I've been in a creative rut as of late, mostly due to stress at work and burnout.
I think Alex would have some initial awkwardness getting accustomed with names and pronouns, but he would be accepting of his friend.
Old DOS game from 1989. It was a space-shooter flight sim RPG type game. https://www.gog.com/game/space_rogue_classic
That';s kinda what I had in mind when I drew it, although the color version is a take on Carlos's usual clothes. Red top and blue bottom.