Happy anniversary to Helen and Jake, who celebrate forty years of marriage today! You can see their Vows of Commitment and marvel at how far those idealistic lovebirds have come. In what direction they've gone is up to you to decide.
One of my favorite fanfics, Mike Yamiolkoski's "Committed," revolves around Helen and Jake's wedding (or lack thereof), and if you haven't read it then I highly recommend it.
- Exorcise in Futility, by Kristen Bealer (part 3): "'JIM'S PAINTBALLING JUNGLE,' read the huge banner, '5 MASSIVE PLAYING FIELDS.' 'Oh, I remember this place!' Jake exclaimed as they got out of the cab. 'I think we all do,' Timothy said, looking around nervously."
- Lies of Life, by Princess_Pasta (part 9): "Helen hastily shut the book, unwilling to continue reading any further. It was one thing to feel like Daria and her were growing further apart. It was another to have the evidence written down in ink."
- The Loneliness of Alex, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "Alex Griffin arrived at Lawndale High as she had usually over the previous month. She walked as quickly as she could towards the buildings. However, as she approached, she noticed two unfamilar teens emerging from a blue Lexus."
- A Time For Us, by aeverett (part 5): "'You find defacing a teacher's personal property funny, Miss.. Barksdale?' Principal Angela Li asked the young woman sitting across from her who'd been attempting to stave off a chuckle unsuccessfully."