Frank Richard Hardy
twenty-years-old and majors in Criminology and Law
Enforcement/Computer Science. Living on campus with his
roommate and best friend, Connor MacKenzie, Frank is still finding
time even with his busy schedule to solve a mystery or four.
In my version of the things, Frank had leukemia when he was fifteen
and missed nearly a whole year of school - as a result he is in the
same grade as his brother, Joe. Frank was blinded in the story
"Walking into Darkness" and is learning to cope with his
disability. Frank is still charming,
intelligent, and very much in love with his new girlfriend, Samantha
Joseph David Hardy
is nineteen-years-old and majors in Criminology and Law
Enforcement. Joe also lives on campus with freshman roommate
Eric Roberts and is one of the stars of the Bayport University
Knights Football Team. Joe is still out-going, handsome and
much the ladies man - or he would be a lady's man if he weren't so
devoted to his girlfriend, Vanessa Bender. Joe was thrown a
major curveball when his brother was blinded - but as always, he
handles the new challenge with class. Joe has a twin
sister, Mandy, with whom he is quite close.
Amanda Nicole Hardy
is also nineteen years old and majors in Art at Bayport
University. Mandy, as she's called by her friends, lives in
Eldridge hall with her roommate, Elizabeth. A spitfire who
doesn't usually take no for an answer and who has ways of getting
her own way, Mandy is intelligent and devoted to her twin brother,
Joe and to her family. Mandy has a boyfriend, Connor
MacKenzie, whom she's met since she came into college. Most
wise people try not to get on the bad side of Mandy's temper...
|Fenton is the husband of
Laura and the father of Frank, Joe and Mandy and works, still, as a
detective and investigator, sometimes taking cases on the other side
of the world if that's who hires him. Fenton is a top-notch
investigator and is extremely capable of doing what he has to if it
means protecting his family. Very intelligent, Fenton has the
ability to 'profile' cases as they happen.
the wife of Fenton and the mother of Frank, Joe and Mandy.
Laura is a devoted wife and mother - but that's not the end-all
be-all of her life. She is currently working with Andrea
Bender in her animation studio, doing accounting as well as taking
part in many good causes about Bayport. Laura inherited a
sizable chunk of money when her father passed away - but the Hardys,
for the most part, live off of Fenton's income.
Connor Alexander MacKenzie
|Connor is a
twenty-one year old college junior who majors in Chemistry.
Connor, the star and quarterback of the Bayport University football
team, dates Mandy Hardy and is roommates with her older brother,
Frank. Connor is laid back, easy-going and usually doesn't let
things get to him - including Mandy's temper. Connor is tall,
nearly six foot, four inches and a very devoted friend.
Samantha Lindsay Ellington
|Samantha is a
twenty-year-old college junior who majors in law. Sam, who met
Frank during her sophomore year, has been dating him ever
since. Samantha is intelligent, beautiful and very much in
love with Frank. She's quietly supportive and lends a hand
whenever she can. Samantha also lives in Eldridge Hall with
her roommate, Kaitlyn Matthews.
Vanessa Diane Bender
|Vanessa is a
nineteen-year-old college sophomore who is majoring in Computer
Science and Graphical Art at Bayport University. Vanessa, who
has been dating Joe since early into their senior year, is devoted
to him. A constant go-to person when it comes to computer
savvy, Vanessa is always willing to lend a hand in the Hardy's
investigations. She considers Mandy Hardy and Samantha
Ellington to be her best friends. Vanessa is perky, generous
and out-going and not usually intimidated by anyone.
Chester Alan Morton
is nineteen years old and the Hardys oldest friend. As usual
with his life, Chet can't quite figure out what he wants to do and
is onto his fourth major (this time Political Science). Chet
is still playing center on the football team and still a devoted
friend to the Hardys. Chet's luck has changed, however, in the
form of a girlfriend, Kaitlyn Matthews, whom he met in Australia.
| Kaitlyn is an
eighteen-year-old college freshman who just moved to the states from
Australia so that she could attend Bayport University. Kaitlyn,
who met Chet when he was in Australia for the Olympics, is dating
him. Kaitlyn is shy but sweet and is learning about life in
the States - and in being the friend of a friend of the Hardys.
Jackson Royce Maidlin
| Maidlin, always
called Maidlin, (usually in tones of disdain) is nineteen going on
twelve. Nobody is sure what he majors in, because he tends to
never be IN class, that anyone can tell. Jackson is the
Tauhausen Hall resident prankster - in fact, he considers it his
mission to make the lives of everyone in Tauhausen brighter and
happier whenever he can. People usually turn the other way
when they see him coming...
|Michael is twenty-one
years-old and serves as the Tauhausen Hall Resident Assistant - much
to his disdain he has found that he not only has Maidlin to contend
with but also the brothers Hardy, who seem to attract too much
trouble and attention for Michael's well-being. Michael majors
in accounting and makes friends easily - when he lets his guard down
that is. He would be much happier if the Hardys (and Maidlin)
would move back home...
|Deanna is one of the top FBI agents in the country - though
along with her age, she doesn't look it. Deanna is married to
Daniel and the mother of six - three sets of twins (Kelley, Karren,
Kathey, Kassie, Kevin & Karrol). She specializes in
whatever case happens to catch her attention - anything from
kidnapping to extortion, to fraud. (She once chased a guy to Libya
- but that's another story). Deanna is a warm, caring woman -
sometimes, though, she gets all business. And she always gets
the bad guy in the end - just ask her!
|Derak is best summed up
as scum-bag extraordinaire. Derak is the brother of Laura
Hardy - and otherwise known as the black sheep of the family since
the day the cretin molested Joe Hardy when Joe was only ten.
Derak is - or was - a businessman, very shrewd and has a short
temper. He's the man that is sure to make even Joe Hardy
shiver... he does *not* like his Uncle.
|Andrew is the cousin to
the Hardy brothers and Mandy, the son of Derak and Cathy. In
the past he's been known as a brilliant young man, full of joie
d'vive and gentility. However, that is all an act to hide the
interior - of a young man possessed in an unhealthy way of his
cousin - Joe. Andrew, who was also molested by his father,
likes Joe in a way that Joe doesn't return - at all. Andrew
attends M.I.T. but, so far, nobody has found out what he was
one time, was married to Derak - up until she 'learned' in a rather
public fashion that he had been molesting her son, Andrew, when she
immediately filed for a divorce and got her son away from Derak's
influence. In the interim, Cathy has built up a fashion design
empire of sorts but, otherwise, nobody is sure just WHAT she is up
to - if anything.