NaLu (ナツルー Natsurū) is a semi-canon pair between Fairy Tail Mages, Natsu Dragneel and Lucy Heartfilia.
About Natsu and Lucy
Natsu Dragneel (ナツ・ドラグニル Natsu Doraguniru) is a Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild, wherein he is a member of Team Natsu. He is the younger brother of Zeref Dragneel, having originally died 400 years ago, being subsequently revived as his brother's most powerful Etherious: E.N.D. (ＥＮＤ, イーエヌディー, Ī Enu Dī). Natsu is also among the five Dragon Slayers sent to the future from four hundred years past, having an additional purpose in the assistance of the defeat of Acnologia. Natsu is also technically the uncle of August.
Natsu is a lean, muscular young man of average height with a slightly tan skin tone, black eyes, spiky pink-colored hair, and has abnormal sharp canines; Natsu has a scar on the right side of his neck, hidden by his scarf. Following his intense battle with the Rogue Cheney of the future, Natsu gains a cross-shaped scar on the left side of his abdomen, a result of the two fatal wounds the man dealt to him during their altercations. He later attains a new scar, this one being a jagged blemish on his right cheek, which he gained following his battle with Zeref. Natsu's guild mark is red and is located just below his right shoulder.
Natsu's main outfit consists of a sleeveless, gold trimmed, black waistcoat, often left open and untucked, exposing his bare chest, a gold trimmed, black cloth around his waist that reaches his knees, held by a leather brown belt with an oval-shaped silver buckle, white knee-length trousers, a thick black wristband on his left wrist, black open-toed sandals and the scale-patterned scarf he received from his adoptive father, Igneel. He has also been known to wear a rolled up comforter strapped across his back, though he rarely carries it in battle.
In the year X791, Natsu's attire receives minor changes. He now wears an open-collared, one-sleeved version of his original waistcoat, which is instead tucked in and zipped. The sleeve covers Natsu's left arm, leaving his Fairy Tail mark, as well as his entire right arm, consequently exposed. Natsu continues wearing Igneel's scarf and retains the same lower clothing. He now wears his wristband on his right wrist.
In the year X792, Natsu is seen wearing a large, tattered, dark cloak with his trademark scarf. His pants are torn and patched and his arms and legs are wrapped in bandages. Later, he discards this outfit in favor of his old one, although he keeps the bandages on his right arm, which hide a draconian tattoo holding a portion of Igneel's power. Following the one-time use of Igneel's power, the tattoo disappears and Natsu abandons the bandages.
Natsu is carefree and reckless in nature, and, despite his consistent brawls with the other members of Fairy Tail, he is a fiercely loyal and protective friend. He is willing to go down fighting for his friends, regardless of how futile it might seem. Natsu has a straightforward mind, and often tackles issues with a "hands on" approach. His solution to problems often involve violence. Even when disrespected or faced with obvious hostility, Natsu rarely ever reciprocates the feelings, and often forgoes grudge-holding. He did, however, for a short time, hold a grudge against Jellal Fernandes, but eventually forgave him and considered him an ally. He occasionally shows compassion for his enemies, such as when Cobra was betrayed by Brain. Natsu rarely exhibits any perverse tendencies towards the opposite sex, there only being two noted instances. The first is seen prior to the Grand Magic Games, when he is seen trying to peek, along with several other of his male Guild mates, on the women as they bathed. The second is when Lucy comes crashing into him while nude, and he stares at her body, even groping her breasts for a moment.
Natsu continuously tries to prove his strength to others. At various points in time, he has challenged Erza, Laxus, Mirajane, and even Gildarts (in short, all of Fairy Tail's current S-Class Mages), to fight him, albeit, he was beaten every single time. Despite his losses, Natsu bears them no ill will, as he considers everyone in the guild to be his family. He demonstrates this attitude even towards former enemies. Natsu has even gone as far as defending Laxus from being expelled, despite his attempt at taking over the guild. Due to his reckless nature, Natsu's fights usually ends with widespread destruction. Natsu's love of fighting has allowed him to develop a rather strategic mind, helping him to, on various occasions, find weaknesses in his opponent's techniques, or simply weaknesses his opponents themselves possess. Natsu has also defeated his opponents with pure wit, rather than brute strength. Natsu, befitting his recklessness and love of fighting, never backs out of a fight.
As a Dragon Slayer, Natsu suffers from motion sickness. Natsu becomes sick from riding on any form of transportation, even if the transportation happens to be other people, as shown when he was carried by Lucy. This, however, does not apply to Happy, as he considers him family, not transportation. Natsu can become sick from looking at, or simply thinking about, any form of transportation. In spite of his naturally dense nature, Natsu is quite perceptive and understanding of his friend's feelings. After his battle with Gildarts during the S-Class Mage Promotion Trial, Natsu came to understand and accept fear, and has used this acceptance to help his guildmates and himself emotionally grow. Prior to this event, Erza’s wrath (albeit for comic relief), transportation, and the Magic Council were the only things that Natsu feared.
Lucy Heartfilia (ルーシィ・ハートフィリア Rūshi Hātofiria) is a Celestial wizard of the Fairy Tail Guild, where she is a member of Natsu's team.
Lucy has brown eyes and shoulder length blonde hair that is usually tied by ribbons in a variety of colors in a small ponytail to the right side of her head with the rest of the hair loose. However, in the year X791 she appears to keep her hair up more often in pigtails. She is buxom, and has a curvaceous body. Her (presumed) measurements are: bust, 91 cm; waist, 59 cm; and hip, 88 cm (36 in, 24 in, 35 in). In X792, her hair is considerably longer, and she keeps it all in a side ponytail.
Her pink Fairy Tail stamp is located at the back of her right hand. Additionally, Lucy does not consistently wear the same outfit. However, she always has a belt that, along with keeping her skirt up, holds her Celestial Spirit keys and a whip with a heart-shaped end. She also wears black, leather high heeled boots. She also bears a striking resemblance to her mother.
Lucy takes exceptional pride in her appearance and is very confident in her sex appeal, often exuding a certain amount of vanity. Despite this superficial attitude, she is a clever, kind, and genuinely caring person. Lucy is passionate for literature and is in the process of writing her own novel about her adventures with Fairy Tail although she does not like telling anyone about it. Aside from her interest in writing and reading prose, she also likes shopping, cooking and assertive men. Her favorite colors are blue and pink She is a member of the Heartfilia family, once one of the wealthiest and most influential conglomerate families in the country of Fiore. However, due to her estranged relationship with her father and the death of her mother, Layla Heartfilia, she left home to follow her own path, which displays an ambition for independence.
Lucy is very kind to her Celestial Spirits, and refuses to utilize them as shields or think of them as such. She fights alongside her Spirits and treats them as friends, unlike several other Celestial Spirit Mages, who view them as mere tools and objects. Lucy cares greatly for her Spirits and will also go to great lengths to give them happiness, even at the cost of her life. Despite technically being an owner of the Spirits, she refuses to be addressed as such, and instead prefers to be called their friend. Although, Lucy is, in most cases, cowardly and easily frightened, she has no problems with fighting and would happily stand up to danger, even if she ends up getting hurt, for her friends and guild. While her powers are normally not as overwhelming as her teammates, Lucy has proven to be a capable combatant herself, often using her cleverness to her advantage, and thinking outside the box during battle. She has eventually inherited Natsu's stubbornness and refusal to give up, as well as keeping faith in her her team.
Lucy usually freaks out at her guildmate's antics. Unlike most of her friends, she does not get very excited about fighting and is not quick to resort to violence as the solution. However, she does admit that being around her guildmates is really fun. Being a Celestial Mage, Lucy always keeps her promises. She gives her all for the sake of her guild and friends.
400 years ago, Natsu was born as the younger brother of Zeref and they lived peacefully in a small village with their parents. However, Natsu died at a young age alongside their parents, courtesy of a Dragon attack. This caused Zeref to research Magic and its relation to life and death and, much later, with Zeref using his dead body, he was revived as the strongest Demon: E.N.D; whose purpose was to kill Zeref. As E.N.D., Natsu was a Demon specializing in fire, and purportedly discovered a different route that Magic could take when it was still developing and thus created Curses. During this time he also met Igneel, however the Dragon chose not to kill him because he loved him extremely so.
From that point on, Igneel, the mighty Fire Dragon King, taught Natsu how to talk, write, and perform his own signature form of Lost Magic: Fire Dragon Slayer Magic; Igneel ultimately chose, like four other Dragons of that time period, to seal his damaged soul inside Natsu's body and leap four hundred years into the future, recover his strength with the future's high Ethernano concentrations and kill Acnologia. While initially thought to have been abandoned by Igneel on July 7, X777, Igneel, July 7, X777 was the day and year he awoke in the future, like the other four Dragon Slayers; however, when Natsu woke, he believed that Igneel had abandoned him, not knowing that he had instead opted to reside inside his body for many years to come. The departure of E.N.D. from the past also gave rise to many legends about the strongest Demon from Zeref's works, including his creation and leading of Tartaros (when in fact, Mard Geer happened upon E.N.D.'s tome and used it to create unify the other Etherious under a single cause and was the one who created Tartaros), and the fact that he was the most vile creation in Zeref's library of works.
After waking up, Natsu left on a quest to find Igneel and was eventually found by the Guild Master of Fairy Tail: Makarov Dreyar. Natsu ended up joining Fairy Tail, in which he formed a close, sibling-like rivalry with Gray Fullbuster and Erza Scarlet. He was also shown to be on good terms with Lisanna Strauss and Elfman Strauss not long after they arrived to the guild.
One day, Natsu found an egg in the forest east of Magnolia.Thinking it to be a Dragon Egg, Natsu took it to the guild and asked Makarov to make it hatch, but Makarov and Erza told him that he was the only one that could make the egg hatch; through love and care. Lisanna offered to help Natsu care for the egg until it hatched, to which Natsu happily accepted. The two built a shabby straw house in the park to keep the egg warm, becoming very close in the process.
The next morning, Natsu discovered that the egg was missing, and began to blame several of his guildmates. After arguing with almost everyone in the Guild and nearly starting a fight with Mirajane, Elfman appeared, carrying the egg, explaining that he only wanted to help, but was too embarrassed to ask. Suddenly, the egg hatched and a blue cat with wings came out. Lisanna remarked upon the sudden change in the guild's atmosphere after the cat's birth, prompting Natsu to name the cat Happy.
A few years passed and Lisanna partook upon an S-Class job with her siblings, in which she was supposed to hunt a creature called "The Beast". Natsu wished to go with him, but Elfman opposed, as he felt he should be the one to take care of his family. Lisanna was accidentally killed (supposedly) by Elfman during his attempt at taking over the monster. Though Natsu forgave him, he was greatly saddened by the event.
Lucy was born into the once extremely wealthy and powerful Heartfilia family. Her father and mother were originally part of a merchants' guild called 'Love & Lucky' where the two met; they decided to become independent when Lucy's mother, Layla, became pregnant. They chose her name when they noticed that the sign for the guild was missing the letter "K", and instead read 'Love & Lucy'; it made an impression on them, so they decided to name their daughter after it.
Back in her home, Lucy shared a good relationship with the staff in the estate as well as, presumably, her mother, until she passed away when Lucy was around the age of ten in the year X777. Lucy became withdrawn and depressed after her mother's death while her father was overly obsessed with his business and money and eventually, he had neglected his daughter, which eventually led her to run away from home just over a year before the beginning of the story.
Natsu and Lucy share one of the closest friendships among the other members of Fairy Tail, their deep bond stemming from the fact that he was the one responsible for inviting and bringing her to the guild. Natsu eventually decided to form a team with her along with Happy.
While Lucy often gets irked by Natsu's destructive and impulsive nature, she is also greatly amused by his childish antics, although much to her chagrin, Natsu frequently drops by her home unannounced, and once even fell asleep on her bed waiting for her. Natsu believes that Lucy is a strong person even when she herself doubts her abilities.
They both have a very strong bond of trust, the extremity of which was seen upon Lucy's capture by the Phantom Lord Guild, when she jumped off Phantom Lord Headquarters's sky prison, knowing that Natsu was there and that he would catch her. It has also been stated by Happy that Natsu cried at the thought of Lucy leaving Fairy Tail. After her fight with Angel of the Oración Seis, Lucy tried to save Natsu from the rapid currents to the point of not letting him go when they fell off a waterfall. When Lucy was sick and couldn't go out for the Magnolia Town's Blossom-viewing, Natsu uprooted one of the trees and released it on a boat just for her to see.
Natsu is also seen to be highly protective of Lucy. He is completely unwilling to let anyone harm her to an extent at which his life is less important than her safety. During their time in Edolas, when Natsu heard that Lucy is about to be executed, he got angry and threatened to kill the guards if they so much as touch her. He is also very supportive of Lucy, as seen when he even brought her a job to help her pay her rent and to cheer her up when she was told of her father's death.
At times, Natsu comically calls Lucy 'weird' whenever she does or says something that is unusual by his standards, which leads to Lucy incredulously pointing out that he is the more unusual of the two. Natsu always helps Lucy whenever she is in trouble and deeply cares for her. Because of their close relationship, Natsu and Lucy are often the target of their guildmates, Lucy's Celestial Spirit Virgo and on a note, their enemies antics on them being a couple which they both deny. However, Lucy is mostly targeted, and because of this she frequently blushes when her relationship with Natsu is mentioned.
Lucy was first introduced as when she was complaining about the fact that the town of Hargeon contained only one Magical shop. She eventually purchased the Celestial Spirit Key of Nikora, all the while trying to charm the store owner into lowering the Key's price. She fumes over the fact that the store owner only gave her a discount of 1,000 jewels, then is intrigued when she hears other girls saying that "Salamander" is in that particular town.
She goes off to see "Salamander". Unfortunately, Lucy became affected by his Charm spell and almost fell for him until a certain pink-haired boy and a blue cat interrupts and yells out "Igneel", which managed to disrupt the charm because the charm forces people to believe they are in love but if the person becomes aware of the spell they break the charm and that allowed Lucy to return to her senses. Lucy thanks the intruders and treats them.
They introduce themselves to each other, while Natsu and Happy explained that they are looking for the dragon Igneel. Lucy incredulously points out that a dragon would not likely be in a populated town, which stuns Natsu and Happy and they agree. While they eat, Lucy starts to talk to them about Mages and Guilds and how she would like to join her dream Guild, Fairy Tail. Lucy tries to take her leave, but Natsu and Happy, who are very grateful for their free meal, try to thank her profusely, much to her embarrassment.
She eventually runs into "Salamander" who persuades her to come to his boat party that night, with the incentive that she might join Fairy Tail through his connections. Natsu, on the other hand, overhears someone saying that "Salamander" was supposedly a member of Fairy Tail. This makes Natsu suspicious. Meanwhile, during the boat party, "Salamander" tries to drug Lucy but she sees through this, much to his surprise. This forces 'Salamander' to reveal that his real name is Bora and he is a slave trader who is attempting to sell Lucy and the other girls on board. He throws away Lucy's Celestial Keys and just as Lucy is about to be branded, Natsu crashes in.
