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Elene was still popular. In fact she was big on campus.

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One student was particularly interested, Shane Noir. But he would have to act quickly.

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So he took the plunge.

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She didn’t resist. In fact she enjoyed it. During the rest of their time at university, he got closer and closer to her and eventually popped the question.  She accepted.

They returned to Veronaville and moved into an apartment where they had the wedding.

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It was a small affair with no fuss at all (not even any chairs for the guests in the tiny backyard. (Check out that road!)

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But inside was bigger and everyone had a great time.

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Back home, Sebastien held a dancing competition.

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He announced Claire as the winner. I think he was biased.

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Xavier had now written four best-selling novels. Claire and Sebastien read them. The latest, The Road to Hell, was a bit grim for Claire’s liking.

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Sebastien is now 70 but shows no sign of giving up music.

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Not a great deal happening in the main household of the Champignon family, but more than the DeMarr family who miss an update for lack of anything significant to report.

Xavier sold another blockbuster.

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Sebastien and Claire were still spontaneously engaging in random acts of love.

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The second eldest daughter, Cherie, married Muhammed, the son of an Arab businessman, in a small ceremony at the back of their apartment in Bluewater. Claire and Sebastien attended only.  Muhammed didn’t much care for his father and his mother had died.

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Cherie was now Mrs Diwan.

Claire also attended the wedding of Mayor McCullough’s daughter, Penelope, to Sam Champagne.

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Sadly, the eldest daughter, René’s twin sister, Colette, (who had been sent off to the poorhouse years ago) died in the small downtown house she shared with her elderly husband.  She had married him for money when he suggested he had some, but found that he was just as poor as she.

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For Sebastien it was not unexpected. René had been saved so another child had to be sacrificed in the latest round of culls.  He hoped there would be no more.

As for Elene, she was now at university and had grown into a very attractive woman. She attracted a lot of attention from the male students, including Kiran DeMarr.

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She didn’t seem particularly interested in any of them. She was lusted after even by the groom of a wedding she attended (as well as by Richard Lillard at his recent wedding).

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She will break a lot of hearts.

Richard returned home and found work as a lawyer.  His fiancée, Aisha, joined him after she graduated and they planned the wedding.

For some reason the guests congregated in the garage when they arrived.

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One of the guests starting fighting with the bride’s father.

Finally they settled down to watch the ceremony. As well as Aisha’s parents, her sister, Mandy attended.  She is sitting next to Peter on the left.

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The vows and exchanging of rings proceeded.

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A couple of the guests are missing – perhaps they never made it from the garage.

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Dusk fell before the reception but Peter led the toasts.

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Sarah was getting a bit sozzled.

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The drink made her garrulous and she talked a lot to her new daughter-in-law about so many things while Aisha missed the presence of her new husband.

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It had been a very successful wedding party.

Richard and his new wife arrived back from the honeymoon very happy.

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Back to the Lillards.

Richard graduated (I forgot what his degree was but probably law-related).  He had a party at the flat he rented with his fiancée.

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He introduced Aisha to his parents.

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Sarah was happy for her son, even though she was a bit plain and on the chubby side.

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Everyone had a good time.  I think the pregnant woman is Charlotte with a different hairdo.

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Meanwhile, Petra, who had been at boarding school and then uni, got married to Ren Noir in a small ceremony.

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Sarah and Peter still enjoy each other’s company (a spontaneous show of affection here).

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Viran and his fiancée returned to Veronaville.

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Vrancea was introduced to her mother-in-law-to-be first of all.

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Then, when she was outside, she didn’t notice as a bat approached.

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Turns out it was her father-in-law-to-be.

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There was a dangerous attraction there.

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However, they were being watched.

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Yes, Vrancea definitely found Vlad attractive.

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Miranda would have to keep an eye on her new daughter-in-law.

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Viran quickly got a job in the scientist career. Vrancea welcomed him home.

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Viran’s uncle came home from work with him one day, but was soon sent on his way.

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The wedding was set for late afternoon.  Several guests were invited,

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including Sebastien, the rock god.  He gets attention wherever he goes.

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The ceremony:

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Viran chatted to his bro, Kiran.

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Aunt Demona shared a table with the newly-weds.

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Next to her is her son, Vince, who we’ve seen before.

Viran and his new bride sneaked some time alone before the reception was over.

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Miranda managed to get to the wedding reception,

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and chatted to the bride before they headed off to their honeymoon.

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It seems Miranda’s sister-in-law was there, contemplating the change that vampirism had had on her.  She felt a little envious of her looking so young and beautiful but would not have wanted to become a vampire to do so.

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Vrancea discovered what an empty house it could be during the day with Viran at work. She, herself, had not yet found a job.

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René had returned to Veronaville from university, along with Marielle, and had enough money to buy a fairly sizeable three-bedroomed house down the road from his parents.  The wedding took place at the new house.

It ended up being an evening wedding.

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There was some confusion as there wasn’t enough seating.

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Xavier was finally formally introduced to René‘s new wife.

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He approved.  His little bro had done well.

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Everyone had a good time, congregating in the bathroom as usual.

