[name_m]Alvario[/name_m] " [name_u]Alva[/name_u] " Víctor Gonzalez-Lemont (20) is a friend of [name_u]Florian[/name_u]. He is Coco’s older brother but not first-born. He originally went to [name_f]Corsica[/name_f] just for university but made lots of friends and found love. He is currently stuck between going back to [name_u]Paris[/name_u] or staying in [name_f]Corsica[/name_f]. He likes being able to not have to share a room with his siblings but still misses them. He’s close with [name_u]Coco[/name_u] and supports her boyfriend [name_m]Dominic[/name_m]. He can’t help but wonder how much different Audrey’s life would be if she hadn’t been caught stealing the jewelry. He has a feeling [name_m]Armand[/name_m] put cameras in his mansion after the 2017 death of [name_m]Laurent[/name_m] [name_m]Bouvier[/name_m] and despite not feeling good about [name_m]Armand[/name_m], he doesn’t blame him. But he still can’t help wondering if [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] would be in a much better place without the circumstances she was placed in. For a while, he didn’t like [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] [name_m]Bouvier[/name_m] and still admits he feels uncomfortable with her but is slowly respecting her, however he likes living away from the drama. He’s madly in love but not sure how choosing to stay or go will change their relationship and is staying for the moment. Also if he goes, it will make [name_u]Florian[/name_u] more sad because they are close. But he always said that he’d never stay away from family and doesn’t want to break that promise. He doesn’t understand Florian’s disinterest in his relationship and wants to do double dates as well, but doesn’t want it awkward for [name_u]Florian[/name_u].
[name_f]Immaculada[/name_f] [name_m]Encarnacion[/name_m] [name_u]Maria[/name_u] “ [name_f]Immy[/name_f] “ Gonzalez-Lemont (21) is [name_u]Alva[/name_u] and Coco’s big sister- seeing as [name_u]Coco[/name_u] was the only other girl in the family, the two bonded from an early age. Like [name_u]Coco[/name_u], [name_f]Immy[/name_f] also hated the long dresses and skirts her family forced onto her, and what she hated even more was that her brothers got to wear suitable summer clothes such as t shirts and shorts- because a little girl’s shoulders are sexier than a boy’s. However she never ever held a grudge against [name_u]Alva[/name_u] or her other brothers for this, only spent a few years wishing she could wear the same sort of clothes. While the Gonzales-Lemont parents are strict they’re nowhere near as bad as the Bouviers, who [name_f]Immy[/name_f] knows are really messed up. [name_f]Immy[/name_f] is glad she was raised in her home as chaotic as it was, as it built character for her. (Or at least in her eyes).
[name_f]Immy[/name_f] has always been passionate about the environment and attended a protest when she was 9 to save a nearby forest preserve- her family told her it was dangerous, though there was no danger of being attacked. Immy’ sa parents wish she were a bit less of a firey person, but they don’t gaslight and emotionally manipulate her which she’s so grateful l- she’s heard the horror stories about [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] [name_m]Bouvier[/name_m] from [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] and [name_m]Dominic[/name_m] and she cringed whenever she has to listen to those. [name_f]Immy[/name_f] is still a [name_u]Christian[/name_u] as that’s how her parents raised her, though she’s not at all racist or homophobic and tries her best to be understanding of everyone she meets.
Immy’s love of nature has gotten her somewhere- she’s now studying biochemistry, and wants to be a bio scientist when she gets her degree. [name_f]Immy[/name_f] always brought home straight A report cards, and her parents glorified her success to the point where she felt like a letter grade defined her entire worth. However she’s now finding her own worth. She decided to study abroad in [name_f]Barcelona[/name_f], Spain for a semester to explore her culture and then met someone- a person in her class who went from a crush to a partner. Like [name_u]Coco[/name_u], [name_f]Immy[/name_f] is pan and has no gender preference which both of their parents struggled to come to terms with but later on became fine with it as it’s their daughters, and they love them either way. Immy’s partner lives in [name_f]Barcelona[/name_f], and maintaining a cross-country relationship is hard, but [name_f]Immy[/name_f] is determined to make it work as she really loves this person and is determined to marry them someday. <3
[name_f]Marisol[/name_f] “ [name_f]Maisy[/name_f] “ [name_f]Luna[/name_f] Gonzalez (54) is Immy’s maternal aunt and the main supporter of the Gonzalez-Lemont children, not being strict at all. She is Barcelona-based but has done some business work in [name_u]France[/name_u]. She’s become popular lately due to her daughter, who is famous on social media, making a video in Spain about her products alongside [name_f]Emeline[/name_f], who made a video of the products in [name_u]France[/name_u]. What does she sell? Perfume! She has her own perfume company called Godmother Perfume headquartered in [name_f]Barcelona[/name_f] and is working on a new headquarters in [name_u]Paris[/name_u] as well. [name_f]Emeline[/name_f] is about to start a new job there and thinks [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] can benefit from working there too as the environment is not creepy and pays better. After that viral video, more people have wanted to work for Godmother Perfume. [name_f]Maisy[/name_f] isn’t trying to be a business tycoon and has been relatively popular in Spain but has been harder to build up in [name_u]France[/name_u], so she thanks her daughter immensely. Her business is also pro-environment and never uses harsh chemicals to harm the environment, inspired by a call to action by [name_f]Immy[/name_f].
