. In Tenebris . 14
Lucy was still sleeping when the game ended a few hours later, so Natsu gently scooped Happy up and put him on his shoulders before studying Lucy, judging how he was going to lift her without waking her. Gray came to stand at his side, arching a brow. “Do you even know what you’re doing?”
For once, Natsu didn’t snap at him or try to burn him for being rude. “No,” he muttered, furrowing his brow.
Gray snickered and Natsu glared at him. “I’ll grab Lucy, you grab her blanket. We’ll put her back on the couch and leave her be until she wakes up. Sound good?”
“Yeah,” he sighed. “Fine. Whatever.”
With care, Gray shifted the blonde into his arms and started for the house. Lucy stirred a little, but remained asleep. Yukino, who’d been heading inside after Rogue, paused when she saw them and held the door open. “Are you okay to carry her up the stairs?” she fretted, brow furrowed.
“Should be. If I start to fall, I’m counting on one of the freaks to-” Gray paused. “I don’t mean you, by the way, or Wendy. Uh…”