“Okay everyone, who’s ready to go to the beach!” Lucy exclaimed.
She swaddled into her living room of her beach house, wearing a pretty pink
bikini set and a sheer gold lined kimono,
Summer was at its peak in Fiore and Lucy had offered her
beach house to her friends for the day so they could enjoy the sunny weather
instead of being stuck in the guild.
The room filled with responses, confirming they were ready
“We’re just waiting on Juvia-san” Wendy piped up.
“Oh yeah,” Lucy said, her head titled at the wondering of
what was taking the bluenette so long to get ready.
Lucy wandered over to where her friends had made themselves
at home on her sofas, especially Natsu who had draped his whole body along one
making Wendy take a space on the woven rug.
She sat herself next to Gray and he smiled at her. “You look
“Wha- erm thanks” Lucy’s ears pinked at the compliment that
came out of nowhere.
“Yes Lucy” Erza agreed. “You look very nice. You have such
confidence with your body image.”
Wendy hummed in acknowledgment, taking a sad look down at
her barely there chest.
Lucy’s shy smile turned into a genuine one when her
girlfriends had backed up the comment.
“Sheesh guys, thanks I guess but I’m sure you’re all as happy
with your bodies too! I mean, Gray shows his off at any chance he gets.”
“Hey!” Exclaimed Gray but his response was drowned out by
“Way to go Luce! That ice prick hasn’t got anything on us
when we both insult him!” Natsu had finally rolled over so he could see what
was happening in the room.
“That’s not what I was trying to do Natsu!” Lucy sighed. “I
wonder if that’s why Juvia is being so late. She does like her covered up
clothes and I don’t think I’ve ever seen much more of her body.”
Lucy’s loud wondering made Erza hum in agreement. Her hand
was rested on her chin in deep thought. “I’m sure she’d get a boost of
confidence if you complimented her once in a while Gray.” She stated looking at
“What! Why me?” Gray gawked, standing up suddenly.
“Because you’re very open with your thoughts with us, but
yet, not to Juvia”.
Gray and Erza locked eye contact. She always seemed to be
pushing him and Juvia together.
“I don’t know why” Natsu butted in, “Juvia’s hot.”
Gray’s eyes darkened at Natsu, and Lucy’s face seemed
shocked at the sudden outburst.
“What?” Natsu cried. “Just because I’m more of a man to say
it. I guess it’s just a Fairy Tail girl thing to have good looks.” Natsu
shrugged his words off while Gray grimaced at the comment and made his hands
into fists, ready to do what he does with Natsu best. (AN: huhu)
Erza stood up infront of Gray and Natsu, to make sure they
didn’t try anything. “But I do still believe you could be a little nicer to
Juvia. She makes extraordinary effort for you”.
Gray glared back, crossing his arms over his usual bare
chest. “Yeah, and what happens when she will expect them from me all the time?”
“You do truly underestimate that girl.”
Wendy stood up shakily, “Maybe you haven’t had time to fully
observe Juvia, since you’re always running away from her.”
Natsu’s cackle was set off once again at Wendy’s innocent input.
The groups faced cringed at the thought of the many Juvia
and Gray interactions, always ending up with Gray trying to keep a distance.
An evil glint shone in Natsu’s ones. “What if we dare you
Gray rolled his eyes at his friend’s immature suggestion. “I’m
not just going to compliment Juvia for a dare flame-breath.”
“Or if you are actually going to give Juvia a chance and say
something nice to her for once…” Erza continued ignoring Gray’s frown. “We’ll
let up on the teasing for the weekend. And you can carry on densely ignoring
your chemistry with Juvia.”
There was a veil of silence, as Gray looked at Erza again,
trying to find the catch behind her words.
As the silence continued, Gray sighed and threw his hands up
in the air. “Fine, I’ll say something nice to Juvia now to get you lot out my
hair. And to prove there is nothing to tease me about.”
“See how long she’s going to be too.” Lucy called as Gray
exited the room, a sly grin on her face.
The 4 left in the room exchanged glances and smirks, knowing
Gray just fell for their trap.