The school principal wants to speak to the teacher about his feelings for her, but the teacher says she can't leave it to herself. The principal tells her that she'll have to accept the reality of her past, but she should be happy with the future she has ahead of her. The teacher says he thought he'd just quit teaching, but now that he's learned about her feelings, he can stay at the school and continue to educate the children. She says she'd like him to commit himself to teaching the children, because she thinks he'll be able to stay and be a good teacher. She also says that she thinks highly of him as a person, and the children talk about him all the time, even though his past was painful. She tells the teacher that she can stay and help the children because she's a good person, but that she needs to stop thinking of the future and forget about her past. The two of them head off to get away from the school.