Create a family (but it's got a twist)

[name_f]Faith[/name_f] [name_f]Michelle[/name_f] [name_m]Hernandez[/name_m] (21) is [name_f]Lily[/name_f]’s cousin. She loves singing, dancing, and theater. She also loves animals, especially dogs. She currently works in a nursing home.

Cara [name_f]Ramona[/name_f] [name_m]Hernandez[/name_m] (16) is [name_f]Faith[/name_f]’s younger sister and close friend of her cousin [name_f]Lily[/name_f], who also hangs out with [name_u]Echo[/name_u] and [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]. As a member of the pep squad, this has led [name_f]Cara[/name_f] and [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] to become closer recently, with her admittedly having a slight crush on her friend. [name_f]Cara[/name_f]’s an outspoken person usually, bringing a vibrancy to where she goes, although for some people this can be a bit much. Like her cousin, she’s part of the Latinx student organisation, and is considering applying to become vice president next year.

Cara also owns two rabbits - [name_f]Minty[/name_f] & Spice - who regularly feature on her Insta, alongside her experiments with hairstyles.

[name_f]Tiffany[/name] ‘Tiff’ Lan Chen (16) is another friend of [name_f]Cara[/name], [name_f]Sylvia[/name], and [name_u]Echo[/name]. She’s the resident photographer of the group, always aiming for cute group photos she can stick in her scrapbook. An aspiring art major, Tiff doesn’t really know what she wants to do in college, but all she knows is that she’d double majoring in something. She also deems herself as the disappointment of the family— she’s got a younger brother who’s probably going to pursue law in the future— and whilst her family aren’t saying it out loud, she knows they wish that she would do something similar.

She has a pet cat named Pumpkin.

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Mark [name_m]Garrett[/name_m] [name_m]Dalton[/name_m] (16) is [name_f]Tiff[/name_f]’s boyfriend. He encourages [name_f]Tiff[/name_f]’s art dreams because he thinks she’s very talented. He loves extreme sports: snowboarding, rock climbing, and surfing are his three favorites. He’s the middle of three boys, and he’s close with both his older and younger brother. He has a pet snake named [name_m]Rocky[/name_m].

Nicholas ‘[name_u]Nico[/name_u]’ [name_u]Bradley[/name_u] [name_m]Dalton[/name_m] (19) is [name_m]Mark[/name_m]’s older brother. He’s currently studying mechanical engineering at [name_u]Cal[/name_u] Maritime, having wanted to not move too far from his family while experiencing independence. A fellow lover of rock climbing, [name_u]Nico[/name_u] has expanded out into parkour and base jumping, having recently begun videoing his outings for Insta. [name_u]Nico[/name_u] also works part time at a cinema and his boss likes him enough to give him discount tickets, which [name_u]Nico[/name_u] shares with his friends.

He lives with his girlfriend and their pet iguana, Pineapple ([name_f]Apple[/name_f] for short), in a small apartment. They got together in first year and [name_u]Nico[/name_u] cares for her deeply, having recently visited his family with her.

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[name_f]Aaliyah[/name_f] [name_f]Zinnia[/name_f] [name_u]Jordan[/name_u] ( 22 ) is Nico’s girlfriend. While not spending time with [name_u]Nico[/name_u] and their pet iguana, [name_f]Aaliyah[/name_f] is a nursing student and works at a retirement home. [name_f]Aaliyah[/name_f] is very close with her two mothers and twin brother. She is known for her popular blog where she shares advice and tips especially on the latest fashion; [name_f]Aaliyah[/name_f] used to want to be a fashion designer but chose to nurse instead.

As a child, [name_f]Aaliyah[/name_f] studied chess and earned a scholarship for her skills in the game. She used to enter competitions and won many prizes.

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[name_f]Claudia[/name_f] ‘Claude’ [name_f]Marianna[/name_f] Vincetti (21) is Aaliyah’s best friend. Having bonded over their love of fashion while still young, [name_u]Claude[/name_u] is studying textiles and has her own upcycling business that she runs online, recently having begun taking personalised requests. She grew up in an over-achiever environment, her father being a dentist and her mother a psychiatrist, so [name_u]Claude[/name_u] pushes herself a lot, sometimes to her own detriment in the hopes of success - but thankfully, she has close friends who understand this aspect of her.

She lives with her close friend in a small house off campus and their shared pet guinea pigs - [name_u]Claude[/name_u] having named her’s [name_f]Tulip[/name_f] - where she spends her down time listening to podcasts and accumulating weird pieces of trivia.

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[name_f]Leonora[/name_f] ‘Oona’ [name_f]Alessia[/name_f] Vincetti (18) is Claude’s younger sibling. Oona’s non-binary and has just begun attending university themselves, majoring in visual communication. Although they let onto it less than their older sister, [name_f]Oona[/name_f] still feels the weight of expectations with the family’s standard - even if smoking has become their greatest ally in dealing with the situation at hand.

