|Graham Garrett Montgomery|
|Birthday:||September 23, 1988|
|Occupation:||English Teacher & Farmer|
|Address:||103 Riverside Road, Blackwood Mountain|
|Housemates:||Natalie & Garrett Montgomery|
Graham doesn't care much for the clothing he wears. He dresses simply by wearing a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. He'll sometimes wear a flannel shirt. His style is very simple and he rarely wears anything fancy. However, he does own some nicer clothes for his job as a teacher, since he has to dress in appropriate casual business attire. He doesn't really like to wear ties, but may wear one on certain occasions.
Graham is also about average height. He has light brunet hair that can sometimes look almost blonde. He tends to style it to where it's kind of messy because it's going to get messed up during the day anyway. He also has facial hair as he doesn't plan on ever really shaving it. He rarely ever shaves, but he doesn't let his beard get too ridiculously long. He also has three tattoos, one on his back, his shoulder, and the side of his torso.
Graham is a very introverted person who rarely likes being in large crowds of people. He isn't really shy, but gets tired of socializing after a while. He enjoys quiet places in solitude, which is the one of the reasons he still lives on his family's farm. He is also really easygoing and peaceful. He never was much for parties when he was younger, but instead liked having a few friends around. He's also very hardworking and ambitious, knowing exactly what he wants and how to get to it. Graham is very intelligent too as he mostly excelled in school.
Even when he was young, Graham was very kind and goodhearted. He rarely went around picking fights because he disliked the confrontation. He also grew up believing that family was one of the most important things in life. His family was always very close to one another, so he thought his future one would be too. Most whet met Graham thought he was just an overall nice guy. Graham is also kind of a hopeless romantic in a way. He's very compassionate and caring towards those he meets.
However, Graham isn't always the happiest person around. After his long-time girlfriend Nalini broke up with him, he became completely heartbroken. He slowly got over it after a while. With the death of his father, Graham completely breakdown and began to suffer depression. The symptoms aren't so bad in the present, but some days he'll want to do absolutely nothing. He'll have no energy to get up and take care of the farm or play with his son, Garrett. He'll instead do absolutely nothing. Graham can also be very aloof around people, which is one reason he has very few friends. He's trying to be more open lately so he won't be so awful of a teacher. He can also get nervous in front of crowds of people and absolutely hated public speaking. When he was a student-teacher, he was nervous the first few days to teach, but the next few weren't so bad.
Graham Montgomery was born as the second child to Thomas and Natalie Montgomery. Their first child, Riley, was five years older than her younger brother. Still, the two grew up to be close with each other. The Montgomery family also lived on a farm, which was fine by Graham. He enjoyed the work he did and loved it all. His sister didn't exactly hate it, but didn't absolutely love it. Still, the family was fine and happy together.
When Graham started school, he quickly excelled in his classes. Even at a young age, everyone expected him to do great things in the future. He was always told that he was smart, so he grew up believing it. When he started ninth grade and began to have harder classes, he became stressed about everything. There were just some classes - such as math - that he just couldn't wrap his mind around. He began to do poorly in school which disappointed his mother. She tried to get him to do better, but nothing really helped him. She hired him a math tutor when he was fifteen in hopes that he would do better in school. It somewhat helped him, but he still didn't the best in math. He was much better in his English and Science classes - mostly only science because of his father's love for the subject.
When Graham was fifteen years old, he began dating Nalini Khan. Their relationship was seemingly perfect and they both thought they were in love. However, Nalini's mother absolutely hated Graham and wanted nothing to do with him. She wanted her daughter to date a nice Indian man, which wasn't Graham at all, obviously. She would often try and convince Nalini to break up with him, but Nalini never would. This led to her and her mother having a complicated relationship. When Graham had just recently turned seventeen, Nalini ran away from her house and decided to stay with Graham on the farm. Graham freaked out about it at first because he couldn't let his family know that she was there. He also didn't want to get in trouble for hiding her. Nalini told him it was no big deal and she only needed to stay for a few days. Graham hid her in his room for the time. During the few days, Graham and Nalini had sex for the first time. When Nalini went back to her home, she dealt with her mother's yelling, but didn't care much. For the next few months, she and Graham spent more and more time together - especially in the backseat and bed of his truck.
In January 2006, Nalini told Graham that she was pregnant. He was completely surprised at first and didn't exactly know what to say. They were both still juniors in high school and still had over a year left to graduate. However, Graham decided almost immediately after his confusion that he would stay there for her. He absolutely loved Nalini, so he already knew that leaving her was out of the question. Nalini also decided that she would keep the baby. When Nalini's mother found out that Nalini was pregnant, she was completely furious. She told Nalini that she and Graham had been acting irresponsibly and that she wanted Nalini to stay away from Graham. Of course, Nalini ignored her mother and she and Graham still hung out in his truck all the time. Graham was also trying to help Nalini with money, so he would give her some of his money from working all the time on the farm and on other people's farms. Soon enough, Nalini's mother decided to ground Nalini and she stopped Graham and Nalini from seeing each other outside of school. Over the summer, Graham had little to no idea on how Nalini was doing even though he wanted to know.
