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Lockwood, title tentative

Parts
1-0: I - II
1-1: I - II - III - IV
1-2
1-3 (Epilogue)
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2-1
2-2

Setting
{ Four years after the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, there was a large influx of investments in space research. After several failed attempts, including the 1990 launch disaster where one of the fuel tanks failed to ignite, was impossible to manually eject, and then exploded 10 minutes after take off, the first successful Mars landing was on February 17th, 1993.
{ Alien life was found on Mars, watching over the Earth and sending data back to their home planet in another system. Mars missions that previously lost contact were actually in various dangers and saved by the aliens. Despite the amicable friendship between humans and aliens, neither were allowed to set foot on each others' settlements. Special areas were designated trading ports to at least facilitate commerce and
{ Starting in the year 2023, regular flights to/from Mars begin. Also starting this year, space travel past the asteroid belt gets looked into as the "Mars fad" dies down. Space tourism becomes a thing.


Characters

Lockwoods, originally a famous detective family, recently revived.
Tanner Miyagi, 48/m;
{ eloped with the Lockwood estate's heir, Gloria Lockwood. Seen as a bad influence by Rudolf and Eliza Lockwood, Gloria's parents. Worked several jobs to earn more money, trying to make up for "robbing Gloria of her inheritance." After Gloria's death, starts a tech company.
Corelle Lockwood, 21/f;
{ Nov 13-2052, scorpio. Aspiring detective. Decided to become a detective like her grandparents (and legacy) since she was young. Likes people, good at her job in the police force. Strong sense of ethics and hates injustice. Moody around people who're downers. Has deep emotions that she wants to share, but finds it difficult to find someone to share them with. Honest and direct personality. Doesn't actually care about the Lockwood legacy; instead devotes resources to fiercely protecting the family heirloom. Stubborn, but will change her opinions with logic and reason.

Halstroms, sent to Earth to stop their home planet's famine, changed name to Holston.
Jack Holston, 57/m;
{ only son of the lead researcher sent to Earth. Disgusted by humans, is an alien elitist despite being half human. Wants desperately to return to the home planet, fulfilling the dream of his father who ended up dying on Earth and never seeing the home planet's sky again. Willing to do anything to go back "home" and bring his father's ashes to see the alien sky. He works as an astronaut doing cargo shipments and dabbles in illegal trade, both exporting and importing illegal goods through a special trade port on the moon.
Wendy Holston, 55/f;
{ a mobster, the boss of her gang. She's in charge of coming up with product to ship offworld, and finding buyers to sell the alien goods to. She made a deal with Jack: to marry him and give him some heirs and help support his endeavors, and in exchange he'll bring her to the homeworld where she'll become something akin to a god. Jack's father helped with the negotiations. Leaves most of the childrearing to her husband but does care about her sons.
Jax Holston, 27/m;
{ Jan 5-2046, capricorn. Heir to the Halstrom legacy. Also works as an astronaut, mostly running maintenance missions, valued for his practicality and persistence. Mildly mysophobic, always wears a pair of white gloves. He hates wasting time, and makes effort to always keep busy. Enjoys solitude, reading, and learning new subjects. Fascinated with the idea of traveling the known world and seeing the beauties of human culture and history. Raised in a very strict manner by his father, who he highly respects and constantly strives to make proud. He wants to make everyone around him happy. Emotionally withdrawn, keeping a very tight reign over how much of himself he expresses. Despite this, he feels very deeply about things. Believes love is an extremely deep emotion that he's only felt once, and doesn't believe he will reach it again. Does not readily speak about his feelings, but will openly state--and even argue--his opinions.
Luc Holston, 25/m;
{ Jul 27-2048, leo-cancer. Works as a mixologist at the nightclub, The Night: Deluxe. A ladies man notorious for taking many women home, but never twice. Enjoys being in the spotlight and talking with people, drawing attention with his colorful and lively personality. He loves art, and sometimes paints, but hates going to the art gallery. Thinks it's full of snobs. Excites and stimulates people into action. He's very direct with this thoughts, and is very impulsive. Follows his heart without thinking. Stubborn, but usually gives way to his brother. Hates his father because of the alien elitism. Has hugely high aspirations for him and the people around him, wanting the best and not settling for any less. Wants to make the right decision, and usually dabbles in all choices before sticking to one. Spends money freely. Headstrong and passionate lover. Startled easily when caught off guard or unprepared. Able to study and concentrate on something when he wants to. Great at self expression.

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