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I found this picture on Google while looking for something to use as a ff.net cover photo, and there’s so much going on that it’s impossible not to comment-

Ed and Winry are frolicking in a tree, which is where Al wishes he could be, because Al is surrounded by a very drunk Team Mustang who didn’t bother with the picnic food and went straight for the booze.

Fuery is clearly the type of drunk who cries over everything.

Mustang is a happy drunk

Havoc and Hughes are the type of drunks who just want more alcohol.

Hawkeye is surrounded by idiots.

Falman is having an existential moment. Or he’s reciting Shakespeare.

Hayate chillin.’

And Breda has no chill and is hiding behind a tree because the terrifying creature that is Black Hayate is clearly terrorizing the picnic.

Home Alone Tonight. Chapter 24 (The Final Chapter)

Warning! This story is rated M for foul language, sexual content, and adult situations. I do not own Fairy Tail.

Summary:  For the past few years, Natsu’s been dealing with his broken heart. He tries to drown his pain through unhealthy activities, but all it leaves him with is a string of failed relationships and a lot of drunken nights at the bar. He’s been a wreck ever since she left. How will he deal with her return, when his heart is still mangled? Inspired by the Luke Bryan song. Modern AU. NALU

Read Chapter: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

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Chapter Twenty-Four: Perfectly Imperfect (Epilogue Part Two)

“Hey Luce!” Natsu greeted as soon as he entered the master bedroom, startling her since she didn’t hear him opening the door. She looked up at him, seeing a huge grin on his face, his pink hair covered in blue and red silly string. “What’s up?”

Natsu looked at Lucy’s face, seeing the dried tears staining her cheeks. His demeanor changed in an instant. Rushing to her side, he wrapped an arm around her back. “What’s wrong? Are you feeling okay?”

He placed a hand gently on her belly, “Are you in pain?”

“No,” she sighed, “nothing like that.”

A sense of relief flooded Natsu. After what happened last time with her pregnancy, Natsu was on high alert. He didn’t want a repeat, so he paid extra attention to her moods and body language.

Natsu brought a hand up, softly caressing her cheek to turn her face to his. “What’s wrong?” He whispered, thumb stroking on her cheek.

In his embrace, she cracked. Lucy lunged forward, wrapping him in a tight hug. This. This was why she loved him so much. He was so silly and lovable, but when he needed to be he was as caring and gentle as they came.

She slowly pulled away from him, a fresh shine to her eyes were tears collected, but she didn’t shed them. “Here,” Lucy handed him the wrinkled letter. “I thought you might want to read it before I rip it up.”

Natsu nodded, not understanding what was going on, but he took Lucy’s words seriously. He unfolded the letter, not recognizing the handwriting at all, but after a few lines it was obvious who it was from. Only Jackal would be able to say something like this seeing as he was the only one who put her through that much mental and physical torture.

Natsu clenched his teeth when he read over certain parts. Some were worse than others. If this was supposed to be an apology letter, he did a really shitty job at it.

I know what it’s like to be forced now…

…don’t know if you’ll ever forgive me, but…

I wish things worked out differently, I wish…

I miss you

…putting you through hell, I honestly didn’t know it was hurting you that much. I…

Please forgive me.

Natsu scrunched up his face in disgust. This bastard didn’t deserve her forgiveness, or her mercy. He deserved everything he got in prison and then some.

He handed the letter back to her, letting the silence wash over both of them for a moment as he collected his thoughts. Natsu looked up at her face, seeing a strength living in her brown eyes. It wasn’t there when he saw her in the bar that night at Fairy Tail, but it was constantly there now. He admired Lucy, now and forever.

“So,” Natsu started, cutting through the silence. “I’m about to fire up the grill… You wanna burn it?”

Lucy only had one question. “Will it ruin the taste of the food?”

“I don’t think so.”

“Then yes,” Lucy took his hand, feeling the warmth and roughness to it. “I want to burn it.”

So that’s what they did. After Natsu lit the coals, Lucy placed the letter on the fire. They watched it as the paper started disintegrating before their very eyes, forever disappearing from the world and burning away the words she didn’t want to read.

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Kiss Cam, a steven universe fanfic | FanFiction

Title: Kiss Cam

Chapters: 1/1

Pairing: Peridot x Lapis Lazuli/Lapidot 

Words: 2919 

Summary: (HumanGems!AU) A girl’s first kiss is always something special. Or at least it should be, right? But what if you get that kiss stolen from you, especially when hundreds of peope are watching? Peridot has that exact thing happen to her, but she really can’t stay mad because the thief turns out to be a charismatic, beautiful, blue-haired girl with exceptionally soft lips. (One-shot)

@timehuntress tagging you because you like Lapidot stuff, and I hope I won’t disappoint with this one :)

Cover art by scribble-box here on tumblr (I have asked and been granted permission to use this as a cover on ff.net)

Last one for tonight, #captionthis, taken from last chapter of kissing conundrum (hope doesn’t spoil it for anyone). Almost hoping I could put more than one picture as a cover in FF.net website. Credit to @peace-on for her inspirational drawing, and @crackers-me for doing the beta :-)

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He looked into her sunset eyes, and she looked into his emerald orbs. Instantly, their souls connected, and something hidden under her stoic facade and his tranquil demeanour began to stir. She felt something strange creep into her chest. It wasn’t an unpleasant feeling… in fact it was quite the opposite.

What! Tigress… You’re not gonna do this! Are you crazy?

