Hey guys this is the last chapter of the story but don't worry i'm making this a sequal. YAY! However i plan to make it M rated so it may take a while because when you see M you know exactly what i mean. So, it may take me a while to write and be satisfied with it. Wish me luck and enjoy the last chapter and Gomenasi for taking so long. Sorry if the translations are wrong, i kept getting different lines of translations from different places so i just chose one and hoped it was right.
Disclaimer- I do not own Fairy Tail or the song that was used.
A few days have passed since I helped Lucy find her dress. I must say I am getting really excited about the dance. But I'm also nervous because I still haven't gotten an outfit and the dance is TOMMOROW. What the hell am I supposed to do? I already got a check in the mail from the government for pain and suffering. I didn't really think money would help but I decided to use it for my dance outfit. But, Gray doesn't know I got this money so I need to keep it a secret. I plan to go by myself because if I go with Lucy she'll make me stay longer than necessary.
"Natsu, is something wrong, you keep zoning out?" Gray asked.
"Huh, oh I was just thinking about how much fun the dance is going to be." I said nervously.
Gray smiled; "I can't wait either; it sounds really fun." He said. I smiled as I looked up at the ceiling in Gray's office. I've been in here a few times but I can never get over how amazing it looks. The long couch is my favorite spot because it's so comfortable and I fall asleep some times. I don't think Gray minds though. I could hear his fingers typing on the computer; it seems almost soothing because I know that he's still there watching over me. I always had a small fear that he would leave me out nowhere. But I know that he won't because I know he cares about me. I need to get the perfect outfit and I need to do it now. I sat up from the couch and stretched my arms over my head. I stood up from the couch and walked over to Gray's desk.
"Hey, I know I promised to stay here with you but I have something I need to do." I said.
"What's that? Do you need any help?" He asked.
I smiled; "It's a surprise so I need to do it alone. I promise I won't take long. I'll have the driver take me home. I know you worry about me." I said.
He smiled back; "Alright, just be careful." He said. I leaned in and kissed his cheek before quickly leaving his office to the shop that Lucy brought me to. I think I saw the perfect outfit when I was there with her. I just hope it's still there.
I wonder what he has to do, and what's this surprise he was talking about? He seemed determined to do whatever it was so I trust in my gut to know that's important. I just wonder what it is. I bit my lip before I closed the file I had in front of me and placed it along with a few others in my briefcase. I stood up from my desk and grabbed the briefcase. I walked to the door and walked out of the room. I walked down the hall to the elevator. I just want to get back to the house because Natsu said he's getting a surprise; I don't know who for but I plan to give him a surprise a well. It's the right thing to do. I stepped inside the elevator and pushed the garage button. As the elevator went down I thought of what to do. It has to be really special. The doors opened and I left for my car. I have a lot of planning in such a short time.
I walked to the door of the shop. I took a deep breath and walked inside the shop. I was greeted by Michelle who was surprised to see me.
"Natsu, I'm surprised you're here. Did you not get a suit for the dance?" she asked.
I sighed; "No I didn't. I wanted something perfect. Can you help?" I explained.
She smiled; "Of course, let's get shopping." She said. I nodded and she led me away towards the men's section. I stopped in front of an arrangement of suits but something was off. "Do any of these look appealing?"
"No, I don't really want a suit. Can I get a button up shirt and slacks? It's only a dance." I suggested.
She smiled; "Good choice, kids these days can't stand the weight of suits and they complain it's too much on their body." She said. She walked over to a part of the shop that displays button up shirts on models. Some were red, some were white. "Is there a certain color that you were looking for?" I told her the color and she smiled. "Ooh, that's going to look sexy on you Natsu."
I blushed; "Thank you Michelle. I'm hoping to impress Gray." I said.
"You mean Gray Fullbuster of Fullbuster corporations." She asked.
I smiled; "Yeah, he's my date." I said, a happy smile forming on my lips.
Michelle smiled; "Well, I hope you too have a great time." She said. She pulled off the color shirt from the rack that I requested and showed it to me.
