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January 8, 2011
"It's no big deal, Ms. Wood," I said. I wished she'd look anywhere but right in my eye, which is what she was doing now. Oh sure, she was making a fuss about my nose, but it was my eye that she was boring into with her stare.

"Nonsense. I take the well-being of every student at this school very seriously." She brushed my hair off my forehead and cupped my chin. Her touch was just a little too firm. "It's very distressing when I hear that you went home unsupervised and without notifying someone. Anything could have happened."