CAF With A Twist 8/4

Cuz we need more of this stuff!

[name_f]Olivia[/name_f] [name_f]Grace[/name_f] [name_m]Carlson[/name_m] (24) grew up in a small town in northern Michigan where she developed a love for the outdoors. She spent most of her summers camping and hiking in the nearby national parks with her family. Now that she’s an adult, [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] has moved to [name_u]Denver[/name_u], [name_u]Colorado[/name_u] to pursue her love of hiking and exploring new trails. She works as a freelance graphic designer, which allows her the flexibility to set her own schedule and take time off whenever she wants to hit the mountains. [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] is a free spirit who loves to travel and experience new things. She is always up for an adventure and is constantly seeking out new challenges to tackle.

PSA: What we really need is people working on the games we have. [name_u]New[/name_u] games are fine, but it’s less fun to play new games, knowing that it’s just going to let the old ones get inactive.

[name_f]Chantara[/name_f] [name_f]Sunisa[/name_f] [left] and [name_f]Suree[/name_f] [name_f]Lalisa[/name_f] [right] Chuangsri (24) are Olivia’s good friends, twin sisters who originated from Krabi, [name_f]Thailand[/name_f]. They love to talk about mountains and adventure, even having [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] visit their native country. [name_f]Chantara[/name_f] is the more open one of the twins since her relationship with [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] was a lot different than Suree’s. [name_f]Chantara[/name_f] likes to do more social events with [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] and has lots of friends of different backstories who love adventuring. [name_f]Chantara[/name_f] is still very safety conscious, she will cliffdive, but never without a helmet. First time she cliffdived, she took a parachute! She loves high adventures and is an expert at scaling and rock climbing. [name_f]Suree[/name_f] jokes that [name_f]Chantara[/name_f] is like a spider with climbing wall-like structures. She could scale a building if she wanted to, but she’s not that crazy extreme. She never takes selfies on high places but she loves having her picture taken while trying.

[name_f]Suree[/name_f] is friends with [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] but it’s much different. She knew [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] before [name_f]Chantara[/name_f] did but under a much different reason. [name_f]Suree[/name_f] had gotten over a bad breakup in her first year of college, and it put her in a tough spot. When [name_f]Suree[/name_f] was able to finally get past it, she spent some time for herself before dating again, this time dating [name_f]Olivia[/name_f]. She found [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] to be such a wonderful woman for her, with her naturally kind spirit and fun energy. Despite both of them really enjoying one another and thinking highly of each other, the spark just wasn’t there. They never really progressed and romantic feelings faded, like they were better as friends. It was tough for [name_f]Suree[/name_f] to go through but she’s gotten more accepting each day and now enjoys having [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] as a friend, no hard feelings for her. [name_f]Suree[/name_f] is ready to go back out there and find the one for her, but she’s also good with being single like her sister and not settling with someone when she could do better.

[name_f]Chantara[/name_f] and [name_f]Suree[/name_f] are in an unofficial friend group with [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] and a few other people. The reason why it’s considered unofficial is because they often have so many other activities in their lives plus their careers, so they don’t get much time to all hang out together, but they’re still true friends and make use of what time they have. They’re always cool to accept new people to bond with as well. [name_f]Chantara[/name_f] works at a motel, she finds it rather “inferior” to hotels but likes the place and reassures it’s a beautiful quaint place and nowhere near the creepiness and grossness in the movies. [name_f]Suree[/name_f] currently has a job as a junior architect and is learning a lot quickly. The two are sometimes in very similar places in life and other times very different, but they get along great and always like to share stories and experiences with each other.

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[name_m]Nathanial[/name_m] [name_u]Joseph[/name_u] [name_u]Lee[/name_u] (27) met [name_f]Chantara[/name_f] and [name_f]Suree[/name_f] when he was backpacking across [name_f]Thailand[/name_f]. He’s originally from [name_m]Melbourne[/name_m], Australia but decided to take some time off after finishing his master’s degree in finance. He instantly clicked with the twins since they shared a love of adventure and the outdoors. [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m] is always up for trying new things and pushing himself to his limits. He’s traveled to over 20 countries and has a bucket list that seems to keep growing. Currently, [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m] is working for a hedge fund in [name_u]London[/name_u] and he’s loving every minute of it. He’s grateful for his time with [name_f]Chantara[/name_f] and [name_f]Suree[/name_f] in [name_f]Thailand[/name_f] and hopes to cross paths with them again someday.

