Character: "Celeste""Celeste" is a 12-year-old girl for whom I believe we are more of a "transition" home before she goes back to live with her dad. She had (it sounded like) been more or less living on the street with her mom but had had some success earlier living with her dad. She seems to dispute this account and I'm hopeless trying to keep all the stories straight lately, but The Wife seems to have a good handle on it.
Whatever the case, she seems to have a bit of a chip on her shoulder. She is now a 12-year-old living with two who are 15, so she also seems to feel she has something to prove. It may take a bit to chip through her act and see what's underneath, but The Wife has spent a bit of time with her alone (shopping for a few clothes with her clothing allowance) and claims to have seen an actual human inside her. I trust her judgement in such things, but I haven't seen it myself yet.