Huron, Paul Oct 21, 2010 8:31:39 GMT 10
Post by Paul Huron on Oct 21, 2010 8:31:39 GMT 10
Why am I like this?[/center][/size]
When I was a young boy
I was honest and I had more self-control
If I was tempted I would run
Then, when I got older
I began to lie to get exactly what I wanted
When I wanted it
I was honest and I had more self-control
If I was tempted I would run
Then, when I got older
I began to lie to get exactly what I wanted
When I wanted it
Name: Paul Joshua Huron
Nickname: Only Paul if you value your teeth
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Taint: Even when he was human, Paul considered himself a human lie detector. He never takes anyone at their word. He never trusts anything he hears. He probes people for information the moment he meets them and 9 times out of 10 has them completely sized up before the end of the conversation. In essence, he’s looking for leaks in the walls, testing to see if the new person is solid. The pack has kind of learned to trust his instincts, noting that a majority of the time they're fairly accurate. The pack members jokingly refer to it as a 'spider sense'. If he decides that a person is trust worthy, most of the time he will never question them again, they’ve proven themselves credible. However, if he doesn’t trust them, he will grill them endlessly trying to get everything he wants to know out of them, until he’s broken them down.
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Home Town: Mora, Washington
Current Town / City: La Push, Washington
Job: Patrols of course take first priority, but with his grandmother's old age taking a toll on her, these days he helps her out in her natural remedy/herbal shop that she runs through her house.
Hobbies: In between patrols, work, and Rachel he doesn't have much time to himself. When he does manage to have a few seconds alone he enjoys washing and detailing his truck, jogging,
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Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Hair Length: 6ft. 5in.
Coat Colour: Silvery gray
Height: Paul, like all the other boys in the La Push Pack, is excessively tall and muscular. He stands at about 6 feet 5 inches, and weighs roughly 230 pounds.
Build: He is pure muscle, having been a fitness junkie even before he became a wolf. He often jokes about having 12 pack abs instead of a 6 pack.
Style: When it comes to clothing he keeps things simple; usually walking around in shorts and tennis shoes. In the winter time however, when it would draw far too much attention to be walking around half naked, he likes jeans and a t-shirt. He’ll put on a jacket when he goes outside, but he really doesn’t need it. He used to be more conscientious about style, but now clothing is a pain the more of it he has to wear.
Appearance: His skin is a deep russet color, which has darkened as he spends a lot of time shirtless and outside. His eyes are brown and his hair is raven dark, cropped short and spiky for convenience purposes. He has a tribal tattoo on his upper right bicep, a symbol of the pack and he has ear piercings.
Personality: STUBBORN • • What others would describe as stubbornness, Paul would deem determination, a fierce tenacity to accomplish all he sets out to accomplish; even if he has to step on a few people in order to achieve his goals. He is never one to back down from an argument; even when he knows he’s wrong. The phrase ‘choose your battles wisely’ was never something that Paul took to heart; a battle is a battle, no matter how big or seemingly insignificant, and Paul hates to lose. As far as he is concerned, it doesn’t matter whether he wins by an inch or a mile, winning is winning. Needless to say he has a fierce competitive streak, but this all ties into the stubbornness and constant need to validate himself. What most fail to see is that behind all of Paul’s bravado, he’s actually very insecure for reasons explained in the history. Being the best means everything to him because he has to prove his self worth.
LOYAL • • One of his more likable traits is his loyalty. As much as he bickers with members of the pack, mostly Jacob, if anyone were to make a move against him or any member of his ‘family’, they’d soon be met with a very angry wolf indeed. Nobody is allowed to pick on his brothers, but him and he takes their pack bond extremely serious. The reason for this mostly stems from his lack of a family. Being an only child he never really had siblings to connect with. He views Sam with the utmost respect for stepping into the role of alpha and taking on the responsibility of nurturing all of them during their transition phases. It is Sam’s patience with him and his volatile temper that has made Paul feel forever indebted.
