Ten minutes after leaving Egothor Gardens, Natsu, Lucy, Happy, Yuri, Estelle, Flynn, Sophie, Lucas, and Tryo finally see the left side of the town hall of Zaphias looming in the distance. They see Gray, Erza, Wendy, Darren, Alicia, and everybody else standing over there waiting for them.
"Natsu! Lucy!" Darren calls out to them as he and the others wave their hands at them.
"Yuri! Estelle!" Erza shouted happily to them.
"Happy! Sophie!" Hina added.
"Lucas! Tryo!" Nolan yelled with a wide smile.
When they are near them, Natsu and Lucy immediately head over to Darren and Alicia and embrace them.
"Good to see you all alive and well." Lucy said happily as she and Alicia warmly hugged each other.
"Likewise." Alicia replied.
"We're relieved that you finally made it. We all arrived here about fifteen minutes ago, but when we could not find you, we started to worry." Darren said as he and Natsu break away from their embrace.
"Yeah, we got held back." Natsu said sheepishly as he
On one fine sunny day, a tall and muscular man with short spiky blonde hair and dressed in a dark red tank top, dark grey pants, and black boots, walks down a pavement through the streets of Musutafu, Japan. The man is not alone however for he is being followed by a smaller and younger man who has short and wavy light brown hair, brown eyes and wears a simple black Japanese school uniform, teal gloves, and white school shoes.
While the taller man is casually walking down the pavement with his hands clenched into tight fists, the younger man however is smiling gleefully as he scurries over to his side.
"I say, Muscular-san! We are good pals, aren't we? We have stayed together through thick and thin, haven't we? I am your loyal friend and partner, aren't I?" The younger man asked enthusiastically with a wide grin while holding up his clenched fists.
As Muscular and the younger man came to a halt, the tall man turns to him and bellowed, "Oh shut up, Mustard! Get lost and leave me
After getting her out of the armour, Natsu cradles the unconscious Ayase in his arms and leaves the damaged building. He goes over to where Tsugumi is still lying motionless and gently lays Ayase beside her unconscious friend. Natsu turns Tsugumi around, places his hand on her pulse and sighs in relief when he could feel it beating. He stands back up and looks down at the two unconscious girls.
"Until the battle is over, you two will be safe here." Natsu said.
He narrows his eyes as he lifts his head up and stares at the direction of Egothor Gardens. Knowing that Lucy, Happy and the others may need his help, he goes around Ayase and Tsugumi and dashes his way over to the park.
Flynn charges towards Estelle and thrusts his sword at her. Estelle holds up her shield to block it, but the impact of the attack was so powerful that it sends her sprawling through the grassy field.
Flynn quickly turns to his left and sees Yuri jumping into the air and delivering an overhead strike at
Twenty-Five Minutes Ago…
After Yuri and Estelle meet up with Natsu, Lucy, Happy, Lucas, Tryo and Sophie at the left side of town, the eight of them fight against the army of praetors stationed over there, along with 243 Rune Knights and Mizuhan warriors who are still alive.
Two praetors swing their swords vertically at Lucas at the same time, and the Rune Knight blocks their attacks by holding up his double-bladed sword. They push their weapons against each other for a brief moment before Lucas pushes them back and whirls around as he swiftly spins his double-bladed sword continuously in circles.
"WIND BLADE!" Lucas shouted as he turns back to the praetors and swings his sword horizontally to fire a ring of wind at both praetors. The ring hits both of them in their foreheads and they both collapse onto the ground at the same time.
One praetor spots Lucas and fires an arrow to his head with his crossbow. Yuri swiftly leaps into the air and slashes the arrow with his sword. As soon