She released me from her grasp and returned to her seat behind her desk. “Now Jamie, I am going to overlook this incident just this once, but you must promise me that you won’t leave school grounds again without clearance from me or a faculty member.” She folded her hands on the desk in front of her. “Can you do that for me?”
“Yes, Ms. Wood,” I said. I would have promised to give her my kidney if it would have gotten me out of her office any faster.
She smiled, though mercifully without showing any teeth this time.