Nickolas Thorn is a 16yrs old sophomore at Sun Dale High who has a short temper and is often getting into fights with the school bully Ryan Maxi. He prefers to be call Nicky and has been on the honor roll for since middle school. His friends Derek and Josh hangout with him just about afternoon after school playing video games and exploring the neighborhoods of the suburbs. Then tragic stuck as Nicky’s dad was killed in a car crash one night. The event brought his life to a halt and though is has been over a year since his father’s death and though he sees consoling regularly, the grief still affects him. When provoked has leash out in violent outburst destroying his room and threaten to fight with his teachers. His psychologist has been working to better handle these outbursts but the process is slow meanwhile his mother has moved on and married his new step dad Richard Owens. He’s a personal trainer from a local gym and is all about fitness and to hell with book smarts. He constantly pushed Nicky to drop his books and join him at the gym to find a girl and become more “manly”. This pressure only provokes his inner rage more and lessens his desires to go home. He often spends his afternoons out in the streets away from everyone. punching trash cans in alleyways, and running across rooftops.