The Fairy Tail Wizards of Notre Dame
A/N: This idea just came to me recently. It's my take on a Fairy Tail crossover with Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. It's my attempt to make up for my failed Spyro/Fairy Tail crossover. Just to let you know there will be singing, but Team Natsu will only sing one song. What it is, you'll just have to read and find out.
Chapter 1: The Bells of Notre Dame
Over a month has passed since Team Natsu has ventured into the realm of Edolas. There they defeated the corrupt King Faust and restored peace to the kingdom. Though they had to say goodbye to their former comrade Mystogan (Who turned out to be the Prince of Edolas), they were able to reunite with their old friend Lisanna (Who was thought to have died two years prior).
Right now, they were on their way to solve a mysterious quest Lucy had found on the request board. What was mysterious was that no one knows who sent the request but all it said was: Help us. Reward will be discussed by applicant. The town was located passed the mountains on the eastern parts of Fiore. After much debating, the master gave permission for Team Natsu to go on this job. Team Natsu soon left for their destination (without Wendy since Carla felt a bad premonition about this and didn't think Wendy was ready for a mission like this and Erza agreed).
The group of wizards had to take a train (much to Natsu's horror) to get to the eastern side of Fiore. Afterwards, they had to hike all the way to the mountain pass to get to where they are heading.
"How long is it going to take to get to the other side, the lady asked tiredly." Horologium said. He is one of Lucy's Celestial spirits, whom she summoned to get her over the mountain.
"Why are you tired, you not even walking?" Gray asked, annoyed.
"Aye, you're just lazy Lucy." said Happy as he was munching on a fish (Don't ask where he got it).
"You're out of your minds if you think I'm walking up this rocky terrain, the lady says exasperatedly." Horologium repeated dutifully.
"I gotta agree with Lucy to." Natsu said, also a bit impatient. "We spend almost a whole day on a train and then walking for who knows how long. How long till we get to this town?"
"The people at the station said that getting threw the mountain pass takes no more than an hour. It won't be too long before we reach the other side." Erza replied.
"So until then we just keep walking, so shut it before I throw you out so far that you'll land back in the Guild." Gray called from behind Natsu.
"WHAT WAS THAT ICE PRINCESS? YOU WANT ME TO THROW YOUR ASS TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS MOUNTAIN SO SOME STUPID PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH YOU!" Natsu yelled while glaring daggers at Gray.
"WHAT'D YOU SAY!?" Gray snapped back.
From where she was, the red-haired girl shot both of them deadly glares. "If you start fighting then I'll be the one who relocates the both of you away from here. Do I make myself clear!?"
"Yes ma'am." The two said in panic.
After a few minutes of silence, the group could see the end of the pass.
"What is that, she asks nervously". Horologium stated.
"It's seems we've reached the way out." Erza explained.
Natsu cheered eagerly at the sight. "Finally, now we can see where we are."
The group exited the pass and saw the town right before them. It structure of the town seemed to bare a resemblance to Magnolia, not just due to the buildings but the church they saw from where they were. The way it towered over the rest of the town, reminded them of Kardia Cathedral.
The group soon walked down and were crossing the bridge to enter the city. Lucy, having sent her spirit back, spoke what she had in mind. "You know guys, I've been wondering about what we're going to do here now."
"It's simple. The request says to help, so that what we'll do" Natsu claimed.
"That's not what I meant. No one knows who sent the request, so how are we going to help if we don't know what we're doing?" Lucy said.
"We could try to find this guy but that won't be easy. For all we know anyone of these people could have sent the request." The Ice mage said.
"Aye!" The Blue Exceed called. "He has a point. Besides, it's not like this person's going to pop out from out of nowhere."
Erza nodded her head. "Either way Lucy is right, we won't know what we're going to do unless we find the source. When we enter, we'll split up to search for any suspicious activity or the person who sent the request. We'll rendezvous at that cathedral at sunset." The Fairy queen said and everyone nodded in understanding.
After entering the city, the group split up as Erza instructed. She and Gray went to the western parts of the city, while Lucy, Natsu, and Happy were searching the parts near the cathedral. While they were searching, they saw a group of people setting up for what looked like some kind of fair.
"I wonder where do we start?" Lucy asked, while Happy was sitting on her shoulders munching on a fish (once again, don't ask where he got it).
Natsu scanned the area until he spotted a man dressed like a jester preforming a puppet show to kids. "Why don't we ask that guy?" Natsu said running to the booth.
"Natsu wait, we don't know…ugh" Lucy said giving chase to Natsu.
(Play the Bells of Notre Dame)
Clopin: Morning in Paris, the city awakes
To the bells of Notre Dame! The fisherman fishes, the bakerman bakes
To the bells of Notre Dame!
