Chapter 10

Lucy's POV

"STOP THIS!" I shouted. I couldn't just watch this anymore. I had to do something! Anything!

"Lucy...," Natsu whispered, "There's nothing we can do." I looked at him and noticed he was just as angry as me. The difference was...he wasn't guilty. I was.

"He's right, Lucy. Just stay calm. We hate this as well," Gray said.

"But guys-" I was started.

"Lucy," Erza interrupted, shaking her head. I sighed as I nodded slowly. They didn't understand. It hurts knowing that I'm guilty, that I am at fault here.

Normal POV

Everyone left the execution area. They arrived at the guild and it was unusually quiet. No one spoke. Nope, not after what they just witness. The lives of thirty-five people thrown away just like that. The guild's mood at the moment was very gloomy, which was highly unusual. Lucy let out a sigh.

"Hey, everyone!" She shouted. They looked at her, but said nothing. "I have something to tell you...I'm the princess."

"Lucy, that's not funny anymore," Natsu sighed, shaking his head. Others agreed with him. Lucy shook her head.

"It's the truth!" She exclaimed.

"Lucy, seriously. We're not in the mood right now," Gray grumbled. Lucy became frustrated. She was trying to tell them the truth after all this time, and this is how it turns out?! She let out a 'hmph' and left the guild.

Lucy's POV

I finally get my confidence to tell them and they think this is a joke?! Why is it so funny to them? I mean, I am a princess. I was worried and nervous...and this is how it turns out? I entered my apartment and went straight to my bed. I'll sleep off these thoughts...

The next day...

I awoke and went to get ready for the day. Maybe I should try again? No. They didn't listen the first time, too bad for them. As I walked towards the guild, I saw the guards round up another unlucky thirty-five people. I wasn't gonna let them die, though. I'll find a way to help them...even if I have to turn myself in. I'm just glad the execution doesn't take place until after lunch, gives me more time. I entered the guild. This is probably going to be the last time I see them. That is, if my plan doesn't work. I walked over to Wendy and started talking with her.

...

"I have to go now. I got something I need to take care of," I said.

"Okay. Bye Lucy-san!" Wendy smiled.

"Bye," I smiled back and exited the guild.

...

Normal POV

"So you haven't found her yet?" The king asked.

"No, my king," a guard answered. The king sighed.

...

The execution started, and everyone was there. Lucy was amoung the crowd, just away from all the Fairy Tail members.

"WAIT!" Lucy shouted when the king was about to signal the guards to kill the people. Surprisingly, the king did stop and looked into the crowd. Lucy walked out of the crowd and on to the platform in front of the king. Natsu and the rest of Fairy Tail watched with wide eyes and some shouted.

"LUCY!" They shouted, but Lucy ignored them. The king smirked.

"So you came back, Princess?" The king asked. The crowd gasped in shock.

"Lucy...the princess?" The guild members asked.

"She's the princess?" Some of the crowd asked.

"Yeah," Lucy said, "Now, let them go." The king looked at her for a few minutes, and then finally nodded.

"Release them," the king ordered. The thirty-five people who were about to be executed, were released.

"Wait! Lucy!" Natsu, Erza, and Gray shouted, pushing through the crowd. Lucy looked at them and shook her head.

"I tried to tell you guys," she whispered as she turned and followed the king into the castle.

"LUCY!"

Natsu's POV

We watched as she disappeared into the castle. How could she just leave like that?

"We have to save her!" I yelled.

"She doesn't need saving, Natsu. She's the princess. She turned herself in!" Gray argued.

"Shut up, Gray!" I growled. I ran toward the castle but someone stopped me. I turned to see Erza holding onto my shoulder.

"No, Natsu," she said shaking her head. They dragged me back to the guild. Lucy...

Normal POV

Lucy followed the king to the throne room.

"What do you want with me, Brain?" Lucy asked. Brain smirked.

"Is that how you address your king, Princess?" He asked.

"You are not king!" Lucy snarled. Brain shook his head.

"I am the king. Now, you need to keep your mouth shut. You understand? Or do you need a punishment?"

"Shut up! I've kept my mouth shut, but what good did that bring to everyone? Huh?!" Lucy shouted.

"That's not how you speak to your king," Brain shook his head.

"What kind of king kills his people? And they were innocent!"

"QUIET!" The king shouted.

"No! I will not listen to you! You are not the-" She was interrupted by a slap on her face. He slapped her. She glared at him as she touched her cheek where he had slapped her. "No one, and I mean no one, slaps me!" She yelled as she punched his face. "Especially when I'm talking!"

"That is it! You will recieve your punishment tomorrow morning, Princess," Brain growled angrily and glared at her. His glare was met with hers. They continued glaring at each other for a few minutes.

"GUARDS! Take her to the room!" He commanded.

"But-"

"DO IT NOW!"

"Y-Yes, my king!" They grabbed Lucy and pulled her away.

"Hey! Let go of me!" Lucy shouted as they dragged her away.

...

The guild was quiet. They were upset that Lucy had left them.

"She did not leave us! She had to!" Wendy shouted. "Come on! Lucy could be in danger, and what are you guys doing! We have to save her!" No one moved. They continued to stay silent. "Guys! We have to save her!" She looked around. No one moved, they just sat there and did nothing. She turned to Natsu. "Natsu! Aren't you gonna save Lucy! Why isn't anyone doing anything? Lucy turned herself in so she could save those people! What are you guys doing? NOTHING! DO SOMETHING!"

"Wendy...," Carla whispered.

"Carla! They're not doing anything! They're not trying to save Lucy!" Wendy sobbed.

"Wendy, I will help!" Happy exclaimed as he flew over to her. "I don't know why everyone is acting this way, but Lucy is my friend and I will do anything to help her! ...And get Natsu and Lucy together," he whispered the last part so no one heard except himself.

"Thanks Happy!" Wendy smiled as she hugged the blue cat.

"I'll help too! ...It would be nice to see Natsu and Lucy get together...," Carla said the last bit quietly so no one heard except herself.

"Thanks Carla!" Wendy hugged Carla as well. The two cats smiled. They're so cute together! Happy and Carla! Cute! Wendy thought as she smiled back at them. "Let me try one more time to get them to help!"

"I don't know what's wrong with you guys, but if you're not gonna help Lucy, then I am!" Wendy shouted. She got no response. She sighed as she motioned Carla and Happy to follow her out of the guild.

"I wonder what's wrong with them," Carla sighed.

"Me too. But I believe in Natsu. I'm sure he'll save Lucy!" Happy chimed. Wendy smiled and nodded.

"Yeah, me too..." Wendy said quietly.

xX End of Chapter Xx

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