The Novak family is well-known in the community for their convenience store – a little staple of a business tucked away in the corner of town. They’ve been running it since before Zig and his little brother, Ivan, were born. The family of four has never been affluent despite their business, their sales nowhere near enough to cover the cost of maintaining their store and the rent for their home. Money, or lack thereof, has been a consistent problem for them, but they’ve managed to do well enough to keep their heads just above water. Zig has been familiar with tending to the store since he was eleven, entrusted with stocking, cleaning, and working the cash register when his mom was busy elsewhere. Though it isn’t fun or enjoyable work, he’s always prided himself on being able to be a helpful member of the family. To his little brother, he strives to set a good example, always having the boy following him around like a shadow. Despite the fact that his home life is a busy and trying environment at times, Zig’s loyalty and adoration for his loved ones is something that could never be questioned. It makes the fact that things would come to change so drastically over the coming years all the more unfortunate.
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