Friday, February 5, 2016

Brews and Brownies...A Short Story

   Trying a new way of story telling, lately I have felt stuck in a rut and needed to try something different! So this is a fun short story to keep some future story line going :)  
Some of you may have already seen this story as I have posted it already on others sites but I decided to go ahead make it an official episode since there will be more to this little story!   
ENJOY!    
 
              
Luke and Laura are having company over, just two of their closest friends, with Phoenix spending the night at Grandma's house its time for the adults to have some unbridled fun! 
                             

Luke quickly heads to the door to answer it. 


Laura makes her way into the living room so she can great Willow.

Willow smiles and blushes, Peter loves her black magic brownies.

Back by the front door Luke grills Peter about some news he recently heard from Laura.

Luke is a little upset he had to hear it from his wife and not his best friend that he decided to move Willow into his apartment.

Peter tries to explain why he hadn't told Luke but then again 
maybe he really is unsure about it all.


The girls have made their way into the kitchen and Laura pours Willow a glass of wine. Laura is curious to know how it's going. These two have become really close since they learned they have a lot in common.


Laura probes a little farther and Willow beams with excitement!


Then the boys come into the kitchen, finally deciding the join them.


Luke heads straight to the fridge for another beer and asks Peter if he wants one.

Despite not being too crazy about kids, Peter has really come to like Phoenix and asks Laura how he is doing.
 Seeing how happy Willow is, Laura decides to put Peter to the test...

Speaking from her own experience, she continues to see where the conversation will take her...


But Peter reacts quickly and no one was expecting what he is about to say...


Dun! Dun! Dun!
 Gotta leave you hanging for now, but this will be continued 
I promise!!!
 But Enough about that!
I'm inviting all of you to join us for
Michelle and Benjamin's wedding
Yes is finally here!  
 So mark your calendars! ^_^

Friday, January 29, 2016

2016 Bios and Updates...

With the New Year it's time for a much needed Bio Update. Last year I did not make one and there has been so many new characters added in the last few years even my mind boggles a bit trying to remember it all!
So first on the list is...And always first in my heart!
Of course ^_^
Luke Allen Cooper
 Age: 35
Birthday: June 14
Hair: A gorgeous brown 
Eyes: Brown
Height: 6ft
Occupation:  Owner of "Vintage Vinyl" Record Store
Hometown: Born and raised in Seattle, Washington
Currently: New Orleans, Louisiana
Marital Status: Married to Laura Lavigne-Cooper
Children: Phoenix Elis Cooper
Hobbies: listening to rock music, reading about rock music, playing rock music on his guitar, riding his motorcycle, tattoos, and of course spending time with Laura and Phoenix

Luke is a survivor. He had a rough childhood, his Mom was a loose cannon and often left Luke to deal with things on his own at a very young age.  Mom, Cyndi, was young when she had him and her marriage to his Dad didn't last very long. Luke's Dad left when he was just a baby and never looked back. 
Growing up as a teenager in Seattle, Luke was right in the heart of grunge and alternative music. Inspired by bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Music is what gave him the will to pursue a better life. As soon as he graduated high school, he worked his way into the music biz and in his early 20's worked prepping stages for musicians and bands all over.  The first time he came to New Orleans he knew this is where he wanted to settle down. So, after his wild partying days were behind him and the time came to move on he scraped together everything he had to open his business. About a year later he was introduced to Laura by a mutual friend and he has never regretted his decision to pack up and move to a new city.


Laura Ophelia Lavigne-Cooper
  Age: 30
Birthday: January 6
Hair: auburn red
Eyes: Green
Height: 5ft 6"
Occupation:  Formerly Master Chef at a local French Restaurant Ma Chérie, Laura is now a stay at home mom with her son Phoenix
Hometown: Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana
Currently: New Orleans, Louisiana
Marital Status: Married to Luke Cooper

Children: Phoenix Elis Cooper
Hobbies: cooking, shopping with her sister, reading a good book, and spending time with her man.

Laura's passion is good food and fashion. She worked her way through culinary school waiting tables by day and creating recipes by night. Daughter of Scott and Krystal Lavigne. As a child she was always the helpful older sister. What she loved the most was to help her Mom cook. Now as and adult she has made a name for herself in the restaurant business, and hopes to one day open her own cafe.  She is a very passionate person and believes that delicious food is the fuel that feeds it.



