Life was unfair to both, like everyone else. One decided to pay it forward, like many. One decided to protect others, like some.
"You are an only child, aren't you?" I asked, matter of factly. "Where did that come from? But, well... yes. How did you know?" asked a completely baffled junior who I had spoken to for barely ten minutes the very first time. "I know one when I see one. You have all the symptoms of [...]