Year 1832: Born to Yumeki Yamin and her book-loving merchant husband, Hotopek as their second child, this time a son. Unfortunately, he's almost immediately kidnapped and attempted to be sold on the streets of Aether for labor. Phaira is still relatively new to Aether at this time though, so even though he's an exotic choice, the thought of foreign noble blood isn't seen as worth it yet. In the end, Kime keeps his name since no one is thinking to look for him, but he's sent to the orphanage instead.
Year 1837: He's fostered at age 5 but can't really fit into the "family" life. He doesn't like suddenly being told he can't do something, grows a temper, doesn't want to follow rules and finds it especially difficult to fit in with two boys who recently lost their family to divorce.
Year 1842: Kime is sent to military school to whip him into shape. It surprisingly works and he excels there, enjoying the military life. He likes the routine and knowing what's going to happen the next day, enjoys being taught to fight, loves the idea of glory on the battlefield and gets along with like-minded people, making an easy camaraderie of fellow knights. He's also able to keep his temper down better when around friends. Since he prefers life at military school, he spends most of his time there and tends to only hop in and out of his adopted family's life every now and again. To his brothers, he's barely a blip on their radar.
Year 1847: He's finally able to take his knight's test and passes. He becomes a Knight of the Order of the Crown. This puts him at being stationed in the capitol back in the same city as his adoptive family. Now that he has almost no bond, he attempts to make one. He finds that he gets along well with his adoptive father who seems eager for the connection, but less so with his brothers. Dylan, not liking that he's not a weak mark all but ignores him. Kime side-steps him for the moment and attempts to make something of his non-bond with Liam instead. When asked if he'd like to go back and find his biological family, this is often met with a shrug and a "What's the point?" He'd rather focus on his Aetherian family for now.
Vindassi, Ymira, Edward & Kime hold the front gate of the city during the battle with the Slada’sha. Kime pulls off a sick kick roll, but also finds a strong appreciation for the typically feared power that comes with mages.
Some people run into Liam and Kime while they are out on the town and ask about Kime’s “culture” – clearly Phairan fanboys. However Kime brushes them off, thinking of himself as only Aetherian. When they press the matter he gets angry and Liam has to talk him down from doing anything stupid.
Kime has Fawkes over and they are chatting when Liam comes home. Kime spends much of it trying to hook up Liam with Fawkes – who is amused and possibly even interested?
Kime and Liam ask their father for the right to take a trip to Phaira. Aaron is reluctant at first, mostly because he suspects Liam’s reasons are weak. However, when Liam turns on the tears, Kime starts to plead his case as well and Aaron caves – on the condition Liam learn to fight with a weapon. Kime visits Liam and learns about his fashion quirks, embarrassing Liam heavily in the process.
Kime trains Liam, only to learn his seemingly weak little brother actually has some street fighting experience.
Liam and Kime finally take their vacation to Phaira, with Fawkes along for the ride. Naturally Liam’s estranged mother is harsh with him at first, as it has been 20 years since their last encounter, but they manage to smooth things over. They let her know they are staying for a month. Kime is upset with Liam after the meeting because he never admitted he was family. Fawkes does his best to instigate the two to talk and they eventually settle the matter.
Year 1855: Liam, Fawkes and Kime are on their last day in Phaira together. They talk about Kime’s tattoo and what it might mean for the fate of his mother. They only have one more day left in Phaira, do they want to look? Is it even pointful to?
Fawkes pushes the matter of finding Kime’s mother but Kime refuses, positive that she is either dead or abandoned him – and either way there is no point. When Fawkes pushes too hard, Kime breaks down and Liam commits to the fact that Kime has the right to prioritize his family here and now. Fawkes finally backs down.
Liam and Myth’rel go out on their little opera date. They have a wonderful time and agree to take things slowly. Liam comes home to find Kime waiting for him. Naturally his brother pesters him for details and promises to beat the crap out of anyone who’d hurt his little brother.