Lily sat on the sofa, remembering that first shun when she was eight.
After that door was shut in her face, she stayed away from others. She attended no function at school unless it was mandatory or she wanted to go. Functions which were virtually open to the public
At University she did not stay in a dorm. She had money so had rented a one room near the campus.
She spent her time in class, in the library. There were many lectures given in the evenings by various luminaries, and she attended them.
For meals she made her own breakfast, carried her lunch, and for dinner would have a take away.
She went on no dates, made no friends.
When forced into a group she would state her ideas. She didn’t listen to others. She knew best. Or so she thought. Her views were always ignored, as they went unheard.
If she had been right she would sneer, “I said so, but you didn’t listen,” which no one paid attention to.
At work she was not a ‘team player’ so was given her own tasks and left to them.