BlackLynx17: Not many people liked me killing off Lucy but I did warn you in the summary about death. None of you seemed to pay attention to it though, sigh.
Thanks everyone for my reviews!
Never Ending Fairytail
I... felt light. Two kinds. One, just pure and the other... weightless. I was drifting away on a cloud... no I wasn't... I was floating. That wasn't right either, it couldn't have been. I was falling just a few seconds ago. What's happening? Where was I?
That is my name.
Jude Heartfilia, Father.
How come I still remember everyone?... Why'd I think I forget everyone? What was happening?!
Another light, and another.
Names... my names.
So many names, repeating after each other.
"Wake up now Lucy."
That voice! It couldn't-
"Mother?" I asked.
"Open your eyes Lucy" she said.
Blackness. A light passed by me, then another, several lights kept passing by me. I was floating around them... or were they floating around me?
"Who are you?" I asked them.
I was suddenly lifted up, what I saw made tears come to my eyes.
"Mother" I cried.
Layla smiled sadly.
"No, I'm not your Mother" she said.
"What are you talking about Mother?" I asked trying to walk or float my way to her.
"Peace Lucy, I took up the image of your Mother to calm you" she said.
"Calm? Where am I? Who are you?! Why are you looking like my Mother!?" I yelled.
"It's over Mavis."
"Seems so, oh well! So much for my plan, it was nice feeling tall though!" Layla said.
My Mother started glowing, I was blind for a second before the light diminished. Something was standing where my Mother used to be... a little girl.
"Hello Lucy Heartfilia, I've been wanting to meet you for quite some time now" the little girl said to me.
She had a bright smile on her face.
"Who are you?!" I yelled.
"Don't you know?" she giggled twirling around for me.
Her blond hair spun around with her as her arms extended outw-... blond wavy hair, green eyes, Mavis...
"You can't be..." I mumbled.
"Fairy Tail's founder and first Master, Mavis Vermillion. Nice to meet you" she said.
"You're dead!" I yelled.
Mavis pouted at me.
"That's a mean thing to say to a person you've just met."
I frowned, "sorry. Let me rephrase that, aren't you dead?"
"Only in life, in spirit though I'm as free as a bird" Mavis yelled spinning around.
The lights started spinning around her too, what was with them?
"Where am I? Where are my friends?! Take me to them!" I yelled.
"Friends? You're dead silly, how can I take you to them?" Mavis asked.
"De-dea-dead!" I chocked out.
"Now did you think I was the only one?" she asked.
I would have fallen down if I wasn't floating.
"As for where you are, you're-"
"How'd I die?!" I yelled.
Mavis looked at me and blinked.
"Don't you remember? Zeref killed you" Mavis said.
"That's right. Geez you're Master sure is slow" Mavis said turning towards the lights.
"She's usually brighter."
"Natsu... I left Natsu all alone" I cried.
"You're dead and you're worrying about a boy?" Mavis asked walking up to me.
"How am I still here? If I'm dead shouldn't I be... dead?"
"You don't know much about the afterlife do you?"
"Well this is my first time dying so no, I don't" I told her.
"Do you know what happens to people who die by Zeref's hands?" she asked.
I shook my head.
"You don't go to heaven nor hell, Zeref drags you to his realm where you'll be tormented in an everlasting nightmare along with the rest of the souls he destroyed" Mavis said.
"So I'm... I'm in a nightmare?" I asked.
"Nope! I saved you! Right now you and I are between realms, in the empty world" she said.
"I don't understand."
And that was saying something being one of the smartest mages in Fairy Tail and all.
"Of course now, I'd like to explain now if that's okay?" she asked.
I nodded and somehow, I felt the ground beneath my feet. It wasn't there before but, strange. I kneeled down and sat on the floor, the lights all surrounded me.
"What are they?" I asked reaching up to touch one.
"Your friends" Mavis said.
"Princess!" a light said flying in my face.
That name... and that voice...
"Virgo?" I asked.
"Told you our Master was smart!"
"They're my spirits" I said counting the lights.
12 lights, 12 spirits, 12 Zodiac keys.
"My spirits… they're spirits!" I yelled.
"Well duh? They're spirits. We're all spirits in this world, our bodies have been tossed aside to survive" Mavis giggled.
"I'm died though, how are they still with me?" I asked.
"Because Miss No Boyfriend… I DIDN'T SAY YOU COULD DIE!" a light yelled floating in my face.