But it was too late, she was unable to tear her gaze from his mesmerizing jade eyes, the tender gaze he gave her, his strong arms that suddenly found themselves reaching her slender waist. No matter what her brain was shouting, her heart and the rest of her body wouldn’t just listen. They both closed the gap. As soon as their lips touched each other, an electrifying bolt travelled through their bodies, sending an instant shockwave of pleasure. They both abruptly pulled from the kiss, staring at each other in immense surprise.

In a moment of repose, the sound of hooting owls and other feral animals filled up the silence. They both just stared, until their hearts once again commanded them to let go, submit, and proclaim their deepest desire.

Tigress hesitated at first, her heart still slamming against her ribcage. Her cheeks burned with potent heat at the feel of his warm breath and his lips grazing over hers, as if seeking her permission. But something inside her encouraged her to reciprocate, to lean deeper into the kiss. 

She slowly complied, closing her eyes and tilting her head slightly, letting passion and love be trapped between their lips, like a gap of unfilled words that were far too raw and embarrassing to be spoken, yet could not be denied. After a while, both of their paws slipped unwittingly, their bodies entwined in a close embrace. Tigress found herself melted completely into the kiss. 

Everything around her felt so distant, unrelated and surreal. She could only feel the thrilling taste of him on her tongue, tingling every fibre of her body, while taking immense pleasure on the generous proclamation of his love.

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Fairy Tail GO! Ch. 1

This story is rated T for foul language, some adult situations, and possible triggers for sexual assault in later chapters. *Doesn’t get very graphic since it’s rated T.*  

I do not own Fairy Tail, Hiro Mashima does.

Summary: Lucy was having fun playing ‘Pokémon Go!’ when she accidentally put herself in harm’s way. Luckily a pink haired boy saved her just in the nick of time. A ‘thank you’ lunch helped spark a new friendship between them, but Lucy got more than she bargained for when she realized the boy she befriended had a complex past full of dark secrets. Fortunately for him, Lucy won’t be scared away so easily. Modern High School AU. Slight Angst/Drama/Fluff.

Read Chapter: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 585960, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78

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Chapter One: Danger

“Yes!” Lucy jumped up in victory when the word “gotcha” came on her screen. “It only took seven balls, but I finally caught you!”

“What’d you catch?” A blue haired teen ran up to her friend, peering over her shoulder as the stats to the Pokémon she just caught appeared on her phone. “No way! You caught a Pikachu?”

“Are you jealous, Levy?” Lucy teased, quickly switching screens so she could look at all of her Pokémon.

“Yeah,” her best friend admitted, pulling up her own phone. “It’s not popping up for me.” The girl pouted, until she remembered her own awesome Pokémon. “I still have my Ponyta and Cubone though,” she sneered, knowing her friend wanted them badly. “You still have a lot more to do to catch up to me!”

The two girls were caught up in their own little friendly competition. They tried to see who could catch the best Pokémon between them. Levy was winning, but Lucy’s determination would help her become the victor!

“Oh yeah, well-” Her words were cut off when she heard her friend’s phone going off.

Levy answered the call, her voice becoming lighter as she spoke, “Hey Gajeel, what’s up?”

A full minute hadn’t passed before Levy’s cheeks reddened as she nodded her head, not that the caller could see, “I’d love too. I’m not that far away… Okay, I’ll see you soon.” She hung up the phone and smiled at her best friend. “You’ll never believe it Lucy! Gajeel just asked me out!”

“Really?” Lucy tried to contain her squeal of excitement. She knew her friend had a crush on the guy for a while now. “That’s awesome!”

“I know!” Levy agreed, but then her smile faltered as she realized, “But I said I’d hang out with you today. I can’t just ditch you like that.”

“It’s fine,” she assured, moving her hands in a shooing motion. “Go have fun. I’m just gonna hang out around here and try to catch some more Pokémon.”

“Are you sure?”

“Positive.”

“Alright,” Levy said, half-excited and half-nervous. “Wish me luck?”

“Of course!” Lucy waved as her friend slowly turned around to walk away. “Call me later tonight with the details though!”

“You know I will!” She smiled as she left the area, leaving Lucy by herself in the park.

She looked back at her phone, deciding to transfer some of the duplicate Pokémon to the Professor for some candy. Then she went to the screen to see her twenty-two Pokémon. Most of them were extremely common, but the one that stood out was the electric mouse. Besides her Squirtle, Pikachu was her favorite.

She activated an incense before she started walking around again, stopping every few minutes to catch another Pokémon. The sun was high in the sky, leaving her with plenty of time to wander around.

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Home Alone Tonight. Chapter 10

Warning! This story is rated M for foul language, sexual content, and adult situations. I do not own Fairy Tail.

Summary:  For the past few years, Natsu’s been dealing with his broken heart. He tries to drown his pain through unhealthy activities, but all it leaves him with is a string of failed relationships and a lot of drunken nights at the bar. He’s been a wreck ever since she left. How will he deal with her return, when his heart is still mangled? Inspired by the Luke Bryan song. Modern AU. NALU

Read Chapter: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

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Chapter Ten: Road trip

“Are we there yet?”

“Don’t you start that again,” Lucy giggled, eyes staying on the road. They were about six hours into their road trip, and Natsu had exhausted that lame joke until it was now funny again. “We still have…” She checked the GPS on her phone, “a little over eighteen hours left.”

“Damn it!” Natsu groaned. Even on medication, his motion sickness was still acting up every once in a while. “I knew I should’ve taken more pills.” Despite saying that, he was glad he didn’t over do it. The medication made him anxious. He didn’t like being on edge this much.