TEMPERAMENTAL • • To put it mildly. Paul has a lot of pent up anger inside of him, anger that he could no longer conceal and suppress after his first shift. Harboring everything he’s been through and keeping it all inside of him resulted in some explosive “wolfing-out” at the slightest provocation. He had a temper before, but nothing compared to what he has now. Sam has said he thinks he’ll mellow out with time if he learns to let go of whatever it is he’s hiding. Paul isn’t so sure and he isn’t about to let everyone in on the dirt he manages to keep from them. Needless to say being in wolf form where his every thought can be heard was a difficult transition for him, but he learned how to keep his focus on the tasks at hand and not on the things he doesn’t want the others to hear.
JOKER • • Those who catch Paul on a good day will find that he has quite the sense of humor. His quick wit enables him to see the comedy in almost any situation. He and Jared combined makes for some interesting practical jokes. But what few know is that his tendency to make jokes is a ploy he’s mastered over time to prevent others from seeing his true feelings. Making a joke out of serious situations is better than allowing oneself to get emotional in his opinion. Bravado that he’s fine and that nothing is bothering him is a skill he acquired after a few years of being ‘the orphan’. There are a rare few who can see through his defenses but most of the time they don’t ask him what’s the matter. He won’t tell them. He’ll just crack another joke and hope they forget.
PRIVATE • • Paul isn’t a guy that is in to sharing his feelings. Emotions like anger and fear remain bottled inside of him because opening up makes him feel weak. He’ll claim to be an open book, and most believe him, but he does hide a lot of personal crap behind his cocky smirk. It helps that he can be very charming when he wants to be, people tend to just forget they were asking him about his problems, if they ask him at all. He’s learned how to hide things, how to make sure that no one sees the hurt beneath the surface. He is a very wounded person with a lot of deep seeded issues.
PROMISCUOUS • • This is more past tense these days, Rachel and imprinting took care of that but before she came around everyone in La Push knew that Paul was a player and a ladies man and yet the girls still flocked to him. He had never had a serious girlfriend and scoffed at the idea of imprinting. As far as he was concerned at the time, marriage was a sham and anyone who thought otherwise was an idiot. When Sam became engaged to Emily he gave the alpha loads of crap, including humming a funeral march every time the wedding was brought up in conversation. He believed he would never imprint and was convinced that if he did that he could resist the pull and continue on living as he did before. His man-whoring was yet another unconscious act that he partook in directly linked to past events.
+ :: HIS GUITAR • • When he moved in with his grandmother she bought him a guitar. Ruby recognized his need for distraction after everything he’d been through and thought that music would be a healthy way to channel his emotions. Paul picked it up and never put it down, and has been playing for around 14 years now. He’ll often take his guitar to the pack meetings and play casually as they all hang out by the bonfire.
+ :: HIS GRANDMOTHER • • Ruby Kertamus is Paul’s 83 year old grandmother. She took him in when CPS yanked him out of his parents’ home. She is a very loving and nurturing figure in his life and Paul goes out of his way to help and take care of her. She is one of the few stable influences in his life and without her there to keep him in line Paul has no doubt he would have gotten himself into a world of trouble by now.
+ :: RISK TAKING • • Cliff diving, fighting vampires, anything that requires a little danger. Paul thrills in anything life threatening and has from an early age. He broke nearly every bone in his body when he roller-bladed off his neighbors roof at the age of thirteen and the Evil Knievel routine hasn’t lost its appeal as he’s grown up. Or has he grown up?
+ :: EATING • • Since becoming a wolf, Paul loves to eat. His grandmother claims he’ll eat her out of house and home, but again his metabolism requires that he get plenty of carbohydrates in order to function. No food equals one cranky Paul, so normally everyone just lets him be.
+ :: THE PACK • • His brothers, his family. There is nothing he wouldn’t do for one of them, even if he does have his favorites. He has bonded well with Sam and Jared specifically; Jared’s good-humored nature and Sam’s placid personality a good mix to help with the temper issue. However, there are those who tend to bring out the monster in him; namely Jake, Quil, and Embry who push his buttons frequently.
+ :: EXERCISE • • Paul is a fitness junkie. He has always obsessed about how he looks physically and this segued into weight lifting as well as long distance running when he was around fifteen. He jogs every morning when he wakes up at 6AM. If he doesn’t get to go running…well runners are another breed of animal and he gets a bit testy. He has found that running also helps with the temper issue as it relaxes the body.
