“Really Natsu? Did you really have to cover my eyes on the way here?”
“Yup! It’s a surprise silly!”
I groaned as Natsu dragged me through the forest just after lunch. He made me pack for a night and everything! And he didn’t even let me walk on my own, instead he cover my eyes with both his hands, pulling me closer to him as we walked. To be honest, it felt nice, being so close to him. I mean, he gives off heat so I was pretty warm.
“Alright Luce,” Natsu said as we stopped walking, my eyes still covered, “We’re here.”
“Will you move your hands now?” I asked, gulping as I heard the roar of water nearby.
“Alright then.” And he uncover my eyes. At first, I tried to block the bright sun from my eyes, but as my eyes adjusted to the light, I stared at the sight in aw.
“Wow…” We stood on the edge of a waterfall, the water rushing passed us. I turned around and saw some autumn colored trees, the leaves all pretty and falling as the light breeze passed through the slightly cold air. And the smell, it was wonderful. I almost forgot that I wasn’t alone until I felt some strong arms wrap around my waist, pulling me in.
“You like it?”
“Like it? Natsu, I love it! Where and how on earth did you find this place?!”
He chuckled a little as he rested his chin on my head. “Simple, I got lost one day trying to find my way home after a job. I followed my nose for a shortcut and I found this place.” Now I laughed a little, man was Natsu the cutest! “And then, shortly after I took in Kenz, I brought her here. You know, to calm her down a bit.”
“It is pretty hard to believe a little girl like her was so shy when we first met her. And now?”
“Now she’s a living nightmare!” We both laughed yet again, enjoying each other’s company. “Here, let’s go set our stuff down in the cabin.”
“Wait, there’s a cabin here?” Like, for reals? Why don’t they just live here instead!
Natsu nodded and pulled away, grabbing my hand as we walked a like farther down the river that led to the waterfall. And he was right, there really was a cabin here.
“Me and Happy built it ourselves!” The pink haired wizard pointed to the wooden house that was painted a darker green. He smiled and continued, “Don’t know why we added a second room at the time, but it came in handy when Kenz joined us.” He explained as he looked for the key somewhere. When he found it, he made a cute “Ah! Found it!” and opened the wooden door.
When we walked in, I was surprised on how neat the house was, at least compared to Natsu’s normal house. He threw the key on the table and walked down the hall, waving for me to follow. I nodded and we both walked inside an orangey-reddish room, pictures of little Natsu and Happy filled the room. Even a few pictures of Kenzie with Natsu and Happy and Leaf were there, and everyone else, me included.
“So this is your room?” I asked, already knowing the answer.
“Yeah, I guess this is more a picture room then anything.” He nervously chuckled, sheepishly rubbing the back of his neck. I giggled and threw my arms around his neck, pulling his face closer to mine.
“Well I think it’s cute!” And I gave him quick peck on cheek before letting go and setting my stuff down. I turned to him, his face slightly red and soft looking eyes.
“Anyways, I wanna show you outside a bit, so let’s go!”
I smiled and nodded to him, following the fire dragon slayer out the door again.
I led Lucy to the main secret about this place, the little mini field that surround a mini lake, grass and trees everywhere.
“Well, whatcha think?” I asked when we got there. Her eyes were full of wonder as she took in her surroundings, a smile on her pretty face. “I’m guessing you like it!”
A little nod gave me the answer. So I went to the water’s edge and sat down, putting my feet in the cold water. I turned and patted the grass next to me, wanting to have Luce sit next me. She got the message and walked over, doing the same as thing I did.
“Wow Natsu, this place is really pretty.”
I nodded, lying down and using my arms as a pillow and look at the blue sky. “Yeah, and you’re the fourth person other than me that’s been here.”
“Fourth? Who else has been here?” I heard some worry in the blonde’s voice. I couldn’t help but let another small laugh out.
“Kenz, Happy, and Leaf, then you!” I saw her sigh out in relief as she laid down next to me. “Who else would I have brought here?”
“I don’t know, another date or something.”
“Do you really think I’ve dated someone before you?” I raised an eyebrow, getting her attention.
She shrugged, “I don’t see why not. You’re cute and funny, who wouldn’t want you!"
That made me blush, but I tried to push it aside and focus on the main thing here, Luce. I put my right arm around her shoulders as she lifted her head and used my arm as a pillow just like I did.
“I love you.”
“I love you too.”
A little break, then a sigh, before she started again, “Do you ever think about us in the future?”
“In the future?”
“Yeah, like if we got married and had kids and-“
I cut her off, my eyes widen at the thought of being a dad! I’d make the worst dad ever! I can’t even find my own dad, let alone be a good one! And getting married! We just got together! “Whoa whoa whoa! Slow down! We just got together!”
“Well, yeah, I know. But, I was thinking about us last night and that’s what came to mind.”
“Yeah, but getting married! Really? And kids! Don’t get me started! That’s WAY far away!”
I don’t what I did, but that seemed to get Lucy pretty mad. She shot up and had an angry face on. Her hands were in tight fists as I used one of my arms as support to sit up a little and look up at her.
“A simple no would have been fine thank you!”
“Luce, don’t get all-“
“No, you listen up flame boy!” I gulped as I shut my month a watched the girl rage. “I just wanted to know if you thought about us having a life together when we’re older, and all you had to say was yes or no! You didn’t have to say “Oh, that’s WAY far away!” at me! I know it’s far away! And I know it wouldn’t be easy either, but I wouldn’t have mind cause I would have you with me the whole time!”
Again, I had no idea what I did, but it pained me to see her so mad, and at me! I just, didn’t think about that stuff, not yet at least!
“Listen Natsu, when you have a nicer answer, come and get me. But until then, just leave me alone!” And she stormed away, alone and mad at none other than me.