Meet Eleven year old James, he’s of average height, has brown eyes, and natural curly long red hair, James lives at home with his mother Sarah who works for a pharmaceutical company, and his younger sister Emma whose 9, they lived in place called Darlington, this story takes place after James got in to some trouble at school.
He had been sneaking in to the girls lock room at school, he had only planned on steeling a a girls school uniform, he had always wanted to wear one, although his sister wore the exact same uniform and they were almost the same size, so her clothes would have fit him, he couldn’t keep it, he had to get one that he could keep, James had not told anybody and never planned to, he tried to keep thinking to himself that he cross dressed for fun, but knew deep down this was wrong, and that he did it for another reason.
Unfortunately for James just as he was leaving the locker room the deputy head was walking past, James had been startle by the staff member and he did the first thing that came to his mind he made a run for it, straight off the school property dropping the uniform he was carrying into a puddle.
Chapter 1 Crime and punishment.
He knew he was for it now, him and his stupid ideas. He didn’t know why he kept getting in to trouble, he just did, he hardly had any friends and felt like he was different than everybody else, he just didn’t know how, or why. He just knew that he had always felt like something was no quite right with his life, but he just didn’t know what it was, or how he would change it, if he could change it. James had no idea what to expect as he walked home from school, he knew that the head would have already called his mum, so he decided that, it was best to get it over and done with as soon as possible.
As He walked in to his front room, he saw his mum sitting on the couch, she didn’t look angry, she did not shout or yell he threaten him with anything, she just looked disappointed, this sent a shiver down his spine, he had never seen his mum look like this. “We have a meeting with your school principle tomorrow morning, and you had better be on your best behaviour” She said before getting up leaving the room.
Thankfully tomorrow was the last day of school, before the summer break.
The night went as normal, his mum cooked dinner his sister went to bed at about half past nine and he went to bed at around ten pm.
James dozed off at some point, but was woken when he heard someone moving around outside in the hallway but he dared not leave his room, he lay awake in bed for ages eventually falling back to sleep at around 2am
“Well, James, would you please explain what exactly yesterday?” His headmaster asked. “Yes sir” James said politely and he told his mum and the head, what he thought was a clever lie, He told them that he was only trying to hide the clothes as a joke and had got cought just as he had started to move some items, adding that he was very sorry.
“Ok” the headmaster responded when James had finished. “Well James Unfortunately even if you had only intended to move the clothes and bags and hide them, it is still classed as stealing and this isn’t the 1st time you have been in trouble in fact I believe you’ve been in front of me 6 times this year. And the rules are clear, what happened yesterday was a serious breach of the school rules, and although you claim it was only for a laugh and the stuff would have been returned, I’m afraid I’m left with no choice but to expel, I’m really sorry, but the school board is very strict on a student stealing from another student” he was saying but James mum interrupted him “But it’s the last day of term, and his last day ever here anyway, do you really have to expel him and have that go on his permanent record, I know what he did was wrong but he’s just a kid” She said .
“I’m afraid so, the head of the school board committee has said James must be expelled, and that he is lucky they are not involving the police. I am truly sorry, but my hands are tied. So as of this moment you no longer attend this school” He said very sympathetically.
He got up and opened his office door, “I’m afraid I’m going to need you to leave the premises now and again I am really sorry, James is a good kid at heart, he just always seems to get into some sill situations” he said.
James and his mum got up and left exchanging polite goodbye’s with the secretary.
Sarah was furious, and James knew he had messed up big time, neither of them said anything the whole way home.
When they entered the house she ordered him upstairs and told him not to leave his room except to use the toilet. James wouldn’t dare disobey her, so he just sat on his bed, and started to read, but he just couldn’t concentrate eventually he gave up and he just sat on his bed staring into space.
His mum came in around midday and handed him some lunch without saying a word then left, she did the same thing at tea time.
James somehow dozed off for an hour or so and woke up at around half seven, he wanted to go down stairs and find out what his punishment would be, but dared not as he knew if he left his room without permission, or unless he was going to the toilet he would be in trouble. He soon fell back to in to a restless sleep, waking up several times during the night.
“Wake up, and go down stairs” his mothers stern voice came at about 8:15 the following morning, James quickly got up and headed downstairs, as he entered the kitchen he saw his sister was already sitting at the table eating some toast “morning sis’” he said has he put 2 slices of bread in the toaster “morning bro’” she replied, adding “and boy are you in big trouble” she said with a big grin, she loved her brother, but what sibling doesn’t get a lot of joy out of the other being punished. “I know” he said. Shortly after his toast was done and he was eating it their mum came in and sat down at the table,
James was getting really nervous about his punishment, his mum never usually took this long in deciding, and his mum had a knack for punishing it was hardly ever just getting grounded, she normally chose something that would have a massive impact on him. He remembered this one time a few years back, he had destroyed one of his sisters favourite Barbie’s on purpose by melting it, so his mum forced him to buy himself a new toy when they went out, out of his own money that he had been saving up, she made him buy something she knew he wanted. He had been saving up to get this play station game that cost around £25 and James being 7 at the time did not get that much [pocket money and it had taken him 26 week to save up for it, any way he finally had enough money for it, so his mum made him buy it, and watch as she snapped it in half.
“Go back up to your room, and wait for me” She said after James had finished his breakfast.
James silently left. James thought that, part of his punishment was the waiting for it to happen.
