“You are such a chicken” reverberated in her mind as she twisted and turned in her twin bed in the dormitory , chasing sleep .
No discotheque, no parties , no popular friends, she was a synonym for misfit , an unsociable alien .
She pretended to be indifferent but the social ostracism was no less than a trauma for her .
She was in the throes of depression when she gathered herself together and determined not to give in .
She was to have a different destiny , she knew now, more than ever before.
And ,on their graduation day , she looked the most gorgeous with the broadest grin.