The transportation takes a toll on Natsu but Happy manages to help Lucy escape. Unfortunately, Happy's Magic wears off, prompting both of them to fall down at the sea. Lucy was able to retrieve her Keys and summon Aquarius who washes the boat along with Lucy at shore. No longer affected by the rocking boat, Natsu retaliates and attacks Bora, revealing that he is the real Salamander of Fairy Tail, much to Lucy's awe.
Natsu manages to defeat Bora and his goons but destroys half the port of Hargeon as well. As the royal army descends into the mess he made, Natsu panics and grabs an indignant Lucy, fleeing the scene. Lucy is at first resisting, but is surprised when Natsu offers her a place in Fairy Tail. She happily accepts, and is seen running away from the royal army, laughing along with Natsu.
Lucy arrives at Fairy Tail where Natsu immediately starts a brawl. Lucy meets other Fairy Tail members, as well as the Guild master, who encourages them to do what they think is right. She soon gets her Guild mark from Mirajane, and proudly shows it to Natsu only to be slightly ignored by the Dragon Slayer. She was shocked when Natsu said "Luigi" instead of Lucy. She then asks Natsu who is standing right in front of the Request Board, as a newbie, "What's that?".
Natsu overhears Romeo and Master Makarov arguing about Romeo's father, Macao, who has not yet returned from his mission. Makarov drives the boy away, yet Natsu comforts him with a pat on the head and goes off to retrieve Macao. Lucy had witnessed everything that happened and Mirajane explains that Natsu probably empathizes with Romeo as he had lost his father Igneel as well. Out of curiosity, Lucy follows them.
They arrive at Mt. Hakobe where they run into a Vulcan who promptly kidnaps Lucy due to its fondness with women. After a slight ruckus, Natsu arrives and manages to defeat the womanizing Vulcan, who is revealed to be a Taken Over Macao. Natsu heals the injured Macao with his flames, and brings him back to the Guild, much to Romeo's relief. And then Romeo thanked them for bringing his Father back.
Lucy is seen admiring her new apartment, which she got for a mere 70,000 jewels, only to be dismayed that Natsu and Happy have shamelessly invaded it. They mess up her room, and Happy sharpens his claws on her walls while Natsu peeks into her writings. She attempts to keep them away from Natsu and tells them to leave, to which Natsu firmly refuses.
She then relents and offers them tea. Natsu begins to talk about Celestial Spirits which prompts Lucy to explain the basics of her Magic. She summons out her newly bought 'Canis Minor', a dog initially called Nicolas (which gains Natsu and Happy's pity) and names him Plue. Natsu somehow manages to communicate with Plue and agrees with him, stating that they should form a team together with him, Lucy and Happy.
Lucy agrees and team Natsu is officially born. Natsu then shows Lucy their first job, in where they have to find infiltrate a Duke's mansion in order to retrieve a book. It involves hiring a blonde maid, which made Lucy realize that Natsu had tricked her.
They arrive at the town of Shirotsume, where Natsu complains of hunger so he goes of with Happy to eat in a restaurant while Lucy leaves them to look around the town. While eating, Natsu decides to leave some food for Lucy, particularly the greasy ones, saying that she may be the kind to like them. Lucy enters wearing a maid outfit, shocking Natsu and Happy who was just joking earlier about the maid outfit.
Nevertheless, they went to visit the person who requested their mission named Kaby Melon. Natsu, Lucy and Happy were shocked when Kaby informs them that the reward had been multiplied and is now equivalent to 2,000,000 jewels to which Happy states that they should split it; with Natsu getting 1 million, Happy getting 1 million and the rest is to Lucy, to which Lucy angrily points out that there is nothing left for her.
Upon the technical failure of their mission, Team Natsu returns to the guild, where Natsu once again gets into a fight with Gray. Lucy looks for another request poster and while talking to Mirajane Strauss, learns about the organization of guilds and the existence of illegal guilds, called Dark Guilds. Natsu frightens her and then tells her to hurry and find a new job for them, as it is her turn to choose one. However, she no longer wishes to work with him. Gray explains that she should feel no need to team up with anyone anymore, complimenting her on her work, but she explains that Natsu did nearly everything. As Natsu and Gray begin to brawl, Loke flirts with Lucy, but quickly runs away when he finds out that she is a Celestial Spirit Mage - he then returns to tell Natsu and Gray that the S-Class Mage Erza Scarlet has returned.
Erza accordingly arrives with the large horn of a Demon she has slain, and after scolding several members, turns to Gray and Natsu, who are acting like Happy (according to Lucy), and asks them to help her with a mission. Although Natsu and Gray both refuse, it seems to have fallen on deaf ears, as Erza immediately sets forth. Mirajane heralds the creation of this team as possibly "The Strongest Team" in Fairy Tail.
Mirajane also asks Lucy to tag along, in order to keep Gray and Natsu from getting into their habitual fist fights. On the day of their departure, in the train station, she keeps the two from breaking into a brawl by lying that Erza is approaching. Upon her arrival, Lucy introduces herself to Erza, and Natsu challenges Erza to a fight, once their mission ends, which she readily accepts.
The team boards the train, and, after knocking Natsu out to relieve him from his motion sickness, Erza explains the mission to her teammates. On her last job, Erza has apparently overheard guild members talking about an accursed object called Lullaby, and a Mage named Erigor. She admits that she failed to recognize the gravity of the overheard conversation, and only realized her mistake upon returning home. She recalls that Erigor was a member of the Dark Guild Eisenwald, and claims that such people would be up to no good. The mission she planned is to walk into Eisenwald and destroy them. They were about to go exit from the train when they forgot Natsu who was in the train.
Moment later, after a bit of convenient amnesia, Natsu informs Lucy and the others that he got attacked on the train by a member of the Eisenwald guild who had a strange flute, displaying a skull with three eyes. This description reminds Lucy of a story about the cursed flute Lullaby, which kills anyone who hears melodies played from it. With this shocking revelation in hand, they rush towards the train station. On the way there, Happy mentions that he meant to tell Lucy something, but forgot, and as they try to enter the station, Lucy carries Natsu in - though she causes his motion sickness doing this as she is considered as a means of transport. Inside, they are confronted by Eisenwald and Erigor, who explains that his plan is to use the station's loudspeakers to broadcast Lullaby.
Distracted by Erigor, Gray and Erza fail to notice one of Eisenwald's members, Kageyama, attacking Lucy. Natsu, however, manages to save her in the nick of time. Erigor then flees, and Erza orders Natsu and Gray to chase after him while she and Lucy deal with the rest of his Dark Guild. Using her Magic, The Knight, Erza quickly dispatches all of their foes, with assist from Lucy, who summons the Celestial Spirit Cancer. One member, however, escapes, and Erza calls upon Lucy to give chase to him. Lucy, along with Happy, loses sight of him and eventually reunites with the others beside a stabbed Kageyama. The two then find out that they have been trapped in a barrier of impassable wind, having been tricked by Erigor.
Natsu continually tries to break through the barrier, but fails doing so and becomes frustrated. Lucy cries out for Natsu to stop, saying that he'll end up killing himself if he continues. She then grabs him and holds him from behind, clutching him worryingly. Natsu notices this and proceeds to look back at her, causing Lucy to question what is wrong. He then suggests using one of Lucy's spirits to pass through the barrier, remembering the time when he was transported from one point to another while holding on to Virgo back at Everlue's mansion. At this moment, Happy finally remembers his message for Lucy — upon Virgo's request, the golden key of the Maiden that was previously owned by Everlue was to be transferred to Lucy's ownership. Foregoing the usual process of contracting, Lucy summons Virgo and asks for the latter to use her superior digging powers to create a safe path of escape for them to use.
Natsu immediately rushes ahead with Happy to defeat Erigor. Bringing with them the injured Kageyama, Lucy, Erza, and Gray continue to travel along the train tracks, and eventually stumble upon Natsu, who successfully defeated Erigor. As the team rejoices, Kageyama unexpectedly makes a break for it, taking the flute with him. He aims to complete Eisenwald's original mission, which was to assassinate all the Guild Masters present in the annual meeting held in the town of Clover.
Team Natsu rushes to subdue him. However, they eventually discover that their assistance was not needed, as Master Makarov managed to sway Kageyama from his original purpose. The Guild Masters as well as Team Natsu begin to celebrate their apparent victory when all of a sudden, the flute begins to "speak", and manifests into a gargantuan demonic form, which was said to be the true embodiment of the cursed "Lullaby" . Erza, Natsu, and Gray engage in battle and swiftly defeat the monster. Their battle, however, inadvertently destroys the regular guild meeting hall, prompting Lucy and the other Fairy Tail members to make a quick getaway.
Galuna Island Arc
Natsu and Happy invite Lucy to embark on an S-Class Mission with them. She is horrified once she learns that, enticed by the hefty reward of such mission, Happy and Natsu decided to steal the mission's flyer. Natsu attempts to relieve her by saying it was the least-paying one out of the available S-class jobs. Lucy eventually concedes upon learning that a Golden Key of the Zodiac will also be given as reward.
Unable to find someone to ferry them across, Natsu contemplates resorting to swimming, but is stopped by Gray, who was ordered to bring them back. Just as they begin to fight, one of the sailors who had previously refused notices their Magic and agrees to sail them across, asking if they have come to lift the curse. Natsu then quickly knocks Gray out and drags him onto the boat. During the ride to the island, the sailor leading them suddenly disappears just before a tidal wave shipwrecks them on the island's shore.
After an unknown amount of time passes, Lucy is the first to regain consciousness, and asks if the others are fine as well. After Gray concedes to accompany them entirely to the mission, they all venture into the island, and eventually meet the denizens of Galuna and learn of the curse inflicting them that had apparently turned them into demons. The mayor of the town asks them to destroy the moon, believing it will free them from the curse. Realizing that the task he requires is impossible, Lucy and the others decide to investigate the island. While wandering through the forest, they encounter and defeat a giant mouse named Angelica. Though inadvertently, Angelica leads them to a huge temple where they discover the monster Deliora.
After learning about the plot to free Deliora and destroy the town, Lucy and Happy hurry off to warn and save the townsfolk. Lucy prepares very simple pit trap in front of the entrance to the village, which Happy pokes fun at. However, Natsu, who is rushing towards the village encased in ice, seemingly obvious to the trap, falls into it but is freed from his imprisonment upon impact. After all the work Lucy had put into it, their opponents effortlessly fly over the village, preparing to drop a vast amount of a poisonous jellylike substance. Natsu redirects the poison using his fire power and Virgo saves the mayor from being hit, but the village is destroyed. As Sherry Blendy, one of the people behind Lyon Vastia's scheme, flies off with her mouse Angelica, Lucy grabs on the rat's foot and tickles it, which results in all of them crashing to the ground.
Later on (when Sherry was defeated), Angelica was about to squish Lucy when Erza unprecedentedly shows up. Erza saves Lucy, but immediately apprehends her, stating that her only purpose was to retrieve her, Natsu, Happy and Gray. Gray argues and stands up to Erza, managing to convince her to abandon her original purpose momentarily in order to complete the S-Class mission and help the villagers. Lucy and Happy are visibly relieved by this. However, both are terrified as soon as Erza reminds them of the punishment that awaits them back at the guild.
After Lyon Vastia is defeated and Deliora is found to be dead, Team Natsu heads towards the camp set up for the villagers, but no one is to be seen there. As it turns out, the village has gone back to normal as if someone reversed time. With the mayor still insistent on destroying the moon, Erza discovers the truth about the island, and she and Natsu apparently destroy the moon, effectively lifting the curse from Galuna Island. In actuality, the Moon Drip caused a noxious membrane of magical energy to crystallize and form an invisible "shell" in the sky, covering the entire island. What they had destroyed wasn't the moon itself, but the aforesaid layering.
Without the layer in the sky, everything returns back to normal again. The people of the village are revealed to have been Demons to begin with, and the "curse" that befell upon them was actually the side-effects the Moon Drip has on demons. It trampled with their memories, deluding them into believing they were humans all along. As their first S-Class Mission is finally over, Erza declines the reward, but takes the Gold Key when the villagers say that it is a sign of their friendship.
Phantom Lord Arc
Lucy is captured by Phantom Lord master Jose Porla, now in the guild headquarters. The guild had to retreat because of the defeat of Makarov Dreyar, their master. Natsu overhears a conversation between Aria and Gajeel Redfox saying that they caught the girl they wanted, Lucy. Natsu grabs a random member and makes him tell him where she could be. Lucy tricks the master who is currently holding her captive and proceeds to get out, only to find out she is being held prisoner in a sky prison. She jumps out, knowing that Natsu is there and he will save her. As she falls, she calls out for Natsu, who hears her call and returns with his own. He runs towards Lucy and, launching himself into the air, catches her in the nick of time.
After he caught Lucy, Natsu saw Lucy crying which startles him. Happy and Natsu ask Lucy the reason why she is crying to which Lucy tearfully answers that everything is her fault. She states how she doesn't want to leave because she loves being a part of Fairy Tail. After that touching answer, Natsu states that she is one of them and that she doesn't have to leave. He then asks if she can stand, to which Lucy remains silent. Natsu decides to carry a tearful Lucy on his back, promising to himself that he will get revenge on Phantom Lord for what they have done.
Later on, Lucy is once again captured by Phantom Lord and subsequently beaten and tortured by Gajeel. Natsu manages to break in and save her from a potentially lethal blow at the last second. During their fight with Phantom Lord, Natsu fights with Gajeel with all his might to take revenge for hurting Lucy and the Guild. However, seeing how badly Natsu was getting beaten, Lucy began to cry for him. She calls out Sagittarius to help Natsu, asking him if there is anyway he can create fire. After Sagittarius successfully causes an explosion next to Natsu and Gajeel, which results in Nastu consuming the flames, Natsu begins his counterattack. Lucy was amazed after Natsu became victorious.
When Lucy left to confront her father, Natsu, along with everyone else, became very frustrated, thinking that she has decided to leave the Guild. He, along with Erza, Gray and Happy, goes to her mansion to bring her back. Upon arriving, they discover that she only went to warn her father to never bother Fairy Tail again and to give him her final goodbye. It was later stated by Happy that Natsu cried for Lucy when she left.
As Natsu is incorrectly playing pool with Gray, Lucy takes on a "Special Mission" from Mirajane. As Team Natsu travels to their destination, Natsu succumbs, once again, to his motion sickness, and lies motionless. There, they find that their mission is to help a theater house with their production, which they do, but, consequently, they destroy the theater house in the process. However, to everyone's surprise, the play becomes quite popular.
After defeating some troublemakers in Balsam Village, Natsu and the others decides to stay at an inn for the night. As they are talking, they notice Loke in the distance, and try to speak to him, but Loke, upon noticing Lucy's presence, runs away. During their stay at the inn, Natsu starts a pillow fight between Gray, Erza, and himself. With Gray apparently winning, Natsu, unable to accept his loss, calls on Lucy to make a judgement. Upon noticing Loke's disappearance, Natsu searches for his fellow Fairy Tail Mage.
Tower of Heaven Arc
Later on, Loke gives Lucy and Team Natsu tickets to a resort, as he proceeds to carry her bridal-style, and claim to talk about their future. Some time later, the team arrives at their vacation spot, and decompresses. However, problems arise and Erza gets kidnapped by her old friends. Lucy and her team, along with Juvia, aided by Natsu's heightened sense of smell, follow Erza into the Tower of Heaven. There, they go on a quest to rescue Erza from the clutches of Jellal Fernandes and his minions.
