Natsu felt himself waking up. He tried, desperately, to stay asleep. He was having the most incredible dream. He was dreaming that he had finally found Igneel. He was introducing him to Lucy and Happy, his two best friends, then the three of them rode on the dragon's back while he flew over some mountains. Then something about being attacked by a hundred Winged Fishes.
He blinked slowly, trying to adjust to the darkness. The air was chilly and dry. "What the?" Memories started flashing through his mind. Job, Mt Hakobe, getting trapped- then Lucy's naked body. He felt a tightening in his throat as he gulped. He couldn't see her in the darkness, but he could definitely smell her... and him for that matter. The air was filled with their mixed scent. It was pleasant.
His mate was still snuggled to his chest, his arm wrapped around her. He touched her face with his free arm softly so he didn't wake her up. She was lightly snoring. The sound was very cute. He trailed his hand down her body until he got to her thighs. Slowly he started to work his hand in between them and rub over her covered core. Lucy stopped snoring, and started to breathe heavy. Natsu warmed up his hand and pressed harder. Lucy unconsciously tightened her thighs together. Natsu smirked, then lifted himself up and set her gently on the ground. He crawled on top of her and started licking her neck. She mewled at his touch.
Her eyes fluttered open, unaware of her surroundings. All she knew was her body felt pretty damn good right now. Testing out her morning voice, she whispered, "Natsu?"
He stopped licking her and pulled up, not that she could see him. "Yeah?"
"What are you doing?"
"Well..." Natsu proceeded to lick her neck again, pushing her hair out of the way. "I'm waking you up. Is it working?"
Lucy moaned when he started to rub over her pants again. She nodded, "Oh yea. I can get used to be woken up like this..."
"Good," he focused on where he assumed her sweet spot was and heard her start to whimper. He was about to say how amazing she sounds, when a different, much less amazing sound appeared. A low rubble from his stomach, alerting him of his lack of food. "Whoops. Guess I'd better eat something."
Lucy laughed, "I guess so..." She leaned to get up but stilled when she felt Natsu shift down her body and start unbuttoning her pants. "What are you doing?"
"Getting something to eat." He said like it was the most obvious thing in the world. She wiggled away from him and managed to bop him on the head.
Giggling, she sat up into a crisscross position. "You're such a dork."
Natsu lit up a hand, allowing everything to bathe in the light. "And you're such a weirdo." He crawled over to the melted candle. Despite it being barely there, its wick still caught on fire, allowing him to turn off his flames.
Lucy peered into his backpack at what food he had brought. "Umm... crackers... and canned tuna?"
Natsu shrugged, "Well the tuna was for Happy, and I like crackers?" It sounded more like a question than an answer.
Lucy sighed. "You don't have anything like pop-tarts or cereal?"
"I didn't think we'd be out here this long." He grumbled. "I didn't think to bring breakfast food."
Lucy blinked, "But, you brought a blanket. I remember you saying in case we need to spend the night."
A blush forms on his cheeks. "It was a lie. I remembered you get cold easily so I figured I'd bring it along just in case."
Lucy mirrors his blush, "aww, that's really sweet."
The brightly red-faced man turned away. "Just don't tell anyone okay. I have a reputation to uphold."
Her laughter echoed through the cave. "Yeah whatever!"
The two began to divide up the food to share. Lucy really wasn't hungry, so she let him have most of it.
When they're done eating, Natsu continues with pleasuring Lucy as if there was no break at all. She pulls her jeans down to her knees so he can have easy access. His hot lips explore her neck while his two fingers thrust into her wet opening. "A-aha... na-ahh!" She squirms under his tantalizing touch. Natsu licks over where he bit her last night. Four tiny scars are already visible. She might be mad about that part, but he couldn't deny how delighted he felt seeing his mark so permanently on her. Their connection was undeniable.
Lucy pushed his pants down to free his cock, which she immediately took in her hands and started pumping. Natsu stopped for a second, surprised by her actions. "Damn, Lucy... ahh." His voice came out much deeper than normal, arousal controlling him. He started to moan as he licked under her jaw until he reached her lips. The word devour came to his mind as he kissed her with such a blazing passion. He put his heart and soul into it, battling with her fierce tongue for dominance.
Lucy pulled up her shirt over her bra and unclasped the confining contraption. Her large breasts bounced slightly before she teased both of her nipples with each of her hands. Her left hand stayed put while her right hand reclaimed his manhood. "Fuck, yes, that feels good!" Natsu moaned as he felt her hand working over his cock. Precum is oozing out and spilling over her fingers, wetting them, and making the handjob so much more intense. He takes her neglected pink bud in his other hand and starts to pull and rub it. The cave is filled with Lucy's non-stop whimpers.
