Layton "Chu" Lewis Jul 18, 2011 23:03:50 GMT -5
Post by Layton "Chu" Lewis on Jul 18, 2011 23:03:50 GMT -5
NAME: I'm Remington, more commonly known as Remmy.
AGE: 17, 18 on December 29th.
ROLEPLAY EXPERIENCE: I've Roleplayed since I was in 5th grade, it first started with NeoPet personas and it expanded from there. The longest RP I’ve ever had lasted for about 10 months and we RPed almost every day.
OTHER CHARACTERS: None so far, perhaps I’ll add another in the future.
HOW YOU FOUND US: Actually, Kouyou Ichiki referred me, she said that this blog needed some more members and since she thought I expressed myself well through my writing that I’d be a good candidate. (Thank you so much Dena and Seth for giving me this opportunity!)
Layton “Chu” Lewis
“I wake up, it's a bad dream,
No one on my side,
I was fighting
But I just feel too tired
to be fighting,
guess I'm not the fighting kind.”
“You know it ain't easy
For these thoughts here to leave me
There's no words to describe it
In French or in English
Well, diamonds they fade
And flowers they bloom
And I'm telling you
These feelings won't go away
They've been knockin' me sideways
They've been knockin' me out lately
Whenever you come around me
These feelings won't go away
They've been knockin' me sideways
I keep thinking in a moment that
Time will take them away
But these feelings won't go away ”
BIRTHDAY: October 2nd
PLAY-BY: UNKNOWNChu Lewis is a 20 year old male. Though, most people assume he is much younger than he actually is. Chu is very pale and thin, almost appearing sickly. However, he is perfectly healthy. He is roughly 5’6, and weights about 120 pounds. Doctors have told him for years to gain weight and muscle mass, but his metabolism is so incredibly high that he can’t seem to gain more than a pound without quickly shedding it off. He has black hair; he allows his bangs to cover his honey colored eyes. He is only half Japanese, and never learned to speak the language. He likes to wear loose shirts, hoodies, and tight skinny jeans. The ring he wears on his finger is an old gift from a boyfriend.
At a first glace it might seem like he's never been beaten a day in his life, however if he were to undress you'd see a completely different story. Under his clothing you'd see a body laced with long scars, cigarette burns, and traces of broken capillaries that left disgusting bruises under his skin. He thinks all of the scars make him disgusting and ugly, he's ashamed of them. If asked, he will trying to make up any sort of excuse trying to explain how he got them. Chu has a small limp and wobble in his walk. When he was 15 his sister revealed that he was gay to their entire school. At the end of the school day he was ambushed and attacked by several Anti-Gay students who beat him to a pulp. One of these students carried a metal bat with him and beat him in the knees to keep him from running. This student was successful in actually breaking his left knee cap. He has a fake knee cap now. His left knee constantly pops out of joint, so he tries to be careful with it. Chu also seems to have a habit of absently fiddling with the silver ring on his finger. He sleeps holding the ring close to his heart, in high hopes that his love for his boyfriend will overpower Tieful's evil ways and force him to leave his head. Chu whispers "I love you" to the ring before he falls asleep and when he wakes up in the morning.
Chu is a tender and gentle young man, who has never once shown the least bit of hostility towards anyone he’s ever met. He tends be timid and observant, wanting to keep his distance from anyone who is loud, cruel, or rude. When and if he is ever faced with a hostile situation, he’ll “turn off” (he'll go into another state of mind and allow the violence to ensue).
If anyone is willing to get to know him they’ll quickly learn that he is open-minded, loving, and eager to please. Chu will open his heart to anyone willing to listen. They will find out that he is the most selfless person in the world.
Likes: Painting, Drawing, Singing, Swimming, Eating.
Chu expresses himself well through painting and drawing. He is quite possibly a child prodigy, his paintings have been said to replicate that of Claude Monet. He’s also a very talented singer, with a voice that can make your heart skip beats. He used to sing all the time but ever since he came to Haven he hasn't shown much interest in demonstrating his skills. Whenever Chu gets the opportunity he'll go swimming, he'll even go swimming in the dead of winter if the pool is heated. Eating is his most favorite activity. His favorite food are all unhealthy: corn dogs, nachos, ice cream, hot dogs, burgers, and pizza. When Chu was 11 he found a small, fluffy, black and white kitten who was abandoned on the side of the road; he took her in and raised her like his own child. Since she can be very elusive (like a ghost) he called her, Casper. Casper can be very loving towards Chu, but prefers to be alone hiding in a closet or bookshelf. She is lazy, old, fat, and doesn't care much for strangers.
Dislikes: Loud/Rude/Abusive People, Cold, Being Alone, Sleeping, Books.
