Author's Note: This is a one-shot, and a monologue, that is not associated with any of my other work.

Character Background: Kasey Beckham was born as a result of an extra-martial affair between two friends who were already married to someone else, and she was given up for it. By the age of twenty-one, she found her birth parents, and made the decision to confront them.

Scene Context: When Kasey gets her birth parents alone with her, she tells them how she feels after they half-heartedly apologize, and sincerely ask for a second chance.

[Kasey Beckham]
You had your chance. Actually, you had over two decades, but you blew it. You want to know what I've learned in my twenty-one years on this planet? People will forget what you did, and they'll forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. And you want to know how you made me feel? Unwanted. Unloved. Abandoned. Unneeded. But above all, you made me feel alone. I don't care if you want to fix things now. Here's the thing: I'm not exactly a good person, and I know that. However, it's the people like you, who claim to only be in the light, or in any way imply to be better than others that we should worry about. I hate the term "for the greater good" because it justifies even the most horrible things in the minds of those who claim to work for it. Usually, those who outright claim to be on the darker end of the spectrum aren't any worse than the rest of us. You threw me away, and I despise you for it.