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Name: Nolan Hunter

Age: 34 years old

Description: Nolan has a shorter stature and wide build, a bit on the stocky side, but very muscular. He has dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Short Bio: Nolan Hunter is the third child of Carrick and Ariana Hunter. He has two older brothers, Tate and Kelan. And ten years after him, came his twin siblings, Jace and Jess.

Nolan spent a lot of time on construction sites growing up. He helped his father during summers, as did his brothers and sisters. But, it wasn’t what he really wanted to do. He majored in psychology in college, but during his second fall semester, he went and enlisted in the Marine Corps. He spent the next four years serving his country.

He met Mark Young, another Marine, during that time. He went home with him during one of their leaves, and met Mark’s sister, Maura. He was instantly attracted to her, despite the fact he’d had a casual, and secret, relationship with one of his fellow brothers-in-arms. But she was engaged to another man.

He didn’t pursue her, but they did maintain a friendship. Even after she was married to a man who Nolan was sure wasn’t good enough for her. That sense increased with each email and phone call. She never said anything, but he was sure her husband was cheating on her. He wanted to do more, but all he could do was be her friend. He didn’t want to lose that.

After being wounded near the end of his enlistment term, Nolan decided not to reenlist. Instead, after healing up, he joined the local fire department(yes, that would be Crystal Glen). When Mark got out of the Corps another two years after that, he joined up as well. Nolan’s family swept him right into their family, though he never went into specifics about exactly why he was estranged from his own family, except with Nolan.

Even though Mark was his best friend, Nolan never told him he was bisexual. He wasn’t sure how the other man would react, or any of the other firefighters. Other than his younger brother and sister, he didn’t tell anyone. One of his cousins did catch him out with another man and threatened to make a big stink about it. But, his parents never said anything, so he figured the cousin had kept it to himself even while keeping his own family away from Nolan.

Other than keeping that secret as close as possible, he figures he has a pretty good life. He’d like to make it better, but he’s pretty content for the moment.

Snippet:

Then, two of the firefighters headed their way. One took off his helmet, and she recognized the buzz cut. “You were at the cemetery helping James the other week.”
He did a double take, either surprised she’d recognized him or that it was the first thing out of her mouth. “Uh, yes, Ma’am. Mark Young. I don’t remember you.”
“You wouldn’t since you were so busy checking Caitie Magaldi out.” Shock passed over his face, and she smiled at him. “Thank you. For getting out here so quick. I don’t know if-”
“I didn’t do anything. It’s everyone on the engine working hard today. Thankfully there was no one for me to carry out.” He gestured to the man beside him. “This is my partner, Nolan Hunter.”
“Nice to meet…” Teresa started to say as the other man took off his helmet. “Hunter? As in Carrick Hunter? Hunter Construction?”
One side of the young man’s mouth tipped up. “So you know my dad?”
She laughed. “Apparently. And he knows mine. Him and a few of your siblings helped us move in here a couple months ago.”
He nodded, but Mark just said, “James asked us to come over. He thought, Avery, right?” At the little girl’s nod, he smiled. Well, that certainly brightened up those eyes. “Well, Avery, James thought you’d like to look at one of the trucks.”
Teresa turned toward James again as the two firefighters led Avery toward the rescue truck.

Comments on: "A to Z Challenge – H is for Nolan Hunter" (6)

  1. Fun to see you over here on the A-Z Blogging Challenge, Fallon. Here, I appreciate how you do those character sketches (mine wind up being far too convoluted and long, and hard to see who the person really is. Here, you tie the character sketch to a snippet, so we quickly know much more about Nolan, his concerns and secrets — lots of conflict ahead!

  2. […] Caitie is short, looks tiny but packs a punch(there’s a reason Nolan starts referring to her as “fairy”). She has red hair, freckled skin, and blue […]

  3. […] high school. They started dating and stayed together even after he joined the Marine Corps. He met Nolan Hunter there, as well as Erin Zernig. There were others, but those two were more than comrades-in-arms, […]

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