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“You didn’t tell us you were going all-out,” Natalie says as Alex stands to welcome her and Jason with hugs, too.

Alex half-turns to take in the elegant scene in the backyard. “We feel like we’ve been doing nothing but nesting lately. so when we decided to have people over for a little end-of-summer barbecue, I guess we… got a little out-of-hand.”

“It looks great,” Jason says.

Natalie glances up at the blue sky, marbled with tufts of white clouds. “You might not even have needed the tent.”

“Yeah, the weather is cooperating so far,” Alex says, “but we figured better to be safe than sorry.”

Leaning in toward the two men and lowering her voice, Natalie asks, “On a scale of 1 to Honey Boo-Boo, how inappropriate would it be for me to send Sophie to get me a glass of wine?”

“I don’t know whether to be impressed or scared that I can’t tell if you’re joking,” Jason says. “Especially because if we’re going to tell certain former in-laws that we’re engaged, we should be on our best behavior.”

“By which you mean I should be on my best behavior so I don’t give you-know-who any ammo,” Natalie says.

Jason checks to be sure that Sophie doesn’t have a clue what they are talking about and then suggests, “Why don’t we head over to the bar ourselves?”

Alex holds up a hand. “You can do that in a second, but first… I have a surprise for you.”

Restauranteur Bill Fisher and his wife, Paula, raised four children in the scenic Northwest town of King’s Bay, Washington. Those children — Tim, Molly, Sarah, and Jason — grew up to have lives full of intrigue, passion, danger, heartbreak, and more. Since October 1997, Footprints has been telling the uninterrupted story of the Fisher family and their friends and foes… a story told in the vein of television’s great daytime dramas… a story with no end.