At the beginning of the exam, Natsu wanted Erza as his opponent. Natsu was worried about Erza during her fight against Azuma. Natsu was the first person whose voice was heard by Erza when she was trapped in the magic power of Tenroujima. Natsu and Erza, along with Gray, Lucy, and Wendy fought against Hades. They all attacked him together. When Natsu entered the Thunder-Flame Dragon mode, Erza was stunned by his power. When the odds were against them, Natsu's words greatly encouraged everyone. Erza realised that they need to continue fighting. Even though she was out of magic power, Erza stood up to fight. Also, when Erza dressed as a nurse to heal everyone, Natsu was seen in the long queue of males, awaiting his treatment.
So obviously the big thing of this chapter is Ultear. Like I called a few chapters ago, Dimaria can just stop time. OP and boring. Perfect for a shitty character like Dimaria. But of course because she is a time magic user, she has to fight another time user, so queue Ultear, now young again, showing up to fight and... I really don't like it. Now don't get me wrong, I love Ultear. I think she was a great character, however, note that use of past tense there. Was. She had her character arc and her sacrifice in the GMG was amazing and beautiful. I loved it then and I still love that development. But bringing her back now just kind of ruins how emotional and amazing that sacrifice was.
First off, let me just say that I love it when Crime Sorciere make an appearance in Jerza fics. We all know both Jellal and Erza can be hopeless when it comes to love, and I adore when CrimeS in particular plays some sort of silly role in hooking the two up. They're just such pranksters and a great family, so seeing Meredy and Cobra joke around in this fic was great. 153554b96e