Just the other day, I was remembering a villain.
At least that's the way the man was described. As is often the case, his reputation preceded him. Some people told me that he was untrustworthy and lazy. They implied that his sole interest was in his own career. Their central message was "Beware."
Of course, I looked forward to meeting him because I knew our job responsibilities would often cross. I was also curious as to whether there was a way in which we could work well together.
The "villain" turned out to be one of the best people I've known. He never lied to me. He kept all of his promises and he was quite industrious. He gave credit to others and spoke up for people who needed defending.
He passed away - far too early - a few years ago. I still miss our conversations.
After all, despite being such a villain, he was a very nice guy.