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Life's Struggles 4. Worth the Struggle

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Continuation of Worth the Struggle series, in this book the kids are growing. The adults lives have evolved as have the multitude of families. The struggles have definitely continued, but so has the fun. Join us as the journey of life continues on.

Some storyline's may be considered controversial and don't necessarily reflect the view of the authors. There may also be some triggers, with violence, abuse, homophobic behaviors and strong language.

Aaron Hawke & JT Babbage

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Worth the Struggle Cast:

 

Characters

 

Olivia (Liv) Wynter

Her full name is Olivia (Liv) Wynter.

Liv - Freshman - Behavior and Health - Special Education- got a second degree in social services

Relationships:

Friend of Kyle

Friend of Charlie

Friend of Blu

Detests Chipper

Friend of Christopher

 

Sage West

His full name is Sage Abel West.

17 yo boyfriend of Lincoln, who comes from a hippish family he is the youngest of nine children. He is met at a parenting class Link is attending, the boy is there to lend support to his sister. When the father of the sister's child attends the class, he offers to be supportive for Link.

 

Relationships:

Boyfriend of Lincoln Dalton

 

 

Kyle Waters (Remington):

His full name is Kyle Matthew Waters (Remington).

He was born Fri 25 Dec 1998.

 

Relationships:

Son of Rudolph Remington

Son of Penelope (Penny) Remington

Brother of Kaleb Hanson (Jessup-Waters) (Remington)

Brother of Jared Jessup-Waters (Remington)

Husband of Blu Waters 09 Jun

Adoptive-father Cody Waters (Michaels)

Adoptive-father Levi Waters (Dalton)

Adoptive-father Lincoln Waters (Dalton)

Adoptive-father Arabella Waters (Dalton)

Step-father of Jonathan Waters

Friend of Colonel

Friend of Charlie

Friend of Liv

Friend of Olivia (Liv) Wynter

Hates Chipper

 

 

Cody Waters (Michaels):

His full name is Cody Lee Waters (Michaels).

He was born Fri 26 Feb.

 

Relationships:

Son of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Son of Blu Waters

Brother of Arabella Waters (Dalton)

Brother of Jonathan Waters

Brother of Levi Waters (Dalton)

Brother of Lincoln Waters (Dalton)

Grand-son of Lily Waters

Grand-son of Doug Waters

Great-Grand-son to Phyllis (Nan) Waters

 

Arabella Waters (Dalton):

Her full name is Arabella Waters (Dalton).

She was born Sat 14 Feb.

18 yrs old at the end of book 3

 

Relationships:

Sister of Levi Waters (Dalton)

Sister of Lincoln Waters (Dalton)

Sister of Cody Waters (Michaels)

Sister of Jonathan Waters

Daughter of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Daughter of Blu Waters

Grand-daughter of Lily Waters

Grand-daughter of Doug Waters

Great-Grand-daughter of Phyllis (Nan) Waters

Respects Blu

 

Levi Waters (Dalton):

His full name is Levi Alexander Waters (Dalton).

He was born Mon 13 Mar.

16 yrs old at the end of book 3

 

Relationships:

Brother of Arabella Dalton

Twin Brother of Lincoln Dalton

Brother of Cody Waters (Michaels)

 

Brother of Jonathan Waters

Son of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Son of Blu Waters

Grand-son of Lily Waters

Grand-son of Doug Waters

Great-Grand-son of Phyllis (Nan) Waters

Respects Kyle

 

Lincoln Waters (Dalton):

His full name is Lincoln Abraham Waters (Dalton).

He was born Mon 13 Mar.

16 yrs old at the end of book 3

 

Relationships:

Brother of Arabella Waters (Dalton)

Twin Brother of Levi Waters (Dalton)

Brother of Cody Waters (Michaels)

Brother of Jonathan Waters

Son of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Son of Blu Waters

Grand-son of Lily Waters

Grand-son of Doug Waters

Great-Grand-son of Phyllis (Nan) Waters

Respects Kyle

 

 

 

Blu Waters:

His full name is Blu Sky Waters.

He was born Mon 25 Jan.

 

Relationships:

Grand-son of Phyllis (Nan) Waters

Son of Lily Waters

Son of Doug Waters

Husband of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Father of Jonathan Waters

Adoptive-father Arabella Waters (Dalton)

Adoptive-father Levi Waters (Dalton)

Adoptive-father Lincoln Waters (Dalton)

Adoptive-father Cody Waters (Michaels)

Friend of Brandon

Friend of Jenny

Friend of Charlie

Friend of Liv

Friend of Christopher

Hates Chipper

Hates Rudolph

Hates Penny

 

 

Doug Waters:

His full name is Doug Waters.

