“What’s your name?”
“Oh! I like your name.”
“Thanks. No one has ever really liked my name before. Everyone makes fun of my last name.”
“They do? I’d never make fun your name.”
“Thanks. You wanna play?”
I told you on the way home how proud I was of you. I’m writing it here because I don’t ever want to forget.
But the truth is there’s no words for how I felt as I watched you and your new friend Hadley at the library. You didn’t know I was listening, so I know you weren’t saying it to appease me.
You said it because that’s who you are.