So many of these stories involve blackmail or loss of control over your body or involuntary mind alteration. That is so annoying! Why can't someone simply change form without all of that other stuff? How would it be like to be in that situation, where you one day find your body has been changed to be the different gender? How do you cope? I've put this character in a Great Swap type of situation, but it's not really a swap, just a change. I did thumb my nose at 'proper grammar' in that while the main pronoun used for the main character is "you", it is written in first person. The "you" is the main character talking herself through the story, not someone else trying to talk the character through everything.
Go through the motions. You've seen some do this with no shame or sense of privacy, so you know what you have to do. Just figure out if the release is the same or if there's something different you have to do. Then wipe thoroughly. You've doctored enough yeast infections, you don't want to deal with one yourself. Oh, don't forget: front to back! Think of something to distract you while doing your business. Remember your friend from years ago? She told you she tried doing this standing up, once. Went all over her legs. Maybe thinking isn't such a good idea. Okay, all done. Insert a new liner, pull up your underwear and jeans. That wasn't too bad. Could be worse. Just do what you've seen others do and you should be alright.
Now, fix your appearance. Looking like a bum might be okay for a guy, but from what you've seen, you will be judged a bit harsher now. Not that you cared when you were a guy... Still, you're not ready for frills or lace. Just keep it casual. Make an assessment. Follow through. Are you going to use makeup? A little or a lot? Hmm, just keep it basic for now. Need to do something about those eyebrows. No time to pluck, just use the razor to neaten them up a bit. Not too much. You've never been a fan of drawn-on brows. A touch of eyeliner, lipstick... Later on, you can do foundation or blush if you want. Not that you really need it.
What about those fingernails? They were annoying you even before the change. A trim and some polish wouldn't be a bad thing. Particularly, trim those two on your right hand. You know you're careful, but accidents can happen. It wouldn't be a bad idea to just trim them all short anyway. Long nails break. And then become jagged nails. Jagged nails hurt worse than long nails. Short it is. File them smooth. Polish? You know you were going to use it when you got done clipping and filing them. What color? Red? No... Blue? That's her favorite color. You like it, but that's not quite what you want today. There it is. That shiny, metallic purple. This is one day when you need to be happy, or at least content, with how you look. Purple has always been your favorite color, except when you went through a stage of loving hot pink and lemon yellow. All done. Now let them dry.
What do you want to wear today? Normally you like shorts and a plain t-shirt, but you have different options now. Pants just aren't appealing. Women's shorts are shorter than you're comfortable with. You've always liked capris, that could be a good middle ground, and you'll still look good. Hmm, need to shave those legs. Won't that be an interesting first for you? May as well get it done. Take the capris back off, go to the tub. Get your old razor. Don't forget the shaving gel. You've shaved your face for years until the change happened, you can do this. Not too much pressure, just follow the contours. Take it slow and steady. Shaving legs takes forever. Don't rush it, you'll cut yourself, and you've seen enough of those situations to know it won't end well. Done. Better put a bit of... oil? lotion? something on them. Here's some lotion, just use it for now. You can always ask her what she does after shaving when she gets home. Now get those capris back on.
What shirt will you wear today? Whoops, don't get ahead of yourself. Which bra will you wear today? It's your first day. Don't beat yourself up for getting the steps wrong or forgetting something. She can help you when she gets home. She won't mind, since she used to do makeovers for fun. She's bigger than you in the chest, but there are a couple bras your size. How about that pink one or the blue/green one? Granted that one is a push-up bra, but it's for a B-cup. You're not an A, but you're not a C, either. You've helped her measure enough times to know that. Good thing she fluctuates so often, there's a whole drawer in your dresser that is just used for her clothing that doesn't fit her at the moment. Perfect for you to at least have something you can wear for errands without looking like a bag-lady. Reach around, hook the clasp at your back. Yeah, it's not easy, but you can do it. It pinches a bit. Pull the left breast up and towards the center of your chest. Now pull the cup to your chest and let the breast rest in it. Better. Do the same for the right breast. It's not the best fit, but it's something. For now.
