A Piece to a Different Puzzle
What can one say about Amani?
Amani is fifteen and fourteen years old with two names, two genders, two families, two nationalities, two life histories and two birthdays documented on two birth certificates - plus one certificate of death.
(Except, not exactly. You know, on the gender thing. It’s…complicated. Actually, it’s not complicated, it’s just, uh, well, explaining it is odd and unexpected and makes other people sort of go off strange.)
But back to Amani. Amani has never had a friend or a playmate, unless you count adults. Amani has an Arabian stallion that no one else ever rides, flies sailplanes and loves cars and Paris fashion. Amani doesn’t ever expect to be in love...but then there have been a lot of things that happened in Amani’s life that were unexpected.
Oh, and perhaps this goes without saying: Amani has been carefully prepared for a life that’s almost, but not quite, completely different from the one Amani has to fit into.