[name_f]Maisy[/name_f] loves [name_u]France[/name_u] and is a dual Spanish-French citizen but she’s likely going to remain in Spain for the majority of her life. She does feel like her sister is too strict on her children, specifically the females. She believes women shouldn’t have to be either too conservative or too provocative and encourages them to just be themselves. She’s still close with the men and supports her nephews as well. One of the first [name_u]French[/name_u] men to find out about her business was [name_m]Laurent[/name_m] [name_m]Bouvier[/name_m], who did a report on her in early 2017 because he believed she could be successful in [name_u]France[/name_u] one day and truthfully, he liked her company so much better than that other one and believed she deserved credit. Unfortunately that did lead to a big rift between [name_m]Laurent[/name_m] and [name_f]Janelle[/name_f], the latter accusing the former of “betraying her by promoting a rival and grossly sabotaging her chance at marriage” and called him demanding he speak to her in person for what he did. [name_m]Laurent[/name_m] refused, stating he was a real supporter of [name_f]Maisy[/name_f], not a saboteur and he didn’t care if she didn’t like it. This made [name_f]Janelle[/name_f] more spiteful of [name_m]Laurent[/name_m], at first she used to support both [name_m]Laurent[/name_m] and RB but often apologised for the former but since then, she never took Laurent’s side. [name_f]Maisy[/name_f] doesn’t know [name_f]Janelle[/name_f] at all and doesn’t even know [name_m]Laurent[/name_m] is dead, so she doesn’t have a stance on the matter, but says she really supported being promoted on TV that time. One of her favourite men in [name_u]France[/name_u] she’s been influenced by is [name_m]Dominic[/name_m], who is Coco’s boyfriend and she’s proud of his bravery to come out despite his circumstances. [name_f]Maisy[/name_f] is also a [name_m]Maximilien[/name_m] Robespierre fan as well.
Maisy’s daughter currently lives in [name_f]Barcelona[/name_f] and while she’s an influencer, she still helps out with her mother’s business and is considering starting her own business, which [name_f]Maisy[/name_f] supports. [name_f]Maisy[/name_f] is highly feminist and refuses to listen to anyone who says women in business can’t be successful. Maisy’s daughter, who is Immy’s cousin, helped [name_f]Immy[/name_f] enjoy her time in [name_f]Barcelona[/name_f] and her Spanish roots and helped [name_f]Immy[/name_f] find her partner. [name_f]Maisy[/name_f] relates to this as her daughter is always pansexual, which [name_f]Maisy[/name_f] has always openly supported. She’s close with her nieces and nephews and likes to help them out when things are down, alongside supporting them when things are great. [name_f]Maisy[/name_f] has two cats named [name_u]Rio[/name_u] and [name_u]Sol[/name_u]. Despite being 54 and a single mother, she’s recently found love with a woman. This is the first female she’s ever dated and [name_f]Maisy[/name_f] thought she only liked men but is completely open to this true love with the woman she’s with. She’s questioned her sexuality but she’s always been supportive of the community, so they’re mutually supportive of her.
[name_u]Aria[/name_u] [name_f]Luisa[/name_f] Gonzalez (25) is Maisy’s saleswoman daughter who’s become quite popular in Spain, [name_u]France[/name_u], [name_f]Andorra[/name_f] and Portugal recently- she’s been making shipments of perfume to all four countries, as the video went viral internationally- now she’s looking into business deals with the US, which will earn her a fortune. She’s really grateful to [name_f]Emeline[/name_f] [name_f]Balou[/name_f], who helped her by making the video in [name_u]French[/name_u] and assisting her with all other hurdles. She’s also grateful to her mother, who is a wonderful person and great role model. At first she was a bit iffy about her mom’s new girlfriend- her mom never really dated anyone- but now she’s just happy because her mom is happy, and she’s come to really like the woman. Apart from being a perfume salesman, [name_u]Aria[/name_u] is also a makeup influencer who’s captivated Instagram with short reels promoting products and creating elegant makeup looks. [name_u]Aria[/name_u] is a gifted artist, and she sees a clean face the same as a blank sheet of paper. She hopes the newfound popularity isn’t too much for her sweet mother, and that she doesn’t take it all the wrong way. [name_u]Aria[/name_u] has millions of fans, Spanish, [name_u]French[/name_u] and otherwise. But she really likes the attention she’s being showered with, and the fact that she can teach others to do makeup through her platform and provide them with high quality perfumes.
Like her mother, [name_u]Aria[/name_u] is dating someone. The relationship began around two years ago- a demigirl who uses she/they and is also a makeup influencer- interestingly enough, they met through an argument of their fans saying that [name_u]Aria[/name_u] copied her look, and the two DMed each other both thoroughly apologizing- they ended up chatting for two hours and quickly became friends, then more than friends. [name_f]Maisy[/name_f] is super supportive of her daughter and loves her new partner, thinking she’s so sweet and nice and that the two are perfect together- in fact, she’s already started planning their wedding (not an exaggeration). [name_u]Aria[/name_u] has been in plenty of relationships with men and women but shes never found one like her current partner- they just really get each other. The two want to adopt a baby together someday, but for now they are just focused on getting a car and a cat- Aria’s a huge cat person and even did a cat like makeup look, only to be called a furry and get middle finger emojis in her comment section- she ignored them though and directly exposed the commenters to tell them what assholes they were for spewing hate like that.
