In previous episode we saw Natsu and Lucy go towards Black Magic Cult Avatar’s hideout in Mikage forest. In this Fairy Tail Episode 281 we see, Natsu Lucy and Happy in front of the hideout of Avatar cult and Natsu wants to barge through the front door. But Lucy wants to sneak into the guild by digging a tunnel with the help of her Spirit Virgo. She summons Virgo. Virgo appears in there but she was tied with a rope. When Lucy asks her what happened to her. She replied that she had nothing to do, so she decided to punish herself. Then Lucy tells her to dig a tunnel which leads to the cult’s building. Then Virgo shares some of her power with Lucy which changes her appearance and then she started digging. They successfully infiltrated the building through the basement.
When they enter the building, Natsu suddenly screams Gray’s name and everybody from Avatar Black Magic Cult hears it. No one recognizes the voice but Gray easily recognizes the voice of Natsu. At first, a member of Avatar cult, Abel goes to the basement with his curse doll but Natsu defeated him with one hit of his hand. Then came Gouman whose specialty is torture and loses to Natsu very easily. After that came D-6 who losses to Natsu far too easily again.
When Natsu defeated them all, Gray and tells Natsu and Lucy to go back. Natsu and Gray fight with each other. Natsu tells Gray that he wants to revive Fairy Tail. But Gray says he is not part of Fairy Tail and so he doesn’t consider them as friends anymore. By hearing that, Lucy gets angry and slaps Gray. After slapping him, she suddenly feels excruciating pain in her belly. Another member from Avatar called Mary using her magic to hurt Lucy. At the same time, Gouman and Jerome also attack Natsu and Virgo to captivates them using Magic sealing Stone cuffs. Then Natsu screams and tells Gary that he is being controlled by the demon powers. Gray tells him that he is okay and shows his body to Natsu where he sees no Fairy Tail guild mark. Gray tells him he removed the guild mark. When Natsu heard that he gets really angry.
Outside of Mikage forest, Gajeel and Lily are waiting for someone and Levy appears. Levy sneaked into the cult as cultists. She tells Gajell about Gray but he says he doesn’t care. His only intention is to stop the purification ritual.
Natsu Lucy and Happy are imprisoned in a cell. Happy asks Lucy if she is okay. She said her belly doesn’t hurt anymore. The Gouman appears and enters the cell to torture Lucy. He asks Natsu, who send them. Natsu tells him that he is only here for Gray. Then he proceeds to torture Lucy with a goat where the goat will lick Lucy’s feat with his sharp tongue and injure her leg in the process. He asks Natsu again that who send him but Natsu again tell him the same answer. After that, Gouman gets angry and tried to split Lucy into half by using an axe. But Gray came and froze Gouman in his place. Then Gray calls Erza and gives the phone to Natsu. The Erza tells him that they cost Gray his undercover mission……………..