For some reason, Gray’s words about not having a place in the guild reminded me of how Juvia once felt she did something so terrible she too no longer had the right to … well… “be happy”?
They are so different, and yet so similar it’s amazing. Not one of their friends ever blamed them for their actions, and yet they both feel a crushing sense of responsibility for the choices they’ve made, they’re ready to sacrifice their own happiness just because it feels like “the right thing to do”.
This parallel (is a bit of a stretch, but) makes me think that Gray and Juvia can understand each other on an even deeper level than they did before this war, and that fills me with a new wave of joy I feel for Gruvia. ^_^
Hello,what at do you think about Gray willing to use lost iced shell? Did he know he was going to use it when he promised Juvia an answer?
No, I truly don’t think he had planned to use it at all at that time.
To me, this does not look like the face of a man who is thinking, “yeah, I’m going to kill myself, and erase myself from Juvia and everyone’s memories forever. Can’t wait!”
No, to me, he looks happy and confident. He had something else planned to defeat both END and Zeref (and I hope we see Gray properly fight in the next few chapters to finally show off more of his devil slaying magic). Plus, if he had intended all along to use lost iced shell, there would be no reason at all for him to bring up Juvia’s feelings, and tell her to expect an answer after the war. If he was planning on sacrificing himself, he would never have broached the subject in the first place, because there would have been no “after the war” for him.
So, I think he learned Lost Iced Shell during Avatar as a last resort move. Should everything go to shit, well then, at least he could always fall back on this. And the fact that he upgraded it, so that his memory would be forgotten, was out of consideration for his friends, and certainly for Juvia. He knew it would hurt them, and that was always his biggest reason to not use it previously.
That’s why I firmly believe this doesn’t have any connection/affect chapter 453 at all, or the promise to give Juvia an answer. I feel like Mashima wasn’t thinking that deeply about any of this beyond: 499 (and the aftermath, with Gray going on a rampage) was meant to show how much Gray cares about Juvia, and strongly hint at his reciprocal love for her; while 522 and 523 were meant to patch up the rift created by Gray and Natsu attacking each other/redeem Gray for targeting Natsu for being END, and show how much Gray loves Natsu/show that these guys truly are best friends.
So, Gray’s attempted sacrifices in chapters 499 and 523 were meant to highlight Gray’s most important relationships: The one with the girl he loves, and the one with his best friend. That’s it.
In any case, I’m just glad Natsu is always there (whether physically, or as a reminder in Gray’s head) to stop Gray from performing iced shell, because really, Gray? Really? (and really, Mashima? Iced shell? AGAIN?) I get the rationale behind it, but if he thinks magically removing himself from people’s memories would seriously ever really fully work (especially on someone like Juvia), then he is sadly mistaken lol.
Let us fill the gruvia tag with some positivity. What are your top 5 gruvia moments?
SO MANY TO CHOOSE OMG WHICH ONE I SHOULD PICK I FEEL SO MUCH PRESSURE WHILE I’M WRITTING THIS ASKDJFHJSKDJF
Here we go, this is gonna be LONG (sorry!).
NUMBER 5: The first time they holded hands is absolutely a fav from my part, Gray comforts Juvia and gives her (cough cough as always) an increase in her morale while fighting Lyon and Chelia, as a consequence, a lovely unison trust which defeated their opponents WITH THEIR LOVE POWER ♥
NUMBER 4: SECOND TIME HOLDING HANDS I’M SCREAMING GRAY. The reason why this moment is a step higher than the unison raid is because this memorable phrase of Gray: “I’m here with you” (Not “Fairy Tail”, not “our friends”, not “Don’t worry”, I, GRAY FULLBUSTER -your future husband btw- AM WITH YOU) This moment is absolutely warmer and more private with a lot of physical contact than the last one, even the atmosphere screams “this is love” and is beautiful. Please appreciate it for a minute more before passing to the next one
NUMBER 3: THANK YOU. Here, kinda similar to the “I’m here with you” moment, exists a lot of physical contact and is very private, which I like a lot because everything screams romance with this pairing. I liked (and screamed and jumped btw) where I read this was the mutual understanding and this mixture of feelings: Guilt and pain turned into warm and grateful feels that made me cry because the impact. What I love about Juvia is her honesty and her loyal love to Gray (damn you lucky man). Juvia, our cutie encarnation of love giving up on Gray because the guilt of killing (indirectly) Gray’s FATHER? Not running away pretending nothing did happen, but to face her guilt to GRAY? My heart was in pieces indeed. I won’t deny I was SCARED of Gray’s reaction, because If I try to empathize with him, he has all the right to be angry or even be violent, and that scared me, but it didn’t happen, he was GRATEFUL that Juvia gave Silver the rest in peace he needed, not before feeling sorry for her to coming trough all this, because he knows it was a hard choice for him, and for Juvia. THANKS MASHIMA.
