They left the congregation because it was boring. Easter Sunday in a small town gave birth to women dressed in sleek pastel dresses and flowered hats and men in slacks, button-ups—the collars firmly ironed down and starched to stiff perfection—and an appropriately themed tie. It was Whit, Laurel, and Benny that left together.
Benny is the oldest of the gang at 19. He’s tall, skinny, and has blond hair shaved close to his head, and he often sports a pair of blocky, black sunglasses covering half his face. He’s the only one with a full-time job in the group and so is often the funder of their adventures.
Laurel is 17 and the smartest in the gang. She’s taking all AP and honor classes for her senior year and she’s in her fourth year of foreign language as well her second year of computers. What she’s most known for though is her beauty. She has vibrant strawberry blond hair that cascades down to her shoulders in bouncy curls and waves, seemingly delicate looking porcelain skin, and she also has crystal clear blue eyes that often silently tell strangers and boys to kindly go fuck off.
Whit is the last of the gang, full name Henry Whitmore, but never call him Henry because he might start crying for only that reason. Whit is 15 making him the youngest, but he’s the most mischievous and outgoing of the gang, this trait is physically displayed in his fluffy, brown hair that sticks out at all angles and degrees. When most people encounter Whit they will all agree that there is something strange about him, but they can never quite name what it is. Truthfully, what makes Whit different from other boys and girls his age is that he is too knowing. It’s not just that he’s book smart or anything because really he’s not, it’s his ability to see perspective. When people stare into the depths of his large green eyes they find staring back at them the eyes of an ancient, old man on his deathbed.
The group appears to be a ragtag ensemble; Whit often mistaken for as a little brother to one of the two, Laurel too much of a beauty queen and a bitch to be close friends with the two average boys, and Benny should be too old and perhaps too busy to be hanging out with high schoolers, but what they all have in common though is this: they are bi, poly, and bored with living in a microscopic town.