A/N: Okay, since it's early in the week, I thought I'd brighten up your day with a shameless plug:
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"What the hell! This is stupid!"
"Come on, Natsu. Remember, just visualize his face and then release your magic!"
"I know I can do it! It's just that I don't want to."
"This guy is a total pansy! I mean look at him!" Natsu cried and shoved the magazine into Mirajane's face. He tapped the page forcefully making a crinkle on the handsome model's face. In case you're wondering, it was indeed Mr. So Hot's body that Natsu was trying to copy. The fact that the model was sporting a speedo and lounging by the dramatic surfs was yet another turn-off for the fiery mage.
Mirajane feigned innocence as she took the magazine out of Natsu's hands. "I don't know what you're talking about, Natsu. This person looks like a man to me."
"Yeah, the pansy kind!" Natsu growled as he stomped about Fairy Tail's back kitchen. "Tell me again why I can't transform into this guy?" He grabbed a magazine off the wooden counter and once again waved it about in front of Mirajane.
The girl sighed and shook her head. "I told you before, Natsu. If you transform into a meathead like that, you'll only stand out at the party and that's the last thing you'd want when going under cover."
Natsu crinkled his nose and brought the magazine up to scrutinize the picture of the massive body builder. "Well, I'm pretty sure Lucy would get mad if she found out it was me. I don't wanna give anything away…"
"That's right you need to look like a normal person-and before you say anything, being handsome is more normal than being a muscle bounded giant."
"Fine. Whatever." Natsu muttered unhappily as he wondered why any self-respecting man would ever wear skimpy underwear.
" And trust me," Mirajane smiled as she put the picture of Mr. So Hot back into Natsu's hands, "You need to get close to Lucy and with this disguise, I'm sure she'd warm up to you."
The dragonslayer quirked an eyebrow. "What? Why?"
"Well, she is a teenage girl."
"So being good looking is a plus."
"A plus to what?"
Mirajane tried to be patient as she continued explaining the complexities of physical attraction to Natsu but it only lasted for so long.
"Let's just put it this way, Natsu. Some girls like certain types of boys, other girls like other types of boys and vice versa."
"Okay, okay…" Natsu waved his hands indicating his boredom before arranging them into the transformation seal. "Lucy likes pretty boys. I get it!"
"Yes! That's right!" Mirajane said happily before Natsu disappeared in a puff of smoke and reappeared as Mr. So Hot complete with wavy brown hair and extremely blue eyes.
Mirajane nodded in approval and went to get some clothing magazines in order to help Natsu visualize what proper high societal clothing was. "But just so you know, Natsu, Lucy's not just into looks."
"Eh?" The boy said absentmindedly as he ran a hand through his strange new hair.
"Lucy likes a nice, strong boy who cares for her too."
"Yeah she does."
Mirajane did a double take and saw a knowing look on the disguised dragonslayer's face. "Eh?"
"And you know what else she likes?"
"What, Natsu? What?" The girl asked hurriedly wanting to know if Natsu and Lucy were—
"She likes to get into the kind of trouble that makes me go through shit like this!" He yelled as he pointed to his new skinnier arms. "Look at this! This guy has no muscles whatsoever! My arms are like noodles! Weakling! I've turned into a weakling!"
Disappointment is somewhat of an understatement so I won't use it to describe poor Mirajane's reaction.