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The Power of Names (Rain and the Doctor)In a playground, what looked like a young boy no older than eight stood alone, peering up through tears at the nearby jungle gym. In one hand he held a jumprope, which he had borrowed from his sister, and in the other hand he held a hastily scribbled note. He wore a bow in his hair, and a plain dress he had fashioned out of an old window curtain. He walked slowly toward the gym and began to climb, still whimpering softly.
In the distance stood two people: a tall, light-skinned man in a purple coat, grey vest, black trousers and boots, with a purple bowtie around his neck, and floppy black hair done in a quiff.
Beside him stood a girl in her mid-twenties, she had long brown hair that cascaded down her back, and wore a simple red dress with a jacket and tights, and boots.
The man touched her shoulder lightly and pointed to the boy on the playground, speaking quietly. “Do you see that boy there? He’s the source of the distress signal. Listen… can you hear him crying?
Regret Nothing (Rain Fanfic) Looking past the screen of her laptop, Heather glanced toward the young woman working the register. Last weekend, the two had gotten together as friends to drink and chat. Things ended up getting complicated after that, though, what with the kissing and then her ex showed up the next day and he just made things more difficult for everyone, well meaning though he may have been. Regardless, the weekend had been a bit of a wake-up call in regards to things like regret and personal understanding. And here Heather was, a Thursday evening, waiting to meet with someone who could help her with at least one of her many regrets. While she stared over her computer at her best friend who she may or may not have a crush on in spite of knowing better.
“Excuse me, miss?” A slightly gruff, yet comforting voice came from over Heather's shoulder. Even after over 15 years, she knew exactly who was standing there.
Turning to face the man, she smiled. A few of his hairs here and there wer
A Boy's Day Off - Chapter 3: ConfessionRudy ran.
Muscles already insulted by the flight from his abuse stung as he again demanded they carry him away from the site of his humiliation. Startled and concerned looks from pedestrians and drivers alike followed what they could only imagine to be a terribly distraught girl running along neighborhood streets as Rudy made his way toward where his former girlfriend lived.
His day had started so pleasantly, with a bus depositing him outside Rain’s apartment. Once he’d been ‘dolled up’ and bid his best friend adieu for the day, he’d went straight to the nearest library and from there to the park where he’d planned to spend the day consuming a book the internet had suggested was a must-read for those trying to understand transgender people. This whole day was supposed to be dedicated to that pursuit.
Little had he known what it might mean to understand.
Rudy wasn’t sure why he had come back to this place. The last person
A Boy's Day Off - Chapter 2: Waterloo“Don’t let them win.”
Nicki’s counsel sounded like something Rudy would have said an hour ago. Unlike his sister, Maria, Rudy was out and proud about his homosexuality. This despite parents who abhorred the idea, had sent him to Catholic school to discourage it, and rumbled about reparative therapy camp next summer, for both him and his beloved older sibling, if things “got any worse.” Despite all those efforts, punitive or otherwise, by his parents, teachers, and church, he’d steadfastly refused to compromise who he was.
Only because of his recent attraction to a certain unique and very special girl had he appeared to some for a while to be ‘cured.’ The whole idea of curing gay was ridiculous, of course, but the reasons for his interest in Rain were such that he’d just accepted everyone’s misunderstanding in stride rather than dispute the error. Rain and Rudy’s core group of fr