The combination of being fingered, having both nipples teased, kissing, and pumping his cock is too much for her. "Naat...suuu, I'm... ahhh!" Arching her back, she lets out a silent cry as her body racks with wave after wave of unrestricted pleasure. At the same time the candle burns out, and they are surrounded by darkness again.
They don't seem to mind as they continue to kiss each other. His fingers start to swirl around her clit, trying to coax out a second orgasm. The smell of the first one was just so delicious. "Damn I love you," he moans into her mouth. Just as Natsu's thinking about going down on her, he stops.
Suddenly, his body freezes, and not from the cold. Sharp ears heard sounds coming from the distance. He tore his lips away from Lucy as he shot his head up to look at the icy ceiling, but saw nothing since there was still no light. Still, he definitely heard something.
Lucy's soft breathing slowed down as she tried to figure out why his fingers stopped touching her. "Natsu-?"
"Shhh." He immediately silenced her, trying to pick up on the sound again. A low territorial growl came from his throat as he heard footsteps. Lucy flinched, unsure of what was happening. She had already released his pulsing erection, listening for Natsu to give an explanation.
His ears perked up when he heard a familiar voice.
"Are you sure they're here?" Gajeel
"Aye. I'm positive!" Happy
Natsu pulled his hand from her core, and quietly told her to get dressed. She did as she was told as he stood by his mate. He pulled up his pants and leered above.
"I don't smell 'em." He heard Gajeel say rudely.
"There! I can kinda see something!" Gray
Natsu groaned. Why did the Ice Princess have to come too? Wasn't the iron dragon slayer enough?
"Well move out of the way." Gajeel grunted.
Natsu could see a small light coming from the top of the cave. It was moving around in a circular motion. 'Why would it be doing that?' His question was answered immediately as he heard a yell.
Barely dodging the falling chunk of ice, the dragon slayer grabbed his companion and rolled out of harm's way. "What the hell was that for!?" He roared at the ceiling, fire bursting from his hand that wasn't carrying his woman.
The pinkette looked up to see Happy fly down towards them, tears in his eyes.
"Happy! You made it!" He waved the flaming hand to greet the blue exceed. Lucy shifted in his other arm, alarmed from the sudden movement. He carefully placed her down on the ground safely. "You made it back!"
"Yup! I brought Gajeel and Gray too!" Happy smiled widely, glad to be reunited with his best friend.
Natsu paled, "Erza's not with you guys, right?"
"Nope. She's on another mission with Wendy. Something about sweets?"
A black exceed with a scar over his eye dropped down next to them. "You both ready to go? The guild's pretty worried about you guys."
"Hey Pantherlily, yeah I'm ready. Lucy?" Natsu looked towards the girl, who was blinking in confusion.
"Huh? Yeah, I'm ready to get out of this ice dungeon." She stood up and brushed herself off. She was a little uncomfortable because Natsu had gotten her so turned on, but she did want to leave this cave. Plus she seriously needed a long hot bath after this. "Wait, how did you guys cut the ice?"
"We had to borrow a magic pen from Reedus. That guy has every sort of pen imaginable." Pantherlily grabbed a hold of Lucy's shoulders. "Here we go."
The blonde was raised into the sky, towards the freshly cut hole in the ceiling. "Before we leave, Natsu and I need to get some of this ice for our job. I'd hate to have to do all this over again." Silently in her head, she added, 'the getting stuck in the cave part at least. I'd love to spend the night with Natsu again.'
"Sure thing." He set her down once they made it to the other side. The black cat spoke to his best friend. "Lucy needs to get some of this ice."
Gajeel started to hand her the magic pen, but froze. With a raised brow, he started to snicker. "Gihi, I can guess what you two were up to."
"Wh-what?" Lucy squeaked, a red blush adorning her face.
He tapped the pen to his nose, "Dragon nose, remember?"
Her face burned hot against the chilly breeze.
"Don't worry, I aint gonna tell anyone." He handed her the pen and headed to the mouth of the cave, laughing to himself. Gray followed behind him, questioning Black Steel about what just happened.
'Please don't tell him...' Lucy pleaded internally.
Still at the bottom of the icy cage, Natsu gathered up everything they had, and stuffed it in his backpack. He chuckled to himself when he packed up Lucy's ripped panties. He took another long look at the place, knowing that this was where he spent the happiest moment of his life. Well, happiest so far.
"Lets' go little buddy."
"Aye Sir!" Happy didn't hesitate to grab onto his backpack to soar to the top of the cavern.
By the time Natsu passed through the hole, Lucy had already collected the necessary amount of ice needed for the job. He gave her a thumbs up, and with that, the four wizards and two exceeds made their way out of the cave.
The wind was blowing fast and the air was even colder than when they arrived. It was dark too. Turns out they were only in the cave for about 10 hours or so, even though it felt like much longer. They started walking through Mt Hakobe in silence. Natsu, Lucy and Happy took the lead, with the others trailing a little bit behind them.
