Twofold is a visual novel about arrivals and departures. A story about falling apart and coming together.
Oliver Penn has always tried to push through life with as little help as possible, not wanting to be a burden on anyone, especially his single mother. However, when the toll of work and school comes to be too much, he finds himself needing to ask for help in his classes.
An opportunity arises in the form of two possible lifelines: Caprice, a sprightly artist; and Millie, an earnest writer. When Oliver ends up between these two girls, though, he finds he's stepped in the middle of families in the midst of shift.
Cynical to a fault, Oliver lacks much in the way of friends, with only his sense of self-reliance to help him push through life until now. His sense of responsibility also extends to ensuring he isn't a burden on his mother, the two working in the same diner. College life never quite came naturally to Oliver, a fact which now looms over him as his graduation appears more and more doubtful.
His results, not to mention his pride, also haven't been helped by the many hours spent working as kitchenhand to pay the bills. Having put his life's worries to one side of the sake of others, Oliver must now take charge of his life.
The leader of the art club. Dissatisfied with the club that already existed on campus, Caprice decided to commandeer a room and some loners and form her own. She carries this attitude through most aspects of her life, traveling her own path. Ever bright, optimistic and full of energy, she's always seeking joy around her, without much regard for norms and expectations. She strives to bring this same joy to the friends she's pulled into her orbit, even if they're a little resistant. She tends to be loud, which often gets every eye in the room on her, whether she means it to or not.
Although Caprice has a childlike enthusiasm to her, she's not naive and innocent. She recognizes there's a time for maturity--for when motivational shouting isn't the solution. She has her own worries, though she mostly keeps them to herself.
While the writing club has a long and proud history in her college, Millie's succession to the post of club leader coincided with the leaving of many of its members, leaving her sense of pride wounded and the club itself dangling by a thread. It's only Millie's nature, as stubborn as she is studious, which has kept the flame alive.
Millie's sense of curiosity about the world is expressed in extreme opposites, from dragging others along with her love of writing and reading, to her endless fascination with the mechanical world, often leaning into the hood of cars being fixed by her mechanic father. Her sense of maturity and independence is something she prides herself on, though those close know that even she needs a helping hand at times. Despite having few friends, those she keeps are very dear to her.
Stranded at the center of a widening gap, Hayley has become tasked with balancing herself between her two best friends. For the most part, she tries to deal with this troubling instability in her usual way: cool and collected as she's able. Lacking the energy and wild ambition that her friends seem to have, Hayley tends to stick to herself and do things at a measured pace. She's easy to get along with, so people tend to like her, but she avoids social situations if she can. This has left her with mostly distant acquaintances, and she's quietly very grateful for Caprice and Millie continuously pulling her along with them.
Hayley often expresses herself through jokes with a delivery so dry one might not catch that they're being teased. Her other, more personal mode of expression is via music, but she's very selective about who she shares it with.