Warning for incompetent parents, mental breakdowns, sexual harassment mentions, and this character is the brother of Boniface’s abuser. He is not an evil character.
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_u]Porter[/name_u] [name_m]Bolton[/name_m] (29) somewhat has heard of [name_m]Boniface[/name_m] but hasn’t been the same since his sister’s crime towards [name_m]Boniface[/name_m]. For a long time [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] didn’t like his family and he isn’t expected to like them much anymore. He’s considered moving to get away from them and he is starting to bond with [name_u]Storm[/name_u] and [name_m]Todor[/name_m] during [name_f]Feline[/name_f] Fine. However given Edwin’s nature, he’s not super out there on making friends for himself. Growing up, his parents were the type to act supportive and quite lenient, unless if it was for something they didn’t approve. His family attended a strict church and even as a child, [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] didn’t support it. He referred to the story of [name_m]Adam[/name_m] and [name_f]Eve[/name_f] as a “fairytale without a happy ending” which angered his family because [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] referring it as a “fairytale” rather than a true story. [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] grew up with a strained relationship with his parents and by age 11, he felt like they weren’t really that good at being parents and felt like he had to parent himself and his parents were just figureheads. He was also constantly bullied by his sister, which everyone perceived as simply sibling rivalry, but he never did anything wrong to her. His parents didn’t bother to stop the bullying and would even side with her, given her manipulative nature.
He feels the only way he got past having such a lacklustre family is through his role models, although his role models are long deceased. [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] was a history fan and feels he only got by from learning about the past and how that affects the present. When [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] was 23, he saw a then-5-year-old girl [name_f]Mollie[/name_f] Hixon running out into the middle of the street when a car was about to hit her. [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] raced to the middle of the street and pushed the girl to safety, narrowly avoiding getting hit by the car himself. Where did [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] get the gumption to run out and save [name_f]Mollie[/name_f]? Well, it was inspired by a historical figure, [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_m]Booth[/name_m], who saved [name_m]Abraham[/name_m] Lincoln’s son [name_u]Robert[/name_u] from being hit by a train after [name_u]Robert[/name_u] fell on the tracks. [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_m]Bolton[/name_m] loved sharing his name with [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_m]Booth[/name_m] and considered him a good man despite what his family was like. While Edwin’s sister never murdered anyone, she was still an abuser and manipulative towards [name_m]Boniface[/name_m] in her advantage, and [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] believed his sister was way too similar in evil to [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] Booth’s brother [name_u]John[/name_u] [name_m]Wilkes[/name_m] [name_m]Booth[/name_m], who would end up murdering [name_m]Abraham[/name_m] [name_u]Lincoln[/name_u] himself. He has even written in notebooks about everything he disliked from 11 on until present day, especially he’s learned the secrets of his sister’s actions. [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] says he could use the notebooks for evidence of his sister’s behaviour should this be brought to justice but knows it’s not huge evidence and may even come off as speculation. Edwin’s career is an an author and he’s not famous but does make a good living from writing. He’s been asked if he’d ever publish his notebooks but he declined, believing it wouldn’t solve anything for him and he felt like this would make him seem like he would profit off of his sister’s crime, which is something he’d never imagine. [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] had always hoped that his sister would turn her life around, rebel to their parents, made a better life for herself, and became an amazing person. He genuinely worried how that would be seeing how disgusting his sister had become, to the point [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] didn’t like her. But to her, she was in a successful position and her narcissism made her believe she didn’t need any “turning around” for her life. He blocked all contact and then just mentally broke down, being in despair for quite some time after what his sister had done.
While Edwin’s not on any bad terms with anyone, he feels he will deal with a lot of hate from being the brother of the perpetrator and knows it’s already ruined his life, even if few know. Boniface’s friend at the stable sees the Boltons in a negative light and [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] feels this is rightfully so. Unlike his parents, he has no sympathy when they worry that his sister “will have a ruined career from this if she is revealed as an abuser” and that “this will ruin her future if it comes out that she lied of her victimhood”. His sister chose this, nobody else did. And [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] knows his life isn’t as bad as Boniface’s and that he wasn’t as wronged as he is. He wants his sister exposed but has had his fair share of not being listened to. He’s supported [name_f]Hattie[/name_f] and Izzi and is grateful they’re such warm and kind people. He’s always wondered if they hate him but never had the nerve to ask, which may be the better move considering they don’t know about the incident. He’s sent them well wishes but knows things are never the same and he’s slowly stopped going out in public and talking to people. The last public post he made was a month earlier when he was talking about his new book and stated a lot about the main character’s small town in [name_m]Wales[/name_m]. [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] was asked if he’s moving to [name_m]Wales[/name_m] and says he’s considered it but deep down; he feels he’s best not in [name_m]Wales[/name_m], not in the USA — but in the middle of nowhere, away from everyone else, abandoned from all contact where nobody knows where he is, and he wants to live there until he dies…but he won’t really pursue that. Because that’s what his sister wants him to do. He’s really going to stay right where he is and get evidence on his sister. [name_u]Truth[/name_u] is, he doesn’t know the whole story on her like [name_m]Boniface[/name_m] and his co-worker but he’s determined. And he also doesn’t know Boniface’s friend from the stable actually reads his books and knows he’s not a bad person.