Lucy didn't understand the reason why but she felt extremely comfortable right now. Her body had such a peaceful vibe to it and it felt so calm and relaxed, it was something she had never felt before. She didn't remember her bed being this comfortable but she wasn't one to complain. Her mind was only half awake but she wanted to go back to the blissful sleep that she was experiencing but then a sudden thought occurred to her. "When did I go home?" she didn't. She fell asleep at the Guild in one of the chairs by the pool but she wasn't there now. She could feel that she was lying on a bed, a blanket was over her body and there was more. She could feel another pressure lying over her and it was what was causing her to feel so relaxed. So forcing the sleep away she opened her eyes and nearly screamed at what she saw.
Natsu was resting comfortably beside her, his arms wrapped securely around her body and his face was right up against hers. His forehead was pressed to hers and she could feel his hot breathe on her face, making her cheeks heat up even more than they already were. "What happened? What's going on?" she frantically searched around to see where she was and if she could find clues on what had taken place. She discovered that she was in Natsu's home and that an equally shocked Happy was floating above them.
The blue exceed floated above them with eyes and mouth open wide in shock. "Lucy, when did you...?"
"I don't know." she cried softly, trying to break away from Natsu but his grip only tightened more around her. He pushed her into his body, head now resting on top of hers as he cuddled into her. "Get me out of here!" She cried once more and lifted her arm out of the sheets for Happy to take to help her escape this...whatever this was.
Happy shook his head and flew out of reach so she couldn't garb him. "No way. Natsu is cranky when he first wakes up and I don't him to be angry at me because of you." he said, sticking out his tongue in a playful manner.
Lucy groaned, it looks like Happy was feeling better. "Fine, if you won't help me then there's only one thing left to do." with a determined look on her face she got her hands ready. Placing both on his stomach she moved her fingers rapidly, causing the fire mage to break out in laughter as he was tickled awake.
"Lucy! That tickles!" Natsu cried, grabbing her hands to stop her from attacking him
Now that he was awake she wanted some answers. "Natsu, what have I said about sneaking into my bed when I'm sleeping?" if she could have she would've crossed her arms but she settle for just glaring. He still held her hands but at least now they were sitting up and no longer lying together. If he kept this up then she really would be unfit to wed anybody and she would die an old maid.
Natsu didn't seem to notice her glare and kept on smiling. "You said not to do it but this time it's different?"
She raised an eyebrow. "And how is this different?" if he said it was because they were at his house she was going to kick him where the sun don't shine and not regret a minute of it.
His grin widen in size as he told her. "Because you're my wife now."
The world suddenly stopped.
"What!" both Lucy and Happy cried out, eyes wide and bodies stiff. They couldn't believe what they were hearing.
"Natsu!" Happy flew in front of his best friend's face. "What do you mean Lucy's your wife? When did this happen?" he cried, both paws in front of his face. "You promised you would tell me the moment you picked your bride."
"That's not what you should be crying about!" Lucy yelled, feeling like she should be the one crying, but for a whole other reason.
Natsu let go of Lucy's hands to comfort his best friend. "I'm sorry but it happened when you were sleeping and I didn't want to bother you. You were finally getting better so I thought it'd be nicer to surprise you when you wake up."
Happy sniffled but nodded. "Ok, I forgive you." he hugged him before turning to grin at Lucy. "Yet! Now Lucy is going to live with us!" he cheered.
She saw both boys grin happily and it made her feel like screaming. "What exactly are you talking about?" she all but growled out. She needed to control her anger so she could get some answers, once she has them then she would kick his ass.
Natsu reached forward and intertwined their hands together, a content look on his face. "I decided that you would be my wife. I chose you Lucy as my mate." he said it all so simply that it made her want to scream.
"And what brought this on?" she could feel her cheeks burning at his words but she needed more information before she went running and screaming out of here.
"When I saw you acting like a real mother," he explained, the same glazed over look in his eyes. "It made me think of what it would be like if you were taking care of our child and the more I thought about it the more I realized I liked it and you! I love you Lucy and I want you to be the mother of my children." he said this all with a straight face and a wild grin on his face.
"You make it sound like this is a normal everyday thing." she muttered loud enough to be heard. She found this very strange and she wasn't too sure what to think of this.
