She tucks her hair behind her ear and huffs lightly.
Honestly, some people are just so messy.
She checks the blood pressure of her patient to pass the
time; he’s been out cold for a few hours now, poor thing. His disorganized
hospital room is, contrary to anyone’s belief, one of her favorites to check up
on. It’s quiet, and it always smells like perfume, no doubt from his girlfriend
who is constantly visiting. It’s really very sweet of her, he has just a minor
head injury, with some trauma towards the frontal lobe. He might later on have
some memory issues, but as of today; he’ll be fine.
The perturbing sound of her phone buzzing in her lower
pocket prompts her to jump a little bit, making the patient stir lightly. She
steadied herself before checking the caller ID.
“Natsu?” She inquires softly, looking around to make sure no
other nurses were coming around to see her slacking off. Sort of.
She answers the phone gingerly, like it’s a time bomb she
has to defuse.
“Lucy…oh, hey!” Natsu’s voice on the other end
breathes out, almost surprised that she actually picked up.
“Natsu, why are you calling me at work? It’s kind of rude,
you know.” She responds, a little bit less whispery at the sign of the patient’s
respiratory levels sinking.
‘Sorry, I know. I just, there was this thing…” He
trails off, not giving Lucy any viable hints to what he wanted.
“Natsu, just spit it out already! I have work to do.” She
bates, moving backwards and forwards on the balls of her feet anxiously.
Things between her and Natsu had been generally awkward for
the last few days. It had all begun when he went over to her house during a
rainstorm, they had been caught while walking home from Erza’s. It started out
normal, until it plummeted like a broken elevator when Natu pinned her down on
her bed and kissed the living daylights out of her.
She couldn’t quite remember how it had gotten to that point,
but what she did know was that it happened, and they had both been
playing the ‘that never happened’ card for a bit too long now.
“Okay, okay. So I have this groupon, and I was kind of
wondering if you wanted to go out with me. Out bowling. With…me.” He ends
awkwardly, clinging to the end of his sentence with raw anticipation that she
could feel through the phone.
Lucy, bothered by the fact that he had decided to ask her
out on the phone, prepared her classic lecture on chivalry and common sense
that Natsu had to listen to far more than often.
“A-and before you go off on that stupid rant of yours – I
did try to ask you in person.” He clarifies quickly, stealing the words
from Lucy’s mouth.
“Oh,” She says dryly, unsure of how to respond.
“Yeah…I accidentally coughed in front of the hospital
receptionist lady and they kicked me out.”
Stifling a laugh, Lucy’s eyes drift to the window, where,
stories below, she can almost make out a blurb of pink and brown.
“I see you,” she adds creepily, glancing downwards out the
Natsu’s figure looks up, before immediately retreating
“Ow! Ow…ow…the glare…” He mumbles.
Lucy laughs again, resting her fingertips on the windowsill
with a faint smile.
“So…bowling? Are you in?” He asks, with enough hope
she almost melts into a blonde puddle.
Sighing, she glances back at her patient, now very much awake,
giving her a classic eyebrow raise as to what she was doing.
“Sure. But if you don’t buy me waffle fries, I’ll be
extremely upset.” She verifies whole-heartedly.
“You got it! I’ll pick you up from work!” Natsu
“Bye Natsu,” she says, because she knows if she doesn’t cut
him off now they’ll be talking for the rest of the afternoon, much to her boss’s
“Bye Luce. I lo-I mean, I like…you…you’re cool. Bye!” He
hangs up ungracefully, with the charm of a puppy who fell down the stairs.
Lucy sighs and gets back to work, all the while wondering
how long he’s been waiting for this, and if he knew how long she’s been doing
random nalu inspiration??? idk I actually really like this pairing somebody put a stop to me