Jack Frost is seventeen year old who works for his family’s orphanage, foster and day care buisness; Guardian’s Home for Children. He is the care taker of three children that are four years old for eight hours every week day and spends 24 hours with them on week ends.
Haldon (Old Norse for “Rock of Thor”) Horrendous Haddock the III is the only son of Stoic Haddock, a politician in Norwegian trade and affairs with the USA. As you can imagine, being a politician and a single parent don’t mix well, so Stoic, although loves his boy dearly, leaves him with Guardian’s most of the time. But Jack thought the name to long, so when the kid is so scared his first day of Guardian Day Care that he sobs uncontrollably for the first hour and is stuck with ruthless hiccups in the after math, Jack dubs him the nickname Hiccup. He refuses to go anywhere without his stuffed dragon (the only thing he has that his late mother gave him before she died) and he loves to talk about his pet cat, Toothless. He’s sensitive and is often the bum of bullies, but he’s far from helpless when his friends are threatened.
Rapunzel Phlouer (pronounced “Flower, thank you”) is a typical, and yet not so typical, bubble little blonde girl. She loves to help with the chores in the morning, and read a book, or two or three, add a few paintings to her gallery, play guitar and knit and cook and bake. Then after lunch it’s puzzles, toy darts, and baking. Paper machete, a bit ballet and chess, pottery and ventriloquy, candle making, then she’ll stretch, maybe sketch, take a climb and sew a dress. She is very imaginative and insists that she is a lost princess and much like Hiccup, takes her stuffed Chameleon, Pascal, everywhere. A very sensitive and caring girl, she has a big heart, unlike her creepy Mother (whom Jack doesn’t trust at all).
And finally fierce wee Merida Dunbroch. He mother and father are also politicians in Scotland affairs, and since politics run in the family (when her parents moved from Scotland, it is rumored they were/are royalty) Merida is held to high expectations at home, and that’s why she’s so rebellious everywhere else, particularly with Jack. Although she didn’t like him at first, she learned to like him when she realized he just wanted to have fun with her and didn’t want anything from her or for her to be perfect. Just be herself. She wants to be an Olympic archer when she gets older, not a politician. But Jack still calls her Princess, after the first day of Day Care when Rapunzel talked her into playing the hero princess that saved her, another princess.