All five of the kids, now teens, in the house went out for the first time. It was a holiday. Food and drinks were free.
Dysis and Darius wasted no time, confidently walked to the bar, and ordered non-alcoholic drinks. Dyna followed, making sure to scope things out first.
Even though Dysis is very interested in money, she’s also down-to-earth. She wanted to stay comfortable, so she wore her overalls and a plain white t-shirt.
Darius was feeling super cute and handsome, so he took a thousand selfies.
Some B-list adult celebrity tried to chat Delmarya (Deli) up as she ordered her Plasma Jane. Deli avoided eye contact.
Dysis tried to swoop in and rescue her sister from the failure of a conversation, but the B-lister told Dysis to get lost, and turned his back to her. The normally confident kid didn’t know how to react to that.
Oblivious and in the background, Darius spent his club time showing his twin (Dyna) the thousand selfies he took.
Still oblivious to what was going on with the B-lister, Darius then dragged Dyna out to look at the stars on Starlight Boulevard.
It was an aspirational journey down the sidewalk for him. He studied his eldest sister’s star (Aster’s star) and thought, I can get one of these.
Back at the house, Deli deleted the odd B-list celebrity from her memory and approached her father because she had more important things to handle. Deli needed his help.
Deli had been thinking a lot and at the moment she was feeling that maybe being a vampire was something she could accept. She figured that if she got stronger and overcame her sun allergies, it might not be such an awful, weird thing. It might even help her get closer to her father.
Of course, Asher was willing to train her. But they were still awkward.
Asher did help, but he was distracted by thoughts of the next day. There would be another holiday. Everyone would be gathering to discuss important family issues.
There was a lot that needed to be discussed and a lot he had to plan, but …
It all meant that he would see Aster, his firstborn. With that on his mind, immediately after he finished training Deli, he ran upstairs to …
look at one of Aster’s photos in the house and celebrate.