Isamu was born to an unmarried Japanese woman from a once well off family, and a British man that she met in college but due to family issues; the two had to separate from each other when Isamu was a few months old. From that moment his very strong willed mother who raised her son to be just as stubborn. During Isamu’s early life it was okay, his mother was working a lot but his uncle would come over to watch him so he wasn’t alone but not having a father figure really made it hard on him sometimes.
Not all the time though, he loved the little small moments with his mother and her family. He had a happy childhood besides the small little bumps in the road. His mother loved him and would tell him stories about his father, and for him at the time that’s all he needed.As time passed though, his mother began to become weaker physically as she took on more jobs, and when Isamu started having breathing problems and the hospital bills came piling in that added more stress until finally her body just couldn’t take anymore.
She got sick and just couldn’t seem to get better. Eventually the illness is what did her in, dying in a hospital room while her younger brother took care of her son.
And Isamu was all that was left. He felt alone. He closed himself off from the world and just kept out of sight while his uncle and aunt tried to help him get use to living with them and eventually after slowly getting over his mothers death. He managed to slowly merge with this new family.
To get a new start Shinosuke Nishima, who was transferred to a new district due to his job they made a new home in Kirimori City. It was a strange city, but never the less seemed to have very good schools. One school in particular caught Isamu’s interest. Higashimori High School, apparently a school that was suppose to bring out the “hidden potential” in their students. Hidden Potential…that was what caught Isamu was interested in. What was his hidden potential? Would this school help him learn not to be a burden to others? If it did…then he wanted to go there.
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-Cute things (like charms and little keychains)
-History, specifically the Meiji Era
-Programing his alarm clock.
-Heights-Bad at remembering names-Being a Burden
Shinosuke Nishima- His uncle who has a hectic schedule due to working as a cop. (*shot for reoccurring job title*) Not aware that Isamu thinks he’s a burden.
Akiko Nishima- His very lovable and caring aunt. Sends him care packages monthly and is currently trying to convince him that he isn’t a burden
Mana and Mikio- The babies of the Nishima family. Adore Isamu like crazy, so much that they still take a nap in his room even though he doesn’t live there except for vacations.
Isaac Harris- Isamu’s father though they don’t have much of a relationship. Keeps in touch with Shinosuke because he’s secretly a mother hen like his son and worries over Isamu like crazy. Was the one who informed Akiko about the school, and is paying for him to be sent there. Is married and has a daughter. Never really lost contact with Shiori over the years but was shocked to find out she had died and no one had told him until afterwards. Found out about the school through Shinosuke, who had taken Isamu there while looking at high schools to go to.
Shiori Nishima- Isamu’s deceased mother. Was a kind and loving woman but just as stubborn as her son.
Isamu smiled at the class shyly, looking at all the new classmates he was going to have this year. “Nishima Isamu, nice to meet you.” He said with a smile, brighter than his first one. The class wasn’t very big but full of interesting people so it had its own sort of charm. The teacher fought the smile as Isamu rocked back and forward on his feet; then motioned towards the opened seat near a window. Well this was going to be an interesting year.