Koray Starr Nov 10, 2019 4:47:19 GMT
Post by Koray Starr on Nov 10, 2019 4:47:19 GMT
Koray Cyrus Starr
April 28, 1999
Tell us a little about yourself. How would you describe yourself?
A shrug would be the answer given while the interviewer waited to see if anything would follow. When nothing did, the interviewer decided to try and push for more. Ok... how would others describe you, then? Koray was silent for a moment before giving another shrug. "I'm nothing special. Guess you could say 'm a bad omen. Friends say I'm a good dancer. I actually... really love to dance." Well, that was something at least. Hopefully Koray would lighten up a little as they continued.
Why are you interested in the class you've chosen?
"That's easy, I've travelled enough moving and just... want to stay put for a while. Maybe I'll travel some, but... well, my adoptive dad inspired me to cook. I want to open a restaurant... someday," Koray stated, smiling a little shyly towards the end. Was he embarrassed about his answer? There was no reason to be. Perhaps he was just shy?
What do you consider your best attributes? They can be physical, mental, social, or anything else.
Another shrug. The interviewer waited for him to continue on and tried to prompt more than a nonverbal answer.Well, what about dancing that you mentioned earlier? Or is there something you pride yourself on? Please let that work...
Koray did smile a little and he nodded, "I love to dance. I've been dancing since... Jr. High? Yeah, that's about right. I've won a few awards for it. I also really like to cook, I'm pretty good at it... though I have a lot to learn," he explained quietly, "I'm also pretty organized and... well, I like helping people." Well, that was a pretty good answer. Moving on.
What do you consider your worst attributes? Be honest, now!
Falling silent, Koray folded his arms across his chest and focused on a spot on the ground. He shifted uncomfortably and muttered some incomprehensible syllables that the interviewer had to lean in to hear anything close to what Koray was saying. "I'm bad luck... and... a bad kid. Useless... Bad things follow me..." O-ok?? What was that supposed to mean?
What was your childhood like? How was school?
"....." Koray pointedly looked away, not wanting to look the interviewer in the eye. His childhood had been a series of abusive foster families that passed him off when it became too much trouble. Nobody needed to know that. Being labelled as a foster child was bad enough, but, being labeled as a bad foster kid was even worse."I... don't want to talk about it." Oh... seemed the interviewer had hit a nerve. Judging by the way he'd reacted, the next question wasn't going to go over well either.
How is your relationship with your family?
A long stretch of silence was the only answer as Koray tried to figure out what to say. If it was in regards to his past, his answer would remain the same. But the question had been how is your relationship with your family. Meaning present. He had a family presently. That would work... he hoped. "Alright, I guess. Some siblings are easier to get along with than others. My adoptive dad and I are pretty close though," Koray explained quietly, it seemed that the interviewer was satisfied with that answer. Good.
What do you like to do for fun?
A small smile appeared across Koray's features, it was the one happiness he had still, wasn't it. Dancing? But how could he explain the importance of something like that? How could he describe how much it felt like flying, like the world around him disappeared and all that was left was music. Ah, yes.. maybe that. "Dance. It's one of my favorite things to do. The only thing that when I'm dancing, the world just... disappears. Like I'm flying without wings but better. It's grace and beauty and... well, I love it," Koray explained, his voice soft and almost holding a reverent tone to it.
What are your feelings on romance?
Koray paled quite a bit the moment he heard the word 'romance'. He... didn't want to go there. Not with the interviewer. Not with the pain still so raw, still so hard to deal with. Flinching away from the interviewer, he mumbled something incoherent, shaking his head. "I don't want it. Not after...." Koray muttered, "I... don't.... fall easily and-... sorry, I can't..." The interviewer guessed that something had happened to make Koray not want anything to do with romance. Perhaps a breakup? From what little they had heard, Koray might very well be on the ace spectrum? A demisexual would make sense. Still, they would try something less painful.
It... doesn't have to be about love. Romance is something more than that... Koray still shook his head, curling up more and flinching away. He wasn't interested in anything regarding it. That much was clear.
What are your goals for the future? Short-term and long-term.
Oh good. An easier question to answer... something that he'd basically answered earlier too but whatever. It gave him a bit more time to think about what his goals were anyway. "Ah... well, short term I'd say... just, try and learn about my Pokémon and my... well, I call it a curse. I can sense spirits... that's why I'm a bad omen." The interviewer shifted uncomfortably in their chair. They doubted that Koray was truly bad luck but...
And long term?
"Keep dancing... Open a restaurant where I'm head chef one day. Dancing and cooking may be a weird combination but... they're what I love to do, and I would be lost without them," Koray murmured, smiling at the thought of what that could be. Dancing wasn't exactly something he advertised, but it did bring him a good deal of happiness. Maybe there was a way to combine the two. Who knew?
If you could be a Pokemon, what species or typing would you choose and why?
