Fandom: St. Trinian's
Warnings: Brief mention of suicide (OFC); minor spoilers for the old St. Trinian's films.
Prompt: Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over. --Gloria Naylor (born January 25th, 1950), African-American novelist and producer.
Summary: Some women are destined for greatness. Others are destined to wait and listen.
Author's Notes: I wrote my first St. Trinian's story for femgenficathon last year. Since then I have written 13 other stories within the same 'verse. This will make more sense if you read at least the first one, "Having Chosen, So Defined", but should be understandable even without that.
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