The Right to Love
Tyrus set me down on the ground as the others were starting to relax after the fight.
"Hey Tyrus, where are Happy, Carla, and Lily? I thought I sent you after them?" I asked.
Tyrus suddenly started to chuckle nervously and his eyes darted around. Something happened that freaked him out.
"Well…" He drawled off.
I rose my eyebrow in confusion but my question was soon answered…
"Help us Natsu!" I heard Happy's voice yelled.
We turned around to see Happy and Carla being chased by Grimoire Heart members!
"Not good." I muttered with a weird look on my face.
"No kidding." Gray agreed.
"I don't have any magic power left." Erza stated.
"I don't think any of us do after that last attack." I informed.
"Hold it right there!" My eyes widen hearing Gramps' voice.
We all turned our heads and grins appeared on our faces seeing everyone from base camp!
"Everyone!" Lucy exclaimed happily.
"Gramps, you're awake!" I yelled out with a huge grin on my face.
"We're saved!" Tyrus cried out happily with tears running down his face.
"There's more of them!?" One of the members said frighten.
"I-isn't that Makarov?" Another said timidly, pointing at Gramps.
"And look over there! They beat Master Hades!" Another one screamed seeing their master down.
"Get off this island immediately!" Gramps ordered. With that said the rest of Grimoire Heart members all fled in panic and jumped off the ship and into the ocean.
After they left everyone broke into cheer. We won! We beat Grimoire Heart!
I laughed as both Happy and Tyrus literally tackled me in a hug out of happiness. Natsu came up to me and we did a mix of a fist bump then a high five with grins on both of our faces.
"Did you think I was going to say something like that!?" I flinched hearing Gramps yell at the top of his lungs.
I already knew what was going on, Gramps was giving Laxus a piece of his mind for coming back.
In the middle of Gramps' rant I could here Laxus mutter under his breath, "Cool it old man, you're gonna give yourself a heart attack."
"Laxus~!" My eyes widen seeing a tearful Thunder Legion all tackle Laxus in a hug.
"Saw that coming." Tyrus commented sweatdropping.
While Laxus was being smothered by the Thunder Legion, I took that as my chance to talk to Gramps.
"Hey Gramps." Gramps turned to me and he still had that stern look on his face.
"Don't be too hard on Laxus alright? If it wasn't for him showing up when he did I don't think Natsu or the others would be here right now." I reasoned.
Gramps let out a sigh and closed his eyes, "I'll leave him alone but that's the best I can do." I let out a smile and nodded my head.
"Thanks Gramps." Gramps nodded his head with a small smile of his own and walked past me to talk to Hades.
"You didn't have to do that." I turned to Laxus who was being held up by Bickslow and Freed.
"Actually I did. Gramps needs to know why you came back. I doubt it will change his stubbornness on your exile but it definitely soften it. On the bright side that's one step closer to getting you back in the guild, right?" I explained and let out a huge grin.
"Oh so you admit you want me back huh?" Laxus stated with a smirk on his face.
My jaw dropped and a light blush formed on my cheeks, "I-I didn't say that! Don't twist my words!" I yelled comically an stomped my foot as I did so.
I twitched when I suddenly felt a wave of sickness go over me. Apparently I didn't look too good because the Thunder Legion was giving me concern looks.
That's when I fell over and the Thunder Legion freaked out.
"Ah, Vez!" They yelled in panic.
"What the?! Why did both flame brains fall down like that!?" Gajeel yelled looking between Natsu and I.
"It's a side effect from them eating any magic besides fire." Erza informed.
"You ate Laxus' lightning again didn't you?" Tyrus asked with a straight face.
"Uh huh." I answered weakly.
"Okay well who's going to carry her back to base camp?" Evergreen asked looking at Freed and Bickslow.
"Why don't you do it?" Bickslow retorted.
"Guess I got her." The Thunder Legion stopped bickering to see Gray pick me up.
As soon as he picked me up I saw Laxus give Gray some type of look I've never seen him give. Gray must have noticed because he gave a look to Laxus and he seemed to calm down. Ugh, I don't understand men and exchanging looks.
"Man, that feels better!" I exclaimed as I stretched out my tense muscles.
"You don't feel sick anymore?" Wendy asked concerned.
"Nope, your Sky Dragon Slayer Magic does the trick." I replied grinning.
"I'm glad I could help." Wendy replied with a smile.
"Vez, why don't you introduce Wendy to Laxus? I think he'd be interested in meeting another Dragon Slayer." I turned my head hearing Erza's voice coming closer to us.
"I think that's a great idea." Carla chimed in.
"Yeah sure, I've been able to talk to him myself since we got back so why not." I said and stood back up.
I started to follow Laxus' scent with Wendy, Carla, and Tyrus close by.
"I've heard a lot of rumors about Laxus from the guild and not a lot of good ones but he saved us so he can't be that bad." Wendy stated.
I let out a sigh, "You could say Laxus went through a very long rebellious stage that harmed the guild in more ways than one. But don't let that fool you, he cares as much for Fairy Tail as anyone else. He just shows it a little bit differently. Trust me, he's a good guy don't let those rumors cloud your judgment." I informed.
"I won't." Wendy replied smiling.
A little further ahead and I saw the Thunder Legion and Laxus with Lisanna in the clearing. I sweatdropped seeing Laxus teasing Lisanna like he use to when we were younger.
"Laxus, stop it!" I heard Lisanna whine.
I heard Laxus let out a chuckle, "Sorry, can't help it."
"He giving you trouble, Lisanna?" I spoke up walking out of the clearing with a grin on my face.
Laxus ceased from picking on Lisanna, much to her relief, and now focused on me.
"Vez, do you need something?" Freed asked politely.