After the abduction of both Erza and Happy, Natsu, incensed by Wally's attempt to kill him, assists the others, with the newly arrived Juvia Lockser, in tracking Erza, which he successfully does by using his keen sense of smell, resulting in the group's arrival at the Tower of Heaven. Upon their arrival, the team uses Juvia's oxygen bubbles to sneak into the Tower's basement via an underwater tunnel, and Natsu's urge to fight is quelled, as the guards attempt to stop them. After meeting up with Erza, Natsu separates from the group, seeking to locate Happy.
After this, Simon asks Gray to lead everyone off the Tower and Lucy watches from afar in a boat as Natsu defeats Jellal, and completely destroys the tower. As Erza's friends leave to try to learn more about the "outside world" before truly trying to live a new life, Lucy sees them off, together with the rest of the Fairy Tail members, by making some fireworks with her Celestial Spirit Magic.
Battle of Fairy Tail Arc
Before going to her bed, Lucy notices Natsu's scarf and pulls him out of her bed. She tells Natsu and Happy to leave, but Natsu falls back on her bed, the side effects of consuming Etherion affecting him. Lucy is informed by Happy that the two came to her house to tell her about the "Miss Fairy Tail" contest. A contest that would soon be held during the Harvest Festival, with a 500,000 reward of the winner of the contest, an amount enough to cover Lucy's rent.
After the spell Evergreen casted which turned Lucy and the other girls of Fairy Tail into stone was lifted, Natsu teasingly chased Lucy and believed that she could defeat Bickslow, though Gajeel had doubts that she could.
Oración Seis Arc
After her fight with Angel, Lucy, in spite of a deep and badly bleeding wound on her left arm, rushes towards a motion sickness struck Natsu. However, Angel rises from the water and tries one final attack with Caelum, but the attack misses. Although it failed, it did make the raft Natsu was on detach from the log that it was stuck against. Lucy, having boarded it to protect her friend, sails down rapids and is shocked to see an approaching waterfall. Noticing that there isn't enough time to react, Lucy firmly clutches Natsu, refusing to let go as they fall down the roaring waterfall. Some time passes before they regain consciousness. When they come to, they realize that Lucy's celestial spirit, Virgo, passed through the celestial gate on her own and saved the two of them. She also is responsible for bandaging Lucy's wound and giving them both matching sets of clothes, with Lucy stating that it really isn't necessary. Natsu then turns to Lucy and thanks her for saving him, making her blush, which Virgo teases Lucy about how the two like each other.
Note: The events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
When Natsu was captured by Daphne, Lucy told him that "A Natsu that doesn't know the feelings of his friends isn't the Natsu I know." This statement makes Natsu angry and one of the little Natsus responds with "that hurts."
When Natsu and the others, who were hiding after being nearly captured by the guards, discover Lucy being interrogated and almost captured by the guards. Natsu rushes out of their hiding place despite having no magic power in hopes to save Lucy. In the Royal city of Edolas, Natsu becomes furious after finding out that his guildmates have been turned into a Lacrima. He attempts to cause a scene but is stopped by a tearful Lucy holding him back. When they were captured, Natsu became enraged after over hearing that Lucy was going to be executed. He threatened to turn everyone into ash if they so much as touched her.
Later on after being saved by Earthland's Gray and Erza, Lucy and Gray locate where Natsu and Wendy are being held captive. After discovering the two being unconscious due to having their magic drained, Lucy worryingly holds Natsu.
During their fight with Hughes and Sugarboy, Lucy did her best to free Natsu, who was trapped on the Hell Rollercoaster. After Natsu got off, he and Lucy were blown away by Hughes' attack to a place called Monster Academy. Lucy was trapped in a costume actor box. When Natsu found out the secret of the box, he started playing with it, making Lucy change into various weird outfits, much to her annoyance. Lucy also did the same to Natsu in return. Natsu tried to use Lucy's sexy seduction method to lure Hughes and was very disappointed when it failed.
Tenrou Island Arc
At the Tenrou island, Natsu was continually encouraging Lucy. During their fight with Kain Hikaru, Natsu and Lucy fought together, putting aside their rivalry of the S-class exams and temporarily reforming their team. When Kain takes control of Lucy’s body, she lashes out at Natsu with a punch, which he was able to evade. But, Lucy's unpredictable movements prove too much for him to handle. Eventually, Natsu manages to restrain her and restrict her movement. He then asks her if she is more powerful being controlled by Kain's curse magic. Once Kain sees the two in the locked hold, he grows angered pointing towards them yelling "H-hey don't get all lovey dovey!" They both yell back that they are not "lovey dovey".
Upon seeing this, Happy rolls his tongue and says that they like each other. When Natsu was trapped under a pile of rocks after taking a blow from Kain, Lucy was being brutally attacked by him. Natsu told her to run so that she could save herself but Lucy refused, stating that it has always been more fun when they are together and she would not run away by herself.
During their fight with Hades, when Natsu was almost about to get killed, Lucy begged Hades not to kill him. Natsu grabs Lucy's arm, who is tightly hugging him due to fear. He then states how they have nothing to fear as their friends are this close by. This encourages everyone and they continue their fight. During the final part of the battle against Hades, Natsu's scarf comes off. Knowing how important the memento of his foster father is to Natsu, Lucy dives after it, almost falling off the airship in doing so, but managing to save it and holds onto it until the battle's end. Lucy then nicely gives Natsu back his scarf, knowing how much it means to him.
When Acnologia was about to attack and destroy the island, Natsu was the one to comfort Lucy and give her hope. He held her hand, saying that they won't let it end here and that they will all return to Fairy Tail.
Lucy along with the rest of the members trapped in Tenrou Island, returns to the Fairy Tail Guild after being found by Bisca, Alzack, Jet, Droy, Max, Warren and The Trimens from Blue Pegasus. She watches as Mavis Vermilion reveals that she was the one who saved them, before disappearing again. Lucy, along with the other returning members, is welcomed back by Romeo.
After celebrating the return of the missing members, Lucy realizes her father must have been worried and goes to visit him at the Love & Lucky guild along with Natsu and Happy. However, she is told by a member that her father died over a month ago, which greatly shocks her.
A distraught Lucy, along with Happy and Natsu, is later seen walking on the road home. Here the group encounters two girls complaining about their fathers and wishing they were dead. This angers Natsu and results in him yelling at the girls. Lucy tells him to stop and apologizes for making them worry about her. When Lucy says that she thinks she hates her father, Natsu replies that simply because she can't cry that doesn't change how she feels. Later, Natsu and Happy arrive with a job to cheer Lucy up. However, they are shocked when the Landlady informs them the letter that came for Lucy also came with seven years worth of rent. As they run off to do the job (now apparently the only ones without food or money) they tell Lucy that they'll bring her back some food. As they say this, she thinks to herself that despite the seven years that had passed without them, they will be living in this world regardless, so she tells Happy and Natsu that she is coming along as well.
Key of the Starry Sky Arc
Note: The events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
Natsu and Happy take up a job that requests to have a man named Velveno captured and put in jail. The client of the job, Count Balsamico, hosts a ball every seven years which only wizards may attend. The purpose of the ball is to find an appropriate husband for Balsamico's daughter, Aceto. The wizards going on the mission must practice social dancing because the event is a ball. Lucy and Natsu dance together when they practice for the ball, but Natsu keeps stepping on Lucy's foot. Lucy, Natsu, Warren, Gray, Erza, Elfman, Happy, Carla and Wendy take the quest.
After their job had a touching ending, Lucy wishes that one day someone would propose to her in a similar manner. Natsu approaches to Lucy from behind and calls her name. Blushing, Lucy turns around but finds that he is actually planning to go back because he has eaten too much, showing his round belly. Lucy begs him to stay and asks him to dance with her. Natsu and Lucy are seen dancing together while Natsu is still stepping on Lucy's feet, and the Troia that Wendy cast on him to prevent his motion sickness on the moving dancing platforms runs out.
As Natsu and Happy barges into Lucy's apartment again and read her novel, Lucy gets mad and embarrassed with them. Lucy asks why are they here, which Natsu replies that they have and job to do and says that work isn't the same without Lucy. Lucy, then gets touched by this but then gets annoyed and angry when Natsu and Happy ask for food, which makes Lucy kick them out. While Lucy was asking the guild what to do about her invisibility. Natsu comes with an idea to "burn all the potion stuff", which fails. After a lot of attempts to reverse the potion effect. Lucy starts disappearing out of existence with no one remembering her. After Natsu finishes his meal, he call upon Happy and Lucy, which Natsu now remembers Lucy and brings her back to existence. Lucy then thanks Natsu for bringing her back.
When Lucy was getting depressed about getting the message from Key of The Starry Heavens incorrect, Natsu cheered her up by telling her is was not her fault; when Lucy asks if he was actually trying to cheer her up he admitted it but also blushed when he told her to not get used to it. At this, Gray remarks on how Natsu needs a lesson on flirting. When Lucy was captured by Reborn Oracion Seis, Natsu bravely fought and defeated Midnight to free Lucy. Natsu was very worried for Lucy the entire time. He also opposed the idea of putting Lucy's life in risk to free her. Lucy used her power to control the Real Nightmare to help Natsu in his fight against Midnight and told him to apologize to Michelle and give Natsu back when he was trapped in Genesis Zero. When Natsu regained consciousness after Lucy reversed the anti-link which caused the Infinity Castle to fall apart, he notices she isn't present, and begins to worry. After being told to calm down by Erza, he states that it is impossible for him to do so until she is found. During this exchange, Natsu recognizes Lucy's scent and rushes off to catch her as she was falling down. While running to catch his friend, he tripped and fell which caused Lucy to shed tears when she saw what happened to him. Despite this, he quickly gets back to his feet and catches her just as she was about to hit the ground, resulting in Lucy blushing as she looks at him.
Grand Magic Games Arc
While Lucy is losing the fight to Flare, Natsu's excellent hearing allows him to hear that Flare is cheating. He helps Lucy by freeing Asuka, and then smiles when she casts Urano Metria.
After Lucy's loss to Flare Corona, she cries due to the frustration that she lost. Natsu is there to encourage her and even held out his hand, stating that having zero points makes it fun and that they would turn it around from that point on. He also told Lucy to save the tears for when they win. Lucy replies by saying how she is now fired up. Later, when she was in the infirmary due to several injuries, Natsu was one of the first people who noticed she wasn't there, as well as Wendy and Porlyusica.
When Lucy was taking a shower after her loss to Flare, Natsu immediately turned around and said "I will go check up on her," resulting in Elfman saying he can't. Natsu at first doesn't understand why, but then realizes before he is stopped by Erza, preventing him from peeping. In addition, when Lucy lost both matches against Flare and Minerva, Natsu was supposedly the first one to be at her side, and even rested her head on his lap.
On the Fourth Day, Lucy requested to participate in Naval Battle to make up for her failings on the First Day. Lucy survives attack after attack from the other competitors, most notably, Juvia, and eventually, she and Minerva are the only ones left in the water, invoking the five minute rule. Despite her best efforts, Lucy is brutalized and tortured by Minerva, who uses her as an example. She also refuses to let Lucy get off easily by being disqualified. After the five minute rule is over, Minerva holds Lucy outside the sphere, battered and broken, in a trophy-like fashion, before dropping her to the ground below. Luckily, Natsu and Gray ran from the stands and caught Lucy moments before she was about to hit the ground. As Lucy is being treated by Wendy and Chelia, Natsu, filled with anger, almost attacks Minerva but is stopped by the rest of the Sabertooth guild as well as Erza.
After being taken into the infirmary, surrounded by both Fairy Tail teams, Lucy apologizes to everyone. Instead everyone encourages her commenting on good she did and she falls asleep holding her keys. After Makarov informs them that they will have to combine the teams into five members, Natsu stands up enraged saying that he will get revenge for Lucy and that he won't forgive them for laughing at his friend. As the new Fairy Tail takes the field Lucy wishes for everyone to give it their all.
Lucy awakens to Wendy and Carla informing her of what is going on in the tournament and that Natsu would come and see her before his match. Before Natsu and Gajeel's fight against the Sabertooth mages, Sting and Rogue, Natsu went to Lucy to see if she was feeling any better. Lucy asks if his match is next and he says that it is and that he would win it for sure. Before Natsu left, Lucy told Natsu that she believes in him and always had ever since she joined the guild. As he heads out, he asks Wendy and Carla to take care of her. Right before the battle starts between Natsu and Gajeel vs. Sting and Rogue, Lucy is seen smiling and whispering Natsu's name in her sleep.
After Natsu and Gajeel's fight with the twin dragons of Sabertooth, Gajeel brings them to a dragon graveyard below the arena where they encounter Yukino and Arcadios, who states that he would need the help of a Celestial Spirit Mage for their Eclipse project. Natsu immediately confronts him and demands to know why he needs one. Later, the group learns about the Eclipse project and its purpose, but were interrupted when the Fiore army comes to arrest both Lucy and Yukino. Lucy angrily fights against it and Natsu attempts to save her, but his magic was drained by the Eclipse gate like the rest of the other Fairy Tail mages and he's thrown out of the castle. When Lucy was captured, Natsu was seriously worried about her and every second he just wanted to break into the castle and rescue her. Despite this, Erza and the others tied him down in order to prevent a scene.
When the rescue teams comes to save Lucy, she expresses her joy by calling out to them, only for Natsu to cover her mouth, telling her to keep her voice down. Just when they thought that the rescue operation had been a success, the group falls and find themselves in the "Abyss Palace", the last freedom allowed to criminals. While trying to find a way out, Lucy questions Natsu as to why he did not participate in the final tournament and Happy replies, telling her that he could not keep himself still and only thought about rescuing her, causing Lucy to blush and say that they are flattering her. While searching for a way out, Carla finds a narrow passage way that they think they might be able to get through. The passage way being as narrow as it is causes everyone a hard time trying to squeeze through. Lucy ends up getting stuck, to which Natsu claims that she probably gained weight. Lucy says that she doesn't need his rudeness and asks him to help pull her out. While trying to pull her out, and successfully doing so, Lucy winds up sitting on Natsu's face. Blushing heavily, Lucy claims it was an accident. Moments later, they encounter a group of mysterious people who call themselves the Garou Knights, the most powerful executioners of Fiore. The Garou knights manage to split up Lucy, Yukino and the rescue team and fights each of them separately. Natsu, before his fight, asks his opponent what the point is in conducting the rescue operation if he were to lose sight of Lucy for even a moment.
After they defeat the Garou knights and resume their search on finding an exit, they meet a cloaked figure, who sobs and asks them to lend her their power. The cloaked figure is revealed to be Lucy from the future, and she collapses before them, which afterwards Natsu decides to take her with them. When she awakens, she tells the group that a herd of 10,000 dragons were going to attack Fiore and she wonders if anyone would doubt her premonition, to which Natsu answers her that no one would doubt the words coming out of Lucy's mouth, causing her to blush. As future Lucy explains to the group what happened in her timeline and what will happen in in their timeline, Lucy claims that she came without any plan of action and that she doesn't know what else to do. Natsu steps in telling her to leave it to them. With tears in her eyes and a slight blush, Natsu touches his forehead to hers while thanking her for giving them future.
