This one has always confused me.
Well, what’s wrong with him?
Exactly, we don’t have a clue.
You’re probably missin’ something, lemme read it.
Patient Name: Lucas Hawkins
Age: Unknown, estimated between 17-19
Before Whispering Willows: Like everyone at Whispering Willows, Lucas has a past. He’s just much more secretive about it, not even the administrators know what’s wrong with him. He grew up in a small town, only roughly one hundred people living in the secluded area, deep in the Louisiana bayou. His family was far from average, his father was delusional, convinced he could wrangle alligators and this eventually led to his demise. Lucas was left with his mother and his roughed up gold retriever that his deceased little sister had called Bud for as long as he could remember. See, as much as he didn’t want to admit it, everyone he associated seemed to pass away in a peculiar way. His father killed by an alligator, his young sister falling off a boat and into the marshy waters. He didn’t want to let it bother him, but it did, and it slowly began to progressively wear him down more and more. He stopped associating with his mother, for fear that she would be the next brought down by what he called his curse.
When living in an area such as the one he and his family did, it’s easy to go a bit crazy. You’re basically isolated by from the world, left only with what you can make out of the land which there isn’t much of. The town was known for its inhabitants being a bit “off”, all of their minds being taken by the bayou. In reality, Lucas’ family had caused their own deaths, their stupidity eventually bringing them down for the count. Unlike most he hung around with, he wasn’t stupid, he knew he had to get out of there. One night, he gathered his things, took Bud and left the small town behind. He didn’t know where he was going, but he found himself at Whispering Willows somehow, and it’s all downhill from there.
Now: No one knows much about Lucas, except his name and that he’s probably one of the most kindhearted people you’d meet at WWS, but honestly that’s not saying much. He tends to try to associate with other patients, but he’s held back by the fear that he may hurt them. He’s struggling to accept that his families’ deaths weren’t his fault.
So…why’s he here then?
He just showed up one day, we don’t turn no one away, he’s been quiet, doesn’t do no harm. Why get rid of him?
Well somethin’s gotta be wrong with him if he wanted to come to an insane asylum.
There’s a lil’ bit of crazy in everyone Amelia.
Things to know::
Lucas is: One of the biggest sweethearts you’ll ever meet, a true Southern charmer. If he could get over his fear of his self created “curse”, he would have potential to be quite the ladies man. He appears to be one of the more calm “patients”, but get him worked up enough and you’ll see one crazy Cajun.
He resides on: Level One
Relationship Status: Single.
Amelia, do you ever remember father?
Not really… Why, do you?
Only the bad things… It’s nothing I was just reading this file is all.
What’s wrong with this one?
I’m just thinking that maybe we were lucky we don’t remember him after all…
Patient Name: Isaac Aldinger
Date of Entry: August 6, 2007
Disorder: General Schizophrenia
Before Whispering Willows: Growing up, Isaac appeared to have a normal life. A working-man for a father, the generic soccer mom, and even an “adorable” younger sister who loved to annoy him in her free time. This was all a show though, of course. Behind closed doors that happy soccer mom was planning her escape, that darling 6 year old was already planning her death, and that all american man was drinking his nights away with a bottle of whiskey and ESPN.
Isaac, at the time, appeared to be the only truly normal one in his family. From playing sports to normal antics with his friends, he became somewhat a face to know. But it never seemed enough for Isaac’s father. He always wanted more, something better, something to be great at. Something to be proud of. Isaac wanted nothing more than to fill these requirements and took it upon himself to be everything his father wanted, no matter what the cost. He lost sleep, weight, and a majority of his social life at first, always struggling to find a balance. Still, somehow, he kept his social status up, always being chased by girls, envied by peers, and a name to talk about. Which was great, until the words that accompanied his name became everything, but the ones you wanted to hear.
Isaac’s father had been out drinking late that night. A few friends an a bit more than a couple of beers never hurting anyone… Right? Wrong. Claiming to be sober enough to drive himself, his father made his way home, only to come into a collision with another driver on a bridge, sending both cars overboard. His father’s body was never found, but the other driver, his discovery was a shock. In the car was none other than his best friend’s father, the highschool football coach, and a second father to most people that lived in the small, Alabama town.
People were devastated by the loss, and when there was no one else to blame, all heads turned to Isaac. No one even bothered to think about how Isaac must have felt, his own father missing somewhere in the bottom of the water. Instead, they were selfish, as most humans are and shunned the young boy from their lives. No one would speak to Isaac, instead taking the route of talking behind his back. In time, his own sister became ashamed of him as well, taking on their mother’s maiden name and refusing to speak to him as well.
Over time the voices in his head grew louder, no, not the type that tell you right from wrong, but the kind that reminded him what he really was, worthless. That voice soon became his companion, the only thing that was there for him when no one else would be. They laughed together, the voices seeming to take on their own personality over time, one that complimented his own. Each one was someone dear to him, though he wasn’t quite sure who any were, beyond one that always rang true. His own personal favourite, his father, constantly reminding him that he still wasn’t good enough, that he had to do more.
So, for once, Isaac listened and he did something more, cornering a kid behind the school and granting their wishes. As he did so, the slowly faded away, they left him alone, and it was if they were satisfied for once in their lives. Before he could finish, he was caught by the school janitor, walking out back to smoke. That day he was seen for what he truly was for the first time. And it felt good, but his new friends were not satisfied, taunting him for his failed work. Isaac knew he had to do better, he had to prove the voices wrong, they had to go away.
Isaac’s mom was called from the principal’s office and showed up immediately to see what Isaac had done. She saved Isaac that day by making a promise, a promise that he would get better. Isaac hated her and Whisper Willows from the moment she showed him the pamphlet, bright and cheerful, claiming to be a get away more than anything else. Isaac knew the truth though, they were never coming back for him. The only reason he was being sent away was because they were afraid of him. Even his fearless little sister avoided him at all costs now.
Seeing the tole he was taking on his family, he agreed to go, not that he mad choice in the matter anyway. But he also agreed to another set of terms, the promise to continue filling out their wishes, to keep them quiet. No matter what the cost.
Now: Isaac lives on the third floor of the building, pretending that things aren’t really as bad as they seem, despite being much worse. He continues to kill to keep his companions quiet, but now he has something, or someone else that turns them into nothing, but a whisper. Grace has been there since day one and keeps him calm, keeps him relatively normal. But she has her own problems and while both are dealing with their own, they sometimes don’t have time for each other’s. Isaac doesn’t know how to handle close relationships, and even though he is trying, he knows the voices are right, it’s not good enough. How much longer can he go through life pretending that he is alone in an empty room? When in reality, he is never alone, and never will be again.
Bless his soul, poor dear.
I don’t like him.
It’s not like you to dislike someone Amelia, nor is it like you to get assumptions about people…
I’m just saying.. We ‘ought to keep an eye on that one, I don’t trust him…
Things to know::
Isaac is: After years of pretending to be more than what he was, Isaac comes off as cocky and almost normal. He isn’t though, once you break through those strong walls you’ll see that he is quiet, almost timid really. He prefers to lose himself in his work, though losing himself in Grace’s eyes suits him just fine as well. Witty and fun-loving, Isaac will be quick to find his way into anyone’s heart. Hearts are rare to find at WWS though and at times patients find his attitude annoying more than any positive reaction he got back home. He is constantly struggling to figure out what people want from him, or, in all reality, what he wants from himself.
He resides on: Level Two
Relationship Status: Dating Grace Lamparter