Dorish was new to the Monster University, and though all her classmates looked as if they were friendly she still felt out of place even after a month of being there.
She had tried several times to make friends but every time she would introduce herself she would run into a brick wall. It seemed like she was the only monster with her unique characteristics. Of course she was, she began to think, that’s what made her unique.
She had long flowing brunette hair, coming from only her head of all places! And she had two beautiful and seemingly small eyes compared to other students. Her pale cream skin was mostly exposed and she wore dresses and skirts and jeans to cover herself from cold conditions, especially in gym class where the temperature was near freezing.
She attempted talking to the large blue hairy monster in her gym class but he was almost twice her height and couldn’t understand a word she said.
She attempted talking to the small green lizard girl in her Math class, but the lizard was skittish and ran away.
When the first semester was over, Dorish still didn’t have anyone to talk to outside of group projects that we’re mostly handled over the monsterline.
Things started to turn a new leaf once Dorish headed into the new semester. She spotted a monster similar to her type across the quad, but everyday she saw this other monster it was gone with a quick blink of an eye.
That was until finally, she crossed paths with the other monster. It had darker skin than her but lighter hair, with brown eyes.
She attempted to make an introduction, the other monster smiled.
“Finally another human!” It said.
But Dorish was confused. She knew she was a monster, what was this other one talking about? Humans were slimy her parents told her. Humans were hairy her parents told her. Humans had funny tongues that made it sound like they had balloons in their throat her parents told her.
If this new monster was really human than her whole life had been a lie. She knew she was adopted, but from the human world!?
The new monster introduced herself as Cora and explained everything that gave Dorish human characteristics. It took some research and convincing but Dorish started piecing all the info together and finally came to the realization why other monsters at the University never paid much attention to her. At first she was upset. But she slowly came around to the idea.
Dorish was happy to find a new friend in Cora and together they were the best of friends beyond graduation. Dorish was finally united with a monster of her own kind.