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David Brock

I'm sorry. I wonder, are you sorry, too?

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a character in “In Time”, originally authored by Izzyvamp, as played by RolePlayGateway

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"All the leaves on the trees are falling to the sound of the breeze that blows..."
Name: David Brock
Age: 25
How long were you 25?: 2 years
Hometown: Boston
Sexuality: Bisexual
Job: Musician
Dialogue Color: #408080

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Kind|Reserved|Open Minded|Impulsive
David is a reserved person, confident in his own way but not one to make a flashy display of his talents. Ironically, he loves to preform as long as its with his guitar, playing music. Sure, he likes simply sitting with himself playing, but he also enjoys playing for other people. Kind of his way of saying, "hey, look, I made this." Without an instrument in his hands though, he tends to act a bit awkward or at the very least too quiet. He speaks without saying much, and more often than not answers questions with nothing more than a nod of his head or smirk.
He's a person who likes to learn, but only if it can be taught from reading a book or taking something apart. He isn't very fond of relying on other people to teach him things, mostly because he doesn't like the pressure of learning quick enough to suit another person's pace. David is a very calm, patient person, and tends to bother people with his overly slow pace. While others decide to go for a walk and jump right up, he'll take his time, never in a rush.
Along with that he is also very easy going and open minded, including the system of time currency. He has no qualms about spending his time on any whims he may have, having a very "let what happens happen" attitude about it. Not to say he just throws his "life" away without any thought, he does after all have a job to keep up. He just doesn't feel the need to fret over it. A fact that helps this, though, is that he wears sleeves almost always over his arm where the "counter" is, only looking at it at the end of every day to have an idea of where he's at. He finds the out of sight out of mind method works perfectly fine for him, even with the slight chance of death looming because of it.
When it comes to other people, David is generous but not amazingly so. If someone asks for help he'd most likely give it, but he doesn't seek out the needy. While his attitude most of the time isn't exactly 'happy', he definitely has an air of content about him. He's not easily upset or angered on the outside, but on the inside he takes offence easily to criticism and insults. The only indication that he's upset is he tends to smile more fully when he is, trying to hide the fact he's upset by appearing genuinely care free and happy. To someone who knew him well, it'd be a dead give away, but to those less familiar even his forced smiles look genuine.

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David grew up in Boston, not really poor but not quite middle class either. He thought of it as a weird state of "limbo" financially, the rich were in heaven with no fear of time running out, the middle class was like the normal, not extra time but not running out, the poor were stuck in a difficult place nearly impossible to escape, and David and his family were in limbo. Neither here nor there. Some days it really seemed like they would run out, and others they were perfectly fine. He was raised by his mother and father for the first five years of his life before a divorce caused them to move houses. Custody battles ensued. He had to switch between houses, alternating weekends and the usual stupid things parents made their kids go through just because they couldn't come to some agreement with each other. For once, his problems hadn't revolved around the clock on his arm. And he wasn't sure if that was good or bad. He soon saw that his parents fighting over him wasn't actually about him, but about beating each other. David lost all respect for them knowing that. Image
It was during his last years at school when he had started finding excuses to spend time away from home- both of them- that he met Matt. The guy was really loud compared to David, but wasn't bothered by the others subtle way of expressing himself. The two became friends, and Matt taught David to play guitar. Besides his teachers, Matt was the first one to actually manage to teach David anything without the boy getting frustrated and giving up. David planned to get a job in engineering, something he had no interest in but had the skills to do if he tried. Surely, he could have improved his timezone that way. He and Matt decided to stay in touch, but it didn't last long. Somehow, for reasons David still hadn't figured out, Matt's time ran out just days after David himself had finally settled in at his new apartment. The next day, more on impulse than anything else, David decided not to pursue engineering and got a job at some dingy restaurant, occasionally playing music there. He lost interest in a lot of things that made him happy after that, the only thing that he really still had as a hobby was playing guitar, which Matt had taught him. One thing led to another, and soon he was writing songs and being asked to play at events. He'd made a career for himself, and by luck it was doing on of the few things that made him happy. And paid pretty well, surprisingly.


