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 was out of breath after being dragged around to her classes all day and then to the cafeteria. Natsu, on the other hand, seemed perfectly fine. Lucy went with him to the line as he bought some food. She smiled when he offered her some of his fries, but refused, pulling out an already sliced green apple instead. Natsu laughed at her, then dragged her over to a table with what she assumed were his friends. She looked behind them to see Sting, Rogue, and Loke standing behind her awkwardly. Lucy jerked her head, nodding them over.
“All right Luce, there’s a lot of-” Lucy looked up at him sharply and he cut off his sentence. “What?”
“Nothing.” She frowned. “Just, Luce?”
He smiled brightly and she couldn’t help but return it. “Yeah! It’s your nickname.” Then he looked at her in concern. “Do you not like it?”
“No, it’s fine, I was just-“
“Hey, flame brain!” A voice called out from behind them and suddenly the murmurs in the cafeteria silenced. Lucy felt something cold sliding down her back and tried to look over her shoulder. But Natsu stopped her by grabbing her chin.
“Don’t. Trust me, you don’t want to look. I’ll be right back okay?” Lucy nodded as he ran from her to approach the culprit, then took a peek at her back. There was vanilla ice cream sliding down her back. She had long ago stripped her jacket, and the ice cream had created a see-through patch before falling to the ground.
“Yo, ice popsicle! You hit Lucy!” Hearing her name, Lucy turned around to see Natsu fighting with another guy. The other guy had black hair and dark blue eyes. Lucy jumped back as they came closer to her. The other guy was wearing no shirt and seemed to be in the process of stripping his pants. Lucy’s eyes widened and she took another step back when she felt someone’s hand on her shoulder.
Lucy turned and noticed that the girl who had three of her classes with her was standing next to her. “Are they always like that?”
The girl next to her sighed and nodded. “Yeah, they always fight if that’s what you mean. Gray usually doesn’t start it explicitly though. Although, I guess since they didn’t have any classes together, this is to be expected.”
“What do you mean?”
“Normally it’s just words, not throwing things. Sorry you got hit with that ice cream cone. I have an extra shirt in my bag if you want it.” Lucy looked down at the girl and made a face.
“Sorry, I’m not sure I would fit in your clothes. Thanks for the offer though.” She watched as the girl’s face fell, then tried to find a way to make the girl happy again. She realized then that she didn’t know the girl’s name. “By the way, I’m Lucy!”
“I’m Levy, nice to meet you Lucy.” Lucy smiled at Levy and said her thanks, then watched as Loke came up behind the smaller blue haired girl, his undershirt off.
“Lucy, go put this on.” He handed the shirt to her and walked away looking nervous and not making sure that she actually used it.
Lucy followed his directions, and walked to the girls’ bathroom right across the way. She closed the door behind her and turned the lock, so no one would come in.
Natsu watched as Gray stripped his pants, and he turned around to say something about it to Lucy, only to see her talking to Levy. He was going to walk over to her when Loke walked over and gave her his shirt. Natsu huffed and turned back to Gray, who smirked knowingly.
“She’s not a toy.”
“Oh, isn’t she the princess who lives across from you?”
Natsu turned around fast to look at her, already knowing the answer, but she was already heading into the bathroom. “What?” Gray didn’t need to know that Natsu was already addicted to her scent, or else he would never hear the end of it.
“You didn’t know?”
“Well, I’ve never met her before.”
“Even I’ve met ‘Lucky Lucy Heartfilia.’ Not that she would remember me.”
“Well, if she did, it would probably be as a stripper.”
“Yeah, but I’m sure she would have liked what she saw.” Natsu frowned at Gray and then stepped forward.
“We were already fighting you dumbass!”
Instead of answering, Natsu just threw a punch at Gray, who then followed suit. The brawl was going strongly until Erza stepped in.
“Knock it off you two.”
“Yes ma’am.” Gray replied, throwing his arm around Natsu’s shoulder.
“Aye.” Natsu said doing the same.
Lucy took off her ice cream stained uniform shirt and set it in the sink. She looked up into the mirror and sighed when she saw the bruises littered across her stomach. She knew it wasn’t worth it to worry about them, they would fade in time, just as her scars would.
She took in a deep breath and held it as Loke’s shirt went over her head, then let it out when the shirt was on.
Someone knocked on the door to the bathroom and Lucy went to unlock it. She opened it to see Levy standing there, looking anxious. Levy’s eyes traveled down Lucy’s body and noticed her shirt seemed to be caught and was still pulled up to where she could see the bruises. “What happened?”
Lucy looked down and yanked the shirt down. “Nothing. Don’t worry about it.” She couldn’t believe she hadn’t pulled the shirt all the way down, it was a simple yet stupid mistake. Levy nodded and stepped inside the bathroom. Lucy turned around and went to her shirt she had set in the sink. She turned it so the water would spray on the ice cream and pushed the sinks button.
Pulling the extra hair tie from her hair, Lucy used it to make the shirt she was wearing a little shorter. She tucked in the tail that was made and sighed as the water shut off. She squeezed out the excess water and went over to the hand dryer, putting her shirt underneath it as Levy pushed the button.
“Yeah Levy?” Lucy looked over to where Levy was and saw her pursing her lips.
“You can talk to me if you need to okay?”
“Yeah.” She lied.