“JINGLE BELLS! JINGLE BELLS! JINGLE ALL THE WAY! OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE IN A ONE-HORSE OPEN SLEIGH!”
Christmas time was upon the town of Magnolia once again, and the Fairy Tail guild wasn’t about to miss the chance to celebrate the way they do best.
Everyone was in the festive mood; Cana was drinking eggnog, spiked of course, Freed was using his magic to hang the decorations, and Warren was trying to find out who got who what this year using his telepathy.
But there was one person who was more than determined to make it all the more special.
“With this Juvia will get her Christmas kiss from her love!”
Juvia had found all the mistletoe that Mira had used as decorations and put it all together in one bundle and attached it to a long pole that looked like a candy cane.
“Juvia cannot fail! Now, to find my beloved!”
Walking around the guild hearing how happy everyone was just made her search harder so she can join in their happiness. She finally got a glimpse of dark hair on one of the benches.
“Darling!” she thrust the mistletoe right above his head…
“Whatdaya want rain woman?”
“Gajeel?!” …wrong man.
“And just what are you laughing at shrimp?” Gajeel turned to look at Levy across the table they were sharing.
“Your head. Look up!” she continued to giggle as he looked up and blushed. Juvia was not as amused.
“Ra-rain woman! You gotta be kiddin’ me!”
“Now you have to kiss!” Levy said, referring to Juvia and Gajeel.
“Juvia’s lips are Gray’s and Gray’s alone!”
“Well you have to kiss someonee!” Levy looked around the guild for someone they could kiss, keeping her blush concealed by her novel.
Juvia huffed, she would never kiss someone other than her true love. Gajeel stared at the plant for a minute, then Juvia, then finally Levy. He leaned across the table, tossed her book aside, lifted her chin towards him and kissed her as softly as he could.
Juvia blinked, quite in shock at her old friend, then she smiled. It might not be her and her beloved, but someone got their Christmas kiss. Looking at the clock, she picked up the mistletoe and walked away.
“I still have time!” She went to the bar hoping he would be brooding there, only to trip over the Christmas rug. The mistletoe slipped from her hand and landed between Master Makarov… and Mirajane?!
“Oh my goodness,” Mira giggled. Juvia tried to fix the mistake quickly.
“Oh, Juvia is sorry!” when she tried to move the mistletoe, she was met with resistance.
“Hey now, whats the rush?” Makarov’s face was already flushed from the alcohol. Now he was grinning and blushing in Mira’s direction. A lecherous grin, too.
“Well come on, hunny, pucker up those sweet lips of yoursss!” Makarov was about to pull Mira in when he was lifted off the bar.
“I don’t think so old man,” Juvia jumped back at crackle of lightning.
“Oh, let an old man have fun, why don’t ya!”
Laxus took the mistletoe away from him and put it above Mira’s head, leaned down, and kissed her cheek. Mira put her hands up to her face to hide her blush of scarlet. Behind her hands she smiled sweetly at him.
Laxus handed Juvia back the mistletoe, “Thanks Juvia.”
“Sorry, Laxus! Juvia didn’t mean to-”
“Don’t worry about it, not your fault. Blame Mira and all the damn decorations.”
Mira huffed and crossed her arms. Laxus turned to her and winked.
“You can put me down now! And someone needs to kiss me too!” Makarov pouted as Laxus put him back on the bar.
“Sureeee Thangggg!” Cana came over and planted a wet kiss on his cheek.
Everyone around laughed as Makarov giggled like a little girl. Juvia looked around and still couldn’t find Gray nearby, “I’ll have to look harder!”
Normally it wouldn’t be a problem to find someone in the guild, but at Christmas every single member, and possibly others, were at guild celebrating. Making it impossible to find one person easily.
On the way to search for her love, Juvia initiated many other kisses with her mistletoe:
Romeo gave the blushing Wendy a kiss on the forehead, much to Carla’s dismay.
Macao kissed Kinana… and then he kissed Wakaba…
Happy finally kissed Carla.
Erza smartly moved away from Max when Juvia hit his head with the mistletoe, but managed not to save herself from being kissed by Reedus, who just kissed her cheek, fearing her wrath.
Pantherlily kissed Carla, much to Happy’s dismay and heartache.
Elfman and Evergreen pretended they didn’t see the mistletoe, until no one was looking that is.
Freed wasn’t as lucky as Cana smacked as many kissed on his face as she could.
Alzack and Bisca were happy to oblige.
Asuka decided to play matchmaker and pushed Natsu and Lucy closer together when Juvia passed by. Resulting in a very touching moment between the two.
Juvia applauded the two along with everyone else. But once the excitement died down, Juvia was still unable to see Gray. Feeling defeated once again, she walked outside and sat on a bench near the guild doors.
“Looks like the only one not getting kissed tonight is Juvia.”
The night was beautiful, the snow was falling so softly, so romantic.
Juvia jumped and looked around, searching for that voice.
“What is this thing?”
Juvia turned to her left and saw a, for once, fully dressed Gray staring at her Mistletoe stick.
“Oh! That’s um… Juvia was… All it is…”
Gray picked it up and twirled it a bit, “Look at that, even this is covered in snow.”
He showed her and indeed it was, the snow had covered the leaves so lightly, so romantic.
“What are you doing sitting out here all by yourself?” He sat down beside her, putting the stick in his lap.
“Juvia was getting some fresh air,” she looked at the snow covered ground.
“Oh, alright,” Gray had a rare smile on his face and put his arm behind her on the bench. Then all of a sudden, Juvia felt cool lips near her temple. Looking at him, she saw he was still smiling that beautiful smile.
“Merry Christmas, Juvia,” he placed the stick in her lap and headed toward the guild doors.
Juvia stayed on the bench, frozen with her face steaming from how much she was blushing.
When he got to the doors, Gray turned and looked back at her, his smile never wavering and a slight blush on his cheeks.
“That was kind of you,” Erza commented as she stood next to him. He stuck his nose in the air and walked inside.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
“Right,” Erza smirked and went to bring Juvia inside, before she froze herself to the bench.
It was the best Christmas Fairy Tail had ever had.