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Benjamin Young

"There are some people who like nothing better than a good, regular quarrel." ~ Jude Morgan

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a character in “Bellingstone”, originally authored by maloneyc16, as played by RolePlayGateway

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"Explain to me how you having a problem with me is my problem..."
~ Dan Pearce




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FULL NAME
Benjamin Michael Young

NICKNAMES
Ben, Benji, Bennie

DATE OF BIRTH
August 02, 1900

AGE
117

OCCUPATION
Doctor

GENDER
Male

SEXUALITY
Heterosexual

DIALOGUE COLOR
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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Although Ben is 117 years old, he looks to be in his early thirties. This of course is a result of vampirism. Ben has thick, curly hair that is dark brown in color. He keeps his hair at a medium length where it curls slightly around his ears. His eyes are a bright icy blue and are sensitive to light so he always wears sunglasses when he is outside. He stands at 6'0" tall and weighs 178 lbs. He tends to have a clean shaven face, but he sports some stubble every now and then.

When it comes to clothes, Ben is always well dressed. If he's not wearing his scrubs then he is wearing a suit. On rare occasions he will wear a button down shirt with nice jeans, but sweatpants are a no for him. He also wears a watch.

PERSONALITY   
Ben is a very charming individual and can out talk just about anyone. He is also a talented bullshiter and can make the worst situations seem like the best. This can be good because he can give people hope when there isn't any, but it can also be bad because he lies. A lot. His many years of experience have taught him how to be perceptive and this has made him a very good doctor because no small detail goes unnoticed. This skill comes in handy in real life as well as he can often tell when something is amiss.

Ben will admit that he has a big mouth and while the words that come out of his mouth are often charming, they can also be a bit insulting as well. This mostly happens when he is being a smartass, or when he is arguing with someone. As much as Ben loves to argue, he does not like physical fights. He tends to use his enhanced speed and his brain to get out of those kinds of situations, even though he can pack a powerful punch. Ben is also a bit old-fashioned, which considering the fact that he is 117 years old, is not all that unusual. He has adapted to the change of time quite well though due to his ability to learn quickly. One of Ben's better qualities is his listening abilities. He always takes everything a person says into consideration and makes them feel that what they are saying is important. Ben also takes his job very seriously and is very dedicated to it.

LIKES
Debates- While Ben avoids physical fights, he sometimes goes out of his way to have civil arguments with people.
Riddles/Puzzles- Ben likes to keep his brain active and riddles and puzzle are a great way for him to do this.
Card Games- Poker, Euchre, Canasta, Pinochle, he likes them all. He is also very good at them so don't bet money unless you want to lose it.
Chaotic Atmospheres- Ben does not like silence and works best when under pressure.
Ladies- He can be a bit of a flirt and uses his charm to his advantage.

DISLIKES
Being Ignored- Ben isn't an attention seeker per say, but when he speaks, he expects to be listened to.
Coffee- It tastes very bland to him and no amount of sugar or cream can fix it.
Silence- If he has to keep talking to avoid the silence then he will.
Know-it-alls- He finds them to be annoying and hates it when they tell him he's wrong.
Messiness- Ben likes organization and cleanliness. If something is out of order it irks him.

FEARS
☠ Losing control
☠ Dying
☠ Being betrayed by those closest to him





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BIOGRAPHY
Ben was born to Daniel and Catherine Pierce. His father was a teacher in New York City and was considered to be a wealthy man. Before Ben became a vampire he lived a moderately normal life. He worked hard in school and when he became old enough, he went to college, studying to be a doctor. After he got his degree he practiced in his home town of New York City. It was there that he was bit by a vampire. He was simply walking towards his home when he was attacked and bitten. He passed out from the blood loss and would have been killed if the vampire hadn't been scared off by people passing by. When Ben came to, he didn't know what had happened so he went home and fixed up the wound himself as he had stopped bleeding so badly. Trying to forget his encounter with the vampire, Ben went about his life as normal, but as the end of the week neared, he was starving for blood. After having several close calls with people he knew, he ran until he spotted a rabbit. He caught it and drained it dry. That was when he finally realized what he was. He continued to study as a doctor, killing animals in secret and trying to ignore the fact that he was a vampire. When World War Two came around, he jumped at the chance to get away and help people. He served as an army doctor for the US for as long as they had partook in the war. It was there were his powers really began to strengthen and grow. He also became aware that he was not aging as he supposed to be in his 40's and looked to be in his late 20's or early thirties. Worried that people would begin to notice his youthful looks, he did not return to New York City. Instead he moved from place to place and changed his name from Benjamin Pierce to Benjamin Young. It was 1962 when Ben finally came across the town of Bellingstone. He has lived there since as the local doctor. In the late 1900's Ben had to go back to college as medicine had changed drastically. He enrolled under a false name of course, and he came back to Bellingstone as soon as he had finished.

