BlackLynx17: This story is getting loooong don't you think? I'm thinking it's finally time to end this never ending fairytail soon. Thanks for the reviews everyone, I always smile as I read them!

Thank you, hope you enjoy!

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Never Ending Fairytail

Chapter 28

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Natsu was here, Natsu remembered, Natsu knew me, Natsu loved me.

I chanted this in my mind but still couldn't believe it. He was okay, I did it. I was able to save my Natsu. I relaxed further into his chest keeping my eyelids shut. Man I haven't been able to have a good night's sleep since... our separation. I felt like I could fall asleep instantly in his arms though.

"It would be wises if Lucy we're to explain"

A nap sounded perfect at the moment. I didn't have to worry or watch my back either, Natsu was with me.

"Lucy?"

His arms held me secure in his possession.

"Lucy!"

Sleepy time for Lucy now.

...

"OUCH!" I screamed widening my eyes.

Laxus just shocked me! On my leg was a shock mark of his hand! It didn't burn, more like an aftershock but still! I glared at him and lifted up my foot, kicking the top corner of his chair with all my might. The result, his chair toppling over with him in it.

"What the hell Blondie?!" he yelled sprawled out on the floor.

"What did you expect from shocking me?!"

"You weren't paying attention!"

"I don't care!"

Laxus stood up and glared at me while he put his chair back. I ignored him and dove back into Natsu's chest, sighing against it, relaxing in his embrace.

"Lucy" Jellal called.

"Fine" I sighed.

I kept my eyes closed though as I talked.

"There's an evil wizard who wants to kill all of you. He's doesn't have a body so he's been searching for the perfect vessel. Back in Fracture Hills he was the one who burned it sky high. While we were escaping we all met up with him and learned Natsu was to be his new vessel so Zeref captured him. I've been on a journey with Laxus and Mystogun to end Zeref's terror but at when we got everything to stop him I betrayed my comrades to save Natsu. The end" I said explaining my life like it was a bedtime story.

The guild was silent for a moment... right before Laxus electrocuted me again.

"What the hell was that for?!" I yelled again.

"I could ask the same with that explanation! I could have told it better!" he yelled.

"Then why didn't you?!"

I felt very warm all of a sudden, I looked up and saw Natsu glaring at Laxus with such intensity, I'm surprised he didn't burst into flames right then and there.

"Lucy"

I looked up and saw everyone's eyes on me, tears already staining down some of their faces. I noticed that Laxus, Jellal, Natsu, and I we're the only ones sitting on this side of the table; everyone else was on the other side. I noticed Thunder God Tribe restraining themselves to pounce on Laxus and sighed.

"I'm sorry, you all must have been worried huh?" I asked.

All of a sudden they all started talking to me at the same time.

"Worried?! That doesn't even explain things!"

"I missed you so much Lucy!"

"Juvia's glad you're safe"

"What the hell?! First you leave then Natsu forgets everything about you!"

The voices were too much, so many at the same time it was giving me a headache! I clutched my head-

"QUIET!" I yelled.

The room silenced.

"Are you okay?" Jellal asked touching my head.

I nodded against Natsu's chest.

"Exhausted, those Spirits took a lot out of me fighting you two" I mumbled.

"Maybe you shouldn't have RUN AWAY AND WASTED THE RESULT OF OUR PRECIOUS TIME AND EFFORT ON YOUR MATE THEN!" Laxus yelled.

I groaned.

"You mention that one more time Laxus and I will personally kick your ass!" I yelled back at him.

Silence engulfed the room again.

"One story at a time would be the wises, you're up first Mystogun. Or should I say Je-"

Jellal's hand slapped over my mouth; once Natsu started growling though he quickly removed it.

"Take off the mask" I said.

"Bu-"

"I'm thinking we should nominate a new leader Laxus, since our current one is making ME explain all the dirty work" I said.

"I hope you aren't nominating yourself, we'd die in an instant" Laxus said.

I couldn't help but giggle lightly.

"Alright, I never could win against you anyway" Jellal sighed.

I looked up and watched as Jellal took of his mask. When he took off his bandana and hat though... that's when gasps filled the room.

"I'd like everyone to meet my big brother, Jellal Fernandes" I introduced him.

"Jellal?" Erza whispered.

I saw Jellal look up at her and smile sadly, I wanted to reach out and comfort him but... Natsu.

"Hey Erza" he mumbled.