Phoenix Elis Cooper
Age: 17 months old
Birthday: July 5, 2014
Hair: Auburn Red
Eyes: Hazel
Parents: Luke and Laura Cooper

Hobbies: Being a typical soon to be 2 yr old, who loves 
to challenge Mom and Dad's parenting skills....


Rufus Blue
Age: 30
Birthday: September 22
Hair: a lusciously maintained deep blue
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5'10"
Occupation: Singer and Songwriter 
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Currently: New Orleans, Louisiana
Marital Status: Never Married...Dated Luke for 3 years
Children: Ruby Lynn 

Hobbies: Writing, playing, and listening to music, reading, shopping, fashion, bracelets she loves them! And of course stalking Luke...

Former lead singer of the alternative rock band "Rock Candy" which broke apart, shortly after Luke and Rufus' relationship ended.  So, for the past 4 years Rufus has lived quietly out of the spotlight, after the media was told she was sick and had suddenly decided to retire.  Rufus is strong willed and not afraid to go after what she wants, but has been known to have manic meltdowns leaving disaster in her wake. Her relationship with Luke wasn't much different and a volatile one, they often fought for domination in their relationship, causing way too much tension. So Luke left and it devastated Rufus but now she is back with a vengeance...Will we see more from her in the future?
 Only time will tell...


Ruby Lynn
Age: 4
Birthday: October 24
Hair: Red
Eyes: Blue
Parents: Rufus Blue and Father unkown

Ruby is a sweet little child, she loves her mother dearly and the woman who mostly raised her, Margaret Roberts. 


Peter Morrissey
 Age: 35
Birthday: May 23
Hair: Dirty Blonde
Eyes: Brown
Height: 6ft
Occupation: Manager for the nightclub "The Tomb" Which
 features local rock bands
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never Married
Currently Dating: Willow
Hobbies: playing drums, writing music, traveling, smoking pot and kicking back, and of course the ladies...

Peter, in some ways, is a lot like Luke. They have known each other since they were both 18 years old, both started working the music scene together back in Seattle and became very close friends right away. They worked together for many, many years and they were best friends up until Luke quit and left everything behind. Peter did remember he mentioned something about settling down in New Orleans, so eventually Peter decided too to get out, he bounced around for awhile and fate finally brought these to friends together again.


Willow Bontemps
 Age: 29
Birthday: September 8
Hair: Jet Black
Eyes: Icy Blue
Height: 5ft 9in
Occupation: Artist
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never Married
Currently Dating: Peter
Hobbies: Drawing, painting, creating with her hands...She also enjoys music and baking brownies....the special kind! ;-)

Willow is a free spirit, and it is reflected in her artwork. She loves to paint and loves making a living doing it. She is commissioned from large companies, to someone who wants a unique piece of art in their home. When she's not creating art, she also enjoys baking, something Laura and her have really connected with, but with Willow she also likes to bake brownies and cookies with a little extra kick! Peter, well he loves those!!! hahaha! >_<
Willow met Peter one day while shopping for baking ingredients at the supermarket. Peter being smitten by her when he saw her shopping, had to go and strike up conversation with her. They clicked immediately and Willow didn't hesitate to take up his offer of coming to hang out at the The Tomb one night where he worked and the two have become closer and closer ever since that day in the grocery store!

Shaun Harris
Age: 33 
Birthday: September 5
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 6ft
Occupation: Musician
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Currently: New Orleans, Louisiana
 Marital Status: Never Married
 Currently Dating: Amari Anderson (Michelle and Laura's Cousin)

Hobbies: Just like Luke and Peter...Shaun loves his music, music is life and everything else revolves around it. Shaun is also into surfing, smoking that occasional joint, and lately he's really enjoying Amari's company.

Shaun is the former bass guitarist for the band "Rock Candy", which broke apart after Rufus went into seclusion. The three were all good friends back when they were all working together. Since then Shaun has been living back at home in LA up until Peter contacted him and convinced him to come visit. Now it seems that Shaun is ready to put down some roots here in New Orleans...


Amari Anderson
Age: 25
Birthday: February 8th
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5ft 7in
Occupation: Barista at a local cafe
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Currently: New Orleans, Louisiana
 Marital Status: Never Married
 Currently Dating: Shaun Harris
Hobbies: hanging out with her cousins Michelle and Laura, shopping, helping others, getting to know Shaun

Amari is the only child to Kyle and Vanessa Anderson, Kyle is Krystal's younger brother.  Amari is sweet, loving, and kind hearted, but she's always been a good girl. As the daughter of a judge there isn't much she couldn't do with out daddy finding out.
Amari is still trying to find herself, so Daddy let her move to New Orleans while he paid for her stay there. Along the way she's met Shaun and things are looking up. Amari is finding her own way and she's been talking with her parents about investing in small cafe business with Laura and Willow.


