Tammy: She’s thinking about retiring as Champion, but that doesn’t mean she intends to retire completely! And she’s not old (she’s younger than I am), but she is a jock, and jocks accumulate injuries that give them owies.
As to Aly and Alanna, don’t worry about them. Right now Aly is trying to decide who she is, which begins with her deciding who she is *not*, i.e., dear old Mom. Mom’s gonna start to look a lot better to Aly as Aly ages. Try to remember, how easy can it be to be the only daughter of the Lioness? Even if Alanna doesn’t put pressure on Aly to do as she did, other people are sure to talk about it.