CHAPTER 5 :
"Lucy? What are you doing here?" asked Natsu standing in the doorway. "I wanted to hang out with you, duh!" I said repeating his same words back at him. A pointy toothed smile spread across his face, "Cool!" he exclaimed shutting the door behind him. I was sitting on a small red couch by the balcony doors, Natsu made his way over and sat next to me. I could hear the blood pounding in my ears. (Dam it Lucy!) I yelled in my head (It's not like you haven't ever sat next to each other before! This is so unlike you to get worked up over something so simple.) I looked over at my friend to see that he was looking at the floor with a slight pink tinted across his cheeks.
I opened my mouth to speak but stopped when I felt warm fingers touch the inside of my palm. "Um, Lucy? Is it okay if I uh, hold your hand?" I just nodded unable to come up with any words to say. I couldn't hear my own thoughts over the sound of my heart beating. We sat there without saying a word. (His hand feels