Michelle Ava Lavigne
Age: 25
Birthday: February 1
Hair: Dark brown
Eyes: Golden Brown
Height: 5ft 8"
Occupation: Defense Lawyer
 Hometown: New Orleans,LA
Currently: New Orleans,LA
Marital Status: Never Married.... Currently Engaged to Benjamen Trudeau
 

Hobbies: shopping with her sister, studying law, gossiping with her girlfriends, watching a good mystery movie, and now spending time with Benjamin...
Scott and Krystal's younger daughter is completely opposite of her older sister. Michelle is the kind of girl that knows what she wants and will do whatever it takes to achieve that goal. She is stubborn, headstrong, and not afraid to say what is on her mind. Which sometimes gets her into trouble. She recently moved back home after going to college. She has a degree in business but has just finished becoming a lawyer. 
 But when it came to Benjamin, her heart and mind gave her trouble. After the crazy bet these two made to prove to each other they could be friends without benefits, caused them each to fall head over heals for each other. Michelle's indecisiveness made her flee at first when Benjamin told her how he really felt. She wanted to love him with all her heart but her mind kept telling her he was trouble. But true love in the end...and they have been inseparable since!
 
Benjamin Trudeau

Age: 32
Birthday: April 21
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue
Height: 6ft 2"
Occupation: Trudeau Contracting~CEO in training 
(Dad is not quite ready to give him full reign)
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never married....

Currently Engaged: Michelle Lavigne
Hobbies: Hunting with his Dad and younger brother, working his Dad's ranch when he finds the time, caring for his horses, drinking with his best friend Aric, watching football, spending time outdoors, and lastly it was picking up random women but now spending as much time as he can with Michelle...
  
Heir to the Trudeau Construction empire, Benjamin is set to take over the successful family business in a few more years. For most of his young adult life Benjamin lived hard and fast, a well known ladies man around town......Ask any girl who has "dated" him and she will tell you that Benjamen was afraid of commitment and would move from one girl to the next but all that changed after meeting Michelle. Best friends with Aric Metzger ,whom he has known since they were kids, because their Mothers were very good friends. But their Mother's friendship was cut short when Benjamin's mother passed away in a tragic car accident when he was 10 years old. His Father focused all his attention into family business, so Benjamin ended up spending a lot of time with Aric's family and they naturally formed a brotherly bond from a young age. 


 Cynthia Ann Rawlins-Cooper
Age: 52
Birthday: August 4
Hair: Red
Eyes: Green
Height: 5ft 7in
Occupation: To tell you the truth I have no idea how she gets by. 
I don't know what kind of work she does...
Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Currently: New Orleans, LA
 Marital Status: Divorced and still looking for Mr. Right (at least I think she is)
Hobbies: Besides driving Luke crazy ???? I have no idea : P No, really she enjoys the wild crazy life and still has not given it up.

Cynthia was always a wild one. She was pregnant at 17 with Luke and married his father at 18 years of age. A year later they divorced and she raised Luke on her own. It wasn't easy being a single mom but she made it work at least she thought she did. Luke managed to grow up into a responsible adult despite her waywardness at times, and Cynthia couldn't be more proud of her son. She may be impulsive and make a lot bad decision but she never regrets having Luke. He's the best accomplishment she's ever done!


Krystal Anderson-Lavigne 
Age: 54
Birthday: October 13
Hair: Frosted Blonde
Eyes: Blue 
Height: 5ft 8in
 Occupation: Part-time Interior Designer
Hometown: Houston,TX
Currently:  New Orleans, LA

Marital Status: Married to Scott Lavigne
Hobbies: interior design, cooking, keeping involved in her daughters' lives

Krystal is a lot like her daughter Michelle they both have a very bold personality, when they know what they want they go for it.  
Krystal fell in love and married her much older college sweetheart, but it wasn't that easy. When Scott and her met she was engaged to Justin Trudeau, they started off as friends who met in a class at college. By the end of the semester neither could deny how they both felt for each other. At first Scott was willing to let the love of his life go, but Krystal knew she wanted him, even if it meant breaking off the engagement of the year to the well known millionaire around campus Justin Truedeau. So Krystal boldly took that rock of a ring off of her finger and told Justin she could not marry him, because she was in love with Scott Lavigne.


