So I wanted to get everything published and done with for generation two so I can move onto generation three. This epilogue is really short, but it explains their lives after everything that had happened. If you haven’t voted for the generation three heir, please vote here. Enjoy!
Seventeen years ago seemed like it was just yesterday. It’s crazy how time flies in a blink of an eye that it forces you to become so enthralled into work that you lose focus on what really matters the most. I once was a twenty-six year old young man and now here I am; a forty-two year old man living in the house of my dreams with a beautiful wife and four beautiful children.
I spent the entire morning and half of the afternoon stuck in my office going over the budget for this month’s inventory for the bakery as well as planning the budget for next month. I was exhausted, but it came with the territory. After we left Quinn’s house that day, she forfeited her rights as a parent and gave me full custody of Adelia. Annalise and I decided it was a good idea to pack up the kids and leave Hillcrest Cove. Too many memories, both good and bad. It was when we moved to Meadows Glenn that I bought into the local bakery and then eventually bought out the previous owner, thus becoming the new owner. Shortly after moving, we discovered that Annalise was having another baby. We decided to get married at that point and make it official.
Soon after, our Madeline arrived. She was beautiful just like Adelia and Landon were when they were born. She was the spitting image of her mother, but possessed my golden blonde hair and purple eyes. A year later, we had Shiloh; our youngest child. I like to think of him as having an even mixture in features, but Annalise thinks he’s the spitting image of myself.
Landon turned out to be a handsome young man and very ambitious in everything he did. After graduating high school and spent many of months trying to find himself as most kids do at that age, he finally arrived at the conclusion that he wanted to become a successful bartender and eventually own his own bar. I guess my business mindset and endeavors rubbed off on him. He’s become very good at it and is working at a local hot spot in town. He’s currently in the dating scene, but he says he wants to settle down someday and start his own family. I couldn’t be more proud.
Last, but not least is Adelia. She’s had her hurdles and obstacles over the years, but she turned out to be a beautiful person. She’s thriving in her early twenties and also talks about settling down someday and starting her own family. That, in fact, seems to be her focal point at the moment. Shortly after we moved to Meadows Glenn, she got into writing and is now working with a publishing company on a novel.
Annalise–my Lise–is just as beautiful as ever. You can hardly tell she’s had three children herself, but even if she did look like it, I would still love her just as much. She’s been through a lot with me through thick and thin, and I am truly grateful she came into my life. Without her, I wouldn’t be the man I’ve become today. She is my rock, my refuge and my lifeline and I will forever be committed to her for as long as I live.
So like I said before, seventeen years ago seemed like it was just yesterday, but I’m glad I’m at where I am today. Despite of everything we had to go through in the past, I wouldn’t have changed anything for the world. Yes, Quinn was a nutcase, but if I had never met her, I wouldn’t have had Adelia. And if I never came to Hillcrest Cove to begin with, I never would have met Lise and had Landon, Madeline and Shiloh. I am truly one lucky man and I can’t wait to see what is in store for them.