Search for Yesterday: A Black Notepad Run Epilogue
TWELVE YEARS LATER…
The head of Alderland strolled through the park, pleased. Everywhere, there were people smiling—eating ice cream and other treats, filing onto rides, or even (and this made her proudest of all) simply basking in the atmosphere.
Around her was the roar of rides and the distant laughter of her park’s attendees. Even after a dozen years, it still captured the same wonder as that long and magical night when she had first stepped inside. She hoped it never went away.
Cindi sat down and rested in the shade of the village green in Nostalgia Lane, the curls of her hair bouncing against her shoulders. She pulle
Confidence. Confidence. That was what Cindi needed. If there was one thing she should have learned tonight, it was confidence.
So why was this feeling in her chest? Why did she feel tight—like something was gripping around her heart? It was here. She had done it. She’d gotten all eight badges and was finally ready to meet Alder, her childhood icon.
Maybe that was it. What if he didn’t choose her? What if they didn’t click? What if she failed?
Then you fail, she told herself, breathing in and out, in and out. Besides, your new mindset… reconnecting with Bianca… the friends you made… those themselves