Running Round the Table
Scion of Quetzalcoatl
|Calling||Rich and Bored Con-Artist||Pantheon||Atzlanti|
|Man||Takes One to Know One|
|Sky||Sky’s Grace||Water||Water Breathing|
Leo came about some months after his mum was divorced from her first marriage – after her former husband had cheated on her, he decided to throw divorce into the mix shortly after she’d forgiven him. Dejectedly sat at a bar waiting for a guy she’d arranged to meet who never turned up, she catches the attention of a man who introduces himself to be a successful doctor. Some sweet talking later and she finds herself back at his apartment formalising their new relationship. Amazed at her luck and desperate for a commitment, Jenny pushes the doctor on meeting her again and maybe seeing a lot more of each other in the future. The doctor responds to the interrogation by claiming what they had done that night was very important, and hinted at some higher purpose. When she tried to visit him again, the apartment was bare. She never saw him again.
Eleven years later, Jenny has married Donald, and Leo is 10 years old. Donald found Jenny in a similar state of mind – single, ageing and desperate. He a successful businessman and she a former high school cheerleader, she fit the bill a trophy wife and offered the security she craved. Aside from that they had barely any connection; he was as disinterested in her as he was her child from a former relationship. He spent his days working and his evenings avoiding his family. Being as successful as he was in his line of work required him to know how to work people, but that didn’t stop him from disliking people in general.
That Christmas Eve, Jenny had uncharacteristically persisted at convincing Donald that he should put up the Christmas lights outside the house with Leo. Making his disdain clear, he climbed to the roof of the house with Leo, lights, wood, nails and hammer in tow. As Donald silently hammered the lights to the plank of wood while Leo sat and looked on, he asked Leo to pass him some more nails. Reaching over, Leo suddenly lost footing and began sliding down the roof. Frantically he tried to grab hold of something, but found his hand slapping down flat onto an upturned nail. He slid completely off the roof and slammed into the wet driveway below.
Donald rushed down. “You idiot! I told you to be careful! Are you injured?” To his surprise Leo sat up almost straight away, apparently not concerned with the fall he’d just taken. Instead Leo simply stared at the blood in his hand in silence as it dripped to the driveway tarmac. “We better get that bandaged up.” Leo was in no rush. From then on, every Christmas Eve Leo felt insatiably compelled to find privacy and intentionally injure his hands to the point where blood would run and drip to the floor while he watched. He never understood what it was about it that gave him such a rush.
Thirteen years later, Leo is a perpetual student financed by his parents and his ability to manipulate and con people out of vast amounts of money. A lot of this sociopathic behaviour was observed from his stepfather, but it seemed to come much more naturally to Leo, proved by the fact that he never seemed to lose in the mental games between him and his stepfather when it came to bargaining for more money to fund his very relaxed lifestyle. In fact, the only time Leo fails to get what he wants from people is when he’s occasionally betrayed by his own very suppressed sense of loyalty and duty.
He now owns a pistol he managed to con out of a Police Officer – which he mislaid.
He then got an assault rifle that got confiscated by the police.
He then got a shotgun which he lost in a cornfield.