The Beauty of Tears - NaLu Oneshot
Sometimes... crying is all you can do...
"Lucy, don't try too hard." Natsu laughed, watching his friend attempt to win an arm wrestling contest with Erza. Hard to believe, but the were pretty evenly matched. Even Erza was surprised, she was giving her all.
"I won't stop... until I win..." Lucy heaved, pushing more and more. Soon she was able to get an advantage and pushed a little more. Finally there was a slam, Lucy had her eyes closed and opened them slowly, smiling wide.
"Lucy won?!" Warren asked, doubtful.
"Cheerleaders are strong." Natsu said, crossing his arms and grining. It was almost as if he knew she was going to win. Lucy pushed him playfully before turning back to the others. Natsu watched the back of her head, admiring her features. He couldn't help but admit that she looked her best with her hair down. Everyone else thought so too but he was different. No one knew how much then. He swallowed the thoughts and grinned when his blonde partner turned to him.