Now, back to shirts. Long sleeves... Those will make you pass out. It's too hot outside for them. So. Short sleeves or tank-top. You have bra straps to consider now. Will a tank top conceal them? Do you care? If not, the color should at least not clash. Let's see. Ugh. Not flower prints. You never could stand those. How about just sticking with a t-shirt? You're comfortable in them, and it's not a horrible clash with those capris. Don't want any guys hitting on you, since you're already taken. Something strong... You've got that shirt with the skull on it. That... is too tight to accommodate your new chest. Okay. The black shirt that says Attempting To Care: Loading, Please Wait... Yeah that's the one. Plus it will help cover any mishaps with your appearance that you may have missed.
Shoes. Don't roll your eyes. You don't like picking out shoes. Fine. Still have to wear them. No shoes, no service, remember. You don't want athlete's foot again, either. You don't have to use heels, whether or not you even could walk in them. Just try on a pair of sandals, or how about those flats? You used to wear the same pair of flats your sister wore when you did chores, so you know they're not bad. Comfortable, even. A bit tight at the toes. Not good. Those will give you an ingrown toenail and could possibly hurt your bone structure. How about sandals? You love sandals, and those with the cork-looking soles would match your outfit. Nice. And they feel good, too.
You about forgot two things. You need to do something about that ring on your finger. Yeah, you're married. Problem is, that's a guy's wedding band. You don't look like a guy. She has a couple spare sets, see if one fits. If not, string them on a necklace to wear. Oh well, you can get it resized later, if she is fine with that. If memory serves, it was too small for her too. Now for the second thing. You aren't planning to whip out that worn black leather wallet, are you? Grab that little brown suede handbag you bought her last year that she doesn't use anymore, transfer your stuff into it.
Run a brush through your hair. It's not long, so you don't have to worry about tying it up. Too short to be a bob, but not shaved anywhere, either. Dyed an almost reddish brown, with purple highlights, it's more of a punk hairstyle, but on the classy side. The good thing is, it doesn't take much to maintain. Just get the dye touched up every so often.
Are you going to wear earrings? If so, which ones? Both ears were pierced already, before the change, so that won't be a problem. Short studs, dangly earrings, or hoops? Those small silver hoops will look good. Finished. Go on, take a look in the mirror. You've got time for that. Yep. You are looking good! Not exactly a look inviting someone to stop and talk for a while, but not like you don't care for your appearance at all, either. Just someone who isn't going to the nines just to run a few errands.
While it wasn't widespread, there have been enough people that have changed that the authorities are aware that some people have been radically altered. It wasn't a body swap like the Great Change you've read about in some stories, it was an actual change. Each person changed, usually in some way to match an image they had in their head at the time, whether they wanted to actually fit that image or not. You were one of the lucky ones. The image you had in your head was what you've been wanting for years. Now all you have to do is take your identification to the nearest courthouse and have them adjust all the information to read 'female' instead of 'male'. A couple photos later, and all done.
Now, all you have to do is wait for her to get home. This could be worse if you hadn't already been honest with her and let her know about being transgendered and bisexual. Although, now you don't qualify for the trans identifier, do you? After all, you are 100% natural, and never even needed an operation to get there. Or do you? You did start out as a male, after all. You may have all the parts, but you don't have the knowledge. What makes someone trans or not is something you can consider later. Now that you have free time, you're letting your mind wander, instead, really consider your situation. The good news is she said she was attracted to some women. You at least have a chance of keeping your relationship. Just keep those fingernails clipped short, and remember everything you've done before to make her very, very happy. After all, you're still you. You just have things on your chest that have always been there, they're just larger now. And you're missing something between your legs that she enjoyed. If that becomes a problem, there are always toys. Just take it slow, one step at a time. You've got this.