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Meanwhile, over at the house of icon, Robert, his son, Patric, did not like the way his mother treated his new wife, Velaria, and told her so.

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Kalya was feeling depressed in any case.  She did not think she had aged beautifully and had overheard someone at a party refer to her as gruesome.  She decided to go in for some plastic surgery.

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It did not go well.

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She had it done again and some improvements were made but she still wasn’t happy.  She looked a lot uglier than originally (no pic of the “improved” version, sorry).

Finally, she found a surgeon whose skills were superior but she still looked a little “plasticky”.  Robert had had enough of the constant operations on her face.

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Even though she now looked better, his reputation as an icon was affected.  He told her to leave.

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Chantal consoled Robert,

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but it got her thinking about her own looks. She couldn’t pretend she was young any longer.  She had a makeover which softened her face and was more age-appropriate.

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She practised her lying skills and found she wasn’t as an accomplished liar as she’d thought.

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Andy put up with her flirting.  He still loved her and loved her new look.

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Xavier was delighted when Ilse had graduated and joined him in his Veronaville apartment.

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They chose the Parc d’amour for their wedding venue.  They both dressed pretty casually.

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Guests included his parents, René, Cherie, friends from uni and others.

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(They seem to be more concerned with being in the presence of rock god Sebastien than the wedding.)

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Cherie walked out before the end of the ceremony.  Who knows why?

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They partook of wedding cake

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before heading into the park for “dancing” and a barbecue.

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René and Xavier wanted to go roller skating.  Xavier’s parents left them to their fun and headed home.  Velaria joined in.

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René was better than Xavier.

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Patric joined them and wasn’t so good.  Ilse also finally joined them after René and Patric gave up.

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It was a pretty fun, and different, wedding.  The couple will continue to live in the apartment until at least Cherie has left home.

Before Xavier and Ilse’s wedding, Patric and Velaria had also got married in the backyard of Patric’s parents’ place.  It was unfortunate that Patric’s teenage brother, Karl, had drowned in the family pool the night before.

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(Kalya, his mother, doesn’t look too upset.)

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Xavier dressed up for Patric’s wedding, it being more conservative

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Chantal’s daughter, Chantilly, also got married – to Dan Coleman, who she’d met at university.

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They had moved into one of the more affordable houses, that, while basic and ugly, had potential.

Chantilly had invited her illegitimate half brother, Daniel, who was in private school.

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Chantal wearing some hideous clothing there – time to go shopping.  In the background is uni mate, Charlotte.

Chantilly’s kid brother, Tom, was there, but got a bit bored.

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He sat and waited, trying hard not to stare at the cake.

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One more wedding to come: Xavier’s.

I’ve touched on the Arends family before – they are becoming a large one of different branches, thanks to several kids in each.

Raylene was the daughter of Ray Arends and Penny Lillard, Penny having died shortly after giving birth.  Ray always resisted the urge to call his daughter Penny, so much did she look like his deceased first wife.

Well, Raylene went to university, then headed back to Veronaville where she advertised for a flatmate.  The flatmate turned out to be one fairly handsome townie by the name of Alvin Bear.  Raylene and he got on very well, so, as you can guess, they fell in love and Alvin proposed.  They held the wedding party in the back yard of the apartment.

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A pretty informal affair as you can tell by Raylene’s dress.

Guests included some of the family.

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Raylene’s half-siblings, Raymond and Lisa, and father, Ray

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Ray’s nephew, Ronnie, had recently married

Raylene introduced Alvin to her parents after the ceremony!

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They seemed to approve.

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Ray’s wife, Lucy, talks to Ronnie’s new wife, Lora

A good time was had by all.

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Alvin did wonder where his new wife had disappeared to.

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She was urgently called to the toilet.

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She ended up having twin girls, Lizzie and Paula (Bear).

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Charlotte wanted to get married in the newly built town hall.  So she got family and friends together (as well as fiancé, Jeremy, obviously) and headed over.

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No-one wanted to sit and watch.  Charlotte’s siblings came right up to the wedding arch to see them, blocking the view for anyone else.

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Charlotte had invited her aunt, Alexa, while her father didn’t turn up.  Perhaps he still wanted nothing to do with his father’s illegitimate offspring, even for his daughter’s wedding.

Never mind.  Charlotte (now Charlotte Frankston) and Jeremy toasted each other,

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and made out during the reception, pretty much ignoring any guests.

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Charlotte did introduce Jeremy to her mother, Sarah.

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However, they didn’t seem to get on…

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Jeremy did find something in common with Charlotte’s kid brother, though, and chatted to him while Charlotte drank.

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Charlotte then went out the back and found a break-dancer and asked for lessons from him.

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A fine way for a bride to behave.  She took ages.  Jeremy got fed up with waiting to dance or dine with her and headed to the car.  Everyone else had left.

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He waited… and finally she turned up.

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Awkward.

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They headed home.  No honeymoon.

Charlotte had found a job and worked every day.  Jeremy, however, had no real ambition and spent his days mucking around and inviting friends over.

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His old mates, Chantilly and Dan came over sometimes.

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Hmm, an interesting start to a marriage.  Is Jeremy really that much in love with Charlotte, and is she with him?  Time will tell.