Scott Lavigne
Age: 60
Birthday: June 23
Hair: a greying black
Eyes: Blue 
Height: 6ft 4in
 Occupation: Architect
 Hometown: New Orleans, LA
 Currently:  New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Married to Krystal Lavigne
Hobbies: Studying old architecture, reading in his free time, spending time with his wife and daughter, golfing with his friends...

Scott was a late bloomer when it came to finishing college, he took a few years to find himself before studying to be an architect. Those few years made a difference otherwise he wouldn't have met the love of his life, Krystal. She was studying to be an interior designer, so naturally they had some things in common right from the start. Even though it was love at first sight for Scott, he quickly learned that Krystal was engaged to be married to Justin Trudeau. In the end Krystal followed her heart and she broke off her engagement so she could be with Scott.


Justin Trudeau
Age: 54
Birthday: April 25
Hair: brown
Eyes: Blue 
Height: 6ft 2in
 Occupation: CEO of Trudeau Contruction
 Hometown: New Orleans, LA
 Currently:  New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Married to Ellie Trudeau, Widower: Mary-Beth Trudeau
Hobbies: Golfing, hunting with his sons, spending time on his ranch, family, sports...
 The constant pressure from his mother to marry and start a family was  overwhelming, after being dumped by Krystal he quickly married the next girl who said yes. So Justin and Mary-Beth were married and immediately started a family. Nine months later Benjamin was born and life was good. After Benjamin it was a struggle for the two to get pregnant again, finally some years later Mary-Beth gave birth to twins, Colton and Kenzie. Sadly these two would never get to know their mother, Mary-Beth passed away late one night when she was driving home, killed by a drunk, wrong way driver. Justin was a mess for a long time, that is until he met the much younger and beautiful Ellie Sinclair.



 
Ellie Sinclair-Trudeau
Age: 34
Birthday: March 30  
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue 
Height: 5ft 7in
 Occupation: Housewife
 Hometown: New Orleans, LA
 Currently:  New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Married to Justin Trudeau
Hobbies: crafting in her free time, loves hosting parties at the ranch, shopping, fashion, spending time with the kids and family

Ellie may seem like a gold digger, but she's not. She always knew she wanted a better life for herself, and if it meant working hard to get there she was all for it.
Then one day she found herself in a new job working for Trudeau Construction. So she worked hard and eventually found herself working as the lead secretary for the CEO Justin Trudeau. The romance was unexpected between the two but found they had a lot in common. When Ellie turned up pregnant, Justin decided that it was best if they marry. The family was  not on board at first but once they could see he was happy, and Ellie was a sweet genuine person, they let it go. It took a long time to gain Erica's approval but she finally did and life has been sweet.

Madison and Mason Trudeau

Madison and Mason are Ellie and Justin's children. They are barely a year apart with Madison being the older one. Having these last two children made Justin feel whole again, he always wanted a big family...

Kenzie Trudeau
Age: 21
Birthday: February 27
Hair:a spunky curly red
Eyes: Blue 
Height:5ft 6in
 Occupation: College Student
 Hometown: New Orleans, LA
 Currently:  New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never Married....Single
Hobbies: Whatever the young kids are into these days...music, friends, fashion, facebook....etc >_<

Kenzie is still undecided what she wants to do with her life. She has changed her major at college several times, and thinking of changing it again...This has left Grandma Trudeau in a tizzy, she loathes indecisiveness, and is constantly pressuring Kenzie to help her father with the family business. Kenzie is more of a free spirit like her mother and I'm sure she will settle on a career path at some point. 

Colton Trudeau
Age:21
Birthday: February 27
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 6ft 
 Occupation: Graphic Design
 Hometown: New Orleans, LA
 Currently:  New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never Married...Currently dating Jacob Moralez
Hobbies: Graphic Design, artwork, music, spending time with his boyfriend Jacob..

Colton was the average all American boy, he enjoyed sports, hunting, fishing, and so on. But it wasn't easy being a teenage boy, telling his family that he was gay. Overall they accepted him with open arms, the start may have been a little rocky, but they all ultimately loved him and just wanted him to be himself and be happy with who he was. Kenzie introduced her brother to Jacob after she met and got to know him while workig for Luke at Vintage Vinyl one summer. The two have been exclusively dating since then!


Jacob Moralez
Age:25
Birthday: June 2
Hair: dark brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5ft 7in
 Occupation: Store Clerk at Vintage Vinyl 
 Hometown: New Orleans, LA
 Currently:  New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never Married...dating Colton Trudeau
Hobbies: Music! Jacob is an encyclopedia of knowledge when it comes to music and he also enjoys, a good glass of wine and spending time with Colton.

