It’s hard to imagine legendary anime director Hayao Miyazaki needing to be any more lauded than he already is. Over 95 percent of Japan’s population has watched one of his movies, people see uploading his films to the Internet as being the fast track to popularity, and he’s even got a celestial body named after him …
This. So much of this. Can I respect this animator any more?
As you know, my boys came from somewhere. Gus’s family is probably most prominent, as he mentions them often and calls them daily to check up on them. Gus’s father, Chris, is a simple Wurst farmer. Wurst are large sea-pig/water bear looking creatures. During the winter, Wurst cocoon themselves in a hard shell. This shell is incredibly hard-nearly indestructible, yet it is light as a feather. Their only natural predators are Grinders-who’s teeth are hard enough to crack this shell. When Wurst emerge when the weather becomes fair, they leave this shell behind. This shell is then taken and used to create arms and armor. So it is very valuable. Gus’s father farms Wursts and then allows the shells to be collected and he is paid. Chris is a stern stiff man. He was made more so by the loss of his original child. Despite this, Chris truly cares for Gus and fathered him. Gus’s mother, Angela, is Chris’s wife. She surely has more of an approachable and softer glow then Chris, yet do not be fooled. She is the wife of a Wurst farmer. Angela loves Gus despite the loss of her original child. She does not blame him and is proud of her son. She enjoys meeting his team partners and treats them very much as if they were also her own sons.
Sunday doesn’t mention his parents much. Sunday comes from a well-off family consisting of him and his two older twin sisters. Despite not mentioning them much, he still visits.
Keegan was mostly raised by his mother when his father, also a HDAT solider, was KIA when he was young. This is also why he is wary of non-human entities. Keegan also has a younger brother. Keegan’s family is still alive and well. He however, would rather them remember he died human then what he has become. So he has not seen them since. He sometimes asks HDAT scouts to check in on them to make sure they are well. Gus’s mom still tries to mother him, however.