He tried harder than most people.
His life was complicated. Adjusting to everyone and stumbling to keep up became his daily battle.
His brother was autistic.
His best friend was a deaf mute.
His mother worked overseas to support the family, leaving him in charge of the family in her absence.
He had been nothing but generous and understanding, but the weight of his life was breaking him.
He was hoping a trip back home with his best friend would brighten his day, but it gave him one disappointment after another.
His world caved in. No one seemed to understand the confusion he felt.
When he was strong, he came through for everyone. Now in his weakness, it seemed that everyone was elsewhere, not hearing him out.
This was a difficult homecoming.