Hello everyone. Took me forever to remember to post this so here I am! Who is ready for a short af epilogue? :D Lol here we go.
“Sailing with Fire”
Rated M for smut.
Summary: Lucy is in desperate need of a break from the mage life and embarks on a two week cruise alongside her partner, Natsu. What they don’t know is that it’s a cruise designed specifically for couples. With no other choice than to pretend they are married, the two try to enjoy the cruise the best they can, all the while dealing with uncharted feelings.
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“Mama, I wanna go too!”
“Sorry, Nashi. This cruise is just for your father and I. We’ll go on a family trip some other time!”
“Can we at least stay with Uncle Happy? I don’t want to go to his house!”
“Too bad. Happy would just feed you two fish the entire time we’re gone and destroy our house. You’re staying with Uncle Gray and Aunt Juvia.”
“No buts. It’s just two weeks, Nashi. You’ll be fine. Look, Lucas is excited to stay with the Fullbusters!”
“That’s because he’s friends with Storm!”
Lucy sighed and brought her fingers to her temples, rubbing them to soothe her oncoming headache. Arguing with children was fruitless. Especially children that received their hardheaded personality from their father.
“If you stay with the Fullbusters without complaint, I’ll have your dad teach you a new move, alright?” Lucy bribed, her patience running thin.
A wide grin swept over her daughter’s face as she nodded. “Yay! I’m all fired up!”
Lucy grinned as Nashi ran out of the room to pack her things. Now, she was able to finish packing her own suitcase.
Ten years had passed since Lucy and Natsu returned from the cruise that put them together. Since then, a lot had happened. First, she moved in with her two partners soon after their return. It had taken a little while to get accustomed to living together, especially since Lucy wasn’t used to living in such a pigsty and Natsu and Happy weren’t used to having to clean up after themselves. They eventually got the hang of it, though.
Then, they were surprised to find out that she had been pregnant. Considering they only had unprotected sex the time that Lucy had insisted on the cruise that they wouldn’t get pregnant from it, it had to be then that Nashi was conceived.
Telling Natsu she was pregnant had been a nerve-racking time. They had only been together for a couple of months and they were still young, she was scared he wouldn’t want to raise their child with her. She was wrong, of course. When she finally mustered up the courage to tell him, Natsu was jumping with joy as tears brimmed his eyes the moment she told him.
Soon after, Natsu had proposed to her. Lucy was worried that he only did it because she was pregnant, but he had assured her that he bought the ring before he found out and was just waiting on the right time. They had a heartfelt wedding at the guild with all of their family watching.
Months later, Nashi was born. She was the first-born child since Asuka, so the guild made sure to throw a massive celebration. Nashi was just like Natsu. She had the messy pink hair, the fanged grin, and the reckless personality to match. The only attribute that matched Lucy’s were her brown eyes.
A year later, they were surprised yet again with another pregnancy, leading to the birth of their son, Lucas. While Nashi was more like Natsu, Lucas was just like Lucy. He had neat golden hair, a levelheaded personality, and was kind to everyone around. He was also a bit shyer than Nashi, but he got along well with everyone in the guild.
Natsu and Lucy tried teaching them both of their magic, but it was clear they were more suited for one than the other. Nashi instantly took to dragon slayer magic while Lucas preferred celestial magic.
Lucy was thankful that her children got along well. She didn’t have a sibling growing up so she knew how lonely it could be at times and was glad her children would always have each other. Nashi protected Lucas while he protected her in return.
Lucy smiled nostalgically as she packed her suitcase. Hearing footsteps approaching from behind, she turned her head to find Natsu giving her a fanged grin that had her heart racing in her chest. Even after so many years, he still had that effect on her.
“You almost done packing yet, Luce?” Natsu asked, wrapping his arms around her waist. “We have to drop the kids off at Gray’s soon.”
“Am I being rushed by you of all people?” Lucy asked in return. “Are you even finished packing?”
“Do you have clothes?”
“Ye- Wait, nope. Guess I did forget something.”
Lucy chuckled, shaking her head. “Of course you did. Turning around to face him, she snaked her arms around his neck and glanced at his lips before meeting his gaze. "You better finish packing soon. I’m planning on using the next two weeks very productively.” She trailed a finger over Natsu’s chest, leading downwards to the hem of his pants.
Natsu swallowed thickly before nodding and rushing out of the room to finish packing and helping the kids. Ever since Nashi and Lucas were born, they didn’t have as much time to get frisky as before. So, he wasn’t going to waste this blessed opportunity.
Once everyone was packed and ready, the Heartfilia-Dragneel family were on their way to the Fullbusters’ house. Reaching their destination, Natsu and Nashi banged loudly on the door in order to annoy their rivals.
