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Day One Hundred Sixty-Three

The Sky is Falling

Lucy was not having the best of days. Actually, this day in particular kind of... sucked.

It began when she woke up to find that Natsu had crashed on her couch for the night. There was dirt and grime everywhere, and the blond sighed when she thought about all she'd have to clean up later. And from the look of the lopsided sofa, Lucy was fairly certain he had broken it...

She groaned, running her hands through her hair. Could she never catch a break?

"Of course not," Lucy muttered to herself, grabbing a sock and throwing it at Natsu, because, well, there was a sock there and Lucy felt like throwing something and socks were throw-able. "Of course I can't catch a break, because stupid Natsu only cares about himself..."

She picked up another sock and threw it, and this time it hit Happy right on the nose. Natsu could sleep through absolutely anything, but Happy woke with a start.


...and it all went downhill from there.

... ... ...

"Are you sure the sky isn't falling?"

"Yes," Mirajane said, exasperated. She had been tolerant with the little blue cat at first, but soon enough her patience had worn thin as he asked the same question over and over and over.

"But are you sure?" Happy persisted, and rather than strangling him, Mira ignored him.

Happy spread his wings and flew over to the guild window, cautiously poking his head out. Well... the sky didn't look like it was falling. He frowned, contemplating if he should just forget about it. Maybe it was nothing after all.

The moment he had been hit with a piece of the sky (though Lucy claimed it was her sock), Happy had known the truth: THE SKY WAS FALLING. Everything around them would soon be reduced to rubble underneath the remains of the sky! It would all be destroyed!

With that in mind, Happy had raced to the guild to spread the word.

This news must be spread. He had to warn everyone! Happy nodded to himself. He was sure that the sky really was falling. Maybe it looked fine, but as Lucy had once said, you can't judge a book by its cover...

"I have to warn everyone," Happy said dramatically. "It's all up to me!"

... ... ...

Lucy gave up chasing Happy down the street; the flying cat was much too fast for her. Natsu had woken up to Happy's screeching about the sky falling and was walking along beside her... Well, Lucy supposed "walking" wasn't quite accurate. Natsu was dragging himself down the road, still half asleep.

"Lucy," the pink-haired boy whined. "Where'd Happy go? What's..." He yawned. "What's all that about the sky falling...?"

"It's nothing," Lucy grumbled. "Don't worry about it..."

Her day proceeded to get even worse as sirens blared through all of Magnolia.

Lucy shrieked and jumped, colliding with Natsu. They both tumbled backwards, rolling into the grass at the side of the road. Lucy covered her ears with her hands.

"What's going on?" Natsu yelled.

"I don't know!" Lucy yelled back.

It wasn't long, however, before they were enlightened. Happy's amplified voice echoed down every street in the city. "THE SKY IS FALLING! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES, EVERYONE!"

Natsu leaped up, took one look at the sky, screamed, and began running around like a maniac.

"Natsu!" Lucy cried in frustration, but to no avail. Despite the fact that the sky was perfectly intact, Natsu was already off the deep end, screaming about how they were all doomed.

"It's not even ten in the morning yet," Lucy groaned, dragging Natsu by the scarf back to the guild building. "I am going to murder that cat."

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Today's dose of crack with a little bit of NaLu! That's right, friends. I'm not giving up. No way.

I might miss some more days because of busy hectic life and I might fail and write tiny and insufficient chapters when they should but MUCH longer, but I am going to do my best and I CAN'T GIVE IT UP! Okay? I JUST CAN'T.

Buckle up. You're in for a wild ride. I am NOT quitting, no way, absolutely not. I am a piece of trash because I let this fanfic collect dust for four months and it is NOT happening again. I will do my best to KEEP IT ALIVE.