Eren freezes. That voice has been echoing in his mind for the past year. So good, Eren. Fuck, Eren. Eren, Eren, Eren.
Eren doesn’t look up yet. Stares at the bronze chain looped around his neck and the little elephant pendant anchoring it to his chest. He grasps it between his fingers before glancing up at Jean. “It might be?”
And shit, Jean is more gorgeous than he remembers. Being sober probably helps.
“Do you mind if I…” Jean gestures to the empty bench beside Eren.
Eren nods, eyes traveling along Jean’s frame as he sits. “So how’ve you been?” Jean asks.
Eren’s brows raise. He’s going with small talk? He shrugs. “Been all right. Work’s kicking my ass but I’m saving a lot so. Things aren’t bad.”
Jean nods. He peeks at Eren out of the corner of his eye and chews on his lip. “Still working for the same construction company?”
Eren opens his mouth to tell him yes, that he actually got promoted to foreman 6 months ago, but that doesn’t come out. “Why’d you leave?” Jean blinks at him. Eren’s face burns and he curses his impulsive tongue, but the question is out there already. “The morning after. I was barely awake and you were already putting your shoes on.”
i can see the angst possibilites of the new team 7
sarada and mitsuki are in love with boruto who has no idea that he’s their sunshine. they are blinded by his light whenever he smiles at them. he can make them laugh anytime anywhere because he’s an energetic fluffball. but they see his ambition and they want him to change the world because he’s a prodigy and their sun and the sun deserves to shine everywhere.
as they grow up, sarada falls out of love. she still loves boruto but as a friend, as a teammate who she would do anything for. but mitsuki never falls out of love. he can’t. he thinks he’s selfish because he can’t let boruto go. everyday he tells himself, ‘tomorrow. tomorrow i will move on.’ but he never does.
and then comes the day when he has to choose between his village and boruto. and boruto realizes that the sun needs the moon to be whole. he goes after mitsuki and he tells him what he never told him.
and mitsuki says ‘i love you’ back.
they kiss and marry and are those tears in my eyes
Gray feels bad. Guilty, almost. He knows he shouldn’t take advantage of Natsu’s intoxicated state but the opportunity is too good to pass up. Besides, if Natsu hadn’t been so reckless during their mission his leg wouldn’t have gotten all messed up and he wouldn’t be on magically enhanced pain killers strong enough to make him drunk.
“So,” Gray hums. “I’ve noticed a lot of the shirts I shed at the guild hall end up at your house. S’up with that, Ashes?”
Natsu blinks at him slowly. He’s very alert and focused for someone who can barely speak properly. Natsu grins lazily. “I hoard them.” He grabs Gray’s hand and brings it to his mouth. He brushes his lips over his wrist and buries his nose in his palm and breathes in deep. He purrs. “They smell like you. I wear ‘em when you go on long missions.”
Gray gapes for a moment. He wasn’t expecting the reason to be cute. He was expecting something stupid and possessive like so no one else can take them. He squeezes his fingers around Natsu’s. “Is that so?”
Natsu nods, once, twice, then decides the room spins too much that way. “Mhm. I have a pile you can have back. They don’t have much of your scent on ‘em anymore.” Gray stifles a smile. Natsu is already so affectionate when he’s sober. When he’s drunk he’s a full blown sap. “And the scent’s the best part,” Natsu slurs.
Gray looks up at the ceiling to hide the giddy smile that breaks out over his face. “I see.”
“Why’re you all the way over there?” Natsu pouts at the space between them on the bed. “C’mere,” he says, tugging insistently on Gray’s hand.
“Only if you answer another question.”
Natsu sighs. “You said that would be the last one.”
“Just one more.”
“Okay but you come closer first.”
Gray chuckles, but obliges until they’re shoulder to shoulder, hands still clasped tightly together.
“So?” Natsu looks at Gray expectantly.
Gray bites his lip. He knows what he wants to ask. It’s been at the back of his mind the six months they’ve been together, but the words are stuck in his throat. He’s pretty far gone, Gray reminds himself. He probably won’t remember in the morning anyway.
Gray takes a deep breath. “What was it like for you,” Gray starts tentatively, “when you… fell in love with me?”
Gray’s gaze is still fixed on the ceiling, but he can see Natsu struggling out of the corner of his eye. He shakes his head. He shouldn’t have asked. “Never mind. You don’t have to answer.”
“Shut up, Snowflake. I wanna.” Natsu bumps his shoulder against Gray’s. He thinks for another second. “I guess it was like falling asleep.”
Gray’s brows furrow. “Huh?”
“Like, it happened slowly at first, right? Then just.. all at once,” Natsu explains.
Gray’s stomach flips. “Oh.”
“And as you always point out, I’m basically a big kid, so I fought it at first. I think I knew deep down it was good for me, but I still tried not to fall.” Natsu laughs. “And that was dumb of me. Struggling against it. But it happened in the end. And it made me feel-” Natsu purses his lips.
“Rested?” Gray asks, hoping a joke will ease the swell of his heart.
“No! Mavis, shut up.” Natsu snatches his hand away to softly whack Gray in the chest. “Well. Maybe rested. In a way. But that’s not the word I was looking for.”
Natsu falls silent and Gray focuses on keeping his breathing even, on not letting the race in his pulse make him more nervous than he already is.
Gray looks at Natsu. “At peace?”
Natsu smiles. “Yeah. I’ve been happy for a long time, but the way I felt when I figured out you were mine- that you’re my mate-” Natsu leans forward and nuzzles into Gray’s neck for a moment. “I felt more at ease. Like I was home. Even though I’ve been happy at Fairy Tail, I hadn’t felt that since I lived with Igneel.” Gray bites down on his lip to keep it from trembling. “That’s what it was like for me.”
Tears prick at Gray’s eyes, warmth blooms deep in his chest. He pulls Natsu closer, until his head rests on his guild mark. He buries his face in Natsu’s hair and smiles. “Thanks, Natsu.”
Natsu yawns. “Any more questions?”
Gray squeezes his arms around Natsu. “No, that's… that’s all I needed to hear.”
Natsu hums, kisses Gray’s chest, and falls asleep.
ISN’T THIS THE SCENE IN A SHOUJO ROMANCE ANIME/MANGA WHERE THE GIRL IS STRUGGLING WITH SOMETHING AND THE GUY HELPS HER AND HE SAYS “Oh I felt like I should be the one to fix it.” AND THE GIRL IS SHOCKED BUT THEN SHE SMILES AT HIM WHILE HIS WORKING ON THAT SOMETHING.
OMG IM SO EXCITED FOR THIS MOVIE CUZ OF THE SHIPS ESPECIALLY KUROKEN AND ASANOYA YES.
Does anyone else have the "I know they're gonna be in the top 11 so it's safe" favorites and the "I shouldn't get attached to them bc they're probs not gonna make it but I have to root for them because they're ruining my life" favorites?