Driving down her winding driveway, Lucy was just getting settled in to her drive to school when she heard the familiar peel of her neighbor's tires as he raced down the pavement. Just as she reached the fork that split off their ways, the obnoxious boy raced down, almost hitting her car with his flaming red one. She hastily rolled down her window and confronted the pain. More commonly known as the pain in her ass.
"Damn it!" Lucy huffed, "How long are you going to continue to do this, you nearly hit me this time!"
"Aw, c'mon Luce, it's funny! And I'm going to do it as long as I please or at least as long as we live next to each other." The boy gave her a cocky grin and in return she puffed out her cheek.
"You're such an ass Natsu Dragneel." Lucy growled but a smile played on her lips.
"Please, don't try to flatter me." Natsu cackled as Lucy began to drive down the rest of the way.
"Hey, I'll see you in a few minutes!" Natsu called and Lucy just shook her head, smiling. Natsu Dragneel; he had been her next-door neighbor since they were about eight years old. She and her father had moved in shortly after her mother had died, it was a change in scenery her father had said. So, naturally, she had met Natsu through time and found out he didn't even know who his biological mother was. It made Lucy feel better to have someone to share something like that. He lived with his father, Igneel, and his stepmother, Grandeeney, and stepsister, Wendy. They had been best friends ever since and both were quite excited to be in their Senior year of high school at Fairy Tail Academy. Igneel and her father, Jude, worked at the same law firm and Lucy and Wendy spent a lot of time together, Wendy was just starting her Freshman year and followed Lucy around like a little puppy; their families were very close. Lucy was happy that she had them in her life; Grandeeney was like a mother to her, it made losing her mother at such a young age a little less painful. As Lucy finally reached the academy, she pulled into a parking spot only to have Natsu swing into the one right next to her.
"You know, you're going to kill someone driving like that.""I guess I like to live life dangerously." He grinned at her, sporting his extraordinarily sharp canines.
"I have no idea how you do it anyways since you get so carsick." Lucy mused as the duo walked through the front doors.
"I just kind of hang my head out the window in case I puke." Natsu joked and Lucy sighed.
"Hey, I'll meet you later, 'kay? I'm going to go fine Levy and the others."
"Ugh, don't do that! I can guarantee that Levy is going to be with Gajeel and then I'll find Gajeel before you find Levy, and then they'll be making out, and then I'll just be third wheeling the whole time." Natsu whined.
"Name a time that has happened. Ever." Lucy stifled a grin as the pink haired boy pouted. "And you know they're not together. Or at least they think that we don't know they're together when they totally are. Besides, I thought you were meeting up with Gray to finish a project?"
"Oh shit, you're right, I totally forgot! Thanks Lucy, I'll see you later!" Natsu called as he raced to the library and Lucy shook her head. She eventually made her way to her locker where she met up with Erza, student body president and close friend.
"Hey Erza!" Lucy greeted cheerfully and Erza nodded in greeting, a smile on her face.
"Good morning Lucy, how are you doing?"
"Oh, the usual. Natsu almost hit me with his car this morning but that is the usual isn't it?" Lucy chuckled and Erza's face turned stern.
"Perhaps I must teach him a lesson once more." Erza schemed and Lucy quickly shook her head.
"Oh no, no! H-he was just joking, it's okay, really." Erza can be terrifying and she didn't want to have Natsu endure her wraith… Again…. Within one month.
"Very well, as you wish. I have to go to a student council meeting this morning; I'll be meeting Jellal there. I believe I saw Levy that way." Erza smiled, pointed in the direction behind her, and took off towards the office. Lucy let out a sigh of relief and shortly found Levy right where Erza had mentioned.
"Hey, Lev-" Lucy started to call but was cut off by the sight before her. Gajeel had walked up behind the little bluenette and bent down, kissing her cheek. Lucy was so caught off guard that she just stood in the middle of the hallway staring.
"Juvia thinks they like each other…" Lucy jumped as Juvia appeared by her side.
"Heh, yeah, Cana thinks so too." Cana snickered, slinging her arms over both Lucy and Juvia. Lucy still felt a loss of words until she was brought back to reality by Cana rubbing her breast.