NUMBER 2: If the last one was a truly precious moment for me, this is better since this is practically a summary of what I talked before. Is the first time I can see Gray so clearly and direct towards Juvia’s presence and is a page that has all my appreciation. I can’t stop reading it! If there is a reason why I prefer this moment than the Tartaros one even if this one doesn’t have physical contact (but does have the privacy) is Gray’s position: He is (finally cough cough) facing Juvia’s feelings and giving both a reason to keep living after the war. This is so beautiful Mashima, thanks so much for this, is precious.
NUMBER 1: DOUBLE SACRIFICE ASDFGHJKJHGFDSASDFGH LET ME SCREAM FOR THE NEXT HOUR HOLY SHIP.
Until the date, this is my favourite Gruvia moment ever! What I love about Gruvia is how often Mashima shows us a lot of their development, synchronization and true feelings they have for each other (Even if Gray’s are kinda indirect since he is a man of action) And this moment is the cherry of the top (Thanks Invel, without your chains we wouldn’t have this awesomeness).
Mashima shows a very human Juvia, vulnerable but brave. Scared to die, like every human, but a very strong woman who can win a battle of feels (And I loved that perspective, I could feel how precious is live) And Gray? Well, the same with him obviously. After all they did the same sacrifice.
But Giu, how about that moment were Gray died for Juvia in Eclipse? Yeah! I loved that moment too but THIS one is perfection, if I have to compare, the double sacrifice is 10000000 better. Both doing the same thing, at the same time, because they are too precious (LOVED) to give damage to the other one. Giving up their LIFES and EVERYTHING they had to live for not hurting the other IS A PRECIOUS PROOF OF BRAVE AND LOVE. THANKS FOR GIVING US SO MANY GRUVIA FEELS MASHIMA.
“Please talk to me…” Juvia whispered as she looked at Gray with worried eyes.
He glanced up at her, his dark eyes wide and his complexion a little pale. He swallowed hard and looked at the little stick in Juvia’s hands. He could see the pink plus sign from where he sat a few feet away.
“So…” he trailed off. “We’re gonna have a baby…”
“That’s usually what these things mean…” Juvia gave a little nod as she motioned towards the pregnancy test. She bit her lip nervously and sat down beside Gray.
Silent shock permeated between them. They hadn’t exactly been planing for a baby so soon, heck, they had only recently gotten engaged. Gray let out a heavy sigh and blew some of his bangs out of his eyes. He had always wanted to be a dad and the thought of being the dad to Juvia’s child sent a wave of happiness through him.
“How far along are you…?” He asked quietly.
She shrugged, “four weeks or so, if Juvia had to guess… I plan on visiting Wendy-chan tomorrow to see if she can figure out more…”
Gray nodded slowly, “do you want me to go with you?”
“Do you want to?” Juvia looked up at him with a blink.
“I mean… If you want me…” Gray said. “Isn’t that what the dad is suppose to do?” He raised a dark eyebrow.
“Juvia would love that,” she smiled, resting her head on his shoulder. She took in a deep breath. “Are you scared…?”
“I feel like scared is an understatement,” Gray mumbled and Juvia nodded her head against his shoulder.
“Gray-sama, do you think we’re ready to be parents?” Juvia asked quietly.
“Probably not,” he told her honestly. “But we’re going to become ones either way now…” He nudged her with his shoulder gently and when she looked up at him he smiled. “We’ll be alright,” he assured her.
She nodded slowly, “Erza-san and Jellal-san could help us… They’re great parents to Rosie-chan.”
Gray nodded in agreement, “and we got the whole guild, and isn’t there a ton of pregnancy books? I’m sure Levy has some of those somewhere.”