Hey Erza... really? After all these years apart from the one you love all you have to say is hey Erza? I think Erza thought the same because the next thing I knew she reached over the table and slapped him.

"I thought you we're dead! For 10 years I believed you we're dead! What the hell?!" she half yelled half cried.

"Leave him alone Erza" I told her.

She looked at me, I just stared blankly at her.

"He has his reasons... you did kind of deserve that slap though Jellal" I told him with a playful smirk.

I leaned back into Natsu and inhaled deeply. I couldn't direct my attention away from him long, it always found itself back to him. I reached up and wrapped my arms around Natsu's neck, his head placed gently in my shoulder blades.

"All you need to know is Zeref is a bad man, the most evilest villain on Earthland at the moment. I don't feel like getting into a lot of details but I'll tell you this much. Jellal was under Zeref's control, he was able to break free though and made it his burden to try and stop him alone. That was before he met me though... running into Laxus and I together was just by chance... how lucky his chances we're though? Zeref's been the one causing the fires, the killings, everything. He hates Fairy Tail for some unknown reason and tried to destroy it by using Laxus" I said.

"I KNEW IT!" Freed yelled.

And at the exact same time...

"WHAT?!" Master Gramps yelled.

"He brainwashed Laxus into taking over the guild, when that didn't work he got rid of him. Jellal was controlled by Zeref for many years and decided to make Seigrain, a double so they could watch the council. Jellal came across a spell to seal Zeref and started searching for the ingredients while at the same time protecting me from Zeref's hands. At Fracture Hills... it was chaos. We we're all about to die by Zeref's hands; it was Jellal who saved us, BUT NOT ALL OF US!" I yelled towards him.

I'd never forgive him for leaving Natsu behind, never.

"He explained everything, how Zeref wanted Natsu, how Zeref had Natsu and how... he erased his memories of me" I muttered.

I felt Natsu's arms wrapped securer around me.

"I was going to go back but Jellal talked me out of it. He said Zeref would kill me then make Natsu kill the rest of you so that's when I made the mistake of joining his team to get the ingredients to seal Zeref. Once Jellal explained how Zeref used Laxus, he was right on board with us. It was just the three of us, traveling across the world... the more I saw the more I hated Zeref. He ruins everything he touches, he cannot be allowed to rule any longer" I growled squeezing the jar.

"That's pretty much the whole story... with that said I think it's time for us to take our leave now" I said.

"NO!" everyone pretty much yelled.

Natsu's grip tightened on me.

"We need to finish off Zeref" I muttered.

"Like hell I'd let you go!" Natsu yelled.

I pulled away from his embrace and looked across the table.

"Master Gramps, you need to listen to our demands" I said.

"Demands?" he repeated.

I nodded.

"We're still going to end Zeref's life no matter what but if you don't follow my demands exactly, Team Fairy Retribution is going to start our own guild and steal all of your guilds members" I said.

I saw Laxus stiffen out the corner of my eye. Now that I was free from Natsu's grip, I reached out for his hand and held it in mine; I was surprised that he didn't pull back.

"Demand number 1: Jellal will join Fairy Tail as a member and will live inside this mansion with us if he so chooses" I said.

"Can he be trusted? Is he good? From wh-"

"He saved my life and many others. He's my big brother, the goodest person I know. Zeref is to be blamed for his bad deeds, Jellal's done nothing wrong!" I yelled.

"He has the same face as Siegrain! How can we avoid conflict with th-"

"When Zeref is gone so will Siegrain, Jellal will explain everything to the council concerning Zeref and he will be a free man" I said stubbornly.

Master Gramps groaned.

"Approved" he said.

I could see the relieved expression on Erza's face, I'm sure she would have joined on guild in a heartbeat if he would have said no though.

"Demand number 2 which is the most important and last one. Laxus will be unbanished and rejoined Fairy Tail-"

"Absolutely not!"

"Not only that, he will also become the legitimate successor again-

"Hell no!"

"AND Natsu will be free to go search for his Father or whatever" I sighed.

"N-"

"If denied then the previous demand in void and I can't be apart of Fairy Tail anymore. We'll leave at once" I said.

It got quiet again.

"He's done nothing wrong, it was all Zeref brainwashing him" Jellal said.

"Judge him now on what's his done or is he going to be blamed for a crime he didn't commit?" I asked.

"If Lucy leaves then I'm gone" Natsu said.

I looked up at him.

