I liked this chapter a lot lol!
First of all, so good to see Team B starting us off. Yeah, it was fanservicey, but there was Gajeel butt, so it was catering to girls, too hee (Ichiya counts as fanservice for NO ONE). Plus, so much fun! Juvia’s interactions with Levy were funny. We never see them interact. Juvia was annoyed at being tricked, and then amused by Levy’s “punishment,” which I agree with Cana, was probably not such a bad thing at all lol. And the couples continue to be reinforced with “boob contact.” ^-^ Although poor Gajeel with bare Ichiya butt to the face ugh. ^^’
And then, of course Juvia wanted the same kind of “happy accident” that happened with Gajeel and Levy to happen between her and Gray, too (and LMAO at her imaginary dialogue!). Is it a coincidence that Mashima then cuts right to Gray’s shocked face? I don’t think so lol! His expression was as if he could hear her plotting such a situation haha. ^-^
It also makes me wonder if Juvia had any other accidents around Gray while they were living together. I mean, she “accidentally” dropped her towel, after all. ^^’’’’’
Also, SO SURPRISING that Laxus and co. are in Blue Pegasus! Last place I ever thought they would go. My money was on Mira and Lisanna being there before FT regrouped. I wonder why they chose that guild of all places? I hope they meet up with them again soon.
And now for Brandish. It seems like she can distort objects/people (enlarge or shrink them, maybe), since she obviously messed around with the size/shape of the island, but she also made that lackey of hers disappear/killed him. Although I think it’s interesting that she didn’t bother fighting and/or capturing Team Natsu. Was it as Erza said, and she thought they were beneath her? Or is there some other reason, considering she bothered to tell them that Makarov was alive, and warned them to stay away for all of their sakes, basically. She’s clearly being hyped to the hilt, though, what with Gray saying she’s even more powerful than Makarov.
Also, Natsu’s ARM! What the heck is going on under that bandage? END stuff? Dragon stuff? Good to know it’s not just a Gildarts-inspired fashion choice, though, and is really relevant. Gray noticed Natsu gripping it, so I wonder if he’ll ask him about it. I hope so.
Anyway, really fun/interesting chapter. Probably my favorite so far in this arc. I hope things keep up like this.