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Matthew Montgomery

just got caught between someone i just invented, who i really am, and who i've become.

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a character in “Secrets Of Bear Point”, as played by partially-stars

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just got caught between someone i just invented, who i really am, and who i've become.



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F U L LXN A M E
Matthew James Montgomery

N I C K N A M E (S)
Only Tommy gets to call him Matty or Matt.

B I R T H D A Y
March 12

A G E
23.

R O L E
Scout.

S E X U A L I T Y
Bisexual.

E T H N I C I T Y
White.

H O M E T O W N
Wolf Pines.

H E X
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S T Y L E
Matthew is quite a simple, if stylish, dresser. Once upon a time, he also dressed extremely conservatively, and that sometimes sneaks its way back into his wardrobe. But for the most part, he has mastered the art of appearing stylish and not dressing like somebody twenty years older. His trousers are always tailored and always slim fit, but seldom skinny. He's more or less always found in a button down, only found in a t-shirt when he's really, really dressed down.

H E I G H T & W E I G H T
5'11", 150lb

A P P E A R A N C E
Matthew is one of those people who has a serious case of resting bitch face. People often assume he's angry or pissed off, when in reality he's probably just thinking about what he's cooking for dinner. His face completely changes when he smiles, lighting up and making him seem even more attractive. His pale green eyes hold all of his intelligence and his emotion. His hair is a light brown, but depending on the light can appear to be anywhere from almost blonde to a medium brown.



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L I K E S
Matthew adores being a part of a group that all feel like his extended family. | After a long, stressful day, the only thing that really helps Matthew relax is cooking. | His guilty pleasure is old musicals, and he can sing most of them word for word. | Being out in nature, especially as a wolf, is one of the only things that really keeps his mind quiet and calm. | He loves electronic music and is frequently found listening to it while he works.| Thrillers are his favourite type of movies.

D I S L I K E S
Matthew hates reading because it makes him feel stupid. | The smell of roses makes him feel nauseous and reminds him of his grandmother. | He hates the smell of cigarettes. | Any and all medical personnel make him incredibly anxious, to the point of just seeing them makes him feel panicky. | He has a deadly fear of flying and has to nearly be knocked out to get on a plane. | He hates anyone who isn't Tommy calling him by any sort of nickname.


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P E R S O N A L I T Y
Matthew is the more "mature" party in his relationship. He wouldn't describe this as being by choice, however. He was forced to grow up quickly when his parents died and he moved in with his grandparents. He wasn't allowed to just be a dumb kid. And he never missed it. Not until he met Tommy. Now, Matthew is constantly learning to let go and to let himself do dumb things. The first night he got drunk, he was afraid of what his grandparents would think, how they would react. Now, he just regrets not staying more hydrated and avoiding the inevitable hangover. He's more adventurous in every aspect of his life. He's figuring out who he is, and that's okay.

But he still reverts to being the same old responsible, mature Matthew, the one who puts his friends in a taxi at the end of a night out, the one who does the shopping for the house and makes sure that they have at least some healthy food. It's not a bad trait, even if some would see him as uptight. He finds it exceptionally difficult to just... switch off. He can be drunk, half asleep, or stressed out of his mind, but the minute somebody needs his help or they need an adult in the situation, Matthew is there and in complete control. He wishes he could just switch it off for a while, not have to feel the compulsion to always be the responsible one.

Matthew is deeply insecure. He feels that no aspect of his personality is right for anyone. He's afraid that when he lets go, he's too much, too dumb, difficult to handle. When he's being responsible, he's afraid that he'll push his friends away and they'll see him as the boring one. There are very few people that he doesn't feel intensely insecure around, and that's only because he's known them for years, knows they've seen his worst sides, and despite what he might expect, they still love him.

It's probably no surprise that he is deeply protective of those he loves, to the point of being overprotective. He knows that it must be frustrating for them when he dives in to fight their battles for them, but Matthew is just too afraid of losing them. He'd much rather sacrifice himself than let anything happen to them. He does everything he can to protect other people, or just to make their lives a little easier, a little better. His parents taught him to be the kindest person you can, and to always do the right thing. Trying to determine what exactly is the right thing is what Matthew finds hard sometimes, but he usually gets it right.