“Yeah…” a smile tugged on Juvia’s lips. “Just imagine if we had a Gray-sama Jr!” Her eyes practically sparkled at the idea.
Gray chuckled, wrapping an arm around her shoulders to bring her close. “A mini Juvia-chan would be really cute as well,” he told her with a sly smile.
A pink blush tinted on her cheeks as she looked up at him with a grin. She leaned up, pressing her lips against his. He kissed her back, tightening his grip on her. Suddenly, Juvia pushed away from him, her face no longer pink but slightly green. She scrunched her face up before taking off to the bathroom. Gray watched her go with a slight frown before slowly getting up to follow her and make sure she was okay. He supposed, this was was something he’d have to get used to for the next few months…
-I hope you liked it! I went back and forth with what idea to use for this prompt and at first it was going to be angst of some sort, but then I was like… MY CHILDREN DESERVE TO BE HAPPY. So this fluff was born from it! ^^
Let us fill the gruvia tag with some positivity. What are your top 5 gruvia moments?
It’s the school holidays somewhere isn’t it. I like the idea anon! Let’s spread love and positivity for Gruvia :)) Thanks for sending the ask ^^
5 - Gray stopping the rain/their first meeting
I love that Gray had such a big impact on Juvia. She was blushing and FEELZ everywhere, she is precious. Then the moment she sees the sun is when her heart is forever with Gray Fullbuster, ahhh! I started rooting for her since, so you could say I’m complete Gruvia trash, honestly.
Gray was pretty in the zone of “saving nakama” and they were battling sure, but he was also very confused over her actions. Despite that he said he wouldn’t go easy on her, he was still respectable.
For any ship, I always love where and how it all started. Anime episode 25 and 26 have a special place in my heart, as are manga chapters 56 and 57 :)
4 - Gray saving Juvia from Ultear in Tenrou
Like he told Ultear, he followed her because he was suspicious of how truthful she was. However, he made himself known when Juvia was at risk. Why?
We’ll probably never know unless Mashima treats us to a glorious Gray-POV of everything, which is highly unlikely.
3 - Gray’s flashback to Juvia in Tartarous (Ch. 392)
I love this moment for many reasons. One, he thought of Juvia, and Juvia is separate from the likes of Lucy, Erza and Wendy (by how she was separate and not included in the smaller panels). Two, this is the first time we know/see anything from Gray’s perspective on Juvia through his eyes. Three, the fact that he thought of her the moment he casted iced shell, a spell he knows he won’t come back from. Meaning he knows he means a lot to her, and thus knows she’ll be devastated if he was gone. Something that is showcased again in chapter 522, and in 522 she was among the likes of Ur, Natsu, and Silver, so the distinction that Juvia is special to him is made even clearer.
That said, 392 was the catalyst, so it’s why I didn’t include 522, haha.
I have a tough time deciding the final two moments.
It’s a toss between 416 and 499.
416 - because Juvia reached the decision that she can’t love Gray anymore, that she had hurt him too much. Not in a “yay, I’m glad she’ll be goners” way, but more of a, “you are honestly too precious and too good for this world”. She was ready to give up her feelings for him, was ready for him to hate her and lash out at her. Can you imagine how much courage she’d have to have had in order to say this to him? IN PERSON?
And what makes this better? THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF WHAT SHE EXPECTED HAPPENED.
HE DIDN’T. HE HELL-NAW DIDN’T. HE PULLED HER BACK TO HIM AND HUGGED HER. SAID SORRY AND THANKED HER. AND WEEPED. AND GOSH IT’S THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING. I CAN’T EVEN.
I won’t even get into how great the panels were placed during this scene, the anticipation and tension was well-built, and the fact that it was snowing added a touch of romance to it all. Their moment in 416 was great and all the things I could ever ask for and more.
I was also new to the FT Tumblr fandom back when this was released. I spazzed like nobody’s business when JUST THIS PICTURE ABOVE was spoiled, fangirled like crazy when the full chapter came, and reblogged all the edits I could ever find of 416 after that, it was amazing.
499 - Everything about 499 hurt me. It was angst in the most beautifully tragic way possible, in a SHOUNEN manga of all places.
We expected Juvia to sacrifice herself, it’s how she is and has been her shtick, but for Gray to think and act on a similar train of thought? Sacrifice himself for her? WHOA. If this isn’t the most tragically beautiful way of showing love for one another, I don’t know what I can say to convince anyone otherwise.
