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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

Unfortunately, I Really Am That Nerdy

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Truth, over dinner
airbrushed, thoughtful
kistaro
My mother turned away.
My father nodded, smiling. "Yeah, I know."
She turned back, visibly upset, trying to catch her breath.
She was holding together better than I was.
He was proud that I was able to talk.
I apologized for not doing so sooner.
She caught her breath. "Well, I'd thought about it before, and I just figured that straight or gay, I hope you're monagamous."
I told her that I was and intended to remain so. (She doesn't need to know the specifics of our definition of "monogamy".)
She shrugged, shook her head, started to say something, went back to dinner.
He asked me how we met.
I gave my prepared lie, knowing that "online" would have been a worse answer, and called my beloved a guest of one of the teams at the ACM World Finals, because there are some things that really won't ever affect their lives for them not to know, and I'm only comfortable by degrees.
My mother observed that I was sick then.
I shrugged, noting that I didn't have much of a choice but to be social then, and that things progressed almost entirely online afterwards anyway. (Back to truth again.)
I don't remember how the conversation went after that, but it did, for a few minutes.
I chose that point to break down crying more uncontrollably than before. I'm not sure why.
He hugged me.
She hugged me.
He told me that it was okay, and he understood, and I didn't have anything to worry about now.
She told me that she'd always love me, no matter what.
I cried harder, apologizing, trying to speak but it didn't really work.
She asked me what I said.
I apologized for not being sure she would, even though I knew I had no reason to doubt.
Now she was crying as much as I was.
He repeated that I can trust them.
We all eventually caught our collective breath.

That's two fewer secrets to keep. And the rest really won't affect them, and I hadn't been having to go out of my way to maintain them anyway.

I probably should have done this months ago.
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*hug* I'm so happy for you, that it went so well. You have wonderful parents, to love you so!

I'm glad it went well.

Also: she doesn't need to know your definition of monogamy, as long as you and your beloved are agreed on that definition, and as long as it's not one where you're likely to want to bring another love home.

You did it when you felt ready. That's what's important. Glad it went well :)

Hurray. I confess that I'm an infrequent reader of ye, so I don't know the whole story, but...congratulations.

Hooray for catharsis. It sounds like it went pretty well, all things considered...

Joy and happiness in your future with your beloved.

your courage. I admire your parents integrity and their love for you.

Your actions speak volumes about your and your family. I congratulate you on accomplishing an incredibly stressful and dificult task successfully.

Wow! I am in awe of you.

Wow, I thought of you today - brought up your name in Chat and accused you of writing Theri There (which is actually Orion Sandstorm). How I got your name out of that pile of letters I'll never know - but now I know why.

Well done.

I'm very, very glad to hear that it went so well.

You are blessed to have a family so willing to accept you and love you as you are (regardless of their other idiosyncrasies).

I'm really glad for you. ^_^ Congratulations, well done. ^_^

Well done! And Yay! for understanding parents.

*hugs*

Your folks are much too intelligent not to have expected this. It sounds as if your dad had already come to terms with it some time ago, while your mom was in some degree of denial. But you're right, it's best that you got it out and I suspect that things will be much better in most respects for that.

Glad that went well for you.. you're braver than I (although my parents have other problems would make doing that kind of thing now a bad idea).

Good, man. I'm glad it turned out this way.

I sniffled a bit, reading that. Glad things went well, glad it ended with hugs and smiles, even tearful ones.

Congratulations on passing one of the most difficult and significant trials in life. To come out and tell them face to face involves a lot of courage and respect, and it's really the right way to have done it.

May the rest of life's trials be dealt with with such aplomb and an equally good outcome!

I saw this two weeks ago, filed a mental note to congratulate you, and never got back to the page. But even though my sentiments are coming in late, they're still heartfelt. I am so glad to hear that the air got cleared and nobody got hurt. All the best, and I hope the family continues to treat you as the adult you are and respect your choices. That's really what family should be about.

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