Chapter 0 - Meet the Characters
Takumi Seifude: The nineteen-year-old black-haired artist who became renowned at a young age for his enigmatic artwork. Takumi had hopes of attending Golden Coast University with his former high school girlfriend Hanako Utada until they broke up. Since his breakup, he’s shrunk away from his social activities and has been struggling with his work. As a young man, he has trouble overthinking and over complicating the littlest things, finding it too hard to move on and go on in life with effort. Without Hanako’s mental support, he deems himself worthless. Luckily, Takumi came into GCU with a top tier scholarship due to his abilities and past work. Not so luckily, his ranking has steadily deteriorated to the point of irrelevancy. An artist with a hard time accepting how he feels, yet ironically pulls his inspiration from his emotions.
Michi Nagisa: A twenty-year-old privately schooled artist with fair skin, long hazel hair, and striking blue eyes. Michi is a GCU student molded completely by the will to live up to and pass her father’s legacy. After a year of attending GCU, Michi begins to question whether or not going to this university was the right choice. She is intuitive and curious but can be dense at times. Michi takes everything as it is, and doesn’t look too far into words, as that can only lead to more trouble. All of her work gets her through GCU’s daunting standards, yet none of it speaks to her. She doesn’t realize that what she lacks is substance, something that she'll learn very soon.
Danny Marshall: Having light brown hair with an undercut fade, the talented guitarist joined a band that scouted him out of high school at GCU. Danny is a very punctual person with a rather cold personality to the common person unless one gets to really know him. To most, he is a good looking guitarist. To his friends and family, Danny is a hardworking kid with no room for peskiness and time waste. Danny believes himself to boast the higher intelligence within his friend group. On the other hand, Danny still knows how to have a great time and always is around to help Takumi and Joey with their perils.
Ella Hamilton: An established model with long blonde hair and green eyes. Also a GCU business major. Ella is the complete package: smart, funny, and a loving person. She parties hard and lives with no worries as tries to get her friends to enjoy the brighter sides to life and to live in the moment. She’s high off life, a gossip queen, and has a decent following. If anyone knows something, it’s her. Michi and Ella grew up together as childhood friends and are like two peas in a pod. Her name is well-known because of her father’s business status, but due to recent issues, their company is in decline. Ella, trying to live her best life, is constantly hounded by trying to carry the family name.
Joey Knight: Tall, brown skin, with a buzz cut fade. Joey is exceptionally athletic and sometimes lets it get to his head, giving him a little bit of a funny ego. Joey was given a scholarship to GCU to be the sole star receiver on the struggling football team known as the GCU Albatross’. He is the uplifting spirit of the trio, and also more on the comical side, always jabbing in on every one of Takumi’s issues. Despite his childish behaviors, Joey is always supporting his friends with advice and tries to relate with him through more realistic views. What Joey lacks in straight forward intelligence, he makes up for in raw emotion that leads his actions. When it comes down to the wire, he knows exactly what decision to make.
Kirumi Chikara: Long black hair filled with purple streaks, lead by neatly cut bangs complemented by purple eyes. She became friends with Michi and Ella during their first semester together. It was an unexpected friendship, considering their contrasting personalities. Kirumi and Michi make quite the duo because they can each get input from a mind that thinks differently than the other. Kirumi had a very different childhood from others and was a bit of a loner, resulting in a different, or rather, lack of social etiquette. To make up for this, she has done plenty of social studying. This includes watching a lot of movies and reading stuff on the internet. Jokes aside, she’s learned how to study people and read them and their feelings in just a glance. This and the lack of social experiences makes her wording a bit blunt, rapid, and almost autonomous with her replies, making her somewhat intimidating to most. Weirdly enough, she seems to find herself giving out mostly relationship advice. Kirumi also attended high school with Takumi and Danny as their senior and also has some history with Joey.