Part 4: Chapters 50-65 (this covers the Campania arc and since this arc is heavily inspired by the Titanic incident (and by the movie for it) I’ll also include some references to the Titanic in here). ;)
Here I’m going to post my favorite 25 NaLu moments. Since they have a lot of moments, it was hard to pick just 25 (and keep in mind that this is manga only, no anime, meaning there’ll be no filler moments, nor movie moments). Since I don’t want this to get too long, I’m going to split it into 2 parts (25 through 16, 15 through 1). Also, this is MY OPINION only; my favorite moments. You don’t have to agree with me, or say ‘the other moment should be higher’ or ‘why didn’t you include that moment here’. I love all NaLu moments, but there are some that just make my heart go ‘whoooooa’ and those are the ones I’ll include here. It’s not spoiler-free, so if you’re not updated on the current arc, I suggest not to read it.
NEED TO CLARIFY SOMETHING ABOUT NORAGAMI CHAPTER 51
People are mad at Yato because they think he doesn’t want to be with Hiyori, hence not granting her wish, but I don’t think that’s what was meant. I believe Hiyori’s wish was to die and be his shinki. She thinks, ‘Wrapped in a warm light, willing to forgive anything, thats where I want to be.“ She is describing Yato! She also says "Don’t leave me! Take me with you!” At that time, she couldn’t bear her Near Shore life, so she wanted to stay with Yato, as his shinki, because he was a warm light that would forgive anything! Yato does not grant her wish because he knows that she has so much to live for, and that she would be leaving people behind that she would miss. Just like Sakura! The is why we see a panel with Sakura. He doesn’t want her to leave her life behind, but this does not mean that he does not want to be with her! He even says that he wants to make her happy, and wants to do what she wants, but he can’t end her life. The kind of love displayed in that scene was some of the most pure love we have seen in the whole manga. Thank you!!
A gift for the amazingly talented @sfjessii! Jess, you deserve so much in this world, even if you don’t think you do, I know you do and so does Phil.
First I would like to say that this piece was a collaboration with my dear friend,Phil (She will be tagged below). I approached her some time last week with a question to do a piece for our friend, Jess. Based on a scene in Ch 51, ‘A Burden Shared’ of Jess’ fic ‘I See You in the Dark’. She agreed, and I could not be more appreciative of her! Thank you so much Phil! You are an angel and I adore and love you! HUGS AND LOVE!!!! <3
The artwork below was done by Phil! Look how amazing it is! I am still gushing over it and I saw it go through this amazing process! I feel blessed! And I had to keep this a secret!!!!
Now a letter from Me! And *Phil* too! <3
How are you today, love? *yup, how are you Jess? And this is Phil <3*
I may have already asked you this question today, and you may have already told me. Either way, still asking again. Okay, so Warning, I am about to get really sappy, and I am crying so… brace yourself. *truly brace yourself Jess…*
I want to thank you for everything you have done for me, which is more than you will ever know honestly.*I second this…* April 14th, 2016 the day you first said Hi to me, seven days after my birthday, was a gift because since that day, I have gained one of my best friends. You were there for me when I lost another friend and I cannot express how much that means to me, how much you helping me through it has helped me to cope with her, for lack of a better word, betrayal. You are so sweet and caring and I can never find the right words to describe how much you are adored and loved!
I hope you understand that you are very important, not just to me, but to so many others. You bring smiles to so many people and so many people enjoy just talking to you and having conversations. Me especially. I love our talks, and our theorizing, our chats, the lot of it! Even if we are just sending pictures of our cats, or spamming new pictures of Matt, Harry, or Malec to each other!
I love helping you when you need it, and I appreciate the help you give me when I need it. *I feel the same way as well.* Believe it or not, you are Brilliant. You are smart and kind and just a wonderful person all around, and you don’t give yourself nearly enough credit for that. So I shall do it for you.
*You were one of the first to have knocked at my door to say Hi and I feel grateful every single day for you to have done so… I would have never done that first step, I’m still too shy of a person to be able to do it…So Thank you from the bottom of my heart for coming up to me Jess ! I love our chats ! Our exchanges of gifs, us freaking out over Alec / Matt or Magnus / Harry and of course Malec or our little breakdowns trying to render the other a mess by doing a gif war with cute, fluffy and adorable kittens, all of these exchanges make my day ten times better and always put a bright smile on my face ! You also make me laugh out loud and I really wish I could have you in person in front of me so that I could tightly hug you Jess…I don’t think you know how much I cherish our friendship ! I love you my dear !* (This is Phil’s paragraph I just wanted to add that I too wish I could give you a big hug in person!)
Let’s talk about this amazing fic you are writing “I See You in the Dark”. This fic has changed the way I read fic now, and yes I know you know this. I am more into AU and long Chaptered fic, I am more into fics that cause me emotional distress.
