Chad Welch, Day 8: The Tragedy

| November 8, 2010 | 2 Comments

The Tragedy

Peter Wellborne, male, Caucasian, 27 years of age; diagnosed with severe autism at the age of 3; Parents Dr. Ira Wellborne, his wife Donna. His father, Dr. Wellborne, is the founder of Wellborne Pharmacuticals. Due to some suspect clerical errors when it came to his will, the future of both his company and son was in question as Peter was integrated into the Foster Care System after a plane crash claimed the lives of Dr. Wellborne and his wife.

Wandering is common to children with ASD* (Autism Spectrum Disorder), often gravitating toward nearby bodies of water. This particular aspect of ASD proved to be very difficult with Peter.

Particularly after he learned to fly.

Shortly after the death of his parents, Peter gained the ability to defy gravity. He apparently went missing from his first foster home in Hartford, Conneticut; and was found two days later in Verona Beach, California.

This manifestation of flight outside of context created more questions than answers. However, more light would soon be shed on the mystery of the boy who could fly.
During one of Peter’s many wandering spells, he was rushed to St. Mary’s Hospital in Irvine, California, with two gunshot wounds to the head and chest, and severe internal bleeding from blunt force trauma.

Peter was in a coma for seven years, almost to the day. Even alseep, he was a medical phenomenon. His bruising faded after a few days, and the gunshot wounds seemed to stitch themelves up shortly thereafter.

After the first month, blood work became difficult, as needles began breaking and bending against his skin.

By the second month, blood work was impossible.

The hypothesis was made that Peter generates a biological response to certain stimuli, particularly severe emotional and physical trauma. His biology creates a solution to whatever ails him, unfortunately not until after the initial catalyst has had its full effect. With the horror story of life that Peter has had, he’s quite possibly the most powerful being on the planet, trapped inside his own mind. Is that a defense mechanism too?

Category: Drama, Superhero

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My name is Chad Welch, and I like to draw stuff! Monkeys are really cool. Sweeato is my favorite word; it means something that is sweet, but also neato. Sweeato.

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  1. Jande Rowe says:

    Fantastic art, amzing story. I love this!

    • Chad Welch says:

      Thanks Jande! I was really happy with the way this one came out; and the story is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but haven’t really fleshed out too much. I’d like to do a one shot graphic novel or something similar with Peter’s story.

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