he grumbled as he didn't fit in, struggling to fend himself from their offensive gestures. every taunting glance, every rude motion deliberately shown, used to cause her to cry herself to sleep that very night. it took her eons to realize, but those glances n mistreats will turned into something insignificant the very next day, not to mention never owning a spot in the future. seeing herself in him brought back precious memories, now merely images that no longer hurt nor haunt her. yet she knew that it was essential for him to experience the process himself to truly grow out of his shell. from her experiences, embracing made it easier to cope with. a little ignorance, plus a little acceptance went a long way for her. for it will be forever difficult to be different.