I THINK HE TOLD HER AND KISSED HER
let’s take a look at two panels shall we
now let’s take a closer look at some panels in the first page
okay so a lot of people are saying that NAtsu didn’t confess but i think he did. You see that panel where Natsu grabs Lucy?
you see that close proximity they were in, in the previous panel?
you see how lucy is shocked and blushing the following chapters after the squeeze panel?
my theory is that in that squeeze panel, Natsu told her his feelings and kissed her. And the reason why Lucy is crying again is because her feelings were mutual.
still don’t believe me? let’s look at the some panels in the second page
now for their first panel (the upper right), there have been different english translations. one i saw was ‘I was just getting emotionally attached to you’
meaning they were having a moment before Natsu pulled her off to do a job. On a side note, this reminds me of one of that scene in Naruto when Sasuke’s words to Sakura are unknown to the reader but the following scenes show that it was something important. Back to FT, if it’s still not enough for you well at least they’ll be together forever
SO PEACE OUT MY BABIES ARE CANON