I Can See Clearly Now 3rd & Final Song of the Kylie Warren Saga Part 3

Look all around, nothing but blue skies.
Look straight ahead, nothing but blue skies.
I can see clearly now the rain is gone.
I can see all obstacles in my way.
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind.
It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) sunshiny day.
It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) sunshiny day.
It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) sunshiny day.

Part 3

Heather underwent her surgery Monday morning. Once she come out of the recovery room she was moved into a room on the children's ward. The families of her band-mates dropped by to wish her well. After visiting hours, Mrs. Lizak walked into her room to visit.

After exchanging pleasantries and making sure both were doing well, Mrs. Lizak smiled at Heather. "During the concert I saw the green vitality of life coming from the two of you. You'd already linked your friends in NGender and once you began playing it flowed out into the audience. You were quite literally pumping life, healing and invigorating everyone. I saw people who hobbled in to the concert on walkers and canes getting up to dance and then walk out without effort. I felt my body grow stronger. They moved me out of ICU this morning. I haven't been able to walk on my own for over a year, but you've healed me so much I was able to walk here from my room. No one understands how I've been able to recover so rapidly but I know. Thank you, Heather, from the bottom of my heart, thank you."

Heather was so happy she had tears flowing down her cheeks as they hugged.

The pair spent most of the next two days together with Kylie present in astral form. They discussed NGender and how they could use their ability for good. Thursday morning, both were able to go home. Jeremy Michaels was able to have Heath's name legally changed to Heather and her birth certificate altered to show she was born female.

*****

On Monday the response from the students of the elementary school and junior high to the members of NGender on Monday was overwhelmingly positive. Quite a few students and staff had attended the concert and like everyone who attended had been blown away by the show. Kathy and Bobby were nearly overwhelmed by the outpouring of praise. DJ, Billy, and Kylie were buffeted from all sides by fans.

Thanks to the reporting of the local TV station, national interest was sparked by mid-week when the take from the concert was revealed.

That opened the floodgates of media attention who wanted to know about the six friends, especially the two intersexed girls. Film clips of Kylie’s last football game filled the airways as the talking heads debated how that insane boy could have become a pretty girl in just a few weeks. Heather wasn’t nearly as interesting to the pundits since she had been considered a sissy.

*****

Moving quickly, Jeremy Michaels established a preliminary entertainment operation that Mrs. Lizak funded with a ten million dollar base. All employees would be paid a livable base salary with profit sharing and if their position warranted it, an expense account. Next he contacted a few of his former professors from UCLA Law School and was able to pull together a core group of disillusioned music industry insiders.

Lawrence Green was a highly intelligent entertainment lawyer fresh from the UCLA Law School who was already frustrated by the shenanigans he saw during his six month tenure with the prestigious law firm that had hired him. William Fox had a Masters Degree in Business Administration and was working for a large recording industry company as business manager for a string of lower echelon musicians. Gloria Mays was an up and coming talent manager for the same company. Janice Cooper was a junior booking agent for a major talent agency. Charlie Barker was a successful small venue promoter. Harry Arnold was a studio producer for a small label looking to set up his own recording studio. All were familiar with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) the trust that represents the recording industry distributors in the United States. Its members consist of record labels and distributors. The RIAA participates in the collection, administration and distribution of music licenses and royalties. The association is also responsible for certifying gold and platinum albums and singles in the USA. They were also familiar with the American Federation of Musicians (AFM/AFofM), the labor union of professional musicians in the United States and Canada.

Jeremy had them all fly in Friday night so they could meet on Saturday. They were put up in the best hotel in the area. In the morning they met for breakfast in the hotel’s nightclub with Jeremy and Doris Lizak. At first they were leery of having the frail woman as their new boss until she quite bluntly told them she had already set aside enough funds to carry out her desires if she died. They discussed the peculiarities of the music industry and what they faced as new brand new label without a big name on their roster.

As they finished breakfast and their discussion, Mrs. Lizak chuckled. “Please bear with me, if nothing else humor an old woman. The corporation I”m establishing will be called NGender in honor of our premier group. The group was created New Years eve by six friends, three sets of siblings. The two youngest are in sixth grade, three are in seventh grade, and the oldest is in eighth grade.”

The listeners exhibited their surprise and concern.