It was Gray who broke the silence. "So, what'd you two do while you were down there?" Gajeel laughed and Lucy flinched at the same time. Natsu obliviously turned around to start talking, but Lucy slapped her hand over his mouth. Frustrated, he licked her hand and she let go immediately.
"What was that for?" He narrowed his eyes at her.
Then, as quietly as she could, she whispered, "I don't want them to know what we did... It's personal."
Natsu seemed to have understood. "None of your business Ice Dick."
"What was that? We rescue your sorry ass and you're trying to pick a fight? Gray retorted.
Natsu turned around, fists lit up in fire. "Bring it on!" He got in a ready position, itching for a battle. Especially after it was these guys fault he didn't get to finish things with Lucy. Gray tore off his shirt and crouched a bit with an icy mist starting to form around his arms and hands.
"Idiots." Gajeel grunted while he continued to walk with Lucy and the two exceeds.
Happy landed on Lucy's messy-haired head. "Well at least we know the ice didn't affect his personality."
Lucy giggled. "Guess not."
After another draw between the Ice maker magic wizard and the fire dragon slayer, the two were forced to run to catch up with their companions. When they finally managed to reach them they could make out the town in the distance. Gray took his place by Gajeel while Natsu ran up to Lucy, throwing a lazy arm around her shoulders.
"So. Do you wanna come over after this or should I go to your place?" Natsu asked his mate.
Lucy blinked in surprised. "What do you mean?"
Natsu grinned. "You really are a weirdo. I wanna spend more time with you. Now, my place or yours?" He subtlety nudged her hip with his.
Lucy blushed, which felt warmer in the freezing air. Snow had begun to fall, and she would have been shivering more if not for his arm around her. "I guess you can come over to my place... but first I need to get some real food. I'm starving!"
Happy flew in between the two of them. "I'm starving too! All my spare fish are frozen! And you guys ate my tuna!" Tears balled up in the corner of his eyes. The new couple laughed at how overdramatic their furry friend was.
Natsu's ears perked up when he heard Gray muttering to Gajeel. "You think those two look closer than usual? I haven't really heard her complain at him like normal, and they're touching."
Gajeel snickered. "Oh they're closer alright."
Natsu smiled and stopped listening so he could talk more with Happy. However, the conversation between Gray and Gajeel continued.
Gajeel jerked a thumb towards Lucy. "I dare ya to go over there and flirt with her."
Gray paled, waving his hands in front of him. "No way."
The iron dragon slayer laughed, You're not gonna get the answers you want unless you push some buttons first."
"You do it then."
Gajeel shook his head. "It won't work. Salamander already knows I know. Just something we can sense. It won't work if I do it."
"Well I'm still not doing it," he muttered.
"Are ya scared?" Gajeel taunted.
Gray snorted, "scared of what exactly?" Gajeel only shrugged his shoulders. "Alright, let me see..."
Gajeel knew exactly what he was doing, but he didn't care. He was bored and wanted to get a rise outta someone. Messing with Salamander would make his night.
The ice wizard turned his attention towards the blonde. "Hey Lucy, can you come here for a second?"
Lucy started to turn her head, but Natsu's head snapped back faster. "What do you want you Pervy Popsicle?!"
Natsu glared at him, but Lucy put a reassuring hand on his shoulders. "Calm down. What's with you today?"
He grunted in response. "I dunno. I just don't want him near you."
Lucy laughed. "You really are like a dragon, huh?" He cocked his head in confusion, so she continued. "You're trying to hoard the princess all for yourself."
Natsu's eyes were blazing. "Damn right!" Then his eyes dulled when he saw Lucy walking over to Gray.
"What's up?" The blonde asked, already regretting leaving Natsu's side, and therefore his warmth. She could swear it felt colder just being by the shirtless man.
Gray looked uncomfortable. It didn't feel right flirting with her when he had a crush on a different girl. A certain water wizard stalker had eventually chipped away the ice around his heart, and he didn't want to betray that. However, he also didn't want Gajeel thinking he was scared, so he forced it out. "Umm." Well, he tried to force it out, but he was starting to panic. Gajeel could smell the guy starting to sweat from being nervous.
Gray gulped, and tried to sound confident. "I thought maybe... you and I could grab dinner... together... alone?"
Lucy opened her mouth to tell him sorry and that she couldn't, but she wasn't able to. Before she could respond she was being scooped up into two strong, warm arms. A fiery glow surrounding her. She turned to see it was Natsu, death glaring at Gray. A vein was visible on his forehead. Only one word came from his mouth. "MINE!" He snarled, flashing his sharp teeth, then began to storm off, tightly clutching Lucy.