"That's perfect." I said. She handed it to me and I looked over it. It was the perfect color and will make me look nice. She then looked for some black slacks for me and I decided to go over to the full length mirror. I put a hand over my necklace. The angel sparkles in the light and makes it look elegant. I smiled; this necklace now has greater value to me than before. Not only is it from my mother but it's also a gift from Gray. Michelle came into view on the mirror and I looked over at her.
"That is a very beautiful necklace. It will go great with your shirt." She said.
"Thank you." I said. I turned around to face her. She handed me a pair of slacks and I smiled. "Thank you Michelle."
"No problem, I love to help people look good for the special occasions." She said.
"Well I appreciate this." I said. "Is there anything else I should get before I go?"
She put a finger to her chin, "I'm not sure, maybe a tie of you want one." She suggested.
I nodded; "Of course, I can't forget about that." I said. She walked over to the tie shelf and took off a tie and showed it to me.
"This one is perfect." She said. I nodded, I trust her judgment. She led me over to the check out and began to ring everything up. "Alright your total is $55.79." I took out sixty dollars and handed it to her. She gave me my change and my bag of clothes and I left the store.
"Have a nice night Michelle." I called to her.
"You too Natsu." She replied back. I walked out of the store and immediately took out my cell phone. I dialed the number to the driver to have him pick me up. I then left a quick message for Gray since he didn't answer my call. I told him I was on my way back and that I would be there soon. I sat down on the bench and placed my bag next to me. I hope the driver gets here soon; I can't wait to see Gray. Plus, I don't like being out at night alone. I looked around constantly for anyone suspicious. Finally the limo pulled up and I quickly got inside and we left for the mansion.
I looked at myself in the mirror; everything was ready for Natsu to come back. All I have to do now is make sure I look alright. My hair is in place, my clothes are wrinkle free. I'm ready. I turned away from the mirror and walked out of the room. I walked down the hall into the living room and waited on the couch near the window. My driver was going to give me a message when they are going to pull up. I adjusted my collar before looking out the window. The road up was clear so they must be almost here. I looked back to see my chef walking into the living room.
"Gray-sama I set the table for you as well as lit the candles. Is there anything else you need me to do?" She said.
"No, I can handle the rest." I said. She walked back to the kitchen and I stood up from the couch. He's here. I walked to the door and quickly opened it. I walked out onto the steps and watched as the limo pulled up. It came to a stop and Natsu opened his door and stepped out. I noticed he had a large white bag in his hand. He looked up at me and smiled brightly.
"Gray." He said. I smiled and he ran up to me. He stopped in front of me and I quickly got behind him. I put the bandana over his eyes and he gasped. "What are you going?"
I chuckled; "It's a surprise." I said. I walked him to the door and we walked inside. I walked him through the living room and down the hall to the dining room. I stopped in the doorway and removed my hands from his shoulders. I put fingers around the bandana and removed it from in front of his eyes. His eyes widened as he saw the set up. The dark room was lit by a dozen candles; the meal was set on a table with a white table cloth and a soft sound of music played in the background.
"Gray, what did you do?" He asked.
"I wanted to show you my romantic side. I think I did a pretty good job wouldn't you say." I said. He smiled and looked back at me.
"Thank you Gray, it's so nice. I can only imagine what you have planned for the dance." He said. I walked him over to his seat and he sat down. I pushed in his seat and sat down across from him.
"I can only wait for tomorrow night as well. I think you will enjoy it. However, I say we start dinner." I said. He nodded and we started to eat. I must say for my first dish that I have made this isn't half bad. Natsu smiled and placed his fork down.
"Wow Gray, this is great, maybe you give me some cooking lessons some time." He said. I nodded but my mind flashed an image of Natsu in a puffy apron. He had a ladle and spatula in hand.
"Gray, I made all of this for you." He would say.
I blushed and shook my head. I can't think like that, he's nothing like that nor would he ever do that. He smiled as he continued eating; but it won't kill me to imagine it right. I looked over at him; the candle lights reflect off of him making him look as if he was glowing. His eyes sparkled like diamonds full of joy. He really is something special to me.
