He then listens as Natsu gives a speech about the meaning of friendship and witnesses him strike down Ikusa-Tsunagi
Gray states that if Makarov’s trick had worked, he would have been back already, to which Mest replies it’s true but that they don’t know enough of what is going on to state such a thing
A short while later, Gray feels an ominous magical presence in the sky, only to witness the foot of the War God Ikusa-Tsunagi come down and kill many Avatar cultists, after which the entire God manifests itself.  Gray then proceeds to witness the God attack with his proportionately large sword; though Gray comes out unharmed, he watches Natsu run up Ikusa-Tsunagi’s sword.  As the scared cultists attempt to flee, Gajeel arrives with his squad of Rune Knights to arrest them. Gray is surprised to see him as a member of the Magic Council and apologizes for his actions while undercover when Gajeel expresses his gratefulness for his help, but also reprimands him. Their task completed, he can finally engage in casual conversation with the friends he has met after a long time, telling Levy to buff up her infiltration skills and praising Wendy on her growth. He then joins the group in a cheer celebrating their completed task. As he continues talking with his friends, he suddenly notices Frosch, who had followed Natsu with Rogue and Sting, but has now left their https://loansolution.com/payday-loans-mn/ side. Gray questions the Exceed’s presence, but finds himself unable to resist the adorable creature and cuddles it as his friends watch on happily. 
After Avatar’s defeat, Gray and Juvia go off on their own, though Gray tells Gajeel not to tell the higher ups at the Council about him and Erza, intent on returning to Magnolia to reform Fairy Tail.  Some time later, Gray arrives with most of the other prominent Fairy Tail members, to fulfill the desire to get Fairy Tail back together, where he talks with Laki about her new haircut. He then smiles as Lucy tearfully states that she’s finally come back where she belongs. 
Alvarez Empire arc
During Fairy Tail’s reconstruction effort, Gray asks Juvia for more nails; she brings them to him, although using her Magic, getting them wet. Gray then hears his friends talk about all the rumors surrounding the two, such as that they have kids and got efully tells Macao that rather than living together, Juvia more or less just made herself at home in his house and refused to leave.  Gray goes back to work, but he is knocked into by Elfman, courtesy of Natsu, which starts a full-scale guild brawl. The brawl rages on until Erza furiously demands them all to get back to work, after which she is declared to be the seventh guild master. 
After Mest Gryder arrives and lectures everyone about how the location he is going to lead Erza to is off-limits to anyone but guild masters, Gray and several others follow them regardless, and they eventually get careless and reveal their presence. They then lay their eyes on Lumen Histoire in it’s entirety. Mest starts conversation by sharing what he knows about Makarov’s disappearance; about the mission Makarov gave to him, to infiltrate the Magic Council for information on the Alvarez Empire.  Gray asks Mest if he really hasn’t heard from Makarov in a year, to which he confirms. Mest questions if the worst could have happened and Gray and the others begin to look down in silence while Erza tells him to not think that way. Natsu then resolves to rescue Makarov, which everyone gets behind except Erza, who states she doesn’t want to worry the guild as they must focus on rebuilding the guild building. However, she says that those currently in the room will go on an infiltration mission to rescue Makarov, exciting everyone.