She quite literally found the chief of the Semes Tribe on her doorstep one evening. She and Walter, her emotionally and sexually abusive boyfriend, had gotten into a huge fight at her mother’s place when she stormed out–and into Dane’s arms.
Gabby played a big role in the house’s foundation, helping Karia and Mona figure out the rules they wanted to implement while also spreading the word throughout their school. She was their cheerleader, the halfway house’s best recruiter, seeking out troubled youths and encouraging them to get help.
He and Spencer were fast friends, pulling pranks on Jason. Their chief, always a good sport, pulled his own tricks in turn, adding to the trio’s sense of camaraderie. This makes these three closer to each other than to any other members of the tribe, a dynamic you will see play out in Solar Winds.
There was a time (during the early Lizzie’s Diary era) when Gavin had a crush on Karia–and, if you’ve read the series, you’ll notice that she also had a crush on him before Monty’s coronation. After seeing her in a healthy, loving relationship with a good man, his feelings faded from romantic to platonic.
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The Stolen Ones, Book 1: Mysterious; Prologue. Location: UNKNOWN. Date: 9/10/32