This is from Starfire - my second Warriors of the Elector novel:
Jemma burned with anger and stomped her way back to the room the academy had allocated her. It was as bland as any other institutional building with off-white walls and large plate-glass windows, but she didn’t pay it any attention.
Each footstep echoed down the hall. Oh yeah, it was right for everyone else to look like they knew what they were doing with her life. They weren’t thrust into a new time against their will, she thought savagely. She had promised herself after the orphanage never to let anyone else make decisions for her.
“Never again.” Thanks to Mellissa’s betrayal, she was back to square one. After the orphanage, her life had been her own...for a while anyway.