Sharon had just finished her first performance, and she left the spotlight for another circus freak to take her place. Sharon drank some water from the bowl that was set for her. She was still embarrassed about what had happened: as a circus elephant, she was supposed to follow around her "master" and stand up on two feet when queued to do so, then do some other silly things. However, she had messed up there. falling onto her back when she stood on two legs. She stopped drinking. She wasn't meant to be here, she thought.
Footsteps. She turned around, spotting her trainer, her so-called master. He slapped Sharon's behind, scolding her for the mistake she made. She could take the slap, the man was feeble in comparison to her larger structure. However, his verbal abuse was something Sharon found annoying. Besides, who was this man to believe that he had control over her? She walked towards her barking trainer, and interrupted his yelling with a fierce headb