Even though my story is a legacy and is meant to be focusing mainly on the lives of heirs, I can’t help but care about the spares, too. And I’ve been trying to include them all, but the family is just growing at all fronts, so it’s getting more and more difficult.
I also feel like at this point, their stories are kind of wrapping up and we’ll be seeing less and less of them with time. And that’s why I’m writing this post – it’s meant to be a quick summary of my spares’ lives, brief introduction of their children and my way to say goodbye to their story lines.
So in case you’ve been wondering how they’re doing, here’s what they have been up to.
Castor owns a comfortable, modern house in Oasis Springs and he lives there with his wife Annabeth and their three kids – twins Ross and Isis and teenage Serena.
He works in the IT industry as a video game programmer and in the meantime, he’s also playing (and sometimes even winning) R.E.F.U.G.E tournaments.
Annabeth works for Sim Industries as an assistant, which basically means she just makes coffee for her bosses. But she’s a family woman, so she doesn’t mind that much. She’ll have plenty of time to focus on her career once the kids leave the nest.
Although she’s not sure if it’s going to happen anytime soon. Ross, the eldest, is already a young man, but he seems to lack ambition of any kind. He’s never been the brightest student and college never appealed to him. He’s satisfied with the life he has, living with his parents, unemployed, watching TV and playing computer games in his man cave – as he calls his room – all day long.
His twin sister Isis is much more driven. She likes nice, expensive things – luxurious furniture, rare paintings and beautiful clothes.
She wants to be an expert chef one day, like her aunt Melia. She even joined the Upper Crust club to be surrounded with like-minded food lovers. And unlike her brother, she really hates nature, especially insect.
Teenage Serena tends to avoid her sister’s drama. Actually, she tends to avoid everyone most of the time. Like most teenagers, she’s at her happiest when she manages to sneak out of the house unnoticed.
Or when she trains alone in a little gym in the basement.
But despite their differences, they can always find time to spend some time together. At least when ice cream’s available.
Damon and his family reside in Willow Creek, in a lovely, rather traditional house, just a few streets away from the Rossini Residence.
Damon’s wife Katie is a breadwinner. She’s an extremely gifted, smart woman and she’s also a succesful, renowned scientist in a field of molecular biology. She currently leads her own research group that studies telomeres and their possible link to immortality.
A career like that is exhausting and stringent and Katie would’ve never been able to handle her job , her family and her biggest passion – gardening – without Damon’s help.
Damon quitted his job a long time ago to take care of the kids. Ever since then, he is a stay-at-home dad and quite frankly, he doesn’t mind. He knew Katie was the one with potential and dreams and he wanted to support her every step of the way. Taking care of the kids is his way to contribute. Also, he loves it – firstly, because it gives him plenty of time to watch cooking shows and secondly, because the kids are so awesome.
Colin, the young boy they adopted shortly after the wedding, is already a teenager. The years he spent in foster home caused that he grew up to be a little insecure and timid, but once he warms up to people, he’s a sweet, sensitive boy. He’s also a talented painter and a poet.
Carmen is an easy-going, lively clown of the family. She’s always in the middle of all the fun. Carmen is very free-spirited, too. She doesn’t like playing in her room or even being inside. She prefers the great vast outdoors, exploring and wandering around after curfew. Damon and Katie had a lot of mini-heart attacks when she left for her adventures without telling them.
Their youngest girl, Renée, is much more manageable. She’s bubbly and kind and she has a good influence on her mischievous sister.
Her favourite thing to do is tasting her Dad’s cooking. She seems to inherit his tremendous appetite.
They lead a simple, harmonious family life and it’s what Damon always wanted – a happy home with lots of children…
…and the love of his life by his side. Just like his parents.
Camilla started her new life as a single mom in a modern bungalow in Oasis Springs. She wasn’t happy to be there, since the whole neighborhood was intertwined with Dom in her mind, but it was the most reasonable choice. Much simpler than moving across the globe as she originally intended.
Carlie’s school was in Oasis Springs, just like her friends and her favourite teacher, Miss Hernandez. Carlie was a crabby girl, easily irritable and even grumpy sometimes, so it was hard for her to warm up to people (or for people to warm up to her). Camilla didn’t want to take those few friends away.
As for Camilla, she needed to stay in Oasis Springs to train. She’s became a succesful, decorated wrestler and she just couldn’t leave her coach at this point in her career.
Besides, she loves Oasis Springs. She can’t really imagine her life without a morning jog around here.
And Carlie fell in love with their new house immediately. Especially with her room – spacious, pretty and blue, which is Carlie’s favourite color! She even has her own creativity table.
She misses her dad sometimes, but most of the time, she barely notices things changed. Dom was never around much, constatly oscillating between Windeburg and Oasis Springs, so Carlie’s got used to spend time only with her mama around.
But she loves her mama very dearly so she’s quite content these days.
Evander really found himself in Winderburg. The city was full of hedonists and artists and intellectuals and weirdos, so nobody cared about one more melancholic introvert living in a small rented cottage outside of the city centre.
Except his roomate Kaya, of course. At first, Evander was not particularly interested in her, because he was focusing on his painting career. And he has always been very shy around strangers. But you can’t avoid someone you live with forever. And so it happened they often left the house at the same hour and travelled to work together.
Or bumped into each other in the kitchen.
Or just had to talk because the toilet broke and someone had to pay the repairs.
After a while, Evander started to feel comfortable in her presence and he began to like her company. Suddenly, he actually talked to her whenever, even when he didn’t have to. And they quickly went from innocent questions about their days at work to conversations about their families, pasts and plans.
One day Evander realized that she became a good friend of his. He couldn’t wait for Kaya to come home from work to asked about her day and about her opinion on his newest still-life or just hang out with her in the garden.
They were spending every weekend together, visiting Kaya’s favourite cafes and parks. She was a native Winderburgian and she knew her way around the city.
At one of their trips Evander just felt so good and at peace with her, he barely understood it. He never felt that comfortable with anyone, not even his family. She was so easy to talk to and to laugh with.
And when they took the selfie and Kaya jokingly cheered how good-looking they were, Evander looked at her and saw how unbelievably pretty she was.
It was like he was suddenly looking at her through different eyes. And in that moment he knew what he wanted to do.
Kaya wanted the same, it seems. So now they went from roommates to living together. (And it’s all the difference in the world.)
Well, and Dory. With her, it’s hard to tell. On Sunday, rumors say she married Alfred after all that drama anyway and they ran away together. Monday they say she lives with the homeless in Oasis Springs. Oh, and some say she actually found her way into the Gallery and used it to travel to parallel universes – and the stories just get more and more absurd from there. Like the one when she was supposedly living with the famous Boughs in their timeless neighborhood. Or the one where she became some kind of a pre-wedding counsellor. Dory of all people!
But how much of it is actually true? I guess we’ll never know.