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Benjamin Simpkin

Some people have way too many feelings

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a character in “Take Some Time”, as played by ali_rox96

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Benjamin Simpkin
Aged 26
Staying in John and Yoko
Ben was raised in England but has been moving from place to place for the last five years, he was in New York when he won the trip.
He has three tattoos; one is a siluette of a sparrow flying up his left forearm with the words no regrets trailing behind it. His second is the words ‘how terrible it is to love something that death can touch’ written on a grave stone on his right shoulder blade and lastly he has a tree of life tattoo on his left shoulder. Ben also has a scar down his right forearm.
Personality
Ben’s most prominent trait is his impatience. Ben will not wait for anything, and gets frustrated and annoyed easily. He judges people on first impressions without bothering to actually get to know them and he doesn’t hesitate to voice his thoughts. He doesn’t believe in pleasantries and he won’t pretend to enjoy someone’s company just to spare their feelings. Ben is blunt, to the point and despises people pleasers. Despite his dislike of most people though, he’s actually quite good at socialising if he tries, though he rarely, actively seeks out the company of others. He hates being somewhere quite though, he prefers noises and things going on around him, you'll never find him reading a book somewhere quiet.
Ben doesn’t believe in commitments or planning ahead, he lives in his life in the moment, following whatever whim crosses his mind. This would explain why he never stays in one place for very long. He also enjoys being physically active; going for runs, hiking surfing, whatever. Ben isn’t an honest or trustful person, when someone he actually likes is relying on him or trusting him, he’ll usually come through. When something will inconvenience him though, even slightly, he’ll break the rules without a second thought.

Ben fears attachment and commitment, and getting a girl pregnant.
His favourite food is eggs, done any way and his favourite colour is any shade of green.
History
Ben grew up in London with his mother, and would spend every summer with his dad. He was an only child and his parents had slit up halfway through his mother’s pregnancy. His father moved around a lot though, and so every summer he was in a different place, his father was a author with an inborn need not to get attached to places or things. As Ben got older he slowly stopped visiting his father and they grew out of touch. When Ben finished high school, he was in the process of falling off the rails, getting high regularly, drinking himself into oblivion, it was a dark patch. Then he met Ebony, she wasn’t in any way a sweet or innocent girl, but they started dating and she helped him get his act together. Ben became a school teacher and got back on the right side of life, but three years into their relationship, Ebony broke up with him. Six months after their brake up, Ben’s mother died in a car accident causing him to pack up his bags and hit the road. He travelled all around the globe, doing anything from waiting on tables to being a janitor, never staying in one place more than a few months.

So begins...

Benjamin Simpkin's Story

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Benjamin Simpkin
Scotland. Ben had lived here for a few months a couple years back, and it was coming back to him why he had left. It was cold, the weather was miserable and he hated all the green scenery. At least the plane ride hadn’t been too bad; no crying babies or overly active children. Dismissing his negative thoughts - he wasn’t one to throw away a free trip because he hated the destination - he got out of the car and grabbed his two bags. Ben shrank into his jacket as soon as the cold air hit him, the car drove off and he was left standing in front of the large place with his bags stacked up next to him. “Well, better check out where I’m going to be staying for the next little while.” Ben mumbled to himself and he picked up his bags and walked towards the lobby.

He wasn’t really concerned about the state of the place; it looked quite fancy and the pictures online looked almost extravagant. Besides even if it was a dump, he was sure he’s stayed in worse. Entering the lobby Ben excited to be out of the cold. He walked in leisurely taking his time to observe his surroundings. The main features of the room were the overload of bookshelves, though he never read, so any sort of bookshelf was overkill for him, and a desk. Ben never really noticed anything other than the basics. He did notice the cute brunette sitting at the desk though, but he quickly dismissed her, she seemed way too uptight from the way she was working on the computer and how she held herself. He had already determined that they would never get along.

“I’m Ben Simpkin,” He said abruptly, to the brunette after he had crossed the room and was standing in front of the desk. His voice was void of any friendly intonations as he didn’t really do pleasantries, according to him they were a waste of time and effort and he really didn’t care what the brunette thought of him. “I don’t remember what room I’m in.” He tacked on the end, when he remembered that he had been told what room he was staying in.

He hoped this wouldn't take too long, waiting was not his specialty.

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#, as written by Onuwa
Rose couldn't help but look up and observe the man walking into the house, she had to admit he was handsome in the sort of rugged way. He seemed wild to her. She offered him a smile and felt a cold brush of indifference in return. She forced the smile on her face and found herself taking back her handsome thought. "Hello Ben" she said softly after he had introduced himself, "My name is Rose McDunn, Welcome. I hope your trip wasn't too difficult." He seemed more and more like a robot to her and she couldn't help the small little twitch of annoyance in eye. "Let me see... Just a moment." She bent and went to go through her papers and she found the one with his name on it. "Ah yes... John and Yoko room." she went and got his key and pointed him up to the direction of the stairs "To the left and a little down the hallway. The room will be on your right. I hope you enjoy your stay here Mr. Simpkin"

There was the ring of the door bell that sounded through the house and Rose looked up from her computer and stood. She took a moment to straighten her clothes and fluff her hair and then she smiled at Ben and said a soft "Excuse me." And she walked towards the door. She opened it and saw a woman standing there in a gorgeous dress. she put on her brightest smile and said "Welcome." She ushered the woman in the door and then closed the door behind them. "

The entrance hall was big with two story high ceilings with crown mouldings. She Gazed around proudly and then looked to her guest. She stepped around her and offered her hand in greeting "My name is Rose McDunn, pleased to meet you, and that man over there is Mr. Ben Simpkin, he is a guest here as well." she let go of the womans hand and said "Lets get you checked in and to your room shall we?" She slipped behind the desk and opened her computer to register the woman. She went about getting some papers for her to sign and began to input the information. "Ah, staying in the Benny and Joon room, it is a lovely room. One of my favourites really." she smiled brightly and went about checking Ben and Diana in.

