🌼 create a family with a twist

yep I’ve decided we need another one of these because they’re my absolute favourite forum and so why not flood the forums with more of this?

for anyone new description of how to play is below!

poster gives a full name and age for a fictional person as well as an image of them. a paragraph of description as well (as short or long as you want, there’s no pressure). the next poster will create a person that is related to the previous person in some way (it doesn’t necessarily need to be by blood: it could be a friend, coworker, etc), then it continues.
tw stands for trigger warning, mw is maturity warning - please blur any sensitive subject matter for other posters comfort

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Charity Deanna Metcalfe (20) is an aspiring musician from Tampa, Florida who belongs to a metal/grunge hybrid band named CARNIVAIL, where she plays lead guitar and provides backing vocals. Music has always guided Charity a grounding force in life through the somewhat chaotic environment she grew up in: her parents frequently moved while she was young thanks to her dad’s job, and she jumped around interests, friend groups and buildings with only her younger siblings for company - not ideal as her brother’s fought like cat and mouse for their own amusement. She doesn’t begrudge her parents for the disruptive aspects of her childhood though, as they both came from poverty stricken neighbourhoods and Charity appreciates they just wanted the family to be settled, but when they finally settled shortly after she turned 15 it was an elating moment for her. Since high school, Charity’s belonged to several bands - all tied to grunge - but CARNIVAIL is the most consistent, as its members proved serious about pursuing performing full-time and arranging marketing, promotion and branding. Still it hasn’t been the easiest of processes and the line-up has been through a few changes, with only Charity and the bassist being founding members who’ve stuck it for the whole timeline.

Aside from her music, Charity loves animals - especially the family’s rescue German Shepherd, Duchess, who she dotes upon. She’s just moved into her own apartment with her best friend and they co-own two rats - Charity’s is called Rupert - who are cared for dotingly; helped by how the two girl’s work different shifts. Charity does nights at a 24-hour gas station, which never phases her in spite of the worries expressed by her parents when she took on the job, while working on developing her musical pursuits; having played a few smaller gigs recently, but the band are finally picking up online thanks to clever marketing orchestrated by the members. When she isn’t working or playing guitar, Charity’s swimming or running to burn off the energy she frequently builds up, having been diagnosed with ADD when she was 12 and she prefers finding means of keeping busy whenever possible. She’ll never claim to be the greatest writer or lyricist in the world, but when Charity wants to compose something meaningful, political or introspective, her words are surprisingly poignant for a young woman seemingly unphased by everything.

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[name_f]Margaret[/name_f] " [name_f]Mitzi[/name_f] " [name_f]Danica[/name_f] [name_m]Farris[/name_m] (21) is the bassist in CARNIVAIL and one of the founding members that are still in the band – the other being [name_f]Charity[/name_f]. She does backup vocals as well and is extremely serious about the band. [name_f]Mitzi[/name_f] is thrilled that they’re starting to get noticed online and hopes they can capitalize on this.

Her best friend is one of their biggest supporters, unlike her dad and stepmom who don’t approve of her career choice. She’s still living with her mom – a proud supporter of CARNIVAIL – and is glad that she doesn’t have to see her dad much anymore now that she’s an adult. [name_f]Mitzi[/name_f] has two older brothers, a few younger half-siblings – most of which she doesn’t get along with – and a stepbrother who she could care less about.

She tries not to think about her messy family too often though and puts all her focus on the band and the online classes she’s been taking to get her business degree. After all, nothing is a sure thing and she wants to make sure that if something does end up happening to the band she’ll have a backup plan. [name_m]Even[/name_m] though music is a huge part of her life, [name_f]Mitzi[/name_f] enjoys being outside. Whether she’s skateboarding, gardening, jumping in leaf piles during fall, or just relaxing and enjoying nature, it’s her absolute favorite thing. She will try anything once and convince her friends to try it too.

Quiet is not the word to describe [name_f]Mitzi[/name_f]. She’s always doing and talking and laughing. She’s just a fun person and always wants to be in the mix. Both of her brothers have kids and they mean the world to her. She loves being their aunt and practically turns into a kid herself when she’s with them. She’d love to have kids someday when she finds the right person but now she’s content with her nieces and nephews.

