Adam Winchester (Milligan) is a normal kid. He’s got a normal family, a normal face, average grades. He’s ordinary; nothing special.
He doesn’t really get noticed that much at school, of course it’s not like he tries to get noticed, he likes being mostly invisible. Dean was the popular one of the family, Sam is popular in his own geek-boy way, and Adam is just there. That’s it.
Everyone knows this, so everyone kind of leaves Adam alone on principle; well, they used to. Because Anna Ailes is making her way towards him and he doesn’t know what to do. And people are starting to stare.
Anna is beautiful. Bright red hair, porcelain skin, she’s also an Ailes; so it’s unsaid that she’s High School Royalty. Anna stops barely a foot in front of him, cocking her head, looking amused for some reason. “You’re Adam Winchester, right?”
Adam swallows, looking around at all of the students who have slowed their steps and are looking at them curiously. It’s not that he dislikes Anna (honestly, he doesn’t know her that well, but she’s said to be a nice girl), but people are seeing. And once they notice Adam they’ll find out who he is, and then rumors will start. Adam swallows again. “Um, yeah?”
Anna narrows her eyes, cocking her head even further. Her gaze takes him in, starting at the messy blonde hair, and ending all the way at the tops of his scuffed sneakers. Finally she straightens out, smirking at him. “Hm. Interesting.”
Adam twitches under the scrutiny, he clears his throat, opens his mouth to speak but is abruptly cut off by Anna turning on her heel and walking away. Sending a smug look over her shoulder and calling out “See you around, Adam Winchester.”
Adam stares after her, watching her red hair swish back and forth, mouth agape eyebrows set in a confused line. “What the fuck just happened?”
Here’s a bit of background on the Ailes family; they’re powerful. And not just the children on the high school food chain. Dr. Ailes is a medical and biological doctor who created a treatment for a rare, but deadly (and unpronounceable) disease. He also works in labs to grow human limbs and other things to better medical treatments.
In layman’s terms, he’s a modern day Dr. Frankenstein who gets money thrown at him for his creepy skills in scary science.
Then there’s Senator Ailes, the good doctor’s wife, who (obviously) works for the government and is very well-liked in the state. She could do almost anything and could easily get away with it.
Eighteen years ago, Dr. Ailes and Senator Ailes had twins (they say it’s because they always wanted children, but there was some bad talk over them being heartless and uncompassionate; Adam thinks they did it to quell the rumors and because they could) The Ailes are weird and named their kids after angels, mostly to be ironic if you ask Adam.
So there’s Michael and Lucifer (seriously), the fraternal twins, they’re seniors at Camden Private School. They then adopted Senator Ailes’s brother’s son, Gabriel, after his parents died in a plane crash. He’s a year younger than the twins, but no less popular. After they adopted Gabe they got pregnant again and had Castiel, Adam’s classmate and closest friend. Castiel met Anna, a homeless girl living near the library, and they became quite inseparable; so the Ailes did a good deed and adopted Anna too. She’s older than Castiel, Gabriel’s age actually, but she’s just as accepted as the others despite where she came from.
The Ailes kids are at the top of the high school social ladder, and in a private school, there’s a lot of competition. But Anna, Gabe, Luci, and even quiet- nerd Cas, took the throne because of their golden boy Michael.
Michael is the clichéd all-American high school king. He gorgeous (and even Adam isn’t blind enough not to notice that): piercing green eyes, jet-black hair, smooth olive skin, and the most blinding smile Kansas has probably ever seen. He’s athletic; captain of the lacrosse team and he also swims in the spring. He’s smart and takes mostly AP classes (and has throughout high school), tutors kids on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and has been a member of the academic debate team for 2 years. He’s caring; see the tutoring and the fact that he volunteers at various charity organizations twice a month. He’s also genuinely a nice guy; he doesn’t tolerate bullying and stops it if he sees it, and he’ll talk to almost anyone. Almost. (Adam is not part of the “almost”. He’s a lower classman and invisible.)
So in one word, Michael Ailes is perfect.
The other members of the Royal Family aren’t quite as adored, but are tolerated as part of the top. Like some sort of mostly useless or corrupted Lord or something. Now let’s go through the rest, shall we?
Next is Michael’s twin, Lucifer. Now no one (Adam included) thinks Lucifer is unattractive or anything, he’s just- not as pretty as Michael. Lucifer’s actually kind of ordinary, the opposite of Mike. He’s got dull and messy blonde hair, icy eyes, seemingly permanent stubble. You know, ordinary. The thing that really seems to set Mike and Luci apart is their polar opposite personalities. Whereas Michael is warm and friendly, Lucifer is cold and sometimes cruel. Lucifer is conniving and manipulating. Where Michael is active in school, Luci is not. Mike is popular and friendly to everyone; Luci is aloof and keeps fewer friends.
They’re extremely different and they bicker constantly, but they can’t really escape each other. They share almost every class and then have to see each other at home. It’s actually pretty funny, their relationship. If you’re an outsider, that is.
Moving on to Gabriel- Gabriel is, to say it nicely, a prankster. Sometimes a mean prankster, but he’s still pretty funny. Gabe is short, like, shorter-than-pretty-much-everyone short, and he’s got these weird hazel eyes- most of the time they look more gold than brown- and auburn hair. He’s always got a smirk on his lips, and keeps a seemingly never-ending supply of candy in his locker.
Anna’s next, and she’s… kind of scary. Not in a “holy shit she’s going to murder me” way, but more in the “she’s extremely sneaky and knows everyone’s secret” way. She’s also smart and charming, and can easily get you to agree to something without even realizing it. It’s a gift, really. A terrifying gift. There’s also that horrible (and seemingly false) rumor that she was in an insane asylum before escaping and making her way to Lawrence. But no one has been able to confirm this, so it’s all speculation.
And last, but definitely not least for Adam, is Castiel. Cas is- Cas is weird. He’s the most socially awkward out of all the Ailes kids (and all of them are a little strange around people, awkward parents, Adam guesses). He doesn’t quite know what to do around people, or what to say, so he usually just keeps to himself. Cas is also the smartest kid at Camden, he could actually have graduated already, but stays for Adam’s sake and because he really has no interest in graduating early. But despite that and his crippling awkwardness, he’s still more popular than most of the kids in school. It doesn’t help that he’s got “what they call sex appeal” (as our friend? acquaintance? associate? Crowley put it). Bright, deep, blue eyes, dark brown bed-head, and he’s a really sweet guy once he gets to know you (and you get past the blunt remarks he tends to make).
Adam’s just one of the few and lucky that got past Cas’s awkwardness. Nothing Cas has says or has said, even though a lot of it can be rude and hurtful, but he doesn’t mean it that way; he actually feels bad when he hurts someone’s feelings, he just doesn’t know how to fix it. But anyway, nothing Cas ever says has made Adam mad or upset in any way. It usually makes him laugh, actually. Adam knows he’s not perfect, Cas just helps him remember.
But Cas has help learning to be “more human” as Dean calls it. It’s really just an excuse for Dean to creep on Cas and pine like a forest. Dean’s had a crush in Adam’s best friend since Adam brought him home a few weeks into their freshman year. But that’s another story, for another time.
It’s quite understandable, now, why Adam is a little dumbfounded at Anna Ailes talking to a no one like Adam Winchester (Milligan), right?
It’s actually quite suspicious given who it is, Anna can be evil when she wants. Why would she approach Adam randomly in the hall? If it weren’t so ridiculous, Adam would be worried; but as it is, he’s just confused.
However, despite the sketchy cloud surrounding the whole thing, he can’t help but be a little curious- and hope Anna keeps her word.