Warmer

posted June 19th, 2019, 9:24 am


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June 19th, 2019, 9:24 am

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I hope it's not too cheesy to say this page "warms" my heart. ;P

To echo Gavin and Colette's words, I'll add here that this is definitely not a perfect solution. Under the jacket, he's still in a dress, and his classmates are almost certainly still going to continue to unwittingly misgender him.

However, there's a lot to be said about how he himself sees it. It might be just a blazer to most people, but bear in mind this is all still very new to Colette. He's only come to terms with his being trans within the last couple months. And since then, he's made no steps towards transition (up to and including not getting new clothes), because he wants to wait until he goes away to college. So, this might a first for him. It may seem like just a little thing to some, but this means the world to him right now.

Really, it's the little things that can be the biggest deal. ^_^


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June 19th, 2019, 9:54 am

Woomy (Guest)

I want to protect this smile

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Colette smiling is the purest thing I have ever seen. Gavin is now best guy.

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June 19th, 2019, 10:12 am

NixieSeal (Guest)

Awww!

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That was super nice of Gavin. ^_^

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June 19th, 2019, 10:30 am

PUNS4DAYS

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i fuckin love this page. gavin's such a good guy. love that dude

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June 19th, 2019, 11:11 am

Izai (Guest)

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One, two, three:

Boooooooom! Nice job

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June 19th, 2019, 11:18 am

Dwere (Guest)

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"I hope it's not too cheesy to say this page "warms" my heart. ;P"

It is, but who cares? :D

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June 19th, 2019, 11:24 am

Gabi (Guest)

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Just adorable!

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June 19th, 2019, 11:55 am

TranshumanAr (Guest)

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Gavin has grown a lot as a person.

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June 19th, 2019, 12:30 pm

Belgarel (Guest)

Not sure...

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I would be terribly afraid in Colette's shoes.
I mean, having barely concluded oneself to be trans, not told pretty much anyone, even less shown...
A first like that is an action towards transition, and having someone I don't know much, even someone tolerant, 'force' me into that situation in public would not feel that comfortable really.

So that is sweet and all but personnally, I'd rather do things at my own pace.

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June 19th, 2019, 2:03 pm

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@Belgarel: Gavin didn't force him to do anything though, he just offered. Gavin could see that he was getting a little uncomfortable, and made an educated guess.

I can absolutely understand why this would be terrifying, and like you said, he doesn't know Gavin, but, Colette is under no obligation to accept this offer.

On top of that, Gavin game him a very good excuse in the form of being a bit cold. So, while he will likely still get dead-named and missgendered all night, even this one little thing (that is innocuous enough that most people wouldn't question because it's a fairly common thing for guys to offer their coats/blazers to girls if they're cold) could have a massive impact on how the rest of Colette's evening goes.

I'm certain that if Colette had refused the blazer, Gavin would have just taken it back without pushing much.

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June 20th, 2019, 4:37 pm

Kalciphoz (Guest)

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@Belgarel: Yet Gavin came up with the perfect explanation if somebody starts asking questions.

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June 19th, 2019, 12:37 pm

SammyGems

GAVIN TRUELY IS BEST BOI

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YAY! Colette accepted the blazer! And I love the two's "wink wink" little thing about being "warmer" XD

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June 19th, 2019, 2:41 pm

notall2gether

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gavin you are amazing and i love you

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June 19th, 2019, 3:25 pm

a_shipper (Guest)

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is it bad that i WANT to ship them, even though Gavin is straight?
like, look at that blushing coming from (forgot their name)! And they're trans right? kind of forgot :P

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June 19th, 2019, 5:47 pm

AnnabelleRed (Guest)

AWWWW

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He's so handsome!

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June 19th, 2019, 5:54 pm

Smokey (Guest)

qwq

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I guess I'm cheesy too then, this scene makes me very happy qwq

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June 19th, 2019, 6:47 pm

crystal-lizards

dawwwwwwww

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"Warmer"
Gavin's coming around. that's great! Also Colette's dysphoria was getting increasingly worse as this went along through the night, I'm so glad he's feeling better and accepted the gesture! i was worried he'd panic and flee or something. I can totally identify with their plight, my own dysphoria is worse when I'm around other trans people, particularly trans masculine folx, who are further along in their transition than me. Oddly, being around cis men (i'm transmasculine) doesn't affect my dysphoria at all.
This whole chapter is very relatable. I predict however, that a shoe is somewhere, teetering on a high ledge, and the lightest breeze might cause it to just....

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June 19th, 2019, 7:49 pm

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June 19th, 2019, 7:57 pm

Spooks

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This is SO SWEET. Gavin is the absolute model of what an ally should be- and also just a kind and insightful person.

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June 19th, 2019, 8:00 pm

Spooks

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@Spooks: Jeeze as a trans man myself, I really identify with Cole(tte)... this whole interaction made me tear up.

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June 20th, 2019, 1:12 am

Saito (Guest)

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Can I say that I love Gavin's whole arc? Went from someone that was semi antagonistic to full on ally.

While I never was openly hostile to the LGBT community I could very easily make some mistakes in supporting them, I see myself in Gaivn and Rain's brother.

Great arc, and the kind of man I want to be.

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July 3rd, 2019, 9:15 pm

He Who Abides

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@Saito - better than most people saw in Aiken. I have yet to go further than the scene with him in the coffee shop on my re-read, because I don't know how to say what I want to on the discussion there.

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