Amira Cruz is another character whose family came from the Cortez colony in southern Colorado. She grew up there, living a somewhat sheltered life until her parents packed up their large family and moved them out east without hesitation.
While she’s disgusted by bugs, she’s not afraid of them like Arabela and Sofia. She’ll squash them any day.
The door opened.
Shadows crept in, scaling the walls and slithering across the ceiling.
He took a step in.
Who is that? My body asked.
My mental presence shook her head, panicked. I-I don’t–
He took another step in.
The Ribeiros and the Serafims are notoriously close; Galiana and Gerardo were inseparable throughout their childhood, but began drifting apart after he entered his sixth year. When Gal tried to confront the preteen about his distant nature, Gerardo claimed it was born from his need to focus on his studies.