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Blake William Harper

"Starting with me..."

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Created on 2014-04-19 11:15:40 (#2241324), last updated 2014-04-19 (179 weeks ago)

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Name:Blake William Harper
Birthdate:Jun 12
Location:Beacon Hills, California, United States of America
Website:@ beaconhillshigh

"'Cause they got no place to be
That's why I'm starting with me
I'm starting with the man in the Mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make the change."

Blake William Harper grew up in the small town of Palmers Grove, a short drive away from Beacon Hills in California. He was the second born of a fraternal twin set, with his sister, Bella, beating him into the world by two minutes. They have one older brother, Landon, who is seven years older than the twins and their parents felt their family was big enough for them with three children. However, the family didn't remain a unit when Mr Harper, an international pilot, had an affair on one of his trips overseas and their mother, a psychologist, filed for divorce when the twins were nine years old. The twins stayed with their mom whilst their big brother, then 16, went to live with their father in Los Angeles because he wanted to go to law school in the city when he finished high school anyway.

Like many twins, Bella and Blake were close but very different. Blake was sporty but also studious and Bella was more of a history nut with a fascination of Celtic folklore and the Tarot, which led to her taking up fencing and joining a Medieval re-enactment group when they were in high school while Blake joined the track and basketball teams. They went to private co-ed school, Knox Grove Academy, and their freshmen and sophomore years were mostly uneventful. It was junior year that things began to get interesting. After a lot of deep thought and some interesting experimenting thanks to Google, Blake came to the realisation that he was very likely gay. That feeling for chicks that all his jock friends seemed to go on about incessantly wasn't there, and rather than jumping in with them and their chick-ogling, Blake just passively sat back and never drew much attention to himself. He was the captain of the basketball team and the fastest runner on the track team, so there was always an assumption that he was straight. He dated a couple of cheerleaders and also the captain of the school's debate team, and when things never worked with them, he managed to still stay friends with them instead of spreading nasty rumours about them being easy sluts like his team mates always did when they split with their girlfriends.

Blake decided to test the waters and tell Bella he was gay, and that he wanted to come out. He wanted to just be who he was, so for him, coming out was going to have to be to everyone and not just their family. It wasn't that they were surrounded by a homophobic environment, but they lived in a more affluent area and their school had a very tiny population of out gay students. Their brother, now in law school, was already engaged and poised to happily marry his med student fiancée. Blake was nervous but hopeful that a big deal wouldn't really be made out of it. He was used to being in the spotlight with his sports but in general, he was a pretty quiet and easygoing guy. He usually wasn't a wave-maker. But when he came out, he found himself somewhat ostracised by his team mates and where he had once been one of the most popular kids in school, suddenly he began to feel more and more isolated, even regretting his decision to come out in high school and not wait.

With Bella wanting to become a cop, Blake had always wanted to become a vet, and he threw himself deeper into his studies when his coming out had left him uncertain and confused. It was at the tail end of their junior year at prom where he would be set back distinctly on life would make him question everything about himself. His mates talked him out of taking a guy he liked, a young mechanic at the local garage as a date, and convinced him that it would be more fun to go as a group of friends from the basketball team who were all going stag. Blake never made it to prom. They ended up driving him out the back of the same garage the guy he liked worked and beat him up, telling him that he was a fucking pansy for not fighting back. It turned out to be his crush that was blamed for the beating and went to prison for assault when the court case boiled down to Blake's testimony against the group of his team mates who all swore Blake was lying to protect his boyfriend's violence, even going so far as to say the young mechanic had just pretended to be gay to lure Blake in.

Blake was taken to Beacon Hills Hospital, which was closer to the prom venue of Beacon Hills Country Club. A couple of broken ribs, a broken wrist, a concussion and all-over bruising was ultimately not as serious as it could be, but their mother swore blind that her kids wouldn't be going back to their school. At first, she wasn't sure what the hell she should do, even considering taking a leave of absence from her own job to home school them. But Bella convinced their mom to let them just go to another school, a public school, where Blake could have the fresh start he needed, as whatever he needed to be because the jury was still out with Blake. He was in such a numb daze after what happened that they were worried about his state of mind.

It was a kind nurse at Beacon Hills Hospital who took care of Blake, Melissa McCall, who had a son of her own, Scott, and when she heard Blake wanted to be a vet, she suggested he ask the guy her son worked for in Beacon Hills, Deaton, if he could get a bit of work experience with him. Which is exactly what happened, and it was what led their mom to make the decision to move into Beacon Hills and the twins to start at Beacon Hills High School, despite it being the end of junior year and only a couple of months until the summer break. Blake slowly got back onto his feet but it was a good couple of months before he regained the confidence to face school again. It's left him with a constant niggling fear of being hurt again, but he doesn't want to hide his sexuality for the rest of his life. He's not sure about Beacon Hills High, but he figures it can't be any worse than his old school.

Blake is an Original Character based within the Teen Wolf (TV Series) canon and is part of rp psl beaconhillshigh.

Blake is an original character based on the Teen Wolf TV series canon. Teen Wolf is owned by creator Jeff Davis and MTV. No affiliation with Teen Wolf whatsoever. His backstory is original from his writer, and his PB is Beau Mirchoff. No profit is being made, no infringement intended. For RP and muse writing purposes only.

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