Natsu, Lucy, and Happy are restrained in a cell as Goumon interrogates them. Not believing that their only objective in infiltrating Avatar is to retrieve Gray, he attempts to kill Lucy, only to be stopped by the Devil Slayer himself. Gray then calls a colleague and tosses Natsu the phone, who is then admonished for disrupting Gray's infiltration plan by none other than Erza.
As Lucy, Happy and Natsu are in a jail cell, Happy wonders about Lucy, who is unable to do any action due to Magic Sealing Stones. Being angry at him, Natsu wonders what happened to Gray. Lucy then wonders why Gray turned bad, thinking he is being controlled, with Happy supporting her suspicion.
Soon after, Goumon arrives to tell the group about the preparations for the purification ritual and his order to get some information out of them. Before doing so, however, he proceeds by explaining that the ritual is actually planned to lure Zeref by taking victims' lives and after displaying his weird personality, Goumon suddenly gets serious so he ties Lucy with chains and keeps her bound and gagged, preparing her for torture. As Natsu and Happy unsuccessfully try to stop him, Goumon comes up with many ways of torturing Lucy, eventually deciding to get her feet licked by a goat by dipping her feet in the salt water. The torture is about to begin, but after Natsu tells the latter they will bring Gray back to normal, he gets infuriated all of the sudden and stretches Lucy's arms and legs, desiring to slice her in a half with an axe.
However, he gets frozen just as he is about to do so, the one responsible for it being none other than Gray himself, who turns out to be Code Blue all along. Briefly, he uses his phone and starts calling the mysterious Code Red, with his marks dripping from his face, turning out to be fake. He then lends Natsu a phone, with the latter hearing a familiar voice, belonging to none other than Erza.
Characters in Order of Appearance
Battles & Events
Magic, Spells, and Abilities used
- Spatial Magic (空間魔法 Kūkan Mahō)
- Celestial Spirit Magic (星霊魔法 Seirei Mahō)
- Black Magic (黒魔術 Kuro Majutsu)
- Devil Slayer Magic (滅悪魔法 Metsuaku Mahō)
- Ice Devil Slayer Magic (氷の滅悪魔法 Kōri no Metsuaku Mahō)
- Magic Sealing Stones (魔封石 Mafū Seki)
- Miniature Communication Lacrima (小型通信魔水晶 Kogata Tsūshin Rakurima)
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