|| Spring Easter Cavanaugh
|| April 19th, 1992
|| Mid 20’s
Spring's mom was a Nicks who left Fallcoast to go to Penn State. By the end of her freshman year, however, the naive hippie-girl found she was pregnant and had to drop out. Deciding to keep the baby yet not return to Fallcoast, she worked multiple jobs to support herself and her daughter. For the first 12 years of her life, Spring was a happy, playful child in spite of living in virtual poverty, and that's when a charming man who would soon become her stepfather entered their lives.
Life couldn't be any better. Having a well paying job, he soon ended up in love with Spring's mother, who reciprocated those feelings, getting married after a whirlwind romance. Better yet, he seems to adore Spring and treated her like his own, slowly winning the young girl to his side. All in all, they seemed to be a perfect family, and soon it grew a little bigger, her brother being born a couple years after the wedding.
Welcome To The Family
Tragedy strikes when you least expect it. While she was at a slumber party, Spring's parents and brother (then 2 years old) were killed in a freak car crash. This was a fairly well publicized news story due to the odd circumstances of the accident, facts that don't line up with unanswered questions that live on till present day. All this made everything worse for Spring, who in one moment in time lost her world and became an orphan.
Spring's stepfather was a Cavanaugh, one who despised how corrupt and oppulent his family was and had cut ties with them a long while ago. That being said, his surviving brother, Brendan, and wife, Callie, took it upon themselves to take young Spring under their wing and adopt her. Their benefaction, however, was more self-serving than anything else. It is a way to save face (one of the richest families leaving a young girl in the foster system? Shocking!) and alternatively could be a windfall of well needed PR.
Once in Fallcoast, and out of the media's eye, her new family (immediate as well as extended) couldn't care less about her, an outsider. Mix a total lack of a support system for her ongoing grief, having virtually no supervision and access to a seemingly unending amount of cash, well that's a recipe for disaster... She started to resent her new family, seeing them almost like alien beings and did what you would expect a teenager to do, she rebelled. All the tropes came true, Spring fell in with a bad crowd, she snuck out at night, partook in drugs, booze, and other self destructive activities. Soon her new parents had to pay attention to her, as her antics embarrassed them and sullied the Cavanaugh name, as well as making them have to deal with Fallcoast's finest who now knew her on a first name basis (although, granted, with a name like "Spring Easter" it isn't that hard to remember).
A bit wiser. A bit more settled down. Spring hasn't had the police pick her up in at least a year. She even went to University, although that was during her rebellious years and it is suspected it was all done ironically. There is a polite tension between her and the rest of the family, but all out yelling scenes are few and far in between now. She's even been seen going to those schmancy fancy events the Cavanaughs love to throw.
The girl is still considered an outsider, or she believes she is, and she seems to bond easier with the "normal" people about, especially the disenfranchised and the less savory types. And what does she actually do when she disappears for days on end?
- Addict: Spring has a problem that she doesn't think is a problem. Are you an enabler or a white knight?
- Gun Bunny: Sometimes you can find her at the range. Or in the woods. Or in your house. With a Glock 22 pistol in her hand.
- Speed Junky: Drugs aren't necessary in order to elicit dopamine production. Extreme speed does too. And on a motorcycle? Bitchin'.
- Notoriety: Police know her. Fallcoasters with a conscious mind pre-2015 know her. Rich blokes (her family) definitely know her without admitting it.
- Criminal: She is known for causing trouble and having a relationship with Johnny Law, but you'd be hard pressed in finding someone who actually feels she's a menace to society. There's a deeper level that exists that most are not aware of, however.
- Broken: Cavanaugh sponsored therapists are useless. Friends who aren't actually friends are useless. No helpful support is a bitch.
- Conspiracy Theorist: Her real family's suspicious accident kicked off the girl's interest in conspiracy theories, almost to the point of obsession.
- Easton - Stepbrother. He's ok, I guess.
Paint It Black | Hidden Citizens
- I see a line of cars and they're all painted black
- With flowers and my love, both never to come back
- I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
- Like a newborn baby, it just happens everyday
- I look inside myself and see my heart is black
- I see my red door and must have it painted black
- Maybe then I'll fade away and not have to face the facts
- It's not easy facing up when your whole world is black
Somewhere Over the Rainbow | J2 (feat. Lola)
- Someday I'll wish upon a star
- Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
- Where trouble melts like lemon drops
- High above the chimney top
- That's where you'll find me
- Oh, somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly
- And the dream that you dare to,
- Oh why, oh why can't I?
Bleeding Out | Imagine Dragons
- When the hour is nigh
- And hopelessness is sinking in
- And the wolves all cry
- To feel they're not worth hollering
- When your eyes are red
- And emptiness is all you know
- With the darkness fed
- I will be your scarecrow
- You tell me to hold on
- Oh you tell me to hold on
- But innocence is gone
- And what was right is wrong