Oskar Novak (Elder), Kelly McMaster (Adult), Andrew Novak (Young Adult), Natalia Novak (Teen)
Kelly was coming to the startling realization that with every passing day, she was becoming more and more like her dearly departed mother, Sheila. Having a college student living in the house was downright painful. Andrew was neat and tidy, but his studies took all of his attention. Kelly was a little more than tired of having to follow him around and pick up after him. He was grown, after all!
There was a time when Kelly had sworn she’d never be like her mother. Now, however, she found herself nagging her children the same way Sheila had nagged her. She wondered if it was the byproduct of Camilla’s untimely death. Oskar had distanced himself considerably since then and the family was still trying to find a way to recover.
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Dominic Cosaro (Adult)
Dominic Cosaro wasn’t really the type to get hung up over something silly like Sacha running off with Luis. In fact, if everything worked out, he’d be happy for her. Camilla’s death, however, was an entirely different matter. He didn’t talk about it, he declined to comment when the media asked, and he wouldn’t even talk about it with his close friends.
Instead, he welcomed the distraction of finally being able to woo ladies publicly again.
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Patrick McMaster (Elder), Noreen McMaster (Elder), Philip McMaster (Young Adult), Mark McMaster (Young Adult), Juliet McMaster (Teen), Catherine McMaster (Teen)
Things did not start off well for the McMaster family. Their beloved horse, Old Roy, was on his last legs. Death came to collect him during the night while everyone was asleep. Only Dolly and Drifter were there to see him off.
He had lived a good, long life. Now he could join his former master, Sheila, in the afterlife.
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Luis Martel (Young Adult), Gwendolyn Mosley (Young Adult)
Gwendolyn Mosley’s weird mood swings did not go unnoticed by her housemate, Luis Martel. He had to deal with her on a daily basis and after several years of cohabitation, knew her almost as well as his own family.
“I’m fine,” she said, ignoring him and focusing on her pancakes. “Just trying to figure out what’s next.”
“Fine? Women are never fine, Gwen! That’s like the first thing us guys learn. What’s going on, what’s with the drama all of the sudden?”
“I can’t really talk to you about this, Luis,” she said, shifting her eyes to the side. “Just let it go, okay? I’ll be all right.”
That was a code Luis had gotten used to by now. Ever since he had arrested Paula Novak, Gwendolyn became a little more tight-lipped about certain things. Anytime she refused to talk to him, he knew it was about them. He sighed. Why couldn’t she have just stayed with Philip and avoided all this crime drama?
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Stefan Novak (Young Adult), Paula Novak (Young Adult)
Paula Novak was stuck re-evaluating her life. With criminal charges hanging over her head, she hadn’t exactly made the best choices so far. The sudden death of her eldest sister, Camilla, sort of sent a shock through her system. Life was short and even shorter yet if you were in the kind of life that she was. Criminals didn’t usually live until retirement age and if they did it, they lived it out in jail.
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