Lucy was inside her bedroom still unconscious after the giant water swallows her up. Alek was inside her bedroom beside her bed and waiting for her to wake up. He and Gray were able to find her thanks to Jellal’s help.
Along with her, Ox was there as well. He was taken to hospital where he was expected to be okay. The two men were in shock to see the scar and bruises on her body. “What the hell was she doing?” Gray thought. However, Alek said nothing and picks her and carried her back to the guild. He was able to find Wendy, The Healer.
She was able to heal the wounds. However, she still needs rest. Alek takes her back to the apartment rest she was resting for some time now.
Meanwhile, Lucy was inside her subconscious mind. She was looking left and right. She tried to remember what happened. She saw the water coming in and everything went blank.
She looks and suddenly sees a picture of Magnolia. It was dark and eerie. Everyone was screaming and running away in terror. She looks up to the sky and sees a portal and demons were coming out of that portal. Lucy looks as shock to see them coming out. But, what was even more shock to her is that she saw herself tied to a pole with magic rope And it appear that she was dead.
Seeing her lifeless body made her scream.
Luc instantly wakes up feeling terrified. “Lucy, calm down! It’s me.” Alek said to her. She took a few deep breaths and she looks at him.
“Alek?” she was surprised to see him here. “You’re okay.” He said as he hugs tightly. “Thank goodness. We’re worried about you.”
“Worried?” she questions. That’s when she remembers fighting the thief.
“The thief! He’s still out there.” Lucy tried to move but, she felt a wince of pain in her gut.
“I’m aware of that.” He said to her. “No, you don’t understand…I…” She remembers Natsu’s words. She has already have got involved in this. She doesn’t want Alek to get in involved too. Otherwise, Natsu wouldn’t trust her again.
“You what?!” he asks. “It’s nothing.” She replies. She sighs. She couldn’t imagine what Natsu is feeling right now. “How’s that man?” she asks.
“Oh him. He’s recovering but he’s in critical condition.” Alek explains. “He also explains as he was saving you, he saw a mermaid with an urn and then you and him were washed up by the beach.”
“Washed up?” Lucy quickly grabs her keys. And looks at the golden gate key of Aquarius. “So it was you after all.” She said.
“So, your spirit saved you.” Said Alek. “Of course. They’ve some tendency to show up without being summoned. That’s how they are.” She said. “Aquarius was my first spirit that mother gave before she died.”
Alek looks at her and something shoot out of his heart saying. ‘I want to kiss this girl.’ But, he needs to keep his personal feeling aside for now. He gets up from the chair. “I’m going bring some food for you. Today, I’m your guard dog. You’re not leaving out of my sight.” He went out to grab the food.
Lucy rests her head on the pillow, holding her keys. She was thinking about the vision she had of her death. Now the only question is what happened?
Back at the council, Louis was in his office and was walking to one of the soldiers in the port. “Are you sure about this?” he said to the solider.
“Of course. There was another person besides the thief.” He replies. “And for some reason, she was following him.”
Louis examines the tape. He sees Lucy make her down the levels. “Should I identify this woman?” said the soldier. “No, that won’t be necessary.” Louis replies. “You’re dismissed.” The soldier left the room and Louis turns around form his chair and contacts Ichi and Norwind.
“You two. There’s something I need you to do for me.”
Lucy looks at her window and sighs again. “A lot of crap has happened no. I believe that townspeople are little bit on edge.” she thought.
She blinks her eyes twice and saw something creeping at her window. “A demon?” she said. “Why is it here in my place?” She slowly gets out of bed and demon quickly picks up her scent. It jumps off the window and lands on the floor. She slowly steps backwards from it. But what can Lucy do? She was still hurt from that blast of water.
It crept closer and closer to her. Then suddenly, fire appears out of nowhere and kills the demon. Lucy immediately knew who fire was. And she didn’t want to look. Natsu was behind of her. She tries to make a run for the door. But Natsu grabs her arms and sweeps her feet. And pins her on the ground.
“Are you fucking blind?!” he yells at her. “I told you not to get involved.” Lucy was starting to get scared by him. “I thought you’re gone. I overheard you fought him. And I… I…”
“Thought that I was weak to fight, right?” she said to him. “Well, I’m not!!!” she yells at him. “And the reason I did that was because I don’t to feel like I’m the weakest in my guild.” Tears start to fall in her eyes. Natsu realizes that wasn’t the only reason that she did it.
He lets her go and helps her on her feet. “How did that demon got here?” she wonders as she was wiping the tears from her eye.
Natsu lets out a sigh. “I believe you hold a power within you that you the ability to see these demons.” He said. Lucy turns to him in disbelief. “I know it’s hard to believe. I had an encounter with that thief. He has the same power as you.”
Lucy just couldn’t comprehend with all of this. She wasn’t even a demon. How could she have this power..? Natsu rest his hand on her shoulders and looks her in the eyes.
“Please forgive me. I just don’t want anything to happen to you. Because…I love you.” He states to her. Natsu cups her chin and crushes her lips with his.
Lucy didn’t have a chance to react to this. In fact, she opens her mouth by accident and Natsu sticks his tongue inside her mouth. “No way?! Is this for real?!” she thought.
She was suddenly carried toward the couch and was laid there while Natsu was on top of her. Natsu breaks the kiss and Lucy’s face was red. She didn’t expect that.
“I want you. I’ve thinking about you since I saw you.” he takes off his vest and showing off his body to her. “Seeing that face of yours makes me want to make love to you.” he said to her.
“Is this you or the demon talking?” she asks. He went down and nip on her ear. She gave off shudder. “Ah. N-Natsu.” She was shaking in her legs. She couldn’t believe that she did that. “Not this time.” he whispers in her ear. “It’s just me.”
He then kisses her again. This time with more passion. Lucy reaches for his scarf and pulls it off. They broke the kiss again. Just as he was about rip off his clothing, a dark matter of energy came out of nowhere hitting Natsu. Lucy was caught off guard and turns around. She turns to see Alek here.
“Alek, why are you…?” she tries to finish; but, he cuts her off. “Lucy, get back!! This is the guy that the council has been searching for.” He stated in serious tone. Lucy saw his attitude change. “What is going on with you?” she thought.
Natsu got up from the attack. “Well that’s a nice cheap shot. But, I didn’t expect you would come searching for me.” he said to Alek. “Even After I left you live at the Museum.”
“The Museum?” said Lucy. “Alek, what’s the hell he talking about?!”
“It doesn’t concern you!” he replies. “This between me and him.” Flames erupted in Natsu’s hands. Just as they were about to fight, the glass from Lucy’s windows starts to shatter. A big gust of wind surprises them as Ichi and Norwind appears before them. The two looks at Lucy. “Lucy, as personnel of the Magic Council, we advise you to come with us.” said Ichi.
Alek and Natsu looks at her. Lucy was confined. She doesn’t know what the hell was going on here. But, shit was about to go down here.
To be continued…</I>