one time, this was like 8 years ago, i saw this butchy/androgynous girl coming out of the ladies’ bathroom at Nordstroms while I was going in. And at first glance i thought they were a boy. my first thought was “oh shit, am i heading into the wrong bathroom, i wasn’t paying attention…” <— notice, not assuming “this other person must be wrong”.
then i looked at the person again and realized they were gorgeous. like kind of ruby rose looking??!! that was the sum total of my reaction. “holy shit wowwww dreamyyyy”
and she saw my startled double-take, like I’m sure ready for this stranger (me) to give them some shit but my face was like
her face went from apprehensive to “ah, yes, i forgot i have that affect on people~”
she grinned and fucking winked at me.
it was the second-most romantic, shoujo shit to ever happen to me.