Create a Family (With a Twist)!

This is honestly one of my favourite games on the site and I’m hoping to bring a new lease of life to it by starting a new thread!

As with other versions of this game the rules are simple and as follows. Someone will post a picture, age and name of a fictional character, accompanied by a description (although that’s optional). The next poster will reply with someone connected to the prior character - it doesn’t have to be a biological relative strictly, it can be a friend, significant other, colleague etc. And from there it goes forward!

Alyssa Camryn Roy (22) is a young woman living in Pittsburgh, who just graduated cosmetology school. She is currently a makeup artist a a film studio. She has been with her boyfriend since high school, and they have a daughter together.

[name_f]Cecily[/name_f] [name_f]Belle[/name_f] Vanton (22) is Alyssa’s best friend and godmother to her daughter. The pair have been close friends since the first day of kindergarten, with this bond weathering both petty squabbles and the varying external woes thrown at them over time - many of which came in the form of Cecily’s parents having a notoriously messy divorce. This overshadowed a great deal of her childhood - in particular following her dad meeting her stepmother, which led to another war breaking out in the family - and has led to her nature being that of polite aloofness, typically being more withdrawn in social situations unless it’s people she’s known for a while. Conflict is something she loathes and actively ignores, sometimes seeming a bit indecisive due to this choice, although the people who know her well are understanding of this.

Now working as a model, she’s enjoying travelling and recently got back from a shoot in [name_m]Bangkok[/name_m] - having begun to learn the langauge as she loved the environment and wants to return to work there more. When she isn’t going about to jobs across the globe, she lives with another close friend of her and Alyssa’s - that being someone they met on the first day of high school. She loves going swimming and reading to relax in her downtime, or thrifting for unique clothing pieces, as fashion is something she’s just as into as her modelling work. Often, [name_f]Cecily[/name_f] invites [name_f]Alyssa[/name_f] to try out makeup looks on her, and they have been involved in a few shows together before the latter got her current gig. From each of her international jobs, she brings her goddaughter a little gift of some sort - the most recent being a lovely scarf which can be worn as both a head scarf and also a shawl.

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[name_u]Marley[/name_u] [name_u]Jade[/name_u] [name_u]Bixby[/name_u] (22) is another close friend of [name_f]Alyssa[/name_f] and [name_f]Cecily[/name_f], who they met in high school and live with now. [name_u]Marley[/name_u], like [name_f]Alyssa[/name_f], went through her parents’ divorce at a young age- when she was in first grade her parents did a “trial separation,” and formally divorced 4 years later. [name_u]Marley[/name_u] didn’t take it very well, as her mother stayed in Pittsburgh but her father moved to [name_m]Hartford[/name_m], Connecticut- she only sees him once a year, on Thanksgiving, which she spends with him. When other peoples’ favorite holidays are [name_u]Christmas[/name_u] or their birthdays, Marley’s is thanksgiving because she loves seeing her dad. She still doesn’t see him too often because he lives over an hour away, but she loves him and her younger half sisters, who are 15 and 13. When her dad remarried, [name_u]Marley[/name_u] didn’t take it very well, but she loves her stepmom and even calls her “mom.”

When [name_u]Marley[/name_u] met Cecilly and [name_f]Alyssa[/name_f], she was a bit hesitant to befriend them- [name_u]Marley[/name_u] is an introvert and always thinks people hate her even when they don’t- which they almost never do, considering [name_u]Marley[/name_u] is such a naturally sweet person. But when her, [name_f]Alyssa[/name_f] and [name_f]Cecily[/name_f] became friends, [name_u]Marley[/name_u] never wanted to let them go. [name_u]Marley[/name_u] is at university right now, studying education- she’s in training to become a kindergarten teacher, and she’s going to graduate this year, which she’s super excited about. She thinks [name_f]Cecily[/name_f] giving her friends souvenirs is super sweet, and hopes her modeling career continues to thrive.

