A little girl walks alone in the snow. There is nothing; Only snow. She is scared. She is confused. She is alone. Her big blue eyes are glazed over from crying and her feet are tired form walking. She must not stop though; She must keep going. It begins snowing softy, delicate snow flakes fall on her head and become one with the white mess on her head. The once blue sky becomes a dreary gray and very slowly, the sun fades away.
Now she is shrouded by darkness and alone and yet she keeps marching forward. She will never stop moving forward; She won't allow herself to fall back, she has to keep moving forward.
Suddenly there is a voice.
It calls to her.
The little girl stops and everything seems to freeze in place. That voice, she knows that voice! Could it be? The girls eyes fill with tears and she throws her head to the sky as a massive shadow passes over her. There is only one word to describe the happiness she feels in her heart at that moment.
"Aneria!" She yells happily and thrusts her arms towards the heavens in an open embrace. "You've come back to me." something is wrong though. The world around her seems to be getting farther away and soon the heavens seem so far away. "No." she yells, "Come back! Come back! ANERIA!"
"Aneria!" Noelle yells, her body lunging forward and her breathing rigid. Where is she? Her clear blue orbs spare and look around and she sighs in relief. She's still on the train. It was all just a crazy dream..though she wishes it were real. Noell heaves a heavy sighs and leans back into the seats cusion. It's the third time this week she's had that same dream and it seems to get more and more bizzare each time.
Hearing the voice Noell rolls her head to the right and see's a girl. She's small, Noell would have mistaken her for a chil if it weren't for the curves. Her hair was a dark teal color wrapped in pigtails; Her outfit consisted of a blue dress with a denim vest thrown over it an brown boots similair to that of a cowgirls.
Noell really doesn't feel like talking to anyone but it would be rude to ignore her so she chooses to answer. "Can I help you?"
The girl smiles and seems to perk up at Noell's acknowledgment of her, "I was curious as to where you're heading."
Noell blinks back an eye roll - this is what she wanted to know? It seemed rather pointless to Noell, what did it matter ot her. "I am going to Magnolia in search of the Fairy Tail Guild. I wish to join them."
The girls face lights up and she excitedly claps her hands together. Noell resistes the urge to ask the girl whether she is ok or not. "Really? I just happen to be a member!"
"Really?" Noell suddenly found herself interested in the girl. Perhaps she could help her get into the guild? "I've heard from many people that's it's a formidable guild and home to some of the strongest wizards."
"You heard right! My name is Emily Nevada. It's so nice to meet you. I never imagined I'd be running into a new member."
Noell smiled feeling herself loosen up a bit, "I'm Noell Winters. It's a pleasure to meet you as well and what do you mean new member? I haven't even been interviewed yet."
"Trust me you're as good as in! Master Makarov is a pretty nice guy and will give everyone a chance."
"I hope you're right."
Trust her? Noell had only just met the girl so how could she possibly trust her? Sighing Noell shook the thought from her head and opted to look out the window. Where are you Aneria? It isn't like you to just leave..not without saying goodbye. Wherever you are I hope you're safe and you haven't forgotten about me. Please don't forget about me..
"You're really pretty."
"I said you're pretty! Especially your hair! It looks just like snow."
"T-thank you." Noell choked out "You're quite pretty as well." fiving and recieving compliments wasn't Noell's strong point.
Emily wasn't the first person to compliment her on her looks and wouldn't be the last but it never made her feel any different. Noell looked at her reflection in the window; Her hair was pure white like snow and pulled into a high ponytail that she kept wrapped in a blue ribbon. Her hair was down to the center of her back now, no matter how many times she cut it, it just seemed to grow back faster and even longer than before so she had given up. Noell's were a clear blue, Aneria had said they reminded her of crystals. Noell didn't see anything special about them though. Then there was her skin, white like porcelain and not a blemish to be seen. She also had a very mature face for her age.
Then there was her choice of clothing; Noell prefered to cover up as much as she could. Her choice of clothing currently was a blue and white gothic lotia inspired dress, white thigh highs, and blue flats. There was always someone who pointed out her clothes but Noell ignored them. Aneria has called her something once..
"My precious Noell. My princess of ice."
Noell could feel the tears stinging at her eyes but she quickly shook them away. If there was one thing Aneria hated it was seeing her cry so she would be strong.
"That's a very pretty necklace. Where did you get it?"
Noell snapped form her thoughts hearing Emily's gentle voice. She glanced down at the tear shaped crysyal necklace around her neck and smiled. "It was a gift from a dear friend of mine."
Emily smiled, "That's so sweet. It looks good on you."
This girl and her compliments. "Thank you very much. This necklace; It means the world to me."
Emily was about to ask but the question was quickly put aside once she seen where they had arrived. "We've made it Magnolia!" Emily yelled looking lovingly at her home town. "I've missed everyone so much. It's good to finally be back! Do you want me to take you tot he guild Noell?"
"Yes please! That would be fantastic."
"So this is the famous Fairy Tail Guild?" Noell gazed up at the building with admiration. Honestly it was nothing too grand but there was a certain charm to it she couldn't explain. "It's quite charming. I can't wait to meet the people."
"I'm going to warn you they can be a rowdy bunch."
"What do you...mean?!" Noell's mouth fell open as she entered inside. It was complete chaos! Everyone seemed to be fighting, yelling at each other, or drinking. This isn't how she imagined the guild at all. Two people imediately caught Noell's attention. It was a pinked haired boy and boy with navy blue hair who were fighting. They seemed to be in the center of it all.