MISCELLANEOUS
*Ben is an excellent whistler


So begins...

Benjamin Young's Story

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Dialogue: #C41818 || Species: Vampire || Occupation: Doctor


Ben was feeling quite chipper this morning; whistling as he poured his cup of iced tea. The vampire had always drank tea over coffee as he found the latter to be bitter. As he sipped his tea, Ben's eyes roamed over his swanky apartment that could be called a bachelor pad. Large open windows, polished wood flooring, leather furniture, and a huge flat screen TV. The TV was more for show than anything because Ben didn't really watch much television. Admittedly, Ben doesn't have many visitors aside from his female flings that only ever stay for a short time and they were never really there to admire his décor. He likes to keep his place fashionable and clean for himself though.

When Ben finished his cup of tea, he grabbed his wallet and phone and headed out the door. It was Saturday and he had the day off, but his job as a doctor called for him to keep his phone on him at all times in case of an emergency call. He may only be a doctor, but he has also had experience with performing minor surgeries and healing severe wounds.

The keys to his cherry red 1969 boss mustang were still sitting on the kitchen counter in his apartment because Ben was heading over to the diner, which was only a few blocks away so driving his car wasn't necessary. In his navy blue blazer, matching slacks, polished black shoes, and sunglasses, Ben certainly looked out of place as he walked through the streets of Bellingstone. However, he realized he wasn't the only one that was dressed nicely when spotted Valerie. The faerie was walking in a pair of sexy red heels and carrying several shopping bags on her left arm along with her purse.

Ben sped up his pace so he could chat with her. She was a close friend of his and he was glad to find someone to talk to so quickly. When he was comfortably walking alongside her he spoke up. "Good morning Miss Valerie, you look rather stunning this morning." They may be just friends, but Ben couldn't help but flirt a little bit. "I know that you're always up to date with all the latest gossip and news because of your job, so do you know anything about the rumor of Albrecht being back?"

He doesn't particularly know Albrecht all that well even though he was in Bellingstone when Albrecht was born, but he was curious upon hearing about the werewolf's supposed return.

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Valerie Alastair
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Sensing someone at her side, the faerie instinctively tensed up. It was a habit that Valerie still had to break, even after being here in Bellingstone for several years now and having no true reason to worry about anyone approaching being a threat of any sorts. Her shaded eyes turned to the figure and her body relaxed upon seeing the familiar face, her shoulders falling back so that her straight pose was no longer compromised.

Now pleasantly surprised by who saw so early in the morning, the faerie flashed a smile at the vampire. Had her eyes not been hidden behind the glasses, it would have been easy to see the small glow that appeared in them. Her facial expression lightened up more at the brief compliment -faeries had their natural vanity after all and, at this point in her life, Valerie was not spared from that attribute, even if it was from a friend like Ben- and a small laugh left her lips. The sound was said to remind some people of birds chirping early in the morning, and while that wouldn't be very odd considering that she was an earth faerie, Valerie could never say she heard the similarities.

"Good morning, darling," Valerie said, her voice warm and her tone mixed with a hint of playfulness-- a tone very common to her quotidian speech. Benjamin, never a sore to the eyes, always managed to look dapper and today, his business casual attire hadn't missed the mark either.

