In due time, Zahra’s birthday came around. Along with Adjo and Shanni’s, all together in one big pile of aging up.
Layla threw a huge joint party for her beloved brood. Three birthday cakes were arrayed on the back lawn.
Meanwhile, on the back patio, Layla’s dear Antonio Bauer, who was a little late to the event, decided to cash it in.
While Shanni had her moment to blow out the candles, half the guests were distracted by the arrival of Death behind her.
Antonio had no regrets in life, though he’d have been glad for more time. The sly dog left behind a young wife and a toddler, for heaven’s sake.
Shanni aged up surrounded only by close family.
Almost certainly NOT the look she’s going to stick with.
Death, having done his duty, stuck around to cheer Adjo on and get a slice of cake.
Now that she was of age, Lancelot passed the deeds to the family investments over to Zahra as his designated heir. His own life ambitions complete, he made ready to step to the sidelines.
After a wardrobe change, here we have…
(The first was his final look, but this pic has a great expression :).)
And our inheritor of the Sample line, Zahra, who decided to get a haircut. I do say, it looks good on her.