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[name_m]Dechen[/name_m] [name_u]Kai[/name_u] [name_u]Tashi[/name_u] (27) is a Bhutanese-born [name_f]British[/name_f] friend of [name_m]Nathanial[/name_m] and also works in the hedge fund. He too is a fan of adventuring and is in the unofficial friend group, mainly unofficial for him because of all the time he’s at other nations. [name_m]Dechen[/name_m] enjoys mountain biking and is used to many temperatures. He likes a little voodoo as well but isn’t super obsessed, however the idea intrigues him. [name_m]Dechen[/name_m] is a very visual person, which [name_m]Nathanial[/name_m] can tell right away. [name_m]Dechen[/name_m] wears his heart on his sleeve and has a vocal, honest opinion. He loves his Xbox, which he proudly says he’s an amazing gamer. But he breaks the gamer stereotype because like [name_m]Nathanial[/name_m] and his friends, [name_m]Dechen[/name_m] loves to go outside. [name_m]Dechen[/name_m] isn’t much of an E-sports player but has a friend who is a pro at this.

[name_m]Dechen[/name_m] is often the one who starts conversations and always likes to talk to people and see what they’re interested in. He isn’t sure if his career path is permanent but he feels good where he’s at right now. He currently has a roommate in an apartment he shares and they’re on good terms too, even if he is a little silly when he first meets people. He’s not super stylish but loves Nathanial’s fedora and secretly wants one too. He can’t wait to get one of his own and has considered getting a tattoo one day, but hasn’t decided what to get yet.



Mingxia ’ [name_f]Minty[/name_f] ’ Takako Tashi-Líng (3) is Dechens’ niece and his gaming buddy, born to his brother and sister-in-law. While Dechen’s silly side might not be loved by adults, [name_f]Minty[/name_f] absolutely loves this, and she’s constantly clamouring to visit him, although her parents make sure this is okay with Dechens’ roommate before [name_f]Minty[/name_f] arrives to provide a whirlwind of energy. Her paternal grandparents already comment on how similar [name_m]Dechen[/name_m] was as a toddler, and his brother’s vocal that if [name_f]Minty[/name_f] develops the same kindness his younger brother has, that’s nothing to complain about.

In spite of her age, Minty’s slowly becoming multilingual. Although she doesn’t speak Dzongkha often, she understands it fluently, and is confident speaking [name_f]English[/name_f] and Chinese. Her mum’s Chinese-British and Minty’s growing up being encouraged to explore all forms of cultural heritage. This is currently most obvious in her food: she loves having amalgamated lunches mingling Bhutani, Chinese and [name_f]British[/name_f] cuisine, and when asked what her favourite meal is, [name_f]Minty[/name_f] always gives a different answer. What she is confident in is that she wants to be just as talented at gaming as her Uncle [name_m]Dechen[/name_m].


[name_m]Polo[/name_m] [name_u]Tenzin[/name_u] Tashi-Ling (29) is Minty’s father and Dechen’s older brother. He’s not as good with teaching the linguals of Dzongkha as well as his wife is at teaching Chinese, but enjoys how well his daughter is learning anyway. He is proud that [name_f]Minty[/name_f] speaks her languages so fluently and understanding, it’s just that [name_m]Polo[/name_m] tends to be bad at explaining. If someone in the family has a difficulty with electronics, [name_m]Dechen[/name_m] is the one to explain it because [name_m]Polo[/name_m] simply can’t. He’s even convinced his grandparents that he knows nothing about computers. He didn’t say it directly, they just assumed it after the way he’s tried to explain! After that explanation he gave, he wished he just said he didn’t know. His wife and [name_f]Minty[/name_f] don’t think he’s that bad when it came to [name_f]Minty[/name_f] learning his native tongue, and that he’s more nervous than actually terrible, but [name_m]Polo[/name_m] describes his difficulty of explaining, “like trying to tell a blind person what red looks like when they’ve never seen colour. A simple concept, but not easy at all.”

Stuff like this made [name_m]Polo[/name_m] kinda nervous when he met his brother’s roommate for the first time and thankfully it was still a good meet-up. The way he tried to impress his wife was completely messed up, yet worked out in the end. He tried to impress her when he was 14 doing skateboarding tricks, but flopped and fell down during a move. However, she was a caring person and comforted him, asking if he was okay. [name_m]Polo[/name_m] was okay, but was really pleasantly surprised about how sweet she was to him. They started talking about culture and while they didn’t immediately become tight, they had a friendly acquainted bond until getting into a relationship in their early twenties. At first they just went on dates and were still not sure exactly how they’d be romantically, but once the two found it and were on the same page, their love was valuable and unbreakable. He still does skateboarding as a hobby but it’s very casual now and was recently hired as an oral surgeon for a dentistry. He enjoys Bhutanese red rice but mainly as a side for other dishes and he loves many styles of [name_f]Asian[/name_f] tea.