"Man, you guys have the biggest knockers!" She exclaimed and Lucy and Juvia struggled out of her embrace.
"Juvia does not like this!"
"Hey, I'm just stating the obvious."
"Who even are you with the whole boob thing?" Lucy exclaimed in exasperation; Cana did this any chance she got. Suddenly, Lucy heard a small gasp in front of her and realized Levy had spotted them. Levy shoved Gajeel away causing his face to redden as he tried to retreat the other way.
"I-it's not what you think!" Levy stammered.
"Save it for the judge!" Cana slurred making Lucy realized she had brought alcohol in her water bottle once more.
"Levy, I don't know why you guys are hiding this from us, it's not like this whole thing isn't obvious." Lucy sighed, walking up to her friend.
"Tch, obvious my ass." Gajeel mumbled, looking at the ground.
"Yeah, okay Gajeel, even Natsu knows it's obvious." Lucy snorted causing the brawny looking boy to turn about ten shades redder and Cana to guffaw.
"Alright, alright!" Levy piped back up in defeat.
"Juvia has one less love rival." Juvia clasped her hands and looking off into the distance, obviously thinking of Gray.
"It's not really a big deal, you know you don't need to hide things from me Levy…" Lucy pouted and Levy's eyes softened.
"I'm sorry Lu, it was kind of silly of us to think you guys wouldn't find out."
"It's okay, everyone needs their privacy I guess. You better tell Erza though." Lucy advised, a devious smirk on her lips. Erza hated not knowing who was together with whom.
"Don't worry all, I already know." Erza stalked down the hallway holding up her phone and Cana laughed once more.
"Cana! Did you post about it?" Levy gasped.
"I believe the exact post was, "Get it Gajeel, get it!" and Levy was tagged in the post as well." Erza read it off, still managing to sound scholarly.
"Damn it Cana!" Gajeel hissed looking even more embarrassed.
"Well, it is what it is I guess. People kinda knew already guys." Lucy tried to console her friends, "Hey, I mean, you guys are really cute together!"
"Thanks Lu…" Levy sighed, her face beet red.
"Well, if we are so obvious then you and Salamander should've been dating for years now." Gajeel muttered and Lucy felt her cheeks heat up.
"W-what, no! I have no idea what you're talking about." Lucy defended herself as Cana slung herself around her once more.
"Heh, we all know what's up with that packaged deal…" Cana drawled out.
"Cana, you are actually making no sense right now." Lucy answered her exasperatedly.
"And speaking of package, what's up with his package if you know what I mean." Cana waggled her eyebrows making Lucy gasp.
"Cana!" Lucy gasped.
"As long as it's not Gray-sama…" Juvia eyed Lucy suspiciously.
"Yeah, Lu, if you have anything to tell us, let us know now!" Levy chided, enjoying that the attention wasn't on her.
"Oh my god, it is not even eight A.M. and I want to strangle all of you." Lucy grumbled.
"… Lucy likes… Packages…. On boys with… Pink hair. Done!" Cana clicked away on her phone once more.
"CANA!" Lucy gasped, grappling for the phone, "Don't you dare press send!"
"Admit it, admit you and Natsu are a thing!" Cana sang out loud.
"Keep your voice down!"
"This is nonsense…" Erza sighed.
"Yo! What's… Going on here? Did I hear my name?" Lucy stopped dead as Natsu approached the group of girls, her face a new shade of embarrassment.
"N-no… Hey, Gajeel and Levy are dating now!" Lucy nearly shrieked at the pink haired boy and Gajeel and Levy scowled.
"What a big surprise." Natsu teased and Lucy breathed out a sigh of relief.
"I totally hit send." Cana whispered loudly to Juvia and Erza and Lucy stared daggers at her brunette friend.
"Sent what?" Natsu questioned.
"Hey, there's already five likes on it!" Cana cheered and her friends giggled. By the grace of Mavis the first bell for class sounded and Lucy raced off.
"See you guys later!" She left before any further questions were asked.