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...You Are Cordially Invited Story 3 Part 3

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The family returns home and adjusts to life as both fiances and newlyweds. Wilson finds out he can't influence everyone. Noah gets a reality check. The Manchester Smiths change forever over the next year.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 21


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.


Chapter 21

Kai, the bonfire, and the Medicine Man.

There I was looking like a Navajo girl dressed in her finest clothes and jewelry, and sitting by the bonfire. My hair was no longer blond, it was black. There were maybe thirty or forty people there, all guests of the resort. Everyone was enjoying the fire, and I was feeling the same thing that I've felt every time I’ve been to the bonfire. Something that I can’t explain. But tonight it was stronger.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 20


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.


Chapter 20

New Mexico, and who is this?

After a week of exams, and early on a Saturday morning, and I mean early, mom, Amy, and I were boarding our flight. All three of us kissed daddy so long, and Amy and I told him that we’d see him next Saturday. He told us to kiss grandma for him. The three of us girls were all dressed very nicely, summer dresses, heels, and nylons. Our first stop would be in Dallas to change planes, and that included a one-hour layover. Then it would be off to Albuquerque.

We arrived in Albuquerque in the early afternoon, mid-afternoon our time, and were met by Aunt Ruth. She gave us a very warm welcome. And she didn’t seem surprised to see Tammy. She told us that she’d been with grandma for a while this morning, and she appeared to be doing a little better. But they were still very concerned about her. And that if we'd like we’d stop and see her before going to the resort. Was there any doubt.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 19


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.


Chapter 19

More of the visit, Amy’s recognized, and Oh no!

We were spending the weekend with Amy's parents so that her dad might get to know Tammy better. Friday evening was interesting. Amy’s dad treated me just like a daughter. And on Saturday evening Amy's parents were hosting their small bridge club.

As we usually did on Saturday, Amy and I slept in. Amy’s dad had gone to play golf and we were up just before he came back home. And we ate lunch with her mom and dad. Then her mother put us to work. With their bridge club coming this evening, the house needed to be cleaned. They usually played bridge in the basement rec room, so we spent time cleaning in there. Then we helped give the rest of the house a cleaning, and since it wasn't very dirty, so it didn't take long.

When we'd finished, Amy's mother said, “You girls have been a big help. I would have been at it all day without your help. It's gotten warm, so why don't you go for a swim?”

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 18


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.


Chapter 18

It’s tight and a weekend visit.

Just before spring quarter started, Amy and I stopped in to see Mrs. Taylor and have our hair done. As she was doing my hair, she asked me if I'd like to come in the next time as Tammy. And, if I did, we'd see what we could do about putting my hair into a girl's style. I'd asked her if we could do it on a Saturday, she told me that it was their busiest day, but she'd be willing to come in early to work on me. So, I made an appointment with her for three weeks, at nine in the morning on a Saturday.

As we were leaving the beauty shop, Amy took my hand, and said, “Come on lover.”

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 17


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.


Chapter 17

Dr. Grunewald and Detective Thomas

My mother set up a meeting for me with a Dr. Grunewald. She was the friend that my mother had told me about. She's a counselor, actually a psychologist, and an instructor at the University. When I first met her, I was expecting something completely different from what I found. She was a very nice lady, maybe my mother's age or a year older.

We sat down and talked about the incident and my feelings. I told Dr. Grunewald about being afraid of being on campus at night, and that I was always looking over my shoulder. Then how I’d finally remembered the details of the incident, except that I couldn’t see the guy’s faces. She asked me some questions and took a lot of notes.

She then talked about possibly trying hypnosis to help me see their faces and to help me relax. She also said that it might take the capture of the guys that did it before I would entirely be at ease.

So, ...

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 16


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.


Chapter 16

Larry’s project and the hospital again.

Tonight was Friday night. And Larry was coming over to my parent's house to sit down with Amy and Tammy and work on his psychology research paper. We had met with Larry twice since his professor had accepted the proposal of a study of a cross-dresser, me, for his project.

The first two times that we'd met with Larry, it was as Tom and Amy. We'd told him our whole story, from the trip to the museum to the fake wedding. I even filled him in on what I'd found out about the Navajo half-woman half-man people. And he was very interested in that, so I gave him the information to read.

The last time we’d met with him, he’d asked if he could meet with Tammy and Amy the next time. I’d reluctantly agreed, and was still having second thoughts. But I had agreed so it will be Tammy tonight.

...You Are Cordially Invited Story 1

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Arthur Evans travels to Winnisimmet to attend the wedding of Michael and Courtney but gets stuck enduring the quirks of the Finn Family while also being shown that he's just a normal boy.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 15


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.