Another shrug and the interviewer sighed inwardly. "I don't know a lot about Pokemon, but I love Rowan... my Phantump. He's helped me a lot... so... maybe a ghost type? I don't know... it's just, easier to think about than others. It's hard to know what other types want? Could be the power thing but..." Koray explained, shrugging again. Well, it was kind of an answer at least.
What do Pokemon mean to you?
"Well, I'm still pretty new to the whole Pokémon thing but... they're amazing partners and friends. I would do anything for my Pokémon, they've already helped me so much. It's the least I could do to pay them back. Besides, there are a lot of Pokémon and well, I'm still learning all the cool things they can do."
Anything else you'd like to tell us about before you go?
Another shrug. The interviewer was getting a little tired of this. Guess that was the end of it. Time to get home and make sure they knew where the good luck charms were... just in case.
6'02" / 188cm
Lithe and Muscular
Fairly true to his face claim, Koray is graceful and carries himself with an air of confidence. He is very physically fit and has a lot of lean muscle from years as a dancer and generally taking care of himself. There are no marks on his body aside from a few piercings in his right ear and a single piercing in his left earlobe. He'll often be seen wearing bands and studs in his ears, but unless he's dancing, he prefers small minimalistic jewelry.
There are a couple different kinds of outfits that Koray can be seen in. His preference by far is a simple yet comfortable t-shirt and jeans combination. Sometimes he'll dress this up by wearing a leather or jean jacket but only if he sees the need.
When he's dancing, there are any number of outfits that Koray will wear, but all of them are glamorous and a bit showy. Considering he specializes in ballroom or ballet dancing, he's not afraid of revealing more skin if it means freedom of movement. Sometimes he'll wear large bracelets or bangles to dress up these outfits but only if it doesn't limit his movement or endanger his ability to perform.
While working, Koray won't wear any jewelry and tends to tie his hair up rather than leave it down in a messy but natural look. He doesn't exactly looking like a mess and does try and take care of his appearance but there's only so much one can do while working in the kitchens.
A large storm cloud filled with earthy colors, Koray's aura is massive and intimidating to look at. While not completely dark, the storm cloud is predominantly silvers, grays, and browns muted under a dark haze of black. There are blues, yellows, and purples swirling about in the cloud at the core but can be easy to miss at first glance. Occasionally, when feeling a particularly strong emotion, lightning bolts of red or pink, sometimes even yellow will shoot out from the center of the cloud. These lightning strikes will grow more frequent and stronger the longer Koray feels these stronger emotions.
Skills, Abilities, & Notoriety
Spirit Sensing (Level 1) (Cost: 15)
0 - Neutral
Nicknames: K.C. or Casey
Koray is pronounced Coh-ree or Cory.
Astrology Sign: Taurus
Born to loving parents in Hau’oli, Alola, Koray’s first years of his life were full of love. He had a happy childhood and was given everything his heart desired. Or at least, everything a young child could possibly want. By the time Koray was two, he was constantly on the move and loved to be out exploring. By some unfortunate twist of fate, Koray’s parents were caught in the middle of a robbery gone wrong on a date night. That night was the death of any kind of normalcy for him as Koray was thrust into the foster system away from anyone and everyone he knew.
Over the years, he would be moved from family to family, unable to find the right fit. There was always some excuse as to why they couldn’t keep him around. Whether it was money, his “obvious” ADHD, or any number of reasons, Koray quickly learned that he wasn’t wanted. This simple truth would be ingrained in him and would only strengthen with the budding spirit sensing powers the young boy was developing. Malevolent spirits would be attracted to Koray, like moths to a flame and several mysterious incidents would happen that would always spook the foster family. Koray would get tossed back into the system time and time again until he simply got used to not unpacking his things. There was no point in ‘making yourself at home’ when there would never be a home for him to belong to.
At first, Koray thought that the spirit sensing was cool. He liked being able to almost feel as if his parents were with him, were comforting him still. There was a nice feeling in knowing that they were still taking care of him. Well, until he learned that mentioning even this simple happiness would send him back to the doctor. Each time, his feelings and behaviors would be dismissed as an overactive imagination. It was always ‘just his imagination’. Everyone thought he was crazy when Koray tried to express what he was feeling or if there was Something Wrong in the area. Nobody believed him, and in time, he would just stop mentioning it.
The first and last time he tried to say anything was around the age of 12 when he felt Something Wrong about the particular foster home he’d just been sent to. Koray refused to go inside and was eventually dragged in. It turned out that Koray’s feeling had been right. There was not a day where he couldn’t go without a nightmare and eventually it was proven that a series of unfortunate events would be linked to these nightmares. Koray did try to explain the nightmares, to see if his foster parents could make them stop but was dismissed. At least until it was proven there was something worse behind the nightmares. The foster parents blamed Koray and he was sent to Johto this time, far away from everything and everyone he had come to know and love in Alola. He never told anyone about the ‘feelings’ he got ever again and tried his best not to acknowledge any other feelings or voices that he may or may not have heard.
