From the moment they could understand anything, they were told they could be whatever they wanted to be.

“M, I think our parents lied to us.”

Their sibling was quite a bit older, but they didn’t act like it. Maybe Dad and Maddy had been waiting to give a sense of sense to J.

“Don’t be silly!” M worked the kinds out of their white curls. “What about?”

“If I’m allowed to do anything, why am I grounded?”

M turned their ever present smile onto them. “Just because you can be anything doesn’t mean there won’t be consequences.”

J groaned and buried their head in their arms.

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