You Asked For This

One of my girlfriends told me one day, that she would rather be a guy. When I asked her why, she just said because guys have it way easier. They don't have to keep their legs together, they don't have to have periods, they can't get pregnant, and they can pee standing next to any tree or bush. She even said that being a girl was like living a curse.

You Asked For This
by Barbara Lynn Terry

Chapter I - The wish comes true.

One of my girlfriends told me one day, that she would rather be a guy. When I asked her why, she just said because guys have it way easier. They don't have to keep their legs together, they don't have to have periods, they can't get pregnant, and they can pee standing next to any tree or bush. She even said that being a girl was like living a curse.

"Alicia, I think being a girl is fabulous. I mean, look what your bodies are so capable of doing. So you have to take the bad with the good. If I could somehow magically be a girl right now, there isn't anything I wouldn't rather be."

"But you don't have to wear dresses and skirts, and keep your knees together while wearing one; you don't have to worry about whether your period is going to show up early, or late. You don't have to buy pads, you don't have to worry about shaving your underarms and legs so you look smooth all over. We have to worry about all of that."

"But Alicia, is being a girl so bad that you would give up your entire life just to be a guy?"

"Yes!!!"

She started crying and I held her until she stopped. I looked in her eyes.

"Alicia, if it is any help, I would want nothing more than to be a girl. Girls have it so much nicer in the world. I wouldn't even mind the whistles from guys."

"Do you really mean what you just said?"

"Yes," I said still holding onto to her.

"Then lie back on my bed, and close your eyes. Think to yourself that there is nothing better than being a girl. A pretty girl, who has friends, a nice boyfriend, beautiful auburn hair, no blemishes, and a sweet, sing-song voice. Think deep inside your mind about being a girl, and keep thinking that way until I tell you to stop.

"You are a girl, feminine, pretty, gentle, and well-mannered. Now open your eyes, and tell me how you feel."

When I opened my eyes I saw my body looking down at me and smiling. Then I heard my own voice ask me how I felt.

"How do you feel Alicia?"

"No, but you're Alicia. How come I can see me when I am supposed to be me?"

"You are Alicia now, and I hope that your wish to be a girl is all you think it will be. What has just happened is that we have switched bodies. I am now Kenneth James Long, and you are my girlfriend Alicia Strom. The spell is not reversible either, so we are stuck as each other for the rest of our lives."

"What spell?"

"Oh, just a spell I bought at a very odd arcane shop. It was filled with different books on the shelves about turning your lover into a frog. But I chose to turn you into me because you keep saying things about how easy and nicer it is being a girl. Well dear Alicia, you have your wish. I had better move to the chair, before your dad comes in and sees me on your bed."

"So let me understand this then," I was saying as he moved to the chair. "You went and got a spell that would change our bodies with each other to see how the other half lives?"

"No. To be each other for the rest of our lives. It said in the spell that to try and reverse it could be fatal for both parties. So my dear girlfriend, you are now Alicia and I am now Kenny. The only difference being is that we will retain our memories for a short period, say about three months, and then our memories will be what we make of them from then on. You know about my family and my sisters and brother, and I know about your family too, so we should have no problem adapting to each other's lives.

"So what do you think, girlfriend? Is this something you have always wanted to be?"

"Well, yeah, kinda. I just wish you would have let me in on it, instead of making it a total surprise."

"Are you angry with me, for doing this?"

"No Kenny, I'm not," I said with a beaming smile. "The only problem is, we can't use the restrooms together any more." We both giggled, and then my dad decided it was time to tell Kenny to go home. We hugged and kissed, and he said he would see me in the morning on the way to school. He left and I went downstairs to have dinner. Mom made a really good dinner tonight. Roast beef in gravy, peas, french fries, and milk for us children, and coffee for my parents. We had strawberry shortcake for dessert.

After dinner was over, I got the weirdest look from my mom. "What's wrong, mom?"

"Since when do you help me clean up after dinner? I mean, not that I am complaining, but you have been acting weird all through dinner. Did Kenny propose to you?"

"Mom I am only fourteen, Kenny is a month younger than me, and we have been going steady for almost a year now."

"Well I just wanted to make sure you're not an alien clone, or something."

If you only knew mother, if you only knew.

It was time to go to bed all too soon, and I gave mom and daddy a kiss and a hug.

"All right young lady, who are you and what have you done with my daughter?"

"Oh mother," I said almost bouncing up the stairs

Chapter II - Alicia in school.

I woke up to the sun shining in my big window. I looked around to see where I was, because the scenery wasn't familiar. Then I remembered that Alicia and I had switched bodies and I was now her, in her house. I got up and the long flowing nightgown shimmied down my body and the electric impulses I felt almost knocked me over. Okay girl, think. What do girls do when they get ready for the day. I know they take a bubble bath, but I don't have time for that this morning. I know, I will take a shower. I looked around her room for anything that could be used in the shower. I saw a bar of lilac scented soap. I sniffed it, and decided I would use that. I showered and used the lilac soap. When I was finished, I patted down, and then took off my shower cap. Alicia must have washed her hair before meeting me, because it was still very silky feeling.

I wrapped the towel around me female style, and walked to my room. My brother just happened to come out of his room, and whistle.

"You little creep, you don't whistle at your own sister. People will think you're touched in the head."