"I don't care what you did or done for me Jii-chan, I won't stay here without Lucy. I won't be your successor and you'll be out of luck. Accept the demand" Natsu said.

"I don't need this" Laxus said pulling his hand away from mine.

"Sit down Laxus" Master Gramps said.

Laxus stood frozen in his same spot, Master Gramps side and started rubbing his nose.

"It seems we have much to discuss about, you and I... about the future and the past and whatnot" Master Gramps said.

I saw a small smile spread across his lips.

"If what my children say are true then... you've done nothing wrong in my eyes. You shall be accepted back into the guild, but only after thoroughly questioned will I consider you to be my successor again" he said.

Laxus took a deep inhale of breath.

"After all these years... I'm sorry I ever doubted you" Master Gramps said.

I smirked, "aw is Laxy going to cry now?" I teased.

"SHUT UP BLONDE!" Laxus yelled sitting back down.

"Shut up? I at least thought you would have been grateful, hmph" I pouted.

"...thank you Lucy" Laxus sighed.

I smiled.

"BUT YOU'RE STILL ANNOYIGN AS FUCK!" he yelled.

I shrugged.

"That's what little sisters are for" I sighed.

"What is your plan possibly now Lucy?" Master Gramps asked me.

"That's it, Jellal I'm the new leader. You're being completely useless at the moment" I told him.

"By all means, you're the one with the plan" Jellal said.

"Team Fairy Retribution will rest their wings then find Zeref and kill him" I sighed looked back at my jar.

I stared at it like it was some kind of Crystal Ball or something. Perhaps it was though, because Zeref might be staring at me at the moment too.

"We'll let's rejoice! We finally have our long lost members back and a new member at that!" Gray yelled.

"PARTY!" Elfman yelled.

"Sleepy" I mumbled facing Natsu's chest.

I could feel his heart right now, it was beating pretty fast. I was glad, Natsu,

"Eat something first Lucy, it's been 2 days" Jellal said.

"Not my fault" I mumbled.

I've just been so set on making it to Magnolia so quickly, so what if I forgot?

"What about us Jellal?! It's been a full day and that poisoness tea didn't fill me up the least!" Laxus yelled.

I rolled my eyes behind my eyelids.

"A feast instead then! Feast!" Master Gramps yelled.

My eyes shot open.

"Feast!" the others repeated.

I placed Zeref's jar on the table as I turned around in my chair, so I would be sitting between Natsu's legs now. I picked my jar back up and leaned back into Natsu's embrace. I noticed my friends staring at me.

"I'm sorry, my heart and minds set on Natsu at the moment, I don't' think I can compute anything else. We'll communicate and get back in touch another day" I yawned.

They didn't push it, just nodded. I think they understood... did I even understand though? True to Master Gramps words just 3 minutes later chefs came in the room placing food after food on the table in front of us. My mouth started watering just looking at it.

"When was the last time we had a sit down home cooked meal guys?" I asked them.

"10 years" Jellal replied.

"Far too long" Laxus replied.

"I thought so" I said before we started porking in.

We ate like animals! I mean if you like starved Natsu for a good 3 days then placed him in front of a buffet, that's the only way I could describe it as. About 5 minutes in I noticed Natsu wasn't eating anything, another minute and I noticed no one was eating anything. I slowed down then came to a complete stop, they we're just staring. Where we're my manners? Strange but I suddenly lost my appetite. I picked up a napkin and wiped my face and hands off.

"F-f-finished?" Natsu stuttered.

I nodded wrapping my arms around Natsu's neck again.

"Am I allowed to leave oh powerful leader?" I teased Jellal.

"You're the leader now but yes my minion" he said.

"See you tomorrow" I mumbled.

I snuggled deeper into Natsu as he pushed his chair back and stood up. He carried me out the room and walked us up the stairs.

"LUCY!" Happy yelled flying into my chest.

"Happy, I think I missed you the most" I giggled petting him.

"Lucy, Lucy, I'm glad you're back!" he cried.

I moved the jar aside so I could hug him.

"Happy, could you go back downstairs? I'd like some private time with Lucy" Natsu said.

I blinked and looked questionably at him.

"Sure, but you better not hog her all day!" Happy yelled licking my cheek before flying away.

"How've you been?" I asked Natsu.

"Lost" Natsu answered.

"Do you remember any of it?"

"I remember it all Lucy, every single last detail up till me trying to kill you. What I don't remember was how long it was" he said.

I flinched.