Im-lai " [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] " Tashi-Líng (29) is Polo’s wife and Minty’s mother. At the time of the skateboarding trick [GONE WRONG, NOT CLICKBAIT!!!], [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] wasn’t used to receiving such attention from anyone, meaning Polo’s interest completely flew over her head for the first few months of their closeness forming. Ironically, she formed a crush of her own during that period, but firmly believed he just saw her as a friend. She was always consistently a shyer person, and her introversion’s continued through into adulthood, although she’s developed more confidence. This helps in particular at work, as Sylvie’s the deputy head of Communications for a local ethical product chain of supermarkets, and she’s often encountering difficult personalities on the phone, usually backed up by their plethora of essential oils.

Given the toting of Chinese medicine and holistic treatments, this never fails to win an eye roll from [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f], but it does entertain her assistant for the inevitable moment she reveals her own ethnicity to the person preaching pseudoscience down the phone to her. Although it feels good to provide some lightness in the work place, Sylvie’s completely in love with being a mum, and she adores every moment she and [name_m]Polo[/name_m] are able to share with [name_f]Minty[/name_f]. It’s apparent to everyone that [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] hopes to have more children some day, but this isn’t something she’s pressing for right now, and really enjoying time with her daughter means the world to her. Being an only child herself, [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] jokes about envying [name_m]Polo[/name_m] and [name_m]Dechen[/name_m], even when they’re pettily bickering about something - as she’s never opposed to a debate!


Yeah sorry today’s character isn’t top-notch, I pulled a Wanessa and lost the draft. Uh huh, another frustrated rewrite, my friends. :frowning_with_open_mouth:

[name_f]Ria[/name_f] [name_f]Miliama[/name_f] [name_f]Pita[/name_f] (31) is Sylvia’s assistant at work. She really enjoys the [name_u]Tashi[/name_u] and Líng families and is always entertained by the way [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] handles the pseudoscience preachers. She actually has a Himalayan salt lamp which she admittedly likes for decoration but knows is not true science. She especially knows this since [name_f]China[/name_f] and Bhutan, where [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] and [name_m]Polo[/name_m] are respectively, are both countries where the Himalayas are, alongside other countries. [name_f]Ria[/name_f] is actually from Tuvalu and loves her culture, even if her country isn’t very visited, mainly because of the authenticity of the nature there. She loves the UK and considers herself very [name_f]British[/name_f] as well and has been open with both cultures. She loves traditional Tuvaluan dances and costumes. [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] has been a huge help with her when she first too the job, give she was very nervous and didn’t quite know what she wanted in a job. She never thought she’d do anything with nature given her pollen allergy but enjoyed the idea of ethical eating and the idea of being educated. So now that she’s assistant, she feels very proud of herself and highly of [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f], whom she enjoys assisting.

The reason why [name_f]Ria[/name_f] is often shy about her dreams and accomplishments is because she grew up not knowing what she wanted to do. She liked stage acting but her parents kept chiming in with stuff she didn’t ask for, like her father stating she should get a main role because she “deserves it” and her mother insisting on an ensemble role because “it’s more realistic”. [name_f]Ria[/name_f] knew they meant well but didn’t know which way to go and found this even more nerve wracking. When she auditioned, she was actually more nervous, so much that it messed up her audition and she didn’t get any role at all. In addition, she was very intelligent but her father insisted she take tougher classes while her mother insisted she just skip a grade. She voluntarily chose to do neither and she’s actually proud of this, glad she gave herself time to enjoy childhood. They learned to lessen their pushiness when she didn’t ask for it and she’s now happy to be engaged to her fiancée. She didn’t tell anyone she was planning this and was glad for the proposal working out so well. She is not doing wedding planning yet but that doesn’t take away her affection for the woman she loves. [name_f]Ria[/name_f] loves painting impressionist artwork and knows a lot of history on past impressionist artists as well as following present-day impressionist artists online. While [name_f]Ria[/name_f] tends to be a nervous person, she is quite positive when it comes to other people and she will try to find something good about them.


[name_f]Paige[/name_f] [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] [name_u]Garcia[/name_u] (22) met [name_f]Ria[/name_f] during a work convention and they quickly became close friends. Despite having different interests (Paige is more into modern art and fashion), they both have a love for nature and ethical living. [name_f]Paige[/name_f] is currently studying fashion design and hopes to create her own sustainable fashion line one day. She also enjoys volunteering at local animal shelters and going on hikes with [name_f]Ria[/name_f]. Despite struggling with anxiety, [name_f]Paige[/name_f] always tries to remain optimistic and find joy in the little things. [name_f]Ria[/name_f] often encourages her to pursue her dreams and [name_f]Paige[/name_f] admires Ria’s passion for her work and culture.