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[name_u]William[/name_u] " [name_u]Liam[/name_u] " [name_m]Conrad[/name_m] [name_m]Farris[/name_m] (28) is Mitzi’s eldest brother, who tends to be the peacemaker of the family, not the easiest of tasks thanks to how difficult his dad often chooses to be. If he had an issue with Mitzi’s career path, he criticised [name_u]Liam[/name_u] for opting to be a lifeguard and swimming instructor on the grounds he wanted to see his son at the Olympics, but that was never what [name_u]Liam[/name_u] actually wanted for himself and he refuses to loose his passion for the water solely because of an expectation someone else chose for him. Thanks to this, it was a big concern for [name_u]Liam[/name_u] when his partner came out as non-binary shortly after they began dating - as he’d never had much faith in opening up to his father - but luckily, for all his flaws, Mr [name_m]Farris[/name_m] isn’t a bigoted person.

As the father of 3-year-old twins - a girl and a boy - [name_u]Liam[/name_u] is devoted to his little family, who he tries to make sure see all of their extended relatives; but he’s been clear that no-one is to talk badly of one another around his kids, as he wants them to be spared external drama. Aside from swimming, be it at the pool or outdoors, Liam’s avid about pottery and even has his own wheel to work with at home. [name_u]Liam[/name_u] and his partner also foster cats for a shelter close by to their house, and have adopted two who they bonded especially with: both moggies, whose names are [name_f]Tilly[/name_f] and [name_f]Wanda[/name_f]. He’s someone very measured and grounded, being the sibling everyone turns to for advise, including his paternal stepbrother who’s very removed from most of the Farris’s lives.

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[name_m]Leopold[/name_m] [name_m]Isidore[/name_m] [name_m]Farris[/name_m] “ [name_u]Leo[/name_u] “ and [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] [name_f]Mathilde[/name_f] “ [name_f]Bee[/name_f] “ [name_m]Farris[/name_m] (3) are Liam’s twin children with his partner. Both of them love swimming with their father, and [name_u]Liam[/name_u] takes a lot of pride in this. [name_u]Leo[/name_u] and [name_f]Bee[/name_f] are equally mischievous, always getting into trouble one way or another, and although they are a handful [name_u]Liam[/name_u] loves them both so much. He can’t wait to see them blossom and grow into adults, and already knows they’re going to be wonderful people. They’re also close with their other parent, who will often bake them cookies and take care of them, reading them bedtime stories. [name_u]Leo[/name_u] and [name_f]Bee[/name_f] also love their Aunt [name_f]Mitzi[/name_f], and will do all sorts of stuff with her, they’re always begging for her to come over.

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[name_f]Renate[/name_f] " [name_u]Remi[/name_u] " [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] Volkov (28) is the twin’s other parent, who they call mama, as it’s the term [name_u]Remi[/name_u] chose for themselves upon becoming pregnant. Working as a midwife, who specialises in home births and holistic treatments, [name_u]Remi[/name_u] met [name_u]Liam[/name_u] as they’re a fellow outdoor swimming fanatic and frequented the same lake as him, with them always being the first to arrive which led to them starting a friendship which quickly took on a romantic edge. Their hours are flexible, meaning Remi’s at home with [name_u]Leo[/name_u] and [name_f]Bee[/name_f] more, absolutely doting upon them as they always knew they wanted kids someday - and becoming a parent at 25 really isn’t something that phased them in the slightest. A lot of people assume experience dictated this, but [name_u]Remi[/name_u] themselves is an only child and the only person they sometimes looked after was their little cousin, but this wasn’t exactly a frequent occurrence due to that branch of their family living in [name_m]Melbourne[/name_m], Australia. Travel is something they did extensively after graduation, spending time with family but also going to Central [name_f]Asia[/name_f], and once the twins are a little older, [name_u]Remi[/name_u] and [name_u]Liam[/name_u] are hoping to take the family on a mini adventure of sorts in Slovenia; which is where Remi’s paternal grandparents emigrated from.

Sometimes they can seem a little evasive and unapproachable on account of their coolness, having a very aloof aura that is partly cultivated. [name_u]Remi[/name_u] was often alone at school due to never quite knowing their own identity and the realisation they were non-binary at twenty-one really helped them discover more about themselves. In contrast to what [name_u]Liam[/name_u] and [name_f]Mitzi[/name_f] have endured, they thankfully have very straightforward parents who are nothing but loving, supportive and helpful people; meaning the two families don’t interact much, as [name_u]Liam[/name_u] admits he’d be mortified introducing the Volkov’s to the drama occurring with his dad and stepmother. While they prefer keeping away from any kind of conflict, [name_u]Remi[/name_u] makes sure to support [name_u]Liam[/name_u] and ensure he isn’t overwhelmed trying to help the rest of his family, as while they admire his kindness deeply; they’re protective about his well-being and don’t want to see [name_u]Liam[/name_u] burn himself out. With their unofficial brother-in-law also becoming a father recently, Remi’s been providing insight and support to his new family, although they didn’t deliver the baby and instead recommended one of their close friends due to a debatable conflict of interests (although they were present for the birth!).

