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Posted on: Jul 11 2018, 06:32 AM
Harbinger of Shenanigans
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NAME: Sebastian L. Di Mercurio
NICKNAME: Seb or Bash
BIRTHDAY: Winter 30
OCCUPATION: Doctor / Apothecary
HOME: Cascade Apartments
MARITAL STATUS: Single
• The Physical
WEIGHT: 152 lbs.
EYE COLOR: Brown
HAIR COLOR: Brown
APPEARANCE: Sebastian has an average-to-lean build that is often hidden away under his conservative fashion sense. Visually, he’s a blend of well-groomed and slightly disheveled. His clothing mostly adheres to classic apparel such as khakis, button-up tops, sleeveless vests, and sweaters, but you can tell they are fairly worn. Both his hair and facial stubble are well-styled but he has a tendency to simply let things run free on a day-to-day basis. His personal hygiene varies from time to time as well. Typically he keeps up on his showers and sticks to sandalwood or tea tree oil soaps, foregoing any cologne. However, whenever he finds himself engrossed in a personal project for an extended period of time, he has a tendency to ignore the basics. For the most part, Sebastian gives off that boy-next-door vibe, but with a few high-brow upgrades thrown into the mix.
• The Emotional
A man with an analytical mindset, Sebastian is the type of individual that dives in head-first into things that interest him. Sometimes to the point where he tunes everything else out. It's easy to deduce that he likely grew up in a household of wealth by his demeanor and speech, as well as his personal tastes in things like food, architecture, and art (his sense of fashion, on the other hand, is frugal at best). However, he's not the type to talk about his past. In fact, he puts great effort in dodging questions about his family or upbringing any time someone tries to bring it up.
But he's a very empathetic individual. When he's not in "project mode", he's actually a very good listener and can often relate to a lot of the stress and struggles people unload on him on a day-to-day basis. Sebastian's not exactly the socially astute individual when it comes to himself, but he's very good at analyzing and observing the behaviors of others and recognizing inconsistencies of physical or mental health. It's unfortunate he's so blind to his own endeavors.
* His parents
* Large (often formal) social gatherings
* High Society
* Learning new things
* Tinkering with pet projects
* Exotic foods - (Is kind of a foodie to some degree)
* Naturopathic Medicine
* Coffees, Teas & Herbs
* Rainy days
* Overbearing people / His Family
* Excessive vulgarity
* Super sweet foods - Candy, Desserts, certain fruits
* Extremely hot weather
* City Life
* Keen Intellect: Sebastian has that traditional scientific mind, and likes to engage in things that mentally stimulate him. This includes expanding his skills set on new topics, and tinkering in projects that ask the "what if" questions.
* Good Samaritan Mentality: He's genuinely a kind-hearted individual and, despite his social flaws, does what he can to help others in need.
* Is a fairly decent cook. He's a "let's throw this together and see what happens" kind of individual.
* Socially Awkward: He doesn't really know how to properly engage with folks outside of his personal interests. When he gets nervous in social settings he's prone to bouts of clumsiness, nonsensical statements, and fidgeting to name a few things.
* Pushover: Especially around those with very strong personalities.
* Oblivious: He doesn't really pick up on certain kinds of social cues unless they're work-related.
* The Inventor's Curse: Sebastian has this odd tendency to hurt himself a lot accidentally on his pet projects.
* Lightweight: He's a "one-and-done" guy, so typically he just steers clear of imbibing all together.
• The History
* Vagn Gunnarsen Leif – Father (55)
* Sofia Fiorenza Leif – Mother (50)
* Sonja Leif – Sister (30)
* Sigrid Leif – Sister (26)
* Svana Leif – Sister (22)
* Sif Leif – Sister (19)
* Sylvi Leif – Sister (16)
Sebastian is the only son of the Leif family, and has an extremely tumultuous relationship with practically everyone. The only one who knows how to contact him is Svana, who is his only sister who fully understood and supported Sebastian's decision to flee from his home life. In fact, it was by her help that he was able to make a run for it without anyone being able to find him.
Sonja and Sigrid made his life a living hell. Sonja was the epitome of the perfect child. She married young to a wealthy businessman and has a family of her own. She constantly used her pristine situation as a cruel attempt at motivating Sebastian to follow in her footsteps. She's also their father's favorite child and is set to inherit the majority of the family wealth and businesses in the future.
Sigrid is the quintessential debutane type mindset. She's into the jet-set lifestyle, along with high-fashion, and all the social drama you can shake a stick at. She was always setting Sebastian up on blind dates, and was the one to pressure their mother into marrying Linley to begin with.
Sebastian was born and raised in the throes of high society. His family comes from a long line of Southeastern European nobility who eventually relocated to the Americas in the early 1900's to become investors and entrepreneurs. Though they have long dropped their formal titles, their wealth is another matter all together. Being a child of this kind of family comes with astronomically high expectations and a specific level of decorum to go with it. With access to all of the private educational privileges befitting of a family of high influence, Sebastian graduated with honors such as Valedictorian, Dean's List, and Summa Cum Laude. He decided to pursue the study of medicine where he was gearing up to open his own practice once he finished his internships.
His personal life was equally as strict. At sixteen he was made a debutant, but his parents wanted him to wait until he finished his schooling before selecting an acceptable match. However, that didn't stop his parents from parading him around at every party, charity event, and formal dinner invitation. It was obvious they were trying to ferret out the ideal wife with the right breeding and family pedigree from both a wealth and reputation perspective. Though he admirably avoided being tied to anyone by dragging out his schooling a few more semesters, he eventually reached the end of his lucky streak and found himself branded to a girl by the name of Linley DesRochiers.
Calling Linley a self-centered diva was putting things lightly. She was in love with the idea of being married, but she didn't actually love Sebastian, and the feeling of distaste was mutual. The amount of verbal and emotional abuse suffered started out superfluous at first, but eventually piled on in droves when Linley realized Sebastian was less than enamored with the pomp and circumstance his bloodline required out of him. Pair that with the fact that his medical career was off to a rocky start in regards to having an ethics debate with his superiors, and pretty soon the breaking point had come to a head.
On the day of his wedding, while hundreds of thousands of guests sat in the pews and waited for the ceremony to begin, Sebastian fled the venue, emptied what he could from his trust fund, and went off the grid. After legally changing his surname to Di Mercurio, he took a few years to travel the world and figure out what he wanted to do with his life. He knew what he didn't want, but he had spent over twenty years catering to other peoples' dreams that he hadn't taken the time to figure out his own. Eventually his funds started whittling down, and as he reached Carina Cove he fell in love with the atmosphere at first sight. With the remaining money he had on hand, he invested it towards opening his own apothecary, specializing in natural medicine and giving him the opportunity to open his own practice at the same time.
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