Scene 11: Regaining Herself
The room fell silent, as she walked behind the curtain. Once alone, in the changing area, her tears returned. Would one of the adults would come to comfort her? None did.
As she dressed, the experts murmured among themselves. There would be trouble, when she faced them.
She gasped and forced herself to stop crying, then wiped her face with the clean, white handkerchief that Mama said ladies always carry. There was no brush for her hair, so she ran her fingers through it, trying to smooth it down. The room did not have a mirror. The experts did not think a disabled child would care how she looked.
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Even now, you show the entire world, how to overcome, how to earn the respect of this blessed republic.