Holly Delachene with Raoul and Philippe
We have a problem
Mon May 27, 2019 17:17

Anya was missing. Holly hadn’t seen her younger daughter since they walked through the doorway into the school. She and Raoul had taken a moment to admire the banner that Jasmine reported she had helped with, and when they looked back, Anya was gone.

“Anya!” Holly called out, silently resenting that she couldn’t have brought her parents, Raoul’s parents, and at least Daniel to help her keep track of the kids. Well, Anya. Philippe was right here, and was unlikely to run off. He was a good kid.

“Anya!” called out Raoul, looking in another direction. He looked at her helplessly and shook his head. He didn’t see her.

“Excuse me,” Holly said to Headmaster Clurican’s portrait. “Did you see where the curly haired girl with us went?”

“No trouble at all, Miss Greer,” the Irishman said, “she went right into the Cascade Hall. Welcome back to Sonora. You, too, Mr. Delachene.”

Holly smiled in relief. “Thank you, Headmaster. And it’s Mrs. Delachene now.” There was no time to converse further though. Anya’s trail was getting cold. She took hold of Philippe’s hand and led him and her husband into the Hall.

Tavarius Mims was busy talking to a well to do family, so he probably had not noticed where Anya went. She looked around, barely taking note of the cascading waterfalls that she hadn’t seen in well over a decade in her search for her middle child.

She was nowhere to be seen.

Irritated and a little bit worried, she approached another adult, kind of hoping she hadn’t picked out a teacher who might think Holly and Raoul were a bad parents for losing their kid already. “Excuse me, have you seen an unaccompanied eleven year old with very curly hair? She was probably climbing on something?” Anya usually was. It was as much an identifying feature as her hair.

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