“Can I hug you?”
Personality: Laid back and always smiling. He feels his purpose in life is to make others happy. He doesn’t mind being others support or being the first to cave. He just goes with the flow. Won’t fight unless it’s important and then you better watch out. His moods flip like a switch. Relaxed one second, the next he’s throwing punches, but it takes a lot to make him snap. He will stand up for others or important values more than for himself. Highly protective by nature, especially to children. Has a very short attention span to the point of leaving in the middle of an important conversation and often tunes others out. He’s in his head a lot. A deep thinker and observer of every detail, despite seeming foolish, naive, and gullible. He really is, but he can read atmosphere well. Tends to ignore the abstract points because they have no use. Philosophy suits him, but he doesn’t like to share his deep thoughts and prefers to work with his hands. Shares a kinship with the earth and sky and is deeply religious. He’s lost his faith before and is just now getting it back. His sunshine is for others though and he rarely saves any for himself. Any pain his has, he just throws away as ‘unimportant’. A family oriented guy and a devoted lover. Flirts only playfully.
Likes: Wine (preferably red), children of all ages, tomatoes, techno music, siestas, food, and honest work.
Dislikes: Stigma and stereotypes, fighting, cheaters, pedophiles.
Facts: Shares cigs with Antoine. Never buys his own. Almost never drunk, high tolerance. His drunkenness also goes from little change to a sudden switch into a dominate, and rough person. He’s terrifying with none of his natural stoppers in place and hates to be like that. Has a set time for siestas. Can play guitar.
Nationality: Hispanic, with long American roots. Californian
Orientation: gay (type is cute boys, but often goes outside of it and flirts equally with girls. Says he might go home with a gal one day if she matches his type)
Status: taken by Antoine and Rainer
Occupation: grocery store clerk+ brief stint at flower shop
Appearance: 5’9” and a half. Olive brown skin with moderate muscle and a strong, almost sultry form. He passes for something between a dancer and standard jock with an elegant line and hips, but strong torso. He’s obviously done hard labor and has his strength mostly in his arms and legs though. Always smiling. His hair is dark brown, messy, and semi-straight. Short but shaggy and not close cropped around his head. No grooming. Has olive green eyes with golden and bronze flecks. Not overly bright, but very expressive. Wears tan, cream, darker browns with red tone accents, or white colors. Usually a loose and comfortable type of style. Stylish for him would be stressed jeans and a half unbuttoned shirt with a decorative jacket over. Can go nerdy with a vest and typically dresses up more preppy. His style is versatile. Loves brown and colored jeans though. He’s the one most likely to hang at home in the nude. Rarely sleeps in a shirt and sometimes in nothing at all.
Bio: Grew up on an orange orchard in the San Joaquin valley of California. His family often employed migrant workers and he would skip school to help them sometimes. Not so much that he got held back in school though. Around age 12, he first met Antoine. Called the other a girl in a naive moment (truly charmed), and they became good friends after they fought and Antoine whooped his ass. He comes from a big family. Two sisters, and an older brother. Many, many cousins who live or often visit the orchard, including the twins Angel and Miguel whom he was closer to than his siblings at times. When he slept with a boy who resembled the then 12 Miguel, he got in trouble due to a meddlesome youth center leader. Started a stigma that he’s a pedophile. His own family is wary of him and Miguel doesn’t want anything to do with him, since they had a touchy-feely relationship. Really tightened his bond with Antoine which was just friendly before. After the semester ended, he dropped out of school, though he says it’s not because of the incident. It made him realize this wasn’t the path important to him. Started work at a family owned convenience store.