This Boy (Part 1)
I was in the dark,
I was falling hard,
With an open heart,
How did I read the stars so wrong?
Predictably, it was raining.
More importantly, it was raining onto a boy. This boy, as so many were, was not an ordinary boy. As so many seemed to these days, this boy harboured a dark, elusive and somewhat dangerous secret. Dark, elusive and somewhat dangerous secrets were very popular these days.
However, this boy’s dark, elusive and somewhat dangerous secret was not the kind that would turn him into a superhero, or even an ordinary hero for that matter. All this boy’s dark, elusive and somewhat dangerous secret served to do was to push him further and further from the warm, welcoming embrace of society, and deeper and deeper into hiding.
This boy used to have a name, when he was welcomed by the world with open arms. He had not forgotten it, but it had long since fallen into disuse.
This boy’s name was