Just about everything Gray does and says in 499 made it clear that Juvia is special to him. He loves her but couldn’t tell her in time. His world falls apart and he rages at the man who “killed” her. JUST. ALL. THE. FEELINGS!!!
GMG unison raid - I love the eye sex stares they shared! I loved that Gray initiated and encouraged her. Their unison raid moment was all about teamwork and just how compatible they are, in terms of fighting and magic. (If it weren’t obvious already) Then them STILL holding hands later, ohohoho.
413 Days - a whole omake dedicated to my OTP, the animated episode released on VALENTINE’S DAY. I couldn’t ask for more.
“I’m here with you” and 453 balcony scene - I’m a cheater and I know it, lmao. Oh man, how could I forget about these two moments!? For “I”m here with you”, it’s a very intimate moment, but said with so few words!?!?!?!?! HOW U DO THIS GRAY GAWD. I love that Gray said he is with her, rather than a very general statement along the lines of “nakama”… There’s a difference and I think it started here, or much earlier, I’m not sure.
Then 453, Gray is so honest!?!?!?! He is so frank and chill talking about his feelings!?!?! I LOVE THIS. I loved that Juvia is the person who brought out this side of him. I love that he’s like this WHEN IT’S HIM AND HER. And then him being flirty with Juvia?!?!?!?!? JUST!?!?!? *dies*
I chose to put these two together because both are rare insights into a very different Gray. Gray with Juvia is different from Gray when he’s with his friends.
Silver’s “take care of Gray” - as I mentioned in my shounen tropes meta, it’s everything that solidifies that Gruvia will happen, and it’s the Silver Fullbuster stamp of approval, no doubt about it. and I just really wanted to include Silver somewhere in this ok
Avatar/One-year timeskip - six months living together - A GOLDMINE OF HEADCANONS AND FANFICTION AHOY. Just what is Mashima thinking wasting opportunities NOT doing an omake or flashback to this!?!?! UUUGGGGHHHHHHH. There are so many things!
I cheated and this is actually a top 10 and not top 5, lmao. They have so many moments. So, so many.
Since Gray isn’t the type to directly word his feelings I think when he meets with Juvia again, I don’t think he will directly say “I love you”. Gray has always been a man of action, most of the serious and physical gruvia moments have always been initiated by him.
I mean when they both tried to commit suicide in order not to hurt the other, he did say he didn’t want to hurt a friend and then corrected himself by saying he didn’t want to hurt her specifically, so he kinda did confess, but I think he will say his feelings again in a more calm manner when they are alone.
I’m guessing he will either hug her, and if we are very lucky, Mashima could make him kiss her. When he confesses to her, his words will be “I love you” in another way, using other words.
I could be wrong though, he could just go directly and tell her, he does love her. It’s also very possible.
Let us fill the Gruvia tag with some positivity! What are your top 5 Gruvia moments? :)
Good idea! ^^
1) Chapter 416 boob hug. No matter what’s come after, the excitement and the enjoyment, even years afterward, are still such fond memories for me. It was just such a surprise when it happened, even though we had been waiting months for Gray and Juvia to reunite. I knew we would get something good, but I never really thought it would truly be that. I had begun writing a fic at the time that had Gray and Juvia in that exact same kind of hug for the same kind of reason, so my wishes literally came true with that moment. Juvia was truly going to walk away from Gray forever, but he STOPPED her. He HUGGED her. He sought her for comfort. And in that moment, as Juvia held him to her, that ice mage, who had been cold for so long, felt warm. My HEART. ;_; Plus, it’s always nice to see Gruvia physical contact hee. And it was just a nice cap to a really great arc, as well. And IMO they have been practically canon since this moment. If the series had ended there it would have been implied canon.
