"I know! Jamie sounded really happy about it. I think that's a first since I've known them. Maybe there's something good about all of this. Maybe... maybe one day Mum will show up." He kept hoping for that even if he knew that his parents wouldn't be what they once were.
"Is it? This is literally the end of the world. Okay, maybe a little beginning, but it's just us. There's no fashion industry, no society. We make the entire society and I don't want to disappoint either one of you." He sighed. "I really don't know. In a way, it would have been easier if you said no. Then I wouldn't have to think about it. I... would it be different if one day I'd be a mother instead of a father? Because I want that. Our family was the best part of my life, but being a woman comes with a lot of drawbacks-" And yet when he looked in the mirror, he liked to picture a woman.