Title:- Boy Meets Girl

Pairings:- Gralu (Gray X Lucy) and Gale (Gajeel X Levy) ; AU

Author Note:- Yeah, I am alive! This is a series inspired by Fairy Tail and Meg Cabot's novel "Boy Meets Girl". As I was reading the novel, I really thought that the lead characters fit Lucy and Gray perfectly! So, I set about the task and here is the result. For those who have read the novel, the main plot will be the same, however, the subplots are going to be a bit different. Please do review to tell me how was it.

Also, those who want to know about my other story, Bob-FTS!, I assure you that I have not abandoned it, I am rewriting it a little bit as the plot seemed full of holes. So please bear with me! Now here's the first chapter of "Boy Meets Girl".


Chapter 1

THE MAGNOLIA JOURNAL
Magnolia's City's Leading Photo-Newspaper

Lucy Heartfilia
Personnel Representative
Human Resources
The Magnolia Journal

Ida D. Lopez
Craft Food Services
The Magnolia Journal

Dear Mrs. Lopez:

Last week, we met to address your continuing job-performance problems related to the giving out of dissemination of serving of items from the dessert cart you operate in the newspaper's senior staff dining room.

These problems have persisted despite repeated counseling sessions with me, my boss Angel McHenry, supervisors as well as staff training programs. Specifically, your refusal to give disseminate serve dessert to certain members of the senior staff has resulted in several written complaints from administrators at this establishment.

Mrs. Lopez, your refusal to serve dessert to certain members of the paper's staff is disruptive to food service operations, and the explanations that you have provided for your behavior are not satisfactory wholly believable inexplicable acceptable. This letter is being issued as a written warning with the expectation that there will be an immediate and sustained improvement in your work attitude food service dissemination job
performance. Failure to comply will result in further disciplinary action.

On a more personal note, Mrs. Lopez, please stop refusing to give senior staff members dessert, even if you feel, as you explained to me last week, that they don't "deserve it." Which members of the paper's staff do or do not deserve dessert is not your decision to make! And I would hate to see you asked to leave the food craft services department over something so silly! I would really miss you—and your chocolate chip cookies!

Damn it.

From the Desk of
Lucy Heartfilia

To do:

Laundry! Finish disciplinary warning letter to Ida Lopez. Find new apartment. Find new boyfriend. Get better job. Get married. Have successful career. Have children/grandchildren/big retirement party. Die in sleep at age 100. Pick up dry cleaning!

Lucy Heartfilia
Personnel Representative, LZ
Human Resources
The Magnolia Journal

Bookworm123:
What are you doing?

Celestial_zodiac:
WORKING. Stop IM-ing me, you know the T.O.D. doesn't like it when we IM during office hours.

Bookworm123:
The T.O.D. can bite me. And you are not working. I can see your desk from here. You're making another one of those To Do lists, aren't you?

Celestial_zodiac:
It may look like I'm making a To Do list, but really I am reflecting on the series of failures and bad judgment calls that have made up my life.

Bookworm123:
Oh my God, you are twenty-five years old. You have not even had a life yet.

Celestial_zodiac:
Then why am I in such mental and emotional anguish?

Bookworm123:
Because you stayed up too late last night watching Castle reruns. Don't try to deny it, I heard you salivating over Castle.

Celestial_zodiac:
Oh my God, I'm so sorry! Did I keep you and Gajeel awake?

Bookworm123:
Please. Gajeel would sleep through a nuclear blast. And I only heard you because I got up to use the bathroom. These hormones make me have to go every five minutes.

Celestial_zodiac:
I am so, so sorry. I swear I will be off your couch and out of your place just as soon as I get a line on a studio I can afford. Anna's taking me to look at one tomorrow night in Hoboken. 1,10,000 jewels/month, third-floor walk-up.

Bookworm123:
Would you stop? I told you, we like having you stay with us.

