I bet you're wondering why Aiden is so shy and scared acting,well I'll tell you.
Growing up,he was extremely sheltered from much of the outside world,by that I mean,he was home schooled,and due to his horrible allergies,whenever he would go outside to play,he'd often come back in feeling terrible,so he often stayed inside his own house,never really going out all that much and getting to play with kids his own age,so that's why he's so clueless and shy when talking to people,he's so afraid of saying something wrong,or offending someone that he often tries to just keep his mouth shut and just stay on the sidelines.
He was extremely lonely most of the time,even though he DID have an animal companion (Swoops the bat),he longed to have someone who he could talk to and hold an actual conversation with,so he occupied himself with his school work to try and forget about how lonely he was.
He found Science to be absolutely fascinating,and it became one of his best subjects,leading him to want to be a scientist when he gets older.
When he found his allergies we're a lot less severe than they used to be,he asked his parents to enroll him in a regular public school,as he saw it as his chance to finally interact with people his own age,his parents happily agreed to let him attend regular school.
The only thing holding him back now,is his fear of not being excepted by his peers,and his extreme shyness.
But perhaps,he can overcome those things overtime with the help of a few nice,understanding kids who could eventually become his friends,that is...if he can find some.