“Bobby and Billy Dawson, Kathy and Heather Davis, and Kylie and DJ Warren are NGender,” Mrs. Lizak continued. They discovered their unique singing ability during a New Year’s Eve sleep-over. They decided they wanted to do a concert for Tsunami relief. They arranged with their church to sing three songs during the offering collection on January second. They blew away everyone and their concert was set up for the following Sunday evening. “

“The kids were psyched and decided they wanted to add instruments,” Mrs. Lizak explained. “Bobby played the drums and Heather played the flute, the others had no prior experience with instruments. The owner of a music store heard them and decided to help them. He sent the kids to his store and phoned his store manager to give them what they wanted and to bring in the teachers. Billy took lead guitar, DJ took bass guitar, Kathy took fiddle, and Kylie took keyboards. Heather also added the sax. I know this sounds impossible, but by the ninth they had mastered their selected instruments.”

The looks of disbelief and wondering if they were being pranked were clearly evident on the faces of the listeners.

“Even stranger is what brought these children together,” Mrs. Lizak smiled. “Kylie and Heather are intersexed.” She paused to let the news soak in. “If you’ve been watching the news the last two days you’ve probably seen clips of a young boy playing football who was injured but kept playing until his foot was almost torn off his leg.”

Recognition flashed across their faces.

“That was Kyle, now Kylie,” Mrs. Lizak confirmed. “The news reports mentioned that she was part of a group that put on a tsunami relief concert. NGender played for the offering last Sunday in their church WITH their instruments. The response was so great that by mid afternoon it became obvious the church could not hold the people who wanted to come to the concert. With the cooperation of ths school, the concert was moved to the junior high. About fourteen hundred people attended and they collected a bit of thirty thousand dollars, which I then matched.”

“I can see you are having trouble believing this,” Mrs Lizak smiled as she looked around the room to see almost all the employees and many of the guests peeking into the nightclub. “Everyone is welcome to come in and enjoy. It is my pleasure to present Engender.”

With that the curtain at the stage opened to reveal NGender. They smiled and nodded to the wide-eyed audience. Kylie let loose with the chords from the ‘Walk of Life’ and the others joined in. From there they moved on to ‘After Midnight’, ‘Bang a Gong’, ‘Ghost Riders in the Sky’, ‘Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress’, ‘Old Fashioned Love Song’, and ended with ‘Shout’.

The seven song set had everybody moving. Doris could see the green aura flow from NGender and wash over and through everyone. She could once more feel her body grow stronger. Everyone was on their feet for the finale. The applause was almost deafening.

The kids and their parents joined the newly recruited music professionals. As Doris had expected, the performance inspired all of them to sign on to NGender records. The kids were each given a eight and a half percent share or fifty one percent of the company. The six music professionals, now the executives of NGender Music, and Jeremy were each given four and a quarter percent share accounting for twenty nine and three quarters percent. Doris Lizak put the remaining nineteen and a quarter percent in a charitable trust she’d previously established.

The executives promptly set to work organizing the business.

A few phone calls and NGender was booked to play on The Today Show in New York at 30 Rockefeller Center for that coming Friday January 21.

*****

Heather's return to school on Monday was almost anti-climatic. Her intersexuality was quite believable as nearly everyone had thought of Heath as a sissy. Other than a few homophobic bigots, everyone accepted her at face value. The handful that didn't accept Kylie and Heather were rendered nearly powerless to act by the positive peer pressure. Being a minor celebrity sure helped.

*****

Thursday morning the everyone with NGender Music took a buss to New York City. After checking into the Manhattan Centre Hotel at 25 W 51st Street, opposite Rockefeller Center, the kids and parents took in the sights seeing the Museum of Natural History and the Main New York Public Library. They took the blustery ride to the Statue of Liberty and climbed to the top. They also ascended to the top of the Empire State Building. They walked through Rockefeller Center and watched the Ice Skaters before walking five blocks to the Marquis Theatre on Broadway at 46th St. to see La Cage Aux Folles. Doris Lizak rightly assumed the play, while slightly risque, would be quite appropriate for NGender.

The next morning they arrived at the designated time for The Today Show. They set up to perform one song, then they would be interviewed by Katie Couric and Matt Lauer. The first floor Today Show Studio looking out onto Rockefeller Center at the corner of 49th Street and Rockefeller Center. As usual, fans of the show were gathered outside on the plaza to watch and to try to snag some time in front of the camera. Kylie and Heather also posted astral lookouts for anyone or anything that might present a threat to the group

Everyone knew the interest in NGender was because of Kylie and Heather, so when they sat down for the interview with Katie Couric, they were ready. Kylie and Heather had astrally prepped Katie Couric and the Today Show staff to let NGender have their say. They pumped out a turquoise and silver aura of serenity and spirituality to open all who heard and saw them to their innocence and expectations. The aura even spread via the broadcast to all who could see and hear the show.

Katie asked the inevitable. "Can you tell us a bit about yourselves and how you choose NGender as the name for your group?"

