A few weeks later, Sadde and Kester get to visit the Kingsleys' place.
Yes very cling much hug.
Eventually, Fenris and Kester arrive...
...to take turns clinging to Sadde.
Yes good Sadde wants his doms and subs with him right now that's appropriate.
Very appropriate. Something needs to be right with the world after all.
He sighs. "Well. I'm glad that's over."
Nods all around.
"We should've predicted that something could happen." It's the sort of "We" that implicitly means "the triplets".
He shrugs. "I wonder if the school will help me get emancipated."
"On the one hand, I could see how they wouldn't want parents being reluctant to send children here. On the other hand, your classmates are tomorrow's patrons."
"I'm betting on the latter, yeah. And I think my situation's highly unusual."
"I sure hope so." Fenris kisses Sadde's neck. "And we will make it sure it never happens again."
"If I'm emancipated it can't. So yeah."
"We are already dealing with the legal side of things." Cuddles.
So many cuddles.
The emancipation process goes as smoothly as it can go in a case like this and soon enough the law thinks Sadde is their own person capable of making their own decisions. Sadde is invited to live with the Kingsleys while not at school.
That's a weird proposal coming from their grandparent, but the triplets will hardly disagree. Their polycule stays strong throughout the months.
In fact, strong enough that Kester moves to Selene. The triplets and Sadde soon celebrate a year together and then it's Kester's turn.
Kinsgley Senior isn't setting out to make the triplets into celebrities or anything, but he does see the value of being on the spotlight. When the day of Maira's potential eclipse approaches he talks to the school and sets some interviews to be done at the Kingsley residence (the school is more than happy about the free publicity). There are a few short interviews over the importance of fasting. Nothing deep or meaningful, just reinforcing the wisdom of being careful no matter how small the odds. Look how little Maira is very well-behaved about it (she is). Even though everyone is saying that it's unlikely that she is going to Eclipse (it's important to keep to the rule anyway!).
Except she Eclipses anyway.
"...well, it's not like she's less unlikely to Eclipse just because the three of you did," Sadde says, looking queasy.
"No, but..." Felix is at a loss for words.
They can hear Maira hyperventilating in the kitchen as Trevor tries to calm her down and their grandfather is talking to the relevant government agents.
"I remember articles back from when we Eclipsed and all estimates had a lot of numbers and this just added three zeros to how small the odds are. I am starting to wonder if the crazy government experiment theories were true."
She bites her lower lip but doesn't contradict him. "It's. Kinda insane, yeah."
Maira decides to go into virtuality, at least for now, she really doesn't want to deal with more interviews or whatever.
And, oh boy, people do want interviews. Or better yet, they want any sort of answers better than "it just happened, we don't know more than you do".