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Natsu and Zeref met on Tenrou Island while Zeref cried at seeing his . he spots Natsu who he seems to recognize (due to the latter's relationship to Zeref). Read Chapter One from the story Behind Me (Relationship Between Natsu and Zeref) by Prussia_Cobra with reads." Naaaatsuuu!!! Where are you?" Zeref . Hello Everyone! This is kinda different from your usual fanfictions, but I had to make something to celebrate the continuation of the Fairy Tail.
It was at the part where his magic accidently killed some wolfs and plants. He was so sad that he continues killing living things and says that he wants Natsu to kill him.
That part made me think for a minute. Why did he specifically want Natsu?
The rumors did not say his actual name, they used Salamander. However, he did say his real name. Also, the rumors said that Erza and Laxus were stronger. If he had just heard the rumors, he would have wanted Erza, not Natsu, since she was able to take a full blast of the Jupiter cannon AND fought the strongest of the Element 4. This means that Zeref at least knew Natsu personally and saw that he might be strong enough to kill him.
One small thing I'd like to add before I talk about another point is that in the Tenroujima arc. While the first point proved that Zeref knew Natsu personally, the next is going to tell us how he knew him personally. In Fairy Tail, Natsu said that he doesn't remember his actual father but only remembers his foster father, Igneel.
Zeref tried to keep himself isolated, so he wouldn't kill anyone. Could it be possible that Zeref abandoned Natsu when he was really young, so his powers wouldn't kill his own son? He would've wanted him to get stronger to kill him. Zeref is the most likely character to be his father unless Natsu's mother was any of Gildarts girlfriends. However, there is something people say that makes it impossible for Zeref to be Natsu father and I'll explain why that statement is wrong in the next point.
Alright, the next point that will be talking about very complicated by the way. It's about Natsu's age. People say that it's impossible that Zeref is Natsu's father because Zeref is too old.Fairy Tail - Natsu and Zeref Secret
However, Natsu's age hasn't been confirmed at all. Also, Zeref has been living for over years and he still looks like he's in his 20s. The shield of spriggan decides to take matters into his own hands otherwise he wouldn't be able to face his father, revealing that he is the son of Zeref Dragneel and the nephew of Natsu Dragneel. Larcade then uses his unknown magic which is called "Pleasure" and explains to Yukino and her allies it is a magic which takes the souls of those who are not pure of heart.
Larcade's usage of his magic unknowingly affects Irene allowing Natsu to be taken away from the battle to be taken to Porlyuscia. Larcade's enemies express a pleasured look of pain but before he can get rid of any enemies he is halted when Zeref also under the affect of Larcade's magic telepathically contacts. Zeref warns Larcade that his magic is not just having an affect on their enemies but on their allies as well.
Realizing his error, Larcade quickly stops his spell before he is confronted by Yukino who attempts to attack him because of his magic causing her sister to faint but Larcade subdues her and uses his magic on her before she is saved by Kagura. Kagura questions as to why a person using such pure magic would serve the evil Zeref as Larcade reveals to the Mermaid Heel Mage that Zeref is his "father".
When questioned about this, Larcade gives the gathered mages his full name and his status as Zeref's "son". Yukino and Lector note on how Zeref and Larcade have the same the last name as Natsu before he reveals to them that Natsu is his "father's" younger brother thereby making him larcade's "uncle" which greatly shocks them.
Larcade states he wished to finally meet his uncle as it appears Zeref holds him in higher regard than him his own son which he deems unforgivable, showing that he harbors jealously towards Natsu.
After a fierce one sided battle, Larcade defeats Kagura before planning to use his magic on her and the other mages present. Later on, August who has defeated Crime Sorceire walks away from his defeated foes after revealing to a shocked Jellal of Zeref having a son that never knew love and remarks to himself that the only one who could possibly defeat his majesty's child it would be his mother who turns out to be Mavis Vermillion, how this is possible is unknown.
Meanwhile as he was being tended to by Porlyuscia, the elderly mage doctor informs everyone that Natsu's condition goes beyond her field of expertise. As Natsu laid unconscious, his body started to smoke and become ice cold as his friends cry out his name. Natsu's mind drifted into his subconscious while there Natsu met with Zeref.
