Five characters of mine. From left to right: Stoner, Dwayne, Taylor, Joel, and Justine. All of the teen angst. They are all in a band together called Open Wound.
Stoner is currently homeless and is well, a stoner. He was kidnapped from his father and was emotionally/mentally abused by his kidnappers. He still manages to go to trade school. He was sent to a Youth Guidance Center (these are in place of Juvenile Detention Centers on the planet they all live on) due to assault and battery. He met Joel there. Stoner has attempted suicide. Plays drums.
Dwayne is an alcoholic who was abandoned by his drug addicted mother. Dwayne also is a heroin addict. He has a learning difficulty due to his mother doing drugs and drinking alcohol while pregnant with him. He is also dyslexic, and he cannot read very well because he hasn’t gotten help for his dyslexia. Plays bass.
Taylor and his family are from a planet called Tramar where the former ruler was very controlling to his people. When Taylor was four, he was ordered to say the Tramarian Ruler Praise Pledge to the ruler. He messed it up, and he and his parents were taken to a prison camp and were sentenced to be executed. After a week at the camp, his family fled the planet, but his father was killed. He was also sexually abused by his step-father. He currently is addicted to crack, cocaine, and pills. He prostitutes himself to support his habit. He has terrible eyesight so he wears contacts at all times. Taylor self-harms and has attempted suicide. Lead vocalist.
Joel’s parents were murdered when he was eight. He has been passed around from family member to family member because none of them want him. His aunt and grandmother were emotionally/mentally abusive to him, and his uncle was physically and emotionally/mentally abusive to him. He is suicidal, and he self-harms. He is currently addicted to meth and oxycodone. He has been to a youth guidance center for stealing his uncle’s car and crashing it while high on meth. He was sexually abused in the YGC by the Youth Guidance Administrator (equal to that of a warden) and her husband, one of the guidance officers. He doesn’t trust too many people, and he doesn’t really like adults. Joel is currently in an orphanage. He is dyslexic and has dyscalculia as well as having a slight learning difficulty. He is dating Justine. Plays lead guitar and piano.
Justine’s mother passed away when he was 12. His father is a military general. Unlike is friends, he is not into drugs, smoking, or drinking. His friends do not get into trouble when he is with them. He does well in school, and he wants to be an ophthalmologist after being inspired to want to help Taylor treat his eyesight someday. The others are very protective of him. He has known Taylor the longest, since they were five. Justine is a vegetarian. He is dating Joel. Plays rhythm guitar and violin.
They are all 16 years old.