Chapter 2:

"Hey Lucy!" Natsu greeted from the table munching on foods I had in the fridge. His feet so casually rested on the table.

"Aye!" Happy was with him as well.

"I'm not even going to ask." I sighed face-palming.


"So Lucy, where'd you and Mr. Exhibitionist run off to earlier? You guys were gone for more than three hours." Natsu asked. His voice held the slightest bit of suspition. Hm, maybe I could use this situation to my advantage. I could see if Natsu's the jealous type. I thought deviously.

"Oh nothing, we just did a few things. Nothing too exciting." I said casually. "I'm a bit soar though." I stretched. Natsu's eyebrow twitched.

"What kind of things were you doing? Why wasn't I invited?"

"It's not very interesting, plus you wouldn't very much like the things we did." I said. Natsu sat up. He was frowning which isn't what he normally does unless he doesn't get his way in situations.

"I hope you two had fun." He pouted crossing his arms around his chest.

"Come on, don't act so depressed. I wanted to talk to you about something." I sat down next to him.

"What's that?"

"Do you want a girl friend?" I was straight forward. He looked at me like I was crazy

"What brought this up?"

"I was just wondering." Natsu thought for a second.

"Not really. I haven't really thought about it. I mean, Lisanna said that I should have girls like me, but I didn't understand what she meant."

"Do you like her? Don't you want her as a girl friend?" I asked with curiosity. Natsu blushed brightly.

"What? No way!" Natsu rubbed the back of his head. "She's more like a sister to me."

"Is that right? Name off anyone you'd like to date. It could be anyone." I offered.

"Anyone? Hmm." Natsu looked like he was thinking hard. "I cant really think of anyone. I guess I'd say either you, Erza if she doesn't hurt me, Mirajane 'cause she's nice to me, Levy though I think Gajeel already has dibs on her."

"Ok, if you were a girl, what guy would you date?"

"What? Are you crazy."

"Come on, be creative."

"Fine." Natsu thought for second. "I don't know." He shrugged.

"Would you date Gajeel?"

"No way! I probably fuck him. But not date."

"Now we're getting somewhere! How about Loke?" I held up his key.

"It all depends, can he hear us?"

"I don't think so."

"Than yes. People say he's a ladies' man, and I kind of agree."

"Ok, than how about…Gray?"

"Hmm…I don't know. I guess. Yeah, yeah defiantly." Natsu nodded. "We'd be a rowdy couple. Always fighting and stuff. That'll be the way we show our love for each other." He laughed at the thought. "I'd also have to go through Juvia first. Who do you think he'd choose? Me or Juvia? Do I get to be a pretty girl?" Natsu seems to be really into this scenario. I was liking every minute of it. I cant wait to tell Gray.

"Would you fight to claim his love? Gray is a real ladies man too."

"Hell yeah. I'd be all 'He's mine bitch!'. Wouldn't Gray get a kick out of that?"

"You lllllike him." Happy purred. Natsu's face turned flush red.

"Shut up Happy! No I don't! We were just pretending!" Natsu said defensively. This was a very interesting conversation. Now there's a slight possibility that Natsu has feelings Gray. I'm not certain yet, but there's something there.

Normal Pov:

The next day, the team sat around at there normal table. Natsu and Erza was arguing about something. "Why cant we take on another job?" he demanded.

"We just came back from one. Relax." Erza said simply. Natsu growled in frustration.

"Fine." Natsu huffed. "Can I at least have some of your cake?" He leaned over the table towards Erza.


"Pleease?" he leaned in more having his whole torso on the table.

"I said no." Erza moved back a little. While all this was happening Lucy watched Gray's expression. It remained unreadable, but she saw that his eyes shifted over to Natsu. Though he wasn't looking at his face.

Lucy could clearly see Gray looking at Natsu's butt. It was like Gray wasn't trying to hide it either. He drank his lemonade through a straw and nonchalantly tilting his head to get a better view.