Natsu immediately attacked what he thought to be Zeref but was told that he is not the real Zeref instead a projection who informs Natsu his death will come very soon and it is for that reason he has come to guide Natsu through some of his lost memories. Zeref requests Natsu calls him "big brother" while they are together for the time being but Natsu refuses and demands answers. Zeref then shows Natsu their time together as children before showing him their parents and reveals that the family lived in a small peaceful village which later got destroyed by a dragon.
A surprised Natsu soon sees the death of his parents and that of himself as well as his subsequent revival as E. D before Zeref recalls already telling Natsu about this as he later entrusted him in the care of Igneel. Zeref further explains that Natsu had later met the other dragon slayers and states that their lack of recollection on these matters is most likely due to the Dragon Soul Seal and their awakening in X This likely explains why Natsu didn't recognize Zeref on Tenrou Island or his recalling Wendy's name in their meeting.
Zeref soon disappears and is replaced by Sting who explains to the confused Natsu that his subconscious erased Zeref's presence and that if Natsu follows him he'll arrive at his answer. Natsu questions this as Sting states he'll find out the true identity of what it is that lurks inside his body. In reality, the real Sting saves Yukino and the others from Larcade and angrily comments on how he smells similar to Natsu as Larcade smirks at this.
Sting questions Larcade, as Lector and Yukino both inform Sting of Larcade's relation to Natsu and Zeref as the latter is confused about the stench being too similar until Larcade informs him that Natsu is also essentially Zeref's child because he is a demon from Zeref's book before attacking Sting.
Afterwards, Larcade overpowers Sting and when questioning him as to why he was fighting for the sake of guild that wasn't his own; Sting informed Larcade it was for the sake of his friends and that of Natsu's.
Larcade then tells Sting that he will be the one to kill Natsu having decided on that for years. After Sting achieves White Shadow Dragon Mode, he tells Larcade that he's been following Natsu for years and right now he is standing in his way as the latter states he will kill Natsu while calling Sting a weakling who can't stand up to him. With that Sting strikes Larcade engages in a fierce battle with the Shield of Spriggan who performs a powerful spell while stating none can resist it which is why his father has entrusted him with the task of defeating Acnologia.
However, after a long time passes Sting manages to overpower Larcade with a powerful attack as disbelieving Larcade can only weakly call out for his father before losing consciousness.
Inside the Fairy Tail Guild, Zeref having sensed Larcade's helplessness can sit only with a solemn look on his face.
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Elsewhere in Natsu's subconscious, Sting is replaced by Rogue who tells Natsu the truth about his scarf as he learns Lucy's ancestor Anna who Natsu confuses for Lucy made it out of Igneel's fallen scales which changed colors. Zeref reappears to tell his younger brother that his "death" has drawn near stating the answers lay ahead for Natsu. In reality, as everyone is worried for Natsu's well-being the latter mutters he will defeat Zeref in his sleep as Happy breaks down in tears while accidentally revealing to all that if Zeref were to be killed then Natsu will die along with him.
In his subconscious, Wendy appears and tells Natsu about the creation of Dragon Slayer magic as he expresses his anger about the guide in his mind constantly changing.
Gajeel soon appears and berates Natsu as this was his subconscious' way to restore his lost memories and he along with Wendy proceed to tell an annoyed Natsu that he is getting closer to his answer. Natsu continues his mental journey but Wendy and Gajeel are no longer present but a projection of Igneel appears to tell Natsu about the dragon seed.
He reveals that is what causes dragon slayers to transform into dragons but because he entered Natsu's body by using the dragon soul, he managed to stop its growth. He states it shouldn't be growing anymore as Natsu states it probably because Igneel left his body but the dragon states that's not the case due to their being one more seed in Natsu's body which is called the demon seed which is the proof of natsu's demon status. Igneel states the two seeds are trying to merge together which is what is happening to Natsu's body right now.
