Gregory Thomas King. Apr 19, 2018 18:22:30 GMT -8
Post by Gregory Thomas King on Apr 19, 2018 18:22:30 GMT -8
Gregory Thomas King
<Played by Gabi>
Full Name>> Gregory Thomas King
Nicknames>> Greg, Grumpy or Mr. King.
Date of Birth>> 12/10/1994
Staff or Student>> Staff Eventing Coach
House>> Brown Ribbon Apartments
Face Claim>> Nicola Phillippaerts
Personality>> Greg is a very serious person. He hardly smiles so have fun getting on his good side. He loves watching his students work hard and get rewarded. He checks his students tack and wants the horses to be immaculately clean. He does this even with his own horses and tack. If someone shows up for one of his lessons with dirty tack, the student would probably have to do most of the warmup without their stirrups. He is easily impatient and is always super grumpy. To the people he does like to spend his time around he is a happy person. It takes him a long time to work up to being his happy self.
Likes>> Good work ethic. (Both from himself and his students)
Riding in the rain. (Come on he is from the UK and is used to it by now!)
Coaching. (Passing his knowledge in general)
Being alone. (can you blame him?!)
Dislikes>> People slacking off
People questioning him
Jokes. (don't even try to make him laugh)
Being close to people. (Everyone he has been close too has passed away or left him.)
Being in small areas. (claustrophobic)
Fears>> His aunt dying. (she is the last family member left for him.)
Not getting married. (secretly he doesn't like being alone)
Hopes>> -to be a successful coach in the States.
-to at least adopt a child later in life.
Secrets>> Greg is super secretive about his past so basically everything is a secret about him. But he would most likely not like people knowing he had to steal food and clothing from stores during his childhood.
Appearance>> Greg has short dark brown hair and brown eyes. He stands about 6'1 feet tall. His shoulders are quite broad due to riding a lot of strong horses. He can usually be seen in jeans and a dark coloured shirt if he isn't coaching. But when he is you wouldn't ever see him without a pair of riding pants and a jacket. But in the summer you would see him in a polo shirt. He always looks like he can hop on a horse at any moment. He never wears a smile, well hardly ever. He looks like he is exhausted and has dark circles under his eyes due to too many sleepless nights.
Markings>> A tattoo of his Uncle's initials (RJK) on the inside of his left wrist.
Medical History>> Broken wrist and shoulder from a car accident when he was 18. And the typical cold, flu and chickenpox.
Full History>> Born on the streets of London, England Greg had a childhood that he would like to forget. Both his parents had been using drugs since they were teens. This of course affected Greg’s mother during her pregnancy with Greg. By some miracle, Greg was born a healthy baby. He basically grew up on the streets, even having to steal food from the grocery stores just to get by. His clothes were always too big for him as he received handouts from the government. As neither of his parents worked, a lot of bad habits were instilled in him. He missed a lot of school because he looked after his parents. His parents had a drunken fight and his father ended up setting their home on fire. Both parents died that night…
When Greg was 5 years old, he was finally taken in by his uncle. Robert King, a famous British Eventing rider took his nephew under his wing. Greg fell in love with riding and finally didn’t have a care in the world. He regularly went to school and competed almost every weekend with various ponies. He quickly climbed the ranks and was basically on top of the world in terms of his happiness.
This happiness very quickly came crashing down however. He finished his Education at age 18 and ended up on the Honour Roll. The girlfriend he had at the time was the love of his life. On the way to the graduation ceremony, a semi truck t-boned their car and his girlfriend died on impact. Greg got out alive with only a few broken bones. He was devastated and vowed never to be happy again. When he was finally able to ride again after a few gruelling months of physiotherapy, it felt different. Riding competitively wasn’t enjoyable for Greg anymore. He did however begin coaching, training young horses and keeping his horses in shape. Only competing about once a month just to get his horses off the property.
Sadness recently hit the King family again when the family found out that Robert had brain cancer. Greg was busy running the barn and looking after his Uncle so he decided not to accept his acceptance letter to University. The Doctors said that Robert had only about six months to live so Greg spent a lot of time with his Uncle. On Robert’s death bed, he made Greg promise that he would move to Kentucky and look after his aunt. The two were divorced but this made Greg realize that Robert still loved her. He agreed to make this wish come true. Greg’s cousin was made in charge of the farm outside of London. Greg packed up his things and his horses and are on their way to Kentucky.
Pet Name>> Luna
Registered Name>> N/A
Sex>> Spayed Female
Species>> Feline / Cat
Personality>> Luna is a mischief maker. She loves making a mess of things and using furniture as scratch posts. Greg usually gives her a toy mouse to play with to keep her busy. Other than that she is sweet and always curls up beside Greg when he comes home from a long day of work. Luna sometimes acts like a dog, as she will meow when someone is at the door.
History>> Luna was bred by Greg's aunt. His aunt grew less interested in breeding cats after her husband died and Luna was the last cat she had. Greg decided to take her on as she took a liking to him even as a small kitten.