Happy 38th birthday, Marco Rossini!
Darymanis City, February 28, 2798. – (Sarah Winthrop, Genesis Free Press)
Today, in the picturesque Darymanis City, nestled against the pristine waters of Lake Darymanis, the Rossini family and close friends gathered to celebrate the birthday of our colourful Vice President. He and his bride, Marie (Brooklynn) have just returned from New Halifax where they honeymooned for three weeks.
It’s interesting to note that a scant year ago, Rossini spent his birthday convalescing on Earth after a life-saving and miraculous surgery to replace his spine due to an explosion in deep space. It certainly hasn’t hampered his grace and dancing prowess. Earlier in the day, we spoke to his father, Peppe – who is Conroy Distillery’s Master Distiller. Here’s what he said when asked if he is disappointed that Marco didn’t follow in his footsteps.
“Bella and I are very proud of our son. He is a learned man in his own right and follows his own path. Even as a child, Marco thought deeply about things he believed significant He’s a passionate man who cares deeply for others. He brings all of these qualities to his new life serving the people of Genesis.”
Marie, according to sources within the Rossini household, planned every detail of today’s festivities. She graciously agreed to answer a few questions. When asked about their future after politics, Marie had this to say.
“Thanks to regen and our projected longer lifespans, we’ll probably start our own family after we retire from politics. I’m sure that parenting will keep us very busy. Professionally, we might return to our roots – teaching for Marco and journalism for me. Marco has spent a great deal of time over the years combing through the archives and examining the earliest records of the settlement of Genesis so I wouldn’t be surprised if he writes a history. He has an author friend who pops in from time to time and I know their conversations have started him thinking along those lines. Stay tuned!”
Marie’s final thought intrigued me, so I asked the Vice President about this mysterious friend of his.
“Marie must be referring to my friend, Dr John. Right, he does seem to pop in from thin air sometimes! Sometimes he’s accompanied by his writer friend Nonnie. Their origins is a mystery, but they have dropped hints that they are from another time. Judging from their expertise about Earth events in the early 21st Century, I’m guessing that they come from our distant past on Earth. Time travel? I don’t know if it’s possible – if anyone will master that, it will be the Earthers. I don’t speculate a lot about Dr John and his friend Nonnie. They are good people and I find them fascinating company.”
Once the dinner festivities ended at Henri’s, a chic new restaurant on the shore of the lake, Marco, Marie, and their security team flew back to Genesis House in the capital in the presidential shuttle. It was a magical day planned and executed by Marco’s incomparable bride.