WELL, if we're back in business, I might as well get back to work on my fanfic! It's called Ex.Od.Us, and it's about three other kids who fell into another timeline. I'll start with some brief character bios, and post a chapter I have already written every couple of days.
He was born and raised in a Southern Californian city with his family, and there's no tragedy or drama to speak of. He gets decent grades, and he's good at basketball and a few other sports. He's ended up in a few fights trying to defend his friends' reputations from others, which is probably the most interesting thing about his life. That, and his older sister using him as a lab rat for hairstyling; his current hair is the result of a recent escapade (she's training to be a hairdresser).
He has a hard time adjusting to new environments, so waking up in a parallel timeline is just about the most stressful thing he could go through. He's a bit shy, but he's friendly and loyal. His loyalty has even caused him trouble, as the more loyal he is to someone, the more likely it is he will compulsively defend someone, even when it's inappropriate.
He is from California, his weapons are a dory and aspis (spear and shield in the style of the ancient Greeks), and his color is blue.
His tarot is the Knight of Swords, who is cocky, sarcastic, and oppositional. He looks sort of like a centaur, but only metal can be seen, except for a piece of cloth that covers the face of his helmet. His weapons are a lance and an arming sword, and excels at mobility and physical combat.
She is the only child of a family from the upper-middle class who could afford to have her spend her education in private schools. She excels in language and mathematics, and is decent or better in other subjects. Although she's friendly, because she grew up as an only child, she prefers to have a small circle of friends.
Although she can be enthusiastic when she sets out to do something, she is also quick to get tired and is subject to complaining fits. When she isn't distracted by her own grumbling, she shows intelligence and insight. She's friendly to everyone, but she only gets close to those she has known for a while.
She is from France, her weapon is a shoulder cannon, and her color is red.
Her tarot is the Two of Coins. A curious one, the silent and stoic Two looks sort of like a white, two-meter tall egg, with a large, red, whiteless eye on it. The area around the eye can peel open to reveal the inside: a mess of hoses, pumps, tanks, and a series of forward facing pipes. These pipes can spew out extremely deadly flames. When closed, the Two is effectively invincible, but is slow moving and harmless. When open, the Two can move at a decent speed and can cause great destruction, but its insides are very fragile.
Born into a lower-middle class family, Usama studied hard so he could support a move to the city, like his older brother had already done. However, just the year before he would leave to go to a university, his father fell terribly ill, and Usama had to remain at home to head the family business. To suppress his frustration and quench his desire to experience new things, he started studying on his own, reading books of all fields whenever he had the chance. A year after he began this practice, he began slipping into alternate timelines. Another year has passed since then, and he has been regularly jumping over to alternate timelines, trying to understand what is happening.
He generally seems cold and distant, but that's only because he views the whole parallel timeline thing to be serious matter, not an opportunity to play around. This serious attitude leads to inflexibility and an inability to loosen up. He can be argumentative, as he wants everything to be run efficiently. He prefers full-flavored cigarettes.
He is from Egypt, his weapon is a khopesh (an ancient Egyptian axe-sword), and his color is yellow.
His tarot is the Ten of Wands. The melancholy Ten of Wands moves slowly with a body that, while not necessarily in pain, is always burdened. He has the appearance of a hunched man, draped in heavy chains, which block from view most of his body, even his face. He supports his movements with a long steel staff held in rusted claw-like hands. He wields yellow magic, and his soulburst grants an ally dramatically boosted magic power, but at the cost of great taxation on the body of the ally.