WARNING: This page contains SPOILERS! If you would like to avoid spoilers, please skip ahead to the “History” section of this profile and only read that 🙂
Name: Damien Ainsworth
Age: 74 (Deceased)
Traits: Domestic, Ambitious, Genius, Family-Oriented
Aspiration: Successful Lineage
Spouse: Becca Ainsworth
Children: Lucas Ainsworth
History: Damien was born-and-raised in Oasis Springs alongside his older brother, Robert. Both brothers were quite handsome and charming, but Damien so often found himself feeling like he was living in his brother’s shadow. Robert was always a star-athlete at school, constantly showered with attention from peers, friends, and family alike.
Damien was the quieter one – more curious, more thoughtful. He only ever had a passing interest in sports, preferring instead to turn his attention to pursuits of the mind. Chess, brain-teasers, logic puzzles… To him, they were infinitely more fun than throwing a football or hitting a baseball. So, while his brother continued to shine, Damien instead glowed softly in the background, heading his high school chess club and joining the school newspaper to write weekly brain teasers.
It was at one of those weekly newspaper meetings that Damien met the love of his life. She was smart, beautiful, and creative, with big dreams, just like his own. It took him nearly a month before he was brave enough to even speak a word to her, and nearly two more before he finally asked her on a date. He and Becca have been inseparable ever since.
Damien’s natural curiosity, love of science and medicine, and desire to help others made enrolling in medical school an easy decision for him. While his young wife worked from home on trying to make her big break as an author, he worked for hours and hours in the classroom, hoping to realize his dreams, too. After eight long years, his efforts finally paid off – and so did Becca’s. His wife signed her first publishing contract just shy of six months before he earned his PhD in medicine.
Things went well for the young couple from there. Barely two years after landing his first job at the local hospital, Becca announced that she was pregnant with what Damien hoped would be their first child. Unfortunately, fate had different plans for them.
Though Damien had always wanted to have multiple children, he soon discovered that this would be an impossible dream. Between he and Becca, there were times when it seemed like they barely had enough time for the one child that they had. With the couple’s busy work schedules, how would they ever manage two? Damien quickly resigned himself to the fact that his son would remain an only child, and both he and Becca focused all their love and attention on the bright, quirky young boy they’d been blessed with.
Busy but happy, the little family settled easily into their life in Oasis Springs, until the day Becca was forced to find a new publisher. As soon as Damien learned of his wife’s new opportunity with the far-away company, he did not hesitate to begin searching for jobs in the area – and, as luck would have it, he found one.