She blushed deeply at this. Lucy knew that Gray liked him, she didn't know that he liked him that much. She watched as his eyes were glued to Natsu's perfectly rounded ass. Lucy could help but elbow him in the ribs for his pervyness.

"You know what. Your such a perv." She mostly muttered.

"Hey I'm not a perv." He leaned in to whisper. "I mean come on…It's hard not to look." He said mischeviously. That made her blush madly. Pervert.

"What are you guys talking about?" Natsu asked, turning his attention to them.

"Oh nothing really!" she waved her hands frantically still blushing. Gray remained looking calm. Lucy doesn't know how he does it. Gray is a better actor than she realized. When Natsu wasn't looking she leaned over to the ice mage. "I need to tell you something important." She yanked him somewhere far away from the table.

"I was talking with Natsu yesterday and we had an interesting conversation." I told hinm of what Natsu said about the whole 'if he was a girl' thing.

"What? He said all that?"

"Yeah, and he got all flustered when Happy called him out on lllliking you." She did an imitation of the little blue Exceed. "I think there's an actual chance that he has feelings for you." She said in excitement.

"Yeah, maybe so. But I'm still not sure."

"Don't worry. I'll get Natsu to spill about his feelings for you."

"Why are you so confident?"

"It's a woman's intuition. I think I know what I'm doing." I swaggered back to where we were sitting with Natsu and Erza. I unconsciously ran my fingers through my keys. Doing this gave me a brilliant idea. It's just crazy enough to work. I smirked evily.

Natsu's Pov:

That night I was at my house this time. Maybe later I'll go to Lucy's house to sleep in her bed instead. My place is too messy to actually relax. I was about to leave when there was a knock at my door.

I wonder who that could be. Before I opened the door I knew who it was from the scent. "This better be good Gray." I said pretending to be annoyed. It actually made me kind of happy because Gray never comes over like he use to.

I let him in, he didn't face me. "Natsu, I have to tell you something important." He said. He must be serious by the sound of his voice.

"What is it?" He turned to me. His serious expression made me heart thump in my chest. He stepped closer to me so I had to tilt my head up a bit. When did Gray get taller than me? Well I guess he was always this tall.

"Natsu, I love you." Gray looked serious so I know he wasn't joking. I was stunned. What the hell is he talking about?

"What do you mean? Are you sick or something?" I asked backing away slightly. Gray wrapped his arms around my waist embracing me into a hug. I felt my face heat up. Why am I getting so flustered? My heart feels like it's trying to break out.

I struggled vainly against Gray's hold. Subconsciously, I breathed in Gray's sweet scent. I always loved the way he smelled, it was so strong that I could never miss it.

"Do you love me?" he asked whispering in my ear causing me to shiver. I gripped his shoulder. So many emotions were breaking through at once. It was like dam about to burst.

"U-uh, I uh…I d-don't know…I guess…" I didn't realize that I stopped struggling. I actually wanted Gray to hold me like this. Just like this. Always.

"Say it, I want to hear you." Gray pressed, holding me a bit tighter. My mind was spinning. I was so happy yet confused at the same time.

"Yeah…I l-love you…I think." I added because this whole situation was extremely embarrassing. Suddenly Lucy popped up out of nowhere.

"Aha! You said it! I knew it!" she did a weird victory dance. I was really confused. Shouldn't I have smelled her since she was this close? All I could smell was Gray. I looked up at said mage who's eyes were on Lucy.

"Mission accomplished, Master." He said. Huh? Master? What is this? I watched Gray poof into two little pixy looking things. You have got to be shitting me.

"Good work Gemini!" Lucy congratulated. It was Gemini the whole time! How did I not noticed? Did I really just confess my feelings? And in front of Lucy too? Right when I figure it out I couldn't even keep it a secret for two freaking seconds! I face palmed.

