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Benjamin Hall

"Is it okay to say I'm terrified right now?"

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a character in “The Claiming”, as played by Sabríat

Description

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"A look into my future appearance."







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Nickname(s): Benji, sometimes Ben

Gender: Male

Age: 20

"Sometimes you have to take the good and the bad together, just to lessen the effects you know. Make it like everything is just okay, and then...Well, maybe it just will be...just like when we joke around about things being okay, how our lives are fine and everything going on around us isn't some random act of violence. Because of those times...we can start to believe in the world again."



The Way I Am



Sexuality: Demisexual (He develops attraction through a deep emotional relationship/connection with someone, rather than a simple love at first sight kind of thing. Otherwise he has no drive to be sexual, or in a relationship at all. Usually for Demisexuals its not unusual to become attracted to/seek a relationship from a friend.)
Appearance: On the spectrum of skinny and tall, he's pretty lean but not really muscular or anything. He is rather fair skinned as well, and having gained most of his mothers attributes is quite pretty in the face. He has no real notable features besides his pierced ears. Image
Likes:
  • Going places hes never been before.
  • Being around friends.
  • Meeting new people
  • Listening to the sounds of nature
  • Living life to the fullest.
  • Engaging in conversation with people of intelligence.
  • Learning new things.
  • Any and all animals.
  • Organization.
  • When someone compliments him (even though it makes him really embarrassed/bashful)
  • Living like there isn't a tomorrow.
  • Making memories that will last a lifetime.
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Dislikes:
  • When others are hurtful for no reason.
  • Unnecessary violence.
  • Getting called names/Other people getting called names.
  • Being hurt/betrayed by a friend/loved one.
  • Fighting with people.
  • Most Physical activity beyond walking.
  • Unfair judgement based on prejudice.
  • Racism in any form.
  • Misogynists.
  • Getting hurt physically.
  • Ending a friendship.
  • Unknowingly hurting others.
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Fears:
  • Being killed/Dying
  • Having his heart broken
  • Betrayal
  • Spiders
  • Being left alone
  • Claustrophobic
  • Pitch black darkness
Hobbies:
  • Reading
  • Swimming
  • Photographing strange things found in nature
  • Listening to all kinds of music
  • Discovering new things
  • Writing
"We don't always get to be the star athlete, nor the most popular. We don't get big muscles or a body fit for a god. Half the time we don't even get a normally functioning brain - and you know what? Thats perfectly okay."







He used to be really quite and introverted, but after his life took a big turn his inner confidence began to appear - and fast. He took it into his own hands to be happy - and doesn't often find himself getting angry or sad. Sometimes he is a little awkward when around other people but for the most part he tries his hardest to just put himself out there and have life take him where it will. Sometimes he gets a little down and melancholic, but he always manages to pick himself back up pretty quickly. He likes to be the strange one in a group of people, always joking and laughing, while still being capable of giving out life changing advice. His favorite thing to say is "never change who you are" because its what hits closest to his own life. He knows what its like to be depressed and tries his hardest to be a helping hand/shoulder to cry on. He's a good guy really, but sometimes drifts away from society. He enjoys his solitude at times and likes to keep a lot to himself. He is afraid of being hurt again, like he was by his friend and that makes him a little timid when it comes to growing close to friends. Image
"I feel like everytime I get a step ahead I always get knocked back to square one on the gameboard of life."



History



There were good and bad times in Benjamin's life...Time's when he just wanted to call it quits and just give up. But he tried his hardest for so long to keep his head up, to simply stare ahead and let the things that were hurting him roll off his shoulders. He realized young that he didn't need to take the weight of the world upon himself.
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When he was young and his mother went through random bouts of depression he learned to take care of her and himself at the same time. He worked around the fact that his father was no longer with them and hadn't been since he was four years old. He tried to keep her in good spirits constantly and took her well being as first priority. When he hit eleven and entered into the scary world of middle school he found that things had become a mess. He now understood his mothers feelings first hand, because everyone there thought he was strange, and too quiet for his own good.

They called him names because he took after his mother in size and stature, and never spoke up for himself.

Queer. Retard. Idiot.

Those were only three of the many, many names they bestowed upon him. Each of them only served to draw him further into his shell, never speaking up for himself, never looking anyone in the eye, flinching away when anyone got too close to him. He was taking a fast decline into the oblivion of depression, that he knew would be soon to consume him. He had no way to stop what was happening

...until he met his best friend Eric McDaniel.

They were the same in many ways, only while Benjamin was quiet and withdrawn Eric was loud and an extrovert. They had the same problems of course, the bully's and what not, but when together they could face anything no matter what was thrown at them. They were each others shoulders to cry on. After so long Benjamin, with the help of Eric, found the strength to pick himself up off the ground and find a place above the ones who were trying to keep him down.

