"Hey Natsu, slow down! Gramps can't keep up!" I yelled at the small salmon pink haired boy as he ran ahead of us.
I pouted as my twin brother ignored me and continued to run down the road. I crossed my red sleeved arms across my chest and sunk my head beneath my white scaly scarf. My coal black eyes narrowed at my brother and I started to drag my black opened toed sandals against the ground which caused the back of denim blue jean pant legs to get rubbed into the dirt.
I heard a chuckle beside me and looked over at Gramps who we just met in Magnolia Town.
"Your brother is a rambunctious one isn't he? He'll stop eventually when he realizes he doesn't know where he's going." Gramps assured with a grin and ruffled my short salmon pink hair.
I returned the grin and let out a giggle. We met the small old man when Natsu and I were wondering around the market. We had no money so we couldn't buy food and we were starving. Gramps noticed us and paid for some food for us. He asked us where are parents were and why did they leave their two small children unsupervised.
We told him the truth of course, about living in the forest with Igneel. We also told him how we were looking for our missing father. Gramps told us about himself and that he's the Guild Master of the local guild here in Magnolia Town.
He offered us spots in the guild, saying there were many children our age in the guild currently. He also told us that we could search for Igneel during our free time at the guild when not taking wizard jobs. Both Natsu and I were quick to accept his offer and now we were heading towards the guild hall.
"Here we are," I was snapped out of my thoughts hearing Gramps voice, "Welcome to Fairy Tail." Gramps greeted at Natsu and I as we stood in front of the gate.
"Woah, it's so cool looking!" Natsu exclaimed in awe as he stared at the guild hall.
Gramps chucked, "It is quite magnificent isn't it?" He stated.
"But why is it called Fairy Tail? I mean fairies don't really exist and if they did I doubt they would have tails." I retorted with a frown on my face.
"You're always too logical sis." Natsu grumbled at me.
I rolled my eyes at my brother. I had to be the logical one since my moron of a brother couldn't do it himself.
Gramps let out a hearty laugh which caused us to look at him. Once he stopped laughing he turned to me.
"I'm glad you asked child. The name Fairy Tail represents a sense of adventure for one to be able to discover more about mysteries and fate. Do fairies really have tails? Do they really exist? Like them, this place is an eternal mystery, a never ending adventure!" Natsu and I glanced at each other with huge grins on our faces.
"Now come inside, if you're going to join you'll need to meet the other members first." I smiled and nodded as Gramps opened the gate to the guild hall.
I adjusted the brown straps of my bag and took a deep breath. Simultaneously, Natsu and I took our first steps into Fairy Tail together. Our future and our adventure started with these steps.
Gramps opened the double doors to the guild hall and had us follow him. The chattering I heard inside the guild suddenly stopped in the presence of their Guild Master coming back home.
Natsu and I came into view and all of the members shifted their gazes at us.
"Hey Master, who are the kids?" A man in his twenties with blue hair asked.
"These two are our newest members. Make them feel at home." Gramps introduced then he turned to us.
"You two come see me in my office after you meet everyone." I nodded and Gramps walked off.
"Tch, this is a guild not a day care center." I heard someone scoff.
My sensitive ears easily picked up where the voice came from. I turned my head to a blonde haired, blue-gray eyed teenage boy. He had headphones with spikes around his neck and a scar on his right eye in the shape of a lightning bolt. He was casually leaning against the wooden post with his hands in his pockets.
"Laxus!" A girl older than me with brown hair and eyes sneered at the teenager.
My eyes narrowed at the teen as he scoffed and rolled his eyes. I didn't even know him for five minutes and I already didn't like him. The teen known as Laxus caught me glaring at him and returned it with his own glare.
I'll admit his is way more intimidating since he's not a kid, but that didn't mean I backed down. I stood my ground and continued to glare at him.
Most of the guild noticed the tension between the teen and the kid and looked back and forth between us. They even ignored the current fight going on between Natsu and some boy with black hair and dark blue eyes and only in his underwear.
"I've never seen anyone stare down Laxus like this before." I heard one of the guild members whisper.
"Hard to believe a little kid is doing it." Another guild member whispered.
"He's staring her down and she's not even flinching. I thought only Master could do that." Another guild member whispered.
"Hey," My glare disappeared as a girl older than me with scarlet red hair, brown eyes, and wearing armor stood in front of me, "I asked you a question." She said sternly and crossed her arms.
"I'm sorry I didn't hear you." I admitted sincerely.
The girl gave me a smile as saying that she forgave me.
"I asked you what your name was. I know your brother." She pointed to Natsu who was sitting on the wooden floor with a bump on his head. What did I miss…?
"My names Vespera Dragneel." I answered.
"Vespera? That's a mouthful." The scarlet haired girl twitched and whacked the boy in his underwear on his head. He now had another bump on his head.
"Ow! I wasn't being mean!" The boy defended himself as he held the newly formed bump.
"I'm sorry about him, my names Erza Scarlet and the stripper here is Gray Fullbuster." Erza introduced and let out a sigh.
"I was just saying that her name was too long and I want to call her by a nickname." Gray muttered as he glared at Erza.
"That's fine by me." My response made Gray look at me and blink in surprise. The surprise soon vanished and was replaced with a smirk.
"Alright, I'll call you…Vez!" Gray announced and pointed at me.
"Vez?" I muttered to myself, I kinda liked the sound of that.
"You're kidding me right? What kind of names are Natsu and Vez or Vespera?" A girl Erza's age with white hair tied in a high pony tail, blue eyes, and wearing gothic type clothing laughed.
"Mira…!" Erza growled out as she took a step forward.
"What kind of a name is Mira?" I retorted.
This caused the guild to look at me wide eyed while Erza had a smirk on her face.
"What did you say, shrimp?" Mira said threantly and sent a glare at me.
"You heard me, witch." If she wanted to play the name call game, then I'd play.
"Careful what you're walking into Vez." The guy with brown hair sticking up, squinted eyes, and smoking a pipe warned.
"You should listen squirt or you'll wind up hurt." Mira warned with a coy smirk on her face.
"No, you should be careful unless you want to get burned." With what little Magic Power I had, I held out my right hand and summoned a red magic circle that had ancient rune language around it and a dragon's head in the middle of the circle. Red hot fire engulfed my hand and the flames danced and swirled around my hand.
Mira narrowed her eyes at me but she look interested, "What kind of Fire Magic is that? Huh, I'm surprised you can even use magic. Most squirts like you can't even cast a spell yet." Mira taunted.
"That's enough Mira." Erza warned as she stepped in front of Mira.
The two of them started to fight each other. I set my hand down and the fire disappeared. I now understood why Erza stepped in when she did. Mira was getting close to fighting with me.
"That was stupid," I turned my head to see Laxus walking by me, "Trying to pick a fight when you can hardly use magic. Only a weakling would do that." I clenched my teeth and glared at Laxus while he sent me a cocky smirk.
"I'm not weak!" I yelled at him.
Laxus let out a laugh as he walked out of the guild hall, leaving me there steaming in my own anger.
"I'll show him. I will get stronger and prove that I'm not weak." I muttered to myself.