[a shadow version of Atoli sits alone at a desk
I did my best... I did the best I could. See, I got a piercing, and bought my first piece of brand name clothing. My friends said that they didn't want to be seen with some uncool girl, but then both my dad and mom got mad. They said girls should always be quiet and not stand out. And that they'd never allow me, to wear a chintzy getup like that. I didn't have a choice, I went out wearing my usual outfit. And then... And then my friends...