"It gets a bit involved so please bear with us," Kylie smiled. "Within a few weeks of each other at the end of last year Heather and I had discovered we were intersexed. Everyone thought we were boys and we had been raised as boys. Neither of us felt comfortable or happy being boys but we didn't seem to have any options. Heather faced it by becoming a quiet, intelligent boy who excelled playing the flute and was stigmatized as a sissy. I shut myself down emotionally and withdrew into myself. I seldom interacted with others and hardly ever spoke. I played sports because it was expected and realized that being hurt while playing was the only way I could feel anything. So I played harder and tougher so I'd get hurt more so I could feel more. I'm sure you've seen my last football game where I broke my ankle on a touchdown play but said nothing and limped off the field. Then I was sent back in, so I did. I ran down the field and leapt to catch a pass for the winning touchdown and got hit while in the air. My broken ankle snapped off almost severing it from my body. I kept the ball and made the touchdown. Then when I saw the blood pulsing from my ripped off ankle, I held the ball up and laughed until I passed out from loss of blood. The pain was exquisite and never felt so good."

"Kylie was in a coma for almost two weeks," Heather continued. "The doctors discovered she was intersexed with XXY chromosomes. She had all the boy bits and all the girl bits. Suddenly she had an option. Accepting herself as the girl she really is was a no brainer. She's never been happier and has no regrets. As for me, I was used to being a sissy. I was in the band and saw Kyle get hurt. I just screamed! That sealed my rep as a sissy. While Kyle was in the coma I did a lot of thinking and decided the reason I had screamed was because I had a crush on Kyle. We had sat across from each other at the outcast table for lunch. Having a crush on a boy meant I had to be gay. Since I was a sissy it fit. It wasn't until Kylie returned to school that I really had issues. My boyfriend was suddenly a girl. Over the next weeks I became jealous of Kylie as she quickly found a boyfriend and I suddenly realized I wished I was a girl."

"Now that I was a girl, and because of my past, I was seeing a shrink," Kylie picked up. "When I realized Heath was having issues, we talked and Heath asked for my phytologist's name. As part of his psyche evaluation they run some physical tests. That's how they discovered Heath was intersexed with XXY chromosomes too. Unlike me, Heather had all the girl bits hidden inside and the boy bits only consisted of one thing external thing that would never be functional."

"Naturally we became close friends," Heather said. "Billy Dawson was Kylie's boyfriend, so our three families got together for New year's Eve. We discovered we loved to sing and our voices just blended. Excited, we asked our church if we could hold a relief concert for the tsunami victims. It was approved and on January second we sang for the church as a preview. We were a hit, so being overconfident we decided to add instruments. Only Bobby Dawson and I played anything, but we had a church member who owned a music store, Meteor Music, and he set us up to get instruments that afternoon."

"None of us had any problem picking up the instruments, and by the concert on January ninth, we were able to play," Kylie went on. "At a second preview in church, we went over so well we had more people want to come than the church could hold so we did a last minute move to the junior high auditorium. We estimate over fourteen hundred people showed up and we raised a bit over $30,000.00 at the door. The people loved us."

"We call ourselves NGender because we want to engender love and compassion between all humans to help those in need like the victims of the tsunami," DJ summarized. "NGender is also quite appropriate because of the gender issues within our group. We want to help people understand and accept gender diversity as well as reach out to give hope to others who have gender issues. Gender issues are NOT a choice. Even if you don't want to admit it, most people become the person they are because of what others expected them to be. Many people are never allowed to be the person they really are, instead they learn what they hate but never what they like. My brother hated his life to the point he wanted to be hurt. As you can see my sister is nothing like that, but they are one and the same person. Gender issues almost destroyed her. Heather is a wonderful girl and she always was a girl, but everyone thought she was a sissy boy. I'm proud to have Heather as my girlfriend just as Billy is proud to have Kylie as his girlfriend. We ARE NGender."

“We want everyone to be able to look all around and see nothing but blue skies,” Kylie declared. They need t be able to look straight ahead for the rest of their lives and see nothing but blue skies.
We’re trying to stop the tears people shed for whatever reason. We want the world to see clearly now the human rain is gone. We need to clear away all obstacles in our way. We need to banish the dark clouds that have blinded us. Every day is gonna be a bright sunshiny day.”

There was little Katie could say as they had used up their allotted time and left her quite bewildered. never had any of her guests so thoroughly answered her queries. All she could do was turn to the camera and smile. "All right, so now lets hear you play. Here is NGender."

It only took a few minutes for the kids to get to their instruments. Bobby tapped out a starting beat then they launched into the song they's chosen for this show. Their voices and instruments flawlessly blended in harmony and syncopation.

