Natsu and the crew suddenly encountered a disruption of dimensions. Lucy lost some of her celestial keys during the incident. To retrieve the keys, all of them jumped into the crack of disruption and arrived into the realm.
Bang! Two falling humans dented the ground. Natsu, carrying Lucy, hit the ground with his fist and buffered the impact force with fire. Both of them landed safely. Following them, Happy flew down slowly.
Happy: So this is where the disruption has brought us to.
Natsu: Whoa! This place is freezing. Even the crop fields are frozen!
Lucy: Achoo! I don’t want my nose running like a tap water! So it’s time for—— Open! Door of the Virgo Palace!
Lucy: Virgo I need your clothes—— Crap! I forgot the key was sucked by the disruption. That’s why we’re here for…
Natsu: Don’t bother. I can melt the ice! Fire Dragon’s——
Lucy: Natsu, wait!
Immense flame was blasted from Natsu’s mouth, burning the frozen crop fields in the perimeter. The fire melted the ice, but it also burnt the crops to ashes…
Natsu: Haha, and now no one will be frozen to death. Everyone should thank me for that!
Lucy: But all the fields were burnt too. I got a bad feeling for that…
As the snow in the village was all melted my Natsu’s fire, the weather had become warm again. Villagers, who stayed in their houses to pass the frigid climate, were able to resume their normal activities.
Villager A: This is great! Lands frozen by demons have finally returned to normal.
Villager B: The freezing days are gone!
Villager C: Wait, look! All the crops are burnt…Hey you pink-haired kid, why are you standing in my field? Did you set the fire?!
Natsu: What? My fire saved…
Lucy: Shut up Natsu! It’s not like that. Let me explain…Wait listen to me. Don’t come after us!
Villager C: Our food…Give us back the crops!
In the burnt fields, the villagers were chasing them back and forth with hoes in hands. Eventually everyone was exhausted and laid down to rest.
Lucy: I can’t run anymore… Stop and listen! It’s true that Natsu was… he accidentally burnt the fields down.
Lucy: But didn’t your village recover all thanks to him too?
Villager A: Well… you have a point. But then we have no food for the rest of the year. Can you ask Goddess Persephone to help?
Natsu: Persephone? Some big shot I guess? Do we need to fight in order to get her help? Let me handle this!
Villager A: No, Persephone is a gentle Court of Zodiac. She should be able to save the crops…
Villager A: It’s just that her palace is unreachable for ordinary people. But if you can melt demon’s ice, it shouldn’t be a problem to you.
Lucy: Court of Virgo? Will Virgo’s key be there too?
Natsu: Let’s find out. Persephone I’m coming for you!
With the guide of the villagers, Natsu, Lucy and Happy arrived at the palace of Court of Virgo. They thought it would take some fierce battles to get there. But now their biggest problem was squeezing through this unexpected crowd.
Man A: Persephone, my goddess, please come out and let me see you.
Man B: Please accept my love. This bouquet is for you.
Natsu: Everyone here is looking for battling with Persephone? I can’t be left behind! I need to push through too!
Happy: They should be giving out fishes. Natsu! Wait up!
Lucy: Ugh, what’s wrong with you two? They’re obviously admirers…
Lucy: Wait! We’re here to ask for Persephone’s help and the key, not fighting and getting fishes!
Suddenly, a golden light beam from the palace inside blasted the crowd to feets away. Even Happy was blown away dangling on a tree. Having taken the hit, Natsu stood firm after a few steps back. A man in crimson armor walked towards him.
Armstrong: Bunch of buggers, crowding outside Persephone’s doorstep everyday! Don’t you dare lay your hands on her under my watch!
Natsu: Hey, are you that Persephone? Let’s battle!
Armstrong: Huh? This pink-haired boy survived my strike. Not bad! But I, Armstrong the Court of Taurus, won’t let any admirer like you approach Persephone!
Lucy: “Why is this Taurus so righteous but mine is such a pervert…”
Lucy attempted to stop Natsu and Armstrong, but she was totally ignored. The two of them stared at each other, evaluating the strength of one another. The silence was so deadly as if time was frozen. Natsu was the first one losing patience, wrapping his fists with fire, and then he jumped towards Armstrong like a lightning bolt.
Natsu: Let’s battle! I’m all fired up!
Armstrong: Only if you can do it!
Natsu: Fire Dragon’s——Iron Fist!
Armstrong: This power… so strong!
Natsu attacked Armstrong with Fire Dragon’s Iron Fist non-stopingly; Armstrong raised the fire elemental power to defend and fought back. Changing the strategy, Natsu switched to Fire Dragon’s Wing Attack. His arms were lit up like a pair of wings, attacking Armstrong from above. Right at the moment, a swift figure appeared in between to stop the battle—— it’s was Persephone.
Persephone: Please stop fighting. What happened?
Armstrong: Persephone, why are you here? This guy is different from the previous admirers. He’s strong! Go back inside. He might kidnap you.
Natsu: What admirer? I’m here to fight——
Lucy: No it’s not! Everyone just calm down! We’re here to ask for Persephone’s help.
Lucy told Persephone about everything had happened in the village and her key.
Persephone: Sorry I don’t know the key you’re looking for… But I hope you can find it as soon as possible.
Persephone: As for the village, I didn’t expect that the demons had also came to them.
Natsu: Huh? Did they come to you before?
Persephone: Yes… My harp can revitalize plants, but they’ve taken it away. I can’t help the villagers without it.
Happy: I see…
Natsu: Outrageous! Lucy, Happy, let’s teach the demons a lesson and take the harp back!