Title: Café Blue
Word count: 11,780
Warnings: gender dysphoria, anxiety/panic attack, description of dyshporia (major-read with care!), worry over gender presentation (meaning looking “feminine enough” to pass), transphobia, food mentions
Dan finds that phone calls with Phil are better late in the night; that’s when he gets to hear his thoughts about aliens and opinions on what he perceives as green through his eyes Dan might perceive as red or yellow or white. He learns that Phil’s fascinated with the idea that no two people see colours exactly the same, that our colour perception is similar to our fingerprints.
Whether he’s Dan that day, or she’s Dee another, he feels comfortable talking to Phil all the time now, no matter his pitch.
(or rather: the one where artist!dan is genderfluid, and phil doesn’t know.)
Author’s Notes: SO THIS IS FINALLY HERE. Firstly, I’d like to thank all the mods at @phandombigbang for running such an amazing event. This is my second year submitting and my third fic, and it’s just been so much fun. Secondly, I want to thank my artist Olivia for creating such an amazing piece of art I could cry (please please check it out!). And lastly, I want to thank my amazing beta Hunter. They’ve been such a huge help this whole time, and I cannot thank them enough for everything they’ve done for this fic, and for all the encouragement they’ve given me. And I’m so pleased with how this turned out. Enjoy! ~Alyx