Kira is a changeling. A human with the ability to change their physical appearance through the use of an avatar.
“I can’t explain, but I can show you.”
If Anne said anything, Kira didn’t hear.
She closed her eyes and reached for her avatar.
Warmth expanded from her chest outward and golden light slowly grew behind her eyelids. Kira could feel her body rise up on tip toe and she spread her arms to maintain balance as her body arched and she let her head fall back. The feeling of hair cascading sent shivers across her skin. Now she regretted the sweatshirt she wore, wishing to feel that hair against bare skin.
Too soon and it was over, the glow and warmth receded as her heels touched the floor.
She was herself once more.