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[name_f]Grace[/name_f] [name_f]Melinda[/name_f] [name_m]Walsh[/name_m] (18) is Remi’s cousin from [name_m]Melbourne[/name_m]. She’s always looked up to them and enjoyed when they got to spend time together. [name_f]Grace[/name_f] is going to come to the US soon as she’s starting college there. She can’t wait to meet [name_u]Liam[/name_u] and the twins as well as start this new adventure.

[name_f]Grace[/name_f] has already gotten an apartment near campus with her pen pal from high school. [name_m]Even[/name_m] after the assignment ended they kept in touch through video calls and texts but this will be the first time they meet in person which she’s thrilled about. She plans to study fashion design at the college and none of her siblings or parents were surprised about that.

The only thing that slightly dampened her enthusiasm was breaking things off with her boyfriend who didn’t even consider a long distance relationship. After a couple cartons of ice cream and crying she was mostly alright. She knows her family is glad she’s not dating him anymore even if they did try to keep it to themselves. The realization that he obviously didn’t care enough for her helped her get through it. Now she’s jumping for joy and counting down the days until she leaves.

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[name_u]Jordan[/name_u] [name_u]Kai[/name_u] [name_u]Lowell[/name_u] (18) is Grace’s ex, who ditched her the second he heard she was headed to the USA. Instead of being proud of and happy for [name_f]Grace[/name_f] he immediately dropped to the floor like a baby and started flinging his arms and legs, wailing and sobbing like a baby. Despite being a terrible influence on [name_f]Grace[/name_f], [name_f]Grace[/name_f] really loved him and the two would often go on the boardwalk together, order ice cream, and go to the beach. But what [name_f]Grace[/name_f] didn’t love was the was [name_u]Jordan[/name_u] threw fits when he didn’t get what he asked for.

This may have stemmed from his childhood- he’s always been ridiculously spoiled in contrast to his big sister, who’s an artist. When [name_u]Jordan[/name_u] only showed attraction to women, he was praised by his family but when his sister did the EXACT same thing, she was ridiculed and screamed at. It wasn’t that their house was particularly religious, it was just bigoted parents creating a rift between their children. Jordan’s big sis now lives in Brisbane with her girlfriend and their cat.

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@kitkatcookie Thanks for the invite! Have MVP of this game, you [name_f]Queen[/name_f]!


[name_f]Kinsey[/name_f] [name_f]Michaela[/name_f] [name_m]Marshal[/name_m] (18) is Jordan’s foe, first learning of him from [name_f]Grace[/name_f]. She comforted [name_f]Grace[/name_f] when [name_u]Jordan[/name_u] broke up with her and always stayed true. [name_f]Kinsey[/name_f] has never had any terrible exes but has had a fake friend and feels [name_u]Jordan[/name_u] is similar to that ex-friend, given their spoiled approaches. [name_f]Kinsey[/name_f] and this fake friend are no longer in contact as [name_f]Kinsey[/name_f] has no time for toxic people. She does wish Jordan’s sister well and hopes she’s having a good relationship with her girlfriend and cat. [name_f]Kinsey[/name_f] is also the drummer of CARNIVAIL and feels a little odd being the youngest of the band, but this is because her older sister recruited her into the band. [name_f]Kinsey[/name_f] has an older sister who is close to her age in the band, alongside an older brother and another older sister who have bigger age gaps, making her the youngest of 4. Although [name_f]Kinsey[/name_f] is the youngest, she hates and cringes at the term “baby of the family” and does not want to be called that. She never had any of the “youngest sibling” stereotypes and has been ready to grow up for a long time and is happy to finally have the freedom of adulthood. She feels this may be from never being taken seriously, which is something she really wants to change now that she’s an adult. This makes her even more excited to go to college, alongside seeing [name_f]Grace[/name_f] there.
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[name_f]Veronica[/name_f] [name_f]Georgette[/name_f] [name_m]Marshal[/name_m] (21) is one of Kinsey’s sisters and the lead singer of CARNIVAIL. She’s currently going to college for a degree in music theory and volunteers at the animal shelter that [name_u]Liam[/name_u] and [name_u]Remi[/name_u] go to. [name_f]Veronica[/name_f] is glad that she and [name_f]Kinsey[/name_f] are in the same band and can spend time together.

