Dok: If Ples has a “best friend,” Dok is it. Ples acts very differently around Dok; he has absolute trust in this vampire. Dok is currently living with Ples, hibernating in the vents and guarding the place. The dynamic of their relationship has changed recently, but it is still hard to label or quantify what exactly they are to one another.
Griff: A magical creature made of happiness and fluff, but mostly looks like a white house cat with a barn owl’s face. He is not a pet. Ples let him stay when the weather turned cold.
Emily Friel: Ples considers her to be a daughter of sorts and he gets a little protective of her. He is doing his best to boost her confidence and keep her smiling because he knows that she is a capable young (vampire) lady and far more intelligent and charming than she gives herself credit for.
Seven: Aldous recently gifted Ples with a raven chick, which he named Seven. She’s very new to Ples; the household pet. Her name was picked for Ples’ strong synesthesic connection to numbers and for the old nursery rhyme - One for Sorrow.
The Little Prince: A traveler from very far away. Ples feels there is a lot the little prince can teach him, especially since he frequently talks about abstract subjects.
The VanSlyks: Matthew and Enigma. Ples very much respects Engima for her professionalism and formality. She once performed emergency surgery on Ples and saved his life. Matthew, on the other hand, is a bit hopeless. But, Ples likes that Matthew is honest about himself in all matters.
Ples is friendly with several Mann Co. employees, most of them medics, though there are a few exceptions. He feels closest to:
Alfons Heinrich: The first medic Ples ever met. Alfons is almost always sunny and friendly; he and Ples occasionally play music together (Ples’ violin is named “Alfons,” after the doctor) and drink. Good friends, the only man Ples will openly hug. Alfons has been privy to several of Ples’ secrets.
Aldous Haswell: Ples is baffled as to why so many people think Doctor Haswell is grumpy. He finds Aldous to be very agreeable, and he’s incredibly smart, which is always a plus. If there isn’t a Worth he can see for help, Ples will go to Aldous.
Russell Anderson: Russell is sort of like a son. Ples is always trying to give him fatherly advice (mostly on how to properly drink alcohol) and they occasionally exchange letters.