No one appeared. Simon threw his head back and forth looking for anyone. "Damn! Where are you guys? Don't tell me you all freaking ran at the first sign of trouble. Bunch of lousies."
Needless to say he was highly frustrated at the lack of attendance. He had shouted loud enough for all of Magnolia to hear. He waited a few more minutes but in the end Simon was still alone, "Fine then you cowards. I'll fix the guild without you. If you can't understand the importance of our guild hall why are you even here?"
Simon wasn't sure who he was talking to as there was no one but confused citizens around. It made his skin crawl that everyone could have really cleared out that fast, given up so easily. He was honestly disgusted. He didn't exactly want to shame everyone who didn't come into never returning, but he sure as hell wanted them to understand that rebuilding their guild was more important then moping around because they were sad or something.
Seeing no one else was going to appear Simon jumped into the air, exploded in a burst of fire, reformed as a flaming bird and flew off. But rest assured he would return. Rather shortly in fact the phoenix would fly back to Magnolia with a small pouch in his talon. As he descended over the ruins of the guild hall he reverted to his human form to fall and land on his feet.
He wanted to get right to building on the same spot but the old burned guild hall stilled remained clogging the space. The phoenix didn't like what he had to do but for Fairy Tail to continue he accepted the old would have to be wiped away. Looking over the remains he couldn't help but remember everything Fairy Tail had brought him in his time there. It mad him sad to think it was changing but it couldn't stay like this, not in ashes. So with tears in his eyes Simon stomped his foot on the ground, and on the spot he stomped a blue fire formed that spread over the partiality burnt wreckage "Goodbye. But don't worry I'll remember all our adventures."
As the flames burnt away Simon said to no one in particular "I know to some of you this looks like a tragedy. But it isn't really."
That was a hard line to sell since he himself was crying like a baby and was talking between sobs but somehow he kept his voice loud and strong "There are good things in life. Sometimes we like to hold onto them so that we always remember the good times during the bad times. We like little symbols and icons that remind us of our happiest memories. This guild hall was a symbol of my happiness and time here. It pains me to see it go, but I won't let it burden me. It is normal to experience sadness at parting but its easy to realize that sometimes things break for the best."
The flames were making rather quick work of the wooden guild and very little would be left before long but Simon kept his speech going in the middle of the contained blaze "When we put a trophy on a pedestal for too long, it becomes nothing more then decoration. After a time that achievement becomes forgotten, that exciting news becomes every day. When this happens, only by breaking it does it get a chance to shine like new again. In losing it we remember how much we value it, by seeing it leave us everything we had taken for granted but loved burns into our minds. This is the best outcome for that which has become taken for granted. Let these fires burn into your memory that love which has been forgotten."
The flames finally died. The ground was covered in ash. The old guildhall was gone completely. Simon was still crying but he finished saying "This is the end of one chapter but the start of the next. On this ground, on these ashes we build anew."
With that he poured the pouch into his free hand revealing its contents: golden seeds. Simon jumped into the air before throwing the seeds down onto the ground. The seeds buried themselves in the ashes, sinking into the earth by their own will and desire to grow. Simon flipped in the sky to guide himself to the ground beyond the ashes. He turned to look at them as tiny saplings sprouted from the ground all over. "Those were the golden seeds of The Wayward Tree. It's a tree long used by travelers as shelter. When planted its seeds grow into house like trees in a matter of seconds. When they are planted together like this, they become so much more."
Simon couldn't talk anymore now he had to focus on controlling the magic of the seeds. He wasn't a plant mage so it wasn't natural but he had used the seeds many times before and was familiar with how to control them. So then rapidly the trees grew, molding and bending into curious shapes.
They grew together, merging as one and taking on their final shape. It took some time because of the complexity but after a minute it was complete. Now in Magnolia stood a massive tree far larger then any around it but it was more than that, it was also the guild hall of Fairy Tail.
Simon smiled as he stared up at the large building "I didn't just use seeds of The Wayward Tree because they were convenient. I used them because they had meaning. They stand for what this guild hall shall be. It will be a place of rest, a place of respite between long journeys. It will be a place where many great quests begin and end. While mages of Fairy Tail always feel incline to wander, here they shall find a place to rest and to gather with those who feel as they do."
Feeling both alone but hopeful Simon pounded his fist to his chest and shouted for the world to hear,
"This is Fairy Tail!"
Yeah it was cheesy and sentimental but Simon really needed that cheesy sentiment right now. He then quietly muttered to himself "This Fairy Tail, and I'll make people remember it if I have to do it all myself."