Author: x3AngelicDevilx PM
I don't own Fairy Tail or the characters. All rights are owned by Hiro Mashima.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Lucy H. & Natsu D. - Chapters: 7 - Words: 5,513 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 05-04-12 - Published: 04-05-12 - id: 7992125
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A few days later, Lucy strolled to Fairy Tail, thinking about how this day might go. When she entered the room, it was a rowdy as the first day she was there.
"I guess they don't take a break off." Lucy said to herself as she dodged objects being thrown from one end of the room to the other. It was like an obstacle course with no idea when something might hit you on the head. Finally, she reached the bar counter, unscathed, or so she thought. As she sat down, a water balloon hit her on the back of her head, leaving her hair completely drenched. She grumbled as Mirajane handed her a towel.
"Thanks Mirajane." Lucy thanked as she dried her hair. Mirajane smiled and offered Lucy a cup of iced tea.
"Eek! Gray! Get off of me!" Lucy shrieked as she pushed Gray off her lap.
"Argh…you don't have to be so rough about it…"Gray moaned.
"Gray! Get back here you droopy-eyed freak!" Natsu yelled.
"Oi, oi. Who you calling droopy-eyed, you hot-headed idiot?" Gray hollered and the two of them got into a huge fight. All of a sudden, Levy came over. Lucy was so happy to see her. Lucy started asking Levy about Fairy Tail and apparently, she asked the right person. Levy knew everything about Fairy Tail's history and Lucy got a whole lot of information. After a while, Master Makarov came in and stopped the fight. From there, everyone went back to their own work.
"Hey, Lucy! You ready to go for a job?" Natsu called out as he and Happy walked over.
"I'm not sure…What jobs are available?" Lucy asked. As they scanned through all the request fliers on the request board, Lucy kept complaining about the job being too dangerous or the reward money was too low.
"Oi, Lucy, you got to stop complaining and pick a job!" Happy scolded.
"I think I might have an idea." Mirajane voiced. "This is a new request and I think it'll be perfect for you Lucy!" After looking through the flier, Lucy immediately accepted it. She then dragged the confused Natsu and Happy out the door.
"Wait, Lucy. Don't you need Gray as well? We were supposed to work together right?" Happy asked.
"Happy, you've been here longer than I have. Are you really sure you want Natsu and Gray next to each other?" Lucy questioned.
"Oh yeah. Forgot that they would kill each other." Happy confessed, as he smiled sheepishly. Lucy rolled her eyes upon seeing Happy's sheepish smile. After purchasing the train tickets, the trio boarded the train. During their train ride, Natsu kept moaning and groaning. He would not stop complaining about how much torture he is undergoing.
"Lucy, can you please tell us what is the job we are doing?" Happy asked. Lucy smiled and casually told them about the job. They were appalled and reprimanded her about her poor skills in choosing a job. Apparently, Lucy had accepted a job which required the applicant to perform for two nights and they only needed a girl. The reward money was a measly 70,000 Jewel, which was just enough to pay for Lucy's rent.
"How could you have chosen a job that terrible? The reward money isn't high enough!" Natsu complained.
"Yeah Lucy! The client asked for a girl but we are a team! You have got to include EVERYONE in your team for a job, you know? If you go for this job, what are Natsu and I going to do?" Happy complained.
As Lucy tried to calm them down, she explained, "Ok, look. I can't do much and I'm quite good in singing and dancing so I chose this and besides, this is my first job. Don't you think my first job be about something I like to do? Oh, and by the way, the pay is just the right amount of cash I need to pay for my rent. So, if you guys continue to complain, you can say 'good-bye' to my lovely house."
"Ugh…fine…We won't complain, will that do?" Natsu asked weakly. Happy nodded and promised as well, making Lucy smile.
Upon arrival at the town, Natsu, Happy and Lucy went off to have lunch. "Man, I am starving!" Natsu said. Lucy shook her head in dismay and thought, "Sheesh, Natsu sure changes very fast. One minute he was barfing and lifeless, the next minute he is full of energy and hungry."
"Oi, Lucy! Hurry up! You don't want to be left behind, do you?" Happy called out, breaking Lucy's train of thoughts. He and Natsu were already far ahead of Lucy. She ran up and finally managed to catch up with her companions as they walked into a restaurant.
While enjoying their scrumptious meal, Lucy started to talk about the job.
"Fwat shouvd wif do whilsh you aresh on the jowb?" Natsu asked with a mouthful of rice. Lucy flicked a grain of rice off her aquamarine tank top and said, "Natsu, please swallow and repeat what you said."
Natsu then repeated," I said: What should we do while you are on the job?"
"Well, I don't know, but I really wish that you two could come watch me carry out my first job." Lucy said, shyly.
Natsu and Happy looked at each other and replied in unison, "Ok! We will go and watch your performance, Lucy!" Lucy was overjoyed and as she took out some money to pay for their meal, she said, "Come on, we have to reach the client's house at 4:20pm and the time now is…." She checked her watch and continued, "The time now is 3:50pm. We have to hurry; otherwise I won't get the job!" Lucy quickly handed the money to a waiter and dragged Natsu and Happy out of the restaurant.
After a long and tiring walk, Natsu, Happy and Lucy finally reached the client's house. They were surprised to find out that the client lived in a huge mansion when he had only opened one theatre in town.
"Hello, you must be here for the job, no?" A man wearing a butler's uniform asked. Lucy nodded and the butler continued, "Well, please wait in the living room while Mr. Davidson holds the audition with the other 20 girls." Upon hearing the words 'other 20 girls', Lucy froze. She did not expect so many girls to be auditioning for the job.
"Lucy, you ok? You look tensed." Happy asked.
"I'm f...fine…just a li…little…worried, that's all" Lucy stuttered. Natsu and Happy looked at each other with a worried look. This was not their Lucy. Their Lucy would not be afraid of something this easy.
"Follow me, please." The butler suddenly said and escorted the three of them into the living room. There were gold chandeliers hanging from the ceiling; the furniture was all imported and the room was so huge, it could fit two giants.
"Wow…this place is huge!" Natsu gawked. "It is like an enormous playground!"
"I bet you can fill this room up with a ton of fish!" Happy said in awe as his eyes sparkled.
"I can put all the world's shoes in this room and still have a whole lot more space!" Lucy remarked. They stared at the room in awe. Lucy looked at Happy; she had never thought that a guy like Happy would be obsessed with fish. "He must've been a cat in his past life." Lucy thought.
"Please wait here until it's your turn. You may practice for your audition while waiting." The butler suggested with a smile. Natsu, Happy and Lucy sat down on the sofa next to a group of girls anxiously preparing for their audition. As Lucy scanned the room, she could feel the anxiety and desperation the girls were feeling. The atmosphere in the room was very tense. No one spoke to each other, they just sang and danced like the living room was their dance studio.
As Lucy thought about what she would perform, the butler called out her name. She jumped upon hearing her name being called out so fast. She stood up and walked towards him. "Good luck Lucy!" Happy cheered with Natsu sleeping beside him. Lucy gave Happy a weak smile and followed the butler up the stairs to Mr. Davidson's studio. As she walked up the flight of stairs, she saw two girls running down, crying. That made Lucy much more nervous than before.
"Good luck with you audition, Miss Lucy." The butler said with a huge smile as he gestured Lucy to the studio. Lucy walked in slowly, afraid that she might fail her audition and bringing disgrace to her wonderful performing arts teacher, Mrs. Halley, who taught Lucy everything; from singing to playing the cello.
"Hello, Miss Lucy. Are you ready for your audition?" Mr. Davidson welcomed her. She gulped and greeted him. Her audition was underway.