The Girl Who Lived (18)

Part XVIII: Another Confrontation

‘Made up your mind?’

I nod.

‘I’ll save them, like they said I would. Doesn’t mean I’ll like fulfilling the prophecy.’

‘You left it too late to go today, though.’

‘Had to clear my mind.’

I don’t know how to frame the question. Maybe blunt is best.

‘Why did my parents leave?’

He sighs.

‘You really need to ask?’

‘Why did you let them go?’

‘It wasn’t up for discussion. Tim told me they’d go, I said I won’t let you, he knocked me out. By the time I came to, the storm was raging.’

‘All because of my mother.’