"Aaaaaah..." was the only sound he spare breath to make, and that was only because he was opening his mouth to chow down on another steak! But just as the mannerless young lad brought the food to his mouth, something very interesting caught his eye...
A girl. With red hair. Floating towards him.
Instantly Blue dropped the steak onto the table, dumbfounded by this occurrence. "Woah..." The word echoed in his head. Who was she? A Fairy? Not like a soon-to-be fellow Guildie, but a real Fairy. He didn't even know they had those! She didn't look that old either...but then, neither did his father and he had a few hundred years under his belt. Well whatever she was, the flying part was cool. And quite visibly, the lad's face flushed a bit when he noticed her. "Red..." that part he said out loud. Couldn't help himself. He liked her hair. And she was cute!
Luckily, he was snapped out of his stupor as the mysterious Fairy girl asked him about his food. "Order?" he repeated, eyes still on her hair. Okay...so maybe he wasn't FULLY out of his stupor. But after a while it sunk in, and the boy shook his head, almost immediately reverting back to his normal self. "Uh-uh, check this out!" Blue turned around in his seat and hopped down from it, letting out a sly, "Gihi...~" as he ran towards another roving waitress, weaving around some fighting Guild members with relative ease. One particular tussle ended up on the ground in front of the poor waitress, both stopping her movement AND distracting her. It was showtime!
Almost as if he'd been doing this for years, Blue used his height
disadvantage to walk underneath her tray, lift his arms, and nab the platter of food. Though he'd certainly never admit he was short, it sure did have its perks! A mischievous grin was on his face the entire time, and while the woman was still busy watching the 'altercation' unfold, the crafty young Dragon Slayer made his way back over to the still-hovering Ebony and the Guild Master. The first waitress watched disdainfully, still fumed about earlier. "It's like an art form for the kid..." It might as well have been! Triumphantly, the boy dropped the platter next to his own. He was quite pleased with himself. And after the Fairy lady introduced herself and mentioned never seeing him around before, he closed his eyes and jabbed a thumb towards himself afterwards. "Fairy Tail's tallest Mage, at your service!" A proud, smug smirk was painfully apparent on his face all the while. The height might not've matched up to his self-proclaimed title, but the ego certainly did. "But, Blue...~" came a high-pitched voice from behind him, stopping his bragging as soon as he heard it. "...you're not tall at all."
This? This was WAR!
Immediately the boy spun around, his head swelling up as a vein throbbed in his forehead. The culprit? Blue's lifelong friend and partner-in-crime, Lucky. Who also happened to be a mostly-black...talking cat. "Yo!~" He smiled and waved. Blue picked up his Exceed partner by his face, stretching his cheeks as he vented. "SHRIMP, HUH?! I'LL SHOW YOU WHAT A SHRIMP CAN DO!" Lucky didn't really seem to mind much and reacted casually. Living with Blue meant living with his hyper-sensitivity over his height. It was tiring sometimes... "Noohbudy cawhled yoou a shriimp, Bloo." But the brash young Mage wasn't having any of it. He only stopped divvying out retribution to Lucky when something occurred to him. "Oh, yeah." He turned towards Nightken, presenting Lucky's stretched face to the Guild Master. "This is that friend I was talkin' about." The Exceed did his best to smile and wave. "Yo, I'm Lucky! Let me join, too!~" What's that? Manners? Ha! Blue was raised by the King of the Frost Dragons, who had no use for things such as 'etiquette', and Lucky grew up with Blue. These guys were two peas in a pod.
After introducing him to Fairy Tail's Master, Lucky wriggled out of his partner's grasp and climbed onto the table. "Wah! They got food here, Blue?!" Lucky was astounded. Blue nodded and grinned at his friend. "Yeah, buddy. Know what the best part is?" Two big, round eyes filled with hope looked up at his Dragon Slayer companion. "It's all free!" Tears of sheer joy streamed down the Exceed's face as he clapped his paws together. "Itadakimasu!" And with that? He tore into Blue's plate almost as fiercely as the lad had himself! The boy smiled a warm smile at his friend, completely unlike the cocky smirk he wore only a few minutes earlier. He reached a hand out and placed it atop the Exceed's head, Lucky not paying much mind and instead focusing on filling his stomach. Blue wasn't always so stubborn and arrogant and childish...just...most of the time. But speaking of food, he hadn't had anywhere near close to his fill yet! So he grabbed the steak he dropped earlier off the table and turned his gaze to the female Mage who was still floating nearby. "C'mon, Ebony, eat with us!" He was still smiling as he dropped the steak into his mouth. Lucky finally took a breath and looked up to see who Blue was talking to. And when he did? "Wooooooah!~" His mouth dropped open. "A fairy?!" Blue downed another bowl of rice, a few pieces sticking around his mouth. "You think so too?"
Fairy Tail...these two were gonna fit in just fine around here!