|Two Similar Gifts
Author: PiggyPink95 PM
Two similar mages, destined to meet... Is such a thing even possible? GrayxOCRated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Romance - Gray F. & Sting E. - Chapters: 32 - Words: 82,438 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 05-07-13 - Published: 05-01-12 - id: 8078106
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Disclaimer: Fairy Tail belongs to Mashima Hiro. I only own my ocs.
Author's Note: Coverart made by tamireli01 on DeviantART
It was a peaceful day at a sandy beach shore; the water swaying back and forth. A petite brunette girl was sitting on the sand — admiring the beautiful waves that came in and out of the ocean before the salty water gently touched her feet. This girl went by the name of Rosalinda Swann.
"The water feels good today…" Rosalinda murmured to herself. She had always loved how calm and tranquil her home was, but it was completely broken.
"This is all your fault Natsu!" The brunette suddenly heard a voice — something very unusual to her. She decided to calm herself down after conjuring up wacky situations she had in mind about these strangers. "Let's just go ask for directions!"
Rosalinda turned her head to see people: two girls, a cat, and two boys. What she could overhear was that they were apparently lost. She quickly bolted up from her seat as a small gleam appeared in her eyes. She ran towards the strangers — waving her hand rapidly.
"Hiya—" She fell short when her face made contact with the sandy ground.
"A—Are you okay?" The blonde questioned before her group dashed over to her side.
"Ouchy…!" Rosalinda shouted after trying to move her arm.
"Are you going to be alright?" The odd blue cat asked.
"I'll be fine." Rosalinda tried to move her arm again.
"You really shouldn't move." The blonde said, looking at Rosie's wound. "It looks like your arm is injured."
"How come you're all alone out here?" The navy-blue haired boy asked looking at her.
"I was watching the waves, but then I saw you guys and wanted to say hi." Rosalinda said with a smile, "I'm really clumsy sometimes and didn't see that rock…"
"I think it's best if we help bring you back home." The scarlet haired girl pointed out.
"Good idea, Erza." The blonde said with a smile.
"Um…" Rosalinda shyly muttered — looking at the group of people surrounding her.
"How rude of us…" Erza said realizing the girl's confusion, "My name is Erza Scarlet, S-Class wizard from Fairy Tail."
"I'm Lucy and I'm a Celestial wizard." The blonde said with a smile.
"My name is Happy and I'm a cat!" The blue cat said which made Rosalinda smile.
"You're a weird color for a cat Happy, but I like your name."
"Thanks! That's Natsu." Happy said pointing to the pink haired boy, "And that's Gray." He finished after pointing to the dark haired boy.
"Fairy Tail wizards?" Rosalinda asked as they nodded their heads, "How cool! I actually get to meet real wizards, but what are wizards doing around here? Did you guys get lost or what?"
"As a matter of fact, we did…" Erza said slightly smiling at Rosalinda's upbeat personality.
"This hot-head here lead us on the wrong path!" Gray said, looking at Natsu.
"Well, at least we got out of that forest!"
"You guys fight just like someone I know." Rosalinda said giggling, "My name is Rosalinda Swann, but you can call me Rosie!"
'Swann? I remember that name from somewhere, but…' Lucy thought before shaking her head, "So Rosie, where's your house?"
"It's somewhere over there, past those coconut trees. It's a big beach house, something you can't miss, but you don't have to take me there. I can handle—"
"It was our fault that you fell, so the least we can do is take you back home." Erza said, making Rosie smile.
"Alright then, follow me!"
-Inside Rosie's Beach House-
"Here we are!" Rosie declared as everyone stumbled into the house.
Rosie took a seat on a couch as everyone glanced around. Everything was very oriental — someone who was very interested in the Japan décor.
"Everything looks so neat." Lucy noticed, touching whatever she could get her hands on.
"Rea-Rea!" Rosie screeched, making her new friends cover their ears.
A loud voice boomed from across the hallway, making the mages except for Erza and Rosalinda cover their ears. Just who did this loud and demanding voice belong to and why did she sound so angry?
"I fell again when I went outside to look at the waves! Can you come help me?"
"Are you serious?! Hold on, I'll be right there!"
"Who was that?" Gray asked taking his hands off his ears along with the others.
"Whoever she is, she's got a loud voice." Happy said chewing into a random fish.
"That's my cousin." Rosie answered as movement could be heard from the hallway.
"What'd you injure this time?"
It was Reana Lancaster, who was wearing a grey bandeau, black denim shorts, and low boots. Her black hair was tied in a high pony tail and she had her arms crossed. Her eyes were on Rosie until she noticed the strange people in her home. A huge silence entered the room as she stared at these people.
"Who the hell are you people and what are you doing in our home?!" Reana shouted angry as she sudden held a large weapon. It was of a sword, but took on the color of a bright pink. The others quickly cowered in fear by this girl's anger, though this didn't faze Erza.
