Messing around with color. Just going to stop with all the filters. I’ll even leave a bit of what I have on that AU fic.
That Track team Au i have been thinking of finishing. Not even halfway through.
Katie ‘Pidge’ Holt did not join the track team because of one Keith ‘Mauve eyes’ Kogane. No sir. Not at all! She only joined because Takashi Shirogane, her brother’s best friend, the track team’s coach, kept insisting on her joining the team and she’s just too nice to say no.
A/N; Sorry this took so long, been working on a few things at the same time and actually working lol! Enjoy!
“Don’t be fucking rude.”
“Oh my God Lucy you are such a meme!” Cana cackled, arm slung over Lucy’s shoulder as she tried to wedge her face between Lucy’s phone and her ear. “Besides, it’s girls night! That means no dicks!”
“Cana,” Levy sighed giving her a pointed look.
“Your dick is female, it doesn’t count. Now take your shot and spin the wheel of awkward sexual questions on your phone.”
“Does that mean Juvia’s beloved can join?”
“You know if you would just stop making everything about dick this would stop happening,” Lucy commented innocently, grinning at Cana’s disgruntled look. “You don’t even like dick.”
“Oh I like dick, just not what ninety percent of it is attached to.”
“Can you guys stop saying dick?” A tired voice asked from the phone. Lucy squeaked, shoving her hand in Cana’s face and pushing her so she fell backwards over the couch.
“Sorry Natsu,” Lucy sighed, glaring at her pack of giggling friends and making threatening gestures with her hand as she left the room. “You know how they are.”
“I did grow up with them,” he said dryly, Lucy hearing his smile in his voice.
“Then you should be used to the word dick,” Lucy teased, grinning at his scoff. ”Would you rather I say penis?”
“Oh Luce, you know I beat you at the penis game.” Natsu purred. Lucy was thankful that he was half a city away and not able to see her face, because that meant she didn’t have to suppress her shiver or stop herself from biting her lip at his deep voice. Yes, Lucy thought to herself, I’m sure you could definitely beat me with your dick.
Alrighty, that was a sign for her to stop taking every drink Cana offered her.
Time to stop being creepy about her best friend. “You wish,” she said instead of anything she might regret.
“Excuse you I totally won the round in the library yesterday!”
“Because I wasn’t playing,” Lucy huffed, smiling as she twirled a strand of hair around her fingers. “You and Gray started it, I just got kicked out alongside you!”
“Then maybe I was just imagining you screaming,” Natsu said, voice low and rough through the phone. Lucy’s heart stuttered, mouth suddenly going dry as her mind whirled.
“What?” she asked, clearing her throat awkwardly at how her own voice sounded. Thank God Cana was too busy climbing all over Kagura like some alcoholic cat.
This is part of my submission for nalu week 2017. It is rated T for cussing and slightly suggestive themes later on. I do not own Fairy Tail, Hiro Mashima does. I do not give anyone permission to repost any parts of this story anywhere. Please be respectful. Reblogs welcomed though.
This short story will be 6 chapters long.
Summary: The annual ‘Call of Duty’ competition is back again. Lucy is determined to reclaim the title as Fiore’s best team, but first she has to beat last year’s winners, 'The Dragons’. She won’t let anything stand in her way, especially not the annoying team captain of the opponent’s team. No distractions, no slip ups, and certainly no secret make out sessions with her rival. Modern AU. Romance/Humor
*It will not focus too much on the actual game play, more on what goes on around it.
Lucy flinched, dread filling her body. “Oh no,” she mumbled, a shaky hand lifting to cover her face, but she knew it wasn’t going to help. “He’s already here?”
Levy giggled beside her, pulling her suitcase out of the trunk to place on the sidewalk. “Looks like your rival is calling you.”
While her and Juvia snickered, Lucy shot them a glare. “He’s not my rival!” Her eye twitched when they continued laughing. “He’s not my anything!” Despite her words, she refused to acknowledge him, even after she heard his shoes scraping against the parking lot. 'Does he not know how to pick up his feet?!’
“Lucy!” His voice was louder now, the man standing directly behind her. She could see his shadow surrounding her.
“Not going to look,” she whispered, grabbing her own bags before pulling them out of the car. “Just ignore him and he’ll go away.”
