Quick scheduling note: I will be in Iceland for a Light Grey Art Lab trip (COVID restrictions allowing) from July 31st to August 12th. The shop will be closed during that time but updates will continue as normal.
During Jasper's coming out flashback, a few readers commented that they were glad Jasper didn't use language like "I used to be a girl." I read those comments like *glances at this page* *sweats*. But the weird use of language is intentional! Jasper had access to zero LGBT resources or support growing up, and this is the first day he's ever attempted to talk about his identity to anyone else. He's still not sure how to translate his emotional experiences into words even in his own head, much less when he's accidentally word vomiting them out in the middle of an anxiety spiral.
And in case it's not clear, Jasper did not mean to come out to Jekyll just then. His ideal time for coming out to Jekyll (or anyone besides Rachel) is never, but he is more likely to speak candidly and unload his emotions onto Jekyll because he trusts him.