Luke totally lucked out when he hired Jacob all those years ago when he started his business. Jacob is a hard worker and loves his job very much, and has helped the business grown with his vast knowledge of music. Life is really good for Jacob right now he's got a great job, and a wonderful relationship with Colton, what more could a boy ask for?



James Trudeau
Age: 54
 Birthday: April 25
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue 
Height: 6ft 2in
 Occupation: Farmer
 Hometown: New Orleans, LA
 Currently:  New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Married to Marilyn Trudeau
Hobbies: Working the farm.

James is the older twin, to Erica's only two children James and Justin Trudeau. Erica had high hopes for her two sons to run the family business. As you can imagine, this did not go over well with Erica, but James wanted nothing to do with it. So there was a lot of bickering over it, James went off and eloped against his parents wishes, pretty much ending the feud, but he hasn't been as close to his family since...James doesn't mind he was glad to be away from all the drama and settle for a nice quiet life out in the country, and he has never regretted it.

Marilyn Trudeau
Age: 50
Birthday: February 8
Hair: bright red
Eyes: Hazel
Height: 5ft 6in
 Occupation: Farmer's Wife
 Hometown: New Orleans, LA
 Currently:  New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Married to James Trudeau
Hobbies: working her family farm with her husband and their two children...

Marilyn is a hard worker, this woman is not afraid to get her hands dirty. As a young woman she loved to go to the dance hall and boot scoot boogie the night away. This is how James and her met, she wasn't easy to woo at first though, James had his work cut out for him. Marilyn, had always envisioned herself marrying one of the local cowboys, and not some city slicker wanna be. But James proved her wrong, he may have come from money, but he knew his way around animals and a farm. Before she knew it she had fallen head over heels for him and that gorgeous twinkling smile, the kind that make all the ladies swoon. James and her eloped and with his trust fund of money bought a farm for his new bride, where they have built a wonderful life together.

Joshua Trudeau
Age: 21
Birthday: October 3
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue 
Height: 6ft 
 Occupation: works on the family farm
 Hometown: New Orleans, LA
 Currently:  New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never Married...Single
Hobbies: The ladies! oh how he loves the ladies...with that cute smile it's hard for them to resist him too! ;-)

Joshua is Marilyn and James' old child , he's nearly the spitting image of his father when he was younger. Josh is the typical 19 year old boy...he works hard for Dad and the farm but when the weekend comes he's off with boys looking for a good time.

Bree Trudeau
Age: 17
Birthday: July 6
Hair: red
Eyes: Hazel
Height: 5ft 6in
 Occupation: high school student first, helps out on the family farm
 Hometown: New Orleans, LA
 Currently:  New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never married...single
Hobbies: she loves taking care of animals, reading, and spending time with her friends and family

Bree is still in high school. She's a senior and after graduation she plans to go to college to become a veterinarian. She's sweet, loving, and all around a good kid, and her parents couldn't be more proud of her.


Erica Trudeau
Age: 72
Birthday: October 7
Hair: a maintained Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5ft 6in
 Occupation: Matriarch of the Trudeau Family
 Hometown: New Orleans, LA
 Currently:  New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Widow...late Husband John Trudeau
Hobbies: meddling in her children's and grand children's lives 

Erica Trudeau is very strong woman, with her respect is earned, she doesn't give it away freely. She helped her husband build Trudeau Construction into what it is today and she's worked hard to make sure her son's and grandson's keep it that way. But there's been a lot of bumps in the road along the way, after James left, Justin was the sole heir. Then she had hopes that Krystal would be that strong woman by her son's side, when that fell through she was not happy. Erica continued to run the company with Justin, then Benjamin was born and she took the opportunity to start training him to take over, Benjamin was the apple of her eye. Then drama yet again threatened her family name when she learned Benjamin wanted to marry, Michelle. Erica took some time but she eventually warmed up to the idea and is happy to see the merger of  these two families and businesses.

Aric Metzger
Age: 32
Birthday: April 7
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue
Height: 6ft 
Occupation: Owner and operator of Bull Tavern Bar
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Married to Roxie Metzger
Hobbies: riding his motorcycle, watching football and drinking with his best friend Benjamin, caring and up keeping his bar

Aric and Roxie Metzger were happily married at the tender age of 18. These two were high school sweethearts and have been inseparable since. They took all their savings and opened a bar and named it Bull Tavern. Aric also has 2 younger twin sisters Mila and Mina. Aric is a good ol' boy. He is a honest and straight forward guy. He loves his woman, his Harley, and his beer. Aric has been friends with Luke since he moved to New Orleans. Their businesses were originally next to each other and this is how they met. Since then they have become good friends and find they have much in common.