2) 499 Gray and Juvia sacrifice themselves for each other. I wanted Juvia to “die” since the end of the GMG arc. I thought it was important for their storyline, so I thought it needed to happen. BUT, I never imagined Gray would sacrifice himself at the same time. It’s an incredibly powerful thing in Japanese literature for lovers to suicide together. And Gray and Juvia did it out of a deep love for each other. As Gray corrected himself, “I didn’t want to hurt a friend, NO, I didn’t want to ever hurt YOU.” Juvia said Gray’s words made her happy for a reason. Gray right then and there told her she was so much more than just a friend to him. Also, this is the only scene that has every made me cry while reading FT. Juvia’s parting words in Gray’s mind did that to me. Those pages were beautiful. Plus, I love all the parallels between Juvia and Ur here. And I STILL think Gray totally kissed her when she was dying in his arms. So, I hope that is confirmed one day. *-*
3) Gruvia Unison Raid. The rest of these were really hard to choose between and put in any kind of order. So I’m going simply by how surprised and excited I was when I read them. And the Unison Raid was super exciting and fun at the time. Especially in fandom since I was still pretty new to the FT fandom then and could just enjoy all the art and colorings, and happiness about it. It was the unison raid of LOVE after all. ^-^ And they had those beautiful color pages, and the looks and smiles they gave each other, and the hand holding, and the team work, and it was just such a happy and enjoyable development! And Chelia (and perhaps Lyon lol) was added on the growing list of in-story Gruvia shippers lmao!
4) I’m here with you. I got spoiled on this one, so it wasn’t a surprise to me when I read it, but it was still such an amazing moment. I love that Gray took Juvia’s hand to comfort her. I love that they were riding so close together, and Juvia had her arms around Gray. I loved that Juvia remained serious and solemn even after Gray consoled her and said those important words. And I loved the foreshadowing of what was to come. It guaranteed that both Gray and Juvia would somehow be involved with this mysterious Silver character, and much angst would follow. ^-^
5) Ok, I’m going to cheat now, because I can’t choose lmao. 453, Gray thinking about Juvia during the Silver fight, the sensory link, and Gray saving Juvia from Ultear are all such important moments to me for different reasons.
453 obviously had Gray being a lot more honest and straightforward with Juvia than ever before. He was all cute and flirty when offering her the candy bar. He admitted that he was grateful to have her, always by his side. And he broached the subject of Juvia’s feelings all on his own, by promising to give her an answer. That in itself, was simply a reinforcement of what I personally already thought was obvious from 416. That Gray’s feelings for Juvia were mutual, otherwise there would have been no point of giving her a new answer. It was just such a big deal, and it gave us something to look forward to for their development in the current arc, while also casting a giant angst shadow over their heads. So, it was exciting.
Gray thinking about Juvia during his Silver fight was AMAZING. I had read the spoilers at the time, and it has said Gray had pictured all of his friends, and Ur, and Juvia, etc.. And I thought, oh well at least he thought of her. BUT, I had no idea until we got the chapter, that she had taken up such a blatantly large part of Gray’s thoughts! And it was a whole new panel, too, unlike all the others which were repeats. And she looked so beautiful and was calling his name so lovingly. And it was just wonderful to have it confirmed how Gray REALLy thinks of Juvia. Not some annoying, inconvenience, but a beautiful girl who’s affections and presence he treasures. ;_;
The Sensory link during the Meredy fight needs to be mentioned, because it was when I a) became a huge Juvia fan because she was so badass, and b) when I realized that Gruvia would one day be canon. And that thought excited me immensely, because I had never considered the possibility before. Juvia’s feelings always came off as just a running gag to me at the time. And yet here the author was, reinforcing Juvia’s feelings by reminding us that yes, she truly LOVES Gray. And that Juvia as a character, would not be tortured like this, if her feelings wouldn’t one day be reciprocated by Gray. And the idea of their relationship being developed to that point thrilled me. So it was a combination of things that just made this fight so great!
And finally Gray saving Juvia from Ultear. Again, it reinforced my new love for this ship. When Ultear was about to slice Juvia’s head off, while saying that doing so would be taking away Gray’s future, and then Gray swooped in and saved her in such an epic way? LOVE. Because it was Gray’s side to match Juvia’s earlier fight. And Gray looked so pissed, and he was holding Juvia so tenderly, it was a lovely panel. *-* Even Juvia’s little subconscious smile when Gray said he wants to live with his comrades was again that parallel to Juvia’s earlier fight with Meredy. ^-^
*honorable mention* Juvia’s reveal and recollections of her and Gray living together during the Avatar arc. That was so huge. They LIVED together. 6 MONTHS. To the point that Juvia caught Gray’s stripping habit. Domestic Gruvia! Training, eating and working together! They had a home and a life together! Just wow. ;_;
Please tell me your honest opinion about this current FT arc. I'm honestly struggling to continue this series with his dissapointing fights and development. Also that Juvia seems to be the only character who is out of the picture with her injuries and others get to fight with heavy injuries
Hello Anon-san! Thank you so much for your question!
