A Quiet Night at Dreyar House
Duke Dreyar, 20, Duchess Heartfilia, 16, and Secretary Freed, 18.
tfw you’re too lazy to write the fic but you find time to draw the fanart
Here’s a little scene from the FT Riverside AU that I’m still struggling to actually write haha. I’m really fond of the interesting relationship between Laxus, Freed and Lucy in this fic, so here’s a really short sneak peek.
Laxus lounged on the divan, gazing boredly at the fireplace, while Freed sat on the lush carpet by his feet, busy reading a book. Lucy had tucked herself on the other end of the couch, up until then a quiet observer.
She wondered what Laxus was thinking about, with a face frowning so intently like that. Freed didn’t seem to notice - or if he did, he preferred to leave his master to his thoughts.
Maybe she should do the same. But Lucy could never really keep still in these moments, still too restless from the day’s events to go to bed.
“Laxus?” she asked softly. Laxus slowly turned his head to look at her.
Proper etiquette would be for him to at least ask ‘Yes, Lucy?’ but proper etiquette was never a concern for Duke Dreyar.
And anyway, Lucy’s mere presence in the house, at a place and time like this
(and in her nightgown to boot)
was hardly proper in the first place.
“Is magic real?”
Freed looked up this time, blinking up at her, and then looking at Laxus.
“Why are you asking me, of all people?”
“You’ve been to Alvarez.” she said. “To Vistarion. You once went with your grandfather to visit, right?”
He thought about it for a while.
“I was ten.”
“You don’t remember anything?”
“Their Prince breathes fire.”
Lucy’s eyes widened in wonder. “Fascinating.”
“You believe me?”
“Why not? Are you making it up?”
Laxus opened his mouth to speak, but he looked down when Freed gently leaned against the side of his leg. The young man didn’t say anything, but his lips quirked in a smile. Laxus frowned. “Not you too.”
“Of course him too.” Lucy insisted, and shifted just a tiny bit closer. “Do you remember others?“
“Yes. A bit.”
Laxus sighed. Then, he told them.
The fic is a dump of several little scenes right now, but I’m working slowly but surely on it! Will keep you guys posted when I finally put something up!