“But Dad

“Don’t make me repeat myself, Sarah. It’s time to go.”

“I don’t want to!”

“Sarah, you need this. We need this. Please, for once in your life, could you do the right thing?

Sarah was speechless, and left the car without another word. She heard her father’s tires crunch through the gravel, and then he was gone. She turned to face the building, her new home, standing just across the shining lake. There the Academy waited, watching her . . .