The Heart of the stone
My mom was standing in the doorway with her arms crossed.
"You little bitch." She whispered. Oh no. "You are trying to ruin me aren't you. Why can't you just do as you're told? Since you like to make a mockery of me, I will return the favor. Enjoy your last night of freedom because after tonight, you will never see it again. I promise you that."
I crumpled onto the floor and froze. I couldn't believe this was happening. She smiled and walked to the kitchen. I couldn't even cry anymore.
"And before you ask, all the paperwork and financials are taken care off so you need not worry about getting your mother involved."
I freeze and wonder how he knew I was worried about that. I snapped back to reality and ran to catch up with him as he had continued walking. "Headmaster Greyson?" I wasn't sure he heard me as I had spoken very lightly.
He stopped and turned to me. "Yes Claire?"
I wrung my hands together and looked at everything but him. "Why was I chosen to attend Riders? My grades are average and I'm not exactly a pillar of the community." He placed a hand on my shoulder and waited for me to look at him before speaking.
"It's a simple answer. You needed a place where you could thrive and become your own person and it simply wasn't going to happen in that house under that guidance." I opened my mouth to ask how he knew what was going on but he just tapped my nose and said, "It's our job to know Claire."
"You needed us, just as much as we need you."
Claire Webb's stuck in a life where she can't even breath without her mother's approval. With one verdict from her mother her life is officially ruled as over. That is...until she gets an acceptance letter from the mysterious Riders Academy.
The minute she gets there things are weird, but she won't understand how weird until she becomes a true Seeker.