Author's Note: I do not own Fairy Tail.

R&R please!

Natsu was injured pretty badly. He was sleeping in his sleeping bag. I somehow managed to drag him into the sleeping bag without damaging him further. He was breathing heavily and sweating as he slept.

"This is all, my fault!" I sobbed. Tears were running down my face and softly landing on my lap, a few stray ones landing on Natsu's face.

"Mmm…" Natsu moaned. "Don't cry, Luce…" He whispered, opening his eyes.

"B-but…T-this is all m-my fault!" I sobbed. Natsu reached up and gently stroked my cheek, wiping away my stray tears. I looked down at him through teary eyes. Natsu smiled up at me.

"This wasn't your fault…" He whispered. It obviously pained him to speak.

"Don't talk, Natsu. I can tell it hurts." I said, stroking his pink hair. "Just sleep."

And with that, he fell back asleep. I needed to do something for him. "Maybe Virgo can help…" I thought.

I stood and chanted, "Open the door of the Virgin! Virgo!"

"May I help you, princess?" She asked, bowing her head as she appeared in front of me.

"Do you think you could treat Natsu's wounds?" I requested.

"I shall try." She replied. She set to work on treating Natsu's wounds.

I watched Virgo work on Natsu. She pealed away his tattered clothing and pulled out some bandages and some disinfectant. She washed the wounds out with the disinfectant. Natsu winced as the disinfectant probably stung.

"My apologies." She whispered as she began dressing the wounds with the bandages.

"Thank you, Virgo." I said as she finished up.

"It was my pleasure, princess." She replied, disappearing back into the Spirit World.

Natsu was sleeping peacefully after Virgo disappeared. I stayed up for the remainder of the day, but I fell asleep as night was beginning to fall.

I woke up a few hours later. Natsu had somehow wrapped his arms around me. He stirred in his sleep and murmured, "Lucy…"

"What's wrong Nats-" I was cut off by him pulling me closer and placing his lips on mine. His lips were warm and his body temperature began to rise as I kissed him back. "I must still be dreaming…" I thought. "There's no way Natsu would ever kiss me…"

My eyes widened as I woke from my dreamlike state. Natsu is kissing me! This isn't a dream! "Why is he kissing me?" I thought.

I tried to push him away, but that just made him hold me tighter as his body temperature rose even higher. I began sweating and I could feel my skin burning where he touched me.

"Natsu!" I said, pushing him with all my might. I slapped his head as he woke from his dream.

"Why'd you hit me?" He asked, rubbing his head.

"You mean you don't know what you just did to me?" I questioned, shocked.

"No..?" He answered, totally oblivious to what he just did to me.

"DUMBASS!" I screamed as I jumped up from where he held me. I stormed away to where the creek was and slowly sat down at the waters edge.

"Dumbass…" I said again as tears made their way down my face and landed softly around my feat and into the water.

I looked down at my body only to find red marks along my arms and legs. I could still feel his lips on mine and where his body had touched me. More tears began pouring over as I recalled the event.

"Don't give me false hope…" I whispered. "There's no way you would return my love." I sighed.

A pair of arms slowly wrapped around my figure, and I froze. The arms were warm and somehow comforting. I knew these arms very well. "Natsu…" I breathed.

"Hmm?" He hummed as he gently moved hair away from my neck. I shivered as his fingers brushed my skin.

"W-what are you d-doing?" I stuttered. I could feel my face growing warmer. I could feel his hot breath on my neck.

"Comforting the girl I love." He murmured as he placed a hot kiss on my neck. His lips were warm as he gently sucked on my skin.

"L-love?" I repeated. I began trembling at the touch of his lips on my bare skin.

"Mmm..." He moaned in reply. He began working his way down my neck and to my shoulder. His arms tightened around me.

I leaned my body back into his own body and moaned. It just felt so right to be held by him. Natsu worked his way up from my shoulder, to my collar bone, to my jaw, and finally to my lips. His tongue licked my lips, asking for entry, and I opened my mouth to allow him in. He licked my teeth and slowly began massaging my own tongue.

I murmured against his lips, "I love you." His body heat rose as I said the words and he began to kiss harder, his arms tightening around me. I broke the kiss, gasping for air. My face had turned a lovely shade of tomato red.

After my face cooled off, I remembered Natsu was still injured. "Natsu!" I gasped. "Your wounds…" I trailed off, only to find him smiling down at me.

"What wounds?" He said, stroking my hair. I looked down at him, to find one of his bandages completely red.

"What wounds?" I mocked. "Natsu, you reopened your wounds!" I yelled, standing up. Virgo left the bandages before she disappeared. I quickly grabbed the bandages and began taking off the bloody ones.

"Hold still." I said as I began wrapping the new bandages around him. Every time my hand brushed his skin, he would shiver.

Once finished, I helped him back to where we had set up camp. I helped him lay back down on his sleeping bag.

"No more getting up." I scolded. "I'll stay here for the rest of the night." I whispered, stroking his pink hair. "Why did I ever fall for you?" I wondered aloud.

"Lucy..?" Natsu sounded hurt at my words.

I smiled at him and said, "But I'm happy I did."