Natsu, Lucy, and Happy waited in the waiting room until they could see Jack. Lucy was the most worried; she wouldn’t sit down. She kept pacing until her feet started to hurt. She then sat next to Natsu, but wouldn’t stop jiggling her leg. He was really worried about her; he’d never seen this side of her. Happy had fallen asleep on one of the chairs. Natsu took Lucy’s hand.
“Luce, he’ll be alright,” Natsu said. She nodded but continued to look at the floor. The two stayed like that until Natsu soon fell asleep. His head was down on his chest.
He’ll mess up his neck if he keeps that up Lucy thought. She put her head on his shoulder and put his head on top of hers. There. That’s better she thought as she yawned. She fell asleep, still holding Natsu’s hand.
Natsu woke up and something shone in his face. He looked out the window and realized it was morning. His hand started to hurt and he looked down at it. He saw Lucy was holding his hand, but gripping it tightly. He then realized his shoulder was wet and looked at Lucy; she was sweating and crying.
“No,” she said as she sat up straight. She let go of Natsu’s hand and put her elbows on her knees. She held her head in her hands. Natsu got up and crouched in front of her. He put his hands on her knees.
“Lucy. Everything is okay. You’re here with me,” he told her.
After a couple minutes, Lucy calmed down.
“Are you okay now,” Natsu asked, still crouched in front of her.
“Yeah, thanks Natsu,” she said getting up and hugging him. He put one hand on her lower back and the other he used to smooth down her hair. They got up as soon as a nurse walked through the door.
“Anyone here for Jack Hayward,” she asked. Lucy stood up and walked over to her.
“I am,” Lucy said.
“Are you related in any way?”
“No. My friends and I are the ones that saved him. We were sent by his mother.”
“Okay, well he’ll be alright, but we want to keep him here for a couple of nights until we make sure everything’s alright.”
“That’s great. Is he awake?”
“Yes. You may go see him if you would like. He’s in room 120.”
Natsu stood back with his arms crossed. He picked up Happy.
“Okay. Thank you very much,” Lucy said with a smile. She turned back to Happy and Natsu. They were smiling as well.
“I think I’m going to go call Margo,” Natsu whispered, trying to not wake up Happy.
“Okay. I’m going to go visit Jack,” Lucy said.
They went their separate ways.
She walked down a hall.
116, 118. Here we go. 120 Lucy said in her head.
She looked through the window and saw Jack sitting on the bed, looking out the window. She knocked on the door and heard a faint “Come in.” She opened the door handle and smiled at the young boy.
“Who are you,” he asked.
“My name’s Lucy. I’m the one who brought you here; along with my friends.”
“Is my mommy here?”
“No. My friends went to go call her though. She should be here in a couple hours to a day.”
Jack nodded. Lucy saw tears run down the young boys face.
“Why are you crying,” she asked.
“I want my mommy,” Jack cried. He held his arms out to Lucy and continued to cry. Lucy walked over to him and hugged him, rubbing his back for comfort. They stayed like that for a long time.
Happy had woken up and was flying beside Natsu’s head.
“That’s wonderful news! Thank you so so much for calling me,” Margo said from the other end of the phone.
“It’s no trouble. We’re going to stay here to watch him until you arrive. Is that alright,” Natsu asked.
“That’s fine. Thank you.”
“No problem. I’ve gotta go now, bye.”
Natsu hung up the phone and put it back on the holder. He turned to Happy and said “She’s on her way. She’ll be here in a couple of hours.” Happy clapped his paws together and he and Natsu went to room 120. They knocked and waited for an answer. They saw Lucy through the window and she waved for them to come in. They entered and saw Lucy hugging the young boy, comforting him.
you call Margo,” Lucy asked.
“Yeah. She should be here in a couple hours,” Natsu said.
“That’s great! Did you hear that Jack? Your mommy’s coming.”
Jack nodded, but kept crying into Lucy’s chest.
Natsu sat beside Lucy and smiled at the little boy.
“Hey buddy. My name’s Natsu. Are you Jack,” he asked. Jack stopped crying, but was still sniffling.
“Nice to meet you,” Natsu said.
to meet you too,” Jack replied. Lucy got up and went to go get a paper towel.
“So… you’re a wizard?”
“Yep! I can do cool things with fire,” Natsu responded. Lucy returned and wiped the boy’s face clean. After that, he perked up.
“Really? Like what,” he said excitedly.
like this.” Natsu held out his palm and a flame version of the Fairy Tail
symbol floated there. Jack’s eyes widened and he smiled.
“That’s cool! I want to learn cool stuff like that too!”
Natsu and Lucy smiled at each other and then at the little boy. Then Jack looked at Lucy.
“What kind of magic do you use,” he asked her.
“I’m a Celestial wizard. I can open gates and have more friends help me,” Lucy responded.
“Can I see?”
Lucy reached by her belt and pulled out a key.
“Open, Gate of the Goat! Capricorn,” Lucy said as her goat friend appeared.
“Hello Lady Lucy,” he said bowing.
“Wow! It’s a giant goat,” Jack said laughing. Capricorn smiled at the young boy and walked over to him.
“Hello good sir,” he said.
Capricorn smiled at him and turned to Lucy. “I’m afraid I have to be going Lady Lucy. Terribly sorry,” he said.
“It’s alright. Bye,” Lucy said with a smile.
He vanished back into the spirit world. Jack smiled at the two wizards, but then he squinted.
“What,” Natsu asked.
“Are you two a mommy and daddy,” Jack asked.
Lucy and Natsu blushed, but Lucy smiled.
“No. We’re not. We’re partners, but not a mommy and daddy,” she said. Maybe someday she added mentally. Jack said okay. Then he spotted Happy.
“Is that a cat,” Jack asked, tilting his head to one side.
“Yeah. His name’s Happy,” Natsu said. Happy walked over and jumped on the bed.
“I can talk to,” Happy said.
Jack’s smiled widened, and he asked “Are you a wizard too?”
“What do you do?”
“I can fly.”
Happy brought out his wings started to fly. “Pretty cool huh,” he said to Jack.
“Yeah!” He grabbed Happy and started to hug him. Happy was choking at first, but then hugged him back.
“So Jack. Do you have any books that you like to read,” Lucy asked.
“Yeah! I always liked a book called Key to The Starry Heavens,” Jack exclaims. Lucy freezes. Natsu looks up at her and puts his hand on hers. He gives a reassuring smile. She looks at him and smiles back. Lucy gets up and walks out of the room.
“Did I make her mad at me,” Jack asked, tears forming in his eyes. He tugs at Natsu’s vest.
He smiled. “No. She’s just going to get the book so we can all read it together,” he said.
“O-okay.” Jack looked down. Natsu ruffled the boy’s hair and said “Don’t worry buddy. She likes that book too; that’s why she froze like she did.”
At that moment, Lucy walked back into the room with the book. She takes her place next to Jack and the four read the book together.