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8: Ryder – ‘Outshined’

Cherie Ashton (Elder), Khalid Ryder (Adult), Lily Ashton (Teen), Jessica Ryder (Child), Jack Ryder (Child)

Cherie had not looked forward to her milestone birthday at all.  Getting old wasn’t something she’d ever really come to terms with, but here she was, old.  The tiny age gap between her and Khalid seemed like a chasm now.  The only thing that kept her feeling young was that she didn’t have any grandchildren yet.

She wasn’t quite ready to be a grandma!

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7: Ryder – ‘Scar Tissue’

Cherie Ashton (Adult), Khalid Ryder (Adult), Lily Ashton (Teen), Jessica Ryder (Child), Jack Ryder (Child)

Jack Ryder was finally in school with his older sister, Jessica.  Unfortunately, this meant that he had to deal with his friends teasing him about ‘girl cooties’.  He didn’t think Jessica had any, though.  They’d always gotten along.  Jack had two sisters.  He didn’t really believe in girl cooties.

Besides, if they did exist, wouldn’t he have a rash or something by now?

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6: Ryder/Martel – ‘Say It Ain’t So’

Cherie Ashton (Adult), Khalid Ryder (Adult), Luis Martel (Teen), Lily Ashton (Child), Jessica Ryder (Child), Jack Ryder (Toddler)

Lily was glad to have another girl closer to her age around the house.  Jessica was still a few years younger, but she was still old enough to help pull pranks on Luis.  They would often sneak into his room and set a trap.  It was all in good fun.

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5: Ryder-Martel – ‘Swallowed’

Cherie Ashton (Adult), Khalid Ryder (Adult), Luis Martel (Teen), Lily Ashton (Child), Jessica Ryder (Baby)

Cherie wasn’t sure she’d ever get used to be being a mother.  It was never a role she’d thought to play.  Now that she was, it was difficult to shake.  She loved Lily and Jessica; it was just strange to admit to herself that they relied on her.  Sure, she’d taken care of Luis, but it was different when it was your own flesh and blood.  There was a panic involved.

Little Jessica was a pretty easy baby, thankfully.  She was barely a year and it was already obvious she had inherited Khalid’s stoic calm.

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4: Ashton/Martel – ‘Love Story’

Cherie Ashton (Adult), Khalid Ryder (Adult), Luis Martel (Teen), Lily Ashton (Toddler)

Khalid loved his job.  He wasn’t the type of guy that could be happy doing a typical 9 to 5 gig at some sort of stuffy, corporate office.  Fighting fires was exciting and he was a natural.

It was pretty good money, too.  Which allowed him to move Cherie and the kids to a bigger house that didn’t remind everyone of death.  It was just across the street from their old house, but moving had improved the overall mood of the family dramatically.

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