The Dragon Maiden
(Submitted to fanfiction.net back in 2016)
Lucy sat in the ice-cage as they tried to take her back to Fiore without an incident. She sat at the bottom of the cage, waiting for an opening. Her former friends were talking outside, as if Lucy had lost her mind.
She started to test the bars as they went to get food, showing blatant disrespect for someone they once called a friend. She kicked out again, a tiny crack, she pounded it again, a small hole breaking open. With one final kick, the cage broke open, she crawled her way out of it to the gasps of the townspeople.
"Is that her?"
"That's the Acidic Rose!"
"Someone's trying to kidnap her!"
Lucy stood up fully, her blonde hair tousled over her shoulders, a little girl ran up to her from a table, "Ms. Rose! thank you for saving my village last month!"
Lucy bent over and patted the girl on the head, "don't mention it. It's what I do!" she smiled.
The kid beamed, "when I grow up, I wanna be just like you!"