Something random. Felt like peeking into a few of my OCs' lives in a decade from now. Turns out there are not many I can do this with without totally spoiling their stories for you.
Plus I should be working on other stuff so this is as far as I'm going with it.
In ten years Cornelius will be fifty three and mostly look himself if more grey and grizzled. He's going to mellow out a TON next decade. It'll be harder to hold human shape as years go on and he's going to stop caring to make the effort as often. He and Diana are going to go into an early retirement for a few years, travelling and catching up on all the time they didn't get to spend together having met so late in life and the biggest change for Cornelius will be, finally, the thawing of his temperament and pride. (Thank gods
, various anonymous friends and family of his are sighing.) The second biggest change will be finding out his galatini body has its own aging marks as well… Catfish whiskers idea totally planted by *Mangakawa.
His sister Penny will be thirty-four and get her wish to train and breed gryphons and other exotic beasties. She'll be just as energetic and crazy as ever… and almost certainly a mom. (Adopted children; her husband Eric, on the wrong side of an immortality curse, strongly prefers not to have descendents running around he will outlive.) There's a disproportionate number of non-human children who don't get adopted and since this pair are well acquainted with living in mixed households my guess is their kids are interesting.
On that note, Eric is almost pathologically terrified of dying, yes, even though he comes back. (He can't quite tell you what happens to him or what he sees while his body regenerates but it leaves him very pale and nervous for days after.) Nevertheless, it's not such a big deal that he doesn't pop himself off to regenerate at his twenty-eight year-old self the year Penny turns the same so they can grow up together. (A nice birthday present, suicide; Penny about kills him again for doing it.) So, ironically, have Eric in a decade looking only a year older. The bastard.
For Ben and Becca, sixty one and three, life hasn't changed too much. They've survived whatever hell I'll be putting them and the other Librarians through to make their story, and otherwise probably still hike mountains (albeit more slowly) and mess around in their garden and go riding on weekends. They both had rather over-exciting youths and I'm giving them their wish to sleep in late in their later years (this still involves the occasional brawl with book-spawned nightmare monsters but that's an occupational hazard).