The children grew up, as children do. All of them got married and had children, except for Felix. One sister had two boys and was widowed young; the other had twins and was divorced. His brother was unhappily married with two daughters, but his wife didn’t believe in divorce. So they stayed together, in the sort of inertia that holds many people in places or jobs where they’d rather not be. Their mother never married again, though she never lost her wide eyed romantic nature and the hope that one day, she would find a great love.