This story is dedicated to anyone who's LGBTQ+ and needs a little bit of happiness in their lives. This novella is by Natalie.
Kia and Paige Mueller sit professionally in an exquisite booth in Atlantis's Dinner House, a restaurant the sisters used to eat at as children.
Kia: Paige, look. I know it's hard for you to process--
Paige: What is hard for me to process? All I know is you're ditching your amazing life here to go live with the human population because you'll "fit in". That's hardly a reason.
Kia: Paige, please. Listen to what I have to say?
Paige: I've been listening my whole life and I heard nothing. Now when you have the decency to tell me, I think I'm better off in the unknown.
Kia gently takes a bite of the Mallowmelt on her plate.
Paige: Kia, you may not have a job, but I do; please make this quick.
Paige raises her arm and calls for the check.
Kia: Last week, I was out shopping for a dress. I'd broken up with Kyle a week prior, and things seemed to be heading uphill for me. Nothing was slowing me down, my depression suddenly evaporated, and things were looking bright.
Paige raises an eyebrow.
Paige: Looking up?
Kia: I've always been... questioning who I am. It was finally time to leave the closet.
Paige: What closet?
Kia: Paige, I came out as heteroflexible. It's not a--
Paige gasps and her thin champagne glass shatters on the ground and people around scream.
Cut to black.
Kia screams as she steps on a piece of glass as she scours the room for her older sister.
She grips the wooden table next to her, glancing at the wispy light coming from the moon as she staggers to her feet.
Kia: Paige, I know you're there.
Kia feels a tear slip down her cheek. Now she's alone. Really alone.
Kia feels her hand slip on a smooth paper and she picks it up.
Help me. London Liar. ASAP.