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[name_m]Joshua[/name_m] [name_u]Dane[/name_u] [name_u]Briar[/name_u] (22) is Marley’s classmate, Alyssa’s boyfriend, and father to their daughter. He’s also good friends with [name_f]Cecily[/name_f] since she’s the godmother. He too is studying education and is considering teaching as well. Joshua’s parents are happily married, however his mother had been previously married but this hasn’t diminished the current marriage and both find this a very stable relationship. [name_m]Joshua[/name_m] and [name_f]Alyssa[/name_f] have been together since high school but were actually not prom dates: they both took someone else to prom but later than year, they found each other and started dating. Joshua’s prom date was someone he perceived more as a friend and the two never seriously were a couple but they are still friends today. [name_m]Joshua[/name_m] knows this woman is awesome but she’s not very romantic and can’t see herself as a mother, which he understands and respects. Besides, he couldn’t find a better person to raise his daughter with than [name_f]Alyssa[/name_f]. [name_m]Joshua[/name_m] is an ambivert but completely understands Marley’s introverted nature since he knows a few introverts himself.
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[name_f]Clementine[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] Brantford (22) is Joshua’s one-time prom date and good friend, who’s currently very happy in her own company and focusing on obtaining her degree in linguistics. Children are something Clementine’s often internally debated herself about - deep down (unbeknownst to [name_m]Joshua[/name_m], as she feels a little awkward telling him this right now), she thinks she’d like to have a family of her own, but it very much is a distant future goal, as the idea of parenting absolutely overwhelms her just in thought. It’s why she respects him and [name_f]Alyssa[/name_f] so much, as not only are they amazing with their daughter, but have worked at being a brilliant couple too.

Nothing has made [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] a cautious person who prefers to take things slowly - her parents have a wonderful marriage and she’s delighted that her older brother (a trans man who has the support of their extended family too, including their granddad, who’s always been jokingly called ‘Lib-Gramps’ for how progressive he proves) has just gotten engaged to his boyfriend - but this doesn’t stop her from being supportive of those she cares about. [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] plans on specialising in linguistic sciences, with hopes to enter the forensic circle, inspired by how much she adored true crime media growing up. One of her housemates - she currently lives with 3 other students - is training in pathology, and they joke frequently about getting their own show someday.

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(tw: mention of tragic death of a family member)

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] [name_f]Nautica[/name_f] Briar-Roy (newborn) is [name_f]Alyssa[/name_f] and Joshua’s daughter as well as [name_f]Cecily[/name_f] 's goddaughter. She is a quiet and perpetually sleepy baby who can snuggle up and have a nap in the arms of just about anyone once held. [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] experienced this first hand recently when she visited [name_m]Joshua[/name_m] to catch up and grab a cofee at the family’s home.

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] was named by her father , as [name_m]Joshua[/name_m] felt that despite being a little scared of the massive life changes of parenting , looking in the little girl’s eyes give him just that - [name_f]Hope[/name_f] that they’ll handle everything maturely despite their young age.

Her middle name is also significant - [name_f]Nautica[/name_f] means “pertaining to ships or sailors” - ships, sailors, water , mermaids and diving were the absolute biggest passion of [name_m]Joshua[/name_m] 's late sister , [name_f]Amy[/name_f] , who died at 17 as a result of a scuba-diving accident where the bottle with oxygen wasn’t adjusted properly to the depth at which [name_f]Amy[/name_f] was diving, eventually making her unable to breathe and causing her to drown. She was going to write her SATs the next year and sign up for the [name_u]Navy[/name_u] after finishing school because she wanted to know how to operate and maintain battleships. [name_m]Joshua[/name_m] came to the conclusion that [name_f]Amy[/name_f] would rather be honored through her passion than her actual name being given to his daughter , so [name_f]Hope[/name_f] recieved the middle name that she did. He hopes that his sister’s memory will live on and have an impact on her daughter , her late aunt’s story reminding her that it’s doing what you love which makes life worth living.

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[name_f]Irma[/name_f] [name_f]Mayrose[/name_f] [name_u]Roy[/name_u] (24) is Hope’s maternal aunt and Alyssa’s older sister. She loves being Hope’s aunt but knows she wants nothing to do with replacing [name_f]Amy[/name_f] — and she promises [name_f]Hope[/name_f] will grow up with memories of both her aunts. [name_f]Irma[/name_f] didn’t know [name_f]Amy[/name_f] outside of Alyssa’s relationship with [name_m]Joshua[/name_m] but she’s been inspired by [name_f]Amy[/name_f]. She remembers going to the beach with [name_f]Alyssa[/name_f], [name_m]Joshua[/name_m], [name_f]Amy[/name_f], and some other friends. [name_f]Amy[/name_f] asked [name_f]Irma[/name_f] if she wants to swim with the others but [name_f]Irma[/name_f] said no and said she’s just at the beach to “work on her tan”. Looking back, [name_f]Irma[/name_f] regrets saying that and felt she sounded like a “high-maintenance priss” and besides that’s not even the true reason — [name_f]Irma[/name_f] didn’t want to swim because she’s afraid of water but didn’t want to admit it.

