Two cycles ago, a very lost Banik had arrived on this island, though he still wasn't sure how, and gone to school. School was over now. The Banik was still just as lost, but he'd found a home for a while. But now it was time to leave. He'd dragged this out enough.
He'd taken a long and roundabout way to the causeway from the school. One last look at everything. His final stop was an abandoned shop in town. He had stood outside it for a long time, saying a goodbye he hadn't had the chance to say in person. It wasn't enough, it would never be enough, but it would have to do. He'd offered up one final quiet prayer, then headed to the causeway.
He had his bags. He had his cupcakes from Anders in one hand and his bracelets from Tori still on his wrist. And now he was at the end of the causeway and it was time to go. Setting down a bag for a moment, he reached up to unbuckle and remove his mask. Anyone (or any squirrels) watching would have seen the missing half of his face glowing as he took the last step away from Fandom.
And then, somewhere else, somewhere that wasn't home but might have been once, and some time later, there was a very lost Banik with 23 cupcakes and some tattered bags. He wasn't sure how he'd gotten back here, but he was glad that this, at least, had worked. And now there was only the very small matter of figuring out where "here" was and where any of the people he was looking for were. Minor details, comparatively.
Settling his mask back into position and buckling it, Stark set out in search of what he was looking for. Hopefully he'd find out what that was before he found it.[Establishy. Emo alien is officially off the island and back in SPAAAACE. *sniffles lots* He's a glowy plot device. Go with it! Goodbyes still available over here.]