Hello! Bumblebeehug here! This is my second fanfic I've ever written, so please don't hesitate to give me reviews or constructive critisism! I'm also from Sweden, so (even tough i have an A in english) please know that there might be words or sentences that I've spelled wrong or worded incorrectly :) I hope you enjoy this "innocent" little one shot, and don't forget to read my other story if you like these feel-good type of fics!
Happy reading :)
It was just a normal day in the Fairy Tail guild where everyone was having a happy time, one or two small fights in the background and Mira serving drinks to the guild members. Natsu, Happy and Lucy had just gotten home from another mission, and Lucy dramatically laid her head on the table where they sat.
"Urgh, my muscles are killing me!" She groaned, vincing at her slightest movements.
"Come on, it wasn't that bad Luce!"
"Yeah Lushy! I told you that you should have gone with us on our morning runs," Happy exclaimed. "You're just out of shape!"
"I'm not going to get up at 5 in the morning to go on runs with you two. Our stamina isn't even close, you just run ahead anyways," Lucy answered with a pout. "Besides, you never let me sleep a full night's sleep. I can't sleep with fur in my face and an overgrown baby taking up all the space!"
"That's why I keep telling you that we should cuddle, I wouldn't take any space that way."
"No, but you would overstep my personal boundaries. Now shoo, let me recover in peace."
Natsu just frowned, ignoring his partner's attempt to get him to leave her alone.
"Is it really that bad?" He asked with a slight concern. He knew that she would be okay after a few days, but he really didn't like seeing her in pain. "Your back I mean."
"I'm not dying or anything, but I could really use a massage. I'm gonna ask Kinana to give me one if she has a moment to spare," the blonde explained. "She must have been gifted with the hands of a God, I don't think anyone can fix soreness as well as she does!"
Happy snickered as he heard Lucy's praise.
"Lushy, did you know that Natsu also is really good at giving massages," he revealed.
"Wait, seriously? Natsu, is it true? How come you've never told me this?" Lucy's eyes widened in disbelief. How could Natsu, whose only skill is burning things and fighting people, be good at giving a massage?
"Meh, Happy is exaggerating." He just shrugged. "I've only given a handful of them, I wouldn't know if they're any good," he explained. Maybe that was a lie. He had given massages to a good bunch of the guild, and had gotten just as many compliments.
"I'm totally not exaggerating!" Happy exclaimed. "Well it doesn't matter, you'll get to decide that for yourself Lucy. Come on Natsu, give her a free trial!"
"No way. She doesn't want me to anyway, let's just go fishing or something," Natsu said, trying to get away from this forced labour. He found it so incredibly boring to give massages. There was never a reward for him, it was just a big waste of time in his opinion.
"Wait a second mister, who said I didn't want you to give me a massage?" Lucy protested, feeling curious about this new skill she had found out about the dragon slayer.
"I'm not gonna give you one either way." Natsu stood his point this time. Last time he did it the requests kept coming, keeping him from doing anything productive that day, He was not going to have that again.
"Pretty pleaseee!" Lucy gave him her best puppy eyes, but at no avail. "I'll cook food for you the entire week, I really need a massage as soon as possible!"
Natsu's interest peaked slightly. He would get something out of it if he did it, and he never refused food.
"Two weeks or no deal. And don't tell anyone, got it?"
"Deal!" Lucy chirped. "Come on, let's do it now! I think the infirmary is empty!"
Natsu just sighed as he watched Lucy skip there in advance.
"Happy, if my entire day gets ruined, then it's your fault."
"Yeah yeah, whatever, let's just go now before anyone catches on!"
As Natsu and Lucy prepared to satisfy the blonde's poor muscles, the rest of Team Natsu entered the building.
"Gray-sama!3" Juvia's sweet voice filled the guild hall, informing everyone about his arrival.
"Hello Juvia," Erza greeted, leaving Gray to her. "You haven't seen Master or Mirajane, have you?"
