So I decided that I updated Tender Love. It's been months and I haven't updated the story. After this, I'm going to post a new chapter of Still.
I'm so sorry that I haven't updated. I wanted to be a frequent updater but I can't. My life is just full of things right now.
Thank God for summer right? Its summer and I will be able update my two stories of Still and Tender Love anytime I want…well it depends on my schedule.
Enough with the author's note, here's a new chapter
Tender Love Chapter Four, Part Four,
I stood there. My eyes blinking in confusion. What did she just say? Did she just state that she used to be Natsu's girlfriend?
I didn't know how I feel about this. I stared at Lisanna warily as she scanned the place that we were in.
A girl just saved my life and now I find out that she's Natsu's ex girlfriend.
"Are you serious?" I asked. Lisanna stared at me blankly. She cocked her head to the side: a gesture of her not being able to understand what I'm talking about.
"You...," I pointed my fingers at her. I licked my lips. I cannot believe what I'm hearing. "...you used to be Natsu's girlfriend."
Lisanna laughed. "Oh, that's what you're talking about. Yes, I was until Natsu decided to break up with me."
As Lisanna stated that statement, I saw a flicker of emotions in her marvelous blue eyes before it disappeared quickly.
She must've really liked him. I thought.
I didn't know why but that somehow made me feel upset in the pit of my stomach. I never knew that Natsu had a girlfriend. I thought he wasn't allowed to date. Loke kept reminding him that.
I looked at Lisanna as she was trying to see if the mob of girls were not in our sights. If Natsu wasn't allowed to date, why is Lisanna claiming to be his ex-girlfriend?
Lisanna turned around to face me. She smiled. "I'm guessing they left. Where do you need to go? I can walk you."
I smiled at her as I still held the bags in my hands. I'm kind of getting tired from running away from a mob of crazy fan girls. Plus, Laxus is probably wondering where I am.
"For starters, do you think you can help me get back to Natsu?" I asked while grinning.
Natsu scanned the room anxiously. He glanced at the door. Where could Lucy be? He thought. He hoped that she hadn't got kidnapped. Mira would've killed him if anything happened to her friend, and also, he wouldn't be able to live with himself if Lucy wasn't here where he wanted her to be.
Natsu sighed as he ran his fingers through his hair. He paced back and for, anxiously waiting on Lucy's arrival.
Laxus came into the dressing room with a smile on his face. "Good news, Lucy is okay. Someone came to drop her off."
Natsu swore he saw a glint of fear in Laxus's eyes for second before it quickly disappeared.
Gray sighed before laughing. "Well I'm glad. I wouldn't know what to do if this idiot came out running looking for Lucy." Gray gestured his fingers towards Natsu.
Natsu rolled his eyes before locking his eyes back to his co-manager. "So can we see her?"
Laxus let out a forced smile before nodding. "Yeah, Lucy, you can come in now."
Lucy entered the room with a grin on her face. Natsu took in her appearance as she looked dismantled from the running she did.
"Hey guys," She said. She entered the room before setting the bag on the counter. She handed each and every member a water bottle.
"So Lucy," Loke said as he glanced at Natsu. Natsu raised an eyebrow. "Did a herd of Natsu's fan girls came at you?"
"Loke," Natsu said as he sighed. He didn't know what to do with his band member.
"Yeah," Gajeel concurred. He didn't mind being quite frank with Lucy. "Just to be blunt, you look like a bunny that just got trampled on."
Lucy shot Gajeel a glare before sighing. "Yeah but if it wasn't for this girl I would have never escaped from those fan girls."
Lucy gestured the girl to enter. Natsu nearly choked on his water as he saw a glint of the marvelous blue eyes that he once admired.
Jellal eyes widen as he glanced at Natsu. "Holy crap."
Gray didn't say anything but just felt a sudden tense in the atmosphere. He smiled, forcibly. "Well, look who we have here."
Natsu nodded at his members. He stared at the girl who was staring at him with pitiful eyes.
Natsu took in one last sigh before closing his eyes. His mind was filled with the aching memories that he wanted to forget.
He opened his eyes again before saying the name slowly. "Lisanna."
I felt a sudden tense in the atmosphere as Lisanna entered the room. I glanced at Natsu. He was frowning and his arms were crossed stubbornly on his chest. I knew he didn't want his ex-girlfriend to be here.