"What, do I have something on my face?" He asked. He blushed and felt around his face.
"No, you just look nice in the candle light." I commented. His blush darkened and he put his hands back down on his lap.
"If you keep making me blush like this I may be stuck with it." He commented.
I chuckled; "Sorry." I apologized.
"It's fine as long as I'm not stuck as a tomato I'm alright." He said. I laughed at him, he's so childish. He pouted at me, "Gray, it's not funny."
"You're right." I said. He stood up from his chair and walked over to my end of the table. He wrapped his arms around my shoulders and placed his chin on his arm.
"Listen to me, I had a really nice time tonight but I'm really exhausted. We had a full day of school, I had a little shopping to do and I had a great meal with you. But, unfortunately I have to go to bed." He said. He kissed my cheek and released my shoulders. "I'll see you in the morning; maybe we can do something together before the dance." He said. He walked out of the room and I smiled.
"It's nice to know I did something right." I said to myself. I collected the plates and walked over to the kitchen. The chef collected the dishes from me and I went back into the dining room; the maids were cleaning up the candles and the table. "You know I was going to clean up myself."
"We know Gray-sama but we wanted to do the cleaning for you." The maid with the large glasses replied.
I smiled; "Well thank you for that." I said. I stretched my arms over my head and walked over to the doorway of the dining hall. "Good night."
"Good night." The maids said. I walked out and headed back to my room. I walked down the hall to my room and walked inside and retired for the night.
It was the next day and mid afternoon. I was getting ready for the dance in my room. I kept my room under complete lock down so neither Gray nor Romeo walks in and sees me. I looked in the mirror; I had on the button up shirt and the slacks but I still don't have the muffler or my shoes. The outfit I have on now looks great; but it's missing something. I grabbed my muffler and wrapped it around my neck, making sure the necklace was still visible. I smiled; I guess I look alright. I fixed my hair for the 5th time that afternoon and left the room. I was really excited to get the dance. I can only imagine how the set up is. I walked into the living room I saw Romeo sitting on the couch, he was reading a magazine when he looked over at me.
"Wow Natsu, you look awesome."Romeo commented.
I smiled; "Thanks Romeo, have you seen your brother?" I asked.
He put a finger to his chin. "I think he's in his room getting ready." He replied.
"Alright." I said. I sat down next to Romeo on the couch and I noticed something strange about his magazine. I sharpened my eyes and snatched the magazine from his hands.
"Eh, what the hell?" He yelled. I looked it over and my face turned bright red.
"Eh, Romeo what the hell are you reading?" I yelled. It was full of girls; and it was totally inappropriate for a child his age. He snatched it back from me and placed it behind his back.
"Natsu promise you won't tell Nii-sama. He would freak if he knew I was reading this." He said.
"Alright but why the hell are you reading it?" I asked nervously.
"We're learning about the female body in health so I'm getting use to looking at a girl naked so that I don't laugh my ass off in class." He said.
"Alright, smart move just get rid of it after the class ends." I said.
He smiled; "Of course." He said. I sighed; kids these days have a weird way of learning. Footsteps were heard coming towards the living room and I looked up. Gray walked in, he was wearing a red button up shirt and black slacks with a black tie.
"You look nice." I commented. I stood up from the couch and he looked over at me. My button up shirt was a pale pink with a white tie, my slacks were black. I also wore my muffler with my mother's necklace but you already knew that.
"You look fantastic." He commented.
"Aww thanks but now I feel bad that I look better than you." I said.
"Who the hell told you that?" Gray interjected.
I giggled, "I did. I said you look nice and you said I look fantastic thus making me better dressed than you." I explained.
He pouted; "Whatever, let's just get going." He said. I chuckled and grabbed his hand and we left for the dance.
As we arrived at the school I noticed all of the cars and limos pulling up in front of the school. Natsu was staring out the window, his eyes full of excitement. The school was decorated in lights and streamers of pink and red. There were lights coming from the open doors of the gymnasium with the voices of happy students. The limo driver waited for the rest of the cars to finish dropping off the pairs inside the cars that were already in line before letting us out.
