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
People were greeting their friends and showing each other their schedules, hoping they had the same classes. It was interesting for Lucy to see, and she smiled at all of the interactions around her. “What are you smiling about blondie?” Lucy turned to see Loke, Sting, and Rogue ahead of her. She shook her head, not letting the smile slip and ran to catch up.
The four of them walked inside and went to the office. There was a picture of the principal, and Lucy was shocked that she was a petite blonde woman with green eyes, and someone Lucy knew very well. She must have been the one who persuaded Lucy’s father to allow the teen to go to school. Her name was Mavis Vermilion.
The vice-principal, Makarov Dreyar, was the one who gave them all their schedules. He was very short, and for an old man, very hyper. After accepting their schedules, each of them looked to see if they had any classes together. Loke, Sting, and Rogue all had multiple, but no one had any classes with her. “Will you be okay blondie?” Sting asked.
“Of course!” Lucy exclaimed. “Now, we really should get going! Class starts soon.” As if on cue, the bell rang, signaling they had seven minutes to get to class. They each said their goodbyes, all hugging her one at a time before walking off to class together laughing at something Loke said. Lucy looked around her for any cue of where she was going. She had English as her first class of the day.
Walking back outside of the administration building, she looked around, hoping to see a map of the school, but there was none. Across the way, Lucy saw a petite blue-haired girl sitting under a tree reading a book. Feeling that this person would be nice, she began walking over there, but bumped into someone before she got even halfway.
Lucy’s heart stuttered, and she gasped, throwing her hand over the ache. She grimaced a little, but she wasn’t in any pain, it was more of an intense need that she felt, and she accidentally gripped onto the person. “Sorry.” She said, letting go, and turning to look at the person. It was the guy with pink hair from Fairy Tail, and there was something a bit familiar about him.
He looked down at her and she could see his eyes were onyx, with specks of green. Lucy blinked. When their eyes first met, she could have sworn one of his eyes flashed a brown color. They blinked again, and it was gone. What the hell was that? They both wondered.
“It’s all right.” The guy replied. “Are you new?”
Lucy blushed and nodded. “Is it that obvious?”
The guy laughed and Lucy was enchanted. “No, no. I just know most people here. I would have felt bad if you said no. Oh, I’m Natsu by the way!”
Lucy smiled at him. “I’m Lucy. It’s nice to meet you Natsu.” She liked the sound of his name on her tongue and the way it easily rolled. She was glad that people here were nice.
“Yeah, you too. Hey what’s your schedule?” He leaned over her shoulder to look at her schedule and she stiffened at the sudden touch. Natsu didn’t seem to notice, just kept studying her schedule. Finally, he nodded, smiling, and stepped back. He grabbed her wrist and tugged her along. “Come on!”
“Where are we going?” She stuttered.
“Class.” Natsu stopped and laughed, then pulled his schedule out and placed it alongside hers. They had every single class together.
Natsu waved to Wendy as they went their separate ways. Everyone else had already gone to their respective classes, leaving only Natsu, Wendy, and Romeo left. He heard the seven minute bell ring and took off at a run. He didn’t make it far before he bumped into someone.
He didn’t say anything, confused as to what was going on with him. Her scent overwhelmed him and Natsu knew, that this was the girl who lived in the other house. He heard her gasp and looked down at her concerned. One of her hands was over her heart, and the other gripped his shirt just over his own heart. He was concerned at why his own heart was beating so fast.
She let go of his shirt and apologized to him, but Natsu was more concerned with the fact that he saw one of her eyes flash a green-onyx color. He leaned down a bit to look closer, noticing that both of her eyes were brown. He wanted to get closer to her, her scent was so intoxicating. “It’s all right.” Natsu realized she probably had no idea where she was going when he saw her looking around. “Are you new?”
Of course, Natsu already knew that she was, but he didn’t think she would trust him if he said that. The girl blushed, ducking her head and nodding. “Is it that obvious?”
Natsu laughed, understanding that she was a bit scared of the stranger. “No, no. I just know most people here. I would have felt bad if you said no.” He paused, thinking of what else he should say. “Oh, I’m Natsu by the way!”
The girl smiled at him and Natsu decided he had to make her smile as much as possible. “I’m Lucy. It’s nice to meet you Natsu.” Lucy, Natsu liked that name, but he would have to figure out a nickname for this girl. One that was unique to him.
“Yeah, you too.” He wanted to keep talking to her. “Hey what’s your schedule?” Natsu stepped closer and leaned over her shoulder. He noticed her stiffen, but didn’t comment on it, too excited as he kept going down her class list. When he was done, he stepped away and grabbed her wrist. Only pausing in their race against time when she asked where they were going. He was too excited to say much more than one word, setting his schedule next to hers. He had every single class with this girl, and he was over the moon about it.
Natsu dragged Lucy to each of their classes. She followed the pink-haired male dutifully, sticking close to him. In their first, second and third classes he had multiple classmates come up to him and a petite blue haired girl, that Lucy recognized from both the cafe and reading the book, was in those classes. The two didn’t talk though. In their third period class, also their fourth class of the day, there were two white haired girls who had talked non-stop with Natsu and sat on either side of him, leaving Lucy to slide to the back of the class by herself. When fourth hour came, she was wandering the halls alone again, Natsu having been held back, and Lucy not wanting to interrupt.
He found her and dragged her to their last class of the day and she smiled gratefully that he remembered her. However, when lunch came around, Lucy walked out of the classroom curiously, and looked around for her cousins. When she felt a presence next to her, she looked up to see Natsu. “What do you want?”
“What, I can’t stand with my friend?” Natsu grinned; his cheeky smile still captivating her.
“Friend?” She stuttered. Then smiled at him, glad to have made a friend that was outside of her household. “Sure. I’m waiting for my—”
“Hey blondie, come on!” Lucy looked up to see Sting, Rogue, and Loke.
“Hey, baby.” Loke called and Lucy blushed angrily. Natsu looked at her confused.
Lucy waved them over to her instead of going over to them. “Guys, this is Natsu Dragneel.” She had learned his last name through the multiple roll calls in each of their classes. “Natsu, the blonde is Sting, the player here is Loke, and the last one is Rogue.”
“Why am I last?” Rogue complained.
“Because you were the only one who didn’t speak.” Lucy looked at the boys in front of her and noticed they were glaring at Natsu, who glared right back. “Umm, guys? Why are you in a staring contest?” She wasn’t stupid, but also had no idea as to why they were feeling threatened by Natsu.
Sting stood up straighter and shrugged, “We’re not. Come on, let’s get home.”
“Home?” Natsu questioned.
“Yeah, we’re all half-day’s. So that class was our last.” Lucy thought for a minute, not understanding what he meant by the question, before realizing something. “It was yours too, wasn’t it?”
Natsu laughed, “Yeah. It was!” Then he turned to Lucy, pouting. “But, I wanted to introduce you to all my friends!”
Lucy smiled back at him and almost said yes. Then her stomach complained and she groaned. “Maybe next time. Right now I’m starving. We should—”
“Wait, you can have some of my lunch! Please stay and meet them!”
“Fine.” She couldn’t say no to him even though she knew she wouldn’t take him up on his offer of food. But she decided it was worth saying yes when he grabbed her hand and dragged her away with him once again, leaving her cousins and bodyguard behind them.