I'd been on Facebook for about 5-6 months, I didn't post a picture a of myself, I actually posted a picture of my cat, I didn't want anyone from school to "Friend" me, I only wanted to speak to the friends that I chose, not those clique girls or any one of the football team, (Hey if I wasn't big enough to be on their team then so be it,) So anyway I managed to get quite a few new friends, and we would chat or play war games like Call of Duty, or Mobile Strike.
My name is Kim and while I have been talking to my new friends I began talking to a girl called Mindy, problem is I fell in love with her, but because I've never told her my gender, (She never asked, it never actually came up) Well now It's become a problem, she would tell me about different issues she was having with her boyfriend, I just listened like a good friend would do, but she wrongly assumed I was a girl, I didn't realize until it was too late to tell her the mistake she'd made, now I've become her go to "girl," whenever she needs to "Chat" it's me she turns to, and now she wants to "FaceTime" me
I feel really bad and I told my sister all about it, she said she might be able to help me, but to give her a few days to pull something together, 4 days later, with me bugging her everyday she finally came to me with her plan, "Why don't you just Factime her" she said, I said, "Brilliant, is that the best you can come up with, are you mad, she will be able to see I'm a guy then and she will never talk to me again"
"Not if a I make your face up and do something with your hair" she said,
"What good will all that do?" I asked?
"It will at least give you more time to think about what your going to tell her."
"I'd never pull it off, I don't even look like a girl"
"You look very much like a girl, sorry Kim I was just joking, but with a little makeup and if you let me do something with your hair, have a close shave, let me clean up those eyebrows, maybe some clip on earrings? let's put it this way, what do you have to lose?" She had a point I had nothing to lose, and maybe given some time I can come up with some reason why I didn't tell her I'm a guy.
With Mindy putting pressure on me to FaceTime, I had to give it a go or risk losing her by doing nothing, I was a little worried when I saw the smile on my sisters face after a I agreed to let her give me a "Makeover" from the neck up.
My sister wanted me to wear one of her "tops" just in case Mindy could see more of me on her screen, which seemed ok, I was very nervous the first time we did it but I was hopeful that it would give me more time for her to get to know me better.
Here I am for the first time. Not bad eh!
I am happy to say, it was a great success, we talked for two hours the first time and three hours the second time, my girl voice was getting better every day, she told me her whole life story, I found out she worked at the mall in the next town and she asked if I had a job, to which I told her the truth, that I was between jobs, but I had to ask my sister for some of her girl stories when Mindy asked me about my life.
Four months later I still hadn't told Mindy I was a guy, again it never came up and if its not broke don't fix it I say, I was getting better each time we face timed learning certain poses and expressions, I was becoming a regular girl, lol, during that time she had broken up with her then boyfriend which left the door open for me, but how could I step in looking like I was on FaceTime, then it hit me why don't I tell her about a "friend" of mine that she may like to go out with, it was a great plan, I was about to tell her about myself "Tim" and was patting myself on the back because I was so brilliant, of course she gave me the run around, not wanting to go on a blind date, but was willing to give "Him" a try after me telling her what a great guy he was.
Then Mindy said, "Before I meet this guy can you and I get together for a coffee?" I almost choked, I wasn't ready for this and I had to pretend I was losing my internet signal, "Can we talk later?" I asked, "Sure" she said "Think about what I said though, no pressure" My goose was cooked and I thought that would be the last time I would have anything to do or say to Mindy, later when Sarah came home she could see I wasn't acting myself, and asked "What's wrong now Lumpy," her pet name for me, I told my sister what had happened and that Mindy wanted to grab a coffee, she said "So what's the big deal, go for a coffee with her" again the answer that kept coming up I'm our conversations, "ARE YOU CRAZY?"
"What's wrong? she's seen your face and you've been doing your own make up and hair for months now, your voice is good, I don't understand what your problem is, of course you can just take the easy way out and ignore her like most men do when they want to break up with a girl, I guess that's up to you" I hate her when she makes a good point, So I asked Sarah to give me some tips on walking in heels, low ones to start then progressively higher, I put Mindy off while I perfected my walk, then the day finally came when I thought I was ready.
