The Space Tome Menders returned to Earth in early 2019.
Steve moved in with Shelly and Michael. Alex, Melody, and Sarah got an apartment together. Allison continued to live with her two fathers. In December 2019, Allison gave birth to Maddie.
Michael wrote a novel based on his travels through space. However, he made up fictional characters and he changed the details of his story. He sold enough copies to supplement his income for a year, but it wasn’t enough to make a living. Because of this, Michael took a job stocking shelves.
Shortly after the Space Time Menders returned to Earth, they all had a party to celebrate. At the party, Michael and Allison talked and they had sex. They later decided to get back together. However, Allison was abusive, so they broke up.
Allison never told Michael that he had a daughter, because she feared that Michael would fight for full custody. Eventually, Maddie found out, and for months, she never contacted her mother for months. Eventually, though, Maddie forgave her mother.
Meanwhile, more people joined the Space Time Menders.