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It's been three days since I joined Fairy Tail. Happy seeks me out every day and tries to get me to hold him as much as possible. I always give into him since I can't say no to his cute little face. The guild is surprised that he's so attached to me. I still haven't told anyone that I've met Natsu yet. It seems like everyone gets scared every time someone mentioned his name. Ironically, Natsu hasn't shown his face since the day I got here. I met a few people in the guild, and to my relief none of them were like Natsu. Everyone seems to be really weird and loud.

I also found an apartment to rent for only seventy thousand jewels a month. It's in a pretty convenient location for me too. It's not too far from Fairy Tail and really close to the market. Happy found out about my apartment and showed up out of the blue yesterday. He even suckered me into letting him stay the night.

At the moment I'm drinking a chocolate milkshake at the guild's bar. Mira was telling me about how the job requests work. Apparently, we can take any of them besides the ones upstairs, but we have to run it by Mira or Master first. I should go on a job soon. Happy suddenly plops down on the counter beside my milkshake. I smile at him and pat his head. "Hey, Happy," I said.

He smiles back at me. "Hi, Lucy," He said back. "What are you doing?"

"I'm about to pick a mission," I said.

Happy looked excited. "Can I go with you?" he asked.

I thought about it for a second. "Wouldn't you have to ask Natsu if you can go?" I'm guessing they go on jobs together, so I don't want Natsu getting mad because I borrowed his partner without him knowing. Looking around, I realized the entire guild went quiet. I suddenly became nervous. Did I say something wrong?

"Why would he have to ask?" I heard Natsu ask. Everyone gasped and whirled around to see Natsu sitting at a table on the second floor. He glared down at us.

I smiled up at him. "Hey, Natsu," I said. He just stared at me. I sighed and shook my head. I guess a greeting is too much to ask for. "He should ask you because you two go on jobs together. I don't want to let Happy go on a job with me if you wanted to go on one."

His eyes widen. He then gives me a halfhearted glare. I smile up at him. His eyes soften a bit. "He can go, but I'm coming too. I don't want to hear you complain about failing the mission." He stood up and walked down the stairs.

He expects me to fail the mission? I glare at him and pouted. "Such faith you have, Na-kun."

He suddenly glares at me. "Don't call me that," he commands.

I raise my eyes brow and smirk a little. "You mean don't call you Na-kun." His glare intensified. I just laughed. "Sorry, Na-kun, but that's your new nickname."

He sighed and crossed his arms. "Just go find a job, annoying woman."

I rolled my eyes and hopped up. I held my arms out for Happy, who launched himself at me. I skipped my way to the request board with Happy in my arms and looked at all the requests. One in particular caught my interest. Steal a book from a guy named Everloo? And he's looking for a blond maid? That seems perfect. I can just sneak in by being a maid. Then I can let Natsu and Happy in through one of the windows. I nodded my head and grabbed it. Turning, I walked to the bar and showed Mira the request. "We're going on this mission."

She nodded at me with wide eyes. I turned around and saw everyone else in the guild had the same reaction. I walked out of the guild with Natsu close behind. He followed us to my apartment and made himself comfortable with Happy on my bed. Happy curled up on the top of my pillow while Natsu lay down and rested his head on the space that's left on the pillow. I suddenly started giggling. Both Natsu and Happy suddenly looked at me like I'd grown two heads. "I'm sorry," I giggled. "I just remembered their faces when you decided to go on a mission with me."

She nodded at me with wide eyes. I turned around and saw everyone else in the guild had the same reaction. I walked out of the guild with Natsu close behind. He followed us to my apartment and made himself comfortable with Happy on my bed. Happy curled up on the top of my pillow while Natsu lay down and rested his head on the space that's left on the pillow. I suddenly started giggling. Both Natsu and Happy suddenly looked at me like I'd grown two heads. "I'm sorry," I giggled. "I just remembered their faces when you decided to go on a mission with me."

Their eyes widened in shock again. Happy suddenly busted out laughing. Natsu looked between the two of us and sighed, shaking his head. He lay back down, but continued to watch me. I continued to giggle as I packed and let Natsu read the request paper. I was finally fully packed, and we were heading out the door when Natsu finally spoke. "Why did you pick this mission?"

I looked over at him and smiled a little. "I'm not very strong and this is my first mission. I didn't want something too hard and I'm blond. I can just get him to hire me and then let you two in by a window. It will be simple and easy," I explained.

He nodded and continued walking. I turned toward the train station, but Natsu grabbed my shoulder. I stopped and looked over my shoulder at him. He glared at me and started walking toward the forest. I furrowed my eye brows in confusion and frowned as I watched him. "Natsu doesn't like riding the train. He hasn't ridden one in years," Happy explained.

"Oh ok," I said. So I have to walk all the way to way to another town? Sighing, I started following Natsu.

It's been hours and we're still walking. Well, Natsu and I are walking. Happy is flying beside me. I wish I had wings like Happy. Then I might not be so tired. I was sweating and sore, but I refused to complain. I might lose what little respect Natsu has for me. I'm lagging behind though, and I can tell that Natsu is getting annoyed.

Just as I expected, Natsu lets out a frustrated sigh and turns around to glare to me. I give him an apologetic smile and try to speed up. He watches me for a minute before letting out another sigh. What confused me was that it wasn't an angry sigh. The next thing I know, Natsu is crouched down in front of me with his back to me. "Get on. You're slowing us down."

I carefully climbed on his back, wrapped my arms around his neck, and held onto the front of his cloak. "Do you ever take your cloak off?" I asked.

He picks me up and starts standing up. I cling to him as he stands up and starts walking. I wait patiently for his reply, and am rewarded with an answer. "When I take a bath or shower."

I smiled. "It must be really important to you, Na-kun." He growls a little and I giggle. After a few minutes I start to become sleepy. "Na-kun," I called. He gives my leg a little squeeze to show he was listening. "Thank you for carrying me," I said sleepily. He didn't say anything and I fell asleep snuggling into his shoulder.

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