And then I was invested in your characters. Tell us more about Clara. I'd also like to know middle names. Where and how did they meet.
just as planned
Clara was a big ball of fire. She was just as her mother was when she was young; a very curious girl, who was brash and unashamed to ask anything. Quite often she would waltz up to strangers and ask them their life stories (she learned quite a lot from these). She got into trouble a lot because she was a bit of a klepto. Thankfully she grew out of it (well, grew out of the getting caught bit).
Liam’s middle name is Henry. Rebecca doesn’t have one.
They met when they were very young. Liam was getting beat up on the side of the road (a common occurrence) when Rebecca was on her way to go fishing. She beat the shit out of those boys, and they never went after Liam again (as long as Rebecca was around, which was often). Then they went fishing until midnight. Liam’s parents weren’t pleased, but he doesn’t regret it a bit.