All the world over, so easy to see
People everywhere just wanna be free
Listen, please listen, that's the way it should be
Peace in the valley, people got to be free

You should see, what a lovely, lovely world this would be
If everyone learned to live together
It seems to me such an easy, easy thing this would be
Why can't you and me learn to love one another

All the world over, so easy to see
People everywhere just wanna be free
I can't understand it, so simple to me
People everywhere just got to be free
Ah, ah, yeah . . . ah, ah, yeah

If there's a man who is down and needs a helping hand
All it takes is you to understand and to see him through
Seems to me, we got to solve it individually
And I'll do unto you what you do to me

There'll be shoutin' from the mountains on out to sea
(out to the sea)
No two ways about it, people have to be free
(they got to be free)
Ask me my opinion, my opinion will be
(ah-ha)
It's a natural situation for a man to be free

Oh, what a feelin's just come over me
Enough to move a mountain, make a blind man see
Everybody's dancin', come on, let's go see
Peace in the valley, now they want to be free

The green vitality of life of the song's message flowed from NGender and swamped those in the studio, spilling over into the streets outside and flooding the GE building and all of Rockefeller Center. Joy and happiness infected everyone as did a powerful sense of rejuvenation. The green vitality of life even followed the air waves and broadcast lines to emerge from TV screens to positively effect the home viewers. Never before had a single performance enraptured so many.

The response from those in the studio was one of absolute delight. The crowd outside the studio who had watched through the windows were applauding wildly. Within moments the NBC phone lines were overloaded with raves. The NBC Today Show website crashed due to the volume.

The multitude of feelers the NDgender Music execs had extended responded. Deals were made and paperwork signed.

Meanwhile the NGender kids were floating on air. Mobbed by fans as soon as they stepped out of the NBC Studios, they signed autographs, shook hands, and had photos snapped. It took Kylie and Heather working together astrally to keep the kids grounded in reality. The pride that threatened to swell their heads was siphoned off allowing their humility to stay in control.

After managing to get out of the building, the girls were delighted to learn they had reservations for brunch at The American Girl Café just a block away from the studio. As the boys stayed and munched, the girls and mothers did a quick shopping spree through the American Girl Place shop. By lunch they three families were at the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum where they spent the rest of the afternoon.

*****

By the time they were ready to return to their hotel, they’d been warned to come in a back entrance to avoid the reporters.

The Kids spent most of Saturday and Sunday in a hastily rented recording studio laying down tracks for an initial CD to be called 'NGender' They recorded 'Shout', 'The Walk of Life, ‘Amazing Grace’ ‘Metamorphosis’, ‘Come Clean’ ‘I Can See Clearly Now’, Dreamweaver’, ‘Everything is Beautiful’, ‘Imagine’, 'We've Only Just Begun, and ‘I’d Like to Teach The World to Sing’

Three songs they's re-written lyrics also were laid down. John Denver's 'Thank God I'm a Country Boy' became 'Intolerance We'll Destroy'. Lynryd Skynrd's 'Call Me the Breeze' became 'Respect My Pleas'. Elton John's Crocodile Rock' became 'Wearing a Frock'.

On Monday January 24, NGender appeared on The View hosted by Meredith Vieira, Joy Behar, Star Jones, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and Barbara Walters. They were inserted before the scheduled guests of actress Shohreh Aghdashloo, producer Randy Jackson, and R&B singer Mario.

They were only to perform so after an introduction full of praise for their music, NGender performed their rewrite 'Intolerance We'll Destroy'. Kylie and Heather had the group pumped and the green vitality of life was pulsing the instant Kathy began the song by playing through a verse on the fiddle. Then they all joined in playing and singing. The green aura exploded from them flooding the studio and searing out over the airways and into the viewer's homes. The rousing square-dance-esque tune had everyone clapping along.

Well life in our world sure ain't laid back;
We've yet to find a fanatic bigot we can't hack;
into any dogmatism we can jack;
Intolerance we'll destroy!

We strive to live our lives without doing any harm;
to help the world and human race, it’s tolerance we farm
anger and distrust we do our best to disarm
Intolerance we'll destroy!

When our homework's all done and the sun's setting low;
we pull out our music and on to our venues we go;
against all narrow mindedness we strike a blow;
Intolerance we'll destroy!

We'd roam about the town all day if we could;
but our parents and teachers wouldn't take it very good;
so we do our thing when we can and home work when we should;
Intolerance we'll destroy!

We do our best at narrow mindedness we nibble
against bigotry and hatred we will always quibble
love and respect answers all jingoist dribble
Intolerance we'll destroy!