To the big bells as loud as the thunder!
To the little bells soft as a psalm!
And some say the soul of the city's
The toll of the bells!
The bells of Notre Dame!
As the children and wizards gathered, Lucy couldn't help but ask what was on her mind. "Did you write that song you just sang?" She asked curiously.
The Jester smiled. "Ah I see you young people are not from around here."
"That's right. I'm Natsu and this Lucy. Hey pal, you know what's going on here?" Natsu asked.
"Why, you're just in time for the Festival of Fools, one of Paris' finest holidays. And please, call me Clopin the gypsy." The jester, named Clopin, said.
Natsu raised an eyebrow. "What's a gypsy?"
"Gypsies are members of traveling people who speak Romany and traditionally live by seasonal work, itinerant trade, and fortune-telling." Lucy said, answering Natsu's question. Though she too was curious about this. "At least, that what I read about. I never met any gypsies until today."
At the moment, the bells from the cathedral rang. Everyone looked up at the bells in awe. "Listen, they're beautiful, no? So many colors of sound, so many changing moods." Clopin said.
"Yeah." Lucy said also admiring the bells. "These bells remind me of the church we have back home."
Clopin grinned. "But do you know what makes Notre Dame so mysterious?"
"Looks like a normal church to me." Natsu said.
"Outside yes. But you see, they don't ring all by themselves." He said.
"They don't?" Happy said, but Clopin didn't see him and believed it was a kid in the crowed.
"No, you silly boy. Up there, high, high in the dark bell tower lives the mysterious bell ringer." Clopin laughed as he told everyone. "Who is this creature? (Who?) What is he? (What?) How did he come to be there?"
"Just tell us already!" Natsu said wanting to hear the creature.
"Hush, Clopin will tell you. It is a tale, a tale of a man and a monster."
Clopin: Dark was the night when our tale was begun
On the docks near Notre Dame! Four frightened gypsies slid silently under
The docks near Notre Dame!
But a trap had been laid for the gypsies!
And they gazed up in fear and alarm!
At a figure whose clutches
Were iron as much as the bells! The bells of Notre Dame!
"Who is he?" Lucy said slightly frighten of this person.
"He was none other than Judge Claude Frollo, the hater of gypsies." Clopin said grimly.
Clopin: Judge Claude Frollo longed
To purge the world
Of vice and sin!
And he saw corruption everywhere!
Clopin continued his tale. "Out of the four gypsies, he singled a woman out, believing she had stolen goods. She ran but was killed by Frollo with a strike to the head. However, Frollo found her 'goods' and it was actually a baby…a deformed baby. That night he attempted to drown the child."
Expression of anger crossed the faces of Natsu, Lucy, and Happy. They had dealt with people like this Frollo guy before but killing a mother who was only trying to protect her baby and then almost killing him just because he looked different was enough to make their blood boil; especially Natsu's who was already starting to hate him.
"However, the Archdeacon came out before Frollo could drop the baby. 'STOP!' cried the Archdeacon."
"So, the baby lived." Lucy said with a sigh of relief.
"What did Fruit loop (Frollo) do now?" Natsu couldn't help but ask.
"Frollo was forced to care for the child like his own. He kept him confined in the bell tower and gave the child a cruel name. A name that means half-formed, Quasimodo."
Clopin: Now here is a riddle to guess if you can
Sing the bells of Notre Dame!
Who is the monster and who is the man!?
Sing the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells, bells! Bells of Notre Dame~!
After the show, a majority of the crowed started to disperse. The trio of wizards stayed behind contemplating on what they had just heard.
"What an amazing story." Lucy couldn't help but praise.
"The song was a bit much though." Natsu said nonchalantly. He then turned and made his way into the cathedral.
"Natsu, where are you going?" Lucy asked.
"If there really is some monster up there then I wanna check it out." Natsu said pointing to the tower.
"But we're supposed to find clues on what we're going to do now." Lucy said trying to get him to focus on their mission, and not suffer from Erza's wrath.
"It's only a side stop. Beside what can go wrong. Come on buddy." Natsu called for Happy.
"Aye sir" Happy said as both he and Natsu ran towards Notre Dame.
Lucy sighed and place a hand on her forehead. "Why did I get stuck with him." She whined before giving up and decided to go with them. "Hey! Wait for me!"
To Be Continued…
A/N: Hope you liked the first chapter. I'll be following the Disney version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, because it was one of my favorite movies. The songs will be in Bold Italic just to let you know. I hope that I'm capturing the Fairy Tail characters personalities. If I'm not, then please let me know to correct it. Next chapter, Natsu, Lucy, and Happy meet Quasimodo and learn more about Frollo while Erza and Gray learn of why there is very little magic in this city. Please read and review.