“Not likely,” he said, startling her because she felt something brush against her arm.
She whirled around, ready to smack him if he was trying anything funny, only to sigh when she saw it was his overly-fluffy white scarf that touched her. Every time she saw him he was wearing it, even when it was mid-summer. 'Why is he still wearing it in this heat?’
Instead of asking that, Lucy muttered, “What do you want, Dragneel?” Her voice was laced with her aggravation, but he didn’t seem to notice. Why did he insist on talking to her? Wasn’t ignoring him every other year enough of a hint for him to take? She didn’t want to talk to that smug asshole.
“How was the drive?” he asked, waving at her friends before looking at her again.
Lucy’s eye twitched as she tried to figure out what he was trying to do. “Fine,” Lucy said, but her tone suggested otherwise. Being cramped in a car for seven hours with Erza, Levy, and Juvia had given Lucy a headache. She was just thankful they had the night off before the competition began tomorrow.
“Me and the guys are going to get something to eat in a bit. You wanna join us?”
Lucy narrowed her eyes at the offer. She opened her mouth to tell him 'no’, but Levy cut her off, voice louder than normal.
Nalu commission for @roxychild94! Thank you so much, Jess! <3
rating: t for implications, swearing, and drinking (let me know if you need me to tag anything)
pairing: nalu with mention of gruvia
characters: natsu, lucy, gray, gajeel, loke. mention of juvia.
word count: 1823
inspired by ‘shape of you’ by ed sheeran
“I’d like to make a toast,” Gray said as he lifted his bottle, grinning from ear to ear. “To the bastard who I thought would never get married. To Natsu!”
“To Natsu!” everyone echoed, downing a swig of their beer or throwing back their shot. Laughter ricocheted off the walls of the bar, and Natsu grinned and raised his bottle up in thanks.
“I never woulda thought you’d find someone either.” Natsu clinked his bottle against Gray’s, silently thanking him. He would thank his best friend later when he was good and drunk and his inhibitions were gone.
“Until I met Juvia, I didn’t even think about getting hitched. The right girl can change your life,” Gray said, and Natsu grimaced. Ever since Ice Princess and Juvia had gotten married and had their son, they had been more lovey dovey than even Natsu and his fiancee. It was a little weird seeing him be so sappy, but Natsu smiled at the thought. Years ago Gray wouldn’t have said anything like that about someone, no matter what their relationship was.
“She’s certainly changed Natsu’s life, that’s fer sure!” Gajeel let out a laugh as he drank the rest of his beer and called to the bartender for another one.
Natsu grinned as he thought of his fiance. She was as gorgeous and she was smart, and he was lucky as hell to have her. They had met in college and he became smitten sooner than he ever had in a relationship, causing him to fall head over heels for her within weeks. He knew he wanted to marry her, so he popped the question after a year of dating. To his excitement, she had said yes.
“Yeah, she’s one of a kind,” Natsu said as he tipped his beer back to finish it. His eyes looked around the bar lazily for a moment, counting all the couples that were spending time together that night. It was only a Saturday, but there were people out on the small dance floor swaying to the beat of a popular song. Natsu didn’t pay much attention to any of the people until his eyes locked on a gorgeous blonde in the shortest shorts he’d ever seen and a babydoll top.
Her hair whipped around her as her hips snapped with every movement, and Natsu dragged his gaze up and down her body. Everything about her was toned, even her ass which tempted him with every shimmy. How she could even dance in those heels was beyond him, and he raised his eyebrows when she turned toward him and gazed into his eyes.
He pointed at himself, and she nodded. She wiggled her upper body at him then, and Natsu felt quite faint at just the sight of her cleavage. Tugging at his collar, Natsu turned toward his friends, who were all staring at him.
“I wasn’t gonna go over there!” he protested, and everyone chuckled.
“C’mon, you gotta go over there now! You’ve only got one more night to do whatever you want before you get hitched. One dance isn’t gonna hurt anything, Natsu,” Loke told him, eyes wandering over the blonde as well.
“If you don’t go over there,” Loke said with a catlike grin, “I will.”