"Natsu," Lisanna said as she tried to avert making direct contact with him. "I just wanted to drop Lucy off."
Natsu nodded before clearing his throat. "Yeah thanks."
My eyes went back and forth between the two. Suddenly an idea hit me. Maybe I can write about a reunion between the two. That will work perfectly for my cover.
"Okay," Jellal said. "This is awkward."
Gray nodded vigorously. "Yeah and who knew that Lisanna would be the one to save Lucy."
I smiled at them before roughly putting my arms around Lisanna. I stared at the group but I felt the hot piercing gaze of Natsu.
"Well she did and I'm very grateful for that. Who knew that I can meet a new friend while running away from a mob of fan girls?" I said while laughing.
"Yeah," I heard Natsu muttered, "Who knew?"
I shifted my gaze towards Lisanna. She cast her eyes downwards. She didn't want to meet Natsu's gaze.
Before the atmosphere could get any worse, Erza walked in with a smile on her face. "Hey guys, Sorcerer Magazine loved our photo. They wanted us to do this—Lisanna!"
I face palmed at Erza. She really needed to know how to read the atmosphere.
Laxus cleared his throat. "Yeah, Lisanna was the one who saved Lucy from the crowd of fan girls."
Erza looked at Laxus before her gaze were locked on Lisanna. She pointed at her. "Lisanna saved Lucy."
Why is she in so disbelief?
"Yeah," I said and I raised my eyebrows. "She saved me and I'm grateful for that and I was wondering if Lisanna could stay here a little longer."
I knew Lisanna didn't like what I was saying because she harshly said my name. "Lucy, I think I'm going to be fine."
"No," I persisted. I wanted to know the relationship between Natsu and Lisanna. Why is Natsu unhappy to see her? I know when you break up with someone it is unpleasant to see them but Natsu seemed like he didn't wanted Lisanna to be here. "Why don't you stay Lisanna? Wouldn't that be great guys?"
Nobody answered. They all just shifted their gazes towards Natsu.
Natsu pressed his lips together. "Do what you want."
Natsu pushed passed Lisanna and I before slamming the door.
"Okay, that was awkward," Loke said. "I didn't know that Natsu would act like that."
Lisanna took a seat in the chair. She sighed. "What can you say? He hates me and he doesn't even want to see me."
I didn't want to press any further but since I was curious I did. "What did you do Natsu that must've let him act like that?"
I was shocked to see tears starting to form in Lasagna's eyes. Erza huffed and crossed her arms while Laxus just scratched the back of his head.
Gray and Gajeel didn't say anything while Loke and Jellal glanced at Lisanna as if they were anticipating her answer when they already knew.
Lisanna wiped her tears before staring at me. Her eyes were pink and puffy that I felt sympathy towards her. She probably did something really bad.
"I cheated," Lisanna said as the tears started to form again. "I cheated on Natsu and almost destroyed his career.
I was in disbelief. No wonder Natsu acted the way he acted. He must've felt the pain resurrected that he wanted to keep buried.
I stared at the members. They didn't say anything. Erza seemed annoyed so there's no reason to piss her off—even more-so than usual.
I'm actually really worried about Natsu. I needed to see if he's alright.
"I'm going to go check on Natsu," I said.
I left the dressing room but I couldn't help feel the sharp pain in my stomach.
As the elevator opened, I scanned the room to see if I spotted Natsu.
I saw him, on the couch; he was playing games on his phone. I walked towards his direction approaching him.
"Natsu," I said. I clasped my hands behind my back. "Are you okay?"
Natsu didn't say anything before closing his phone. "Yeah, I'm fine just never thought I would see her again."
I nodded completely understanding him.
Natsu sighed. His hands went straight through his hair. I watched as I saw his onyx eyes held pain.
Natsu laughed. "I'm sorry for the way I acted back there."
I raised my hands. I shook my head. "I completely understand. If I had an ex come up here I would've been pissed."
Natsu smiled. "I knew you will understand."
I returned his smile before pressing on even further. "Natsu, I know you don't like Lisanna anymore but that doesn't excuse your rudeness towards her. I think you should apologize to her."
I sat next to him. Natsu turned his head to face me. I fought every fiber of my skin to not blush but I failed miserably. Natsu's onyx eyes were mesmerizing and I couldn't help but more mines into his.
