It's a bit rushed
But here's my form
Name: Fillan Plasket
Nickname: He doesn’t really have one
Personality: Fillan generally acts like a “wallflower” in most social situations. He’s not very outgoing and barely raises his voice above a whisper whenever he speaks. Usually he’s doing math worksheets or doing something solitary. Though he’s not asocial necessarily, he, like most other people, enjoys companionship and holds friendship in high regard. It’s just the fact that too many people all at once tends to overwhelm him quickly and he needs time to withdrawal and be by himself.
Since he didn’t have a stable childhood in any sense, he tries his best to garner to the needs of others and can come off as a push-over due to his need to feel useful and wanted. Being a teenager, he’s still going through the phase of trying to discover who he is and his own identity. He doesn’t like being left out even if he’s quiet, he’s still present, listening and observing the reactions of others before he speaks.
He has a natural pull to be individualistic and do things himself which sometimes conflicts with the interests of others. He’s generally not a forgetful person, but he’s very curious and has the tendency to wander off or get lost in his own thoughts.
He tries his best to be friendly and polite to others, but tends to always keep others at a distance when it comes to personal details or disclosing secrets. Likewise, he understands hardship and doesn’t push for others to tell him anything they wouldn’t want to do.
Appearance: Fillan has a narrow build and is very thin, with long, disheveled hair and dark circles under his eyes. His eyes are a light blue-green and his hair is very dark brown, bordering on black. He has thick black eyelashes and small eyebrows. He is lanky with willowy limbs and long, thin legs. He dresses formally, despite his messy appearance. He also wears large, square, olive green glasses that frame his round face.
Backstory: Fillan lived with his parents until he was around five years old, when the financial strain became too much for the family to support him. His mom had him when she was only seventeen and wasn’t prepared to raise him. When he was five his parents relinquished custody of him and handed him over to the state. Originally it was supposed to be a temporary fix until his parents could demonstrate that they could handle rearing a child, but they never contacted the state or Fillan’s current foster parents to get him back. And thus he drifted in the foster care system for years on end, never understanding why his parents gave him up or if he’d ever get to see them again. It might have been the fear of retaliation from the child she gave away or the idea that he was more comfortable living with another family, that fueled the negligence on his mother’s part. Either way, shame of giving him away ironically kept her from reclaiming him, instead deciding to ignore the issue all together and resume her life as though nothing had ever happened.
Being separated at a young age from his parents was the foundation for most of Fillan’s self-esteem issues. He felt utterly alone, he didn’t understand why he was always being passed along between different families except for, as the small inkling of a thought in the back of his head suggested, the idea that perhaps, he was always doing something wrong so he had to leave. As he grew older, he understood that this wasn’t the case, but the shadow of doubt always lingered and on lonesome nights, it would engulf him.
With no one to turn to, he kept most things to himself, becoming increasingly secretive in his hobbies and interests. He spent a lot of his past time in a library, where he could work on academic things, such as reading and doing math. Since those were the only seemingly constant things in his life, apart from moving, he grew very attached to these past times. He excelled in school at the expense of friendship, he was on his own island. Despite his academic success, his mind gnawed at itself, filling him with doubt and leaving him with a sense of hopelessness for the future. He wished he could have friends but making friends would only make the moving process more painful….
Having periods of insomnia was nothing new to Fillan, who often found it difficult to abade the tormenting thoughts in his head and fall asleep, but the new family he moved in with had serious concerns for his health. So his foster parents signed him up for the trial testing at the lab facility in town to hopefully solve his restlessness.
Strengths and likes: Fillan enjoys doing math, reading on esoteric topics, he’s curious about strange people or things, he likes crustaceans like lobsters, crabs, and he loves leeches. Some of his strengths are being able to compromise, his creativity, he’s also good at supporting others.
Fears and weaknesses: Fillan fears that no one will love him, that he has no purpose, or that he’s just getting in the way of things. He also doesn’t like dogs or ovens very much. Most animals with fur set off his allergies.
You said we could have lab workers?
Can they be adults or do they have to be 13-15 as well?