In Johto, Koray worked to stay under the radar, always trying to make everyone happy even when it made himself miserable. It was here he fell in love with dance, especially since it was the one moment in time he could stop thinking and focus on the choreography. Slowly, he started to take control back over his own life and took ballet and ballroom dance lessons. His recitals were one of the few events that Koray looked forward to instead of walking on eggshells like he normally was at school or around his foster family. School was probably the worst; there was a girl, Eri, that Koray was inexplicably drawn to. While everyone seemed to pick on her, Koray sought to find little things to cheer her up. Notes in her locker seemed to be a popular one, and he would even team up with her in cooking class. She had some…strange ideas when it came to food, but with a careful nudge in the right direction, they were able to get a passing grade.
Home life wasn’t all that great, not when Koray’s foster family seemed to be barely making ends meet. Or it would seem that way with how they treated the foster children. Any misconduct was dealt with harshly, and with almost constant nightmares in that particular house, Koray often went to school hurting for one reason or another. He would try to play it off as being clumsy, but after one teacher saw some suspicious bruises, Koray would be sent to another foster family without much better luck.
This resulted in Koray experimenting with other ways to take control of his otherwise hectic and unstable life. There were only a few constants in his life at this point: school, dance, food, and his routines. It started as little things but over time, these routines would become more obsessive, compulsive even, to the point where Koray would get anxiety if he didn’t stick with the routines. These were things he could control and when his new foster family tried to stop these behaviors, it only caused a chain of events that would get him removed from yet another family.
With a reputation as a problem child in Johto now, Koray was again transferred to another region. Arciel this time. He was sad to leave his few friends behind but hoped that his new family would be better this time. It wasn’t. Nobody ever truly ‘wanted’ him. With his reputation as a problem child, Koray was essentially put on house arrest and only allowed to attend school events after he quite literally begged to be allowed to keep dancing. The nightmares in this last house were probably the worst they had ever been but rather than say anything, Koray kept his mouth shut and was subjected to living hell as the nightmares got worse just like before. The OCD got worse, and in turn, the punishments to ‘correct’ the behavior got worse. By the time he graduated, both Koray and his foster family were relieved that he would be gone.
Unfortunately, Koray’s foster parents’ way of booting him from their home would leave him quite suddenly homeless with nothing more than a trash bag full of his belongings. Sure, he had had more, but there was nothing he could do about getting his other things back. Not without risking the wrath of the person who had used to be his foster father. His wanderings would lead him to Pine Town where a kind man would find him and offer him shelter. Koray was wary at first, but there was something about this man that felt different, like the vague memories of his parents and the warm feeling that came with it. Slowly, Koray would grow to trust him and began to open up a little to the other kids in the house. Unlike his past foster homes, the man’s house was full of warmth and happiness and it allowed Koray to start to let down his guard.
Koray slowly got used to the way of life in the kind man’s home and even started helping out in the restaurant. It helped him rekindle his love for cooking and gave him a new purpose. When he wasn’t in the kitchen, he was at least trying to get to know his siblings. There were so many, that he only knew the names of a handful such as Shea and Nani. Shea was apparently dating a girl named Arietta and Koray eventually became friends with the girl. Not long after Koray actually began to feel like living with the kind man could become his home, the man called Koray in to speak with him. At first, Koray’s stomach dropped, and he believed the worst was about to happen. Instead, the kind man offered to adopt him and Koray was stunned. It took him a few moments to regain a semblance of control, but he very quickly agreed.
Not long after the adoption went through, Shea and Arietta broke up due to what Koray would find to be because Shea had apparently cheated, according to Arietta. He would take Arietta’s side over Shea’s attempt at an explanation and wouldn’t talk to his now legal sibling for quite a bit. Several months later, he would eventually agree to date Arietta which had its own problems, namely because she was Koray’s first and he fell for her hard. For the first time in as far back as he could remember, Koray was genuinely happy. They both loved dancing, and Koray enjoyed being able to share this part of his life with someone else who loved it just as much.
Koray took his and Arietta’s relationship very seriously and even used his earnings from the restaurant to go on some trips with her. He thought that everything was alright between them and perhaps even getting stronger when Arietta suddenly pulled the plug without so much as an explanation. Devastated, Koray tried to keep busy and went back to his old routines that only grew worse when he realized that Arietta was now dragging his name through the mud. He had no idea where she was coming up with these stories that labelled him toxic, a brute and a bully. Shocked at what he was hearing from the girl he’d poured his heart to for the last year and a half, Koray spiraled into a deep, dark depression.
After going about his day as little more than a shell of the person he’d once been, it would be the kind man that suggested Koray go out and get a Pokemon of his own. If nothing else, it would mean a companion and a change of pace before coming back to the restaurant. It took quite a bit of convincing, but eventually he agreed and left his home in Pine Town. He’d heard that the city of Birch had a lab that would hand out Pokemon to people just starting out. Hopefully it wasn’t too late to start something new.