Isn’t it heartwarming to know how private of a character Gray used to be; how he wouldn’t let others in and share things that pain or trouble him, yet here he is now all “talk to me bro…”

His approach is so caring and soft. I’m so proud of this boy’s growth.

And I feel like a certain someone has played an important role in this change. ^^

Chapter 424

Words can’t express how much I loved this chappie, it’s been a while since I enjoyed a FT chapter this much!!! So many thing about it were priceless!

Adorable Happy and Natsu being adorable

Juvia having another hilarious hallucination of Gray. So good to know she hasn’t reverted to her old gloomy self completely and she still has it in her!

YES YES gimme Natsu x Juvia friendly moments! A new brOTP is born today

Juvia bragging about living with Gray, allllooone

hahah Juvia, you’re something else!

Just…how….EXCITING IS THIS??!!

They must have shared so many things!

One seeing the other asleep on the couch and cover them with a blanket to keep them warm!

Preparing dinner together!

Running on each other while they’re changing! uwu

And do you really mean Juvia was wearing those tiny little clothes while they were practicing? Oh someone’s pants must have felt tight at the sight ^_~

I forgot how to breathe at this

lmao of course they wouldn’t sleep together how could I fall for that

TELL ME THIS IS THE FACE OF A MAN WHO HAS FALLEN INTO THE DARKNESS, I WON’T BELIEVE IT UNLESS MASHIMA PROVES ME WRONG! Look at his soft expression, he’s trying to brush Juvia’s worries away.

Protective Natsu is the best Natsu! *brOTP feels intensify*

I love how Lucy knocks Natsu on the fact that he left whenever she gets the chance!

Even Juvia can sense the tension in the air. Juvia-onee-san knows best, do what she says. But look how Juvia obviously still sees Lucy as a love rival hah, no

Juvia’s faith in Gray is invincible TuT
Nooo don’t cry baby girl, he’ll be back…right?

Natsu is the best friend in the universe, repeat after me, he is the best friend in the universe.

Let this brOTP sail for all eternity!

Dun dun dun dun…

Sabertooth, one year after last year’s GMG…


HOT DAMN!!!! This is too much for tis world, I can stare at him for hours and never get bored *doki doki* dayum, and I thought this guy can’t get any hotter *dies*

But come on now, even his hairstyle is like Silver’s, there’s no way he’s become evil! 

On Juvia’s weakness

There has been some confusion about Juvia being vulnerable against steam although she can turn to boiling water herself. I thoroughly enjoyed those two chapters, but I must say this was the one bit I didn’t like. First Mashima had Juvia lose a battle in the water that she would have normally nailed, then fall sick due to her own element in Avatar arc, and now this…  (- ︿ -) Anyway, I’m just as baffled about it as everyone, but I’ll try to explain why steam inflicts such damage on her.

First of all, it has become apparent enough thus far, but Juvia doesn’t always alternate between liquid and solid form. When we see her use her water body, it’s because she consciously activates it. This explains why she is immune to most physical attacks when she’s is on guard, but she is affected by said attacks if she’s taken by surprise, like when Raven Tail’s Nullpudding hit her during Hidden, or when Simon did the same at the beginning of ToH arc.

Now, steam works the same way. Juvia is not immune to extremely high temperatures just because she can raise her own temperature to a boiling point. That’s something she also needs to activate. Her normal temperature when she enters her water form is an intermediate one and if she’s hit with a jet of steam, it causes her water body to evaporate at the spot where the steam landed, which leaves her skin scorched when her body regresses to its usual form.

Notice here that Juvia hadn’t realized that she was hit by a steamy fist until the damage was done. She didn’t expect it, and she was taken by surprise.

 Also, it’s highly possible that boiling her water body is not something Juvia can easily do. When we saw her boil during her fight with Gray, she was triggered by her fury and immense jealousy towards Lucy. Perhaps she needs to be in a very perturbed state to do that, and that would further explain why the machine guy figured she’s weak against steam.

Still, Mashima could have chosen other things as her weakness instead, such as poison or electricity, to which Juvia has already shown vulnerability. Why he chose to go with steam then? I guess it was in order to save electricity for what we thought would be a fight between the machine guy and Laxus but turned out to be Ichiya comic relief LOL, and besides, a soldier that uses steam would be an easy match-up for Gray, given that they switched opponents afterwards.

This is nothing but my take on this contraddiction, but I hope it clears things up a little xD