Roxanne "Roxie" Metzger
 Age: 32
Birthday: April 23
Hair: Jet black
Eyes: Brown
Occupation: Co-owner and operator of Bull Tavern Bar
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Married to Aric Metzger
Hobbies: riding her motorcycle with Aric and their friends, taking care of her man, shopping with friends when she can find the time

Roxie is easy going and easy to get along with but the claws will come out if you mess with her or any of her family and friends. She and Aric have always had a strong bond. They are content with just each other and never plan on having any children. I would say they are definitely the most grounded and level headed couple out of all their friends...

Mina Metzger
Age: 22 
Birthday: June 4
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue 
Height: 5' 6'' Occupation: Personal Trainer/aerobics instructor
Hometown: New Orleans,LA
Currently: New Orleans,LA
Marital Status: Never married...
Currently dating long time boyfriend Jai
 

Mina is the tomboy of the two girls. She is always into some sporting activity. Her and her boyfriend Jai both work together at the local health club/gym.   There is a 10 year age difference between Aric and his sisters.  He has been a very supportive and overprotective brother from a young age ever since their father left when the girls were 2 yrs old.

Jai Johnson
Age: 22 
Birthday: January 6
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5'11''
Occupation: Personal Trainer/aerobics instructor
Hometown: New Orleans,LA
Currently: New Orleans,LA
Marital Status: Never married...
Currently dating long time girlfriend Mina

Jai works as a personal trainer at a local gym, he enjoys health and fitness and quirky fashion, he's also a lover of music, poetry, books and of course Mina!



Mila Metzger
Age: 22 
Birthday: June 4
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue 
Height: 5' 6'' 
Occupation: secretary/ Law school
Hometown: New Orleans,LA
Currently: New Orleans,LA
Marital Status: Never Married...currently single
Mila is the complete opposite of her sister. She thinks sports are ridiculous but she loves some good courtroom drama. She works hard and studies hard. She hopes to be a successful lawyer one day. 



Cruz Peterson
Age: 32
Birthday: April 12
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Height: 6ft 5"
Occupation: Engineer currently employed by the 
University of Florida
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Currently: Gainesville, Florida
Marital Status: Married to Holland Grayson-Peterson

Like his sister Isolde, Cruz was not too happy about packing up and moving after his parents' nasty divorce.  He ended up having to start high school in a brand new school which was in a completely different city and state.  This changed quickly though. Cruz became very popular once he was selected to be quarterback of the schools football team.  Cruz ended up finding some good friends along the way, he was always in competition with Benjamin over something, Aric always tried to thwart their craziness and wasn't always successful, Hayden sometimes was stuck in the middle but enjoyed every minute of it.

Holland Grayson-Peterson
Age: 32
Birthday: April 15
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5ft 7in
Occupation: English Professor
Hometown: United Kingdom
Currently: Gainesville, Florida
Marital Status: Married to Cruz Peterson
Hobbies: old books and literature...

Holland met Cruz while studying abroad here in the states. They fell in love and Cruz proposed. The two married back in Holland's hometown in a small little ceremony. They then moved back to the states after their honeymoon to start life as newlyweds. Both are professors , and enjoy what they do. They didn't expect to start a family so soon, but Holland's birth control was compromised by another medication she had taken, resulting in a unexpected pregnancy. They were both shocked at first but pleasantly surprised. Holland is due very soon.



Hayden Jones
 Age: 32
Birthday: September 16
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5ft 11"
Occupation: Officer/Detective with the New Orleans Police Dept. 
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Married Carmen Rivas-Jones
  
Hayden is a very hardworking and devoted man to his city.  Became a cop right after he graduated high school and has been working his way up the ranks since.  Although he went to high school with his finance Carmen they never dated as teenagers but were friends. It wasn't until about 10 years later that they realized they wanted to be more than just friends.  Hayden enjoys a good game of football and cracking a case. He is a very honest, straight forward person, and is not afraid to tell you when you screwed up.  