[name_u]Aria[/name_u] used to work in retail, which she absolutely hated- the idea for Godmother Perfumes came along when she started following a bunch of influencers who ran their own companies alongside their social media profiles and [name_u]Aria[/name_u] decided that was right for her- in fact, she quit her job right away. She just knew it was going to work- her mother advised her to make a more rational, advised decision but [name_u]Aria[/name_u] was never one to make those types of decisions. So she started her page under the name aria.the.fairy- hence the name of Godmother Perfumes, as she became well known in the makeup community as “the fairy”. And now, she’s on top of the world- she’s got everything she could ever ask for.
[name_f]Triana[/name_f] [name_f]Elena[/name_f] [name_m]Perez[/name_m] (25) is Aria’s girlfriend and fellow makeup influencer. She’s also a geek for fairytales and has the username PolishedCrown, which is possibly why people thought [name_u]Aria[/name_u] copies them. When she started wearing her signature boho sunglasses, those same people believed she started wearing them to set herself apart from [name_u]Aria[/name_u], but no, she just enjoys the style and wanted to mix it up. They was born in [name_f]Valencia[/name_f] but their family moved to [name_f]Barcelona[/name_f] when they was 10. Like [name_u]Aria[/name_u], [name_f]Triana[/name_f] is an only child but has many cousins and [name_f]Triana[/name_f] is close with their cousins although their aunts and uncles are cool people and weren’t strict. [name_f]Triana[/name_f] especially adores cats and her cousins have a cat, which she envies but adores seeing. [name_f]Triana[/name_f] and [name_u]Aria[/name_u] have mutual friends that have supported them no matter what the low-life Internet bullies and trolls say.
TW; [name_m]Ed[/name_m] and bullying
[name_f]Mariela[/name_f] [name_f]Ines[/name_f] Sandoval (21) is a model for Godmother Perfumes, and a good friend of [name_u]Aria[/name_u] and [name_f]Triana[/name_f]. She’s been in modeling since she was four, and she loves the spotlight- she’s experienced her fair share of bullying, and she’s been referred to as a shallow, dumb bitch by jealous peers- however, she’s been determined not to let anyone pull her down. [name_f]Mariela[/name_f] was born with big blueish-green eyes, and was scouted by a modeling agency when she was very young- her parents, two money-hungry people who were desperate for an extra penny despite being very well off, said yes- at first, [name_f]Mariela[/name_f] loved the spotlight and all the incentives she got for behaving and posing for the camera. Her big brother, who’s three years older than her, called her fat, and [name_f]Mariela[/name_f] was shattered. She asked some classmates and they all agreed with him- she was fat and shallow and a terrible person in their eyes. [name_f]Mariela[/name_f] tried to block out their voices, until she was around 10 or 11- she had enough and decided to stop eating altogether.
No matter how much [name_f]Mariela[/name_f] starved herself though, it wasn’t enough to please her parents to her brother who still laughed at her and called her ugly. When she was 14 she weighed a total of 80 pounds, and she was pretty tall for her age, so that was even worse. Everyone made fun of her for being skinny later- she tried not caring but every insult felt like an arrow through her heart. By the time she was fifteen years old, she was so thin that simply taking a shower could kill her- her parents began to add bodybuilder powder to the small amount of food she DID eat, and when she caught on and refused to eat they force fed her food, trying to solve the problem they were partially responsible for creating. Mariela’s parents threatened to not let her model if she didn’t eat- which would’ve been terrible for her. [name_f]Mariela[/name_f] loves modeling still to this day and if anyone were to take it away from her she’d hate them forever, despite all the pain modeling has caused her, she still wants to keep going.
[name_f]Mariela[/name_f] moved to [name_f]Barcelona[/name_f] when she turned 18- she had to escape her parents and brother despite loving them with all her heart and caring about them to the point she’d almost forgotten to care for herself. Now Mariela’s 5’9 and weighs 130 pounds, which still isn’t much but it’s a lot better than her being as small as she was. She took time in college to heal from her parents’ toxic expectations and even got a boyfriend, who coincidentally happens to be one of Triana’s cousins. [name_f]Mariela[/name_f] quite modeling for her old agency and signed to a new agency, which is much healthier and supports bodies of all shapes and sizes. Her new modeling agency signed her over to a relatively new perfume brand called Godmother Perfumes, and [name_f]Mariela[/name_f] was happy to hop along- she’s heard about the scandalous history of Labossiere Perfumes, as it’s pretty popular in Spain and Aria’s cousin’s friend (Audrey) is involved with it…Mariela doesn’t know [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] too well, but she hopes [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] heals from her past.
Mariela’s been estranged from her parents for a long time, but not her brother- her brother is now a 24 year old grown man with an ex wife and two kids- [name_f]Mariela[/name_f] was suspicious when he sent her a letter and tried to reach out to her at first but then decided that he’s family, and family is worth helping. When she saw his apartment, she was horrified- and even more so when she learned he had two kids, a son and a daughter. However she’s using some money to help him even though her friends have told her not to, [name_f]Mariela[/name_f] just has such a gentle, forgiving soul and she wants to help her niece and nephew, who she’s become quite close with recently. [name_u]Aria[/name_u] and [name_f]Triana[/name_f] aren’t too sure about this “arrangement,” but they’re not going to try and sway [name_f]Mariela[/name_f]- they do hope she know what she’s doing though, and that her cruel elder brother isn’t trying to do anything suspicious…
NGL [name_f]Mariela[/name_f] looks soooooooo much like my friend’s sister. The only differences are that my friend’s sister has green eyes instead of blueish-green and her lips aren’t as full as Mariela’s but the faces are so similar it’s spooky Aha.