Natsu growled at the man, cursing his protective instincts. He knew that Loke would be bad for the girl. The man had a player streak of being a woman eater where he would chew one up and then spit her out, leaving her in the dust. He didn’t want that to happen to her.
“Alright, fine. But don’t tell my fiancee about this, okay?” Natsu turned to leave, raising his hand in the Fairy Tail sign they used when they were kids.
“Sure thing, boss,” Gajeel yelled back with a smirk, but Natsu didn’t mind.
The woman was now holding onto his tie, pulling him onto the dance floor. She looked even more gorgeous close up.
“What’s your name?” she asked with a toothy grin, wrapping her arms around his neck. With her heels, Natsu was only just a bit taller than her, which was perfect for the close dancing they were doing.
“Natsu Dragneel. Yours?” he replied with a grin of his own. The woman’s cheeks dusted with a pink, and he knew he charmed her instantly.
“Lucy Heartfilia. Pleasure to meet you,” she said, pulling herself slightly closer to him.
“No, the pleasure’s all mine, Luce,” Natsu responded before making a confused face. “Do you mind if I call you Luce? Cause if you do–”
“Not at all,” Lucy said, pressing her hand in a swooping motion across his chest, further and further down until she reached his abs. All the blood in his body rushed south, and Natsu fought not to think of her pushing her hand further down. He was engaged. What the hell was he doing thinking of another woman?
“Alright then. You want me to pick the next song?” Natsu asked, desperately wanting to move away from the situation. Lucy was so beautiful that he knew he wouldn’t be able to help himself if she did want to sleep with him.
“Sure!” Lucy grinned again. Her smile was so gorgeous that he wanted to see it forever.
The sad part was that he couldn’t.
“I’ll be right back,” he told her before moving toward the DJ and requesting a special song.
When he came back, Lucy pressed herself firmly against Natsu’s body with movements that he knew was to be his demise. Letting out a breath, he secured his fate when he began to sing to her.
“I’m in love with the shape of you, you push and pull like a magnet too. Although my heart is fallin’ too, I’m in love with your body,” his rough voice growled as she thrust her hips against his, shimmying down slowly and back up. Natsu huffed as he felt her against himself, and he liked the fact that she was so trusting of him.
“I think I’m falling in love with you too, Natsu,” Lucy said, turning around and grinding her behind against him, and Natsu had to bite his tongue to not let out a large moan. How could she be so damn tempting? He could even see her thong now!
Natsu bent over her as he wrapped his arms around her waist, dipping down to whisper in ear. “Let’s get outta here, Luce.”
Lucy cupped his face and kissed him fiercely before whispering in his ear. “I think you’ll like what you see once you take these clothes off me,” she sing songed, and Natsu whimpered softly.
Both of them stood up and danced for a few more seconds toward the exit, and Natsu looked over her shoulder to secure the fact that his friends were now gone. It had been about an hour since they started dancing, and it had gone by so quickly that he hadn’t realized time had gone by.
Once in the car, Natsu started it and asked what hotel Lucy would want to go to. He wanted to be polite, but he could practically smell her wetness underneath her shorts and it was killing him.
“Magnolia Hotel, please,” she said with a smile, and Natsu started the car and backed out faster than he ever had in his life. He was about to do something really stupid, but he didn’t regret it one bit.
Natsu woke up around 6 AM with no alarm as the light shone in from the window in the hotel. Lucy was still asleep, which gave him tons of time to get to the wedding. As he made coffee, he sighed as he sat down on the couch next to the bed and stared out the window.
Today was the day he was to get married.
“Good morning, Mr. Sunshine,” Lucy teased with a grin, stretching herself awake. Natsu smiled, jumping on her with a huge smile of his own.
“Good morning. How are you?” he asked, cupping her face in his hand. Her hair was like a halo around her head, and even though she had makeup under her eyes she looked like an angel. She was so damn beautiful.
“Well, I didn’t sleep much last night. I had to go find my future husband and see what he was up to at his bachelor party. Thankfully I found him and he was doing more than alright. How about you?” she asked, a smirk rising on her face.
“I slept like crap. I was at my bachelor party and this gorgeous woman pulled me onto the dance floor and practically fucked me with my clothes on. My fiancee is going to be so pissed,” Natsu replied, and Lucy chuckled.