A shocked Natsu asks Igneel is this the reason of why he's dying, to which his foster father solemnly confirms as Natsu gives off a sad look. Natsu begins to lament his impending death before Igneel hits on the head telling him he would die if the seeds fuse but if he chooses one of them he'll either become a demon or a dragon. He then asks Natsu his choice as the latter states he won't become neither as no matter what he is human as Igneel compliments his choice stating that though Natsu was revived as a demon and raised as a dragon he was human.
With this choice, the seeds in Natsu's body break as Igneel tells Natsu to rise on his feet as the latter thanks his foster father. Natsu wakes up to find himself with Happy and Lucy the latter being naked to warm up Natsu's bodyhe partially informs them of his journey and how he believes he is human though it is unknown whether this is fully true.
The group is interrupted when a light engulfs them. After Universe One wears off, Natsu and the others are sent to Lucy's apartment where Natsu states they will begin their journey to their guild. Natsu and his group soon meet Brandish and shrunken Dimaria who expresses her fear of Natsu as he states his lack recollection on the beating he gave her. When Porlyusica, Evergreen and an unconscious Juvia arrive they question if the group on where Gray is before they all feel the might of August's power before the Shield of Spriggan fights against Gildarts.
With that being settled, Natsu starts to run telling Lucy that he knows where Gray is. Meanwhile at the Fairy Tail Guild, Zeref tells an unidentified person that he never expected to see them arrive mentioning he expected Jellal or Laxus to show up calling his anticipation a disappointment.
The person turns out to be a wounded Gray who tells Zeref to leave the Guild as he is sitting in his spot. Zeref muses out an apology to his brother for what is about to occur. As Zeref and Gray stare each other down, the black mage revealed that he is fully aware of Gray being best friends with his brother and of his tragic past caused by one of his demons.
Gray is surprised that Zeref knows of him as Zeref reveals that he also knows of Lucy, Happy, Erza, Wendy and Gajeel stating one must know of their enemies. Gray skips to the point by asking Zeref what his goal was as Zeref answered it was to procure Fairy Heart.
Rebuking this, Gray mentions Zeref's massive army and his immortality questioning why he wanted more power as Zeref states with Fairy Heart he will be able to defeat Acnologia causing Gray to express shock. Zeref states with that in mind he wouldn't mind help if Gray would offer as Gray became annoyed with this.
Zeref then tells Gray that his full goal isn't something as insignificant as that and off-screen divulges his plan to Gray as the latter becomes terrified at the unknown plan. Zeref then tells Gray that not even his subordinates know of his intentions before stating he will kill Gray so as to cause the final trigger in Natsu to awaken his full abilities.
However, Gray tells Zeref he will defeat him but Zeref states it is impossible as he is immortal though does state if he does then Natsu will die. D for the pain he went through but realized it was pointless stating no matter what Natsu was his friend. Amused Zeref tells Gray that he will lose his friend either way if he dies or if Gray dies but he is told there is another way to defeat Zeref without killing him before using a powerful spell called Iced Shell which he combines with a lost type of magic which will erase the existence and memories of the caster from those who know them.
Zeref is surprised Gray would use this spell but states it will only freeze him as Gray states killing him would mean Natsu's death so he came up with a strategy that won't endanger his friend. Zeref states that Gray would die from the use and it would be in vain as the ice will melt one day and he would be released but Gray states by that time peace would've return and its his guild's victory. Natsu soon arrives and stops Gray from using his spell as Zeref smiles at his brother's arrival.
Natsu berates Gray for his second attempt at the Iced Shell as Gray says his recent actions state he doesn't belong in the guild as Natsu states his own actions are no better while asking Gray if they are friends.
Grays says that if Natsu defeats Zeref he would die which Zeref confirms by saying victory or defeat; either way Natsu will die which is his destiny. In response, Natsu tells his brother that he doesn't intend on dying and that he will burn his destiny if he has to. Amused by his brother's words, Zeref informs him that he had to accept his destiny as a cursed being as he removes his emperor's robes and prepares for his second fight with Natsu.
Natsu and Zeref face off with one another again only this time Natsu is overwhelmed due to not having the power to keep up with Zeref. The Black Mage taunts his younger brother for his lack of Igneel's power while Natsu tells Zeref that he still has his own power but before the fight can continue everyone senses an incredible magical presence Acnologia.
