'Even As I Wander' -Stan x AriHe was happy for Stan; being stuck as a shadow for so long must have been terrible, so it was great he got his real form back.'Even As I Wander' -Stan x Ari by Taisi-san
He was happy for himself, too. He could go home now, once all this was over, without having to worry about Stan nagging him for every little thing he did here or there, without the evil king's presence hanging over his head like a bad conscience every time he disappointed him in whatever way.
He could be his own person again, the over-shadowed little boy from Tenel. He could, when their battles were over, return to the small town he might never have left in his lifetime if Stan hadn't appeared that day- he could return there, and things could return to normal.
So he was happy, watching Stan and Rosalyn bicker. He was happy, seeing how good the two of them looked together.
He was happy.
He was lying.
They were walking down a beaten path, and their group was chatting animatedly; the camaraderie was a nice change from the usual