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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 – 1,078 Words
And all I need is you
Come please, I’m callin’
And, oh, I scream for you
Hurry, I’m fallin’, I’m fallin’, I’m fallin’
Lucy lowered her eyes to the ground, not looking her father-in-law in the eyes.
“You did what?” Igneel exclaimed. “Natsu Dragneel! You knew better than that, and look at you now.” The older red haired male gestured to the younger, now wingless male.
Lucy felt tears fall from her eyes. She should have known she would not have been accepted by Natsu’s family, especially after what her father had done to Natsu. She turned away from the disapproving eyes of Natsu’s family. Even his brother was there, glaring at Lucy. The blonde stepped from the door with one last glance behind her at her husband. He had originally told her she shouldn’t be there, but she wanted to be there for him. She leaned against the wall in the hallway, much like she had the first time Natsu and her had met.
A feeling of her past self sitting there, sobbing when she was told of a marriage she felt she could not stop went through her. Now, here she was, the same spot as before, but that marriage was no longer an issue for her, instead a new issue has arisen. Lucy pushed from the wall, walking down to the end of the long hallway and stepping outside. She couldn’t seem to breathe.
Natsu had told her, moments after he got over the shock of learning of her pregnancy, that he needed to go to his father, as well as his brother. Why had she insisted on following him? She knew that she wouldn’t be accepted. No, that wasn’t it. She had been afraid. Afraid that if Natsu had left, leaving her behind, her father would make some stupid attempt at a power play. She didn’t want to be away from Natsu.
Lucy had complained the entire way to his kingdom of her own motion sickness, while attempting to help him with his own. She hadn’t known before that Natsu had a serious case of motion sickness, which was why he much preferred to fly anywhere. And now, that option had been taken from him. And it was all because of her. She frowned as another wave of sickness washed over her, brushing Natsu’s hair from his face, smoothing her hand against his forehead. Closing her eyes she leaned over him, pressing her lips where her hand had been. Resting there for a moment, she opened her eyes and pulled back, wishing she could do more to help him with his motion sickness.
Her own motion sickness, brought on by the baby inside of her had not helped in the endeavor, even as his own hands moved to her stomach, rubbing lightly. She smiled down at him as he shifted his head closer to her stomach, obviously breathing in the scent of their child. A deep, shuddering breath from her had him looking up and she smiled at him, shaking her head in a way to tell him not to worry about her. A soft smile spread across his face as he buried his nose back into her stomach, wrapping his arms around her waist tightly. Even then, Lucy had waited for him to fall asleep, before allowing the tears to fall from her eyes. She wiped at them as she ran one hand through his hair soothingly, sitting the rest of the five hour trip to his father’s kingdom with her own thoughts.
The thoughts that haunted her as the night sky surrounded them. She knew she had shadows following her everywhere, dragging behind her like the mistakes she could never fix. But meeting him, befriending him, falling in love with him, she’d never mark her betrayal to her kingdom as a mistake. No, because it was that betrayal that led to both the child in her stomach and the man laying on her lap. Not even as the tears fell when his wings were torn so forcefully from his back. Never. He was the only thing she felt she had done right, and as long as the two were never far apart from each other she would believe it. No matter who thought she was insane, even if it was the man himself, the only thing she would regret is allowing him to go through the pain he had.
Lucy’s hand, the one not in his hair, clenched into a fist, turning all the anger and despair she felt in on herself. She would deal with what was thrown her way. She would have to. And if, even after everything the two had been through, Natsu deems her to be a mistake he never meant to enact, she would deal with that too. She would cry, for nothing would make her whole again if she lost him. Not even the precious child she carried currently. But she would allow him to tell her she had never meant anything, as she had a feeling his father and brother would convince him to, as long as he promised to be in their child’s life. For she was not only living for herself anymore, but for the sweet being that had taken root inside of Lucy from the seed planted by Natsu.
A warm hand had brushed her cheek and she looked to see Natsu awake. She could tell he wanted to ask her what she had been thinking about, what had made her look so sad. But he didn’t, deciding she would tell him if she wished. For that moment, the brief moment of stillness, light, and peace the two got before heading into his home, he held her. He soothed her, and the restless child he sensed inside of her, worried about the beautiful woman’s health.
“Don’t worry.” He had muttered into her ear, followed by a light kiss behind it, “we will get through this, I promise you.” And she had believed him, nodding as he backed away, kissing her sweetly and stepping into the open air, her following behind.
She still did believe him, as she stood there, waiting for the news to be brought by him, or someone, her thoughts overwhelming her. She had always known her thoughts were demons in and of themselves. But she had never thought that these thoughts would be the obstacles she would need to overcome at a time like this. She had never thought that it would be her own thoughts that would be the cause of harm to her own self, along with those around her.
Day 6 down! I hope you could follow along with this. The next chapter is going to be a bit more angsty than these past two chapters, hope you can handle it! It will also be the final chapter to this story. Let me know how you’re following along with this. What do you have to say, any questions?