Chapter 15

Conversations. And that hurts.

I had just gone from having an experience that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy, to an experience that every girl dreams of. I’d agreed to be a model for a new bridal brochure for the store my mom works. And it was not a good experience.

Then my family and friends had surprised me. I’d had a wedding. A wedding where I was the bride and Amy was the groom. All I can say is, it was a wonderful experience.

The only friend that wasn’t at this faux wedding was my friend Larry, who was my best man at my wedding to Amy. And who Tammy had gone on a date with, and kissed. I hope he never finds out about Tammy.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 14


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.


Chapter 14

A photo shoot and another wedding.

That night I lay in bed, staring at the ceiling, and thinking, ‘What have I gotten myself into now.'

Amy rolled over, looked at me, and asked, “Honey. What’s wrong?”

“This whole photo shoot thing.”, I replied.

“Still worried about someone figuring out that you’re a boy?”

“Kind of, and I don’t like that woman.”

“Miss Devon?”

“Yeah. There’s just something about her.”

“I know. I don’t care for her either.”

“I don’t know if I can do this or not.”

“Honey. It’ll be fine, your mother, Mrs. Taylor, and I will be there. Just think about all the dresses you’ll have fun trying on.”

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 13


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.


Chapter 13

Grandmother Devereux.

When I woke up the next morning, we were cuddled together, and I thought, ‘I'm going to wake up cuddled to this woman for the rest of my life. God, I love her.' And, I just laid there, holding her, until she stirred.

I kissed her ear, she rolled over, looked at me, smiled, and said, “Mr. Young. I love you so much.”

“Mrs. Young.”, I said. “No more than I love you.”

And, we kissed.

Later. Much later. We were getting up, and I went to take a shower. After I had the shower all nice and warm and had just stepped into it, Amy snuck into the shower with me. ...

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 12


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.


Chapter 12

I can’t wait.

Today was the Fourth of July, and as we always had, we were going to the fireworks show that the city puts on. We'd gone out to a late dinner with Maria and Mark and met up with our other friends at our favorite drive-in. As it started to get dark, we headed to the spot where we usually watched the fireworks.

With the convertible, we didn’t even have to get out of the car. So, the four of us sat in the car. I was cuddled up with Amy, and Maria and Mark were cuddled together in the back seat. As we waited for the show to start, I whispered to Amy, “It looks like it’s gotten a little more serious between Maria and Mark.”

“It has.”, Amy whispered back. “Maria thinks he just might be the one.”

As the fireworks started, I pulled Amy closer. After the show, we took Maria and Mark home. Then we headed to Amy’s house. As we usually did, during good weather, we sat in the driveway for a little while before going inside.

As we sat in the car, in an almost a whisper, Amy asked, “Honey. When can we do it?”

“Do it? We already do it.”, I asked.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 11


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.


Chapter 11

Polly’s wedding.

Amy had said, “Remember. You’ll probably have to dance in them.”

I said, “What!?”

“Sure. It’s a wedding. Everyone will be dancing. And with the way you look, all of the guys will want to dance with you.”

“I’m not going.”

“Why?”

“I don’t want a bunch of guys manhandling me. Besides, I’ll be with you.”

“Honey. Remember I’m one of the bride’s maids, and I’ll be with the bridal party.”

I sat down hard on the bed, and said, “Now I’m really not going.”

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 10


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.


Chapter 10

New hair and a trip.

A couple of days later, as Amy and I walked into the house, my mother said, “Hi Kids.”

Amy and I both said, “Hi mom.”

That put a smile on my mother’s face. Then she said, “Tom. There’s something on your bed for you.”

“What?”, I asked.

“Just go and look.”

Amy and I walked back to my room, and there was a bag, from the store where my mom works, on my bed. I walked over to it, looked inside, and there was a box inside. I took the box out, set it on my bed, and removed the top.

Amy was looking over my shoulder, and said, “Those look almost real.”

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 09


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.


Chapter 9

A blizzard and a date.

Amy and I began a routine of me picking her up at her parent’s house, and going to the university, then alternating between having dinner with her parents or mine, and then studying. On the days we were at her house, I’d just go home. On the days we were at my house, I’d take her home, and then go back to my house. Not a convenient arraignment, but we were with each other.

There were days, when we were at my house, that Tammy was there. I'd stay as Tammy until it was time to take her home, then change back to Tom, because I'd always go in and talk to her mom and dad.

One day in late January, on the way to school, Amy and I heard on the radio that they were forecasting a blizzard, and it was supposed to hit sometime in the afternoon.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 08


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.