"Thanks, I didn't know I had to have your permission to… wait a second, so I'm not dead?" I asked.
"You are, as dead as… well me" Mavis said.
"That makes no sense though because you died a long time ago and yet you're still… here!" I exclaimed.
"Hmm, so she is smart" Mavis said.
I rolled my eyes.
"Alright listen closely Lucy Heartfilia, I'm going to explain everything."
I stared at her, waiting for her to speak. Mavis pouted and started tilting her head side to side.
"Alright could I get a volunteer please?" Mavis asked.
… Taurus? Taurus flew over to Mavis's open hands.
"So Zeref had you in his hands like this, just pretend Taurus is in his body" she said showing me her hands.
Mavis held up the light in the palm of her hands.
"Zeref used to his magic and killed you" she said crushing her hands together.
The light disappeared.
"Now normally your soul, or in this case spirit, would get send to the next life but Zeref isn't normal. He takes your spirit and drags it down to his realm."
"You said something like that before" I said.
"Yes so while your spirit was drifting in the between realms and towards Zeref's, drift up Taurus."
Taurus light started flying higher.
"Now while you were drifting to the other world I reached out and grabbed your spirit bringing you here!" Mavis cheered.
"So I'm just a spirit?" I asked looking at myself.
Because I felt real at the moment.
"Yup just like the rest of us!"
"What about my body?" I asked.
"It's back in the current world, Earthland, with all your friends" Mavis said.
"So I'm stuck here for the rest of my life with you?" I asked.
"Oh no, Zeref didn't brutally kill you, just infused your body with so much of his magic that you couldn't handle it and died" Mavis said.
"Why are you telling me all of this if it's pointless at the end?! I failed! I died! I'm never going to see them every again and I'll be forced to spend the rest of my life with you and my spirits!" I yelled.
"I never said you couldn't go back" Mavis said.
I paused and stared at her, her facial expression was dead serious. No emotions on it at all, it felt like her eyes were staring inside of me just like with Zeref.
"I… can go back?" I asked.
Suddenly her expression turning into a happy one, she smiled and laughed nodding her head. She hummed a yes.
"THEN TAKE ME!" I yelled running up to her.
Mavis jumped up and stood up there, she was standing right above me…
"How are you?" I mumbled.
"This is the afterlife, there are no laws of physics or anything here" Mavis said walking in a circle.
"Great, please take me back now" I said.
Mavis laid above me, kicking her legs in the air as she thought about it.
"Um… no" she said.
"Leo! Attack her!" I yelled.
Leo followed my command and flew up at Mavis, he was just a light though. Mavis giggled and flicked him away with her hand.
"Nice try" she said amused.
"What is with you?! Aren't you supposed to be Fairy Tail's Master?" I asked.
"Then why aren't you helping me?!"
"Then what? You'll go back and then what Lucy? What can you do to stop Zeref? How can you save all your friends? Huh? Tell me and I'll let you go" Mavis asked walking towards me.
"I don't know" I answered truthfully.
"Do you want to know why I saved you Lucy?" Mavis asked raising my chin.
"So I can teach you the spell to destroy Zeref, not seal, kill him for good."
My eyes widened.
"You're the only one who can do it, I was hoping he'd kill you sooner so we could meet before your friends started getting injured but oh well" Mavis said stepping backwards.
"You know the spell?" I asked.
"A… a very dear friend told me how to, she passed it down to you. You're special Lucy" Mavis told me.
"Well what are we waiting for?! Teach me so I can save everyone!" I yelled.
"I have no reason to tell you" she said.
"WHAT WAS THE POINT OF TELLING ME THEN?!" I yelled.
"How do you expect to destroy your enemy if you know nothing about them?" Mavis asked.
"No one knows anything about Zeref other than him being a killer!"
"I know about Zeref."
My lights her, floating by her side.
"The deal is I'll teach you how to kill Zeref only if… only if you hear our stories out" Mavis said.
"Whose stories?" I asked.
"Mine, Zeref's… and a Fairy's" Mavis said.
"Fairy's?" I asked.
"Didn't you ever wonder why I named the guild Fairy Tail?" she asked.
"A lot of people wondered but no one knew why."
"Because I met a fairy when I was younger, she encouraged me to make my dream into a reality, that is to make a guild that helps people. This fairy had a tail" Mavis said.
