A second year begins at the Academy, and I don't know what to make of it. Familiar faces come with familiar questions and glances, and those I can deal with.
It's the new faces that worry me. I see the same expression I had when I first showed up here a year ago. There's hope, but also fear.
And then there are the dreams...
I knew that I was an other.
But I thought my new family would accept me, that they would trust me and stand by me, after everything we've gone through. But I catch whispers when my back is turned, and I feel like I'm starting all over again.
But you can either dwell on the past or focus on the future...and the future isn't done with me yet.
The confusing ones have me disappointing those around me and keeping secrets.
The nightmares have me in a dungeon cell, full of rage and vitriol.
But there will be time for dreams later. Right now I have a trip to the dragon kingdom to prepare for.