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As far as Matthew's concerned, the only family he has is the pack. His maternal grandparents are alive, but he refuses to associate with or even acknowledge them. His parents died when he was eight, and he never had any siblings. When it all got too much, he turned to the pack, and the pack took him in.


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H I S T O R Y
Matthew was born a lycan. He knew from a relatively young age that at some stage, he too would transform. His parents were scouts in the pack, and almost always worked together. Matthew's mom never spoke all that much about her parents, and Matthew never really knew why. His paternal grandparents had moved to Russia at some point, and so he never met them. Matthew's life was incredibly happy until a few weeks after his eighth birthday. His parents were killed by a freak vampire attack who poisoned them both with Wolf's Bane. Matthew came home to find them dead.

His grandmother appeared and whisked him away from the town where he'd grown up. There, his life was entirely different. His grandparents were extremely conservative, and had never liked Matthew's father. They knew nothing about Lycans, and didn't even know that Matthew was one. And so he shifted for the first time alone in the woods near their house, alone and afraid. They ruled Matthew with an iron fist. He went to school. He was allowed take part in one extracurricular activity, which had to be a sport of some kind. They dragged him to church at least twice a week. The priest there seemed like a lovely man and preached about love above all else. But Matthew had developed the ability to hear their thoughts around that time, and what he heard in his grandparents' thoughts terrified him. He had started to realise that he wasn't just attracted to the pretty cheerleaders, but was also attractive to the pretty football players. While he'd had a few crushes on girls, it always seemed to be other boys that he was more drawn to.

But his grandparents would not have accepted their grandson dating another boy. And so Matthew buried it, buried it deep down, tried to deny it, tried to change himself. He couldn't see a way out. His grandparents wouldn't let him party, wouldn't let him meet his friends on the weekends, wouldn't let him do anything that might "corrupt" his young mind. And then he heard one of the other boys, one of the boys he'd had a huge crush on, thinking about Matthew in the same way. They stole moments together where possible, neither of them publicly out. It was brief, both of them more desperate for an escape than anything else. The boy went to college, and Matthew was left to face senior year alone.

His grandparents told him that he would be attending a Christian college of their choosing, studying a course that they deemed appropriate. This was Matthew's snapping point. He started saving money for a car. He told them that he'd applied to that college to study Law, a course they deemed appropriate. But he had done nothing of the sort. He made plans to escape. And the moment they handed him his high school diploma, Matthew climbed into the car that he'd been hiding at a friend's house and drove back home to Bear Point, leaving only a letter behind. It took him a while to find his bearings, but he found the pack and was taken back in by them. He approached a local graphic design business, and they agreed to take him on as an intern. The money wasn't great to start with, but as he found his feet, they've given him a more definite role and started paying him better.

He wouldn't say it was love at first sight with Tommy. But the first time they met, Matthew had a crush on him by the time they parted ways. Both assigned as scouts, they spent a lot of time together, and yet Matthew found himself wanting to spend more and more time with him.


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R E L A T I O N S H I PXS T A T U S
in a relationship.

A B I L I T I E S
Matthew has the ability of mind-reading. It requires considerable amounts of concentration and works better with people he's familiar with, and if he gets distracted, the connection almost immediately drops. When he was younger, he struggled to control it at times, but now that he's surrounded with people like him, he's perfected the control involved. He finds words easier to "hear" and interpret than images. Executing the control required to keep his ability in check tires him quickly, and pushing himself too far results in nosebleeds, migraines, and passing out on one occasion. As a Lycan, he also has excellent low light vision. His vision is perfect and his hearing, while occasionally a little oversensitive, can hear the smallest of sounds at larger distances than a human. He's stronger than both humans and vampires.

T A L E N T S
Matthew is an incredibly visual person, and took to his role as a graphic designer with ease. He's a very observant person and often notices things that others may miss. He's very good with his hands on both a large and a small scale, able to hand the most delicate of materials with ease. Even if he isn't the fastest, his endurance is good and he can run miles with ease.

S T R E N G T H S
Matthew is an organisational genius it seems, and seems to be able to organise pretty much anything at the last minute. He picks things up easily and finds it easy to learn new skills. He's very technologically and mathematically minded.