Through our efforts we don't want to earn diamonds or jewels
unlike most people we're not money hungry fools;
We'd rather spread friendship and destroy hateful ghouls
Intolerance we'll destroy!

Some guys wanna be gang bangers to make the scene
a lotta sad people thinking that's a mighty keen;
in reality it’s so sadly obscene
Intolerance we'll destroy!

Every chance we get at intolerance we nibble
against bigotry and hatred we will always quibble
love and respect answers all jingoist dribble
Intolerance we'll destroy!

Well life may not be easy, but ever onward we'll stride;
through our every adventure we'll stand side by side;
we'll live a good life and bear our weirdness with pride;
Intolerance we'll destroy!

We always do our best to others not belittle;
and we'll try all our lives to give good acquittal;
we know how to be kind and give just a little;
Intolerance we'll destroy!

We're always busy, at intolerance we nibble
against bigotry and hatred we will always quibble
love and respect answers all jingoist dribble
Intolerance we'll destroy!

The hosts, staff and audience exploded in unbridled cheers and applause. NGender smiled and bowed humbly accepting the accolades. When the applause finally died down, the hosts couldn't get done praising the kids and Barbara Walters declared she wanted NGender to come back as the sole focus for an entire show. As happened with the Today Show, the phone lines overloaded and The View website crashed from people trying to get more information about NGender.

iTunes had the NGender's album available by noon, and the requests for downloads nearly crashed their computer system. By the end of the day it set records as the most requested album for first day release and for initial album.

*****

Once NGender's other two rewritten songs become public knowledge, they opened a firestorm of outrage among ultra-conservative Christians and homophobes. Of course, those who yelled and screamed in outrage never heard the songs or saw the performances. Those who heard the songs were not offended, in fact, they felt the frustration of being transgendered. The green vitality of life aura destroyed past bigotry and fears and truly engendered love and acceptance.

There was a resurgence of other transgender themed rock songs such as the Kinks' 'Lola', Lou Reed's 'Walk on the Wild Side' and 'Make Up', The Beatles' 'Get Back' and 'Ob-la-di Ob-la-da', Madonna's 'What it Feels Like for a Girl', Aerosmith's 'Dude (Looks Like a Lady)', Garbage's 'Cherry Lips', Blur's 'Girls & Boys', Violent Delight's 'I Wish I Was A Girl' and 'TransMission', Killers' 'Somebody Told Me', James' 'Laid', Manic Street Preachers' 'Born a Girl', Suzanne Vega's 'As Girls Go', David Bowie's 'Rebel Rebel', and The Who's 'I'm a Boy'.

*****

On Wednesday January 26, NGender was in Chicago for the Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah had cleared her docket for the group. After opening the show, Oprah introduced NGender. The curtains opened and the kids let loose with 'Intolerance We'll Destroy'. The green vitality of life aura flooded the nation as millions of viewers had tuned in to see the controversial group.

After the song, the kids joined Oprah on her set. Kylie described her life as a boy and the audience winced and many cried as film of Kyle's last two plays in his last football game were aired. Kylie calmly explained she had been so shut down emotionally she hardly felt the pain of the blows and broken ankle of the first play, and that seeing her foot nearly ripped off freed her from her boyish prison as she knew she'd never be able to play sports again.

"It's difficult to comprehend that someone could be so repressed they welcomed pain because it was something they could finally feel," Oprah sighed. "Kylie, how did you feel when you discovered you were intersexed?"

"Wonderful," Kylie gushed. "I suddenly knew that my hidden desires to be a girl were justified. But at the same time it made me really sad because there are many people who feel trapped in the wrong body. I was lucky as I was physically dual gendered, but they have nothing but their minds and soul, and that's hard to prove and for others to accept."

"That's so true," Oprah agreed. "Is that why you formed NGender?"

"Heather and I formed NGender," Kylie said. "After I helped Heather realize she was a girl. When I returned to school after my injury, Heath was really down. As a boy, he'd never fit the boyish mode, and was ostracized by our classmates as a sissy. My transition from tough, silent uber macho boy into a girly girl was more than he could handle. I sensed his jealous anger and we talked. Heath realized he was a girl, not a sissy, so he went to see my shrink. They discovered that Heather is intersexed too. Not dual sexed like me, but all girl with non functional male bits."

Oprah turned to Heather. "So Heather, how did you feel to discover you were a girl?"