“Oh yeah, I’m sure she’s real angry right now that you had sex with another woman,” Lucy said, barely containing her giggles.
“Especially in the room that we reserved for our wedding night! She’s gonna rip my head off, Luce!” Natsu lamented, beginning to cry fake tears into his hands. After a few moments of faux crying, he looked into his fiancee’s eyes with a goofy smile. The two burst into peals of laughter, falling onto the bed.
After the laughter died down, Natsu put his arm around Lucy’s shoulders and looked at her intensely. Lucy’s eyes widened as he gazed into her eyes, coming closer and closer and finally knocking foreheads with her.
“Luce,” Natsu said, his voice a low whisper, “I would never cheat on you. Not in a million years. And today, you’re gonna be my wife. So I want you to know that.”
“I know, Natsu.” Lucy closed her eyes with a soft smile, reveling in the moment she had with her future husband. There weren’t going to be many moments like this that they were unmarried, so she knew that she better take it for what it was worth right now.
Sighing softly and stared into his eyes gently, she told him the same. “I will never cheat on you, Natsu Dragneel. You are my love, my life, and everything that I have ever wanted in a life partner. I would never abandon you like that for anything.”
Natsu kissed Lucy then; their last kiss before the wedding. Their teeth clacked against each other’s as Lucy deepened the kiss, rolling her tongue across Natsu’s. He wove his hand through her hair as she reached up and rubbed her thumb across his jaw in desire.
When the kiss was broken, Lucy and Natsu smiled at each other for a few moments before falling back asleep together for a few more hours before their wedding. Lucy laid her head on Natsu’s chest and fell asleep with Natsu following soon afterwards with the trust in both of their hearts and minds that they would never cheat on one another.
After all, it was always more fun when they were together.
hehehe, Natsu would never cheat on his fiancee! Sorry if anyone thought that lol. I don’t write “cheating” in stories very often, so please let me know if I need to tag anything. Thank you!
Commissions are open, btw ;) Message me for details!
Okay so the test of initiation makes very little sense to me (why is it post inoculation, what happens if they fail but survive? What happens if new recruits don’t get brought in in a group of three? Is Lucretia really just okay with killing a bunch of her recruits?) and like I know that the out of universe explanation is that Griffin just wanted to make his players fight some shit
but in universe, I’m pretty sure Lucretia just felt like fucking with her friends a bit
Valentine’s Day. A day loved by many, and a day hated by others. Usually, Lucy would be a part of the ‘love group’ but not this year. No, this year her boyfriend of ten months broke up with her in a text message on the day she looked forward to each year.
So that would help explain why the blonde woman was currently sitting on her couch in her apartment with a tub of melting chocolate chip mint ice cream and watching Hallmark movies.
She was swaddled in an oversized hoodie she had “accidentally” taken from her best friend a few months back. With the hoodie, she wore a pair of old ratty sweatpants and had her golden hair in a very messy bun. She didn’t care in the slightest about how she looked at the moment.
Lucy glared as she watched the actors in the movie she was watching kiss after they confessed their love for each other. She bitterly stabbed her spoon into her ice cream in an attempt to stop herself from throwing said spoon at her TV screen. It’s been proven to be a harder task with every movie she watched. Why she was torturing herself like this? Who knows. Maybe it’s for the ice cream. At least, that’s what she tells herself. She pulled the red fabric of the hoodie’s sleeve that bared her old college logo over her hand as she wiped away the tear forming in her eye.
She refused to waste anymore of her precious tears on that fool. Erza’s words, not hers.
Her phone buzzed on the coffee table going unnoticed until a familiar ringtone drowned out the noise coming from the TV. The song ‘Strike Back’ blared through her speakers loudly, Natsu’s name flashing on the screen next the picture she had set for his contact which was of him and her the day they went to the fair, two wide grins directed towards the camera with his arm wrapped around her shoulders.
She sighed slightly, knowing that it would be best to pick up the call instead of declining it like she with all of her other friends. It seems that she had taken to long to answer though, because as she was reaching for the cell, her phone went silent.
