Ada's father was a gravedigger; her mother sold flowers, albeit only a few kinds. She had one older brother, Leandro, who teased her mercilessly even after he had joined the Navy. He contrived to do this via a series of postcards, all of which she has in her room on the Praiseworthy. They played tackle football together as children. She wears his letter jacket on bad days and thinks of the time he punched her errant boyfriend in the face, wishing that all problems were so easily solveable, and that Leandro were around to solve them.