There was a very long list of things that Adriana Katoracov was not supposed to be doing.
At the very top of that list: taking the train from into the capital city, far from her magical community and far from her home, to a place filled with non-magical people who wanted to impose strict rules and regulations, to dangerous government workers, and most importantly to a place where she could not use her wand.
Adriana did not mind. She was clever, and she was meeting a friend.
Plus, Bucharest was fun. It was always busy, and there were so many stores and markets. She was just going for the day, anyway; her father was out of town for work for several days and she knew she had time.
Which is how Adriana found herself sighing happily as she walked through the streets of the Old Town, trying to decide where she wanted a bite to eat while she waited for her friend.
She couldn't wait to be done with school.