Inktober Day 1.
He knew this day was coming for a long time. His bag was packed, he had all his equipment, and was in full uniform. He was ready to set out on the journey he'd been preparing for most of his life.
He stood in the doorway of the only home he'd known for so long, knowing it would be the last time he ever saw it. He promised himself he wouldn't look back, that he wouldn't shed tears, but he still allowed himself a momentary hesitation. He already said his final goodbyes to his only companion for so long. There was nothing for him here now.
It didn't matter where his journey would take him or what would happen along the way. What was most important right now was having the courage to take the first step. It was the beginning of a new life for him.
Presently, he let out a long sigh and began marching forward, determined not to stop.