"Aye." Happy had to agree, he found this all a little weird himself.
Carefully she detached their hands and stood up. "Look Natsu, you obvious haven't had enough sleep and now you're thinking weird thoughts. Why don't I go home so you can rest and realize how crazy this all sounds."
Natsu looked at her like she was crazy. "But you live here now," he said, standing up in front of her and pointing around the room that now held some very familiar items. "I told your landlady today that you're living with me now and I moved all of your stuff in already so you don't have too." he said the last part proudly, acting as if he had done a good deed while in her mind he had done just the opposite.
Lucy felt her body go numb at his words as her eyes scanned over the items that were hers and were once in her apartment but now were here. "I wondered why there suddenly seemed like a lot more stuff in the room." Happy said as he floated around the room to look things over and found that Lucy's things were indeed with them.
"Natsu!" she groaned, pulling at her hair. "You can't just decide things like this on your own! You had no right to tell my landlady that I was living with you when I'm not!"
Once again he looked at her like she was crazy. "But you're my wife and Igneel told me that we're supposed to live together from now on."
She groaned and stomped her foot down on the ground, trying to keep her temper in check. "You can't just-" she noticed another thing that was different. She wasn't in her swimsuit anymore, instead she was wearing a baggy red t-shirt and lose black boxers. "What am I wearing?" she's never worn boy's clothes before but that didn't means she didn't know what they looked like.
"You looked cold so I gave you some of my clothes," he said and gave her a once over. "I was right, you do look good wearing my clothes." he licked his lips as he stared down at her and she shrieked, backing away and holding her hands over her chest to block his view. "Don't worry I left your swimsuit on so I didn't look," his words caused her to sigh in relief. At least she now knew that he didn't do anything to her while she was asleep. "I'm saving that for the wedding night."
She froze, "Wedding night?" she gulped, not liking the sound of things.
He nodded, "You said you wanted to have your first time on your wedding night. I overheard you and Levy talking about this and while I normally don't like waiting I don't mind being patient for you."
As sweet as those words sounded she couldn't let herself fall for them. "Natsu, you can't just decide things like this on your own or so suddenly," she told him, trying to get him to realize how crazy this all was. "What about your promise to Lisanna? I thought you were going to take her as your bride?"
Natsu looked her over for a moment before grinning softly. "Aw, are you worried about losing me Lucy?" he walked over and engulfed her in a strong embrace. "Don't worry I won't leave you. Dragons only mate with one person and you're my one," his words once more caused her face to heat up. "Besides Lisanna only asked if she could, I never did agree to it so you don't have to worry. I'm all yours, just like you're all mine."
Not knowing what else to do Lucy looked to Happy for some help but the blue exceed was too busy going through her stuff to notice. "This can't be happening." she sighed into his chest.
"I know, it feels like a dream," Natsu whispered into her hair, causing a shiver to run down her spine. "But it's not. We're finally going to be together from now on." he cupped her chin in his hand and leaned down to place a kiss on her lips.
Lucy felt her heart skyrocket when she saw this and for once she was grateful that Natsu's home was such a mess, it gave her the perfect excuse. She "conveniently" tripped over a pile of old clothes and was able to make a quick escape, landing on her bed and away from the kiss. "Oops." she giggled lightly, trying to make the situation easy and not obvious that she was trying to get away from him.
Natsu only laughed with her, "Luce, you're such a weirdo." he fell to his knees, landing on top of her as his forehead was placed against hers. A content look on his face as he enjoyed the moment.
Lucy knew she had to do something quick before he tried to do something else to her. "Um...Natsu?" she needed to come up with something fast before they did something that she was not emotionally or mentally ready for. "Why is my bed here?" it was all she could come up with but it was a valid question. She knew he slept on a hammock in his house but that was now nowhere to been seen and in its place was her bed.
"I brought it from your apartment," he said, letting himself slide down so that his body was lying on the bed as his head rested in her lap. "I like your bed a lot better than mine and it's easier to mate it then my old hammock. I would always fall out of mine whenever I dreamed of us." he said, wrapping his two arms around her waist. She never knew he could be this touchy-feely.
"Dream?" she gulped, not sure if she wanted to ask but it was better than him trying to put the moves on her. "What do you mean by dreams?"
