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So the prompt was : Someone is right for the first time of their life - main c. is between 6 and 10 - first person POV.
I came up with this, I have no clue if that respects the prompt or not. It was also specified that there should be no abuse involved, but I couldn't see what Ezzio went through as abuse. Mostly his father trying to give him a chance in life by believing a charlatan.
So to clarify the situation (hopefully it doesn't need it): up until the late 18th century, very young boys considered to have a great future in music were castrated so their voices would remain high even after puberty. Sometimes it was done by parents without much thinking because they hoped their child would get rich and famous. Unfortunately, most of those castrati (musico (sg.) is an euphemism used to describe them) couldn't get a career and ended up having a very miserable life.
Here I think Ezzio must be around 7-8, since the training of the castrati started when they were very young. It's difficult to say, however, because some children are more mature than others earlier. So... make him the age you think between 6 and 10
I apologize for any mistakes concerning the history of the castrati, I made some research but I don't know many things about music.
Giusto is an italian musical term meaning "exact, precise" I thought it would be a fitting title.
I decided to go with little punctuation in Ezzio's little "speeches" because from what I know of children, when they start talking about something and try to explain they just put word after word after word and not pause to think much. Or maybe it's just the children I worked with who do that !
Feedback would be very
ps: also, hurrah for stereotypical overreacting Italian music teachers.
Ps2: Thank you all so much for the DD, the faves, and the amazing comments. I'm just horrified I still have to fix some typing mistakes in there *hits head against wall*