"Two month and a few weeks... I've missed you Natsu" I cried into his chest.

Natsu stopped suddenly. I wiped my tears away and noticed it was the door to our room.

"Put me down" I asked.

He looked skeptically at me but obliged. I turned the knob and entered our room, even this was the same.

"I remember the last time I left and came back this room was totally trashed, I guess that's a benefit for you forgetting me" I mumbled darkly walking into the room.

I started looking around it before walking towards the dresser, I opened it and placed the jar in before closing it back up.

"You've gotten taller Lucy" Natsu said.

I turned around and saw him still standing outside the room. He leaned up and started walking towards me.

"Your hairs gotten longer too" he noted.

"And more dull" I sighed.

"You've gotten stronger, you even have the scars to prove it" Natsu said holding out my arm.

My once flawless skin was now covered with scars, cuts, and bruises. I didn't like looking at it, it only reminded me about the times without Natsu.

"The thing I hate the most about this whole mess is that I wasn't there to help you, I wasn't there to be with you when you changed" he said.

Really? That? Not the Zeref ransacking his body or wanting to destroy Fairy Tail?

"I'm still your Lucy" I whispered.

Natsu suddenly lifted up my shirt, revealing my ugly battle mark thanks to Lisanna controlled by Zeref.

"I- I'm-" Natsu's breathing quickened.

"It's alright Natsu, it wasn't you. We're okay now, we'll alri-"

I couldn't finished, Natsu attacked my mouth with the long desiring kiss we needed. I wrapped my arms around his neck and met his kiss with desire of my own. Natsu lifted me up and moved us towards our bed. Our joint lips parted as we fell on it.

"Lucy" he whispered before kissing me again.

His hands bunched up my shirt, gliding around my stomach.

"Natsu?" I asked a little worried.

"Let's mate" he said.

I froze. Natsu took this as an opportunity to keep kissing me, his hands still moving up.

"Natsu, stop! Natsu!" I yelled.

He froze also.

"What?" he asked.

"No Natsu, we can't-" I blushed, "-mix our scents!"

"Why not?" he asked kissing me again.

"Stop, I'm serious! Why do you want to in the first place?"

"Because you're so distant now! You're different, you've change! I want to be close to you, I want to be as one! I don't want to ever leave or forget about you again!" he yelled.

"Na-"

"Can you imagine how it felt?! This was my third time loosing you Lucy, 3 TIMES! I completely and utterly just forgot about you and what's worse was I tried to kill you! I can't, I just, I need you Lucy. I want to be with you" he cried.

I shed tears of my own while I wiped his away.

"I know it's unfair Natsu, there wasn't a single day that I didn't think that once we we're separated" I said.

"Then why not?" he asked stubbornly leaning his forehead against mine.

I sighed and rubbed our noses together.

"Natsu when we're mates... if one of us dies what happens?" I asked.

Natsu's eyes narrowed slightly.

"Then the other would try and die as well, we'd be mated for life. There's no point in living anymore if you're mate dies" Natsu said.

That's what I thought.

"You think I'm going to die in the battle?" he asked.

No, I knew Natsu would live. He's the one Zeref's fighting for, he'd probably be the only one who survives if my plan didn't work. It was just the opposite.

"Or... you're not going to die Lucy! I won't let you, I'll do everything I can to ensure that!" Natsu said.

"Let's wait then... if I'm not going to die and you're not going to die then why rush?" I asked.

Natsu opened his mouth but nothing came out.

"Let's have something to look forward to, we can get married for real now. You're not going to be the successor anymore, we can find Igneel!" I cheered.

Natsu pulled me closer and buried his face in my neck.

"I love you Lucy, I love you so much" he whimpered.

"We're together again Natsu, there's nothing to worry about. I won't ever leave your side again" I whispered in his ear.

Natsu looked up at me.

"Promise?" he asked.

"Promise, here" I said leaning up.

"You've probably been missing this"

I unwrapped Igneel's scarf from around me and rewrapped it around Natsu's neck.

"No! It'-"

"Yours Natsu, I've borrowed it long enough. It kept me strong, never made me give up. I felt as if you we're with me this whole journey" I smiled.

Natsu laid down and stared at me with his piercing charcoal eyes.

"Tell me everything, I want to know everything Lucy" he said.

"So demanding today Mr. Dragneel" I teased and laid down with him.

"I'll start from when we first got separated, I was trying to stop the flames when this masked man came running up towards me-...