Character(s): The Loner
He regrets opening his doors for others; to let them in his life.
He doesn’t mind living life alone. It doesn’t bother him now. After all the countless times he misplaced his trust, confided in people he thought mattered. Company didn’t seem as important as it once did. This is the story of The Loner.
Do not think of him as a person with no friends. For a loner is just someone who prefers walking life alone, or at least with a few friends around him.
He keeps his problems to himself, as he finds it redundant to trouble others. In the end, time would heal all wound and time was all he needed. Moreover, he has seen enough betrayals and lies to assure his doubts about “sharing problems” with others, for it always ends up creating an opening for more drama.
You may find The Loner anti-social at times, a reserved person, which he is not. Instead, think of it as being selective with the people he mingles with. After all, he wouldn’t be called a wallflower for nothing. Silently observing from a distance at the people around him is what he does best. While others would try socializing with “The Popular Kid”, The Loner could hardly be bothered with the “Popularity Race” everyone is going through. Being in the bottom of the “Popularity Race”, hardly anyone pays him much attention and he knows it. He’s fine with it.
The Loner is the kind of friend who would be there when you’re in trouble. The friend who would never turn his back. Yet at the same time, he would be your nagging mother. The one who says “I told you so.” for he has seen enough to know where things are going and how they end. Getting to know The Loner isn’t an easy feat. It requires patience for him to know you better. After all, time is all he ever needs.
“The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do.”