She was asked to speak in front of five hundred people. Those 500 pair of eyes, looking expectantly at her were enough to send her back to the farthest corner of her room, locked away from the world.
Yet, she pushed the negative thoughts away and proceeded.
A hall full of concentrating eyes, taking in every single word she spoke, brought her confidence back, slowly.
She spoke some more.
The ten minutes long rounds of applause and standing ovations were the reason behind her smile which was creeping its way out, slowly.
As the crowd applauded, the thoughts of locking herself up, away from everyone, started vanishing, SLOWLY!