Alaya has been bullied for as long as she can remember. It's not easy having a disability that makes her act differently. All she wants is a friend to make her feel like she belongs, but can she really trust anyone after what she's been through?
"Hey, it's the retard girl from middle school!" a girl laughed as I tried to ignore her. "Don't you dare walk away from me now," she grabbed my arm and caused me to scream.
I hated being touched by others, especially those I didn't know well. I tried to pull myself away from her while tears streamed down my cheeks, but she refused to loosen her grip on me though.
"Let go of me!" I screamed at the top of my lungs now.
There had to be a teacher within distance who could hear my pleas for help. I looked around to see if anyone could stop this, but they just walked on by instead. I continued trying to yank my arm away, but the girl was much stronger and taller than me. It seemed like most of the girls here had grown bigger over the summer.
"Nope," she smirked as she pulled me closer to her.
I felt as if I was being violated, even though it was just a simple touch. No one really understood how difficult it was to be prone to severe sensory overload. I could feel my rage building more and more inside of me. It continued growing as she refused to let go of my arm. I ended up biting her when a teacher caught me in the act.