"Alicia's got boobies, Alicia's got boobies," he said wiggling his rear end back and forth. I chased him back in his room and went to get dressed. Alicia told me she locked her bedroom door when she got dressed. So I locked the door, and thought that is a good thing to do. Especially with perverts like my brother around. My brother was only nine years old and a big pain in the ass; my two sisters were identical twins and they were going on twelve. Since they were already in junior high school, we walked together until they turned to go the one block to their school. The senior high school was only a few more blocks, so we had a lot of fun.

As we were walking, Kenny came up to us.

"Hey girls, mind if I join you?"

"No, the more the merrier. Hi Kenny," my sisters said together.

"So how was your night, Alicia?"

"Interesting."

"Mine too."

"Come on Sherry, the lovers want to be alone." That's when the twins had to turn off to go to their school.

"Alicia, I need to teach you how to apply your makeup, and put your hair in a feminine pony tail."

"What's wrong with the pony tail I have now?"

"It's too low, too masculine. I also see you didn't put on any earrings or necklaces, but I do love that lilac scent. Here, I didn't realize I had these with me." She put the cubic zerconia heart shaped earrings in my ears, and then said tomorrow I was to wear a necklace. "Remember now, you are Alicia, and everything in that room is yours. So wear it."

"This is still new to me, and it will take me a little time. After dinner I helped clean up, and your moth---my mother wanted to know if I was a alien clone or something. Then I gave each one a hug and a kiss good night, and mom asked me who was I and what did I do with her daughter. If she only knew.

"That's for sure. She'd have a whole herd instead of just one cow. Then she'd faint. But other than that the whole thing went well?"

"Yes. Robbie was doing his impression of a pervert."

"Oh, the Alicia's got boobies thing? Yes, well he is only nine, and we just kinda ignore him. I'll...I mean, you just chase him back in his room, and he settles down. He is the actual reason I locked my bedroom door when I was getting dressed."

"I did that this morning."

"Good, that way he can't open the door and peek in. Oh we're at school. Now remember girlfriend, you are Alicia, and you have to act like Alicia.

As we walked on to the playground, every guy that wanted me for their girlfriemd whistled. When I was still Kenny I didn't mind it so much, because if she was .... I was that attractive, I should be proud. And I was really. We got to our lockers and I didn't have any trouble there, as many times as I have opened Alicia's ... my locker in the past. Our lockers were right next to each other's and we got our books out, and went to class. Kenny and I were in the same classes, so we were always together. The difference is that today I had home ec, and Kenny had gym. But they were a few classes away yet. Our first class was U.S. history. We were studying the attack on Pearl Harbor. As the class continued, I was asked several questions. When our teacher Miss Patterson asked what was the date of the attack, Kenny raised his hand and was actually ignored. I raised my hand, and I was called on.

"Kenny, please tell Miss Patterson the answer to her question."

"Listen here young lady, I called on you, not that upstart you call a boyfriend."

"Kenneth is not an upstart Miss Patterson. He is decent, kind, and gentle and most boys could actually take a lesson by the way Kenneth acts. Now Miss Patterson, Kenneth had his hand up first, and you completely ignored him. Let him answer the question."

"All right, Kenneth what is the date of the attack on Pearl Harbor?"

"It was early Sunday morning, December 7, 1941. Bombers of the Japanese navy flew over Pearl Harbor, Ohau, Hawaii and bombed navy, and army barracks and ships, as well as planes and runways. Several people died both military and civilian."

"Ye-yes, uhm that was good Kenneth. Thank you." Miss Patterson was looking at Kenny with a puzzled look.

What I didn't say about Kenneth, my former self, is that as Kenneth I was considered the class clown, and was never taken very seriously. Not that I was dumb as Kennth, I did get good grades, mostly A's and B+, but was the class cutup. But that was about to change, because Kenneth will now pay more attention, and get better grades. When we met, it was Miss Patterson's idea that Alicia be my tutor to bring my grades up. Since then I have been getting good grades, but still not taken seriously.

After history, Jimmy Higgins stopped me in the hall and asked me on a date.

"I'm sorry Jimmy, but I have a date; with my boyfriend."

"Awww come on now, Kenny isn't a real boyfriend, is he? He's just someone you feel sorry for." I slapped him right across his mouth.

"At least, Jimmy, Kenny has respect, and manners. You don't even know what those are. Now Kenny is my real boyfriend, and if you say one more thing about him, I will let him know." One thing I did know as Kenny was how to fight. From what I have seen of Kenny now I have now doubt he can take care of himself. His muscles are strong, and he has a good sense of right and wrong. I may be Alicia now, and this is where I actually want to be, but if Kenny needs any help while I still have all of my memories, I will definitely help. But I don't see that happening.

The rest of the morning was uneventful, and I met up with Kenny in the lunch line. He was coming from gym and I was coming from home ec. I must have shown pain on my face, because Kenny asked me what was wrong.

"I have my period, and I need a Mydol."

"Do you still think that being a girl is worth the pain, the bloating, and the mood swings?"

"Yes Kenneth, I certainly do."

"You're braver than I am. I don't think I could ever be a girl. Too many pains to go through."

"But they are necessary pains though."

"If you say so. Just remember you asked for this, and now it is for the rest of your life."

After lunch we headed for geometry, and we were both good in this class. My life has taken a turn for the better, and yes, I did ask for this.



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