"Like Kylie, I was delighted," Heather smiled. "Like she said, I'd always been a sissy. I was jealous of girls. It's so unfair that girls can be all feminine and cute and everyone smiles while a guy that wants to be feminine and cute is ridiculed or even hurt. But what really is unfair is that girls can dress the same as boys and do all the activities boys can do and they get praised for their efforts. When a boy tries to dress the same as a girl and do any activities girls do, they're treated like criminals. The double standard is senseless and cruel to sensitive boys. It's probably impossible to tell how many boys have killed themselves because they couldn't handle it."

"It has been a terrible disparity and needs to be rectified," Oprah agreed. "Now, tell me how you decided to become NGender?"

"We wanted to help the victims of the tsunami," DJ spoke up. "Our church was holding a special collection and we decided to try ro sing some songs to engender caring and love for our fellow humans to foster generosity. Then it hit us that with Kylie and Heather having gender issues, NGender would be the perfect name for us. It just took off from there."

"I understand you sang together for the first time on January second," Oprah stated."

"That was the first public singing," Kylie smiled. "On December 30, we were at our home and started singing. We realized we sounded good so we began practicing. Our parents were impressed as our voices just melded together."

"I understand Heather played flute and Bobby played drums for your first performance," Oprah said. "But the rest of you had never played and instrument?"

"Other than the flutophone in school, no," DJ replied as the audience chuckled. "But we were pumped and Heather and Bobby had taught us how to read music. One of the members of our church owns Meteor Music. He was so impressed with us he agreed to have his store give us instruments and teach us how to play."

"But that was only a week before the benefit tsunami relief concert you planned to give," Oprah said.

"Yeah, we got the instruments on the afternoon of the second and the concert was on the ninth," DJ enthused. "Like I said, we were super pumped so when we touched the instruments, it felt like they belonged in our hands. We took to playing like a duck takes to water. Once we learned the basics, we just took off."

"I had my people investigate this," Oprah said. "Billy, Kathy, Kylie, and DJ had never touched an instrument until twenty four days ago. Heather only picked up the saxophone at that point. But the effort these six put into what they do has empowered them to do fantastic things. Never has a musical group had such an enormous impact. They not only do they make the listeners feel good, they seem to rejuvenate an individual's life force. I know this sounds unbelievable, but my investigators have uncovered what is the only plausible explanation for what I'm about to tell you."

"On January 6, an eighty eight year old woman was in a coma hooked up to life support. Her body was riddled with cancer and her organs were failing. She was so close to death she had an out of body experience," Oprah explained. "At the same time, Heather was undergoing a full body MRI in the same hospital to determine the extent of her intersexuality. As bizarre as it seems, Heather had an out of body experience while in the MRI. Thinking she was dreaming, Heather floated up through the floors and emerged in the room where the woman lay dying. In their out of body states they saw each other. They spoke and in her innocence Heather offered to try to help the woman get better. The woman accepted as she felt it couldn't hurt her more than she already was. Heather floated to the woman’s body and held her hands over her, concentrating on healing her body. Amazingly the woman said she could feel strength and vitality return to her body. Heather was yanked back to her body as she was removed from the MRI and the woman went back into her body."

"The doctor's who hadn't expected the woman to last the day were surprised her vital signs were increasing. That evening they decided she seemed strong enough to be removed from the respirator. When they pulled the breathing tube from her she awoke," Oprah continued. "The next day Heather had to come in for a consultation and after it was over, asked to see the woman she'd met. Needless to say her mom was stunned to learn the woman wanted to see Heather.
When they physically met it was clear they already knew each other. Heather brought her flute and began to play. The entire ICU perked up, and the patients were asking for the angel to come play for them. Amazingly, every patient showed drastic improvement."

Now, I'd like to introduce that extraordinary woman who was on death's door," Oprah smiled. "It's my pleasure to introduce Doris Lizak."

Doris walked on stage with a cane to resounding applause. Her body was still quite emaciated but her vigor had returned. She exchanged hugs with Oprah as well as with NGender. "I'm delighted to be here. These wonderful young people have given my life back to me. In return, I've used my resources to help them. I recruited honest experienced people from the all aspects of the recording industry and we've formed NGender Music. I've given the kids fifty one percent of the company so they have complete artistic control. They recorded their album in a rented studio in New York on Saturday and Sunday. We had a deal set up with iTunes by Monday morning. iTunes has sold over ten million downloads of their album in two days. We've been handling the booking of appearances. Our aim is to let the NGender do their thing without having to worry about being ripped off or abused. They've effected all of us as much as they do everyone else. For the first time in my long life, I feel we actually have a chance at achieving world piece. As it's stated in the New Living Translation Bible: 'But Jesus said, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children."' Jesus had it right, the innocence and purity of a child's love and compassion is uncomplicated by worldly concerns. That is what we adults need to do. Uncomplicate our faith. Forget religion... religion consists of rules enforced by man to approach God. Faith is God approaching man. The New Testament says 'You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind and Love your neighbor as yourself.' We can only do that with the innocence and purity of youth."