She knows what happened with [name_f]Grace[/name_f] and [name_u]Jordan[/name_u] as her sister told her and though she doesn’t know [name_f]Grace[/name_f] that well is glad she got out of a seemingly toxic relationship. [name_f]Veronica[/name_f] herself is casually dating a guy in one of her classes and is head over heels in love with him but hasn’t worked up the courage to actually tell him.

[name_f]Veronica[/name_f] is very close with her older sister as they bond over their love of books. Because if [name_f]Veronica[/name_f] isn’t writing music then you’ll almost certainly find her with a book in hand. She’s also involved in a book club with the girl in the apartment next to her which she enjoys immensely. The two have gotten close and she considers her a great friend. [name_f]Veronica[/name_f] recently adopted a black cat named Duchess and is wholly in love with the cutie.

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Jodelle " Jo " Felicity Marshal (23) is Veronica and Kinsey’s older sister, who serves as the main confident and source of encouragement when it comes to songwriting. As the firstborn, Jo always wanted to set a good example and can get stressed easily, but she doesn’t take this out on her sisters and instead practices meditation to help her deal with whatever concerns she’s weathering. Most of this relates to deadlines, expectations and queries her writing career brings with it; as Jo recently published a full novel, whereas before she just contributed to anthologies, and now people seem to have more expectations of her work output. By no means is she expecting on becoming a household name under her pseudonym - J.F. Marshal - but this doesn’t mean Jo doesn’t want to succeed in doing what she loves; as throughout life, writing has proven to be her rock, no matter what situations or circumstances she’s found herself in.

She’s also an avid and talented knitter, taught by one of her best friends, who regularly crafts little gifts for her loved one’s while getting some moments to relax. Jo wouldn’t call herself Buddhist, as she doesn’t live by the tenants, but follows certain practises the religion outlines that help her headspace and sense of focus.

Named for her maternal uncle - Jodie - Jo hated her full name growing up in spite of the fond association she has for the man himself. She’s still not the biggest fan but definitely has less issues with it than when she was young, and being called Jodelle would put her in a foul mood as she felt it was too old for her. Ironically, her aesthetic is now very much leaning towards vintage and she collects pottery animals in her spare time, the more bizarre the better. The apartment she shares with her significant other - who she began dating in her last year of high school, before opting against uni and working at a retail park while working on her stories - is littered with them, and she owns a bearded dragon (Azure) because he won’t be wandering around, knocking them over. Jo’s been trying to help Veronica fully express her feelings for her boyfriend but also doesn’t want to become too involved…and she might be a little scarred by Kinsey’s stories regarding Grace’s ex-boyfriend.

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[name_u]Claude[/name_u] [name_u]Joyce[/name_u] [name_m]Marshal[/name_m] (22) is the only male to te family and second born. He relates to [name_u]Jo[/name_u] disliking her first name and he’s always disliked his middle name as he felt it was too feminine and hated explaining “It’s a unisex name!” even though he’s not wrong. [name_u]Claude[/name_u] always got along with his siblings’ friends and loves the knitting skills of Jo’s friend. He’s also close with the guy [name_f]Veronica[/name_f] likes and wouldn’t mind if his sister dates him but has no clue how much she’s really falling for him. He relates to [name_f]Kinsey[/name_f] as neither are looking for relationships. He’s excited to see [name_f]Grace[/name_f] but not as much as her pen pal [name_f]Kinsey[/name_f] is, but the idea is making [name_u]Claude[/name_u] consider getting a pen pal. His true closest friend is [name_f]Mitzi[/name_f] and he is a big supporter of her. They’re not interested in dating but they are more than friends: they’re best friends.
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tw: uncensored homophobia , homelessness , child abuse ment

[name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] [name_u]Marie[/name_u] " [name_f]Eve[/name_f] " [name_m]Crawford[/name_m] (25) is a friend of [name_f]Veronica[/name_f] and vaguely knows [name_u]Jo[/name_u] and [name_u]Claude[/name_u] through word of mouth. [name_f]Eve[/name_f] is also a musician— she’s the frontwoman and lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Sephirah. She’s been in the industry for a while and her band’s songs have charted pretty high on occasion.