He smirked into her lap, she could feel it. "What else? I dreamt about you and me mating together."
She felt her whole face turn the same color as Erza's hair at his words. "Y-You did?" he had just confirmed that he was having wet dreams about her. "H-H-How long?" she looked at anything but him, her face felt like it was burning.
His smirk never left his face as she spoke. "Since the moment I first saw you," she felt her heart stop at his words. From the moment he first met her he was having those dreams about her? "I wasn't sure what to think when I first started having them but after a while they became enjoyable. I just didn't like how I would fall out of my hammock after some of them ended, but I dealt with it."
She gulped, "If you felt this way then why didn't you ever say anything?" she asked shyly, not really sure of herself anymore and what she was feeling. She knew that she liked him but to marry him at this age and so sudden, she didn't know if she could.
He snuggled closer, "Igneel told me that Dragons only mate once and when I do pick mine I have to absolutely sure that it's her I want and nobody else. The dreams I had about you were only the start, my body wanted you but my mind was still unsure. It was only after today when I saw you nursing Happy did I realize that I wanted you to be doing that but with our children instead."
His words made her heart skip a beat and slowly her hands came to his head, fingers running through his pink locks as his sigh of content warmed her skin. "How can you be so sure?" she wasn't and it was freaking her out on the inside but he seemed so absolute about his decision. "How can you be so sure that it's me you want?" she needed to know.
"Because," he turned over so that his gaze was locked on with hers. "I've never once imagined a future with anybody other then you."
Once more her heart seemed to skip at beat at his words. Natsu was not the romantic type, in fact he pretty much skipped the romancing and went right to the main event. But when it all comes down to it he knows how to make you feel so safe and loved that you can't help but abandon all your fears and just want to jump right in with him. "If you really want..." she looked away for the moment, trying to gather her courage. "...I don't mind being your bride."
She didn't have to wait long for a reply. A loud cheer was heard from him as he tackled her into a bone crushing hug and he didn't seem like he was going to be letting go anytime soon. "Lucy, I love you." he confessed his feelings without any hesitation and it made her heart soar.
With a soft smile she returned those feelings. "I love you too."
"So does this mean that the two of you are going to have babies together?" they looked up to see Happy floating above their heads.
Natsu nodded vigorously, "You bet!" he sat up, making her sit in his lap and continued to cuddle. "You're gonna be an uncle old friend."
"Yay!" Happy cheered as he flew around the room. "I get to be an uncle!"
Lucy watched them interact and she couldn't help but smile at their silly antics. "Well we better get started," she heard Natsu speak and she looked up at him for some answers. Get started on what? "Happy can't be an uncle without any babies around." his grin told her all she needed to know.
"Not happening," she huffed and crossed her arms. "You may be ready to start a family but I just accepted being your bride. There is such a thing as moving too fast you know." she was not going to become a mother when she was still so young herself. She had a lot of things to learn still and getting pregnant now would not bold well for any of them. They were still too young to properly raise a family. Or at least in her mind they were, Natsu seemed ready to start one right this second.
"Aw, come on Luce," he groaned, turning her around so that she could look into his sad puppy dog eyes. "I thought you said you wanted to be my wife?"
"I do." she sighed, wrapping her arms around his neck.
"Then how come you don't want to have my kids? Do you think I'm not good enough to be a father?" his eyes resembled that of a hurt dog and it was breaking her heart at the sight.
"No, I think you'll make an excellent dad," she needed to stay strong if she wanted to get out what needed to be said. "But I do think that we're both to young and inexperienced when it comes to raising children. I think we should wait just a little while longer before we have any."
With a low sigh he nodded his head and wrapped his arms around her once more before making them fall onto the bed, her lying on top of him. "Fine, but you better not make me wait long. I want to start teaching the little ones my fire techniques as soon as possible."
She had to stop herself from groaning at the thought of a bunch of mini Natsu's running around and shooting fire balls all over town. "I hope that's not the situation." she didn't want to be the one responsible for destroying the entire country side. Yet even with that thought in her mind she didn't regret her decision, she doubt she would ever be able to regret agreeing to be his bride. After all they were in love and weren't loved ones supposed to spend their lives together? He chose her as his mate and now that she accepted they were finally going to be together, forever.