Celestial_zodiac:
Levy, you and Gajeel are trying to have a BABY. You do not need an old college roommate sacking out on your living room couch while you are trying to procreate. You did enough just getting me this job in the first place.

Bookworm123:
You more than earn your keep with all the cleaning you do. Don't think I haven't noticed. Gajeel even pointed out this morning that you had dusted the top of the refrigerator. Obsessive much, by the way?
Who even looks at the top of the refrigerator?

Celestial_zodiac:
Well, Gajeel, OBVIOUSLY.

Bookworm123:
Whatever, Lu-chan. You can't afford 1,10,000 jewels/month on your salary. I know how much you make, remember?

Celestial_zodiac:
It's the cheapest place Anna's found me so far. That isn't on the same block as a methadone clinic.

Bookworm123:
I don't understand why YOU are the one who had to move out. Why didn't you kick HIM out?

Celestial_zodiac:
I can't stay in that apartment. Not with the memories of all the happy times Natsu and I shared.

Bookworm123:
Oh, you mean like all those times you came home from work to find that, like, one of his band mates had mistaken the closet for the bathroom and peed on your suede boots?

Celestial_zodiac:
WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BRING THAT UP AT WORK? You know it always makes me want to cry. I really loved those boots. They were perfect Heartcruz knockoffs.

Bookworm123:
You should have thrown his stuff out onto the fire escape and changed the locks. "I don't know if I can marry you after all, I have to take things one day at a time." I mean, what kind of thing is that for a guy to say?

Celestial_zodiac:
Um, the kind of thing an ex-pothead who is about to land a million-dollar recording contract would say to the girl he has dated since high school. I mean, come on, Levy. Natsu can get anyone now.
Why would he stay with his girlfriend from high school?

Bookworm123:
Oh my God, I swear if it weren't for the T.O.D. watching me like a hawk for any excuse to cane my ass, I'd come over there and slap you. You are the best thing that ever happened to Natsu, recording contract or no recording contract, and if he doesn't know it, he isn't worth it. Do you understand me, Lucy? HE ISN'T WORTH IT.

Celestial_zodiac:
Yes, but then what does that say about ME? I'm the one who went out with him for ten years, after all. TEN YEARS. With a guy who isn't sure now that he wants to marry me after all. I mean, what does that tell you about my ability to read people? Seriously, Levy, I probably shouldn't even be allowed to work here. How can I presume to tell my employers who they should and should not hire when I am obviously such a heinous judge of character?

Bookworm123:
Lucy, you are not a heinous judge of character. Your problem is that you—

AngelMcHenryDir:
logged on

AngelMcHenryDir:
Pardon me for interrupting, ladies, but is there or is there not a departmental ban on Instant Messaging during office hours? Ms. Redfox, please get me the blue form on the new hire in Arts. Miss Heartfilia, I need to see you in my office right away.

Bookworm123:
logged off

Celestial_zodiac:
logged off

AngelMcHenryDir:
logged off

Bookworm123:
logged on

Celestial_zodiac:
logged on

Bookworm123:
THE TYRANNICAL OFFICE DESPOT MUST DIE

Celestial_zodiac:
Her home life must be very unsatisfactory.

Bookworm123:
logged off

Celestial_zodiac:
logged off

30's East Rent Stabilized
A Steal! Studio 1,10,000 jewels. No Fee. Call Ron 718-555-7757

Yo! It's Ron. Leave a message. (Tone) Um, hi, Ron? Hi, this is Lucy, Lucy Heartfilia. I'm calling about the apartment. The rent-stabilized studio in the East Thirties? Yeah. Please give me a call about it.
I can come to look at it any time. Really. Like in five minutes, if you want. Just, you know. Call me. I'll be at 212-555-6891 until five, then you can reach me at 212-555-1324. And thanks. Call anytime. Really.


This was the first chapter! I chose Angel as the villain as she was the one who seemed at least human (since Minerva has turned into a demon, literally!). So... how was it? I will greatly appreciate constructive reviews! Flames will be ignored.