I remember thinking I didn't belong to the party, even though it wasn't their playscape.
NO! This boy is not part of our group. Never go near him again. He doesn't need the cake!
Hey there! Do you want some cake?
"A little girl came up to me and asked if I wanted to come to play with her. I thought about it for a while, before saying no." Zero recounted "There was also this mother staring at me really weirdly."
Zero knew he didn't belong with those kids. He knew the playscape wasn't just theirs, but he also knew that he didn't belong.
"A boy came up to me as well. He asked if I wanted a slice of cake. I was overjoyed, I really was. But then that mother came up and yelled at us all!" Zero seemed quite annoyed.
The sun was blocked by a single cloud, and Stanley, who had been walking for a while now, thought that it was destiny. A welcome back.
Zero and Stanley hid inside a cluster of holes until night, when they were sure all the campers had settled off to sleep, before creeping towards camp.
Stanley held the sack in front of him, as though it was protecting him, instead of over his shoulder. He and Zero walked towards the camp.