A/N:Life has been so busy I can’t even sit down to write anymore. But, at least I have this done but I don’t see myself being able to find time to add more. Not anytime soon, that is.
When she had her writing time, Lucy
usually demanded silence, solitude, and snacks. Her apartment was
normally locked from the inside, all distractions falling away to pen
Her goal was usually a few pages,
unedited and not proofread. Just, writing as much as she could in one
sitting before her drive left her high and dry. It wasn’t the easiest
thing, but it got words on the paper and out of her thoughts.
The desk only consisted of the soon to
be stained paper and a single cup of tea long cold. A stray pink cup
sat in the corner, filled with pens, pencils, and colored pencils.
Above the desk, along the shelves of books and binders, sat one
little doll that had been her only comfort as an only child.
Her apartment was small, quaint, and
made for her with the decent price she paid. It kept her warm in the
winter, cool in the summer, and dry during those rainy seasons. Best
thing was, she afforded it on her own, by busting tables for low
wages and even lower tips.
At least the cafe and bar she worked
at was a place where everyone was family and she would never fear
Lucky Lucy was many things, primarily
fortunate despite having little money.
She was also so lucky to have such an
annoying best friend that really liked interrupting her writing time.
She shifted in the computer chair,
wincing at the creaks and groans it gave despite its sturdy looks.
She had found it on the side of the road, awaiting the weekly garbage
pickup. With a little leather wax and replaced bolts, it was a pretty
good seat for being free.
A/N: Please take this I literally cannot stare at it anymore
Natsu Dragneel is just an ordinary 21 year old trying to get by on his craft’s business, keep his landlady off his ass, and grow his friendship with his new weird neighbour Lucy. Without revealing that he’s a witch. Or his cat can fly and talk. So maybe Natsu isn’t that normal. Things take a serious left turn for him when people from his past start showing up, and he and Lucy as well as some new -and old- friends travel across Fiore trying to find some answers. But the question is, will they be happy with what they find?
Lucy balked at the girl before her. She bit her tongue, thoughts slowing from the panicked spiral that had flared when the old group -coven, she guessed was the actual term- as she actually looked at Juvia. She had her head bowed, focused on her fidgeting hands.
“Juvia- Juvia recognized Miss. Lucy in the shop and realized that this was fate. Juvia made… many mistakes in her past, but her involvement with the pain Phantom Lord put Miss. Lucy through was one of the worst. She is truly, truly sorry.”
Lucy took in Juvia, the girl no older than Lucy herself. She couldn’t imagine what kind of circumstances would drive a girl who seemed as nice as Juvia to join a dark coven, but Lucy knew from experience what grudges could do to a person’s heart.
“It’s okay,” Lucy smiled at her, grin brightening at Juvia’s shocked expression. “It’s in the past now, and there’s nothing either of us can do but move on. It means a lot to me that you’re apologizing though. Really Juvia, thank you.”
Lucy’s smile faltered when she saw tears well in Juvia’s eyes. The blue haired girl launched at Lucy, hugging her tightly as she sobbed into her shoulder. “Ju-Juvia is s-so happy! Thank you M-Miss Lucy!”
Lucy patted her back awkwardly, sharing a confused look with Natsu. “Just Lucy is fine,” Lucy said.
“Oi, get off her.” Lucy looked incredulously at Gray at his low bark. He was standing beside her, arms crossed and eyes narrowed. Juvia stepped back, sniffing. Lucy thinned her lips, stepping between Gray and Juvia.
“Gray, she apologized.” Lucy said firmly. Gray rolled his eyes and shucked his unbuttoned over shirt to reveal a tight crop top underneath, black colour stark against the pale skin of his adam's apple and ribs.
“And she’s a fucking witch.”
“I’m a witch,” Lucy reminded. Gray balked slightly at her declaration, lips turned down in a deep frown. “She was a kid, like all of us, when she joined them. People make bad choices when trying to find a family.” Gray’s eyes broke away quickly, Lucy worrying her lip at the pain that had flashed across his face for a second. Lucy didn’t know all of Gray’s past, but she knew family was a sore subject for him.
“Oh, Phantom Lord was never Juvia's family.” Juvia said quietly. She blinked her large eyes when Lucy looked over her shoulder at her in question. She flushed at the attention but continued on. “They were just the only people that told Juvia she could be of use. Gajie was her only friend, and she only visits him every few months now.”
“Gajie?” Natsu barked, Lucy whipping at his shocked tone. “Like Gajeel Redfox?”
“Yes,” Juvia said, cocking her head in question at Natsu, “do you know him?”
“That bastard,” Natsu hissed, pacing on the pavement beside Lucy. He muttered a few curses under his breath, Lucy’s brain processing the random information.
“Like your cousin Gajeel?”
“Oh, of course Strawberry’s family is involved in your kidnapping,” Gray spat. Lucy glared at him in warning, thankful that Natsu was too preoccupied to let Gray’s words affect him.
“Juvia is sorry, but did Lucy say she is also a witch?” Juvia asked. Lucy smiled, lifting her key ring from it's place on her hip and holding out the mixture of gold and silver keys that housed the tethers for her sprites.
“Yep! These are all my sprites!” Juvia ‘ooh'ed at her key ring, inspecting it without touching it.
It pains me to see jer/za fans and gra/ylu fans annoying Mashima on his nalu and gruvia children art claiming how gra/ylu is better and that why does he keep excluding Erza, cause she’s more popular, by calling the art “trash only”