Disclaimer: Don't own Fairy Tail or any of its characters or plots.
Summary: All seventeen year-old Lucy wanted was a babysitting job for the summer. That's exactly what she got when she received a call from someone named Igneel requesting a babysitter for his son. But who knew that his son would be the famous and arrogant basketball player–Natsu Dragneel?
Important: Lucy's parents are alive in this story.
Author's Note: Okay... I AM SO SORRY! It's been two months since I published the first chapter... I am so late! But I can explain... This summer has been really busy for me. I'm starting school in two days and I will have time to write this story. I promise that I'll update faster from now on. And over 50 reviews for the first chapter... I'd never thought this would get so much feedback. THANK YOU SO MUCH! You are awesome!
Babysitting Natsu Dragneel by Lady Moonstache
Chapter Two – Trouble Start With a N
After years of boredom, every day like the one before, I felt that my life had suddenly become interesting, with new surprises around every corner. I smiled as I thought of the previous day. Igneel seemed like a really nice guy. Natsu was a little arrogant but he wasn't that bad. I can manage to prevent him from getting into trouble. However, I didn't tell my parents his age because they were going to freak out. I can even imagine their horrified reactions.
I was about to put my hair in a ponytail, but then stopped, looking at myself in the mirror thoughtfully. I left it loose around my shoulders. It looked prettier that way. I picked out a rose-colored t-shirt and white jeans from my closet and put them on.
I looked at my phone. It was eleven o'clock.
Igneel was going to pick me up at twelve which meant that there was a hour until then. Deciding that I didn't want to stay in my apartment, I headed to the bookstore.
"Good morning!" I said cheerfully as I entered.
"Can I help you?" A blue-haired girl asked me. She was sitting behind a desk, there was a book in her hands and she didn't look older than me. Actually, she looked younger.
"Er," I replied intelligently. "I'm new here and I love to read so I decided to come and see if I can find an interesting book."
"I'm Levy!" The girl skipped cheerfully then stopped right in front of me when she was about a foot away. "I work here. I also love to read. I can recommend you some books if you want."
Levy was very pretty. She had the cutest smile, was brown-eyed, and had short, spiky blue hair. I was a couple of inches taller. She reminded me of a fairy.
"Please call me Lucy!" I smiled, pleased with her kindness. "What's your favorite genre?"
The girl smiled dreamily. "I love all kinds of books. That's why I work in a bookstore. I love the smell of books; I love the comfort of being here amongst them. Without books, I would have gone insane long ago." Then she sighed. "I wish my life was as interesting as the lives of the characters in my books."
I grinned, knowing exactly how she feels. Something was telling me that Levy-chan and I were going to become great friends.
Igneel came to pick me up a little earlier so I had to leave Levy-chan. But I was going to talk with her tomorrow.
I knocked on the door. Natsu opened after a minute with a sleepy smile.
"Hi," he greeted , his voice a little groggy. He was looking intently at me, his dark eyes a little puffy with sleep, and his hair in a perfectly disheveled mess. He was sort of adorable in the morning. He was wearing an old white t-shirt and green baggy shorts.
"Good morning," I answered and stepped inside.
"I'm going to eat something because I'm really hungry," Natsu said as we entered the kitchen. He opened the fridge and took a sandwich. "Do you want something?"
"Do you want to watch a movie?"
"Okay," I agreed. "What are we watching?"
"American Pie," Natsu suggested.
"No! That's a movie for perverts," I said, wrinkling my nose in disgust. "I want to watch Mean Girls."
"No fuckin' way," the pink-haired teen yelled. "Let's watch The Human Centipede!"
"It's a Boy Girl Thing," I argued.
"Juhn Tucker Must Die!"
"The Hills Have Eyes!"
We argued a little more but we ended up watching Step Up, American Pie, The Human Centipede and John Tucker Must Die, and eating seven bags of Ruffles. If my mother finds out, she's going to have a heart attack and make me start a healthy diet.
"It's dark," Natsu commented as he threw out the bags of chips in the thrash.
"It's almost nine o'clock," I told him.
"Hm, I'm hungry," the pink-haired boy muttered.
"Really?" My eyes widened and I poked his stomach, trying not to notice how firm his stomach really was. "You are going to get fat!"
"Don't worry," Natsu smirked and flexed his biceps proudly. "There's nothing but muscle on this body!"
I rolled my eyes and turned my head on the other side in attempt to hide the blush on my cheeks.
Natsu laughed and said, "I have an idea. Let's play Rock-paper-scissors. If I win, you are going to buy me pizza. If you win, I'm going to do whatever you want for a day. Deal?"
"Deal!" I grinned confidently. Everyone in my family called me Lucky Lucy. There was no way I was going to lose. "On the count of three."
"One. Two. Three."
We both revealed our weapons. Mine was scissors and Natsu's was… rock. "What the–"
"I win!" Natsu laughed. "Now go buy me pizza!"
"Hey! That wasn't fair," I tried to defend myself. "I wasn't ready!"
"Just accept that you lost!"
"Fine," I hissed. "I'm going to get my phone because I left it at your room."
I went to the second floor and found my phone quickly. On my way to the first floor, I heard Natsu's voice. Who was he talking to? There wasn't anyone else in the house. Quietly, I stopped next to the kitchen's door.
"Of course, asshole!"
He was talking on the phone.
"I know, bastard," Natsu hissed. "Yeah! The babysitter is such a pain in the ass!"
My breath hitched in my throat and I felt betrayed. I thought that he enjoyed my company. We had so much fun today.