Warning for eating disorder.
[name_m]Estefan[/name_m] [name_m]Berto[/name_m] [name_m]Perez[/name_m] (21) is Mariela’s boyfriend and Tirana’s cousin. He too has had a history of eating disorders: When he was 15, he became bulimic. He tried calling a hotline for help but the operator told him to get off the line, which deeply scarred [name_m]Estefan[/name_m] because he feared they wouldn’t help him because they didn’t believe a man could have an eating disorder. Turns out, this was just a horribly-timed misunderstanding — somebody had prank called the hotline several times before [name_m]Estefan[/name_m] called. Thankfully [name_m]Estefan[/name_m] would still receive counseling and overcome his disorder but he still has bad memories from what the people at the hotline said and he has no idea about the caller before him being at fault. One thing’s for sure, both sides do believe eating disorders should always be taken seriously and never taken as a fake joke. He loves [name_f]Mariela[/name_f] greatly and doesn’t want her to associate with her toxic brother. [name_m]Estefan[/name_m] knows the risks of eating disorders relapsing and tells [name_f]Mariela[/name_f] that it’s just not worth it to reconnect. However he’s hoping for the best for Mariela’s young niece and nephew and is hoping she turns her compassion to them and not to the man who has been ruining her life growing up. He’s even met the children a few times and enjoyed how sweet they are inside. [name_m]Estefan[/name_m] has no idea what court allowed joint custody for these two children and believes the ex-wife should have had full custody. He’s stayed out of the former couple’s business but can’t help but wonder what the ex-wife thinks of this.
[name_m]Estefan[/name_m] is a supporter of Godmother Perfumes although he admits he doesn’t know much about perfume and knows no other perfume companies. He also supports Mariela’s new agency she is with as it is much more positive and supports good health. Estefan’s older sister, a hairdresser, is also a supporter of the agency and has considered taking up modeling but isn’t sure yet. [name_m]Estefan[/name_m] himself currently works at a spa.
[name_f]Anahi[/name_f] " Nina" [name_f]Isabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Constanza[/name_f] Marroquín (18) is one of [name_f]Triana[/name_f] and Estefan’s cousins, who also has a respectable internet status, albeit for very different reasons. Nina’s the lead guitarist of the alt. punk band Frankentrash, a group consisting of members who met during an international music camp that was hosted in [name_u]London[/name_u], with in each member coming from a different country. All of their subsequent band practices have been in virtual capacity, and belong to other groups because of the distance - [name_f]Nina[/name_f] is actually involved in two other groups, albeit one’s more of a temporary placement where she fills in if the rhythm guitarist’s visiting family in [name_f]Colombia[/name_f], and her other primarily band is 46 Poltergeist, a metal/grunge collaboration - however it’s Frankentrash that have seen the most success. She attributes this to the large array of different experiences, styles and topics everyone in the group brings thanks to their own diversity, and the group is very close, regardless of the miles between them.
In particular, Nina’s close to her fellow guitarist - [name_f]Em[/name_f] [name_m]Phelps[/name_m] - who she bonded with because of their mutual tendency to be aspirational but grounded; joking frequently about how they were both taken by surprise when Frankentrash took off. She talks to her cousins often about the online element of their mutual careers, even if [name_f]Nina[/name_f] can sometimes seem a little cynical - something she and her older sibling, who’s just as prone to dry humour, joke makes her ‘work shy’ comparatively. This tendency is something the siblings attribute to their dad, a screenwriter who specialises in horror comedies and satirical humour; with [name_f]Nina[/name_f] having a private portfolio of songs she’s written based on her dad’s work (but very few people are actually allowed to read them as sentimentality isn’t a part of her just displayed for all to see).
While she may seem a bit too cynical for someone who’s making a name for herself, this is what [name_f]Nina[/name_f] uses to ground herself amidst newfound success. She’s acutely aware of how the music industry and scene works, meaning she’s never going to assume the future is completely secure, which pushes her more in how she works on her craft. Nina’s perfectionism can be a bit maddening when you’re not used to it - when writing a song don’t bother talking to her as she’s going to be a ball of stress - but at the same time she’s always willing to go the extra mile for others, especially those she’s close to. Her friend group outside of music is dominated by fellow art and humanities students, with her best friend being absolutely mad about history, and Nina’s written a few songs for her based off periods she’s especially interested in. The pair first met when they were only 6, after they were sat next to each other due to an alphabetical seating plan, and clicked because of how [name_f]Nina[/name_f] was understanding of the other girl not wanting her pens to be borrowed without asking. Due to her friend being an only child until they were both 11, [name_f]Nina[/name_f] also helped advise her on adapting to having a sibling, most of which was about how to hide from being bothered. They plan on living together imminently, and the only thing they can’t agree on yet is if they’re going to get a gecko, an iguana or both as pets.