"She's a wizard too?!" Everyone except Rosie and Erza screeched in surprise.
"We're not here to cause any trouble. We're only here to make sure Rosie gets some help." Erza responded calmly.
"Calm down Rea-Rea." Rosie said raising her good hand up. "Lower your weapon and let's talk this through, okay?"
"They're complete strangers you idiot!" Reana spat, gripping her weapon tightly. "They're still strangers not matter how much they helped you!"
'She's a total nut-case!' Lucy thought, insultingly.
"But they only wanted to help me." Rosie said before gesturing to their guild marks. "I thought you liked Fairy Tail?"
"I—I never said anything like that! What makes you think I like them?!" Reana gritted angrily, causing the others to still be afraid of her.
"We're not gonna accomplish anything at this rate!" Rosie cheered happily.
"Whatever…" Reana grumbled as her sword shattered before she kneeled beside Rosie.
Everyone seemed to be interested in what Reana was about to do since she only kneeled down beside Rosie and her injured arm. Reana placed her hands out and a blue light appeared covering Rosie's wound. Sudden gasps came from the Fairy Tail wizards as they saw this magic. How did this girl possess that kind of magic and just where did she learn it?
"Healing Magic?" Erza questioned, "How can you use Lost Magic?"
"Rea-Rea said she learned it from someone!" Rosie answered with a huge grin which shocked them even more.
"You're all leaving once I finish, no questions what so ever." Reana rudely spat.
Everyone took in her harsh words, though Rosie seemed to notice this side of Reana. She wasn't really fond of meeting strangers.
"Don't mind Rea-Rea here!" Rosie said with a smile, "She doesn't like to talk with strangers as much."
"Rosie, you're being annoying again." Reana said, finally done healing Rosie's arm. "There, do you feel better now?"
Rosie waved her arm, "I feel fantastic! It's like I'm reborn again!" She cheered while twirling around in her green dress.
Reana turned to face the wizards, "Since Rosie's better now, I'd like it if you all left."
"Can we at least know how you learned that Lost Magic?" Erza asked looking at her.
"I'm curious about that too." Lucy asked as all of them were looking at her.
"If it'll get you all to leave, then fine…" Reana sighed taking a deep breath, "My name is Reana Lancaster, not Rea-Rea and I use Healing and Crystal Make magic."
"I've never heard about Crystal Make magic before." Happy said in awe, "Was it that thing you created earlier?"
"It looked pretty right? Well, despite the anger she had holding it, it's one of the most beautiful things you can see." Rosie explained.
"As I was saying, I was taught by someone when I was little; right after my home and family were destroyed by a demon called Deliora." Reana said which seemed to draw the attention of the one named Gray. "Something wrong?"
"It's just that, we're the same." Gray simply said which confused her.
"My home was destroyed by the same demon as well."
"I suppose we have something in common then." Reana said before continuing on, "My master had already left this world since she was dead from the start." She simply said which confused everyone, "She was an astral body only trying to repent for what she did in the past; she was like a mother to me and I still miss her…"
"I'm sorry for your loss." Lucy said, consoling her.
"Anyways that's my story… Since I told you what you wanted, you can leave now." Reana demanded with a firm tone.
"Sorry to have bothered you with our presence, I'm sure it won't happen again." Erza said as Natsu leaned down to Rosie's ear level.
"Jeez, your cousin is rude."
"She can't help it sometimes." Rosie whispered back, "That's just her nature with strangers and she's just over-protective of me too…"
"Even if you're whispering, I can still hear you!" Reana shouted angrily looking at the two of them.
"So do you girls live here alone or what?" Gray asked looking around the place to see nobody.
"No not really." Rosie said with a smile, "My momma is just on a business trip and my mother's maid is out doing something. What's with the sudden interest?"
"Well, isn't it bad for two kids to stay here alone." Gray said looking at Rosie and Reana, who twitched.
Rosie covered her ears, "You went and done it Mister."
"I'm not a little kid damn it!" Reana shouted angrily, "I'll have you know that I'm 18!"
"Y—You're 18?!" Lucy and Gray asked shocked.
"Of course I am!" Reana retorted while red in the face, "How can you possibly think I'm a kid?! I'm like the same height as Blondie here!"
"I thought you were 15!" Gray said pointing to her.
"I was thinking the same thing too!" Lucy said looking at Reana, who was irritated.
"Well clearly I'm not 15!"
"You have a huge temper." Happy snickered as Reana eyed him angrily.
"What did you just say?!"
Rosie covered Happy's mouth, "You and I both know how you get when people anger you, so try to calm down a bit..."
Reana crossed her arms, "He's the idiot who started it, so don't blame me if anyone gets hurt!" Reana simply stated as Natsu looked at her, "What do you want Pinky?!"
