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Anonymous asked: Squishy-san, do you think Juvia will reappear in the future chapters since Gray's part and the "apparent" Gruvia moment is coming to a close? I still want her to appear with Team Natsu (to develop brotps) even if she won't play a very vital role...

squisherific:

Good question, anon! I think she will continue to appear, but her big moment is over at this point. I’d like her to have some more brotp moments, too. It’s certainly a possibility, as she needs something to keep her occupied. Though, I have my doubts she’s going to tag along with team Natsu.

However, she will almost certainly have at least an upcoming major moment with Gray. Judging by what happened in the Tenroujima and GMG arcs, these Gruvia moments occur in two major parts.

Not including the moments of build up, in Tenroujima Juvia had her moment to shine in her Meredy fight, where she, Gray and Meredy were all linked (similarly to the Silver event in this current arc). That would be the first “act” of the Gruvia events in that arc. When that act was over, act two involved Gray swooping in and saving Juvia from Ultear. Then came the conclusion, where Gray worried about Juvia, followed by the comedic knockback of being put off by her request for punishment, and then a slight recovery as Gray carried Juvia to safety 

In the GMG, again, we had the smaller moments of buildup that eventually lead to the first act, or even the first climax of Juvia and Gray performing a unison raid.  That was a huge moment, but there was a 2nd act of Gray sacrificing himself to save Juvia. Then that again was followed by the comedic knockback of the rejection, and the slight recovery as Juvia made Gray smile, as he thanked her.

So, the first part of the Gruvia situation in this arc has just been dealt with. That would be the resolution of the Gray, Silver and Juvia situation. Gray and Juvia have both received major moments. They’ve both had their one on one fights. Gray, being a main character, and having just received a power up that’s relevant to the final boss, will likely go on from here to have another battle.

However, Juvia still needs to play some role, and she is currently distraught. She and Gray have also not yet reunited. So, I think something major will happen once they do. The last two secondary major acts have both involved Gray saving Juvia. This time, I think the 2nd act wont be as life-threatening or intensely dramatic, but more personally emotional. Which I’d prefer anyway. ^^

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juvia-and-gray:

"Gray-sama, forgive me..."
Juvia don’t have to worry. Gray-sama will forgive her because she made the good choice, even if it hurts him to have lost his father again. Maybe he will comfort her, reassure her and maybe hug her… And it’ll be the very romantic episode Mashima was talking about (all Gruvia shippers are expecting this so much…)

juvia-and-gray:

"Gray-sama, forgive me..."

Juvia don’t have to worry. Gray-sama will forgive her because she made the good choice, even if it hurts him to have lost his father again. Maybe he will comfort her, reassure her and maybe hug her… And it’ll be the very romantic episode Mashima was talking about (all Gruvia shippers are expecting this so much…)

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Incoming Romantic Chapter

squisherific:

As others have said, Mashima is only now working on chapter 400, which means when he tweeted about that “romantic episode.” he was probably working in the 396/397 range. If that is indeed the case, I think Gruvia being this romantic chapter is incredibly likely (unless Mashima is just trolling us,…

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Anonymous asked: It's quite possible that the romantic chapter would be Jerza, too. Maybe after her fight with Kyouka, she will somehow reunite with Jellal. I mean, I can see her worrying about his crushed eye.

squisherific:

That’s immediately what I thought at first, too, anon. My mind went straight to Jerza when that tweet showed up, but as I explained, Mashima is only now starting work on chapter 400, which means back when he tweeted about the romantic chapter he was working on chap 396 or 397. I’m sure this next part of the arc DOES revolve around Erza, and there may indeed be some Jerza.

However, the beginning chapters of each part usually focus on other things, including tying up loose ends from the previous parts. So, Mashima probably wont reach the Erza-focused chapters until at least 398/399, let alone wrap up her fight with Kyouka within the next three chapters.

Plus, there’s just not any buildup to it being Jerza at this point that can happen within the next few chapters, since many other things need to happen and be dealt with first. 

Again, I’m not saying that there wont be buildup down the line in this part of the arc. In fact, my money is on Jerza becoming canon REALLY soon. But within the next three chapters? Without Jellal or Erza currently being anywhere near each other, and with Erza heading to the control room with Minerva? I just can’t see that.

Meanwhile, we’ve been left with a distraught Juvia, and a parting message from Silver to take care of Gray. Gruvia have had a lot of indirect moments in Gray’s part of the arc (Gray thinking about Juvia before attempting Iced Shell, Juvia’s contact with Silver, being mistaken for Gray’s GF, and this past emotionally heavy chapter revolving around all three of them), but they haven’t had any direct (major) moments since 366.

So, their situation is unresolved, because Gray at this point has no idea (as far as we know) what Juvia did, and Juvia clearly has a guilty conscience. So, I think the romantic chapter might deal with the resolution of this set up. Nothing else makes sense to me at this point, and with what we currently know, unless Mashima was trolling, and we get something meaningful between Max and broom. ^^;

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