"I don't know. I just find myself thinking that if you didn't want a job that you worked so many hours, you wouldn't have been out that night. And I would've had a mom..."
Natalie to Carla[src]

Carla McAllister (née Everettes)[1] was the wife of Alex McAllister. Carla and Alex have a teenage daughter, Natalie McAllister, and a son in college, Maximilian McAllister. Unlike Natalie, Max was conceived in a previous marriage of hers before she married Alex.

Appearance Edit

Carla had red hair, fair skin, and dark colored eyes, though it is unknown whether she actually had green eyes like Natalie despite being colored black. She had short, chin length hair that curled inward at the ends. She had long bangs parted to the side, similar to how Natalie parts her hair now. She had freckles around her nose like Max.

As an angel, Carla wears a mid-thigh length white robe with a gold tie around her waist. She also wears a thick gold band with blue crosses on her upper right arm.

Personality Edit

Carla was a hardworking woman who put her job first in order to support her family, constantly spending her time at the hospital as a nurse.[2] She also values religion, having taught Natalie how to pray and talk to angels.[3] She seemed very happy when she was with Alex.

History Edit

Carla was initially married to a young man with whom she had Max. However, the father abandoned the family when Max was a child.[4]

Young alex and carla

Carla meeting Alex

Carla first meets Alex McAllister after he gets into a fight with Ray Lange, Kristi's father who grew up in the same town as him and frequently bullied him. Carla teases him, saying it was embarrassing that he did not win the fight. Carla later describes Alex as bitter, but very sweet.[5] When the two eventually married, Carla had Max's last name legally changed to McAllister.[4]

Carla devoted most of her time to her job. She lived the typical life of a lower middle class mom with her family before she died at the young age at 26.[6]

Carla died in an automobile accident on the way home from the hospital. She died on a rainy night, sparking Natalie's fear of thunderstorms.[7] As a result, Alex began to drink copiously and Max isolated himself, leaving Natalie all alone. When Alex overhears Natalie praying one day and asks her who she is talking to, she says that she is talking to Michael and Raphael about Carla, who is supposedly living safely in Heaven.[3]

After Carla arrived at Heaven, Michael traced her back to Natalie and discovered that she was the prophecy child.[8]

Plot Edit

After Titus Alwright stabs Natalie McAllister, Archangel Michael visits her in the hospital with Raphael. Knowing that Natalie is the prophecy child and will play a big role during the End of Days, Michael uses Carla to persuade Natalie into breaking her contract with Lucifer and joining Heaven's side. Carla tells Natalie that she misses being a family and she wishes she could go back to being one. This is met with hostility on Natalie's part and she tells Carla that she barely has any memories of her because of how much she worked.[2] While Carla is talking to Natalie, Alex walks in and sees her for a brief moment, but she goes around a corner before he can say anything. Natalie denies that Carla was in the room, prompting Alex to question his sanity and spiral back into his alcoholism.[9] Later on, Natalie sees right through Michael's plan and refuses to break her contract and go to Heaven with her mother.[10]

Relationships Edit

  • Alex McAllister - Alex and Carla loved each other unconditionally throughout their relationship. Alex loved Carla so much, in fact, that he felt that "a hole had opened inside him" when he received news of her death.[3] She was the root cause of his alcoholism and she is a huge determinant of his mental health.[3] This can be seen when Alex sees Carla at the hospital and relapses after being on a steady road to recovery from his alcoholism.[9]
  • Natalie McAllister - The two had an average mother-daughter relationship,[1] mainly due to the fact that Carla died before their relationship could develop and she could see Natalie grow up. Part of Natalie feels like she barely knows her mother as a result of Carla spending too much time at her job and not enough time at home.[2] Natalie's image of Carla is the product of Alex's and Max's stories about her.[2] Despite this, Natalie still cares deeply for Carla and has even considered getting a tattoo dedicated to her.[11]

Trivia Edit

  • Carla owned a "sad blanket" soaked in jasmine and basil. According to Satan, the fabric of the blanket cannot be bought anywhere on earth.[12] Natalie and Alex claim that the blanket rids the wearer of any sadness they previously had. They use the blanket on Satan after he shares a melancholy story about his family with them and he in turn gets a mysterious rash from the blanket. The blanket is currently in Satan's possession.[13]

Notes and References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 (family)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Mom
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Mr. McAllister
  4. 4.0 4.1 (#11)
  6. Meeting Mommy
  7. I Hate Thunderstorms
  8. The Prophecy
  9. 9.0 9.1 I Know What I Saw
  10. You Do Care
  11. Matching Scribbles
  12. I Don't Know My Family
  13. The Sad Blanket

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