Age 15. Zebulon is the adopted son of the cargo master of the Starship Ruby Darton a supply ship for the United Intergalactic Federation. John Finnegan adopted him from a penal planet before he was one year old. At age five, his adopted parents had a child of their own and pushed Bacon aside. They placed him in the corner of the cargo hold to live alone. Feeling guilty, John bought him a Companion Learning System Android to give Zebulon a teacher, caretaker, and some companionship.
MICHALKA ST. CLAIR:
Age 14. Michalka is the eldest daughter of Boston St. Clair who is captain of the Starship Ruby Darton. She has two younger sisters and is always looking after them. They pretty much have run of the ship and do anything they wish. You could say she has it all. She is smart, pretty and talented. Her talent and energy has led her to master the ancient art of Ballet and achieve a black belt in Karate.
INAPSIS ST. CLAIR:
Age 11. She is the middle child of the three St. Clair girls. Trapped in the middle she is never the first or the last to do anything. Her older sister Michalka is the perfect, overachiever and Pruitt as the "Baby" of the family. Because of this, she is overlooked by her father and has to compensate with a strong personality to be recognized or heard. Inapsis is very mighty in will and physical strength.
PRUITT ST. CLAIR:
Age 8. The youngest of the three sisters she also possesses a strong personality, smarts and good looks. Pruitt is a mirror image to her oldest sister. If they were born at the same time, they could be twins. At times, she tries to outperform her sisters. Other times, she is more laid back than the other two. This comes from being the youngest and having two older siblings to do things for her.
REGINALD P. FLANNERY:
Age 14. Reggie is shy around others. He becomes more open with those he trusts and knows. He has built up a good friendship with the St. Clair girls and is always hanging around them, when he is not studying or reading. He uses his knowledge to out-do or impress those he meets.
IQ32 (Companion System Learning Android):
Age 6324. IQ32 looks just like you or me. Nevertheless, under his skin he is a robot. His primary function is to serve children as a learning companion. His secondary function is to be their friend and confidant. IQ32 has a strange past. Somewhere his programming became faulty. Frequently he spouts out strange cliches that rarely make sense and when they do make sense they are witty and pertinent, but sometimes it creates problems.