Natsu didn't say anything before whispering towards me. "Is forgiveness really worth it?"
I smiled at him before nodding. "Yes, you may not forget what Lisanna did to you but just to forgive her is much better. Its much better for her and especially for you."
Natsu laughed. "Huh, I never thought about it like that. You're such a weirdo."
Natsu playfully bumped my shoulders. I suddenly felt giddy for a second before it disappeared.
"Yeah," I said while smiling, "I know."
Natsu grinned at me. "Yeah, maybe I should go apologize to Lisanna."
Before he could get up, I tugged on his shirt. He looked at me, eyebrows raised in confusion. I didn't even know what I was doing. I was the one who wanted him to go apologize to Lisanna but I couldn't help but feel angry that he and Lisanna might be alone together.
I cleared my throat. "Um...why don't you stay?..."
Natsu didn't seem convinced. "Why?"
I blinked. "So you can cool off; you don't want the apology to seen insincere."
Nice excuse. How do you think he will ever believe that? I thought.
Natsu thought about it for a moment before looking down at me smiling.
"Thanks Luce," Natsu said as he sat down again.
I raised an eyebrow at him. "Luce?"
Natsu glanced at me before scratching the back of his head. "Sorry, I just gave you a nickname."
I raised my hands before shaking my head. "No, I like it. Luce, it's a nice nickname. Thank you Natsu."
Natsu grinned at me before turning his head away. "You're such a weirdo."
And as it ended with that note, I somehow felt that I didn't want this moment to end at all.
Natsu and I decided to return to the dressing room. Natsu seemed very uncomfortable returning to a room where he had to meet his ex-girlfriend again but he was willing to do it.
Natsu opened the door to his dressing room and the conversation that has been going on in the room has abruptly stopped.
Lisanna stood up from her chair. "Natsu, if you want me to leave I can. I'm so sorry for coming here."
Lisanna grabbed her belongings and tried to push past Natsu and I before Natsu tugged on her sleeve.
I stared at Natsu. I knew he was going to apologize.
"Lisanna," Natsu said slowly. He licked his lips. "Y'know, I wasn't going to forgive you after what you did to me but you know what—"
Natsu glanced at me before grinning widely. I felt warmth creeping upon my cheeks.
"—someone taught me that forgiveness should be allowed and the way I treated you earlier was wrong. Lucy taught me that and I wanted to forgive you not only because she told me too but I wanted too."
"Natsu," Lisanna said before shutting her eyes tightly. She forced out a smile and she stared at me. "Thank you Lucy."
I saluted her as my way of taking in her gratitude. I watched as Natsu let go of her sleeve before staring at me. The rise of butterflies started to swarm around at the pit of my stomach. What was wrong with me today? Am I sick?
"Luce, do you want to do something later?" Natsu asked.
Before I could form out even a word, Loke beat me to it.
"Ooh, is our Dragneel asking Lucy out!" Loke exclaimed. He smirked. "That's my boy."
Natsu glared at Loke. "No, I just wanted to hang out with her."
Loke nodded. He pressed on even further. "So, if you don't mind, I can come along with then...right Natsu?"
Loke stared at Natsu with confirmation. Natsu rolled his eyes before shrugging his shoulders. "Sure, I don't mind. Lucy, do you mind if Loke comes with?"
I glanced at Loke. I knew well what he was doing. I knew well but I couldn't deny him coming along. It's not like Natsu was a king me out on a date.
"Nope, in fact, everyone can come along," I said. I didn't know what I was doing but I knew I made a huge mistake.
Lisanna's eyes lit up. "Seriously?" I nodded trying to refrain myself from hissing in anger. "Great, so I guess everyone here can go as well, right Natsu?"
Natsu nodded at Lisanna. "Yeah."
I nodded with a forced smile. I knew well couldn't suppress my anger so I took a deep breath before exhaling slowly.
Natsu scratched the back of his head. "So I guess we're all going somewhere later."
And with that note, I thought that tonight was going to go perfectly fine but I didn't know that my statement will be my biggest regret ever.
End of Chapter Four, Part Four,
OMG, I'm officially done writing this chapter. I'm glad and I kept you guys waiting too long. I'm hoping that I won't be off the maps for awhile and start updating frequently especially since it's summer.
Please review and I'll see you next time.