 

Relationships

Husband of Lily Waters

Son of Phyllis (Nan) Waters

Father of Blu Waters

Father-in-law of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Adoptive-father Jared Jessup-Waters (Remington)

Adoptive-father Kaleb Hanson (Jessup-Waters) (Remington)

Father-in-law of Mason Jessup-Waters (Montgomery)

Father-in-law of Davis Hanson

Grandfather of Arabella Waters (Dalton)

Grandfather of Levi Waters (Dalton)

Grandfather of Lincoln Waters (Dalton)

Grandfather of Cody Waters (Michaels)

Grandfather of Jonathan Waters

Grandfather of Shawn Jessup-Waters (Leland)

Grandfather of Kasey Jessup-Waters

Grandfather of Kassidy Hanson

Grandfather of Kayden Hanson

Grandfather of Kole Hanson

Is the protector of Kaleb

Is the protector of Davis

Detests Rudolph

Detests Penny

Is the protector of Kyle

Is the protector of Charlie

Is the protector of Liv

 

Jonathan Waters:

His full name is Jonathan Blu Waters.

He was born Thu 09 Dec 2010.

9 almost 10 yo birth son of Blu which was conceived at a drunken high school graduation party

 

Relationships:

Son of Blu Waters

Step-son of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Brother of Levi Waters (Dalton)

Brother of Lincoln Waters (Dalton)

Brother of Arabella Waters (Dalton)

Brother of Cody Waters (Michaels)

Grandson of Lily Waters

Grandson of Doug Waters

Adoptive-father Phyllis (Nan) Waters

 

 

Lily Waters:

Her full name is Mom Lily Waters.

Matriarch to the entire Waters brood.

 

Relationships:

Mother of Blu Waters

Daughter-in-law of Phyllis (Nan) Waters

Wife of Doug Waters

Mother-in-law of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Adoptive-mother Jared Jessup-Waters (Remington)

Adoptive-mother Kaleb Hanson (Jessup-Waters) (Remington)

Mother-in-law of Mason Jessup-Waters (Montgomery)

Mother-in-law of Davis Hanson

Grand-mother of Arabella Waters (Dalton)

Grand-mother of Levi Waters (Dalton)

Grand-mother of Lincoln Waters (Dalton)

Grand-mother of Cody Waters (Michaels)

Grand-mother of Jonathan Waters

Grand-mother of Shawn Jessup-Waters (Leland)

Grand-mother of Kasey Jessup-Waters

Grand-mother of Kassidy Hanson

Grand-mother of Kayden Hanson

Grand-mother of Kole Hanson

Is the protector of Kyle

Is the protector of Kaleb

Is the protector of Davis

Is the protector of Charlie

Is the protector of Liv

Detests Rudolph

Detests Penny

 

Phyllis (nan) Waters:

Her full name is Phyllis Waters.

Everybody calls her Nan, she is very loving, and is quite the practical jokester.

She was born Tue 22 Aug 1950.

Died of a stroke per Doctors, but everybody truly believed she died of a broken heart.

 

Relationships:

Grand-mother of Blu Waters

Mother-in-law of Lily Waters

Mother of Doug Waters

Grand-mother of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Grand-mother of Jared Jessup-Waters (Remington)

Grand-mother of Jared Jessup-Waters (Remington)

Great-Grand-mother of Arabella Waters (Dalton)

Great-Grand-mother of Levi Waters (Dalton)

Great-Grand-mother of Lincoln Waters (Dalton)

Great-Grand-mother of Cody Waters (Michaels)

Great-Grand-mother of Jonathan Waters

Great-Grand-mother of Shawn Jessup-Waters (Leland)

Great-Grand-mother of Kasey Jessup-Waters

Great-Grand-mother of Kassidy Hanson

Great-Grand-mother of Kayden Hanson

Great-Grand-mother of Kole Hanson

Wife of Steven aka the Judge

Is the protector of Kyle

Is the protector of Kaleb

Is the protector of Davis

Detests Rudolph

Detests Penny

 

 

Stephanie (Steph) Van Der Berg (Mac Arthur):

Her full name is Stephanie (Steph) Van der Berg (Mac Arthur).

 

Relationships:

Wife of Christopher Van der Berg

Mother of Destiny Van der Berg

Mother of Harmony Van der Berg

 

Christopher Van Der Berg:

His full name is Christopher Van der Berg.

