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When the Lights are Low

Prompt: Sting jealous of Yukino and Rogue
Submitted by: blackhunter94
Pairing: Stingyu, (slight Nalu)

Summary: A new nightclub is opening near Sabertooth but someone can’t go because he let the guild paperwork pile up.

“I love those black sandals you bought,” Lucy told Yukino as they walked into Sabertooth’s guild hall.

“Which ones?” The pale haired girl laughed. There were few things she loved more than a shopping spree after an especially well paying job.

“The ones with the gold heels,” Rufus said. They were clearly the best looking pair in the shopping district that day.

“Yes, those!” Lucy exclaimed. “I would have gotten a pair myself, but I’ve been after the white floral ones for weeks now.”

“They suit you, Lucy-sama.”

“Natsu, you can put down the bags now,” the blonde directed. The fire dragon slayer had been made to lug around all of their purchases.

He put their many shopping bags onto a table and sighed. “Man, you guys are ridiculous.” Together, they’d spent just south of a million jewels.

“Aye,” agreed Happy who carried the jewelry bags with his tail.

“But you spend that much on food any day,” Lucy quipped.

“Did you enjoy the shopping, Frosch?” Rogue asked when he saw them. He’d sent the exceed along with a small allowance.

“Fro did!” She declared. “Look what Yukino picked out!” The feline pulled out a cute flower brooch.

“How fashionable,” the shadow dragon slayer commented with a wan smile. “Then again, Yukino’s always been a fine dresser.”

Her cheeks faintly reddened. “T-thank you, Rogue-sama,” she said. “But the real fashionista here has to be Natsu-sama.”

“It’s true,” Lucy inserted. “He actually has a talent for that sort of stuff.”

“Be that as it may,” Rogue continued with a laugh. “I’ve always admired your sense of style, Yukino.”

“He liiiiiiikes her!” Happy called out.

“Fro thinks so, too!”

“I like what you’ve been doing with your hair lately,” the celestial mage confessed without thinking.

“You know, I actually thought it looked silly.” He self consciously felt at his short pony tail. “I take it you all are going to that new nightclub’s grand opening.”

She nodded enthusiastically. It would be her first time at such an event. “Will we see you there, Rogue-sama?”

“I’m not really one for parties,” he reasoned.

“I’m not either,” she confessed. “But I think it would be fun with friends there. I hope you come.” Then she, along with her Fairy Tail companions, left the guild.

Hours later as Rogue stepped out of his loft, he saw Sting on his way to his own apartment next door.

“Back already?” He asked. He assumed the job would keep his friend away for at least a day longer.

“The ogres weren’t as impressive as I thought. Where are you going?” The light dragon slayer asked. “You look less like a vampire than usual.”

“You’re as tactful as ever,” the dark haired man said sardonically.

“Fro helped shop for the outfit!” Frosch said proudly.

“I’m going to that club opening. Merlin’s or something like that. Would you like to come?”

Sting sighed dejectedly. He’d heard about that place. “I would, but the damn council needs all those reports in by tomorrow. Since when do you go out, anyway?”

“I don’t,” he admitted. “But since Yukino invited me, I decided to give it a try.”

Yukino did? He hadn’t realized they were so close. “Since when does SHE go out?” Sting was amazed. He’d be trying to get the both of them to come to a party with him for months, but all of a sudden they decided to try it the one weekend he was away. Some nakama.

“Natsu and Lucy probably convinced her,” the shadow dragon speculated. “A lot of Fairy Tail members are in town for the party.”

“So you were gonna party with Natsu-san…without ME?” Was there even an ounce of loyalty in this world?

“I didn’t realize you still had that obsession,” Rogue jested. “He’s meeting us in front of the guild in case you wanted to get an autograph.”

“Is Carla gonna be there?” Lector asked. He’d never miss an opportunity to try and woo the female feline.

When they arrived at the guild, the twin dragons waited the better part of a half hour for their friends to show up. When they did, half of Fairy Tail must of been with them.

Sting exchanged greetings with Natsu and Gajeel and accepted Erza’s praise on how well he’d been handling the guild, but all the while he couldn’t take his eyes off of her.

Yukino was sandwiched between Lucy and Mirajane, as she had been when he found her at the banquet. She wore a short, backless black dress with gold jewelry and the shoes she bought earlier that day.

“Yukino,” he said when he was finally able to approach her.

“Sting-sama.” She started fumbling with her gold clutch. “You’re back early. Are you coming out with us?” The celestial mage wet her lips nervously, adding a natural sheen to her matte lipstick.

“No.” It took nearly all his will to tear his gaze away from her mouth. “I let the paperwork pile up for too long so that’s what I get. You look really nice, by the way.”

“Doesn’t she always?” Lucy teased, subtly nudging the shyer girl forward.

“A girl like her won’t stay single for long,” Mira admonished. “You should have just confessed during the banquet. I bet she would have said yes, nee Yukino?”

“Mirajane-sama!” Yukino flushed immediately, covering her face with her hands.

That was it. She would never be able to face him again. How could they even joke about him having feelings for someone like her with a straight face?

Much to her surprise, Sting took the teasing in stride. He didn’t seem bothered at all. “Just try to get her back in one piece.”

“If the lovebirds are through,” Rufus interrupted. “We should be going. We’ve gotten a bit past the point of fashionably late.”

And then Sting watched Yukino walk away from him, feeling more anxious than he had any right to seeing that they were only friends. 

The white dragon slayer spent the better part of the night halfheartedly writing reports and signing documents as his abusive imagination plagued him with thoughts of Yukino and other men. His best friend in particular.

It wasn’t that he didn’t trust Rogue to treat her well, in fact it was quite the opposite. His friend had always been a far better person than him. He deserved happiness, if he could manage to find some outside of his exceed.

The only problem was that the very thought of Yukino with another guy, any other guy, made him want to put a hole through something. It was really quite the dilemma.

A little after three in the morning when he was on his last stack of paperwork, Sting heard the door to his office creak open. 

“Did you get bored?” He teased, once he saw her painted fingernails drumming nervously against his document.

“Bored would be the wrong word for it,” the celestial mage, emboldened by more than a few drinks, traversed the distance between them and took a seat on top of his desk. “I just noticed something tonight that made me want to come back here.”

She nervously tapped her painted fingernails against her thigh. 

“What was that?” Sting asked with a smirk. He’d have to thank the universe later for whatever it was.

“When people are having a good time, they always seem to…gravitate to the people most important to them.”

She thought back to how attached Lucy acted toward Natsu when there was enough alcohol in her system to null her pride.

Levy, Juvia, Mira…all her friends had someone there to dance with and whisper in their ears when the lights were low. Even Rogue had completely succumbed to his obvious fascination with Mermaid Heel’s strongest mage. 

“I’m sure a lot of people tried to gravitate towards you,” he said dryly. 

Yukino rolled her eyes at this. He would be fine. There were hoards of women who tried to join the guild just to get his attention. 

“Well, it must not have worked very well since I’m back here.” The celestial mage smiled and picked up a pen. “Now, let’s finish the rest of this work before the council tries to shut down our guild." 

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