There was one other slightly embarrassing aspect to Edward’s broken leg story. The morning before the accident, he had been invited to a fancy dress party. Being the good-natured little boy he was, he allowed his sisters to dress him up as a girl, from the skin out. He was a sturdy little fellow, and Nikki’s clothes fitted him quite well.
When the party was over, he came home and ripped the dress off in favour of trousers and a tee shirt. Off he zoomed on his bike, straight into the oncoming car.
At the hospital, his trousers had to be cut off, revealing, underneath, the poor little boy was wearing girls’ knickers.