RAMSEY, LANGSTON ADELLE Sept 20, 2013 11:13:31 GMT -5
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Face Claim: Kaya Scodelario
OH, HAI THERE! I'M Kim AND IT IS MY PLEASURE TO MEET YOU. I'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR 5+ years SO I KNOW WHAT TO DO. YOU NEED TO TALK TO ME? HIT ME UP AT PM AND I'LL TRY TO GET BACK TO YOU.
FULL NAMELangston Adelle Ramsey
GRADE College freshman
BIRTHDAY November 17th
Langston stands about 5'5, but doesn't have the best posture in the world. She's very slim, and stays that way from not eating much. She has very blue eyes that always has black eyeliner and smeared makeup, from always just passing out, surrounding them along with some serious dark circles due to the lack of sleep and hangover she always has, and dark brown hair which is usually just left messy or sometimes in a ponytail or something easy. She doesn't particularly care about her over all appearance. She never wears anything bright, colorful or preppy, because that is everything she's not. Langston is usually dressed in something dark, sometimes a little too revealing and uncomplicated. Matched with some sort of boot. She often hears that she should dress more modestly or add some color to her wardrobe, but she doesn't pay any attention to that. She thinks going out in cut off shorts, a cropped top or low cut t shirt, or occasionally just a bra and a unbuttoned shirt when she's been on a binge, is just fine. At least she's going out at all, is her usual attitude.
- Being Drunk
- Music, all kinds
- French Fries
- She's unafraid of most things
- She can be very determined
- She's a decent judge of character
- She's street smart
- Being so fearless can get her into trouble
- Her need for alcohol
- She seems to attract troubled people
- The walls she's built to keep everyone away
Langston's personality has changed after the last few years. She's still as feisty, tough, self reliant as ever. But now's a lot more self destructive and damaged. She's been hurt in the worst ways growing up, and it's all left her very scarred. She turned to alcohol and drugs to cope, and that has changed her personality some. She's focused on getting drunk and staying drunk. She tells herself that it helps her forget, but in all reality it doesn't. But she keeps going back because she has too. It's a need for her now. She's learned how to hide her alcoholism and appear mostly sober in public, if she doesn't have to do much. The challenge is hiding it all from her aunt, so she doesn't get kicked out.
She doesn't talk to people. She makes no attempt to meet people or be nice to them. Though if you can handle alot of sarcasm and most moodiness, she won't force you to leave her alone. She holds alot of resentment towards the world, so she's pretty cynical. She also harbors alot of guilt and blame, which makes her act out. Sometimes it can be random or it can just be a breakdown. All she really needs is a decent person to try to get through to her, and probably some therapy, but so far nobody has even really tried. Langston has lost all hope in her life, she can't move on, which makes her stuck.
Childhood: Langston was born in a small town near Chicago to Naomi, her father was some guy her mother met one night in a bar. Or it could be the other guy she met at the bar, or the other....well this could go on for a while. Point is, nobody knows who her father is. But not long after she got pregnant, she married Derek Ramsey, a biker who made most of his living by playing pool or stealing wallets. A real keeper. Naomi's family wanted her to come back home so they can raise the baby in a nice, stable environment , but she refused and kept them out of the child's life all together.
Naomi wasn't the best mother, she was always neglecting Langston and getting overwhelmed with the slightest little thing. Often just leaving Langston in her crib to cry while she went outside to smoke and drink. Lucky for Langston she always had a babysitter due to her mom working two jobs and Derek never being home. When Langston was about four, her mom finally had enough. She up and left her daughter all alone, to be raised by Derek, who was hardly father martial. By the time she was seven she was fully aware that he blamed her for her mother leaving, and making him 'stuck' with a child that wasn't even his. She always wondered who her real father was, and dreamt of a day where he would come back, find her and rescue her from this hell. But it never happened.