Warning for teen pregnancy and mentions of infertility.

[name_f]Haleigh[/name_f] [name_f]Isabela[/name_f] [name_u]Garcia[/name_u] (29) is Paige’s sister, who is on great terms with [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] and [name_f]Ria[/name_f]. She’s a shoe designer and focuses on comfort as well as style and the sisters both enjoy fashion. She enjoys spending time with her family and they know her little quirks. She often exclaims she’s “never going to do something again” while they know full well she will – within the month! Haleigh’s best friend lives by her and they’ve known one another since teenage years. Her friend is an only child but both relate on being the only two on the street not to.

Haleigh’s friend is the daughter of teenage parents, being 18 when she was born. They weren’t exactly ready but they weren’t unplanned either! The mother was told she was having irregular periods and was told it was due to fertility issues and she was likely not going to have a child if this persisted. So having her baby at 18 was simply to ensure she would ever have one. The father agreed due to being in a family who insisted on their children marrying and having children as soon as possible. He knows he didn’t quite satisfy them; they wanted him to have several children and to marry the mother, but he didn’t. They are still together but are domestic life partners. They had difficulty raising their daughter but know it was worth it. She’s a caring spirit who gives back to them.

As for [name_f]Haleigh[/name_f] herself, her parents are a married family but she was born before they married while [name_f]Paige[/name_f] was after. She doesn’t like the term “illegitimate child” - after all she’s just as real as [name_f]Paige[/name_f] and just as much their daughter. Her parents are in a good environment where this isn’t stigmatised but [name_f]Haleigh[/name_f] isn’t afraid to stand up for them if she has to. [name_f]Haleigh[/name_f] loves to talk about aromatherapy with [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f], especially the calming scents like sage, mint, and eucalyptus. [name_f]Haleigh[/name_f] sleeps with an air freshener in her bedroom and is also a fan of lavender, using it to help her sleep. [name_f]Haleigh[/name_f] is also interested in crossword puzzles and Sudoku, even if people say they’re “boring granny” activities although ironically she did learn from her maternal grandmother. She listens to funk music a lot and edits her personal playlist frequently.


[name_f]Sofia[/name_f] [name_u]Marie[/name_u] Torres (24) and [name_f]Haleigh[/name_f] met through mutual friends and quickly hit it off. They both shared a love for fashion and often went thrift shopping together to find unique pieces to add to their wardrobes. [name_f]Sofia[/name_f] is a talented graphic designer and often collaborates with [name_f]Haleigh[/name_f] on projects for her shoe designs. [name_f]Sofia[/name_f] is the youngest of three siblings and grew up in a tight-knit family. Her parents immigrated from Mexico and instilled a strong work ethic in their children. [name_f]Sofia[/name_f] is also an advocate for teen pregnancy prevention after witnessing the struggles her cousin faced as a teenage mother. She volunteers at a local organization that provides resources and support for young parents.

[name_f]Ysabel[/name_f] [name_f]Alessia[/name_f] Torres (24) - pictured with her son, [name_m]Evelio[/name_m] " [name_u]Ever[/name_u] " [name_m]Esteban[/name_m] Torres (6) - is Sofia’s paternal cousin, who became pregnant with her son at 18. It was a holiday romance that led to this occurrence, which actually when [name_f]Ysabel[/name_f] was visiting her cousin’s from [name_u]New[/name_u] Mexico, where she grew up alongside the rest of her branch of the Torres family [mom, dad and one younger brother]. Things were brief yet very intense and initially, it just seemed like a natural part of the learning curve of life…until she returned home and the symptoms of her pregnancy started to become apparent. [name_f]Ysabel[/name_f] initially panicked and decided to hide the truth from everyone, believing she could somehow keep things secret to the point of giving birth, and privately arrange an adoption for the child: as she was a legal adult, meaning her privacy would be upheld should she ask.

However, things began to change for her mentally and emotionally before she revealed the truth to her family. The bond to form between her and her then-unborn son took her by surprise, yet once [name_f]Ysabel[/name_f] felt it, she couldn’t dismiss it, nor did she even want to. Her plan had barely formed when this occurred, quickly being thrown to the wayside, although this didn’t undermine her fear of explaining what had happened. Not only did she have no means of guessing her parents’ reactions, contacting her baby’s father was even more terrifying, as he’d made it clear he had big plans for the future and didn’t want to settle down: hence a holiday fling.