Carmen Rivas-Jones
Age: 30
Birthday: July 30
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Occupation: Bank Manager
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Married to Hayden Jones

A couple years younger than the rest of the gang but Carmen was friends with all of them in high school. Carmen has a very bubbly and friendly personality. She loves to talk and get to know everyone around her.  She was reconnected with Hayden when her bank was robbed at gunpoint. At first they just got together to catch up but, quickly things changed and one thing lead to another. They ended up falling for each other and that was where their relationship started.


Penelope Vargas
Age: 30
Birthday: July 5
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Occupation: Stripper at a gentlemen's club
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never married...Single at the moment
Briefly dated Benjamen
Penelope and Laura had been best friends since high school until recently. The fallout finally came after Laura chose her sister's friendship over theirs. Penelope is a very passionate, dramatic and hot headed person so sometimes it gets her into trouble and sometimes it works to her advantageThis time though it caused her friendship with Laura to fail. She had a great job as store manager until they went out of business. Now she works as a stripper at a local gentlemens club.



Kiara Zhang
Age: 25
Birthday: May 24th
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5ft 6in
 Occupation: Day Job, Works for a local bookstore
also the Drummer for the Band "Screaming Banshee"
 Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
 Currently:  New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never Married~Currently dating Kurt Gibson
Hobbies: banging on her drums, making loud and wild music, enjoying a good book, collecting quirky stuffed animals, bright colors

Kiara is a vibrant quirky person, always smiling and always happy. She loves banging out all the stress onto those drums! She loves Kurt and his twin sister Kimber the three are all very close. 


Kurt Gibson
Age: 27
Birthday: March 25
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5ft 11in
 Occupation: Day Job, Tattoo Artist
also the Bassist for the Band "Screaming Banshee"
 Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
 Currently:  New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never Married~Currently dating Kiara Zhang
Hobbies: tattoos, music, guitars, kiara





To get the bills payed on a daily basis Kurt is a tattoo artist, he's always enjoyed art and this is one of the way he loves to express it. He also love music and plays guitar alongside his sister in the band they started with Kiara, who is also Kurts long time girlfriend.


Kimber Gibson
Age: 27
Birthday: February 14
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5ft 9in
 Occupation: Stripper, it's what gets the bills paid
also lead vocals and guitar for the Band "Screaming Banshees"
 Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
 Currently:  New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never Married~Currently dating Elizabeth "Liza" Roberts
Hobbies: music. and anything about music. and the ladies, Kimber is know to have a wandering eye...

Kimber and Kurt moved here to purse more of their musical career. things weren't easy and its been a rough road but they are finally getting some gigs at local bars and night clubs. To pay the bills, Kimber is also a stripper, it's not an ideal job but she doesn't mind, and her current girlfriend Liza, is a waitress there.


Elizabeth "Liza" Roberts
Age: 21
Birthday:
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5ft 6in
 Occupation: bar waitress
 Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
 Currently:  New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never Married~Currently dating Kimber Gibson
Hobbies: music. and anything about music.

Liza met Kimber while at work one day. Kimber was new to club and had just finished her first show out on the floor. Liza couldn't take her eyes off of her and Kimber noticed. The tension built between the two for awhile until Kimber asked her out finally, since then they have gotten to know each other pretty well...


Isolde Peterson
Age: 27 
Birthday: May 5
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Height: 5ft 7in
 Occupation: Bar Tender
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital status: Never married.....Dating James Moretti
  

Isolde also briefly dated Benjamin but that was cut short cause she quickly learned he was not the kind of guy she want to be with.
Isolde ended up moving to New Orleans when she was a kid. Her Mother decided to move back to her hometown after a messy divorce with Isolde's Father. Isolde works at Bull Tavern as their main Bar Tender. She is an all around tomboy who loves her sports and a cold mug of beer. She is very easy going and laid back but also loves a good adrenaline rush. She is also the mutual friend that introduced Luke to Laura. She knows Luke since she works for Aric.
And she knows Laura from the gym they both work out at.



James Moretti
Age: 30 
Birthday: November 17
Hair: dirty blonde
Eyes: Blue
Height: 6ft
 Occupation: Engineer
Hometown: New York, New York
 Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital status: Never married.....Dating Isolde Peterson

Hobbies: Sports he loves sports, spending time with his large family, and Isolde

James had to woo Isodle before convincing her to go out with him, but his persistence paid off and they have been going strong for some time now. James is originally from New York but moved here for a job opportunity, he hated to leave his large family but he has adjusted to life pretty well here now. And things are so much more sweeter with Isolde in it as well.


