Lucas Orfeo is a Red and childhood friend of Samantha Dahl. He was eleven years old when he changed. His first appearance is in Sparks Rise, in Through the Dark, a collection of short novellas.
Lucas and his sister were separated and he was ‘trained’ with other Reds. Eventually, he made it to Thurmond with the other Reds to work as guards. That was where He saw Sam for the first time (although he did not know it). When she attacked Tildon when he almost assaulted her. He restrained her and held her while she was beaten. He accompanied her to the cpshack where she was put into a cage. Olsen left and because there was a power outage, Lucas began to talk to her. Edit
However, Tildon entered, and Lucas - keeping up the act of a Red - had to step away. When the PSF began to harass Sam again, Lucas notified control centres and both of them left. Shortly afterwards, Sam was bitten by a snake.
The next morning he lines up next to a Red he names Rose and receives his schedule. Seeing that he is accompanying kids to the infirmary, he is disappointed that he won’t be seeing Sam. As you his leading Chelsea, Tildon provokes him and Lucas barely holds his power in control. At the end of his schedule, he slips into another room to look on the computer for his sister. Thet were separated before she turned, so he did not at that point know she survived. The nurse catches him, but before too many questions are asked, the nurse has to rush off to see Sam who’s snake bite has grown progressively worse. there, they make an escape plan to get Sam to a real hospital.
However they are caught and taken back where the trainer turns Lucas into the likes of all the other Red monsters.
Physical Appearance Edit
He is described as having black hair.
He has a younger sister named Mia who is a Blue and was at the Black Rock camp. Before he was taken Into the Red training, he was living in a car with his family. One day it was hijacked and the hijackers saw Lucas and Mia inside. Mrs. Orfeo reaches into the glove box for some many but the hijackers panicked, thinking it was a gun she was reaching for, and shot her. Mr. Orfeo tried to protect her and was also killed.