Note: If you are looking for the parallel, Edolas pairing, see Edo NaLu.
NaLu (ナツルー Natsurū) is a semi-canon pair between the Fairy Tail Mages, Natsu Dragneel and Lucy Heartfilia.
About Natsu and LucyEdit
Natsu Dragneel (ナツ・ドラグニル Natsu Doraguniru) is a Fire Dragon Slayer, a member of the Fairy Tail Guild and a member of Team Natsu. He is the main male protagonist of Fairy Tail.
Natsu is a lean, muscular young man of average height with a slightly tan skin tone, black eyes, and spiky pink-colored hair. Natsu has a scar on the right side of his neck, hidden by his scarf. His red Guild mark 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, 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.
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. Natsu has a straightforward mind, and often tackles issues with a "hands on" approach. 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 perversity 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. Natsu has even gone as far as defending Laxus after 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 opponent's 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.
Natsu was very close to Lisanna, and, because of this, after her supposed death, no one in Fairy Tail mentioned her out of respect for his feelings. However, after Lisanna's return to Earth Land from Edolas, this is no longer the case.
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 Spirit Mage, a member of the Fairy Tail Guild and of Team Natsu. She is the main female protagonist of the series.
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 has large breasts, and a curvaceous body. Her (presumed) measurements are Bust: 91 cm; Waist: 59 cm; Hip: 88 cm (37in, 23in, 36in). These measurements were later revealed to be slightly different, with the breasts being two centimeters less, and the others one less.
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. 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. She fights alongside her Spirits and treats them as people, unlike several other Celestial Spirit Mages, who view them as mere tools and objects. Lucy 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, 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, even when all the odds are against her favor. Lucy usually freaks out at her guildmates' antics. Unlike her friends, she does not gets very excited about fighting. 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.
Natsu was found by Igneel, a dragon, as a baby. The dragon raise Natsu and taught him how to talk, write, and his own, signature form, of Lost Magic, Fire Dragon Slayer Magic. However on July 7, X777, Igneel, along with the other dragons, mysteriously disappeared, leaving Natsu to fend for himself. Natsu then left on a quest to find Igneel and was eventually found by Makarov Dreyar, the guild master of Fairy Tail. Natsu ended up joining Fairy Tail, in which he formed a close, sibling-like rivalry with Gray Fullbuster and Erza Scarlet.
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 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 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 chose 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 are very close friends, 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 tries 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.
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 in his standards, which leads to Lucy incredulously pointing out the he is the more unusual of the two. Natsu always helps Lucy whenever she is in trouble and deeply cares for her.
Macao ArcEditLucy 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 and 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 were really grateful for their free meal, tries 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 Nikora (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 point 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 Vergo 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 ArcEdit
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 ArcEdit
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 potientally 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 Nastu 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 they 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 ArcEdit
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.
Fighting Festival ArcEdit
Lucy was about to go to bed, when she noticed Natsu's scarf and pulls him out of her bed. She then tells Natsu and Happy to leave, but he falls back into her bed sick due to the side effects of eating Etherion. Happy then informs her that they came here to tell her about the "Miss Fairy Tail" contest that would be taking place during the Harvest Festival and that the reward of 500,000 Jewels would be able to cover her 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 ArcEdit
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.
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."
Edolas ArcEditIn 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.
In episode 95 "Lisanna" right in the beginning you'll notice that while the group is talking to the Exceeds, it is raining. Before the exchange, Natsu was wearing the jacket he used to trick the townspeople of Edolas into thinking he was a demon. During the exchange with the flying cats it is shown that Natsu is no longer wearing the jacket and it is now on Lucy, leading to believe that Natsu give it to her in order to cover herself from the rain.
Tenrou Island ArcEdit
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.
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, 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.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 wont 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 ArcEdit
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.When Lucy was captured by Reborn Oracion Seis, Natsu bravely fought and defeated Midnight to free Lucy. 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 ArcEdit
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.
After that incident Natsu wanted desperately to get revenge for Lucy, since all of the competitors (except for Rogue) in Sabertooth were laughing when they saw her lose. When Lucy was unconscious she was seen whispering Natsu's name in her sleep, implying that Lucy cares about him. 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 other tied him down in order to prevent a scene.
Later on, before Natsu and Gajeel's fight to Sabertooth mages, Sting and Rogue, Natsu went to Lucy to see if she was feeling any better. Before Natsu left, Lucy told Natsu that she believes in him and always had ever since she joined the guild. Right before the battle 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 is thrown out of the castle.
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. 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.
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 guildmark 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.
After the dragons and future Rouge 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, saying "thank you" while doing so.
Fairies' Training Camp (OVA 4)EditSome 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 Kuwaitis 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.