[name_u]An[/name_u] open secret is that [name_f]Eve[/name_f] is the second eldest daughter of the wealthy [name_m]Crawford[/name_m] family. She was kicked out at the age of 16 when her father discovered that she had a long-term girlfriend. [name_f]Eve[/name_f] was immediately cut off financially and forced onto the streets. She struggled with poverty for a while, cruising on her girlfriend’s family’s couch when she could before turning to music to make money and get herself back on her feet. Though [name_f]Eve[/name_f] is no longer dating her then-girlfriend, they are still incredibly close and [name_f]Eve[/name_f] would still die for her. Sephirah debuted when [name_f]Eve[/name_f] was 17 and their first album, [name_f]Every[/name_f] [name_u]Chance[/name_u] You Don’t Take took the rock world by storm. The band was plunged into stardom very early on and continues to stay there. She’s quite open about her estrangement with her family, stating in a multitude of interviews that there is no amount of money in the world that could make her change her last name; [name_f]Eve[/name_f] wants her father to know that she’s a permanent stain on his “perfect” family and she’s never going away.

Currently, [name_f]Eve[/name_f] lives with the members of Sephirah in a small mansion. She considers the band the closest thing to a family she’ll ever have, and doesn’t mind that they’ll be platonic life partners for the foreseeable future. The members all bonded with each other through their same issues of abandonment by their families, and have sworn to each other and themselves that they’ll be more of a family to each other than their real families ever were. A lot of Sephirah’s songs touch on the ideas of found family, and [name_f]Eve[/name_f] wants her fans to know that blood doesn’t make family and that they don’t need to stick by people just because they’re related to them.

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[name_m]Ronald[/name_m] “ [name_u]Ronny[/name_u] “ [name_m]Stefan[/name_m] [name_m]Farris[/name_m] (25) is the backing vocalist of Sephirah and a mutual friend of [name_f]Eve[/name_f] and her girlfriend. He is the middle child between [name_u]Liam[/name_u] and [name_f]Mitzi[/name_f] but has younger half-siblings and a stepbrother he rarely sees. He knows most of his family won’t support his views as he is also in a band but [name_u]Liam[/name_u] and especially [name_f]Mitzi[/name_f] support him. Like [name_u]Liam[/name_u], [name_u]Ronny[/name_u] is a father too and has a 2-year-old daughter with a female friend of his in the band and they are platonically raising her. He has a secret — he’s in love with this friend, but he doesn’t tell in fear this will ruin their co-parenting and band life. He is glad the band is accepting of the little girl living with them in the mansion and love hanging out with her but her parents don’t force them to do parenting as well and lets them be. While [name_u]Ronny[/name_u] and the other co-parent aren’t planning to marry and she only sees him platonically, they both see each other as family and want a strong lasting bond with them and the other members. He’s a fan of henna tattoos, as taught by Eve’s girlfriend.
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tw: parental death

[name_f]Electra[/name_f] [name_f]Constanza[/name_f] Tellez (25) is the mother of Ronny’s daughter and the keyboard/pianist of Sephirah, who also plays rhythm guitar on certain tracks. Having lost her mom - a single parent - to sudden illness when she was young, [name_f]Electra[/name_f] was raised by her abuela, someone she absolutely adored and credits her success to, being especially glad she lived to see the success the band enjoyed as she would always disagree with Electra’s teachers: those who considered her dream of becoming a musician frivolous and unrealistic. She passed away two years after the band found success and it was an incredibly rough time for [name_f]Electra[/name_f], as when she felt overwhelmed or intimidated by expectations, her abuela was the person who could always talk her out of a negative headspace.

This has led to her becoming even closer with her bandmates - whom her abuela adored almost as much as [name_f]Electra[/name_f] herself - and this is what led to a particular bond forming between her and [name_u]Ronny[/name_u], who she began opening up to first. [name_f]Electra[/name_f] eventually told him how she had been the one to discover her mothers’ body when she passed and that it plagued her in nightmares constantly growing up, with her having an emphasis on not being asked to write about anything graphic relating to death because of this incident she still remembers vividly.

