Triggers; All kinds of angst, death, mayhem. Etc.
2006 - Began dating Penny. He found her pleasant enough, but was mostly pushed into the initial relationship via peer pressure from his mates. Despite that, Michael put effort into the relationship and found her company pleasant and enjoyable. He came to believe he loved her.
2008 - Graduated from Tally. Did well enough, though he wasn't top of any of his classes.
2009 - Penny comes to him, and tells him that she is pregnant. Michael is shocked, having been under the belief that hey were both being appropriately cautious. Despite that, accidents happen. He stepped up, discussing with Penny the actions they would take to make their relationship, and their new roles, work together. Unfortunately, August 12th, Michael woke up in a cold sweat after a nightmare about what his life would be if he followed through. Horrified, and not really thinking, Michael threw his things together while Penny slept, crept out of the house, and never looked back.
2010 - Micheal settled into a small apartment on the Gold Coast, Brisbane. He worked a muggle job at a local beach-side bar. It was there that he met Kimberly Jones, who saw something in Michael that Michael hadn't realised was there. The two hit it off, and began to spend time together after Michael had finished work.
2011 - On the 20th of February, Kimberly officially asks Michael to go on a date with him. Michael agrees, surprising himself with how much he really wants to go. He realises pretty quickly that he's infatuated with Kimberly, and dangerously close to falling in love with him. It was on the first of April, however, that Michael learned that Kimberly had a girlfriend by overhearing a conversation. Confused and hurt, he confronted Kimberly before their next date. Kimberly acknowledges the fact, and Michael goes home in disgust, heartbroken and betrayed. Unfortunately, he's already in deeper emotionally than he thought, and when Kimberly comes to his place to reconcile, their relationship is renewed and things are finally taken to the bedroom, leaving Michael rather starry eyed and definitely in love.
2012 - Nothing particularly interesting happens this year. The most exciting is that Michael gets a promotion to the assistant manager role in the cafe he's been working at since he arrived on the Gold Coast, and he thrives under the additional responsibility and extra hours. Additionally, he begins to expand his friend circle, becoming good friends with his manager's rather shy and lonely sister - Kitty -, often taking her on platonic 'dates', much to her pleasure.
2013 - Kitty begins dating a nice guy who became a part of Michael's small group of friends, and he finds himself in the situation where he needs to reassure the other man that he and Kitty are just friends, even going so far as to laugh and tell him he's gay. It's a surprisingly liberating sentence to utter, and Michael is overwhelmed by the weight it lifts from his shoulders that he didn't realise was there. Most of his friends, who had already assumed as much, took great delight in teasing Kitty's new boyfriend about his fear of Michael stealing her away. Kitty took pains to point out the standard of dates Michael had set. There was much laughter.
2014 - Nothing happened here; Michael lived, laughed, loved. As far as he was aware, life was damn good and nothing could ever spoil that. His only desire was that Kimberly would leave his girlfriend and go public with him, making their relationship real. Hesitantly, he brings the subject up to Kimberly, who doesn't say much and instead just looks at him with a sad expression that doesn't reassure Michael in the least. He loves Kimberly; doesn't Kimberly love him?
2015 - On the 20th of Feb, Kimberly promises that he will break up with his girlfriend that year, and be with Michael only. Instead, Kimberly broke up with Michael on June 10th, informing him that his long time girlfriend was pregnant, and he meant to do right by her and the child. December 15, Alexandria Charlotte "Ally" Jones is born. Unfortunately due to complications, her mother dies during childbirth. Finding himself alone and with a newborn infant in arms, Kimberly turns to Michael, not expecting much but delighted with Michael welcomes both Kimberly and Ally into his home, his life, and his heart. Kimberly vows to make up his betrayal to Michael, and proposes to him a week later. Michael says yes.
2016 - The pair are married in February - the 20th, which is also their official anniversary - and follow the ceremony by formally having Michael adopt Ally, hyphening her name to match theirs. With that taken care of, the pair decide to pack up and move, shifting their lives to Western Australia, where there are better surfing beaches for Kimberly to surf at, and further his career. Michael picks up a job working at a cafe again
2017 - During a morning surf early morning on December 5th, while Michael and Ally were sitting on the beach watching, Kimberly was fatally attacked by a shark. Michael, who hadn't been carrying his wand for years, was unable to do anything to help as he held a confused and upset toddler who was picking up on his own roaring emotions. While the beach lifesavers reacted to the attack, they weren't able to retrieve much of Kimberley's body, and Michael was left to explain to his daughter why her father wasn't coming back in from the water.
2018 - On February 7th, Michael moved back to Melbourne, with little Ally on his hip, and a wedding ring still on his finger. He's close lipped about his past.