You’d think [name_f]Irma[/name_f] would be more afraid of water since Amy’s tragic demise…and she is. But she’s also more determined. She’s admitted that she’s afraid now but she’s wanted to do something about it. [name_f]Alyssa[/name_f] has never been afraid of water but [name_f]Irma[/name_f] always has been. She refuses to wear water wings as she believes she needs to act like an adult but truthfully, she still wears a life jacket swimming. Since she’s admitted her fears more, people don’t judge her for her fear or make fun of her for wearing a life jacket. She’d never scuba dive but she will always support Amy’s passion for it and doesn’t judge others much like they don’t judge her. [name_f]Irma[/name_f] knows [name_f]Amy[/name_f] died doing what she loved and [name_f]Irma[/name_f] regrets not admitting to [name_f]Amy[/name_f] about her fear of water — she feels [name_f]Amy[/name_f] would have helped her. [name_f]Irma[/name_f] may not go in the water nearly as much as others but she feels working on facing her fear has helped her in more than just water. It’s made her realise it’s okay to be afraid, it’s okay to tell people how you feel, and it’s made her less judgemental and closer with other people who aren’t judgemental. [name_f]Irma[/name_f] will love and respect [name_f]Hope[/name_f] regardless of what she fears growing up but all she wants is that [name_f]Hope[/name_f] knows she is welcome and doesn’t have to hide it out of embarrassment. [name_f]Irma[/name_f] currently works at a coffee shop where one of Clementine’s housemates works at while one of Clementine’s other housemates works at a coffee shop from the same brand but in a different location in the city. The two shops often help with fundraisers and have special deals exclusive to the two locations only. They’ve made a special deal called “Amy’s Deal” which offers a free doughnut or pastry with your coffee if you donate a dollar or two to help the [name_u]Navy[/name_u].

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[name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] [name_u]Carmen[/name_u] Nicoletti (22) is one of Clementine’s housemates and works with [name_f]Irma[/name_f] at the coffee shop. She knew [name_f]Amy[/name_f] as well and thought she was a great girl. [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] immediately agreed with “Amy’s Deal” and thought it was a great idea. She’s become good friends with [name_f]Irma[/name_f] since they started working together. Their boss always gets the two of them confused because of their somewhat similar first names which she finds funny since they look nothing alike. [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] is working toward her degree in architecture and when she finishes she’s going to dearly miss working at the cafe. She’s promised to stop by frequently since in the five years she’s worked there everyone has grown to like her. [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] has really lived up to the meaning of her name and tries to be kind toward everyone. [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] seems to have connections and know just about everyone in town. How, no one really knows, but it sometimes gets them free treats or cool gifts so they don’t mind. [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] has a younger sister who is in college as well. She’s in an on again off again relationship with a boy in one of her classes and [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] feels that the relationship is somewhat toxic. She’s mentioned this to their mom who has more sway and a better approach when it comes to things like this and hopes everything will turn out fine.
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[name_f]Odette[/name_f] [name_u]Shiloh[/name_u] [name_u]Roy[/name_u] (23) is a visitor to the coffee shop, being the sister of [name_f]Irma[/name_f] and [name_f]Alyssa[/name_f]. In spite of their closeness in age, the three were very different people growing up, and it unintentionally created a distance between them for several years until they’d matured to a point of understanding. Odette’s currently in the process of working on her bachelor’s degree in Medieval Literature, having always been someone academically inclined and invested. She actually received a scholarship offer to an all girl’s academy when she was preparing to leave middle school and subsequently ended up accepting after it became clear this environment was ideal for Odette’s interests and hopes. Contrasting what some people assume upon hearing this story, the Roy’s were careful to ensure they never made their daughter’s feel they had to compete with each other - heightened by their very different interests and preferences career wise - instead making sure both of their paths were validated by the way they responded to the girl’s successes; meaning even when they were more distant, [name_f]Alyssa[/name_f] and [name_f]Irma[/name_f] respected [name_f]Odette[/name_f], who always returned these feelings.

