Abby had thought her suggestion would have been a benign one. Most stories of wilders channeling for the first time were small and inconsequential, or the abilities had been caught before any damage could be done. But, for Vika, it was the moment she realized had ultimately separated her from her father. The Accepted hadn't realized that the accent the novice had was Tairen until she began to cry. Abby didn't really have a national identity, except for Tar Valon. Her own parents were from two completely different places, and everyone else in the White Tower was from everywhere. Finally, she identified Vika's nationality and the reason for her distress was clear. Her father had to send her away. Channeling was illegal in Tear.
"Vika..." she said gently as she moved from the chair to the bed, next to her student. "He didn't throw you away," she assured the other girl, placing a hand on her shoulder. "Your father loves you and wants the best for you. He sent you to the best place he knew to get you help." In fact, Abby could imagine her own father making that same decision, in a similar situation. She held back the tears she felt in the back of her own throat at the thought of her father. "And, don't you worry. You've done wonderfully today. I'll let the Mistress of Novices know about your progress, but I want to make sure you are well emotionally before I leave."
Abby Soulane - Accepted
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