All the Kightlingers Eveh! Feb 23, 2016 15:08:23 GMT -8
Post by Erik Kightlinger on Feb 23, 2016 15:08:23 GMT -8
Friends: Obediah is a friendly guy, but in contrast to his son he's a calm kind of friendly. He isn't insinuating and if you ignore him he'll politely take the hint and leave you to your business. If you're upset, he'll ask if you need any help, but if you say no he'll leave you to your ruminations. That sort of thing. He'll listen attentively, he'll listen while he works, he'll listen while you work, give silence therapy (two people being quiet about it together), or, his favorite, he can talk it all out with you. He's also very good at reaching high things and opening jars. Win/win. Not much of a drinker but a great Designated Driver, he doesn't mind going places and doing things but he tends to be reserved about things that aren't naturally conducive to his size.
Enemies: Honestly, do you want this? If you do, you're gonna have to work really hard or break a law (like assault him, or somebody else in his purview). Or endanger a horse. Big creatures, but surprisingly fragile all the same. He can relate, takes it to heart when somebody half-asses the responsibility of a rider or owner.
Lovers: This is the only complicated category in his life. He loved his wife, very very much. He lost her through a twist of fate (that he still feels guilt over) and has dedicated his life, daily and in general, to raising their son in a way that would make her proud. He's known a few women since then but nothing has struck him like his wife did and so he's always been okay with moving on when a better opportunity has come along for him and his boy. He's not against finding somebody else but he's not putting any effort into the search. His son definitely does enough of that for him anyway.
Friends: Everybody starts off in this category. Erik is an outwardly friendly and very insinuating young man. He wants friends, he never feels like he has the time to waste being peculiar about it, so he just outright makes his bid for friendship and then hauls the people who go for it closer. Friends are easy, it's Pals that he's really after. The people you can trust like a sibling, the folks who are in for the haul, thick or thin. Fight with ya, fight for ya. Pals. Fortunately, he's a very likable guy. He'll do what it takes to uphold his end of the bargain. Favors, even if they aren't asked, and he'll forgive a debt in a heartbeat if he reckons there isn't a lesson to be learned in it. He hates eating alone, so he'll acquire somebody and even pay for their meal so he doesn't have to go solo.
Enemies: He's peculiar about this. Not quite as even tempered as his dad but it's a lot harder for others to see it coming. Where his father will give a look that says you're heading the right direction for a sore skull Erik will just keep smiling, being jovial (insulting, but jovial). You still have to work hard to cross him but not as hard as his father because he doesn't have the world looking at him like a weapon already, and more importantly Erik has his Mother Button (you ought not to press it).
Lovers: Erik is not a ladies man. It's not that he jumps from girl to girl, it's that he jumps from place to place, the girls can't follow, and he's gotten used to the disappointment of it. He's loyal, when he promises he delivers. But he also knows what happens when he promises too early so he will get to know quite a few girls before he settles in his choice. At which point he'll tell her outright that he's interested and see how things go from there. If somebody really wanted to surprise him, all the gal would have to do is approach him with the same statement first.