I'll have a blue Christmas without you; I'll be so blue thinking about you.
Decorations of red, on a green Christmas tree. Won't mean a thing.
Nessa Cordelia Lux
Another year passed and they had once again reached that lovely time that was Christmas. As far as Nessa was concerned this year was good, for the most part. Of course there had been some sadness and frustration. The realisation that Rex was back and targeting her had been difficult to deal with, but at least she was better equipped to handle him now. Now she had Markus, who she knew would do his utmost to make sure that Rex couldn’t effect her the way he had before. She also had Fairy Tail, along with the prestige that she had earned since joining the guild - making strength and status wasn’t nothing to sniff at. This wasn’t the same sixteen year old girl who couldn’t deal with what rex had thrown with her, Nessa had grown up and learned a lot in doing so.
That wasn’t to say that things were perfect for her, Arcadia was gone. One of her genuinely closest friends in the guild, and Aven was … there. Although their relationship wasn’t nearly as close as it had been when they first joined, something that she knew was her own doing. Unable to deal with his feelings she just, hadn’t. And so there was a gap between them now, not to mention that she had learned that he had been in liaising with a certain Rune Knight. Who he spent his time with wasn’t Nessa’s business, she knew that, but what was her business was the fact that Lilith Kadokawa was quite obviously anti-Fairy Tail. Something that since their confrontation in the cursed lands had surely worsened from her latest article in the magazine. But how was she getting such information? Was Aven leaking it to her? Nessa wanted to confront him about it, but there was an uncertainty there. She didn’t like confrontation in the slightest and wasn’t sure how to approach such things, she did know someone however, who was very good at confronting others. Her latest friend, whom she had become quite close to in the past few weeks.
Louie Calvin Klein wasn’t someone she had expected to become close to, in reality there personalities were vastly different. He was rich, she was not. He was savage, she wasn’t …so much. But she liked hanging out with him, he was fun, and he loved to party. It was nice to hang around someone so lively, and he made her care less. Which was always nice. Had it not been for the blonde fellow, she might never had felt the drive to confront Cassie that day. She probably would have just walked out, choosing to keep her demons locked away instead of facing them the way she had.
It was Louie’s confidence and his ability to deal with his problems so directly which had caused Nessa to reach out to him. There was a festival going on, another Christmas themed event for the locals to enjoy. So feeling that it would be a good opportunity to get his advice and enjoy a nice hang out with her friend, she had called him and invited him along.
Currently she stood in the middle of Magnolia’s town centre, the place where he had told him to meet her. She rubbed her palms together, trying to build up some heat in her hands. The streets were bustling with activity, people out enjoying the festival. It was nice, standing here ready to enjoy the day ahead, it made her feel normal. Nessa really liked feeling normal.