“Please, Topaz. Open the door. We can talk about this! I know I fucked up by not telling you about Eve, but I swear I was never leading you on! You’re my life, so please, let’s talk.”
Topaz can feel the tears welling up in her eyes, but she won’t let them fall while he’s still in hearing range. He’ll say something sweet and wonderful and she’ll let him back in and then that will be it. She won’t be part of this problem.
“Your feelings for me don’t change the fact that you’ve been lying to me since the day you met me! How can I trust anything you say anymore? How do I know you weren’t going to just break my heart and leave me alone when you went back to Bridgeport after the baby was born?”
Prim arrives before Casey can think up an answer. She’s heard everything from her room down the hall, and if this jerk thinks he can get away with leading on her sister he’s in for a rude awakening.
A very rude awakening.
“Y-you didn’t turn him into a frog or anything, did you?” Topaz asks after hearing Casey scream as he ran out of the house.
Prim just shrugs. “I don’t actually think I can do that. I just scared him a bit. No harm done.”
Topaz tries to say thank you, but instead she lets out a sob, and suddenly the dam of tears just breaks.
Prim isn’t quite sure what to do, so she just holds her sister close and pats her back. “There there... you’ll be just fine without him. He’s just a dumb guy, you don’t need him.”
“Prim I’m pregnant.”
For a long moment Prim isn’t sure what to say or do, but eventually she gets a feeling inside of her chest that forces her to smile. “Really? I guess we’d better redecorate the nursery, then! I promise it’ll make you feel better.”
Topaz highly doubts it, but she’s willing to try anything right now to get Casey off of her mind.
Prim’s graduation ceremony arrives a few days late, but the whole family attends with her for support.
She’s voted most popular and Cruz is no where to be seen! It’s a good day.
The snow starts on the very first day of Winter, as if it were just waiting.
Within a few hours the ground is completely covered, and Winter has to borrow some warmer clothes from a coworker before jogging home. The snow really is beautiful, she’ll give it that. But a part of her, deep down inside, is telling her to run straight home, hold onto Nalin and not let go until Spring. Normally she’d just ignore the feeling, but this time she can actually do that. After all, tomorrow is her wedding day.
And what a wedding it is. Nothing special, no guests but Nalin’s sisters. Winter wasn’t sure if her dress was going to come off as too fancy but as soon as she sees Nalin her worries are forgotten.
“You look beautiful.” He breathes.
She just laughs. “You aren’t so bad yourself!”
They exchange rings as they say their vows.
Nalin pauses momentarily as he holds the weddng ring up. “You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting to do this.”
She kisses him in response, assuring him she’s been looking forward to this moment too.
Topaz wants to know what the young couple’s plans are now.
“If its alright with you, Topaz, we’d really like to continue living here. It would be great to help you with your baby and have your help when we finally have kids. And to be honest, this is the only home I’ve ever known.”
They’ve been sharing a bed almost since the day Epsilon gave her back. But now its really their bed.
“Shall we get started on that family, love?”
Winter can’t hide her smile. “We’re already a family, Nalin.”
They're finally married! I swear the story picks up from here. At least until the kids have been born.
Gen 7's full roll has finally been revealed, but I don't think its really a surprise to anyone at this point. Especially the number of kids.
By the way, this isn't the last time we're seeing Casey Cassidy. He'll be back eventually. : )