Beautiful People – Carlisle

Heavens demergatroid; I’ve been so lazy with these Beautiful People things! I love them, but I forget to do each month’s new set of questions. Therefore, poor Carlisle is going to get more than his fair share; though I hope you won’t mind learning about him 🙂 He’s from my lateste project, “ArchAngel.”  

            “If he thinks he can just walk out and forget about me – about you – us and everyone – then fine! Let him! I don’t care.” She stomped into the kitchen.

           Carlisle could hear her clattering mugs onto the counter as she poured coffee. He shut his eyes and shook his head before joining her in the kitchen. “Reese, listen.” He took a breath and hesitated. “I… you know Gabriel. He’s so absentminded he’d forget his face if he didn’t see it in the mirror every day.”

            He saw her back relax, but she did not turn around. Instead, she stubbornly splashed cream into the coffee cups and stirred with vigor.

            “He probably just forgot. These past few years, who knows where his mind’s been. I don’t think it’s anything to worry about. He’ll be back in a week, and we can… I don’t know, strap him to a chair until he talks.”

            She turned around and mutely handed him a cup. “Thank you,” he said politely.

            “I’m going to kill him.”

What is their biggest accomplishment? To date, probably graduating from University of Cambridge’s Pembroke college.

What is their strongest childhood memories? His older brother trying to teach him ‘self defense,’ probably. (It usually ended up with Carlisle getting a few bruises and black eyes).

What is their favorite food? He likes experimenting with cooking when he has time, but doesn’t have ‘one favorite food.’

Do they believe in love at first sight? Not particularly, as it’s never happened to him. He has nothing against it, though.

What kind of home do they live in? He lives in a small, one-floor house (he doesn’t need a large one, as it’s just him). It’s typically very messy, though he DOES make an effort to clean it if anyone is coming over. (Anyone besides his best friend Gabriel/Gabe, anyway.)

What do they like to wear? Generally jeans and a t-shirt or button-up.

What would they do if they discovered they were dying? He probably wouldn’t tell anyone, and would be extra-affectionate to those he loved.

What kind of holidays, or traditions do they celebrate? Christmas, other people’s birthdays, Easter, Valentine’s Day (when he has a girlfriend) and most of the regular holidays. Since his family is in London, he spends Thanksgiving with Gabriel and Gabriel’s girlfriend, Reese.

What do your other characters have to say about them? He’s been Gabriel’s best friend since college, and they’re always there for each other. Gabriel would say Carlisle was encouraging, loyal, and a ridiculously fast runner. Reese would say he was thoughtful, sweet, and honest.

If they could change one thing in their world, what would it be? In his own little world, it would probably be that Reese was his girlfriend instead of Gabriel’s. As it is, he tries to be happy for them both, and doesn’t tell anyone he loves her.

What kind of music does he/she like? He really likes the Electric Lights Orchestra (Oftentimes, you can catch him singing “Mister Blue Sky” when he’s not paying attention).

Does he/she like to go outside? Sure, he likes being outside! He jogs every morning, enjoys swimming and motorcycling and even horseback riding.

Is he/she naturally curious? He has a healthy dose of curiosity, but also has a cautious side. He won’t rush into something headlong just because it intrigues him.

Right, or left handed? Right-handed.

Favorite color? Gray. Light gray, dark gray, medium gray – his friends tell him he needs some color in his wardrobe. (So he’d probably go out and buy black or dark blue.)

Where is he/she from? He was born in Nottingham, then moved to London when he was small, and went to college in Cambridge. He now lives in New York City.

Any enemies? Well, he didn’t have any until he discovered a plot behind Gabriel. So now yes, he’s got some very powerful enemies, though he’s more worried for his friends than himself.

What are his/her quirks? He’s got quite a few quirks. When he’s upset, his refined British accent becomes much more pronounced. He does many little things when he’s nervous, such as jiggling his foot, tapping his fingers on something, rubbing the back of his neck, or clearing his throat. When he’s REALLY angry, his voice becomes a hiss.

What kinds of things get on his/her nerves? He seriously hates bullying, and even though he’s a peace-loving guy would get in a fight to see it stopped. He’s also a very decisive person, so ‘dithering’ bugs him.

Is he/she independent, or needs others to help out? He’s a ‘people’ person, though he could be independent if he wanted to.

 How old is he/she? He is twenty-seven.

 What does he/she do in his/her spare time? Does any of the aformentioned ‘outdoor’ things, spends time with Gabe and Reese, or reads. He likes classics; especially British ones like C. S. Lewis and G. K. Chesterton.

 Is he/she see the big picture, or live in the moment? He’s more of a ‘big picture’ person; though when adrenaline’s pumping, he tends to shrink to the ‘moment’ view.

 Is he/she a perfectionist? Absolutely not.

 What does his/her handwriting look like? (round, slanted, curly, skinny, sloppy, neat, decorative, etc) Neat and tidy. He always dots his ‘i’s and crosses his ‘t’s.

Favorite animal? Dogs.

 Does he/she have any pets? No, but he and Gabriel’s Jack Russel Tony get along very well. He babysits the dog when Gabriel’s gone.

 Does he/she have any siblings, how many, and where does he/she fit in? He’s a middle child; he has a brother (older by four years) and a sister (younger by six years).

Does he/she have a “life verse” and if so what is it? If someone were to assign it to him, it would probably be “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”

 Favorite writing utensil?  Keyboard. He’s a very fast typer.

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8 thoughts on “Beautiful People – Carlisle

  1. It’s been forever since you’ve posted… I miss your postings! 🙂 And yes– what is Carlisle from? (BTW, that is like, the coolest name ever. Carlisle. 🙂 )

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