"Wait... you're in love with me?" for Gajevy. Glad to have you back! ❤️
Took a couple extra days because of allergies, but here ya go! Thanks Audrey! So ready to get back into this fandom. Although, the break was nice as I got to explore a different area of writing. Taking place during their time at the council.
Levy sat at Gajeel’s bedside watching the heart monitor beep. She was scared. Actually, she was more than scared. She was terrified. Terrified that she’d never get to hear is goofy, quirky laughter. Terrified she’d never see that smirk of his plastered across his face ever again. Terrified that he’d never make jabs at her height again. Most of all, she was terrified that she’d never get to tell him that she loved him.
Levy had been at his side every day since the accident. She felt responsible. She set the plan up and he followed it up until Levy got in the way. She had gotten herself stuck between a rock and a hard place and he took the brunt of a blast that was meant for her. It was her fault that he’d been asleep for three days and she wouldn’t blame him if he never wanted to speak to her again.
“Why did you have to be such an idiot? That blast was meant for me you idiot. Stupid Gajeel.” She cried out for what must have been the thousandth time, tears falling to Gajeel’s bed
“Because I wanted to.” A rough, hoarse voice choked out
Levy peered up from her position and Gajeel’s ruby eyes gaze up at her. She immediately wrapped her arms around him and squeezed him tightly. He hissed due to the extent of his injuries and Levy looked back to him with apologetic eyes before handing him a glass of water.
“I’m sorry, but you’re still an idiot.” She sniffled as she used her Council jacket as a tissue
“It’s ok Levy. If getting squeezed to death by someone like you is how I go, then I’d die a happy man. Where’s Lily?” Gajeel sighed as he tried to sit up
“He had to take over your training classes, but he will be back later.” She muttered as her cheeks flashed a bright shade of red
Gajeel smirked at the sight of the tiny woman taking in his compliment. He really meant it though. He’d do anything and everything for Levy. Including die for her. He loved that smart, sassy and beautiful woman with all his heart. That’s why he took that blast. Levy surely would have died from such an explosion. There’s just no way she felt the same way after what he’d done all those years ago.
“Thank you though. I’d probably be dead if it weren’t you,” She sweetly smiled “Can I tell you something? It’s been on my mind for a while. Even before the guild disbanded. Maybe even since Tenrou.” A blush brightly forming on her cheeks once again
She was sweating, her hands were clammy and she could’ve sworn that she forgot to turn the stove off before coming over here this morning. In other words, she was a nervous wreck. She had to do this now or never.
“And what that be?” Gajeel chuckled, a glint mischief in his ruby eyes
Levy took a deep breath before she bared her feelings to the man before her.
“I love you Gajeel.” She whispered before pressing a feather light kiss to his lips
Levy backed away to watch Gajeel’s reaction to her declaration of love and kiss. She’d grown bolder these last few months and with what had happened lately she felt like she had to do this today. His eyes grew wide and expressive. What was he thinking right now? He just looked stunned and mystified almost as if she did something wrong. Oh well, she took a chance and even though it didn’t work out she would try to keep some sense of normality between her and Gajeel.
Levy tried to walk away so he wouldn’t see her tears, but a tug on her Council jacket made her stop.
“Wait, you’re in love with me? You chose me out of all the people that live on Earthland to love. I hurt you Levy. Why would you want to love someone that hurt you?” He asked with a solemn expression on his face
“That was a long time ago Gajeel and besides you’ve saved my life so many times since then.” She replied with tears beginning to trail down her face once again
Gajeel pulled her down to the bed and firmly planted a kiss to her lips. At first Levy was shocked that Gajeel was actually kissing her before her lips began to gently massage his back. Never had either of them felt so much love in a kiss. Not that either of them had much experience in that department anyways.
“Wow.” Was all that Levy could say as their lips drifted apart, cheeks glowing a light shade of red
“I love you too Lev. Now get in this here bed and cuddle with me. Looks like you haven’t slept in days.” Gajeel smirked
“Yeah, maybe four or five hours in the three days you’ve been passed out.” She yawned
Levy stood back up and shed her jacket onto the chair she had previously been sitting in and kicked off her boots. Gajeel lifted the blanket to allow Levy under them before pulling her close to his warm body. Levy looked up to him through half lidded eyes and without a care in the world. He gave her a quick peck on the lips before slowly covering them back up. He was still injured after all.
“G’night Levy. I love you.” He whispered into her hair
“Night Gajeel.” She murmured before drifting off to sleep
How had Gajeel found such a kind, loving and forgiving woman like Levy? He honestly didn’t care as long as she was safe and in his arms, nothing else in this world mattered. He too soon fell into a gentle sleep with his arms around the woman he loved.
An hour later Lily came back from Gajeel’s training class and grinned at the sight before him. He knew Gajeel had finally told Levy his true feelings. He took a quick picture as leverage and proof that the big buffoon actually had a heart. He removed Levy’s jacket from the chair and placed it on the little table beside the bed. Lily took a book from his bag and silently read as he waited for the couple to wake once again. Oh, was he going to tease Gajeel about this.