“The bottle said two pills every twelve hours, so that’s what you’re taking,” she lightly scolded, a smile still on her face. “Now, where were you again?”

“Oh yeah,” Natsu laughed, “so I’m having dinner at Gray’s house one night, seems normal enough…” He didn’t mention that he was fighting the urge to get drunk the entire dinner since he had an especially bad day at work. Gray insisted that he come hang out with them for the evening, leaving him without his precious alcohol.

“-Until out of nowhere, Juvia’s water broke! You should’ve seen it! It looked like she pissed herself. I couldn’t stop laughing! Gray started freakin’ out. Juvia’s trying to tell him to get the overnight bag, and he’s too busy running around the house to ask where it is. He stripped down to just his socks, horrible image if you ask me,” he cringed. “Then I had to slap him to make him shut up ‘cause he was yelling that he couldn’t find the damn bag. Turns out it was already by the front door.”

“And that was their first kid?” Lucy asked, her heart clenching at the subject. It made Natsu smile, so she could put up with a little emotional pain if it meant he stayed happy and distracted from the road.

“Yeah. After that he got a lot better. When Juvia went into labor this last time, he just walked her to the car and drove her and their son to the hospital. Or at least that’s what he says. I wasn’t there for that time,” the pink haired man leaned back in his seat. The new position made his head spin, so he quickly shifted the seat to its original position.

“Well I’m glad they’re together. I know she was love-struck over him for years,” Lucy’s smile faded just a bit. “I wish I was around to see it.”

Natsu sensed her sadness, dropping a hand on her thigh. “You’re here now.” Then he rolled his eyes up, thought about it, then gave a sheepish grin. “Well, you’re not technically there… but close enough.”

“Close enough,” she repeated to herself. “So how’s your family doing? You’ve been talking about our friends this whole time, but you haven’t mentioned them once.”

“I haven’t?” Natsu cocked his head. “Hmm, I guess they’re doing the same as ever. Zeref and Mavis were engaged when we were in high school, but they’re married now. No kids, but my mom keeps hinting at it every time we all get together.”

Natsu laughed, “I can’t even imagine Mavis pregnant. She’s so short, her belly would probably-” He turned to look at Lucy, then flinched when he saw her eyes. “-Why’re you crying?”

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Home Alone Tonight. Chapter 11

Warning! This story is rated M for foul language, sexual content, and adult situations. I do not own Fairy Tail.

Summary:  For the past few years, Natsu’s been dealing with his broken heart. He tries to drown his pain through unhealthy activities, but all it leaves him with is a string of failed relationships and a lot of drunken nights at the bar. He’s been a wreck ever since she left. How will he deal with her return, when his heart is still mangled? Inspired by the Luke Bryan song. Modern AU. NALU

Read Chapter: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

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*Warning: Over 10,000 words. Violence and abuse mentioned in chapter. 


Chapter Eleven: I’m sorry

The door to Jude’s house swung open. A petite, pink haired maid bowed, “hello Princess, it’s been a while.”

Stunned from seeing Virgo’s new appearance, Lucy was rendered speechless. Her mouth opened and closed a few times before she figured out what to say. However, before Lucy could greet the maid, Natsu spoke up. “What’s up Burger? You look different. Did you lose some weight?”

“It’s Virgo,” the pink haired woman smiled as she straightened her body. “And yes, I did shed a few pounds.”

“You’re like a completely different person,” Lucy gawked at the thin maid. The last time she saw Virgo was over a year ago, and she’d been much heavier then. The blonde shook her head before saying, “you look great though. Is my father home?”

“Ah, yes.” Virgo nodded, then stepped aside to make room for the duo. “He’s in the living room. He’s been expecting you.”

Lucy lead the way. Even though it’d been over a year since she last stepped foot in her father’s house, she knew how to navigate through it. Natsu was close behind, looking up at the walls as they walked through the house. He’d never seen a place look more lavish, and wondered if this was the sort of place that Lucy lived in now.

“Lucy!” Jude said as soon as the young woman entered the living room. He engulfed her in a hug, but it lacked the warm fuzzy feelings people usually felt when hugging a parent.

“Hello father,” his daughter said, keeping her tone flat. Despite their recent phone conversations, she still didn’t consider their relationship ideal. Just like with her issues, things with her father wouldn’t change over night.

The older man pulled away, looking her up and down to make sure she was alright. His eyes landed on a small mark on the crook of her neck, but it was obvious it wasn’t a regular bruise. Jude’s eyebrows knitted together as he glared over at Natsu. “Did you leave a hickey on my daughter?”

Natsu blinked in surprise. He hadn’t noticed one on her earlier. He stepped to her side, then peered down at her neck. Sure enough, there was a small hickey on her pale skin. He met Lucy’s eyes, seeing her shock as well. Without his voice wavering, he announced, “yes sir, I did.”

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Home Alone Tonight. Chapter 16

Warning! This story is rated M for foul language, sexual content, and adult situations. I do not own Fairy Tail.

Summary:  For the past few years, Natsu’s been dealing with his broken heart. He tries to drown his pain through unhealthy activities, but all it leaves him with is a string of failed relationships and a lot of drunken nights at the bar. He’s been a wreck ever since she left. How will he deal with her return, when his heart is still mangled? Inspired by the Luke Bryan song. Modern AU. NALU

Read Chapter: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

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Chapter Sixteen: Understanding

“That’s great,” Lucy smiled, “I figured you two would end up together.”

