“Capturing Her Damaged Heart”
Rated M. See chapter 1 for list of warnings. I do not own Fairy Tail, Hiro Mashima does.
Summary: A deadly disease plagues the world. People are dying, the dead are rising. The infection spreads too fast to stop. Everyone tries their best to survive in this post-apocalyptic world, but things get messy for Natsu when he finds a blonde woman on one of his missions. Natsu takes it upon himself to help her, protect her, and accidentally fall in love with her? Zombie Apocalypse AU. Hurt/comfort, angst, romance.
Chapter Seven: Set back
(October 4th, 2017, Wednesday Afternoon)
As Natsu walked to the door to grab Max’s stuff, he noticed something odd on Lucy’s arms. Without getting too close, he stole a peek, frowning when he saw her skin covered in goosebumps.
Sighing, he left the door to head to his bookcase, grabbing a pair of black sweatpants, the words ‘Class of '15’ running down the right leg in white letters.
“Here,” he said, holding them out. “It’s only gonna get colder tonight.”
Lucy blinked twice at his offer before looking down at the cat in her lap. An amused grin ghosted over his lips when he saw she was pouting.
“You can play with Happy later, don’t worry.” He chuckled, gaining her attention once again. “I just gotta introduce you real quick and drop this stuff off.” He pointed to the box and broom. “So, go ahead and put these on so we can go. You can borrow 'em until you get something else.”
Lucy continued to stare at him, her expression eerily void, causing a shiver to run down his spine. In an attempt to get her to relax, he said the only thing he could think of as he nervously chuckled. “You need to be prepared for the cold. Winter is coming.”
Her brown eyes widened as her lips quirked up for a second. He grinned as he asked, “Do you like 'Game of Thrones’?”
It took her a moment, but she nodded.
“Awesome!” He went over to his phone that was resting on the desk. He tapped on it to draw her focus. “I have the first two seasons downloaded on my phone. You might’ve already seen them, but it’s better than nothing. DO you wanna watch later?”
Lucy didn’t respond, so he added, “You don’t have to… Just thought I’d offer.”
She never answered him, instead she let Happy leave her lap so he could get back to his food bowl. She stood, legs slightly shaking as she used the wall for support. If he didn’t know better, he would say she was tired too. The whites of her eyes were a bit red, and after cleaning up, he could see she had bags under her eyes.
He was half-tempted to ask if she wanted to take a nap in Max’s bed, but he cast the thought aside. She needed to meet her new roommates as soon as possible.