↳Not From Around Here
Genre: Fluff, Romance, Angst
Inspiration: Beauty and the Beast, a dream, a bit of imagination
Remy Hughes → Age: 36, FC: Benedict Cumberbatch, OPEN
- All of his life, Remy has been an outsider. He was smarter than the other children in his school, and thus skipped a few grades and graduated early. No one ever thought he was charming, or attractive. Most of his time was spent alone. Although Remy claimed not to care much, he did, he was just better than most at hiding it. However, after living as an outsider for 36 years, Remy developed a bit of a shell. He doesn’t let anyone in, and remains an introvert himself. Inside that shell still lies the insecure boy who spent his time in solitude, and only interacted with his peers when he was being bullied by them.
- Currently, Remy owns a book store in London, and lives in a flat that resides above it. He spends most of his time reading and reorganizing the shelves. The only interaction he gets is with his two employees, which is still close to nothing.
- Remy has never been in a relationship. During school not a single girl showed any interest in him. He became insecure about himself, and began to think he wasn’t good enough for anyone. At some point, Remy stopped hoping for love and decided he didn’t deserve it. It wasn’t in his plans, and he was foolish to think otherwise.
Lucille “Lucy” Walker → Age: 27, FC: Astrid Berges-Frisbey, CLOSED
- Lucille, or Lucy as she prefers, grew up in New York City. She was raised with two older brothers, an older sister, and a younger sister. All of the Walker children, as children of two artists, were encouraged to express themselves freely and follow their dreams. Each of the children were free spirits, and let their hearts guide them. For Lucy that meant taking after her father and mastering the art of landscape painting. She was his shadow, always traveling with him and missing school to go and paint. School was only an obstacle to Lucy’s dream, so she dropped out at the age of sixteen. After dropping out of school Lucy continued to travel and paint. She’s sold a few of her paintings in galleries, but she’s barely getting by.
- Deciding that she wouldn’t make it in America, Lucy packed up a few of her best paintings and headed to London. She’d always wanted to go there, and she figured inspiration would strike once she arrived, and that inspiration would feed her career.
- Lucy has a bit of a track record. While she was in school, Lucy was sought after by everyone from the head quarterback to the valedictorian. However, no matter who she’s dated, no relationship has ever felt right to her. She was always too stubborn or reckless for them, anyways.
Lucy has just arrived in London. She’s been staying at a cheap little inn, but it’s a bit of a hole in a wall. Frankly, she hates it, but she has no money to stay anywhere else. However, that doesn’t stop her from looking.
One day Lucy stumbles across a book store in the city. It’s charming and quaint, which is all good and swell, but what really attracts her to it is the owner — Remy. She noticed him entering the flat above the shop, and suddenly a plan came to her. Lucy knew she was charming, and she could easily win over the reserved and bookish man. Then she’d be able to stay with him. However, at some point Lucy develops feelings for Remy.
Remy is hesitant to believe Lucy, still stuck in the mindset he developed during school, that no one could possibly love him. However, he too begins falling for her, and is also hesitant to admit it to himself. He fears that Lucy is playing him, but he’s become too attached to her to let her go.