Time to celebrate the birth of my favorite speedster! Ever. I’m not sorry.
Age in Lizzie’s Diary: 68
Height: 5’10 | Weight: 145 lbs.
Hair: short, ink black, tight coils | Eyes: pecan brown
Human Race: African-American | Species: Angel
Hailing Planet: Iuppiter
Ability: superhuman speed
Specialties: stealth, reconnaissance, speedy, judo
Best friend: Desideria Alagona, Aldo Palladino, Christian Montgomery, Carter Montgomery
Mentor: Wyatt Montgomery (deceased)
Soul mate: Desideria Alagona
Three facts about Remi:
- Remiel and Chris Sr. tend to play pranks on the other members of the council. They’ve never been able to prank Desi, as the psychic almost always knows what they’re doing.
- Though he doesn’t act it, Remi is the second-oldest member of the council. He says acting young adds years to your life.
- He convinced Aldo to host game nights at least once a week. Various board and card games have been played at the Palladino household.
My thoughts on Remi:
Remiel is Cienna, Natalie, and Gordan’s uncle on their father’s side. The Halls arrived in Savannah before Salim and Moesha, Remiel’s brother and sister in law, had their kids. Remi’s wife, Phenicia, had sustained an injury during a bandit ambush and was suffering from a bad infection, as well as pneumonia. Remiel was recruited by the court, Phenicia was healed by Kris, and all seemed to be going well. However, a few years later, a skirmish along the outer border of Savannah led to the deaths of two scouts, one of which was Phenicia. Remi mourned his late wife and celebrated her heroism with the rest of the court–and after a couple of years had passed, he and Desi began growing closer–more than the usual psychic-teleporter bond. While Aldo was initially put off by this, his love for both parties led to an honest sit-down where the air was cleared. Remi and Desi acknowledged their feelings for each other, and the psychic expressed a desire to continue to see both men. When a second soul mate mark appeared on Desi’s soul in conjunction with the mark on Remi’s, that proved that the two were as much meant to be as her and Aldo. She insisted on seeing both men, and that was that.
Uncle Remi is a hit with all the kids; his super speed and playful personality lead to good natured pranks and tricks. He’s babysat Sam and Ricky while Desi and Aldo have their dates, usually taking them to his brother’s so all the kids could tire out. He’s become the go-to trainer for the angel children following their recruitment. When he isn’t scouting the border or training with Natalie and Gordon, he’s playing “four-way chess” or card games with Aldo, Desi, and Chris Sr.
Fun fact: four way chess is an actual game my friends and I used to play a decade ago. We would place two chess boards side by side, get into teams of two, and we played turn-based chess. One player on one team, one player on the other team, second player on the first team, second player on the second team. I don’t think we ever actually finished a game, though. 😅
For those of you who don’t know, Remiel is a supporting character in The Chronicles of Life & Death. The first book, Aquarius, is available now on Amazon as an e-book and paperback. You can even read it all for free with Kindle Unlimited! Learn more here.