"For those who don't know me, I'm Asha..." the girl continued. She explained how she had been banished for killing two vampires. "The Shadow... the shadow was me" she finished, tears pouring down her cheeks. There was a sudden outburst of noise that nearly knocked me off my feet. The pureblood I had smelled earlier came down to forgive Asha. Jay went up and forgave her too. I felt like I needed her to know that I didn't mind whether she was the Shadow or not. I went up to her. I didn't want to announce it. I remembered how I'd felt when Sylvester hadn't forgiven me. I couldn't imagine how Asha must feel now. I stood next to her behind the desk.
"Hey" I said quietly "I'm Sara. I just want you to know that even though I don't know you, I still forgive you. I've done bad things too; everyone has. I want to be your friend. I've killed vampires too and I'm ashamed of it. So I forgive you" I looked at her, tears still streaking her face. She looked at me.
"Thank you" she whispered. I smiled at her and decided to stay up here with her, so she wouldn't have to face anyone who didn't forgive her on her own.