We begin with Gray and Juvia under Invel’s Ice Lock, they’re losing consciousness, can’t think, and questioning why their body is doing something against their will. Invel says Gray is going to win like he thought and that he needs him to awaken to the dark side to become a warrior to defeat E.N.D.
“Zeref is the one to defeat Acnologia and take over the world, but E.N.D is an obstacle to that.”
They proceed to fight each other continuously each against their will and overpowering one another. Juvia at first says she doesn’t want to hurt Gray and tries to resist.
She proceeds to commit suicide upon herself to free Gray from Ice Lock. He is in shock. He didn’t want to hurt Juvia either. He proceeds to also himself. Gray says wanted to protect and care for Juvia. (He thinks of her as more than a friend).
Invel’s says that this course of action was beyond his calculations.
Gray proceeds to kill himself and the two of them lay motionless.
Juvia seeing this says “why did you?”
The two of them lay motionless as Invel stands in shock.
Juvia leaves one parting gift with Gray. She cast a blood transfusion magic on him that she learned secretly just in case. She says, I’m living inside you, so I’m not sad because my life belongs to you
Gray responds “I’m serious about you now, so wake up.” Gray has a flashback to all his interactions with Juvia.
Thanks to Juvia’s parting gift Gray stands once more against Invel, this time seething in rage the likes he’s never experienced before.
Chapter 499 / End.
Next time: Chapter 500 – Fire and Ice. This monumental chapter will be celebrated with opening color pages and an extended 31 pages.