Baliya - Created from the Arabic name ‘Bahiya’
which means ‘beautiful’ or ‘radiant’. Baliya
is Alesha’s best friend and is orphaned.
Falih - Based on the Arabic name ‘Fakih’
which means ‘legal expert’. Falih is Baliya’s father
and is incredibly religious and also incredibly afraid of the unknown
and of being alone. This fear leads to what seems to be a very violent
Melarina - Falih’s wife and Baliya’s
mother. She too is afraid but for different reasons. Melarina is afraid
of death but most of all is afraid that her daughter won’t have
a chance to experience a good life.