleep Lucy?” He interrupted, pulling up his white scaled scarf to try to cover the flush on his cheeks, silently promising himself to kill his foster father later. He seen Lucy’s eye twinkle with amusement, thankful she decided to ignore Igneel’s words.

“I slept fairly well. I’m hoping I don’t have to sleep on this hard mattress much longer.” She arched her upper body forward, popping the stiffness out of her back. The baggy material of her hospital gown hid her curves, disappointing Natsu a bit. Not that he cared about a woman’s body, he just wanted to see more of Lucy besides her pretty face.

“I bet you won’t have to deal with it much longer Lucy-nee.” Wendy remarked, a knowing smile on her face.

“I hope, it’s been over a year since I’ve slept in a comfortable bed.”

“Being in the hospital for over a year must have put quite a strain on you Lucy.” Igneel commented sympathetically. “You must be one hell of a woman.”

“Thank you for your kind words Igneel-san.” Her gaze turned soft, locking with Wendy’s. “I managed this long because I’ve had people like Wendy with me for the past year. I owe my life to your daughter.”

Wendy’s face turned beet red, looking down in her lap. She fiddled with her light pink pants. “I-It was nothing Lucy-nee.” The blonde giggled at the younger females actions. She turned her gaze to the male she had met a few days prior.

“Now Natsu here has been keeping me entertained for the past few days. Its good to meet someone my own age in this town.”

“Are you not from around here?” Igneel questioned. Lucy shook her head.

“I was born and raised in Crocus.”

“That big and fancy rich kid city?!” Natsu exclaimed, thoroughly impressed. Lucy did not seem like a snobby rich person like everyone else he had met from that town. His thoughts were short lived as he felt a swat to the back of his head. “Hey!”

“Its not polite to stereotype people’s hometowns, Natsu.” Grandeeny scolded her child. She turned to the blonde patient, a sympathetic look on her face. “We’re sorry about him Lucy, he doesn’t think before he speaks at times.”

“Its alright Grandeeny-san, Natsu is right. Almost everyone from that town is filthy rich, myself included.” The four Dragneel’s mouths dropped wide open. “My father owned the Heartfilia Konzern railway system.”

“So you’re the Lucy Heartfilia huh.” Igneel said more to himself than anything. Being a police chief, he’s had to travel quite often, Crocus being one of the places he has to travel to the most. He knew the most successful people in that town, and the Heartfilia family was one of those few families.

“I’m the chief of police here in Magnolia. I traveled to Crocus from time to time. I’m familiar with your family, you’ve been through quite a bit.” Seeing Lucy’s expression sadden didn’t set well with Natsu or his family.

Memories of her past rushed through her mind. Her childhood, her mom, dad, little sister… everything leading up to the point she ended up in the hospital. She was starting to get a headache at the sudden rush of memories.

“Wendy, could you go get me some aspirin please? My head is killing me.” The blue haired Dragneel was already up.

“Of course Lucy-nee, I’ll be right back.” She left the room without another word. It remained silent in the room for a few minutes before Igneel decided to break it.

“I’m sorry Lucy, I didn’t mean to bring up any unwanted memories.” Lucy waved off the oldest Dragneel’s apology like it was nothing.

“Don’t worry Igneel-san, they… don’t bother me as much as they use too.” The three people in the room could see through the blonde’s lie, but decided to let it go for the time being. They heard the door creak open, signaling that Wendy had returned with Lucy’s headache medicine. They watched as Wendy give her two pills and a cup of water.

“Thank you Wendy.” Lucy said as she put the two pills in her mouth, flushing them down with the cup of water she received. “If you guys don’t mind, I have a question.”

“And what would that be Luce?”

“I know I was suppose to come over for dinner when I got out of here, and I thought that’s when I would meet your parents. I was just curious as to why they unexpectedly visited me today?” The silence unnerved Lucy a bit. She really didn’t mind that they had come to see her, it was just a surprise to her is all. She was about to speak again when Grandeeny beat her too it.

“Natsu and Wendy informed us of your living situation after you get out of here.” Grandeeny began to explain. Lucy looked to Natsu and Wendy’s parents, a questioning expression on her features. She had an idea where this conversation was about to go, but didn’t want to leap to conclusions.