“Thanks,” Kinana had a slight blush on her pale cheeks. “We’ve been dating for a while now, but we’re trying to take it slow…”

“Unlike this girl,” Erza nudged Levy with her elbow. “She got engaged and married so fast we barely had time to plan for the wedding.”

The group of women were gathered inside Mira’s house. Lucy wanted to look around for Natsu, but she knew it would be no use. He was somewhere outside, probably in the same place they left the guys about twenty minutes ago. She didn’t have a watch so she had no idea how much time had passed. She could always look at her phone to check the time, but it seemed rude, so the device stayed in her pocket.

“How was your trip by the way?” Juvia asked.

“It was fun,” Levy nodded. “We did some hiking, some swimming… And of course there was the cabin… It was so beautiful.” Her eyes shined just thinking about it. “Oh! And we saw a doe give birth!”

Lisanna gasped. “Really? How was that?”

“It was pretty cool actually,” Levy laughed, “if you get past all the gross stuff that came out along with the baby. Gajeel was so cute. You should have seen it! His eyes were wet, like he was about to cry!”

Everyone laughed, except for Lucy. She was too busy trying to ignore the slight pain in her heart from the talk about birth. She had gotten used to this type of conversation while being married to Jackal. He would bring her to social gatherings, keeping her as a ‘trophy wife’, but she would somehow always get stuck talking to the other wives of businessmen there.

The topics of conversation were usually their husbands, their newest purchases, and children. Even though she had harden part of her heart to deal with the subject, being surrounded by her old friends was making her emotional. She didn’t know how long she could keep up her nonchalant facade.

“Of course he tried to make it seem like it was no big deal. I swear he’s just a big teddy bear on the inside.” Levy shook her head. “He even talked to me about adopting a kitty. He said he saw one in the shelter before we left, so he wants to go back tomorrow to see if it’s still there. I swear, he’s even softer than me sometimes.”

Of course he is,“ Mira joked. The white haired woman glanced around, seeing a few hands empty. "Does anyone want a drink? Bisca? Lucy?”

“I’m the DD tonight,” Bisca said, declining a drink.

Mira’s attention was now directed at Lucy, not noticing the way her voice strained a bit as she answered. “Uh, no thanks. I don’t feel like drinking tonight.” It wasn’t a lie, she really didn’t want to drink. She was never all that good at it anyway, but that wasn’t the main reason she said no. She wanted to be supportive of Natsu, even if he was out of view at the moment.

“Oh, okay,” Mira smiled, then looked over at Evergreen. “So, I hear Elfman popped the question. Does that mean I get to arrange an engagement party too?”

Lucy vaguely listened as Evergreen started talking about how Elfman asked her to marry her now that they were both done with college. The conversations about getting engaged or college started to weigh heavily on Lucy’s heart. She never got to experience going to school, trying to do something better with her life. She was stuck at Jackal’s estate. She couldn’t even count it as home since it never felt that way. The engagement part really struck a chord with her. She’d only been engaged once, and it was to that horrid man.

She liked to think one day Natsu would propose to her, but that was just giving herself false hope that she really didn’t need right now. Lucy knew she should just be happy that he was willing to be with her. How many other guys would want to be with 'damaged goods’?

Lucy felt her eyes prick when she added as an after-thought, 'especially one that can’t give him kids… He’s probably better off without me holding him back…’

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Home Alone Tonight. Chapter 8

Warning! This story is rated M for foul language, sexual content, and adult situations. I do not own Fairy Tail.

Summary:  For the past few years, Natsu’s been dealing with his broken heart. He tries to drown his pain through unhealthy activities, but all it leaves him with is a string of failed relationships and a lot of drunken nights at the bar. He’s been a wreck ever since she left. How will he deal with her return, when his heart is still mangled? Inspired by the Luke Bryan song. Modern AU. NALU

Read Chapter: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

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Warning! Read through the entire chapter. Several times you may want to leave, but keep reading. I promise, you won’t regret it.


Chapter Eight: Hangover

An alarm sounded by Natsu’s head. He quickly sat up, eyes wide as he searched for the disturbing sound. He found the source. His clock was resting on his nightstand, blaring its annoying tone to get him awake.

He slapped the top, then slid over a button to turn the damn thing off. His large hand rubbed his face, coaxing him to fully wake up. ‘What day is it?… I’m pretty sure it’s Friday…’

Natsu smiled, today was his day off. He only works Mondays through Thursdays, so he didn’t have to worry about showing up to work with a hangover this morning. His head was throbbing painfully. It felt like his head was caught in a vice, and the damn thing just kept squeezing.

“Is it morning?” He glanced down to the alarm clock, seeing the time. It was already past ten in the morning. “Why the fuck is my alarm going off at this hour?” He sighed before laying back down on his bed. He took a deep breath, then tensed when he smelled the air.

The pink haired man started sniffing, realizing the air smelled like a mixture of sweat and sex. Once again he had the problem of trying to remember what happened last night. This time it didn’t take as long for the memories to come flooding back.

“Lucy!”

His eyes shot over to the other side of the bed, searching for the blonde. His heart clenched painfully in his chest when he realized she wasn’t there. He stood up, walking over to his dresser to quickly get changed. He really needed a shower, but that could wait. Right now he needed to find Lucy more.

After throwing on a clean change of clothes, he left his bedroom. Once he opened his door, his blue-furred cat ran into his room, meowing like crazy from being ignored all night.

“Not now, Happy,” Natsu bent down to pet the feline on his head. “Gotta find Lucy.”

