Last we saw this family, the twins had grown to toddlers and a new baby, Cherie, had been born.  That was four kids, although two were twins.  Cherie, therefore, would be destined for the boarding school, it seemed.

The twins had their birthday:

Rene;

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Colette;

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The twins fought a lot.

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Even after Cherie had grown to a toddler, Claire noticed they still bickered.

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Claire loved Cherie, and didn’t want her to go to boarding school.  She discussed it with Sebastien. Maybe Colette could go instead?

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Then Claire discovered she was pregnant with child number five.

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Decisions had to be made.  One of the five had to go to boarding school and one now had to go to the poorhouse.  They reluctantly decided to take Colette to the poorhouse, making Rene’s life easier.  Cheverny said he would take her, as he was nearing the end and wouldn’t care if Colette hated him for it.

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He waved goodbye, knowing he’d never see his granddaughter again.

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And he was right.  After returning from work, one evening, Death appeared.

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He was 76.

Rene was much happier.  He wasn’t spending so much time avoiding his twin sister.

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Cherie grew to school age.

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Xavier didn’t know what to think of her, wondering why she was the favourite.

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The new baby was born – another girl, called Elene (no pic!).

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Xavier was an A+ student, soon to start high school.

Sebastien was a rock god, but changed his style as he got older to heavy metal, wanting to do whatever he wanted while he was still young enough.

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That included changing his looks a bit.  He had never liked the way his eyes stuck out a bit,

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so used the cosmetic surgery machine.

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He was very pleased with the result.

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He was famous, with a limo to pick him up whenever he wanted.

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However, he wanted to spend some time with the kids before they all left.  He decided to take them all to the park.  Unfortunately, you can’t take babies, so Elene had to stay behind.

They headed over to the Parc d’Amour in Bluewater.  However, Sebastien was recognised and people crowded round him,

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all wanting an autograph or a photo.

The kids played on the footpath – Xavier and Cherie playing, and Rene just splashing in puddles.  Who needed playground equipment?   There was only a swing anyway, which the adults tended to use.

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Claire got some attention as the wife of a celebrity.

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One guy got a bit too familiar.

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Sebastien used his influence to get the park upgraded, increasing the number of picnic tables, perhaps including a skating rink and another piece of play equipment that adults couldn’t use.  In return, the city planner asked if he could do something about screening the Champignon cemetery a bit so it wasn’t so visible from the park.  Both have now been done.

Xavier grew to a teenager on the same day that it was Elene’s birthday.

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She would be destined for the boarding school instead of Cherie.

Sebastien’s twin sister, Chantal, now had three children, one of them illegitimate, so the illegitimate Daniel went to boarding school.

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