The next time he woke up, it was from Ino jumping on the bed. Laxus lifted his head and watched as she tossed her bear into the air and jumped up to catch it, over and over again. Ciel and Shira were both gone and the sun was shining through the windows. He sat up and caught the bear that Ino threw to him, holding it up for her to jump. Instead, she launched herself into his chest, giving him a hug and sloppy kiss on the cheek.
“Yay, you’re awake! Ciel and Shira said to come downstairs for breakfast when you woke up. Let’s go! I’m hungry!”
She scrambled off the bed and grabbed his hand, pulling until he got up and followed her out the door and down the hall. The scene in the main hall was chaotic, with tables being take down, chairs stacked in corners and workers mopping the floor. Laxus saw Ciel and Shira sitting with a few other people at a table filled with food. As he and Ino descended the sta