She calls up Ariette anonymously, and letsher believe she is from the press andknows all about her secret daughter. Theprice for her silence? Ariette needs tobring her daughter home herself, andrecognise Annette as her legitimate heir.
When asked why, Trinity pretends hercharacter was abandoned as illegitimate,and hates to see children treated as shewas despite society moving past theissue of wedlock. Ariette agrees. If the reporter outs her secret daughter, she’ll seem the bad guy. If she comes clean herself, it will look like she’s bravely combating the strictures of the backwards looking community she was born to. She has no choice. Annette will have to come and live with her.
Over at number 2, a much happierlittle girl than Annette is about tobecome a child. It’s Megansbirthday, and Teresa and Warrencan’t wait for her to age up.
Warren had her bedroom all prepared. Theold dingy room where Miranda used to workwas transformed. Warren had spent his firstfew paychecks from his garden to finance it.
James wasn’tparticularly happyabout sharing theroom with Megan.Couldn’t they justbuy a new house?
At least his half of the room wasdecorated the way he wanted it.With the same colour on the wallsthere had always been. And if shegot too annoying, he planned todrown her out with music.
Megan was impressed withthe new-ness of everythingon her side. She wasn’t sureit was exactly ‘her though’. Abit… pink. A little too… girly.
With Megan’s birthday over with, Warrengets on with wedding preparations.Including the Stag and Hen nights! Hecalls in old friends he hasn’t seen sinceMiranda’s funeral, as well as new friendshe’s made since moving to Deasil Street.
His Stag do is basically anexcuse for this father of two toget stinking drunk and have alaugh. Speeches over with, thechampagne flows… and some ofthose who get wet strip down!
Pablo Martinez is certainly getting into thespirit of things, but takes things to farwhen he hits on the sexy maid dancer alittle too creepily. She gives him a goodknee to the groin, and the party carries onwith much merriment at his expense. ButWarren took a couple of moments to beblearily concerned. Pablo was a marriedman!
Bernice Kasitova travels down for Teresa’s slightly moresedate Hen do, and meets Jen for the first time. They geton, though Jen is a little intimidated by the length andstrength of the other two’s friendship
Did we say moresedate? Once thespeech finishes Bernicepulls out thechampagne and thecocktails and sexy malestrippers start up.
Their frantic night of partyingends with the three of them in acomplete strangers back gardenhot tub. As Bernice pointsout, who needs sleep whenyour warm and cosy in luxurybubbles?
Jen makes her excuses andleaves, while the two bestfriends watch dawn break. Itwas an excellent party, aperfect send off to singledom.
It’s wedding day on DeasilStreet! Teresa is readyfirst, while Warrenchivvies the children intogetting dressed properly.
James was still not completely happy abouthow everything was turning out. He lovedhis dad, but wasn’t sure about having amum. His first had died and left them,Teresa had left them, what gave her theright to try again?
While the kids get ready and thedecorators set up the wedding archTeresa and Warren do a bit ofgardening. It’s their shared livelihoodfrom now on after all.Teresa checks out the catering too,hoping that everything would beperfect. It was the only wedding dayshe planned to ever have.
Soon the guestsstarted to arrive, inthe casual outfits thecouple asked them to.They wanted it to be afree and easy day.
Though James andMegan had been madeto make an effort. Theyweren’t really onspeaking terms, withJames continuing to bespiky toward his littlesister.Megan wasn’t surewhat to make of him,she only knew shelooked more like theirdad than he did. He waslike the odd one outwith a dead woman’sdirty blond hair.
Everyone gathered for theceremony, tastefully decorated inwhite and pale spring green.
The usual vows are spoken,and the rings exchanged.
Warren kisses his new bride, and thecouple are married.
The newly-weds cut the cake,and make speeches.
Finally, they pose for a family photograph with theirchildren. Megan is loving the entire spectacle, and allthe attention as ‘the miracle’ that brought her parentstogether. James however, was somewhat distracted bythe classical musician hired for the occasion.
Finally though,the guests gohome, thechildren go to bed… and so do theWarren andTeresa Bailey.
Deasil StreetNo. 1 No. 3Trinity and Belladonna Darkstone For SaleNo. 2 No. 4The Bailey Family For SaleWarren, Teresa, James and Megan No. 6 No. 5 Pablo and Jennifer Martinez Empty Lot No. 7 Harry Vickers and his daughter Ariette Next Time… Will Annette arrive in Deasil Street safely? How will James and Megan react to the new family structure? Find out next time on Deasil Street!