"Don't worry. She's going to buy pizza," Natsu informed the person he was talking to. "Yes! Okay! Bye!" He ended his conversation.
Gulping, I tried to act like I didn't hear anything. "I'm going."
"There's a pizzeria in the end of the street. It'll take you less than ten minutes to walk there. Or you can take my car," the boy suggested and threw the keys at me. My eyes widened as I extended my arms to catch them.
My ride to the restaurant was awful. It turned out that Natsu lied to me and there wasn't a pizzeria in the end of the street so I had to drive to the center of the city to buy pizza. I hate Natsu. He acted friendly all day and I started to feel comfortable around him but then he tricked me into playing Rock-paper-scissors. After that he told someone that I'm a pain in the ass and lied, telling that there was a pizzeria on the same street as his house. What an asshole!
I smiled when I thought of him falling off of a cliff.
On my way back I tried to think about something else, because I had already wasted too much time and energy thinking about him.
I reached Natsu's house and… my face paled.
It was crowded with people.
I pulled over into one of the little remaining parking spaces and jumped out of the car. The blasting music from the house filled my ears.
"I'm going to kill you," I whispered and ran inside the house, shoving my way through the sea of people. The music was much louder inside and the entire house smelled like alcohol and cigarettes. People were dancing and grinding against each other. Some were making out while others were playing strip poker and drinking.
"NATSU," I screamed on top of my lungs but the music was too loud for anyone to hear me.
I looked around in attempt to spot Dragneel. The living room had been turned into a makeshift dance floor but I didn't see that idiot anywhere. I leaved this room and darted down the hallway. When I reached the end of the hall, I found myself standing in front of an open door. The door led to the backyard which was filled with drunk teenagers, most of whom were wearing board shorts and bikinis.
A boy with russet-gold hair was making-out with a blond girl near the pool. There were red plastic cups all over the grass and I swore I saw a black haired guy walking around completely naked. Two girls were standing on chairs, dancing without their shirts on. I wrinkled my nose in disgust.
"Enjoying the party?" Someone whispered in my ear from behind.
"Natsu Dragneel," I said, recognizing his voice immediately. "You are dead!"
I turned around and looked at him. His shirt was halfway unbuttoned and there were pink lipstick marks all over his neck. He smirked and asked, "Do you want a drink?"
"No, I don't want a drink," I growled. "I want every single one of your disgusting friends out of the house. Now," I crossed my arms across my chest.
"No way. The party is just getting interesting," Natsu rolled his eyes. His breath reeked of alcohol and the mischievous glint in his eyes was brighter than ever.
This was supposed to be a perfect summer. This was the summer I was supposed to show my parents that I'm not a little girl anymore. And if Natsu Dragneel became the reason for me failing, then let's just say that I would not be one happy camper. At the least, I would be slightly murderous.
"You're in trouble," I hissed through clenched teeth.
"So scary," he responded mockingly. He was really getting on my nerves.
"I'm calling Igneel!"
"You don't want to do that," Natsu said matter-of-factly. "He will fire you. But when I think about it… Even if you don't call him, he'll find out about the party and will fire you anyway. So do whatever you want," a smug smile appeared on his lips.
"Listen, y-you jerk!" I yelled, glaring at him. I could feel tears forming on the corners of my eyes but I wasn't going to cry in front of this asshole.
"You jerk," Natsu mimicked me.
Someone needs to shoot him. Never have I wanted to kill someone quite so much. And not a quick and painless death, no, I wanted him to suffer.
"I hate you," I took a step back, my hand curled into a fist. I wanted to punch him so bad. But I can't. I just turned around and ran to the first room I reached. Hands shaking, I locked the door and sat on the floor.
I felt like screaming from utter frustration. This wasn't supposed to happen. Igneel was going to fire me for sure! I pulled out my phone from my pocked and dialed mom's number without thinking.
"Hello, sweetheart," my mother greeted cheerfully.
"M-mom," I mumbled, my voice cracking when tears started rolling down my cheeks.
"What's going on, dear? Are you alright?" Mom asked, her voice laced with concern.
I didn't answer immediately. After I took a deep breath, I mumbled miserably, "I can't take care of this kid. He is awful! I want to go home!"
I heard my mother sigh. "One day you'll have a family. You'll give birth to children and you will have to take care of them. What are you going to do then? Give up? I'm disappointed, Lucy," she said with a serious voice. "I thought you were a strong girl."
I blinked. What am I doing?
My mother is right. I can't just give up.
I smiled. "Thank you, Mom! You are absolutely right!"
"That's the spirit, Lucy," my mother giggled cheerfully. "Now go find that boy and teach him a lesson!"
"I'll call you tomorrow. Bye!"
Placing my phone back in my pocked, I got to my feet. Taking a deep breath, I leaved the room and walked to the backyard.
The party was even more out of control. Two boys were fighting in the middle of a circle of sweaty drunk teens. The crowd cheered when one of the boys fell onto a table.
I scanned the place quickly and my eyes landed on Natsu almost immediately. He was drinking beer and talking with some boys. I walked over to them, putting hands on my waist to look more intimidating. "So you really aren't going to stop the party, huh?" I asked when I reached them.
All the boys turned around to look at me but I was staring at the pink-haired devil. I narrowed my eyes at the smug smirk he was currently wearing. He obviously wasn't going down without a fight–but neither was I.
QUESTION: I'm planning on adding other couples in this story. I ship Gajeel&Levy, Gray&Juvia, Jellal&Erza, Laxus&Mira, Zeref&Mavis, Elfman&Evergreen, Freed&Lisanna, etc... Tell me which one do you want get a bigger part in this story?
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