"I told you Natsu, you won't beat me." I say to him as he was grasping his air once more. After that big blow, he was out of juice. Natsu tried to stand up again but I took his head and smacked it into the ground. "Take a note, you have no energy for your magic, since I am in the guild call out when you are really sure that you can beat me. In other case if I feel in a bad mood, I'll just clobber you around like today!" I shout at him. When I was done I rose up and went to approche Lucy.
"Well seems you will be mine for a whole day, but not yet okay Lucy?" I smile to her as she looked at me with fear. "Kilala!" Kilala came to me as I spoke
her name, she landed on my shoulder and we walked around the town for a little while. From all the way to the town center I hear Natsus curses. I was heading home, but I kept in the town until the very night. I helped out Mirjane with the supplies and everything for the guild, that I lost track of time. As me and Kilala were on our way to home in the forest, I felt an uneasy feeling. The streets were very empty, there was no one around, until I came to the last light post, which blinked rapidly. I stopped for a moment and held Killala onto the back.
"If you want to look at me, do it while being infront of me..." I say with a little harsh tone."...Laxus" And there he was standing with his hands crossed.
"Well well...isn't it pinky here." He says as he grinned at me. "Emeraude, how long has it been? 5years?"
"Your memory isn't failing you I see, at least I can be happy that you remember my last name." I atagonised him. I fliped my hair bang into the air, showing
him that I wasn't intrested in him and walked further, but as I was about to pass Laxus by, he grabbed my wrist and threw me into the post, making it crook a little.
"Watch that tongue of yours Emeraude." Said Laxus as he leaned closer to me. "I assume you got stronger than before. And not only that." He grabs my chin and turns my head right to left."You have grown more mature, just as I would have imagined. You know you're more of my type, despite the cocky personality." He started to put his hands all over me, squeezing my thighs and sliding his hand on top of my skin. How I despised his actions at that moment. He never was like that when I was in Magnolia before. I couldn't bare this actions from him anymore. I heared as Kilala was growling and then instentainiously turned herself into a giant Cat. Laxus though shot a thunderbolt at her, immobolizing her for a moment. Finally I found the strenght to push Laxus back.
"Even though I have changed in many ways, I still have my personality back then. But you...you have changed a lot Laxus, you're not the Laxus I knew back then!!" I yelled at him and took Kilala into my arms, I ran off. I can't believe him, how could I ever have feelings towards that bastard if he is like this now....
In my bed, because of Laxus, I couldn't sleep properly...all the thoughts I had were about him...I wish I could forget him now...but I cannot.
On the next day I heard of Lucy saving Loki from vanishing. The Celestial King allowed Leo to live because of Lucy. I got the information by my own spirits who are somewhat in the same universe with the Celestial ones, but in a lower ranks as Guardians of the realm. In the guild me and Lucy were chatting for a while, because she tried to make me tell her when will I be using her the whole day, since I won the match with Natsu. Though when Natsu and Grey came up to our table, I saw that they were really beaten up.
"What happened with you two?" I asked them
"Yesterday we went to a hot spring, and then afterwards there was a heavy pillow fight between Erza, Natsu and Grey." Answered Lucy with a shaking voice.
"What did you fill those pillows with, bricks?" I sarcasticly say to them, on which Natsu and Grey glared at each other. "It's ok, don't need to be so grumpy on me." I say to them as I turned around and came forth to them. "This might sting a little." I raise my hands and holding my fingers far apart from eachother I concentrated my energy on healing their wounds. "Now then how do you feel?" I ask them as they looked at me with confuse. They took their bandages off and saw that no bruises or anything were on them. Being speechless they just ran off with some argument again. When me and Lucy were left alone, Mira came and sat next to us.
"Hi Mira." Said me and Lucy together.
"Hi everyone, how are you doing today?" asked she.
"Better if it weren't for the drastic pillow fight from the boys..." Said Lucy
"I am okay, nothing much." I say to Mira as I started to look the other way.
"You didn't sleep at night?" asked Mira suddenly as she read my gestures.
