This is just kinda a rant but there was this FT account on instagram who posted the last chapter and in the comment section they were literally getting mad at Nalu shippers saying “we’re grasping at straws” for them being canon and that if Mashima would’ve wanted them to be romantic he just would’ve done it and honestly the only thing that bothers me about their whole argument is that even in the last chapter people still don’t seem understand that Natsu and Lucy are not like other couples. hence↓ ↓ ↓ lol
Just because they have never flat out addressed their feelings head on or said “I love you” doesn’t mean they don’t acknowledge that something between them is there, ESPECIALLY in the last chapter.
I think I speak for a lot Nalu shippers that when we are saying that we are excited that it’s Canon we mean that they FINALLY acknowledge their feelings towards each other.
Lucy truly thought Natsu was going to kiss her and DIDN’T push him away.
Natsu promised that they would be together forever from now on.
There is literally soooo much evidence through out the entire series and the last movie of them being more than friends but idk guys guess we are grasping at straws here and forcing it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯¯\_(ツ)_/¯ lmfaoo
Mashima did a great job as keeping them more than friends less than lovers through out the entire series but I truly feel like in the end it is heavily implied (and obvious) that they will end up together and it really is just the beginning for them two.
As a lot of people have already said, they’ve never been lovey dovey or romantic but that does not take away from the development that they’ve had as a pair. Whether YOU want to view them as a couple or just simply best friends (which I respectfully disagree with) it’s YOUR opinion. But don’t go telling people to just accept that they’re “not canon” bc everyone has their own perspective. (Pretty sure that’s why Mashima left it as an open ending)
Just because they’re not a in your face “WE ARE IN A RELATIONSHIP AND IN LOVE” official pair doesn’t make it any less canon to us ;)