Blu likes to call him Topher to piss him off.

 

Relationships:

Husband of Stephanie (Steph) Van der Berg (Mac Arthur)

Father of Destiny Van der Berg

Father of Harmony Van der Berg

Friend of Kyle

Friend of Kaleb

Business Partner of Kaleb Hanson (Jessup-Waters) (Remington)

 

 

Destiny Van Der Berg:

Her full name is Destiny Van der Berg.

Chris and Steph’s first daughter

 

Relationships:

Daughter of Stephanie (Steph) Van der Berg (Mac Arthur)

Daughter of Christopher Van der Berg

Sister of Harmony Van der Berg

 

 

Harmony Van Der Berg:

Her full name is Harmony Van der Berg.

Chris and Steph’s second daughter

 

Relationships:

Daughter of Stephanie (Steph) Van der Berg (Mac Arthur)

Daughter of Christopher Van der Berg

Sister of Destiny Van der Berg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaz Aka Hatman:

His full name is Charles Sphincterman ('Chaz aka Hatman').

Private investigator that was employed by Rudolph to spy on Kyle and Blu.

 

Relationships:

Employed by Rudolph Remington

 

Penelope (penny) Remington:

Her full name is Penelope (Penny) Francesca Remington.

 

Relationships:

Wife of Rudolph Remington

Mother of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Mother of Kaleb Hanson (Jessup-Waters) (Remington)

Mother of Jared Jessup-Waters (Remington)

Mother of Carson Grecco

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rudolph Remington:

His full name is Rudolph Valentino Remington.

He was born Tue 08 Jun 1965.

 

Relationships:

Husband of Penelope (Penny) Remington

Father of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Father of Kaleb Hanson (Jessup-Waters) (Remington)

Father of Jared Jessup-Waters (Remington)

 

Principal Quimby:

His full name is Principal Quimby.

Middle School Principal

 

Steven Aka The Judge:

His full name is Steven Powell ('Steven aka the Judge').

Had a relationship with Nan when they were both younger. Relationship rekindles with Nan in their later years. Was murdered by Carson for meddling into his and Penelope’s history.

 

Relationships:

Husband of Phyllis (Nan) Waters

Boyfriend of Phyllis (Nan) Waters

Murdered by Carson Grecco

 

Charlotte (Charlie) Parker:

Her full name is Charlotte (Charlie) Parker.

Charlie - Freshman - Music Performance

Graduated with a degree in Music Education and Performing Arts.

 

Relationships:

Friend of Kyle

Friend of Blu

Friend of Liv

Fears Chipper

Friend of Christopher

 

Murphy O'Brien:

His full name is Lieutenant Murphy O'Brien.

A police officer friend of Davis’ from work.

 

Relationships:

Co-worker of Davis

 

Jared Jessup-waters (Remington):

His full name is Jared Cale Jessup-Waters (Remington).

He was born Fri 25 Dec 1998.

 

Relationships:

Brother of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Brother of Kaleb Hanson (Jessup-Waters) (Remington)

Foster son of James Jessup

Grandson of Caleb (Cale) Gates

Grandson of Margarette Gates

Son of Rudolph Remington

Son of Penelope (Penny) Remington

Father of Kasey Jessup-Waters

Adoptive-father Shawn Jessup-Waters (Leland)

Husband of Mason Jessup-Waters (Montgomery)

 

Beth Remington:

Her full name is Beth Remington.

Jared’s deceased wife that passed away during childbirth of Kasey

Relationships

Wife of Jared Jessup-Waters (Remington)

Mother of Kasey Jessup-Waters

Brother of Mason Jessup-Waters (Montgomery)

 

Mason Jessup-waters (Montgomery):

His full name is Mason Jessup-Waters (Montgomery).

 

Relationships:

Husband of Jared Jessup-Waters (Remington)

Step-father of Kasey Jessup-Waters

Adoptive-father Shawn Jessup-Waters (Leland)

Brother-in-law of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Brother-in-law of Kaleb Hanson (Jessup-Waters) (Remington)

Brother-in-law of Blu Waters

Brother-in-law of Davis Hanson

Brother of Beth Remington

 

 

Shawn Jessup-waters (Leland):

His full name is Shawn Bryce Jessup-Waters (Leland).

little boy Mason and Jared adopt.

