Jefferson High School

spring fever

april 2032
Principal: Bekah Grimsley
Teachers: Simon Millett and Rosabella Steinman
STUDENT ENROLLMENT

Everyone is struggling to maintain their drive and focus with the promise of summer freedom fragrancing the spring air. Romance also seems to be mingling in the air as well, which makes extra work for the teachers. Rosabella Steinman is covering for Brooklyn while she’s on maternity leave, and she’s rather soft since she just covered for Miriam in the fall, but she taught kindergartners which are less prone to making out.

Bekah knows far too much about the couples in her school, and she happened to see Chaz moving on after Cicely broke up with him this past winter.

Oddly, she saw Cicely smile, as if she were happy for Chaz and Lizzie with their new-found romance. It made Bekah respect the young girl more, seeing the maturity of wanting her ex to be happy.

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Millett Family

once more, with feeling

february 2032
previous update
(Millett Household Profile)
Merrill Millett (77 years), Grant (55 years), Leah (52 years), Nolan (13 years)

Leah has been researching how to help Nolan with his parentage. She’s also put him into counseling with Alice London, which has been helping more than Nolan will admit. Just a year prior, she felt she was losing Nolan, even when they were together, his thoughts were festering on things none of them could change. She’s greatly relieved he seems to be getting the help he needs to accept his circumstances.

Grant’s never been a proactive on anything in all his life, so Leah is surprised when he takes initiative with Alice. He calls to confirm appointments, and he calls to see how Nolan is doing. He even asks for tips on things he can do.

While they don’t have a loveless marriage, it’s not without its struggles, and this change in Grant warms Leah’s heart. For all their marriage, she’s felt a second behind Grant’s parents as he never felt strong enough to take a stand before.

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McCarthy Family, Millett Family, Wedding

take my hand – millett/mccarthy wedding

november 2031
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Julia Millett (28 years), Elias McCarthy (25 years), Grady McCarthy (1 month)

Leah is upstairs, helping her daughter prepare for her wedding. This is her first time seeing her daughter’s living quarters in this whirlwind engagement, and she’s holding her tongue on the very “Nicole-ness” quality of their bedroom. She can’t see her daughter’s personality anywhere in the decor. She wishes her daughter would find a home of her own to have a family.

Leah knows personally the struggles of living with inlaws and raising a family, as she continued to live that nightmare. It wasn’t until recent years where she got to actually pick and purchase her first home, bringing along her father-in-law. But she’s spoken to Julia, genuinely and from her heart, many times in recent months, and it hadn’t made any difference.

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Millett Family

working toward the future

march 2031
previous update
Hadley Millett (29 years), Rosabella Steinman (28)

narrated by: Hadley

Rosabella and Trey have been dating about two years, and while he may be interested in marriage, she isn’t quite there yet. Which is a relief to me, first because I don’t want to hunt a new roommate, and second, because neither of them can cook; she’d likely die.

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Millett Family

lies between us

july 2030
previous update
(Millett Household Profile)
Merrill Millett (76 years), Grant (53 years), Leah (51 years), Nolan (12 years)

When you find out your sister is your Mom, and your parents are actually your grandparents, you get a pet bird. At least in my experience. I’d wanted a pet bird for years, and they’d decided it was an appropriate time to cave. That was all just over a year ago, and KiKi is my favorite part of home these days.

It isn’t exactly anger, but there is an unhealing wound. Perhaps if I had more time it would begin to subside, but I’m not hopeful.

Every single one of my family members knew the truth, and no one had ever bothered to even give me a hint. Mom and Dad are still my parents, I’ve decided that much. Julia has never even been a great sister to me, Hadley has always had my back, so it doesn’t even compute to consider her as my Mom. There’s a break in my sanity when I even consider that I’m from her.

From her, and who else?

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