Cedric Jalen Fortier
Central cast member
Late twenties or early thirties (usually about a year younger than Diard).
A figure consistent with his being a compact little fireplug of an endurance athlete.
In his words: 5'7" in hiking boots.
Scruff goatee. Also kind of has a unibrow.
Deep russet brown
Human (mostly Ethiopian and ambiguously West African, with admixtures).
Light golden brown; freckly
Short, stocky, and trim. Think gymnastics base.
He's a black ginger. Also, he's kind of got a unibrow. Also, unibrow or no, he's smoking fucking hot.
Design reference here.
He'd like to be able to say that his military career made a pacifist of him. Unfortunately, his life has had other ideas.
Acts silly to cover up trauma.
Licensed paramedic and a hell of a field medic.
Cooking. Also: trolling.
He's a licensed paramedic.
This guy was a corpsman attached to one of Naomi Diard's past units.
This guy is kind of a simultaneous foil and parallel to Diard. Yes, that includes being a bi disaster who spent his entire military career in the closet. No, they are not related; it is entirely acceptable to 'ship them if you're into that.
He's got a fairly specific "type" (read: tall musclechubs) when it comes to men. Yes, he has probably called Kieron Vanu a "cub" at some point.
Once bought Diard a box of fancy miniature chocolate bars, some of which were ruby cacao, contained natural tints and flavorings, or both. While it was a genuinely nice gesture, it was not as romantic as it sounds, and in fact contained an element of snark: You see, they were shaped like crayons.
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