Main Entry: weak Pronunciation: \ˈwēk\ Function: adjective Etymology: Middle English weike, from Old Norse veikr; akin to Old English wīcan to yield, Greek eikein to give way, Sanskrit vijate he speeds, flees Date: 14th century 1 : lacking strength: as a : deficient in physical vigor : feeble, debilitated b : not able to sustain or exert much weight, pressure, or strain c : not able to resist external force or withstand attack d : easily upset or nauseated <a weak stomach>
She hated weakness. It disgusted her. She hated feeling weak, feeling hopeless, feeling vulnerable, feeling as though she was at the mercy of others.
She looked down on people who were weak. Those people who couldn't make their own decisions, who did whatever others told them to, who allowed their voice to be silenced, who allowed their spirit to be destroyed. But she knew that inside, she was weak too. And she hated it.
Ever since those days, when she had been kicked around, when she had been walked over, when she had been punched and bruised. She hated it, knowing that she was too weak to fight back, knowing that any punch she managed to land would be returned with one that hurt ten times more.
Ever since those days, when they decided everything for her, when she was forced into a religion she didn't believe in, when they decided what she liked and what she didn't. She hated being forced to be docile and spiritless, she hated being forced to have no opinion, she hated being forced to do whatever others asked of her. She hated having her spirit crushed, she hated having all her options taken away, she hated being forced to become a stupid, shallow doll, she hated being forced to be what they thought the "perfect daughter" was.
Ever since those days, she had resolved to be strong, mentally and physically. Ever since those days, she had resolved to fight back, even if it left her on the verge of death. Ever since those days, she had resolved to make her own decisions, to make her voice be heard.
Ever since those days, she had resolved to do anything to prevent herself from becoming the weak, pathetic creature she used to be.