Later, she takes the group through an underground passage where they face off with many guards of the Royal Army, as well as the Garou Knights once again. Just then, a shadow swallows the enemies while Lucy and the rest of the group stands there in shock. A man then appears before them, saying that he is the Rogue from the future and that he came here to kill a person that would interfere with the opening of the Eclipse gate, which was the key to defeating the 10,000 dragons. This person who led the world to destruction was identified as none other than Lucy herself. Rogue lashes out at her as Natsu cries for his friend. Lucy's future counterpart leaps in front of her, acting as a human shield and protecting Lucy from the attack. Though gravely wounded and surrounded by her grieving friends, she tells them that she is not from this time, as well as this world, and that the Lucy in this world would continue living on with her friends. Future Lucy then asks her present self to show her the guild mark on her right hand. Noticing that future Lucy had lost her right arm, Natsu pursed his lips as he remembered the time when Lucy proudly showed him her Fairy Tail guild mark. Future Lucy makes a statement on how she was glad that she had the chance to see everyone again and how she wanted to go on more adventures. She then proceeds to tell Natsu to protect the future before passing away. Angered by the death of her future self, Lucy argues with Rogue about her future actions. Just as he was about to lash out another attack, Natsu punches him with tears flowing down his cheek, saying that nobody would steal Lucy's future and that he promises to protect it. He tells Lucy to leave, though she protests before Loke pulls her away, telling her to leave it to Natsu. As they run down the hallway, Lucy turns to take a look at her friend once more, before disappearing out of sight. As Natsu's fight with the future Rogue continues, he tells him that he stole something precious to him before his eyes and that his way of protecting the future was shitty and they were going to protect it their own way.
Sometime later, Lucy is stripped naked and almost eaten by the dragon, Zirconis. Mirajane and Wendy attack, causing an angry Zirconis to throw Lucy across Crocus. Flying through the air, Lucy crashes straight into Natsu as he battles future Rogue, sending them both toppling off of the dragon and landing them in a church bell. As the two move about trying to get Natsu off of Lucy's naked form, they cause the bell to teeter and fall from where it was perched, crashing them into the ground. Telling Natsu not to look, Natsu hastily grabs Lucy's boobs to try and cover them from his eyes, which only insults her more and she punches him. Much to her further embarrassment, Happy arrives with her keys, teasing the two. As Lucy covers herself with a blanket, she points out that all of the dragons are strong, and becomes upset thinking about how she could have almost been eaten. Natsu however, suddenly smiles, and, grabbing her (making the blanket fall), gleefully states that she has helped him to come up with a strategy to defeat the dragons. As Natsu and Happy take off with their strategy in mind, they leave Lucy behind because she took too long picking out her outfit from Virgo. Lucy comments, saying that he's gone and done it now by coming up with a ridiculous strategy, but she says that he'll figure something out because that's Natsu. Virgo butts in and says that the two did share a naked embrace with one another, however Lucy states that's not it.
Then it goes to a scene where it shows present Rouge talking to a dragon that tells him of his future self that brought the dragons there/here. Rouge denies it. Near by it shows Ultear wanting to kill present Rouge to prevent future Rouge from ever coming. We then go to a flashback when Natsu was being swallowed by one of future Rouge's shadows. Meredy and Ultear try to pull him out. Natsu grabs Ultear's hand and gets out himself saying that he made a promise to future Lucy to protect the future. He walks over to future Lucy dead body and sobs. Ultear suggests to kill the present Rouge to prevent his future self. Natsu says no, and that you'd be killing an innocent human. And that he's a different person then his future self and asks her to promise him that he won't. She promises. Then we go back to the present moment, and Ultear says there's no other way.
After the dragons and future Rogue begin to vanish, future Lucy is seen laying in a field somewhere. She questions where she is before hearing a voice and turning around to see Natsu and Happy telling her to get over here. Natsu then happily drags her to where the rest of Fairy Tail is and tells her that is it time to continue on their adventure, resulting in Lucy crying from happiness. Back in the real world Lucy is seen crying for no reason (due to future Lucy crying) and goes behind Natsu and hugs him from the back. Natsu asks her if something is wrong, and Lucy tells him that its nothing and that she just wanted to say "thank you". At the banquet, Princess Hisui asked Lucy where Natsu was as the latter admitted she didn't know. Lucy was also amused to see Natsu dressed up as the king.
Eclipse Celestial Spirits Arc
Note: The events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
Due to Fiore's sudden drastic changes in weather, a lot of people start to send job requests to Mages guilds for help with the weather. There have been so many requests that Mirajane Strauss, Kinana, Lucy, Natsu, and Happy are the only people left at Fairy Tail. Among the Mages who have gone on these jobs are Gray and Juvia, who cool down a town suffering from heat waves; Erza, who is helping with repairs for damages caused by weather; and Wendy together with Carla, who moves a ship that can't move due to lack of wind. There don't seem to be any jobs left for Natsu and Lucy, but Mirajane has saved a job suited for the latter in a village called Seabellus. The goal of this job is to help investigate whether or not the strange weather is related to Celestial Spirits somehow.
Arriving at their destination, the Mages wonder if it really is Seabellus, seeing as there doesn't seem to be a village anywhere. They don't have much time to ponder this as a giant sea slug comes out of the water and starts attacking them. Lucy attempts to summon Aquarius, but strangely, nothing happens. Natsu tries hitting the sea slug with his Magic, but unfortunately gets swallowed by the slug. Lucy tries to summon another spirit, but none of her golden keys work. Natsu gets out of the slug, and defeats it by using Fire Dragon's Roar into its mouth, which blows it away.
Meanwhile, Lucy tries summoning all her Spirits, but to no avail. After a while she realizes she hasn't tried using one of her silver keys, so she summons Crux, who falls over as soon as he arrives. Seeing that Crux is beat up, the Mages ask him what happened to him. Crux tells them something terrible has happened to the Celestial Spirit World but before he can say much, a mysterious person arrives, and grabs Crux with a whip. They aren't sure who it is, but Natsu recognizes the scent, and to their surprise, it's Virgo, who looks and acts extremely different from before.
Virgo forces Crux back to the Celestial Spirit World while Natsu and Happy question if she really is Virgo, but Lucy can tell that she is still the same Spirit, even if she's completely different. Natsu tries to fight Virgo, but Lucy stops them, saying that she will take care of it as they have a contract. Virgo seems confused by this, and Lucy asks if she has forgotten about her. Virgo replies, telling Lucy that all of her memories are gone, and attacks Lucy with her whip. Lucy brings outFleuve d'étoiles and fights Virgo. Lucy gains the upper hand and is about to defeat Virgo but she is stopped by the memories of the Spirit's former self, giving Virgo a chance to strike Lucy. Natsu tries to help, but Lucy tells him to stop. However, as Natsu is seeing Lucy getting beaten up, he then goes on to attack Eclipse Virgo and saves Lucy.
During the final battle of the Celestial Spirit Beast, while Natsu and Happy are inside of the Beast, Natsu catches a glimpse of the true Celestial Spirit King. While Natsu tries to destroy the chains surrounding the King, he tells him that he owes a sincere apology to Lucy for making her cry and that if he ever made her cry again, he would not hesitate to defeat him. When Natsu and Happy are blasted out of the Celestial Beast, Lucy calls out to Natsu telling him to "hang in there" while Natsu responds back with a faint "Lucy."
Sun Village Arc
While in the guild's new bathhouse, Lucy talks with the other members about their jobs. After mentioning that Natsu and Gray left on a job together, Cana questions Lucy about Natsu groping her breasts, which she heard from Happy.
After returning to the guild, Lucy, Natsu and several other learn of E.N.D. Natsu resolves to "beat up" E.N.D, Gajeel immediately agreeing. But Lucy is quick to oppose the idea, pointing out the guild's lack of knowledge of E.N.D. However, Natsu and the other Dragon Slayers protest, each wanting to get as much information on their dragon as soon as possible. Before their conversation can go any further, Jet rushes into the guild, bringing bad news. Then after the guild members are assigned to protect council members, and Lucy, Natsu And Wendy are beat by Jackal, Natsu frees Lucy from the magic circle.
While Lucy, Happy, Wendy and Carla were being attacked by Franmalth, Natsu rushes in and saves them. With Lucy relieved and saying that Natsu always comes in the nick of time. As Natsu, Lucy and Happy were getting their souls drained, all three were determined not to have their souls drained. Lucy then calls back Aries and Taurus, which forces Franmalth to release them from his body to prevent him from going into the celestial spirit world. Lucy then tricks Franmalth that Natsu is a celestial spirit, causing Franmalth to release Natsu. Natsu then started attacking Franmalth again, defeating him by throwing giant rocks at him. With Natsu, Lucy and Happy victorious, they watch all the souls being released from Franmalth.
Lucy and Natsu get separated from Alegria, a curse. They strain to reach each other's hands as they are falling but fail. After the Celestial King reverses the effects of the Alegria curse it turns everyone back to normal. With Lucy drained of magic and injured, Torafusa moves in to kill her, but is interrupted by Gajeel, Juvia, Gray, and finally Natsu. Smiling, Natsu states that he doesn't know what Lucy did, but that she saved them and Lucy reacts with a relieved, slight embarrassed smile. As the three-way fight between Natsu, Gajeel, and Juvia against Tempesta, Keith, and Torafusa continues, Lucy tries to stand back up on her feet saying that she can still fight. Natsu tells her to rest and enjoy the show and that they've got this. Lucy once again smiles at him. The fight continues as the mages struggle against their respective demon. Lucy is seen concerned that Natsu, Gajeel, and Juvia are having a hard time. Keith gets the upperhand on Juvia and summons an army of skeletons, one of which bears down on Lucy as she tries to get up again. Natsu worriedly calls her name and turns to help but is stopped by Tempesta annoyed that he can't get to her. Natsu is soon relieved to see Juvia defeat Keith and that the skeletons have disappeared. After arriving to her apartment, Lucy suspects that someone is in her and assumes it is Natsu and Happy. But when she opens the door, all she finds is a letter from Natsu stating he and Happy will be leaving to go train for a year and to look after everyone. She runs out of her apartment crying and claiming that if he leaves her, she will miss him and be all alone again, calling him an idiot.
After the events on the fight with Tartarus Fairy Tail is disbanded, and everyone in the guild separates on their own ways. One year later, Lucy becomes a reporter and covers the ongoing Grand Magic Game of the year X792. Another day of her work, she watches the final battle between the two guilds with Jason, which Scarmiglione ultimately win. The winner guild is interrupted, however, by a person who entered the arena. Lucy startles upon seeing the person in hood, and orders everyone to leave, after noticing the user's magic power. However, before they can do anything, the person releases flames that encompass the entirety of the Grand Magic Game stadium. Lucy then watches as the hooded-person defeats the winning guild with ease, with the flames reaching her, burning her clothes. Several moments, the person, who is releasing fire, is revealed to be Natsu Dragneel. After the flames vanish, Lucy was able to see Natsu's appearance, much to her shock, as Happy greets her. A little later, Natsu finally see Lucy. Making eye contacts at each other, the two greeted each other after a year of separation.
After Natsu's imprisonment, Lucy awaits him outside the castle, and is asked of where the other Fairy Tail Members where. Sitting at a nearby plaza, she explained the status of Fairy Tail that made Natsu and Happy pretty depressed. On his mood, Natsu wonders what Makarov has been doing, but Lucy claims that he is missing. Just then, she also berates Natsu for randomly leaving the guild without discussing it with anyone first. However, Lucy apologizes when Natsu is left speechless, claiming that they must of had a lot on their minds as well.
Lucy invited the two to her new house, both being surprised to see such a spacious place unlike her previous home, and decided to let them stay, knowing the two do not have a place. As the duo make themselves at home, Natsu begins to tell her about his adventures, smiling and blushing at the familiar feeling. In the middle of the night, Natsu and Happy get up. Bored, they decide to enter Lucy's room and paint on her face, but come face to face with the map Lucy has been creating to keep track of the Fairy Tail members. He realized Lucy has been keeping track of the fellow guild members, and momentarily stares at her.
The next day, Lucy awakens and is shocked upon seeing and hearing the army at her house. Before she can question this, Natsu and Happy appear, wondering if they've been caught already. Confused, Lucy looks at the two and asks what they've done, but Natsu simply grabs her and jumps out of the window, explaining that he has raised the beacon for Fairy Tail's revival. After releasing her, he tells her that they will revive Fairy Tail, leading Lucy to tears as she follows behind, with the army running after them.
Natsu, Lucy and Happy arrive at Tuli Village, outside the Fiore borders. Natsu notices the fixed tower he destroyed in the past, and decides to break it again but was stopped by Lucy. Upset, Natsu let out a tantrum that he wants to cut loose, for he purposed his training for defeating Gray and the other strong lackeys. He then looks at Lucy, wanting to engage a fight since she is the only choice left. Prepared to say no, Lucy reveals she actually trains herself secretly, but before they could engage themselves to a fight, Natsu sensed something. Between Lucy's legs, Natsu fired out Fire Dragon's Roar, and that point blanc he shot the thieves few meters away from them. But this is unbeknownst to Lucy, who thought Natsu is kidding around. 
Inside a room on KoToKo Inn, the three discussed the whereabouts of their fellow guild members. Lucy decided they should go at the Margaret City, claiming the Lamia Scale's Guild is in there. Natsu gladly agreed, in thoughts of fighting Lyon and Jura. Lucy ended the conversation, asking Natsu to guess who else is in the said guild. Arriving at the city, the three watch the Lamia Scale's Thanksgiving Day celebration. Calling the last performers, Chelia and Wendy, who go out onto the stage and sing, as well as dance. Natsu and Happy are left in a state of shock, not believing Wendy is into the stuff, to such, Lucy explains what happened to Wendy. Happy notices Carla is nowhere. The supposed nowhere person greets them behind, only to notice Carla in her Transformation Form.Natsu, Lucy and Happy visits Wendy in the Lamia Scale Guild. Lucy updates Wendy that they're bringing back the guild, and exchanges information regarding Makarov's disappearance and the Newly Formed Magic Council. Natsu insisted to don't mind the old man's whereabouts, as he came to the guild for Wendy, though, she shortly made up her mind, refusing to go with them and just stay. Before she could explain why, Carla enters the scene and tells the three to stop forcing Wendy. Carla asks if that is the decision of her, and Wendy quickly nodded, that made the three disbelief.
Resting in the Viper Inn, the three is left dumbfounded. Using Happy's tail, Natsu tickles Lucy's feet, cutting the silent atmosphere, resulting to Lucy spanking the two. Natsu let out his hope, saying to kidnap Wendy, but Lucy disagrees to the plan.Natsu and Lucy enter upon the commotion, seeing Lyon beat up a huge monster. Lyon then explains their rival guild, Orochi, that have been battling Lamia Scale for a year. More Lamia Scale Members come, and tell them that there are 100,000 monster armies that originate from the west and are moving towards the town. Natsu and Happy agreed to help the Lamia Scale by means of air battling with Wendy and Carla, but before Natsu could fly up, Chelia kicks him while holding Happy in air, gaining Natsu's supposed position. When Gouman attempts to chop Lucy in half with an axe, Natsu tries to break free from his restraints to save her, only for Gouman to be frozen in ice before his axe could touch Lucy.