To Ysabels’ immense relief, her parents embraced her when she revealed the pregnancy to them. By no means had they imagined this would happen - [name_f]Ysabel[/name_f] has and still is a cautious person, with it being a broken condom neither party noticed that caused her pregnancy - however this didn’t become something weaponised against her; especially as her mom’s parents were just 19 when they had her. Her little brother - who was only 12 at the time - was confused by things [like why there wasn’t talk about a wedding or who fathered the child], but he likewise was supportive…after a bit of sulking at the fact he’d lose baby status within his immediate family. Being an uncle was also a bit intimidating for him, but now he’s completely in his element entertaining [name_u]Ever[/name_u] when he and [name_f]Ysabel[/name_f] visit the family home, having a small condo where they’ve settled.

Six years on, [name_f]Ysabel[/name_f] and [name_u]Ever[/name_u] are exceptionally close, with her son being the centre of the young woman’s world. [name_f]Ysabel[/name_f] works as a PA and secretary to an orthodontist, and although she still has dreams to pursue higher education - specifically literature - she’s content to pause this for her son’s well-being. His father isn’t involved in his life - not that it was a shock when [name_f]Ysabel[/name_f] rang him to let him know what had happened - but he does provide financially, a promise he made when the shock wore off, and has stuck by [in spite of her parents’ doubts and preparation for having to chase the guy for Ever’s benefit]. [name_f]Ysabel[/name_f] does hope he’ll one day become an active parent to [name_u]Ever[/name_u], yet seeing him prioritised his dreams of becoming a doctor was what she anticipated happening even before he picked up the phone. She treasures her son, who’s love of nature always brightens her day, even if she won’t let him have a worm farm.


[name_m]Emilio[/name_m] [name_m]Geraldo[/name_m] Torres (18) is Ysabel’s younger brother, who has been supportive of [name_f]Ysabel[/name_f] and [name_u]Ever[/name_u]. He jokes that he’s the only one in the family of four who hasn’t had a child in his late teens while [name_f]Ysabel[/name_f] jokes back “You never know…” Actually, it’s highly unlikely as both siblings joke, especially since [name_m]Emilio[/name_m] had so many questions about this baby. He still remembers that “bird and the bees talk” although having parents who had his sister at 19, he knew a little more compared to some kids. He knew that some babies were born C-sections and some…not being C-sections, something some kids in his year didn’t know but it wasn’t until he was 12 where he knew what actually causes pregnancy. He knows [name_f]Ysabel[/name_f] was overwhelmed with the pregnancy enough without [name_m]Emilio[/name_m] bugging her. [name_m]Emilio[/name_m] definitely wanted to meet the child even if he didn’t quite know what was going on. He still felt odd with the ages in terms of the family arrangement. [name_f]Ysabel[/name_f] was a mother at 18. Their parents would be grandparents at 37. And he would be an uncle at 12! He remembers [name_f]Ysabel[/name_f] revealing her pregnancy to the family and him just awkwardly and silently clapping, having no idea what was going on. He even asked if there were “duties” he had to do as uncle. He was only 12 and barely fit to be babysitter. He worried he would have to be like a surrogate father since Ever’s father wasn’t there and worried because he was “too young and too dragged down by homework”. Thankfully there was no way [name_f]Ysabel[/name_f] and [name_u]Ever[/name_u] were going to parentify [name_m]Emilio[/name_m] and [name_m]Emilio[/name_m] grew up enjoying his little uncle-nephew bond with [name_u]Ever[/name_u].

[name_m]Emilio[/name_m] currently works at a small clothing store for outdoorsy apparel. He’s considering university but for now, is currently in community college. He is close with his parents and enjoys [name_f]Sofia[/name_f] and his other paternal cousins. Sometimes he feels awkward being the youngest of them but other times he feels a sense of being content because he can still feel like the “baby” even though he couldn’t be happier with being an adult. [name_m]Emilio[/name_m] has a few oddities with “adulting” since he’s now doing this, but he is happy to be an adult who’s a kid at heart. He still a fan of his old childhood video games and doesn’t listen to anyone who wants to shame him for that. By no means is he ready to bring any children into the world but he doesn’t let that affect who he is as a person. One of his most mature qualities is taking criticism, which he knows firsthand given the reviews the store gets; whether they’re reliable reviews, [name_f]Karen[/name_f] reviews, or anything in between. He has a co-worker who keeps trying to respond, “Why? What can we do to make it better?” to customer reviews that give four stars out of five, which [name_m]Emilio[/name_m] always shrugs off. [name_u]Four[/name_u] stars isn’t a negative review in his beliefs and he’s not the type to sweat the small stuff, even if he did as a child.