"Ah, if Juvia's not wrong she believes that she overheard that Master is in a meeting with the council. Juvia hasn't seen Mira-san today, but she believes you may possibly find her behind the counter," Juvia answered before turning her attention back to Gray.
"I see. Thank you Juvia. I just wanted to tell Master that we're back from the mission, but if he isn't here I'll just inform Mira. Well, if I can find her."
"You're not just gonna leave me, are you!?" Gray mustered to say, feeling a bit sweaty in Juvia's tight embrace.
"Sorry Gray-san," Wendy timidly excused. "I'm feeling a bit tired from the mission so I was planning on finding Lucy-san and Natsu-san."
"They owe her a pastry for ruining hers last week," Carla further explained.
"I wonder why Happy hasn't come to greet you yet Carla," Wendy teased. "He's usually the first one to notice us when we come back from missions."
Carla let out an annoyed puff.
"I haven't noticed. I'm just glad that Tomcat isn't pestering us today."
"It's still odd though," Gray said. He had gotten himself a free moment while Juvia ran to get some new handmade gift. "I usually can't even get a moment to relax before Fire Breath tries to pick a fight."
"Maybe they went on a mission alone?" Wendy said.
"They said they wanted to rest a bit though before taking a long mission with a big reward." It was Erza's turn to invite herself to the conversation. "I'm not sure if it has anything to do with Natsu and Lucy, but Mira was lurking outside the infirmary. She seemed excited so I didn't want to interrupt."
The gang started asking the rest of the guild about the original team Natsu's whereabouts, but no one seemed to know where the three members held house.
"I'm gonna talk to her," Gray finally said. "She's been gasping at the door for ten minutes, whatever she's doing can't be more important than knowing where our friends are."
"Juvia agrees. Mira-san should probably go back to work soon anyways. Let's ask her."
As they all came closer to the door to the infirmary Wendy started blushing. Did she really hear..? No, she must have been mistaken.
"What's the matter Wendy?" Carla asked quietly.
"No, no, it's nothing… I think. Unless!" Wendy gasped. Maybe that was the reason Mira's ear was pressed to the little gap between the floor and the door. But was it really Lucy and Natsu she was hearing? Maybe she was a bit too tired from the mission to think right. The voices must be distorted from exhaustion.
As they got closer more members of the group started hearing what Wendy was suspecting. They tried to ignore it while talking to Mira. Whatever two members that were having fun in there could keep doing what they were doing - the group just wanted to know where three of their team members were.
"Sorry to interrupt you Mira but can we ask you something?" Erza said, taking the lead.
"Ah!" Mira finally started to get back from her dreamland. "Yes of course. Welcome back by the way. I must have missed your arrival," she pardoned herself.
"It's fine, we were just wondering if you have any idea where Natsu and Lucy have gone? They were supposedly in the guild before and no one saw them leave so we feel quite confused," Erza explained. Mira burst out in a fit of giggles.
"Yep, yep, I know exactly where those two are! They're a bit occupied right now though."
"Well, where are they? We wanted to say hi at least," Erza insisted.
Instead of answering, Mira just pointed to the door that led into the infirmary. The rest of the group couldn't believe their eyes.
"You're joking, right?"
"There is no way!"
"Juvia knew it!"
"I really shouldn't be listening to this…" Wendy blushed as she held her hands over her ears.
"It's quite inappropriate." Carla shook her head disapprovingly.
"In the guild hall? That's bold." Gray snickered tauntingly.
"Wait, does that mean that Happy is there too?!" Erza exclaimed as she came to the realisation.
The group felt confused by their discovery. None of them knew what to do with this new information, but it was hard for them to just leave Natsu and Lucy to it. They might have wanted this to happen a bit more than they cared to admit, and they weren't going to lie - they were quite curious about what they were doing.
Let's head a few minutes back where Natsu and Lucy just had arrived at the infirmary. The blonde had just taken off her shirt, and laid down on the infirmary's only massage bench as Natsu locked the door.
