Aunt Audrey Stewart: Ally. Lives in Paris, France. Is Lena's last living relative. Speaks French. Communicates with Lena via internet and phone. Sometimes sends gifts, helps with finances, sends birthday cards through snailmail. Does not visit the US that often, but did come and take care of arrangements when Lena's parents died.
Aunt Audrey met David Green after the death of her sister and the two were friendly with each other. She knows David is a werewolf and he knows she is a kinfolk. She confided that there is one other surviving member of the family, a niece, but never gave the name. A year later when he visited Paris on a business trip they hooked up, and when he left they parted ways amicably.
When Lena learned about werewolves, David Green recognized Audrey in Lena's cellphone. Upon calling her aunt, Lena was assured that David could be trusted. Also, that Audrey and Lena are descended from the same family lineage that he is.
Kirk 'b1n4ry' Thornton: Ally. Lives locally. Met Lena in college. He is the one that mentioned the dream of a Hacker Space (Alt.Coffee beta) in Crystal Springs and encouraged local hackers to work on making it happen. When they needed more people (more people = more dues/funds) he opened the door for the Artist Studio section, merging artists and hackers under one project. If he is in a good mood, he puts up with being Lena's tech support.. making sure her computer is secure.
Lena calls him her Best Friend and considers him to be an adopted brother. He seems to be the only male that can enter her personal space at any time and not get a negative response. When Lena is sick, he has been known to act like a mother hen.. encouraging her to have plenty of chicken soup. When most people aren't even told where her apartment building is, he's allowed to crash on her couch almost at any time.
Isabella: Retainer. Lena's personal assistant. Isabella is paid weekly through Lena, who covers this cost through painting sales or dips into her saved inheritance if there is a dry spell in sales. Isabella helps maintain LenaDoyle Dot Com, processes orders made online and runs general errands for Lena. Errands include: buying more paint supplies, pointing out when the local art stores have sales, picking up lunch for Lena and herself and anything else pertaining to being a personal assistant. Lena treats Isabella well, thankful to have someone to help her out.
Mother and Father: Deceased. Death by fire. Lena heard her mother scream on the other side of the house. It was too late. Lena cannot remember much more detail beyond the smoke, fear and sounds. A fireman saved her life, but it was too late to save the parents. "Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars." -Kahlil Gibran
Mother was beautiful. She wore her blonde hair in styles that made it difficult to discern the length, only showing her long tresses to her sister, husband and daughter. Never was she without her gold Claddagh pendant which was a gift from her husband. She guarded her secrets close to her chest and let few people in. Her love of keeping journals, Jane Austen and formal clothing were passed down to Lena. She taught Lena basic etiquette and often stressed the importance of acting like a lady. Although both parents wanted a normal life for Lena, it was her mother that really enforced it. Their home even had a white picket fence out front.
Father was kind. He wore his light brown hair pulled back in an elastic that gave him a regal look that belonged in a different time period. Was not afraid to drink. Very supportive. He encouraged Lena to climb trees when her mother fussed over how to be a lady. He lived his life to the fullest, staying in the moment.. but he also dreamed big. Very big. He liked to tell jokes and stories. On the outside it almost seemed like he was never serious, but his emotions were fierce and strong.
Name: Helena Doyle only uses her full first name for legal things, like her drivers license. Otherwise, she always introduces herself as Lena (pronounced Lee-nah) and signs all her paintings as such, with the date added beside her signature.
Alt.Coffee: A Crystal Springs coffee house and hacker/artist space wrapped into one. Lena spends many hours per week painting in the art studio there. She also volunteers time to work in the coffee house. She is one of the many founding members of The Alt Society, the group of artists and hackers which run the space.
Violin: Although Lena shares her paintings with the world.. she is more private when she plays the violin. It was the instrument she chose when recommended to try something musical in elementary school and she stuck with it ever since. She composes very simplistic pieces and practices classical works. When life is stressful, sneaking away to play her violin soothes her.
Since her parents death, she only had a used violin she purchased, since her old one was destroyed by the fire. October 2010, a new violin, sized perfectly for her, was left at Alt.Coffee with no identification with it. Not knowing where the violin came from, Lena posted signs announcing a found violin and was seeking the rightful owner. As of opening the store on that Thursday morning, Lena found all the "Lost Violin" signs have been taken down. A note had been taped to the top of the violin case that said "For Lena". Considering only Jason had seen her play around that time, it does make it easy to guess where it came from. Now she has two violins, but seems to favor the newer one.
Random Facts: Her blood type is AB-. She does drink alcohol, but often orders non-alcoholic beverages. Applause makes her think of Tinker Bell. She hopes to someday meet a Prince Charming. Hearing Moonlight Sonata played on the piano delights her.