Stanley settled down near a drain in Urchins Grotto after seeing what the Phantom had done to that dreaded Autofficer. His feelings of anger and pain and hate were so strong, it felt like tidal waves. She had to leave early, but understood what most of the conversation had been about. He's leaving? But... this is where he belongs, right? Not in some forest. Plus, why does he take so many people with him, I thought he liked being alone.
She looked up to see Miss K speaking with some young urchins. Stanley felt some pity for the youngsters, she had been them once. She wanted to radiate some feeling of sympathy and comfort to them, but then remembered that most Humans freaked out when they felt a presence they couldn't see. Even if it was welcoming and warm. She looked down at her hands wondering why she was chosen to wander Aethasia forever. Of course she had heard of others who "Moved On", but had no idea if that was possible. At least for her. Stanley was going to follow Erik's gang, whether they liked it or not. She felt like that was were she was meant to be.
A little while later...
Stanley floated into a medium-ish sized room and sat next to Eerie, watching her finish packing bags and whatnot.
"How do you talk to them so easily?" Stan spoke aloud. Eerie jumped nearly out of her skin and looked around.
"Oh, sorry about that. I always forget to reappear." The sprite shifted into vision, like stepping from behind a shroud of shadows. The other girl gave an audible sigh.
"You scared me half to death! Stanley, is it not?"
"That's my name, yes."
There was a pause.
"Eerie, how to you speak to them so well? I can never understand how to communicate without radiating feelings. I'm so used to speaking to no one at all, least of all something Human." The Phantom's companion cringed when she heard the phrase, "Least of all something Human", but thought about what the specter said.
"So, you never have had a friend?" Eerie spoke at last.
"Well..." Stanley thought about the imaginary friends she thought up when she was a child. "Not really, no." Eerie went to put a hand on the girl's shoulder, but her skin felt so odd, no warmth at all, but wasn't cold in the slightest, she moved her hand back down.
"Don't say that." Eerie said.
"Why not?" Stanley puzzled.
"Because." Eerie replied, "You have one now."
The Poltergeist smiled in a way she never had before. It wasn't at all mischievous.