Fairy Tail 424 follows an explanation to why Juvia is all alone and upset as we see Gray being consumed by the darkness given to him, we hear that both Gray and Juvia trained and stayed together when he disappeared. She went to look for him but found nothing, Natsu’s next mission is to go to Sabertooth. We see a new Dark Guild devoted to Zeref, Gray Fullbuster appears as one of the members.
Fairy Tail 424 begins as Natsu and others arrive at Sea Hare Village, they go on to mention that there aren’t a lot of people there. It doesn’t seem to have anyone there. Natsu smells Juvia’s scent and goes to her, Juvia sits down as she hears her name. She quickly dreams Gray coming her way as he says sorry to keep her waiting. She heads towards him when we actually see Natsu there stop her.
She begins to cry and nearly collapses. She has an incredible fever, she is sick. Natsu can also smell Gray’s smell in the house, Juvia wakes up and mentions that they lived together. They ate, trained and worked together. And slept together too, but Gray would say no. One day he showed his dark colouration in his skin from the dark slayer powers.
After that day he started going out alone for errands, until one day he never came back. It’s been almost half a year, they don’t know anything about where he is, she went looking for him every day and looked everywhere but she never had found him. She knows that one day he will come back. Natsu wants to drag his ass back there.
Natsu would like to bring all their comrades back together again, and revive Fairy Tail. Juvia falls asleep, Natsu doesn’t have an idea but would like to go ahead and go to Sabertooth! Somewhere else, we meet a different sort of people, some new people. They mention that Oracion Seis, Grimmoire Heart and Tartarus have all been taken down.
Now the era of Avatar will begin. Their fair is to cloud the world in black mage belonging to Zeref, Priest Arlock mentions. The time has come, they must purify the world of mages who oppose Zeref. All in the name of Zeref everyone mentions, then we see Gray Fullbuster covered with the dark magic as he also says “all in the name of Zeref”. He looks very different, with his hair pulled back, similar to that of Cobra. Fairy Tail 424 ends here.
A fantastic chapter, Gray seems like a beast, his power must have grown seeing as how he now has dark magic in him. It’s going to be awesome to see next week’s Fairy Tail 425, titled “Sabertooth X792”, I can’t wait to see what happens next.