Appaloosa Plains Youth Ranch (APYR)
“The Mission of the Appaloosa Plains Youth Ranch is to prevent delinquency and develop strong, lawful, resilient, and productive citizens who will make a positive contribution to the community for years to come.
Hence our motto: Integrity, Quality and Character.”
Standing : Chase Bayless, Elspeth “Evil Bitch” Cook, Derek and Teddy Vargas, Chuck Hobble, Johnny Johnson
Sitting: VJ Alvi, Jupiter Belle, Lil Bling, Taïga Grey, Thomas Castor
Chuck Hobbles : Juveniles Correction Officer.
Johnny Johnson : Handyman. Derek and Teddy’s uncle by marriage.
Derek and Teddy Vargas, Bigwood Falls, Speeding / Social services alert abandoned minors
The Vargas’ brothers are living at the youth ranch with their relative until next summer, as their mother is away doing “secret” research in Egypt* and their father is being kept at the hospital after showing signs of a very strange bulk infection.** Of course no one believed him when he told his story about UFO’s and alien babies, they only locked him up in the psychiatric ward and threw away the key. At least that’s the official story…
Taïga Grey, 15, Fairview Heights, Vandalism / Trespassing
Taïga has hung with the wrong crowd and was caught red handed tagging the school. Taking the fall for her friends, she is sent off to finish the schoolyear at the youth farm.
VJ Alvi, 17, Sunset Valley, Fighting / Disrespecting authority
VJ hangs with the bad crowd. He fights, smokes and steals but it is not his fault. It is always someone else’s fault but everything originates back to when his alcoholic mom left them… Which he blames his dad for. He doesn’t have any aspirations in life apart from getting high and is a horrible student, often expelled from school. His little brother Miraj exasperates him, making their dad proud because he wants to become a police officer. He spends his time inventing new ways to torment his father; racket, vandalism, bullying… You name it – he’s done it! This is his last chance – next time he’ll go to prison as he’ll soon be 18.
Chase Bayless, 17, Twinbrook, Weapon possession
Chase took the fall for her little brother, Tay, who one morning brought his dad’s guns to school to show his friends and caused major mayhem…
Jupiter Belle, 15, Bridgeport, Drug Dealing
Jupiter has suffered through his childhood being the adopted child of famous hip hop star Lola Belle. They were followed by paparazzi wherever they went and she always treated him more as a cute fashion accessory than a child with feelings. Lola’s personal trainer and supplier, Moxie Logan, introduced him to drugs at an early stage, but it was when he fell in love with his mother’s toy boy, Kai Leiko, that his mom finally sent him away, first to detox and then to APYR.
Lil Bling, 17, Bridgeport, Drug Dealing / Weapon possession
Lil Bling wanted a taste of everything his old friend from Twinbrook, self-made Rap Star Tom Wordy, ever had. Tom humored his talented protégé but when body guard Big Hartley walked in on Lil Bling getting a taste of his mentor’s girlfriend, Sugar Bijou, the talented young musician was quickly disposed of…
Thomas Castor, 16, Twinbrook, Disrespecting authority / Conspiracy
Thomas had always tried his best to mind his parent’s traditional family values and strict rules, but despite his good intentions he often ended up finding himself in some sort of trouble. Being a computer wizard he spent his days in the basement, hacking away at one program or another. But hacking into the Twinbrook Police Headquarters’ secret database was not a smart move…
Elspeth Cook (Evil Bitch), 17, Bridgeport, Fighting / Disrespecting authority
Elspeth is not a happy teenager. The lack of love in the household has pushed her into rebellion against her parents and the system and just about everything. Promising herself not to follow in her corrupt politician father or groomed-within-an-inch-of-her-life-money-loving mother’s footsteps, she parties hard, smokes weed on a regular basis and often gets into fights as she is so used to being angry with everyone and having an attitude. She goes to the same school as Jupiter Belle and it was at a party at his place she first met Michael Love who just happened to be her mother’s idol, big movie star Matthew Hamming’s, little brother. He also happened to be 24 years old… Minor and pregnant with Michael’s child, Matthew Hamming had to pair up with Elspeth’s father to take care of the “affair” before the bad publicity hurt their careers. Elspeth’s father saw to it his daughter was sent away before the tabloids caught a whiff of the story – first to get an abortion and then straight to Appaloosa Plains… But did she really follow the doctor’s orders?