Mentally, she was relieved. As much as she would want to talk to Natsu she knew it would just end with him scouring the city for Dan so he could challenge him to a fist fight, and Lucy really did not want to be called down to the station again to post bail for her best friend. It was bad enough that Laxus had her set on speed dial!
And if Laxus had gotten wind of the situation from Natsu, he would’ve just joined in on the fight somehow managing to find a way to drag Gray and Gajeel into the matter as well. So all in all, it would just end up being a giant mess.
Instead of sitting around and moping for the rest of the day. Lucy decided that it was high time for her to get herself in bed after a nice long bath.
Once she had finished her relaxing bath, she changed into the fuzziest and warmest pajamas that she owned before tiredly crawling into her bed, ready to just sleep the rest of this horrible day away.
But of course, fate had a different idea.
Lucy cuddled into her covers, closing her eyes and was ready to fall asleep. But suddenly, her door was kicked open, followed by Lucy screaming bloody murder until she saw locks that were her favorite color. Pink, letting her immediately know who it was that had broken into her house. Again.
There, under the doorframe leading to her bedroom, stood her best friend with a wide grin. Natsu’s smile grew as he saw Lucy’s face. In his arms were his laptop, a box of her favorite chocolates, a bundle of red roses, and Happy. His poor cat was squashed between everything and held tightly to his owner’s chest, meowing in annoyance.
“Natsu? What are you doing here?” Lucy yawned as she pushed herself up. The oddly colored cat managed to writhe his way out of Natsu’s arms, dropping to the ground before skidding his way over to the blonde woman. Happy hopped onto her bed before immediately pushing his head into her chest, purring as he crawled his up to her shoulder.
“We’re havin’ a Netflix binge day and yer gonna like it.” Natsu declared, tossing her silver laptop that was decorated with a beautifully drawn dragon that was surrounded by flames onto her bed. She spent a little while admiring his artwork as she always did before eying the chocolates and roses. On the hand that was holding the flowers, was a mirage of blues and purples that covered his knuckles. Upon further inspection, Lucy noticed that his lower lip had an angry red gash running up it, disappearing at the curve of his lip.
“Did you get into a fight Natsu? Again?” This man that she called her best friend always got into fights, at least twice a week, so it shouldn’t have come as a surprise that he did. But just because she should have gotten use to it by now after all these years, it didn’t mean that she had to like it.
When Natsu’s body went frigid, her question was confirmed as he began to shift in place and twirled the bundle of roses in his hand as some sort of distraction, keeping his olive eyes away from her brown ones. When Lucy sighed he glanced up at her, gazing at her through his surprisingly thick lashes as he gave her his best puppy dog look, his busted up lips curling into a pout knowing that it would sway her. It was after all her weak point.
“He deserved it Luce, he really did.” Lucy frowned at the tone of his voice. Typically after a fight with his opponent, all the malice that Natsu had felt towards them disappeared as he usually got his anger out with each fist thrown at them, so to hear him still sound so angry at the person was extremely rare. His puppy face morphed into a glare as he scowled at the ground.
“No one gets to do that to ya and gets away with it Luce, no one. So he had it coming. Plus,” Natsu added, looking up at her with a cheerful expression, “I’ve been wantin’ ta punch that bastard for months now! Now I finally had a reason!”
Lucy didn’t need to ask who it was he fought, she didn’t need to. Natsu always had a strong dislike for Dan, ever since she had introduced the brunette man as her boyfriend. Plus, he was the only one who had wronged her as of recently, so he was the only person that made sense. Lucy didn’t question it as Natsu laid the roses on her nightstand before crawling into the bed with her and Happy, setting the box of chocolates off to the side.
“Do… Do ya need a hug?” Lucy felt her face flush at the innocent question before nodding, wrapping her arms around his sculpted torso. She didn’t get hugs from Natsu often, even though she wished she did seeing as his hugs were the best. It was rare for him to even offer one, it was usually Lucy who stole hugs from him and they were always from the back when she needed him to comfort her. So why would she say no?
His arms circled her waist, bring her close to his chest as he held her tightly, feeling Happy squirm between them until he decided to rest on their laps. Lucy smiled, the first smile all day as she rested her head on his collar feeling his oddly high body heat surround her, warming her from head to toe. It was times like this, moments like this with Natsu that she wished would be frozen forever. But unfortunately that would never happen.
