Hey, look, it’s pre-transition Agent D…and pre-transition Juniper. (Plus an oblivious baby!Thorn.)
Agent D: I really am lost, darling, so if you wouldn’t mind —
Juniper: No, see, here’s your problem: I remember you. We applied to enter heartsword training at the same time.
Only a few of us passed the first screening, so I should have remembered you right away . . .
. . . but you were living as a guy back then, which threw me off. And you hadn’t started using the name Nasturtium.
–Unless that’s an alias?
Agent D: Oh my dear, yes, that was completely made-up. I picked a much nicer name. How about you? Did you stick with “Juniper”?
Juniper: Sure did. It was conveniently gender-neutral already.