In comparison to her bubbly and sociable sisters’, [name_f]Odette[/name_f] can come across as more aloof and definitely reserved, being happy in her own company which she quite happily exists with. She lives with her girlfriend, who’s likewise a happy homebody and they frequently have movie nights or make jewelry together to relax on an evening, very much being people drawn to a quieter life. They have two pets - a bearded dragon named [name_m]Beauford[/name_m] and an incredibly fluffy tortoiseshell called [name_f]Maude[/name_f] - who [name_m]Joshua[/name_m] already insists will be adored by [name_f]Hope[/name_f] when she’s older, a sentiment very much agreed on by [name_f]Odette[/name_f]. Her girlfriend knew [name_f]Amy[/name_f] quite well, as her sibling is in the [name_u]Navy[/name_u] currently and was involved in the same enrolment scheme, bringing more closeness between [name_f]Odette[/name_f] and her sister’s unintentionally, as she and her girlfriend helped [name_m]Josh[/name_m] reach out to speak more about this part of his late sister’s life. The couple met attending a pottery class - [name_f]Odette[/name_f] got vouchers from [name_f]Irma[/name_f] for her birthday, as she loves working with uncommon materials - and so she credits her older sister to helping her find this happiness; but has admitted she absolutely is not equipped to be a matchmaker in turn, in spite of how much she’d love to do this.

Thanks to their mutual academic focus, [name_f]Odette[/name_f] has become friendlier with [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] recently, inviting her over to meet the animals and take advantage of the very laidback environment. She’s also become more aware of her concerns about the relationship between Ilaria’s sister and her boyfriend, which [name_f]Odette[/name_f] admits has a lot of worrying elements to it, namely how often he dismisses his girlfriend’s worries about things. While she doesn’t enjoy getting involved in delicate situations, [name_f]Odette[/name_f] can’t just stand back and hear about this, so she feels the least she can do is be a listening ear. What she’s hoping to avoid is discord, as she’s worried the boyfriend will use this to paint [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] as interfering and jealous, which will likely only lead things into a worse place. Still she respects the privacy of the situation and has refrained from asking one of her friend’s - who’s doing a counselling degree right now - for insight as [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] hasn’t given explicit permission for this input, and boundaries are very important for [name_f]Odette[/name_f].

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[name_f][/name_f][name_m]Fletcher[/name_m] [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m] [name_u]Garland[/name_u] (23) is a mutual friend of [name_f]Odette[/name_f] and her girlfriend and getting a degree in counselling. He actually used to have a brief former relationship with Odette’s girlfriend but it never progressed due to her finding out that she wasn’t truly attracted to men. [name_m]Fletcher[/name_m] respects that and supports [name_f]Odette[/name_f] and her girlfriend and he feels one day he will find someone who’s right for him. He feels his mother’s relationship with his stepfather is a lot of drama and he wants to avoid it as much as possible. He doesn’t want his parents to think he’s taking sides with either of them because he’s not. He spent the weekend with his maternal side of the family and his stepfather and his mother posted it to Facebook. Not too long after, Fletcher’s father messaged him constantly asking why [name_m]Fletcher[/name_m] doesn’t have more pictures of him and his father. The next time [name_m]Fletcher[/name_m] was with his father, he took photos and posted them but his mother asked why he doesn’t post the pictures of him and his mother together and why she is always the one doing that. [name_m]Fletcher[/name_m] is glad he’s learned how to counsel because he would have ghosted them both had he not properly studied this.[name_f][/name_f]

After [name_m]Fletcher[/name_m] evened everything out with them, he used his counselling he studied to resolve the issue and while his parents still have grudges, they’re not using that against him. The main person he relates with is his stepsister [name_f]Cecily[/name_f] Vanton, although both relate in the fact that they’re both on family drama they never wanted and would both rather talk about anything else. From [name_f]Odette[/name_f] and her girlfriend, he’s been to the coffee cafe and met [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] and [name_f]Irma[/name_f]. He doesn’t know Ilaria’s sister and per Odette‘s agreement with [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f], [name_m]Fletcher[/name_m] isn’t involved. He’s still open to give input to [name_f]Odette[/name_f] but he’s respected boundaries and finds this an important thing for everyone to do. He also bonds with [name_m]Joshua[/name_m] and helps comfort him over his tragic loss of his sister. [name_m]Fletcher[/name_m] loves Hope’s middle name [name_f]Nautica[/name_f] and he too recently received his boating licence. Although [name_m]Fletcher[/name_m] is unfamiliar with battleships, he proudly respects Amy’s dream of being in the [name_u]Navy[/name_u] since his paternal grandfather was also a [name_u]Navy[/name_u] sailor.

