James isn’t sure if he likes boys or if he likes girls–he just likes people. He was in love with a girl once, her name was Jane and she went to Inkwell High. They met in an art class when James spilled paint on her shoes. They started talking and it was nice–James felt he was in love with her. She ended up moving away though and they lost contact. It was just another person James lost.
Uncle Charlie would take James to Boston every summer and they’d do the whole touristy historical thing–Freedom Trail, Quincy Market, picnic at Boston Common, and then head back to the hotel and watch Glory–the movie about the Massachusetts 54th which was the first all black military infantry during the Civil War. James would always complain about it to his friends, but to him it was his favorite part of the summer–besides his trips to Liverpool when he was younger.
James believes in Faerie Tale endings. He’s been through a lot in his young life, but he still believes that there are better things to come, he just needs to be patient–even if being patient is getting tiring.
James is a pretty sad person, but he doesn’t ever show it. He doesn’t feel like he has a reason to be sad–he’s still got Uncle Charlie, but he doesn’t have Aunt Helen, Maimeó and Daideó, his own parents. He tries his hardest to not focus on feeling sad, which is why he’s so happy go lucky, but sometimes he locks himself in his room and writes letters to the people he’s lost, ties them to balloons and hopes that they’ll get to read them one day.
James doesn’t like his parents. He loves them–very much so, but he feels like the love he has for them is one sided. His parents have extreme wanderlust and couldn’t care less about settling down and raising a son–so they gave him to Charles and Helena. James wishes his parents would just notice him–he tries his hardest in school, even though he has a learning disability, he does really well–he tries his hardest to be as nice and kind to everyone as he can–he works his butt off at his job so he can make money to impress his parents, but it’s all for not. All James wants is a father and mother who care to notice him, but his own parents don’t give him that.