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Home Alone Tonight. Chapter 9

Warning! This story is rated M for foul language, sexual content, and adult situations. I do not own Fairy Tail.

Summary:  For the past few years, Natsu’s been dealing with his broken heart. He tries to drown his pain through unhealthy activities, but all it leaves him with is a string of failed relationships and a lot of drunken nights at the bar. He’s been a wreck ever since she left. How will he deal with her return, when his heart is still mangled? Inspired by the Luke Bryan song. Modern AU. NALU

Read Chapter: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

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Warnings! Slight triggers! There’s a paragraph or two on self-harm towards the end. There’s also a lemon at the end. Also, this chapter is over 8,000 words long. Read at your own pace, don’t try to force it. Give yourself time, and enjoy!


 Chapter Nine: New Path

Natsu stared at Lucy. They both stood in the hall outside his apartment, speechless for a moment.

“You’re really here,” he mumbled under his breath, eyes locked on her own.

“I tried to call, but I kept getting sent to voicemail,” she explained, not noticing the slight shake to his body. “I was scared you went to work or something. Some of this food is perishable, and I didn’t want it to spoil.”

“F-food?” He didn’t know if he said anything or not, but Lucy nodded, so he guessed he did.

“Yeah. I wanted to do the cliché thing of making you breakfast the next morning, but all you had was fish and an empty bottle of milk…” She giggled, “I checked your freezer, but I don’t think frozen mac and cheese would be a very good breakfast.”

Natsu couldn’t rip his eyes away from her. ‘She’s really here… She… She didn’t leave me…’ He honestly couldn’t believe it. He was so convinced that history had repeated itself, that he didn’t think for a second that she could be out buying groceries, of all things!

“I borrowed your shirt,” Lucy said, tugging at the hem of his dark green shirt. It was baggy on her, hiding her curvy figure, but he practically had it memorized after last night. “I couldn’t find my tank top this morning, so I had to improvise. I hope you don’t mind.”

The pink haired man remained silent. He heard every word she said, he just couldn’t get himself to reply. He was still in awe over her presence.

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Home Alone Tonight. Chapter 1

Warning! This story is rated M for foul language, sexual content, and adult situations. This is a NALU story, so keep that in mind while reading. This story is inspired by Luke Bryan’s ‘Home Alone Tonight’. The first time I listened to the song I immediately thought of Natsu and Lucy and wanted to bring that to life. I hope you enjoy this story, and as always, I do not own Fairy Tail.

Summary:  For the past few years, Natsu’s been dealing with his broken heart. He tries to drown his pain through unhealthy activities, but all it leaves him with is a string of failed relationships and a lot of drunken nights at the bar. He’s been a wreck ever since she left. How will he deal with her return, when his heart is still mangled? Inspired by the Luke Bryan song. Modern AU. NALU

Read Chapter: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

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Chapter One: Drink it all away

Natsu sighed on his way home from the gym. He had been extra hard on himself, and he was looking forward to kicking his feet up and watching tv. He couldn’t remember if he was supposed to hang out with his girlfriend tonight, but it really didn’t matter to him either way.

The pink haired man took the elevator to his apartment on the fourth floor. The motion made him slightly sick, but it was better than taking the stairs. His muscles were tense, desperately needing the relaxation that awaited him in his home.

Before he even pulled out his key to unlock his door, he noticed a folded piece of paper taped above the knob. Curious, he snatched it up, reading the message inside.

Natsu, I hate to do this through a note, but I can’t stand to be near you anymore. I’m sure you saw this coming, since you’ve been extremely distant lately. It’s not hard to tell that you’re either cheating on me, or you’re in love with someone else. Either way, it’s not my concern anymore. I hope you have a happy life, but it can’t have me in it. Thanks for the fun times. -C.

Natsu sighed as he slipped his key in, unlocking the door to enter his one bedroom apartment. He made his way straight to the kitchen’s trash can.

A pathetic laugh left his mouth. “Another one bites the dust,” he mumbled as he threw away the note. There was no point keeping it, because he wasn’t heartbroken over the breakup. It wasn’t that he was just trying to pretend like he was okay, because honestly he was fine with it. She was right, he definitely saw this coming.

She was also right about him being in love with someone else.

He was surprised she figured it out so soon though. Usually it took the girls a lot longer to find out the truth. He was usually better at hiding his real feelings. Guess the years of faking were finally wearing down on him.

He walked to his bedroom, opening the door to see the unmade, full-sized bed. Under the bed contained a box. He only allowed himself to look inside when he was single, since it felt like cheating when he peaked during a relationship.

He grabbed the wooden box, pulling it out to place on his bed. Inside contained pictures and notes. The photo on top was the hardest one to look at, because that smile tore his heart up every time he saw it.

He picked it up, bringing it to his face to glance at the blonde girl in the photo. He flipped it over, reading the back. Natsu and Lucy at graduation.

That picture was the last one he had with her, because she left shortly after. The reminder sent him into a downward spiral, teetering close to depression and self-harm. The only remedy he had wasn’t healthy, but it was legal.

“Well,” Natsu said as he put the picture back in the box. “Might as well get drunk.”

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Home Alone Tonight. Chapter 2

Warning! This story is rated M for foul language, sexual content, and adult situations. I do not own Fairy Tail.

