Fuck it, better late than never...
Trying to stray away from the canon with the points, different results, etc. is way harder than I remember, had to keep checking over each teams points to make sure they're accurate...
Points after the first day
First Place - Saber Tooth - 20p
Second Place - Raven's Tail - 18p
Third Place - Lamia Scale - 16p
Fourth Place - Blue Pegasus - 14p
Fifth Place - Shadow Tear - 3p
Sixth Place - Fairy Tail B - 2p
Seventh Place - Mermaid Heel - 1p
Eighth place - Fairy Tail - 0p
"It's day two of the Grand Magic games!" The announcer shouted with clear excitement in his voice, "And the stands are exploding with excitement!"
Anybody who looked up at Shadow Tear's stand would notice that one of their main competitors was nowhere to be seen. Nero Achlys, who managed to bag his team 2 points, was nowhere to be seen. Only 3 of their members stood watching the crowd as the roaring cheers filled the eardrums of everybody within a 5 mile radius.
"Yesterday was humiliating," Terryal began, "I fear these games are lost if anything of the sort happens again today!"
[First name] sighed, "I know... Let's be thankful that they're letting us play with only four participants today, instead of five..."
Blake asked, "Is that usually against the rules?"
He shrugged, "I dont know, but considering the unfortunate circumstances involving Nero I figure they made an exception?"
Terryal cleared his throat to get the two other wizards' attention. "The Chariots game is about to start, we need to pray that Adreanna comes through for us today..."
"She will," [First name] began, "if there's one person I trust in a game like this, it's her..."
"Fifth place is a fucking abomination for a guild of our caliber, so I hope you are right."
"Now let's take a look at the groups leading the pack! neck and neck at the front is Kurohebi of Raven Tail and Adreanna of Shadow Tear! following behind are Risley of Mermaid Heel, Yuka of Lamia Scale, and Blue Pegasus' Ichiya!"
[First name] found it almost difficult to breathe as he watched the two front runners battle it out; the three trailing were also doing some battling of their own, but they were so far behind at this point that they shouldn't pose a threat to Adreanna.
"We have a winner!" The announcer shouted as the Black-haired Raven Tail guy dashed through the finish line, "And coming in second is Adreanna of Shadow Tear!"
Terryal snarled, "Second place..."
"Perfection can not be achieved overnight, Terryal, "[First name] began, "After the humiliation of only 3 points last game I will happily take an extra 8; remember, the battles still haven't been fought yet..."
[First name] focused his attention on the three competitors at the back. Natsu, Gajeel, and Sting all looked as if they were going to pass out at any minute now. [First name] knew all too well how they were feeling, but unlike [First name] who probably would have died if he was down there, the three dragon slayers were forcing themselves forwards.
"Fine, whatever," Sting began, "I didn't need this point anyway, Sabertooth are just going to keep racking up the points after this... In the end, one measly little point isn't going to change the outcome..."
"One point is nothing to scoff at, kid, don't you forget that!" Gajeel shouted with a big grin on his face.
Terryal smiled at what was happening down there, "Their stubbornness will be their downfall one day. Though, letting them burn their energy like this will only make it easier if we are to face them in the battles."
"True," Blake began, "though I doubt they will be easy opponents regardless... Dragon slayers, as we know, have a lot more fight in them than regular wizards."
Once again, however, the attention was on Sting, "I don't get it," he said, "can you explain something to me?" Natsu and Gajeel looked back, "Why do you even bother entering the tournament? Seriously! I mean, you're nothing like the Fairy Tail I knew growing up, you're obsessed with how tough you are and what the rest of the world thinks of you. What happened to the Fairy Tail of my childhood? The guild that did whatever the hell it wanted, whenever it wanted, they never cared about what anybody else thought of them!"
[First name] swallowed hard. It was one thing hearing Sting's voice, but it was another thing when [First name] actually agreed with him. Fairy Tail had become a sad excuse of a guild over these past few years, and it was genuinely heartbreaking to see. [First name] was actually going to apply for Fairy Tail a few years ago, but seeing the mess that his childhood heroes had gotten themselves in was too much for him, so he turned away and never looked back.
"The reason we're doing this..." Natsu said weakly, "is for our friends!" Everybody stared Natsu down with shock, "The ones... Who waited for us... For all the years we were gone, who fought through the pain, and the heartache, they were humiliated... But even so, they stayed strong! And they kept our guild together! We're doing this for all of them, and we're gonna make sure that everybody here knows THE FAIRY TAIL GUILD NEVER GAVE UP! NOT FOR AN INSTANT! SO THERE'S NO WAY I'M GOING TO GIVE UP NOW!"
Emotion took over the observers of the Fairy Tail guild and they broke out into a mixture of happy cries and cheers for their pink haired member. Before long, most of the stands were cheering for them, and although [First name] wouldn't admit it, it touched him a little as well. He smiled, because this was the Fairy Tail that he knew, this was the Fairy Tail that he used to love.
Finally, Natsu and Gajeel passed the finish line, granting their teams 2 points and 1 point respectively.
"And Raven Tail jumps ahead to first place, which leaves Saber tooth tied for second with Lamia Scale!"
First Place - Raven Tail - 26pts
Second Place - Saber Tooth - 20pts
Second Place - Lamia Scale - 20pts
Fourth Place - Blue Pegasus - 18pts
Fifth Place - Shadow Tear - 11pts
Sixth place - Mermaid Heel - 7pts
Seventh place - Fairy Tail B - 4pts
Eighth place - Fairy Tail - 1pt
"Still in 5th, huh?" [First name] sighed, "oh well, the battles are next and that should take us up to 21 points!"
"Say, [First name]?" Blake begun, "Is there any reason the wizads from Mermaid Heel have been glaring at you since we arrived?"
The boy smiled, "I'm a good looking guy, why wouldn't they?"
There was a short pause, "Oh my god you attacked them didn't you..."
"WHAT?" [First name] was startled, "n-no!"
"The jig is up," Terryal got his word in, "yes, [First name] here didn't take too kindly to their attacks on Nero..."
"Wait, THEY ATTACKED HIM?!"
"Just leave it, it's been taken care of!" [First name] sighed, hoping that his words carried some truth to them.
"Now, the moment you have all been waiting for... The battle portion! The first match of today puts the main man of the mysterious Shadow Tear guild, [First name], against Milliana of Mermaid Heel!"
"What fucking luck..." Terryal began, "Not only has our strongest member been put against one of their weakest, but it's happened in a time where [First name] is eager for their blood."
"That isn't a good thing," Adreanna stated, "he's never exactly had the "hold back" fighting style, and if everything you have said is true, I can see his anger getting way out of control and ruining our chances of winning this!"
"Unlike Nero, [First name] actually has a brain"
Both competitors stared fiercely at the other, annoyance and hatred in their eyes. The magic energy pulsating from the arena was astounding. Two of Milliana's closest friends, Erza and Kagura, were watching with a hint of worry in their eyes.
Though stories have been told about [First name], none of them had actually seen him in battle yet. They didn't know what he was capable of and they feared that Milliana could be biting off more than she could chew.
Though the members of Shadow Tear were smiling down, confident that they were picking up the extra 10 points from this battle.