Later Dani takes Kya on a walking tour of his town, Pomona, and they sit down on a curb to make out. You can practically hear Nev’s shrieks of delight. The next day he knocks on Kya’s hotel room door and she lets him in to tell him that all systems are go for her and Dani. She DOES want to call her mom and fill her in on the latest information. Max gets his 12 cameras ready. Kya’s mom takes the news shockingly well. Apparently the eight months of lying matter little as long as Dani treats Kya with respect and dignity. So… is lying respectful now? Or is everything forgiven once the truth is forced out by a camera crew?
“No, Mom. I told you I didn’t bring the cape.”
And like last week, we head to the beach to spend time together and let Nev conduct a round of interviews. Dani tells Nev how hard it was growing up feeling so out of place and how mean the other kids always were. It’s a relief to have Kya with him to refer to him as “he” because that helps him to feel more confident. Kya says this has been like unwrapping the Christmas present she’s always wanted. Really? Wouldn’t it be like expecting to receive the Star Wars movies on DVD, then unwrapping the Star Trek TV series? Like, you don’t really prefer one over the other, but you’ve been told all year you’re getting Star Wars, so that’s what you’ve gotten excited about? You’re going to be just as happy that Santa Claus deliberately gave you a whole different franchise? With no intention of ever giving you Star Wars? Just tell me why, Santa. At least Nev gets to snap a BFF photo for the Friendship Patrol scrapbook.
All because two people went on Vampire Freaks.com.
So six weeks later Kya and Dani are still going strong – back to their cyber status, but I guess with real names now. Dani has continued hormone therapy and has a deeper voice to show for it. He’s saving up for his big surgery. He’s also flying to Missouri in a couple of weeks to meet Kya’s family. They admit that their relationship is better now that they’re both being honest. You don’t say.
I’m with Max on this one.
I’m really having a hard time understanding how BOTH of these people could be SO willing to overlook being lied to – about very important things. It seems like being with a pretend someone is preferable to them than being alone. But for how long? Even in a situation where both parties are 100% honest 100% of the time, an internet/phone relationship is not sufficient to really know or love someone. There is no substitute for time spent together. And in this case the entire relationship is founded on DISHONESTY, then carried out on a virtual basis. And no one cares! What do these people think love is? Getting on TV? What are all of your thoughts on this?