Summary: Lucy, a dancer and amateur storyteller has to deal with some changes to the choreography she worked so hard on; Natsu, a choreographer and coach, also one of Lucy’s childhood friends. When the two are set into an arrangement, the question of will this work out is ever present. Inspired by a comic by ayumichi-me on tumblr.
- Rating – T for language and themes
- Genre – Romance & Friendship
- Chapter – 2 of 2
- Word Count – 2,662 Words
- Chapter Word Count – 1,492 Words
“You make them bow for you? That’s a splendid idea!” Lucy looked up to see Aquarius walk in with someone new.
“Shut up.” Aquarius had her hair in its usual fashion, but she carried a different atmosphere with her that day. “Listen up brats! This is Natsu Dragneel, the famous choreographer and coach. I’m sure you all have heard of him at least once.” At this, said guy nodded, his necklace giving off a glare from the lights in the room. Lucy studied him, wanting to know what the initials stood for, she would ask him later that night when they got home.
Natsu met Lucy’s eyes but gave no look of recognition. Her heart sinking, believing he would turn out just like the rest, when she had hoped he would be different. They had all ignored her in public, pretending they didn’t know her. Lucy looked down to finish tying her ballet shoes while Aquarius finished. “Dragneel will be helping us this month to improve and give the best show ever. Don’t disappoint me! He’s far more strict than I am.”
Everyone around Lucy was either scared of, or fawning over Natsu. For some reason, this was making her extremely jealous, especially as the guy smirked at her fellow dancers. Everyone was partnering up and Lucy began walking towards her normal partner, only to be dragged away by Natsu.
“What the hell, Natsu?” She whisper shouted.
Natsu just gave her a look. “You’re mine now. That means no one else gets to touch you this intimately.” He placed his hands on her waist, feeling the inhale and exhale of her breathing. Natsu reached up and pulled off his necklace, before sliding it over Lucy’s head and tucking it under her leotard, making sure that everyone saw. Lucy shivered at his touch and he smirked again, this time, only at her.
“What are you waiting for everybody, begin practicing. Miss Heartfilia and I will walk around and correct your posture, positions, and techniques.” Everyone grumbled, feeling that Lucy always got special treatment, and Natsu seemed to pick up on this. “No, this is not because of any relationship we may have, this is solely because Aquarius told me that Lucy was the hardest worker, the best dancer, and the one who choreographed the dances. Therefore, making her the ideal candidate for this position.”
Lucy smiled at Natsu thankfully. He looked back at her and grinned, dragging her to the first pair.
By the time practice was over, everyone had danced the piece at least three times, most of them had danced it five. Natsu held Lucy to his side, calling out to the other dancers. “Good job today, but I want to see better technique next week, so work on that got it?” Everyone mumbled an affirmative and began to leave. Lucy detached herself from Natsu and walked over to her bag, packing up.
However, Natsu had other plans. As soon as everyone else was gone he grabbed her hand, pulling her into his chest. “You and I need to practice as well.” He let go of Lucy and scratched his head, trying to pinpoint the scene where she was faltering. Sighing, he looked up at her. “Okay, let’s try something else. Let’s dance the seduction scene again.” Lucy frowned, confused as to why they needed to practice that. “Your technique is great, nearly perfect, but your feeling about the piece needs to be revealed. So, we’re going to do it again. And try, really try to seduce me this time, okay?”
Lucy looked up at him shocked and blushed. He wasn’t making fun of her, he didn’t have that glint in his eyes, but it still made her embarrassed all the same.
“When you did it with your partner yesterday,” Lucy was even more shocked. “Yes, I watched you lot yesterday, to get a feel of what I would need to do. Anyway, yesterday you didn’t seem very convincing, and I know you’re better than that, so I want to see if we can get your emotions out.”
Lucy knew why she didn’t show her emotions yesterday. That guy she was partnered with, Dan, was interested in her and kept asking her out. So she hadn’t wanted to give him the wrong idea. Natsu leaned down and whispered in her ear, “don’t worry Luce, I’m your partner from here on out. Didn’t I tell you no one else could touch you?” Natsu’s hands were gripping her waist and Lucy’s hips bucked forward a bit. Natsu smirked at her reaction. “Okay, lets just dance.” Natsu dragged Lucy over to press play on the music, then dragged her back to the middle of the floor.
