With the ship on dry land and its rocking motion gone, Natsu regains his vitality and confronts "Salamander," declaring himself to be a member of Fairy Tail, thereby exposing the Mage as an impostor.
One of the impostor's crew members reveals his name to be Bora, however, Natsu shows no interest in his identity and is only concerned with his attempt at tarnishing Fairy Tail's name.
The large amount of damage attracts the attention of the Rune Knights, prompting Natsu and Happy to flee with Lucy in tow.
Lucy is initially uneasy, but Natsu, knowing that Lucy wants to join Fairy Tail, invites her to join, to which she happily accepts.
Plue then, with Natsu interpreting, suggests that he, Lucy, and Happy form a team, to which they all agree, and do; When the team arrives in Shirotsume Town, they make their way to their client's, in this case, Kaby Melon's house, where he informs them of the mission details, and that the award amount for completing said job had greatly increased.
Impassioned, Lucy disguises herself as a maid, hoping to infiltrate the mansion, however, she is rejected by mansion's owner, Everlue, for being too "ugly," and, as such, Natsu, Lucy, and Happy instead resolve to sneak into the mansion and take the book by force.
The trio moves quietly about Everlue's mansion, until they are found by the miser's maids, whom Natsu easily defeats.
One day, Natsu found an egg in the forest east of Magnolia.
Thinking it to be a Dragon Egg, Natsu took it to the guild and asked Makarov to make it hatch, but Makarov and Erza told him that he was the only one that could make the egg hatch; through love and care.
Though Natsu forgave him, he was greatly saddened by the event.