It took me a few minutes to figure out that Lucy was making a run for it. Oh no! She's going to tell someone! "Come back here you conniving little-" I chased after her. Since when was Lucy such a fast runner? I was slowly catching up with her anyway. She noticed this and panicked. She held out a key.

"Loke! Come out here and help me!" Loke appeared like a flash and pick Lucy up bridal style. "Quick! Take me to Gray's house!" she ordered.

"Hai!" Loke was defiantly faster than me. But when I heard where Lucy was planning on going made me crazy.

"Oh no you don't!" I used my fire to accelerate my speed like I did in the 24-hour race. It wasn't enough. We were almost there.

"GRAY! GET OUT HERE!" Lucy called. Eventually Gray was spotted coming out of his house looking bewildered. "Loke, I can handle it now."

"Are you sure? There's a PMSing dragon after you."

"I heard that!"

Loke disappeared so Lucy jumped back to her feet running like hell. There was no way I was going to let her get away with this.

"Oi! Why are you guys running?" Gray called.

"Gray! There's something important you need to hear-gah!" I tackled Lucy cutting her sentence short. I slapped a hand over her mouth.

"It's nothing! She's just being weird! You can go back in your house now and ignore her!" I yelled desperately. Lucy bit my hand. "Ow!"

"Guess what! Natsu admitted that-"

"SHUT UP SHUT UP! I DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING!" I covered my ears and shut my eyes. Fire spewed from my mouth.

"Natsu, you…" I heard Gray start. I got up and ran in the oppiste direction. How could Lucy do this to me? What I ever do to deserve this? Gray will probably avoid me now! I felt something warm and wet trickle down my face as I ran. I put my hand up to it to figure out that I was actually crying.

I stopped, seeing that I was a good distance into the streets of Magnolia. I sat at the edge of the river. I wiped away the few tears that stained my face.

I can't be in love with Gray. It would never work between us. We were supposed to be rivals for Pete sake. I imagined what it would be like if we were actually together. It felt nice being held like that earlier even though it wasn't actually Gray at the time.

I want to have that again, but with the real Gray. That surely won't happen ever. I feel more tear slide down my face. "Dammit." I sniffed. I smothered my face in my hands. I really do want to be with that idiot! What the hell is wrong with me?

"Oi." A familiar voice came up behind me. I knew who it was without looking. I decided to ignore him. It was Gray. "Natsu look at me." He said sternly. I stood up and tried to walk away, but he grabbed my arm. "Don't ignore me."

I yanked my arm away whirling around to face him. "Why? Your just going to ignore me now anyway! I'm saving you the trouble!" I snapped.

"Why would I do that?" Gray's expression was completely calm. I looked away from him not wanting to see his face. His perfect face and beautiful eyes. Gray put his hand on my shoulders yanking me closer to him. "Don't look away from me." He ordered. I looked up at him. His eyes were full of longing and…something more.

I noticed that our lips were dangerously close to each other. I felt my heart beating fast again. I didn't make any move to stop this. I wanted it. I wanted it badly. "Gray…" I said before I felt soft lips on mine. My breathing deepened. I mind was clouded and it was like the world around us disappeared. Almost like magic.

I deepened the kiss trying to get as close to him as possible. The kiss could have lasted minutes or even hours. I couldn't tell. We finally pulled back for air.

I couldn't help but smile up at him. "Natsu, why are you crying?" he asked brushing his thumbs over the wet streaks. I didn't even notice that I was crying again. I didn't want to answer him. I just pushed up a little on my toes to kiss him again.

"You llllike each other." Gray and I pulled apart to see Happy Lucy and Erza standing behind them.

"Yes Happy, yes they do." Erza said wittily. I blushed furiously at them. Gray chuckled.

"That's not funny." I huffed. Gray kissed me on the cheek.

"You look cute when you blush." His statement made me blush even more. Everyone cheered for us leaving me to scowl at them. I yelled at them with fire coming out of my mouth. I chased after them all the way to the guild with Gray laughing by my side.

In reality, I couldn't be happier.

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