Warning: contain many spoilers! But if you don’t plan to read past generations posts, it might be a good way to get to the on going story quickly. Note that all biographies are updated as the story progresses.
Generation 1: BRIGIDA PAON
Spouse: Leighton Paon (Sekemoto)
Traits: Family-Oriented, Snob, Brave, Green Thumb, Ambitious
Favorite music: Classical
Favorite food: Grilled Salmon
Favorite color: White
Lifetime wish: Live in the lap of luxury (ACHIEVED!)
Brigida Paon could have lead a majestic life, surrounded by all kinds of attentions, pleasures and jewelery. But the woman who gave birth to her – who she refuses to call mum or even mention the name nowadays – chose to quit a wealthy, but failed, marriage for a true simple love. Brigida had just turned into a teenager when the bad divorce happened and she was turned part of a whole new family. Despite being raised in a loving atmosphere, Brigida always resented her mother and her new lover. For Brigida, they were the reason why she lost the two things she most valued in life: richness and a family dynasty. The fact that her father never responded to her reconnect attempts only made this resentment grows deeper.
When she turned into an young adult, she gathered all the needed documents to gain full control over her heritage. But then she realized how badly the divorce had gone: for the beginning there wasn’t much money – since her mother’s true love began with a long lasting extramarital affair, her father moved mountains to restrict the rightful pension amount and, eventually, her mother also signed papers giving away all gifts and properties she once had. The modest heritage was slowly dilapidated by daily life: the costs of education of Brigida and her half twin brothers were extremely high and an extended period of unemployment also consumed quite some funds. The rich girl was, after all, a poor bankrupted one.
Brigida was so angry she decided to change her name and move away with the remaining funds. She erased all her family connections, adopting a forgotten 13th century surname – Paon, a reference to Paon du jour, an European butterfly species. She believed it would suit for a new beginning, since butterflies were symbol of both change, joy and secrecy. And there she was, the reforged brave girl, to start in a whole new world.
In this whole new world called Sunset Valley, Brigida worked in many different positions – from Organ Donor to Thug – until finally being able to afford the first Paon mansion and fulfill her dream. But she didn’t make only her way into high society: she made it too to Leighton Sekemoto’s heart, the local soccer team captain, with whom she married and had a bunch of kids.
LEIGHTON PAON (Sekemoto)
Family connection: Brigida’s husband, father of Antonia, Clara, Renzo, Maximiliano and Tomas Paon
Spouse: Brigida Paon
Traits: Brave, Good, Family-Oriented, Frugal, Ambitious
Favorite music: Indie
Favorite food: Pancakes
Favorite color: Purple
Lifetime wish: Surrounded by family (ACHIEVED!)
Leighton Sekemoto was born in Kobe, Japan, but left the country while he was still a child, just after his parents’ divorce. He and his mother, Yumi, moved to Sunset Valley searching for a quiet neighborhood to rebuilt the broken home. But the boy grew older and made some mistakes: after a night of unprotected sex with a high school girlfriend, he ended having a son, named Sam. Sam’s mother vanished, not willing to put her own dreams on hold or taking the responsibility of raising a child. Leighton, left alone with a newborn, had to age quickly and started working as a coach for his former high school team. Yumi grew even older and couldn’t deny helping her son: she spend many hours babysitting Sam, telling him inappropriate jokes and trying to assure he would age up well.
As an aspiring professional athlete, Leighton always made time for his firstborn, but didn’t think he could ever find true love. Not until Brigida Paon came along. He had to make some sacrifices to keep his love, but she rewarded him with all the kids he always dreamed about.