I Can Change Your Name
Here it is! I hope everyone enjoys it! This is only my second fanfic so if anyone has any pointers, I would sure appreciate it! :)
I do not own Fairy Tail or the characters, Hiro Mashima does.
Characters: natsu, lucy, lucy’s boss (unnamed character)
“Lucy! I expect to see those papers gone through and edited on my deck be the end of the day.”
“Yes, sir.” Lucy flashed a fake smile to her boss.
“And I don’t care how long it takes I want it done!” Lucy’s boss barked
“Of course you don’t care.” she mumbles under her breath.
“What was that, Heartfilia?”
“I said I’ll have it done as soon as I can. Sir.”
“That’s what I thought you said.”
Lucy worked for The Magnolia Papers. Her official title was the “paid intern”. In other words, she was treated like nothing and expected to do everything. She did the editing on all the papers and wrote most of the papers. She sometimes even designed the papers. But, she never got the credit, she was only the intern after all, and her boss wasn’t about to give her credit. All she wanted was a little recognition here and there. She knew the business wouldn’t be as successful without her, so she sucked it up and did her job.
When Lucy sat down at her deck to see how many papers she had to read and edit, she almost yelled. 400 papers. She had to read and edit 400 papers by the end of the day. Lucy wanted to crumble on the ground and cry and scream. But she wouldn’t. No, she wouldn’t. That was exactly what her boss wanted. Her boss had wanted her gone the second she was hired. Luckily her boss was only the supervisor for their branch so he had little to no authority over who was hired and fired. The only reason he wanted her fired was because her last name was Heartfilia. Lucy wasn’t too fond of her name either though. Her father had done bad things to good people. Unfortunately for Lucy, no matter how hard she worked or how kind she was, she would always have that last name.
“Five papers to go.” She thought to herself.
The words on the pages were starting to move around the page but she wouldn’t give up.
“Done! Finally done.”
Sighing from exhaustion she looked around to see if anyone else was left at the office. When she didn’t see anyone, she looked at the clock to see how late it was.
“10:30 already? Wow, I better get home.”
Lucy dropped the pile of papers off at her boss’s desk and went out to her car to go home.
As Lucy walked through her apartment door she saw her boyfriend laying on the couch watching TV.
“Oh, hey Luce! How was your day?”
“Awful! Just Awful.” Lucy pouted.
Natsu frowned at her response and opened his arms. Lucy didn’t waste a second before jumping into them.
“What happened?” he asked as he adjusted himself so they could both lay on the couch.
“My boss made me read and edit 400 papers! 400 papers Natsu! You would not believe how bad of a head ache I have right now. I didn’t even get a break today! I don’t understand why he treats me like this.”
“I’m so sorry, Lucy. I wish there was something I could do.”
Natsu pulled her in closer to him. Lucy laid her head on his chest enjoying his natural heat. She had always loved how warm he was. When he held her, she always felt so calm. It was as if his warmth wrapped around her, shielding her from any worries.
“Do you know what else he did?” Lucy pulled away slightly to look in his eyes.
“What did he do?”
“He had the audacity to call me by my last name. Maybe he would like me more, or at least treat me better if I had a different one.” She sighed as she laid back down on Natsu. She closed her eyes wanting to forget about the terrible day she had just had.
“Hey, Luce?” Natsu said after a few minutes.
“Hmmm?” She hummed with her eyes still closed.
“I know you don’t like your last name now but, maybe I can change it.”
Lucy opened her eyes and saw a silver band with a small diamond in the middle. She opened her mouth to say something but nothing came out.
Natsu moved from the couch and knelt to the ground.
“Lucy, will you… Will you marry me?”
“Yes! Yes, Natsu!
With shaky hands Natsu reached to grab Lucy’s hand to put her ring on her finger.
When Natsu was finished, she leaned in for a kiss. Lucy’s day might have started out rough but, her earlier worries had completely slipped her mind.