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[name_f][/name_f][name_u]Jack[/name_u] [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_u]Garland[/name_u] (71) is Fletcher’s paternal grandfather. He started in the [name_u]Navy[/name_u] at 18 and met his wife two years later while in Greece. They got married and welcomed their eldest child, Fletcher’s dad, when they were 22 and 21 respectively. Their two daughters came along seven and ten years after. [name_u]Jack[/name_u] and his wife were worried about [name_m]Fletcher[/name_m] and how bad things were going with his mom and dad. They’re glad [name_m]Fletcher[/name_m] has resolved things though. [name_u]Jack[/name_u] had tried to talk to his son about how his actions were affecting [name_m]Fletcher[/name_m] but he didn’t want to listen and [name_u]Jack[/name_u] respectfully didn’t speak anymore on the subject. [name_u]Jack[/name_u] suffers from PTSD, though with counseling and the love of his family, it’s gotten more manageable. Some days are worse than others but he’s just happy to have a good life. One of Jack’s granddaughters is in the [name_u]Navy[/name_u] and the two are close because of that, though he definitely loves all his grandchildren. [name_u]Jack[/name_u] enjoys talking about the good times he had in the [name_u]Navy[/name_u] and is still in contact with a close friend of his from that time who lives in a nearby town.

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[name_f]Alizka[/name_f] [name_f]Diamanta[/name_f] “ [name_f]Alice[/name_f] “ [name_u]Garland[/name_u] [left] and [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f] [name_f]Pandora[/name_f] Mitsotakis [right] (70) are twins, one of which being the wife of [name_u]Jack[/name_u] [name_u]Garland[/name_u]. Both grew up in Greece, particularly Thessaloniki. They actually grew up a few miles out of Thessaloniki, on a small farm to two loving parents who adored both girls equally. [name_f]Alice[/name_f] and [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f] have always been best friends, but they’ve had some moments in their relationship where they’ve fought, and even thought they hated one another. However, their childhood was generally harmonious- both were popular in school and got good grades. However, [name_f]Alice[/name_f] was a bit smarter than [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f] academically while [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f] was the more social of the twins, who had a bit more of a developed social life and sense of empathy while [name_f]Alice[/name_f] was sometimes cold and closed-off- nevertheless, [name_f]Alice[/name_f] was still good at making friends, but oftentimes she piggybacked off the popularity of [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f]. This environment created a lot of envy, but [name_f]Alice[/name_f] coped with it well.

However, when [name_f]Alice[/name_f] got accepted to a prestigious university in [name_u]Athens[/name_u], [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f] was furious and didn’t manage her emotions very well. She didn’t talk to [name_f]Alice[/name_f] for a month out of jealousy and anger, but when she decided to stop the childish behaviors [name_f]Alice[/name_f] readily accepted her back into her life and glad her sister wasn’t mad at her anymore. [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f] took a gap year and eventually got accepted to another university near [name_f]Alice[/name_f], and it was good, but not as good as Alice’s. [name_f]Alice[/name_f] was finally happier than [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f], and [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f] was trying to accept it, but it was very hard for her- even more so when [name_f]Alice[/name_f] met [name_u]Jack[/name_u]. [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f] fell in love with [name_u]Jack[/name_u], but didn’t tell [name_f]Alice[/name_f] after she was dating [name_u]Jack[/name_u]- and both were furious. Eventually [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f] got over her childish crush on [name_u]Jack[/name_u] and moved onto someone else, who she’s married to today. [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f] is well meaning but sometimes her emotions can get the best of her. Which was exactly the case when [name_f]Alice[/name_f] moved to [name_u]America[/name_u] with [name_u]Jack[/name_u]- [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f] was furious and begged her sister to stay. [name_f]Alice[/name_f] laughed at [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f], insulted her for being childish and didn’t apologize before she left. Luckily, a few months later [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f] booked a trip to [name_u]America[/name_u] and formally apologized to [name_f]Alice[/name_f], who once again gladly accepted the apology.