High school was easier in some ways. People became more focused on their futures and thus left Benjamin alone for the most part. However with high school came the sudden realization that he was growing up and things were going to become complicated. To top it off Eric had begun to date girls, while Benjamin was left without the urge or drive to do so at all and that caused a slight rift between the two. With Eric always away with his girlfriend he was left on his own. Of course it didn't stay easy for him. Just when he thought he would never find the desire to have a relationship with someone a startling development happened. Without any real warning or reason Benjamin developed a sudden and strange attraction for the best friend who had been with him through everything. This of course was a problem...He hadn't exactly thought he was gay...and still thought he wasn't really, and he didn't exactly understand why he was so emotionally attached to Eric. But it got to the point where it was becoming nearly physically painful to see him with girls.

Eventually, at a party in a drunken haze he spilled his feelings to Eric....

To say the least the last years of his high school life were spent in hell, and he had lost the only person who had stuck by him for so long. But, there isn't really much to say about it that hasn't already been suspected. After high school he got a job in the local book shop. His life took a turn for the better and now he
lives in peace. Well...Until now.


"Veni, Vidi Vici...or however that saying goes...Point is I'm not afraid of life anymore."



Theme Song




Fumbling his confidence
And wondering why the world has passed him by
Hoping that he's bent for more than arguments
And failed attempts to fly, fly
We were meant to live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves?
Somewhere we live inside
Somewhere we live inside
We were meant to live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves?
Somewhere we live inside
Dreaming about Providence
And whether mice or men have second tries
Maybe we've been living with our eyes half open
Maybe we're bent and broken, broken
We want more than this world's got to offer
We want more than this world's got to offer
We want more than the wars of our fathers
And everything inside screams for second life, yeah
We were meant to live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves?
We were meant to live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves?
We were meant to live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves?
We were meant to live
We were meant to live



So begins...

Benjamin Hall's Story

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Dove Whitmore Character Portrait: Lucian Hunter Character Portrait: Jess Keegan Character Portrait: Remus Jaeger Character Portrait: Peregrin "Pip" Uzaium Character Portrait: Benjamin Hall Character Portrait: Rorie Daniels Character Portrait: Hayden Ballou Character Portrait: Nathan Evans Character Portrait: Dean Murray

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Luke sat in his office grumbling to himself, looking over paper work that needed to be finished and a list of preparation's for the full moon claiming in three day's. Shit he still needs to find a mortal too. A light growl slipped past his throat as he glared at all the work on his desk. He's be at this for almost a week now with very little sleep, so to say his mood was grumpy is an understatement for there were no words to describe how he felt. Sighing deeply he stood from his desk and stretched his stiff legs. He would give the few of the preparations that need to be made to Dove and Dean can sign some of the paper work, he has afterall helped before and pretty much has Luke's signature down pat. Luke walked out of his office and instantly bumped into a worried looking packmate.

"Excuse me Alpha sorry to interrupt I was just coming to give you some lunch, we've all kinda been worried about you since you've been trapped in your office for nearly a week...." the older woman, Mrs.June, stated kindly while holding out a plate with a sandwich, chips and drink. Luke smiled at the kind older woman.


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"Thank you Mrs.June but I'm not hungry I'm actually going to go for a run so could you go find Dove and Beta Dean and inform them that I want Dove to finish the preparation's for the full moon and Beta Dean to sign some paper's on my desk." Luke said kindly. He didn't like when his pack worried about him, it was unneeded but just reminded him how they cared for him. It usually softened his usual hard exterior and lightened his mood a bit. Mrs.June nodded and gave him a smile before walking away. Luke walked down the stair's and to the back door. Once the cool autumn day air hit his senses he felt better then he had in days. He walked into the thick tree's and quickly undressed before shifting into his wolf form. He grabbed his clothes in his jaws then shot off. Luke didn't know how long he ran for until he stopped at the scent of human. He quickly shifted back into human form and put his clothes on before peering around a tree to see a young red haired female human. Luke was about to turn and leave when he realized he needed a human for the claiming and what better human then an un-expecting human all alone in the woods. Okay its sounds a bit creepy but still what other choice does he have really. Sighing Luke acted fast, running swiftly towards the girl, pinching a nerve in her neck that made her go unconscious then caught her before she fell. Every werewolf was taught how to do this. He then lifted her small body over his shoulder and started walking back to the Pack House. Once he reached the house Luke went up the stairs and dumped the girl on the guest room bed opposite of his room and closed the door, locking it from the outside. The room was on the third floor of the house so unless the girl was stupid she wouldn't ever consider jumping out the window, which anyway were sealed shut. Mission accomplished. Luke then left, went back downstairs to search for something to eat.

