Meet the cast of characters from The Judas Syndrome. Some will make the jump to the second book, Rebirth, while others regrettably, will not.
|Joel | Sara | Connor | Jake | Earl | John | Caroline | Kevin | Sonny | Julia | Gil | Seth | Sidney
Freddy | Tom | The Angel | Gareth | Flags | The Grimm Reaper
Jake - The Addict
18 and smaller than most, Jake had always been uber sensitive to his surrounding, empathic almost. This sort of gift
is often unwanted causing sudden feelings of sadness or elation for no apparent reason. Picking up on the thoughts
and feelings of others is a difficult thing to navigate, especially when one is dealing with puberty and teenage angst.
Never mind Jakes unfortunate gift, the accident that took his mother from him, leaving him an alcoholic father to raise him shaped his late teenage years. Though all of his friends dabbled in the occasional joint and spirit, Jake, under the influence
of his sensitive nature jumped head first into the abyss of alcohol and drug use becoming an addict at the age of 17.
Disrupting every good time had with his friends by falling down dead drunk or becoming verbally abusive, Jake found
himself alone most of the time with his sadness. His friend Joel, who’d lost his father in the same accident which took
Jake’s mother tried much harder to maintain their friendship than the others. Jake found he could still show up at
Joel’s house, still find some semblance of friendship there and took great comfort in knowing that.
Hair unkempt and long, his frame weakened and thin from the abuse, Jake dressed himself every day as if he
care who thought what of him. His high school career died the same day his mother had and so his
unfulfilled. With no plans for the future and no future in mind, Jake longs to see his mother again, wishing for death,
but too afraid to put the knife to his wrist.