maximiliano locklear y salgado
• very romantic
• eloquent/sweet talker
• careless / dauntless
• has an unexplained fear of worms
• tendency to speak in rhythmic verses or poems
• a lefty
• always carries his (lefty) guitar with him
• always talking and/or singing to plants & animals
★ Additional quirks include: his sheer love for fiestas/festivals/parties; a pathologic class-skipper; very clumsy, like everything he touches breaks, which explains his dislike for chemistry or anything with lab work.
★ Romance is the name of the game! At his tender age of sixteen, Max is the type of guy who will approach each and every person and make himself look like a very loveable fellow, using his saccharine words, random guitar chords, and a few snips of randomly picked flowers. It seems like his life goal to bring a warm fuzzy feeling in people’s heart. But truly, it’s all for fame.
★ Max is born and raised in Peachtree California, son of George Locklear, who is part-Scottish, part-Navajo, and Amelia Locklear (née Salgado), who is Mexican. He inherited his love for music from his mother, who taught him how to hold and play the guitar and learn some traditional Mexican music such as mariachi.
★ Max’s mother, Amelia, had HIV, and had died when Max was ten, after her illness progressed to AIDS due to non-adherence to her medication plan. She used to be an injection drug addict in her youth, and this was how she acquired HIV. She has also passed the disease to Max when she was pregnant with him — a fact, together with his mom’s death due to AIDS, that his father had still kept secret from him up to this day, in order to “protect him”.
★ Max has a regular maintenance of medicines for “asthma” as his dad has told him, but it’s actually anti-retroviral meds to keep his viral levels undetectable. He’s still too naive and dumb to uncover the truth at the moment, but it won’t be long until he finds out about this.
★ Being the only child, with inactive HIV to boot, Max is pretty much spoiled and somehow overprotected by his father. He turned out to be this carefree, lazy, devil-may-care teen, who loves to serenade and entertainment people with his guitar. He would always sneak out of the house to go to random parties all over the neighbourhood, or in town; and go on road trips everywhere even when his dad had clearly forbidden him to do so.