Why do so many people want to "fix" something that isn't fundamentally broken?
Something about this picture shouted introspection or a slight feeling of regret, and I thought that was a good dichotomy for a TG caption. I mean, usually being a busty female in a wedding gown is a cause for celebration amongst the people congregating here on this blog. That underneath angst was easy to tap into, and I wrote the first few paragraphs straight away, knowing that the daughter was going to see her dad "en femme" once again. That would be how I would tie it all together.
The phone message is probably what many crossdressers and trans people have heard from time to time, and what makes it hurt more is that it comes from people they love. I didn't go too overboard, as I wanted the ex-wife to sound more resolved to the fact that THIS is all he ever was and will be .. and that his "choices" ruined their daughter as well. "I give up dealing with broken people like you and your daughter," might have been added if I had more space.
Was he wearing the wedding dress because it was the only thing the wife left behind and he wanted to remember the best moments of their life? That he was always more comfortable in women's clothing and was using it to center himself? Did Dee cast a spell a few minutes before walking into the room, making him do that so the changes would come easier or quicker? I am not really sure, and I don't think it matters to the story all that much, other than all those thoughts did come to me as I was writing this caption up.
Needless to say, I wasn't about to give this to anyone as a trade caption. At least I can't imagine that anyone had preferences that fit, other than just wanting to be in a wedding dress. I am marking it as a blog exclusive, so any and all comments would be much appreciated. One thing I'd like to see addressed is do you think that a topless picture like this one fits in with the mood of the story? I thought it was a bit of a misdirection for the reader to go along with the juxtaposition of the morose bride picture itself. Anything else you'd like to say or discuss about this caption, I am also open to talk about it. In fact, I promise I'll reply to anything mentioned in the comments.
I just had to reference this song at the end of the post. Apparently it has been covered many times, and I didn't know until now that this wasn't the original version, but it's got that cheesy Wayne Newton vibe so this version is still my favorite! Let's hope my caption wasn't cheesy like this!