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  • In "Wolf and Silent Farewell" Lawrence is offered personal safety, his own shop, and married life if he would hand Holo over to Medio trading company. Holo expects him to take it but he doesn't. Of course, he insists it's a matter of merchant honor because he made a promise.
  • Lawrence 'catching the tail of happiness' in the apty named episode "Wolf and the Tail of Happiness."
  • During Lawrence's Darkest Hour in "Wolf and the Swirling Plot" Holo shows genuine concern; a rarity for Miss. Tease.
    • The following Slap Slap Hug later in the episode where Holo in a affectionately abrasive way forces him to spit out what she means to him. Then they both laugh. In such heavy circumstances, a good laugh is just what they needed.
  • Holo's Inner Monologue about how life in her loneliness had been so uneventful so as to not be worth mentioning, how every day was exactly the same as the other for hundreds of years, in comparison to how her experiences with Lawrence are far more unique. Holo speaks of how each day with him makes her feel reborn and she enjoys the playful bantering they share, and how each night she looks at him and thinks about how he was yesterday and what he will be tomorrow, there is never a day she doesn't feel happy with him. This monologue is then followed up by a heartwarming dream where she and Lawrence hug in a field and share a "wolf's kiss" (rubbing each other's noses). There is something so romantic about how much longing there is in her words and thoughts about Lawrence.
    • During the same segment, Holo's tail starts to wag when she hears and smells Lawrence coming...and then, being the Tsundere that she is, she tries to hold her tail still so he won't notice.
  • Holo telling Lawrence in "Wolf and Lovers Quarrel" that she's glad to give up her life for him, as he cured her loneliness.
  • After the first arc of season II where Lawrence and Holo are finally comfortable enough with their feelings to engage in playful Ham-to-Ham combat and it ends with Lawrence kissing her hand and Holo losing her composure and hugging him. D'aww!!!
  • In volume 6, Lawrence gets in trouble with Holo after he asks for her assistance with a fun little merchant mystery. She gives him the silent treatment and he can't figure out why. With help from Ragusa, the ferryman, he figures out why. He was unintentionally taking her aid for granted; like a woman who sends her beloved a love letter and said beloved asks for her help in composing his reply because she seems to enjoy writing love letters so much. Thus, completely missing the point of a love letter. Holo helps him because she likes helping him, not because she likes merchant puzzles as much as he does. He decides he deserved the cold shoulder and makes it up to her.
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  • The exchange between the two at the end of the climax of the Coin of the Sun- Lawrence promised to abandon the situation if it became hopeless to put Holo first, but when in the end he refuses to run and finds a way to save the day, Holo stands with him, as she always will:
    Holo: I keep getting pulled along by no-good males.
    Lawrence: But you love me anyway, don't you?
    Holo: Certainly, that is where the problem lies.
  • In the final novel? Lawrence and Holo make it work, end up together and have a child while opening an inn called Spice And Wolf. All their time on the road ends in the sweetest way it could, and Holo gains a new love for life.
  • Pretty much everything in the "Spring Log" volumes, because they take place at the same time as Wolf & Parchment, with Lawrence and Holo having been Happily Married for over ten years, but still just as in love as ever. They've become far more open at expressing their love for each other, with the old Belligerant Sexual Tension replaced by the sheer unadulterated love that two people who live for each other share (although Holo still teases Lawrence at every opportunity because some things never change).

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