HELLO EVERYBODY (imagine it like Grover from Sesame Street) LOL. I am so excited to be writing this for you guys. I wanted to finish a story first but I knew I would never finish any of them in time. So; I decided to just start it now and hope to make it short but not too short. Wish me luck and I hope you like this.

(Natsu's POV)

Another day of hell; but others will call it school. School is by far the worst place to be. My life personally is the worst in the whole school. The teachers don't like me because I'm fun. I like to make jokes and be loud to make the day more interesting and you know what I get; a swat to the back of the head with a ruler and 2 hours detention. The detention situation is the worst because every day that I'm late after school; my old man gets pissed. But; I'm not really worried about that now. Right now I'm worried about being late for school. I was running down the streets of Magnolia; people were moving out of my way as I rushed through. I kept a firm grip on my bag. I can't lose any more of my books; these textbooks are expensive. I can't afford to keep replacing my textbooks. The school was coming into view and I saw there were people heading inside.

"It looks like I just made it." I said. I ran up to the doors and walked inside. My breathing was heavy from running for so long. I started walking down the hall towards my locker. Some of the students would look my way as I walked. I don't really blame them. They know I'm always late so they're probably just surprised I made it. I walked up to my locker and put in the combination. Lucky for me my combination is easy to remember. I went right then left then right again and the locker opened for me. I sighed in relief and placed my bag in the locker. I quickly grabbed my books and raced down to home room. Luckily, homeroom is only around the corner so I should make it. I turned the corner and stopped at the first door to the left. I grabbed the slide handle and pulled the door open to the right. I walked in and everyone was talking and laughing. I walked over to my desk and sat down; placing my books on the desk.

"Hey Natsu; I'm surprised to see you're here." A voice called to me. I looked up to see Lucy and Erza.

"Hey guys; what's up?" I asked. Erza smiled and adjusted her glasses.

"We were just surprised to see you here on time. I was really looking forward to messing with you." Erza said.

I sweat dropped; "Thanks…I guess." I said. The bell sounded and everyone sat down in their seats as Sensei walked into the classroom.

"Please rise." The cat sensei said. We stood up from our seats and Mira walked over to the podium like every other day. She lifted Happy-Sensei onto the podium and bowed to him. "Thank you Mirajane-san."

"You're most welcome, Happy-Sensei." She said. She stood back up and walked over to her desk.

"Now students; I have a special announcement." Sensei said. Everyone was whispering to each other about the news. "Settle down students. I wanted to inform you that we have a new student joining us today." I gasped; since when we're we getting a new student. The front classroom door slid open and every gasped. The new student walked in and stood next to the podium. "Everyone I would like to introduce the president and CEO of Fullbuster corporations; Gray Fullbuster." My jaw dropped; why the hell does this kid need to come to school if he's already so successful. Gray was a handsome man; the girls all love him. His raven black hair was neatly brushed and his uniform was wrinkle free. Damn, rich people. Gray is an important person to Magnolia. He creates virtual reality systems for people to go into; like a video game. I remember Lucy saying something about it feeling so realistic. He bowed to everyone and raised his head.

"I look forward to the school year I will share with all of you. I hope that you will treat me just like any other student." Gray said. The girls screamed like fan girls and fainted to the floor. I raised an eyebrow and Gray stood up straight.

"Uh, Gray why don't you sit next to Natsu." Happy-Sensei suggested. Sensei looked in my direction. "Natsu, raise your hand so that Gray can find you." I sighed and raised my hand high. Gray looked over in my direction and walked over. Everyone watched as he came over to me. Most of the girls were jealous but if you ask me; I'm doing them a favor. If he sat next to one of the smarter girls; they would stop paying attention and start to fail. Lucky for me I use the detention time as a study period. Hey; I have to do something for 2 hours. Why do you think I pass at a C average? Gray sat down in the desk to my right and looked over at me.

"So your name is Natsu, huh. I look forward to seeing you around." He said. I rolled my eyes at him and looked back at Happy-Sensei. Gray huffed and looked back at Sensei.

"Well then students let's start today's lesson." Happy- Sensei said.

"Aye Sir." The class yelled.

(At lunch break)

I sighed as I looked at the time. Only half of the school day has gone by. This is getting annoying; why does school have to be so boring. Not to mention this new student; Gray Fullbuster or whatever. There's something off about him. I grabbed my bento box and closed my locker door. I looked over to my right. I jumped in surprise and glared. He chuckled and got up from against the locker.

"What the hell do you want?" I asked.

He put on an emotionless mask. "I'm going to make this clear; clear enough for even an idiot like you to understand." He said. I growled and he smirked. "Don't talk to me; don't call me Gray. You will call me Gray- Sama just as my employees. Lastly; if you get in my way; anyway at all, I'll kick your ass into next week."

"Who the hell do you think you are? I don't have to listen to you Gray." I said. He growled and his foot found his way to the back of my leg. He pulled his leg back and I slipped onto the floor. My bento box flew into the air; landing right next to my leg. Gray looked down at it and stomped onto it. My eyes widened; my lunch. I clenched my fists and shot up from the floor. I raised a fist and punched him across the floor. He flew into the air and skidded onto the floor. He placed a hand to his red cheek; the girls swarming him to help him up. Once he was completely stood up the girls looked my way with glares.

"Who the hell do you think you are?" One of the girls yelled.

"You're gonna pay for hurting Gray." Another girl yelled. I stepped back and they all started running towards me.