"So fairies do have tails?" I asked.
"I don't know about all fairies but this one did…it's a long story but we have plenty of time" Mavis said sitting down.
I straightened my legs out and made myself as comfortable as I could, or as comfortable as a spirit could.
"Fairies didn't originate here in Earthland, the same with Zeref. I don't know about all the other magical creatures out there but the two of them came from another realm, a world of some sort."
She stared at me, I nodded telling her I was listening.
"Fairies, from what she told me, are pure. They're white, that's the only way she could describe it to me. White. Everything about them, their world, their homes, their body themselves is white. It's like someone bleached their world."
"I get it, white all around" I said.
That must have sucked, a world without color.
"For… eternity it's always been just… white! So could you have imagined what it must have been like for a white fairy with gold eyes to be born into this world?" Mavis asked.
My eyes narrowed slightly as I stared at her.
"What do you mean? Gold eyes?" I asked.
"I thought you got it? Everything was white including the fairies themselves, white hair, white eyes, white skin, just pure" Mavis said.
"So she was an outcast?" I asked.
"No, she wasn't treated any different because of it but it was the first time in history for an un-pure fairy to be born. Even though she wasn't treated like an outcast, because fairies didn't even have the word outcast in their world, she surely felt like one" Mavis said.
"What does she have to do with Zeref?" I asked.
"Let me tell you the story about the fairy that fell in love with the dark mage. It began on a random day, my fairy friend was isolating herself. Flying to her secret spot to cry her tears when a dark ball appeared before her-"
The fairy looked up and stared bewilderedly at the ball floating in front of her. It confused her, never before in her life had she seen such a unknown…
The fairy didn't even know that the word she was looking for was color since in her world, there was none.
"Who are you?" the dark mage asked.
"You can talk!" the fairy screeched flying a few inches away.
Something about the voice made the fairy pause.
"I've been alone for so long… don't leave when I've finally found company."
The fairy flew back towards the ball but still kept her distance.
"What are you?" she asked.
The ball just floated in the air.
"I… don't know" he answered.
"Where did you come from?" she asked.
"I don't know."
"Well, are there more of you?"
"... are you alone?"
"Ah" the fairy hummed.
They sat near each other's presence.
"Why are you here?" he asked.
"I live here, this is my home."
"Oh… home… are you alone?" he asked.
"Yes… constantly, always… even though they try, I know it" the fairy sighed rubbing her arms.
The ball floated more inches towards her, she didn't realize though.
"Why?" he asked.
"Because… I'm not the same as the rest of my kind" she said.
"Not the same… I guess I'm… not the same as well. That's why I left."
Left. The words make the fairy's eyes widened and her heart skyrocketed. It was as bright as white that the ball didn't belong here meaning that somehow he was able to get here.
"You can leave here?" she asked.
"Leave?… I guess."
"Would you be willing to take me with you?"
The ball was silent after that. The fairy took the step to reach out and touch the energy ball. She wrapped her arms around it and pulled it closed to her.
"You're alone, so am I. If we're together then maybe… we won't feel this loneliness anymore, we won't feel… not the same... different."
"You would be with me?"
"If you'd let me."
"So she just left with him just like that? A complete stranger?" I asked.
"She was pure energy Lucy, they didn't know about good or bad, they weren't tainted like human beings are. Everything was innocent so when Zeref allowed her a way out from her innocence's, out of her perfect world… she accepted."
"Did she love him just like that?"
"No, she did fall for him though and he her. A century later, give a take a few decades, they finally learned the feelings they had were something special so they were together" Mavis said.
"The way you describe Zeref makes him sound human" I said.
"Being around her made Zeref purer, and being around Zeref made my friend more tainted. They helped each other, balancing one other out."
"So he was good… what happened?" I asked.
"We happened, humans. Zeref has visited Earthland before, without Fairy. Humans were able to harness Zeref's magic and summon him. If was the first time in a very long time that my friend was truly and utterly alone in the world. She waited for decades in the same spot wondering if he would come back for her. Finally she decided to look for him herself."
"So where were they?" I asked.
"Our world isn't the only one out there, our universe isn't the only universe Lucy. We all live together in harmony with each other, never touching but always existing. Zeref had the power to move through the realms and from him Fairy learned also. Zeref was pulled towards Earthland and soon Fairy was attracted there too."
Mavis then paused and giggled to herself.