8 yo when met

physically abused

witnessed his Dad kill his mom before commiting suicide

 

Relationships:

Son of Jared Jessup-Waters (Remington)

Son of Mason Jessup-Waters (Montgomery)

Brother of Kasey Jessup-Waters

Admires Davis Hanson

 

Kasey Jessup-Waters:

His full name is Kasey Jessup-Waters.

6 yrs old at end of book 3

Has a dalmatian named Spotty

 

Relationships:

Son of Jared Jessup-Waters (Remington)

Son of Beth Remington

Son of Mason Jessup-Waters (Montgomery)

Brother of Shawn Jessup-Waters (Leland)

 

 

James Jessup:

His full name is James Jessup.

 

Relationships:

Husband of Theodore (Teddy) Brewer

Guardian when underage of Jared Jessup-Waters (Remington)

Nanny of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Nanny of Kaleb Hanson (Jessup-Waters) (Remington)

Fatherly figure to Kyle Waters (Remington)

Fatherly figure to Kaleb Hanson (Jessup-Waters) (Remington)

Fatherly figure to Jared Jessup-Waters (Remington)

Employed as Nanny in book 1 by Rudolph Remington

 

 

Mr. Hiscock:

His full name is Mr. Stanley Hiscock ('Mr. Hiscock').

Was teacher at the school which Kyle and Blu taught at. Book 2

Very antagonistic and homophobic toward the duo.

 

Relationships:

Villain to Kyle Waters (Remington)

Villain to Blu Waters

 

Kaleb Hanson (Jessup-Waters) (Remington):

His full name is Kaleb Marcus Hanson (Jessup-Waters) (Remington).

Kyle and Jared’s younger brother.

Left the Remington family when Rudolph disowned Kyle.

He was welcomed as part of the Waters family.

Nan and Kaleb were both cohorts in crime and jokes in the early years of the story.

 

Relationships:

Son of Rudolph Remington

Son of Penelope (Penny) Remington

Brother of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Brother of Jared Jessup-Waters (Remington)

Husband of Davis Hanson

Father of Kassidy Hanson

Father of Kayden Hanson

Father of Kole Hanson

Adoptive Son of Lily Waters

Adoptive Son of Doug Waters

Loving Partner in crime with Phyllis (Nan) Waters

Friend of Davis

Friend of Christopher

Friend of Charlie

Friend of Liv

 

Brandon Hanson:

His full name is Brandon Hanson.

Davis’ older brother

 

Relationships:

Husband of Jenny Hanson

Brother of Davis Hanson

Admires Blu Waters

Admires Jenny Hanson

Friend of Kyle Waters (Remington)

 

Davis Hanson:

His full name is Dr. Davis Hanson.

 

Relationships:

Brother of Brandon Hanson

Brother-in-law of Jenny Hanson

Husband of Kaleb Hanson (Jessup-Waters) (Remington)

Father of Kassidy Hanson

Father of Kayden Hanson

Father of Kole Hanson

Brother-in-law of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Brother-in-law of Jared Jessup-Waters (Remington)

Friend of Blu Waters

Friend of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Adores Shawn Jessup-Waters (Leland)

 

Jenny Hanson:

Her full name is Jenny Hanson.

 

Relationships:

Wife of Brandon

Sister-in-law of Davis

Fiancee of Brandon Hanson

Friend of Blu Waters

Friend of Kyle Waters (Remington)

 

Kassidy Hanson:

Her full name is Kassidy Danika Hanson.

3 yrs old at end of book 3

Loves to antagonize her brother’s to get them in trouble.

One of three triplet’s

 

Relationships:

Daughter of Kaleb Hanson (Jessup-Waters) (Remington)

Daughter of Davis Hanson

Sister of Kole Hanson

Sister of Kayden Hanson

Grand-daughter of Lily Waters

Grand-daughter of Doug Waters

Great-Grand-daughter of Phyllis (Nan) Waters

 

 

 

Kayden Hanson:

His full name is Kayden Davis Hanson.

3 yrs old at the end of book 3

Has Davis’ laid back demeanor, a pretty quiet kid.

One of three triplet’s

 

Relationships:

Son of Kaleb Hanson (Jessup-Waters) (Remington)

Son of Kayden Hanson

Brother of Kassidy Hanson

Brother of Kole Hanson

Grand-son of Lily Waters

Grand-son of Doug Waters

Great-Grand-son of Phyllis (Nan) Waters

 

Kole Hanson:

His full name is Kole Douglas Hanson.

3 yrs old at the end of book 3

Kole is a miniature version of Kaleb, where no boundaries stop him.