“Now,” Lucy said as she pulled away from him looking up at him with a smile. “I believed I was promised a Netflix binge day, which comes with cuddling, right?” Natsu barked out a laugh, startling the blue cat that was laying on their legs as he bent over to grab the laptop he had brought with him, letting Lucy type in his password as he settled back, Happy padding on his stomach until he curled up into a ball, his back pressing against Lucy’s abdomen. Lucy was lying on her side, head on Natsu’s chest as they pressed play.
It was then that Lucy realized that this was exactly what she wanted. She wanted to be curled up with Natsu, his arm secured tightly around her as they binged on The Office, cuddling and just being happy. She didn’t need Dan, and she didn’t need anyone else for that matter. All she needed was Natsu, and even if he wouldn’t be there for her as a boyfriend, having him there for her as a best friend was enough for her.
So that’s what she did. On the day of love, she laid with him, hearts beating in perfect harmony. Because she wouldn’t want to love anyone else.
please consider: natsu and Lucy a few years after the manga ended are traveling around and taking a break from fighting and try to be normal, when a monster attacks the city they are in (no one knows of fairy tail/ who they are in this city) and Lucy goes out to save the city/ fight, and the locals just scream at natsu like ARENT U GONNA SAVE YR GF? and he's like nah she's got it and the locals watch in horror as she owns the monster and natsus just smiling like YOU GO BABE GET EM LUCE
I fully support that! I bet Natsu would be laughing his ass off when she wins and everyone else is shocked! :D
13: “I’d take a bullet for you.”/“You’re immortal and I will kill you if you say that again.”
Drabbles requests closed for right now. Will have them back up ASAP.
You rolled your eyes at Lucifer’s antics. You were a bit used to it now. Not long after he’d taken over Cas’ body, he’d attached himself to you. Even moreso after he cleared things up with God. You glanced at Chuck, silently begging him for mercy. He just smiled and sipped his coffee as you all waited for Sam and Dean to get back.
“How do you put up with him?” You finally sighed out, leaning into your hand.
“He’s my kid. I just nod and put his drawings on the fridge,” He joked.
Lucifer let out a mock gasp of hurt. “How could you? You said they were beautiful!” He joked. He then walked to you and sat in your lap. You grunted in pain. “I like you.” He said, poking your nose. “Boop.”
“Get off me, Luce. You’re heavy.”
“You’re so cute when you’re upset,” He said, pinching your cheeks. You groaned and tried to shove his hands away. “You know, I’d take a bullet for you.”
“You’re immortal and I will kill you if you say that again.”
“Aw, so pouty! Can I keep her, Dad?” He asked, hugging you and doing puppy eyes. You let out a soft growl of irritation. “So fiesty.”
Disagreements they have in spades, ranging from the playful
to the exasperated to the irritated. But actual fights? For Lucy and Lockwood,
those are few and far between, and usually only about one thing: each other’s
The quickest way Lockwood’s found to make Lucy truly angry
is to imply—or worse, actually act on
the assumption—that her life is worth more than his. It doesn’t matter if the
act of risking his own life saves hers. It doesn’t matter that they both always
make it out alive. One of Lucy’s deepest rooted fears is someday being
responsible for his death, and when he is forced to make her face that fear he
knows they’re in for a fight.
Oooh! Could you do something for 'zip me' with Nalu? Interpret it as you wish ;)
Change of Plans
Word Count; 1450
A/N; Enjoy this almost smut!
Natsu looked away from where he had been focusing on the mirror, trying for the fifth time to make the correct knot on his tie.
“Natsu!” Lucy called again. He pulled his tongue back into his mouth from where it had sat frozen on the top left corner of his lip in his concentration, deciding that he’d just give Lucy the puppy-dog- eyes until she did the tie for him. It usually worked, and he had caught her staring at his ass when he first put on his dress pants before shooing him from her bedroom to finish getting ready.
“Oi, Luce, why’da we have to go to this thing anyway?” he whined, pushing the door open with his back, fiddling with his tie in a hope to make him look even more pathetic when he asked for help. Natsu lifted his head at Lucy’s amused snort, words ramming into one another like cars in a train that had run head first into a mountain, an awkward gurgle escaping him as he looked at his kinda-maybe-girlfriend.