“They told us that after you leave here, you wouldn’t have anywhere to stay. Or anyone to take care of you for that matter.” He paused briefly, letting the information sink in. “That led to them begging to let you stay with us, but I was skeptical at first seeing as you were a complete stranger to me and my family’s safety is my number one priority.”

“Igneel-san-” Lucy tried to interject but Igneel wasn’t finished talking.

“So, thats why Grandeeny and I are here today. To see if you would like to stay with us until you are back on your feet.”

“Igneel-san…” Lucy gasped. She was absolutely speechless. She was excited about gaining the freedom to go walk outdoors again, but the feeling was contradicted by the thought that she would have to return here every night since she didn’t have a place to live. She was greatful for the offer, but it was one she couldn’t accept.

“Thank you so much for your offer, but I couldn’t impose. I understand you being a police chief you would have to be wary of everyone that’s around your family. Your job is difficult enough, I wouldn’t want you to worry about something that can be avoided.”

“Please Lucy, all we’ve heard from Wendy and Natsu is just how great of a person you are. Wendy has changed so much this past year having a sister figure in her life. She really looks up to you, plus in your condition you need to be cared for.”

“Yeah Natsu tells me all the time how hot you are-”

“Igneel I swear I will end you if you finish that sentence.”

“And I swear my foot will end up in your ass if you don’t shut up.”

“Boys, not in front of Lucy.” The older woman deadly voice cut in, making the two males quiver with fear. She gave an apologetic look to Lucy. “You wouldn’t be imposing at all my dear. You see, I’m a doctor and I run my own practice. So please Lucy, let me do my job and take care of someone who is special to my children.”

Lucy thought about what Grandeeny had just said. Did Natsu and Wendy really enjoy her that much to the point of where they wanted her to live with them? She was flattered to say the least. It was true, she didn’t have anyone else to care for her… and she didn’t want to keep living this life of hers alone. She decided to say her answer while she had the confidence.

“If you guys really don’t mind… I guess we could give it a try.” Natsu and Wendy’s faces lit up like it was Christmas Day.

“Really Lucy?!” Lucy nodded at the pink hair male, letting out a surprised scream as he wrapped his strong arms around her. She wrapped one arm around his back, holding out her other arm so the youngest Dragneel could join in on the group hug.

Igneel and Grandeeny smiled softly at the scene of the three young adults. The red haired male wrapped his arm around his wife’s shoulder, admiring how happy Lucy seemed to make the two.

“Lucy, when do you get out of here?” She let go of the two who were hugging her and put her pointer finger to her chin in a thinking manner.

“Hmm, I have five days left. Todays Tuesday so… Monday.” She looked to Wendy to see if she was right. She nodded in confirmation.

“Aww dang, I have a game Sunday. I wanted you to go to it Luce.” Natsu pouted making the girl laugh.

“Don’t be so sad Natsu, I’ll just have to go to your next game.” She seen the cute pout on the football players face.

“Promise?” He seen her hold out her pinky.

“Pinky promise. I never break my promises.” The smile she had on her face took Natsu’s breath away. He couldn’t utter a word, so he just wrapped his pinky around hers.

“Do you have any clothes or anything?” Grandeeny questioned, frowning when she seen the blonde shake her head.

“All my dad’s funds went on hospital bills. They took my old house with all my stuff in it, but its been so long I doubt I can get any of it back now.” She felt a soft hand on her shoulder, she looked up seeing that it was Grandeeny.

“Looks like we’ll just have to do some shopping. You’ll be happy with all the walking were going to do, considering you’ve been on bedrest for over a year.” The blonde eyes lit up, happy that her inner fashionista was going to come out once again.

“I love clothes Grandeeny, I’m a bit of a shopaholic.” Lucy bashfully stated. The older woman just chuckled.

“Well get along just fine then.” She bent down giving the sickly girl a long hug. “We can’t wait to have you living with us Lucy.” Lucy hugged the older woman back.

“And I can’t wait to be part of a family again Grandeeny.” She let go, immediately Wendy glomped Lucy.