Nowadays [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f] knows how toxic her behaviors were and cringes at herself now, and wishes she could fix it. Thankfully, she visits her twin very often (as often as she can). [name_f]Alice[/name_f] got a job in [name_u]America[/name_u] as a brain surgeon. Her family was very proud of her- it was exhausting fighting the stigmas of being a female doctor in a time when it wasn’t very readily accepted, but [name_f]Alice[/name_f] has no regrets- she’s proud of herself for following her passions and encouraged all her kids to do the same thing- especially her daughters. [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f] is terrified of blood and could never be a surgeon but is very proud of her sister. [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f] also got a good job as a realtor- she too had to deal with some gender stereotypes but her charismatic personality outshined her gender when it came to getting a job. She’s also got three kids with her husband, and both twins have many grandchildren- they’re planning a family trip soon as they all reunite every five years. [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f] and [name_f]Alice[/name_f] love watching their grandkids and kids reunite, and think it’s very nice. Both love their grandkids, but [name_f]Alice[/name_f] has a sweet spot for [name_m]Fletcher[/name_m]- [name_f]Alice[/name_f] is retired, and has been for a while now, but she knows her and [name_m]Fletcher[/name_m] both worked/will work with the brain at some point and [name_f]Alice[/name_f] thinks that’s very sweet (brain surgeon, counselor). As for [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f], she’s also retired and living her best life in Greece with her husband, kids and grandkinds.

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Joel Martin Schuppert (49) is a volunteer at the community centre where Alice and Jack go to exercise yoga at with other seniors. He provides water , sandwiches and even fruity milkshakes for the seniors. He was actually a Navy Ship line cook before retiring - he was able to retire early due to his wife 's income being greater than his and him staying at home with his three children - boys who are now grown men. Many people laughed at him and called his parenting “babysitting” due to sexism and people at large seeing childcare made by men as “emasculating”. However, when Joel tells them he was in the Navy as a line cook, they suddenly thank him for the service, which he finds just simply confusing.

Joel got into volounteering thanks to one of his sons who wanted to get extra credits for college. He stayed there after his son left due to moving out of state and really likes Alice and Jack - Alice or her charismatic personality and bright smile , and Jack because they can talk about the Navy. Joel finds it reassuring that even though he didn’t technically fight , Jack still calls him “a brother in arms” , as he says “unfed soliders are useless soliders”. Jack also sees nothing degrading in the fact that Joel was a stay at home dad and his wife made more, even though he admits that in the old days it would have been unthinkable. It gave Joel a new perspective on his situtation and even though he finds it tough managing his remaining two son’s antics, he is grateful that in this day and age people seem more accepting of others stepping out of traditional gender roles compared to , say, 50 years ago. One of his sons still lives with parents despite being adult and going to community college and the other is still a teen, so he naturally can’t move out yet. The third and oldest son is currently in another state at university and admittedly Joel is the proudest of him , seeing him thrive and live on his own , even though both his parents and brothers wish he would call more often and the family didn’t have to find out about what he’s up to solely from Facebook.

Joel has heard some rumours about his middle child - the son who goes to community college - mistreating his girlfriend , however he chooses to ignore it because the young man introduced a certain Latina girl by the surname of Nicoletti to the family - if he was truly mistreating her , he wouldn’t tell his parents about her or claim that he takes her seriously, would he?

Ilaria Nicoletti was made by @A.B.Galaxy

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[name_m]Alec[/name_m] & [name_f]Hilaria[/name_f] [name_u]Baldwin[/name_u] named their newborn daughter [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] and I immediately thought of [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] Nicoletti…I’m too obsessed with these games. But to be fair, Nicoletti was created before [name_u]Baldwin[/name_u] was born so, maybe A.B.Galaxy is ahead of the pop culture? :sunglasses:

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[name_f]Kellie[/name_f] [name_f]Melissa[/name_f] [name_m]Norwood[/name_m] (49) is Joel’s wife. She is a news reporter for the local TV station. Although [name_f]Kellie[/name_f] chose to keep her surname, she was perfectly fine with her children taking their father’s surname and only kept hers for her public career. [name_f]Kellie[/name_f] truly finds the way [name_m]Joel[/name_m] was treated to be very sexist and supports him being such a great stay-at-home dad despite the misandry. [name_f]Kellie[/name_f] supports [name_u]Jack[/name_u] and [name_m]Joel[/name_m] for their service and was more than grateful dancing with [name_m]Joel[/name_m] at the annual military ball. She also supports the Briars and Amy’s Naval dream and can’t imagine what Amy’s parents went through losing a daughter and [name_m]Joshua[/name_m] going through losing a sister.

