The more Samantha tried to ignore the visible change in her co-worker’s attitude, the more uncomfortable she became. The female police officer was well-aware that things were not quite right, from the odd looks she received to people visibly avoiding her. Her colleagues didn’t mention anything, but she knew something was up.
Over time, the stares Samantha received turned unbearable. She couldn’t turn her back on police officers without getting checked out by them. If that wasn’t bad enough, it felt like everyone was talking about her behind her back. They were discussing the rumor that she had an unspoken part of her life that nobody was supposed to know about.
Hiding Her Femininity
No matter how talented and hard-working Samantha was, she knew that her beautiful figure could pose a serious issue with the men around her. Luckily, she got a chance to learn some tricks in the police academy that helped her fit in perfectly in her male-dominated team. She discovered that with a few adjustments, her curves could be hidden under her uniform.
Samantha used large garments and other clothing items to hide her feminine figure. She also decided to not wear any makeup while on duty, which helped her fit in with the men on her team. While it’s hard to ignore her beauty (even without makeup), Samantha managed to channel enough masculinity to be treated very similarly to her male co-workers.
A Looming Threat
After years of preparation, discipline, and hard work, Samantha finally cemented her place in the Long Island Police Department. Her superiors and co-workers considered her a valuable asset to the team, thanks to her unique gifts and abilities. Although on the surface things looked great, her instincts told her that things were going to get shaky very soon.
There was another aspect of her life that loomed like a massive shadow over her law enforcement career. It was a side of her that directly contradicted everything Samantha worked so hard to build. When colleagues gradually began changing the way they treated her, she knew that things were going to go downhill over time.
The Gossip Was Endless
Wherever Samantha went, the suspecting stares and conversations by her colleagues ensued. As bad as it was for the young police officer, she knew that it wasn’t entirely their fault. Having a female police officer is unorthodox enough for most of these men, not to mention one that has a side profession like hers. She began losing hope of keeping it to herself.
Eventually, the rumors began turning into the occasional questions. People wanted to know if what everyone was saying about Samantha was true. Of course, she knew that the rumors were true, but the female police officer just couldn’t get herself to admit it. Despite her best efforts, it was just a matter of time before everyone found out.
Samantha hoped she wouldn’t need to tell her colleagues about her side job. It was embarrassing enough just hearing the rumors that were going around, she really didn’t want to have to explain it to them in detail. The officer’s second job often caused her to disappear for days at a time, but she hoped her co-workers would think these were vacations or sick days.
Samantha knew that revealing her secret could seriously hurt her position at the law enforcement agency. Unfortunately, at this point, she either had to come out about it, or someone else was going to do it for her. Once the stress reached a boiling point, the officer decided she couldn’t take it any longer. It was time for her to tell the truth and clear the air once and for all.