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Chapter 10

Lucy and Natsu arrived at the guild shortly. Lucy looked at the doors and started to tremble. Natsu gripped her hand tightly and pulled her into his chest, comforting her.

“No one’s going to touch you. You have your entire team looking out for you. We’re the strongest team in Fairy Tail remember?”

Lucy smiled at Natsu’s words and nodded. They separated and walked inside. Lucy went over to Erza, Gray, Happy, Wendy, and Carla. They all greeted each other.

“How’d you sleep Lucy,” Wendy asked.

“Pretty good,” Lucy responded. The two girls heard a spit take and looked over to see Gray all soaked.

“HEY! Watch where you’re spitting Fire Breath,” he yelled at Natsu.

“Don’t tell me what to do you Pervy Popsicle!”

“Do you wanna go ash-for-brains?”

“Bring it Popsicle Breath!”

The two started fighting and Gray eventually threw a table at Natsu, who dodged it; it only flew straight to Lucy and Wendy.

“Look out,” Lucy said, pushing Wendy before jumping. “WOULD YOU GUYS WATCH WHERE YOU’RE THROWING THINGS?!?”

The two ignored her and continued bickering. Happy flew over to Lucy and asked if she was okay.

“Yeah, I’m fine. Got a cut on my arm though,” she said, looking at the bleeding wound. She walked into the infirmary with Happy right behind her. After she took care of her injury, she walked back into the main guild hall. Natsu and Gray had taken a breather from fighting and Lucy walked over to the bar.

“Hey Mira! Can I get my usual please,” Lucy asked.

“Sure,” Mira smiled at Lucy. Natsu and Happy had joined Lucy and sat on both sides at her. She could feel Lisanna’s stares in the back of her head.

Natsu whispered, “You guys remember the plan right?”

Lucy nodded and Happy nodded. “Good.” Mira brought over Lucy’s vanilla and strawberry milkshake.

“I’ve never seen you three this cozy,” Mira said, drying a glass. “Are Natsu and Lucy together now?”

The two wizards blushed and put their hands out in front of each other. “NO,” they both said at the same time. Then they looked at each other.

“HEY STOP COPYING ME,” they screamed simultaneously. The two continued to bicker until Lucy had to run to the girl’s bathroom. Natsu watched her run away and grew concerned.

“Natsu, I don’t seem to recall you saying anything to hurt her feelings,” Mira said, confused. Natsu shrugged and turned back to the bar. He went over to Erza and told her that Lucy was alone in the bathroom. Erza scanned the room for a certain silver haired takeover mage, but she wasn’t in sight. Erza immediately ran in the bathroom, only to find Lucy unconscious on the floor and Lisanna standing over her.

“LUCY,” she shouted, getting the entire guilds attention. Lisanna turned to Erza.
“Erza! Thank God you’re here! I just found Lucy like this! I don’t know what to do,” Lisanna said with tears in her eyes. Erza didn’t listen; she only stared at Lucy’s body. Natsu pushed to the front of the crowd and saw Lucy’s body. He ran over to her and put his index finger and middle finger on Lucy’s neck. He waited, but felt a pulse. It was normal, so it’s possible there were no internal injuries. He looked up at Lisanna and asked, “Care to explain what happened?” She just told him the same explanation she told Erza. He simply nodded and picked up Lucy. He pushed through the crowd and set her in one of the infirmary beds. Lisanna, what happened to you Natsu thought as he held Lucy’s hand, waiting for her to wake up.

Erza and Gray stood on either side of Lucy’s bed and Natsu still sat, holding her hand. Little did they know, Lisanna was looking at them through the window. She growled in the back of her throat. Why does Natsu always stay by her side she thought to herself angrily. She eventually stomped away and into the guild hall. Natsu felt Lucy tighten her grip on his hand and he stood up. Her eyebrows started to come together and her head swung from side to side. Natsu could tell she was having a nightmare. He tightened his grip on her hand and whispered in her ear.” It’s ok Luce. We’re all here; Erza, Gray and I. You’re safe.” She still continued to have that nightmare, so he decided to wake her up. She jolted out of bed, only to have shots of pain up and down her body. Her face grimaced and Natsu laid her back down.
“You’re not strong enough yet Lucy. Lay back down,” he says.

“N-Natsu. She did it, again,” she says. He just smiles gently at her.

“You can tell us what happened after you’ve recovered.” She smiles back, but then her face turns green.

“I- I need a bucket.” Erza quickly grabs her one and Natsu raises up her hair. While she’s doing her business, Erza asks, “How long has this been going on?”

“The vomiting? I think the day we came back.”

“Has anything else happened? Mood swings, cravings?”

“Y-yeah… after the meeting she threw up, but then went to barely laughing and getting food.”

“Natsu, we need to take her to Porlyusca right now.”

“W-why? What’s wrong with her?”

“It’s just a hunch. Let’s go.”

Erza ties Lucy’s hair back with a ribbon and Natsu picks her up bridal style. She clutches the bucket to her stomach as he runs. Wendy stops Gray and asks him what’s going on. Gray tells her “We don’t know; Erza has some weird hunch. We’re on our way to Porlyusca’s. Watch Lisanna and make sure she doesn’t leave until we get back.”

Wendy nods and Gray catches up to everyone else.

Erza knocks on Porlyusca’s door and the pink-haired woman opens it.

“What do you filthy humans want,” she asks with disgust.

