I’ve seen a lot of posts about that one panel that Zeref mentioned something about Lucy’s influence on Natsu. But the real winner for these chapters??
Gray and Natsu.
First, Gray throws caution to the wind. His life has been saved so many times by so many people, and I love that Mashima keeps coming back to this. That Gray continues to struggle with the fact of why he’s still alive when so many others have sacrificed their lives for him.
He knows that his life is not just his. He respects all of those who have been lost, who have sought to protect him. His parents, Ur, Ultear, Juvia, Natsu…
But just as he has cried so many times before, he doesn’t wish that heartache on anyone. So instead, he becomes selfless. He takes away the pain his friends will bear by erasing his entire existence.
So, we’ve got Gray willing to sacrifice himself (again) for the ones he loves with his infamous iced shell - with a twist.
And of course…
Like, can you remember back when all Gray and Natsu did was fight? They couldn’t even stand being on the same team as one another, and somehow, along the way of this crazy journey, they became best friends.
And their relationship has always had an undertone of friendship, but they have never confirmed it. Others have made note of it, but Natsu and Gray always denied it, with harmless nicknames and rival bantering.
Natsu reminds him how he had to stop him so long ago on Galuna island, because Gray’s life was more important than defeating an enemy. That they would always find another way.
And Gray feels so guilty for fighting his best friend - because this time it wasn’t the normal playful fighting they engaged in. This time it was full of anger and hatred and the will to actually kill one another.
Natsu then tells him that it’s okay. Because he’s sorry, too. That they had both been under the spell of emotions threatening to drown them. That they’re…
This panel right here drove it straight through the heart. I love these chapters so much. I love that Mashima took the time for them, that he gave us this amazing brotp, and gave them this moment.
And what seems to be a recurring Fairy Tail theme…
God. I love these two so much. I love that Mashima doesn’t solely concentrate on the canon parings of Fairy Tail. They are almost always on the back-burner to friendship. And the character development between these two astounds me. I just want so much more of this.
“au where harry james potter has a youtube channel in which he tells story times about himself and shit that happens with him and bam one day he and Draco Beauty Guru Malfoy collaborate: Harry tells a story time while Draco does his make up”- @saintdrarry
Harry James Potter started his youtube channel at the age of 18, when he moved out of the Dursley’s and into an old London mansion he inherited from his late godfather.
He goes to uni for European History (he wants to be a professor because he’s a neeeeerd) .
His first video- “Welcome to this Grim-old Place!”
Ron, Hermione, Neville, Luna, and Ginny are constantly in his “daily” vlogs
Tbh he’s shit at being daily, it’s mainly when he can be bothered to go outside
He loves to walk around the city with his dogs, Hedwig (a Samoyed), and Padfoot (a Great Dane-also called a boarhound)
Often, they go to a small bookshop owned by Xenophilius Lovegood (who always lets animals in) and read for hours
He likes to put glasses on his dogs while the lay down and drool over “doggy books” (chew toys in the shape of books) and Instagram it
He likes to walk around the house and make up stories about the Blacks, and then ends them all by looking at the camera, very seriously, and saying, “Their ghosts will murder me in my sleep, I’m Sirius, goodnight.”
Often, though, he just makes videos at the end of the day telling about his life.
His best videos are the drunk ones at all the youtube parties-or the ones when he’s home alone
An excerpt from one such video, where he is sitting on a desk chair backwards-”you guys, i gotta be honest with you. Boys are hot as fucK
He fell off the chair during that last word
The channel gains popularity, and he has like 4 million subs by the time he turns 20
His most watched video (with like 15 mil views!!) is “My Coming Out Story
The Thumbnail is of him and Ginny sitting on his bed
The description is, “Hi im not gay. Im not straight. Im certainly not dating Ginny. Yes, I used to. No, I don’t have an s/o atm.
Luna pops up about 30 seconds in, kisses Ginny for 10 seconds while Harry very awkwardly looks at the camera, and then leaves with Ginny.
Newsflash: he’s bi af.
His second most watched video is about his mum and dad, and everyone cries watching it.
They died protecting him in an attempted robbery from a gang when he was very little
He also talks about Sirius and Remus
Sirius died by being killed by a gang member (after spending 12 years in prison for “being one”
Remus died from Cancer
Another video is where Luna, Ginny, and Hermione do his hair and choose his wardrobe for a daily vlog
He lost a bet
His hair is long, so Hermione puts it in a french braid and ties it up in a messy bun
They then spend a few minutes talking about how Hermione’s coarse hair has a different care process
Ginny chooses an orange button up shirt and faded dungarees for the outfit
Luna just elects to put glitter/stick-on jewels on Harry’s face because, she says, it will really pop on his dark skin
After that video they film a vlog in which they go to the London Zoo, which is quite near Grimmauld Place
Harry really likes the glitter, so he searched Youtube for makeup tutorials and found the one, the only, Draco Malfoy
While watching his videos, Harry always notices how clean his workspace was
Harry’s house was constantly a mess, but he always cleaned on Sundays-he really did!
Also, Malfoy was cold, hardly ever expressing emotion
He was brutally honest and loved a challenge
Blaise Zabini and Pansy Parkinson (two other beauty gurus) often pop up in his videos
Malfoy has one video up about the racist comments he receives for his friends being, well, not white
He rants for 15 minutes about how real MUA’s should be able to do makeup on all people, not just white people
Apparently, Malfoy has his own line of makeup, called, of course, “Malfoy”
All of his videos were makeup related, but his other social media (what no, Harry didn’t stalk) shows his normal life-perfectly pristine and flawless in every way, with a hint of crude humor on Tumblr
He was never seen in public without a full face of makeup; his eyeliner could cut a bitch.
He didn’t have any pets, but his parents owned an estate with peacocks and horses
Draco had a Friesian called Atticus (After Atticus Finch, of course)
Anyways, Draco lives in London as well and goes to uni for English
One day, Harry emails Draco asking if he wants to collab.
This was after weeks of obsessing and multiple friends yelling at him to “just find the boy and snog him”
Technically, Ron and Hermione wrote and sent the email
When Draco reads it, his heart stops
Wow who knew that Draco had been low-key obsessed with Harry the whole time?
I did. I’m the author
Also, you did. This is a cliche and I am loVING IT
Anyways, back to the story.
He immediately calls Pansy and yells at her to go to his flat
They spend 20 minutes crafting the perfect respons
3 days later, a bare-faced Draco Lucius Malfoy shows up on Harry James Potter’s front doorstep.
He steps in, and Harry offers a cuppa
He accepts, and they talk for almost two hours before starting to film.
Draco sets up his makeup and hair stuff on a desk next to the camera, and has Harry sit down on a stool opposite his own
Harry decides he’s going to talk about his godson, Teddy, and tells Draco so
Draco just stares at Harry for about two minutes before bursting out laughing and informing Harry that Teddy is his cousin
Eventually, they start filming.
Draco decided a long time ago that Harry would be golden, and makes him up that way-from bright eyelids to shiny cheekbones
His lips were a matte brown nude with a shimmer on them
In the meantime, Harry chattered on about his bus ride with Teddy and how the kid’s hair was bright red, and it almost seemed pink in the sun
When they were done, Harry saw how he looked and gasped
“Don’t you dare cry, Potter, you’ll ruin everything”
After they turned off the camera, Harry worked up the courage to ask Draco out
Draco, of course, said yes, and kissed Harry softly on the mouth
“Oi, you’ll mess up my makeup” “The lipstick is special, it’s made to stay on. Anyways, I can always do it again.”