I told Mindy I would meet her in the mall where she worked for a coffee, I was so nervous, Sarah and I had taken a walk or two around the block where we live, dressed top to bottom in women's clothes, shaved arms and legs, it was night time at first but then I slowly progressed to day time, I held onto her arm like my life depended on it, we even bumped into a neighbor of ours and I practiced my voice on him, Sarah and I said together "Good morning Mr Simpson,"we sounded like two schoolgirls addressing a teacher..."Morning ladies" he answered never even guessing who he was talking to, Sarah proclaimed me ready.
I got up that morning, Mindy picked out what she thought I should wear for coffee in the mall, I was wearing a white knee length dress, with medium sized heels, well see for your self this is Mindy and I having coffee, isn't she pretty, our first selfie together.
Sarah had driven me to the mall and even came in behind me for moral support, she followed me to the food court where I saw Mindy in the flesh so to speak, I looked back at Sarah she was moving her hands as if to say go on its ok, I very nearly backed out at the last minute, I walked very carefully in the heels I was wearing to where Mindy was sitting, she had two coffees on the table in front of her, that's how well we knew each other, she even knew how I liked my coffee, I sat across from her she looked even better than I imagined, in the flesh, lots of make up as if she had been in a movie, "Hi" she said, her voice sounding a little higher than usual, she was nervous too I guessed, anyway, it all went off without a problem, we sat and chatted for a while, then she said her break was over and would I like to see where she worked, I said "I would love to," I was staring at how pretty she looked, we were chatting all the way back to her job and without realizing it, there we were, stood in "Glamour Shots", "This is it," I asked "This where you work, Wow" was all I could come up with, "Come in" she said "Have a look round," I was looking around when Mindy came to me and said "We have a photographer here and he wants to know if you would like some head shots?
Now I still insist he said "I" would get $500 for the head shots, hmmmmm turns out after he took the pictures, it was he who wanted me to pay him $500 for the head shots.
These are the five pictures he took, some with wigs, and I know what your thinking 5 pictures for $500 is steep but the make up and hair styling was included
I know, not too bright on my part, but it was my first day as a girl, in a mall, meeting the girl of my dreams for the first time, the photographer and I argued back and forth for a while, until he said, he would call the cops if I didn't pay up, not really what I wanted on my first day as a girl, so anyway the manager, Mindy's boss Myriah heard all the fuss, she came out and said "Look we can sort this easily" and asked if I had a job? What could I say, I had already told Mindy I was between jobs earlier, she said "Ok why don't you come and work here till you pay off the photographer" I almost ran out crying, but figured he would easily catch me in my heels.
I was trapped, Mindy thought it would be great for us to work together, and virtually begged me to take the offer. Mindy's boss, Myriah, took me in the office and took down all my details, she told me If I didn't pay the photographer within 5 days then she was afraid I would have to work there until the debt was paid, "Is that clear young lady" she said, "We do have uniforms here, but I am hoping you will have something in your wardrobe that stands out more than what your wearing today?" "And the other thing is, our business is all about glamour, so you will come to work and hour before we open and have your face made up professionally like Mindy ok?" Oh and get your ears pierced you will have to wear real earrings," I walked home with bags full of new dresses, and ears pierced, I didn't even know how I was going to pay for the new clothes and make up I had bought, never mind the debt, I walked home in new heels, I figured I was going to need the practice.
Myriah said, "Now go home honey, take the pictures with you and practice, in five days I want to see you here with the $500 or ready to start work or I phone the police, ok?" I had my work cut out for me, but first I would try and get the money, "Oh Sis don't you look pretty today" I called out as I got home, I was hoping she wouldn't be home, but my luck was still running low, "Hi Kim, I'm in the kitchen, how was your date?"
