Adulthood suits him more than adolescence ever did. He cringes when he thinks about the boy he used to be. Regressing back yesterday was mortifying. Thank goodness it was only temporary.

Hard work and discipline have molded him into the man he is today. In this world where monsters prey on unwary students, he's the adult who creates some order amongst the chaos.

Still, as Snyder prepares to meet with the parents of Sunnydale High's latest victim of "gang violence," (the twentieth this year) he wishes he could have just a few more minutes as that awkward teenage boy again.