[Shane’s sitting on Kelsey’s bed and Kelsey is sitting on her computer chair, looking down at the floor nervously.]
Shane: So what’s up you wanted to talk to about something important I’m guessing?
Kelsey: Yes, um you see I- I don’t really where to begin.
Shane: Oh boy it one of those talks, so why do you want to break up with me?
Kelsey: Well it’s certainly not what you’re more than likely thinking I’m sure. You see I like girls.
Shane: So I picked a lesbian out of the bunch, great.
Kelsey: Oh no, no, no I’m not a lesbian.
Shane: Didn’t you just tell me that you like girls?
Kelsey: Yes, but I’m not a lesbian.
Shane: So your bi? Or you think your bi?
Kelsey: No I’m not a lesbian and I’m not bi.
[Kelsey takes a breath.]
Kelsey: I’m transgender.
Kelsey: I- I- I’m transgender and I am not attracted to boys.
Shane: So this is a break up then?
Kelsey: Wait you’re not mad?
Shane: I’m angry about the break up, but I’m not mad that you’re Trans.
Kelsey: Wow you’re taking this a hell of a lot better than I thought you would.
Shane: How did you expect for me to react?
Kelsey: Well I didn’t think that you would be this calm.
Shane: Come on Kels you know me better than that. When have you ever seen me make fun of anyone with a gender identity crisis?
Shane: I’ve never told you this, but I have a cousin that’s transgender.
Kelsey: You do?
Shane: Yeah, she wants to be a woman and she use to date women when she use to identify as a man, but then once she came out she told the family that she was interested in men.
Shane: Yeah, when he first came out I didn’t understand him at all, but then once we actually sat down and talked about it I was finally able to understand it. From what I understand it’s a long a difficult road to go down.
Kelsey: Yeah, I’ve read all about it.
Shane: So you know that this is not going to be a walk in the park?
Kelsey: Yep I know and I’ve already got a sample of it when I came out to my grandparents.
Shane: Oh, what happened?
Kelsey: They hate me and now want nothing to do with the family.
Shane: I’m sorry Kels.
Kelsey: My mom said that it was for the best anyway.
Shane: She’s absolutely right; you don’t need that kind of negative energy around you. This whole transition is going to be difficult enough.
Kelsey: Yeah, I know, it sucks though.
Shane: It’ll be okay, and who knows they might actually come around one day.
Shane: So what’s going to happen with you? Are you going to start dressing like a guy and start using the guy’s bathroom?
Kelsey: Soon I will, but for now I think I’ll just start with the clothes and haircut.
Shane: I understand it’s something that you have to ease into.
[Shane smiles and nods.]
Shane: So do you have a name for yourself yet?
Kelsey: Yeah it’s Chester.
Shane: Sup I’m Shane nice to meet ya Chester.
Chester: It’s nice to meet you too dude.
[Shane and Chester laugh.]
Shane: Just so you know, even though we’ve officially broken up, I’d still like to be your buddy.
Chester: Alright my first buddy as a dude.
Shane: And if anything happens at school when you come out, don’t worry I got your back.
Chester: Cool thanks man.
Shane: No prob.
[Chester and Shane give each other a one-armed hug and fist bump.]
Shane: So I’ll see you at school tomorrow?
Chester: for sure.
Shane: Sick, oh and if you need help with any type of guy stuff, or have any questions just ask.
Chester: Alright thanks.
Shane: No prob, see ya.
Chester: See ya.
[Chester and Shane fist bump each other than Shane goes home.]