"Shit." I muttered. I turned around and ran for the cafeteria. If I can find Erza, then they'll back off. I didn't dare look back; if I do then they'll catch me.

"Get back you bastard." The girls yelled.

"Back off you bitches." I yelled. I skidded around the corner and saw an open classroom. I ran inside and closed the door softly behind me. I locked it behind me and leaned against the wall. My breathing was heavy; I slid down the wall until I hit the cold floor. I brought my knees to my chest to catch my breath. "Damn bitches." I ran my fingers through my hair and sighed. "I just can't catch a break today." I listened out for background noise. It was absolutely quiet, besides my heart hammering in my chest. I stood up from the floor and walked over to the door. I shakily reached for the handle and slid the door open. I looked around the halls; no one in sight. I took a deep breath and walked out; sliding the door back.

"That's what happens when you mess with me." A voice said. I put a hand to my heart and looked back at him.

"Do you have to scaring me you jerk?" I asked. He smirked and I sighed. "Whatever; I'm leaving. We have class in a few minutes so it would be pointless to go to lunch." I looked Gray's way and rolled my eyes. I walked towards him and bumped his shoulder. "Oops." He growled and I smirked as I walked past him and around the corner.

(After school)

"Oi, Lucy what are you doing after school today." I asked. I was standing next to Lucy as she got her books for homework.

"Sorry Natsu; I have work tonight." She said. She closed her locker; her bag in hand. "You should really get a job Natsu. You know because of your father."

"Shut up; I don't want anyone to know about that." I snapped. She huffed and walked past me; I turned to her.

"Either way, you need to get a job. If not for your dad's sake then start saving up to move out." She said. I sighed and she walked away and headed to work. I clenched my fists around the handle of my bag. I don't like the mention of my old man. He's the last person I want to talk about. I walked over to the doors of the school; the first thing I saw was Gray standing near his limo. He was talking to his security or something. I saw him enter his limo and watched it speed away down the street. I blinked and shrugged my shoulders.

"At least I get the rest of the day to myself. Dad shouldn't be back from work until 21:00pm [1]." I said. I walked down the stairs and headed home. The walk home is always calming for me. It helps me forget about everything that's happened in school. Trust me; I have a lot to forget; the bitches who chased me; Gray, the arrogant prick and Lucy bugging me about getting a job. I took a deep breath; what bugs me the most is the prick. Why did he seem so happy to see me in class but totally change his attitude to an arrogant asshole? It doesn't matter; I don't want that asshole in my life anyway. I opened the gate to my house and walked up the path. I walked up to the door and opened it. I walked inside; the smell of booze and vomit flooded my nose. I gasped and held my nose. I hate walking in here every day because the overwhelming smells are so hard to take in. But, if it's this strong then dad must be home.

"Natsu is that you?" A drunken voice called to me. I shook in my spot near the door; dad's home. He's not supposed to be home for another few hours. The sound of footsteps was heard heading towards the living room. I reached back for the door knob when my father walked into the living room. He looked my way, "Where the hell have you been? You're late."

"I'm not late. I'm 5 minutes early. I didn't even get detention today." I said nervously. My dad walked over to me and put a finger to my chest.

"Are you talking back to me?" He asked; his drunken breath hitting my face. I had the urge to vomit from how bad it reeked.

"N-No; I was just trying to correct you. Gomenasi Tou-san." I said shakily. He grabbed the collar of my shirt and I gasped. He hoisted me up in the air and threw me behind him. I crashed into the wall; landing on my right arm. I had tears running down my face from pain. He picked me up again and walked over to the dining room table. He slammed me onto the table and I cried out in pain.

"This is for correcting me boy." He said. He lit a cigarette and took a smoke before looking down at me. He brought the cigarette down towards me and my eyes widened.

"Please don't do it." I begged. He put the cigarette end on my arm and I cried out in pain from the burning. He removed the bud from my arm; a small burn mark sits on my arm. He placed it down again on my cheek and I screamed. My tears falling down my face. "Stop dad." I cried. He growled and pressed harder into my cheek. I screamed louder; tears falling faster.

"You're such a disgrace to me. Your mother should have taken you with her." My dad said. I clenched my eyes shut; the thought of my mother. She always loved me; but then just left me here. I put an arm over my eyes as my father removed the bud from my cheek. He threw the bud onto the floor and walked over to the refrigerator. He grabbed another can of beer and shut the door. He walked out of the kitchen and I just lied there; crying in despair and pain. This is what I go through every day since my mother left me 6 years ago. The abuse has only gotten worse as time went by. I put my other hand to my cheek; to cover my burn. I have more scars on my body then a gang member. I removed the arm over my eyes and looked over at my arm. The burn on my arm isn't that badly burned but my cheek is a different situation. I'm going to have to put on some cover up make up. I started buying cover up when I was 12 years old. I sat up from the table slowly; my lower back was still in pain from being thrown onto the table. I put my legs over the table and jumped down. I walked over to the bathroom and grabbed my cover up from the cabinet. I dabbed a bit on my cheek and quickly left the room and headed into the living room again. I grabbed my bag and quickly left the house. I might as well go see Lucy at her job; maybe even see if it's any fun. Because I need to move out and soon. Because if I don't leave that house soon; I could end up dead.

1: Military time for 9:00pm.

Me: I know it's not very romanctic yet but it will soon. Trust me.

Gray: I was such an asshole.

Natsu: Yeah; that was awful.


Lucy: Yeah, you guys are being mean.

Me: Thanks Lucy.

Lucy: Welcome.

Me: Review.