In Chapter 51, I was struck by these lines especially, by how much raw and real emotion was in every line, how much I felt for both Alec and Magnus. Every aspect of this fic makes me emotional and eager for more and you are the only one that can write this fic the way you do, and I love it more than I have words to express (Warning spoilers for I See You In The Dark Below):
“Alec ignores the voice this time, his arms sinking, shaking, suddenly too heavy to carry, the sword tumbling to the ground and Alec almost trips as he rushes forward, everything inside of him leaping towards Magnus, needing to be closer, needing to see and touch and feel.
He drops to his knees without a care, his arms falling around Magnus, his fingers digging into him, clung so tightly there’s no room to breathe.
He feels Magnus’ hand come up and rest on his head, fingers softly caressing his hair, and he loses the fight.
Tears spill over, blood-curdling sobs tearing from his throat, and he weeps into Magnus inconsolably, the vastness of his all-consuming emotions too great to bear.
Magnus feels overwhelmed by Alec’s uncontrollable sorrow. He feels forlorn, almost insubstantial, and completely helpless as how to console him. He can only hold him, taking comfort himself in the wholesome devotion of Alec’s embrace, knowing he would have died for him, but miraculously didn’t. They’re alive, and together, and he has no idea how any of it happened, and yet he can’t bring himself to care.
There are no words, no magic, no healing or alleviation. All he finds himself capable of is caressing Alec’s hair while resting his own head against Alec’s, feeling void of anything but him, hoping their unbending love for each other is going to be enough.”
In this section here you have two people that just faced what they believe is their biggest threat, and now they are just so drained. Both taken over by so many emotions it is all so hard to fathom and get a grasp on. Many times I have felt like both. Like Magnus, just not knowing how I can help but doing the only thing I can to let the people I love know that I am there. Then Alec, just losing it completely and crying out, letting myself be taken over by tears and emotions. You have an extremely rare ability to make them real for me. The Show and You (mainly you) have done that for me. I watched a youtube video recently by someone I cannot remember so well, but in the video she stated that reality is different for everyone. And the words “This is just fiction can be hurtful.” Yes I realize these are in fact fictional characters, but the way they make me feel, that is very real. And you know how to make them do just that.
So now here we are, above this letter or maybe below depending on were the piece was placed, is what I saw this the moment I read those lines, and when I read them I saw Phil’s incredible art style all over it! * and this is me blushing endlessly !* She agreed because we both love, *even adore* this story so very much, and we love you so very much. I hope you enjoy the art that was created for this scene *I hope as well, especially with Alec’s and Magnus’ expressions because when I read that part, I felt the rawness of their feelings and I sincerely hope that I did catch a glimpse of that rawness that had me feel so very emotional in this artwork…*.
I realize you have been overwhelmed a lot lately, Yuks making you that gift and all the lovely things people have said to you and about your fic. I don’t mean to overwhelm you, but I just needed to express my feelings of love and gratitude for you, my dear friend! *same here !*
Meeting you has been a blessing to me and I cherish every moment! Thank you for being the wonderful person that you are. Thank you for understanding more than others. Thank you for being you! I could not ask for a better person to call one of my dearest and best friends!
Rated T. I do not own Fairy Tail, Hiro Mashima does.
Summary: Lucy was having fun playing ‘Pokémon Go!’ when she accidentally put herself in harm’s way. Luckily a pink haired boy saved her just in the nick of time. A ‘thank you’ lunch helped spark a new friendship between them, but Lucy got more than she bargained for when she realized the boy she befriended had a complex past full of dark secrets. Fortunately for him, Lucy won’t be scared away so easily. Modern High School AU. Slight Angst/Drama/Fluff.
“Wh-What?” Lucy sputtered, face growing red despite her best efforts to stay in control. It didn’t work. In fact it only caused the heat to spread to her neck and ears. The many eyes on her didn’t help her racing heart either.
She didn’t know why Natsu’s dad would ask that question. Her hand went to the hickey on her shoulder, but she felt her hair still covering it. ‘If he didn’t see the hickey, then why would he ask?’
She cursed her stutter as she spoke again. “Wh-why would you think th-that?”
Igneel only grinned as he glanced at Natsu. The boy panicked when all eyes landed on him. He felt like sinking into his seat, but he remained in place. “What? I already told ya we’re not dating!”
Grandeeney let out a soft laugh as she sarcastically said, “I guess we have the only teenage boy in Fiore who doesn’t lie then?”
“Err…” Natsu grit his teeth, feeling his own blush take over. “It’s not like that! We’re just friends!”
“Oh?” Igneel’s grin turned into a smirk. “That’s weird. So you two were kissing in the break room at the shop because what? You’re just friends?”
Natsu and Lucy were speechless, mouths hanging open and eyes growing wide. Seeing as they weren’t going to respond, Igneel added, “There’s a security camera in there. Caught the whole thing.”