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Summary: Princess Lucy meets prince Natsu while their two kingdoms were drawing up a treaty. They are quick to fall in love, but also quick to fall into danger. What will happen to these two as their limits are tested?
Rating – M for mature themes
Genre – Romance & Angst
Word Count – 9,180 Words
Chapter Word Count – 636 Words
Prison gates won’t open up for me
On these hands and knees I’m crawlin’
Oh, I reach for you
The blonde sat pressed against the wall, her heart pounding in her chest. The man had his back facing her, refusing to look at her; he couldn’t. Not when he was like this. Not when she feared him so.
“I’m not the monster everyone says I am, Lucy.” The pink haired man spoke, his voice deep, saddened with the regret he was overwhelmed with. She was crying, he knew. He could smell her tears after all.
“I know that Natsu. I know. But right now… I’m not afraid of you if that is what you’re wrongfully thinking. I’m afraid for you.” The man — Natsu’s — head slammed up, hitting the bars behind him, making him groan slightly. If it were anyone else there with him he would not turn his back on them for fear of what they may do to his wings. But with her, even when her hand reached out to touch the spot between the fragile things, he only flexed them with a hiss. “What has my father done to you? What will he do to you? I fear for your life, but I know naught of what I can do.” Her arms wrapped around him through the bars and she breathed in, resting her head on his.
He looked down, a tear falling to her scarred wrist. He cradled her hand in his own, leaving a light kiss over the mark that used to be proudly displayed, but her father now hid with silk gloves. Neither of the young adults knew whether it was because of the mark or the horrid scarring that went from the fingertips on her right hand to the middle of her upper arm. “You mustn’t fear for me.” He turned around, her hands still in his, careful of his wings. “Listen to me princess, you must run.” She shook her head defiantly.
“No.” He gripped her hands, yanking her to him and holding on tight.
“I will not! I’m not going to leave you in my father’s hands. I will save you. I can’t leave you here, not when it’s more fun together.” Her hand moved to his face, another glance at the scarring and he turned to face it, kissing her palm before putting the glove back on.
“Come morning, it will be done my princess, my queen.” Tears were falling from her eyes.
“Then I shall pray night never leaves.” The two held each other through the bars, Lucy wishing she could find some way to get him out of there. The sooner the better, as was proven by the man’s statement. “Damn my father, damn him and his council. They don’t understand.”
“They will realize their mistake when I am dead. When my father and brother rally their troops to send to the kingdom. Which is why you must run.”
“Never.” Natsu pulled back, not liking the tone of voice she used, seeing a glint in her eyes. “An ultimatum. Our kingdoms join or go to war, but if he executes you, he must execute me as well.” Natsu shook his head but she continued. “Listen. He has no other child, loved only my mother and wishes to use me for no reason other than to further his kingdom’s riches. What better way to do that than with you. We will gain two kingdom’s loyalties.”
“I will not leave you, Natsu. I do not care if my father despises you because you are part demon and part dragon. You are all Natsu. My Natsu.” She leaned forward, resting her forehead to his, showing her sincerity. “My king.” A secret smile spread across both of their faces, their hands laced together. If there was one reason Lucy was grateful for the gloves, it was because it allowed her to hide the truth.
So, the song used for this is called Savin’ Me by Nickelback. This is the first bonus day of NaLu Angst Week 2018. I hope you all are as excited as I am to read this. It was really interesting to write, as I rewrote it nearly five times before I decided that this was the route I wanted to take. It is an E.N.D. au, but set with Natsu as a prince to both the dragon kingdom and demon kingdom. Lucy is a princess, if you could not tell. This is only the beginning of a heartbreaking tale of love and despair. Do not fret though, for I promise, that for once in my stories there will be a happy ending! I’m kidding, all my stories have happy endings, ish. Any who, let me know your thoughts!