They repeated the scene multiple times, Natsu coaching Lucy, and Lucy telling him that he should actually dance the piece with her. When he finally did, Natsu’s hands stayed on her waist. The two were in perfect sync, Lucy making a step forward, and Natsu pulling her around into a pirouette. Together, they finished the dance, having somehow made it to the wall, Lucy was pinned against it. He really seemed to like pinning her against walls. They were both breathing heavily, and Lucy could feel Natsu’s breath on her neck.
Every time she breathed in, Lucy’s chest brushed against Natsu’s. He shoved the hair that had fallen out of her bun away and buried his face in her neck. She leaned her head away from him, giving him more access. “How was that?” She asked in a low voice. In response he stepped into her, raising his head and looking into her eyes. Lucy could clearly tell she had done something to him. His eyes were darkened with need and he leaned down, capturing her lips with his own. Lucy gasped as he did, and he took the opportunity to explore her mouth.
When they finally pulled away, Lucy saw someone standing behind Natsu and squeaked.
The person laughed. “Glad you two are getting along so well. We were hoping this would work out.” Lucy’s eyes widened as she heard her father’s voice. Natsu turned around blushing.
“Mr. Heartfilia!” “Father!” The two cried out simultaneously.
“Please son, call me Jude. Sorry about barging in on you two here, but Aquarius told me that you guys were still here and I just wanted to come give you the keys Lucy.”
Lucy stepped away from Natsu, taking the keys from her father, who smiled at her knowingly. Lucy blushed as he turned away and walked to the hall. She heard him talking to someone else. “You were right as always Igneel.” Natsu came and stood behind her, his hands going to her waist. Lucy looked up at him, concerned. “They were in there having a make out session. All the other boys didn’t get that response from her when they tried to have a go at her.”
Lucy blushed and frowned at her father’s words and Natsu’s grip on her tightened. He spun her around. “What does he mean, ‘have a go’ at you?”
Lucy put her hand on Natsu’s arm. “Don’t worry about it. Like he said, none of them have lasted, only you.” Natsu’s lip twisted into a snarl for a second.
“I don’t want anyone else touching you like this.”
Lucy tilted her head, still surprised at Natsu’s possessive nature. He wanted her, she could tell that he cared about her, but she was unsure why. “Of course not.” Out of every guy she’s gone out with, Natsu has been the only one possessive like this. All the others were interested in showing her off, and when she denied them of that they would pretend she didn’t exist. On the other hand, Natsu was more interested in keeping her hidden. Oddly, it made her like him more, that he didn’t just want to show her off.
Natsu leaned down and kissed her again, putting his hands underneath her thighs and prompted her to jump with a squeeze. Lucy did, wrapping her legs around his waist, and he backed them into the bar, setting Lucy on top of it, but not letting her go. When they pulled away for air, he smiled at her.
“Damn Luce, you have no idea how long I’ve wanted to do that.” Lucy scrunched her eyebrows. “Oh come on. I have wanted to kiss you since we were like five!” Natsu laughed at her facial expressions. “What, did you think I wouldn’t remember?”
Lucy didn’t give Natsu an answer, instead pulling him down for another kiss. This time when they pulled away for air, Lucy spoke lightly. “I need to change, can you let me down?”
“But I don’t wanna.” He whined into her neck. Though he said that, he let her down anyways and she smiled at him. She bent over to grab her bag, and Natsu watched as she sashayed away from him, already missing the feeling of kissing her.
Part 2 of this au is here! Don’t forget, this is in conjunction with day 3 of NaLu Week 2017. This is day 4, and I hope it all made sense. This is the part that was based off of ayumichi-me’s drawings. There is a lot more going in on this one than the one before, only because Lucy and Natsu have to interact in a different setting. Natsu shows his possessive side and I think Lucy likes it, don’t you? Don’t forget that this can be a one-shot or two-shot, but if you read anymore you’ll definitely need to continue. The name of the larger version of this story is Dancing Around, and can be found in my works! Let me know what you thought of this!~Rayhne