Banging Beats Ch. 2
Summary: All Lucy wanted was to go to the concert with someone. Her friends were busy, so she had to look outside of her inner circle. She wasn’t too picky, as long as they agreed to accompany her to the event and weren’t creepy. When she found the guy she wanted to go with, she quickly realized she might have been in over her head with this one. Modern AU.
Genre: Friendship, Romance
Rated M for foul language, adult situations, and sexual content in later chapters.
Chapter Two: Middle
Natsu yawned as he stuffed an extra shirt and pair of shorts into his backpack. Even if Lucy hadn’t told him they might be staying in a hotel tonight, he still would have brought them. His medication for his motion sickness was pretty good, but it wasn’t always completely effective.
He chuckled when he remembered how awkward Lucy had been when she told him about the hotel. She had called him a few days ago, telling him to pack a bag just in case they were too tired to drive. He barely resisted the urge to tease her, wanting to ask her if she was just trying to get him into bed, but she made it clear if they were to stay in a hotel, it would be separate rooms.
She said she was paying, so he didn’t mind.
Natsu shook his head as he zipped up his bag. He still couldn’t believe the situation he was in right now. It definitely wasn’t bad by any means, but it still felt strange to the man.
This amazingly beautiful woman wanted to go to a heavy metal concert so bad she was willing to pay for his ticket too just so he would hang out with her. Hell, even if she wasn’t paying for the ticket -and possibly a hotel room for him- he still would have agreed. It wasn’t as if he was above paying for himself or sleeping in a car if they were ‘too tired’.
Still, he was the type of man who seized an opportunity, and this one was too good to pass up. He was already looking forward to spending time with her, even if the original reason she chose him was based on his backpack.
In the two weeks since they met, Natsu and Lucy got to know each other a bit. They didn’t hang out due to conflicting schedules, but they did text often and talk on the phone three times, even if it wasn’t nearly as long as Natsu wished it was. He found he liked talking to Lucy. Despite their rough start, what with her not being able to look him in the eye for a full minute or him having too much fun teasing her, they were becoming friends quickly.
Lucy was no longer going to a concert with a stranger, which was perfectly fine with Natsu. He preferred getting to know her beforehand, not wanting to make this trip any more awkward than it needed to be.
Natsu raised a brow when his phone vibrated. Lucy said she would text him when she was here, but she wasn’t supposed to show up for another hour. He checked his phone, frowning when it was a text from the blonde bombshell, stating she was in fact here.
“Damn,” he muttered, sending her a quick reply before grabbing his bag. He wanted to take his medication before she arrived so it had time to kick in, but it looked as if that option was off the table now.