After dinner, my mom and Mr. Roberts went into the Living room for coffee and chocolates, and Dinah went with Lynn to introduce her to all of her friends, including explaining who she was. I could hear them scream like school girls after they apparently heard the news. That left just me and Lynn alone.
"So, what was all that about before Dinner? Can you talk about it" Lynn asked.
"Yeah, I guess I can talk about it." I don't think it's a secret. I think Dinah just told her friends.
"So what is it?" Lynn asked.
"Okay, I'll tell you, but just so you know, this isn't a lie or a joke" I said to her.
"Just tell me" said Lynn.
"Alright, since you need to know, Mary Roberts is my half-sister".
"What? Wow, your sister?....How?" said Lynn, confused at what I said.
"My father slept with her mother before she was born, that's how" I answered.
"Oh, eee, of course" Lynn replied.
"Umm, want to talk about it?" Lynn said.
"No, not now. I'd rather focus on the results, my new sister, rather then the act." I said.
"Okay, then cool." said Lynn.
Me and Lynn just sited and waited, until finally Mary was finished talking with Dinah and her friends and was ready to talk to me some more and meet Lynn.
"So, umm, big news huh?" I said to Mary, not knowing what else to say.
"Yeah, big" was her only reply.
"Umm, this is my best friend, and, umm, girlfriend Lynn." I said, introducing her "Lynn, this is my sister Mary".
"Oh well nice to meet you then. I think I might have seen you at school. Wow, Didn't know you were really my best friend's sister."
"Yeah, nice to meet you too." Said Mary. "And I didn't really know about the being his sister until Friday night, when my dad told me I wasn't his, and that my biological father had another family. When I found out, I decided I wanted to meet my brother and sister if they'd let me."
"Well, it's a lot to process all at once, but we're glad to get to know you Mary" I said to her.
"Yeah, I'm not sure how this would go, what we'd all feel, but I'm glad we're all getting a long then." she replied.
So we all talked like that for a lengthy amount of time, chatting about our interests and ambitions, what it was like growing up and other things we didn't get to do together.
Eventually, Dinah came to join in on the conversation, after saying good bye to most of her friends, sending them home for the night. Then I noticed what Dinah was holding in her hands, and I was a little shocked. She had the remote in her hands, having picked it up after I put it down after dinner.
"Hey, Jack, what is this thing? I've seen you holding it all weekend, but I can't tell what it is. Is it some kind of smart phone, PDA or Video game system. It all looks so odd."
"Ahh, okay, I might as well tell you, I told my best friend, I might as well tell my sisters." I said, taking the device from her as she handed it to me, deciding it couldn't hurt to tell others about the device, especially my own sisters, even if Mary was new to being one.
"Okay, you may think I'm crazy when I say this, but I can prove it all if you just give me the slightest change." both of them looked at me perplexed on what I could possibly be talking about. "But it's a magic remote control. It can change your whole reality around you to almost anything you want, it's like a magic genie is granting you wishes." They looks were now in total disbelief, like I was exaggerating for fun.
"No, it's true, I've seen it, I've used it, it really works, it's really awesome." Lynn said to my defence.
"Look, I know you won't just take my word for it, but I'll prove it." I quickly hit some buttons to change some buttons, and then told the remote "change hair to purple" and then executed.
Both sisters seemed to just laugh a little, but then slowly changed their minds when they saw the other's hair begin to change to purple in front of their eyes.
"Your hair is purple" said Dinah to Mary. "Mine? your hair is the one that turned purple" Mary said back.
"You really did this with that thing?" Mary turned and asked me.
"Yeah, I did, this can do all that and more. Hair is just one of the simplest things.
"So if you can do all that, why do you waist it all on simple things like Hair colour?" Dinah asked.
"Oh, I have been using it on a lot more. It has a built in feature that changes memory ad perception so that when you alter reality, people think that reality always was. I don't know why, but it helps to stop people from freaking out all around you." I explained.
"Oh really?" Dinah asked.
"Yeah, before I found that thing on Friday at school, we were a lot worse off then we are now. I changed things, made our house bigger, gave us more money, more stuff, even moved our whole damn house from 6 blocks away to right here on the beach. Heck, before I used this on you, you where working two jobs to pay for school and you seemed miserable. So I changed all that, and now your really happy."
"If it does that, why is it that we know our hair colours were never purple to begin with?" Mary asked.
"Oh, it can change your memory, but I set it now so that it doesn't. I wanted you to notice it so you'd believe me." I answered.