W E A K N E S S E S
His literacy skills are below average for someone of his age, and he gets extremely defensive about it whenever anyone asks. He's overprotective of those he loves, to the point of almost being overbearing at times. His insecurities sometimes win out, and he lets himself fall into a pit of self-hatred which only time can get him out of.


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So begins...

Matthew Montgomery's Story

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Jordan Ley'co Character Portrait: Madison Pines Character Portrait: Emma Pines Character Portrait: Nicholas Anders Character Portrait: Tommy Liles Character Portrait: Matthew Montgomery Character Portrait: Sarah Ley'co Character Portrait: Lyra Howlett Character Portrait: Guinevere Addington Character Portrait: Logan Pines Character Portrait: Xavier Howlett Character Portrait: Luke Sayer Character Portrait: Alexander Howlett Character Portrait: Lianna Howlett Character Portrait: Tobias Maduch

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Arc One: Awakening

March 27th: Three days before gradutation


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All was quiet and peacefull. Too peaceful even, in the small port town known as Bear Point. The animals were communing with each other with small chirps, howls, yips, and barks as nature took its course. Everything was as normal as anyone would otherwise think, except for what had happened during the night unknown to all the people that lived there.

In a small, gray two-story house. Three figures were going about their daily lives behind the closed door of the house. An older man sat in one of the chairs at the table. One of the others was somewhere around the house, doing who knows what as he pleased, meanwhile there was one more who was occupying the living quarters with the older man. The older man casually flipped through the newspaper of what would be the quintessential definition of "normal" in the Bear Point area. Like most places it had a rather elegantly done colonial design and was rather distant from most neighbors given the low populace. He was currently sitting at the breakfast table, looking very much like the image of the model husband himself. He was a tall, strong-built man, with short, raven black hair, and just as equally dark maroon eyes. His jaw was finely and perfectly chiseled, his skin smooth and fair, making him in many people's opinion, the epitome of handsome.

"Nearly a dozen disappearances within the past month...such a tragic affair, they must find the people responsible for this, don't you agree?" he asked with a deep, yet calming voice.

The man finally discarded the newspaper, revealing his eyes which were currently blood-red in shade-the sclera which was normally white for most people was black in appearance. This wasn't due to contacts but it was simply a byproduct of him using his vampiric powers. The question was addressed to the only remaining occupants of the house aside from himself, mainly one of his comrades and the woman who would most likely be having a normal breakfast at this time without their timely intervention.

"Granted I believe as of now they are three short courtesy of our own little artist here." Xavier winked at the blushing woman in question.

The woman couldn't exactly be considered ugly or attractive, but she clearly had a battered look about her. In particular, the vacant look in her eyes due to his influence was her predominant feature. The night before, he'd rather selfishly convinced the woman into murdering her husband. In an effort to build the young woman's dreams of being an artist, he had her practice by 'sculpting' with the bodies of her two children. In his honest opinion, she had artistic talent, but she simply had no originality...and had just lost her 'new toy' feel to him all too soon, which was rather disappointing as he only just started to have fun with her.

"Nicholas...feel free to have your fun...I have certainly had mine, and greatly appreciate you indulging in my new game." The vampire's eyes reverted to their human appearance as he ceased using his ability, blinking a few times as his eyes slowly returned to their normal blood red color.

He understood the younger vampire's murderous inclination and often enjoyed indulging in it. Nicholas was by far one of the most talented killers he'd encountered in the past century and Xavier enjoyed watching a man at work. However, this time around he was more intent upon his next move than fully observing what would come next. Nicholas was on the more smaller frame, tall but not as strong looking in appearance. He had more of boyish features, regardless of his actual age. His hair was dark brown, just barely a few inches in length as he prefered to keep it short. His skin was also fair and flawless, aside from a scar over his right eyes, which were too a dark maroon color.

Nicholas himself was at that moment in the morning eating toast, with a light spreading of butter and strawberry jam. Yes he was fully aware that he was playing into the stereotype, but frankly he did not care and was half-way through eating the pastry treat when his master, Xavier, placed down the newspaper he was reading and asked a question that Nicholas only really caught the end of, as he was busy attempting to catch a loose glob of jam from the opposite end of the toast with his tongue.

"-Do you not agree?"

