Attention!-> still german girl here..ignore the mistakes..xD
"Eeeeh??…Na - ..Natsu..?"
To be honest, the sudden change of his mood took Lucy by surprise. Heck, she should be the one grumping at him and not vice versa. But that’s exactly what happend shortly after he threw her more or less gently into her bed. He looked down on her with a tad bit annoyed expression, while she still had to puzzle everything.
"Seriously Luce..you’re overthinking this too much! I mean..when did i, or we, exactly told ya you smell unbearable, or whatever goes through your mind right now? For gods sake, you’re totally misunderstanding the whole situation!"
For some reason the Salander got mad. Maybe it was because of his own inability to solve this matter correctly, but he decided to just go with the flow and tell her what he’s thinking..spot-on.
"Ya know..I like your scent..never hated it. Same goes for Happy.. dunno where it started to get to this point, where you’re crying ‘cause of it..i mean..of course you would reek of sweat when you’re fighting hard, giving it your all ‘n stuff, but that doesn’t mean you do so all the time. You see…I….sheeesh.."
Oh just shut up stupid me..better stop talking before you’re digging your own grave any further..
He let himself fall into her bed as well..feeling way too exhausted to continue his stutter.
Let’s just say..in the meantime Lucy stiffened to an extent, where she didn’t even dare to blink for a sec, but as soon as his words arrived in her already overworked brain, she turned at him.
Well…so much for your attention, Luce..
"I don’t really get it..Natsu? Does that mean i do NOT stink?"
What was i talking about just now..??
"Damnit!! Lucy!! Why is it always needed to say it out loud again and again??"
" NO! Y.O.U. D.O.N.T. S.T.I.N.K.!!"
"Say it again."
"WHAT??!! Heck ..no, i..!"
and before he could complain any further he saw her genuine smile appearing on her face. Her eyes were still a bit wet, but the expression she held, was just what he needed after all this mess. (Though he still couldn’t understand what exactly changed her mind after his failed speech.)
But oh well..doens’t matter right? She’s a girl after all..he would never fully get them.
The fire mage moved into a different position to face her directly and flash his toothy grin at her. Both of them lay on their backs, heads leaned in to meet the other ones glimpse. None of them broke the silence.
For some reason Lucy started to feel sort of nervous and turned her head straight to watch the ceiling. Natsu noticed, but didn’t care that much and also drifted away to watch the stars through the window. On the spur of the moment he muttered something into the cool air.
"I’m glad you’re not mad anymore, Luce..and also..thanks! To buy some funny stuff just to smell good in my presence..how should i say..it’s kinda ..cute!"
If Natsu wouldn’t have known any better, he could have sworn he saw a tiny cloud puffing out of her skull along with a crimson red blush on her cheeks. Loud Laughter filled the room with noise and as the pink haired was just amused by her shyness, Lucy tried hard to filter the chaos in her mind in order to give him a matching reply.
Cuz..honestly? These were some sweet words he came up with!
"Natsu i am sorry for…everything..i guess i really overreacted a bit and ..uhm..thanks for..you know..", she couldn’t finish transferring her thoughts into words, because a certain someone just happend to embrace her out auf nowhere. As Lucy tried to realize his sudden action he already spoke up again.
"Nah..you don’t have to be sorry! Everything’s just fine right now, eh?" The fire mage pulled her even closer as he continued, "See? You stopped crying, I still don’t get you and your scent right now is the best! Thehehe.."
Lucy really wanted to disappear at the very moment. This is a bit too much for her to bear with. The heat just went up back into her face and colored it with the familiar shades of red.
What has gotten into him? What does he mean by “the best?”..AND WHY IS HE HUGGING ME??!
It’s not like she wouldn’t like it..it’s just that she feels incredibly embarrassed. After all this is her bed- both of them are resting in, judging by the stars it’s already nighttime, her clothes are still wet from her “shower-outburst” and it’s not like he would wear enough layers either to prevent their skin from touching each other. Apart from her own rising temperature, she also felt his radiating heat against her whole body.
Not that i would mind that..but..
I mean hot like…heck! Even my top nearly dried..!
As soon as she tried to push him softly away from her, he shoved his head forward, burying his face in the girl’s neck to fully breath in her lovable scent, while he felt soft hair and heated skin brush against his cheek.
"Mhmmmh..nice. This is what I’m talkin’ about Luce..your original scent and not that tuned, overloaded perfume, or shampoo you’re using…just this.."
At this statement the spirit mage lost it and let out a faint squeak, still trying to get away from his tight embrace. Surprised by her sound Natsu looked up again, only to face an utterly confused blonde, with messy hair and face. Her cheeks are still deep red and the little shivers she fought with were very noticeable for the young boy in front of her.
He couldn’t help but giggle at her appearance, only wanting to hug her once more…but he restrained the urge and finally let her go.
"Ahehehe..Sorry Lucy..I think i got a bit carried away. I will let you rest now."
"Uhm..", was all she could come up with.
"Wish ya a good night and let’s take a mission together tomorrow! ‘K?" He grinned cheerful at her, while jumping onto the sill and turning around to wave her goodbye.
Wait..don’t go already..hey! Uhh..Say something! Come on, silly!! Just..!
He stopped midway..
"Huh? What is it?", he questioned surprised, tilting his head."Is there anything else?"
Great Lucy! And what now?