Chapter 3.09: No Secrets

A/N: Hello guys! I’m officially on summer break! Hopefully I’ll be able to post more often! Also, I’ve gotten a new gaming computer and I’m so excited 🙂 Just working on moving everything over! Now onto the story!

I’d been thinking about how to tell my family I was a lesbian. I was going on a date in two days, in the open, where *everyone* would be able to see me and my gayness. My family was not going to find out I liked girls at the same time as the rest of the universe.

“Hey, Lexie, can I talk to you?”

“What did I do now?”

I sighed. “No, it’s not about you, it’s about me this time.”

“Finally.” She laughed. “Sure.”

I took a deep breath, and finally said to my sister, “I’m a lesbian.”

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She looked at me for what felt like forever, and then she smiled. “Everything makes sense now. Of course you’ve never talked about boys, you don’t even like them!”

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“Wait, you’re ok with this?”

“Of course!” Lexie grinned. “Now you better start talking to me about girls, ok?”

I laughed. “Yeah, ok.”

“You better tell mama too.”

“I know, Lexie…”

“It’ll be fine.”

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I knew I had to tell mama… before she died. There was no way to know exactly when she’d leave this world. “Mama. I have to tell you something.”

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“What is it?”

Just like you did with Lexie… “Mama, I’m gay.”

“I love you, Addie.” She smiled. “Just remember the legacy.”

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The legacy. Of course. I had to have a biological daughter. “Thanks mama.”

“While we’re talking about love here…”

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Mama!”

“Addie, safe woohoo, remember. I don’t have to tell you about getting pregnant, but still.”

“I know, they tell us at school!”

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“Hey, before you go to school…I love you so much.”

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12 thoughts on “Chapter 3.09: No Secrets

  1. I’m so glad how accepting Addie’s family was. Sadly everyone else might not be 😕💕

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    1. Yeah, that’s true. She will meet some people like that.

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  2. Yay! I’m glad Lexie and Selena were so cool about it! And poor Addie was worrying over nothing ❤

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  3. Is it weird that this chapter made me a bit weepy? I love how supportive her family is. Also, thanks for including more representation in your legacy! Most legacy stories I’ve read are heteronormative, which isn’t necessarily bad but I find it nice to see more stories with characters I can relate to!

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    1. I guess that means I wrote well 🙂 Oh, yes, I knew it wouldn’t make sense if ~everyone~ was straight! I do see a lot of legacies that only have straight characters, or like the heir/heiress’s sister/brother is gay or bi, but not many have the heir/heiress themselves be gay… You said that you can relate to her more, so are you gay/bi? You don’t have to answer that, but I was just wondering! 😄

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      1. Yep, I’m a lesbian (albeit still a bit in the closet whoops). Also, I’m finally all caught up with your legacy, can’t wait to see how Addie deals with politics, her dramatic family life, AND trying to have an heiress. Oof.

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      2. Oh, wow, you caught up fast! Addie’s life is complicated and busy! I’ve never met or talked to another gay girl before! Yes, I said ~another~…because I’m a lesbian/queer girl, too! I say queer because I am still fully figuring out my sexuality (as I’m only going into ninth grade this year, I don’t know what grade you’re in & you definitely don’t have to say) and I don’t want to say I’m a lesbian and then realize I do like boys too… When I think about it, though, I can really only picture myself with a girl (but thinking about things isn’t the same as them actually happening, is it?) So I was wondering when you realized you were ~definitely~ a lesbian… I was thinking about my sexuality for 2 & a half years now, and I’m finally going to come out as queer this school year 🙂 Because I know one thing for certain, that I want to go out with a girl, kiss a girl, and (hopefully) have a girlfriend as I go through high school! Sorry for the ~very very~ long comment, I just don’t get to talk about sexuality very often.

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      3. Honestly, I feel you about figuring out sexuality. I’m 17 now, but I only realized I was gay last year. I feel like I wasted my entire life forcing myself to like boys, when I could have been dating cute girls instead. I still think some boys are attractive, but I definitely don’t see myself being with one romantically. I’m really glad the Internet exists, because being queer is frowned upon in my country, I can’t talk to most of my IRL friends about it. I hope you find the courage to come out on your own terms, and you find great people who will support you in your life! ❤ (Oh and don’t sweat about labels, you don’t have to rush through figuring out your sexuality just so you can call yourself something definitively!)

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      4. I’m turning 14 soon. I learned that gay people even existed sometime in sixth grade…and by the end of sixth I wondered if I was bi, because I thought I wouldn’t mind being with a boy or girl, but when I thought about it more, I realized that the idea of being with a girl romantically was way more appealing than being with a boy. So by seventh grade I identified as a lesbian (but nobody knew except my sister) When some other girls at school talk about ‘hot’ boys, I can see that they look better, but I don’t find them hot! And now, the summer before ninth grade/start of high school, I finally have something to call myself without being totally definitive about who I could date, queer. It excites me (and also terrifies me a little) to think about *everyone* knowing I like girls. When other kids at school sometimes joked about gay people I always wanted to interrupt them and be like ‘Um, hello? There’s nothing wrong with being gay!’ But then I was scared they’d be like ‘Oh, well are you gay?’ And I didn’t know what to say! Calling myself queer lets me figure out who I like in my own time, and that was what was stopping me from coming out before! I used to think just like going to school (it’s a thing you do and it just happens) you fall in love with a guy and get married and have kids. Then I grow up to learn…you can be single! You can date girls! You don’t have to have kids! We all love the internet, don’t we! 😉 I’m sorry being queer isn’t accepted in your country, I’m lucky enough to live in the U.S. We aren’t perfect, but gay marriage is legal in all states! 🏳️‍🌈 I will gladly talk about sexuality with you anytime! ❤️ (once again, long comment…)

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  4. Awww. This is familiar, it’s like when I came out ace to my sister she was like – yup, that makes sense. And that woohoo talk – omg, so embarrassing for both!

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  5. Addie is lucky to have an accepting family like this!

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