"I didn't ask her how long she was here before she met me but boy was I grateful. She saved my life, the fairy with the tail. I was climbing a mountaintop, I can't remember why, and I slipped. I could have easily saved myself but my head was filled with thoughts."
"As I was falling I thought the images would get clearer and I could finally figure out what to do with my life. I was saved though-"
My dream… is it only just… a dream? Will I ever obtain it? Should I ever chase after it?
"What difference would my silly dream about a guild make?" I asked out loud.
I wondered if I was still falling? Let's check; I turned around in the air and stared down at my doom. If I didn't do something quick I might not live to decide my dream. My dream... I wonder if I could help anyone with it? Why is my life so confusing?
"WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!"
I was suddenly being lifted up in the air. I-... I was flying. I was flying!
"WHHHHEEEEEEE!" I giggled waving my free hands.
"What are you?! Stop!"
It became a bumpy ride but that just made it more fun! I kept laughing and swinging around, I never flew like this before.
"WILL YOU STOP!"
I paused, my smile freezing in its place. I was flying, yes that was true. Question was how? How am I flying? My head turned up, I was blinded for a second before seeing gold.
"Finally, you made it seem like you didn't want to be saved."
The fairy looked down at me and blinked.
"So you know about fairies huh?"
I shook my head, wow. It was a fairy...
"Fairies have tails?" I asked.
"Tails? Of course fairies have tails, humans. They are so... idiotic" the fairy said.
I was suddenly dropped and landed on a patch of grass.
"Well? Aren't you going to thank me for saving your life back there? Humans, so ungrateful" the fairy said.
I stood up and wiped my dress off.
"I've never seen a fairy up close before" I said looking up again.
Fairy was in a white dress, she had long white hair with four white wings and...
"Your eyes" I mumbled.
Fairy's eyes widened before she glared at me.
"What about them?" she growled.
"SO COOL! UNFAIR! UNFAIR! I WANT COOL EYES LIKE YOURS!" I yelled throwing a tantrum on the grass.
The fairy gasped and floated closer to me.
"You... like? My eyes?" she asked.
I stopped rolling around and nodded.
"They are very unique, and cool" I pouted.
Fairy started laughing. I leaned my head side to side, not understanding what she found so funny. Fairy flew around me, hugging her stomach with her arms.
"And here I thought he was the only one who liked them, humans are so funny!" Fairy laughed.
"Why do you keep referring to me as 'humans'!" I yelled.
"Well that's what you creatures are right? Humans?" Fairy asked.
"So?! We HUMANS have names you know, I bet you don't go around calling yourself fairy" I said.
"Names?" Fairy asked.
"What is names?"
"It's what people call you, for example my name is Mavis."
"Exactly, Mavis Vermillion pleased to meet you" I said outstretching my arm.
Fairy looked at my hand and blinked.
"You're supposed to say your name now and shake hands" I whispered towards her.
"Oh, humans have such strange customs. I'm fairy uh, pleased to meet you?" Fairy said grabbing my hand.
Wait a second...
"Your name is Fairy?" I asked.
"I believe so, he always called me fairy so I guess that's what it was."
"Fairy can't be a name!" I complained.
Fairy stood on the ground like me, she knelt down and sat on her knees staring at me.
"It can't?" she asked.
"No! Names are like Sally, Suzan, Alex, Elliot" I lectured.
"Names... humans have su-"
"And stop talking about humans, uh... uh... I don't think this is going to work. Can I give you a name?" I asked fairy.
"Give me a name? You can do that?" she asked.
"Yup and I'll call you it all the time instead of Fairy, let's see..." I hummed.
"A name... my very own name."
"How about... Gretchen! No wait, Vivian, no you don't look like a Vivi... Suki? Gwen? Uh this is harder than it looks" I said sitting down with Fairy.
"Did you figure one out yet?" Fairy asked me.
"Can I asked... uh, Mavis! Why were you falling?" Fairy asked.
"I was trying to climb the mountain, my mind was clouded with thoughts though so I slipped and fell" I answered.
"Thoughts?" she asked.
"Yeah see I want to create a guild! It's been my dream to create something that will help others but also let others become closer. A guild that cares for people, a-"
"A family?" Fairy asked.
I nodded and smiled.
"Yes a family."
Fairy bit her lip as she looked at me.
"You can... create families?" she asked.
