Name: Gary Kwan
School: Cochise High School
Hobbies and Interests: Hiking, track and field, reading, Spaghetti Westerns.
Appearance: Gary is exactly six feet tall, weighing 156 pounds. Regular cardio and calisthenics have given Gary a lean, toned physique. He tends to wear simple clothes outside of track, wearing slim-fit jeans and plain t-shirts or polos under a light jacket. On the day of abduction, he was wearing a slim pair of blue Levi's and a red and gold Cochise High track jacket over a plain gray polo shirt. He fell asleep listening to music on a pair of burgundy over-ear headphones.
Gary has a heart-shaped face that frames a strong jaw and prominent cheekbones. He has a slightly square chin that sits below a set of pert, Cupid's bow lips. His deep-set, slightly sunken-in eyes are a dark brown, much like those of his parents. Black, loose hair just covers his ears and falls short of his inwardly arched brows. He has honey-coloured skin, clear of blemishes due to daily skin care.
Biography: Jun Lee Kwan, at the time a First Officer for Delta Airlines at Kai Tak Airport, met Lily Wong Xiaoxiao when she was working as a hostess at a restaurant a short drive away from the airport. Jun was instantly drawn to the girl, and with him being a handsome, successful young man, Lily was drawn to Jun as well. Despite their age difference, Jun being 28 and Lily being only 20, the two hit it off very well. They shared many interests, both grew up in the Kwun Tong district, and the biggest distinction between the two was the fact that Jun had been lucky enough to go to flight school when he was younger. After two years of dating, the two decided to get married.
After four years and a happy wedding, the pair moved to Las Vegas when Jun was offered a job as a full-fledged pilot with Delta at McCarran Airport. Unfortunately for them, Jun was laid off after a year with McCarran. He was, however, able to land a job with Sun Country airlines at Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport. With a smaller paycheck, the two could no longer afford to live in Vegas on Jun's income alone. Before Lily had a chance to look for a job of her own, the pair discovered that she was pregnant. Needing an affordable place to stay, the two found a nice home for sale in the nearby town of Kingman, Arizona.
Nine months of moving and obstetrician visits later, Gary Kwan was born on February 12th, 1997. A bit after the boy's third birthday, Lily found a job at a high-end steakhouse in Laughlin. Finding themselves at home less and less, Lily and Jun hired a nanny to take care of Gary during the day; a middle-aged Hispanic woman named Cecilia De La Fuente.
Gary was never as social as the other children at his school, likely a result of his parents never taking him anywhere, preferring to leave him with Cecilia while they worked. Time spent with his parents would be isolated to the occasional evening when they were both home, as well as the odd day off that neither were busy. Time with his parents was usually time spent gardening with his mother, or watching old Spaghetti Westerns with his father. He enjoyed the movies because he believed that the protagonists showed that being quiet didn't mean that you were meek, simply strong and silent. While he didn't find the gardening as exciting as the old movies, he still tried to enjoy the precious few moments he could spend with his parents.
When Gary was seven years old his parents had another child, a daughter named Lei. The two got along well, despite Gary's normally reserved attitude. They would often play together, and rarely argued. After the girl's sixth birthday, Gary began to feel that he and his sister were somewhat neglected by their parents. He noticed that he hardly saw them, and they very rarely tried to have a role in his life. Initially, he tried to fix this by impressing them. He worked harder in school, even getting straight A's at one point. His parents noticed, and occasionally praised him for his good marks. However, this seemed to only aggravate him further. He didn't believe his parents approved of him, but rather his grades.
After a while, Gary seemed to give up. He stopped trying to earn their approval, and seldom interacted with them more than he needed to. At times, he would appear to show more respect to his nanny than his parents. He would lock himself in his room for hours at a time, reading various books he had borrowed from the library. Cecilia often encouraged Gary to try getting along with his parents, but met with little success. After getting bored with the monotony of reading alone in his room, Gary began to go on hikes and walks through the desert in the mornings and evenings. Occasionally, his sister would join him on weekends when Cecilia felt it was safe.
Going into high school, Gary had only a small handful of close friends. His lack of friends was a combination of not trying, as well as being a bit hostile toward anyone he seemed to disapprove of. While this has the negative effect of some students considering him to be a bit of a jerk, the upside is that he would tend to form close bonds with any existing friends of his. This upside leads to a downside, in that he is fiercely protective of his close friends, oftentimes nearly starting fights with people he believes are bullying them.
In Gary's Sophomore Year, he decided to join the school's track team. He made this decision for multiple reasons, the greatest being that it would mean he'd have a good reason to not be home. He also had a feeling he would be good at it, having built up a good amount of stamina from his long desert hikes. Upon joining, Gary was well received for his talent as an endurance runner. Despite getting along well with the other students in track, Gary has thus far not made any strong connections with them.
While Gary seldom gets straight A's, he has done fairly well at school and had no real problems with any subject. His homework is usually done between classes, or during lunch. When not doing homework, Gary likes to read books borrowed from friends or the local library. He normally prefers older horror and science fiction stories, as he is often able to identify with the themes of isolation and loneliness.
Advantages: Gary is a talented endurance runner, and has a large amount of stamina as a result. The few friends that he has have a large amount of trust in him, which could work in his favor.
Disadvantages: Gary is known to be a bit cold towards his fellow classmates, and this could be a way for other students to justify his murder. He can sometimes be confrontational, which may lead to him upsetting the wrong person.
I find it's unlikely to assume that Cecilia would never take Gary out of the house to go to a playground or to a park etc. She's a nanny, so she will have had training in child development and will know that he needs to go out a socialise while growing up.wrote:Gary was never as social as the other children at his school, likely a result of his parents never taking him anywhere, preferring to leave him with Cecilia while they worked.
I'm going to need a bit more than this I'm afraid, it's not like they wouldn't be coming home at night to sleep and if Lily was working at a restaurant she wouldn't be needed to be in work all the time. They tend to have a rota system so she would be able to be around in the mornings on some days or at home during the week. I'd like some expansion on this please cause right now it just seems like they're at their jobs.wrote:After the girl's sixth birthday, Gary began to feel that he and his sister were somewhat neglected by their parents. He noticed that he hardly saw them, and they very rarely tried to have a role in his life.
How did he develop this behaviour and has it ever caused issues at school before? I ask because this is the first time its brought up. He's gone from quiet to hostile to people he doesn't like.wrote:His lack of friends was a combination of not trying, as well as being a bit hostile toward anyone he seemed to disapprove of.
What does Gary enjoy about hiking?
How does he form close bonds with his friends? His only personality traits currently are that he's reserved and can be hostile towards people for reasons.wrote:the upside is that he would tend to form close bonds with any existing friends of his.
What does Gary enjoy about running? What is his preferred event? I want more detail here as him being an endurance runner is the basis for one of his advantages and right now we really don't know much about his passion for running.
What classes at school does Gary like or dislike? Details like this help us connect with him and allow us to get a better idea of his personality.
This should be with the rest of the paragraph about his reading.wrote:He normally prefers older horror and science fiction stories, as he is often able to identify with the themes of isolation and loneliness.
Being anti-social is not a reason to kill someone. This disadvantage is really weak and I'd prefer to see it removed and replaced with something else. You could just as easily have his anti-social behaviour be a disadvantage in regards to gaining allies or something similar.wrote:Gary is known to be a bit cold towards his fellow classmates, and this could be a way for other students to justify his murder.
Right so those are the edits needed, post here once you've got them done and I'll look over Gary again for you!