ғᴜʟʟ ɴᴀᴍᴇ: Lincoln Harrison Brooks. ᴅᴏʙ & ᴀɢᴇ: April 1, 1982 / 35. ᴘᴀʀᴇɴᴛs: Maura Harper and Michael Brooks sɪʙʟɪɴɢs: Lindsey (sister, 35), Larysa (sister, 32) ᴄʜɪʟᴅʀᴇɴ: Avery Skye Brooks (b. 2000, d. 2009), Dot Brooks (due 2017) ʀᴇʟᴀᴛɪᴏɴsʜɪᴘ sᴛᴀᴛᴜs: Married to sbrooks sᴇxᴜᴀʟɪᴛʏ: Heterosexual ᴊᴏʙ: Painter & Decorator, Artist. ᴄᴜʀʀᴇɴᴛ ʀᴇsɪᴅᴇɴᴄᴇ: Boston, MA ʜᴏᴍᴇᴛᴏᴡɴ: Jefferson County, AL
∙ Moved from Alabama to Boston in June of 1987, aged 5. ∙ Met Sara upon starting school on September 24th of 1987, aged 5. ∙ Had a child he never knew of until after her death, she was 9. ∙ Lincoln and Sara tied the knot privately on December 31st, 2016. ∙ Volunteered building/decorating houses in Haiti in March, 2017. ∙ Lincoln and Sara decided to adopt from Haiti.
∙ Currently owns a dog named Dali and a rabbit named Boo, both adopted. ∙ Live in Lincoln's old 'bachelor pad' apartment in Somerville. ∙ In the process of moving into a fix-up house in West Roxbury. ∙ Parents live together in Jefferson County, Alabama.
∙ Official wedding will be on September 24th, 2017. 30 years after they met. ∙ Lincoln and Sara are expecting their first baby together in December of 2017.
Born at just after three in the morning on April Fool's Day of 1982, Lincoln beat his slightly younger sister Lindsey into the world. She came six minutes later and claimed her spot as the middle child. Of course the twins didn't know that until their baby sister Larysa joined them two years later, but once Larysa was there the Brooks family was complete and their mother Maura went under the knife to make sure of it. It wasn't that Michael and Maura didn't want more children, it was because they were rather simplistic people and that meant that neither one took on a career, opting for whatever job they could get their hands on and enjoy while getting to spend time with their three children. This meant money wasn't raining on the Brooks family, but they got by just fine and nobody had to miss a meal to make ends meet.
Lincoln's mother Maura Harper, was Boston born and bred but during her college years in New York, she'd met and fallen head over heels for her soon to be husband, Michael Brooks. The two were sensible and stayed put in college even though they'd quickly written out their future together and it didn't involve high-flying buisness-related jobs. Michael decided to convince Maura to move back with him to his hometown of Jefferson County, Alabama. With a little Southern charm it worked and the two tied the knot and planned to raise their future children there. Michael became a local handyman doing jobs for anyone who required one doing, while Maura worked in the local convenience store to raise enough cash to move out of Michael's parents place and into one of their own.
Down the line in 1982, after their twins Lincoln and Lindsey were born, Maura began to miss the city she'd grown up in and tried to talk her husband into moving to Boston. It took a whole five years and one more baby to finally get him to give in. Boston life wasn't too hard to settle into as Maura had her family there and they were more than happy to have her back along with her husband and the kids they'd not yet spent more than an hour or two with at awkward family gatherings.
Linc and Lindsey did so-so in school, their smart cookie younger sister, Larysa, speeding past them academically, but they didn't mind. The two of them were mirrors of their parents, laid back and not rocked by much where as Larysa wanted nothing more than to pursue a career and climb her way to the top. She was the blacksheep, no doubt, but she made her older siblings and her parents very proud nonetheless. Lincoln wasn't keen on the idea of college, but when he realized art was an option he was all over it, having a natural talent thanks to hours upon hours spent doodling and sketching instead of paying attention in class.