"So, let's see how good you really are," Lucy mumbled confidently. She already knew that Natsu had dry and calloused hands, so it couldn't feel that good, right?
"Take off your bra too."
"H- huh?" Lucy stuttered as she felt her face warming up slightly. Was that really necessary? Kinana usually found ways to go around the bra, and that worked perfectly well. "W- why?"
"I'm gonna use oil so that I don't scrape your back. You don't want your clothes ruined, right?"
"Ah, of course…" With a blush embracing her cheeks she unclasped her bra and pulled her arms out of the loops. In one smooth movement she removed the bra under her and then tossed it to her left, where her shirt laid neatly folded. She took a moment to consider if it was worth pulling down her skirt too, and since she definitely didn't want to deal with washing an oily skirt, she decided to drag it down slightly, just so that it still covered her buttcrack.
While Lucy was stripping down, Natsu had turned around to grab the oil. He remembered where it was since he'd given the rest of the guild massages, and after moving around a few bottles he found the small, cylinder shaped container. It was only half full (or was it half empty?) but it would be plenty for one massage.
When Natsu turned back around he was met with the sight of his best friend half naked, with her head facing him.
"Ya ready to be blown away?" Natsu joked, his signature grin dancing across his lips. Lucy let out a small giggle.
"Do your worst." Lucy winked playfully. Little did they know that Mira-Jane just happened to walk by the room, hearing all of the following conversation.
"I'll start out slow," Natsu informed, finally placing his slightly warmed up hands on her stiff shoulders, earning a quiet groan from Lucy. Knowing it was probably a groan of slight discomfort having sore muscles kneaded, he decided to ease up on the strength he put in. "You okay there Luce?" he whispered, keeping the voice down in an attempt to be calming.
"Mmh, yeah… God, that feels good," Lucy groaned. She figured the secret behind these magical hands must be heat, because while it was only barely the same temperature she took baths in, they were still hotter than Kinana's hands.
A minute passed with Natsu just slowly rubbing his hands up and down her back to get her blood circulating, when he decided to begin the real kneading. He started out lightly, beginning at the nape of her neck (exactly where she smelled the strongest) and working himself slowly to her shoulders and down to her arms. Now, while he had massaged many people, he had never before massaged such a loud person. At almost every motion he made, Lucy let out a small sound. If he didn't know better he would think she was moaning.
"God, Natsu… gnh… harder," She whimpered out, blushing slightly for a moment when she realised how it sounded. She didn't have time to worry about that though since Natsu followed her order, making her groan out louder.
Natsu himself actually found that he got weirdly flustered by her sounds. The fact that he could hear a gasp coming from outside didn't really help either since it made him feel like he was doing nasty stuff - stuff he only thought Gildarts or that nasty Gajeel would like to do. To cover up his reaction to Lucy's pleading, he immediately followed through, only resulting in also adding speed to the massage.
"Does it feel good?" Natsu heaved out in an attempt to ignore the heat in his lower belly.
"Uh, oh yeah, a bit sl- ahn~… slower though."
"Oh yeah, sorry, got a bit too excited," he quickly apologised. Now that her shoulders felt kneaded through he carried on down on Lucy's upper back. He could feel some really tight knots there, and he felt a bit bad for her, knowing how much of a bother they must have been. Natsu himself had really good blood circulation, so he was only sore for a few hours if he strained himself too hard, but Lucy had to deal with that pain for multiple days, if not weeks sometimes.
"Happy, could you get me some water?" Lucy managed to get out. She got a bit sweaty from the heat in the room.
Soon enough she had a glass of water in her hand, and with wobbly arms she managed to take a few sips before accidentally spilling it on the floor. Lucy didn't have time worrying about that though, as Natsu carefully dragged his hot and oily fingers along her waist.
