Here Be Dragons
"I fail to see the issue. The sins of the father aren't the sins of the child. So long as he seeks to do what's right, that's what matters."
“Just because you’re in the same family doesn't mean you’re the same person. Take mutts from non-mutt families; their parents don’t have powers, yet the kids do.”
His classmates' words were able to bring a stillness within his heart. Amid the scorching rage and shame that were now frozen in air, Alex was able to feel the understanding offered by his fellow students gently seeping past his shell, like water droplets on a dry sponge. Just as he was about to implode under his shell, his classmates offered him the comfort and kindness part of him was longing for.
"Thank you, for speaking the truth-"
"I mean, speaking up...for me." Alex looked at Gabriele, then turned to faced the feathered girl to signal his appreciation. Alex felt like he could be a little more vulnerable around his classmates.
He was never expecting to be given any chances at becoming his own character as soon as they heard about his family, he had only ever been the one to clean up his canvas of life that was smeared black by his parents, a tiring and frustrating role. The fact that he felt like he can only try as hard as he could to erase his parents' marks when he knew that they were permanent, and will forever be a part of him was devastating.
"I am different from them, I will become a hero." He lifted his head slightly and spoke again, directing his voice at no one in particular.
"That's why I am here," Alex spoke with determination at the root of his voice.
Ada, the one person that cared about him since small was the one to told him that if there is not any way to erase and cover those marks, just make something pretty out of them. Some of them here with him seemed to understand his goal, and that alone was more than enough for him.
"Let's all try our best...no matter how 'crazy' things may get." Alex declared.