Immediately, Gray threw the door open and gave a cold glare to Natsu.
“If you break my door I’ll break your face, Ash for Brains,” he threatened.
“I’d like to see you try, Ice Prick!” Natsu shot back, flames covering his hands.
Lucas, having more rationality than the both of them combined, tugged on Gray’s pants to get his attention. “Can I go play with Storm?”
Gray smiled at the boy and nodded. “Yeah, go ahead. He’s in his room.” He then turned to Nashi. “Yuki is in his room too if you want to go play with him.”
Nashi pouted and turned red in the face as she crossed her arms. “Why would I want to play with that Stripper?” Despite her words, however, she walked passed Gray and headed up the stairs towards Yuki’s room. Even though they always bickered and fought, they were best friends.
“Thank you for watching them for us,” Lucy said, smiling at Gray.
He returned the expression. “No problem. You know I love those kids like they’re my own. But hey, you guys should get going before you miss your train.” He turned to Natsu and gave him a sly grin. “You know, a train. That moves on wheels.”
Natsu’s face immediately turned green and he hunched over in pain. “I-I’m gonna kill you…”
Lucy sighed, helping Natsu hold himself up. “Thanks a lot, Gray. As if I won’t have enough of this to deal with anyways.”
“You’re welcome. Now hurry up, idiots. Your train leaves soon.” As Natsu and Lucy shouted their goodbyes to their children before heading down the path towards the train station, Gray called out, “Have fun on your anniversary trip!”
The train ride was a disaster, to say the least. Since Wendy was off on a job, Natsu had to sit through it all without the help of Troia. And since he was suffering, Lucy inevitably suffered as well as he laid his head on her lap and profusely drooled onto her.
Luckily, it only took an hour to reach Hargeon. The two walked through the streets towards a familiar building to purchase their tickets. The building had been remodeled over the ten years since they had been there last and was no longer small like before. It was a two-story building with plenty of space. Just as before, the furniture was regal and spotless.
Purchasing the tickets took no time at all and the two were finally headed towards the dock where the ship was anchored. The scent of seaweed filled the air, even more so as they got closer to Hargeon Port. Seagulls flew in the gentle breeze.
Reaching the dock, they found the ginormous ship. The company’s name was proudly printed on the side. There was a long line to board the ship since they got there a bit later than planned thanks to their kids taking their precious time packing.
Fortunately, the line moved quickly and the two were at the front in no time. They handed their tickets to the attendant and were granted access onto the ship. This time, they were on the first floor- they had tried to get their old room for good time’s sake but it was already booked, sadly.
The ship was packed with couples touching in some way or another, just as the last time they were there. Many of the couples were younger than them, presumably newlyweds. Lucy and Natsu wondered if any of them just so happened to have been pretending to be married, just as they had all those years ago.
Reaching the front desk, the two smiled at the receptionist, a younger woman with auburn hair and stormy grey eyes.
“Hi, I’m Lucy Heartfilia-Dragneel and this is my husband, Natsu Heartfilia-Dragneel,” the blonde said.
The attendant clasped her hands together and gushed, “Oh my! That’s so adorable you both took each other’s names!”
Lucy giggled and nodded. When Natsu had proposed to her, she was wary at the thought of relinquishing her last name. After all, she was the last of the Heartfilias, her name was all she had left of her parents. But she couldn’t ask Natsu to change his name either. Luckily, Natsu offered the idea of combining both of their names. She had such a considerate husband.
“Thank you,” Lucy replied with a warm smile.
The receptionist searched through the guest list to find their room numbers. Upon doing so, she fetched two keys for the both of them.
“Here you go!” she said. “Enjoy your stay!”
“Oh, before we go, I was actually wondering if you still have medical mages on deck to alleviate motion sickness.”
“Oh, you don’t have to worry about that! Our ship was made in such a way that it isn’t a problem anymore!”
“Yosh!” Natsu cheered, raising a fist in the air. “That’s awesome!”
Lucy and Natsu accepted the keys and thanked the receptionist before heading towards their room. It wasn’t hard to find since it was on the first floor.
Entering their room, they were glad to see that it wasn’t much different from their last trip. It had a single bed, drawers, and a sofa. The bathroom was just as pristine and the room was just as spacious. But there was one thing they needed to make sure hadn’t changed…
Lucy closed the door behind them and situated her suitcase against the wall. Then, she strolled over to the nightstand beside the table, pulling out the drawer. Sitting inside was a box of condoms. With a smirk, the girl pulled one out and turned to face her husband.
“Well?” she said, her voice carrying the lust she felt in that moment. It had been a few days since they were able to really let loose and she wasn’t going to waste it.
“Are we going to get started?”