I’m mean to all of the characters I have a hand in creating but Momma Scheer
has had more than her fair share of problems. She got pregnant with Daniel her senior year of high school. Cue the shotgun wedding. Her husband joined the Navy to support his family and was deployed to the Persian Gulf fifteen years after their wedding while she was pregnant with Jack. Her husband was killed in action and she did not take the news well. She fell into a crippling depression and became very possessive of her sons. Dan had to pretty much take care of everything because there were days she would not even get out of bed. Fast forward to Jack’s first day of school. She had a major mental break when Jack left her and she caused a huge scene at the school. The State got involved and declared her an unfit mother. Daniel also had to decide to institutionalize her and she has been in a psychiatric hospital ever since.
Dan moved her down to Florida when he came down to take care of Jack’s legal trouble. What her diagnosis is is totally up to you. She should just have a difficult time taking care of herself much less others and in my head she struggles with the passage of time. She should be about sixty years old. Her PB is open as long as she looks like her sons.
This is Daniel’s little brother, Jack
(I’m kind of stuck on this name but can be talked out of it if you hate it). These two have a very odd relationship. Daniel is the only father figure that Jack has ever known which just complicates their whole relationship. Jack has been rebellious ever since Dan and his wife took him in when he was six. Dan’s wife died when Jack was twelve which left Dan in the role of single parent which was when he started to really get into trouble. Dan took on a different role in his business when Jack was fifteen to keep a closer eye on him. Jack moved away from New York to Hidden Valley for school where he proceeded to live a life filled with partying, drinking and a revolving door of women and/or men. He was arrested in what was supposed to be his senior year which is what brought Dan and their mother to Florida. He’s still in school but back on track now that his brother has become a constant presence in his life again. He works at the restaurant and maybe even lives with his brother so he can keep a closer eye on him.
These two fight all the time. They still love each other though. They just don’t know how to reconcile the fact that they are brothers with the fact that Daniel has essentially raised Jack as his own kid. He should be about twenty-seven now. PB is open (Don Hood keeps popping into my head if you want a suggestion). Daniel just really needs his little brother around
was the first woman he dated after his wife passed away when he was twenty seven. These two dated from when he was 35-37. Jack was finally out of the house so he was not his top priority anymore and finally allowed himself to be social. Rhiannon was not as self sacrificing as Dan’s wife was and was not about to change her life to make Daniel’s easier so their relationship ended when he moved to Hidden Valley. Last he knew she was engaged and therefore has not tried to contact her at all.
She’s totally open. Why she’s decided that Hidden Valley is the place to be now is up to you as is whether she’s still engaged, married, suddenly single, whatever. Even her age is open as long as she is within a reasonable range of him. These two do not have to have anything close to a romantic relationship now. I just want to have her be a part of his life again because she is one of the people that Dan will just never understand.
Daniel is a demanding boss. I’m not even going to beat around the bush with that. He will give loud lectures about the way things should be done and then say something completely different the next day. To work for him you just need to go with the flow. All that being said he is quite possibly one of the best bosses to have. He takes care of his employees like family. He plays matchmaker. He makes sure they are always working with the best tools and coworkers. Heck, don’t have money to take your significant other out for your anniversary, he’ll probably foot the bill. He’s just a great guy despite his bombastic and constantly changing ways.
He needs everyone. Sous chefs, line cooks, maître d, waiters/waitresses, bus boys and dishwashers. He holds everyone to the same standards but is also just as willing to help them regardless of how high up on the restaurant totem pole they are. His restaurant, Woodfire Grille, is a casual fine dining restaurant and is one of the most meticulously kept places in Hidden Valley.
As you can see there is a lot of wiggle room with all of these characters. They all have open faces, groups, occupations, history, marital status, etc. You can even change the names I have written in here as well if you would like. All that is written is all that I have set in stone for them but feel free to ask me any questions.