Attention students! Two new students have been permitted by their parents to attend Auradon Prep! Please welcome:
Chad, son of Cinderella and Prince Charming!
From a young age, Chad learned to expect the best. His mom knew firsthand the cruelty and suffering of life and wanted to spare her son that pain, going out of her way to spoil him and keep him out of the same suffering she'd experienced.
This, of course, created a monster.
On his best days, Chad can be spoiled, arrogant, cruel, and entitled, but his charismatic outward behaviors and royal status caused most to overlook it. He had a tendency to walk on those he saw as "lesser" to him, such as the children of hero sidekicks, and he tended to take advantage of those he could-- leading to him using Doug to do his homework for a period.
Deep down, there are insecurities he's always needed addressed, that the right people know to look for. He's very close with his sisters, especially Nikki, and the truth of the matter is, sometimes he considers his behavior and regrets what he's become.
He's struggling to correct it, struggling to make sense of himself and find someone who can help him with the mess inside of him. Most days he doesn't ask for help because he doesn't know how to and feels weak when he even tries.
But he's learning, slowly but surely, and he wants to try, which is more than he could say for a lot of his past. He's doing his best to get better, somehow, some way, to be someone he and his family can be truly proud of.
Katsa, daughter of Yen Sid!
With the resurrection and imprisonment of the villains, Yen Sid’s life took yet another turn. The sorcerer was now living on the Isle of the Lost, having taken it upon himself to pay the price for what himself and the magical council had done.
His wife, Airam, had refused to allow him to stay alone. And maybe that would have been a good thing, if her magic weren’t blocked by the barrier, keeping her from healing normally after their daughter was born. Thus, Katsa became all Yen Sid had, and she was his whole world.
… for a time.
Katsa showed signs of innate magic from the beginning. Innate magic powerful enough that the barrier only suppressed it, instead of blocking it completely, because of one little loophole: blood magic. Being the biological daughter of Yen Sid, his part of the barrier spell didn’t impact Katsa as hard as it did the other magical children on the Isle… but her abilities manifested in strange ways. The child, for inexplicable reasons, was learning survival techniques faster than an average child, healing faster, and managing astonishingly well despite the low quality of life among the Isle children.
At only eight years old, Katsa took a life in self defense, with one strike. She never understood how she managed it, but it was enough of a shock to her that she knew what her purpose was. Her purpose was to be a monster, a killer, something terrible.
It created a rift between Yen Sid and his daughter, as she distanced herself from him to protect him from herself, teaching herself how to maintain control, all while doing everything she could think of to balance out what she’d done. She turned to spending whatever time she wasn’t using to train to combing the beach and searching through trash, for whatever resources she could find, always somehow miraculously finding mostly intact clothes to donate to the secret clothing ring among the other children, food she tried to make sure everyone had a fair chance to get, and medicines she helped gang leaders stockpile over the years.
As years passed, Katsa grew more controlled over herself, though she knew her reason for being hadn’t changed, no matter how much she controlled herself. But she was atoning. Having earned respect from multiple large gangs, Katsa had managed to turn herself into a near chameleon, able to get along with people who couldn’t stand each other, and helping out those who were on their own as best she could. But nothing inside her changed. Katsa still felt tired, and alone, because nobody truly understood her the way she understood herself.
But she kept working.
Even after the Isle was abolished, and she’d refused to let them treat her any differently from the other kids who’d grown up on the Isle, she kept working. Working to convince staff certain people were reformed, or had made enough progress to be able to join Auradonian society, because she knew that every now and then, they’d listen to her. She could be awfully convincing when she wanted to be.
Finally, Katsa decided she’d put in enough good word for enough people, hoping those left in rehab would put in the effort to work harder knowing she wasn’t going to be their only way out, and she agreed to leave the facility.
Now she just had to test herself among those of the real world.
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