"You're a cool person!" Natsu asked with a grin which shocked her as she slightly blushed.
"W—What's with you all of a sudden…?"
"You can use Healing and Crystal Make Magic. That seems like a powerful combination!"
"You know…" Gray said looking at Reana as well, "We could use someone like you in Fairy Tail. How about it?" Gray asked which caused everyone to look at him, "What?"
"Is that really such a good idea?" Lucy asked in a soft whisper.
"You can't just take her away from Rosie. She'll be left alone…"
"It's really fine with me. It's not like I'll be alone here." Rosie said coming in between the two, "It would be nice if Rea-Rea could be helpful to others and I'm sure she'll love to meet new people."
"No thanks!" Reana stubbornly said, declining the offer, "I refuse to join a guild filled with complete strangers!"
Gray noticed that Reana was being a bit stubborn, "You really wouldn't be with strangers because you'll have us." Gray said slightly confusing Reana, "I figure we're all friends by now, don't you?"
"You got great fighting spirit, something that our guild lacks. You'll fit in well with the rest of our guild." Erza said crossing her arms with a smirk.
"You can meet some great people there and have fun as well." Lucy explained with a smile as Rosie cutely cocked her head.
"You remind me of someone my mom once knew." Rosie said with a smile, "Are you by any chance related to the Hear—".
"Oh, we have guests?" An angelic like voice called from down a hall, interrupting Rosie.
Everyone followed the voice to see a very beautiful maid. She wore the uniform and her long hazel hair slightly covered her emerald eyes. She slowly bowed her head, making the others feel strange.
"It's a pleasure to meet you all. My name is Elena and I'm the maid of this household."
"Wow, her voice is better than yours Lucy!" Happy said, teasing her in the process.
"Shut up, you little devil! My voice is just as pretty as hers!"
"Elena-san, these are our new friends." Rosie said pointing to everyone as she introduced them, "This is Erza-san, Lucy-san, Gray-san, Natsu-san, and Happy. They're Fairy Tail wizards asking Rea-Rea to join them!"
"Fairy Tail wizards?" Elena questioned looking at their marks, "How delightful! You mustn't let such an opportunity slip right past you, Mistress!"
Reana childishly turned her head away from all of them, "W—Would Fairy Tail even want someone like me to join? I really can't control my temper, though I think it's just people who need to control their habits of pissing me off…"
"Don't worry; with a guild like ours you'll fit in perfectly!" Natsu declared with a grin, ignoring her rude comment.
"Fine, I'll come..." Reana said, as a slight smile appeared on her face.
She went to go pack her things and it didn't really take long. Before she knew it, she actually had some people to call as "friends". Reana said her good-byes to her cousin and maid before setting off to Magnolia which was only about a few miles away from the beach house. The thought of how her new friends got lost was a mystery to her. During the walk there, Reana learned a few things about these people. Natsu always fought with Gray, but stopped because of how terrified they were of Erza. Lucy only yelled at them including Happy since he teased her for not having a sweet voice like Elena.
Reana also wondered what a Heartfilia was doing hanging around a bunch of wizards, but it seemed like her friends didn't know who she really was. Soon they made it to the guild and slowly walked inside. Everyone seemed to look at Reana as she walked in.
"We're back!" Natsu shouted as he was welcomed back.
"What's with everyone staring at me?" Reana questioned with a confused look.
"Beats me…" Gray answered, "Maybe because you're new?"
"So cute!" One of the members shouted.
"You recruited a cute one there!"
"What's your name?"
"How old are you Miss?"
Reana ignored all of the questions being asked of her until she noticed someone coming in her direction. It was a woman with long white hair and bright blue eyes. She wore a pinkish dress with her bangs pinned up as she held a smile.
"Welcome back, everyone." She said referring to the others as she looked at Reana, "Hello there, my name is Mirajane and welcome to Fairy Tail."
"Wow, you're the Mirajane of Fairy Tail. You're not at all what I pictured you to be…" Reana said slightly upset as Mirajane chuckled.
"I get that a lot." She said with a smile, "I take it that Natsu invited you to join?"
"Actually, it was this idiot here." Reana said turning to face Gray who had no clothes on, "What the hell?"
"Oh my…" Mira said looking at Gray, "Gray, your clothes are gone again."
"Huh?" Gray questioned before looking down as he was freaking out, "What the?! When did I…?"
"C—Cute…" Reana said with a mesmerizing tone before shaking her head, "Does he do this regularly?"
"He has a strange habit of stripping his clothes, but don't mind him."
"Where's the master?" Erza asked coming beside Reana.
"Oh, he's back there." Mira said while leading Reana to what looked like a bar table. "Master, we have a new recruit, this time by Gray." She said to a small old man as he faced her while holding a beer jug.
"I bid you a hearty welcome to the guild and what is your name?" The small old man asked with a smile.
