Surname from the Duchy (Saxony) that the Byzantine Holy Roman Emperor first inherited at his father’s death. First name is Christopher after the Marlowe who is credited as publishing the first written version of 'Doctor Faustus'.
Age: Christopher is 10 years old.
Home: Christopher lives in a house left to him and his sister by their now deceased parents. It is a medium sized, two story home that the siblings mother (an interior decorator) had styled to within an inch of its life. When Christopher breaks into Coppelius’ home, he notices some striking similarities to the decoration of his own home. It seems possible that Mrs. Saxony decorated his mansion.
Lives With: Christopher lives with his sister. They have left their parents room as it was, and leave its untouched contents behind a closed door. Before the accident that stole their parents, Christopher and Della bickered often and did not enjoy each other’s company, except on a rare occasion. When their lives fell apart, Della fixed everything she possibly could. He still sometimes thinks she’s awfully bossy, and he doesn’t always do what she says, but he loves her fiercely and would do anything he could for her.
Pets: Christopher has no pets. He is more interested in Chess, robots and books than he is in animals. When he meets the Robo-Kitty, this changes, though it’s likely because of the clockwork nature of his feline friend.
Hobbies: Della has been teaching Christopher to play chess in the last year. He used to find the game boring and hated going to her tournaments, but now he looks forward to their lessons and games.
Education: Christopher is in 5th grade, and is likely smarter than his classmates. Because of Della’s obsessive insistence that he study, he already knows most of what his teachers are trying to get everyone else to learn. This means that Christopher spend most of his school days hiding a chess strategy book or comic about robot warriors behind whatever it is he’s supposed to be doing. When he grows up, he wants to travel the world and build incredible machines.
Family: Christopher has only his sister. His parents were both only children, both sets of grandparents are gone, and there is no known extended family. The relationship he has with his sister has greatly improved since their parent’s demise. It’s a bit odd for them both to be in a position where they simultaneously have a sibling relationship and are also find themselves to be sometimes similar to parent and child. They do what they can to be patient and good to each other, though it is not always easy to do. Christopher is incredibly grateful to his sister, he loves her very much.
Skills: Reading, exploring, curiosity, learning quickly, purposefully staying behind the scenes, responsibility to his sister, being nearly silent, spying, writing, being optimistic….
Fears: The worst fear that Christopher as is that something will happen to Della. He knows that without her he would be completely alone in the world, and he loves her. No one knows him better than his sister, no one has ever loved him so fiercely. He tries to be just like her; always tries to do the right thing, never lets himself off easily, always makes himself try. Christopher needs his sister. And is terrified to lose her.
Words that Describe: Curious, bold, smart, young, confident, brave, scientific, creative, loving…