"How did you know?" I looked at her.
"You're always touching your hair bangs when you're anxious, it must be that you didn't sleep well." explained Mira.
"Yeah you kinda right, I didn't sleep much at night, a lot of was on my mind."
"You two are really close together I understand." said Lucy
"Well we are....well 5 years ago I was last here in Magnolia. Mira and Elfman were my step-sister and brother. They took me in, fed me, cleaned me, gave shelter and clean clothes. So I lived here after Sapphire dissapeared. I wandered for quite a while, and ended up just on the coast of Magnolia back then. I remember that day very clear. I was so sad, I just became 11." I say and looked at my hands. " I was all bruised and weak, I don't even know how long have I been walking back then. I collapsed from loss of energy... Mira back then was really strict, she didn't want to help me, but Lisanna, their litte sister insisted on helping so Mirajane didn't had anything to do but to do as so. She was actually very scary so I tried to avoid her as much as I could." I explained. " But for tending to me so well, I insisted to at least repay back by doing all kinds of chores like cleaning, buying food, preparing dinner..."
"Yeah but you didn't had to do that..." Said Mira as she put her hand onto my shoulder.
"I knew, but it was the least I could do. But after when I got used to my talent in magic, I held it back a little, I didn't want much attention then.
But Mira couldn't but notice it. She scolded me not joining the guild, then one day I made a promise..."
"One day she said that she's ready to meet new people, and ready to join a guild. We were all excited for a while, until....." Said Mira and looked at me.
"Until? Until what?" Asked Lucy as she looked at me. I was avoiding eye contact. Back then I was 13 and I wanted to join the guild on my 14th birthday...
"I left Magnolia without saying goodbye to anyone...I was actually very excited a week before my birthday, but then everything changed the day before I was meant to see the guild members..." I say and clenched my fists hard enough. "I know I shouldn't have done that, but Mirajane I had my reasons... I was so weak...I wanted to become stronger like you. And now I am...And I promise I won't leave you no more. You and Elfman are my family and now Fairy Tail is part of my Family as well" I say to Mirajane as I embraced her and yet a smile escaped from me to Lucy. She smiled back, and I felt so warm inside...so...this is what happiness is like?
For a while me and Lucy dined and had a great time chatting together. But after when we were done with the day helping to rebuild the guild, I saw a familiar face.
"Oh hey Loki!" Said Lucy as Leo came up to us. He looked at me for a moment, and then returned his gaze. Leo scrathed his head.
"I never thought that you would be of that type." Said Leo to me. I smiled to him.
"I was the only one to be able to summon them in my village. They were my only friends until now, Leo." I reply to him.
"You know who Loki is?" Asked Lucy in surprise.
"I actually knew from the start when I first saw him. You see Lucy, I am not just a Dragonslayer, I am able to use other magic as well, and you can say I am somewhat similar to a celestial mage as well. But we will talk about later.You wanted to ask something Leo?" I turned my gaze back to Leo and smiled. He laughed for a moment.
"Yeah, actually Lucy here are some tickets to a resort, I would've gone there with my ladies, but since now I can return to the Celestial realm, I am now
your gate key." SAid Leo and handed out 5tickets."You, Sakura, Natsu, Happy, Grey and Erza can all go there." At the same moment Natsu and Grey were in their swimming pants.
"Akane resort?" Asked Lucy.
"Let's head out!!" Yelled Erza as everyone turned around and saw her huge luggage strapped to her waist.
"Oh my this is going to be fun.." I say with an awkward smile.
And the next thing I know I was sitting on the bed of a Resort room with Lucy and Erza. Erza went sun bathing and Lucy was trying out some swimsuits. Me? I still wondering how I ended up here in the first place, while holding Kilala on my shoulder.
"Tell me again why I had to come along?" I ask casualy grooming Kilala.
"It was as Loki said that it was for all of us including you Sakura." replied Lucy as she decided with the swimsuit."Erza lets hit the beach, the guys will be there soon!" Said Lucy and Erza came inside nodding to her.
