Twelve Moments in Anime No. 6: Wolf and Love
There are many bumps along the road for Lawrence and Horo in Spice and Wolf‘s second season: Trust issues between the two, miscommunication and the elephant in the room of Lawrence’s mortality, which leads to Horo’s fear that her happiness with Lawrence will burn out one day and leave her time with him a bitter memory, instead of the precious jewel she would like to remember it as. In the season finale, Horo seems ready to cut her time with Lawrence short.
But Lawrence can’t — won’t — let Horo leave on those terms. He knows what they have will not last forever, because they will either depart when Lawrence and Horo reach Horo’s homeland, or when Lawrence inevitably dies; however, even if their happiness is fleeting, Lawrence wants as much of it as they can muster. Just a bit more is better than no more. It’s the moment Spice and Wolf fans have been waiting for ever since the series began: Lawrence and Horo just letting it ride and taking their love as far as it will go.
Lawrence and Horo are everything that is great about love. They care about each other a great deal, take great pleasure in talking and having fun with each and they want nothing more than the greatest possible happiness for their partner. Spice and Wolf II‘s finale leaves off on a somewhat uncertain note, but there is one thing every fan knows for sure — whatever happens, Lawrence and Horo will face it together.