+ :: DEBATES • • He should have joined the debate team because Paul loves to argue. It doesn’t matter what the argument is about. If he has a differing opinion than that of the person speaking, he’ll launch right into an open discussion about it. Doesn’t matter if it’s politics, religion, or any of the other unmentionable subjects, Paul doesn’t shy away from anything controversial.
+ :: POKER • • Because he always wins, poker is one of Paul’s favorite games to play. Unfortunately many of the pack members won’t play with him anymore because they just assume hand him their money. His efforts to hide his emotions have sort of leaked over into this arena. He is a good bluffer, no one ever knows when he’s really holding the higher card.
+ :: FILTHY REEKING VAMPIRES • • Self-explanatory to anyone in on the goings-on of the pack. Vampires are the reason he turns into a wolf and while there are days when he loves what he is, there are others where he just wants to be a normal, totally oblivious, stupid kid again. Nomadic vampires beware, one foot on Quileute land and they’ll learn exactly how Paul feels about the situation…when they’re torn limb from limb.
+ :: BEING LIED TO • • If you lie to Paul, you will never earn his trust back. Why? Because he has a difficult time extending that trust to begin with. If you’re lucky enough to get past his walls where he opens up, he expects his confidants to guard his secrets and be equally honest with him. If it comes out that something he said was revealed to someone who has no business knowing, or that he’s been told bullsh*t about something or other…he will cut the offending person off without a batting an eye.
+ :: NOSY PEOPLE • • Paul doesn’t like being pumped for information. He prefers to keep his private matters private and people who push him to open up tend make their way onto his bad list very quickly. If he wanted people to know about him, he’d tell them. Otherwise, leave him the hell alone and don’t get pushy unless you want him to push back…literally.
+ :: BEING FALSELY ACCUSED • • As he hates liars, he doesn’t lie. When people accuse him of lying he gets pissed extremely quickly. Don’t do it; take him at his word if you know what’s good for you.
+ :: HIS PARENTS • • His child molesting father and his drug abusing mother…not much elaboration is needed, but Paul despises the pair of them. Luckily his father is locked up in Washington State Prison and his mother doesn’t come around unless she needs money. With his father’s release date creeping closer however, Paul has been a little on edge as of late.
+ :: THE TELEPATHIC LINK • • This goes hand in hand with nosy people and being analyzed. At least he can keep most people out of his head, but when it comes to the pack he has to be on constant guard, minding his thoughts every solitary second. It gets tiresome after a while, but he’s learned to work around it.
+ :: HIMSELF • • Deep down Paul is exceptionally unhappy with himself. He is terrified that he will wind up being like his mother and father; completely useless. Being stuck in a small town tied to a pack with duties doesn’t help matters much. The feeling of being trapped isn’t something Paul copes with well and as a result he lashes out in other ways while staying loyal to his responsibilities. He knows his self-destructive behavior will catch up to him, but until then he’s just riding the train until the crash.
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+ ::TO GET OUT OF LA PUSH • • Pretty self-explanatory. Paul wants to get out of the small town as they tend to remind him of his past. Ideally he’d like to move to Seattle and experience city life.
+ ::TO NOT BE LIKE HIS PARENTS • • Ironic considering his love of alcohol, but Paul draws the line there. He knows what drugs did to his parents and he doesn’t want to wind up in prison or trapped in a place like La Push going nowhere. Unfortunately with his pack responsibilities whether or not he’ll be permitted to leave is still unclear.
+ ::TO MAKE SOMETHING OF HIMSELF • • He wants to practice law. Typically this comes as a shock to people, but if they knew where he came from they would understand. He wants to stop what happened to him from happening to someone else; put the bad guys away for good.
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Past: Paul moved in with his grandmother when he was thirteen years old after being removed from his parents’ home by CPS. His parents raised him in a small town not far from La Push called Mora. From the time he was born he was viewed as more of burden/expense to his parents than a blessing; his conception being accidental. The couple lacked the finances to have an abortion and thus Paul was born on November 9th, 1990. The pair fought constantly over anything regarding his care…even down to who changed his diapers and made him a bottle. As a result Paul would become a very self-sufficient young man from a very early age. His parents had been dabbling in drugs long before he was born, but the abuse reached a peak when he was around seven years of age. Drug dealers began showing up at the two bedroom home looking for his parents for back money.
