Thank you, Mashima. For proving Gruvia fans were not delusional in believing Gray loved Juvia.
So much that he would have rather died with her than hurt her or have her die and himself live. 499 confirms as Gray himself admits she is more than a friend to him. Will make a full post once the chapter comes out but remember this: Lisanna, Mavis, Gray, Gajeel, etc. have all come back. Even Ultear is an old lady. Juvia will come back too. She will come back to Gray, because everyone else died for him. Every other couple and character getting a happy ending except Gray? No, just no. Be patient everyone. It may take a while, but don’t lose hope in Juvia being revived.