Hello, I dunno if this is the correct place where I should be posting this, so move it if necessary. So the thing is, I need a background for the male lead of my novel, and I want a background that actually makes sense. This male lead is a young math teacher, and what I want from him as a character is: -He's a person who can't trust people and doesn't want to get attached to anyone, for -some- reason. -He's working as a teacher just because, but would rather do something else yet he's not allowed to, for -some- reason. So following this kind of 'rules', I came up with this: -He was pretty attached to his mother when young, yet she dissappeared one day and was left to the care of his father who could care less about him. So his mother's dissappearance is what makes him not being able to trust anyone. -He works as a teacher, yet he'd like to play the piano, something he is reluctant to admit. The reason is that his mother was a pianist, and thinking about wanting to do the same thing as her is what annoys him the most. Whaddaya guys think? Does it makes sense? I'm specially worried about the second part, because he says he doesn't want to follow her mother's footsteps, yet he is seen playing the piano at the school he teaches in. It's a contradiction. Other thing. The female lead in here is supposed to make him admit he likes playing the piano, but that is something he wants to do for himself and not because of his mother. So maybe this is why the 'contradiction' works, yet it gives me a weird feeling for some reason. If you guys can come up with something better, I'm all ears (or, well, eyes in this case, lol). Me likes brainstorm!