"Wow, that's hard to believe, I don't remember being poor and miserable, we've never been....Hey wait. Maybe I do remember being poor and miserable. Working hard at school was so hard. Wow, it's like I'm remembering someone else's life, but that's me. Wow." Dinah said.
"Oh wow, I guess being told about it and thinking hard on it lets you remember how things were before the changes." I said. "But see, now you believe me".
"Oh wow, this is odd. I looked so different there" Dinah said.
"Oh yeah, I changed how you look. I changed how we all looked. Changed our clothes, changed our appearance, made us better"
"So did you change me from a big frumpy sweater and jeans to this day bikini?" Dinah asked?"
"Umm, yeah, kind of, I though you'd look better in it, get some more confidence" I said in defence.
"Well, I guess it worked. I can't imagine myself wearing all that now."
"Wow, this is weird." Mary said. How much life changing news can you take in a day." said Mary.
"Yeah, I'm sorry, Mary, this is two big things at once, huh?" I asked.
"That's alright, thanks for sharing." Mary said.
"No problem." I answered.
"Just one thing though?" she said.
"What" I asked.
"Can you change our hair back?" she asked, pointing at her own head of hair.
"Oh of course" I said. Flipping some dials and pushing some buttons, Mary's hair was back to being red, and Dinah's to brown.
"So, we've seen that it can change how things look, can it do anything else. For all we know it's some kind of complex optical illusion. Not that's isn't still impressive" Dinah said.
"Oh, well look at this" I said, flipping a few buttons, I changed a lamp into a toaster. I even stuck a slice of bread into it and toasted it.
"Here, try that, does this seem like an optical illusion," handing her the hot toast to taste.
"Oh, ow, it is a magic lamp" Mary said.
"Wow, this can be fun" said Dinah. "What can we do with it first?"
"Why don't we go to your room and give it a makeover like we did ours" said Lynn, heading upstairs to Lynn's room to do some generous changes.
"Okay, wait for us" I said, following her with the remote.
Inside Dinah's room, we looked around. I worked with Dinah to make an all new bed, as well as a new dresser, new chairs, a couch, new full length mirrors, a walk in closet, adding in a computer and HDTV of her own, and a few other changes. Dinah was amazed at each change mad.
"Wow, my room looks great" said Dinah, very impressed on what she had me make for her.
"Thanks a lot for sharing" she said.
"You're Welcome sis. I might as well share and make you happy." I said.
"So, since I'm sharing with you, do you want any 'wishes' then?" I asked Mary.
"Umm, maybe, I dunno. You said this thing can change things about people, and they don't remember it, they act like they were that way their whole life." Mary asked.
"Yeah, to the best of my knowledge, that's what happens. Seemingly, unless they think really hard about their old life, they think it's the only life they ever had." I replied with.
"Well if you can change a lamp into a toaster or make a Computer out of an old shirt, I assume what you can do to change a person is more drastic than changing their hair colour or what they are wearing, right?"
"Oh yeah, easily. I've height, weight, eye colour, muscle mass, breast size, I can even change age and even species. I once made a rabbit-girl and a lion-man." I answered.
"Okay, so maybe you can help me then" Mary asked.
"What do you want m to change about you then" I asked.
"Oh, it's not about me, it's about my dad. There is something about himself he's always wanted to change, but has been unable to do anything about yet. Now that we have this remote thing, we might be able to change him in ways that he couldn't do without it"
"Oh, what do you want me to change about him then" I asked.
"I want you to change my dad into a woman" Mary replied.
"Wait, what?" was a reply from both me, Dinah and Lynn.
"Yeah, a Woman. My dad has always had transgendered issues. He's always wanted to be a woman. I don't know why he married my mom, I guess he had his reasons, I think he still loved her in some way. He has told me it's why he suspects my mom stepped out with your dad, being unable to get what she needed from him. He always acted pretty normal when Mom was still alive, always dressing like a man and trying to do his best act like one. When mom died, he started acting more and more like a woman. At first I thought it was to replace mom in some way, to be both parents at once. But then as he began to dress up and put on wigs and stuff, it became apparent. He told me he just identifies as a woman, that he would want to be one if he could afford the procedure, he said he already had the psychological test and passed. He only dressed like a man to make the news he had to share with you two easier and not make it more complex."
"Oh, wow, that is something" I said in response. "No, that's totally understandable, isn't it?" I said.
Lynn and Dinah just nodded in agreement.