“Please, it’s an emergency,” Erza responds. Porlyusca glances at the celestial wizard and nods for them to come in. Natsu lays Lucy, who fell asleep on the way, on the bed and turns to Erza.

“Ok, so what’s your crazy hunch?” She simply shakes her head and whispers something in Porlyusca’s ear.

“W-what,” Porlyusca asks, stammering.

“Please; I don’t know if I’m right or wrong. Could you please just check?”

She grunts and walks over to Lucy. She puts her hand over her Lucy’s abdomen and a strange white glow appears. The glow disappears and she turns to Erza, giving a small nod. Erza catches her breath and turns to Natsu.

“Ok Natsu. I don’t want you to freak out, okay,” Erza says.

“Tell me what’s wrong with her,” Natsu says, starting to lose his temper.

“She’s uh… w-well she’s…-“

“She’s pregnant,” Porlyusca intervenes. Natsu freezes. Lucy’s… what? Natsu thinks. Gray, Porlyusca and Erza wait to see Natsu’s response, but he just stood there. Lucy woke up and saw Erza, Gray, and Porlyusca staring at Natsu.

“What’s going on,” she asked, rubbing her eyes like a small child.

“C-can everyone get out or something for a second,” Natsu asked. Erza nodded and the three walked out.

“Natsu? Are you okay,” she asked, growing concerned.

“Y-yeah Luce. I just need to talk to you.” Lucy sat up, ignoring her dizziness. “Okay. There’s no easy way to say this, so I’m just gonna come right out and say it. You’re- uh... you’re pregnant.”

Lucy froze, but then her face relaxed. “Good one Natsu. Almost had me there. Seriously, what’s wrong?”

“Lucy, it’s not a joke.” He looked into her chocolate brown eyes so she could know that he’s not lying, and she started to tremble. She held her head in her hands.

“Natsu, what are we going to do? If Lisanna finds out about this… she’s going to kill me,” Lucy said, a few tears escaping her eyes.

“No she’s not. We’re going to announce it to the entire guild, and Erza, Gray, Wendy and I are going to be your bodyguards until we can talk to Master,” Natsu says. He hooks his fingers under Lucy’s chin and raises her head. “It’s going to be okay. I promise.” Natsu kissed Lucy’s forehead and puts his forehead against hers and closes his eyes. Lucy is the first one to break the silence.

“Are you happy? You know, about us having a kid?” Natsu opens his eyes to see Lucy beaming and her hand on her stomach.

“Ecstatic,” he says sincerely with a smile. “That explains a lot. How your scent changed, your weird cravings, vomiting all the time, and how I felt something move inside you this morning.”

Lucy laughed. “It does huh? Explains why I’m so sleepy too.”

“Yeah, it does.”

“Natsu, I’m scared. I have no idea how to raise a kid. Let alone a dragon slayer, if it’s even one,” Lucy admits.

“I know. I am too, but we’ll get through it together.” He smiles at her and she smiles back. He plants a soft kiss on her lips and she smiles even more.

“Hey, can we go home now? I’m really tired,” Lucy says, yawning after words. Natsu laughs.

“Yeah, let’s go.” He stands up and holds out his hand. Lucy takes it and they walk out of Porlyusca’s home. Erza, Gray, and Porlyusca turn to see the both of their reactions, but they find them beaming.

“Congratulations you two. Raise the kid well alright,” Gray says, laughing.

“We will,” Lucy smiles. “But we’re gonna head home. I’m beat.”

Everyone exchanges their goodbyes and thanks Porlyusca. Natsu grabs Lucy’s hand when they leave. The two walk home talking and joking. When they got to Natsu’s house, he picked Lucy up bridal style and walked through the doors.

“What was that for,” Lucy laughed as he set her down.

“You’re supposed to carry your bride through the doors of your new home,” he smiled at her. Lucy laughed and Natsu headed to the kitchen. He brought out a tray of food and brought it to Lucy.
“You’ve gotta be hungry right,” he said with a smirk.

She rolled her eyes and responded, “Yeah, I am.”

The two ate and Lucy gasped.

“What,” Natsu asked concerned.
“The baby, it just moved,” she responded, beaming. She took Natsu’s hand and put it over where the baby moved. “Do you feel it?” He smiled widely and nodded. Her eyes started to tear up. Natsu bent down and kissed her stomach. He then sat up and nuzzled his head into Lucy’s neck. She layed her head on top of his and they just sat there, both their hands over her stomach.

Lucy yawned and raised her head up.

“Alright, time to get you to bed,” Natsu said.

“I need a shower first, and a change of clothes,” Lucy said in a sleepy voice.

“Well, you can wear my clothes, and let’s take a shower together.”

She nodded at his request and he pulled her into the bathroom. After their shower, Natsu gave her a dark red shirt and a pair of small black shorts. She came out after getting dressed and said, “Really?”

Natsu looked over and couldn’t help but burst into laughter. She walked over to him and slapped his head.

“Shut up! I look ridiculous,” she frowned.

“Nah, you look cute,” Natsu said.

That made Lucy give him a small smile and he pulled her onto the bed. They both got under the covers. He wrapped his arms around her waist, pulling her closer. She put her arm around his neck.

“Hey Luce,” Natsu said. She hummed telling him she was listening. “I love you.”

“I love you too Natsu.”
With that, the couple fell asleep.
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