ok honestly i had no intention of this being carter when i first started drawing this but i ended up turning it into the time his life changed forever his legs are taken in a car accident where he’s pinned for hours with his big sister.. he was a late teenager ( a reckless dumb asshole teenager at that ) and he convinced his big sister (i think im gonna name her Lorie, IDK why) to go out and party w/ him. dont drunk drive kids u kno she ded. he feels guilty as fuck. his mom doesnt know how to forgive him and he doesnt know how to cope. he feels guilty for draining his parents of their money for physical therapy, medical bills, and his two prosthesis. he felt like he should have died instead. she was far more responsible and intelligent than him. he gets angry and frustrated at himself and self destructive for atleast a year after the accident. after that point he’s just depressed and lost. he doesnt know what hes doing with himself or his future. but he’s trying his best. he wants to be independent, he hates though thought of being dependant on everyone for the rest of his life.. he works as hard as he can to scrape up cash to help pay for what he’s done.
before i knew anything about carter i knew he had PTSD from the accident (whatever that was at the time), bad dreams, and a fear of riding in cars, (obv something he just has to put up with and keep to himself). before the accident he had a good life though, he might have been a shithead and everyone has problems but he was happy enough. he loved his sister very dearly.