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Never Ending FairyTail

Chapter 19

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"I just talked to the Conductor, it seems we'll be in Midnight Crater in two days" Erza said.

"That's good, hopefully Laxus is still there" I said leaning up.

"Natsu, you're up" Wendy said.

"The train stopped, probably at another drop off" I said.

"He should be there, according to Axel we should make it just as the tournament starts" Erza said.

"So we can't enter the tournament? That sucks!" I complained.

"Like you'd stand a chance!" Gray laughed.

I wanted to reply but my stomach started doing flips again. Ugghghhhh.


Alright... was my outfit fightable? I looked at myself in the mirror, I was wearing some black shorts with a black tank top. I had on Jellal's gloves to cover up my hands and my hair up in a bun so Natsu's scarf could wrap around me and hide my identity better. I giggled to myself, I looked like a ninja right now. Well... the outfit was movable, I started doing stretches to warm myself up.

"Lucy! It's time!" Jellal said knocking on the door.

"Coming" I answered.

I looked at myself one more time before exiting the bathroom.

"Nice disguise" Jellal approved.

I smiled but I don't think he saw it. Instead I nodded.

"We'll be in the crowds Blonde, try not to lose on the first round" Laxus said.

I stuck my tongue out at him but I don't think he saw it either. This mask was great, I wonder if this was the reason Jellal really wore his? To stick his tongue out at people. I giggled, that just sounded childish.

"Right this way Lovely Lucy" a man said in the room.

He was wearing a black suit, his hair was slick back with grease and he wore black sunglasses. Color much?

"Good luck Lucy, you're going to need it!" Laxus laughed.

"Be careful, know your limits" Jellal said.

I nodded and both of them and followed the slick back man out.

There was 21 of us, an uneven number meaning there would be a three vs. match in the beginning. Hunter came in and explained the rules and line ups. We all had to draw a number for our matches to be set up. Luckily I wasn't in the three vs. match, I was facing someone named... Angel in the second round. Ha Laxus! I wouldn't be losing in the first round since I wasn't in it! While the others fought we we're forced to stay in the back and watch the battle on a Lacrima projection.

First match was a guy with fire magic vs. this guy with... I don't know what kind of magic he had. His fingernails became longer... if that's even a magic. The fire man won, no contest.

"LET'S BRING OUT OUR NEXT CONTESTANTS! WE HAVE A NEW GIRL IN OUR MITTS TODAY! LET'S ALL WELCOME THE LOVELY LUCY!" my name was announced.

I walked out into the clearing, it was like a coliseum. There was a large area for us to fight and all around us was the crowds. I started looking around for Laxus and Jellal, I don't know how I expected to find them.

"NEXT UP IS THE PURE WHITE ANGEL! PLACE YOUR BETS!"

A girl with short white hair was standing across from me. From what Hunter said, we aren't allowed to fight until the bets are placed. The crowds started cheering every where around me. I started spinning around, looking at everyone. The sight of lightning caused me to stop, it was my name... in lightning!

'WIN! LUCY!'

I looked down under it and saw Jellal and Laxus. I giggled and waved towards them.

"THE BETS HAVE BEEN PLACED! LET'S SEE THE ODDS SHALL WE?!"

Odds? I don't remember him talking about odds? I looked at the large projection of us, next to our picture was our odds; seems the odds weren't in my favor. Did I not look challenging enough?!

"OOOH! LOOKS LIKE ANGEL'S GOING TO WIN THIS ONE!"

The girl standing across from me started laughing.

"This will be as easy as pie" she giggled towards me.

Oh you wish.

"ALRIGHT! LET THE BATTLE BEGIN!"

"Gate of the Chisel Key! Open!"

What the? She was a celestial mage too?! A grey metal ball came out, it started flashing lights. It looked like a robotic soccer ball... kind of. I guess the match was on.

"Go!" Angel yelled.

The Robotic Soccer Ball, or RBS for short, started flashing its lights. Soon a laser came out and headed towards me. My eyes widened as I leaped to the right, barely dodging the thing. It is so on! I picked myself up and took out my keys.

"Gate of the Capricorn! Open!" I yelled.