“You know how Makarov likes to throw his fancy parties sometimes. Pretends it makes Fairy Tail look classier to the council.” Lucy hummed. Natsu didn’t really care anymore about the answer, considering how he was getting an eyeful of the pale and creamy skin of Lucy’s back. It’s not like he was a stranger to a naked Lucy, both from fun and un-fun situations galore, but there was something about seeing the entirety of back uncovered, the gentle curve of her spine and the edge of dimples just along the seam of where the red dress began and fell to the floor fully calling to him to touch and explore and know. Her arms were lifted above her head in a way that Natsu found obscenely showcasing the curves of her body, bent at the elbows and her hands holding together the clasp at the back of her neck.
“You look… nice,” Natsu bit out, flushing at how stupid he sounded. As if Lucy of all people needed to be told she looked nice. Natsu jolted at her giggle, gaping as he watched her head duck a little, rocking from one foot to the other in her spot, her back still facing him.
“Thank you, Natsu, I’ll repay the compliment once I don’t have to worry about flashing you by accident,” -gods I wish you would- “if you’d just zip me up at the top? Why they’d have to put a one-inch zipper instead of a button I honestly can’t understand-” Lucy prattled on, oblivious to the red colouring of Natsu;s face. He berated his mind for injecting such a crude thought earlier, knowing his objection was mainly for show considering how he felt heat begin to pool in inappropriate places the longer he thought of Lucy relaxing her hands and allowing the dress to fall to the ground, turning in her spot slowly and giving Natsu a sultry look as she waited for him to take her against the wall.
Why were his feet moving?
Natsu blinked, suddenly a breath too close to Lucy to be on the platonic end of maybe-dating, the perfume she had put on making him swallow a groan, the orange blossom and vanilla scent mixing with her own sunshiney one swimming through his head and bringing with it a blanket of fog. Natsu was pretty sure he didn’t need to be acting any dumber -more dumb?- around Lucy than usual. Not that any of this was his fault. But it wasn’t Lucy’s either. So maybe it was his fault? Gods, Natsu couldn’t even think straight as he looked over the waterfall of golden waves that were pushed off of Lucy’s right shoulder and onto her chest. “Natsu?” she asked, voice soft and breathy, as if she had just done their morning run. Natsu had never reacted like this before, though, hunger clawing at his gut and the need to touch almost painful as he continued to resist it.
“I’m right here, Luce,” Natsu said, licking his lips and coughing awkwardly as he tried to clear the growl from his throat. He almost whimpered as Lucy shivered before him, swaying in her spot, a whisper in the back of Natsu’s mind telling him it had been his gruff voice that had pulled this reaction from her. Which would be silly-
If Natsu couldn’t smell the scent of arousal rising from her skin. Sweet and bitter and thick and calling to him like a siren in those stories Macao was so fond of telling.
“Lucy,” Natsu rumbled. He stepped closer to her, dragging his knuckles along the exposed skin facing him, Lucy leaning into his feathery touch as he traced the curve of her spine to where Lucy held the closing of her dress. She was soft under his hand, smoother than his own roughened skin, most scars healed to non-existence by Wendy, but Natsu could trace them from memory, each time he had failed to protect her burned into his eyes. Her breath stuttered as she inhaled, Lucy weak on her feet as Natsu repeated the touch with his other hand, pressing into her more, confidence growing inside him and making him bolder as they edged to whatever was happening here.
“Natsu,” Lucy gasped, another shiver wracking her body. Natsu fingered at the zipper, holding both parts of her dress closed, not moving to close the zipper even as Lucy’s hands fell away.
“Are you sure you want me to do that, Luce?” Natsu asked. He leaned forward, his nose brushing the side of her ear as he spoke, allowing his voice to fall to the same low pitch it had been in before. “Don’t you think it’d be much easier to just let it fall?” Natsu didn’t know where this was coming from, but he was thankful that he apparently had the instincts to not be a complete idiot.
