He stared at the ceiling of his small room, and thought about Mariposa.

He missed her very much.

In this world, she would just be finishing up her last cour at the Almiran Royal Academy.

In roughly two years she'd be held hostage by the Demon Lord's army in Altaer.

...The Order's estate wasn't very far from the Almiran capital. He wondered if it would be alright to go see her.

... But she wouldn't be the same person.

Not the same Mariposa he said he'd spend the rest of his life with.

He turned over and fell asleep.