"Yes Mistress?" Capricorn asked coming to my side.

"Beat the metal ball, knock out the girl" I said.

"Right away Mistress" Capricorn said.

He started running up to the ball.

"Caelum attack" Angel yelled.

The ball started shooting lasers at us. Capricorn dodged them with ease and kicked her spirit out of the ring. He then ran over to Angel and knocked her unconscious with a chop to the neck. While Capricorn laid Angel on the ground the arena went silent. Did I do something wrong?

"... THE WINNER! LOVELY LUCY!"

The crowds started cheering my name. I smiled, which they couldn't see, and started waving. This was a nice feeling... winning that is.


... I was scared for my life. Now that I won the first round the other people saw me as a threat. I sat alone in a corner staring up at the projection. It was the last match of the beginning rounds, the three vs. match. So far it was all one sided, the girl... she was somehow controlling the others... how was I suppose to fight that?

"Lovely Lucy, you're up next"

"THE WINNER! DEADLY MARY!"

I gulped, hopefully she loses in the next round. If not, I better get thinking of a strategy.

"WE HAVE OUR LOVELY LUCY AGAIN AGAINST SALAMANDER BORA!"

Salamander? Wasn't that Natsu's name?

"PLACE YOUR BETS"

"You must be pretty ugly to be wearing a mask" Bora said.

My eyebrows twitched.

"You're just pretty ugly period" I said.

"NO MORE BETS! LET'S SEE THE ODDS NOW!"

I looked up at the projection, 50/50 chance.

"LET THE MATCH! BEGIN!"

"First come first serve!" Bora said launching fire at me.

I rolled to the left.

"Gate of the Aries! Open!" I yelled.

"I'm sorry" she said.

"Go! Flaming Serpents" Bora said.

Two flaming snakes started heading towards us.

"Defend!" I said.

"Wool Shield!" Aries yelled.

A wool dome came over us.

... what was that burning smell?

"OH NO! LOOKS LIKE THE SHEEP'S WOOL IS ON FIRE! OUR LOVELY LUCY IS IN TROUBLE!"

Fire? The wool dome caught on fire! And we were trapped in it.

"Move it!" I ordered.

"I can't! *cough, cough* It's on fire!" she coughed.

"It's your wool!" I said.

Smoke started covering us, strange I wonder why I wasn't coughing. Natsu's scarf, it was wrapped around me. I lifted up the end, Natsu was with me in this battle. He counting on me; he was protecting me this very moment.

"Close Gate! Gate of the Virgo! Open!" I yelled.

"Punishment now?!" Virgo asked.

"Dig a hole out of here! After dig a pit fall trap under Bora and make it deep" I said.

"Yes Princess" she said spinning around.

I jumped into hole after her.

"Up here Princess" Virgo said throwing me up.

"WHAT'S THIS? THE LOVELY LUCY IS BACK!"

"Strange, I thought you'd be dead by now" he said.

"Go Virgo!" I yelled.

"All done Princess" Virgo said appearing next to me.

Done? But Bora was still-

"AHHH!" Bora yelled.

I spoke to soon, Bora fell down into the pit trap Virgo made for him. I walked up to the hole, careful not to fall in.

"Give up or be buried alive" I told him.

The hole Virgo made was deep, I highly doubt Bora could climb out.

"Flame Serpents!" he yelled.

He threw up his snakes at me but they didn't reach me. I smirked but then remembered he couldn't see it. Instead I shrugged and looked towards Virgo.

"Bury him" I said.

"Yes Princess" Virgo said and started throwing dirt into the dirt in the hole.

Once Bora was neck deep he finally gave up.

"THE WINNER! LOVELY LUCY!"


"TIME FOR THE SEMI-FINALS! THE LOVELY LUCY AGAINST SHERRY LOVE!"

I've been winning so far. Just two more matches and I'll get that key. I stared across from me and studied my opponent. I couldn't remember what her magic was, did I even watch her fight on the projection? No wait, that's right. I was to busy realizing why the announcer's voice sounded so familiar. Hunter was announcing our matches. No surprise there though, he was the owner of the place. Now then, back to my match. What was with this girl? Why she glaring at me so intensely?