Gray just blinked, unsure of what happened. He turned to Gajeel, "what was that?"
Pantherlily was sitting on Black Steel's head, peering down at his friend. Gajeel was laughing, his red eyes gleaming. He grinned after his fit of laughter subsided. "That was all the proof I needed. Natsu finally claimed a mate." Gajeel walked ahead, leaving behind a confused and angry Gray.
'He used me to get information! I just made a fool out of myself for nothing!' Gray started to run to catch up. "Jerk."
Meanwhile, Lucy had gotten over the shock of being treated like a possession and settled in. She knew he cared deeply for her, and that he'd never see her as some object. She didn't mind this side of him so much. Being wanted, being protected, hell, even being hoarded was fine with her. She was even more happy to be in his comfortable arms, surrounded by his heat. Plus now she didn't have to walk! She yawned as she drifted off to sleep. "I... love... you... Natsu..."
Natsu blinked a few times, coming out of his angry daze. He looked down as his sweet princess, that he was in fact hoarding. A soft kiss was planted to her forehead. "I love you too, Lucy."
Lucy only woke up once on the way to Magnolia. She remembered seeing the sun was just starting to rise. She wasn't awake for very long. Just long enough to board the train. Natsu laid down with his head in her lap while she leaned her head back and fell asleep. It would have been more cute if it wasn't for the fact that she woke up with a kink in her neck and Natsu had drooled on her pants.
By the time they arrived at Fairy Tail, the sun was high in the sky. It must have been around noon. There were still plenty of wizards in the guild's hall. Most wizards were eating lunch, or setting out on new jobs.
The two starving wizards decided to eat there before going home to crash. Besides, Lucy was still lost in thoughts. Should she ask him if he wants to stay over at her place more now, or maybe her stay at his house for a while, or would that be moving to fast? 'Seems a little late to be thinking about going to fast in this relationship.' She giggled at herself. Screw regular relationships. She wouldn't trade what she had with Natsu for the world.
"Something funny?" Mirajane asked, placing a plate with a turkey sandwich in front of the blonde.
Lucy just waved her hand, "Oh no, nothing. Just thinking to myself."
Mira winked, "did you find the gift we left you two?" She set down a plate piled high with steak and bacon for the pinkette sitting across from her.
Natsu was shuffling through his backpack, and pulled out the other condom that had been left over. He handed it to the white-haired barmaid, and obliviously confessed, "Here, we ended up not needing this one."
The she-devil gasped, while Lucy stilled. Mira's whole face turned a bright red. After a minute of pure shock, a loud squeal burst out of her as she hugged Lucy. "Does this mean what I think it means!?"
By now, all the members in the room were looking over at their table. Lucy's mouth hung open in utter embarrassment.
"What?" Natsu asked, still holding out the condom, that everyone could clearly see. His eyes gazed at Lucy, then Mira, then the condom. He did this a few more times before he figured it out.
His eyes widened in horror at the realization. He parted his lips to say something, but nothing came out. 'Oh Damn!'
"Attention everyone! Lucy has an announcement!" Mira shouted, attracting people from outside to join in to hear the 'announcement'.
Natsu stared at the woman who just became his mate. She looked mortified. He could practically see her wishing she'd disappear to avoid all of this. 'Fuck, this is all my fault. Well, might as well own it.'
Plastering on his goofy grin, he improvised, "No fair Lucy! I wanted to tell them!" Ignoring her now confused face, he jumped on the table, directing his body towards the crowd. "Listen up! I want everyone to hear this from me first!" He looked back down at the gorgeous woman, feeling a surge of pride. Eyes still locked with hers, he announced, "Lucy and I are together now! I love her with all my heart, and nothing will ever change that." Her eyes watered up, and he gave her a soft smile. Speaking more to her this time, he added, "I vow to spend the rest of my life by her side, loving her, protecting her, and of course annoying her."
Laughter and cheers broke loose from the wizards around them. Soon they were swarmed with friends congratulating them.
"Finally!" Master Makarov hollered from the bar.
"Since when?" Happy asked, landing by Lucy.
"Took you two long enough!" Macao yelled.
"I knew it!" Cana beamed, chugging a mug of beer afterwards.
"Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!" Levy chanted, getting a few other members to join in.
Not one to disappoint, Natsu landed next to his mate, and pulled her up into his arms. He grinned at the beautiful woman. "I love you, Lucy." He leaned in and placed a gentle, rapturous kiss on her plump lips. Everything felt so much better when he was with her. She completed him.
"AWWWW!" The guild cheered in unison at the new couple.
"A round on the house!" Mira giggled as she clapped her hands together and tilted her head to the left. That earned more cheers.
Lucy and Natsu were in their own little world. She smiled into the kiss, breaking it briefly, "I love you too, Natsu." Then their lips met again.