Nicholas paused with the jam on the end of his tongue and still partly attached to the toast before replying. "Well-" He began, before swallowing his mouthful of food and starting his sentence again. "Well, I know for a fact that at least one of those disappearances was me...Maybe two." He looked slightly sheepish as if it were some great crime, which frankly amongst Vampires, it wasn't. Again he fazed out, back into the world of simple food when he heard Xavier speak up again.

"Nicholas, feel free to have your fun." That was all the signal he needed really and already had a plan in motion.

He calmly placed the half-eaten piece of toast onto the plate and stood up, pushing his chair in and casually strolling around the table to the now blinking and confused artist, he gently placed a hand on her shoulder and when she looked up at his young and caring face, he gave her a large and manic grin, long fangs clearly visible. In one smooth motion his hand twisted her out of her chair and onto the dining table, making sure to miss the remains of his breakfast, his hand flashed for a moment and in his hand was one his daggers, which he plunged into the poor woman's sternum, swiftly removing it again in one sharp motion, releasing a crescent of blood into the air, the scent of which he breathed in deeply with a small moan of pleasure escaping his lips. He then grew tired of the simple thought of simply reducing the woman to little more than shreds and with one hand lifted her onto her feet, before throwing her at one of the walls, rather high up as well, and then grabbing the largest candlesticks that was on the table, which he threw like a javelin at the woman, impaling her onto the wall, all of which happened in a matter of seconds, and left the poor woman to slowly bleed to death as the light slowly faded from her eyes.

Nicholas himself picked up a wine glass and strolled under the woman, catching the droplets of blood in the cup before stepping back. "Perhaps not my most refined work. But it has a certain, se setir a lui, what do you think, My Master?" His accent had all but faded from his voice, other than when he actually spoke, and like any German, he couldn't resist drinking a fine 'wine' and being complimented on his handiwork.

Xavier couldn't help the phantom of a smile that formed on his face when Nicholas asked his question. The indirect joke that they weren't the ones entirely responsible (well actually they were) for the recent human casualties also dawned on him at this point.

"A lovely kinetic aesthetic, the shift between efficient, to vicious, brutal, and then to class was seamlessly executed...Shame any further viewers will not understand that. However, in exchange, they get left with the intrigue of how the spectacle came to be." he spoke as he stroked his clean-shaven face for a moment as he mused over the spectacle once more.

After a moment of pause, he then spoke up again. "But yes, tis not your best work." he said rather simply

Having given his opinion on the matter, Xavier rose from his seat. The human cattle were getting up and about which made their sticking around this long slightly more likely for someone to actually see something. He didn't exactly care whether or not they were spotted if fact it'd just make the game more interesting. But that didn't mean he was willing to take risks without caution or care...centuries of life demands a certain level of paranoia.

"Pray tell Nicholas, shall we return home and sleep like the dead, or is now a good time to prowl about?" He was adept at social encounters, however, at times such as this, he had no issue allowing someone else's judgment.

He listened to Xavier's words, this was generally along the lines of praise that Nicholas had been expecting, of course, he took pride in his rather morbid art-work but then again he did go through slightly more effort than any canvas painter or would-be writer, as he wasn't as much of a fan of art as one of the other Coven members. He sat on the edge of the table to enjoy the dripping and still alive, albeit unconscious, artwork he had set up, he considered taking it down but then it would lose its...The edge he felt. He felt behind him, tapping on the table a few times until he finally managed to find the plate of the pastries, well what was left of them at any rate, and tucked back into them, taking sips of blood after every bite or so.

It took him a moment that there was dawn sunlight coming through a crack in the curtains, he eyed it suspiciously, it was not often that it would be a very sunny day but it seemed the normal man or woman or... Vampire on the street had lucked out today. He was drawn out of his daydreaming about sunlight and why he was running out of jam on pastry by Xavier asking him another question, 'He must be in a good mood today' he thought to himself.

He looked up from the last of his breakfast, both red and brown, then over to Xavier, then over to the window, then back to his food then finally back to his master. His first answer was a shrug and a wordless murmur that basically translated to 'I don't know' He finished the last of his food, placed the glass back down then spun around on his heels so that he could take in the whole room before making a more calculated decision. "Personally. I would like to go on the prowl, as my lust for blood has risen and I feel that something should be done about it. Maybe we could descend upon the local clinic or even the docks? Those always tend to get in good with the media around here." He nodded to the newspaper that Xavier had been previously reading.