"Hmmm It could have gone better" I said, then Sarah turned around to face me, she looked like the kids that go up to the deserted cabin to find out why 13 teenagers were killed there at Halloween last year, complete shock, mouth wide open, but no words escaped, "What the!!!!!" was all she could manage, I told her the whole story about the pictures, the make up, the wigs everything, then I hit her with the big one, "Can you lend me $500" she burst out laughing, "You have to be joking, where on earth am I supposed to get that kind of money?" Looks like your going to be a girl a while longer than you thought, bet you love Facebook now don't you?" she walked up stairs, laughing as she went, with me running behind saying, "Wait, let me see your dresses."
Not how I was hoping the day would end.
I couldn't get the $500 needed to get me out of this mess, so I phoned Myriah and told her I would be going in to work to pay off my debt, this is the make up I wore, it was the best I could do myself, I ended up shaving my eyebrows, and using a template to make them the right shape, false eyelashes, (they took a lot of work) then three shades of pink on my eyelids, finishing it all off with baby pink lipstick.
I walked down the stairs, and asked Sarah, "Do I look ok sis?"
"OMG Kim is that really you?" She asked, You look amazing I would never be able to tell you were a man"
"That's the idea," I answered, "What do you think of the dress, and these shoes? Are they "Glamorous" enough?"
"If anything brother you look too good!!!!!"
I've been working there for a week now, it's becoming easier to get myself ready, I feel a little more relaxed doing what I'm doing, Mindy and I have spent a lot of time together, but I'm having trouble lying to her, I was in the shop today and she was talking to a guy for quite a while, I suspected my chance at dating had passed, this guy was really good looking, how wrong could I be, Mindy and the mystery man came over to me and Mindy introduced us, Kim, this is my brother Tommy, (Ah, brother, yes I still had a chance) he'd like to ask you a question, I said, "Hi, Tommy nice to meet you, what kind of glamour shot are you looking for exactly?" They both laughed, I looked at them a little confused, He said "Its not a glamour shot I need, I would like to know if you are free for dinner tonight?"
OMG, OMG, I was shaking, I mumbled something no one could understand, but Mindy jumped in and said, "That's great then shall we say 8:00pm," before I could give some kind of excuse the "date" had been set. The date with Tommy went great, well as great as a date can go between two guys, he didn't try anything which I was grateful for and he didn't even try to get a kiss, he drove me home around 10:30pm, then he asked if I'd had a nice time and could he see me again, I told him I'd had a lovely time, but could I sleep on it, he said sure, I will call you tomorrow.
Mindy ran to me the next morning asking how I felt about her brother, what could I say, "He's a gentleman Mindy, I had a nice time," is what I ended up saying, the day went "Normal" I hate to use that word while I'm dressed in a short mini skirt and tank top, except I was called into the office with Myriah and the photographer, I thought I was in trouble, I was, but not the kind of trouble I thought I was, Myriah said, she was happy with my standard of work and she offered to pay off what I owed the photographer "IF" I went to work at the store full time, Or Mike (the photographer) will consider your debt paid "IF" you will pose for some pictures for a catalogue he is producing, obviously I took the job with Mike it was only a couple of days work then I would be free to go back to being Kim the man...... these are the pictures he took, he didn't tell me the pictures were for a Halloween catalogue......
When Mindy saw the pictures, she asked me If I'd like to open my own store selling "Halloween Glamour Shots" When she told me how much I'd be making, I couldn't say no, I still have to model the costumes but Im making great money, and yes, Im still dating Tommy but I hired Mindy full time to work with me, until I find a way to tell her..........
This is a picture of me and my sister, Sarah.
Oh, this is what happens when you dig a deeper and deeper hole for yourself.
Very true Christine sometimes though you just fall into your holes no digging needed, lol.
great story i love fhe outfits
lovely story as always! thanks
Love the story, again how tiny little things grow bigger and bigger, but I love happy endings, hehe. Love all pictures as well, great way to add a bit of extra to the story.
Great story,Keep up the great work
Great story. Might have taken this a different way, where the girl he liked is bi and would want 'him' to transition for her. Either way, well done.
Yeah not big on happy endings otherwise where is mine.?
Alright. Doing well? Ah, took a bit to understand your question. True, stuff does tend to go wrong, often. Sadly, it is more often for some over others.
I think I'm suffering enough for two other people
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