What comes in your mind when you hear "Fairy tail's Salamander"?
If you were to ask a civilian, they'd imagine a strong man with a muscular build and a dangerous personality.
If you were to ask a guild mate of his, they'd tell you that Salamander is a pink haired idiot that tends to destroy stuff. A lot. But is also a great friend who cares for his Nakama.
But, If you were to ask Natsu "Salamander" Dragneel, he'd say, "He is a mistake. He's always causing trouble and has an insane personality. Literally. I'd pay to see his execution!"
He'd tell you all that with a smile.
He was a lost case. Someone made out of plastic. No one needed to know that though, there was no need. He was content just like this, watching everyone smile and have fun. It eased the emptiness in his heart, an emptiness that was present for as long as he could remember. He was content with slowly watching his friends dance away from his fingers. With time, they will disappear like everyone else.
However, that didn't mean he couldn't try to keep them together for a little longer, right? It wasn't wrong to try to keep the people you love close to you, right? Obsession was such a harsh word. He preferred Devotion.
Yes, with this hand that is itching for blood, he will protect them. After all, he is the devoted type of person.
Welcome to Natsu's life. A life full of tangled webs of deception and a core that has been clumsily glued together.
[Story cover made by the amazing FoxcatAI]
I DO NOT OWN FAIRY TAIL, OKAY.
SPOILERS FROM THE MANGA
BEWARE OF SWEARING!
[A/N: Please bear with the story's first bunch of chapters. I'll re-write it once I have the time. My heart goes out to those you actually read my old writing without cringing.]