Narrator: My brother drove a 2006 Toyota truck that he got as a graduation present this summer. He loved that truck. But he loved me more I’ve been like the apple of his eye ever since I can remember. He’s the only one that knows I’m transgender.
Lester: So Chester when are you going to tell Mom and Dad?
Kelsey: I don’t know.
Narrator: My parents were great people and they accepted everyone for who they were, but I was afraid that they’d never accept me; because I was their little girl. I didn’t know how they would react if I came downstairs one morning dressed in guy’s clothing, and wearing props to get the feel of what it would be like to have junk.
Lester: Chester man I’m telling you they’ll understand I never seen them judge anyone.
Kelsey: Yes but I’m not anyone, I’m their daughter.
Lester: No you’re not, you’re their son.
[Lester takes his eyes off the road and glances at his sister.]
Lester: If you want me there when you do decide to tell them; text me and I’ll come over. Okay?
Kelsey: I’ll tell them tonight.
Lester: Okay good, what time?
Kelsey: 7:30 after dinner.
Lester: Okay I’ll come over for dinner then I could use a hot meal.
Kelsey: You’ve only been in College for two weeks.
Lester: I know but after eating Ramen noodle soup and Mac n’ Cheese for two weeks straight you quickly begin to miss home cooked meals.
Lester: Well you’re here, have a good day.
Kelsey: Thanks, you too, and thanks for the ride.
Lester: No prob bro.
[Kelsey gets out and walks towards the front doors.]
As she walks through the school hallways she runs into random friends before making it to her locker.
Shane: Hey babe.
[Shane works his way through a crowd of students and then runs over and scoops Kelsey into his arms.]
Kelsey: Hey baby I missed you.
Shane: I missed you too.
[Kelsey and Shane begin to make out.]
Shane: I had a dream about you last night.
Kelsey: Aw, what was it about?
Shane: You were in my bed and you whispered in my ear, take me.
Kelsey: Aw, well at least you’re getting some in your dreams.
Shane: Ouch, but seriously we’ve been dating for a while, so…
Kelsey: I’ve thought about it but I don’t think I’m ready.
Shane: I understand but you’ll tell me when you are right?
[Kelsey smiles and kisses Shane’s cheek.]
Kelsey: When I’m ready you’ll be the first to know.
[Shane looks at the clock.]
Shane: Babe I’m sorry but I’ve gotta get to class I’ll see you later.
[Shane walks off in another direction and then down the south hallway.]
[Kelsey searches her locker for her English books and then heads to her first class.]
Narrator: The truth is I was ready; however I was not ready to do it with a boy. I don’t know how he would react once I told him. Maybe I’ll tell him tomorrow; after I see how my parents are going to take the news.