If you're a loud, rude, or an abusive person he'll probably be too scared to talk to you or look you in the eye. After all of the punishment he got from his father and sister he doesn't want anything to do with cruel people. Being cold is his LEAST favorite thing in the world, when he's cold he tends to get a little crabby and that is very much unlike him. He quite simply doesn't like to be alone, but, since he's so quite he's learned to live with being alone. Ever since Tieful began to manifest himself Chu has become deathly afraid of sleep. He's done everything possible to over come this fear. He's settled with his own sleep remedies: sleeping with a nightlight on, and wearing his ring to bed. Chu also dislikes reading, growing up he was taught to believe that he was inferior and stupid, as a result he has a dislike of reading.
Chu’s mother, Nanami Kobayashi Lewis, and his father, Harvey Darren Lewis met when they were just teenagers. Nanami and Harvey met a party, they were both drunk, and one mistake lead to another. A few months later it became very clear to Nanami that she was pregnant. Nanami’s father forced Harvey to marry his daughter, and Harvey did. Nanami was 17 and Harvey was 18 when they got married and later that year Nanami gave birth to twins; Layton and Ruta Lewis on October 2nd.
Layton was a shy and tender child from the start. While the other children would roughhouse and play he would sit quietly and draw, or simply observe the others. While Ruta was destructive, loud, obnoxious, sporty, and bossy. Harvey took a quick liking to his rough ‘n tumble daughter, and began to resent Layton for “not being a man”.
As far back as Layton can remember, he can't think of a single instance where his father showed him even an ounce of affection. He remembers getting scolded and beaten often. He remembers that his father would always say, “You’ll never be a man.” and “You’re weak, and you’ll always be weak.” He remembers being beaten so bad that he would black out. Later in life, he would also suffer the wrath of his equally cruel sister. His mother, afraid of getting beaten herself, never once spoke up for her son.
The beatings only got worse when Layton was 15 and was in High School. He discovered that he was gay. This wouldn’t help his situation at home or at school at all. On top of the beatings and scoldings at home, he would now have to endure name calling and threats from his classmates.
The only person who kept Layton strong was his boyfriend, Melly Abaddon. Melly was an understanding, sympathetic, gentle, and sensitive young man who kept Layton alive during these horrible trials. Melly also gave Layton his nickname “Chu”. “Chu” is a childish Japanese word for “kiss” and ever since Melly gave him that nickname it has stuck with him everywhere he goes. Most of the time he doesn’t even respond to “Layton”.
When he was 18 he began to to experience horrible nightmares; he watched a copper colored monster murder hundreds of innocent victims in his dreams. The beast was odd though, it was as if Chu already knew the murderous creature, like he was an old friend of some sort. Chu had a deep feeling that the monsters had a name and that it was, Tieful. When he would dream these terrible dreams, he was told that he would scream and howl in his sleep, and his eyes would turn a ghostly blue color.
Later that same year he was taken to Haven, it was both the best day and the worst day of his life. He is so happy to be out of his parent’s house and away from his high school. However, he desperately longs for Melly’s presence. He’s been hoping to see Melly for 2 years. Lately though, Chu has been slowly falling in love with another young man who is living in Haven. Akio Tokuhana, was once his physical therapist but they quickly became good friends. Aki is protective, gentle, sympathetic, patient, strong and handsome; which are all characteristics Chu loves in a partner. However, Chu is afraid of falling out of love with Melly, who has been his only support since he was 15 and has been his only connection to the outside world. But, he knows that he'll never see Melly again either and it doesn't make sense to "keep the fire" going between the two of them.
In the mean time, he works at the local bar in Haven mixing drinks, though, he is not a drinker.
Illusion : The Monster Inside : Demon
As the beatings from his father and sister got worse and worse, Tieful began to manifest itself into Chu’s psyche.
Tieful (Tii - full) has copper colored skin to resemble dried blood, grand flowing white hair to represent power and great age, magnificent horns to threaten his enemies, some golden armor and red robes to represent his pride and vanity, the skull on his left shoulder to represent his own fearlessness, and of course his fearsome bone dagger, and with this dagger he would happily take the life of anything and everything that stood in his path.
Tieful is a feared demon in the world of Illusion, living in the outskirts of the Gateway hiding in the rubble and ashes of abandoned dreams until a creature is stupid enough to wander into his territory; then he will proceed to viciously slaughter the innocent creature that wandered into his land. He will also go as far as to eat the flesh right off the creatures bones, and then save the bones to make more weapons. Tieful is fully aware of Chu’s life, his pain, his suffering and he enjoys it. He is determined to make nightmares more and more traumatic for Chu. Tieful has no fear, no mercy, and no shame. He feels nothing but pure rage, hate, and envy.
Chu is deathly afraid of Tieful. When he finally awake he’ll cry until his eyes are raw and his lungs ache. Since he is so deathly afraid of Tieful and all of the horrible things he’s done in the Illusion, that he’ll force himself to stay up for days on end trying not to slip back into sleep. This usually fails him though, and he usually falls asleep again and finds that Tieful only gets more enraged that he has been ignored.