Half my family went out of town without the other half because the other half - me being with the other half - had to work in town and the half that left had to work out of town. I am now waiting for the half that remained behind to decide if they're going to eat or not, while building up motivation to go and hem a dress.
I also need to go and get some writing done. I have a goal of finishing this draft of the third Haphazard book before NaNo.
Speaking of NaNo, we come to the point of this post.
I will be doing a character post with one of the brothers from my NaNo book.
Then I will be running off because I forgot I need to edit a book still before bed.
For now....I'd like all of you to meet Hunter.
Hunter is the older brother in the book. He is sixteen. His hair and eyes are dark brown and he's average in height.
Hunter has typical older brother traits. He tries to look out for his younger brother even though he knows Dean can take care of himself. They've both been trained to fight, shot, and hunt. They know how to live off the land, and know what plants were safe to eat before the Steam War. Hunter wants to let Dean have a normal boyhood and tries to do normal things with him while they are trying to survive the machines and other side effects of the war. (They have one game they play more than any other, were Dean will run off somewhere and hide and Hunter will try and track him down.)
On his own, Hunter is quiet and doesn't like to talk much. He hopes to someday become a teacher, if he and Dean can ever find the others who were saved from the war. He especially loves history and reading and would like to teach both. He hopes to build a house by a lake and live in a world without rampaging steam machines.
Hunter isn't much of a leader, but does what needs to be done when it needs done. However, if there is someone else willing to take the lead he stands back and follows. Unless it involves Dean. If there is a risk to his brother's life he gives the orders to ensure no harm comes to Dean.
Now, as I said, I have work to do.
I will leave you. With a quote from Galaxy Quest again.