E Lynn challenges you to take the following dip in the TS pool..... (This one is well fleshed out)...so how about it, guys)
James "El" Ellison:
Approx. 32 years
6'4" and well built: chiseled and hard body; body is definition of cliché "velvet over steel"; body is completely hairless-he is a sensualist; pierced quite a bit, but not to the point of distraction: nipples, ears (mult), navel, tongue, in addition to his genitals (one ring encircling the base of his penis - like a perm cock ring, another ring just behind the
head, a guiche - a ring behind the scrotum in that sensitive area, and one ring through the head); head full of hair but cut short.
Smart/Intelligent - Double majored in industrial engineering (human factors) and business, minored in psych and history. Went to school thanks to the US gov't.
Spent 5 years in school and 5 years in Army (did not complete is required duty; medical discharge). Last year or so in Army, was a part of more secretive and dangerous assignments.
Has always had some control of his senses. As a child and young adult, they were only at level 5, at some point in the army they "blossomed" and spiraled out of control (hence discharge). After army, used drugs to control or mute senses. Became prostitute to earn money to get fix(approx 6-9 months). After he went to work for Sy, he researched his
condition and found materials that helped him regain control without resorting to drugs.
He has control 90% of the time.
Currently works for Simon "Sy" Banks as manager/investment councilor in addition to "working" for Sy. It should be noted that James is more along the lines of a courtesan than a whore. He is a completely sensual beast - he is in it for the feeling, not the money. He is submissive, but he can be a "bossy" bottom. He could retire and never have to work again,
but he is looking for something in each encounter to complete his sense of being.
There is nothing too much for him - the darker the scene, the closer to completion he comes (fist, ws, bdsm, etc).
Used as a pawn by his mother, Grace, so that she exert some control over his father, William, after she left Bill for another man. With Sy's encouragement, he began to repair his relationship with his father.
Approx. 32 years
5'11" and well built: well defined without being overblown; body has hair but not to the point of hirsute; pierced: nipples, ears (mult), his genitals (a guiche, one ring through the head, possibility of others); hair long and often pulled back.
Smart/Intelligent - Double majored as an undergrad; Masters (Anthrop and Eng Lit); Doctorate in Anthrop. Began college at 16, after going to a school for the gifted in New York.
Is a renowned author: began writing series of best selling novels while working on masters. Series is Sci-Fi mystery about a man who has a special abilities relating to his senses. There are 5 or 6 books for the series so far. He uses a pseudonym (Michael Thorn)
He also writes erotica under another pseudonym (Nikolas Wolf) and has written since his undergrad days - it is dark and often times frightening.
His masters and doctorial work, along with the books from his series are the documents used by James to begin to regain and understand his senses
He is dominant, not for a need for power, but as an extension of his personality. Blair is far closer to being Wolf in the everyday setting, than he is to Thorn, though both are aspects of him
Has traveled extensively, and has decided to settle near his mother
Simon "Sy" Banks
Ex-police captain who runs den of iniquity with no name other than that those who work and live there call it, Haven
Let the police force because of the hypocrisy that was pervasive, especially that of sexuality and its deviations
Opened a "Gentleman's Club" catering to those in society that needed to experience some of the "darker" passions.
He operates a business that only provides the services of those that are clean, intelligent, varied and, importantly, discreet. The clientele is the same, in addition to being rich
Found James on the streets with Help from Joel, and cleaned him up, cleaned him out, and helped him begin again. Treats James as his 2IC.
Dominatrix who freelances out of Simon's house.
Close friend of Blair's since college. Introduced him to scene originally, introduced him to Simon's house recently.
Henry "H" Brown
Son of a deceased friend of Sy
Has a sadistic streak as thick as his neck that could have led him into much trouble, had it not been for basically being a "nice guy" and having those desires channeled by Sy
Has much unresolved anger from father's perceived abandonment (death) and abuse from foster care system
If Joel is the angel sitting on Simon's shoulder, Rafe is the devil.
Also on the police force, though he has no problems taking bribes or providing information to Simon under the table.
He has a strong sense of personal ethics and will not betray those ethics or those that he feels are "his". This includes Simon and those at the Haven.
He is darkness where Joel is light.
He is also Simon's lover.
Physical embodiment of Sy's conscience
Currently a police captain and worked with Sy when he was with the department.
Often leads Simon to or brings strays.
Accepts Simon's career choice and understands, but he himself would never be able to run such a place. Those brought or lead to Simon are only those he knows who need a haven, such as it is, like Simon's
The only bribe he has accepted is the coffee he drinks with Simon, discussing future residents at the "Haven" Grace Ellison
She left her younger son with his father because 1) he was too young and 2) he was only the second son.
She never physically abused James (or Jimmy, as she liked to call him), but mental and emotional abuse abounded. She surrounded Jimmy with "uncles" and flaunted her sexuality in front of Jimmy (it was not uncommon for him to bear witness to his mother's sexual escapades).
She let Jimmy go live with his father his senior year in high school, not out of the goodness of her heart, but because it would rip him from his friends and the lies she had told of his father not wanting him had festered and become an infection of hate and distrust felt against Bill.
Bill was not perfect, but he loved his son, and had tried for years to convince Grace to let Jim (as he called his son) live with him.
Bill's support and acceptance of Jim's need for independence appeared to be lack of interest in James' Grace-tainted eyes.
Bill accepted the need for the boy to go away to college and then in to the army.
He still carries guilt for not being able to remove Jim from Grace's clutches.
Neighbor to Bill Ellison; Mother to Blair
Though she can be flighty to the point of flaky, she is a very intelligent woman: Psychiatrist specializing in sexual problems and issues
She loves her son very much and has supported him in all endeavors.
Though she, too, raised a son on her own, Naomi is as different from Grace
Ellison as two people can be.
Simon sees James first time turning tricks
Blair finishes second Thorn novel
Simon sees James exchanging money for drugs
Blair sells umpteenth Wolf story
Simon receives call from Joel about stray (James)
Blair makes plans to celebrate accomplishments
Simon makes offer to James and relates conditions (i.e. no drugs)
Flash of Blair in a scene
James begins new life at Haven
4 years later
James running Haven as manager
Blair coming to Cascade to visit mother
Jim goes to dinner at father's
Bill re-introduces James to Naomi
Naomi mentions son's upcoming visit and move
Bill invites Naomi and Blair to dinner in two weeks time
Blair and Jim meet first time at bookstore.initial attraction
Formally introduced at Bill's dinner. Each believe the other one is too vanilla for needs, going by outward appearances
Blair looks Megan up
Boys begin to get to know each other as friends at parents' houses
Megan invites Blair to a night at the Haven
A couple of near meets at Haven, interspersed with conversations and misrepresentations at parents'
Blair expresses his need to Megan for something more, she arranges a "date" with "El"
Blair and James meet - surprise, embarrassment, rekindling of desire
Fandoms: Fandom oriented Challenge
Discuss those parts that they have hidden from each other (books,senses, etc)
Begin serious relationship - Jim retires but still manages the Haven.
Relationship not exactly open, but far from closed. Mutual decision to introduce others into relationship to scratch whatever needs.
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