"Either way, My Lord. I desire blood. And I think Luke does as well." Here in a quick fit of anger passed over him, and he booted the edge of the table, sending it crashing over to one side, plate and glass flying through the air to come to a rather sudden stop and looked at the newspaper, "When am I going to be able to get a good deal of slaughter around this damned empty town?!" he questioned angrily, but not loud enough to cause any unwanted attention.

He paused for a moment and breathed deeply which calmed himself rather well. "Of course it is your decision in the end. But that is just my opinion." he said rather coldly as he took a moment to calm himself down.

Xavier couldn't help but flash a smile at the honest reply from his associate. He'd seen wholesale slaughter before, and he'd be lying if he denied any fascination. However, there was one thought that came to them from when such an impulse reared its ugly head. "A poor Lord I would be for killing all the cattle in my territory. Perhaps a visit towards another holding this decade, not my cattle, not my subjects, not my problem." He answered much in the manner one would remark about the weather.

The fact that he'd only be able to gain by weakening one of his peers only made the thought more appealing-even if he no longer wished to continue the macabre dance of his kind.

"Tempting though it is to stop by a clinic, I do believe these days some paperwork is required." His lips curled at the idea of having to conform to such a lowly measure. After all, vampirically speaking he was essentially royalty. In Nova Scotia, there was no doubt that he was the eldest vampire, and on the North American continent, he knew of less than a dozen vampires that could claim four centuries of life. To say the least, it annoyed him to have to follow rules created by his 'cattle'

"Prowl if you like, short of a breach of the Six Traditions. I shall seek Torpor until this evening." Xavier finally recognized his use of older vampiric terms.

Torpor for one referring to his kinds deathlike imitation of sleep, it wasn't necessary but it conserved energy and allowed fantasy and memory to blend into something between a dream and a nightmare. As for the Six Traditions, those were once the ironclad laws of the vampire race concerning: Secrecy, Absolution of Dominion, the Right to Sire, Managing Progeny, Hospitality, and Destroying Fellow Vampires. With that Xavier lazily waltzed towards the door, but stopped to make one announcement.

"Actually, short of the Fifth (Hospitality) feel free to manage any potential complaints as my proxy. Any vagabond that dares to enter my realm without presenting themselves unto me, I shall punish them personally. Should you get the urge, I'll allow you two more of my herd. Two, and two alone, Nicholas. One for each of you. Lest I remind you..." he said, with a rather deep and almost guttural tone, far more so than usual.

Nicholas would have, if he was not restrained by his loyalty to his lord, would have more likely than not already have torn off, attempting to coat the streets of Bear Point in blood, literally painting the town red. As it was, Xavier's words of restraint managed to actually have some effect on the sadistic Vampire. Even though the mention of only one slaughter in a decade gave him no small sense of disappointment, he missed the 40's, he could get away with large amounts of murder then and hardly anybody gave it a second thought... For a few years at least.

He was aware that he was being given a small amount of freedom on his leash here. He gave a theatrical bow as his master walked out of the room, and gave it one last look over, 'perhaps simple murder shall have to substitute for slaughter, it would seem that I shall have to make due with the drippings then' Nicholas thought to himself and sighed with mock depression before himself exiting the building, and taking in a draught of crisp morning air. He wouldn't indulge his lust for bloodshed just yet, he was aware that he was given only a small lease to fill his gut for killing, so he would reserve them for any...Interlopers that were meddling in his lord's affairs. After all, until the evening he was acting not just as his right hand but now fully in his stead. There were some benefits to being the Vampire lords confidante.

As time had passed after Nicholas, and Xavier had abandoned the recent murder victims house, leaving Luke to do whatever it is that he wished, time had passed for the rest of the people in Bear Point. It was around noon on a Friday morning by now, as life in Bear Point had sprung to life, albeit not very many people spent their days in the small port town. And if they did, it was the locals as many people went out of town half the time, leaving it rather empty aside from the few that didn't exactly hate this reclused town tucked away on the coast of Canada.