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Soft music played as the sweet Carolina air rustled through the wide magnolia tree. The setting sun cast a warm orange glow across Misty’s smiling cheeks, guests from all over town had gathered to her extravagantly decorated backyard to bid her farewell. Small tables dressed in royal red cloth centered mason jars filled with blue violets topped with small candles. White Christmas lights were strung across the perimeter adding an almost mystical spirit to the evening. As the guests mingled and the waiters maneuvered the expertly manicured lawn, Misty stared up at the only home she ever knew. Her family home’s exterior, cut from dark stone with swatches of beige and brown stood at a staggering three stories, towering high over her head. This was the last day she could truly call it hers, tomorrow she was headed to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her mother made her way towards her in her usual long, graceful strides, even at 43 Imogen Bellaford still maintained her youthful beauty. Though she was almost identical to her daughter in appearance, adorning long strawberry blond hair, keen blue-gray eyes and a fair face dotted with doe-like freckles; Misty’s mother always seemed to be spritzed with an air of elegance about her, a feature her daughter never failed to envy. Her mother cradled Misty’s head to her shoulder enveloping her into a deep hug.
“My sweet girl”, she whispered, her voice filling with tears.
“You’re going so far away”.
Misty was apart of a faithful legacy, both her parents, grandparents and great-grandparents had attended Vanderbilt, all earning summa cum laude or higher academic distinction.
“I know, but I’ll visit as often as I can”, Misty promised.
Her mother squeezed her once more before pulling back, her lovely face streaked with tears staring intently at her daughter. Suddenly a smile spread across her lips,
“I have a special…...

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