Lie to Me || Adam & Tori
School passed slowly, for once. Usually, he could pass the time pretty quick, but it wasn’t happening this day. He found himself unable to concentrate on anything, despite his need to distract his mind. There was no way he could just drop his thoughts. He was worried that rumors would already have reached Tori before he could tell her. That wouldn’t be an ideal situation for him. He’d rather at least get through a date. Though, he knew that if he was ditched, Eli would at least have dinner with him.
It took a lot of convincing for him to let Drew take his car on a Friday night. Adam could drive, but because of certain regulations in Canada, he was unable to get a license. Having the body of one gender and identifying as the other was like living in some hell hole. Recently, laws have been passed to keep transgenders from even bording planes. Canada wasn’t the best place to be who you want. Before you could even get on testosterone, you’d need to go through months of therapy, then be approved by the therapist for it.
Even after going on it, he’d have to get the neccesary surgeries as well. It was a lose-lose situation. Luckily, his brother understood and was pretty cool about it. So, he’d take his car and things would be fine. Well, besides the fact that he had nothing to wear, honestly. He’d have to do some diggering, and maybe borrow something from his brother.
He spent longer trying to find something decent to wear than to actually get ready. He still had the slacks from the prom the year before, but not the shirt for obvious reasons. He had a hard time finding nice shoes, but he was lucky to still have a pair. His name was called from the other room, and he sighed, stepping off into his brother’s room. There were several choices, but he knew they’d be big on him. That wasn’t a risk he was taking.
Instead, he took one of his brother’s white dress shirts. As long as he tucked it in good, there wouldn’t be much of a problem. He needed to make sure his binder was extra tight, hoping he could make it through a decent date. After he realized he was screwed on a suit jacket, he decided to borrow his brother’s and just not wear it. He’d carry it along for appearances.
Once he made sure he had everything, he was out the door. What his mother didn’t know didn’t kill her, right? She’d probably murder both of her children if she realized Adam was actually driving. It wasn’t his fault that he couldn’t get a license. He checked the time at least five times before he arrived at Tori’s place. He was early, but it wasn’t like she’d take forever to get dressed, right?
Nervously, he got out and started up to the door. He knocked lightly, grabbing the knob to jiggle it. He didn’t realize it’d be unlocked and he stumbled in, glancing behind. He pondered about shutting the door and going back out, but there was no fun in that. Though he might get beaten for it, he always imagined scaring some girl half to death. This was his chance, right? His urges were too strong as he shut the door quietly and wandered through the house, listening for sound. Moving down a hall, he heard something coming from one of the doors.
She said her parents were gone, so he was safe, right? He was about to bang on the door, but stopped himself. He really didn’t want a curling iron thrown at his face, or something. Finally, he knocked loudly on the door. “You’re taking way too long, if you ask me. The place will be closed by the time you’re done, so let’s go.” He didn’t consider that she’d probably slap him for technically breaking into her home.