Alvarez Empire Arc
Lucy discovers Natsu in her apartment after her bath. She flies at him with a Lucy Kick, but Natsu catches her foot, telling her there is work to be done. She tries to cover herself but only manages to make the towel fall leaving Natsu blushing and holding an upside-down, naked Lucy.
When Mest takes the new guild master Erza into the underground chamber containing the Lumen Histoire, Lucy, Wendy, Gray, and Natsu are found to be following them. Everyone is shocked that the First Master is trapped in a lacrima but Natsu is even more surprised to find that master Mavis is naked. Lucy with an annoyed face covers Natsu's eyes and tells him not to look.
While Fairy Tail is fighting Ishgar, a mage shows up. Erza tries to attack him, but it is ineffective. Lucy also attack the mage, and it is also ineffective. He states that since he uses spatial magic, and their magic both revolve around space, he has control over them now. Both Erza and Lucy are sent to another "Relaxation" dimension. Natsu is very angered at this, and is worried but later is relieved when Lucy and Erza return.
After the encounter with Brandish, Team Natsu boards the ship they were on to save the people on the island. While she is talking to Erza, Lucy rubs Natsu's back to try and help him with his motion sickness.
As Lucy writes about Mavis and Fairy Heart, Natsu and Happy suddenly appear behind her, commenting on her talent as an "aspiring writer" in a teasing way. As always, Lucy is not amused to see them in her room without any permission, however, the two state that they should go hang out, with the streets being empty as the evacuation has finished. Lucy doesn't like the idea and also states that she isn't excited for the battle at all and Natsu agrees with the notion, claiming that even though he likes contests of strength, fights to death is not something he enjoys either. He continues, noting that this is the battle they have to win or there will be no future left for them, wanting to do some things once everything is over. Lucy stops him there, pointing out that something like this can be considered a "death flag" in real life, however, Natsu states that Igneel told him to talk about the future as it's something that will make him want to live, something that makes Lucy smile. Afterwards, they decide to play games, with a suggestion of strip poker being thrown in as well to Lucy's dismay. Later, while still in the midst of the game, Natsu and the others notice some noise coming from the outside, signalizing the arrival of Alvarez Empire's forces.
Lucy later expresses worry for Natsu when she heard he went to face off against Zeref. Later on, after dealing with Brandish and reuniting with Aquarius the latter tries to tell her something but before she can finish her sentence, Happy comes in with an unconscious Natsu pleading for someone to help him with Lucy having a concerned look on her face. After trying to wake him up, Lucy places her ear on his chest and is horrified when she can't hear his heartbeat. Seeing how Lucy is pleading for Natsu to answer her, Brandish offers to heal Natsu by shrinking the tumor until it becomes non-existent, making Lucy beg her to save Natsu while tears streamed down her face. As he rests, Lucy promises to find Aquarius's celestial key and bids her farewell. Recalling Natsu' words of speaking of the future, Lucy came to fully understand their meaning and decided on what she wanted to do in the future.
As Lucy and Happy are busy taking care of Natsu, the whole guild hall was under attack by one of the Spriggan 12: Jacob Lessio. Jacob then casts a spell that caused everyone in the guild to disappear, except for Mavis. But thanks to Horologium; Natsu, Lucy and Happy were saved from Jacob's spell but all became naked in the process much to Lucy's embarrassment. While Mavis was being attacked, Lucy jumps in time and kicks Jacob on the head. Jacob then tries to attack Lucy but Natsu rushed up in time and saved her. Natsu threaten to burn Jacob into ash for trying to harm Lucy as the latter, Happy and Mavis were all surprised and happy that Natsu has awoken from his unconsciousness.
Together Natsu and Lucy battled the Shield of Spriggan, but were overwhelmed and he prepared to kill their friends. However, Lucy used her quick thinking and Natsu expressed pride in Lucy when she managed to outsmart Jacob by bringing back everyone to the guild hall, Lucy also smiled when Natsu defeated Jacob.
Lucy then traveled with Natsu, Brandish, Happy and later Mest to negotiate with the shield of spriggan August. When the negotiation go awry, Natsu protected Lucy from the magic king's attack before they are teleported by August's colleague Irene Belserion resulted in Natsu landing on Lucy to her embarrassment.
Later on, Lucy and Natsu fight against the Alvarez army with their guildmates before they are carried away by a giant Brandish who offers to spare only them and Happy claiming their friends are no match for the Spriggan 12. Lucy watches as Natsu tells Brandish she clearly does not know how strong Fairy Tail truly is and dares her to find out as Lucy protests against this decision. However, before the conversation goes on another one of the Spriggan 12 Neinhart appears and interpreting Brandish's actions as a possible betrayal attacks her and the fairy tail mages. His actions are thwarted when Natsu ignores Brandish's pleas to not engage Neinhart and strikes him in the face sending him flying shocking Brandish. Lucy cheers Natsu on for his victory and for his firm belief in their guild.
Natsu suddenly clutches his chest and collapses with Happy and Lucy yelling out to him in concern. When asked the latter what happened, Brandish reminds them that it was she who shrunk Natsu's tumor in the first place. Lucy questions the Spriggan on her actions, Brandish replies that although she no longer bears a personal grudge against Lucy, she must find out the answer to the uncertainty in her heart. Lucy tries to wager a deal with Brandish that if she defeats her, the Spriggan will shrink the tumor. Brandish eventually accepts it and the two battle on, with Lucy on the losing side. Though she knows she may not keep up with Brandish's magic, she exclaims that she will continue to fight for Natsu no matter the cost.
Dimaria interupts the battle, she immediately attacks Brandish and then kidnaps Natsu and Lucy, holding them captive. When Lucy wakes up, she finds an unconscious Natsu Dragneel tied and locked to a chair and realizes she is tied up too. Dimaria then tortures Lucy and tries to stab out her eyes as she internally calls out for Natsu. But at the last second, Natsu wakes up unleashes his power of E.N.D. and breaks free of his constraints, completely able to move within Dimaria's time freeze magic, he brutally attacks a shocked Dimaria, saving Lucy. After defeating Dimaria, Natsu then checked if Lucy is alright but finds blood around Lucy's eyes and after trying to wake her, he presumed that the non-responsive Lucy was dead (not knowing this was a result of Dimaria's magic), the loss of his closest friend causes Natsu to shed tears and swear vengeance on Zeref. This also led to his newfound demon power to possess him and Natsu left the chamber in search of his brother.
Not long after Dimaria's magic wore off and Lucy soon awoke looking for Natsu only to find a dazed and wounded Dimaria who informed her that Natsu was a monster as she found it unbelievable that he was able to move in her time stopping magic. Lucy was horrified at the thought of Natsu being the one who attacked Dimaria. When Porlyuscia arrived, Lucy was shocked to learn that it wasn't tumor inside Natsu but a demonic power that has taken over him causing her to want to find only to be reminded of her state of dress.
As this happened, a demonic Natsu searches for Zeref burning any alive enemy soldiers in his path before suspecting his brother was at the guild hall. Before he could make his move there, he is confronted by Gray (who has learned of Natsu's status as E.N.D) resulting in a fierce battle between the former friends. As the fight went on, Natsu recalled what happened with Lucy and stated he wouldn't let anything stop him from defeating Zeref. Natsu's fight with Gray is soon broken up by Erza (who reminds them of their past) and after Gray loses consciousness from seeing Juvia, Natsu slowly does so and is caught by a worried Lucy. Relieved that she was still alive, Natsu smiles and loses consciousness in her arms as Lucy prepares to take him Porlyuscia. Lucy then shielded Natsu when Shield of Spriggan Irene Belserion attacked until she was affected by a strange force (a spell caused by Larcade Dragneel) allowing Lucy to take Natsu away from the battle.
As Natsu laid unconscious, Lucy sat with him worried about his condition and defended him when Dimaria called Natsu a demon stating she knows more about him than she ever would after Dimaria said there was a hidden side to everyone. Lucy went on with revealing that while Natsu may be violent, rough and reckless; he was honest and straightforward with no other side to him. This leads to her being teased by Evergreen who tells Brandish that Lucy is in love with Natsu as the latter falls into a state of embarrassment and blushingly denies this accusation. Lucy stares at Natsu while stating Natsu was the main reason for her joining Fairy Tail. Suddenly, Natsu's body starts to smoke, which worries Lucy as she feels Natsu's body getting cold while she screams out his name.
In his subconscious, Natsu sees Anna Heartfilia (Lucy's ancestor) and notices she resembles Lucy before he finds out that she is the one who made his scarf from Igneel's scales. In reality, Porlyuscia orders Lucy to strip and use her body heat to raise Natsu's body temperature, Lucy blushes before agreeing only to stop when Natsu starts to mutter in his sleep about defeating Zeref. She is shocked when a tearful Happy lets it slip that if Zeref were to be defeated then Natsu will die along with him, while questioning the meaning. Afterwards, a blushing Lucy, along with Happy, were shown trying to warm up Natsu’s body with their body temperature while hoping that he will wake up soon.
After making a decision in his mental journey about being human, Natsu wakes up as Lucy expresses joy that he is alright before berating him for worrying as he questions why she is naked as she covers herself up in embarrassment Porlyusica tells Natsu of what Lucy was trying do. After understanding, Natsu thanks her as Lucy blushingly states she doesn't need his thanks as she inquires as to Happy's meaning about him dying if Zeref were to be killed as Natsu yells at Happy for letting that information slip. Natsu reassures a worried Lucy that he'll be alright as he tells her some information about his mental journey and states he is "human" but Lucy continues to feel worried. When the affects of Universe One wore off, the group are teleported to Lucy's apartment where Natsu states they will begin their journey back to the guild to which smiles in agreement.
Lucy soon follows Natsu when he deduces where Gray is and they find him in the midst of a confrontation with Zeref before Natsu stops Gray from sacrificing himself. When Natsu declares to Gray that he won't die if Zeref dies, Lucy says his name in a worried tone and internally wonders if it is true. She soon watches as Natsu prepares for his second fight with Zeref.
Lucy watches as Natsu duels Zeref before he is overpowered due to not having Igneel's power to help him.
Much later the battle becomes equal, Lucy continues watching intently before Mavis telepathically contacts her and the others telling them she is on her way to the guild and they must meet up with her. Although hesitant to leave Natsu with his brother, Lucy is ultimately swayed to leave when Mavis tells her that Natsu's fate coincides with her plan and is told to believe in Natsu. Before leaving Lucy tells Natsu not to lose, which he overhears and tells her that he won't as he and Zeref continue fighting.
Lucy and her group soon met with Mavis who revealed that she came into possession of the Book of E.N.D. which she stole while escaping Zeref. After Happy notes on the book being Natsu's, Lucy is speechless as she realizes she is (literally) holding Natsu's life in her hands as Mavis tells them of her plan to defeat Zeref without endangering Natsu's life.
While waiting on the benches, Lucy holds the book of E.N.D., she tearfully expresses answers as to why Natsu’s life as a demon of the book of Zeref, even though she sees him as a normal boy.
After calming down, Lucy tells Gray that he shouldn't think of destroying the book as the latter states he didn't know it was Natsu's when he first thought of it. When Happy suggests opening the book, Lucy ponders on it before thinking of what Mavis said about saving Natsu and decides to do so. After opening the book, several letters come out as Lucy notes it is information about Natsu.
Note: The chapters in this section do not occur in the manga, but constitute canon material.
Fairies at the Beach
With Sorcerer Magazine posting a job to find someone from Fairy Tail to be the cover of their latest magazine issue Sorcerer Magazine, Lucy quickly accepts the job and came to the beach for the photo shoot. Natsu and Gray suddenly show up and are surprised that Lucy even prepared her own swimsuit, which Lucy thinks that they came to see her in it. However, Natsu and Gray ignore her after they found a weird looking bug. Lucy gets their attention and warns Natsu and Gray that she will never forgive them if they interfere with the photo shoot. But when Natsu and Gray say that they aren't interested in that, Lucy became even more furious and asks why they were even there. Natsu says that they came to the beach to catch a boar and an angered Lucy yells at them to go to a mountain and find one there. Just then Erza shows up with her hoard of luggage behind her, and sighs as she says that the Master really wants to eat Boar Stew, with Lucy replies again to find one at a mountain.
Gray asks Lucy if she had any experience in photo shoot, which she replies with no. With that, they ask Lucy to practice posing and making expressions. Erza and Gray comment on her pose, but Natsu's comment makes Lucy kick him in the face. Slowly, Lucy becomes better at posing and Natsu and Gray become excited. With one final pose, Lucy finds out that Natsu and Gray are getting excited because they found a boar on the beach. The boys and Erza chase after it.
The editor and the photographer of the Sorcerer Magazine show up and are wondering about what kind of girl Lucy is. But when they saw the big mess at the beach, they believed that they came to the wrong beach and state that there is probably a photo shoot for some dirty magazine. The magazine staff then left without Lucy knowing that they ever arrived. Nightfall comes with an exhausted Happy and Lucy who says that the staff is late.
Special Mission: Beware of Guys Who Show a Keen Interest!
On a typical day in Fairy Tail, Lucy is sitting in front of the counter of the bar while sighing that she's bored. Mirajane, who's cleaning dishes, asks why doesn't she go take a job. Lucy replies that Natsu wants to take a little break, which Mirajane told her that she can take one alone or go with somebody else. Lucy wants to, but she's on Natsu's team, so she feels obligated to respect Natsu's decision. At that point, Mirajane notices that they get along really well as if they are a "couple in love", which Lucy immediately denies. Mirajane further teases Lucy saying that Natsu may actually have feelings for Lucy. Lucy glances towards Natsu and sees a scene where Natsu and Happy are pretending to be Ninjas. Lucy then tells Mirajane that even if he's interested, she still won't accept him. Yet, Mirajane replies that they could be a really nice couple. As Lucy walks home, she denies the fact and wishes that Mirajane didn't say weird things like that.
At her home, Lucy sees that Natsu is trespassing in her house again. She then yells at him for showing up at people's house without permission. Natsu tells Lucy that she has something important to tell her, while Lucy states that he must really like her house. All of the sudden the conversation between her and Mirajane had just moments ago popped up in her mind. Blushing and backed to a wall, Lucy trembles as she tells Natsu to go out. Natsu tells her to hold on and listen to what he has to say, but Lucy screams at Natsu to get out, which scares him quite a bit. Natsu comments that she's quite moody today as he leaves from the window, Lucy tells him to leave from the front door. At that point, Lucy's heart is pounding quite loud and she wonders what's going on.