"Look at how wet you are," Natsu whispered out in an attempt to tease her for getting her arms and hands wet. "You're even dripping, Luce"
"Ggnhh~ come on Natsu, it's not- mmh… it's not funny" She managed to get out. Natsu had just poured on some more oil and was now caressing her hips.
"You're making a mess," Natsu commented smugly. Lucy could hear his grin in his voice.
"Well so are you," she answered, aiming at his overuse of the oil.
"Everything to make the princess feel good" Natsu witted. He didn't really care about the multiple new smells that now lingered outside of the room. He didn't even know how long they had been there, but he also didn't care as he currently felt like he was in a fog of Lucy's smell and whimpering.
Natsu had now worked through every single knot he could find, and was topping off the treatment by dragging his nails loosely over her entire back. Lucy let out a loud sigh in relief - she definitely loved how his hands had felt, working so thoroughly on her body, but it made her surprisingly tired. A quick run over her armpits made Lucy gasp out loudly, giving Natsu one last sound that he never really had heard before. Weren't people supposed to laugh when they got tickled? Well, it didn't really matter since he had gotten a response either way.
"Let me clean you up before you get clothed," Natsu said sincerely, happy to see his friend so satisfied.
"Alright. Thank you for this Natsu, seriously. It felt great. And I promise, I won't tell the others about it. It'll be our little secret." Lucy blinked playfully, happy that she had her own secret masseur. She definitely didn't want to share, that much she knew.
After they both got cleaned up and Lucy got clothed they finally got a good look at each other. Both looked sweaty and had a small blush, probably from the adrenaline kick from keeping a secret from the guild, and Lucy's hair was messy. They grinned at each other before opening the door that kept them apart from the rest of the gang.
As Natsu and Lucy walked out from the infirmary they were met with half the guild, who all were blushing furiously.
"I can't believe they-"
"Shhh, not with Asuka here!"
"Lu-chan oh my god! It finally happened! How did it feel"
"I must say I'm quite surprised you both kept your relationship a secret for so long!"
"Juvia would like to apologise to Lucy-san for thinking she was a Love Rival"
"I can't believe flame-head lost his virginity before me!"
"Wa- wait! You're all misunderstanding!" Lucy finally gasped out. "He's not-, we're not-, I'm not-!"
"Meh, let's leave them Luce. I'm really hungry, let's go back to our place and get some food." Natsu grabbed Lucy's right wrist and started tugging her along and through the crowd.
"OUR place?! Last time I checked it was me who paid the bills!" Lucy argued. "AND it's me who does the grocery shopping! You can't even fold your own laundry!"
"That's just because your way of folding it is too complicated. Why does my drawer have to look as neat as yours anyways, it's not like anyone checks them."
"I only STARTED doing that folding because a CERTAIN PERSON and a CERTAIN CAT WOULDN'T STOP LOOKING IN MY PANTIES DRAWER." Lucy burst out, forgetting the crowd behind them.
"Jeez Luce, we're just confused how you can wear that stuff. It doesn't cover anything!" Natsu tried to defend himself, earning a light smack on the head.
"Don't go talking about what my panties cover-" "or doesn't cover" Happy added, "in public! Urgh, just be quiet until we get home."
The rest of the guild looked wide eyed at the door which Lucy and Natsu just left through.
"Do you think they got married on a mission or something?" Someone in the guild asked, not expecting an answer.
"What do you mean? Lushy and Natsu have always been like this." Happy said.
"Are you telling me they've fucked all this time!?" Levy burst out in shock. Wendy screeched at her choice of words.
"What? Natsu was just giving Lucy a massage" Happy revealed before leaving the guild behind, catching up to Lucy and Natsu.
A bunch of sighs and groans filled the guildhall as they got back to their day to day business, rather disappointed.
"Are those two never going to get together?" Mira cried out with a defeated look on her face.
"Welp, at least Natsu's still a virgin," Gray shrugged, taking a seat at the bar where a gloomy Juvia held place, muttering something about love rivals. "Some things will never change."