It was something big, something a daughter should not just spring on her father, but I guess given the nature of the remote, it wouldn't really matter what happens.
"So you really want me to go through with it and make your dad into a woman." I asked.
"Yes, I think that's what he'd want just as much as me."
Okay, let's go then" I said. We all left Dinah's room and then walked downstairs to where my mom and Mr. Roberts were sitting. I pointed the remote at him and hit analyze.
"Wait!!" Lynn said before I could do anything.
"What" I asked.
"If we do this, Turn Mr. Roberts into a woman, where will you live Mary?"Lynn asked.
"What do you mean" she asked.
"Well, if you turn your father into a woman, I assume a heterosexual woman, she'd have never have married your mother. He's not your biological father, but he was still married to your mother. Our father might have still fathered you even as a single person, but then when she died, what would become of you, you'd have no one married to her to take care of you." Said Lynn.
"Are you sure you want to do this for your father, you'd be loosing him as a father, but you wouldn't be getting her as a mother" I said.
"Oh, wow,... but, no, he really wants this, and I don't want to take that from him for my sake." Mary said.
"Okay, good for you then Mary" I said.
"Still,where are you going to live? Do you have enough for a place of your own.?" Lynn asked.
"She could live with us, she is family" Dinah said.
"Would you like that?" I asked.
"Umm, yeah, wow, it's a big decision that's happening so fast, but, yeah, maybe, better then living all alone" she said.
"Yeah, but is mom going to just approve" Dinah said.
"We could always just retcon her in. Besides, we'd want to make sure she won't be homeless from the moment her mother died. That might change a lot around her too." suggested Lynn.
"Retcon me in?" Mary asked.
"Well, it means I use the remote so that its like you always lived her from the moment your mom died until now. No fuss, no packing, no denials, heck, if I do it right, even new memories, it'll be like you lived with us for years, how would you like that?" I said.
"Hmm, considering the alternatives, I'd like that very much" Mary replied.
"well good then, I'll add it to the changed I make when I make your dad into a woman" I said.
I finally looked at all the info I scanned of him earlier.
Hair colour: Brown
Weight: 175 Lbs.
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Length: Balding
Cup Size: -
Personal Relationship: Acquaintance
Clothing: Casual (8)
I showed the remote to Mary, to make sure we were worked together to get the results she would optimally want for her father. She told me what she wanted to change, and I typed in the alterations.
When we were done, I made the following changes.
Hair colour: Brown
Weight: 145 Lbs.
Hair Length: Shoulder length
Cup Size: C
Clothing: Casual (2)
After confirming with Mary, I hit execute and let the changes take place.
First things were quite subtle. His face softened up, his nose, mouth, chin, lips, eyes, all making subtle changes that made him look less masculine and far more feminine. His Adam's Apple seemed to shrink into his body, and all of his facial hair and most of his body hair began to shrink back into his body. He shrank in height a little, as his arms and hands shrank and softened a little, his thinning a little and his hands becoming smaller. His shoulders narrowed, as his whole frame slimmed down. His hips widened, and his butt inflated out slightly, taking on a nice curve. Overall, he body changed more on more on the inside as his bones began to crack and reshape into the bone structure of a female. Nearly complete, at last his private parts shrank back into his body slowly, being converted and replaced with their female equivalents, growing reproductive organs on the inside as well, at last best being described as a full woman.
Her gender finally fully changed, the rest of the changes began to effect her body. Her chest under her shirt began to grow out, expanding to a rather large size noticeable under her shirt. Her arms and legs began to expand, as her muscles grew sleek and long, her abs and chest taking on firms muscles as well, making her quite ripped. Her hair changed next, changing from short and balding, which was rather unattractive, becoming, thick, full and healthy, growing out quite long until it stopped just past her shoulders. Changes began to effect her whole body, as the signs of ageing began to fade away, her skin becoming firm and healthy, wrinkles fading away, health and youth returning to her skin, hair and face as years melted off of her body, becoming younger by 20 years.
At last, her clothes began to change, her normal male white dress shirt and pants changing to become something appropriate for her gender at the skimpiness I set it at. Her shirt shrank quite a lot, the sleeves fading away, the top slowly creeping up her belly and showing off her firm and toned arms and abs at last now. It stopped at her chest and wrapped itself around her breasts, covering about half while showing off the rest of her voluptuous and perky breasts, changing into a pearly white colour white a lacy lingerie embroidered flower pattern on them. Her pants changed next, splitting a seam down the middle of each side of her legs until it hit the waste, and then just spit apart, showing off her gorgeous, slim and toned thighs and calves, the rest of the pants just fading away into nothing when it hit the ground. Her black men's briefs then changed shape and colour, reshaping into bikini-briefs that became pearly white, and became adorned with the same lingerie embroidery as her bra-top. The changes finally finished, and the older man once known as Ted was now a gorgeous young woman named Tammy.
