This is so unfair…
It’s the fourth day of the tournament which means it’s time for a new battle part – Naval Battle. One participant per team is allowed. In the middle of the arena, there is a sphere of water. All players will enter it and the last person remaining will be the victor. When there are two participants remaining, a special rule will be added – the 5 minute rule: The one who leaves first within these five minutes will receive the least amount of points for this entire event (i.e. that participant will lose).
The guest of day 4 is Labian, the chairman of the Selazade Theater Group, and the participants in the game are the following:
Lamia Scale: Chelia Blendy
Blue Pegasus: Jenny Realight
Mermaid Heel: Risley Law
FAIRY TAIL B: Juvia Lockser
FAIRY TAIL A: Lucy Heartfilia
Quatro Puppy: Rocker
Everyone is enjoying this round because of all the girls in their swim suits (with one exception).
Lucy is the first one to act; she summons Aquarius who suits this arena very much. Juvia sends a water cyclone towards Aquarius which evens out the attack. While everyone’s attention is elsewhere, Jenny takes her chance and knocks out Rocker from the sphere – Quatro Puppy is out.
Chelia on the other hand swims after Risley who escapes by using her gravity changing ability to become slim.
Aquarius realizes that this battle isn’t going to end well so she dismisses herself for a date (probably with Scorpio). Juvia takes her chance and goes for Lucy. She would’ve knocked her out if Virgo and Aries wouldn’t be there to save Lucy.
The battle continues, Jenny and Risley seem to be going for each other. Chelia seems to be going after Lucy. In the midst of it all, Juvia unleashes her love for Gray which is strong enough to knock Jenny, Risley, and Chelia out of the sphere – Blue Pegasus, Mermaid Heel, and Lamia Scale are out. Minerva shields herself from Juvia’s attack while Lucy holds on to her spirits’ hands.
Juvia looks at Gray to see his reaction to her love for him, only to find out that he is disgusted. The shock is enough to make her fall out by herself – FAIRY TAIL B is out.
With only Lucy and Minerva remaining, the five minute rule is on. Sabertooth’s members are saying that Minerva has already won this battle.
Minerva says that she could throw out Lucy easily with her magic but that wouldn’t be very satisfying, so she attacks Lucy with her magic – something that is capable of burning Lucy under water. It also appears that Minerva managed to steal Lucy’s keys at some point.
Lucy being unable to fight without her keys has no choice but to hold on while being attacked by Minerva. The timer ticks down, and with only one minute remaining, Minerva decides to throw Lucy out, however, she hesitates when Lucy tells her that she can’t lose here when everyone else tried so hard.
Lucy’s speech upsets Minerva who in return sends a powerful attack towards Lucy. She reminds Lucy that Sabertooth is the strongest guild in the world and sends Lucy flying but pulls her back only to torture her more. Sabertooth is laughing at this which obviously upsets FAIRY TAIL. The referee stops the match and declares Minerva as winner.
Lucy is badly injured and hasn’t been moving for a while. Sabertooth is laughing while the medics are rushing to the scene.
When this chapter ended, I literally yelled “NOOOOOOOOOO” loud enough to piss my brother off (he threw a book in my face for scaring him). I didn’t yell because it was over, which usually is the reason why I yell at chapters. No, this time I was so angry!
Don’t get me wrong, I loved the chapter itself, but the ending… It’s so upsetting! I didn’t expect Lucy to win, but seriously – last place? Why? Why does she always lose? It’s so unfair to her! Lucy tried harder than anyone in this battle only to end up being tortured and losing. I knew Minerva would win, that is probably something most of us expected, but why did Lucy have to end up like that? I feel so sorry for her. She lost twice, and both battles were unfair.
I don’t understand why the referee didn’t disqualify Minerva – she was almost killing Lucy. And I also wonder why Lucy didn’t bring her whip with her. She could’ve used it to snatch her keys back. And why didn’t some of her spirits summon themselves to help her like they’ve done before? FAIRY TAIL is unfair to Lucy, she isn’t weak, it’s simply bad luck.
I assume Natsu will avenge her in his fight against Sting. This incident will, after all, fuel his anger over Lucy’s loss. But, ugh, I can’t really concentrate on that now because I’m so angry. I hope Lucy recovers soon but based on her injuries, I doubt she will. And I wonder if she got her keys back from Minerva… It’s known that Natsu usually ends up being the one to avenge his guild members and I hope he teaches Sabertooth a lesson during his battle. But still, that wouldn’t make Lucy look any stronger or bring her character any justice at all. When will we see her win a fair fight?
Oh well, this chapter may have been upsetting but it was a good chapter. Besides the unjust outcome of the battle, there were lots of joyful moments – it’s a swim suit chapter after all! Also, Juvia was adorable this week, too bad Gray doesn’t agree with me…
Having that said, I really want to see someone smack some sense into Sabertooth next week!