Background and Prologue:
It began with Akira Kibo. He was a musician living in San Myshuno with friends, dating anyone who would put up with his jealousy, when he met Penny Pizzazz. The two of them hit it off from the beginning, to the point that one of Akira's friends grew frustrated and stalked off, taking a dislike to Penny. At first he hung out at her apartment every chance he got, eating fruitcake, playing video games or just chatting. Before long, they were spending time together around the city, and began to date officially.
Penny proved willing to put up with his jealous streak, made easier because she preferred to work from home and often did once they married. Especially after the children came along.
Harry Kibo was their first born son and oldest of a pair of twins. He showed an early interest and aptitude for music and by the time he was a teen, he knew he wanted to be a musician. Not long after that realization, his parents learned they were expecting their fifth child after two sets of twins. Their apartment was getting a bit small and they couldn't afford anything larger, so Akira and Penny moved the family out of the city into a house in Newcrest. Harry wasn't so sure he liked the idea of leaving his school and his friends.
Brianne Cook was the youngest of 6 girls, including triplets. Like Harry, she knew early what she wanted to be when she grew up, and spent a lot of time playing with her doctor playset as a child. Her parents died when she was a child, leaving her in the care of the teenage triplets. She helped her sister Lynda and her husband raise their daughter while in high school, gaining some experience with parenting. When Brianne became a young adult, she and Lynda, the last two Cooks in the big house, decided to sell it and go their separate ways. Lynda and her new family would buy a smaller house together, while Brianne went to live with her elderly Aunt Jessica, who could use some help around the house.
Harry met Brianne one day, and though they were both initially shy, they found a lot to talk about once they figured out that Harry's parents had bought Brianne's old house. Harry didn't even mind that Brianne was slightly older than him. They became good enough friends to share a midnight swim, where the first attempts at flirting occurred. Over time, their relationship grew, each becoming more confident. Harry finally made a move while Jessica was away, and the couple were soon married and living together in the little house. When their daughter Viviana came along, they added on a room for her. With busy careers, they were grateful for Jessica's help in the evenings. Between the three of them, they eventually had enough money to move to a larger place in time for baby Taro's birth.
Within a week of the move, a dog they named Selma was added to the family.
With Jessica's death, child and pet care became more complicated, but Harry is still considering adding a third child to their family. He'll have to convince Brianne first, if their busy schedules ever allow them the time.