"Here we are." Erza said over her shoulder. "Home sweet home." Pushing past the large palmy tree leaves with her sword, Erza, with Lucy on her back, stepped foot into the small, open clearing of sand where she and the pirates had set up camp while Gray, Gajeel, and Natsu with Happy trickled in behind her. "I'm going to take Lucy to get some clothes."
Lucy shivered under her wet cloak, the wind chilling her to the bone. Erza smiled at her sympathetically.
"I apologize." Erza said. "There'll be a fire waiting for you when we return. Gray?" she inclined, giving a quick nod to the hearth sitting at the center of their camp, a flickering ember struggling to survive under the kindle.
"No problem." he replied, grabbing some sticks and beginning to stoke the small flame while the other boys re-sheathed and unstrapped their weapons.
"Thank you," Lucy smiled as Erza carried her across the camp and toward Erza's large wo