Summary:  For the past few years, Natsu’s been dealing with his broken heart. He tries to drown his pain through unhealthy activities, but all it leaves him with is a string of failed relationships and a lot of drunken nights at the bar. He’s been a wreck ever since she left. How will he deal with her return, when his heart is still mangled? Inspired by the Luke Bryan song. Modern AU. NALU

Read Chapter: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

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Chapter Two: His Vice

Natsu stared at the blonde woman, waiting for an answer. Her lips were still parted, surely drying out her mouth. She didn’t seem to care as her eyes scanned the man in front of her. Every bottled up emotion Natsu had for her came rushing to the surface, but he forced himself to remain still, not wanting to startle the girl. He was still unsure if this was real, or the most vivid daydream he’d ever had.

Hell, maybe he fell in the shower and never even made it to Fairy Tail tonight. He could be bleeding to death in the tub, dreaming about, well, his dream girl.

“Hi,” she finally said, after a few awkward minutes of silence.

Hearing her speak and seeing her speak were two completely different things. He didn’t expect his heart to crash against his chest at the sound of her sweet voice, as if the organ was trying to get closer to her. He swallowed hard, still tasting whiskey on his tongue. “How ya been?” He repeated himself, unsure if she heard him the first time.

“Goo-” She stopped herself, her eyes averting his gaze. “Bad,” she confessed, looking as if he might shame her for telling the truth.

Taking a second glance at her, she really did look bad. She wasn’t dressed like an heiress. She wore a faded red tank top, ripped jeans, no jewelry, and no make up. Her hair definitely needed a brush ran through it, dark bags were under her eyes, and her skin looked oddly pale. Of course the skin color could be because he hadn’t seen her in so long. Maybe that’s just what she looked like now. The only thing that looked ‘high maintenance’ on her, was her fake, blue nails.

“You look terrible,” he blurted out, wincing when she slapped his arm.

“Hey! You’re not supposed to tell a girl that!” She ran her fingers through her hair as if it would magically make it better. It didn’t. A bit of pink tinted her cheeks, but he figured it was due to her being embarrassed, and not flustered.

He used to love making her blush.

“Whatcha doing in this place?” He asked, knowing this place was below the standards of an heiress. Sure she was still Lucy, but he never thought she’d be in a bar… Especially on a Thursday night in Magnolia.

“Well I could probably ask you the same thing?” She cocked her head, giving him a wane smile. It didn’t reach her eyes, letting him know she was forcing the expression. Still, the little smile stung his heart. He struggled to come up with an answer to her question.

Immediately, he felt his ears burning up when he realized he had none. It felt like the area raised at least ten degrees. He tugged his scarf from the inside of his hoodie, cooling him down some in the process. “I uhh,” how was he supposed to say “this is my tradition after I get dumped. I come here, drink til I forget, then go back home to my lonely apartment where even my cat seems annoyed with me… All because I can’t get over… well… you.”

No, he definitely couldn’t tell her that.

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Home Alone Tonight. Chapter 12

Warning! This story is rated M for foul language, sexual content, and adult situations. I do not own Fairy Tail.

Summary:  For the past few years, Natsu’s been dealing with his broken heart. He tries to drown his pain through unhealthy activities, but all it leaves him with is a string of failed relationships and a lot of drunken nights at the bar. He’s been a wreck ever since she left. How will he deal with her return, when his heart is still mangled? Inspired by the Luke Bryan song. Modern AU. NALU

Read Chapter: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

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Chapter Twelve: Fear

“What do you need to tell me?” Lucy asked, gazing at the unsteady man beside her. The two sat on the porch steps of her father’s house, waiting for his answer.

Natsu’s eyes were trained on the ground, tracing lines in the grass as he tried to figure out how to come clean. He’d thought about it a few times, but never enough to actually form the first sentence needed to start this conversation. How was he supposed to break the news to her?

He sighed, feeling the shakiness in his breath. He had to do this. It wasn’t fair to her to keep this secret. If she was going to be with him, then she deserved to know what she was getting into. He opened his mouth, only to close it. Every time he thought maybe he found the right thing to say, he stopped himself. He couldn’t help but feel like a pathetic idiot for even losing against alcohol.

Natsu felt something touch his hand. He looked down, seeing Lucy’s smaller hand on his own. ‘She’s here with me,’ he reminded himself. 'She needs to know…’

Natsu’s other hand came up to run his fingers through his pink locks. He hadn’t brushed them since yesterday, so there were a few tangles and knots to be found. He hadn’t even thought about what he must look like. The lack of sleep weighed heavy on his body. He could already feel bags forming under his eyes… or darkening… He already had bags under them before this, just not as bad.

He just feared her reaction. He didn’t want her to reject him, to cast him away like something damaged. He wanted her to want him for who he was, but 'who he was’ made himself sick. For the first time in his life, he was afraid to confide in Lucy, the girl who stuck by his side all throughout school even when people told her she was too good for him. She was his best friend. He had to say something.

“You don’t have to tell me,” Lucy said, breaking through his thoughts. “If you’re not ready-”

He shook his head, cutting her off. “No, I have to tell you…” He just didn’t know how. He finally looked up, seeing those big brown eyes on him. He could see the kindness in her eyes, the understanding. If there was anyone in this world who could understand him, it was her. She’d been through worst pain than he had through the last four years. His alcohol problem seemed like child’s play considering the abuse and rape she dealt with.

He felt frustrated that he couldn’t utter a simple sentence. 'Just say you’re an alcoholic… Just do it! Stop wasting her time and man up!’ He cringed when he realized he was starting to sound like Elfman of all people. Pushing that disturbing thought aside, he realized he needed to get on with it.

Natsu opened his mouth, determined to finally admit his problem. He felt the dryness of his throat. For a split second he thought about how he should have drunk some of the wine offered to him. He dismissed the thought, cursing his poor self-control. 

