Honestly, no matter how Mashima had ended the manga, this fandom would have done nothing but complain and insult the series and its author. We all seem to be forgetting something very important: Not everything is about the ships. From the start, fairy tail has been a manga about friendships - about the adventures of the guild members and the people they met on their journey. Yet, somewhere along the way, all this fandom started to care about was their ships. Even going so far as to insult and threaten each other and the author. Surely, I’m not the only one tired of shipwars and shounen mangas all ending with kids and timeskips?
I ship you with happiness because that's what you deserve <3