"You stole my name. I was suppose to be Lovely Sherry!" she yelled.

Oh... so that's what it was.

"AND YOUR NOT EVEN LOVELY! WHAT'S WITH THAT MASK?!" she yelled pointing a finger at me.

I started looking around the arena, can we start now?

"LET THE BATTLE BEGIN!"

"Doll Play Attack! Rock Doll!" Sherry said.

The ground started shaking. Rocks started flying up and started to make... a rock monster? A fricken rock monster... how was I suppose to go up against that? Well there was that saying once, fight fire with fire... or in this case rock with rock.

"Gate of the Twins! Open!" I yelled.

Gemi and Mini came out.

"Quick! Which one of you has to touch her to transform into her?" I asked.

"Both" they said.

I groaned.

"Gate of the Scorpio! Open! Distract her" I said.

"Our sand, let's go!" Scorpio said.

Sandstorms started appearing around Sherry's golem. As Scorpio distracted it I picked Gemi and Mini up and started running towards Sherry.

"One!" I yelled throwing Mini.

"Ah!" Sherry yelled.

Mini struck her right in the face, the crowd laughed at that.

"Get this thing off me!" Sherry screamed.

"And two!" I yelled throwing Gemi.

He head butted Sherry in the stomach; Gemini flew back towards me.

"Transform!" I said.

A poof happened and Sherry was standing beside.

"Doll Magic Attack! Doll Rock!" she yelled.

Another golem appeared but this time it was on my side.

"Aw look how lovely I look, ah love" she sighed.

Huh?

"O-kay?" Scorpio said.

I laughed.

"WHAT THE? THERE'S TWO SHERRY'S!"

"I'm the prettier one!" Sherry yelled jumping on top of her golem head.

"Uh... go for it Gemini" I said.

"Hooray!" she said jumping on their golem.

"Scorpio sandstorm around her, Gemini finish them off!" I said.

"Sandstorm!" Scorpio yelled.

"Ah! My hair! It's so not lovely now!" Sherry yelled.

"Let's go my precious doll!" Gemini said.

The golem ran up to Sherry's golem and punched it; her rock doll started falling apart. Sherry fell off her golem and fell on her head, knocking out.

"THE WINNER! LOVELY LUCY!"

It was good I won, the bad thing was Deadly Mary also won.

And I still didn't have a plan at all.


"FINALLY THE MATCH WE'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR! THE FINALS! LOVELY LUCY VS. DEADLY MARY! PLACE YOUR BETS!"

If this is going to work, I need to do it quickly before my magic runs out.

"LET'S SEE THE ODDS!"

I looked at the projection, it was partly in her favor.

"LET THE FINALLY GAMES! BEGIN!"

"Gate of the Leo! Ope-"

"Ah, ah, ah, no you don't" Mary said holding up her wand.

My body was frozen.

"Now give up or else I'll make you strip in front of the whole crowd. Who would like to see that?!" Mary asked.

Cheers irrupted around us. Come one Lucy, put your plan into action.

"Leo! Come out!" I yelled.

"Yes my Princes- ah!" Leo yelled.

"Silly girl, you think he can make a difference? Perhaps I'll make you two do some ecchi stuff together" Mary said licking her lips.

I shivered. Creep-eeeeeee!

"Capricorn! Come out!" I yelled.

"Yes Mistress" Capricorn said.

"Him two" Mary said.

So she can control three, my limit was summoning 2. Then again I've never tried to summon more then that out before. Let's see if I've grown stronger.

"Gemini! Come out!" I yelled.

"Yes?" they asked.

They froze and fell on the ground. 5? I thought Gemini was going to be my ace in the hole since there was two of them but I guess not. Alright I still felt fine and I was still standing, that was a good sign right? Mary is controlling five, let's see.

"Cancer! Aries! Come out!" I yelled.

"Sorry"

"Ebi"

I felt a wave of pain course through me but it mainly stayed in my gut. My knees started shaking as I stared at my opponent. So maybe summoning two at a time wasn't the brightest idea. I was going over my limit, I could feel it. I noticed Mary's hand started shaking though, she quickly raised her other hand to support it. I smirked, she was almost reaching hers too.

