Laura’s persistent desire to attend the same boarding school that her deceased mother attended clashes with Sam’s fear of losing his daughter to distance and bad influence. OP, believing in Laura’s maturity, secretly goes against Sam’s wishes and applies on Laura’s behalf.
Laura’s yearning to follow in her late mother Kate’s footsteps deepens as she grows older. Kate attended and later taught at the school Laura wishes to attend, with videos and stories of her mother’s time there sparking Laura’s aspiration.
Caught in the middle of the father-daughter disagreement, OP finds herself pressurized by Laura’s tearful pleas. Seeing the application deadline approaching, OP makes a covert decision to apply for the school, paying the necessary fees without Sam’s approval.
Sam’s reaction to OP’s decision is explosive, and the domestic atmosphere grows increasingly hostile. Feeling betrayed, Sam asserts that OP overstepped her boundaries while OP defended herself, pointing to Laura’s autonomy and readiness for the opportunity.