It worked so much better than calling it, "The Sickness" I mean, who would be down with that?
Saw this picture and they ending came right to me, that she just seemed really clinical about the whole transformation. Just had to figure out a way back to the beginning of the story. Sometimes that is the best way to write though. I know it's a bit of a TG trope going back 20 years now, but I'll have to admit, it's a really good one!
I wonder about the rules of "The Treatment" too.
Like, are parents allowed to stop it from happening if they so desire, and do they know about it before they move onto that town?
Do the kids have an option to stay that changed? What happens then?
Is it promoted as a good thing, so Libby and the future Dee are really happy about it like in this caption, does it feel like a punishment to some in the town, or something in between?
I'll assume that it isn't magical, but some sort of technology. Is there a big pharmaceutical company there that uses the kids as guinea pigs for really low taxes or free college? How else could something like this happen, and gain traction as a yearly tradition?
What do you think the back story is with regards to "The Treatment"? If I had any sort of attention span, this might be something I would make more captions set within this plot, or turn it into a novel .. but when would I ever do THAT? Love to hear how you would flesh out this universe!