The story of the young Leonidas Ashdrake begins at a time of great conflict. On December 1st of the year 2000; Leonidas was born in the city of Ormend, Texas. His father was a party happy and lady chasing jackass named Jebediah Ashdrake. His mother was an abusive drunk by the name of Savannah Johnson.
On the night of his birth people profess that the skies were angry as it was storming worst outside then it had in decades for the small town. It even knocked the power out as multiple bolts of lightning struck the towns power grid and overcharge them causing a blackout. Leonidas was however born perfectly fine with a strange birthmark shaped like a dragon skull on his chest. His father laughed about it and would tell jokes throughout his infancy years that the birthmark was an old family marking that sometimes skipped a generation or two. But he almost always seemed to be lying through his teeth just to show off to his friends. His mother however said that it was a mark that he was cursed by the devil and he was an evil child.
Leonidas was a good boy, he barely cried or gave his parents trouble like most babies usually do. His father actually loved him and raised him well. At least until his father fell in love with another woman; after he was fed up about getting beaten up by Leo's mom around the time Leo was 5. Jebediah ended up walking out of his son's life to go start a new family and by the time Leo was 7 his father stopped coming around entirely because every time it happened his mom would cause a big scene.
She blamed Leonidas for his father walking out on them because she thought that Leo being his son would make him want to stay in such a terrible relationship. That's when she started hitting the bottle harder than she ever had in life and when she started beating Leo for no reason whatsoever. Almost every chance that she got she was slapping him upside the head, kicking them down, making him trip as feet and fall face-first onto the floor, punching him in the stomach, and much more.
The bigger that he got the more she hit him, the more she hurt him, the more she tried to break him. Around the time he was 10, she started filling his head with the idea that he was an unwanted accident and he should have never been born. Telling him how worthless he was every chance she could. When that didn't work she tried to drown him. Knowing that he couldn't swim and intentionally pushing him in the pool one day that the neighborhood used that he had offered to clean for some spare change. Lucky for him some of his neighborhood friends pulled him out of the water and saved him from drowning.
One day around the time he was 15, it got so bad that he woke up one night with her standing over him. She was about to try and stab him in his sleep with a knife, and he moved out of the way just in time for it to get stuck in the mattress and not stuck in his chest. That was the first time he fought back, kicking her straight in the face and knocking her out cold.
From that moment on he started staying over at a friend's house as much as possible. Or sleeping at a specific abandoned house that was recently vacated because the previous owner died and nobody wanted to move in after it was finished being cleaned out. In those times especially what helped him through it were his dreams. In his dreams he almost seemed to have the memories of someone else. Living a love story between a God of Dragons and a woman so pure and beautiful she could only be described as being a soul as pure as a dove. Eventually he returned home one day while his mother was in a drunken fit and she tried to shoot him but she was so drunk she didn't realize the safety was on and he did. He took the gun from her, punched in the face, left her on the ground unconscious, and took his things and left.
For the first 3 years he stayed in that abandoned house without any electricity or running water. Using his time at school to charge whatever devices he may need and to take showers in the football teams shower room. Living in that abandoned building he would chase his dreams and cherish every second of them because only in his dreams did he feel loved by anyone. By the time he finished high school no one even knew he was homeless except for his closest friends which were only two people. Those being Benjamin Johnson and Fumushi Yamanako.
Eventually the three all moved into a house together as Ben and Fu went to college and Leonidas focused on work. Over those first couple years Ben eventually became a famous country music and rock singer. Fu became a police officer for the city of Houston. Leonidas, when he wasn't working, was barely taking care of his needs and spending most of his free time dreaming the splendid beautiful dreams that brought him such joy and happiness every time he fell asleep.
One day Ben found Leo's journals where he had been writing each dream down in extreme detail as to be able to remember it all. Benjamin encouraged Leo to put his intelligence and love for video games together and to make a game of his own. One to share the story that Leo had been writing down in his journals for years now about the dreams he had. The dreams of a beautiful love story that he had been so entranced by and to put it into a format for others to enjoy, so that they too can experience such a beautiful story of romance and acceptance. It took several attempts but eventually Leonidas caved to the idea and began working on it. Little did he know that it would change his life in ways he hadn't expected. It started with him on his own trying to create the game in between work and sleep. From there it slowly grew as life seemed to throw him a helping hand when he would need it most. That help would propel this project beyond what he had initially thought it would end up to be.