The next day at the guild, Lucy is reading a book while eating a chocolate bar. Natsu shows up very suddenly behind her and holds her by the shoulder while asking if she's feeling better. Lucy, however, is shocked and potentially chokes a bit. She pushes Natsu away and tells him not to touch her all of the sudden, and left with a red face. As she walks away, she thinks that she is thinking about this too much. Lucy then overhears the conversation between Krev and Nighi that Natsu likes someone and keeps saying things like he wants to see her. She immediately thinks that it is her and wonders what to do. As her heart beats loudly, Lucy keeps on thinking about her relationship with Natsu. Her imagination, however, interrupts her thought and "beautifies" Natsu. Lucy tries to tell her imagination to knock it off, the imagination continues and imagines them as the perfect couple, making Lucy on the verge of insanity. Natsu finally gets Lucy's attention, and tells her that he wants to say something important to her tonight. Now officially convinced with a scream in her head, she listens. Natsu tells Lucy that she should meet him at the tree in the South Park. As she asks why, Natsu tells her that it is important and make sure that she will come alone. Lucy notices that he is blushing, and as he left, there is steam coming off Lucy's head.
Back at her home, Lucy is even more concerned with Natsu's "definite" confession of love. She plans to turn him down, but states that they are teammates after all. Yet, her actions, such as searching for the perfect underwear, and asking Cancer to make her look better, but punches him through the sky realizing she is acting stupidly.
Walking towards the park, Lucy keeps on telling herself to get a hold of herself and that things will be alright. Natsu's greeting, however, caused her to lose her calm condition again. Lucy nervously wonders what will she do because she doesn't really know how to reject people. Natsu, however, begins digging with a shovel and tells Lucy that she's late. He then tells her to summon Virgo. Lucy is confused by this. Natsu continues by saying that the ground is really hard and believes that Virgo could break it. Lucy asks about the important thing was that he wanted to say. Natsu, after making sure that no one is looking, tells her that there is an important treasure hidden in that ground. The treasure is apparently an album of some of the most embarrassing photos of Fairy Tail Members, and Makarov had it buried away ages ago. Lucy then asks about the rumors of Natsu having a crush on someone and keeps telling that he wants to see her. He replies that he didn't like or hate Virgo, but just needs her. Upon hearing that, Lucy screams and slaps Natsu in the face. As Natsu wonders what is going on, Lucy calls herself the biggest moron in the world.
Fairy Academy: Yankee-kun and Yankee-chan
Lucy just transferred to Fairy Academy from a really stuck-up school for girls, and is happy to get away from the strictness of that school. As she enters her classroom, she triggers Natsu's water bucket prank. Natsu and Lucy begin to bicker about the prank, with Natsu saying that it was for Gray. Suddenly, Gray arrives and tells them that he would not be fooled by a prank like that and sits down on his chair only to find out that it was heated up by Natsu. As the two start to fight, class president Erza tells everyone to take their seats as the class is about to start.
As Lucy is getting ready to go home, she meets class president Erza who asks her if she would want to walk home together. Erza reveals to Lucy that she was asked out on a date by Siegrain of the elite Era High School and she wants Lucy's help to find something to wear.
After finishing their shopping, Erza and Lucy meet students from the Courage Academy. Erza and Lucy try to leave but Gajeel grabs Lucy. Erza tells him to let go of Lucy, and takes out an iron pipe then starts fighting with the Courage Academy students. Suddenly, Natsu and Gray arrive and help Erza defeat the Courage Academy students with their Fire Bombs and Remodeled Ice Shaver. As the fight was about to be finished, Siegrain sees Erza fighting and comments that she is a demon, cancelling their date.
Lucy cheers up a depressed Erza. Erza then decides that they should go for karaoke. Lucy thinks that in Fairy Academy, no day is boring as long as she is with the Yankee-boys, Yankee-girls and the cat, and she comes to love the school before falling victim to Natsu's water bucket prank again the next day.
Hana Adachi, together with her friends Daichi Shinagawa, Rinka Himeji, Seiya Chiba and Gaku Izumi arrive at Fairy Tail wanting to get their first Jobs. Adachi hastily walks in to find the director while her friends reluctantly follow. However, Makarov tells her that it is not a company and she sees Natsu, Lucy, Gray and Happy who explain to them that it is a guild of Magicians, much to their surprise except for Adachi who wants to join even more. Natsu, Happy and Adachi seem to be getting along much to Lucy and Shinagawa's dismay.
They then notice each other and Shinagawa is instantly attracted to Lucy's body. Natsu then asks him if he can do Magic, and demonstrates his Magic by setting his whole body on fire. Adachi then makes Doves fly out of her bag much to Natsu's delight. She then grabs Happy and tries to put him in the bag, saying that she will make a cat appear next. She then gives everyone some sunglasses as a way of thanking them for taking care of them. After seeing Natsu in glasses, Lucy and Shinagawa think its primitive and somehow realize that they have things in common. Natsu tells Adachi that he likes them and invites them to join the guild, but Makarov refuses saying that people who can't use Magic can't join.
After failing to impress the master, the group decides to head back to their school only to see Natsu, Lucy, Gray, Erza, and Happy waiting for them. Upon questioning why they are there, Lucy says that they were interested in seeing their school.
Mira-Sensei's Transforming Magic Class
It has been four months since Lucy joined Fairy Tail, and due to her missions becoming increasingly outrageous, she feels that she needs to step up her game, and decides to learn some new Magic. She goes to the guild and asks Mirajane for help. When Mirajane asks Lucy if she wants to learn Transformation Magic, Lucy says yes, and Natsu and Happy chime in, saying that it sounds like fun. Lucy, shocked at first, gets worried immediately and asks them why they need to learn transformation Magic anyway. Natsu replies saying that they want to learn so they can make their pranks more elaborate. Lucy is surprised at his honesty, and Mirajane informs them that even though transformation Magic is a deep and complex art, they can learn to use it at a basic level quite easily.
Mirajane begins by doing a basic level transformation into Erza, in which the clothes don't change. Then she transforms her clothes into Erza's armor, saying clothes transformation is at intermediate level. Lucy, Natsu, and Happy are in awe and Happy says that Mirajane looks like the real thing. She then smiles and scares Natsu by doing an Erza expression, glaring at him and saying he better not be picking fights with Gray. While Natsu cowers white and out of breath behind Lucy, she happily says that even the voice is perfect, to which Mirajane explains that getting into character of transformations is a very important aspect.
Mirajane says that all this will be hard for the three of them, so she tells them to start with the basics. She then tells Natsu and Lucy to transform into each other, after they have had a good look at each other and built up a proper image. While they are looking at each other, Natsu makes fun of Lucy saying he sees zits on her face, making her angry and yelling at him to shut up. He also starts staring at her while being quite close to her face, making Lucy blush and feel uncomfortable, so she asks him to get a bit back. Mirajane also explains to them that transformations are easier, and turn out better, if you transform into someone you know best.
She then tells them to get ready, saying they should picture themselves as the other person, concentrate, build up Magic Power and release it into the pictured image. Both Natsu and Lucy yell the word 'transform' in excitement, however, neither of them is able to do so. While Natsu grins himself stupid, Lucy realizes that it isn't working and becomes disappointed when Mirajane tells her that it might be difficult for a Holder-Type Mage. Natsu laughs and makes fun of her again saying how lame that is, and she angrily tells him that he didn't manage to pull it off either. He disagrees, and says that he now knows what to do, builds up Magic and yells 'transform'. When the puff of smoke disperses, he is shown to have successfully transformed into Lucy, while wearing his own clothes. Happy is shocked and Mirajane proudly praises her student. Lucy yells at Natsu yet again with teary and shocked eyes saying he should cover up the front, and quickly grabs his vest to do so. While she does this, Natsu is feeling 'his' chest and is shocked at how soft it is, making Lucy angry and her yelling again telling him to not touch that.
The real Lucy then laments to Mirajane that this is very embarrassing and is like sexual harassment, and when Mirajane wonders if it really is that bad and awkward since they are such good friends, Lucy insists that it absolutely is. Natsu on the other hand, is still examining himself.
After the whole commotion in the guild, Lucy is now completely down in the dumps as she admits out loud that having people mess around with your body is a really weird feeling, Happy agrees with his "Aye", and Natsu is sitting, completely absorbed with still being in wonder of his new body, unaware of what the situation has developed into.
Natsu and the Dragon Egg
While helping Mirajane organize the things inside the guild's archive, Lucy accidentally falls off a ladder, causing multiple objects to fall as well. As she gets up, Lucy discovers a picture. The picture features younger versions of most of the members of Fairy Tail, including Natsu who is riding a blue Dragon. Mirajane takes a look at it and begins to tell Lucy about the picture which was taken six years prior to Lucy joining the guild.
Welcome to Fairy Fountain
Makarov informs Lucy that he will be opening Fairy Tail's pool to the public and tells her that he is making everyone prepare attractions. He then asks her to try out all the attractions, which she does reluctantly. Makarov shows Lucy Natsu's attraction, Salamander's Fountain. Lucy does not want to try it but Makarov pushed her into the boiling hot water. After Lucy has visited all the attractions, Natsu heads to where she is, asking if she wants to have another go on his attraction which Lucy immediately declines.
The Day of the Fateful Encounter
Note: Due to the conflict of the time in this story and in the main story, this omake will be considered as Lucy's dream.
Lucy is seen thinking about the day she had when Natsu and Happy arrive. The two want Lucy to come with them since they have a job. Lucy, who was asked by the guy she met earlier the day for dinner, tells the two that she has an appointment and the two leave, disappointed. Mirajane tells Lucy that the two were going to surprise her because today was her birthday. But Lucy says that it wasn't her birthday. When 9 o'clock came, Natsu and Happy are sitting on the train thinking that Lucy wouldn't arrive. Suddenly, Lucy arrives and tells the two that the job is more important than her appointment, she also tells them that it is not her birthday. Natsu, however, tells her that it has been exactly one year since she joined the guild. Lucy almost cries upon hearing this and thinks that her fateful encounter is exactly one year ago when she met Natsu and Happy.
Everyone in the guild is participating in the Hanami festival. Lucy, however, is not among them because she caught a cold. As Natsu and Happy leave her to rest, they remember the day before. Lucy was very excited after hearing of the festival and frets about clothes and the beauty of the Rainbow Sakuras. Remembering this, the two feel sorry for Lucy.
Later, Lucy is resting on her bed, thinking about the guild and the festival until she falls asleep. She later wakes up because of the noise outside and decides to investigate. She then sees a Rainbow Sakura on a boat floating on the river and admires the beauty of the tree.
The next day, Lucy is feeling a lot better. Makarov then asks his guild members who uprooted the Sakura tree, saying that the mayor is extremely angry. Lucy notices Natsu and Happy's reactions being the guilty ones and she thanks them, although the two pretend that they do not know what she is talking about.
Coming back from grocery shopping, Lucy sees that, yet again, Natsu and Happy have come to her house without permission. Despite being used to this situation already, she still yells at them and tells them to leave. Natsu tells Lucy that he and Happy came to play with her, but Lucy does not pay too much attention and tells them that she is going to take a bath. This only causes Natsu and Happy to stare at her and tell her to hurry up and take her bath so that they can play with her, to which Lucy replies that she cannot take one if they are present. After the reassurance that Natsu will not peek, Lucy promises that she will play with them after her bath, but they must leave when night comes because she is planning to finish her novel.
While waiting for Lucy to finish, Natsu and Happy begin searching her house for something entertaining. They then notice a book on her bookshelf that is different from the others. Just as the two were about to read the book, Happy's whisker accidentally get into Natsu's nostril, causing him to sneeze at the book. With the book covered with unwanted fluid, Happy tries to clean it up but accidentally rip the same page he was trying to clean. Angry at what he did, Natsu invokes his Magic without noticing, and lights the book on fire. Despite hastily putting the fire out, the book is ruined beyond repair. Thinking about what to do, Happy has an idea and asks Lucy if she could lend them a book. Lucy immediately refuses when she hears that they want to borrow the book Maya Forest, claiming that the book is extremely important. However, she changes her mind when Natsu and Happy lie and say that the book has an interesting title and they want to read it. The moment she agrees to lend them the book, the book disintegrated into ash.
Realizing the trouble they created, Natsu and Happy run to all of the bookstores in Magnolia, hoping to find a copy of the book. After some continued searching, they end up back in the guild. Gray and Erza tell the two troublemakers to apologize to Lucy as soon as they can. But before they have the chance, Lucy shows up and lends Natsu and Happy another book titled Miltu Fable, a prequel to Maya Forest. Needless to say, Natsu cannot stop shaking in fear. Happy, who cannot stop shaking as well, asks why is the book so important to Lucy. Lucy hesitates for a moment before saying that the book is a memento from her mother, which causes the two troublemakers to break down into tears. When Lucy says that the last part will make them shed tears, Natsu and Happy comment that they are already crying, but Lucy seems to not hear their comment.
Moments later, the troubled Natsu and Happy became more depressed when Gray comments on how happy Lucy was and Erza comments on how it was a memento from Lucy's late mother. Realizing that it will only hurt her even more if they try to hide it, Natsu and Happy immediately run to Lucy to apologize to her. But while they are apologizing, Lucy begins to cry and runs away, leaving two traumatized bodies in the street. Three days pass, and Gray notes that Lucy has not come to the guild for the same amount of time. While Erza worries over Lucy, she states she is more concerned about Natsu and Happy, both of whom had been frantically searching for an identical book in many different towns without rest. Happy then says that even if they do find the same book, he does not think that Lucy will forgive them, to which Natsu replies that he already knows that, but they still have to find the same book for Lucy's sake. Just then, Lucy shows up. With her head held low in front of Natsu and Happy, she begins to apologize. Everyone is confused by what she means, but Lucy continues to say that she lied. Opening her bag, she dumps out the content, and to Natsu's and Happy's surprise, it contains many copies of the burnt book. Happy asks why Lucy owns so many copies, to which Lucy replies that she tried to publish the book out of her own pocket. She claims that she was not lying about the book being a memento from her mom, however, as the content of the novel is from all the stories that her mom told her when she was young.
Lucy then says that when she heard that Natsu and Happy were interested in the book, she was so happy that it must have gone over her head. Lucy wanted them to read the book and hoped that they would be really interested in what the book had to offer. She then states that burning the book did not really mean too much, but she was not able to handle the fact that they lied about being interested in the book. As Lucy continues to confess, she begins to cry and states that she was never angry at them, but rather embarrassed by her own imagination and pride. Natsu and Happy try to calm Lucy down by telling her to beat them up until she is satisfied. This only makes her cry even harder, which causes Natsu and Happy to cry too. Gray then enters and sets a bottle on the floor, calming them all down and telling them that both parties are at fault. Happy then asks what the drink is to which Gray states that the drink reflects what their team is like, which causes everyone to smile. With that said, Gray tells them to drink up and get ready to work again, to which everyone replies happily. 
Welcome to Natsu's House
As Natsu and Happy finish a job, the two decide to find something to eat. Meanwhile, Lucy finally finds the location of Natsu and Happy's house. She decides that it was time to pay back Natsu and Happy for embarrassing her every time the two visit her at her house. Lucy imagines sitting on his couch, only to have him come home, shocked to find her there. As she enters the home though, she sees a house with overturned furniture, unwashed dishes, and most of the floor cluttered with junk.
As Lucy examines the house, she sees the request of Kaby Melon with a note pinned saying "The quest I performed with Lucy for the first time". Lucy also sees the signature of the fake Salamander that tried to kidnap Lucy and other girls as slaves, rubble from the meeting place of the guild masters at Clover Town that Team Natsu accidentally destroyed when they were fighting Lullaby, a souvenir from Galuna Island where they took an unauthorized S-Class request, and Lucy's maid costume. Lucy is touched by Natsu's actions, and decided to clean up while waiting for them.