[name_f]Anasofia[/name_f] “ [name_f]Ania[/name_f] “ [name_f]Clara[/name_f] [name_m]Manuelo[/name_m] (18) is a best friend of [name_f]Nina[/name_f] since age 6 and a mad history buff. [name_f]Ania[/name_f] could live in Spain forever as she adores the country but could travel anywhere as she adores the world. She’s grown used to being a big sister but she still remembers quite well what it was like to be an only child and how the transition changed that forever: but for the better. [name_f]Ania[/name_f] loves amusement parks and thanks her younger sister for making them even more so. For a long time, [name_f]Ania[/name_f] was secretly afraid of roller coasters but wouldn’t admit it to her friends because she didn’t want to look “uncool” and felt her friends would say she’s “too old” to be afraid of them. So this year, she went to the amusement park with her younger sister because she believed her younger sister didn’t know her fear but wouldn’t pressure her to ride it: every year Ania’s younger sister wasn’t tall enough to ride the roller coaster anyway. Well it turns out this year she was tall enough but only tall enough to ride with a taller person supervising her and since it was just her and [name_f]Ania[/name_f], [name_f]Ania[/name_f] would have to be that person. [name_f]Ania[/name_f] tried to shrug off to her sister that she didn’t really need to ride the roller coaster and didn’t really want to do it, but Ania’s sister insisted because she never got to ride it and this time she finally could. [name_f]Ania[/name_f] reluctantly agreed and rode the roller coaster with her sister, she was freaking out half the time but her sister enjoyed it a lot. [name_f]Ania[/name_f] realised she should get some enjoyment with her sister before the ride ended so she just became one with the exhilaration and had a great time. After the ride ended, Ania’s sister asked her if she was still afraid of roller coasters. “Wait, you knew?” [name_f]Ania[/name_f] asked. Her sister replied, “Yeah but I still wanted to ride it and it was great sister bonding time and I felt like I wanted my sweet big sister to face her fears.” [name_f]Ania[/name_f] laughed, “Aww, you’re sweet! Evil, but sweet!”
[name_f]Ania[/name_f] loves entertainment and is a fan of Frankentrash and also finds Nina’s friendship with [name_f]Em[/name_f] to be very kind. [name_f]Ania[/name_f] is more than excited to move in with [name_f]Nina[/name_f] and the two enjoy entertaining each other. [name_f]Ania[/name_f] loves how the band has managed to work so well despite every member residing in different nations. [name_f]Ania[/name_f] loves travel even if time zones have completely thrown her off from time to time. How does the United States have 6 time zones, [name_f]Russia[/name_f] has 9, but [name_f]China[/name_f] only has 1? [name_f]Ania[/name_f] is pen pals with a member in Frankentrash and [name_f]Ania[/name_f] will stay up at odd hours just to chat with this girl in the other time zone. [name_f]Ania[/name_f] loves the entertainment industry but isn’t super musical, she’s more of a comedy person, but adores how the band rocks out. [name_f]Ania[/name_f] admits comedy scared her at first because it’s so subjective and she used to be afraid that her jokes won’t land and it would be super awkward. Ania’s averted this however by simply being herself and finds comedy easier since she’s always got a story to tell. She’s also a fan of nerdy humour and special jokes that only certain people with certain smarts will understand. Being a history lover, that includes a lot of jokes about the crazy history behind our world.
[name_f]Daisy[/name_f] [name_f]Aoibhín[/name_f] Monahan-Griffin (18) is Orla’s daughter, who’s studying music in [name_u]Rome[/name_u], [name_f]Italy[/name_f]. Shes [name_f]Ania[/name_f] Manuelo’s penpal. She’s a member of Frankentrash, a percussionist and background vocalist. [name_u]Ever[/name_u] since she can remember, [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] has adored singing- she’d put on concerts with pots and pans in her kitchen to [name_f]Orla[/name_f] and her wife’s horror. [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] knows that her mother (not Orla) was born male and transitioned to female, and has always been very comfortable with it- however she’s never used being her mothers’ biological child to one-up her cousins- she knows they’re very much Eilis’ real children and has always been mature enough to realize that (unlike [name_f]Molly[/name_f], who still struggles). [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] is a very naturally mature person and is a role model even to her older cousins. Being very smart and supportive took a toll on [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] as being the advice giver wasn’t always her favorite thing growing up and she wishes she’d just have enjoyed her childhood instead of being her cousins’ personal therapist, but in spite of this she loves her cousins and would walk to the ends of the earth for them.
[name_f]Daisy[/name_f] currently has a boyfriend- one of [name_f]Annabella[/name_f] Balou’s brothers’ children. (Daisy’s boyfriend’s last name would be [name_u]Del[/name_u] [name_u]Luca[/name_u], as that’s Annabella’s maiden name). [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] met her boyfriend at university- he’s also a passionate and ambitious young scholar studying music, and he loves songwriting. [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] thinks he’s going to make it big one day and has told all her friends about it, even bragging about what a wonderful boyfriend she has. But the two people she’s most hesitant to tell are her moms- she’s scared they’d disapprove of the relationship. And to be fair, [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] wouldn’t blame them- her boyfriend is tattooed, and has a more grungey style- she knows her parents are generally open and accepting people, especially [name_f]Orla[/name_f], but she’s scared they wouldn’t come to terms with this one…
Warning for people dying/about to die (both a person terminally ill and a person murdered)
[name_m]Ugo[/name_m] [name_m]Mario[/name_m] [name_u]Del[/name_u] [name_u]Luca[/name_u] (18) is Daisy’s boyfriend and nephew of [name_f]Annabella[/name_f]. He’s a very smart student in university but music is his passion and he’s happiest with music as his major. He’s not in any bands but adores Frankentrash and how the different cultures influence the music. [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] is also a fan of photography and although he has no albums, he’s already created some great pictures for album covers. [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] loves tattoos and while some want [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] to stop the tattoos, [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] wants even more. [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] knows [name_f]Molly[/name_f] has been someone [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] has avoided due to her dangerous toxicity but [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] and [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] are happy [name_f]Molly[/name_f] is forced to pay [name_u]Ailbhe[/name_u] a hefty fine for harassing her into an eating disorder. [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] mainly now is hoping Daisy’s parents accept him despite his love for grunge and [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] is a supporter of the LGBTQUIAP + community and is bisexual. Some of Daisy’s cousins, including [name_u]Ailbhe[/name_u], do respect [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] and [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] being a couple.
