because Simon knows what he’s just done. he looks around, and the living and undead alike are all staring. there’s no denying what just happened. his life as Twelfth Disciple is over. he gave it all up when he jumped in front of that bullet.
but look at his smile when he looks at Kieren. all that is worth it! for Kieren Walker, he sacrificed everything, and he didn’t regret it a single bit.
and he’s so wrapped up in his victory that he’s still grinning when Kieren asks “did i hurt anyone?” because of course that was the first thing on his mind. and Simon is able to say “no! you didn’t! you beat it!” the pure joy on his face is just beautiful.
Simon Monroe entirely fucked up his life, all because Kieren Walker saw another way.
Imagine Kieren taking Simon shopping specifically to get him more diverse clothes because he’s kind of tired of seeing the same sweaters over and over. At every store they go to, Simon sheepishly picks out MORE SWEATERS and tries each of them on, and Kieren just sighs and let’s it happen, because honestly his boyfriend is so adorable, how could he say no?