i'm so excited to do this au but i'm so lazy

Day 1: Longing

Natsu could hear her tinkling laugh from the back of the room and he resisted the urge to turn around. This little crush of his was getting a bit ridiculous. It had started off innocently enough, with him noticing how pretty her eyes looked when she smiled, but it had just escalated from that. Now, every time he caught sight of that gorgeous face, all he longed to do was lean in and press his lips against hers, hold her soft body in his arms, lavish her with love.

He sighed and slumped forward so that he could hide his face in his scarf. He needed to get over this crush and fast because there was no way he had a chance with Lucy Heartfilia, the nicest and prettiest girl in his year.

“Good morning class,” their sensei spoke from the front of the classroom. “Today I will assign new seats.”

The room immediately broke into an excited buzz as students whispered to their friends, all hoping to sit by each other. Natsu rolled his eyes and began to tune out the chatter. Most of his close friends were in different classes or they weren’t in his year. There wasn’t anyone in his class that he’d really wanna sit with. Well, besides her of course.

“Natsu!”

He jumped slightly at the sound of his name and looked up at the teacher.

“Actually, Natsu, I didn’t move you, you can just stay there.” Natsu melted back into his former position, thankful that he didn’t have to get up and move. He was about to tune out again until the teacher mentioned his seat mate.

“And next to Natsu will be…Lucy!”

Although the atmosphere in the classroom did not change, the air seemed so much heavier all of a sudden as Natsu let the teacher’s words sink in.

‘No way…’

He could hear the chair at the desk next to his slide out with a screech and Natsu sunk even further into his scarf, unwilling to reveal his incredibly flushed face. There was no freaking way his crush was sitting next to him for the next few weeks. This was both his dream come true and his absolute nightmare.

Natsu took a shot and glanced at her out the corner of his eyes. To his surprise, their eyes met and Natsu froze before hurriedly looking back to the front of the room, acting as if nothing had happened. He could almost feel steam coming out of his ears from how hot his face felt. The girl of his dreams was sitting next to him and he couldn’t even look her in the eye.

This was gonna be a long six weeks.