The Other Side Of The Line

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I remember tasting a mixture of salt water and chlorine on the tip of my tongue on that hot summer's day. The chlorine taste came from the family pool where I had taken in which I took refuge from the sauna like atmosphere. Suddenly that day turned into night. It was the that night that when my mother came over that I was made aware of that so called, "imaginary line" between childhood and adulthood. My mother had come home with a gift that night. A gift that I didn't want nor felt I needed. Mum insisted on pulling the gift out the bag with a and as she had this overpowering charisma and serious attitude. I simply agreed to disagree, "ok then mum what is it" I said grumpily. She reached into the small crinkled brown bag and pulled out something that looked like two pieces of white circles of fabric held together by lace. I was shocked. Although I knew very well what the purpose of this what this piece of clothing purpose was, I still let three words rush out of my mouth in a rude and confused manor. "What is it?", "don't be stupid Nicole, it's a bra what does it look like!". At this stage I was questioning my mum's insanity. After all, what joy was I meant to feel out of a gift that she had given to me for her own purpose?"Taking a closer look at the bra I blurted out, "mum, your boobs are way too big to fit into that". "That's because it's not for me genius, and I doubt your step dad would want to have anything to do with it, and guess what! there are is only three of us in the house so who else does that leave us with aeh?" A smile crept on my face as I imagined the masculine biker, Graham, with a bra on. The smile soon turned sour as I realised that mum had bought this bra for my use. I froze for a few moments and began to stutter " I ,,I ,why?! What?! I don't need it, its for women im, im a girl that wont fit me."I sat in denial on my bed; my attempt to prove that I didn't need a bra began with pulling every piece of novelty clothing from my past out of my wardrobe. My dance costume from year 4, ballet shoes from year 5 and a fairy costume from the year 5 musical. This attempt however, ended in damageding my spirits as I came to the cold realization ty that nothing fit me anymore and that I had grown. The leotard...

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