When Natsu came back, he had Levy and Gajeel with him. Lucy gave them a relieved smile through the ice as Happy fluttered around above, impatient.
Gajeel eyed the debris on top of them and grunted, “I’m gonna break through the ice on the side here,” he said, tapping the wall open to them. Natsu shifted impatiently beside Levy, who was watching anxiously with her arms wrapped around herself. “I need to make some kind of support for the ceiling of your little house thing.”
Gray thought over it for a moment and then rubbed his hand down his face. “Shit. Uh…Levy. Strongest material you can make?”
Levy thought over it for a moment, mouthing various words to herself. Finally, she said uncertainly, “I can make iron that you could reform, Gajeel.”
“That’ll work,” he grunted. He went to work, carefully chipping away at Gray’s ice. While it normally wasn’t penetrable, Gray hadn’t focused on the strength of his ice as he did in combat.
He paused to quickly create some supports out of Levy’s iron. When he’d made them, he slipped them under and Gray cautiously helped set up the ones he couldn’t get. Gajeel chipped away a little more, making a decent-sized hole in the wall. “Alright, Bunny Girl,” he grunted, reaching out a hand. “I’ll help ya out. Fullbuster, be ready to bust out if it gives out.”
Lucy squirmed over and then squeezed just barely through the hole in the wall with Gajeel’s help. He’d made it as small as he could. She almost got stuck, but Gajeel, with a tight grip on her hand, carefully tugged until she was free. She squeaked when she stumbled, but the iron mage kept a firm grip and helped her keep her balance before nudging her carefully towards Natsu and Levy.
“Hi,” Lucy said to both of them, turning to watch as Gray and Gajeel carefully prepared to extract the ice-make mage.
It earned her a small laugh from Levy and a relieved grin from Natsu, who fussed over the scarf she still wore. She could feel his hands trembling and she frowned but didn’t say anything. Instead, she looked over as Gajeel suddenly swore. Her eyes snapped wide as Gajeel’s voice rose to a shout, the iron mage hastily throwing up a massive wall of iron through the hole. Gray slammed his shoulder into the ice as the building groaned and shifted again before suddenly collapsing - just a moment after Gray had crashed through and stumbled aside. Gajeel darted aside, and then Lucy found herself staring at her destroyed home with a shocked look.
I think baby boomers’ tendency to get very mad at slow service goes hand in hand with their dislike of smart phones. Every situation I’ve been in where service is slow? I just whip out my phone and browse apps for the extra 30 seconds. It’s not a big deal. Meanwhile Landline Howard behind me in line who’s never held a smartphone in his life is bored with nothing to occupy his time so he yells at minimum wage workers instead.
So I took a break from everything right quick to spit this out. Cause I realized yesterday that Hanzo and Genji have matching voice lines now. =v= What are they looking at? I dunno, something simple apparently.