Erza, Gray, Wendy and Juvia made their way towards Pollyuisca’s little cottage. It was early but they couldn’t wait, they really wanted to see some kind of change in Lucy’s condition. The door wasn’t locked so they let themselves in. They could not see Pollyuisca in sight anywhere. They then walked into the room Lucy laid in.
Inside Lucy laid on her side with Natsu behind her with one protective arm over her stomach. His face nudged her neck in his sleep. They all slightly flushed. Juvia got wild ideas about Gray and herself, Gray stood white and confused, Wendy covered her eyes with her palms with a scarlet face. Erza glared directly at Natsu with one of her swords out and she taped it lightly on the glove of her armour. She imagined slashing Natsu countlessly of times for taking advantages of Lucy while her being unconscious.
Lucy felt the glares and stares from her friends. She sat up a little too suddenly and her wound started to sting. She winced from the pain. “Ow, ow, ow.” Erza changed her anger and practically leapt onto Lucy and shoved Natsu off the bed. Natsu landed with a loud thud. “Lucy I am so sorry, I should have come back on my mission with Gray a lot sooner. I could have gone with you and then you would be completely be fine! You may hit me as hard as you can for a punishment.” Erza remarked. “Oh no Erza that is not necessary and no way is it anyone’s fault but my own.” She told her.
Gray snapped out of his daze. Juvia started to cry and Gray quickly shoved her outside before she flooded the place. “Oi what was that for!?” Natsu demanded an answer. Erza let go of Lucy and she then started to swing. Lucy watched dumbfounded for a bit but got bored and attempted to get up. It was rather painful but she was determined. A light appeared and Loki stood in front of her. “Lucy, sit.” For once it was the spirit giving his orders to his master. Erza and Natsu had stopped fighting and agreed with Loki “Right!” they said at the same time. “B-b-but…” She gave up, it hurt too much anyway. “They are right Lucy, until you get some food into you and rest a little more. You will then leave.” Polyuisca said as she entered with a bowl of some herbal medicine. Wendy took her chance to wrap her small arms around Lucy, the young mage sobbed and then smiled. “Lucy-San, Lucy-San!” She repeated. Natsu peeled her off of suffocating Lucy.
Lucy unwillingly sat, Natsu sat next to her leaning on the wall. She felt unbelievably shy. What happened? Oh yeah! Lucy remembered Natsu kissed her for a few seconds, he then laid next to her and fell asleep pretty quickly after that and poor Lucy was very confused after that, she should have expected him to do something like that; he loves his sleep. Lucy found herself staring when Natsu noticed it, he looked at Lucy and stared at her very closely with a thinking expression. “Lucy, something wrong?” He asked. Lucy shook her head and pulled her head back “N-no I just really want a bath.” Natsu blinked a couple of time, then shrugged and then laid down properly and fell asleep again. “Hey Natsu!” Lucy tried waking him up, but he couldn’t hear her over his own snores. “Oi Bunny Girl don’t wake him, he needs sleep almost as much as you do. He has slept in all of 3 hours in three days.” Gajeel said, Lucy hadn’t even realised he had entered. Behind him, Juvia, Gray and Levi had entered once more. “Lu-Chan!” Levi barged her way through her friends and wrapped her slender arms Lucy’s neck with a big smile. “I was so worried, but I knew you’d be okay!” Levi said with a rather happy smile. “LUCY!” Levi let go of Lucy in time before a flying, crazy and crying blue cat dived into Lucy’s chest. Lucy petted Happy’s head affectionately. “Sorry for causing so much trouble and worrying you.” Lucy apologized to everyone in the room. Her friends shook her head in response, all except Natsu who was sadly snoring even louder.
“I’ll go let the guild know!” Wendy said running out of the little cottage. Pollyuisca cringed of the thought of more humans coming to her home.
Wendy ran so quickly with a big smile on her face. Wendy could see Charla first. Wendy clasped Charla’s paws and swung her around. “Charla it’s great, Lucy-san is awake and she’s fine!” Wendy cheered with tears of joy. Charla got to dizzy too respond. But when she got herself together again she was very glad.
Wendy arrived at the guild she found Romeo, he was the closest. He sat with a magic book in one hand and a drink of juice in the other. He has his back facing Wendy. Without thinking Wendy ran behind him and wrapped her arms around his neck. Her small chest hit his back and in surprise Romeo dropped his book and almost spilled his drink. “Hm Wendy? Be careful I almost spilt my drink.” Romeo said with a light ting of pink across his cheeks. “Romeo guess what?! Lucy-san is okay, she’s awake!” Romeo sat up, knocking Wendy backwards. “What, really?” He smiled and to Wendy he really looked like Natsu for a moment. Wendy nodded and smiled. “Everyone, it’s Lucy she’s okay now, she’s awake!” Romeo yelled out to the guild. The guild all cheered and most of them ran out to spread the news. The Strauss siblings were the first out, following Jet, Droy, the two Masters, Wakaba, Kinana, Reedus and Cana. Romeo, Wendy and Charla ran off after.
"Huh, you mean Elizabeth found her parents?" Lucy asked. "Apperently so, yes". Levi told her. It was now up tp Levi to tell the latest news. "That's nice to hear." Lucy said with a small smile. "Is it okay if i have a shower. i'm conviced i smell bad and with all of you here it makes me feel like i do smell bad but you're too nice to tell me." She was more concerned what Natsu could smell; he is the one with the sensitive nose after all. "If you wish to have a bath, wrap this around the badages." Pollyuisca passed her clear tape. It'll protect the bandages from getting wet. With the help of Levi they managed to securely wrap it around her stomach. Erza offered but after seeing the comotion with her wrapping Gray and Gajeel with bandages while they were at Tenroujima, Lucy definiatly declined. Lucy got up, it hurt but never once she wanted a shower so badly in her life. Finally alone in the bathroom with her friends crowding the door incase i faint or fall over, Lucy took off the sheet covering her naked body. Yes the whole time she was naked with only a sheet and Lucy being to much in a daze from only just waking up, she didn't even realize. The warmth of the water stung her light cuts but once her skin had gotten used to it, it was the best damn bath she had ever had.
Lucy's closest friends were quickly surprised by the amount of people that all tried to see Lucy. Lucy had just came out of her quick bath. She dressed in the clothes Levi bought over and brushing her nicely washed hair she could see Mirajane, Lisanna and Elfman run towards her. Lisanna and Mira wrapped their arms around Lucy, Mira on the right and Lisanna on the left. Elfman came behind the three girls and wrapped his huge strong arms around the girls. Lucy stood well an trully squished. She had even gone blue from no oxygen. All of them were crying like a baby including Elfman who was muttering something about ‘crying for your friends is a man!’ However no one really listened. This awoke Natsu from his slumber and now he stood irritated and grabbed Elfman from behind; trying to pull the big baby off his Lucy. This was short lived due to the rest of the guild barging their way into the house completely ignoring Pollyuisca. The poor woman stood shell shocked. Not once she had been so close to this many humans before. The house was packed so much people couldn't move more than a single step.They managed to send both Elfman and Natsu flying. Typically Natsu landed on Gray and that started a successful fight between them. Natsu noticed many people including boys hugging Lucy in the corner of his eye. “Ah I don’t have time for this!” He said running away from Gray. “Oi what is that supposed to mean?!” He asked annoyed that Natsu ignored him like that. But Natsu had already ran into the middle and stood infront of Lucy being protective. Mostly it was because she still needed rest but a part of him made him feel agitated. Natsu though clearly did not understand these feelings….