With a cracked voice, he confessed, “I… I have a-an,” he cleared his throat, feeling pain throb in his heart. “An… a-alcohol addiction…”

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Home Alone Tonight. Chapter 15

Warning! This story is rated M for foul language, sexual content, and adult situations. I do not own Fairy Tail.

Summary:  For the past few years, Natsu’s been dealing with his broken heart. He tries to drown his pain through unhealthy activities, but all it leaves him with is a string of failed relationships and a lot of drunken nights at the bar. He’s been a wreck ever since she left. How will he deal with her return, when his heart is still mangled? Inspired by the Luke Bryan song. Modern AU. NALU

Read Chapter: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

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Chapter Fifteen: Cookout

Natsu’s body jerked up, his eyes going wide as he made out the sound of a scream around him. He fumbled with the lamp on his nightstand, trying to get the light on to make searching for the source of the noise easier. Just as he flipped on the lights, he heard another pained scream, then felt the bed jostle.

He snapped his head to the side, seeing Lucy’s writhing body next to him. Her forehead was damp with sweat, her eyes screwed shut as she clenched her teeth. She let out another horrible scream, but it was cut short when Natsu grabbed her shoulders, shaking her awake.

It turned out to be a bad decision. Lucy struck before her eyes even opened. Nails scratched against his face, leaving behind broken skin and beads of blood. She tore through his skin so quickly he barely even felt it, but it stung afterwards, especially when she opened her eyes and screamed, “get the hell away from me!”

Natsu flinched, watching as Lucy pushed off with her hands to get as far away from him as possible. Unfortunately for her, that meant falling out of the bed. Her wide dull eyes flashed with recognition for her mistake a little too late as she fell off the bed backwards and landed on her butt.

The impact didn’t cause her to make any noises, but promptly after that Natsu heard her sniffle, followed by the sound of her sobbing. That seemed to snap him out of his daze. He quickly shuffled to the other side of the bed, looking down to see the girl hugging herself, her body sideways against the ground. When he said her name, she only shook her head, crying harder.

“Lucy,” he tried again, slowly slipping from the bed to sit beside her. He hated seeing her in pain, even if she caused him some discomfort as well. The lines on his cheek were now puffy and inflamed, blood dripping down his face and sliding down his neck.

“Lucy, are you okay?” Natsu asked, and her response broke his heart.

“N-no!” She shook her head again, this time allowing the side of her face to beat against the floor. “I-I thought… I thought you… you were… J-Ja…” Lucy closed her mouth, more tears streaming down her face.

Natsu knew better, but his heart didn’t care. He wrapped his arms around her, feeling her tense in his hold. He picked her up, bringing her closer until her body laid in his lap, her legs dangling over the side as her head was brought to his chest.

“It’s okay, Luce,” Natsu cooed, trying to keep his voice as soft as possible. He didn’t want to scare her further, but he didn’t want her to feel like she was alone. “It was just a bad dream. He can’t hurt you. I won’t let him.”

His words seemed to help ease the tension in her body. She slowly relaxed, though her tears didn’t stop falling. Lucy leaned into his touch, allowing him to comfort her. She whispered an apology, but he already forgave her the instant it happened, so there was no reason for her to feel bad.

“I love you,” he mumbled against the crown of her head. “I’m here no matter what, you don’t have to worry anymore.”

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Home Alone Tonight. Chapter 13

Warning! This story is rated M for foul language, sexual content, and adult situations. I do not own Fairy Tail.

Summary:  For the past few years, Natsu’s been dealing with his broken heart. He tries to drown his pain through unhealthy activities, but all it leaves him with is a string of failed relationships and a lot of drunken nights at the bar. He’s been a wreck ever since she left. How will he deal with her return, when his heart is still mangled? Inspired by the Luke Bryan song. Modern AU. NALU

Read Chapter: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

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Chapter Thirteen: Never gonna let you go

“Y-you can’t be h-here!”

Jackal gave a wicked grin at her distress, a dark glint flashing in his eyes. She felt the urge to puke, her heart sinking into her stomach as he took a step closer to her, but she remained still, frozen in fear.

In a malicious tone, Jackal laughed, “but I just want to talk to my wife.”

“Lucy, go inside,” Natsu said, stepping in front of her.

Jackal groused, “go away Dragneel, this doesn’t concern you.”

“I think it does,” he wouldn’t let this man anywhere near Lucy again, not after what he saw and heard. He’d die before he let something like that happen again.

Jackal took another step closer, earning a growl from the pink haired man. “Stay away from her! Lucy, get inside!”

“You can’t tell her what to do!” Jackal sneered.

“That’s real funny coming from you!”

“She’s my wife! I’m allowed to-”

“No! You’re not!” Natsu bared his teeth, ready to defend Lucy if Jackal got any closer. “You’re not even supposed to be here.”

“A piece of paper isn’t going to stop me from seeing her. Come on Lucy, let’s go.”

Natsu’s resolve didn’t break. “She’s not going anywhere with you.”

“Oh yeah?” Jackal crossed his arms over his chest. “And who’s gonna stop me?”

There was no hesitation in Natsu’s voice. “I will.”

Jackal raised a brow. “Is that a threat?”

“It’s whatever you need it to be. Just get the hell outta here before this gets ugly,” Natsu stole a glance back, wondering why Lucy just stood there with a frightened face. He was about to tell her to go inside again, but Jackal’s voice rang through the air first.

“I think you are threatening me. My lawyer would love to hear about this.”