On September 6, 2006, Nalini gave birth to her son who she named Garrett Naveen Montgomery. Her mother didn't approve that Nalini had given her son Graham's last name, but Nalini didn't care. Graham didn't find out about his son until one of Nalini's friends told him that Nalini had dropped out of school thanks to her baby. He immediately went by the house after school that day and was able to see Nalini and Garrett. He was excited to say the least, but was kicked out of the house when Nalini's mother came home. When Graham and Nalini were both eighteen, he suggested that she move out from her mother and come live with him. He didn't exactly have enough money to have his own apartment because he was still in high school and getting paid less than minimum wage. Nalini agreed and moved in with Graham and his family.
After graduating high school, Graham began attending Lebeaux University. Nalini didn't really know that Graham was planning on attending university or that he was planning on one day being a teacher. He thought he had told her, but he never really discussed it with her. In December 2007 when Graham was nineteen, he proposed to Nalini. She didn't really say anything at first and then told him that she would think about it. A few weeks later, she finally gave him her answer which was a no. She said she didn't want to get tied down already when she was barely an adult. Plus, she said that from all her visits and time in town, she had met someone else that she had fallen for. She left that night with Garrett and Graham was completely heartbroken. A month later, Nalini contacted him again and asked if he wanted the rights to Garrett. She didn't have time for a child and couldn't really take care of one on her own either. At first, Graham was going to say no because he was already busy enough with school, but he decided to go ahead and say yes.
When Graham was twenty, his father who had been diagnosed with cancer for a few years now, had grown worse and worse. A few days after Graham's birthday, he sat in the hospital room and watched his father die. He and his father had always been close to each other and his father had always been helpful with Garrett. After his father's death, Graham almost dropped out of school to take care of his mother and son. However, his older sister Riley managed to convince him to continue school. She and her husband and their young son moved into the house to help take care of everything while Graham tried to focus on his studies.
At the age of twenty-two, Graham finally managed to graduate Lebeaux University. He had majored in English and minored in Education. His sister and her family moved out after his graduation. Graham's plan was to get a teaching job at one of the high schools in the area. He didn't want to have to move, so he didn't plan on job searching too far. He found out about openings at Harrington Grammar School and Miduna Beach High School, but more experienced teachers were hired instead of him. Whenever he found out about an open position, Graham would apply for a job, but was never hired. He instead continued working on the family farm.
When Graham was twenty-five, he was walking around in Blackwood with Garrett when he saw Nalini's mother. He was going to avoid her at all costs, but she began talking to him. She said she felt awful for hating him all those years and that she wanted to get to know her grandson. At first, Graham said no, but after he continued seeing her in the town and being apologized to, he agreed that she could see Garrett so long as Graham was there. Graham and Garrett began to visit Nalini's mother, Vina. At first, Graham found it to be very awkward and kind of just sat on the couch the whole time and did nothing. One evening while he was just awkwardly sitting around, Vina sat down next to him because Garrett was watching the TV. She started talking to him and telling him about how disappointed in Nalini she had become. It probably wasn't the best idea, but she told Graham that Nalini knew that her mother disliked Graham and her daughter dating anyone. Nalini had been trying to get back at her mother and make her mom mad by messing around with Graham. Graham didn't believe her of course and left almost immediately with Garrett. He didn't take Garrett back to Vina's again until Garrett whined about wanting to see his grandmother.
At the end of the 2015 school year, he found out that Barfield High School had a few open positions for English teachers. Graham immediately applied in hopes that maybe this time he would be hired. He also decided that if it didn't work out this time, he would give up on teaching. Towards the end of June, Graham received a call that told him he had been hired at BHS. He was going to be mainly teaching the ninth and tenth grade English courses. A few days later, he received another call telling him that one of the other hired teachers had quit. If he wanted, he could teach the creative writing class as well. They knew he had focused mainly on writing during his college career, so Graham said he would love to teach the class. It was also mostly older students in the class. Although he's working as a teacher, Graham still takes care of the family farm. Since he technically has two incomes, he decided to hire a couple of farmhands to take care of everything while he works at BHS. When the school year first began, Graham felt a little weird about teaching as it was his first year, but he was also excited. He has since started to absolutely love his job and is glad that he decided to teach.
Thomas Montgomery was Graham's father. Graham and his father had been close growing up and Graham trusted his father with most everything. His father taught Graham most everything he knows and he loves him for that. However, Thomas was torn from Graham's life when Graham was only twenty years old. His father had cancer and had had it for a few years. Graham had hoped his father would live a bit longer, but the odds weren't in his favor. Since his father's death, Graham hasn't entirely been the same.
Natalie Montgomery is Graham's mother. She was also always there for Graham, although she often scolded him for poor decisions he often made. For the rare smart decisions Graham made, she would do her best to motivate and support him. After the death of her husband, she's mostly shut herself off from the world. She lives with Graham on the farm, but she still manages to keep mostly to herself.
Riley Montgomery-Turner is Graham's older sister. The two were five years apart in age, but they still ended up being close to each other. Riley married when she was twenty-one years old and has since had two sons. Graham loves his two nephews and tries to visit Riley and her family as often as he can.
Garrett Montgomery is Graham's son who was born on September 6, 2006, a few days before Graham's own birthday. Graham knocked up his ex-girlfriend, at the time current girlfriend, Nalini and she decided to keep the child. Things were complicated between the two because her mother was pissed at Graham, but he still made an effort to help Nalini. When Graham was nineteen, he proposed to Nalini, but she decided she didn't want to get married. Plus, she claimed that she had met someone else. She also decided that she didn't need a child in her life, so she convinced Graham to take care of him. Garrett is currently nine years old.
Graham doesn't really have many friends. He has never really been very social, so he has only a few.
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