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Mature Content: No With: Sarah Thornton Location: San Francisco When: Late September 1875 Time of Day: Morning Looking up at the clock, Sarah Thornton noted the time. It wouldn't be much longer and she would be leaving San Francisco for good. Maybe she could come back here one today but that was a bit of wishful thinking. There were too many people who wanted her gone. Earlier that morning she had said her final goodbyes to her father and mother. They hadn't pressed her any further on why she had to go but her father had requested that she go on mission for him. Initially, she had no real plans except to get on the train and go east until she found a place she liked the sound of. Her father's request now gave her a purpose, at least in the short term. Watching the other passengers milling around on the train platform, she thought about why she was here. It had all started out innocently - another man vying for her attention and perhaps her hand in marriage. When she stumbled upon his family's secret by accident, she had thought nothing of it until she realised she had learned too much. The man, maybe because of his attraction to her, had given her the option to leave or stay. The implications in staying were made very clear to her and so she took the option of going. Thankfully, the man and his family had given her a couple of weeks to get her affairs in order. She was able to sell her most of her property, including the house she had lived in the last few years and most of her belongings. What she didn't give to her parents or her brothers, was in the trunk that was now on board the train, along with a few items of clothing. In her valise, she had a couple changes of clothing and toiletries for the trip along with personal papers including a large bank draft. For the next few minutes, she made her way onto the train and into the private compartment she had booked. Now that she knew where she was going, she wanted it to be as comfortable as possible. This was the beginning of a very long trip and she had no idea where it would end up.