"Yeah, I mean anyone can be your family as long as they care about each other" I answered.
"Oh... What is the problem then?"
"What if it's not useful, what if it fails, what if I can't do it. So many things could go wrong and it's just me, I'm all by myself" I mumbled hugging my knees to me.
Fairy touched me, her hands went on my knees and she smiled.
"You're not by yourself, I'll help you" she said.
My eyes widened.
"Really?!" I asked.
She nodded and giggled.
"Yes but in return I need your help with something" she said.
"Anything!" I cheered.
I couldn't believe this, a fairy was actually going to help make my dream come true!
"I want to learn about Earthland's history, all of it" she said.
"Really? That's easy, come on Fairy! You can stay with me and I'll teach you all about it!" I said getting up.
Fairy giggled and started flying up too.
Fairy froze and looked at me.
"What?" she asked.
"Alice, that's the name I'm giving you" I said.
"Alice" she repeated.
I hummed and nodded.
"I think it suits you, do you like it?" I asked.
I'm sure Alice had the faintest blush on her cheeks but I couldn't be sure since she told me,
"Humans give such the weirdest names."
"So that's what the Fairy Tail symbol is? Alice? Zeref's... lover?" I asked.
Mavis nodded. She walked up to me and helped up my hand with my Fairy Tail symbol on it.
"You only see two wings because it's two dimensional, in a 3D form it has four, two on both sides. If it wasn't for Alice I would have never made Fairy Tail, I probably wouldn't have fulfilled my dream" Mavis said.
"Alice... so you named your whole guild after her?" I asked.
"Alice was a good friend... more than a friend. She was close... anyway we were together for about 5 years, that's how long it took to get Fairy Tail up and running. Alice was my first member, other than me of course. It hurt when she left but I knew she had to find him, the boy she spoke so fondly about."
"Yes, before she could find him though she died" Mavis said then started crying.
"Oh, it's alright" I said patting her head.
She nodded and wiped her tears.
"She visited me again, it was the last time I ever saw her. She asked me to save Zeref, she asked me to save the man that killed so many innocent lives! I got so mad but... I promised I would, and so I've been waiting all these years for you Lucy" Mavis said.
"Killed!? I thought Zeref loved her! I thought he was good!" I yelled.
"He did but the humans, they tainted his soul and without Alice with him nothing was able to balance him out. When Alice finally found him he no longer remembered her... he killed her because the humans that summoned him ordered too!" Mavis said her hands turning into fists.
So this was the true story about Zeref.
"What happened to Zeref?" I asked.
"People continued to use him, summon him for their own dark needs. Zeref's memories were slowly consumed by his darkness and he grew to hate our kind."
"She died... kind of."
"So no happy ending" I mumbled.
"I'm afraid not" Mavis said shaking her head.
"The spell, what did your friend teach you? How can I kill Zeref?" I asked.
"Oh, have you ever wondered why the Zodiac keys are gold Lucy? And why other Celestial keys are silver?" Mavis asked.
Gold Zodiac Keys?
"I have but I just thought because they were just that, Zodiacs" I answered.
"When Alice finally found Zeref she tried to save them resulting in Zeref killing her. She knew she was going to die because of the wound Zeref gave her when they fought so she sealed herself off. Alice found 12 keys and sealed herself in them, later they would be known as the Zodiac Keys" Mavis said.
"So Alice, she's living in the Zodiacs?" I asked.
"Her magic illuminates in them, waiting to be reunited with Zeref again. That's how your spirits are here right now and not back in their Spirit World. Normally you could only come here if you died but since we both have Fairy's magic, we were connected and I was able to bring them with you."
She sacrificed herself to save the man she loved... to save the man that saved her...
"She loved him" I said.
I couldn't help but cry for Alice, the unknown fairy of fairy tail.
"She still does, we've been waiting all these years for a person who collected all the Zodiac Keys, a person with a kind enough heart to save us, we've been waiting for you Lucy" Mavis said.
I wiped my tears away and stood up.
"Well alright then! Let's do this! The quicker I learn the spell the quicker I can save Natsu and destroy Zeref, let's go!" I yelled.
"I admire your dedication but it's not that simple, this spell takes time" Mavis said.
"Time?" I asked.
"Yes, there are a lot of things to learn and everything must be perfect down to the last word" she said.
"So how long are we talking about?" I asked.
"Um let's see... about 10 years!"