‘Twas the Night Before: Epilogue: And the Joker Got Away
The epilogue of ‘Twas the Night Before is only one half of a page, but holy crap do we get some fun.
Tom and Noella get married on December 26th. So now they’ll have their anniversary on the date Noella thought was her birthday.
Man, this is just gonna suck so hard for them when it comes to presents. Within one 72-hour period are Noella’s birthday, Christmas, and the anniversary.
Noella is just going to go through the rest of her life getting one gift for three different occasions.
I’d feel sorry for her, but she’s a big jerk.
Noella’s friend Sue is the matron of honor, which only makes sense. I’m fine with that.
FatUgly Rufus both gives away Noella and is the best man.
Heh, guess Noella let go of that whole “you father should stand up with you and family is forever” thing. And I notice they didn’t wait until brother Tim was out of prison.
I guess Santa is the only family Noella needs. 😉
And I can tell you that if it was my wedding, I would just love for a man to “give me away” when I had known him for a grand total of EIGHT MONTHS.
Because the idea of nobody giving away the bride is just plain ridiculous.
Betsy Taylor, of the Tom-made pseudo-Santa necklace, serves as flower girl. Because it’s PERFECTLY NORMAL to ask a girl you’ve met exactly ONCE to be your flower girl.
And this wouldn’t be a LaJenkinsian novel without the humiliating come-uppance of the “villains” of the piece: those people who have the audacity to dislike, annoy, or even slightly inconvenience our “heroes”:
Gary Noyer mistook Dr. Connie Ng’s car for Tom’s and affixed four pounds of Limburger cheese to the engine. Dr. Ng has filed suit.
You remember Dr. Ng, right? Noella’s department chair, who wrote Noella that “nasty” e-mail JUST BECAUSE Noella took four days off without notice?
Guess it’s a good thing they both got what they deserved, eh?
WHAT A LOVELY ENDING TO A GENTLE CHRISTMAS ROMANCE
Oh well, I give poor Gary Noyer points for using a German cheese.
Anyway, as Tom and Noella ride off into the sunset with their interlocking Santa necklaces, I hope you enjoyed this Special Wintermas Special.
Now that it is 2012, we shall return to our regularly scheduled Soon critique.
But for now…
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
(Picture from Wikipedia)