Rupert had felt neglected ever since he was born. Even if he was widely regarded as faster, lighter and cheaper than his predecessors, Rupert knew he’d never be a high flyer. He was aware that chances were that before he reached maturity (or even puberty), others might snatch the floor and he would have no further meaningful role to play. Rupert was born in a fast-moving world, which was both a blessing and a tragedy for him.
The mere thought of being left out and forgotten devastated Rupert. He really thought he had a lot to offer, that he could change people’s lives for the long term. He really believed there was a future for him, and others like him, during the difficult times ahead. He struggled to make the most of now -when he was in the spotlight- while debating with himself what to do. His survival was at stake.
[to be continued]
14 May 2010