WELCOME TO TOWN, AARON BALLARD
HE IS TWENTY TWO
HE IS A VOODOO DOLL
PLAYED BY EVAN PETERS
Aaron has never been known as particularly kind. He has always been more a loner and more so very guarded. Socializing is rare for him, but when he does, he usually does not make friends very easily as most people do not like him, or do not wanna put up with him. While he may seem hard and crude on the outside, he does have a softer side if you actually take the time to get to know him. He has a very sarcastic sense of humor which people often interpret as rudeness, which sometimes it is. He is not a nice person and he doesn’t really care about peoples feelings much at all.
Going into more of his softer side, you do not see it often, even if you are good friends with him. He tends to stay on guard with people, not opening up about his past or internal feelings for fear of seeming weak or someone taking advantage of him. However when he does he can be sweet and understanding even, but only if you are he same to him. Despite giving off the impression he doesn’t care what people think, he does. But he knows chances are people won’t like him for who he is, so he pushes it aside. If they don’t, it may bother him but he won’t say so, it’s their problem.
Aaron was born in Topeka, Kansas with a fairly small family. It was his him, his mother and his grandmother. His Grandmother died fairly early in his life when he was two so it never really bothered him. He spent years after that never having experienced death. He never had any other close family members die, no friends dying, no pets, not until he was 17 years old. That was the year his mother died.
His mother had never been a particularly healthy woman. She has dabbled in drugs and alcohol, but it only got worse when his father left them. It was before he was born so he never really knew any different than his mother being the way she was. She had done an okay job at raising him. Besides having left some permanent scars on him, like his fears of commitment and of opening up to other people. Once he had turned around 13 he stared to take on the role of caretaker more than his mother had.
While he had always wanted a little brother it was lucky that he in fact did not have one because it would have just been one more mouth to feed. He tried his hardest to provide whiles till getting to be a teenager but that just does not go together very well. She got sick when he was 16, it was liver failure. It was caught fairly early on so she could have gotten past it. She maybe could have beaten it and love for a few more years. She could have taken care of herself and then gotten a transplant but, well, she hadn’t really stopped with her bad habits, only continued in secret behind her sons back who would stop her anytime he saw her doing anything like that.
When Aaron’s mom did actually die he had no clue what to do. He had no family and due to the fact he tried to avoid people he had never really made many friends. The few friendships he did have were all people he really only talked to in school, besides one boy he hung out with a lot, basically living in his house. One day however, they had a falling out. Something about Aaron being to clingy. He doesn’t remember much of the fight because he pushed it back. He did not want to remember how his best friend, the one person he had really trusted, left him alone because a girl had said he spent too much time with him and not enough with her.
That was when he was 18. That was also the same year he discovered his powers. Being a lonely boy he did not mean to discover them and was not exactly happy when he did. It first happened when he his best friend punched him, or rather, his old best friend. It hurt quite a bit as his powers only work when he does it to himself, and it pissed him off. He punched the nearest wall to let off some steam so he didn’t hurt his friend. The wall really should have hurt him, or left a mark but it didn’t. He looked over at his friend as he yelped out in pain, a little bit of blood streaming down his hand and a look of horror on his face. What had just happened he did not know. He ran out and has not spoken to him since.
He moved as soon as he could after that and didn’t come back. He continued to move around quite a bit until he decided to settle down for college in Minnesota. He graduated with decent grades and a degree, which is all that mattered and really just stumbled upon the town. He had felt some kind of force pulling him that way and when he found out what it was, he was very intrigued. It made him feel normal, so he stayed. He liked the town quite a bit. He still mostly stays to himself for either the reason that he doesn’t like most people, and it was not worth the effort and hurt to get close to anyone.
MARIA BALLARD (mother)
Maria Ballard his Aaron’s mother. She was not the worlds best mother it despite that, Aaron loved her very much. He had been determined to take care of her when he was old enough but he couldn’t do nearly as much as he thought or wanted. When she died he was totally devastated. He had never lived anywhere with out his mother and she was all he had. He so got through it, hoping he never went down the same path as her.
ELIJAH WILLOWS (best friend)
Elijah Willows was Aaron’s best friend for about eight years. They had met when he was about ten and had been good pals ever since. They had done almost everything together up until they reached junior high, then they started drifting, including ether hit high school, he really almost never talked to him. That is until junior year They rekindled the bromance. What Aaron did kit tell him was that he may have had a tiny crush on him but it really didn’t matter. After a long while eventually, Elijah fell in love with a girl who said Aaron was far too clingy and so it ended early. He has always missed him, but he knew he would probably never see him again. He wasn’t so sure he wanted to.
AARON IS PLAYED BY SADIE.