"Reana Lancaster." She simply answered.
"How did the mission go Erza?" The small man asked looking at the scarlet haired woman.
"It went well…"
"If you don't mind me asking, what kind of magic do you use Reana?" Mira asked politely.
"Healing and Crystal Make magic." She simply stated as they looked at her in shock.
"I'm not going to pry out how you learned such a thing, but I'm sure you'll tell me later." The small old man said with a cheeky grin, almost if he was drunk, "Welcome to the guild!"
"Now is the time to figure out where you would like your stamp." Mira said grabbing a Fairy Tail stamp from behind the bar table.
"I'll have it here." Reana said pointing to her left hip.
Reana watched as Mira stamped her left hip with a smile. "There, you're now officially a member."
Reana looked down at her hip to see a bright blue Fairy Tail mark on her body. For some strange reason, she couldn't help but slightly smile along with the small man and Mira. Was it because she was in a place filled with wizards like herself or was it because she felt like she belonged there?
"Today we're going to have a party in celebration of our new beauty, Reana!" The small man shouted with glee, "Drink till you can't drink anymore!" He declared chugging his beer.
"Master, is this some excuse to drink a lot?" Mira asked eying him as he chuckled.
Everyone began to talk and drink due to the small man's declaration. Natsu began a brawl with random members of the guild, but what struck Reana's attention was a brunette drinking a huge barrel of beer. She was wearing a blue bikini top with calf length brown pants. Looking at the woman made Reana sick to the stomach, since she couldn't even handle a small sip of alcohol.
"So you're the new recruit?" The brunette asked looking at her, after placing the barrel down.
"Yeah that's right." Reana said eying the girl, "You look like a heavy drinker kind of girl, am I right?"
"Think you can beat me?" She questioned with a confident smirk.
"As much as I like making bets, I'm in no mood right now." Reana sighed crossing her arms, "I mostly drink when I'm stressed out and I haven't had any in a while."
"Seriously?" She questioned in shock before laughing, "Wow, you're such a strange one, I like you!" She shouted before patting the seat next to her, "Take a seat, so we can talk some more!"
Reana took in her offer and went to sit next to her. She seemed different from the girls Reana had come across around Magnolia. Most girls she met were either conceited with their beauty or too girly, something she really didn't like, though Cana seemed like the complete opposite.
"The name's Cana Alberona, what's yours?"
"I see you've taken a liking to our new recruit, right Cana?" Mira said coming from behind the bar table.
"She's a strange one, but I like this girl." Cana said taking a sip from her jug.
"You're a strange one too." Reana said countering her statement.
"So have you found a place to live yet, Reana?" Mira asked curiously, "And would you like anything to drink?"
"I'll have water and I actually…" Reana managed to say until Erza placed a hand on her shoulder, "Erza?"
"I've invited her to come live at Fairy Hills and her first payment is already been paid for by her aunt."
"My aunt?" Reana questioned confused, 'I bet Rosie handed her money when I went packing…'
"Oh, that's great then!" Mira said clasping her hands, "You're off to a good start, very much different than Lucy."
"You mean Blondie?" Reana questioned, "I thought she was loaded with money?"
"No, that's why she always goes on jobs, though sometimes she doesn't get the reward for them." Mira replied, stating that Lucy wasn't rich.
"Interesting…" Reana muttered, glaring at Lucy who was watching Natsu run around spewing fire like a kid.
"She goes on a bunch of jobs so she can keep up with her rents." A familiar voice said from behind.
"Gray, your clothes…" Cana simply said which made Reana turn around to see him without his clothes.
"You just got some clothes and somehow they're miraculously gone?" Reana questioned, raising an eyebrow.
"They're quite the noisy bunch, but you learn to live with them." Erza said with a nod.
"Since you're new, I still think it would be nice if you took a job." Mira said pointing towards the job bulletin, "It would be nice if someone came to help you out as well, despite how easy or hard the job may be."
"I'll think about it, but I really don't know who to ask…" Reana said feeling a bit uncomfortable. "I barely know any of you."
"Since he invited you to the guild, I'm sure he won't mind tagging along with you, right Gray?" Mira asked as Reana looked back to him.
"Sure, why not." Gray said agreeing with Mira's request, "As soon as you pick a job, we'll head out."
"Great..." Reana said as Mira handed her a drink as she careless took a sip from it.
Reana started to feel woozy and the next thing that happened was her falling back, off her seat before passing out. Mira, Cana, Erza, and Gray looked at Reana to see her eyes taking the shape of swirls.
"I thought she was only kidding." Cana noticed looking at Reana.
"Oh my…" Mira said noticing she gave the wrong drink, "I gave her the wrong drink…"
"She's not dead, right?" Gray asked, peering at Reana's face.
"She only passed out." Erza informed with a smirk, "She lacks the fighting spirit."