“Even if we walk on different paths, one must always live on as you are able! You must never treat your own life as something insignificant! You must never forget the friends you love for as long as you live! Let bloom the flowers of light within your hearts.”
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 ;)
Nalu Amusement park AU commission for @thecelestialchick! Thank you, McKay! <3 I appreciate you <3
characters: natsu, lucy, mention of loke
word count: 1016
Natsu’s eyes threatened to narrow at the customer in front of him. He stood at the counter with his slimy hand pressed on it, wiping goo all over the place. Natsu wasn’t OCD, but the disgusting act squelched his cheerful attitude.
“I want that one!” he pointed at the person next to him with his other hand, a demanding tone to his voice. The person next to him sighed and shelled out the money, handing it to Natsu with a lifeless look in his eyes. They looked tired and bored, like they had been dealing with this person for quite a while.
Such was the life of a parent and a child. Not that Natsu would know, anyway. He was twenty six and didn’t have any children of his own, much less a girlfriend. With a quiet sigh, he handed the cotton candy to the boy and grinned when they walked away. It finally gave him some peace to be able to think about what exactly he wanted with his life.
Pondering over the future didn’t bother Natsu anymore. He knew he couldn’t be at this damn amusement park forever. He had a degree in Computer Science, and this was one of the only jobs that he could find. It was the highest paying, of course, which didn’t mean a whole lot. When he finally found a new job that actually paid him salary, he wanted to find the girl of his dreams.
She actually was in his dreams once. He had been in a field of golden plains, and she had waltzed up to him with a beautiful smile. Her golden hair fell down her back in waves, and his fingers ached with the desire to weave through the soft tendrils. She wore a v-necked casual white dress with a slight slit up the side that revealed the tops of her tanned thighs. Natsu’s eyes threatened to wander, but she reached out her hand before his eyes could travel anymore.
“Come with me, Natsu! Everyone’s waiting!” she said with that grin again. As they stared into each other’s eyes with longing and love, Natsu reached toward her to grab her hand.
Sadly, it was then when he woke up from his dream, sweating and clutching his chest. It was thumping in his chest harder than he had ever felt, and his eyes were wide. He didn’t know who it was, but he guessed that it was a girl that he was to meet very soon.
Four years later, he hadn’t met any women that compared to the one in his dream. And now he was working at a crappy amusement park for barely above minimum wage even though he had a degree that he worked his butt off to earn for four years. Great.
The next customer wandered up to Natsu, but he went through the motions and did the transaction without a delay. He was too in dreamland to even realize that they were standing there standing at him.
“Sorry, what?” he asked, zoning back in.
“I said, do you have a tip jar? This is the best cotton candy I’ve ever had, and I want to thank you for it,” the woman in front of him said, and Natsu’s jaw almost dropped.
I am honestly very satisfied about the way FT ended. Mashima left a lot of space for the fandom to create their own endings, headcanons and keep fantasizing about it with fanart and fanfiction. Unlike how some certain stories ended, I don’t feel like I wasted my years following the manga/anime which I enjoyed so much.
FT gave me an opportunity to improve with my art and a need to share what I do with everyone else. It was the reason why I received so many wonderful supporters. Thank you everyone so much, this was indeed an unforgettable journey.
The ending of FT was perfect for the story itself; a mediocre end to what was all in all a story that was nothing if not mediocre from about the halfway point on. It missed the mark just as the characters within the story itself, like Erza, Gray, Jellal, etc missed the mark. It wasn’t really worth the time at the end of the day. Thankfully we didn’t have to suffer through the grossness that would have been had Jerza and Gruvia become canon lol
A forgettable ending for a forgettable series. Perfect.