Zeref remarks that Irene's attempts to buy time have run out and tells his brother that he must die for the sake of humanity and for his plans to succeed. As the fight between the two brothers continue, Natsu begins to improve and gets an equal footing with Zeref who expresses excitement at his brother's power. Meanwhile, a wounded Larcade travels through Magnolia determined to protect his father. Eventually Natsu's friends leave at the behest of Mavis Vermillion who telepathically says his fate depends on them.
Natsu assures his friends that he won't lose in the fight. After Natsu lands a decisive blow against him, the affects of the latter's curse begin to emerge Zeref remarks that while he must finish their fight he cannot help but express his excitement as Natsu grows irritated at Zeref's words.
As this was happening, Natsu was overcome by a sudden sensation and turns to see Larcade for the first time who has made his way to the guild and has placed a slumber spell on the dragon slayer. Natsu questions Larcade's identity as Zeref is surprised at larcade's arrival while an excited Larcade calls out to his father relieved that he made in time to protect him. Natsu is shocked to hear Larcade call Zeref his father but struggles to keep himself awake from the spell. True to his earlier promise to Sting, Larcade tells his "father" to kill Natsu while he is flustered in order to be free of his younger brother's interference.
While Larcade revels in excitement about finally being able to kill Natsu, Zeref under the effects of his curse grows increasingly angered with Larcade's actions. In a flashback to when Mavis's body was placed in a lacrima, Precht is confused by the fact that Mavis' body still contained life and was conflicted over whether he should kill it or let it live before he ultimately decided to allow it to live.
The flashback ended with a crazed Zeref blasting a hole through Larcade's body, coldly telling the latter not to interfere with the fight. Natsu was shocked at Zeref's actions as was Larcade who is sent crashing to the ground. Critically wounded Larcade questions Zeref's reason for attacking him, Zeref stomps on Larcade's wound while stating he has no child and reveals that Larcade is really a demon from the book of Zeref who was given the last name Dragneel due to him being the strongest of Zeref's attempts in creating E.
Zeref then calls the crying and pleading Larcade a "good for nothing failure" before cruelly kicking him away for interrupting his fight with Natsu. Infuriated at this display, Natsu shouts at Zeref to stop this as Zeref tells Natsu to continue their fight while a spectating Larcade breaks down. Later on, while fighting Gildarts, August is revealed to be the true child of Zeref and Mavis having been born through unknown means and was abandoned by Precht forcing him to live a hard childhood until by complete chance he met his father.
It turns out that August retained his memories of his parents and while Zeref was unaware of who August truly was he took him back to his country and gave him the name of the month that he met Mavis who August heavily resembled in. This revelation makes August, Natsu's real nephew likely explaining why he recognized his uncle.
August is soon defeated when it turns out that he uses copy magic and Gildarts with the help of Cana exploits this news by using his prosthetic arm and destroys August's staff. August emerges from the rubble and resorts to using a sacrificing spell that will destroy Magnolia just as he is about to use he watches Gildarts hug his daughter before recalling what he told Jellal.
August soon reflects on how only his mother could defeat him before catching a glimpse of her causing him to relent in his spell of destroying the city to resort to killing himself. Before dissipating into nothingness, August telepathically contacts Mavis and tell her that he always wanted to be held by her and calls her mother as Mavis turns to hear his faint voice only to see nobody behind her.
At Fairy Tail, Larcade writhes on the ground in pain at his wound while still calling Zeref his father as the latter tells him to cease calling him that stating once more what Larcade is to him a demon he created from a book. Zeref states he does not have children or family as Natsu intently watches this.
As Larcade continues to cry, Zeref angrily blasts him once more as he shouts at him to get out of his sight as he slowly dies Larcade weakly calls Zeref "father" before he is completely destroyed. Natsu berates Zeref for his actions of killing his friend as Zeref states that Larcade was not a friend of his or his child as he is about to finish his sentence Natsu punches him stating there's no such thing as a parent who doesn't care for their child.
Elsewhere in Magnolia, Mavis is approached by Lucy, Gray and Happy who question her plan as she reveals that she carries the book of E.