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Face Claim: Aaron Johnson
Quirks:
~Covers up his arm with long sleeves and tends to pick at the sleeves subconsciously
~Tends to call strangers things like "darling"
~Reacts slowly to things (people, loud noises, pain)
Song: Boy With A Coin
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So begins...

David Brock's Story

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Character Portrait: Vivienne Moss Character Portrait: Bianca Salazar Character Portrait: Toby Grant Character Portrait: David Brock Character Portrait: Seth Hogart
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Dialogue Color: #ff0055 || Location: Cafe



Bianca sat outside in front of the book store, signing autographs for a bunch of fans, many of them were just flat out crazy and surprisingly a couple of them would give her free time. Most of the time she would pass up their offer, but they insisted so there was no way to get out of it. Bianca was never the kind of girl to just take it from people, especially the ones who needed it much, much more than she did.

As she sat there, signing autograph after autograph, she felt herself beginning to get dizzy. It was probably from being dehydrated. The last time she had something to drink was a couple hours ago and in this heat, that was never a good idea. With a soft sigh she stood to her feet, pausing the book signing. "I'm sorry everyone, but I need to take a break. The signing will resume in an hour," she stated before turning on her heels and hearing everyone clearly state that they weren't happy with it. But her health was a lot more important than signing books at the moment.

Bianca stepped into the book store, letting the owner know that she was taking a break and asked if she could look over her book stand. Afterwards, she grabbed her purse from behind the counter and headed out the door, pushing past all of the agitated fans to get to the cafe that was just down the street.

Upon arriving, she stepped inside and took a seat near a window before ordering herself a glass of sweet tea and a cheeseburger and fries.



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Dialogue Color: #cc00ff || Location: Factory



Seth found himself running late for work as he ran down the street. He pushed passed many people, a couple of them turning back towards him yelling nasty things to him but he just ignored them. He couldn't believe he woke up late. Everything was beginning to go down the drain for him. If it weren't for him having to take care of his mother all night, he would have woken up early enough to get to work on time.

Once he reached the building, he paused and took a deep breath before stepping inside. He clocked in and got straight to work. This went on for about six hours before it was time for him to collect his time and head home. Seth stood in line waiting on his turn to get paid. He held his left arm under the scanner and waited for his time to be added before checking to see how much he had. Three days, twelve hours, five minutes, and four seconds. At least it was more than he left with, that's all that really mattered.

Seth headed through town, pushing past all of the Bianca Salazar fans who seemed to be a bit agitated before getting home. Honestly Seth had no idea what the point was about this book signing. But then again he had never read any of her books because he had a lot more important things to worry about. Not only did he have to take care of himself, he had to take care of his mother as well until she was able to find herself a job.

Upon arriving back home, he stepped inside, finding his mother laying of the couch. He immediately ran over to her and checked her time, thankfully finding that she was still alive. He gave her half of what he made today before beginning on his way through town. Seth needed a walk, a moment to clear his head, maybe even stop to see Vivienne sometime tonight. It's been a couple weeks since he had stopped by. Besides, she was probably wondering why he hadn't been answering his phone these past few days.

If it weren't for Vivienne being there for him, he wasn't sure how he was going to deal with his complicated times that he was going through. She's always been a good friend of his.

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Dialogue color: #408080 Location: Cafe/Street


David glanced around the cafe, not really taking in his surroundings. He was there to play, not watch, after all. His fingers were playing songs mechanically in a way that was practically second nature to him now. He didn't like playing in cafes much, they wanted just some nice background music for costumers. Nothing loud or original, and certainly no singing. But it paid well, and he wouldn't turn down a job. Bored in his current actions, David's thoughts began to wander to the people walking in and out of the cafe. The ones further away were kind of blurry since he'd forgotten his glasses at home. Again. But some of the people sitting and talking closer by he could see. No one really of interest though, some rich man on the phone, a girl with some tea. Someone came in, and even though he couldn't see her very clearly he could tell she had time. Just had that sort of air about her. His suspicions were confirmed when she got something to drink and sat, soon to be interrupted by a man asking if she was Bianca Salazar. David paused, wondering where he'd heard the name. Wasn't she an author? The man sat down, and David quickly lost interest and began scanning the cafe for any other amusement. Not much around.