At the question of Albrecht, Valerie couldn't help but lift her sunglasses so that she could rub the bridge of her nose for a moment with her free hand. "I heard that he's back. The newspaper wants me to write a story about it. Which is fine, but you know I have to be out to get stories and how that can get me," she said, sighing lightly. "One thing I'm sure of is that Albrecht ready to be in the spotlight again."

Valerie wasn't sure how widespread the information about Albrecht and the race was. She had gotten a heads up almost immediately after the werewolf signed up as a candidate for the mayor's office and she was sure that at least some other people had to have found out by now. At least those close to the supernatural circle, which didn't worry her since she could still find a story. Plus Dre and Poppy for sure. She would have to swing by and see how they were doing.


Valerie came to a sudden stop when, on the other side of the street, she saw the person at the center of their conversation. "Speaking of the devil," she said, the common phrase slipping out of her lips, "There he is."

Her jaw tightened when she saw Poppy with the man, looking slightly shaken. She wasn't extremely close with the female of the Clarke family, but she was still friendly with the girl who was a frequent city friend. For a moment, Valerie was tempted to approach Albrecht but she didn't want to disrupt the conversation; if she was more naturally brazen, Valerie would have gone without hesitation. The faerie turned to Ben. "I was on my way to the diner to get some tea, and I would rather not go fishing for information without my morning drink. Would you like to join me?"

Plus, maybe Axel could tell her something. Valerie knew the story and again, she would not be so brazen as to approach the female werewolf so soon.

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"Good morning, darling."Valerie said with a hint of playfulness to her voice. Ben was glad to see that she seemed to be in a good mood this morning as well.

Ben watched as Valerie lifted her sunglasses to rub the bridge of her nose before she answered his question about Albrecht. "I heard that he's back. The newspaper wants me to write a story about it. Which is fine, but you know I have to be out to get stories and how that can get me," she paused to sigh lightly. "One thing I'm sure of is that Albrecht ready to be in the spotlight again."

Ben only gave a slight hum in response to that information. He felt bad for Valerie though as he knew that it was tiring for her to stay in her human form for an extended period of time. Unfortunately, Bellingstone isn't the human free town that it used to be and all the supernatural inhabitants of the city are forced to hide their true forms when in public.

Ben noticed that the faerie had stopped abruptly and was staring at something on the other side of the street. As Ben followed her gaze, he realized that it was a someone, not a something. "Speaking of the devil, there he is." Valerie of course, was referring to Albrecht, who seemed to be out for a morning jog. He was speaking to Poppy who seemed to be a bit frazzled upon running into the werewolf.

His eyes snapped back to Valerie when she spoke up again. "I was on my way to the diner to get some tea, and I would rather not go fishing for information without my morning drink. Would you like to join me?" Ben smiled when she said tea rather than coffee. He always knew she had fine taste.

"Nothing would make me happier, my dear." He said in that smooth even voice of his. Ben moved closer to her and linked his arm in her free one as they headed towards the diner.

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Character Portrait: Valerie Alastair Character Portrait: Axel Wolff Character Portrait: Sydney Green Character Portrait: Ember Payne Character Portrait: Benjamin Young
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Valerie smiled as Benjamin linked his arm with hers. The faerie wasn't one to feel comfortable casual physical contact with most beings, considering that she usually kept her distance from other creatures save those she knew a little better, but she had come to feel rather comfortable around the vampire. It was nice to have a closer friend, at least, even if it wasn't an earth faerie like herself. She did spend time with a limited number of Bellingstone citizens, but each of those people had a more defined type of activity and moment to be around.

When they finally reached the diner, Valerie could feel a level of tension that was not common at the family-friendly place. Her blue eyes glanced around and she spotted a few familiar faces, including that of Ember, the young vampire she spoke with at times. Valerie had loved the blonde's mischievous nature from the beginning and enjoyed hearing her stories. She also spotted Ophelia. Valerie wasn't familiar with the female vampire, but she had always appreciated the elegant style the vampiress took on. It always made the town look a little much more sophisticated than it was whenever she was around.

Well, there were certainly more vampires among the crown today than the usual, but Valerie doubted that was the source of tension. She looked over at Sydney and Axel. She would've normally gone up to greet Axel, but the pair was speaking. Valerie supposed that news of Axel had reached them by now; after all, news traveled awfully fast in towns like these.

