Natsu x Lucy (OTP of choice)
One says to the other: “Don’t fucking touch me”
SPOILERS KIND OF (REGARDING NATSU X IGNEEL): BASICALLY THINGS I WAS SPOILED ON BUT DON’T TOTALLY KNOW THE DETAILS OF
After all these years, Natsu’s dad had been…But now, Igneel
Tears spilled from the Fire mage’s cheeks.
Lucy didn’t know what to do. Natsu wasn’t prone to giving
into grief, but how could he not? Igneel had never abandoned him, he had been
with him all this time. But just as soon as Igneel had returned to Natsu, Igneel
Natsu fell to his knees, his body devoid of his usual
spirit. His shoulders drooped and he threw his head back. “All these years, I
looked, I searched, followed every rumor…all for what? For him to leave as soon
as I found him?”
“You loved him, Natsu. How could you have known this is how
it would turn out?”
He slammed his fists into the ground. Fire radiating from
him. A heat unlike she had ever felt before, more like acid than fire.
She stepped forward, gently placing a hand on his shoulder.
He jerked his shoulder away, “Don’t fucking touch me.”
She pulled back, standing close. She knew he didn’t mean it.
But she knew Natsu couldn’t be strong forever, he couldn’t be happy for
everyone, always. His rage couldn’t always come from a kind place. Natsu was
human too. It was easy to forget that even his spirit could easily be broken.
She remained firm, remembering his unwavering kindness to
her in her own grief. “I’m not leaving. I won’t go.”
Natsu collapsed into his hands, his body shaking. She could
see his tears spill through his hands.
“He didn’t leave me, but why does it hurt so much? Why did I
Lucy kneeled at his side, “You loved him and that’s a
wonderful thing. As many problems as I had with my dad, I loved him too. Right
before the seven year gap, even though I ran away all those years ago, I wanted
to go to him. I wanted to be close again. While he might not be here, he’s
always here.” She rested her hand on her heart, tears leaking from her eyes.
“Luce, what do I do now? I only became strong to find him.”
She wiped her tears away, a chuckle escaping her lips, “No,
you became strong to protect the ones you love.”
He turned to her, his eyes filled with tears. He grabbed
her, burying his head into her chest, weeping tears built up from years of
repression. Years of faith and self-deception. She ran her fingers through her
hair. “I’ll always be here Natsu. Right beside you. We will be stronger
He held her tighter.