COLLINS, Caspian Ryan Oct 24, 2018 22:26:56 GMT -8
Post by Caspian Collins on Oct 24, 2018 22:26:56 GMT -8
Caspian Ryan Collins
<Played by Cara>
Full Name>> Caspian Ryan Collins
Date of Birth>> September 29th 2004, 14
Staff or Student>> Student
House>> Red Ribbon House
Face Claim>> Denzel Whitaker
Personality>> Cass can be a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde in the personality department, as he can flick from friendly and charming to dark and brooding in the blink of an eye. People could say that this is because of his accident, yet Cass is sure that it's just him.
Cass is a really nice guy, once you get past the tough exterior, which has toughened over the years due to his disability, though he likes to think of himself as being able to do anything another person can do.
He struggles with asking for help, and because of this, he also struggles to let people into his bubble. He thinks that when people offer their assistance, it's easier for him to see them pitying him, rather than them trying to be a good friend - which could be why he fell into the wrong crowd at one point.
Animals (just not bugs)
Finding shapes in the clouds
Dislikes>> His wheelchair (makes him feel useless)
Airheads (no, not cheerleaders, but people who don't use their brain)
Argumentative people (I ain't got time for that)
Fears>> Small spaces (them and wheelchairs don't go together well)
Letting his parents down
Hopes>> To be a good role-model
To be able to forgive himself for killing his pony
Secrets>> Tampered with another rider's tack at a show, and then blamed someone else when everything hit the fan.
Appearance>> Tall, dark and handsome. those three words pretty much describe Cass. At least he's going to be tall, when he hits that final growth spurt, but currently he stands at a little over five and a half feet. He's also as skinny as a pole. He has been told that it's his caring eyes and charming smile that attract most people to him.
His dress style is pretty casual. He always wears trousers of some kind, be they track pants, cargos or jeans, but this guy doesn't wear shorts, nothing that bares above the knees anyway. He has a collection of t-shirts, both short and long sleeved, with funny sayings, or comics on them, for nothing more than to get people to smile when they read them.
He mostly walks with a cane, though will use crutches when he needs to take the weight off his prosthetic. He has a wheelchair, but will only use it as a last resort - it makes him feel weak - and normally when he's alone.
Markings>> He had his leg removed from below the knee, so a good amount of scaring there (tidy though). Nothing to mention, really.
Medical History>> Normal childhood illnesses, right leg amputated below the knee after a riding accident, concussion from same incident.
Full History>> Unbeknownst to him, Cass was raised by his aunt and uncle, as his mother was too young, and too way over her head to even think about raising a child, so after her sister and brother-in-law took her in, she vanished one night, leaving a letter saying she was giving up all parental rights and Jaden and Sarah raised Cass as though he were their own.
Cass thought life was great as he grew up, his parents dotted on him, as did his nanny. He wasn't exactly spoiled, as he didn't get everything he wanted, but he was pretty good at dropping his bottom lip when he really wanted something. After all, what child doesn't play one parent off the other? "Oh, but daddy said..."
Cass made friends easily, and tended to befriend the girls easier than the boys, but maybe that was because girls were just easier to talk to and they didn't care if they were bigger and stronger. And it was at a birthday party of one of these girls, with pony rides, that Cass found something he wanted to continue doing.
Everything in Cass' life changed the summer before his 8th birthday. Knowing that they shouldn't, Cass and a group of slightly older children went for a trail ride. There had been a summer storm a few days earlier, which made parts of the trail slippery, and following a dare from the oldest boy, Cass attempted to gallop his pony up a steep bank. With the grass slippery, the pony had no chance of making the climb at speed, and half way up, the Welsh lost all momentum and they began to slide backwards, as the pony's hooves had made a mess of the slope going up. The last thing Cass remembered was approaching a tree at speed.
Cass awoke in the hospital a week later to discover that he had indeed hit the tree he had seen and with the damage caused to his leg, they had decided that it was in his best interest to have the limb removed. This didn't seem to affect him, it was the news that his little Welsh had been destroyed that broke his little heart.
It was a week before he was released to go home, with a list of exercises and other things that needed to be done, and his nanny's job changed to that of a tutor as well. Learning to walk again was irritating, as Cass believed that he should be able to do everything at once.
Two years passed before Cass could even think about getting on a horse again, and after that, his parents began to search for the perfect horse for their son, and once the horse was found, it was time for getting a saddle made specially for the boy, one where he could have choice of riding with or without his new leg.
Towards the end of eighth grade, Cass started slipping into what hi parents referred to as the dark times, and he began to hang out with boys that he would never have gone anywhere near before he'd lost his leg, though he was also five years older now, and they felt that they needed to do something to bring the boy out of his slump. Unable to leave their jobs, as there was no currently available open positions to transfer into, they began looking into other ways they could help, and such a search brought them upon the website for Blue Ridge Academy. Cass was doing great in his riding again, was competing again, and they were sure that this was just what their son needed. As their only other option was to employ a full-time house keeper who would also be able to homeschool him.
After a discussion with their son, his personal trainer and riding instructors, they sent in the applications to the school in Kentucky.