"I'm so excited…I can't wait to see the inside of the gym. I bet it looks really pretty." Natsu said cheerfully.
"I bet." I replied. The limo came to a stop and the driver stepped out of the limo and walked over to Natsu's side to open the door for us.
"Oh I can't wait." Natsu said, jumping in his seat. The driver opened the door and Natsu immediately got out of the car. Suddenly flashes of light appeared and he gasped. I growled and quickly. "Oi, what the hell I can't see." He started to step back from blindness and he collided with my chest. I held onto him as I looked around. The paparazzi were here to get pictures of me. Natsu looked back at me, "What's going on?"
"It's the press trying to get a story on me." I said. He looked back at the paparazzi as they continued to flash pictures of us. I quickly led him inside to get away from them. His eyes were spiraling from all the light that flashed in his eyes a few moments ago. He rubbed his eyes and blinked before looking around. His eyes widened as he looked around. Streamers hand on the pillars, tables of refreshments and lights that shine all over the floors and the walls of the gymnasium like a club.
"Oh wow, it's even more beautiful then I imagined it." He gasped. I walked next to him and looked over at him.
"Yeah, more beautiful than I had imagined myself." I commented. He looked over at me with confusion; but soon realized what I was talking about a bright blush began to cascade on his cheeks. He smiled and grabbed my hand.
"Come on; let's go see if Lucy and Erza are here yet." He said. I nodded and we began to look around for them. I wonder who they went with. They never said who they were going with so this will really be a surprise. He led me over to the refreshments table where we saw Lucy. She was standing at the table; she seems to be waiting for someone. "Oi, Lucy." She turned to us and waved.
"Oi, Natsu, Gray." She called to us. We stopped in front of her and she smiled. "Wow, you too look great."
"Thanks Lucy, you look beautiful." I commented.
She smiled, "Thanks." She said. She looked around and then back at us. "Have you guys seen Loke?"
Natsu gasped, "You're not here with him are you?" He asked.
She blushed, "I am. I know he's a player but I won't let him have his way with me. I'm not that stupid." She said.
I slapped my forehead, "Lucy, he's the biggest pervert in school, why would you accept his offer." I said.
She smiled and lifted her hand towards us. "Because he did something similar to your invitation Gray. I couldn't say no." She said. A golden ring was placed on her left ring finger, a large blue diamond shined in the middle. "I know I shouldn't have said yes because of jewelry but his speech was so romantic I just couldn't say no."
Natsu smiled brightly and looked back at me. "Those types of situations bring out the best in people. They bring out the persons inner emotions and bring them to reality. Romance is a big thing in a person's life time because it reflects your future in a big way. I just hope for your sake, Loke is a good match for you and you don't make a big mistake." He said.
I smiled; I never knew Natsu was so wise about romance. Lucy had a tear collecting in her eye. She wiped it away and smiled.
"Wow, I never thought of it that way. I'll remember that." She said. He nodded and looked back at me. He smiled and hugged my side.
"Remember that Gray." He whispered. I nodded and he looked up at me. I looked down at him and smiled.
"Natsu, Gray I see you made it." A voice called to us. We looked over to see Erza walking over with someone. I didn't recognize him so he probably doesn't go here.
"Erza, who's your friend?" Natsu asked. She smiled and looked over at said friend.
"This is Jellal Fernandez, he's my date." She said. I was surprised she could get a date that would actually say yes without being forced.
"Oi, it's nice to meet you." Jellal said.
"Likewise." I said.
"Where's Loke? He should be back by now." Erza asked, specifically to Lucy.
She looked around; "I'm not sure, I'm getting worried." She said.
"It's more suspicious than worry." I thought.
"I'm going to look for him." Lucy said. She excused herself and left to find Loke. This is my chance.
"Excuse me; I have to take care of something." I said. Natsu looked back at me instantly.
"Where are you going?" He asked.