In 1999 when Lincoln was just seventeen, he met and fell for a girl in his art class named Addison. Lincoln and Addison weren't as smart as his parents and didn't plan or wait for the right time to move ahead, when Addison, a beautiful blonde who caught the eye of not just Lincoln, but seemingly so many others as well, pushed for them to go fast and heavy into their relationship, he had no intentions of putting on the brakes. This resulted in a surprise pregnancy, two seventeen year old high school students who barely knew one another and a baby they hadn't even thought about, let alone discussed. Addison's parents flew off the handle and tore the teens apart, vowing to never let the two of them see each other ever again and if they allowed their daughter to see the pregnancy through, she'd be forced to give the baby up for adoption.
Lincoln didn't fight it, he was distraught to lose Addison but stuck in the mindset of a teenage boy faced with life-altering news. To him, back then, her parents anger was his easy way out. Those thoughts still haunt Lincoln to this day, he wishes he could rewind time and fight harder. Fight at all. He didn't get to see Addison after that, she was pulled from the school and the family moved away leaving Lincoln to assume his child was taken care of, one way or another.
In 2009, Lincoln recieved a phone call from a person he thought he'd never hear from, it was Addison's father. The man sounded down-trodden, broken even and held no amount of loathing for Lincoln the way he had a decade before. He informed Lincoln that the baby his daughter had been pregnant with had not been aborted or placed for adoption, that Addison had run away after giving birth because she'd fallen head over heels for her newborn and refused to follow her parents rules. Lincoln could hear the regret and embarrassment in Addison's father's voice, even over his own confusion and anger.
The baby had been a girl and Addison had named her Avery Skye, she'd recently turned nine years old but that would be her last birthday. Avery suffered a brain injury after falling from a tree she'd been scaling for fun. The girl had been very outdoorsy, a complete tomboy on top of that and would have thrown a fit had she been forced to wear a dress. Blonde like her mother, Avery inherited her father's eyes, bright blue and full of life. After just two weeks spend in the hospital, Addison had gone through the unimaginable pain of having to decide to let her daughter go. Avery had lost her fight and although the machines she'd been attached to had kept her cheeks pink and her lungs breathing, the little girl was declared brain dead.
Addison never got over the loss of her daughter and spent the next month incredibly angry with the world, herself and most of all her parents who she'd failed to reach out to throughout her daugther's entire life. Addison overdosed on a mixture of prescription drugs meant to help her get through such a horrific time, leaving the earth at just 27 years old. This was when her parents had been contacted and after that, they'd gone to great lengths to track down Lincoln and let him know too.
Lincoln chose not to attend the Addison's funeral, angry with her for having kept his child from him for almost a decade and on top of that, not even allowing him to see her before she passed away. Addison's family respected Lincoln's decision and although they don't have any contact anymore, there is no longer bad blood between them and Lincoln hopes for the best for them despite everything.
For a few years Lincoln suffered greatly, he stopped talking to everyone around him including his own family, even his twin sister and his best friend. He didn't know how to function and he didn't know how to even begin to grieve the loss of a daughter he never knew was out there. Addison weighed heavy on his heart too. He wished things could have been different, that at least he could have saved Addison, but part of him knew that she'd gone right along with Avery, despite physically existing for a month longer.
These days Lincoln has done a lot of healing, he makes sure to keep in touch with his parents and his youngest sister who now live back in Alabama and he is close to his twin who is also Boston-based. Lindsey and Lincoln are your typical twins, womb to tomb types in the literal sense. He wouldn't be without her. Lincoln is close with his cousin Emily and her daughter Halley, they're more like a sister and niece to him and he wouldn't change that for the world.
A lot of therapy lead Linc to pursue art, one of his greatest loves and certainly where his talent lies. His favorite thing to do is paint murals for anyone who wishes to hire him. Much like his parents, Linc doesn't have a desire to get himself on the career ladder, he prefers the easy lifestyle and makes a living as a painter and decorator, sketching and painting, scoring the occasional sale every once in a while if he's lucky.
As of April, 2017, Lincoln has just turned thirty-five and is in the process of building a future with his wife, Sara who has been his best friend since the age of five. Yes, thirty years! The two have been extremely close since the day they met, but it wasn't until 2016 that things blossomed into more and new adventures came into light. By the end of the year the two will have their first child, something Lincoln has wanted his whole life. Both Sara and Lincoln love the idea of having a big family, but we will just have to see what the future holds for Mr and Mrs Brooks.