Hey, so this was inspired by my older book. In which that book was inspired by Lyonsgirl's Calming The Chaos! The image above is Lucy and Natsu's usual outfit. Though imagine Natsu wearing a fitting black tank top under the jacket as well as a black cape. Lucy's top covers her entire waist. Please make more of these types of stories where Natsu either doesn't trust and hates the guild or he is Achnologias, son. So here is the challenge use the tag #chaosnatsu so we can find your story.
"Stingy old man only knocked off one thousand jewels," I grumbled. I looked at my new whip. I was looking for a new whip. The one I have now is broken and useless. The one I bought was some rare celestial whip. Apparently, all you have to do is add a bit of your own magic power in and the whip will extend to any length and be powerful with hitting your opponents. I think the shopkeeper said it was called Fleuve d'étoiles. I stomped through the streets of Hargeon while continuing to mumble complains to myself.
With a sigh, I decided to stop for a little rest. I supposed it was worth the money, even if I am down to fifteen hundred jewels. I stopped at a spot that overlooks a few shops and sat on the railing. "Where should I go now?" I asked myself.
I knew I didn't have anywhere to go back to. Joining a guild would be really great and a dream come true, but I don't know how to get into one.
There's one I absolutely want to join, but I don't know how to get in let alone if they will even take me. Unfortunately for me, joining isn't an option right now. I don't even know where the guild is located.
I'm brought out of my thoughts when I hear a girl yell at her friend.
"Hurry up! I heard Salamander is here!"
"Who's Salamander?" her friend asked.
"Are you kidding me? Don't you know who Salamander is? He's a famous mage!" The girl yelled.
That made my interest peak. Why would a famous mage come to a town like this? I thought. I decided to follow the girls to see this Salamander.
I followed the two girls to a huge crowd. A male in the center. As soon as I saw him, my heart started to pound, my cheeks flushed, and I couldn't look away.
I could only see and think of him. He had my undivided attention. I pushed my way to the front of the crowd. He smirked and gave me a wink. I suddenly got butterflies in my stomach. Barely containing my squeak, I held my hand over my heart out of reflex. The area around me began to get overheated. The other girls tried to move away from it but wanted to stay close to this man.
Is this love? I asked myself. I decided that it was, and I would follow him anywhere. I ignored a voice telling me something wasn't right. That was until I heard an actual voice.
"Why are you using a love charm?" The deep and masculine voice asked.
My eyes widen in shock. The voice was amazing. It made my heart skip a beat, and I felt something shatter in me. I looked at Salamander again as he turned to the man with the deep voice.
That was when I saw the charm he was talking about. I sucked in a sharp breath and glared at 'Salamander'. I turned my attention to the newcomer. He was handsome. He was very handsome actually with dark mysterious eyes. Those eyes held very little, but very strong emotions. He has amazing spiky hair. His hair is pink, but he somehow makes it look good. He's wearing a black cloak, so I can't see the rest of him or his clothes. I get glimpses, just not enough to actually make the outfit describable. Though I can tell you it's black and gold.
Lastly, I notice the bored look on his face. Even though he looks bored, I can see the anger in his eyes. It took me a minute to drag my eyes away from him and see the blue cat that's behind him. I blink in confusion when I realize the cat is walking on two legs. I saw the cat looked sad and yet he tried to hold himself together.
"I don't know what you're talking about," 'Salamander' said, bringing me out of my staring. I glared at 'Salamander' again. He has a lot of guts to say that when the evidence is right on his finger.
Suddenly all the girls turned on the pink haired man. They started yelling at him, but he didn't seem affected. Well, that isn't completely true. He seemed even more annoyed. I decided that I should do something before they start trying to hurt the guy.
"Then take off your rings," I said in a small but clear voice. Everyone turned to stare at me. I suddenly feel very uncomfortable and embarrassed by their glares. I suddenly feel hot and look at the ground to avoid eye contact. My body lit on fire ever so slightly showing just how embarrassed I was. I shouldn't have said anything. I should have stayed quiet. Yet I need to finish what I was saying. I steeled my emotions and cleared my throat. My fire going back into my body.
"The rings you're wearing are love and sleep charms, so if you take off the rings, the charms should stop working. This will also prove your innocence if you aren't using a charm."
'Salamander' looked perplexed, the girls looked expectant, the pink haired man looked curious for a second before covering it up, and the cat looked really surprised. "What guild are you in?" the cat asked.
I took a steadying breath so I didn't freak out and mumbled, "I'm not in one yet." The pink haired man and the cat then studied me. The cat looked curious and a bit surprised while pinkie still looked bored.
Everything was quiet around us. Then I heard someone running away from us. I turned to see Salamander running away. I was about to run after him but stopped when I saw that Pinkie was already on him. My hand was lit with flames that held golden stars in it.
Salamander tried to shoot him with balls of fire, but pinkie dodged all of them. Unfortunately, that meant they came toward the crowd of women. "Get down," I yelled. All of them dropped to the ground as balls of fire flew over our heads. The cat didn't react fast enough and was about to get hit. I yanked him down in the nick of time and wrapped myself around him. He struggled a bit. "You'll get hurt if you go out there right now. Let me protect you," I said. He hesitated, but nodded and snuggled into my chest. Once the balls of fire came to me I ate them.
It was so greasy! Yuck!
I told everyone to run. All the women ran without hesitation. I got up, still holding the cat, and was about to help Pinkie take down Salamander when I saw the most amazing thing happen. Pinkie lit his fist on fire, but it wasn't normal fire. It was a fire I'd never seen before. The fire was a mesmerizing mix of black and dark blue. "He's a mage," I whispered. He has a different fire like me.