They’re still with their girlfriend from high school and hope the relationship will last, but part of [name_f]Oona[/name_f] worries distance will spell an end to things. Living on campus currently, they’ve become close with three of their flatmates who [name_f]Oona[/name_f] is hoping on moving in with next year…and ideally getting a cat in the process.

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[name_f]Jewel[/name_f] “JJ” [name_f]Jessica[/name_f] [name_u]Tanner[/name_u] (18) is one of Oona’s flatmates. A double major in [name_f]English[/name_f] and criminal justice, she wants to go to law school to become a civil rights lawyer. Fiercely determined and more than a little sarcastic, she has a strong personality: people tend to either love her or hate her.

When she’s not studying or hanging out with her flatmates, you can find her attending open mic nights where she mostly just enjoys listening, but occasionally will read poetry herself. She’s also a very good dancer and is a part of her university’s dance team.

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[name_u]Laurel[/name_u] ‘Loz’ [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f] Whateley (18) is one of the flatmates [name_f]Oona[/name_f] hopes to move in with next year. A major in psychology, Loz has a carefree, laissez-faire attitude when it comes to life, that allows her to balance out Oona’s perfectionism and she often helps stop them obsessing over their work excessively. Loz is in the camp of loving JJ’s demeanor, which she’s very open about, in part thanks to her own sarcasm and sharp wit.

Loz enjoys photography and nail art in her spare time, having fairly good sewing skills too - but she tends to apply these practically for her friends, opposed to hand crafting anything extravagant. She belongs to the university dive team, although she doesn’t intend on pursuing this once she’s graduated.

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Ying [name_f]Yue[/name_f] ‘Willow’ [name_f]Lin[/name_f] (19) is a fellow member of the dive team, who’s friendly with Loz. A shy yet kind fine arts major, Willow’s the only one of her siblings to pursue a creative degree and this makes her worry sometimes, especially as her older brother is an up-and-coming lawyer. In spite of this, her family are supportive of her dreams, and [name_u]Willow[/name_u] works at the family business (an IT service) on weekends if staff members are off.

[name_u]Willow[/name_u] lives with her best friend in a small house and regularly sees her boyfriend too. For her down time she enjoys experimenting with new art styles and going for picnics with her friends. Recently, she adopted a house rabbit, whom she’s named Cloudia.

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Huang Fu ‘Harry’ [name_f]Lin[/name_f] (26) is one of Willow’s siblings. He graduated law school two years ago and is quickly making a name for himself in [name_f]Chicago[/name_f], where he lives with his fiancé. Serious and charming, most people who meet him instantly like him and are drawn to his personality.

When he isn’t working, he enjoys checking out new bars and restaurants in [name_f]Chicago[/name_f]. He also enjoys going on runs with his dog: a Labrador mix named [name_m]Forrest[/name_m].

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[name_f]Sapphire[/name_f] ‘Saff’ [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] Illend (27) is Harry’s fiance. An advertising executive who mostly works for perfume and makeup companies, Saff is three months pregnant with her and Harry’s first child; something she’s absolutely overjoyed about. Having been raised by a single parent with one sibling - a sister - Saff always wanted to succeed, hoping on giving back to her mother who sacrificed and provided a great deal for her daughters. She’s a gentle, compassionate person who’s very openly affectionate towards her loved one’s.

Maternity leave has led to Saff learning how to crochet and practice yoga, as she can’t participate in her favoured activity of gymnastics right now. She regularly visits her mother and sister, who live close by, as well as Harry’s family, and is currently in the process of organising a party with one of his siblings for them all to celebrate.

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Chunhua ‘Nell’ [name_f]Lin[/name_f] (25) is [name_u]Harry[/name_u] and Willow’s sister, as well as party co-planner alongside Saff. Working as a PA to a magazine editor, [name_f]Nell[/name_f] has the same charming demeanor as her older brother, yet she’s of a bubblier disposition - in part due to being someone who enjoys working with people. When stressed though, its best to give [name_f]Nell[/name_f] space.

In her spare time, [name_f]Nell[/name_f] enjoys exploring the city and spending time with her large circle of friends. She enjoys partying when possible, having taken a mixology course and worked as a bartender while at university. [name_f]Nell[/name_f] lives with her best friend and isn’t too interested in settling down currently, joking she’ll live vicariously through her sensible older brother. She is devoted to her tabby cat, [name_f]Daisy[/name_f], though.

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[name_u]Rae[/name_u] [name_u]Justice[/name_u] [name_m]Mcdonald[/name_m] (25) is Nell’s best friend and is a manager at the bar she and [name_f]Nell[/name_f] worked at during university. She hopes to open up her own bar sometime soon. She enjoys nature and exploring areas off the beaten path.

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