However, after a long time, Lucy gets bored with waiting for Natsu and Happy and decides to go home, only to find them in her house asleep near her bed. Initially mad, she softens up when she finds Natsu is dreaming about her.
Fairy Tail x Rave
Natsu, Lucy and Happy are in a distant town on a mission. However, Natsu separated from the group and Lucy and Happy are forced to look for him as they cannot complete the job without him.
Lucy and Happy, looking at Elie, think that she may be the Mage that they're after. They then ask her if she likes playing in casinos and Elie says yes, much to their surprise. However, before Lucy and Happy can decide on what to do, an explosion is heard from the town and the group heads towards it. The explosion is then revealed to be from Natsu and Haru's battle as the two fight at the casino. However, their battle is interrupted when Erza Scarlet intervenes and attacks them for ruining her winning streak. Erza is then revealed to be the Mage that has been causing havoc in the casino.
Later, Natsu's group and Haru's group head toward their own destination. Natsu and Haru are completely angered by one another and are convinced the other is a bad person.
Whose Clothes Are These?
Gray is once again without his clothes and wanders through the guild hall, wondering out loud where he left them. Lucy tells him she doesn't have the faintest idea, seeing as he strips everywhere, and Wendy tells him to at least wear something, covering her eyes.
Gray decides to make do with some other clothes for the time being. Lucy points out that those are Natsu's clothes and Gray realizes what that means. Soon enough, Natsu arrives wearing Gray's clothes. The two demand their clothes back from each other as Happy and Carla wonder how they managed to do this. Erza then arrives and seeing what is going on, decides to try swapping clothes as well. She swaps her armor for Lucy's and then Wendy's clothes (both of whom find her armor too heavy). Several others also decide to join in swapping clothes.
Natsu, Lucy and Happy encounter Erza and when Natsu asks Erza about her unorthodox outfit, Erza retorts defensively, seemingly shocking the trio. However, they are more astonished by her appearance as opposed to her shouting, as Erza's facial and body features have been transformed abnormally, which obligates Happy to mention that Erza "turned real".
The next day, after Erza takes out the shopkeeper for allowing her to wear such outfit, Natsu questions Erza's knowledge of the shopkeeper being a weapons dealer, who was secretly selling military weapons while Lucy congratulates her on taking out evildoers.
The First Morning
Éclair and Momon are walking through a street in a busy town when they pass Natsu, Lucy and Happy, as Lucy is telling Natsu off for destroying the restaurant they were at. The two girls briefly look at one another before Lucy hurries after Natsu and Happy.
Fairies' Penalty Game
Makarov crosses his arms as he reminds himself that since Fairy Tail Team A and B united during the Grand Magic Games tournament, it has been rather hazy as to which team came out on top in their private bet, and concludes that the time to settle which team gets to dominate the other for a whole day has arrived. He restates the rule: the losers have to do the bidding of the winners for an entire day. Full of confidence, Laxus stands in front of his team as Cana, Juvia and Mirajane cheer for him from the sidelines, with Gajeel instructing him not to lose. Erza, however, apologizes and claims victory for her team in advance, with Natsu, Gray, Lucy, Wendy and Elfman telling her to give it her all, afraid of what the monsters of Team B might force them to do should they lose. Stepping up and getting ready, Laxus and Erza settle the dispute with a game of rock-paper-scissors; Erza draws scissors whilst the former crushes her with rock. Makarov announces Team Fairy Tail B as the official winners, and soon lets them have a go at picking who they want to punish for the rest of the day as Team A sulks over their defeat.
Fairy Tail x The Seven Deadly Sins
As Makarov, dressed as Santa Claus, tries to enter the Guild's chimney, Natsu appears and approaches the "threat", demanding to know what it wants. After Natsu kicks him into the chimney, they start to battle within the dark chimney, with both Natsu and Makarov thinking the other threat is a thief. After Natsu casts his Fire Dragon's Roar, they both realize who the other is, but the spell combusts and burns both Natsu and Makarov, and also Lucy and Erza, whom were by the chimney within the Guild. The presents within Makarov's sack start to rain over the citizens of Magnolia, and Natsu apologizes to an angry Makarov for assuming that he was Sunder Claws.
Welcome Back, Frosch
While the members of Sabertooth celebrate the new pool inside the guild building, Sting's delighted mood persists as he notes that nobody would think of building a pool inside their guild. At Fairy Tail's very own pool, Makarov sneezes, with Mirajane asking what's wrong while Natsu does a brain buster move on Lucy at the background.
Heading for the Fairy Tail Guild with Gray's gift in tow, Juvia spots Natsu and Lucy sitting next to each other intimately. Astonished, Juvia rubs her eyes only to see Lucy berating Natsu and Happy.
Natsu and Asuka
Natsu competes in a shooting competition against Asuka where she uses her toy gun and he spits fire at paper targets. When Asuka wins, Natsu promises to do anything she wants for the rest of the day. At first, Asuka makes Natsu crawl through the guild on his hands and knees while she rides on his back, but then she decides that she wants to go to the park.
There, Asuka and Natsu play around a bit more, with Lucy and Happy watching them. As Lucy wonders how she got dragged along, she watches Natsu pretend to be a villain as Asuka shoots him with her gun, though, after a little while, Asuka decides that she wants to do a job. At first the two Mages refuse, saying that she is too little and that they'd have to ask for her parents for permission first; when Asuka starts to cry, they eventually cave in and go along with Asuka to do some easy jobs.
After helping people with odd jobs and doing some deliveries, the group make a small amount of money, and Asuka goes to a pawnshop and buys a memento that her parents once owned for 50,000 . When Lucy asks about it, Asuka says that she doesn't know why it was in a pawnshop, but that she intends to give it back to her parents, earning her praise and a cuddle from Lucy. Happy with Lucy's affection, Asuka asks if Lucy and Natsu kiss, stating that her parents do it all the time; Lucy replies that they aren't Mama and Papa. The young girl then orders Natsu to kiss Lucy, reminding him again that he promised to do anything she said for the day. Saying that it wouldn't mean the end of the world, Natsu actually tries to kiss Lucy, but, blushing heavily, Lucy pulls Happy between them, ending up with Natsu kissing Happy, which is enough to satisfy Asuka.
A moment later, a band of kite-using thieves, calling themselves Orca Feather Flying Bandits, swoop in and steal the Lacrima memento out of Asuka's hands. Natsu wants Happy to carry him so that he can go after them, but the Exceed is still lying on the ground in shock over the kiss and bemoaning that his precious lips have been ruined. Saddened to see her precious item stolen, Asuka opens fire on the bandit who took the Lacrima with her toy gun and manages to hit every shot; however, as the gun is not real, the thieves take no damage, and continue their escape. Seeing Asuka burst into tears, Natsu pushes the young girl's hat down over her eyes and, while the girl shoots blindly, Natsu uses his Magic to shoot down the enemies. Despite it being him who hit them, he pretends that it was Asuka who shot them down, making Lucy see that he lost the competition back in the guild on purpose to make the girl happy, this in turn making Lucy appreciate Natsu's good side.
A little later at the guild, Bisca and Alzack return from their job and Asuka presents them with the Lacrima. In reply to their shocked expressions, Natsu and Lucy explain that they took Asuka on a few easy jobs, and the baffled married couple then explain that the Lacrima was the reward they received upon completion of the first mission they took together. When the others wonder why they'd ever traded such a precious memento away, they only say that they had to and that Asuka would understand eventually, before leaving for home. On the way out of the guild, Asuka tells her parents that Natsu and Happy kissed, with the two both commenting that Natsu and Happy sure seem to get along well. While Lucy giggles about this, Natsu and Happy look sick.
Fairy Academy: Yankee-kun and Yankee-chan!
Fairies' Training Camp
Some of the Fairy Tail members decided to train on the beach for the Grand Magic Games. Even though purpose of coming there is to train for the Grand Magic Games, Erza tells everyone that they will spend the first day having some fun. After all the chaos, with Gray taking the initiative to start freezing the sea. Everyone is covered with ice and shivering, until Natsu uses his Fire Dragon's Wing Attack to break the ice. Pieces of ice start falling at the beach so Erza requips her Heaven's Wheel Armor to destroy the ice. Juvia, Jet, Droy, Natsu, Gray and even Wendy also join her and successfully destroy all the ice. Natsu and Gray claim it was fun while Lucy and Levy notice all the destruction.
In the evening, the group is seen staying in a luxurious inn, although Natsu is seen complaining about the environment as they had stayed in a luxury hotel last time thanks to Loke, who gave them the tickets. The boys then enter a room and are shocked to see that all the girls are drunk.
Natsu watches in shock as Lucy stares at him drunkenly at all fours, to which he nervously asks her what she wants. Lucy's vision gets blurry and as she stares at Natsu, happily declares that there are two Natsus, much to her happiness. Levy drunkenly negates her statement laughingly.
Some time later, still drunk, Lucy offers an egg roll to Natsu, which he refuses. Lucy pouts over it, and curls in self-pity, saying that Natsu doesn't like the egg roll she gave him. Natsu tries to comfort her, and Lucy then tells him to scratch her chin to make it up to her. He does so, and Lucy suddenly makes cat noises as he scratches. Natsu then gets frustrated (with Lucy still imitating a cat in the background), saying that they don't have time and should be thinking up of a strategy for the Games.
To his shock, Lucy suddenly climbs on his back, saying that she needs to go to the bathroom. Natsu indignantly tells her if she's serious, while Levy (and Mavis) loudly cheered Natsu to go. With no choice in the matter, Natsu grudgingly carries her to the bathroom, while Lucy comments that his back is really warm. Natsu replies that it would be the fires of his anger.
Later, the girls are seen relaxing at hot springs, with Mavis who is still watching them. The girls then discuss the events of the evening and the group claims that Lucy and Natsu love each other. Levy teases Lucy with her piggyback ride with Natsu which Lucy doesn't remember. Levy probes further, which made Lucy blush in embarrassment. Levy and Juvia then further teases and interrogates her and Erza joins in, stating that she didn't know the two of them had that kind of relationship. Wendy then states that Natsu and Lucy really are close, to which Erza then agrees, saying that if you want to find Natsu, the fastest way would be to look at Lucy's apartment.
Lucy denies and then complains about how Natsu always barges into her room, which is the reason for her following him in revenge. She tells everyone a story about how she followed Natsu and Happy to their house. When she entered it, all she found out that it was a messy house. She then noticed a bunch of posters on the wall and realized that they're all the missions that they had done so far. She felt touched as Natsu and Happy were thinking of these precious memories. So Lucy decided to clean up before they came back to give them a surprise. Unfortunately, Natsu and Happy were not back by night so Lucy decided to go home, only to find out that Natsu and Happy were there sleeping while waiting for her.
Afterwards, the girls claim that it is a nice story but then continue to tease Lucy. Natsu, Jet, Gray and Droy are later seen peeping at the girls. Erza notices them too and throws several kunais at them. She then wonders if it is just her imagination but when Levy talks about it being the guys, Erza proposes that they should invite them to the hot springs. Lucy, however, refuses, claiming that it's embarrassing.
The Exciting Ryuzetsu Land
Fairy Tail x Rave
When Haru and Natsu defeat the slot-machine robot, Elie looks to Lucy and says, "They're our heros, right?" Lucy blushes and says, "Yup!"
Natsu and the Dragon Egg!
Natsu and Happy take Lucy fishing, in order to help clear her head so she can continue writing her novel. She questions the motive for fishing as Natsu winds up catching a big fish. He then uses his flames to grill it and eat it, much to Happy's frustration. Happy demanded the fish to be eaten raw, and after Natsu tells him to catch his own fish, he runs away, heartbroken. Lucy tells Natsu that he should apologize to Happy and tells him to stop with the tough guy act, or else no girl will like him. Natsu gets angry and tells her to mind her own business and walks away.
Lucy then finds Mirajane in the Fairy Tail Archives and volunteers to help her organize things. Suddenly, Lucy, who was up on a ladder, accidentally falls causing some books to fall with her. While cleaning up her mess, she finds a picture of Fairy Tail from 6 years earlier. Lucy then asks Mirajane how Natsu and Happy met. So Mirajane begins to tell Lucy the story surrounding the birth of Happy.
Back in the present, Natsu brings a lot of big fish for Happy that causes them to make up. In the guild, Makarov comes and asks for Mirajane’s help and Lucy looks at the picture again, wondering who Lisanna is and what happened to her.
The Day of Fated Meeting
Lucy with the problem of losing to Erza in winning the Miss Fairy Tail Contest, can't pay for her rent. She gets into a conversation with Cana, who learns and tells the whole guild that Lucy has never gone out with a guy before. Not all is bad though; Cana has seen in her cards that at that day, she would have a “fateful encounter”. What that means, exactly, she doesn't know.
Later, she learns from Mirajane, that a reporter from the Weekly Sorcerer Magazine will come to the guild. Lucy, in her imaginations, thinks that the reporter will fall in love with her and then marry her, and even pay for the interview. A bit further, Happy tells Natsu she is broke, and Natsu concludes that it because she ate something bad. Gray then comes and reminds him of the fact that she has to pay the rent.
Lucy leaves the guild, encountering the young writer from before: she agrees to take him on a tour of the city. The two apparently click, and in the evening, Lucy turns down an offer from Happy and Natsu for a job because she has a date with him. This apparently depresses them. Mirajane tells Lucy that they wanted her to come along because they thought that the job was perfect for her. Lucy seems sad. The guy waits for Lucy at the restaurant, and Natsu and Happy are on the train. She is shown walking, minutes before her date, into an unknown direction. Then it is revealed that Lucy got on the train with Natsu and Happy, much to their surprise.
Special Request: Watch Out for the Guy You Like!
At the guild, Lucy is complaining that she has nothing to do. Mirajane suggests she go on a job, but Natsu wants the day off and Lucy feels she has a responsibility towards him. Mirajane is pleased to hear this and tells Lucy they look like a couple. Lucy turns to see Natsu, who is dancing the Plue dance, along with Happy and Plue. Gray and Erza try to make him stop, but he keeps dancing, as Lucy rejects the idea of the couple completely.
The following day, Lucy relaxes at a table when Natsu comes and puts a hand over her shoulder. She is bothered by this and leaves, feeling very raw. Gray then comes, and orders him to stop slouching, but the two get into a fight. Meanwhile, the guys from the guild are speculating that Natsu likes someone. Lucy listens to their conversation, and now, more than ever thinks that the girl Natsu likes is her. She starts thinking of this relationship, but brushes off every idea. Lucy, who has never dated, feels odd when it comes to relationships. Natsu comes and tells her that he wants to meet her that evening at the old Tree. As he asks, he blushes, making Lucy blush as well, and then leaves in a hurry. Lucy soon leaves after him.
A little later, Lucy is seen taking a bath. She thinks of the date she has that night, but, even though she loves Natsu as a comrade, she decides to turn him down. Then, Lucy gets herself in a monologue, where she decides on and then criticizes every outfit choice she makes. She imagines a scene in which she and Natsu have babies, and the babies look like Happy. Back in reality, she scolds herself for thinking that.
