then kiss it

I say I am losing my appetite because of the heat of the summer, but it is the heat of his skin that makes any food secondary to the taste of him. Ever since he kissed me, I have only drunk coffee. It is only substance my lovesick stomach can hold down. I take it black as the night we love so dearly and wallow in its bitterness, hoping to drown out the softness he set in my stomach. For it seems dangerous to fall in love with him, to feel him in the bottom of my belly and sense him in the echo of my mouth whenever he is not close to me. I drink coffee as black as the night as if it could save me. I drink coffee as black as night as if it could make him into an acquaintance again. But we both knew that sacred second right before our lips touched was far too similar to the storm riveted sea his large eyes resemble, and there is no way to turn back the time we erased with our mouths. In his arms, there is nothing, and there is everything. In his gaze, there is a galaxy of “please don’t go”. In his mouth, the stars explode at last as messengers to this unspoken utterance. In the reflection of that coffee as black as night, I can look at myself through the darkness and almost convince myself he is someone I can simply let go. But when my hands shake and my chest aches to the point of virtual agony in his absence, I know the warmth of his skin cannot be replicated by any force this natural universe could muster- and the third empty coffee cup of the day doesn’t begin to come close to the fulfillment only he can bring to me.
—  ap (7.23.16) 01:27am
Fairy Tail GO! Ch. 64

Rated T. I do not own Fairy Tail, Hiro Mashima does.

Summary: Lucy was having fun playing ‘Pokémon Go!’ when she accidentally put herself in harm’s way. Luckily a pink haired boy saved her just in the nick of time. A ‘thank you’ lunch helped spark a new friendship between them, but Lucy got more than she bargained for when she realized the boy she befriended had a complex past full of dark secrets. Fortunately for him, Lucy won’t be scared away so easily. Modern High School AU. Slight Angst/Drama/Fluff.

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Chapter Sixty-Four: Mine

“That’s not fair! You got him last game!”

“It is fair! We already picked teams! Deal with it!”

Natsu watched in amazement as Loke fought to keep him on his team, while some of the members of Dan’s team wanted him to switch to sides. The only ones against Natsu changing teams were his own teammates and Dan. That only resulted in Dan’s team being pissed at him because he refused to pick Natsu last time.

By the time the game ended, Loke’s team won. Natsu never got out every time he went up to kick, and if the ball dared to make its way to his area when he was in the field, that person was guaranteed to be out. If there was a trophy for the most valuable player, Natsu would have received it. Needless to say, he surprised a lot of people.

“Do I not get a say in this?” Dan asked, crossing his arms over his chest.

Gray, as well as a few other guys, glared at Dan. “NO!”

The argument continued, only ending when Lucy stepped up, grabbing Natsu’s arm. “Actually, we’re both sitting this one out. Sorry.” She gave them a fake frown, her clothes already gathered under her arm as she gently tugged Natsu away.

They heard a few groans behind them, but Natsu didn’t care. Truthfully, he wanted a break. The last few innings he gave it his all, tiring himself out at the end. Not only that, he wanted to spend some time with Lucy since they didn’t talk much during the game.

He happily followed her towards the pool, collecting his backpack on the way. While walking, he shamefully stole a peek at her body. His throat immediately locked up, pulse racing when he saw the sway of her hips. ‘Does she do that on purpose? Or is it natural?’ Earlier thoughts of grabbing her popped into his head, but he pushed them down. They were in public, and he didn’t know if he was ready for that again.

Although, his rational side was slipping the more he looked at her. How was it legal for her to be that beautiful?

“Let’s rinse off first,” Lucy suggested, setting her clothes on a nearby lawn chair before heading to the outdoor showers. Natsu put his backpack on the chair beside hers, hurrying to catch up with her.

There was only one faucet, so he waited while she cleaned the soap and dirt off her body. In an attempt to not stare at her doused body, he glanced around the backyard. A lot of people showed up for Loke’s party, but Natsu wasn’t surprised. He was one of the most popular kids at their school, even if he was a junior.

Natsu’s eyes narrowed when he saw a few guys blatantly staring at Lucy. Instead of saying anything, he stepped in front of their line of vision, shooting them a dirty look.

Lucy was his, damn it!

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