The one that need protection:
I'm already interested in this character! I see a young man (maybe a female, I'm not sure what I would give you get if you let me play this person) who is in their late teens, maybe early twenties. They (for lack of gender) would be homeless or from an abusive home, possibly addicted to some kind of drug or the drink, and definitely be in need of help and protection. However, they would be stubborn and strive for their independence and pride so the help he would offer they would either take and pretend not to be taking or try to refuse the help often.
What do you think? Yes, Maybe, Hell no?