Anonymous said: Okay so I saw you're gray/Juvia ask and I wanted to ask you what you think of NaLu
I love Nalu. It used to be my OTP before Gruvia consumed my life. The only reason Gruvia overtook it in my eyes, is simply because of how few obstacles Nalu have, which sucks the tension and tease out of things for me lol!
Seriously, to me Nalu are not just obvious, but inevitable. Nalu is a story of best friends slowly but surely becoming something more. They already are incredibly close, there’s already an attraction, and close emotional bond between them, and it’s just a matter of getting all the drama of constantly saving the world out of the way, so that they can stop and think for a moment “hey, we should be dating, right?”
In fact, I really loved the Nalu + Asuka special, because it showed that a) Natsu is not as oblivious as he comes off at times, and b)it’s mostly Lucy who needs to get over her shyness and let things happen/be more proactive IMO. ^-^
Not that Natsu can’t be shy(getting all blushy because he knows he went above and beyond to dig up that Sakura tree just so Lucy could see it), but I think he’s not in the Gray and Jellal category of guys, where they get embarrassed by physical contact, because they are innately aware of the implications (and overall maybe have a few more manners lol).
Natsu lets that stuff roll off him, though. He’s just comfortable with Lucy, but he’s also interested in her, hence his attempts to peak on her. At the same time, he also sees her as someone very special to him, and values her presence in his life (hence saving mementos from their first job together).
So, yeah, I adore Nalu, and I have no doubt that they will end up canon when all is said and done. Mashima is just dragging things out, because they are the two main characters, and their eventual relationship would change the dynamic of the story most. That’s why he’s saving things for the very end. ^__^