Oscar’s Dad

anonymous asked:

Super random question but who is Oscar’s dad? Just wondering.

Oscar’s dad … is a mystery, at least to him. He never met the man, and his mom didn’t get a chance to tell him very much about him either.

The families that live on the other side of the Knight’s Inn motel knew about him, though, and that’s part of the reason Oscar’s mom kept her distance from the others. The guy traveled with humans, after all, and should not have been trusted, according to them.

Probably!

No, that’s not all I’m going to say on this matter, but there’s not much more information to give at this time. Some things to note:

  1. She had every intention of returning to him, but could not.
  2. Oscar didn’t leave his home for days after she didn’t return.
  3. Humans did not come snooping in the walls after the disappearance.

It’s an adorable story idea (sadly, Oscar’s mom was gone by this point in time, so she wouldn’t be around to help the boys out). We may do something along the lines of this in the future. There’s a few ideas hopping around for Oscar and the bros, both in my ‘verse and Neon on her own, so you never know what’s going to happen!

Sadly, Oscar doesn’t know much about his dad. The man was gone when he was just a very young (and extra small!) child. Asking his mom where he went didn’t get any straight answers, so he stopped asking. As for his mom, she ended up taking care of Oscar on her own after that, since the other borrowers in the motel are all on the other side of the building. Like Mallory of Brothers Apart, she learned to make thinner threads by fraying human-made fabric to make more comfortable clothes for her and Oscar. She also taught him how to climb a rope, and a few of the other skills someone their size needs to know in order to survive in such a tall world!

You’ll be able to find out more about Oscar’s family and home in the motel in future chapters of Hershey Kisses and Salt Lines.