Empty. That was how he felt. Raphael looked around the area with shell-shocked eyes, at the destruction that was scattered all around him. The spot where Raphael was was where the greatest guild in all of Fiore, Fairy Tail once stood, tall and regal. Powerful and indomitable. Until now. He could make out brief shapes in the rubble - Bodies that were burnt, mutilated to the point where one could barely recognize them as human anymore. Some, Raphael could tell, had been mutilated before they were burnt. Most of the bodies weren't whole. The entire scene was such a monstrous show of carnage that Raphael couldn't help but weep. He wasn't one to weep, or show much sadness but this .. Fairy Tail had been his life. Literally. He grew up, worked, lived, learnt, fought, laughed, befriended there. He didn't know much of a world outside of Fairy Tail. And now Fairy Tail was gone. All because of some bastards that thought that they could get away with the destruction of Fairy Tail. Raphael unclenched his fist and by doing so, let go of the member of Grimoire Heart he had found skulking around the ruins. He must've been looking for anything valuable left behind to pillage. And for that, Raphael had beaten him within an inch of his life. The man's face was so heavily bruised and deformed that even the best doctors would cover their eyes and look away. The man's knees were bent at an impossible angle; the result of what had happened when the man had tried to sucker punch Raphael and run. Numbly, Raphael touched the grazes on his knuckles and he clenched them once again, his skin growing white. "Lord, grant me strength." Raphael mumbled, clasping the cross that he wore over his neck within his hands, a prayer of hope.