"Fight me you hot-headed freak!"
"Not until you put some clothes on!"
Noell's face turned fifty shades of red when she seen the navy haired boy had no clothes on. "D-d-does he know he's naked?!" She practically screamed in Emily's ear. To her surprise the girl laughed, "That's Gray. You'll get used to it."
"I don't think I will." Noell then focused her attention on the other boy. The pink haired one; Something didn't feel right about him. The way he smelled, a very familiar scent. She watched the two duke it out, the whole time her eyes remained on the pink haired boy. She felt..connected to him and she couldn't understand why.
"That's it! You're going down!" The pink haired boy suddenly exploded; His fists became engulfed in flames as he charged at the boy. The pantsless boy smirked and dodged away from the attack and suddenly the boy was coming straight towards her. "Look out!" Someone yelled and Noell didn't even think, she just reacted. Protectively she crosed her arms in front of her and formed a snowflake shaped ice shield. All eyes seemed to turn on her. Noell steadied her breathing and broke the spell meeting eyes with the boy. It was him, it had to be.
"I know who you are.."
"Heh? What the heck are you talking about lady?" The boy asked giving a half annoyed expression. "I've never met you before."
"You are Natsu Dragneel. Son of Igneel and known commonly as Salamander. You're the Fire Dragon Slayer."
"How did you know all that?" Natsu's face had twisted from annoyance to anger "Just who the heck are you and what are you doing here?" The tension in the air was so thick it could have been cut with a knife. "My name is Noell Winters."
Natsu's eyes widened, "I've heard that name before and your smell, I didn't notice at first. You're a Dragon Slayer aren't you?" His tone came out accusingly and Noell couldn't help but smirk.
"You're sharp. I am the prodigy of Aneria; I am the Dragon Slayer of Ice."
"She's a draong slayer too?"
"That means we got two now!"
"I wonder if she's better than Natsu?"
Noell ignored the whisperings of the on lookers. She had never met another Dragon Slayer before, she had only heard rumors of the Salamander. "I must say it's an honor to meet you. You're the first Dragon Slayer I've met other than myself." Noell smiled sticking her hand out for him to shake but Natsu denied her offer; She still hadn't answered his question. "Why are you here?"
"It is what my master wanted. Her last wish was for me to seek out the Fairy Tail Guild and become a member. I can see why now. I apologize for not explaning myself earlier. I didn't mean to come off as a threat."
Suddenly Natsu grinned forgetting all about the built up anger he had felt a minute ago. "It's cool! Welcome to the guild. So you use Ice magic huh? I hope you can keep your clothes on unlike some people." He shot a glare towards the navy haired boy.
"What did you say?!"
"You heard me you bucket of ice!"
"That was the lamest insult ever!"
"Shut up! Like you coul do better!"
"Yea I could!"
Noell watched the two bicker back and forth with a feint smile on her face. She had never met such a lively group of people before, after spending so much time alone it was nice to be a place filled with so much life.
"Guess I'm not the only new member now huh? Hi I'm Lucy."
"Oh hello. So you're new to then?" Noell asked the blond, Lucy. She seemed familiar too.
"Yep! I just joined yesterday. I know it seems kinda crazy but I promise you'll get used to it eventually."
"I guess I'll have to take you word on it." Noell laughed "It does have a certain charm to it."
"That's the magic of Fairy Tail. It may not look like much but it's one of the warmest places you'll ever come across."
"Must you fools bicker like children?!"
Noell's breath hitched in her throat seeing the massive shadowy figure. It was gigantic! "W-who is that?" she whispered to Emily. Everyone seemed to free at the new presence. Noell didn't know if she should be afraid or thankful.
"It seems we have a new recruit."
"Nice to meet ya!" The figure suddenly shrunk down to a very small elderly man. Noell's face dropped; How could such a tiny man be so terrifying?
"I am the Fairy Tail Guild Master, Makarov. You're Noell Winters correct?"
"Yea. How'd you know?"
"I know everything about you deary. Welcome to our guild. Now you fools." He turned around, "You've gone and done it again! Ya bunch of clods. Just take a look at how much paper work the Magic Council sent me this time! This is even bigger than yesterdays pile of complaints."
"Does this happen a lot?"
"More than we'd like to admit." Emily laughed
"Have you lost your minds?! All you kids are good for is getting the higher up mads at me! However, " Makarov grinned lighting the paper work on fire and tossing it to the crowd which Natsu then procedded to eat.
"I say to heck with the Magic Council. Now listen up, any power that surpasses reasons still comes from reason right? Magic isn't some kind of miraculous power. It is a talent that only that only works when the flow of energy inside of us and the flow of energy inside the natural world are perfect syncronization. To perfom magic one must have a strong sense of mind and the ability to focus, it should take your being and come pouring out of your soul. If all we do is worry about following the rules then our magic will never progress! Don't let those blowhards on the council scare you. Follow the path you believe in! Cause that's what makes the Fairy Tail Guild number one!" Makarov finished he speech by throwing up the Fairy Tail sign.
Noell stared at the Master with respect and admiration. She could tell by his speech how passionate he was about magic and his students. It was starting to make sense to her why Aneria would want her to come here.
"Aneria if you can here me wherever you are...thank you."
I started watching Fairy Tail and I'm in love with it! It's such a good show. Please forgive all the spelling errors and such, I''m not the best writer in the world.