About an hour later, just before ten, James’s mum called him down stairs, “Sit” She said pointing to the sofa, “I’ve thought long and hard about what your punishment should be, and I’ve finally decided what it is.
I think that since you were caught trying to steal girls clothes, it must mean that you actually wanted to wear them, so that will be your punishment” She said as James sat there trying to work out, exactly what his punishment should be, it suddenly dawned on him, he was being caught stealing girls clothes.
“Y…you’re joking” He stuttered in disbelief, “No I am not joking” she said as she pulled a bag up on to her lap, the bag had been on the floor next to the chair she was sitting on.
“For the summer, and probably longer if I fell you have not learnt you lesson by the time school starts, you are only allowed to wear clothes that are designated for girls, that means, instead of boxers you will be wearing knickers, instead of socks you will be wearing tights, you will also be wearing skirts, dresses, and girls tops, if I let you wear trousers they will be very girly and most probably pink, and whatever other girls clothes I decided” She said her face not changing expression once.
“But mum, that’s not fair, i never wanted to wear the clothes, I was just going to hide them, i swear” James protested, hoping that his mum wouldn’t see through it and realise that he was really happy about the idea, as he had decided no one must ever know what a freak he was, that’s how he saw himself, as a freak.
“If you argue or complain I will add another month to the punishment, is that understood?” she asked James just nodded “there will be more rules but for now I want you to go and get changed” she said.
Here is the outfit you will wear today" She said handing over the bag, “I will allow you to change in the privacy of your own room” She said, “and you’d better get changed quick” she added.
James understood this as to he was dismissed. But he also knew he better be quick otherwise, it may mean an extra month with the punishment the only reason he cared about that was becuaase it meant starting school dresses as a girl, which meant everyone seeing. James rushed to his room and tipped the clothes out on to the bed, the bag contained a pink dress with a picture of Winnie the phoo. Tiger, and other characters from the show on it, James thought it looked like it should be worn by a 5 year old, but knew that it would fit him perfectly and he aboslutly loved it, also there was a pink Training bra and a pink t-shirt.
the bag also contained a pair of pink knickers, and a pair of white tights, James stared in pure bliss, it wasn’t till he heard footsteps on the stairs he quickly got undressed and began putting the clothes on, first he started with the knickers, second he put on the tights and the training bra, his mum had got training bras that slipped on, so he wouldn’t have to deal with the catches on the back. Then he put the t-shirt on and then the dress.
As soon as he finished his mum walked in. “Follow me” she said walking out towards her bedroom, James followed and was lead towards his mums dresser the mirror that should have been there was gone, so James could not even see what he looked like yet. James, he had grown his hair long so it was very easy to style, He saw his mum grab the straightners and he began to cry out of pure happiness.
“I’m nearly finished, all I’ve got to do now are your nails and put a nice pink bow in your hair, then I’m done and Emma can meet her new sister. Then we can go over all the rules of this punishment” She said…
“Ok let’s take a look at you” Sarah said pulling James in front of a 6 foot mirror. James stood there stunned, he actually looked like a real girl, Hut put on a sad looking face so his mum wouldn’t get suspicions then followed her out of the room.
Quarter of an hour later, James was sitting back downstairs on the sofa, next to his sister, we look like twins James though as he looked at his younger sister.
“Right James, first off this punishment will last until you start school again, when ever that maybe. So now you know that, here are the rules” She said as she unrolled a piece of a 4 paper and began reading
“Rule number 1. You will be dressed as a girl 24/7, if I catch you dressed as a boy, another month will be added to your punishment, even if that means you are dressed as a girl for school. Rule 2 you will not be known as James for the duration of this punishment, instead your name will be Rosie-Leigh, and you better remember that. 3, you are not allowed to play with any of your boy’s toys like you Lego and kinex, if you want to play with any toys, Emma-Rose here is being very generous and has agreed that you can play with her toys, same applies to the toys as the clothes, in fact if you disobey and rules mentioned now, it will earn you an extra month of punishment, there is no limit. 4, well 4 is there may be more rules added at a later date” She said, then she passed the piece of paper and a pen to James, well Rosie-Leigh now, “I want you to sign on the dotted line” She said.
As he took the paper he resigned himself to his temporary new life style. James, who was now going to be known as Rosie-Leigh, and a she, rather than a he, signed it and passed it back,
This whole ordeal had taken just over half an hour so it was about quarter past ten.
“Ok, girls, watch TV or something, Emma is in charge of the TV remote” she said as she got up and left the room.
Before she knew Rosie-Leigh’s name was being called only ten minutes had past. “Come on Rosie-Leigh come and get your coat on” She said standing by the door holding out a light hello kitty jacket although it was summer, it was also England, so it wasn’t overly warm today.
“Wh…Where are we g.going?” Rosie-Leigh asked. “Well you don’t think that you can last all summer with just one outfit do you, and we have to get you some new bed sheets, and other girlie things for your bedroom, if you are good I may let you choose some of the items, as long as they are girls items.” Rosie-Leigh was mortified; she had not expected to be going out on her first day as a girl.
“Now come on, get the jacket on, if I have to ask again it will…” She didn’t need to finish off her sentence as the young girl shot up out of her seat and was just starting to put on the jacket. “There’s a good girl.” The mother said patting her new daughter on the head. “And you Emma, get a move on” She added. Within 5 minutes they were on the road heading for a girls day out.