Question: Okay, so you said a thing about trans Ryan Evans, right? Because I would love to hear all about that.
Answer:(Warning: long post)
It started with a conversation between me and suffragettekitten (as usual) about Chyan, and ve brought it up and it just went from there.
So, what about Sharpay and Ryan were born identical, but the transition (and also Sharpay’s nose job) had them looking differently.
And just imagine little babies Sharpay and Ryan playing dress up. They sneak into their daddy’s closet so Ryan can play too.
And Sharpay takes scissors and fixes his hair quite terribly because little girls are not very skilled with scissors.
Their parents are furious, but Ryan is so happy that his hair is short.
And Ryan is super sad that he’s not allowed to play on the boy’s T-ball team, but he takes dance classes with Sharpay.
That’s why when he starts presenting as a boy he’s so determined to play every single sport he can. To
Also, his dad isn’t to thrilled that his little girl is becoming a little man, and Ryan wants to show his dad how awesome a son he can be.
Of course, Ryan’s been Mommy’s little sweetheart forever, so when he tells her he wants to be w boy she takes him shopping for the cutest boy clothes available. Ryan’s never been so thrilled.
And even when they’re itty bitty and still have no idea that Ryan wants to be a boy, Sharpay still doesn’t think of Ryley as her sister.
Even though Ryley has long hair and wears dresses, it just doesn’t make sense that Ry is her sister.
Sharpay is the first person Ryan tells, and that leads to Sharpay going through his closest and taking all of his cute girl clothes for herself.
As repayment though she teaches him how to shave like a man (even though they’re like six). Sharpay has seen Home Alone though, so she knows what to do.
And when Chad starts developing feelings for Ryan, he can coax himself saying, “Well he doesn’t actually have a penis so no homo.”
And Ryan has such low self esteem that he lets Chad think like this because… dammit he likes Chad, and who else will like him if he doesn’t like himself, right?
But then the idea of Ryan as a girl appalled Chad for reasons he can’t understand.
Mind you, this is happening around the time Troy and Gabriella joined the play, and the only person who knows about Ryan and Chad’s relationship is Sharpay.
Sharpay hates Chad for the sole reason that he is Ryan’s boyfriend.
And Chad is seriously thinking about telling everyone because ge knows Ryan wants that, but then he thinks, “what if Ryan gets hurt?”
And he’s having a panic attack in the locker room thinking of this, and Troy walks in and helps calm him down.
Chad just blurts out that he’s with Ryan, and Troy is super cool and supportive about it.
And next time Chad sees Ryan he says, “it’s super weird to think about you as a girl”
And Ryan laughs and says, “tell me about it.” Ryan’s self esteem goes through the roof because the guy he likes likes him for him!
I just get emotional about this.