Chapter 8

A first and a question.

We’d parked the station wagon, and walked separately to the student union. I was getting nervous. I had the feeling that if I talked to Al, that what I’d say wouldn’t come out right. But I’d promised Maria that I’d do this, so ...

The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane - Part 13

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The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane – Part 13
By Barbara Lynn Terry

Chapter 1 – The extradition hearing is expedited.

Steve Hastings left the jail. He went out to his squad to resume his patrol.

“463 resuming patrol.”

“10-4, 463.”

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 07


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.


Chapter 7

A roomer and more Tammy.

The next morning I stopped by Amy’s dorm to pick her up for breakfast at my house, and I received a sweet kiss. But after that, she was very quiet. So, I asked, “Amy. What’s wrong?”

“Nothing.”, she replied.

“Amy. Something’s wrong. What?”

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 06


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.


Chapter 6

Oh, my God! No!

Amy had moved away four years ago, and somehow I’d survived those years of high school. My Cousin Mary helped me by bringing more of Tammy out. Mary and I even had a talk that made me realize how I felt about Amy.

It was a Saturday morning, and my classes at the university started next Wednesday. And I was off on my usual Saturday morning walk. I headed for my favorite park, and it's many trails. And for some reason, I decided to take the trail that went past the lake. I haven't walked this trail since that day, four years ago, when Amy moved away. What drew me to it today? I don't know.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 05


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.


Chapter 5

She’s really gone.

Amy was really moving away!

The next two weeks went much faster then I, and I think even Amy, wanted them to. Amy and I walked to and from school together every day. We all graduated from junior high school on that last Friday. And there was a big party planned for Saturday to celebrate all of our friends making it to high school. Plus, it was going to be a surprise going away party for Amy and her family.

When You "Lose" Someone

When You “Lose” Someone
By: Jayde

How should you respond when you “lose” someone in your family? Should you stop talking to them and just don’t acknowledge their existence, well that’s what I did now I just feel like an utter dickhead.

Jimmy's Training Bra

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 04


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.


Chapter 4

Amy meet Tammy.

Amy had talked me into letting her meet Tammy, and we’d talked to my mother about it. My mother had left us in the kitchen for a minute and had just walked back in, and she said, “Kids. I don’t want you to be mad at me, but we need to talk. And I invited Amy’s mother to join us.”

“A talk?”, I asked.

“Yes.”

“About what?”

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 03


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.


Chapter 3

Never lie to a friend.

Like I'd said, I’d started walking every day, that I could, after the cast was off, trying to build up strength in my leg before school started. At first, it was short walks, but they became longer and longer. I worked up to the point that I'd walk to the local park and walk the trails. It's a big park and has a number of hiking trails. And on rainy days, when I was at home, I was dressing as a girl.

Then one day as I was leaving home to go for my walk, Amy saw me, and yelled, “Hey Tommy. Wait up.”

I stopped, looked at her, she ran over to me, and asked, “Where you goin'?”

“For a walk.”, I replied. “I’m trying to build up the strength in my broken leg.”

“Oh. Can I go with you?”

Everybody Struggles

Everybody struggles with life, even at the simplest times. My life just got flipped on its head, I had the choice to flip it or not, so I didn’t lose a family member or something like that… Well, I wish everyone in my family saw it like me.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 02


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.


Chapter 2

The hospital and who’s Tammy?

I could hear strange noises, but couldn't make out what they were. And the last thing that I could remember was being on the way home with my mom, aunt, and cousin, and talking about our day at the museum, and some of the things that we’d seen.

I tried to open my eyes, but they wouldn't cooperate. Finally, I was able to get my eyes open, and the bright light hurt them. Everything was blurry. The first thing to come into focus was the ceiling. I don’t have white ceiling tiles in my room! What the heck. This isn’t my room. Where am I?

Newcomers Part 11- Finale

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The girls have their day in court. Maisie returns to school. Coltrain and the four families face trial. The Campbells adjust to being around the entire Finn Family.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 01

This is the story of Tommy, who, when we first meet him, is a very curious twelve-year-old. He has to know about everything, how it works, why does it feel like this, what happens if I do this, and so on. One day he asks his mother, what’s it like to dress in pretty things? And, as happens, once he starts dressing in pretty things there is no going back. But what’s behind this? Is he a cross-dresser, or is there something more behind it. Why does he want to do it more? Why does the girl next door like it when he dresses in pretty clothes? Why does he feel he is the girl that he’s dressed as? Why do all of his friends and family accept this part of him? Will a trip to New Mexico answer some of these questions, or will he have more questions than answers when he returns home? Will there be another girl, another spirit? Will he or she find himself or herself? Will he like what he finds?