Valerie had arrived during the time that Bellingstone was still recovering from the werewolf's disappearance, but she knew enough of the story. A jilted woman, a leader leaving without explanation. It was an ugly story and, although she would never tell anyone this, Valerie was angered at the thought that the werewolf had been willing to leave his family without even an explanation. Valerie had lost her clan to a fire and she would do anything to have gotten the chance to tell them goodbye before the fire destroyed every faerie she had cared for and the love resurrected so often in her dreams.

"Morning," Valerie said, smiling slightly as she came up to the booth that seated Ember and Ophelia. Her eyes turned to Ember for a moment longer; she had not sat down with the vampire to talk for some time and couldn't help but wonder what pranks she had been pulling off lately.

Valerie motioned towards the booth that sat behind where Ophelia had taken a seat, the only empty one since everyone usually went for the booths and there really weren't that many in the diner to begin with. Valerie avoided open tables if possible; it meant being more open and, with humans around, it was just a burden.

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Character Portrait: Valerie Alastair Character Portrait: Ophelia M. Hawthorne Character Portrait: Ivan Moreau Character Portrait: Axel Wolff Character Portrait: Sydney Green Character Portrait: Ember Payne Character Portrait: Johanna Collins Character Portrait: Lucy Payne Character Portrait: Benjamin Young
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Ivan scuffed at he pavement gently as he matched Lucy's pace. Certainly, he was in no major rush to begin with. The library's patrons always came and went at a sluggish pace throughout the day. The vampire chuckled softly and pushed his thick-rimmed glasses further up his nose.

"She's resourceful," he commented, pulling his knapsack higher up on his shoulder. "The sheriff's office is in for one hell of a day if they do manage to take her in." He knew nothing of Ember's taste for human blood, but he would be lying if he said he had ceased consuming it all of those years ago - back when he and Felix first wrote the constitution for the supernaturals of Bellingstone. He often made time for a quite bite here or there when he left on his occasional trips outside of the town. It was easy for a werewolf to make those restrictions - they didn't need to consume human flesh at all and were sustained just fine on a normal diet. Vampires had not been created to live that way - animal blood worked, but it was like drinking grape juice in a vineyard. Or something like that - it was a difficult thing to equate to anything else.

"I think I will join you, as long as you don't mind. What does a few more minutes without books mean to this hick-town, right?" Ivan looked over at her, flashing a quick smile. "You sure an old man like me doesn't cramp your style?" Sometimes he wondered what it would have been like if he had been turned a decade or two earlier like some of the town's other citizens. Instead, he was stuck in a perpetually forty year old body with a mind that had never stopped trying to keep up with the latest trends. Hell, he looked like someone's dad who had gone crazy in Forever 21. At least he always looked put together.

"Have you been reading anything interesting as of late?" Of the two sisters, he found Lucy far easier to connect with, given their mutual love for books, especially fiction. He didn't mind any of the Paynes, in all honesty, but TJ seemed stand offish more often than not, and Ember was a bit too much of a handful for him.

Ivan held the door for Lucy as they arrived at the diner, ushering her in with one hand before he followed behind and let the door shut. The diner was hopping, full of far too many vampires and werewolves - and a faerie, he noticed. Ivan had no enemies, as far as he knew, and while he was never particularly close with any citizen in particular, he imagined they all knew him by now either from the library or from his wandering from shop to shop.

The tension today was palpable, and he could sense it in particular from the wolves, all of whom had gathered near the counter around Axel Wolff, the reluctant Alpha. A particularly unfortunate man, Ivan couldn't help but think, waving quickly to the young man and his pack as he followed Lucy to where Ophelia and Ember sat. He managed to come up just as Val stepped back, giving him the perfect opportunity to sidle in slightly, standing next to the faerie.

"Morning, ladies," he greeted, nodding slightly at the general direction of the group. "Fine day, isn't it?" Ivan slid himself into the booth Valerie had gestured at, figuring he might as well take his time now that he was already late to the library. "Although something's brewing, no? I can feel it in the air."