I have had so many mixed feelings, so many ups and downs, over this current arc. I don’t disagree with you on your feelings. It has been an area of struggle for me as well. It feels as though there are many fans who are struggling through disappointment and frustration over the current arc.
It is most certainly a struggle loving a secondary/support character as much as we do. It unfortunately means that we will not always get what we want. Juvia’s role ultimately takes a backseat to the main cast. As limitless as her potential is, her character design and role is centered around support and love. This isn’t a negative to her character in any way, shape, or form. In fact, it is a very admirable quality in Juvia. She is selfless, aspiring to support, protect, and love her friends and family, and foremost her love. She wanted to protect Gray-sama from the beginning. This desire has only intensified as they have grown closer from enemies to friends to lovers.
This makes Juvia’s character very critical to Gray’s progression and development. Gray is his own character, but he finds warmth and comfort in Juvia that makes him stronger. Juvia inspires and motivates Gray to protect a future that is not just his own. He wants to protect hers as well. Juvia is her own character as well (though not displayed on panel often because of her secondary character status). But she finds acceptance and security in Gray that has made her stronger. Gray inspires and motivates Juvia to love herself and life. She has an impenetrable joy that no one can take from her because Gray opened this up to her. As much as they are separate, their stories are tightly entertwined.
It is heartbreaking to me that we didn’t get to see Juvia truly in action, facing a formidable enemy and triumphing with the skills/powers she developed during the Timeskip. It is frustrating that Juvia remains sidelined with her mortal wound while other characters with more serious, more depleting injuries are still able to fight and shine. It leaves the reader confused with no real sense to what can limit a character and what can’t.
However, Juvia is not the only character where I feel let down on. I was very excited to see Mira use her new takeover magic in a magnificent way. I was so excited when we saw her Seilah takeover and surely when we saw her Alegria takeover, I thought she would have an intense fight. Unfortunately, Mira’s fights were cut short or mostly off-paneled.
In many ways, I wish that there had been less focus on characters from other guilds, so that the cast of Fairy Tail could really shine.
Honestly, the thought has crossed my mind a few times that I may just need to give up on this series if it wasn’t bringing me any joy anymore. However, I also am not quite ready to let go yet. I am so invested in Fairy Tail at this point, and we are so near the end, that I am willing to see it through to the end. My love for Gray and Juvia’s story isn’t diminished because of the disappointments in this arc, so that is what drives me to stick with it.
I also had to go through my own personal grieving process to let go of my disappointments. At the end of the day, this is Mashima’s story, a decade long endeavor he has dedicated his life to. He is more invested in Fairy Tail than any of us, and he wants to produce the best product he can for the story that he personally wants to tell. After 10 years, I am positive that Mashima wants to close out this story in the way he feels is the most satisfying.
It is also important that we remember that he is human with his own needs and desires. And he is limited in making all of his diverse fans happy all the time. Truly, I can appreciate the immense effort that Mashima employs to deliver as much payoff to all his fans as he does. He doesn’t have to care as much as he does for his fans. I truly see Mashima with a kind, dedicated heart that is pleased to please his fans.
Could this arc have been planned and orchestrated better? I certainly believe that even little changes here or there would have helped significantly. Were there lost opportunities throughout the arc? I can name quite a few. But hindsight is 20/20 and again, Mashima is only human.
If for my own peace of heart, I have come to a place where I have forgiven Mashima for the disappointments I feel. He isn’t to blame. But I needed to grieve those disappointments even still and let it go. What has happened in the arc has happened and can’t be altered.
But dear anon-san, if you do decide to continue on with Fairy Tail, take heart! We have some amazing moments to look forward to: Gray and Juvia’s reunion, Gray’s answer, and what lies in the future for the two of them! Gray is about to reveal his ace in the hole. And Juvia will be awake soon enough, welcoming her battered love, and healing him from all the trauma of this war.