Teenage years: At age thirteen, Langston was used to the abuse and utter emotional abandonment from Derek. He was still out at the bar almost every night, riding his bike and wouldn't be home for days. This made her really good at taking care of herself. She preferred him being away rather then being around her, fighting all the time. At fifteen she had met this boy named Scott, they had alot in common and he was someone that she could trust and even fall in love with. He always promised that one day, they were run away and he would take her away from her stepfather. She longed for that day, but never let anyone see her believing it. When Derek had a motorcycle accident, he was rendered disabled and scarred. He could still walk, but leaving the house was difficult. He wasn't able to go to the bar every night, get drunk and bring home a line of women. The longer it went on, the more he started getting frustrated and taking it out on Langston.
By age seventeen, they were constantly fighting, he was always drunk and making her take care of him. She was now basically his slave. She and Scott hardly got to see each other anymore because she was never allowed out of the house. They had to sneak out and meet each other late at night. One night, when she was sneaking back in he was in her room. He started flipping out about her sneaking out, leaving without his permission and how she should be punished and slapped her. She bought back ,of course, and they just made him angrier. He pushed her against the wall and started touching her. She pushed him away but he grabbed her, threw her on the the bed and got on top of her, touching her and pulling at her clothes. Eventually she was able to get free and she ran. She ran out of the house and found Scott. After he consoled her, she was able to tell him what happened. Scott was furious and decided that he needed to get her away from that night. They got into his car and started heading out of town, but Langston needed something important from her bedroom. Scott said that it was too dangerous to go back there, but she insisted. She snuck into her room to look for it, it was a bracelet that he had given her. She got back into the car. As they started driving away, the car was suddenly struck on the drivers side buy a truck, killing Scott instantly and injuring Langston pretty badly. It was later that Langston found out that the truck driver was none other than her step father, who died not long after the deliberate impact.
Adulthood: Dealing with the aftermath of the car crash was really hard on Langston. She lost the one person she loved the most, and her step father at the same time. And she knew it was her fault. She was the one that was suppose to die that night but she didn't. She didn't have to go back for some petty bracelet, but she did. She started spiraling out of control. She started using her pain pills that she was given for all her injuries, even when she was mostly recovered. She started drinking to numb the pain, at first it was only here and there but it quickly become more of an issue. Derek's sister came to take care of Langston after the accident. Langston didn't know her that well, only seen her now and there during holidays when the family would force themselves upon Derek to see Langston. She didn't have much of a problem with her aunt, just the fact that she didn't know much. After the town found out about what happened, they were always looking and staring at Langston. Mostly sympathetic, some judging her. There were whispers and comments. It started driving her insane. School was worse, the kids were always talking behind her back, blaming her and calling her names. Plus constant reminders of Scott. Langston barely made it to graduation. Her aunt decided that she needed to take Langston somewhere else. Luckily she had applied for Wentworth University for Langston, and she got accepted. She didn't want to go to college but she did want to move. Her aunt told her that she would pay for her education and everything else she needed, if she went to college and she had to get clean. No more drinking or smoking.
Now they are here, and though Langston doesn't want to be in college, she's glad for the fresh start. But she can't stop drinking. Her aunt thinks that she recovered just fine, but in all reality she's never been in worse shape. And she'll continue to spiral down, because she's not sure there's any hope for her.
- "The weather outside was cold, and the wind made it seem even colder. It felt damn right freezing to a California girl like Stephanie. Who was at this point thinking she could have picked a better season to runaway in. Clutching her long purple cotton trench coat around her, she stood on the snowy sidewalk looking up at the big sign that read 'Price Restaurant'. This had to be the right place, it would be too much of a coincidence. And if it was or wasn't the right place, Stephanie was tired of standing out in the cold, it was time to go in.
With one cold delicate hand, she pushed the door open and walked in quickly with her duffel bag on her shoulder. Shaking the snow off her coat and long dark hair, she stood in front of the door and immediately started scanning the room for a familiar face, not waiting to get warm. But since she hadn't seen her cousin since they were little kids, it wouldn't be easy. The only thing she had to go on was a little girls memory and a somewhat older picture she got from Jason, his brother. She hoped, if he was infact here, that family connection or something would help her find him.
Then again, Stephanie wasn't a very patient girl and she didn't have time to just wait for fate to step in an give her a sign. She marched right over to the closes waitress and tapped her shoulder to get her attention. "This is Anthony's restaurant, right? Do you know where I could find him?" Shifting her weight, she folded her arms waiting for the young waitress to answer her questions."