Giann had always been a wallflower1. He wasn’t sure why he kept coming to school dances2. They ended the same for him — kicking a pebble3 to home. When he woke up4 the following day, he’d spend the first hour in self-loathing, pointing angrily5 into a mirror and calling himself names like “fungus”6.
In that moment, Cindy had kept into his arms out of fear. His strong arms wrapped around her — protecting her — and her fear vanished. By chance, they had found each other and they would treasure9 that discovery forever.