Her and Ronny’s daughter is absolutely beloved by [name_f]Electra[/name_f] - who asked she was named for her abuela, which he agreed to - and she’s careful to make sure having famous parents doesn’t lead to the toddler’s privacy being compromised. Photos of her are kept within the bands inner circle and she doesn’t talk about her in any interviews, because she doesn’t want her daughter being exploited in any capacity or used by others when she starts making friends. Sometimes, [name_f]Electra[/name_f] wonders what it would be like to have a relationship with [name_u]Ronny[/name_u], but she’s so busy with music and raising their daughter it doesn’t linger long enough for her to introspect on hidden feelings…

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[name_f]Alejandra[/name_f] [name_u]Willow[/name_u] Tellez-Farris (2) is [name_f]Electra[/name_f] and Ronny’s daughter. She’s learning to read and always puts a smile on everyone’s face. She loves her parents a lot and is always up for cuddling with them. [name_f]Alejandra[/name_f] enjoys playing with her Aunt [name_f]Mitzi[/name_f] and her cousins [name_u]Leo[/name_u] and [name_f]Bee[/name_f]. Her parents’ bandmates are like family to her and she’s always spoiled by her grandma. She already has an early interest in cooking and enjoys helping one of the other bandmates in the kitchen.
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Uncensored Warning for shotgun wedding and faked death.

[name_f]Bethany[/name_f] “ [name_f]Bebe[/name_f] ” [name_f]Denise[/name_f] [name_m]Farris[/name_m] (47) is Alejandra’s paternal grandmother and the mother of [name_u]Liam[/name_u], [name_u]Ronny[/name_u], and [name_f]Mitzi[/name_f]. She spoils [name_f]Alejandra[/name_f] and loves her dearly. She is a proud CARNIVAIL and Sephirah supporter and has no problem with letting [name_f]Mitzi[/name_f] live with her, after all she wasn’t as fortunate. She had her first child, [name_u]Liam[/name_u], at 19 and her parents weren’t supportive, forcing [name_f]Bebe[/name_f] to marry Liam’s father. While [name_f]Bebe[/name_f] and her husband would have two more children, they never got along and never wanted to be married. [name_f]Bebe[/name_f] had only stayed with her nuisance husband because her mother, who [name_f]Bebe[/name_f] thought had died in the wilderness after hiking, had wanted [name_f]Bebe[/name_f] and her husband together. Eventually they would end up divorcing anyway, with her husband remarrying and having new children, but [name_f]Bebe[/name_f] was always supportive and honouring of who she thought was her “late” mother.

That changed when [name_f]Bebe[/name_f] was in her 30s and found out her mother never really died. Her mother was tired of paying rent and had enough with paying child support for [name_f]Bebe[/name_f] and feared the thought of having to help pay child support for [name_u]Liam[/name_u], so she withdrew all the money from her bank account and faked her death. She started a new life with a new identity and is believed to have a new family. [name_f]Bebe[/name_f] was only able to find her mother though social media pictures and videos, although it was on a fake profile with the fake identity. Out of anguish and betrayal that her mother would pull such an elaborate ruse, [name_f]Bebe[/name_f] reported her mother without question and the woman was sent to jail for fraud. Her sentence has since ended, but [name_f]Bebe[/name_f] won’t speak to her.

Despite her own controversy with her mother, she supports [name_f]Electra[/name_f] greatly, knowing Electra’s mother truly is dead and [name_f]Bebe[/name_f] feels terrible knowing the pain [name_f]Electra[/name_f] went through. She makes sure [name_f]Alejandra[/name_f] still has memories of her late maternal grandmother. She loves seeing [name_f]Alejandra[/name_f] play with her cousins and loves that Liam’s daughter Bee’s nickname is a tribute to her own nickname [name_f]Bebe[/name_f]. She’s happy Alejandra’s bandmates support her even if they don’t directly raise her, and loves Alejandra’s kitchen skills with another bandmate. It makes [name_f]Bebe[/name_f] happy to know [name_f]Alejandra[/name_f] has a support system and people who care about her.

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[name_f]Danielle[/name_f] Hyeri " [name_u]Dani[/name_u] " Choi (23) is the bassist of Sephirah and the baby of the group. [name_f]Bebe[/name_f] initially thought [name_u]Dani[/name_u] was 16 when she first met her, but the group members laughed, and [name_u]Dani[/name_u] was jokingly mortified. Dani’s youthful appearance is a running joke amongst the band, and even though she’s only two years younger than all of them, [name_u]Dani[/name_u] is treated as the group’s collective younger sister. She isn’t complaining, though— [name_f]Electra[/name_f], [name_u]Ronny[/name_u], [name_f]Eve[/name_f], and the lead guitarist are all very loving, and she wouldn’t trade them for anything else.

