everyone is back in their cells, same as the actual ending. Harley is enjoying her cappuccino when Belle Reve starts to tremble. the entire prison, shaking down to its very foundation.
and then the plants start to come. at first it’s just weeds shooting through the crack, but then come the vines creeping through the gaps in the windows, the tree roots tearing through the floor.
alarms are going off, lights are flickering, guards are rushing around in confusion. Harley watches wide-eyed as winding tendrils of exotic flowers start to grow up the bars of her cage.
we see the corridors of Belle Reve full of tiny, rapidly-growing jungles, a green fog hanging thick in the air. here and there are guards, ensnared by vines and dangling from the ceiling by a leg or their neck. the basement is flooding fast as prison is reclaimed by the swamp.
Harley’s bouncing with excitement now, clapping her hands as her cage is torn a apart by a rapidly growing cypress and water starts to seep in. as the metal falls to the floor, a figure appears in the doorway. she’s dressed all in shimmering green, her red hair long and wild, her dark skin shiny from exertion.
“Red!” Harley squeals, and runs for her, splashing across the room in her fluffy pink slippers. she crashed into Pamela for a hug, standing on her tiptoes to wrap her arms around her girlfriend and snuggling her face into the crook of Pam’s neck.
“hey, you,” Pamela whispers in her ear. she’s trying to be cool, every bit the supervillainess, but it’s hard to hide her smile.
“you came,” Harley says. she’s wide-eyed now, staring up at Pamela like she can never look at her enough. Harley breaks into a wide smile and bats her eyes, looking almost shy. “does this mean ya really do like me?”
Pamela doesn’t answer right away; she brushes one of Harley’s pigtails back, letting her hands linger, and presses a gentle kiss into Harley’s forehead.
“I missed you,” she says simply. “and I couldn’t just leave you here for the clown.”
Harley can only smile, at a loss for words. she claps her hands over her mouth, trying to hold back the tears that are coming.
Pamela pulls her hands away, meshing their fingers together. “you wanna go home?”
Harley nods, pigtails bouncing. “yes, please!”
they walk out of Belle Reve, holding hands, and go back to Gotham City, where they happily spend the rest of their lives giving Bruce a headache. the Joker is definitely dead.
At my great surprise, I just stumbled upon “the leak” of all time for Fairy Tail.
In some dark corners of the net lies the first draft of Mashima’s farewell chapter. The one concluding the climax and leaving only the ever after to wrap up. The one where the hype and tension finally explodes in a sea of reveals, fast-paced action and grit. And as expected, Mashima doesn’t disappoint and manages to surprise us to the very end with a twist ending nobody saw coming. My fingers are still shaking while I’m typing this, the shock of this piece hasn’t left my bones since I first laid eyes on it.
See for yourself, have your world turned upside down: this is what I’m talking about.(credits to OharaLibrarianArtur for creating this, I’m just sharing his brilliance there)
Here are some highlights of this gem:
Acnologia is out for blood, but luckily the strength of the “meeen” is there to stop him:
Ichiya being a secret master Enchanter (and more dragon boner):
Another meteor is there to obliterate the world but don’t worry our master’s spirit is there to give us the strenght to fight on:
Thankfully strategy is used to save the day and the lesson is that the best weapon is always the one pulled from the ennemy’s strenght:
And finally the conclusion, the end of this chapter (one that I am sure @fairytail-whathesays will particularly savor):
All credits goes to the crazy genius behind this masterpiece of an edit, the one, the only, the true OharaLibrarianArtur (you can find him on reddit)
you know what I love? that vixx has picked up each other’s habits after being together for so long. every single one of those boys does the leo clap; there is no other clap now. n and hyuk put a fist in front of their mouth to hide laughter. the most obvious one is all the hitting. but i love when friends pick up their bad habits. please add to this list with other things you’ve observed.