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Character Portrait: Lucian Hunter Character Portrait: Remus Jaeger Character Portrait: Benjamin Hall

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Remus Jaeger


Remmy was out in the garage, had been pretty much all morning, working on his bike. Considering how old his bike was and how well used over the years it wasn't surprising that there was always something to fix. His slick motorcycle was leaning to one side as Remmy sat crossed legged next to it. His mind almost completely on the bike, almost.

When he paused every now and then, and when his thoughts weren't on "tightening this, straightening that", they were focused on the boy he claimed, or rather was going to. He was trying to figure out what to say that wouldn't end up leaving his claimed absolutely terrified, it was hard considering that he had just kidnapped him

The two had met in town a couple months ago, at first it was mostly just bumping into each other as that's hard not to do in a town that size, but then Remmy had gone to the bookstore in need of a new copy of Hamlet. Not because his old copy was getting too worn, which it was, but because he had filled in the margins so much there wasn't any room for anymore thoughts. Overall Remmy has two copies of Hamlet; the first one filled with his initial reactions and the second filled with all the literary elements contained in the story, but he now felt he needed a third one to fill out his deeper thoughts on it. When he arrived in the bookstore he finally and officially met Benjamin Hall, the boy he had been running into for about a week.

First came the, "Can you point me to your Shakespeare section?", and then the two got to talking about the story as well as other works by Shakespeare. Remmy had been impressed by Ben from that talk and after that was when he had decided to claim him. Remmy was the kind of wolf whom liked to get to know the person he was going to claim before the kidnapping; he felt that it would help soften the shock of being kidnapped, or at least easier to talk to the person after the kidnapping. Develop some trust and hopefully even a friendship to have a base to build off of.

Of course after the initial meeting, Remmy tried to get Ben out of his shell little by little, and even though they weren't the best of friends, Remmy had felt that there was possibly enough trust to start his plan.

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The tools Remmy was holding had stopped there work and the scraggly wolf found himself staring off into space. With a sigh of defeat he stood up and headed towards the kitchen to wash up and do a little more thinking before heading to Ben's room, situated strategically across from his, and explaining everything. Remmy had put this part of the claiming off for as long as he could, but now he knew he was pushing his time limit.

While in the kitchen Remmy ran into his Alpha, the two weren't particularly close so there wasn't really a big need to have too much small talk. Just a "Hey, how's work?" before quietly turning to washing his hand. When he felt clean enough, mostly just his hands and face the rest of his arms and shirt were still covered in biker grease, he grabbed a beer and soda and headed to second floor and the North side where Ben's room was. He knocked on the door twice trying to give a warning to Ben if he had waken up, before entering.

"Alright Hot shot time to get up," Remmy said, setting down the soda on the bedside table before sitting down in a chair across from the bed and cracking open his beer, "We need to talk, but take your time and ask any questions."

He took a swig of his beer, "I brought you a soda, figured it would help calm your nerves and your stomach if it's at all upset."

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Character Portrait: Remus Jaeger Character Portrait: Benjamin Hall

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Benjamin doesn't remember a thing when he wakes up. Is blissfully unaware of his surroundings as he stretches out over the bed. The second he reaches out his hands and feels the material of a heavy blanket under his fingers he instantly jumps into full awareness. This is definitley not his bedroom. In fact he has no idea where he is...well, no that isnt true. He does remember meeting Remmy earlier in the day and - oh jesus, Remmy couldn't have brought him here...right? But theres no other explanation that Benjamin can think up, and even if he could he knew there could be only one explanation.

Remmy brought him here. For what reason he didn't know, and that is what truly bothers him. Benjamin can already feel his mounting panic rising steadily. Starting as a twisting feeling in his gut and travelling upwards to his pounding head. His hands shook visibly and he clenched them tightly until his entire hand became a bloodless white color. No words escaped him as he pushed away from the bed.

When he tried the door he found it to be locked tight, and there was no way he could knock ot down. With no other way out of the room he returns to the bed, finding that sitting kept his head from swimming. A light sweat broken out over his forehead and he wondered when Remmy would be back.

"This is so messed up!" Benjamin hisses to himself, not trusting himself to speak above a whisper. He can't even understand that this is happening at all. For some strange reason all he wants to do is write this off as some sort of misunderstanding - even if he knows that it isnt, and that this is his fault to begin with.


He had thought absolutely nothing when Remmy asked Benjamin to go for a ride with him. He only though that the other man was trying to be friendly. Not kidnap him!

Just as the feeling of utter anxiety began to engulf him he heard the tell tale sound of footsteps nearby. For a split second he considered using surprise to his advantage and trying to get past Remmy. After all he had been awake for the bike ride here and knew his way back to town. But the footsteps continued closer and his nerves gave out at last, leading him to quickly turn and lay down, pretending to be asleep. Thinking that maybe if Remmy thought he was asleep he would leave him alone.

