WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD.
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Some say Lonesome Woods Boarding School traumatizes and wounds its students.
Others believe that Lonesome Woods Boarding School attracts the traumatized and the wounded.
Like a siren luring in sailors at sea, the school seems to entice fractured souls onto its dreary campus, over and over again.
A dark place for healing and self-exploration, its inhabitants struggle to leave the school until they face the shadow within.
Perhaps that is why a rebellious young student went on to become the school's headmistress.
Perhaps that is why a Civil War enthusiast decided to become the school's next history teacher.
Perhaps that is why a recovering addict accepted a role as the school's athletics director.
Perhaps that is why a museum curator never left town.
And perhaps, many years later, that is why I chose to send my son to Lonesome Woods Boarding School.
James was reported missing from campus twelve hours ago.
I know it's my fault.
But there's no sense in wallowing in the past. That's what Noah says anyway.
We have to find him now. That's all we can do.
Yes — we.
I'm going to need all the help I can get.
Noah, Kierra, and Zach are in the car with me as we drive to Lonesome Woods.
It's pouring rain and thundering. Everyone is silent.
I look at Noah, and I can see he's as frightened as I am.
There is a flash of lightning, and suddenly I see a familiar vampire in Noah's place.
I blink, and he is Noah again.
I fear that I have yet to face my shadow.
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