Erza tearfully reminds her two comrades that they are who she deeply loves, invoking memories of both of them never wanting to see her cry. While Jellal and Crime Sorcière struggle against the might of August, Lucy and company corral by the trio, only to be met by Irene, who claims that she and Erza are one of the same.
Erza interferes with Natsu and Gray's battle, blocking their attacks bare-handed and injuring both arms. The woman goes to question her comrades' idiocy, breaking down into tears as a result. Natsu recalls his words at the Tower of Heaven, stating he never wanted to see Erza shed tears, while Gray recollects saying his friend needed Fairy Tail more than anyone, otherwise she'd fall apart. Erza shouts at the duo, asking them what they see in each other, and reminding them of the times they spent together. Realizing that the words Erza speaks are reminiscent of Makarov's own, Erza tells the two that she loves them and brings them into a warm embrace. Suddenly, Gray hears someone call his name, and is shocked to see Juvia, accompanied by Wendy and Carla, approach him, after which he passes out; Juvia catches him and does the same. Watching the scene, Natsu collapses and is hugged by Lucy from behind while Happy proceeds to cry into Natsu's chest. Relieved that his comrades are alive, Natsu falls asleep as well. Wendy questions Erza on the light that earlier enveloped the battlefield, however, the redhead remains silent as she wipes tears from her eyes.
Elsewhere, near the guild, the five male members of Crime Sorcière face off against August, who overwhelms them. Exhausted and with Richard defeated, Jellal finds himself unable to devise a way to counter the Spriggan 12 member; while Erik, Sawyer and Macbeth all try to attack August and are countered, Jellal quickly realizes that they are running out of options. While the Independent Guild continues their struggle, Lucy, Wendy, and the Exceed decide to take their injured comrades to Porlyusica for treatment, but Erza shouts for them to get down. A large explosion engulfs the area, caused by the arriving Irene, who notes that it has been quite some time since she and Erza have last met. Erza, however, expresses that she has no idea who Irene is (Wendy notes that she and Erza look similar), and asks for her identity. Irene cryptically responds that she and Erza are one and the same.
Characters in Order of Appearance
Battles & Events
- Crime Sorcière vs. August (started)
Magic, Spells, and Abilities used
- Dragon Slayer Magic (滅竜魔法 Metsuryū Mahō)
- Fire Dragon Slayer Magic (炎の滅竜魔法 Honō no Metsuryū Mahō)
- Devil Slayer Magic (滅悪魔法 Metsuaku Mahō)
- Ice Devil Slayer Magic (氷の滅悪魔法 Kōri no Metsuaku Mahō)
- Aera (翼 Ēra)
- Copy Magic
- Sound Magic
- Time Magic (時の魔法 Toki no Mahō)
- Reflector (屈折 Rifurekutā)
- Spiral Pain (スパイラルぺイン Supairaru Pein)
- Dark Transformation
- Hand-to-Hand Combat
- E.N.D. Power (ＥＮＤイーエヌディーパワー Ī Enu Dī Pawā)
- Enchantment (付加術 Fukajutsu)
- Clear Heart Clothing (清心の衣 Seishin no Koromo)
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