I felt the cat nod, but I never took my eyes away from Pinkie. He moved so fast that my eyes barely kept up. One second he was a few feet away from the ugly purple haired man and the next he was a few inches away from him. He hit the faker once, and that was the end of the fight. I stared in awe as he picks up the faker and slung him over his shoulder like a sack of potatoes. He's so strong.
"Happy," Pinkie said.
"What?" I snapped. My voice stayed quiet even though I snapped. I was raised to keep quiet and not bother people.
"It seems Happy fell asleep," Pinkie said.
"What?" I asked again. This time in total confusion.
He sighed in irritation. He pointed to where I held the cat. "That's Happy," he explained. My eyes widened in realization. I looked down and saw Happy sound asleep. I smiled a little at how cute he was. "Wake him up. I don't have time to waste for him to sleep."
I glared at Pinkie. "That's mean. You should consider how your companions are feeling and their physical conditions. Isn't Happy your companion?" Thinking back he did seem really exhausted. I guess my body temperature was warm enough that he fell right to sleep.
He glared right back. "It's his fault for coming with me. I work alone. I don't need anyone's help. I don't want anyone's company. He knew I didn't want him to come, but he did anyway."
"That gives you no right to treat him like you are," I argue.
He drops Faker and storms over to me. I stood my ground. He stops a few inches away from me, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't intimidated. I didn't want him to treat Happy like he has though, so I force myself to not move back. "Wake him up," Pinkie says slowly as though I'm a disobedient child. The thought makes me flinch. I saw annoyance when he noticed I flinched.
"No," I said. His eyes widen for a split second before reverting back to a glare. I sighed. "How about I carry him to wherever you need to go?" Pinkie just raises a brow, so I elaborate. "I have nowhere else to be, and I want Happy to sleep as much as he needs to. You have somewhere to be and don't want to wait for Happy to wake up, so I'll hold him and follow you. It gives both of us what we want."
His brows creased in thought as he continues to stare at me. I stare right back at him the entire time. With an irritated sigh, he nods his head and turns around.
Not waiting for me, he starts walking. I hurry to catch up to him. He picks up Faker again and we head off to the authorities. I found out Pinkie and Happy were on a mission from a guild.
Well, that's good for me, I thought. Even if it's not Fairy Tail, I can still be in a guild of mages. That's if they take me though.
We walked out of town in silence. "Why aren't we taking the train?" I asked. I got no response. "Did you hear me?" I asked. Pinkie nodded. He must not want to answer. We had been walking for about an hour when I felt Happy start to stir. I look down to see him trying to rub the sleep out of his eyes. "Finally awake?" I asked with a smile.
I learned quickly that Pinky isn't a talker, so I was mostly humming a relaxing tune until Happy awoken.
He looked up at me surprised. He stared at me for a few seconds before recognition crossed his features. "You're the lady that ate fire," he stated.
I smiled down at him. "Yep," I said. "My name's Lucy by the way." I gave him a toothy grin.
Happy smiled at me. "I'm Happy and that," he gestured to pinkie, "is Natsu." I smiled down at him again. Happy and I talked to while I carried him for a few more hours.
I learned that Natsu found him and took him in even though it was mostly his guild that raised him. Natsu didn't want to be part of the guild but was forced to. Happy then explained that Natsu didn't talk much to people and didn't really like being anywhere near people.
"I kind of figured that out already. I'm fine with it as long as he doesn't mind me humming every now and again."
After a few hours of talking about Natsu and himself, Happy tried to ask questions about my past, but I didn't really want to talk about it. I just told him I was raised by the Fire Dragon, Igneel. My flames are rare. Apparently Natsu was also a Dragon Slayer. He was raised by Achnologia.
Luckily, I could distract him rather easily. Several hours later, I finally asked the question that's been on my mind for a while. "Where are we going?"
"Home," Happy stated happily.
I felt a pang of jealousy flash through me, but I squashed it as soon as it came. Of course, they have a home. They're already in a guild. "Where is your home?"
"Magnolia," Natsu said.
I nodded. "What's your guild by the way?" Might as well know the name of the guild I'm going to try to join.
Happy grinned at me. "The best guild ever!" he said. "We are mages of Fairy Tail!"
I stopped and my eyes widened. "Fairy Tail," I breathed. Natsu stopped and turned to look at us. Happy 's smile turned into a frown, and he began to look concerned. I suddenly squeaked and a smile almost split my face. "We're really going to Fairy Tail?" I asked excitedly.
Happy nodded slowly. He was looking at me like I had grown two heads.
I ran to Natsu and grabbed his cloak. Tugging on it gently and trying to get him to walk faster. "Let's go! I can't wait to see Fairy Tail! I've been trying to find it for a year now! I was about to give up, but then you two showed up. I was just going to try to join the guild you two are in, but it's Fairy Tail! How do you get in? Is there a test? Do you have to sign an application? What does it look like? Is it fun there?" I continued to fire off question after question not really caring if they answer them or not.
"You want to join Fairy Tail?" Natsu asked. His gruff voice was annoyed and had a hidden emotion in it. He must not be very liked. Then I'll be the second to like him! After Happy of course.
I turned around and started walking backward while still holding his cloak. "Yep," I said with a big smile. "It's been my dream to join Fairy Tail since I was a little girl."
Natsu and Happy looked quite shocked, but I ignored them and turned back around. I can't believe I'm going to Fairy Tail!