Ugo’s family has also been supportive of the couple. [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] doesn’t have enemies in his own family and is grateful for his father, siblings, aunt, uncle, cousins, grandmother…and real mother. Although [name_f]Janelle[/name_f] [name_m]Bouvier[/name_m] had been divorced from [name_u]Antoine[/name_u], Annabella’s husband, before [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] was born, she knows [name_f]Annabella[/name_f] is rich and famous. [name_f]Janelle[/name_f] loves rich and famous people and wants to get in on their cash. While she knows [name_f]Annabella[/name_f] is obviously not marrying her, she has a different way of getting money and power from the family. Annabella’s mother and Ugo’s [name_f]Nonna[/name_f] (Italian for “Grandma”) is also rich but is in her 80s and very ill and frail, also suffering from memory loss. Last year, [name_f]Janelle[/name_f] decided to take advantage of [name_f]Nonna[/name_f] by telling her that she is her daughter-in-law and needs money and requested [name_f]Nonna[/name_f] to give her a huge sum of her inheritance for the family and to help her “son” [name_m]Ugo[/name_m]. She “proved” [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] was her son by showing [name_f]Nonna[/name_f] the old photos of her and “Ugo” (actually her late son Laurent). [name_f]Nonna[/name_f] asked why Janelle’s son didn’t seem that enthusiastic to be in the photos and [name_f]Janelle[/name_f] said “He’s just tired” and shrugged it off. Later [name_f]Janelle[/name_f] got caught by [name_f]Annabella[/name_f] and [name_f]Annabella[/name_f] told her mother that [name_f]Janelle[/name_f] isn’t related to her and is taking advantage. [name_f]Janelle[/name_f] recently tried doing this again this year and used the same tactic to get past the nursing home staff but this time the staff said she was very sickly and didn’t want too many visitors and that [name_f]Janelle[/name_f] should keep her time “short and sweet”. [name_f]Janelle[/name_f] agreed and kept it short - but not sweet. [name_f]Janelle[/name_f] actually did the opposite of what she did last time: she confessed that she took advantage of [name_f]Nonna[/name_f] and got away with it and that [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] isn’t her son; her son was [name_m]Laurent[/name_m] [name_m]Bouvier[/name_m] and she and her late brother [name_u]Rene[/name_u] (better known as RB) killed him 5 years ago, pushing him down a master staircase and making it look accidental. She says she loves that people suspect her or RB as the killer but never say they both killed [name_m]Laurent[/name_m] despite it being basic physics that two people pushing would have a stronger force. They wanted to make sure [name_m]Laurent[/name_m] wouldn’t survive the fall. [name_f]Janelle[/name_f] admits both of them looked away when [name_m]Laurent[/name_m] was falling, they killed him but weren’t psychotic enough to actually want to watch him die. She didn’t mind confessing this for once, [name_f]Nonna[/name_f] had serious memory loss and was going to die soon anyway so she figured [name_f]Nonna[/name_f] would never report her. RB and [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] had a couple’s getaway for the weekend and since [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] and [name_m]Dominic[/name_m] were juveniles at the time, there needed to be an adult watching them even though they were technically too old to be babysat. RB got [name_m]Laurent[/name_m] to do it even though they hated each other but secretly hid cameras around the house. When RB watched that [name_m]Laurent[/name_m] was doing “liberal stuff” and calling [name_m]Dominic[/name_m] by his preferred name and gender that he was hiding from the family, that’s when RB knew [name_m]Laurent[/name_m] was “a danger to his family” and wanted to get rid of him. As for [name_f]Janelle[/name_f], she wasn’t super conservative or strict, but she truthfully never cared about [name_m]Laurent[/name_m] and hardly talked to him outside of giving him food and a shelter when he was a child. However she was truly offended when [name_m]Laurent[/name_m] was caught on camera saying he felt like [name_f]Janelle[/name_f] “wasn’t much of a mother” to him. [name_f]Janelle[/name_f] raised him by herself (although she didn’t have to) and felt like she was the best mother ever but if [name_m]Laurent[/name_m] didn’t feel like he had a mother, maybe she shouldn’t “have a son”. Speaking of cameras, [name_f]Janelle[/name_f] better hope that nursing home room didn’t have cameras recording what she said…
[name_m]Ugo[/name_m] is a fan of reality TV although some people he knows call it “garbage”. He doesn’t care for trashy fake people hogging screen time and loves any reality competition show that doesn’t do this. He is always thrilled by reality competition shows especially ones with powerful winners. He’s still not over how some contestants have gotten eliminated and truthfully he can get too wrapped up in them. So it’s no surprise when [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] auditioned for one — and made it in! The show is called Ultimi Due (Italian for “Last Two”, this show is made up BTW) and the goal of this show is complete challenges and not be one of the last two to finish. When two people are last two to finish a challenge, the other contestants vote off either of the last two finishers out of the game. If there’s a tie, there’s a revote and if it’s still a tie, the bottom two have to do trivia until someone gets two points and they stay while the other leaves. Some are free-for-all when the last two finishing are up for the vote and some are tag-team where the last team of two are up for the vote. There’s also ways to get challenge advantages and give challenge disadvantages to other players and players can make alliances. When it gets to the final three, the first to finish is the only voter who gets to send someone home and choose who goes to the final 2 with them. In the finale, there’s one last big challenge made up of smaller challenges and first to finish that wins a million euros. There’s other international versions of the show but the Italian