Chapter 11

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5 days after our little accident I decided I needed to confront him. I caught up to him in the halls and grabbed his arm.

"Natsu why are you avoiding me?" 

He looked at the students that were busy with their lives as they shoved and pushed around us.

"Lucy I wasn't avoiding you" He said in a matter of fact tone. The nerve of this guy! I tried to recall what I did but it was simple banter, he shouldn't be taking such offense. 

"Cut the crap Natsu, we all know your lying" 

He dragged me to his office which was a hallway down and slammed the door. I immediately started to cower in his now evident anger. He took a seat behind his desk without looking at me and I took a seat across from him. 

He stared into space for a long time, not acknowledging my existence. Deciding not to add to his anger I looked around his office, there were many plaques of medals but no pictures of family or a girlfriend. 

"Lucy" He had his arms crossed over his chest, leaning back against the chair he demanded my attention. 

"Natsu I'm sorry I shouldn't have stepped out of line, Your my trainer and from now I wont care about how you treat me." I was so afraid that this would ruin our relationship, and the last thing I need are angry training sessions and me not being able to get into Fairy Tail. 

"Lucy first lesson you need to learn, Don't apologize if you don't mean it." 

"B-but I did Mr. Dragneel." 

"Use my first name Lucy" By now it looked like he had cooled down and he was returning to a poker face again. 

" Natsu can you just tell me why you've been avoiding me. " I was growing impatient and desperately wanted out of here.

"The truth is I haven't been avoiding or ignoring you." He just shrugged his shoulders but obviously that wasn't the truth.

"Whatever you say" I huffed as I crossed my hands over my chest. 

Natsu raised an eyebrow at my attitude, I realized my mistake and quickly covered my hands over my mouth. Omg Lucy why do you always make mistakes like this! I scold myself in my head not notice Natsu now standing in front of me. 

I looked up slowly at his face and our close proximity. 

"You've got a lot of attitude for a girl your size" His eyes staring into mine void of expression as I diverted my eyes onto anything but him. 

"Lucy why are you so nervous? Why cant you look at me?" He used his hand to guide my face upwards towards him.

"What happened to the confident girl in you when we first met" His minty breath blew over my face as my eyelashes fluttered.

"Natsu w-what are you doing" I breathed out as our bodies were less than an inch apart, his gaze never faltering against mine. 

"Lucy what are you afraid of?" I couldn't raise my eyes to meet his, this was always a problem of mine, I could never stand up for myself. 

When I was younger I would always be bullied and each time I stood up for myself it would get worse so eventually I gave up. I thought that after all the training I had gone through that it would have disappeared but physical training doesn't heal emotional pain. 

"Lucy answer me" His thumb brushed against my eyebrow and his voice became softer.

"Natsu stop I don't want to talk about it" My hands were gripping his shirt as I buried my head into his shoulder so he wouldnt see that I was blushing and on the verge of tears.

He pulled me against him and whispered soothing words in my ear, rubbing my lower back in small circles.

Is this something he did with all his students? The thought broke my warmth bubble and I stumbled backwards out of his touch.

He let go of me and ran a hand through his hair as I ran out of his office. 

My tears were all gone now but I was yelling at myself in my head. How could I have done that with my trainer! What if we get expelled, I'll never get into Fairy Tail then.

But no one had held me like that in years and as much as I try to deny it, it felt nice to have someone to hold to. 

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