cw: fertility issues

[name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] " [name_f]Effie[/name_f] " [name_f]Faye[/name_f] [name_m]Carlson[/name_m] (18) is a classmate turned recent friend of [name_m]Emilio[/name_m], who’s been adjusting to a more permanent form of ‘faux only childhood’, as she calls it, now that her sister Olivia’s in [name_u]Denver[/name_u] and Effie’s the only child in the house. Having been paired up for a history project - one [name_f]Effie[/name_f], a history buff, considers to have been one of the most boring - the two ended up finding solace in a mutual humour about how mind numbing the content they’d been assigned was. [name_f]Effie[/name_f] also works a part time job, waitressing opposed to retail, which served as another point of bonding. And no - in spite of all the friendly teasing both parties have been subjected to - there are no romantic intentions or interest from either one of them.

Both of the [name_m]Carlson[/name_m] siblings were ‘surprise babies’ to their parents. Shortly after becoming engaged, Mr and Mrs [name_m]Carlson[/name_m] learned their likelihood to conceive was below the average, a combination of their mutual genetics. At the time of their first pregnancy, they’d discussed alternative options often [fostering, adoption, surrogacy], and when [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] was born they assumed she’d be their only child. Thanks to all the excitement and joy this event had awoken, the Carlson’s didn’t feel it would be right to expand their family at that time, as in spite of knowing they’d love any other children equally, there could be a slight element of bias picked up and they didn’t want to risk any unhappiness or competition arising. Effie’s conception was an even bigger shock to them: however the delight it reaped was just as palpable, and she admits that her parents are extremely loving, encouraging people, even if she’s prone to the same bickering with them all teenagers go through.

In spite of their differences where their sister’s are concerned, they love on another dearly, even if some people would be more cynical about the fact Olivia’s moved to Colarado. [name_f]Effie[/name_f] just acknowledges they’re not in a place ideal for outdoorsy types, not to mention the fact she’s never been drawn towards hiking and rock climbing like her sister proves to be. Books, thrifting, pottery and learning about varying historical periods are what keeps her happy between trips to the mall or hanging around with friends. She’d like to attend university at some point, however [name_f]Effie[/name_f] knows staying closer to home is always going to be her preference.

Olivia’s credited to @Lindseylloyd052399



tw: addiction (not blurred)
[name_f]Meghan[/name_f] ‘Han’ [name_f]Poppy[/name_f] [name_u]Steele[/name_u] (16) is a fellow waitress at the same cafe as [name_f]Effie[/name_f]. [name_m]Han[/name_m] is a little bit younger than [name_f]Effie[/name_f], and is the youngest waitress at the cafe. [name_m]Han[/name_m] enjoys her job but mainly works to pay for college and support her family. Her Mother was fired a year ago from her office job after battling with addiction for a while and it slowly started to affect her whole life, however she has been sober for 4 months now, and is searching for a job. Han’s Dad is out of the picture, as [name_m]Han[/name_m] and her twin [name_u]Jamie[/name_u] were a result of a fling, and Han’s two younger half-siblings [name_u]Wesley[/name_u] (12) & [name_f]Alyssa[/name_f] (9) were born from another Father who is separated from Han’s Mother but he still pays child support and sees [name_u]Wesley[/name_u] & [name_f]Alyssa[/name_f] every weekend. [name_u]Jamie[/name_u] also works at a video game shop to help support the family.

[name_m]Han[/name_m] & [name_f]Effie[/name_f] have become friends throughout their working together, often having similar shifts and being two of the three teenagers who work at the restaurant. [name_f]Effie[/name_f] is aware of Han’s home situation and it sometimes causes a bit of a rift between [name_f]Effie[/name_f] and [name_m]Han[/name_m] that [name_f]Effie[/name_f] sees this job more as a fun side thing she does whereas it’s Han’s lifeline. [name_m]Han[/name_m] is one of the friendly teasers of [name_f]Effie[/name_f] and Emilio’s friendship, as when [name_m]Emilio[/name_m] and [name_f]Effie[/name_f] were working on the project together, [name_m]Emilio[/name_m] would drop into the restaurant to chat to [name_f]Effie[/name_f] and [name_m]Han[/name_m] would tease [name_f]Effie[/name_f]. Although, [name_m]Han[/name_m] actually has a romantic interest herself. [name_m]Han[/name_m] has never considered her sexuality and has kissed boys, and went on a few dates but recently when becoming friends with a girl in her class, she has started to develop a crush that has really freaked her out, because she hates nit being sure of things. Eventually, she has decided that she thinks she might be bi, and as she happens to know the girl in question is also bi, she thinks she might ask her on a date.


