dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The least of the great poker-faces.

As we're going to see in a few years' time, Elly and John had a great reason for not cohabiting before marriage: their fear of what would happen if their parents found out. Elly lived in dread of being disowned and John feared losing face in his community so they decided to be sensible and get married. It might look as if the question "How would their parents even know?" is missing from the equation but it isn't; their inability to keep secrets at all well would have given away the fact that something was not on the up-and-up and, well, they do like to justify themselves to others. About the only time that they were ever able to successfully deceive someone was Mira and even then, they had help from Deanna and Jim keeping their enemies confused. Assuming, of course, that Mira wasn't simply biding her time waiting to yell "GOTCHA!!" when they inevitably slipped up; this is, of course, why Elizabeth still doesn't know that the wedding at which she was a bridesmaid was a sham designed to allow Deanna to profit from deceiving her ill-used mother.
Tags: one big oblivious family, pattersons vs the world

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