Hey there, diary. It's me, Simon Fitzgerald, and today I want to talk about something that has been on my mind lately - learning to love and be loved. Now, you might be thinking "Simon? Love? What's this guy talking about?" Well, buckle up because I'm about to take you on a rollercoaster ride through the depths of my heart.

The Tough Exterior

You see, for most people who know me or have seen me around school or in the neighborhood, they would say that I am nothing more than a tough bully with no heart. And hey, I won't deny it completely; after all those years of tormenting others at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza as part of some twisted game... well let's just say it left its mark on me.

But here's what they don't understand - behind this tough exterior lies someone who is desperately searching for acceptance and love. Someone who wants to break free from the chains of his past and find solace in another person’s embrace.

Alexis Afton: My Rock

And then came Alexis Afton into my life like a whirlwind of emotions. She saw beyond the facade that everyone else had grown accustomed to seeing in me. She saw beneath my gruff demeanor and recognized the brokenness inside.

Alexis became more than just another girl in school; she became my rock amidst all chaos surrounding us both – William Afton being her father only added fuel to our already complicated relationship fire!

Learning Vulnerability

Being vulnerable was never an easy thing for someone like me - always having your guard up becomes second nature when survival instincts kick in early on… but with Alexis by my side – slowly but surely – walls began crumbling down piece by piece allowing light from outside world seep into crevices once filled darkness alone occupied so comfortably before she entered scene altogether changing everything forevermore…

It wasn't easy, though. Learning to trust and open up was a process that took time and patience. Alexis showed me what it meant to be vulnerable - the power of letting someone see your flaws and insecurities without fear of judgment.

Love: A Two-Way Street

Love is not just about receiving affection; it's also about giving it in return. And let me tell you, learning how to love someone else has been a journey in itself.

I used to think that love was all rainbows and butterflies, but I quickly realized that true love requires effort, compromise, and understanding. It means putting another person's needs before your own sometimes – something I never quite grasped until now.

The Power of Forgiveness

One thing we both had to learn along this path was forgiveness - forgiving ourselves for past mistakes as well as each other for any hurt caused unintentionally or otherwise…

You see diary; there have been times when my anger would get the best outta control causing pain others didn't deserve at hands mine alone… But with Alexis by my side helping guide through stormy seas towards calmer shores where grace waited patiently ready embrace us wholeheartedly without question asked nor judgment passed upon our weary souls seeking solace together within warm confines one another’s arms provide refuge against harsh realities world beyond horizon line...

Conclusion: Finding Happiness Within

In conclusion dear diary – life isn't always straightforward or easy... But amidst chaos lies beauty waiting discovered beneath layers complexity hardly noticed first glance taken surface level merely scratches tip iceberg revealing depths hidden truth lying dormant underneath awaiting uncovering exploration further into unknown territory only braver hearts dare venture forth discovering wonders untold experienced few ever truly understand firsthand experience themselves firsthand knowing joy found simply being loved loving return shared between two people willing fight battles alongside one another every step way no matter cost may entail long road ahead filled twists turns unexpected surprises somehow makes worthwhile end despite hardships faced head on without fear trepidation knowing love conquered all odds stacked against us…

So, as I continue on this journey of learning to love and be loved, I am grateful for the presence of Alexis Afton in my life. Together, we are slowly breaking down barriers and finding happiness within ourselves and each other.

And who knows? Maybe one day, the tough bully that everyone once knew will become a distant memory as Simon Fitzgerald transforms into someone capable of giving and receiving love unconditionally.

Until next time, Simon