His father comes home furious. Is not satisfied with his chores, is not satisfied with his catechism, is not satisfied in his alacrity in coming to be punished for the former two. He redoes all of it. His father is not satisfied.
It is not until the next morning that he finds out why. Understands immediately, of course. His father would under no circumstances wish him to go, and his father knows that he does not have a choice in the matter.
"I won't forget what you've taught me, father." (It is true. There are many things his father taught him that he does not believe are right, but he will not forget). He learns a new lesson, which is that he should not have said this.
His father spends the few days left on lectures about evil, punishment for every infraction he sees Lius commit, lectures about the evil that lurks inside him, punishment for infractions he has not seen Lius commit, lectures about the evil of Auradon, and punishments which he refers to as prophylactic.
This does not leave Lius with very much time in the day. At night, when his father sleeps, he prays. He knows there is evil inside him. Everyone is born such, and surely he was born with more than most. Born with a soul that would find it easy to do evil, easy to to think it is good when it is not. Auradon has confronted evil before. Surely they must know how to deal with it. Surely if his soul leads him to evil deeds they will be prepared.
Please may it be so.