“When did you first know?”It was after rehearsal, and Jennifer and Nathan were sitting outside the theatre.
Nathan was waiting for his lift, and Jennifer was working her way through a half-empty pack of cigarettes.“2010,” Jennifer said after several moments. “That’s when I knew for certain.
” She exhaled a long stream of smoke. “It’s really obvious looking back, but hindsight’s a bitch.”“What happened?”“There was this girl at the ice-cream place in town,” said Jennifer.
“Ginger hair, freckles, really cute. Ended up getting a crush on her.” Jennifer flicked the cigarette butt to the pavement and reached for the pack.
“I’d had crushes on girls before, but that was the first time I realised it was a crush. How about you?”“I still don’t feel like I know for sure,” Nathan replied.
“I mean, I’ve been out for over a year, and I still feel like it’s just a phase.”“Well, so what if it is?” asked Jennifer. “Just because it’s a phase doesn’t mean what you’re feeling isn’t real.
And if somewhere down the line you decide another label fits you better, that just means you have a new perceptive on yourself.”