Anonymous said: While I agree with you on the part that Gruvia will get a small setback at the end of this arc I also believe that it won't matter that much since I get the feeling the walls around Gray's heart will crumble down even more when he sees the fragile state Juvia is in right now. I would love it that after this arc Gray would look out for Juvia more (without stifling her) but that will, unfortunately, most likely not happen *sighs*
No, I totally agree, anon! I don’t think whatever comedic setback Gruvia has at the end of this arc will matter much at all. I think, first of all, that it can’t possibly be as harsh as another rejection, which is really the only thing that could significantly set back the pair (and even when it happened during the GMG, if anything, Gruvia’s bond has only strengthened since then lol).
So, with that in mind, there’s really not much that will dampen the current progress that Gruvia have already made in this arc (and like you said, that’s not even factoring in Juvia’s current condition and Gray’s eventual reaction to it), including how important Juvia clearly is to Gray, as well as the fact that Juvia did such a huge service to both Gray and his dad, AND essentially received Silver’s blessing as well as his wish to take care of Gray in his stead. These are huge milestones for the couple, and nothing will cancel them out. They’ll just likely get a silly moment near the end that will “ruin” the serious/touching atmosphere that SHOULD have occurred if Mashima didn’t feel like trolling us lol!
As for Gray looking out for Juvia, I honestly think he already does such a GOOD job of that already. ^^ I mean, let’s face it, Gray is practically her personal bodyguard at this point lol. Even when he doesn’t appear to be around, somehow he manages to pop up right in the nick of time to rescue Juvia, which I love, because it shows he always there for her, and it’s like he’s made it his mission to look out for her.
Heck, even emotionally we saw that Gray was supporting her in that “I’m here with you” moment. He already cares about Juvia tremendously, and if that increases, well, I don’t know how much more it could possibly strengthen, considering he’s already died for this girl. As I’ve said in a recent post, they both have gone above and beyond for each others always. But I’d certainly love to see more examples of Gray looking out for Juvia, and surely Mashima will deliver, since he always has done so when it comes to these two being there for each other in one way or another. ^__^
I just wanna respond about the comedic set back (although all of this post is absolutely lovely!).
I have had this idea in my head for a while— I really would not be surprised to see the comedic set back actually end up being a good thing.
I definitely expect Juvia, if she is in a better position than we last saw her by the end of this arc, to go back to her usual comedic self. I don’t expect her to forgive herself as quickly as Gray does (if he even feels he needs to at all, which I don’t think he will), but I do expect that she would want to make him happy and make him think she was okay.
But at the same time, I don’t see another rejection. I see Juvia saying something silly about a date or about a honeymoon or a vacation after its all over for the two of them, and Gray telling her she doesn’t have to act like that anymore or that she doesn’t have to try so hard for him.
Another scenerio I see is their first encounter— their reunion— having the comedic moment and Gray interrupting Juvia before she can get too far in with a hug or something else to let her know he knows what she did and he is glad she is okay. It may not even need words.
The thing is, we have see Gray progress in how he deals with Juvia’s fangirling. At first he avoided it at all costs, then he denied it, then he attacked it head on by saying he didn’t like it. At the same time, he has grown closer to her. The next step would be to call her out on it, because she really doesn’t need to try so hard— she already has his affection— and interrupting her despite the moment to pull back the Juvia he loves. That’s addressing it, showing her it’s not needed, and letting her know he cares.
I honestly wouldn’t be surprised. It wouldn’t be cannon, but it goes with the trend of how Gray has adjusted to Juvia’s actions since the beginning of the series. He’s developed— getting better at being direct with her, letting her know what he wants, showing he he trusts her. She’s developed— trusting him, not falling into her fangirl mode as much but still doing things that are on some level above and beyond, allowing herself to be vulnerable around him. It’s a logical next step.
Or maybe I just have wishful thinking ;)
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