Although [name_f]Kellie[/name_f] is still working and has no plans to stop, that doesn’t mean she’s not there for her sons. She’s been nothing more than happy to see them grow into young adults and watch what they do with their lives. [name_f]Kellie[/name_f] supports the Nicoletti family and learned of them through the coffee café but they’re not exactly friends. She is hoping for the best with her middle child dating Ilaria’s younger sister but she’s never talked to this with [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f]. What [name_f]Kellie[/name_f] doesn’t realise is that it’s for the best, seeing that [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] doesn’t support her sister dating him and wants her to get out. [name_f]Kellie[/name_f] wonders what her other two sons feel about this relationship as well.

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[name_u]Aiden[/name_u] [name_u]Charlie[/name_u] Schuppert (17) is the youngest son of [name_m]Joel[/name_m] and [name_f]Kellie[/name_f]. He’s in his senior year of high school and can’t wait to finish. Unlike his older brothers, [name_u]Aiden[/name_u] won’t be going to college. He plans to travel the world a bit with his best friend and girlfriend after high school. The two of them have been friends since she moved in next door ten years ago. Their friendship hasn’t ever wavered, though they have argued before, and it even survived the reveal of their deeper feelings for one another. [name_u]Aiden[/name_u], being the shyer of the two, definitely did not ask her out.

[name_u]Aiden[/name_u] met Ilaria’s younger sister when his brother brought her for them to meet and thought she was a nice girl. He hadn’t meant to, but afterwards he’d heard them arguing outside and his brother was angry with her for not saying much. [name_u]Aiden[/name_u] felt bad for her as he deals with social anxiety and wondered if she does too. He’s seen them around a few other times and always feels like something’s off. He thinks he’s paranoid though and hasn’t said anything to anyone. [name_u]Aiden[/name_u] is a photographer and plans to continue that after high school. He already has a few clients now. He also is on the school newspaper as a photographer.

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Warning: Unlikable character and gambler-in-the-making.

[name_m]Myles[/name_m] [name_m]Kason[/name_m] Schuppert (20) is the middle son of the family and Aiden’s brother. He’s the boyfriend of Ilaria’s sister but is notably terrible at problem solving, leading to lots of arguments. He does like her but deep down, although he’s in denial, he shouldn’t be dating. [name_m]Myles[/name_m] really wanted to be in a relationship but ever since he got one, he missed being single and often argued with his girlfriend and ignored her calls and texts because he doesn’t have the nerve to just break up with her. He would much rather slowly break contact and just ghost her until the relationship fizzles out. Aiden’s best friend had a relationship end by letting it fizzle out but to be fair, Aiden’s best friend wasn’t the toxic one and the relationship had no progression anyway.

He is in community college but doesn’t want a job and he’d rather be making money playing poker. While gambling is a terrible way to attempt to make profit, [name_m]Myles[/name_m] is actually pretty good at poker. He’s not actually making money in real life, he plays it all online. But from the games he’s played with friends, he has always beat them and has a very good poker face. When he turns 21, he’s going straight to the casino to win some real money. The family wishes he wouldn’t devote himself to poker; they don’t think him playing in real life will be the same as playing online or with friends. [name_m]Even[/name_m] if he wins in real life, gambling is a huge addiction and he won’t be the same. His girlfriend has told him that she doesn’t like his poker obsession and he’s always nagged at her whenever she tells him. The idea you should “never trust a poker player” reigns true, [name_m]Myles[/name_m] can be a liar and finds lying…convenient. [name_m]Myles[/name_m] is truly a difficult person to talk to because of this and he has a bad attitude, which people dislike. He isn’t actually as good at concealing himself in real life as he is at poker however; his family, the Nicolettis, [name_f]Odette[/name_f], and [name_m]Fletcher[/name_m] have all had varying degrees of suspicion — from having doubts about the relationship’s steadiness to downright knowing [name_m]Myles[/name_m] is a fraud. The question is: [name_u]Will[/name_u] his girlfriend know?

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