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Diana was exited. This mansion was the most gorgeous place she had ever been to, even bigher then her condo, and old design organizations place combined. "Its an honor to meet you. I herd this is a family home." Diana took her key and headed to her room. She saw the bulky man on the way. Diana wasn't really the love type. She treated men just like any girl. Diana unlocked the door.
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She was amazed, her jaw dropped. She almost screamed in exitment. Diana unpacked her suitcase, fist unpacking her makeup. Makeup filled the shelves. Then she loaded all her dresses in bins, that were also placed inside shelves. She then took out her hairbrush and started doing her hair, making it look curly. She put on mascara and other make up. She wanted to look sharp when all the guests arrived. Diana never wanted to look messy. Every morning after she woke up, she brushed her hair and threw on an outfit. After Diana unpacked everything and finished her do, she headed to the lobby and sat down on a leather couch. She wanted to impress them. After all, she was a fasion Deva.

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The brunette, or Rose as she introduced herself, or McDunn as he had chosen to call her, put on a good hostess act, smiled when she was supposed to and said all the right things. She might as well have been talking to a deaf though; all Ben really cared about was the key to his room that she handed him. When the doorbell rang he couldn't help a smile as McDunn straightened out her clothes and hair before answering the door. Someone seemed to care way too much about looking professional.

The woman who had rug the doorbell was actually rather attractive, she introduced herself as Diana and McDunn introduced him. "Nice dress" he said simply to Diana, before dismissing her and turning back to McDunn. "I guess I'll be seeing you around then, Mcdunn." He gave her a light nod before heading off in the direction she had told him, though he hadn't listened very well and so it took him a few goes to get to his room.

Ben was impressed with his room, he liked the colours and everything looked clean and well it was pretty amazing after he had dropped is bags in the middle of the floor he tried the bed and discovered it was what he imagined lying on a cloud to look like. He then rummaged through the basket of goodies that he found lying on the end of his bed, he didn’t care very much about the bottle of thing to use in the bathroom, and left them scattered across the floor, same with the water bottles and housecoat; he might get around to using them eventually. However he shoved some of the snacks into his pocket while already munching down on one.

Not one to hang around alone in his room all day, Ben, after dropping off his bags and stocking up on snacks headed out to check out the entirety of the B&B.

Sally Hopkins
It was the first time Sally had ever left England, even though it was only Scotland, she was completely enchanted. It wasn’t all that different from England but Sally still kept her face staring firmly out the window taking in all the surrounding greenery. She was even more amazed as she got closer to the B&B, the drive way was stunning with the canopy of trees over the top, Sally was almost disappointed when the driveway came to end and revealed the actual place. It was massive, and there was a gorgeous fountain, she couldn’t wait to find out what was waiting for her inside, including the other guests.

Before entering the B&B though, she made sure to flatten out any creases in her clothes that were caused by the journey. She was wearing a cute light pink dress with a floral pattern and a tan jacket. She also made sure her hair and make up still looked nice and fresh, touching it up where she could. First impressions were always deadly important and she wasn’t going to let the other guests’ first impression of her be bad. She took a deep breath, preparing herself to be charming and friendly and she moved towards the entrance.

Entering the lobby Sally’s attention was drawn to the number of books on the bookshelves that lined the walls. She moved over the desk that was across the room when she saw a woman sitting there. “This place is absolutely amazing,” Sally said sincerely as she looked around the room, her usual sweet smile plastered on her face. She was sure the woman in front of her would love her. “I mean I’ve never really been out of England before, so I don’t exactly have any standards, but I think I’ve fallen in love.”

Sally laughed lightly as she lent against the edge of the desk looking after at another girl who was sitting on a leather couch opposite her. The girl's hair was dressed to perfection, it was really quite impressive, almost intimidating. Sally suddenly felt very plain and like she hadn't made much of an effort. She smiled in a friendly manner and gave the girl a small wave.

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Adam bounded up the stairs, tripping over just twice, which was somewhat of an achievement for him. He had already forgotten everything Rose had said, having taken nothing in except for the words 'Forest' and 'explore'. Standing on the landing, he looked around at all the doors with mild confusion. He decided to drop his luggage and take a walk up and down the hall and almost immediately tripped over a man who was walking down the hallway. Murmering apologies, he looked up at the man above him.

Adam frowned slightly; the man above him seemed to radiate impatience and energy, but who was he to judge? Smiling brightly, he nodded at the man above him, feeling that he was not one for idle chatter.