"Can any attack?" I asked my spirits.

They pretty much all responded a no. Damn I really wish I was Natsu right now, I could just fire blast Mary, since I was still able to talk, and win the match. What am I doing thinking about this? The longer the match goes on, the more magic I'm wasting. I need to finish this quick.

"Taurus!" I yelled.

"Nice body!" Taurus said.

"WHAT'S THIS?! HOW IS SHE SUMMONING THEM OUT WITHOUT THE KEYS?!"

I don't really know myself Hunter. Ever since the incident with Phantom whenever I call out there names, they just appear. It takes up more of my magic then summoning them regularly with my keys though and I was way past my limit now. I fell to my knees, my body still paralyzed.

"Hahaha! You summoned all of them and yet none of them can move!" Mary laughed.

Why is she laughing? In the matches I watched she always finished the other's quickly, why is she talking her time with me? Was she nervous? Was that why she was laughing? Was I almost there?

"Gate of the White Dog! Open!" I yelled.

Plue came out, he was shaking. HE WAS SHAKING! And that was it, I fell face first on the ground.

"Attack Plue!" I yelled turning my head up just by a little so I could see him.

Her magic was weakening, Plue was doing it! Plue shook as he started walking up to Mary.

"You think I can't handle this little dog?" she asked kicking Plue aside.

I started coughing, I moved my eyes over and saw my spirits start to fade.

"Hurry Plue!" I yelled.

I don't know what I expected him to do, I just hope he'd do something quick. Plue got up and started walking towards Mary again. She kicked him aside but Plue got up again.

"MAN THAT DOG ISN'T GIVING UP!"

By the third time Plue was walking back up to Mary, my vision started getting hazy. Come on Lucy, just believe in your spirits. Hold on just a little longer, you can do this!

"GO PLUE!" Leo yelled.

"Plue! Win! Is that okay?" Aries asked.

"Go little pup!" Capricorn said.

"Go Ebi!" Cancer said.

"Win! Win!" Gemini said.

"You can do it Plue!" Taurus yelled.

Mary went to kick Plue again, this time Plue dodged it by jumping left though and his nose landed on her foot. I may have been laying on the dirt powerless, but I still had enough energy to laugh.

"Ah!" she yelled dropping her want to hold her foot.

The strain was lifted, I could move.

"ATTACK!" I yelled.

My six spirits started heading towards Mary. I laid my head on the ground, a little more, just a little more. I can do this, please help me Natsu. My side hip felt warm, I pulled out my keys and saw them glowing.

"I GIVE! I GIVE! I GIVE! I GIVE!" Mary screamed.

The keys stopped glowing and my spirits disappeared.

"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THE WINNER OF THE GOLD CUP IS LOVELY LUCY!"

I won? I won. I sighed a breath of relief and laid my head down on the ground. I did it.


Where... where was I?

"Natsu"

Someone was crying.

"Natsu"

I felt the person's sorrow, I felt the hurt. I looked around me, everything was misty. I took a step forward, then another and another. My feet just knew the way, they just started walking on their own.

"I did it Natsu, I won. Thanks for you help"

Female. It was a female's voice, and she was talking to me. I couldn't see her though, how'd she know I was here. I finally saw something. A figure. I walked closer to it but no matter how close I got, the figure didn't look any closer.

A ghost. Why was there a ghost in my dreams?

"I wish you we're here Natsu, I miss you so much. I'll be able to see you soon though, just wait a little while longer"

This hasn't been my first time here. This ghost has been in my dreams before, when I reached out for it I felt myself glowing. I looked down at myself, my heart was red.

"I love you Natsu"

My heart responded. What was I suppose to say?

"I love you too"

The ghost moved, I saw a girl's face. It was shocked before a smiled appeared on it.

My eyes opened. The lights from the tunnel flashed through our room. We're still moving so I didn't feel any better. Everyone in the room was sleeping, must have been night time. My eyes trailed upwards, I was laying on Wendy's lap. No wonder she didn't smell the same... who smell the same?...

My eyes trailed back to the window. All my answers would be answered in Midnight Crater, all I had to do was wait one more day. I closed my eyes again and this time, I didn't dream of the ghost.