A rainy afternoon, filled the whole city of Fiore. This time, it was for sure that the rain was not caused by Juvia Lockser herself. The guild was calm, as usual. With only a few members staying in today, the fire dragon slayer himself had returned from a job request a little earlier that day. Having two of his partners, Happy and Lucy, split up with him and head back to her home in need of a helping hand from his exceed for something that minor that didn’t need his help, nor did he bother asking due to his tiredness.
A loud grumbling sound was heard, coming from Natsu’s own stomach. I guess, he was hungry and it was time to eat. Of course, the dragon slayer would never have a meal with his partner in crime, his beloved exceed. It was then he head out and passed by the celestial spirit mage’s apartment, to pick up and invite those two of his teammates to for a meal. “Hey, you two! Drop everything, and let’s go out to eat! I’m starving!” As he called out from outside Lucy’s window down below, despite the rain and getting soaked wet. Only to be informed that, Happy himself had left not too long ago, around half an hour ago. Not having told where he was going, made the fire dragon slayer worry. Clearly upsetting not only his hungry stomach, but down to his guts as well.
Natsu told Lucy to stay in her apartment, as he set foot off to look for his exceed partner in slight panic. Having circled around the city once, it was then the fire dragon slayer’s sensitive nose vaguely picked up Happy scent. Quickly and instinctively following it, not having an idea and not caring where this would lead him too. Danger or not, who knows. He then found himself, walking inside a dark cave with a small light source coming from the end of it. That’s when the fire dragon slayer’s eyes saw a tall figure standing in front of a huge glowing lacrima in front of him, not to mention having found his exceed safe and sound. “Happy!” Natsu called out, quickly opening his arms and gesturing for his partner in crime to return to his side. It was then, the tall figure slowly turned around and revealed his own identity, that signature scar on his face was clear to who he was. “…J-Jellal.”