Once upon a time, there was a young girl named Lucy. She had long, dark hair, pale skin, and deep, blue eyes. She was always a bit of a loner, preferring to keep to herself and not really engage with other people.
One day, she was walking home from school when she heard someone call out to her. It was a group of boys from her class.
“Hey Lucy, do you look scary?” one of them asked.
Lucy was taken aback. She had no idea why they would ask her such a question. She tried to shrug it off and continue walking, but they persisted.
“Come on, Lucy, do you look scary?”
Lucy was starting to get angry. She was tired of being made to feel like an outsider. She stopped and looked right at the boy who had asked the question.
“No,” she said firmly. “I don’t look scary. I look like me. And you can’t change that.”
The boys were taken aback. They had never seen Lucy stand up for herself before. They started to apologize, but Lucy just waved them off and walked away.
From then on, Lucy had more confidence in herself. She started to take risks and stand up for what she believed in. She stopped letting others define her and instead chose to define herself.
So, the next time someone asked Lucy if she looked scary, she smiled and said, “No, I look like me.”