This is what makes Juvia such a beautifully deep character! Her worth is not measured by her opportunities to show off her massive power. Nor is her worth measured by Gray himself. Juvia’s worth and value lies in how she loves, supports, and inspires others. Gray happens to be the one who is at the forefront on the receiving end of all that Juvia can do. Gray would be lost without her. That was manifested in Gray’s mental state from 500-507. She builds Gray back up and provides him with a fortress of a foundation full of love that brings light to his life!
So even though I didn’t get to see my favorite character fight and shine in a display of her immeasurable power, I still feel extremely grateful to Mashima for all that he has given us. And I am still hopeful, anticipating all the things to come.
I hope this helped answer your question somewhat. I apologize for rambling quite a bit. Don’t lose heart! We are so close to the end of this arc! ^^
goes to Juvia for some advice, it turns out, while she may be smart, she missed
a lot more than she ever did.
Knock. Knock. Knock.
Juvia glanced at her bedroom door, it had been a couple days
since she and everyone else returned from the Spirit World. Outside of everyone
who went, no one had memories of what had transpired.
It left a lot of people in a weary state, especially those
that had been transformed into constellations.
“Juvia, can I talk to you?” Levy’s voice came through the
door, and Juvia tilted her head. While she and Levy were friends, they didn’t
hang out too much.
It was disappointing when she thought about it. But, she
noticed Levy was a very quiet girl when it came to things like that. Outside
her small social ring or Jet, Droy, Lily, Gajeel, Cana, Wendy, and Lisanna. Even
then, she spent most of her time with the first four, and that was mainly
because them men all hovered around her.
Juvia had taken a bit to realize, Levy was extremely
friendly, but also extremely introverted. While Lucy could be seen as the
blunette’s best friend, the two rarely hung out outside of the Guild, and here
at Fairy Hills, the smaller blunette hung out with Wendy because the youngest
female spent a lot of time with Levy, reading and learning about different
types of magic.
Outside of a more familial bond with Wendy, Jet, and Droy
and outside the affectionate and friendship type relations she had with Gajeel
and Lily, respectively, she didn’t open up very much.
“Of course, Levy. Juvia is always willing to talk.” Juvia
replied as she opened the door. She wasn’t greeted by the usual warm smile that
screamed Levy. She was met with a nervous look that made Juvia want to hug the
girl and never let go.
“I-I know you and I don’t talk much. And I know that’s
mainly my fault. I… I’m sorry. But… can I ask for your advice?”
Pure sweetness for the third day of the gruvia love fest - under the name of Sweet! Ahahaha, I got a wonderful talent with naming my fanfictions. Have fun with this one, though it’s not really NSFW. But I still do hope you’ll like it! ;D
Licking her lips from side to side, Juvia sit down on his lap. She heard
his breath hitch as she wiggled her hips cheekily, aware of the bulge in his
tight jeans. The water mage’s smile widened and she blew a kiss to her lover.
It made Gray groan as he threw his head back, hating and loving the
situation simultaneously. Who the fuck thought that a bonbon filled with hand-made
love potion – which, he was sure, he screwed up – could cause a reasonable
guild mate to go nuts? He certainly didn’t.
“Juvia,” he warned, though his voice was rasped and hoarse, as if he
hadn’t drunk for a mere of two days. “You should really stop.”
Even thought he couldn’t see, he could hear in her voice her pout, “Juvia
doesn’t want to!” Damn the chocolate!
Hissing lightly when she went back to gyrate her invitingly wide hips to
his obvious erection, Gray grabbed on her waist and tried to lift her off
himself until he had his wits for that. To his chagrin – or his luck –, Juvia
determined and squeezed her thighs with more force. It made him moan.
“Gray likes it,” Juvia stated with a sweetly clueless voice that
obviously was an act. The gleam in her navy eyes didn’t hold secrets: her
intentions were as clear as the sky without the clouds for Gray.
Gulping feverishly, the ice make mage tried to twist his way out of this
death end. If they had sex and she was delusional, Gajeel would sure as heck
castrate him. No, that’s not it. He’d castrate him last; at first he’d hit him to
unconsciousness with his infamous iron club, then skin him and then pass him
over to Erza. And when she was finished, then he’d act on ridding him from his
Shuddering at the thought, he managed to get out from under Juvia.
Facing her clearly disappointed expression and the tears that threatened
to roll down on her cheeks, Gray felt just even more nauseous. It wasn’t enough
that after a few kisses he would have let her act on her passion even though
she was clearly out of her mind, he even made her feel bad.