[name_u]Dani[/name_u] dropped out of college to pursue music, something her doctor father and lawyer mother could not fathom happening. Her siblings weren’t of any help as well: her eldest brother (whom she still has no contact with) continuously badgered her through calls and texts until she threatened to report him for harassment. Though the relationship between herself and her parents has since improved, it was extremely rocky when “D-Day” occurred. When they found out [name_u]Dani[/name_u] was auditioning for bands a day before she was going to tell them, they cut her off financially for a month: for some reason, they thought that was the best way to get [name_u]Dani[/name_u] back to her senses. This scorched earth method her parents used traumatised [name_u]Dani[/name_u], and she’s grateful that she found Sephirah when she did 'cause she doesn’t know what would have happened if she didn’t.

When the band blew up, though, her father reached out with a message stating that he was incredibly sorry for what he and her mother did to her, and he knew apologies meant nothing now, but he was so proud of her success. Initially, [name_u]Dani[/name_u] met him with severe distrust— as did the rest of the members— but they soon learned that the parents immediately regretted their decision but decided to give their daughter space. Since then, [name_u]Dani[/name_u] has repaired the once-burnt bridge between her parents, but she knows she’ll never be as close to them as she once was.

Outside of Sephirah’s activities, [name_u]Dani[/name_u] is currently seeing a fellow bassist of a “rival” band [name_u]October[/name_u] 32nd. The rivalry isn’t real— it’s just a bit that started on Twitter, and they’ve used it ever since— and the bands collaborate often. The relationship isn’t official, though: [name_u]Dani[/name_u] and the bassist are just seeing if they’re compatible. [name_u]Dani[/name_u] hopes they are, though— she thinks they’re lovely.

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tw: panic attack - not graphic but mentioned

[name_u]Brooklyn[/name_u] ’ [name_m]Rook[/name_m] ’ [name_u]Asher[/name_u] Ferryman (24) is the lead guitarist of Sephirah and the member who’s very much seen as the most mysterious by the public. This is deliberate on Rook’s behalf, as he’s someone who values privacy greatly, and clearly was the most overwhelmed by the bands ascension in the public eye, which he ties back to his childhood. [name_m]Rook[/name_m] and his older sister were frequently put in child beauty pageants by their mother, something he absolutely hated (and was vocal about), but it didn’t stop their mom from pushing her kids into the spotlight: in fact Rook’s opposition only seemed to inspire her more. She genuinely couldn’t understand why her son felt so uncomfortable and frightened by being paraded in front of strangers, and the monetary incentive unfortunately worsened her love of the pageant world. It was only when [name_m]Rook[/name_m] had a panic attack on stage, and attempted to flee the venue until his sister caught and consoled him, that he was allowed to stop - but the trust between [name_m]Rook[/name_m] and his mother has never been repaired, as she frequently dismissed his feelings, and still underplays the build up to this traumatic moment: especially how much she contributed to it.

Rook’s older sister is the one family member he’s remained close to and who visits the band on a regular basis. She’s now a successful model herself who’s constantly travelling and attending shoots, runways and premiere parties; but to their mother’s disapproval, it’s entirely alternative and avant-garde fashion, opposed to the glitz and fake tans of the pageant scene the siblings were raised in. A few times they’ve even been working in the same city and always attend each other’s events when this is the case. When around those he’s comfortable with, [name_m]Rook[/name_m] is a very sarcastic and humorous person, who loves making his bandmates laugh - especially [name_u]Dani[/name_u], who’s jokingly called his ‘partner in crime’ by the others; viewing her as the little sister he jokes was needed to terrorise pageant judges. While he can be quite shy still, the members of [name_u]October[/name_u] 32nd are people he opens up around a lot, and Rook’s also best friends with the frontman of another group: Happenstance - who was another member of the pageant scene disowned by his parents when he came out as trans. He’s highly against this world now because of how much misery it caused him, and what angers [name_m]Rook[/name_m] most is the denial so many people like his mother go into about forcing their children into things they want no part of. Still, it never stops him from playing dress up with [name_f]Alejandra[/name_f], who he absolutely adores and is teaching the ways of sardonic humour already.

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Warning for abandonment and mentioned (not graphic) deaths by bus crash.

[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Colton[/name_m] [name_m]Benedict[/name_m] (24) is Rook’s best friend. He was a former child pageant contestant but always despised it as well and that’s where he met [name_m]Rook[/name_m] for the first time and couldn’t feel any better about having someone he could relate to. He feels horrible about Rook’s panic attack and often worried he could have one as well. [name_u]An[/name_u] openly trans man, [name_m]Casper[/name_m] faced discrimination from his parents when he came out at 18. They not only kicked him out, but they permanently disowned him. [name_m]Casper[/name_m] didn’t attend university, not because he didn’t want to, but because his parents refused to pay for any of his tuition following [name_m]Casper[/name_m] coming out. [name_m]Rook[/name_m] has been nothing but kind to [name_m]Casper[/name_m] and makes sure he doesn’t blame himself for choosing to come out when he did and believes only bigots should be blamed.