"Amen," Oprah nodded. "Now, let's listen to the two songs the RELIGIOUS people are denouncing. NGender..."

"The first song we'll play is about how a frustrated transsexual feels and is based on the tune of Lynrd Skynrd's 'Call me the Breeze. Our version is entitled 'Respect My Pleas',” Kylie smiled as she hit the opening chord on her keyboard. The band rocked out as the green vitality of life gushed throughout the nation.

Respect my pleas
Snips snails and pup tails off load
Well now please respect my pleas
Snips snails and pup tails off load
Those traits I don't embody
They make me want to explode
My male bod's like bad weather
Need girl changes in me
My male bod's like bad weather
Need girl changes in me
I ain't hidin' from nobody
I have a right to be me
Oh, that's the way it's supposed to be

I know just what I am, baby
To girlishness I am drawn
Well, I know just what I am, baby
To girlishness I am drawn
Well I want to take girl 'mones.
Girlish curves I really want to grow
Wear a 'kini to the beaches
I'll feel right in my bones
Wear a cute 'kini to the beaches
I'll feel right in my bones
I just can't live my life as a man
It's as I woman I belong
Well now please respect my pleas
Snips snails and pup tails off load
Well now please respect my pleas
Snips snails and pup tails off load
Those traits I don't embody
They make me want to explode
Girlhood please!

The audience exploded in applause. All who heard it had all hatred of transsexuals ripped from their minds. Repressed transsexuals felt as if the rock they'd been hiding under had suddenly been moved freeing them.

"Our second number is also about transsexuals, but this one is about someone who has been proud to be a sissy. We've borrowed the tune from Elton John's 'Crocodile Rock' and call it 'Wearing a Frock'," Kylie giggled as she once more hit the famous opening chords on her keyboard.

I remember when I was young;
sugar spice and things nice were fun!
Play with dolls was in my bones;
had a cute doll hidden in a place of it's own;
but the biggest kick I ever got;
was dancing and swaying while wearing a frock!
while the other guys played ball me they did mock;
I'd blithely keep skipping and twirling in my cute frock!

Well a boy in a dress some think is shocking;
when their scolding gets quite shrill;
but I never knew a better time;
wearing dresses, such a thrill!
Lawdy mama, get me lace tights;
to make my legs look cute and right;
under my swirling skirts but not out of sight!

But the years went by and my boyhood died;
girl pills will make sure I don't become a guy!
Long nights crying cause the sexes I'm 'tween;
dreaming of pert breasts and cursing my male genes!
But they'll never kill the thrills I've got;
burning up dancing in a cute frock!
Learning fast as the weeks go past;
doing all I can to be a girl at last!

Well a boy in a dress some think is shocking;
when their scolding gets quite shrill;
but I never knew a better time;
wearing dresses, such a thrill!
Oh lawdy mama get me lace tights;
to make my legs look cute and right;
under my swirling skirts but not out of sight!

I remember when I was young;
sugar spice and things nice were fun!
play with dolls was in my bones;
had a cute doll hidden in a place of it's own;
but the biggest kick I ever got;
was dancing and swaying while wearing a frock!
while the other guys played ball me they did mock;
I'd blithely keep skipping and twirling in my cute frock!

Well a boy in a dress some think is shocking;
when their scolding gets quite shrill;
but I never knew a better time;
wearing dresses such a thrill!
Oh lawdy mama, get me lace tights;
to make my legs look cute and right;
under my swirling skirts but not out of sight!

Again the applause was overwhelming. The songs brightened the souls of all who heard them. The astral tags embedded in the music would insure that whoever heard just a bit of their songs would be drawn to hear more, and once hooked, would find their intolerance swirling down the drain. The green vitality of life aura NGender sent out was accepted and multiplied by every listener as it swelled far beyond what Kylie and Heather could produce.

The Oprah Show for that day had the largest ever viewing audience in daytime TV. The news media picked up on the NGender rage and showed clips of the kids performing. This further spread their cleansing influence.

*****

On Friday January 28 Jay Leno had NGender on the Tonight Show as musical guests. They played two numbers, 'Intolerance We'll Destroy' and 'Wearing a Frock'. The guests director Kevin Smith, actor Kieffer Sutherland, and comedian George Wallace could not get done raving about the group. The show topped the stats as the most watched late night TV show ever.

