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Tinder Matched

By 567random

Romance / Humor

Chapter 1

Lucy sighed, wondering why she ever installed this app.

Oh, right. Levy.

“Come on Lu, it’s a great way to meet people, and I’m not saying this because you’re single,” though at this point she gave her a very pointed look, “but you can just make friends and chat with people when you’re bored. It’s how I met Gajeel, remember?”

Yeah, Lucy remembered. She remembered telling her friend that it would not be a good idea to match with a guy with a bunch of piercings and looked like he just got out of a fight. But against her best friends judgment, she matched with the guy anyway.

Lucy was not a happy camper when her friend decided to actually meet this guy, so she went ahead and insisted that she accompanied her. Levy had promptly said no and met with him behind her back.

But that was a few months ago and now that Lucy has actually met Gajeel, she can’t help but think they fit so well together as a couple, and that he’s actually a pretty decent guy.

So with all of this in mind, Lucy opened up her newly added Tinder app. Not like she was looking for a boyfriend or anything thing like that, she was just bored and wanted to talk to someone since Levy was out on a date with Gajeel.

It was actually kind of boring, swiping left and right, barely looking at the pictures, no one really catching her eye, although she did get quite a few matches. “Maybe I could take a shot every time I got a match,” she muttered to herself, but shook the idea away since she didn’t feel like drinking. Maybe if Levy was here then they could make a game out of it.

Her fingers paused on a picture. Pink hair? Weird. For some reason this picture captivated her, because really, how many people had pink hair? Natsu, 24. So he was a year older than her, that wasn’t too bad. Swiping right, she was slightly surprised when it showed they had a match right away. Letting her curiosity get the better of her, she decided to send him a message.

Lucy

Is your hair naturally pink do did you dye it?

Natsu

It’s natural

And it’s not pink

It’s SALMON

Lucy

Sorry :$ I was just wondering!

Not a lot of people have naturally pink hair

Natsu

Everyone always asks that, no sweat

And it’s salmon!!

Lucy couldn’t help the grin that appeared on her face at the messages, finding it amusing. I guess this app isn’t too terrible.

Lucy

Are you positive that it’s salmon though? It really does look pink from your picture.

Natsu

Are you positive you’re blonde?

Lucy

Yes, yes I am. Does my hair look yellow or something?

Natsu

Your weird

Yellow hair? Really. Who has yellow hair?

Lucy

You’re*

It was a rhetorical question, pinkie.

Natsu

Seriously

Correcting my grammer?

And what’s rhetorical

Lucy was having way too much fun for such a simple conversation. This Natsu guy didn’t seem too bad. But they were really only talking about hair, so why was she grinning like an idiot?

Lucy

Yes, I will correct your grammar* because I majored in English.

And basically it’s a question that’s not meant to be answered.

Natsu

Oh

Okay

Frowning, Lucy tried to think of something else to say. She didn’t really want this conversation to end just yet, since it’s her only source of amusement at the moment.

Lucy

So…What brings you to Tinder?

Natsu

My friend made it for me but he’s more like my rival

He was trying to find me a girlfriend or something, idk

But then you messaged me so he told me to take over

For some reason this made her upset. So he wasn’t the one who swiped right at my picture, it was someone else.

Lucy

Oh, that’s cool then.

If you don’t want to talk then we don’t have to.

Natsu

NO!!!

I mean, just because I didn’t match you doesn’t mean I don’t want to talk to you

Sheesh Luce, don’t jump to conclusions

Weirdo

Lucy

I’m not weird, it just seemed like you didn’t want to be on here is all

And Luce?

Natsu

Whatever, weirdo :P

You’re pretty fun to talk to anyways

And yeah, Luce. Lucy takes to long to say

Lucy

But you aren’t actually saying my name? We’re typing.

And thanks, you’re pretty fun to talk to too.

Natsu

But when I say you’re name in my head and stuff

And what if we end up meeting or something?

Lucy froze. She never really thought she would actually meet this person, or anyone for that matter on this app in real life. This was just because she was bored, nothing more.

Lucy

Okay then.

Natsu

So

What brings you here?

Lucy

My friend told me to make an account; she said it was a good way to pass time when I’m bored or just to make friends.

She actually met her boyfriend on here, which might be an underlining reason for her wanting me to make an account.

She fears for my love life, I think.

Natsu

Huh

My cousin, the bastard, met his girlfriend on here too

Well you made a friend anyway! Mission accomplished :D

Lucy

That’s pretty funny!

I don’t know Natsu; I’ve only been talking to you for a few minutes, does that qualify us as friends?

Natsu

Of course it does

Why wouldn’t it? You seem nice enough

Besides the fact that you keep saying my hair is pink

Lucy rolled her eyes at that, back onto the topic of hair colour. She was just about to respond when she heard the door open and saw Levy walk in. Putting away her phone, she got up and greeted her with a smile.

“Hey! How was the date?” Lucy was sort of surprised that Gajeel wasn’t with her, he usually came back for a bit after their dates to hang out or eat or something, anything really. He liked coming up with excuses to hang out with Levy.

“Good! We went to the aquarium, it was so cool!” Levy plopped down on the couch and Lucy resumed her spot she vacated earlier.

“So where’s Gajeel? He usually comes back here for a bit.”

“His friend Gray texted him, telling him to come home immediately. Some S.O.S with his cousin or something.”

“Oh, I hope everything is okay!” But Lucy wasn’t too worried as Levy seemed pretty calm about it.

Levy’s phone started to ring, signalling Gajeel was calling her. “Oh sorry Lu, I’ve got to take this! I’ll be right back and then we can watch some anime, sound good?”

Giving her the thumbs up saying it was fine, Lucy turned on their TV and was going through Netflix looking for a good anime when she suddenly remember Natsu. “Crap!” Grabbing her phone from her pocket, she went to her Tinder app and saw she had an abundance of messages from Natsu.

Natsu

Luce?

Weirdo?

Hey, sorry if it was too much to say we’re friends

You’re right, totally not friends

Come on Lucy, answer me

I’m bored again and you were making things unboring :(

Lucyyyyy

Sighing, she began to type back furiously.

Lucy

Hey Natsu, so sorry! My friend came back home and I got distracted!

It’s totally fine, we can be friends if you want, and you seem pretty nice too.

And I’m glad I was making things unboring for you :)

“YOU’RE JOKING!” She heard Levy squeal from her room. Worried, Lucy got up and walked to her room, knocking. “Levy, are you alright? Did something happen?”

Suddenly the door was thrown open with Levy grinning like a maniac.

“Oh, you bet something happened.”


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