I dare you to place your female characters on a scale like this. Why do I have the feeling that yours might be skewed heavily to the left? I chose one with Pokemon on it to give you a rough guide as to the "delineations"...I don't agree with Serperior and Virizion though. Serperior looks to be a 5-6 imo, and Virizion a 4-5. XD
I was stalking your convo with Sletchie and can't help but say I really like how Max looks. And I'm tempted to write that AU fanfiction for you, except that I might butcher your characters. And my mom would be wondering why I'm writing a story about two guys falling for each other.
I was really considering it, I was going to reserve compassion and banette, but... I really, really wanted to use Joshua, and so, I did. I chose togekiss for Joshie because Caleb had a Staraptor and Bird Pokemon, because togekiss are happy and joyful, and because it would fit Joshua's porcelain image.
Honestly, both ideas sound fantastic. Part of the reason why I made Joshie bi was on the chance that Cadence and Joshua find themselves as lovers. I mean, they both want love and like loving, so why not?
Well, school stopping at age 14 in this universe is normal, just like stopping at age 18 is normal in ours. So to most people it's just normal and doesn't seem "too young". I wouldn't mind changing it so there's an optional high school or something though. Ultimately I wanted to give people an excuse to have young people already in established careers but everyone just seems to be making students anyways so whatever. xD