[name_m]Casper[/name_m] has had band experience before being the frontman of Happenstance. He credits being backing vocalist to his first band he was in, Maelstrom, with getting his life back together after deciding not to take out a student loan for university. Unfortunately Maelstrom took a devastating and fatal end when their tour bus veered off some black ice and flipped over, in which [name_m]Casper[/name_m] was the sole survivor. It’s been referred to as the Maelstrom Disaster and led to the band’s end since [name_m]Casper[/name_m] chose not to continue in the band as he felt he could not do it without the other bandmates. He wanted to continue in music and started writing more music to cope until finding fellow musicians and forming Happenstance.

[name_m]Casper[/name_m] also thanks [name_m]Rook[/name_m] and has collaborated with Sephirah and with [name_u]October[/name_u] 32nd on special pieces. He also supports Rook’s sister as a model and is glad she found what she truly loved and won’t let the pageant toxicity ruin her model life. [name_m]Casper[/name_m] also likes that [name_m]Rook[/name_m] is sweet to [name_f]Alejandra[/name_f] but only does dress up for fun and knows neither he nor [name_f]Electra[/name_f] & [name_u]Ronny[/name_u] are ever putting her into child pageantry. [name_m]Casper[/name_m] can be spiteful of the fact his parents forced him to accept pageantry but can’t accept his trans identity and has done his best to not let it ruin who he is. He has however had a few songs that channel the raging emotions but has also had some more inspiring and lighthearted songs. Casper’s main mantra is to get better and inspire people that it gets better.

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[name_f]Marielle[/name_f] " [name_u]Marin[/name_u] " [name_f]Nataliya[/name_f] Kostyukevic (23) is the bassist of Happenstance, who was referred to the band by their drummer, who met her through university. A Belarusian-American who grew up going between the two countries for several years, on account of her mother’s job for an international adoption agency, Marin’s retained her accent which makes her backing vocals easily identifiable on any track she accompanies [name_m]Casper[/name_m] on: something she admittedly takes pride in - as bassists can be overlooked by some people and she wants recognition for the instrument in the industry, as well as for those who play it. Marin’s mother instilled a strong empathy and patience in her thanks to her job being such a complex one emotionally; being a person who always tries to understand others and provide some form of comfort if she lacks immediate insight. Some people consider her a bit abrasive in how she offers this help - Marin’s very straight to the point in conversation - but it comes from a sincere place, and this has been especially apparent whenever she’s spoken to [name_m]Casper[/name_m] about his difficult experiences.

Speaking both Belarusian and Russian, [name_u]Marin[/name_u] can sometimes treat this as a code of sorts for herself, and you can usually find her notes in one of the languages scribbled somewhere as she needs personal reminders. She and her siblings treated it as a secret message source throughout school - especially Marin’s older brother, who’s only 16 months her senior - and she still uses it for private matters; as [name_u]Marin[/name_u] doesn’t like her personal business being a central attention point at any time. This is why she gets on well with [name_m]Rook[/name_m] - who not only understands but supports her in this - and while she’s never going to be deliberately rude, [name_u]Marin[/name_u] will quickly establish her boundaries and preferences if giving an interview or speaking on the bands behalf.

She lives with Happenstance’s keyboardist and the bassist of [name_u]October[/name_u] 32nd in an apartment, usually being aware of ongoing band crossovers quickly because of this proximity; but is considerate when it comes to smoking and only does it on the balcony to not get anyone into trouble. Aside from music - which [name_u]Marin[/name_u] credits to helping guide her through life - she’s an avid knitter and collector of kitsch memorabilia, having a particular fondness for frogs: so much so, her guitar is covered in stickers displaying them. [name_u]Marin[/name_u] tires easily, so she’s never going to be partying all the time, but if you need to chill, eat spicy food and watch international cartoon tapes, she’s your woman. Felt and jelly jewellery are also things [name_u]Marin[/name_u] crafts when she’s got the time, having learned from her mom who she still looks up to and greatly admires. She’s also the prowd owner of a ragdoll cat - [name_u]Yuri[/name_u] - who appeared in Marin’s life after being abandoned and she’s now happy to call him her own, even if he opened the pet floodgates.

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