Makayla smiled as she watched her ex-boyfriend, Justin, adjusting his hair in the mirror. He seemed significantly more confident in his female body now that she had shown him what clothes to wear and what make up to use. As a guy, he was color and style blind when it came to literally everything. He stuck out like a sore thumb when he tried to imitate the girls he would see on Instagram. It was one thing to act like a girl, but it was also a completely different thing to actually be a girl.
Being trapped in his female body had changed his world forever. After crashing into Brigitte's car during a fun night out racing with friends, the car accident forced his mind into the young woman's body. It was a miracle that Brigitte's body survived, but it was an even bigger shock when she learned that his mind had somehow replaced the young woman's consciousness.
Justin had gone from a 19-year-old college student to a 28-year-old store manager with crippling debt and a broken family. He eventually lost his job, so he turned to Makayla for help on how to fully adapt to his new body. He was never specific on how he lost his job, but she assumed that it was because of his lack of experience and skills. Between the two of them, Makayla was significantly more responsible with her part-time job as a cosmetics salesperson, and she didn’t consider herself good enough to run a store. When he lost his body’s job, she knew that it was probably a skill issue.
But just seeing him smile back at her made her realize that she was willing to stay by his side for as long as it would take. He’d been so miserable before. Now, despite losing his job, he was trying to make things right. Of course, he had a lot of debt that he was legally stuck with now, so helping him get a new job in his new body was something she was willing to do. Despite no longer being attracted to each other, they still loved each other as friends. When she thought he was dead, she was absolutely distraught, and now he actually had a second chance. "How do I look?" Justin shyly asked.
"You look beautiful," Makayla said. "Your job interview's going to look great. Just approach it like your first job at Wendy's, okay? You'll do fine, though, I know you will."
He looked at himself in the mirror again and smiled. "I can't believe how much you've helped me. You don't know how much this is helping me."
She walked up to him and hugged him tightly. "I love you so much."
Justin blushed. "Thank you, Makayla … me too."
They moved through the living room where Justin's new purse sat. It was vibrating, but when Makayla went over to look at who it was, Justin immediately swiped it away. "I'll head out," he said nervously.
"Just a friend of mine."
Makayla smiled and waved as Justin hurried off towards the car. "Good luck, Justin!" she called after him. “Tell me how it goes, okay?” As soon as the door shut, she began to feel a strange sense of unease. Something was wrong, but she knew that she was just a little overprotective for no reason. “He’ll be fine...”