Of course he couldn't be that lucky.


"Alright Hot shot time to get up," Remmy said, setting down a soda on the table beside him, then sitting down in a chair across from him, beer in hand. "We need to talk, but take your time and ask any questions."

Remmy takes a swig of the beer, and Benjamin sort of wishes he had one of those right about now to take the edge off of all this. "I brought you a soda, figured it would help calm your nerves and your stomach if it's at all upset."

Upset. Yeah, everything about him is upset and thr feeling of wanting to cry just won't leave. His hands clench again and he looks down, unable to meet Remmy's gaze. He ignores the Soda purposefully and thinks carefully - or tries to think without letting his swell of emotions take over - of something to say that could possibly sway Remmy to let him go.

"Seriously? Who even does this!" Benjamin shouts suddenly, voice cracking as if he's going to cry. But he doesn't. "I thought we were friends man. Why am I here and what could you possibly want with me...of all the people you could have kidnapped." wow, he barely realizes that was a pretty stupid to say given the circumstances. He considers bolting again but knows Remmy would catch him instantly. Better to suck it up and find out why hes there and see if he cant find a different way to get out.

He just barely peers up at Remmy, afraid that what he sees on the other mans face might not be something he likes. Hes never really consciously thought of the possibility that he could get abducted, and he certainly had no idea what to do in this situation besides ask why and panic. Hoping that he doesnt end up like one of those victims that got broadcasted all over the news.

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Character Portrait: Remus Jaeger Character Portrait: Benjamin Hall Character Portrait: Dean Murray

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Remus Jaeger


"Seriously? Who even does this!" Benjamin shouted, "I thought we were friends man. Why am I here and what could you possibly want with me...of all the people you could have kidnapped."

Remmy rubbed the back of his neck and almost involuntarily smiled at Benji's reaction, almost he caught it just in time by biting his lip, "Actually you would be surprised at who does this kind of shit," Remmy answered thinking of his kid sister. With another swig of beer Remmy looked at Benji, trying to make eye contact, "I'm not really supposed to explain this to you yet, but I think it's better if you have time to process it on your own. Listen, this may sound completely deranged, but I assure you it's all true. I'm not what you would call 'human', I'm actually a werewolf; you know, turn into a wolf every full moon the whole shebang. This whole kidnapping thing isn't my idea, the alpha of my pack ordered it for whatever reason, but what's going to happen to you is-" He got cut off as there was a loud ruckus coming from Dove's part of the house.

Remmy stopped talking for a while and listened to the commotion to hear for Dove's screams for help if there were going to be any. When it stopped and he didn't hear any cries for help from his kid sister he breathed a sigh of relief and turned back to Ben. "As for why you, it's because I like you man. I think of you as a friend too; you know enough about literature that you can actually hold a decent conversation and you know who you are, not many people know that about themselves especially at your age...anyway..."
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He sighed and rubbed his eyes.

"I hope...I hope that eventually you can forgive me. We really could be the best of friends, but I understand that right now I'm the enemy. Just know that to me, you'll always be my friend," Remmy said, looking at Ben with his sad, puppy eyes while he fidgeted in his seat. Even though he had, no words were necessary to ask for the forgiveness he wanted as his eyes were doing most of the asking.

"Chick flick moments aside I-uh-I'll be back up to get you soon. I'm making dinner, I hope you like cheese and wine because there will be a lot of that in the food. I'm cooking a French meal tonight," Remmy said, jumping up, a dog-ish smile on his face at the thought cooking something delicious for Ben.

Just as he was about to close the door Remmy turned around, "Oh and Hot shot, I'm sorry." The awkward apology didn't last long before Remmy closed the door, locking it behind him. He walked down the hall whistling to himself, but stopped for a second. He couldn't really be sure, but he thought he heard footsteps and breathing. If he had dog ears they would be perked up right now, Remmy was listening so closely he had to close his eyes, but he didn't hear anything. He shrugged it off and continued to whistle, swinging the key to Ben's room. His feet were a little heavier than normal at having put Ben through this situation, but he knew that there wasn't any "good way" of going about this, they would always be scared, always be crying, it was the normal response to being kidnapped and no amount of explanation or promises was going to change that, but all the same he still didn't like it.

Remmy headed down to the room, beer in hand, key in his pocket. However once he arrived inside and saw Dean there he had half a mind to walk right back out. Only he needed his cookbook which was in here, so he just walked in.

"What up, ass butt?" Remmy said, not looking in Dean's direction for a second, "How's your blond doing?" Remmy knew that his comments sounded insensitive, but Dean always rubbed him the wrong way. That was about the only explanation Remmy could give about acting this way towards Dean. He continued to rummage through the bookshelf looking for his cookbook.