Hazel: Is that also an inherited condition? Do you have relatives who could get your parents to calm down?
Hyacinth: Bad news — they’d also be on the cut-off side of the family.
This one’s easy to trace — it shows up when you’re genetically XY and have a glitch on the X chromosome.
I got it from Mom. She’s XX, so she’s a not affected, just a carrier.
Her moms used magic to get kids, and my living grandma on that side has two good X’es . . . So my bipolar Grandmom must’ve been a carrier too.
Hazel: Or she could’ve had it. Right? She could be XY with the weird X?
Hyacinth: We, uh . . . tend not to be really fertile . . .
Hazel: Could that be why they had a magical assist?
Hyacinth: . . . and I think if they knew, they would’ve screened it out. I mean, don’t panic, I’m fine right now — but there are diseases that it puts you at higher risk for.
Vine: Maybe they knew, but they screened in XX kids anyway because they wanted a daughter?
What? Obviously it’s not a guarantee, but you gotta admit, it does maximize your odds.