The girl sitting at her desk sighed. While she knew what was going to happen, she wouldn't believe it until it actually happened. And it did. It hurt, even though she knew what was coming. What she would feel. It was normal anyways, to feel this way. To be second best. To be in someone else's shadow. All her life, that's what she was. A shadow. Following in her sister's footsteps, and later, her more accomplished friends' footsteps.
Just once, she would have liked to be first. To be the best.
There is not one thing that girl could do that would have her be best at something, not in everyone else's eyes. In her mind, her world, yes, there were things she could do. In the real world, though? Nothing. There was always someone better, always someone winning over more people. It was frustrating, when you put in 200%, when you put in your all, but someone else comes on top, and you're second. Can you imagine if everything you did was overshadowed by a family member, by a friend? That's what