A young blue haired woman walked briskly through the crowds trying to contain her excitement. In her hands was a specially wrapped package she couldn’t wait to deliver. In her excitement she didn’t notice a figure following her in a long dark cloak. The figure approached the blunette quickly and quietly, moving like a shadow. The woman jumped and nearly dropped her precious parcel in fright as the figure wrapped their hands around her eyes and mouth.
“Guess who Juvia” the figure giggled cheerily.
Juvias face began to turn into water so she could slip from her attackers grip to glare at them.
“You nearly gave Juvia a heart attack”
Her pursuer lifted her hood enough to reveal long pink hair and a large grin, “Sorry Juvia I just wanted to surprise you but you surprised me with that little trick of yours it felt weird when you turned to water in my hands” she giggled.
“Meredy” Juvia gasped and hugged her old friend, “what are you doing here?”
“Well Jellal, Ur and I were tracking some dark guild members and one of them came to Magnolia so I followed him while Jellal and Ur are keeping an eye on the others.”
“Oh are you tailing him now?” Juvia whispered searching her surroundings for possible enemies.
“No he’s um… With his lady friend right now…. And I don’t particularly want to see or hear that thank you very much,” the pink hair mage shivered while her friend made a face, “Anyway I was actually on my way to Fairy Tail to visit everyone.”
“Oh that’s wonderful you’ll get to see Juvia present Gray with an extra special gift” she began jumping on the spot and her friend joined her in her contagious excitement.
“What are you giving him? Is that it?” Meredy reached the material covering the object in her friends hands and tried to peek inside until her hand was slapped away.
“Juvia made her beloved Gray a delicious lunch.”
“Aw that’s lovely Juvia I’m sure Gray will love it. C’mon lets go so you can give it to him.”
Gray was sitting in the Fairy Tail bar with the usual gang wondering when Natsu and Lucy would finally come out as a couple, when the giggling duo arrived.
“Hey Gray here comes your girlfriend,” Gajeel nudged the ice mage with a knowing grin on his face.
“She’s not my girlfriend,” Gray coughed, nearly choking on his drink.
“Oh c’mon its obvious you like Juvia as much as I like Lev-” the iron dragon slayer stopped himself and blushed at his own words.
“Gajeel” Levy gasped turning a shade of red Erzas hair would be jealous of.
Lucy laughed so much she nearly fell off her chair as the two girls finally reached their table.
“Gray someone’s got a surprise for you,” Meredy giggled in a sing song voice.
“Wait a minute what are you doing here? And what are you on about?” Gray switched his gaze to the rain woman who suddenly seemed a lot more shy than she did a moment before hand.
“Juvia made Gray a special lunch and hopes you will enjoy it,” the blunette handed over her neatly wrapped box and held her breathe.
“Ah thanks,” Gray muttered accepting the present, completely aware of all the eyes watching their exchange. He opened the material carefully and lifted the lid to see an array of food in the image of Gray.
“Even in food form you’re still a nudist freak” Natsu laughed and Lucy elbowed him in the ribs.
“You trying to start a fight pyro?” Gray growled jumping to his feet…. And knocking over Juvias lunch.
“Oh shit. Good going idiot now you’ve messed up the lunch your girlfriend made you” Gajeel muttered.
“Shes not my girlfriend,” Gray yelled. Tears began to well up in Juvias eyes, “Oh god I’m sorry Juvia. C’mon don’t cry over some silly food its not that big of a deal. Dont get so worked up over it.” Gray muttered in an attempt to calm the flood, but it wasn’t enough and she ran off.
“What’s her problem?” Gray sighed, a hand through his hair.
“Come with me,” Meredy yanked the confused Gray out of his seat and dragged him to a quiet corner in the back of the guild.
“What the hell, Meredy? What are you even doing here?” Gray frowned at the angry young woman.
“Do you seriously not get why Juvias so upset?” Meredy glared down at the ignorant young man as he shrugs.
“She poured her heart and soul into that meal for you and you acted like it was nothing. How would feel if you were her right now?”
“Uh I dunno,” Gray avoided making eye contact and shifted uncomfortably in his seat.
“Let me help you then,” Gray felt a slight heat on his wrist and saw familiar markings appear.
“What do you feel now?”
Gray tried to focus on all the nerves in his body and sense what she wanted him to see.
“I feel sick and my face is burning and I feel shaky and,” a tear began to roll down his face and he raised his hand to his cheek, “shes crying.”
“Doesn’t feel great huh?”
“Its pretty shit”
“That’s how you make her feel every time you make her hard work seem pointless or her feelings unimportant”
“Okay I get it how do I fix this?”
“You’ll have to figure that out for yourself. I need to contact Ur and Jellal. I’ll be back in a while to see how your brainstorming's going. You can keep that sensory link til you feel Juvias joy again.”
“But wait-” Gray called after the devilish mage. “Well at least Juvia has some good friends looking out for her,” he thought to himself.
“Meredy there you are,” Gray ran over to her with a small box in his hands.
“So did you think of a way to cheer Juvia up?” She crossed her arms, refusing to give a warm greeting to show she was still annoyed on her friends behalf.
“Yes, I decided to try make Juvia some food cause she’s always making me lunch and stuff and neither of us really had a proper lunch today. I know cause of this stupid link you gave me thank you very much by the way,”
“You’re welcome” she smirked.
“Anyway Mira let me use the kitchen here and helped me a little. It doesn’t look as nice as the ones Juvia makes but it could've been worse,” Gray paused for a moment, “huh something just made Juvia happy for a moment.”
Meredy smiled as she looked over Grays shoulder to see Juvia looking in their direction with a slight grin on her face. Seeing Gray always made her happy.
“Well c’mon let me have a quick preview of the lunch you made for Juvia,” Meredy said a little louder than necessary.
“Wow something just made Juvia really happy,” Gray said raising his hand to his chest and was hugged from behind by a very overjoyed water mage.
“Did Juvia hear you correctly? Did Gray make something for Juvia?” She squealed.
“I um just wanted to apologise for earlier,” Gray blushed from being caught off guard by the surprise hug. He handed over the small box and Juvia opened it greedily. Its contents were quite a mess and Juvia made quite a disgusted face when she tasted it but she refused to stop or admit it was bad.
“Anything made with Grays hands are perfect.