From TC 9:1 – “Schadenfreude” by Clare Hughes

Schadenfreude: Scha.den.freu.de. From the German, meaning to take malicious joy out of the suffering of other people.
She studies her feet and for the first time Mr Supergenius there finally notices she’s missing a shoe. Her eyes are red and there are bruises up and down her arms. She can’t be more than eight years old.
He looks at this little girl, so wide-eyed and vulnerable. The poster girl for charity cases. And God knows the streets are no place for a little kid, but she’s got that wide-eyed vulnerability that tourists open their wallets for and, this is how screwed up this guy is, for a minute he almost wishes he was that little girl.
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