version is the original. [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] has been a fan for quite some time so he’s excited to actually play. He barely survived the first challenge of Ultimi Due and the person he voted off didn’t leave, so it was awkward for [name_m]Ugo[/name_m]. But he stepped it up next challenge and was first to finish but the person voted off wasn’t who [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] wanted gone and was actually someone [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] wanted to ally with. He knew it was because of the majority alliance but the next challenge was a tag-team challenge and he was paired with someone from that alliance. But he gave it his all and he and his partner survived the challenge while the losing tag team were both from the majority alliance. [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] successfully voted off the person going home and he and his tag team partner of the challenge voted together and gained trust. Next challenge was free-for-all and [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] was one of the last two but was not the one voted off since the majority alliance trusted him more and [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] had a friend from a minority alliance who supported and befriended him, not wanting [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] to leave. Next episode had another tag-team challenge and this time [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] was paired with someone weak and not in the majority alliance. Odds were against them but they weren’t the last tag team to finish, so they were safe. The last tag team to finish were both majority alliance members, one being Ugo’s former partner in the first tag-team challenge, and the vote was close. [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] successfully voted off the player who wasn’t his former tag-teammate, believing he and his former tag-teammate could work together. As the episodes went by, the majority alliance was dwindling and at the final four it was [name_m]Ugo[/name_m], his minority alliance friend, his former tag-team teammate on the majority alliance, and a majority alliance player who was always accurate every vote and hadn’t been last two before in a challenge…until he did and got voted off in 4th place. [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] and his minority alliance friend were thrilled to take him out, sparing the former tag-teammate from being voted off. At the final 3, [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] would be one of the last two to finish when his former tag-teammate won over him and his minority alliance friend. At the voteoff, [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] was unfortunately betrayed by his former tag-teammate and sent home with his former tag-teammate apologising and saying he couldn’t beat [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] at the finale. At the finale, it was ultimately Ugo’s minority alliance friend who won Ultimi Due and she won in an underdog victory against Ugo’s former tag-teammate with her strategy of simply knowing the whole game and using her full knowledge of it to her advantage. While the season hasn’t fully aired yet and [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] can’t spoil details, he says it was a great experience and he’d definitely come back if asked and he hopes his family and friends enjoyed it. While only two episodes have aired, [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] has been recognised in public by some people and a kid thought the show was filming when he saw [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] at the grocery store. [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] sadly felt like he was “ruining the magic” when he told the kid the show filmed months ago and he was just buying fruit…
cw: coercive control
[name_f]Clodagh[/name_f] Áine [Griffin] Burchall (48) is the youngest of the [name_u]Griffin[/name_u] sisters’ and aunt to [name_f]Daisy[/name_f], although as of now she remains something of a mystery figure to [name_m]Ugo[/name_m], thanks to having remained in the UK. Currently living in Birmingham with her partner and children, [name_f]Clodagh[/name_f] fully supports [name_f]Orla[/name_f] and [name_f]Eilis[/name_f], while having next to no contact with Molly; but this was arguably always going to happen, as her unpleasant sister treated [name_f]Clodagh[/name_f] in a similar way to her own daughter, [name_u]Ailbhe[/name_u]. The second she showed any inclination towards a harmful tendency, [name_f]Molly[/name_f] was instantly encouraging [name_f]Clodagh[/name_f] to pursuit it, believing their parents gave her too much attention and wanting to ruin the ‘favourite child’'s image.
Notably, when one of Clodagh’s boyfriends began showing signs of coercive control, [name_f]Molly[/name_f] dismissed the worries she voiced and tried to convince [name_f]Eilis[/name_f] - who [name_f]Clodagh[/name_f] always shared a special bond with thanks to their closeness in age - that she was merely being dramatic. This shattered the 18-year-old’s trust in her older sister, and they had very little to do with one another from that point onwards, aside from when [name_f]Clodagh[/name_f] was introduced to Molly’s children, who she worried about greatly (and was very upset when these fears proved founded in their treatment).
Now working as a dental nurse, she enjoys a quiet life, but keeps in constant contact with her sisters’ and their children, making it clear her house is always open if they want to come and stay. She met her partner at a graduation party hosted by a mutual friend and they came out as non-binary 2 years ago after their daughter began using they/she pronouns (but still is happy to be called ‘daughter/sister’ by their family); something she’s entirely supported and doesn’t even entertain what [name_f]Molly[/name_f] might have to say about this. [name_f]Clodagh[/name_f] gave birth to her youngest at 41 - a shock to the whole family - but handled this well and is always organising mini family trips to ensure everyone remains close.