it didn’t say whether [name_u]Jamie[/name_u] was a boy or girl, but it sounds more like a girl name to me :woman_shrugging:t2:

tw: dead-beat dad, addiction

[name_u]Jamie[/name_u] [name_f]Violette[/name_f] [name_u]Steele[/name_u] (16) is Han’s twin. A quirky and kind individual, [name_u]Jamie[/name_u] recently got a job as a cashier worker at a local video game store. Video games aren’t that interesting to [name_u]Jamie[/name_u], but it was the only job she could find and her family is in a tough spot. [name_u]Jamie[/name_u] has always been very fiery, and that comes a lot from her parental issues. While she’s light-hearted and makes lots of jokes about it, it really is a tough subject for her, and not many people know that more emotional side.

[name_u]Jamie[/name_u] is very protective of her three siblings, though technically she’s the second born. [name_m]Han[/name_m] always holds this against her, being two minutes older. She is less emotional than [name_m]Han[/name_m], something that is nice but also a burden. [name_u]Jamie[/name_u] wishes she could just show her emotions, but she doesn’t want to look weak. In her eyes, both of her parents are weak, and she does not want to end up like them. Her dad could have stayed, and her mom could have tried to fix herself up. She very much admires [name_u]Wesley[/name_u] and Alyssa’s dad, who still takes care of his children. She and their father. actually have a really good relationship, and sometimes she wishes that she and her siblings could just live with him and his girlfriend. His girlfriend happens to work at the library next to the video game store, so [name_u]Jamie[/name_u] also knows her very well. She knows these wishes aren’t kind, but sometimes her mom just drives her crazy!!!

[name_u]Jamie[/name_u] is close with all of her siblings, especially [name_m]Han[/name_m], because they have that twin connection. Still though, she’s probably closest with her brother, [name_u]Wesley[/name_u], despite him being 4 years younger than her. She and him share a lot of the same interests and they love to hang out together. She also really likes to hang out with [name_f]Alyssa[/name_f], but the two of them have very clashing personalities and get into a lot of fights. When they aren’t fighting, though, they are the greatest friends. They are both very “girly” and love to paint nails and do each others’ hair.

[name_u]Jamie[/name_u] is in a great relationship with a boy from school, [name_u]Mason[/name_u]. [name_u]Jamie[/name_u] and [name_u]Mason[/name_u] met in 4th grade and have been in a relationship since 8th grade. He also has parental issues; his father died when he was 2, and his mom when he was 7. He currently lives with his aunt, uncle, and cousins. His cousin [name_f]Claire[/name_f] is actually one of Jamie’s closest friends. They have been friends since 1st grade, and were really close back then, but have grown apart a little. They still hang out all the time, [name_f]Claire[/name_f], [name_u]Jamie[/name_u], & [name_u]Mason[/name_u] are like a little trio. [name_u]Jamie[/name_u] knows about Han’s sexuality issues vaguely. The two of them are really close and tell each other everything, but [name_u]Jamie[/name_u] knows that [name_m]Han[/name_m] isn’t telling her everything. She did ask [name_m]Han[/name_m] about it, seeing the chemistry between her and the girl, but not much was said. [name_u]Jamie[/name_u] proudly calls herself “Detective Jamie”, though, and she has never not found out the truth about something.


I meant for it to be either gender! I did want it to be a girl to haha!

[name_f]Magdalena[/name_f] ‘Maggie’ [name_f]Olympia[/name_f] Rowley-Davidson (17) is a classmate of [name_u]Jamie[/name_u], [name_f]Claire[/name_f], [name_u]Mason[/name_u] & [name_m]Han[/name_m], and the girl that [name_m]Han[/name_m] has a crush on. [name_u]Jamie[/name_u] actually suspected chemistry between [name_m]Han[/name_m] and a completely different girl who [name_m]Han[/name_m] only has platonic feelings for, because [name_m]Han[/name_m] has been hiding it from her as [name_f]Maggie[/name_f] is an enemy of [name_u]Jamie[/name_u] since they were little kids. [name_m]Han[/name_m] doesn’t want to get into an argument with [name_u]Jamie[/name_u] over it and has trying to keeping her feelings on the down low. It’s really hard to keep things away from her twin, especially since [name_f]Maggie[/name_f] & [name_m]Han[/name_m] shared a kiss last week…

[name_f]Maggie[/name_f] has mutual feelings for [name_m]Han[/name_m], but both are two anxious to say. The only person [name_f]Maggie[/name_f] has told is her Dad, who is her rock. [name_f]Maggie[/name_f] lives with just her Dad, but unlike Han’s single parent situation, Maggie’s Dad is highly reliable and really organised. He is gay and has had a few boyfriends over the years but his top priority is always [name_f]Maggie[/name_f] so none of them have really stuck. [name_f]Maggie[/name_f] enjoys performing and gardening, which are two polar opposite things and she hopes to be a stand-up comedian but her backup plan is starting her own gardening company, catering for the rich and cutting their bushes into creative shapes.


