Fairy Tail Volume 9 by Hiro Mashima
The epic battle with Phantom Lord Guild finishes when Fairy Law magic gives Phantom Lord a knockout blow. Fairy Tail then has to rebuild their own guild. Guildmaster Makarov considers retiring but isn't ready yet. He has a grandson named Laxus that is itching to take over, though Laxus seems like a poor choice based on the fact that he's only just shown up in the storyline and he acts like a jerk. Erza is also a possible candidate according to Makarov. Meanwhile, guildmembers start going on jobs again. Lucy and company travel to a nearby town to help a theater get back on its feet with comic results. Next, guildmember and ladies' man Loke winds up explaining why he doesn't get along with Lucy, leading into his backstory and a less-than-convincing current story about whether he will die or not.
This is another fun volume though the last story is not as internally believable as earlier stories, so it doesn't end on the best note.