Dylan had never felt so alive behind a camera as he did on his trip to Al Simhara. There was a quality to the light he had never experienced. Edges were crisp and clear. He could see for dozens of miles. And oh what there was to see.
His time on assignment flew by.
Meanwhile, Abby was struggling with her math homework. Sawyer was trying to help, but it didn’t seem to be sticking.
“Why do they need all these squiggly symbols?” she demanded. “Why can’t they use human words?”
“I figured your math would at least look convincing,” Abby replied, sulking.
Abby did manage, against all odds, to pull a passing grade in math. It hailed the end of her high school career. Her birthday was finally here.
Abby was determined that her coming of age not be slighted the way her last birthday was. At her insistence, Sky and Xia rented out the La Palma poolside club.
Sky entertained the guests as they gathered.
Hunter showed the passage of time more than the other triplets.
Forest, on the other hand, didn’t look a day past his adult birthday. Nobody asked why.
Xia’s dear older brother Jin was also showing his age.
Abby made sure to carve out some time from her mingling to talk to her boyfriend Dion.
“When will I get to see you?” he asked. “You’ve been so busy recently.”
“I’m sorry,” Abby said. “With drama club and finals and everything, I keep losing track of time. I’m sure it will be better after graduation.”
Then it was time for cake.
“This is it, Mum!” Abby crowed to Xia. “I’m an adult! I’m free!”
Xia could have warned her that adulthood wasn’t quite so carefree, but she didn’t see the point. “Yeah!” she said. “Let’s party it up!”
Dylan, Sawyer, and Andria escaped the loud dance music into the pool room.
Andria turned out to be a pretty good shot.
Sky had to leave the party early for a singing engagement.
Her birthday hit in the middle of her set.
She preferred it this way. No reason to call attention to growing older.
She went right on singing, just as she always had. If anyone noticed, she couldn’t tell.
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Since there are no animation for photography, I wasn’t sure what to do to blog Dylan’s work. I settled on taking shots similar to the ones he actually took and framing them in the blog. There isn’t a lot more for me to say about WA, so I let his trip pass in screenshots. I figure you got the idea ;).
Didn’t Abby grow up beautiful? I was pretty impressed!