Years went by and eventually the game was finished and ready to share with the world the only problem was the ending. About half a year before the game was finished when they were working on the ending of the game; Leo had his final dream about the story that had held him so close. It devastated him when he had that final dream because there was no happy ending; only a tragedy. This wonderful story that was supposed to end with the two getting the happily ever after that they both deserved, instead ended with betrayal from those who they trusted most to honor and respect the love that they had for each other. He locked himself away for almost 3 weeks before he finally told them how the story was supposed to end and many of those working on the game seemed similarly crushed by the tragic ending. For everyone who knew the story it was one of the best love stories of the modern age, so for it to end so tragically it left a sense of loneliness in the hearts of those who made it their goal to share it with the world.
Yet still they did not change the ending and felt that it was only respectful that the story's ending remain as it was....... tragic. When the game was finally out for others to experience everyone waited with this almost depressing feeling that the ending would be the only thing that would ruin the entire games experience. All the leaps in technology to make the game as realistic and as immersive as needed to to pull the player into the experience would mean nothing. Not when everything that the story was about would all be for nothing as the great love would never truly blossom.
Both as expected and unexpectedly people were upset about the ending to Leonidas' game based off of the dreams that had once brought him so much happiness and joy. It was not that they hated the ending but that it truly made them feel an experience that most of them could never have experienced in any other format other than through that is a video game. Overnight not only did the story make him and his people rich but it was considered revolutionary and far ahead of its time. Despite all of the great success that Leonidas had he still felt a void in his heart. There were no more dreams, the story was over, and it wass not a happy ending.
He spent almost two years barely doing anything with his life because without those dreams to give him joy and happiness all that was left in its place was a void of despair. He felt so lonely and without purpose just drifting through life. But eventually Benjamin came and like any good friend he pulled Leo out of that dark place in his head and brought him back to the light.
He helped Leonidas see that now that the story was out there, he could find a new purpose. He could find a new passion and love that could give him meaning. Benjamin meant for Leo to actually find a girlfriend but instead Leonidas found a love for science where he eventually decided to go to college and run his new gaming company in the background while he learned about robotics and biogenetics. Leo even studied quantum physics and quantum mechanics on the side viewing the understanding of how the universe worked as his new great passion. He wanted to do more than just make a game that told one of the greatest stories that brought him joy in his youth. Instead he wanted to help the world and revolutionize it for the better.
After getting his doctorate in both robotics and biogenetics he would spend decades making cybernetic implants and learning how to alter the DNA of humans to completely redefine human life. With his cybernetic creations and genetic augmentations that he provided to people with his new mega-corporation he had built using a good bit of the profit he generated from the gaming company that he still owned. He was able to become a multi billionaire able to make the lives of people across the world not only better but improve all of their best qualities and get rid of many of their negative ones. He even used his own creations on himself to improve him.
During the last couple years of his life he was working on making interstellar travel not only a lot more efficient but easier. With the creation of his warp gates that would fold space and time between each gate to allow people to pilot ships from one gate through a portal out of nother several hundred light-years or even several thousand light-years apart in seconds. He redesigned spaceships especially to have a much more functional and sustainable power source and engine that was capable of allowing ships to start going about 90% the speed of light.
However that all changed in the year 2050 on his 50th birthday. Everyone that he had changed the lives of for the better that had grown close to him over the years planned a lovely and beautiful surprise party for him. Despite the fact that he had never actually found someone to spend his life even after a few failed attempts with; he still had many people that he loved dearly like Benjamin and Fu who ended up getting married and starting a family of their own where he is seen as the loving uncle to their children. However on this day during his celebratory speech that everyone made him do to celebrate such a milestone of his life his heart just stopped beating. No one could tell what was wrong or what caused his heart to stop as he was in perfect health.
In the end as he lay on the ground dying in the arms of his closest friends; he couldn't help but feel so alone even though he was surrounded by everyone who made his life feel like it hadn't been wasted in the end. His final wish as he died was that if he did ever get a second chance at life that he would fall in love and be a better person and be a better friend. Thus ends the tale of the renowned Dr. Leonidas Ashdrake.
In his last life Leonidas Ashdrake was an amazingly talented scientists and video game designer who pursued many of his great passions in life and became widely known and celebrated for it despite living a lonely loveless life. However, dying unexpectedly on his 50th birthday and without any signs of what could have killed him left him confused about things before he awoke as a newborn baby in a new world that was far different and much more interesting than his previous. Born into a much nicer family then his past life gave him even though they seem to be struggling; he learned of this new world slowly bit by bit and its strange customs and beliefs and fell in love with it deciding that if he would have a second chance at life, he would make the most of it. Now reborn as Tatsuhiro Starcrown, he is making it his mission to pursue his dreams and have all the things that he missed out on in his last life such as a good family, someone to fall in love with, and friends to share in his triumphs and sorrows.