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Chapter 49: Old age is a bitch

REGISTRY: Paon – 2nd Generation
ENTRY NUMBER: 009
REPORTER: Antonia Paon
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SUMMARY:  The aging Paons celebrate Christmas.
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The slowed pace of life at Summer Hill 15 caused by Renzo, Clara and Isabel Paon’s relocation didn’t last long. Only a month after my marriage to Zaky Taymur, I, Antonia Paon, discovered I was pregnant. My age hadn’t been an issue so far, but it became as soon as the hCG strip test came back positive.

I had to step aside from my post in the Military immediately since I lost bladder control already in the first trimester. The following months were marked by deep back pain, which prompted me to visit the Sharma Day Spa three times every week. In the last couple weeks before the child birth, I had to stay put in bed due over-swallowed feet.

The precautionary measures taken during the somewhat troublesome pregnancy – such as a huge intake of dishes containing watermelons, weekly massages and plenty of rest – assured my baby girl healthy development. Sofia Paon was born under the sign of Virgo.

A quick learner, Sofia mastered not only basic toddler skills as walking and speaking, but also the xylophone. However, her intelligence soon became a burden: hitherto she gets easily bored, she drops books before she finishes reading them and argues their plots are too predictable and often asks to skip classes under the same arguments.

Dealing with her somewhat special needs kept me busy and I lost track of several transformations: Tomas Paon made Top Secret Researcher and acquired a taste for fishing in his maturity, Maximiliano Paon sold a set of master pieces and found a close friend in a french named Zacharie Molyneux and Cicero Paon made it to Detective. My eldest son, however, hasn’t yet found a girlfriend and I plan on not loosing track of it – even if I am myself already in overtime.

Tonight we are celebrating another Year’s Eve as well as the birthdays of Zaky and Sofia. Zaky, Maximiliano and I planned it on Christmas morning; we’ve invited the neighbours, Cicero’s boss, Diego Briody-Jolina, and his partner, Denise Kearney, and his best friend, Sally Bunch.

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Chapter 33: Here we are back again

REGISTRY: Paon – 2nd Generation
ENTRY NUMBER: 001
REPORTER: Antonia Paon
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SUMMARY: I, Antonia Paon, resume my way back to the family estate and express my concerns over the way to report the family daily life. Clara Paon assures herself a promotion and keeps showing stress symptoms. Renzo Paon publishes his first book. The twin boys – Tomas and Maximiliano – young adulthood birthday party proves itself as a rapprochement opportunity with Sam Sekemoto. The referred subject becomes a family counselor.
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NARRATIVE: On November 3 I, grunt Antonia Paon, rejoined my sister and brothers at the family estate on Summer Hill 15 after a 18 months absence due my military internship. I agreed on the meeting after my younger twin sister, Clara Paon, then a Paramedic for the Sacred Spleen Memorial Hospital, e-mailed me asking for counseling and support. On the referred e-mail (Evidence A: e-mail copy), sent on October 29 at 07:17pm, she mentions founding a journal that belonged to my mother, Brigida Paon, during the renovation of the family house. On her allegedly writing, Brigida had expressed a wish for one of her daughters to keep living and running the estate after her death.

I assumed Clara would be perfect for the chore since she assisted our father, Leighton Sekemoto, during his final elderly years and was already taking care of the estate and of our three younger brothers – Renzo, a cash register specialist at Divisadero Budget Books and wannabe writer; Maximiliano, a beverage consultant at Sharma Day Spa and amateur painter; and Tomas, then a Produce Quality Assessor at EverFresh Delights Supermarket. Based on such data, I took a cab to Summer Hill 15 assured that all she needed was my blessing.

Cab home

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Chapter 26: Planning the future

Wednesday, winter 2010.

After leaving school today, Clara and Maximiliano called me asking if they could skip lunch and go visiting the Institut for Modern Art. I happily granted them permission because since Maximiliano has turned old enough to visit museums he has been asking me to take him, but I hadn’t yet found the time. That’s exactly where Clara came in: he started bothering her and being an art lover herself, she felt for the trick.

Clara and Maximiliano at the museum

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