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Host: Hello! My name is Miranda Mars, I'll be your host and guide during your stay at You-Topia. What's your name and or title if you have one?
Isaac: "I'm Isaac Morales. You can call me Zach, if you want."
Isaac 'Zach' Morales
Host: And how old are you?
Isaac: "Good, it's almost over."
Host: And you are..?
Isaac: "Are you trying to be cute? Prison stereotypes aren't cool, man."
Host: What's your type?
Isaac: "I like to have options."
Host: And your marital status?
Isaac: "Single at birth, single till death. I don't need that mushy bullshit in my life."
Single and secretly wants to mingle
Host: What do you do for a living?
Isaac: "In hindsight, I probably should have gone to college. But you know, I-It's not that bad, my job. I make my hours and I can listen to music on the job..."
Host: What kind of person where you in high school?
Isaac: "I was a hell of a lot better than what I am now. At least back then, shit was fun."
When Isaac was in high school, he was a wild child. He was that kid who came to school without a paper or pen. He knew he wasn't good in school, so he didn't try. However if he had at least tried to focus more on his studies, he would have realized that he had a knack for solving mathematical equations rapidly. But Isaac skipped a lot and when he got caught he usually flipped the admins off and earned himself multiple suspensions. Yes, Isaac was a daredevil with no respect for the law. Near the end of freshman year, Isaac learned how to make fake IDs and created a little 'business'. He was a business savvy kid and kept track of his monetary gains. He was tenacious in that he always found clients who gave him IOUs instead of cash, and he would often physically 'teach' them to pay back their dues.
Despite this, Isaac's life wasn't completely care free. Isaac struggled with his sexual identity for the entirety of high school. He knew that he was attracted to both girls and guys, but his parents were very strict with their religious views and condemned anything that wasn't on the 'straight and narrow'. Isaac's father was the type of guy who made the word 'f-g' a regular in his vocabulary and he was also the type to harass guys who seemed effeminate. So it was safe to say that Isaac was terrified of his father ever finding out about his identity troubles.
Host: What kind of person are you now?
Isaac: "I'm a lot more knowledgeable now, and I won't make the same mistakes I did when I was 20."
During his incarceration, Isaac learned to keep his head down and not to be mouthy like he was in high school. He still retained his business and mathematical skills, but he learned to keep them hidden, because being unique in prison wasn't always the best move. Isaac became a lot more excepting of himself when it came to his sexual orientation, due the lack of privacy in prison and the fact that he was locked up with people who were a lot more fucked up than he was. Even though he still retained his parents ingrained conservative religious views, he was a lot easier on himself.
When he was released, Isaac shut down his daredevil life forever and a long with that his business and math skills. He wanted to put his past behind him forever so he can get a fresh start. However he has become somewhat depressed because his life is lack luster now. He finds it hard to find joy in anything and when he tries to go out clubbing or on blind dates, he finds that his social skills are severely lacking, so he closes himself off. The only thing stopping him from putting a gun in his mouth is the chance of meeting his daughter.
Host: Tell me your life story and don't leave out the juicy bits!
Isaac: "...Alright fine. "
Isaac was born in a religiously conservative Christian household where being different was frowned upon. His father was very old fashioned and aggressive. Whenever one of his kids 'acted out' or got 'smart' he would jump down there throats and spank them if he thought it necessary and that was often. Isaac's mother didn't participate in physical punishments but she wasn't as supportive of her children as she should have been. That being said, Isaac's childhood wasn't devoid of happiness. If he acted in the way that his parents approved of he was shown affection, but the fact that it stemmed from conditional love scared him. As a child, Isaac always followed the rules to a T because he feared punishment, but due to never taking risks and limiting social interaction to avoid any 'situations', Isaac always saw life as a gray wasteland. This all changed when Isaac's older cousin, Vincent came to live with them. Vincent had been expelled from his school in the next county over, so in order to continue going to school he had to move in with Isaac's family. Vincent was two years older than Isaac, but the older boy looked out for Isaac, he introduced him to things that Isaac's father would never approve of, but he also introduced him to keeping secrets. Vincent was what some people would call a 'bad apple'. At only 13 years old, Vincent was adept at making fake IDs and selling prescription drugs that he stole off of his parents. The drug dealing never interested Isaac, but the fake ID business seemed to call to him. So Isaac learned the trade, but it wasn't as though middle schoolers needed IDs for anything, so his new skill was never put to good use. He did help Vincent out sometimes with his 'orders' but that all stopped when Vincent was arrested and sent to a juvenile facility. Thankfully, however rotten he was, Vincent wasn't a snitch so he didn't breath a word about his cousin.
When Isaac entered high school, his skill in making fake IDs could finally be put to use and he started doing that. He accumulated a large customer base, but with his success in the illegal business, his investment in his studies declined. However after being exposed to his cousin's lifestyle, Isaac stopped walking the straight and narrow and began brushing off his father's warnings. Being a teenager, his father couldn't beat him anymore because he would most definitely talk about it, so his father resorted to taking away his privileges, but Isaac could have cared less. He made a lot of money from the fake ID business, so he could spend time outside of the house doing whatever he pleased. Plus he was invited to a lot of parties because his illegal business made him sort of popular.