Natsu glared. “Tell him whatever you want, as long as it’s away from here. Now leave!”

“I don’t think so,” Jackal said, taking a step closer to the two.

Natsu stepped off the porch and away from Lucy. He stopped less than a foot away from the other man, “Look, as much as I want to beat the shit out of you, I’d rather not do something we’ll both regret.”

Jackal gave a feral grin before calmly saying, “too late.”

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Home Alone Tonight. Chapter 5

Warning! This story is rated M for foul language, sexual content, and adult situations. I do not own Fairy Tail.

Summary:  For the past few years, Natsu’s been dealing with his broken heart. He tries to drown his pain through unhealthy activities, but all it leaves him with is a string of failed relationships and a lot of drunken nights at the bar. He’s been a wreck ever since she left. How will he deal with her return, when his heart is still mangled? Inspired by the Luke Bryan song. Modern AU. NALU

Read Chapter: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

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Chapter Five: Payback Picture

Lucy didn’t say anything else on the matter. She had no idea what a ‘payback picture’ was, but she trusted Natsu. He snapped a picture, then pulled the phone closer to them so they could see it. The only word to describe it would be: terrible.

Natsu had a stupid grin on his face, while Lucy looked like she’d just been crying. Granted, she had, but that wasn’t the type of picture he wanted to take. He spent a minute fixing her hair so it would cover up the redness of her eyes. “You gotta look happy,” he said cautiously. “Like we’re having a good time.”

The blonde thought for only a moment before coming up with an idea that was sure to make her look happy, because it would actually make her happy.

“Can I try something then?” She saw how hard he was trying to get a nice picture. It made her want to try just as hard.

“Yeah,” he said, throwing the camera up again. “Say che-”

His words were cut off by Lucy’s lips on his own. He was stunned for a second, staring at the blonde who had her eyes closed. Her left hand came up, her fingers carefully caressing the scar on his cheek, obviously not afraid of his disfigurement.

Since Natsu’s mouth was already open, she didn’t wait for any formalities before invading him. Natsu’s eyes fluttered closed as he accepted the kiss.

Their tongues teased each other while Natsu’s hand up her back. He wanted to touch her more, but they were in public.

Her right hand grabbed his shoulder, making sure he didn’t move away from her. Like hell he’d even try! Lucy’s hand slipped from his cheek to glide into his soft pink hair. She tugged on it, making him moan in her mouth. He was lucky there was music playing. No one around them would be able to hear how much he enjoyed the kiss. He could already feel the heat collecting in his cheeks.

He snapped the picture, then brought his hand down to rest the phone on the counter. He bit at her lower lip, pulling it between his sharp teeth. She whimpered when he released it, wishing he would have continued. He darted his tongue back into her mouth, but it was captured. Lucy sucked on the wet muscle, making him forget everything around him for a split second.

It wasn’t until a customer passing by said, “get a room!” that they broke apart. Natsu was panting, having forgotten that he was supposed to breathe through his nose during a kiss. Lucy’s face was turning red, she tried to contain her smile, but her mouth betrayed her. She was giddy, like a high school girl who just got her first kiss.

Natsu opened his mouth to speak, “I-”

“I love you,” Lucy cut him off, no doubts in her mind on whether she should tell him or not. She wanted him to know how she felt. Natsu jolted back in shock, but she continued. “I never stopped loving you. Every day I thought about you, wondering how you were doing. I’m sorry I didn’t try harder to contact you. I have no good excuses. I never meant to break your heart, and I’m sorry I did. I promise, if you let me, I’ll make it up to you.”

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So the other day someone was in my ff.net reviews like ‘WHY TF DO U LABEL UR ICHIRUKI ADULTERY FIC AS ‘CANON COMPLIANT ICHIRUKI’ ARE YOU TELLING ME YOU THINK ICHIGO AND RUKIA WOULD CHEAT IN CANON?’ and like

firstly buddy i don’t think u understand what the meaning of ‘canon-compliant’ is

and secondly

THOSE ARE SOME FUCKING BEDROOM EYES ON THAT VOLUME 74 COVER, BITCH GUESS IM CANON COMPLIANT NOW!!!!! IM GONNA CHANGE ALL MY FIC COVERS ON FF.NET TO THE VOLUME 74 COVER BC TITE KUBO APPROVES I GUESS

This Feels like Falling in love (8/10)

ExportImportArchived from:sophie1973This Feels like falling in love (7/10)Summary : 6 years ago, Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak struck up an unlikely friendship. This friendship has only strengthen with time, through good and bad moments, such as Oliver losing his mother and Felicity facing an unexpected pregnancy. Now that Oliver’s antics has gotten him cut off and thrown out by his father, he seeks refuge with Felicity and her daughter, and realizes it is time for him to re-evaluate his life, find a job he loves and discover happiness was right in front of him this whole time 

Thank you Sam @awriterincowboyboots for the flawless beta and to @oh-monteith for the lovely cover :)


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Oliver made several calls the next day, the first was to his father to let him know what had happened. Robert told him to call if he needed anything, and Oliver felt a bit better after talking to him.

He called Captain Lance next to let him know Felicity would be on sick leave for at least the next two weeks. Oliver promised to give him Felicity’s room number as soon as he got it so the Captain could go visit her.

His last phone call was to Tommy. He knew neurology was not Patti’s department, but he was hoping she could drop by and ask about Felicity so he could get some news. Patti promised to do her best. Tommy also offered to take care of Millie if need be, but thankfully Oliver didn’t have any dinner planned that week.

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