The captive mage hated the boredom that came with the ordinary. If she could break free from it, she wouldn't mind being kept there. But, there was nothing extraordinary there, just the steady movement of time passing. "It's boring here too."
It was a dead-end for those who had given up on the ordinary. What meaning is there in a life lived without excitement? "I'll just head somewhere else..." With those words, she had become free.