One of three triplet’s

 

Relationships:

Son of Kaleb Hanson (Jessup-Waters) (Remington)

Son of Davis Hanson

Brother of Kassidy Hanson

Brother of Kayden Hanson

Grand-son of Lily Waters

Grand-son of Doug Waters

Great-Grand-son of Phyllis (Nan) Waters

Nadine Halifax:

Her full name is Nadine Halifax.

Mother of the surrogate Terri

 

Relationships:

Mother of Terri Halifax

 

 

Terri Halifax:

Her full name is Terri Halifax.

Kaleb and Davis’ surrogate her mother is Nadine Halifax

 

Relationships:

Daughter of Nadine Halifax

 

Brody Grecco:

His full name is Brody Grecco.

16 yrs old at the end of book 3

 

Relationships:

Son of Maria Grecco

Son of Carson Grecco

Boyfriend of Levi Waters (Dalton)

Respects Kyle Waters (Remington)

Respects Blu Waters

 

Carson Grecco:

His full name is Carson Grecco.

 

Relationships:

Father of Brody Grecco

Husband of Maria Grecco

Half brother of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Half brother of Jared Jessup-Waters (Remington)

Half brother of Kaleb Hanson (Jessup-Waters) (Remington)

Son of Penelope (Penny) Remington

Murderer of Steven aka the Judge

 

Maria Grecco:

Her full name is Maria Grecco.

 

Relationships:

Mother of Brody Grecco

Wife of Carson Grecco

Friend of Lily Waters

Friend of Kyle

Friend of Blu

 

Caleb (Cale) Gates:

His full name is Caleb (Cale) Isaac Gates.

He Died Mon 13 Jan 2003.

Jared, Kyle, and Kaleb’s maternal grandfather murdered by Penelope

Helped raise Jared.

Cale was an oil tycoon.

 

Relationships:

Husband of Margarette Gates

Father of Penelope (Penny) Remington

Grand-father of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Grand-father of Jared Jessup-Waters (Remington)

Grand-father of Kaleb Hanson (Jessup-Waters) (Remington)

 

Margarette Gates:

Her full name is Margarette Clarrisa Gates.

She Died Mon 13 Jan 2003.

Jared, Kyle, and Kaleb’s maternal grandmother murdered by Penelope for money.

Adored Jared, and couldn’t understand why Penelope didn’t want her other son.

 

Relationships:

Wife of Caleb (Cale) Gates

Mother of Penelope (Penny) Remington

Grand-mother of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Grand-mother of Jared Jessup-Waters (Remington)

Grand-mother of Kaleb Hanson (Jessup-Waters) (Remington)

 

Nora Fowler:

Her full name is Doctor Nora Myra Fowler.

Bella, Link, Levi’s therapist they saw prior to going to live with Kyle and Blu

 

Chapman (Chipper) Duché:

His full name is Mr. Chapman (Chipper) Duché.

Chipper had hots for Kyle and then Blu told him to keep his hands off of his man which starts a war between them.

Chipper also drugged her and then attempted to kidnap her from the Rim Job(Pub) but Kyle stops her

 

 

 

Relationships:

Lusts after Kyle Waters (Remington)

Detests Blu Waters

Villain to Charlotte (Charlie) Parker

 

 

Theodore (Teddy) Brewer:

His full name is Theodore (Teddy) Emery Brewer.

Former Navy Seal

Owns Black Starr Security

 

Relationships:

Husband of James Jessup

Friend of Doug Waters

Friend of Lily Waters

 

Colonel Brenner:

His full name is Colonel Brenner.

Brandon’s commanding officer

Owned the house that Kyle and Blu bought.

 

Relationships:

Respects Brandon Hanson

Is the protector of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Is the protector of Blu Waters

Is the protector of Kaleb Hanson (Jessup-Waters) (Remington)

Is the protector of Davis Hanson

 

 

Antonio Anderson:

His full name is Antonio Anderson.

Tony’s Dad

 

Relationships:

Father of Tony Anderson

Husband of Vanessa Anderson

Friend of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Friend of Blu Waters

 

Tony Anderson:

His full name is Tony Anderson.

Was Bella’s first boyfriend

 

Relationships:

Son of Antonio Anderson

Son of Vanessa Anderson

Ex-Boyfriend of Arabella (Dalton) Waters

Respects Blu Waters

 

Vanessa Anderson:

Her full name is Vanessa Anderson.

Tony’s Mom

 

Relationships:

Wife of Antonio Anderson

Mother of Tony Anderson

Friend of Kyle Waters (Remington)

Friend of Blu Waters

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