(re-written 13 Feb. 2013 )
Office Lovers ..
Lucy never liked birthdays ..
It reminded her of her bad childhood - about her mother who died when she was 4 years old and her father yelled at her every day.
Lucy shook herself to get rid of them terrible memories which she had hidden at the back of her head, and went down the street that led to the Huskies Train Station.
It was a Monday, and her birthday.
She hadn't even thrown a look at her mailbox as she well knew was full of congratulations cards and packages.
She knew that four of these cards were from her close girl friends - Erza, Wendy, Levi and Juvia - which she had moved away in Magnolia for almost six years ago.
It had been a big party and she had been hugged to death by everyone in the guild.
It was also the day that she had kept tenderly and carefully in precious memories in her heart and soul cried out the salty tears when she saw them all waving her off at the Magnolia Train Station and she had put her head out of the open train window and shouted: - "Thanks for everything, I love you -!" - before the train had started to honk and drowned her last words.
The sound of the wheels scraping against the rail under her while she lean back in the train seat she had booked and sighed out while the tears who had treaten to fall , now was flowed down her cheeks in silent.
And the image of her tearful but smiling friends from the guild, which she had been a part of for almost 3 years , was after all like a family to her.
Now begun to slowly fade out in the view as she fell into the deep sleep she had felt that entire day.
Lucy sighed and got on board the train - 109 - that led to her job.
Sure, she could as well have gone the half short piece, crossing the Strawberry river and then the small kindergarden, and be there in 10 minutes.
But today she had to wear those black stiletto heels she bought from Heart Kreud with 10 inch heels that could kill her feet with suffer and pain, which she didn't even want to even thinking to get.
But just the thought of Erzas glaring she got when she was to unsecure if she was going to buy them or not , maked her to swallow her "no" deep down and buy those murder stiletto heels anyway. Even if it wasn't even her style.
And the slim suit she and Juvia had shopped after eyeing on wedding dresses to Juvia, it hadn't even been in her taste at all , it was to short and to hard to move in and every single steps the fabric had cut into her legs while gived her a faint red mark left.
But such nice friend like she was after all , she just couldn't say no after all.
Yeah, it had been almost a year since she and Gray had got married and now she was pregnant with their first child and was already in the 4th month.
Lucy swore loud when the suit cut into her legs agian and caused her to almost lose her balance in the process.
Cursed Husky's train companies! Cursed HeartKreud! Damn boss !
Lucy did everything she could to not made her look unprofessional infront of people. It was easy to get into such magazines and if you did get there .. with such big scandal or a big fail, you sure could easy lose your job. So she put on a fake smile and cursed inside eachtime the stupid suit cut into her legs and maked a new mark over the first one.
When she finally find her seat, she sat down so elegant she could at the spot and sighed out of relief to finally get the itching fabric to ease against her legs for a while.
Her purse hung like always , casually over her right shoulder and was always matching the colour on her boots.
Suddenly she notice the train started charging for departure but stayed up and she frown of irritation and could now heard a voice - which sounded very cheerful .. , thought Lucy - that they had technical problems and it would take a while before the trains would start rolling again.
Lucy smiled a fake smile, while she cried inwardly of frustration and anger.
She rushed out of the train and managed to just walk a few feet away from the train when she saw how thousands of people in desperate trying to get of the train , while she thanked herself inwardly for atleast avoid that atleast.
She continued walking towards the exits at the train station while she gave a calm wave to the ticket lady seller that lifted her head and shrugged her shoulder while she looked at Lucy with a sad look, that meant - "I'm so sorry miss .." but Lucy knew that it wasn't her fault , she just did her job .. after all.
When she finally was out from the train station spuning glass doors, she was greated by the morning suns warm shine agianst her face, so she pulled on her sunglasses, which she also bought the Heart Kreud (she was tipped off by Erza agian ..) and started to look with her eyes after a taxi who was free to use.
The suit cut into her legs agian, while she cursed out loud and made a old elder lady who was out with her poodle to jump and stare at her with wide eyes and her poodle in her arms. But Lucy didn't care this time, she was to angry and to concentrated on get to her work in time.
