So for episodes 1~8 I’m just going to recap it all in a few paragraphs so that you guys won’t be lonely when I start on episode 9.
1) Girl (Lucy) joins guild Fairy Tail and makes friend, (Natsu)
2) Lucy meets other members of the Fairy Tail guild – all of them have different powers, but love to get into fights.
3) Lucy and Natsu go on first question – to save a guy from weird yeti-like beings. Success!
4) Lucy and Natsu go on second quest – to destroy a book, which they don’t end up doing, but have their own “rewards”. Success!
5) Lucy and Natsu go back to guild, only to be teamed up with Ezra Scarlet and Grey Filbuster to stop Dark Magic guild Eisenwald from using a flute that causes immediate death. They beat the crap out of various guys, and Natsu finally gets rid of the boss. However, the demon spirit ends up wanting to fight, but ours friends easily beat it.
If you’re that confused, think of One Piece – now picture Devil Fruits as magic powers, different islands as different quests, and Luffy as Natsu.