Lucy turned her head slightly, Natsu watching her profile intensely. Her eyes were closed, full lashes brushing the swell of her cheek, the fair skin dusted with a flush that matched the scent that was slowing surrounding them. “Do you want it to fall?” she asked, Natsu watching how her pink glossed lips moved around her words, desperate to know if she tasted as sweet as she looked she would. Natsu grunted in agreement, mouth falling open with a breath as he continued to nose at her lobe. He felt the fabric of her dress bunch in his fingers, fists tightening as he bit back a low sound, Lucy shivering under the assault of his breath on the back of her neck.
A second passed, both frozen where they were. Natsu felt as though time slowed around them, finally broken by Lucy nodding in a motion so small Natsu would have missed it if not for his hyper-focus on her. He let the fabric slip from his hands, all the air leaving from his lungs as he watched the red dress fall down her body like a waterfall, fluttering and tracing the curves it undressed before pooling around her feet and revealing the three-inch heels that brought the top of her head to his eye level.
Lucy giggled, and Natsu realized he had spoken out loud. His face heated in embarrassment at being caught, but he grinned back, meeting Lucy’s sly gaze as her lashes fluttered open. Natsu’s grin sharpened, his hands trailing along her shoulder blades before settling on her hips, flesh warm and soft and full under his greedy squeezes. “We’re not going to make that party on time, are we?” she asked, pressing her back to his chest.
“It’s not in my plans,” Natsu purred, giving her another squeeze as his fingers stretched to creep towards her stomach, pulling her tighter against him so he felt her warmth through his shirt. He dipped his chin into the crook of her neck, lips brushing over the delicate skin there. Lucy’s pulse jumped under his touch, calling to Natsu until he crumbled and flicked his tongue against her, tasing her sweetness and lust. Sharp pulls dragged along his scalp, Natsu groaning at the pleasure of Lucy raking her hands through his hair, her arms lifted above her head once more.
Natsu’s arm wrapped around her waist, crushing her to him as he led her to take a step towards the wall he had been fantasizing about using earlier. He grinned against her neck when she spoke a single word, her smile painted clearly in her pleased and breathy tone as Natsu pressed a heavy kiss to the hollow of her neck and shoulder.
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“I can’t believe you were stupid enough to do that, man,” Gray said, shaking his head at Natsu. “I mean, I knew you were idiotic, but this is crossing a line, even for you.”
“Shut it, Gray! Anyway, so I hit them with a fire dragon’s roar and it was all over! Those bastards didn’t know what hit ‘em!” Natsu said, pounding a fist into his other hand with a grin, which made Lucy flush a bit when she realized that he was looking at her and expecting a reaction. Erza just smiled softly, amazed that Natsu had the guts to do such a thing.
“Luce, you did a great job on taking out those bandits!” Natsu said, rushing over to his best friend and putting her in a headlock, rubbing her head with his knuckles. Lucy swatted his hand away and pulled his arm over his head, smoothing her locks. Cancer had spent some time putting together this hairstyle, deeming it perfect for a job out with her team. She wanted both fashion and function, and she hoped that the little pieces of hair framing her face drew Natsu’s eyes to her own.
But it didn’t seem to work as he continued to punch Gray in the arm and ignore Erza’s glares. Lucy sighed and looked at the sun setting over the ocean, admiring the colors that encased the sun. She enjoyed looking at sunsets, and one day she hoped that she would be able to look at one with a special someone.
A whisper caught her ear in the midst of her admiration, and Lucy turned an ear to hear her name.
“Apparently you left this sweater at my place all that time ago… I could’ve got a friend to give it to you, I guess, but… I don’t know. I just came without thinking.” + Pynch or Lamen, you pick
shrugs on a cosy jumper while trying to pack his books before he needs
to rush to class. He knew 8 A.M. classes were a mistake, and those
classes in turn were responsible for him napping during his lunch break,
which meant he was always late for his 2 P.M. class. He ruffles his
hands through his wild curls, making them less obviously slept-on, when
there’s a knock on his dorm door.
he sees who’s standing there, Damen drops his book bag and hears the
loud crack of one of his text books against the tiled floor.
looks the same, if not a little bit taller, than he did three years
ago. His hair is now past his shoulders and pulled back in a loose
ponytail, giving Damen a clear view of his piercing blue eyes behind his
black-rimmed glasses. Those are new. The slight scowl on his face is