Summary: Natsu and Lucy know of each other, but don’t actually meet until the first day of their senior year. Their adventure is beginning, and the pain they will go through is either going to tear them apart, or bring them together. NSFW (NaLu)
Rating: M for sexual content and themes
Chapter Rating: T for themes
Lucy could feel someone watching them and looked up. Her eyes skimmed over the taxi, noticing that the boys’ things were sitting on the curb in the rain as the driver backed out of the driveway. It hadn’t been the driver watching them then. She tilted her head and looked across at the other house. There was a car driving up, but besides that, nothing and no one.
A movement in the window caught her eye and she saw a head of blue hair. It seemed that this was the younger sibling, and Lucy smiled, her cousins giving her a weird look. “Why are you smiling blondie?”
Lucy shook her head, not answering Sting’s question. Across the way, two car doors slammed and the boys in front of her turned their heads at the sound. Lucy saw a red haired female get out of the driver’s side, and a black haired male get out of the passenger’s side. Lucy’s attention was brought back to the window as the blue haired person disappeared from sight. Before the door could open across the way, Lucy grabbed her cousins by their shoulders and dragged them inside, deciding she would contemplate the feeling of still being watched later. “I will have Taurus bring in your stuff.” She began to usher them to the dining room, when she heard a noise. She looked at the floor left and right, then at the two boys who were trying — and failing — to not laugh. She heard the sound again and watched as a pink frog head popped out of Rogue’s dark jacket.
Instantly, she tackled him, aiming for the dressed up green cat. The cat jumped into her arms gladly as Rogue toppled over, and purred when Lucy began petting the feline. “Hello Frosch!” Suddenly another ball of fur jumped at her, this one red as opposed to Frosch’s green. “Oh, hello Lector.” Taurus walked over to see what the commotion was and Lucy remembered the luggage still out in the rain. “Hey Taurus, would you mind getting the boys’ bags and bringing them to their room?”
“Of course miss Lucy! Anything for you.” Taurus walked out into the rain to get their things, while Lucy grimaced.
She turned to see the two boys staring at her with sly grins. “Just wait until you meet Loke.” They gave her a weird look but she just smiled and pulled them to the dining room, the two cats sitting on her shoulder.
Natsu could smell her again. The rain was doing nothing to drown out her scent, and he went down the stairs to have a look, only to see Wendy already sitting on the couch, snooping. “Hey Natsu, she has guests. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her have guests before, have you?”
Natsu shook his head, knowing Wendy could feel the shift in the air. “You know it’s rude to snoop, right Wendy?”
“Yeah.” He watched as she nodded.
“Okay, good, now scoot over, I want to look too.”
Natsu came up behind his sister, just as Wendy pulled back a little, shocked, knocking her head into his. “She saw me. She smiled at me.”
“What’s so wrong with that?” Natsu asked as he backed away from the dangerous child in front of him.
Wendy just shook her head. “Oh, Erza and Gray just showed up.” Natsu made a panicked face and dove under the couch, Wendy laughing at him. “What are you doing?”
“Shh. I’m not here okay?” At this Wendy laughed even harder, but she stopped when the doorbell rang.
Natsu listened quietly to the exchange going on at the now open door, which made the scent he desired even stronger. It took all of his willpower not to roll out from under the couch and dash into the house across the way.
“Hello Erza.” Wendy greeted the scarlet haired girl with an intense hug.
“Hello Wendy. Wonderful to see you again. Are you liking the weather?” Wendy nodded and made a point to breathe in. The other girl came in and looked around, “where is that idiot brother of yours?”
“Ah,” Wendy looked pointedly at the couch, and suddenly Natsu was being dragged out from his little hiding spot.
Lucy walked behind her cousins into the dining room and sat at the table where their food was already served and waiting. Capricorn had already brought Lucy’s father his food. “Pancakes!” Sting shouted, making Lucy jump. She turned red and watched as the two boys began to eat their breakfast as though they had been starved, then ate her own.
After showing the boys to their rooms and reminding them that they all have school tomorrow, Lucy went into her own room and began packing her backpack for the next day. She didn’t know what she would need since she had never been to a school. At home all she needed was a pen and a notebook. So, she packed a few mechanical pencils, a zippy eraser — as she liked to call them, seven different colored pens (cause who knew when she would get bored), and some loose leaf paper packed in a binder. She made sure she had her uniform out and ready, as well as her towels.
A knock sounded on her door and she walked over, pulling it open. Loke was standing there, and she shrugged as a sign for him to speak. “Your father wishes to see you Lucy.” Loke watched her movements carefully, barely seeing her clench her teeth together. She let out a breath and nodded, then walked past him.
Calling out behind her, Lucy reminded Loke, “make sure you have your uniform ready. We start school tomorrow.” She laughed when she heard him groan, and continued down the silent hallway.
Reaching her father’s office, Lucy knocked lightly before entering. “You wanted to see me father.” He nodded and didn’t look up at her. She rocked from foot to foot for a minute, then spoke again. “What about?”
This time he did look at her, and she wished she hadn’t spoken. His black eyes showed no emotion as he spoke. “As you know, you are starting school tomorrow and your cousins are going with you. Make sure you all get there early enough to get your schedule. Oh, and you are signed up for a zero hour.”
Lucy looked at her father confused. “A zero hour?”
“It means you have a class before first hour. School for you will start at six-thirty in the morning instead of seven-thirty.”
Lucy frowned and then looked at her father. “Okay father. Is that all you needed?” He nodded and looked back down at his work as she walked away. “Goodnight father.” She whispered so he wouldn’t hear.