Hogarth Hughes || 10 || Staff || FC: Ty Simpkins || Paperboy || TAKEN
Poor little Hogarth Hughes grew up fatherless. But unlike any other life story, he did not find a sadness rushing over him. Although Hogarth’s mother, Annie, struggled through depression after the young boys father walked out, life for Hogarth was never dull.
Growing up with only his mother had its ups and its downs. The two were always very close and although many people would call the boy a “momma’s boy” the relationship between the two never changed. Hogarth always tried his best to keep himself on a good behaviour when ever his mother was at work, and although he failed at staying out of trouble, a small smile and apology was good enough for Annie. The boy never liked change, and the constant mystery men that walked through the doors of their home was always something that bugged Hogarth. Sure, he wanted his mother to be happy, but some of the men that walked through the doors were complete assholes. Even though he is only 10, Hogarth is a bright and selfless boy. He knows when people are sad and even with the smallest of gestures; he can bring a smile to anyone’s face.
On his 6th birthday, the boy was sent a present from an anonymous sender. Both Hogarth and Annie suspected that it was from the man who had run from them, but never once did they discuss the gift. Inside of the package was a ‘build it yourself’ robot. Hogarth managed to build it and modify it within two days, and he went as far as naming the little robot “The Iron Giant”. Despite the fact that other children made fun of Hogarth for having what they would call such a ridiculous toy, he never lost interest in it and even now at the age of 10, he still thinks of the figure as if it is his world.
When Annie finally allowed Hogarth to get a job within the town that they had moved to, he was completely and utterly ecstatic. Being the local paperboy seemed like the coolest thing to the young boy and he will proudly flash around his title.
There is not much a child can contain as a secret, and because of his young age, there is not much that he can hide from others, but although it seems off, Hogarth sometimes wishes that he was never born, that way his mother (who gave birth to him at the young age of 16) could have a good life.
Son of Annie Hughes