*****
With Kylie and Heather astrally sharing their language knowledge, they translated all the songs on the album into Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portugese, Greek, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Cantonese, Wu, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Javanese, Tamil Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Punjabi, Kurdish, Turkish, Urdu, Pashto, Farsi and Arabic. They recorded and released the album in those languages in the week after their English version.

The incensed Mullahs were screaming for Jihad while the songs swept through the Muslim youths. The Mullah dominated government of Iran collapsed under pressure to reform and liberalize as the young soldiers in the Iranian army refused to take up arms against their fellow countrymen. The fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan stuttered to a halt as the music of NGender swept through airwaves via the internet and radio and TV stations.

NGender swept the world as fans politely overwhelmed all opponents while counter-protesting by playing the album at every protest and rally. By the end of February, no one dared voice opposition to NGender. Anyone who exposed violence was ignored. Fighting throughout the world ceased. People were finally free to be what they felt in their hearts. The militaries around the world took on the role of helpers as increasingly their weapons were left in the barracks.

*****

The astral attacks began shortly after the initial rebroadcasts of NGender's music. The multitude of astral pinpricks and the resultant backflow of the green vitality of life became a beacon of hope and love in the dearth of astral space. The demons and evil spirits felt the threat and sought to stop it. Being chaotic beings, demons and other evil spirits never work together. Cooperation is an anathema for them. At best a powerful entity sometimes subdued and enslaved lesser wights and forced them to do as ordered. But at the first opportunity the oppressed would betray their master or flee.

So it was the denizens of the dark side haphazardly flung themselves against the shimmering green and gold Celtic Five Fold armor and were vaporized by the purity and power.

For Kylie and Heather the assaults were no more than a nuisance like a gnat. Still, they tapped the power of the green vitality of life aura they were unleashing on the earth and used it to reinforce their armor. The harmony of their music resonated everywhere on earth as it did in the astral plane. In the astral plane the harmonic resonance wove itself into an impenetrable wall of visible music, vibrant and full of spirituality and life and love. No evil could hope to stand against it much less attempt to bypass it.

With that the cleansing harmonic radiance of their reinvented Celtic Five Fold armor was felt by Satan himself. Cautiously he sent several minions to investigate. Many never returned, vaporized like insects attracted to a bug zapper. The few who managed to crawl back to hell reported witnessing the frantic disorganized assaults by the chaotic evil entities and their utter destruction.

Hoping this was the beginning of Armageddon foretold almost two thousand years ago, Satan himself gleefully went to witness the start of the end of the world. But when he stepped into the astral plane he was horribly burned by their purity and savagely thrown back into hell. The ruler of the world of fire was left with festering blisters of love that would never heal. This was something no one had foretold. It was far worse than fighting the heavenly hosts.

It was humanity finally uniting their life force. No one in heaven or hell had ever expected that to happen. Centuries earlier when the human population was less, Satan might have been able to undermine such a conflagration of love and harmony. But now it was already too late it. Two technological savvy preteens had done what was so impossible no one had even considered it a possibility. There were billions of people, each with that tiny spark of life that God imbued into every creature. These two had used technology to link those sparks. They had not only unleashed the fiery power of love that had occasionally flared in individuals or small groups, they had unleashed the conflagration across the world and it was burning with the intensity of the sun. What at best should have taken centuries was done in weeks. These children had caught Satan unawares and short changed him! With their influence, it was now impossible for the anti-Christ to appear! They cleansed the astral plane of evil and chaos, effectively locking the gates of Hell.

The armor Kylie and Heather had created combined the powers of the old lesser Gods with the Supreme Being rendering it and them impregnable. They had poured so much of themselves into the construction of the armor that even when their physical bodies died, which would not be for a VERY long time, their spiritual selves would not ascend but stay on the astral with access to the earth. The armor would also prevent their spirits from becoming corrupted by power or greed. They would remain pure of heart and shining beacons of love, hope, peace, and acceptance. Humanity would now thrive on their individual differences rather than use that as an excuse to destroy each other.

NGender had truly changed the world.

*****
NOT THE END...... A WONDERFUL NEW BEGINNING!
*****

I Can See Clearly Now
by Johnny Nash

I can see clearly now the rain is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way,
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind.
It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) sunshiny day.
It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) sunshiny day.

I think I can make it now the pain is gone,
And all of the bad feelings have disappeared,
Here is the rainbow I've been praying for.
It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) sunshiny day.
It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) sunshiny day.

Look all around, nothing but blue skies.
Look straight ahead, nothing but blue skies.

I can see clearly now the rain is gone.
I can see all obstacles in my way.
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind.
It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) sunshiny day.
It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) sunshiny day.
It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) sunshiny day.



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