"Don't worry, I'll be right back." I said. He was hesitant before nodding in approval and I made my leave.
"I wonder why he left so suddenly." I said to myself.
"I'm sure it's something important to just leave like that." Erza said. I nodded and looked back at her. "Trust me on this; he'll be back in a few minutes."
"I trust him. He's not the kind of person people think him to be." I said.
"Of course, we've known him long enough to know that." She replied. I smiled; I hope he gets back soon. I want that dance he promised. I took a sip of my punch and leaned against the table. "We're going to go Natsu, Jellal wants to dance."
"Have fun." I said. They walked onto the dance floor and I smiled. Erza deserves someone who can treat her right. Also, if she's happy, then she might go easier on everyone and people won't fear her. And Lucy, I hope she can change Loke's way from a play boy pervert to a faithful young man. Or at least a faithful because Loke is very childish when he gets the chance. I felt arms wrap around my waist and I gasped.
"Hey you didn't forget about my now did you?" Gray asked.
I chuckled; "I could never forget you Gray." I said.
He smiled; "I say we go and dance. That is the point of the dance." He said. I nodded and he took my hand and walked me onto the dance floor. The song was ending so we can wait for the next one to start. The song ended and claps were heard from the couples who danced to together. A new song came on and I gasped.
"Is this?" I asked.
He nodded, "Yep I knew you liked this song because it represented you so I thought it was the perfect song to dedicate to you tonight." He answered. He put his hands on my hips and I blushed. "Come, let's dance together." I smiled and put a hand on his shoulder and the other hand in his. The lyrics were completely memorized in my head which made the dance even more romantic.
Hana mo kimo bokura mo kanashii (Both the flowers and the trees are sad)
Sora ni mukatte nobiru shika nai (Only being able to grow towards the sky)
Utsumu kutabi ni bokura wa kizuku (Every time they look down they remember)
Soshite mata miageru (And they look up once again)
We swayed to the beat as the song played its beautiful lyrics. I smiled up at him as he looked down at me.
"This is so sweet of you Gray. I'll never forget this." I said.
"And why is that?" He asked.
Nemuru anata wa kanashi so de (You looked so sad as you sleep)
I closed my eyes and I got closer to him. I let my hands fall to his chest as they wrapped around him. My head rested on his chest as we danced.
Warui yume demo miteru youda (As if you are having a bad dream)
Boku wa koko dayo tonari ni iroyo (But I am here. Right beside you)
Dokoemo mou iknanai (And I won't go anywhere)
"Because my first dance with you, right now is a first of many things." I said. I stayed silent for a moment as he wrapped his arms around my waist. "My first dance, my first dance with you, the first time being at anything school related without fresh bruises." I looked up at him.
HOW DO I LIVE WITHOUT YOU
An array of lights began to flash around the room, bright pinks and dark reds lit up the room. Everyone looked up at the lights; smiling and gasping in wonder.
Hito wa mina sora wo miru (Everyone looks up at the sky)
Miagete wa me wo fuseru (But then glances back down)
"Oh wow." Was said by some and "Look at that." Was said by others.
Itsuka mita aozaro wo sagasezu ni nageku kedo (You will never see the blue sky unless you search for it)
Jiyuu sa to wagamama wo surikaete ikite kita (Which may seem sad)
Hoshi mo nai yoru no sora (You have lived mistaking freedom for selfishness)
Yukuatemo mienai me de samayou (Relying on a starless night)
The song continued for a few moments with an instrumental beat. The song is so relaxing yet so sad at the same time. Gray was right; this song does remind me of us.
Nani mo kowai mono nado nakatta (With an invisible eye)
Sore wa mamoru monoga nai dake (Wandering around)
Ashita no koto mo jyuunen saki mo ima no boku wa kowai yo (I have had nothing to be afraid of)
I LIVE HAPPY MY SWEETHEART
I chuckled, that parts my favorite. It sounds silly but also very sweet.
