a vicious smile
takes the audience
and then she thinks
he must be cruel.

(all she does is stare.)

he asks for no alliance, careers
first year ever
and then she thinks
surely he's cruel?

(she has no alliance too.)

he kills almost everyone
one day in
she's up in a tree
and then she thinks
is he really cruel?

(maybe she's trying to hide from the truth herself – maybe she's just being cruel.)

he repeats the words
over and over
you should be happy that you're dying from my hand
and then she accepts
he's utterly cruel.

(but they were so similar; couldn't they coincide in peace?)