Never fear, F'lox is here!
F'lox and brown Baerth
Name Pronounced: F-loks
Character Type: Dragonrider
Sexual Preference: Heterosexual
Current Location: Benden Weyr
Appearance: The first thing people notice about F'lox is his eyes. Or his lips. Standing at six foot one, he possesses a naturally athletic frame and lean muscles. Though the foundations were there through sheer genetics, his strength and musculature has developed through his craft to give him a hard chest, good legs, and strong build. The combination of regular exercise and the fact that he doesn't have much of a sweet tooth keeps the fat off. His diet, like most Pernese diets, contains quite a bit of vegetables. Through no well-planned means, he's managed to create a mostly healthy diet an as a result is rarely sick or worn out and is always high on energy.
F'lox's face is decidedly pleasing, too, and he knows it. Prominent features-such as a straight nose (despite being broken in a fight once), full, well-shaped lips and pleasing jaw line create a youthful, handsome face. A light dusting of freckles is only visible on his cheek bones and the bridge of his nose when the sun hits his skin just right or in close-range contact with others. The shallow dimple in his chin not only adds to his good looks, but means he'll always look slightly younger than he really is, and his eyes are a dark hazel color with darker flecks circling around the pupil. Overall, he is more handsome than rugged, but he-nor anyone else-seems to mind the difference.
He keeps his very dark blond hair short. In fact, unless it's allowed to grow out it usually doesn't look blond at all, but a light brown. Besides the length changing the color (longer locks attract sun bleaching), long hair when running is a nuisance, frankly, and he doesn't keep facial hair outside of the occasional lazy stubble. He also possesses shin splints from all of his running. He always seems to be grinning, or at least looking pleased with himself. Whether he is or not is up to those who know him well to see, though, as he has the habit of keeping his disappointments in until they blow. Never the less, he smiles so often that it can be named a physical trait, and is often used as a descriptor.
Personality: Where as his face might seem angelic, his personality sure isn't. In fact, this boy just lives to tease (good-naturedly, of course). He's witty and quick, often combining his natural intelligence with humor to tease someone until they're squirming on the floor in embarrassment. He does it all in good fun, usually not meaning to really offend, and he usually knows where the limit is. Most of the time. He does have a soft spot for beta personalities, though, and can make an abrupt switch over to nice, normal conversation free of harsh teasing to make them feel more at ease. He's got a bit of a protective streak when in the presence of these personality types due to his childhood but saves all of his smothering for his sister. He likes to give people the chance to defend themselves, after all.
Fen has an excellent memory, though not photographic. It has been developed well through classes at the runner craft hall, as many runners are dispatched with verbal messages and must remember them word-for-word.
When he does eventually get hurt, F'lox doesn't do upset. He does cold indifference. When he's mad or irritated he'll complain about life in general, but when he goes silent you can be sure he's in a very, very bad place. This is the one time he is completely intolerable to anyone, making razor-sharp jabs and pretending he doesn't care about anyone or anything. Basically, angering those around him enough to keep them at arm's length while he fumes privately. He does stop himself, though. Outbursts such as this do not last long; they usually end in stony silence from him. No one's quite sure what created this angry armor, but no one likes it. Luckily, these occurrences are extremely rare.
No matter who you are, unless you happen to be someone named Lyrra, Fen will always hold a substantial amount of himself back. He will not use his past to create a melodramatic air about him and brushes off inquiries with a genial grin and a causal wave before changing the subject.
One thing F'lox never fails to take seriously, despite his usual joking, is his work. He believes that his runner craft work, classes, and duties require utmost obedience and respect. Having a slightly perfectionist nature, F’lox will always do things to the best of his ability. This may cause him to over strain himself at times, but he views a job well done as worth a bit of anguish.
For the most part, F'lox is an easy-going guy. And when he's not feeling so chipper he puts on his happy face to avoid questioning and to keep the people around him in a good mood. This usually allows him to distract himself from whatever might be bothering him, temporary though the distraction might be. He will always put another person's problems over his own. For a young male who revels in pranks he is an amazingly good listener. If you have a secret, this is the guy to share it with. Not only does he find gossip distasteful, but since he's mastered the art of masking his expressions he will never give a secret away in conversation through pure body language.
He will, of course, complain about anything and everything to Lyrra. At length. Whether she wants him to or not.
History: F'lox was born Fenelox at Motheno Hold, quickly becoming used to hard work. His father, Felixed, and mother, Nien, raised him as a farmer. Though raised is perhape too generous. He and his younger sister Kenzie were not formally fostered out and the community took care of them, each holder lending a hand in their rearing until Fenelox was old enough to take over the bulk of the care for his sister and himself.
His parents were constantly at war with one another, so he made it a point to stay away from home as long as possible each day. A lot of his time was taken up with maintaining the fields the small community of holders cared for, and another large portion was set aside for watching over Kenzie and her two friends, cousins Lyrra and Imogen. And whenever he needed a break they were always there. He learned quickly how difficult is was to hide from three determined little girls. Their slight hero-worship of him probably has something to do with his roguish attitude towards the female population and his inflated ego.
He was sent to the small runner hall at age 12 to study for a short time-though he never did understand the point of a hall for runners-before being stationed at a far quadrant of Benden Hold’s large territory. He spent eight turns there and Impressed tiny green fire lizard Dori to aide in delivering messages before being searched for the current clutch of dragon eggs hardening on Benden’s hatching ground sands. Lyrra, one of his trio of girls from his childhood hold, had also been searched and he soon found Kenzie and Lyrra’s cousin Imogen at the Weyr with him.
He Impressed on that first hatching to brown Baerth and F’lox entered a new stage of his life as a dragonrider. A turn into training restrictions were largely lifted. At their first gather day out he discovered his baby sister spending time with the assistant weyrlingmaster. He was not pleased. Lyrra managed to talk some measure of sense into him and they began to get to know one another past childhood hijinks and fellow weyrlings and excellent wingriders. It was not long after that gather day when she was injured during fall and F’lox realized that they had has a lifetime of lead-up to some very strong feelings. He waited for her at her weyr, helped care for her that night, and the two have been inseparable ever since.
Mother: Nien, Motheno Hold (44)
Father: Felixed, Motheno Hold, deceased (52)
Sister: Kenzie, Journeyman Healer
Love Interest: Lyrra, rider of green Phinth (18)
Appearance: Larger end of the scale for a brown, though not the largest in the Weyr. He is an evenly-shaded honey-brown color that shines when oiled and has a strong, lean frame that lends itself to tighter turns than he should rightfully be able to perform given his size, though he will never come close to outmaneuvering a green or blue.
Personality: A natural-born leader. Committed to his rider, his wing, not happy with too-often drills but content to humor his rider.
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