Silver or Gold? Lisanna or Lucy?

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A/N: I AM SOOOO SORRY! I DIDN'T WANT TO UPDATE BECAUSE I'M LAZY TRASH! AND I AM ALSO SORRY BECAUSE I MADE LISANNA MEAN! I KNOW SHE'S NOT, BUT I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE MORE INTERESTING! ALSO, WHY AM I YELLING?! Sorry about that, hehe.

Lucy stood in the center of a wide open field, with her arms folded crossly. She had Natsu's scarf tied around her neck, and Laxus's jacket draped across her shoulders. Even though the two aforementioned had returned, she hadn't given them their stuff back.  She just didn't know how to broach the topic. Neither of them had said anything about her adorning their stuff, so she hadn't discussed the topic. But, she did plan on returning the stuff after Lisanna and her battle. Everyone had been so caught up in catching up, especially her. Lucy had hugged the living daylights out of all her friends, especially Wendy, Levy, Erza, Juvia, Mira, and Natsu. But, of course, she hugged Laxus and Happy the hardest. She missed them both more than words could express.

Lucy sighed, watching Lisanna and Natsu bickering across the field.

"What's with that sigh?" Laxus asked, waltzing over to Lucy. She sends him a bitter smile and tilts her head towards the two across the field.

"I don't know Laxus...maybe it has something to do with the fact that I have to fight Lisanna," Lucy said sourly. Laxus's lips twitch, almost forming a smile.

"But you're the one who challenged her," He pointed out, making Lucy glare at him.

"That's beside the point! I regret challenging her. I shouldn't have let her words get to me like that." Lucy stares guiltily at the now alone Lisanna, who's stretching.

"So you're just going to back out? Let her win?" 

"...."

"The Lucy I know doesn't give up." Lucy looks up at him, and for a second Laxus does a double take. She had changed so much from the girl crying in his arms about being kicked off her team. She was now someone, worth her weight in gold. Strong, amazingly so. Strong enough to be considered Fairytail's strongest member. But, that was to be expected because everyone was gone. But, Laxus knew Lucy was one of the strongest in the guild emotionally. Sure, Erza, Natsu, and Gray had been through a lot. Everyone in Fairytail had. But pain is different for everyone. What could be a silly insult to one person, could break another person's heart. And Lucy definitely had her heart shattered. And then she suffered the pain of losing everyone she cared about for seven years. 

"You're right Laxus...I have to do this. I promise I'll win, for you! And a celestial mage never breaks her promises!" Lucy exclaimed, shooting him a playful wink.

"Oh don't worry, I know you'll win. You were trained by The Great Laxus Dreyar!" He said proudly, a smirk finally stretching across his face.

"Shut up, Thunder thighs!" He laughs and ruffles her hair. She scowls and tries using her fingers to straighten her hair back out again. He was about to walk away but remembered something.

"Oh, and Lucy? I just wanted to tell you, you look great in my jacket," He says with a flirty smirk. Lucy flushes a rose pink and covers her face with Natsu's scarf. She rips the jacket off, but before she can give it to him, he pushes it back at her. 

"Keep it. It looks good on you." She smiles, her cheeks still tinted pink.

"No. I'll give it back after the fight. You're just not Laxus without your jacket. Plus, if I want to wear it, I'll just take it from you," She said giggling. Laxus starts to say something when Master's voice interrupts him.

"We are ready to begin the fight of Lisanna and Lucy! Remember, this is just a spar and not a death battle!"

"Bye, Blondie. Good luck." Laxus stalks over to were Erza, Jellal, Natsu, Gray, and Happy were loitering.

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