"I think I will stay here for a while. Kilala needs a bath anyway." I say to them as I took Kilala off of my head.
"Ok, but join us as soon as possible." Said Erza and they left. I came to the balcony and watched at the ocean. It was very pleasent to see the water again. I always think of Sapphire, when am near it. I know she's alive and I need to find her one day.
"You can come in!" I say outloud, as so and the door to the room opened. Grey came in."If you're searching for Erza and Lucy they hit the beach." I say to
"I understood that now, but why are you here, join us." Said Grey.
"I don't know, I maybe better off with myself." I say and turned towards the oceans view.
"What's the matter, is something bothering you?" Asked he.
"No, I'm just being bit myself that's all. Even though I have been much cheerful in my childhood. I just cannot understand what I want of my life at the moment." I explained to him briefly.
"Hey, never asked you this 'coz didn't had the chance. But you said that you wandered to Magnolia, where did you came form? And how come? You don't need to answer if you don't want to." I looked at him for a moment and then gave Kilala to him. I walked to the edge of the balcony and sat onto it.
"It's kinda funny, because everything until meeting Sapphire and a while after that...I kinda don't remember all. It's like a blur gap there whenever I try to remember. I know I had fun in the village I was in, but in some point it...it changed. The only thing I remember there were my mothers face...burning in the destructive flames..." I say as I lowered my head.
"Wait, what happened?"
"I remembered the moment everyone discovered I can use magic, few weeks later...the whole village was in flames. Everyone...everyone there didn't make it. I was only one there. I don't know how I got out there neither what caused it. Only thing I remember is that my mother smiled until the end. And I just sat there...only feel that I had was fear..."
"That's why you were cautios with Natsus flames." Said Grey
"I have a little weakness of it, but being able to use water to defend myself at least eases it. Natsu gave me the opportunity to face my fear of it. But I....I still cannot control fire properly."
"Wait...you said that the village burned down. Does that mean that you're the only survivor? Then that means the Village you were in is the one in the East Continent. There was a rumor that there was only one survivor, but never found that person. So that is you?!" Shouted out Grey.
"Yes, it was on the end of the East continent, a little further away from it, the other side of the border. Within the forest and the mountains resided a small village. I lived there as much as I remember." I explained to him.
"Rumors say that Deliora was at that time." suggested he.
"I am afraid that's not true. If it was Deliora, then the scent of him would've stayed, yet other thing is..."
"What is it?" Asked Grey.
"Sorry, I just was thinking...I never put a thought to this, but I noticed that the flames, it had to do something with the flames..." I made an even longer pause.
"Yeah, what about 'em?"
"Those flames were different from regular, I came out unharmed that day. I had no burns or scratches. And yet everyone else just turned into ash, nothing was left of them." I say with a little struggle. "After that I don't remember a thing at all. I met Sapphire and it made me forget about it a little. But I wish I would meet her again. After all I have never said her one important thing....that I loved her like a mother..." I felt a gentle touch of Greys hand on my shoulder. Then Kilala ran onto his head.
"I see Kilala likes to sit on peoples heads." Said Grey
"Well she is comfortable with humans. Since I was the only human she encountered on the island, she learned that she could trust everyone else, whome I trust. Without her, I would've been still lonely on that island." I say to him, then I changed the subject."Hey did you lock Natsu in you room?" I asked him.
"I guess you should start rushing, or he'll win the race." I smile to him and as I said so, Grey ran out of the room in a blink of an eye."I guess we should join them Kilala." I said to her and in a moment my clothes changed into two-piece swimsuit, that was all red and with a green collar around my neck. It also had a very wide clevage. And at the bottom I tied Sapphires scarf as a skirt. We had lots of fun at the beach at one point Natsu untied Lucys bra and me and Erza stood up against him. She was full armored and I was holding up water shaped into spikes slowly freezing. Kilala was also happy. I can’t believe that we...together have a nice family in Magnolia, yet caring friends.
In the evening Erza yet again bathed at the last sunlight, relazing on the balcony. And Lucy was dressing up for a little tour in the Casino attraction in the lobby...