JAMIE LYNN BELL – first appearance
Jamie is in foster care with her older brother, Jack, until one day Jack goes missing and Jamie quickly becomes determined to find him. She’s been bouncing around foster care most of her life and barely remembers her parents – Jack is the only real family she’s ever known. Jamie’s also something of a dreamer and usually has her favorite stuffed animal, a red panda named Logan (yes, she named him after Wolverine), with her at all times.
JACK LAWRENCE BELL – first appearance
Jack is Jamie’s older brother. They’ve bounced around foster care since Jack was 7 and Jamie was 2. He remembers their parents and most of what Jamie knows about them is based on what Jack’s told her in stories. Though Jack is usually more serious about things than Jamie, he encourages her active imagination as much as possible and always does what he can to make sure she’s happy.
LINDA – first appearance
Not much is known about Linda. She is Jack and Jamie’s most recent foster mom as of Jack’s disappearance. She smokes a lot and doesn’t care much about the kids except when she needs them to do housework. Mostly she just cares about the monthly check she gets for taking care of them, though she doesn’t actually do much of that.
FINGERFOOT - first appearance
Fingerfoot is the nest scout, which means he mostly hangs out in trees using telescopes to figure out if there are intruders or not, and sometimes he utilizes the nest’s “Maglites of Gang Mills” system (based on the “Beacons of Gondor” from Lord of the Rings… one of them must have read the book at some point) to warn others. He’s a friendly guy who is the first to invite Jamie into the woods, which is where she initially learns about the nest and gets a good hot meal in the process.
YOUNG MIKE – first appearance
Young Mike is the surly teenage son of Old George, who is equally crotchety. He has a semi-permanent bad attitude that goes along well with his bad teenage moustache and matching body odor.
OLD GEORGE - first appearance
Old George is the keeper of Clooney’s Cavern and the father of Young Mike. He is curmudgeonly, crotchety, and any other number of words you might use to describe an old-ish man who kind of has a sour attitude. He’s not all bad though, he’s just… Old George.
LITTLE JACKIE – first appearance
Little Jackie is the comforting, motherly presence in the Gang Mills nest. She is the maker of soups, the mender of clothes, the kisser of boo-boos. Most of her time is spent around the fire cooking something, or telling a story to the children. She’s good people.
THE TONY’S TWINS – first appearance
Tony With An Eye and Tony With Two Eyes, or as they are more commonly called The Tony’s Twins, are a pair of 14-year-old boys charged with the responsibility of being gatekeepers of the Contessa. If someone in the Gang Mills nest wants to see the Contessa, they have to convince the Tony’s Twins that theirs is a worthwhile cause. However, they are not easily convinced, and there is usually some amount of bribery that tends to occur.
LARGE ANDERS – first appearance
Large Anders, being one of the biggest and strongest in the nest, is often called upon to help out when any kind of heavy lifting or pulling is necessary. He is a gentle giant with a sort of Amish-style moustache-less beard. Large Anders is most famous for his ascent into the North Woods in search of George.
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