She and my mom where still talking once the change was over.
"Oh, it's great talking to you again Tammy, just like old times. Really, next time you got to bring over Roger and your two little girls, both our families will have such a wonderful time together." said my mom.
"Oh, of course Rebecca, that sounds like a wonderful time" Tammy said in response.
"Wow, that sounds like it worked." said Mary in response. "She sounds so happy. I know she doesn't know what it used to be like, but I'm sure my Dad would be so happy now."
"Well, I'm glad you're happy then. I've got to use this thing to make other's happy too or else I'll feel like such a selfish jerk." I said.
"Well, you're one of the most generous person's I've met." said Mary, with a smile on her face.
"Well, this is good, but what about Mary's living arrangements" said Dinah.
"Oh, right, of course, let me get right on that." I replied.
Pushing a bunch of buttons again, I got to the complex menu about living arrangements. Changing a bunch of options and entering a few voice controlled options, I managed to make it so that Mary lived with us as our sister, ever since her mother died, going to live with her only other biological family, having learned we were her family years ago since we were both 7. I executed.
The house rumbled ever so slightly, taking into account the moment of Mary's stuff into one of the upstairs bedrooms, but the rest was subtle until we began to think about it.
"Hey, it worked" I said aloud. "I have memories of you living with us, years spent with you as a sister now. It really worked. I mean, I still know the memories are fake and have an inkling that they're fake, but when I think back on my life, ever since I was young, there you are with the rest of the family."
"Oh yeah, me too" said Mary. "Wow, so many changed memories, but so many good ones. I mean, are they really fake? They seem to real. Maybe we like, changed time or something, and only just remember the old time line" Said Mary.
"Maybe, I don't really know how this thing works. I hope it isn't dangerous. I haven't seen any major side effects yet." I said.
"So do you have these new memories too" I asked Lynn and Dinah.
"Yeah, wow, it's weird." Said Dinah. "I know we were just excited about getting a new sister, but now it's weird because now I feel like we've grown up together, like the concept of you being new is the weird thing. I mean, it's the old memories that seem fake, but I know they're still there. It's kind of freaky." said Dinah.
We stopped and let all the changing memories set in. After a few moments, is stopped feeling weird and started feeling normal. We just giggled on how strange it felt and started reminiscing on some these "new" memories.
After a while, Tammy said goodbye to my mom and went home for the night to her husband and two daughters.
On the way out, Mary cried out to her "Good bye Mrs. Finn" she said. "Oh, good bye Mary, nice seeing all you children, see you all another day." as she left. Too quiet to hear by anyone other then the three of us, Mary added under her breath "good bye dad", saying goodbye one last time to the man she had let go of, but at the same time, lost. I couldn't help but feel a little sorry for her, regretful that my gift had cause this sorrow.
"Hey, want to talk about it?" I asked. "Do you regret it, want me to put everything back?"
"What, no. He's happy, I'm happy, why get rid of all of that. I'm just saying good bye, letting go. It will be okay, it's what's best for everyone. I don't regret this for a moment." she said. I could tell from the tone of her voice that she really meant it. I jumped the gun thinking things were wrong.
With her friend gone, my mother went up to her room to read a book.
Dinah and Mary went upstairs to check on Mary's new room, leaving me and Lynn alone in the living Room together.
"Wow, a day with you now is never dull, is it sweetie?" Lynn said to me.
"With this thing, no it's not."
"Yeah, but as far as I know, that big reveal with Mary wasn't due to the remote. That would have happened with or without it." Lynn said.
"Hmm, yeah, I guess not. That would have been a lot of Drama without it. Hmm, good thing this helped soften the blow a lot then."
"Yeah, but don't get used to it to solve all your problems, there may be a day when you can't use it or you don't get what you want, so just be careful, okay?" said Lynn.
"All right sweetheart" I won't, I told her.
"So what do you want to do now, go upstairs to our room, try out the new bed?" I asked her.
"No wait, first, I want to hot the pool again, try out the indoor one downstairs."
"What, alright then." I said, and followed Lynn to the basement.