After a pause David realized his fingers had stopped playing, but the manager hadn't seemed to notice. Deciding it was about time for a break anyways, David slipped off the stool he'd been perched on and slung the guitar over his shoulder. He didn't trust people enough to leave it around, even in the nice part of town. Sure, he hadn't paid for the guitar in the first place since it was a gift, but that didn't mean he was willing to pay for a new one either. After a quick exchange with the manager to make sure the guy didn't think he was just leaving, David stepped outside. Apparently author girl was popular, because he could see literal swarms of people by a bookstore where he was sure she had been signing books. He supposed it could have been a different author in there and her arrival at the cafe was just coincidence, but he doubted it. Especially since the people by the bookstore didn't seem to be moving anywhere- like they were waiting for something.

"They really have nothing better to do than stand there?" he muttered to himself while digging a pack of cigarettes out of his pocket.

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Dialogue Color:#8A0886 Location: Cafe/Grocery Store




After the weird guy left and the musician stopped playing the cafe got boring, so sitting quietly going between the door and her phone Vivienne waited for Seth. Nothing came though, so after about twenty minutes of nothingness she stood threw away the half eaten muffin and headed to the store. The mobs of people caused her a brief pause but she kept going, purposefully bumping into the musician and dropping a bank handle with about three days worth of time into his pocket before quickly walking through the crowds in case he noticed while popping a cigarette into her mouth. Working her way to the store Vivienne kept her eyes on the passing faces hoping to see Seth, once the idea of him running out of time had entered her head she couldnt get rid of it and now she was stressing. Every time she saw someone close to his build she would get close only to be disappointed, fighting down her panic she entered the store and kept her head down.

Walking through the store Vivienne grabbed items off the shelves at random, boxed rice, potatoes, a roast, some carrots, onions, hamburger, tuna, boxed cake cookie and muffin mixs, a couple canned soups, lots of bread in all different types, cheese, canned chilis, milk, sodas, batteries because you never know when you might need them, candles, and several other items. After checking out with far too many bags, Vivienne started the struggle of walking five blocks back to her apartment. Head down watching her feet ta make sure she didnt trip and break any of the items on her bags.

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Dialogue color: #408080 Location: Cafe/Library


David finished his cigarette and flicked it to the ground before stomping out what little heat it had left in it. He glanced inside the cafe, seeing there still wasn't much going on inside. Really, he didn't want to keep playing either. He felt like going home and just reading or something, but technically the manager had booked him for another hour. Well, time to see if he can get the guy to pay him anyways. Walking back in the cafe, David immediately walked over to the back room where the manager was. David tapped him on the shoulder. "Hey, um, my... sister just called she really needs me to go pick her up. You think I'm good to head out?"
The manager looked up at him, expression bemused but not overly upset. The guy looked at his watch. "Aren't you supposed to stick around longer?"David just shrugged, and amazingly, so did the manager. The guy stuck out his arm which David stared at dumbly for a second before grasping the guys arm. He pulled up his sleeve, watching as the guy gave him 4 days.
"Only four days? I though we agreed on 8?"
"We also agreed you would stay another hour, and I wasn't aware how many smoke breaks you'd be taking," the manager said disinterestedly without looking at David. Holding back a stream of curses, David numbly walked back out of the cafe and started toward the library.

Not long after getting absorbed into the crowd of people, he felt someone run into him. He glanced over to see if someone was trying to rob him- though he only had cigarettes in his pockets- and saw no one frantically trying to get away so assumed he was fine. In fact, his pocket felt heavier. David quickly walked into the library and went to the far side where crazed fans weren't clustered, and dug around his pocket. Sure enough, inside was a bank handle with 3 days. Confused, but not unhappily so, David shoved it back in his pocket and went to find a decent book to take home.