Sookie Farnsworth

Age: 30 
Birthday: October 17
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5ft 10in
 Occupation: music producer
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
 Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital status: Married to Chip Farnsworth

Hobbies: music and finding new talent

Sookie and Chip are both in the music business and always looking for the next bit thing, they both run and own their own local record label. 


 Chip Farnsworth
Age: 35
Birthday: January 27
Hair: Black
Eyes: Blue
Height: 6ft 5in
 Occupation: music producer
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
 Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital status: Married to Sookie Farnsworth

Hobbies: music and finding new talent

Sookie and Chip are both in the music business and always looking for the next bit thing, they both run and own their own local record label. 



Cade Nguyen
Age: 38 
Birthday: April 30
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown 
Height: 6' 1''
Occupation: Fugitive on the run
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Currently: last seen in Dubai

 Marital Status: Never married...On the run with his true love, Fiona Miller
Hobbies: anything that gives him that adrenaline rush! and Fionna is one of them!

Cade is Rufus' former body guard. Even back then he was scary and the second he gave Rufus reason to fire him, she had the manager do it. After that it was really hard for him to find work, so Cade turned to a much darker side of the business/hollywood world to make money. So when Peter finally tracked him down and told him that Rufus was causing Luke heartache, he didn't think twice about coming to get revenge on her.


Fionna Miller


Age: 23
Birthday: November 15
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Green
Height: 5'5''
Occupation:  Fugitive on the run
Hometown: ???
Currently: last seen in Dubai with Cade...
Marital Status: Never Married...Currently on the run with Cade, who she's madly in love with, go figure...
Formerly dated: Peter Morissey
Hobbies: working out, target practice, and Cade

Fionna met Peter after Luke had already packed up and left. Fionna found her way into all of it as a groupie at first. Fionna was a great distraction for Peter and they both had much in common. She ended up just following him since she had nothing better to do. There is still much to learn about her. She is quiet and doesn't speak much.

Well Fionna finally spoke! As most of us know she ended up two timing Peter then got herself kidnapped by Cade and somehow madly fell in lov with the guy...


Dr. Daniel Allain
Age: 37
Birthday:
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 6ft
 Occupation: Surgeon Chief of Staff at OSA Hospital
 Hometown: New Orleans, LA
 Currently:  New Orleans, LA
Marital Status:  Married~Chloe
Hobbies: helping people

Daniel is a successful surgeon and


Chloe Allain
Age: 32
Birthday:
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5ft 6in
 Occupation: Stay at home mom
 Hometown: New Orleans, LA
 Currently:  New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Married~Daniel Allain
Hobbies: 


Parker Allain
Age: 20 months
Birthday: October 4
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Brown
Parents: Daniel and Chloe Allain


Hobbies: A typical toddler :)
 
Kyle Anderson
Age: 51
Birthday:
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue
Height: 6' 5''
 Occupation: Courthouse Judge
 Hometown: Houston, Tx
 Currently: Houston, Tx
Marital Status:  Married~ Vanessa Anderson
Hobbies: Law, politics, sports, his family, hunting, fishing..

Kyle has worked hard all his life to give his wife and daughter a comfortable living. He now presides as a judge in his hometown and is quite proud of all that he has accomplished in life

Vanessa Anderson
Age: 50
Birthday: August 24
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5ft 5in
 Occupation: Housewife
 Hometown: Houston, Tx
 Currently: Houston, Tx
Marital Status: Married~Kyle Anderson
Hobbies: raising Amari has been her main focus, now that she's grown, Vanessa has been enjoying her husband and gardening


Nicole "Nikki" Williams
Age: 35
Birthday: October 5
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5' 6''
Occupation:  Co Owner of the nightclub "The Tomb"
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never Married...Single
Hobbies: Work and her nightclub is her hobby...


Nikki is the more serious of the two sisters and she likes to makes sure everything is running smoothly but she has learned lately to give up some of the responsibility to Peter who has been sucessful at running the club and booking new bands and sings to attract the crowds.



Collette "CoCo" Williams
Age: 32
Birthday: January 2nd
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5' 10''
Occupation:  Co Owner of the nightclub "The Tomb"
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never Married...Single
Hobbies: working alongside her sister and their nightclub

While her sister prefers the business side of things CoCo is into the entertainment and she often sings herself as part of the night club venue. She likes to mingle and make sure all the patrons are having a good time.



Bull Tavern Bar Maids
Last in this long list of characters are the Bull Tavern Bar Maids I don't plan to elaborate much on them but the only one that does have somewhat of a personality is Hannah.

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