“Who wants breakfast?” Winston exclaimed.
“Me!” Andria cried. “Me first!”
“For you, Mama, I add a little something special.”
Andria chuckled. “That’s quite a performance for dash of extra cinnamon.”
Winston scrunched his nose at her. “This would be more fun if you knew less about cooking.”
When breakfast was finished, the family dressed up and got ready for the big event.
Everyone was gathering at the Old Mill Cafe.
Sawyer’s sister Rosie Winter was home with a cold, but she sent her two daughters, Angelina Winter
and Shalonda Winter.
Roderick was also not there, which was just as well because Victoria wasn’t quite finished being annoyed at him for messing with her date.
Sawyer’s close colleague, Sam Pistachio.
Sawyer and Dylan’s cousin, Gina Sample-Baerwyn, was on her honeymoon with her new busband Bryant Wu. But, to everyone’s surprise, her daughter Leona came. Leona was Great Uncle Hunter’s granddaughter and Victoria’s second cousin. She looked so much like her grandmother Eliana.
Or perhaps she was just there to fish, and the family gathering was a coincidence.
Victoria tried on several outfits and decided on what she hoped was classy casual.
Gamora powered through the guests on her hoverboard. “Make way!” she shouted proudly. “Make way for the bride and groom!”
Afterward came the guests of honor:
and Emily Sample-Doctor.
Emily chose to be married in the form that best suited her personal identity.
The couple was married at City Hall, but Abby insisted there be some sort of a wedding reception. Brunch at the Old Mill Cafe was the compromise.
“Hooray!” everyone cried. “Congratulations!”
It was a while before Sawyer and Emily were ready to see anyone but each other.
Abby and Chaim couldn’t help but be inspired.
“Please, join me for a spot of tea,” Edmund said to Sam.
“Oh! Samantha!” Emily exclaimed. “I’m so glad you came. I wanted you to see how amazing I look!”
“You’re just how I imagined you’d be,” Sam said without meeting her eyes. “Nice to see you in, ah, human form.”
Sam had been a rival for Sawyer’s affection back in the day. Emily didn’t want her to forget how that turned out.
“Let’s all have a croissant,” Sawyer suggested, giving Emily a hard look.
“That’s a wonderful idea!” Angelina Winter said. Sam got away from Emily and slipped into the seat beside Angelina.
“How could you have sunk so low as to play that role in Jupiter Resembling?” Gamora shouted at Abby. “Do you know how bad the science was in that movie?”
“You take a few acting classes, and then we can talk,” Abby retorted.
“And then you ask the patient to throw paint at the wall,” Sawyer explained to Victoria. “It’s very therapeutic.”
Tea concluded with a cutthroat game of shuffleboard between the three siblings.
And Sawyer rejecting the advances of an intern at the hospital who seemed to have had too much mind-altering herbal tea.
She was going to have a bad day at work when they saw each other next.
Victoria and her family returned home for a lazy afternoon, though Edmund did stomp her at a practice duel.
Edmund showed off with a bit of fancy spellcasting.
And shot himself in the foot. Literally. Fortunately, the spells wasn’t harmful.
“I don’t understand my brother at all,” Dylan admitted, “but I wish him the greatest of happiness.”
“If he and Emily are half as good together as we are,” Andria said. “He’ll do fine.”
As the family headed to bed, Victoria sat up and thought about love.
You just knew, didn’t you? It just happened?
So, Sawyer and Emily were released into Story Progression for about two days before I got a notification that they were engaged. I thought it would be fun for Abby to throw him a bachelor party. While I was getting set up to throw that party, I got a notification that they were married! Thus the party became a wedding reception instead. Somehow I thought that Sawyer and Emily wouldn’t bother with the whole legal marriage thing, but they proved me wrong.
Emily wanted to spend the entire party in her robot costume. I forced her to switch to her formalwear. She switched back. I gave up.
It’s nice to see Sawyer’s story end in nerdy bliss :).