I expect to see you there, you know."Frank avoided his niece's all too knowing look by turning to Misty. "Well, the reason I mentioned that," he segued with a complete disregard for tact, causing Miranda to give him a bit of a dirty look, "Is that I hear that Saffron's Gym Leader's got a haunter. So maybe she could teach Miranda a thing or two about them, make Wraith a little more manageable." I seem to vaguely recall that..." said Misty thoughtfully as Miranda slid her index finger under her uncle's unshaven chin and turned his head towards her."If," she said imperiously, "I want advice on haunters I'll just ask the world's premier authority on spectral-parazoology. Say like... Oh, I don't know... Maybe... AUNT LAURNA!" Ah, Miri," mused Frank, finally helping Bow up onto his lap, "Sometimes you remind me so much of your mother."Miranda gave him a sour look and tried not to laugh as Misty and Nezumi chuckled at her. "Don't try and change the subject, you!" " So you didn't enjoy it?" I didn't say that. It was...different. You were softer, gentler, yetstill at heart the man I loved, despite your altered appearance. Itbecame an occasional part of our lovemaking, as did me as a man makinglove to you as a woman. The one combination neither of us wasinterested in was both of us being male. Having lain together as womenwe could have no moral objection to doing so as men, yet it neverappealed. On the odd occasions we were both so it was because of amajor situation on the farm that required the strength of two men." Wait, back up a bit," I said. "Early on, when we didn't know how mypower worked, I must've have touched our children while it was active.Did I switch forms with them?" No, never. They're as immune to your power as you are to theirs. Whenyour power is active and you touch each other all you feel is a slighttingle." In the park," I said, "that's how you made sure it was me." That's right. The children had a fairly normal childhood, or.