Caught Between Worlds
Raith Ackhart Parents
Amber (Reeves) Ackhart – Raith’s mother is a 42 year old woman who is an atypical 1960s hippie even though she was barely part of the 60s. She is very free spirited and she had a fling with Raith’s much more straight laced father Dan Ackhart. Amber ended up getting pregnant and even though they were very different people they ended up getting married. The marriage was not meant to be since they were totally different people and they split up when Raith was 4 years old. Amber had custody of Raith and together they lived at various communes in Australia while Raith was growing up. Amber is a strong believer in peace, love, and all things that are involved in the green movement. Raith acquired his love of the leaf from her and has a lot in common with her.
Raith was a fairly rebellious youth and when he was 16 he got arrested for breaking and entering. The judge ordered him to live with is father to help straighten him out. Raith’s natural dexterity and his father’s teaching about locks has since proven to be a dangerous combination.
Dan Ackhart – Dan Ackhart is a straight laced locksmith who is very hard working. He met Amber Reeves at a 1990 new year’s party. They hit it off and started dating. Dan was older and he was very taken with how carefree and spirited Amber Reeves is. Amber was interested in an older and worldlier Dan. One thing lead to another and Amber ended up pregnant shortly after. They ended up getting married but the marriage did not work out since Amber was so free spirited and Dan couldn’t handle it. Ultimately they decided to get a divorce. Dan is still bitter about the whole deal and gotten more conservative as he has gotten older.