His father was physically abusive for as long as Paul can remember; beating his mother to a near bloody pulp time and time again. Every shadow was a cop or a dealer she owed, and she flinched every time Paul touched her, even for a hug. It wasn’t long before the abuse was turned on him. His father would come home from a long day of hanging out and getting high to teach Paul a “little lesson” about how hard it was to be a man in the world. Every night Paul would lie in bed with his door closed just begging God that he wouldn’t come in his room for one of his little lessons. But night, after night, after night…there he was. And when he couldn’t take it anymore, when he hated him enough, when he really didn’t care if he lived or died; he told his teacher at school and then she told someone and then they told someone else.
And eventually, not quickly, EVENTUALLY he went off to prison; Paul’s testimony having put him behind bars. His mother soon deemed unfit to car for him, caused his grandmother Ruby to be given full custodial rights. Since moving to La Push he’s tried to start over, leaving the past behind him, but his father’s release date from prison is a forever creeping number in his mind. There is nothing Paul fears more; he knows the moment Bob is released he’ll be looking for him and he worries constantly about what that will mean for his grandmother when he shows up at her back door. When he was sixteen he learned he had other problems, phasing for the first time and becoming the third in his pack. He still struggles with control, but it’s becoming easier with time.
Naturally all of the abuse has engrained some deep seeded insecurity in him. And though he would never admit it, his womanizing is all effort to repair the emasculating that took place at the hands of his father. He spent so much of his life feeling hopeless and now that he finally isn’t hopeless he’s attempting to prove his masculinity and worth by hurting others the way he’s been hurt; unaware that he is perpetuating the cycle of abuse in the process…just in another way. He doesn’t allow people to get close to him because he fears being hurt or judged. He believes that his pack mates would think less of him if they knew the truth.
+ :: Rachel Black • • (IMPRINT) – Paul and Rachel first crossed paths at a back to school bonfire when he was fifteen. Mistaking her for Rebecca (a good friend of his), the two got into a little tit-for-tat when Rachel became offended by his glompage. A year later, after his shift, Rachel would return home and Paul's life would be shattered forever. At first horrified that he'd imprinted on the brainy, social outcast half of the twin equation, he went out of his way to ignore the pull he felt toward her, hooking up with whoever he could. Eventually he realized he couldn't get away from it and threw himself at Rachel's mercy. She forgave him and the two began dating. These days Rachel has been pushing to get married, but Paul's aversion to marriage is something that not even imprinting could fix.
+ :: Robert (Bob) Huron • • (FATHER-INCARCERATED) – Paul’s relationship with his father is nonexistent, which is exactly the way he wants it. Convicted of sexually abusing his son, Bob is currently serving time in a Washington Correctional Facility. Talks of him being released have been frequent lately, conditions of his parole being discussed between his legal team. He will be required to remain 5820 feet from Paul, however, knowing his father isn’t exactly a law abiding citizen, Paul doesn’t believe for a second that this will happen.
+ :: Lenora Kertamus • • (MOTHER-LOCATION UNKNOWN) – Paul last saw his mother when he was taken from her home by CPS. She was being put into a police vehicle the last time he saw her, completely stoned. She contacts his grandmother via telephone asking for money often, but Ruby has more or less cut her off, convinced that she has to learn the hard way and would probably just use the money for drugs anyway.
+ :: Ruby Kertamus • • (GRANDMOTHER-LEGAL GUARDIAN) – Paul’s grandmother is the constant in his life. She is nurturing and loving, making up for the rough life he lived before. She blames herself for what happened to him, wishing she would have gotten involved when she had suspicions after a visit at Christmas one year. But Paul holds nothing against her and loves her unconditionally.
+ :: Tom Kertamus • • (UNCLE-COACH) – His mother’s younger brother, Tom has been a sort of male figure in Paul’s life, getting him involved in sports as a means of distraction. He coaches the La Push High basketball team and is constantly pushing Paul to do his best and rise above past circumstances.
+ :: Cassidy Kertamus • • (COUSIN) – Paul's older cousin, daughter of his Uncle Tom. Cassidy and Paul butt heads at every turn, throwing one another under the bus whenever they can...at least that was how it was in high school. These days they're a little more subtle about their bantering.
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