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"Oh fuck," Rosa exclaimed, her dusky skin paling as she rose from the couch after him. "I thought that you knew!"

Lucas stared in shock at his hand as if he wasn't quite sure how it had gotten there or even what exactly it was. "Knew? Knew what? Rosa, why do you have a penis?"

"I'm a transexual! I was born a man, Lucas!" A note of panic had slipped into her voice.

"A man!" He stumbled backwards in shock, catching himself on the mahogany coffee table. "You've been a man this whole time? And you didn't tell me?"

"I've been dropping heavy hints since we started flirting online! I thought you knew!"

It was true. Since Rosa and Lucas had first met through the dating site, Rosa had been very careful to make sure to drop little subtle hints that she was biologically male. Little jokes about morning wood, having to adjust herself, switching between pronouns. She'd done everything she could think of to clue him in onto the fact that she was physically a man, and as far as she could tell he had seemed to have picked up on it.

"I thought you were joking!"

"You walked in on me in the mens' room! I was at a urinal!"

"I thought it was a weird affectation!"

Rosa stared at Lucas in horrified disbelief at his powers of denial.

"I need a drink." Lucas turned abruptly into his kitchen, grabbed a bottle of whiskey from the top of his fridge, and poured himself a jack n' coke. After a moment's hesitation, he poured a second for Rosa.

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