"Because it won't be over right away," Padma said, heart heavy. She should have known Faelan would take it hard... and maybe she should have agreed to stay, but she was so tired and just wanted a break. She just wanted to get away for a while. "It's going to take time to track down Macnair, and it will be safer for me away from here. As I said, I'll be back soon, and you can visit..."
Faelan obviously wasn't convinced, and Padma sighed. She wasn't going to change her mind about this. She needed to get out of England for a while, to get away from Macnair and from the reminders of everything that had happened in the last few months.