"Never in the history of surnames and the families they come with has there ever been a more mismatched pair than the Nonsenses and theirs.
Mr. Nonsense is a teacher of complicated math at Oxblood school for scrutinizing young people. Mrs. Nonsense I the head secretary for company who types out the labels for aspirin bottles, with actually typewriters. And poor Christopher Nonsense who's middle name is "No" (his parent's emphasize that part when ever he is introduced, Is a young pupil at his father's school. Now, it doesn't make much sense, you say, that the Nonsenses, who are so obviously not nonsensical at all, would not simply change their name to Steeleback, or Noselifter, or even Smith. They did try once. But when the judge saw the name "Nonsense" on the legal brief he thought it was a practical joke and sent them away. And they would have to go to Whales to find a judge that would see them, but nobody wants to go there. So Christopher Nonsense was given the middle name, "No" and was raised up to meet it.
His parent's never read him story books as a child "Too many pictures". Never took him to plays, "Not mathmatical enough". And certainly never, ever, let him daydream "absurd waste of time".
Christopher was sent to Oxblood from the time he could walk (which was 3 months... his parent's insisted he stop wasting his time and get on with his education). And so was Christopher's life, until one day, everything changed."