Newcomers Part 10

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The four families are in chaos while Callum and Lydia kick their own investigations into high gear. Maisie returns home and gets to finally spend time with the other girls. Angus sees his sister was always his sister for the first time. Fiona and Flora face a date in court.

Newcomers Part 9

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The girls assume the worst and try to flee. The sheriff finally tries to get at the girls, first through the court then through thugs. The sheriff gets a reality check while another gets a smack in the face.

The Many Faces of Harry Potter 42

“The Many Faces of Har—er, Adira Potter: Chapter 42”
By = Fayanora

Chapter Forty-two: Victory and Defeat

Note 1: Text in 'Italics and British quotes' is Parseltongue.

Note 2: Once more, I apologize for the bits and pieces of canon dialogue/narration here and there. But some canon scenes are just too good to change much. There's a lot of those in this one, but don't skim through or you'll miss things.

Because I care: part 5

We get to the doctors and signed in. It wasn’t long until we are called. They measure Charlie in height, weight, and blood pressure. They ask her if she has any allergies. She has a weird allergy to salmon oddly enough. Finally, we are sent to an examination room.

We sit in silence until Charlie breaks it with “I hate these rooms. The doctors always make you wait too long.”

“I know what you mean. They always like to make you nervous while you wait for them.”

“Do you think it’s an unspoken rule that you have to make your patients wait?”

Newcomers Part 8

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The girls start to recover from their ordeals while Flora experiences a harrowing kidnapping of her own. The family rallies around the girls while Pullen Point goes too far and faces justice. Maisie helps Flora and Fiona without trying.

Newcomers Part 7

Because I care: part 4

The next day, I woke up earlier than usual. I did my morning run, did my hygiene and made breakfast just as a groggy Charlie came down rubbing her eyes.

I smile, “Good morning, princess.” Charlie doesn’t say anything, but gives me a tired smile and hugs me.

Charlie looks around and questions, “Where if Mrs. Blue?”

“Oh, Mom’s still asleep. She’s getting a little too old to wake up in the morning. Don’t tell her I said that.” Charlie giggles and we have breakfast.

Newcomers Part 6

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Fiona and Flora grow closer to their new friends as they experience their first sleepovers. The superintendent finally goes too far while The New Jack Kids' expulsions have a bigger impact than first thought.

Because I care: part 3

The next day

I hear a loud, screeching, “AAAAAAAAAAH” enough to make anyone jump up off the couch and see what’s going on. I turn and see Charlie, or at least I think it’s Charlie, on his butt at the bottom of the stairs. I run to him and crouch down.

“Are you alright, Charlie?”

He turns and stares at me wide-eyed, “So, what Carmilla was telling me was true. You did take me home.”

I smile at him, “Of course, how are you feeling?” He talks to his second self? Interesting.

Newcomers Part 5

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Fiona makes a new friend fast in Maisie and meets the middle school Finns. Fuzzy math leads to some interesting reasons for the girls being in the wrong class. The New Jack Kids strike but don't get the reaction they expected.

Because I care: part 2

Two weeks flew by since I came back to Hattiesburg. It’s also been two weeks since I last saw Charlie. I can’t get him off my mind. He reminds me of me when I was his age. I really hope he isn’t like me, but it seems like he is. Getting bullied just because he’s smaller and weaker. Because he isn’t well off as other people. Just thinking about the little guy being beaten because of what he can’t control, makes me furious.

Because I care: part 1

It’s been some time since I’ve come back to my home city in Pennsylvania. It’s been a decade since I last saw the sign ‘Hattiesburg’. The weather is still the same New England winter. Cold and wet as it was an hour away from Lake Erie, one of the great lakes.

I drive through the city. A lot has changed and a lot hasn’t changed. The stores mostly haven’t changed. The schools have changed a lot as they have expanded them. I grimace as I remember the bullying I endured during my school days.

Newcomers Part 4

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The girls are registered for school and suffer their first true taste of family life. The girls unknowingly stumble upon a bigger issue tied in with their fleeing. Flora experiences school as her true self for the first time.

Newcomers Part 3

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Fiona and Flora are forced to experience people actually caring about them as they prepare for school. Flora meets Sydney. Evaluations lead to support and the law enforcers rallying around the girls.

Newcomers Part 2

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Flora and Fiona are finally caught by social services but may have saved their lives when they finally admit the truth. Flora experiences kids her own age while Fiona deals with a boy seeing her as a young woman for the first time.

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