Hito wa mina sora ni naku (To everyone who is empty)
Te wo hiroge yume wo miru (Lend out a hand, and dream a dream)
Itsuka mita aozora wo (Now look to the sky)
Itsumade mo mamora kedo (For I will always protect you)
The music began to speed up and more upbeat and I smiled; but at the same time I was upset. That means the song is almost over.
"Natsu." Gray called to me.
I looked up at him, "Yes." I answered.
He smiled and looked me in the eye. I blush a bright pink as his smile was so gentle.
Jiyuu ni habataki tobi mawaru kage ni (The shadow is free to flap its wings and fly around)
Boku wa mou akogare tari shinai (For I do not long for it anymore)
Dare mo jiyuu ja nai jiyuu tte sou ja nii (Everyone isn't free, freedom isn't anything like that)
Sora niwa michi ga nai dake (It's just that the sky doesn't have a road)
"I will make sure you never forget this night." Gray whispered in my ear. I smiled as he pulled back to face me.
Anata to iu sora no naka (In the sky called "you")
Boku dake wo tojikomete (Is where I am trapped)
Mou dokomeo ikanai yo (I am not going anywhere)
Mou dokonimo ikanai de (So please don't go anywhere either)
Gray began to lean in; this time I didn't stop him. I feel this is the right moment for this. I leaned in towards him and our lips connected in a gentle kiss. The music began to end as the lyrics softly began to close.
Hito wa mina sora no naka (Everyone is in the sky)
Jiyuu to iu kago no naka (In the cage called "freedom")
Anata dake ireba ii (Is it enough if you are here)
Kono sora ni mou tsubasa wa iranai (For in the sky I do not need wings any more)
The song ended and we pulled away from each other. The other dancers who were completely forgotten by the two of us clapped there hardest. I blushed as the clapping got harder and the cat calls got louder. Gray grabbed my hand and kissed my knuckles. I smiled as we walked off the floor and over to the punch table. I hugged his side as we walked. I was so happy I couldn't leave his side. I looked over to see Lucy, she had tears rolling down her cheeks.
"Lucy, what's wrong?" I asked worriedly.
She giggled, "It was so beautiful. You too make an amazing couple." She cried.
I brought Lucy into a hug and she cried softly. "Thank you Lucy." I said.
She smiled; "For what?" She asked.
I pulled away from her and walked back over to Gray, "For being such a great friend to me. You helped me through my abuse to get to this point. I really appreciate it." I thanked her. She nodded as her tears fell harder. "Luce, don't cry it will make me cry." I wiped my eyes as I felt tears forming.
"I'm sorry." She chuckled sadly. Loke pulled her into a hug as he walked up.
"It's ok princess; let it out." He said.
"Don't call me princess." She mumbled into his chest. I chuckled; that's our Lucy. I looked up at Gray; he had a bright smile on his face.
"Gray." I said to him.
"Hm." He answered.
I kissed his cheek; "Thank you so much for all of this." I said.
"You're welcome." He said. He gave me a chaste kiss and I giggled.
"Oi Gray." Loke said. Gray looked over at him as Loke looked over at us. "Take care of my Natsu-chan."
I smiled as Gray pulled me in close. "Of course; I won't let anyone touch him." He said. "And he's my Natsu-chan now."
"Gray." I complained. He knows I can't stand that name.
"What?" He asked.
"It's just Natsu, no chan after that. I don't like honorifics." I said.
"Aww, but I think Natsu-chan is cute." He said.
I blushed, "Fine but don't use it all the time." I said.
"Of course, I don't want to be like Loke." He responded.
"Hey what's wrong with me." Loke complained.
I grabbed Gray's hand. "Let's go dance." I said; quickly changing the subject. He nodded and we left the others to there bickering. Gray pulled me close and I smiled.
"Natsu, promise me that you'll never leave me." Gray said.
I looked up him and smiled. "I promise because I don't need my wings anymore. I'm right where I belong; right here in your arms with you." I said.
"I wouldn't have it any other way." Gray said. He kissed my forehead and I closed my eyes. "Because I'm your home and your savior. Nothing will ever change that."