Natsu climbed into the bed and under the layers of covers. He
hesitantly scooted over to Lucy and closed her in his arms careful not
to startle her. After a few seconds he felt her breathing ease up and
she unconsciously moved closer to his embrace.
In the morning she didn’t say anything when she woke up curled up in his arms.
The next night they ended up bundled up together once again.
When the worst of the cold eased up they never stopped.
Natsu couldn’t see the rise and fall of her chest anymore. The line from the stray tear was still visible on her cheek.
“Lucy?” he asked hesitantly “Lucy don’t play games. Please wake up.”
He could feel his voice trembling “Lucy we’re almost here. We’re almost
home. Lucy? Lucy please don’t do this!!” he cradled her head close to
The last time Natsu saw her she was lying bloodied and limp on his arms and it was his fault.