In the evening, Lucy arrives at the old tree and meets with Natsu. She feels embarrassed up until the point when Natsu reveals that he called her because he needed to dig a hole to find an album of embarrassing photos of all the guild members, and the girl he was referring to was in fact Virgo because he needs her to dig up the album. Lucy is shocked by this revelation, and slaps him, as she calls herself a total idiot.
In the Fairy Tail Guild, Makarov is lecturing his guild members about what it is to be a Fairy Tail Mage and to celebrate their work done for the past year, they will hold the long-awaited Hanami Party. However, Team Natsu along with Wendy and Carla are gone since they accompanied Wendy on a job.
Meanwhile, Team Natsu is walking down Mt. Hakobe, looking for an herb that can supposedly magnify the Magic Power of a Mage when eaten or drank as it is their job to collect a number of those. As they travel, Lucy and Wendy talk about the upcoming Hanami inside Horologium while the other three, Natsu, Gray and Erza, beat up the Vulcans that ambush them. While exploring, Natsu picks up the scent of the herbs and runs toward them, only to find a Blizzardvern there. It turns out that the Blizzardvern is a herbivore and its favorite food is the herb that they needed to collect. Natsu, Gray, and Erza then decide to draw its attention to them, leaving Lucy, Wendy, Happy and Carla to gather the herbs.
Natsu, Gray, and Erza attack and distract the Blizzardvern, and Lucy, Wendy, Happy, and Carla crawl towards the herbs. The Blizzardvern manages to reflect Natsu’s flame and Gray’s ice and even dodge Erza’s lightning. As they battle, Lucy gets her hands on some herbs when an avalanche suddenly starts. The avalanche sweeps them away, but Lucy is successfully able to hold on to the herbs.
The next day is the day of the Hanami. Lucy caught a cold from being buried in the avalanche and so she isn't able to attend. Natsu and Happy leaves Lucy’s house to let her rest. They feel bad for Lucy since she was really looking forward to the festival. Later, the festival starts. Everyone is having fun, drinking, eating, and laughing. Natsu explains Lucy's condition to the others. Happy suggests that Wendy should cast a healing spell on her, but it turns out Wendy already did and Lucy should be fine by tomorrow. After a while, the traditional Hanami Bingo tournament begins. Everyone except Natsu is participating and attempting to win. Happy tries to persuade Natsu to play Bingo, but he refuses.
During this time, Lucy lies in her bed at home, thinking about all the experiences she had since the day she met Natsu back at Hargeon Town. She wishes that she attended the Hanami. Before she falls asleep, she thanks Natsu and the entire guild for being there for her and concludes that she joined a really great guild. Later that night, Lucy wakes up due to a commotion outside. Lucy opens the window to check what is going on and is surprised to see a Rainbow Sakura tree floating on a boat at the river right in front of her house.
The next day, Natsu and Happy are happy to hear that Lucy’s cold is cured. Makarov is asking who was responsible for digging up the Rainbow Sakura tree, saying that the Mayor is really mad about it. Lucy realizes that it was Natsu and Happy who were responsible and thanks and hugs them. Meanwhile, the people of Magnolia look in wonder at the Rainbow Sakura tree that seemed to have been replanted.
Welcome Back, Frosch
While the members of Fairy Tail enjoy a pool day in their guild's pool, Natsu grabs Lucy from behind and begins to perform a German suplex on her much the latter's disapproval.
Later, Frosch stumbles into a group of thugs, who decide to capture it and sell it for a large sum but accidentally catch Natsu and Lucy instead. Natsu, Lucy and Happy, who recognize the cat, came to its aid. After fighting back the frog traders, Lucy questions Natsu about all the property damage they have done to which he replies that they will just have it fixed with the reward of their next job. The Fairy Tail Mages then notice that the Exceed has disappeared.
At the Fairy Tail guild, as the other members go on with their everyday activities, Natsu, Happy and Lucy are amazed at the billiard table Gray and Juvia had brought to the guild from a generous client. Gray then starts playing, everyone remarks how good he is at it. Afterwards Natsu begins to play it poorly by destroying most of the room. As he hits the ball into the air, Erza comes into the room and catches it. The others ask her if she knows about billiard, to which she starts reminiscing stating "along time ago". And Erza tells her experience while playing billiards once, which also recounted her meeting with Moulan Rouge or Bisca Moulan.
What a True Heart Weaves
Alzack and Bisca set out for their job, they leave Asuka in the hands of the guild, mainly Natsu and Happy to be her babysitters for the day. Asuka wishes to eat a cake, and as Erza, Wendy and Lily set out to bake a cake for her, Natsu and Asuka decide to have a shooting battle, Natsu shooting flames from his mouth versus Asuka and her toy gun to hit a target board. Natsu loses and has to obey Asuka with no questions for an entire day. As Lucy joins them during the day, Asuka realizes she wants to accept a job because she wants to buy something. Happy finds a few mundane jobs which are safe for Asuka to join Natsu and Lucy in, and to earn enough money to buy what she wanted: a snow globe Lacrima.
Natsu, Asuka, Happy and Lucy complete their jobs, and amass enough money to buy the item. After almost forcing Lucy and Natsu to kiss, the globe is quickly stolen by sky bandits who want to turn a high profit for it. Asuka becomes extremely upset and fires shots towards the escaping bandits. Despite her impeccable aim, her shots do not injure the bandits, only annoying them and allowing them to taunt her. Natsu, realizing that he cannot catch up to them by air, pulls down Asuka's hat and asking her to pull off blind shots, but at the same time coating her toy bullets in his flames, hitting all four bandits and destroying their gliders.
While Natsu praises Asuka for her perfect aim, Lucy realizes Natsu may have talked big, but lost on purpose to Asuka in their shooting contest, showing that he has a big heart. Returning to the guild, Mirajane serves Asuka the cake baked by Wendy, Carla, Erza and Lily. As Asuka finds the cake delicious, Alzack and Bisca return at the same time. Displaying the globe to her shocked parents, Natsu and Lucy explain that Asuka went on safe jobs to earn enough money to buy this item for them. It is revealed that the globe is the reward for the first job that Alzack and Bisca had gone on together. Questioning why such an important memento was in a pawn shop, they only say it is a long story.
Juvia starts off her day with a shower and seems to be extremely cheerful. As she exits her apartment, she meets Erza, Wendy and Carla. One being questioned about the reason for her joyfulness, she explains that it has been 413 days since she met Gray. Wendy and Carla fail to understand her, but Erza seems to be caught up in Juvia's excitement and suggests that Juvia give Gray a present to mark this occasion. Although Juvia is interested in the prospect, she has no idea what to give Gray, so she decides to ask the other girls in the dormitory for their opinion.
After asking the opinion of the other girls in the dormitory, she finally to the guild and ask the opinion of the people in the guild. Juvia get advice from Mirajane, she began returned to Fairy Hills and make a cake. But she failed, then she knit scarf on the advice of Carla, Wendy and Lucy. Once finished she went to the Guild, and the first thing she saw was, Natsu who was making out with Lucy. But it was just a hallucination.
Note: The events in these episodes occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
Natsu Eats a Village
Team Natsu and Makarov Dreyar, under the keen leadership of Happy, are lost in the Clover Canyon while attempting to head back to Magnolia Town.
They continue exploring until they find a village. At first they are enthusiastic, because they think there might be food there. But, as they venture into the village, they discover that it is completely empty. The houses contain fresh food in them, but no inhabitants are around. This makes them suspicious of the surroundings, and Erza orders everyone to investigate and not touch the food no matter how tasty they look. First, though, she decides to send Natsu, Gray, Happy and Lucy to collect some mushrooms. They do so, and while at it, they eat some.
As a result, some mushrooms grow out of Gray’s and Natsu’s heads. The two guys with mushrooms on their heads laugh and then argue while Happy eats one too, causing a mushroom to grow out of his head as well. Lucy then watches as the mushrooms on their heads are actually getting bigger. From the outskirts of the Village, they hear muffled moaning sounds. Gray’s and Natsu’s mushrooms fall off, but Happy’s does not. They return to the village, and, when they walk in, the floor begins to shine. The houses start moving too, and Happy thinks they are waving at him. They climb up a higher cliff overlooking the village and observe the houses suddenly turn into monsters. Moments later, they find out that this is in a fact a long banned Magic called Alive, which is capable of turning inanimate object into living creatures. They also deduce that the seams they saw earlier are in fact a Magic Circle that triggered the activation of the monster. The village had been most likely a Dark Guild's village because of the amount of Magical Tools they possess (which Erza had found in a shed earlier) and their use of Forbidden Magic. However, they set these facts aside and while emphasizing on the fact that the monsters are alive, Natsu, Gray and Erza attack, believing they can eat it. Happy also duels with a small monster chair. Erza slices some of its parts, Natsu burns them and Gray freezes them, and then they all taste the monster. However, the monsters all taste very gross and however hungry they might be, the monsters are something they cannot eat. When the monsters reconstitute, the team continues their attacks. This time, Lucy summons Taurus and she fights as well. After some blows, an earthquake follows, and another Magic circle is activated. This time, they all precipitate into it.
Much later, they are seen still in one piece, walking and famished. They discovered that the monster was in fact a whole village full of people who were Taken Over by the monsters they created. Makarov had made the villagers promise to never create that dangerous Magic Circle again and that they should be thankful it has already been undone. However, when asked how it was undone, he told them that there's no need to sweat out the details. Erza suspects that it was Makarov who closed the circle and annulled the Take Over, but he won’t confirm this. As they continue their voyage, one phrase is heard: “We’re still hungry!” 
Erza, Natsu, Lucy, Gray, and Happy have all returned from the S-Class Request on Galuna Island and are greeted by Mirajane. Erza learns that Makarov is not there to punish the others for their actions. Natsu, Gray, and Happy are relieved while Lucy keeps wondering and worrying about the punishment everyone except her seems to know about. After Wakaba makes a comment that makes Natsu and Gray angry, they start fighting.
Later, Natsu notices a strange request on the request board. All they have to do is figure out the meaning of the ancient writing and they will earn 500,000 Jewel. Natsu recognizes the letters and reads it aloud. Suddenly a strange light engulfs him, Lucy, Erza, Gray, Happy, and Loke. After the light disappears, they all start acting strange and out of character. "Loke" runs out when he suddenly sees "Lucy". Erza (in Happy's body) later figures out what happened. They have switched minds and bodies. Natsu is now in Loke’s body while Loke is in Natsu’s body. Gray is in Lucy’s body while Lucy is in Gray’s body. Erza is in Happy’s body and Happy is in Erza’s body. Everyone is shocked and confused. Makarov arrives shortly after and tells them that it is a Changeling spell and they must figure out a way to reverse it within thirty minutes of when it was cast or else they'll stay like that forever.
They are informed by Makarov that Changeling also switches the people's Magic. Some of the switched Mages try to use the Magic of the body they're inhabiting, but they aren't successful. Levy, Jet, and Droy arrive and Levy offers to help undo the spell. They are happy and excited and believe that she can break the spell. As Jet and Droy cheer her on (they are later joined by Elfman), she tries to read up and discover a cure. With Levy having trouble, the group becomes convinced that they should prepare for the worst and that they'll be the crappiest team in Fairy Tail. After several false hopes, Levy thinks that she has finally found it and reads the spell backwards. A bright light shines throughout the guild. When the light fades, Lucy and Gray are back to normal, thanks to Levy.
However, the others are still the same. Even worse, other members of the guild have switched bodies. As everyone panics, Levy exclaims that these proportions are out of her league.
Twenty-Four Hours Endurance Road Race
Everyone in Fairy Tail gets ready for the guild's annual 24-Hour Endurance race. Makarov describes the race's route. Fairy Tail members have to run to the mountain to get a Wyvern Scale and return to the South Gate Park within 24 hours. Anyone who gets last place will receive "the punishment".
On the ground, Natsu, Gray, Erza, Gajeel, and Jet stare at Happy, Wendy, and Carla in disbelief when the rest of Fairy Tail quickly crosses the finishing line along with Erza who quickly recovered. Lucy encourages everyone to hurry which Natsu replies that it is easy for her to say. Jet realizes that they only ones left gets back up and runs off. Natsu, Gray, and Gajeel suddenly grab onto Jet which ended them up crossing at the same time. For the punishment, they must dress up like girls and have an interview and a photo spread printed in the Weekly Sorcerer Magazine. Natsu, Gray, Gajeel, and Jet with a shocked expression, run off into the distance with Jason closely following them while Lucy, Erza, and Juvia watch them from the finishing line.
Fairy Tail: Priestess of the Phoenix
As everyone stands in silence at the loss of Eclair, Lucy is found weeping, overtaken by sadness, and asks Natsu if magic is good or evil. Natsu shakes his head, and Lucy states that she wanted magic that could stop her tears as Natsu catches her mid-fall. Natsu says to her that in the end, Eclair was smiling, and says that everything will be fine and that everyone else is there for her. Then, Lucy leans against Natsu and he wraps his arms around her while she sobs.
Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry
- Many characters in the series have commented on Natsu and Lucy's relationship.
- Levy - In Fairies' Training Camp , the girls are seen relaxing at hot springs, Levy teases Lucy with her piggyback ride with Natsu which Lucy doesn't remember. Levy probes further, which made Lucy blush in embarrassment.
- Mirajane - Mirajane notices that they get along really well as if they are a "couple in love", which Lucy immediately denies. Mirajane further teases Lucy saying that Natsu may actually have feelings for Lucy. Lucy glances towards Natsu and sees a scene where Natsu and Happy are pretending to be Ninjas. Lucy then tells Mirajane that even if he's interested, she still won't accept him. Yet, Mirajane replies that they could be a really nice couple. As Lucy walks home, she denies the fact and wishes that Mirajane didn't say weird things like that.
- Evergreen - As when Lucy explains what she feels towards Natsu, Evergreen points out to Brandish that Lucy is madly in love with Natsu which causes Lucy to be embarrassed after Brandish says she sees it.
- Happy - Happy often brings up the fact the two like each other. By teasing either one of them, mostly Lucy, that he or she like the latter.
- Asuka - Asuka orders Natsu to kiss Lucy which causes Lucy to get embarrassed. Natsu actually tries to kiss her, only until Lucy blocked the kiss by pulling Happy between them, ending up with Natsu kissing Happy.
- Zeref Dragneel- During his confrontation with Gray, he reveals he knows of Lucy and states her cheerful nature and positive thinking has had a great impact on Natsu's growth.
- Natsu, along with other members of the guild, often enters Lucy's apartment without her permission, much to her displeasure.
- Natsu and Happy collect items to preserve the memories of their missions, including the request of their very first quest together with Lucy, and Lucy's maid outfit.
- Mirajane somehow has a spare copy of Lucy's house key and often lends it to Natsu and the others so that they can enter Lucy's house.
- From the Volume 16 Limited Edition: Sorcerer Interview, Natsu and Lucy claim that they both have a good relationship with one another.
- Mirajane came up with a theory that Natsu was hoping to see Lucy naked in the hot springs during their training for the Grand Magic Games. Lucy questions this theory which Mirajane replied that Natsu probably is tired of seeing her naked.
- Hiro Mashima has drawn Natsu and Lucy together a number of times on his twitter.