Because I'm By Your Side is the 178th chapter of Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail.

The King orders Byro to quicken the extraction of the giant Lacrima. When Erza Knightwalker is about to execute Lucy. Happy and Carla save her and they escape. They decide to go save Natsu and Wendy, but instead get surrounded by the Exceeds imperial guards and the Royal guards.


The King and his Division commanders with Byro are talking about the Magic Power inside Earth Land Mages, the execution of Lucy and the fate of Natsu and Wendy. Byro explains that if they manage to extract Natsu and Wendy's Magic, they will gain a semi-permanent amount of Magic. The King orders him to quicken the extraction of the giant Lacrima. As the meeting finishes, everybody leaves except for Panther Lily. Panther Lily starts to ask the King about something but changes his mind and leaves.

Lucy about to be Executed

Lucy about to be Executed

Meanwhile, Lucy is sitting in her cell, thinking about Happy, Carla and the Exceeds. She found out that when the queen says that someone is to die, the human in question is to be executed without question. Suddenly, Erza Knightwalker arrives. Lucy asks her about the others and talks to her about Earth Land Erza, when Knightwalker grabs a fistful of her hair and drags her, saying that she is not the Erza Lucy knows. Lucy tries to plead with her when Knightwalker uses her spear to hoist Lucy off the ground and out a balcony. Lucy tries to plead with her again but Erza ignores her and lets her fall to her death.

Carla says she is princess of Extalia

Carla the princess of Extalia

Lucy is falling towards the ground when Happy and Carla arrived to save her. Knightwalker is shocked to see that the Exceeds helped Lucy, she asks them to hand Lucy over saying that it was direct order from the queen to execute her. Knightwalker continues to say that only the queen can overturn the command. Carla suddenly has an idea, and pretends that she is the daughter of Shagotte, she is the princess of the Exceeds. Everyone is shocked to hear this, Knightwalker bows down and begs for Carla's forgiveness. Carla ignores her and asks for the location of the Dragon Slayers and orders them to be released. Suddenly, Panther Lily arrives with a bunch of guards and tells Knightwalker that Carla and Happy are fallen Exceeds, which means that they run away from Extalia.

With their cover blown, the three fly away as Erza Knightwalker orders her troops to find and eliminate them. The three decide to go to the location of Natsu and Wendy to save them, when the Exceed Imperial guards arrives.

Characters in Order of Appearance

Battles & Events

  • None

Magic, Spells, and Abilities used

Magic used

  • Aera ((エーラ) Ēra)

Spell used

  • None

Abilities used

  • Flight


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