AoM OCT: FINAL ROUND - Liro vs. Cassidy - Pt1Alone and waiting in the dark, Liro reflected on her life so far, and her time at the Academy. Most students would probably think of highs and lows, good times and bad, but Liro saw it all as nothing but wasted time.
Wasted time chasing empty goals, that she now knew would never see completion. Not that this gave her cause for regret - Liro was glad to be rid of her hateful drives and inner demons, but she felt that their expulsion had brought more confusion and uncertainty than she'd ever been burdened with before.
And now it all came to a head.
The proceedings for the final round were more intricate and indulgent than those that had come before. Sounds of celebration filtered through the heavy oaken door that faced her, taunting Liro with the sense of community that she'd never taken the chance to be a part of.
Even when she was little, when her mother still lived, she'd been isolated within a deep forest. Her mother's work had necessitated it - the location was one of the richest in
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