"Hm, oh no. I came by to properly introduce Wendy here to Laxus." I replied and placed my hand on top of Wendy's head.
"Oh that's right, Wendy joined the guild after Laxus left." Lisanna remembered.
"It's nice to meet you. I'm Wendy Marvell the Sky Dragon Slayer." Wendy greeted and bowed in respect to Laxus.
"And I'm Carla, Wendy's guardian exceed." Carla introduced.
"Another Dragon Slayer huh? Well from what I saw earlier, you're pretty tough kid." Laxus complimented with a smirk on his face.
"Thank you, but I couldn't have gotten that far without Vez teaching me how to control my Dragon Slayer Magic." Wendy said modestly.
"Teacher huh?" Laxus pondered and looked back at me.
"She was younger than Natsu and I when her dragon parent left so she never got learn the spells she needed to protect herself. I took it upon myself to teach it to her." I replied.
"Aw that's so sweet of you Vez. Oh and Wendy can you look at something for me back at base camp please?" Lisanna asked.
"Oh um sure thing." Wendy nodded her head and walked off with Lisanna.
"Come on Tyrus, you too." Lisanna said and grabbed Tyrus off my shoulder.
"What, why me too?" Tyrus whined as he was carried off.
"Come on you two, we better go see how everyone else is." Evergreen ushered Freed and Bickslow away.
"Wait what for!?" Freed exclaimed as Evergreen took them away.
I blinked in confusion and that's when I realized they all left meaning it was just me and...Laxus. Oh Evergreen and Lisanna so planned that.
An awkward silence fell between us and I could tell Laxus was deep in thought about something. It got to the point where I was about to leave when Laxus' voice stopped me.
"You know I've been wondering about something for a while now." Laxus started off.
"What would that be?" I asked curiously.
Laxus stood up and faced towards me, "Why did you chase after me the day I was exiled?" I was taken aback from that question.
"Well?" Laxus took a step closer and I took a step backwards.
"I-I don't know." I stuttered and continued to back up as Laxus got closer.
"I think you do know." I felt my back hit the trunk of the tree and I held back a gasp of how close Laxus got to me.
I gulped slightly as I look up at Laxus and our faces were inches apart. He has this serious and focused look in his eyes like he was trying to figure something out.
I felt by heart beating against my chest and at a fast pace. I could tell my cheeks were flushed by feeling the warmth gathering there.
I held my breath as Laxus used his arms to trap me in by placing both hands beside both sides of my head. He lowered down to my eye level and I could feel his breath against my face.
I was broken out of my trance when I heard Laxus mutter, "Screw it!" under his breath. What happened next caught me completely off guard.
My eyes widen feeling Laxus suddenly crush his lips on top of mine in a kiss. I had this intense feeling like I was in the middle of a huge thunder storm with lightning flashing everywhere in the sky. Something clicked in mind then and it took me a moment to realize that I began to kiss back with the same amount of force as Laxus.
I heard a growl come from Laxus but not an angry one. It reminded me of a dragon's growl when there's an intense situation going on. I felt Laxus pick me off the ground and used his arms to support my lower body as he pinned me to the tree to deepen the make out session.
My arms went his neck to help bring us closer. The make out session continued to get more intense and it would have gotten further if the sudden sound of wood splintering and breaking didn't stop us.
We ended the kiss and both of us were now panting and our cheeks were flushed. I looked behind me and I was shocked to see the large trunk had crippled under the force. I heard Laxus let out a chuckle. I turned back to him and he had this...smile not a smirk but a smile.
"Looks like it couldn't handle the intensity of two Dragon Slayers." Laxus informed and leaned his forehead against mine.
A small smile made its way onto my face, "I guess not." I breathed out, still trying to catch it.
"You have no idea how long I wanted to do that." Laxus suddenly brought up.
"I could say the same thing." Laxus let out a genuine smile and leaned in for a softer and loving peck on the lips.
"Then that means Evergreen was telling the truth." I pulled away and gave Laxus a confused look.
"What did she tell you?" I asked nervously.
"That you love me." Almost instantly my face went beet red and Laxus let out a laugh.
"That confirmed it." He set my feet back on the ground and he took my hand in his and placed it over his chest where his heart was.
"Feel that?" I nodded my head as I felt Laxus' rapid heartbeat, "It means, I love you too." A large smile made its way on my face but I still couldn't help and let a small chuckle past my lips.
"What's so funny?" Laxus asked raising an eyebrow.
"I didn't take you as the mushy type." Now Laxus let out chuckle and his normal smirk formed on his face.
"Thought I try it out, it's not exactly me." Laxus stated as he put his arms around my waist.
"No it's not. I like you the way you are right now." I informed.
Laxus let out a scoff, "Now who's getting mushy?" I gave him a playful glare and lightly shoved him.
"But nevermind that, I'm curious. What did that kiss feel like for you?" What brought that on?
"It felt like I was trapped in the middle of a thunder storm with lightning flashing everywhere. Why?" I asked confused.
"Just a hunch, everyone says people have this spark when they kiss someone they love. I think Dragon Slayers have a more intense feeling." Laxus informed.
"Well our sense of feeling is enhanced so it makes since but then what was yours?" I asked curiously.
"It felt like a volcano going off with fire surrounding me." Laxus stated and intertwined our fingers with my hand he was still holding.
"If you ask me it looks like it deals with our elements." I guessed.
"It makes me wonder what would happen if the two combined." Laxus remarked with a suggestive smirk on his face.
I gave him a look, "Okay first, get your mind out of the gutter and second, stop bringing up the Lightning Flame Dragon. I get it you helped me, you gave me a power boost. Happy?"
Laxus let out a chuckle and pecked me on the lips, "Very." I rolled my eyes at that.