Trina's POV

"Daddy!" I call out from my room, looking at the calender in my hands. I pouted as I looked at the date and only looked up when my dad entered the room.

"What's wrong?" He asks, walking over to me and sitting on the bed next to me.

"I don't want to go!" I cry out, hugging him tight and throwing the calender across the room. He wraps his arms around me, setting his chin on the top of my head. He ran a hand up and down my back, tickling the ends of my silver hair.

"I know that you don't want to go," he whispers, pulling away so I could stare up at him, "but you're fifteen now and your mother and I think that you and Sakura are ready to attend a real school and socialize."

I sniffed and shook my head. "But Cross Academy is three hundred miles away from home! It's too far away from you and mommy!" I cried, moving to stand from my bed.

I walked over to my window, opening it and leaning on the ledge, sighing in discontent. My dad walked up behind me, placing a hand on my back as he stared out the window into the field of sakura and oak trees. The wind blew my hair and I moved it behind my ear.

"It won't be too bad, Trina," dad told me, causing me to look up at him. "I know the headmaster of Cross Academy and a few of the students. I haven't talked to them in years, but I know that you'll be alright. I've already talked with Sakura about this last night, and she's packing her stuff as we speak."

"You mean, she's accepted all of this?" I ask, astonished and a little upset.

"It did take a little convincing," dad drawled out, scratching ths back of his head.

I cross my arms over my chest, shaking my head. "You bribed her with chocolate, didn't you?"

"Maybe a little," he replied honestly, but shook his head. "That's not all, though. I also told her how it's a great way to get out and explore. As well as a way to prove to me and your mother how much you've grown in the past fifteen years."

"Is this your way of letting us go?" I ask, tears welling up in my eyes. Dad quickly shook his head, bringing me into a tight embrace.

"Trust me, Trina, I'm having a hard time knowing that you'll be so far away from me. Plus, you must know that I would never, ever let you go. I'm always going to be within arms reach, no matter how many moons away you may be. My love for you will never grow weak, but it will get stronger no matter what."

Dad tightened his hold on my body, and I leaned into his embrace, laying my head on his chest. My arms wrapped around him and I squeezed his back, closing my eyes shut tightly. We sat there like that for a few moments, silently enjoying each other's company. Who knows, it could be the last time dad and I are alone like this for a while.

Dad sighed into my silver hair, pulling away and staring down at me. I looked back up at him, a small, sad smile forming on my face. He sends me an equally sad smile before kissing the top of my forehead. I close my eyes at the contact, sighing and keeping the feeling of his love for me close.

"You should probably start getting ready, my little lion," dad told me, walking towards the door. "You'll be picked up by the chauffer in a little over an hour."

"Daddy!" I call out in exasperation. "How many times have I asked you not to call me a lion?"

"Well, I think it fits you," he replied, stopping at the doorframe and turning back to look at me. "You're calm and collecting most times, but you get fierce and playful when it comes to protecting your family."

I laugh a little and wave to my dad as he leaves my room. "I guess I can allow it for now."

Dad smiled at me before closing my door, leaving me to my own devices. I quickly went to work, taking a suitcase and packing a few things from my room. Then, I changed into a simple outfit consisting of a white t-shirt and a pair of sweatpants.

I look like I'm about to go back to sleep. I thought to myself as I looked at my appearance in the mirror. Shrugging it off, I take my suitcase and carry it down to the living room. Dad was sitting there with mom on the couch, cuddling with each other. Except, I noticed that they were both sad.

They really don't want us to leave. I thought, clearing my throat to get their attention. They both look up and smile at me, standing from the couch.

"Where's Sakura?" I ask, glancing around the room.

"She's outside," mom replied, looking out the window. "Possibly hanging out in her tree."

"I'm going to go talk to her," I tell them, scooting my suitcase closer to the couch before making my way outside.

I crossed over the front lawn, making my way over to the sakura tree in the center of it. The wind blows around me and I allow my toes to feel through the grass as I walk. It feels quite nice, and I smile a little bit. My smile fades a little when I reach the tree and look up.

Sakura sits on a branch in the middle of the tree that juts out straight from it, and then branches into two and sticks up towards the sky. Her head is leaning against one of the branches sticking up and one of her hands is on the other one. She looks through the petals of the tree towards the rising sun, a sad look on her face.

"Sakura?" I call out softly to her.

It takes a moment for her to respond, but she slowly turns her head to look down at me. Her sad expression never left her face and she just turned to look back at the rising sun. She sighed and closed her eyes, thinking to herself.

I sigh as well, jumping up slowly and landing on the same branch as her. I sit on it side ways, looking up into the pink colored petals and seeing through them. Silence is all that comes for the next few minutes, only disturbed by the swishing of the branches in the wind.

My eyes land back on Sakura during that time and I scoot a little closer to her, looking over her shoulder to see the rising sun. She doesn't acknowledge my presence, but I know she knows I'm there. The wind blew around us again, tossing our hair around our heads.

"Have you ever wondered what it would be like to leave this place?" Sakura asked out of ths blue. I look over at her as she continues. "Wondered what it would be like to see everything that we haven't before? To be given free reign from mother and father and to do whatever it is that we liked? I've though about it so much, and I enjoyed thinking about all the adventures that we could have when we were no longer in our parents care. I always thought of how we could go and visit the lives of humans and find a place where we could live together." She sighed, huffing a laugh and looking down towards the ground. "But now, this is not how I wanted to leave this place. I'm not ready to go yet. I thought I would be, but I still feel the need to be protected by mother and father. What about you?" She asked, turning to look at me, her bi-colored eyes looking curiously at me. "How do you feel about all of this?"

I look towards the sun, sighing. "I don't know. I guess I feel the same way as you do. I used to think about the same things, but I never thought that the first time we're allowed to leave the estate is to go to some school. I don't see why we have to go anyway. We're content staying here anyway."

"But we don't have that much of a choice anymore," Sakura stated sadly, watching as the chauffer pulled up to the front of the manor. "We should probably get get going."

I stare as mom and dad appear at the door and greet the chauffer, handing the man our suitcases. I stand up on the branch, holding out my hand towards Sakura. She looked up at me, sliding her hand slowly into mine. I help lift her up to her feet and we both jumped out of the tree together

We both walk over to the house, hugging our parents goodbye.

"You'll come home to visit, right?" mom asks, looking into my eyes as she pulled from our hug.

"We promise," I reply. "And you and dad will come visit us as well, right?"

"Of course we will," dad replied, pulling me into a hug. I hug him back, sighing in his embrace before pulling apart.

"Bye mom, dad," I say walking towards the car.

"We love you!" Mom calls out with a wave towards me and Sakura.

"Love you too!" I say, sending a small smile before climbing into the car.