His rage could no longer be contained. A clenched fist connected with the older man's jaw.

Tumbling to the ground, astounded that he'd been felled at all. He plowed into this upstart, 'Who does he think he is?'

The cane whistled past his head as he ducked, his vicious jab making contact with the disfigured thigh.

An anguished cry filled the room, but failed to bring down his opponent. Too much hate for that.

"I only wanted to love you! Why couldn't you just love me back?" The gut-wrenching howl echoed in the air, never to receive an answer.