If I get blisters now .. I will sue Husky's Cursed Train Companies!
Lucy smiled at her little thought.
She could see herself disguised in court with a loose unscheduled thin dress which also made her move freely in it without trouble, while she accused Husky's Annual Manager for one hell of a pain..
But Lucy didn't got more time to dream on her little thought so long, because in the corner of her right eye, she saw how a taxi stopped in front of a young man in suit, who also reached out to grab the handle on the taxi door.
She saw the opportunity and sprinted as fast as she could to get there, not caring a shit if the suit cut into her legs deeper then before,
but she managed to steal the place, while she also got a glimpse of the mans facepalm to face, instead she gave him a sweetly smile back in return and closed the door behind her, while she ordered the driver to drive to - Vanilla Street 49th.
The driver nodded in return, while he put in the gear, eased the handbrake, looked back in the back mirror to check if it was clear, signaled out and drived away.
Lucy at the same time lean back against the soft backseat which had a faintly smell of tobacco and beer, while she closed her eyes.
When the taxi finally had arrived , Lucy got out and closed the door, while she thanked the driver and gaved him some jewels money for the ride, before she threw herself against the glas doors to the building infront of her.
She was greeted good morning by their only guard Gajeel Redfox - and she nodded in return, before she threw herself against the elevator buttons.
" Morning on you to, Redfox .. " , she replied back and yawned soft.
"Delayed, huh bunny - chan?" , asked Gajeel with a smirk in his face.
Lucy nodded only , trying to not yawn agian.
She really hated that nickname he had in her,
she had got it that time when she had danced in a bunny costume on the manager's birthday and then jumped out of the birthday cake.
Uugh .. she hated that memory ..
But she had done it to get a money rise, and the face of her manager had been priceless and worth it..
"Yes , Redfox .., I'm really late .. Unfortunately, because of Husky's cursed electronic fault!"
Gajeel laughed dark and Lucy hold in a smile.
The elevator signaled so Lucy stepped in , pressed the 8th button , while the elevatorn's doors slided back and started slowly to move up.
Gajeel looked after her and continued to laugh more.
"Bunny-chan sure is tough when it comes to her job .." he mumled to himself and grinned.
In the elevator was Lucy watching the numbers on the doors with slided down when it reached the second floor, and she took then the opportunity to check herself in the mirror on left side in the elevator.
She straightened her blonde hair that she had fixed up in a neat but shaggy crest while she also brushed away a few little hairs stripes which came from her side bang and smiled at her reflection in the mirror.
She wore a faint makeup, because she hated people who covered their natural beauty with tones of make-up.
There was a light tone rouge on her cheeks, which only was to accentuating her fine cheekbones.
But she also had a neutral weak tone of a dark black eye shadow that she only used to make her eyes deepen a little.
She also had mascara on her, but it was just to fill in her to over light blonde eyelashes, and nothing else.
Her lips had a light tone of a pink lipstick, it was only because she was adult and wanted to have a little colour on her lips.
The elevator signaled while it stopped at 6th floor and the door slided up.
She quickly turned her gaze forward but also gave a warmly smile at her colleagues who stepped in from the 6th floor, each one with a cup of coffee in their hands, and a gray-like folder under their other arm.
The elevator signaled agian and the door slided shut while it started to move up agian.
Lucy fished out her mobile to check the clock on her display , but instead she saw a lot of messages she got, and she couldn't help but smile a little at it, before she started to read one by one of them.
"Have you heard that we are going to get a new manager?"
"No, what really?"
"Yes .. He is so sexy and hot!"
"You're kidding, right?!"
Lucy stayed up with her thumb on the fourth message from Levi and pricked her ears to listen for more.
She hadn't received any information about that?
She rolled her eyes and looked in the corner of her right eye, to see who it was that gossip those news.
Kitty Macoraz and Lizzy Belmy stood beside eachother while whispering together like two loving offended fourteen year olds.
"Oh God .. is he single?"
"My goooood! No. .. I heard that he is engaged to -"
Lucy couldn't hear no more of Kitty's words , because the elevator signaled it was on 7th floor.
