Alice Radley is 33 years old and is Joshua Radley’s widow. She works as an artist in her spare time but is primarily a mother and a socialite. Prior to thre war she fell in love with Joshua and while he never fully shared Mayte views, she remained loyal to them - or, loyal to Joshua. The war was scary times and even if she could run back to her family and hide she wasn’t sure that she wanted to. She loved Joshua, she married him, and for most of the war she had three daughters with him. More importantly, he protected her. The light side wouldn’t hurt her because technically she was an innocent, Mayte wouldn’t hurt her because of Joshua and her half-Mayte children, and the dark side led by Johnathan Marks…she was inconsequential.
Still. Alice was afraid, very afraid. So for the most part she stayed hidden at home with her daughters and only left the safety of the home Joshua put wards around by herself to grocery shop, buy new sewing materials, and occasionally see friends. If accompanied by Joshua or another Mayte she’d go into the world more often.
After the war Alice was allowed to live a life of luxury but because isn’t a true Mayte she is bullied and loathed by the others in her privileged class. Many non-Maytes hate her and spit on her as well. Others pity her like they pity Delphina West - a good girl who fell in love with a bad, bad man.
Little does Alice know, but the reason her twin daughters have been growing cold to here and her eldest has been acting strange is because her children are being indoctrinated to despise her.
She doesn’t know how, but somehow since the war’s close, she and Kate Stone have fallen for each other. It feels strange in so many ways - her first relationship with a woman at this age, how she still feels like she’s Joshua’s, and how Kate should hate here for bearing four children for Mayte and for living freely - but Kate is her greatest source of solace these days.
Without Kate and Delphina’s friendship…Alice doesn’t know what she’d do.
As an unforseen side effect of Joshua’s anti-aging potions, all four of the Radley children have been born with some sort of consequence.
JOLIE HANNAH RADLEY: eldest daughter [9 years, fc Jojo Siwa]
- unknown as of now, but in a few years it will be evident that Jolie is a squib
MARINA GABRIELLE RADLEY: middle daughter [8 years, fc Clara Lukaisik]
- Marina is about 50% deaf in her left ear
MEREDITH BRIANNE RADLEY: youngest daughter, twin of Marina [8 years, fc Ava Kolker]
- Meredith was born with poor vision that has recently been fully corrected by healers
JOSHUA MICHAEL RADLEY: son, born after Joshua’s death [3.5 years, fc Mekhai Anderson]
- born with weak legs, healers are struggling to give him proper mobility
- can walk a little but not for long, and very unsteady
- Alice will stop putting him through a lot of tests, healers’ visits, and new potions at around age seven and just embrace the fact that Josh will need a wheelchair and crutches to get around
Wanted connection: A Mayte who is genuinely kind to her, her friend.