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content warning: homophobic bullying, sibling death

[name_u]Scott[/name_u] [name_m]Richard[/name_m] [name_m]Davidson[/name_m] (45) is the father of [name_f]Maggie[/name_f]. Having being bullied for his sexuality, he was closeted for a long time and dated Maggie’s mother to hide his feelings, but he has since come to terms with being gay. He used to be rather overprotective and strict with [name_f]Maggie[/name_f], afraid of losing her, as he lost his little sister who died in a car accident before [name_f]Maggie[/name_f] was born. But over time he has become more laidback. He is reserved around new people but has a witty, sarcastic sense of humour around those he knows. [name_u]Scott[/name_u] works in finance and enjoys watching soccer and hiking, and he taught [name_f]Maggie[/name_f] how to take care of a garden.


tw: death, teen pregnancy
[name_u]Jean[/name_u] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] [name_m]Davidson[/name_m] (21) is Scott’s late sister. She passed away 4 years before [name_f]Maggie[/name_f] was born but [name_u]Scott[/name_u] knows that she would of loved her. [name_u]Jean[/name_u] was 3 years younger [name_u]Scott[/name_u], leading him to be really protective of her. [name_u]Jean[/name_u] & [name_u]Scott[/name_u] were one of 4, with a brother younger than [name_u]Jean[/name_u] and a brother older than [name_u]Scott[/name_u], so [name_u]Jean[/name_u] & [name_u]Scott[/name_u] were the middle two siblings, which drew them closer together than ever. As they got older [name_u]Jean[/name_u] and [name_u]Scott[/name_u] would regularly visit each other and [name_u]Scott[/name_u] was super supportive when [name_u]Jean[/name_u] fell pregnant at 18 and helped her with the adoption process. Jean’s daughter was adopted anonymously and would now be 24, and [name_u]Scott[/name_u] has been secretly searching for her, and has some promising leads. In Jean’s spare time, she enjoyed football but her true passion was art and she hoped to take it further, especially in photography. In fact, [name_u]Jean[/name_u] was driving to a gallery to see an exhibition of her favourite artists when she rammed into the side of a lorry, which had massive consequences for the whole family. [name_u]Scott[/name_u] was devastated and when Jean’s will was read, [name_u]Scott[/name_u] was left a lot of money, but he donated half of to a road safety charity, and has done a lot of work setting up the [name_u]Jean[/name_u] [name_m]Davidson[/name_m] [name_u]Trust[/name_u] which [name_u]Scott[/name_u], his parents, brothers and volunteers and family of people who have suffered a loss from car accidents, go to schools, workplaces and give talks and they have partnered with different trusts to make sure that this is prevented at all costs. This is one of Scott’s source of income, but of course he is an accountant mainly and he doesn’t run the trust as he used to an he leaves that to his two brothers, and recently the trust celebrated Jean’s 42nd birthday together with a massive fundraiser to raise money for their next big project…


Tad Matthew Davidson (47) is the eldest of the siblings Scott, Jean, and the youngest brother. Like Jean, he also had a daughter at 18, but kept her and worried Jean would be the subject of “bad influence” like him but never regretted his child. Tad and his partner are glad they stuck to their beliefs on this, in which their daughter is doing well in life and is best friends with Haleigh Garcia. Tad is supportive of Scott’s sexuality and respects that he didn’t marry Maggie’s mother as well and instead split amicably when Scott felt ready to come out.

Tad spends a lot of time on the Jean Davidson Trust which he and his family did in honour of Jean. This is where his daughter felt more understanding and closure in terms of the accident that took Jean’s life. While Tad knows he covered the information to his daughter because she was just 8 at the time, he’s apologised to her because he feels now that everyone should be informed on road safety. He is close with the youngest brother as well since he does a lot for the Trust. Tad was a footballer himself and bonded with Jean on this, and mourned her a lot having not expected the accident to happen to her. He’s supportive of Scott’s part in the foundation regardless of how he conveys the message and loves the way he celebrated what would have been her 42nd birthday. It felt exactly how Jean would have wanted it! He and his life partner are both very active although his life partner has another job. Tad loves the outdoors as well and spends his spare time hiking with his female German shepherd, Penelope.