@WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Thanks so much for commenting! I enjoyed writing the interaction between Bant and Obi-Wan in this chapter very much. It made me smile to have Bant point out the positives of a lovely world but then acknowledge that it wouldn't be a very good training exercise without some challenges. I definitely imagine Bant as a very compassionate and affirming friend so it was nice to have a chance to showcase that in this chapter, and I'm so happy to hear those parts resonated with you. My heart did break for Bant and her worries about never being able to go on such a training exercise with her Master. I too wish I could assure her that her fears were unfounded... @Mira_Jade Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so flattered that you found this to be another lovely update. I'm so glad that you found that bit so quintessentially Obi-Wan since I admit that I was smiling to myself as I wrote it. I really enjoyed being able to explore their bond in that scene, so it makes me so happy you felt that scene encapsulated it perfectly. I do feel for Obi-Wan and his uncertainties there, but I also love that Bant was able to reassure him, because she was so right with what she said. I couldn't resist the chance to poke a bit of fun at cafeteria food, so it's awesome to hear that exchange amused you as it was meant to I do feel sorry for Bant because sadly her worries aren't unfounded, but I also do agree that a diary is definitely the perfect place to share a bit of teenage drama and exaggeration. Bant may continue to indulge in a bit of that as her diary continues just to keep things fun and interesting @AzureAngel2 Thank you so much for catching up and for commenting!I can imagine that youngling discussion would be amusing to a Kindergarten teacher like yourself. You're right that a lot of people couldn't do what you do whether due to a lack of patience, confusion about how to deal with kids, or disliking kids. The illnesses are definitely something to think about and that Bant might encounter if she works with kids who have yet to develop their immune systems. I agree with you about adventure. Sometimes it can be tempting to think about, but going on an adventure in reality can be less glamorous than it seems, and sometimes it is only when we leave home that we can truly appreciate its comforts. Bant will probably come to appreciate the Temple more when she leaves the comfort and safety of it.