So Zach had a nice middle-class life. And then this alien thing came to him. Tell me a little bit about that -- how did it come to Earth? Was it the result of a superbattle that teleported in something from another dimension or did it fall from space in a meteor or something? Is it actually alien, or was it made in a lab on this planet? How come it bonded with Zach and not a stray dog or a tree?Zach Lawson was a normal teen, looked up to supers, wanted to be among them, and all that. He had a lower middle-class upbringing, his dad was a trade professional and mother worked in the office of the contractor that his dad usually worked with. He figured he'd end up going into a trade like his dad, which didn't seem so bad as it didn't seem as consuming as the more professional jobs of some of his schoolmates' parents. Now, well, Seed isn't going to become an electrician, and it doesn't seem like Seed will become Zach again.
I feel like Zach is going to have a lot of interaction with the school medical staff, so I'd like your input on that. Who is the person Zach meets with regularly to keep an eye on the lichen's growth? How do they regard Zach -- as a brave hero struggling under a burden, as a poor victim doing the best they can, or as just another subject under a petri dish? Remember that this could be a retired superhero or a paroled supervillain.
Why does Zach stay in the city? Why doesn't he run far, far away from all of his problems and try to disappear?