[name_u]Marion[/name_u] [name_u]Gwynn[/name_u] Burchall (48) Clodagh’s partner and supporter of [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] alongside her cousins and other aunts excluding [name_f]Molly[/name_f]. They don’t know [name_m]Ugo[/name_m] but they’re a fan of the UK version of Last Two. They give all their respect for their daughter for coming out as non-binary and helping [name_u]Marion[/name_u] find their true gender identity as well. While born male, [name_u]Marion[/name_u] knew since they was 8 that they weren’t their gender assigned at birth and wished they wouldn’t have waited but now they feel relieved in knowing everything fell into place like it should. [name_u]Marion[/name_u] enjoys cycling and is also a fan of tetherball but their main passion is arts and they run and direct a small theatre downtown. [name_m]Even[/name_m] [name_u]Marion[/name_u] is surprised by the early but healthy delivery of their youngest child but enjoys parenting and being active in the family. They love having people visit the house and likes to serve tea and juice.
[name_f]Catriona[/name_f] [name_u]Seren[/name_u] Burchall (21) is [name_u]Marion[/name_u] and Clodagh’s daughter who uses they/she pronouns, and is understandably very close to the former because of how they can speak to their parent about being non-binary on a personal level. For as long as anyone can remember, Catriona’s had a strong willpower, starting with them not wanting any nicknames and going by their full name - as they admittedly love how melodic it sounds in full. This caused their parents to worry that they might clash with their older brother - [name_f]Catriona[/name_f] being the second eldest of their five kids - but instead they acted very much as his closest confident and ally; following him about when the pair were young, then giving him whatever advise they could find once they’d both grown up a little. In spite of their determined spirit, [name_f]Catriona[/name_f] actually gets along very well with all their siblings, acting as a source of support and suggestions when they need it; helped by how they usually finish their advise with some sarcastic humour.
Currently, Catriona’s attending art school, majoring in visual communication and marketing. They’ve always been intrigued by graphic design - tech saviness is a shared trait of the Burchall’s - and while they haven’t decided what area they’d like to specialise in long-term; [name_f]Catriona[/name_f] knows this is what they want to pursue more than anything. Being away from their family intimidated them more than they wanted to let on at first - they hate worrying their family, especially their mum who they cherish dearly, and can be a bit protective of [knowing how [name_f]Molly[/name_f] - Catriona’s never called her an aunt - treated her] - but they did admit eventually that sharing accommodation with strangers freaked them out a bit. Now in a student house with three close friends, they’re much more relaxed - being surrounded by people who understand their preferences, including one of their friends from secondary school who Catriona’s always called their “art soulmate” - and have had their family visit too.
Aside from their arts, [name_f]Catriona[/name_f] loves urban exploring or just going for long walks by themself, to take in the urban environment. They aren’t averse to more scenic spots, but their determined streak enjoys finding beauty in the more unusual, and sometimes a rundown industrial estate provides much more of the challenge [name_f]Catriona[/name_f] loves. Since they were 9, Catriona’s also been having vocal lessons and has a lot of friends in the music scene, but they don’t perform in spite of some people trying to convince them. That just intimidates them too much, and they don’t want to risk tinting a hobby they’re so fond of by associating it with fear and pressure. They also have a surprisingly sentimental side: [name_f]Catriona[/name_f] collects beanie babies and proudly displays them in their room. Their girlfriend jokes that they’re building an army to defend the house, and to give her credit, Catriona’s never corrected this…
[name_f]Natalie[/name_f] “ [name_u]Nat[/name_u] “ [name_f]Corinne[/name_f] [left] and [name_f]Pernelle[/name_f] “ [name_f]Nellie[/name_f] “ [name_f]Monique[/name_f] [right] Blanc (21) are two of the three roommates of [name_f]Catriona[/name_f] but it’s the third roommate who’s Catriona’s art soulmate. Despite their love for their nicknames, they like Catriona’s name and feel forcing a nickname would taint its elegance. Truthfully they like being away from their parents who were nothing but ignorant; but they support their sister [name_u]Max[/name_u] and the polycule despite being so far away. They’re not as grungy as their older sister [name_u]Max[/name_u] but they’re not going to let their bigoted parents ruin their lives so they like being in the UK to study abroad for college. This has helped them relate to [name_f]Catriona[/name_f] and her estrangement from [name_f]Molly[/name_f]. This isn’t the only time they’ve studied abroad in the UK – they did it for a year as foreign exchange students before college. [name_u]Nat[/name_u] also uses she/they pronouns while [name_f]Nellie[/name_f] uses she/her pronouns. The two love photography and photoshopping and web design is what the two pursue.
The two of them love the water and swimming in pools and adore water parks, feeling like fun kids again. They’re not afraid of any thrill rides and enjoy them all. They have gone on some with one of Catriona’s other siblings whom they’ve become close with. [name_u]Nat[/name_u] is also a horror movie fanatic and loves thrillers and mysteries too, having a whole bookshelf of them. They’re the braver one of the siblings but [name_f]Nellie[/name_f] herself isn’t that much of a chicken either; being more confident to meet new people or speak up in a crowd. [name_f]Nellie[/name_f] is very close with the other roommate, Catriona’s “art soulmate” but not in the closeness [name_f]Catriona[/name_f] is. [name_f]Nellie[/name_f] is more sporty than [name_u]Nat[/name_u] except for when it comes to golf where Nat’s second-to-none in which [name_f]Nellie[/name_f] jokes, “Of course the one sport you’re great at is the one where you’re supposed to get a low score.” Ouch! The twins like to “epic burn” each other a lot and people who don’t know them tend not to understand why they like to do that to each other but their friends always laugh and enjoy it as much as they do. Both twins are single and totally cool with it, but they’re always proudly pansexual.