After graduating from high school, Isaac entertained the idea of applying to colleges, but his grades were so bad that only community college would accept him, but he turned away from that in favor of expanding his business. He moved out of his parents house and went to live with his cousin, Vincent (who had gotten out of juvie at 18). There, Isaac and Vincent continued to make and sell fake IDs, but they also began falsifying documents. They would help illegal immigrants obtain passports, or create fake birth certificates for children born out of the US, and after awhile they started 'helping' people with their tax documents to. The business got them quite a bit of money, but Vincent's side business made Isaac pretty wary of him. Vincent was an up and coming dealer, so lots of other more established dealers often wanted him dead for encroaching on their turf, so more than once they had driven up on Vincent's place and tried to kill him and by default, Isaac. So Isaac began staying elsewhere, with friends or even some of his clients.
He got especially close to one of his clients, Aimee Livingston. He found that they clicked and unlike some of his more hypocritical clients, Aimee didn't look down on him and think of him as a 'scumbag'. After a night of drinking, the two slept together, but the next morning was ruined when the police busted into the house and arrested Isaac. Aimee was allowed to leave as she wasn't being charged and she fled the area. Turns out one of Isaac's clients had gotten on the police's radar and spilled all the details when they were interrogated. So Isaac was charged with five years in prison for falsifying official documents, but Vincent was nowhere to be found and like in the past, Isaac stayed loyal to his blood by not giving his name and taking the plea deal that would have lessened his 5 years to just 3.
Prison was horrific for Isaac. More than one time he got jumped and otherwise assaulted by prisoners who wanted to assert their dominance even though he wasn't much of a threat he was mouthy. At one point Isaac thought about pissing off one of the most insane inmates and getting beat to death, but then he got a letter from Aimee. She told him that she was pregnant with his kid, and that she only decided to tell him so he would be aware of the fact, but that she wasn't planning to stick around and to never look for them. Isaac was distraught and excited all at the same time, because now he had a reason to keep living, but he was sad because Aimee wasn't going to let him see his own daughter.
After his five years were up, Isaac started on the straight and narrow path, thinking that if he lived a good life, Aimee would eventually come back to him and let him meet his daughter. When Vincent contacted him, Isaac swore off of any illegal business which drove a rift between them. At his trial, Isaac's family had disowned him, so he had nowhere to go and it turns out that Aimee had left the state, with their now three year old daughter. If not for his parole officer, Isaac would have been living in a cardboard box, but his parole officer was a nice guy and trusted Isaac not to screw up again, so he got him a job as a taxi driver and gave him a loan for a small one bedroom apartment.
Host: Who were your friends/enemies/lovers in high school?
Isaac: "I wasn't like prom king or anything but I had a few friends. 'Course I had some enemies too."
Belvira and I were...Well first we had a relative amicable relationship. I sold her Fake IDs and she gave me exclusive acess to her parties. But one day I saw her outside of school and found out that she was poor. And instead of not saying anything like a normal person I um...I blackmailed her. I made her do things for me to make my life easier in exchange for my silence about her class status. I know it was a shit move.
Camille and I were friends back in elementary school and most of middle school, but when I started hanging out with Vincent, I started to pull away from her. Then in high school, we stopped talking completely, because I had moved up in popularity and she'd stayed...The same. I'm really ashamed of this next part but, in senior year I was getting really shitty grades and I needed a kick ass tutor so, I started acting friendlier to her again in order to get her to tutor me. Then when I passed finals I started ignoring her again. I know, I know. I'm a piece of shit.
I had a little crush on Gabriel since becoming friends with him in freshman year, and always wanted him without making a move cause he was straight and he was my friend so I didn't want to ruin things. But one night I got invited to this kick ass party and got seriously wasted. I tried to kiss him and he pushed me away. The next day at school, I avoided him and he avoided me, but I though maybe we could be friends again until he hooked up with my other crush, Annaliese.
Ashley and I were best friends. He was awesome, and wasn't all gaga about school, you know? We were cut from the same cloth and we worked well together. When Gabriel and I stopped being friend and I was all crushed about Annaliese, he was there for me. Unfortunately we lost contact after high school, cause of the whole jail thing...I'm excited to see him again though! I hope we can become friends again.
I used to have a massive crush on Annaliese. It was crazy. I mean just looking at her made me happy and I used to bring her snacks and shit all the time. So one day I asked her out and she rejected me. I have to admit I was crazy hurt after that like I actually went to the bathroom and shed a few tears. But then on prom night, everything came together. Belvira told everyone that Annaliese was pregnant. So at least I knew why she rejected me.
Host: Anything you want to say to your people back home?
Isaac: "They turned their backs on me a long time ago. I ain't got shit to say to them. But Aimee--And she's not really my family--But, please come back. I deserve to at least see my daughter. Please."
Isaac Morales Sr./Father/56
Host: What are your secrets?