Fairy Tail 428 focuses mainly on the battle which has begun between Natsu and Gray, as they begin to pummel each other however members of Avatar intervene and hurt Lucy giving them the chance to stop Natsu’s rage. On top of which Gajeel joined by Lily and Levy are part of the council who begin to get ready to stop the Purification process by Avatar.
Fairy Tail 428 begins with Wendy as she helps to wipe Juvia down due to the sweating. Wendy is a little embarrassed after seeing how big Juvia’s breasts are. Carla wonders if Natsu and others managed to meet with Gray, to which they then mentions that they are always fighting and laugh about it.
Natsu and Gray smashing and bashing against each other, it seems like a serious fight between them as Lucy tells them to knock it off, Gray asks what he’s doing there to which Natsu asks the same thing. Gray says that he will do what he wants when Natsu tells him that he can’t as Juvia is still waiting for him.
Natsu mentions that he’s also been waiting as he wants to revive Fairy Tail, they need him. Gray tells him to cut the bullshit when he unleashes a large amount of Ice in that little room, Natsu melts it all in seconds. Fairy Tail mentions just in name, and the memories shared, it’s not gone anywhere.
Natsu puts his hand to his heart and mentions that it’s always there, and will be so. Gray mentions that if Fairy Tail is right there, why can’t he just stop pestering him and let him follow his own path. Gray mentions that Fairy Tail doesn’t exist inside him anymore. Thus he should spare him the phony buddy-buddy crap.
Lucy walks up and slaps him. She shouts at him telling him off how dare he say something like this, she never wants to hear such a thing. However out of nowhere, Lucy feels pain in here stomach. She falls down as Mary appears, she is the happy go lucky girl who asks Gray if these are old friends of his.
Natsu and Virgo are quickly captured by Goumon in chains, even Happy is captured by Abel. Natsu is restrained and isn’t able to do anything. Mary mentions to Lucy if she is hurting, it’s her dark magic doing that. Natsu tries to run off however Goumon just restrains him even more.
Jerome appears with a sword to Lucy’s face trying to stop Natsu from reacting. Gray mentions that he’s always sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong. Natsu shouts at Gray to open his eyes, he’s been possessed by demons. Gray takes his shirt off and slams his hand on his heart.
He mentions that he’s erased Fairy Tail’s guild mark with his own hands, in order to find the answers he seeks. Half of his body is covered with this dark magic. Lucy, Happy and Natsu get really angry. Levy approaches Gajeel’s camp where they talk about how she had invaded into Avatar’s place.
Levy asks if she’s gotten word from Gray, to which he seems to be consumed by darkness. Gajeel just mentions that it doesn’t matter, their job is to stop Operation Purification. Lily asks if he’s sure, they were once friends. Gajeel mentions that he isn’t anymore. A lot of people will die if they carry on Gajeel mentions. If their paths cross he will fight him, he’s there to stop their plans. Fairy Tail 428 ends here.
A fantastic chapter, lots has happened and Levy has also followed Gajeel in his journey. On top of which, it seems that that Natsu is much more then pissed off, it’s getting really good now. Can’t wait for next week’s Fairy Tail 429, titled “Code Blue”.