Or, ten things about Alice and Alex, two of my favourite secondary characters in The Sin Bin. They appear first in The Royal Marine and feature more in The Unexpected Santa and The Lion Tamer. I thought I’d share a little bit about them.
- They are both autistic.
- Alice is obsessed with origami.
- Alex rebuilds motorcycle engines–with a bit of help.
- They eat the same thing every Thursday–beans on buttered toast. Every. Thursday.
- Alice cuts Alex’s hair. She’s done it since they were ten because he hates having people touch his hair.
- They drink warm, but never hot tea.
- Alex can’t watch scary movies. Alice loves them.
- Alice loves language–the way words sound. She often repeats phrases.
- They like eating out at restaurants, just the two of them but outside of the busiest times.
- They obsessively watch TV.