“Lucy! Isn’t this great? It’s like we can really be sisters now! Staying up late, gossiping, everything!” The young nurse held the blonde tighter. “I’ve always wanted a sister.”

Lucy tried her best to hide the tears that were about to fall from her eyes. Damn, her past was really getting to her today. Being strong, she chuckled and put on a fake smile.

“I thought we were already sisters silly?” She kissed Wendy’s forehead, unwrapping her arms around the girl. “But I can’t wait to do those things either Wendy.” She looked at the last person who wanted to give her a hug.

“Well see you at home Natsu.” Igneel said, making sure the two women were out of the room before he spoke again. “Don’t forget to use protection!” He shouted, quickly walking out the door and shutting it closed behind him before his son had a chance to retort.

“He sure knows how to make a situation awkward.” Natsu spoke to himself before turning around to Lucy and began to walk towards her.

“So, you’re the one that’s initiating the hug today?” Natsu scoffed in reply but bent down nonetheless and held the blonde in his arms for the second time that day.

“You’re such a weirdo.” Lucy laughed lightly, wrapping her arms around his neck.

“Whatever you say.” They stayed like that for a few moments before Lucy decided to speak again. “You promise to introduce me to your friends, right?”

“I don’t break my promises either Luce.” He pulled back a little bit so he could look in her brown eyes. He never really got an upclose look at them, but seeing them up close was an incredible view. Natsu felt himself drown in her chocolate orbs, he knew he had to say something fast so she didn’t notice he was staring. “But you gotta make a promise to me too.”

“I already did silly, I promised I would go to your football game.”

“Not that one smarty pants. Another one.”

“What more could you want from little ol’ me?” She batted her eyelashes cutely, Natsu gulped feeling blood rush to his cheeks.

A lot of things. He thought to himself, but settled by saying, “You have to promise me you’ll stop being so mysterious.”

“I don’t try to be mysterious.” She unwrapped her arms from around his slender neck, placing them back on her lap. “I just don’t like opening up to people until I’m completely comfortable with them.”

“Well then Lucy Heartfilia, that shall be my goal.” She quirked an eyebrow, amused by his self proclaimed goal.

“Oh?”

He smirked. “You’ll probably get sick of me.”

“Who’s to say I’m not already sick of you?” Natsu put a hand over his heart, clenching the frabric of his shirt; face twisting in a hurt expression.

“Wow Luce, that was hurtful.”

“My apologies Mr. Dragneel.” She sarcastically said. She seen him yawn, she internally frowned. “Go home, you had a long day.”

“Tell me about it, I probably ran close to seven miles today.” He lifted his arms above his head in a stretching motion. “Gotta do it all again tomorrow too.”

“Aww you poor thing.” Sarcasm still laced within her voice. “Didn’t know athletes had to work out everyday.”

“Geez Luce, I better go before you make me cry.” He rolled his eyes showing he was clearly joking, making the blonde laugh.

“I’ll see you tomorrow then?” She asked hopefully. Natsu smiled and nodded his head.

“Same time, same place.”

“Sounds perfect.” She gave him a smile and a small wave. “See you tomorrow Natsu.”

“See ya Luce.” He opened the door and closed it shut behind him. He began to make his way down the hallway, thinking of all the events that had happened today.

Lucy was moving in with them.

Lucy Heartfilia was moving in with them.

Lucy, the beautiful yet mysterious body that had peaked Natsu’s interest was going to be sleeping under the same roof as he was. He smiled softly, imagining the future that was to come.

He would finally get the chance to know the full story of Lucy Heartfilia.

crocus-procella  asked:

It wasn't the first time Naruto walked in on Hinata undressing, but this time instead of gasping and covering herself, Hinata continued as Naruto watched her unclasp her bra and let it drop to the ground stopping there. "Is someone in a teasing mood?" Naruto chuckled.

Hinata now stood naked infront of her husband a bashful smile on her face, “For you… I-I am always in a teasing mood.” It wasn’t quite true, whenever Yuki was being babysat she was in a teasing mood. Sometimes it was difficult for the pair of them to have some alone time together.