The story is Brittany thought all was a joke when she came to visit Philip. His kiss with Morgan meant nothing. Little did she know, that was not the case at all. Morgan was already there checking out the house.
Philip broke the news as nicely as he could, but nothing could make that nice. There is no nice way to do this, is there?
Brittany in total shock and denial. She danced with him as a kid! She was his first kiss! Why would he betray her? Why?
Aww, she isn't too happy about the whole thing. She really wanted to become Philip's wife. Who cared that Brant thought she would be happier with Patrick, not her at that time. Philip was her first love and she was upset.
Morgan took time away from the pool to break the news to Patrick. He too was taken back by the news. She had a NEW lover.
No matter what Patrick said, Morgan wasn't listening. Nope, over over over.
Morgan did have some second thoughts, Patrick was always there for her. Patrick supported her views. What did she do?
A little influence helped the newly single ones figure out what to do. They would show Philip/Morgan they were happier without them.
Morgan and Philip did not even try to save their friendship. Too much had been said and now it was all in ruins.
Well, Morgan and Philip wasted no time getting married. A few close friends, who would hopefully understand that their attraction was stronger.
Who crashed the party? Patrick, of course. He didn't care, Morgan was HIS and HIS ALONE! He would be willing to have both women than to let Philip have one. He would take better care of them than Philip could.
Quadrim was feeling the effect of getting older. He still had not earned his money for his LTW. Nightly routines consisted of him singing for tips in the living room. Weirdness....there is a name for this disease, it's FP (Fortune Pox).
Morgan's diary entry:
Hola my future self ~ I am married to Philip. Life is swell, well almost swell. After graduating college, I thought I was destined to marry Patrick Strickland. Due to a stupid dare from Brant Trooper, I realized I had more attraction to his brother Philip. What is strange is Patrick has started calling me again trying to work it out. He doesn't care I married his brother, he just wants to make sure I am ok. Hmm, did I pick the wrong brother???
KITTENS!!! (you will see them later, they are like the dogs)
Today Patrick called me again with a wild plan. He asked me to let him come visit. After one day with him, would I kindly decide if I made the right decision or not. What could it hurt? Unlike Philip and Brittany, I think Patrick and I can stay friends. Besides everyone else is at work right now.
Wow diary, Philip can't find out about this. One minute I am taking a nice hot shower the next Patrick and I am hugging and kissing. He told me the breakup wasn't my fault, it was Philip's. Philip is the younger annoying brother, he did it to be mean. Patrick said I was the innocent victim.
Yeah, well you see where that diary entry led to, don't you? I guess they wanted one last jump in the hay together. She is married to Philip, you know.
Quadrim and the family cat Token. I always wondered about his FP and if he thought the cats would pay him for love or something.
Holly died. She was extremely happy at the time helping out with a painting for Quadrim. No one knew her time was up and she passed away before any grandkids arrived, which she really wanted.
Quadrim was really upset over Holly's death. You can see Heidi and Token came to see what happened to their mistress. Philip, on the other hand, could have cared less. He had his Morgan and that was all he needed. He was too busy at the hosital to notice any other problems.
He would have noticed his dad took comfort in the arms of a neighbor, Ginger Trooper. Who else? She came running over as soon as she heard and took care of Quadrim in her own way.
Morgan was too excited with her 'condition' to notice who was helping Quadrim. She was just happy he was in a better mood.
Patrick became a regular visitor around the house. His excuses ranged from wanting to play his drums or swim in the pool. No matter what the excuse, he was there. Why???
The next couple of days went past uneventfully. No more deaths, there was a birthday, but it was for Token. Token also retired then to chase the dust bunnies around under the beds.
Another symptom of FP is the want to open a home business. As you can see here, there are some poker tables and musical instruments around.
TROOPERS / STRICKLANDS 2