Student home outside of Granköping.
Raised within the comfort of his home by two loving parents and as a single child, Elias had a rather uneventful childhood. His mellow personality and quiet nature never put him in the leading role when playing with his friends and he was seldom the one who suggested what they should do or come up with interesting ideas. He was more comfortable following whatever the other kids decided, rarely protesting or thinking about what they were doing, unless they were about to get into some serious trouble.
With this going with the flow kind of attitude, it was only natural for him to find Simon an interesting character. A character for sure, but a very strong leader. He led him and his other group of friends through questionable ordeals, but that’s what made things interesting. As a curious kid just about to enter his teens, Simon’s antics were exciting. Elias’ consequentialism hadn’t developed much, so he never gave the things they did a second thought.
So when Zu was introduced to his class, he didn’t really pay all that much attention. It wouldn’t affect him anyway, or so he thought. Somehow Simon managed to bring her into their friend group. While his buddies had fun teasing her, he only joined in to gain some esteem from them, not considering how Zu might feel about it. Otherwise, he didn’t really interact with her unless she instigated it. When Simon made her his girlfriend, he lashed out at anyone trying to touch her and she rarely spoke to him anymore. All is good, Elias thought, seeing how she was safe in Simon’s hands, at least from his perspective.
He got a real reality check at their graduation, when Simon severely lashed out at her for giving Elias a drawing. As the girl stumbled out of the café they were visiting in tears, Elias started to see the recent events from a different angle and he was horrified that he had just let all of those warning signs slip by him unnoticed. As all of his buddies left the cafe to follow Zu, Elias was left behind, trying to take everything in. Zu had run away without picking up her backpack, so Elias took it with him as he walked out of the café, considering people were staring and looking around, wondering what just happened.
As Elias approached the aftermath of this incident, he felt that it was appropriate to tell everyone what had been going on since Zu transferred to their class. A painful and embarrassing experience that would forever change the way Elias saw the world.
After the summer break, Elias distanced himself from his old buddies. Simon was nowhere to be seen and he didn’t really have much in common with the other guys. It was like a fresh start. Instead, Elias became friends with some other girls in his class. However, Elias still felt partially responsible for what happened to Zu, he pledged to make sure that Zu wouldn’t wind up in trouble again, even if she now had a personal assistant guiding her through school. His friendship would make her feel less alienated. Much to his surprise, Zu was extremely grateful to him, so much so that she would hug and smooch him when nobody was looking. It awakened something within him, and Zu took him on a journey that would blow his mind. They became secret lovers.
Unfortunately, once they graduated from junior high, Elias’ choice of further education, natural science, would require him to move to another city to attend a gymnasium there. Something that made Zu very upset once she was informed. He promised he would come visit her when he could, but it seemed that she wasn’t prepared to take in that information, so their goodbyes were melancholy.
Currently, Elias is an active student, trying to find his own personal style and goals. Life in a new city without any contacts has given him a chance to make new friends and impressions. Something he wants to take full advantage of.