She also saw how everyone stepped out while lefting her all alone to continue up one floor to her work.
The lift's door slided shut and moved up agian.
Lucy couldn't stop thinking about what Kitty and Lizzy had whispered about.
How did they knew that we would get a new manager?
Makarov was the best they actually had?
How could that old man go in retire, already?
But this was after all Kitty and Lizzy we was talking about .. and everyone knew that they was famous and known here as - " The gossip girls .. "
So everyone knew that what they even said .. it could just be one thing that actually was truth ..
Lucy shook off those strange thoughts she had floating inside her head and placed on her work smile, at the same time the elevator tinkled and the doors slid open.
So she stepped out and at the same time got greeted by her boss's Secretary - Mirajane - which also smiled at her and whispered congratulations in her right ear.
She sighed, but waved away those words and steered her steps towards her workplace.
She really loved her job.
It was of obstructed from the rest of the workers , but also had a window on the left side so she could get air each time she need it while doing her work.
She pulled off her leather jacket, placed it on her office chair's back and was just about to sit down when she got stopped by Mirajane's voice calling her.
"Lucy Heartfilia!, Can you come here a minute?"
Lucy sighed, while trying to walk so straight and calmly as she could to Mirajane, who was standing outside Makarov's office.
Lucy stopped almost in front of her and looked at her.
"The manager wanted to see you .. it's obviously important .."
Lucy sighed, but also saw Mirajane step aside from the door, while Lucy grabbed the door handle and gave a knock on the dark wooden door with the other hand of hers.
"Come in. .."
Makarovs firm and dark tone could be heard on the other side of that door, but Lucy took a deep breath and pushed down the handle.
Lucy stepped into the office and closed the door behind her.
She turned around while giving a smile to Makarov, who was sitting behind his desk with a firm position in his leather chair.
"Sit down, Heartfilia."
Lucy did as he said , but she didn't notice, that someone was in the right corner of that room in the dark and also had his eye on her.
"You called .." replied Lucy quietly while crossing her legs, but grimaced when the fabric was cut into her upper legs and gave a faint red mark after it agian.
Makarov closed his eyes and sighed out heavily.
Would she get fired? No. .. she was the best worker he had?! She was off for a whole month?!
No. .. or could it be that she didn't follow his rules to the letter ?!
No, it was too ridiculous .. nobody here anyway followed his rules to the letter so ..
Lucy woke up from her thoughts and looked up at Makarov who looked at her.
"I want you to meet the new head of this company .. and I want you to become his personal secretary .."
Lucy lifted on your eyebrow and looked around but found no one here except she and Makarov.
"Who, then, sir?" , Lucy replied in surprise and raised eyebrows even a bit further.
Makarov looked to the right and held in a smile.
"You can come out now."
Lucy looked that way Makarov looked at and eyes widened in pure shock.
A tall man with a black jacket with a black bag in his right hand stepped forward, and she saw that he had pink spiky hair while his eyes were onyx black but she also saw it had small traces of dark mint green in it.
He was so damn sexy !!
She could only stare at him, unable to speak a word.
Who does I feel so damn weak?!
He walked up to her and stopped a bit in front of her.
"Took the cat your tongue or something?" , He grinned big so she saw his near-perfect white teeth broke into a smile, and she caught a glimpse of a tooth that was a bit long and pointy ,before it covered of one of his lip.
Lucy stared at the man and swallowed several times.
She stroked her hands on her dress and held out her hand and put on her poker face.
"Lucy Heartfilia, nice to meet you sir .."
The man looked at her hand, a new shining whiten smile born on his lips and he took her hand in a firm grip.
Hell! It was the man she stole the taxi cab from before!
Happy Birthday Lucy ... You just made a fool of yourself totally infront of your new to be boss .. she thought and sighed inwardly.
How about this one?
Just write me off .. / Belle .
Story is mine ( xbabekissx / belle ) , if you stole .. then you are so low in my eyes..
Charathers belongs to Hiro Mashima except Kitty and Lizzy which is my charathers I just made up in this story .
Check chapter 2 .. note: it's a alot of mature in it ..