It helped nothing when he heard her sniffle and whimper. He was utter
He inched forward and reached for her hands. She ended up in his arms as
she sobbed, and would have wet his T-shirts if he hadn’t lost that a minute
ago. The skin to skin contact seemed to ease her as she grabbed on his
forearm, muttering non-sense, “I can’t… Even when Juvia is feeling bold…
Gray would never like her… Juvia thougth we were fated! I wanted to do
this… but even when beautiful, Juvia means nothi—!”
He didn’t let her finish the last statement. Lifting her chin up to be
able to see the deepest of the navy irises, he assured her, “You’re an idiot if
you think you mean nothing for me, Juvia.”
Her eyes widened, though the fog within her stare didn’t disappear. “Then
tell me why,” she demanded in a small but firm voice, her fingers snaking
around his arms tightening.
“It’s not how… how we should do this,” Gray explained, although didn’t
dare hope for much, given that Juvia was basically drugged with a shitty love
potion. He tried to ease her pain with kissing away her tears that never seemed
to run out. “Before making babies, we should properly marry at first, don’t you
Juvia nodded, but soon enough her features morphed back into a pout, “But
Juvia does want babies with Gray!”
“I’m sure, I’m sure,” he patted her head affectionately, “but I think
you should sleep. It’s one in the morning,” he lied easily even though it wasn’t
even six in the night.
To this, Juvia laid back down, still craving for Gray touches as they
cuddled. That, he didn’t mind. It was now natural for them as he spooned her
lithe body and bury his head in her hair that he was so fond of. If he wasn’t
close enough to her, he wouldn’t be able to hear her dreamy words, “You promise
to do this later on?”
He nodded and let his fingers lose in her slipper hair, “Yeah. I
Well, it’s definitely been a while. Most of my writing inspiration and energy has been going towards an original screenplay I’m working on for school, but today this idea I’ve had in my head for a while slapped me in the face and demanded to be written. Inspired by “Night Like This” by Hilary Duff and Kendall Schmidt. Kind of OOC, but not too much, I hope. Enjoy!
It was raining.
Of course it’s raining. Juvia sighed and pulled on her raincoat. It seems like it’s always raining these days. Her phone buzzed, and she pulled it out of her pocket.
Full Summary: “‘I’ve been trying to find you
alone for weeks, but you’ve been avoiding me.’ He clicked his tongue,
as if scolding her. 'I tried approaching, but you always had someone
with you to give me nasty words and looks. They turned you against me,
Pairings: Gajeel x Levy
Warnings: I strode for a darker fic again. This is not for sensitive readers. Violence, stalking, etc.
Author’s Note: This
is a very, very twisted gift for Bubbles, who has not been allowed to
so much as read a single chapter. This will update every other day.
Levy didn’t bother to wait until officials realized that she needed
medical attention for her burns and smoke inhalation. She stumbled
through the streets quickly until she reached the guildhall and made her
way inside, knowing without a doubt that she’d be seen the second she
It was near empty, due to the earliness of the day.
People would start arriving soon. Lucy was somewhat relieved to not see
Jet or Droy, or even Lucy. Levy had no doubt that she was probably
sleeping later than usual thanks to Natsu sneaking into her bed,
something she always complained about but didn’t mind.
Mirajane was there, though. As was Wendy, something she wanted to thank the heavens above for.
“Levy!” Mirajane gasped, seeing her soot-streaked form. “What happened?”
“Elroy,” Lily hissed furiously in her arms, tail lashing. “He burned down a bookstore with us inside.”
flew at them with a high-pitched trill, rambling in the language that
Levy was still barely able to understand despite Charle’s protests.
Something about Levy looking like she’d come out of a fire pit? She
didn’t know. Levy let Lily go so that Mirajane could tend to his wounds
until Wendy was done.
“This is too far,” Mirajane said softly. “We’ll be allowed to take action.”
doesn’t matter what you do,” Levy said hollowly. “He’ll find me, and
he’ll do something like this again. The owner of the shop was hurt
because I decided to go in this morning.”
“That’s not your fault,”
Wendy said sharply. She looked into Levy’s eyes fiercely. “You’re not
at fault, Levy! He probably followed you-”
A sob tore from Levy’s throat. “He’s everywhere. And I’m so tired because…because of him, and-”