Two characters in Modern Persuasion are named (and very loosely based on) two of my closest friends: Christi and Patrick. We spend more time with Patrick in the novel and I even borrowed his fiancé Victor to be part of the story in a very similar role as he plays in life.
Vic and Pat are two people I spend plenty of time with and I love them. I have known them for about 8 years. In that time I have watched them bounce around jobs, cities, and apartments.
I was thrilled, when our group of friends had our annual 4th of July pool party, to learn they had snuck off and quickly gotten married while I was in Orlando.
I love these two guys and wish them all the happiness in the world!