Fairy tail do really loves to make us fans sad.
Come on! Making a cute little cat cry...
Some opinions from the last episode.
That shadow is Zeref's. I have some evidence but I admit it's not good enough.
Now that Sting isn't nowhere to be found. Gajeel and Rogue's battle is safe. :D
He'll surely join Laxus and friends' fight.
Or even join Minerva and Erza's. The twist will be he'll defeat Minerva instead just because she haven't returned his Exceed yet.
Sting joining Gray and the other's fight is so boring. Like hell anyone would like that.