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« on: October 30, 2018, 12:12:12 AM »
triggers: minor character death, violence, alcohol, smoking, blood
Spoiler: info on carlos • show
- carlos abraham reyes
- 27-30, he lost count if he's completely honest
- cis male, bisexual homoromantic
- biracial, father was hispanic, and his mother was caucasian.
- his mother died when he was little, and his father was left to raise him. he was raised in a religious ( jewish ) household, but he was lucky that his father didn't can about sexuality.
- his father died when carlos was 19 to lung cancer
- carlos is an alcoholic, and went to jail for not going to a court case for a DUI and then committed tax fraud.. several times.
- has an angel wing tattoos on his arms, one with his mother's name and the other with his father's. he has another tattoo on his back that reads "He searches his mind and heart to see if he is serving Him as is fitting - Tanya ch. 41" though, its in hebrew.

@DARWIN. the last two paragraphs are the only important ones darlin!!

carlos could remember the day the world went to shit. of course, it had started going down the shitter, but that day, he had been in the one room they had for free-time that had the tv. the only channel they were allowed to watch was the news- FOX news, but it was news. he had been sat, eating a granola bar on his own, watching the television like it was the most important thing in the world when the forecaster stopped seaking for a moment, put his fingers to his hair and nodded.

"I'm getting word that.. there has been a mass riot in atlanta. the entire city seemed to storm the streets, but there are some who managed to escape the disaster-" almost instantly, all of the inmates were at the tv, leaning forward in their chairs to watch. "the death toll is estimated to be around 10,000 people, including women and children- what?" the forecaster mumbled, looking off camera before someone tackled him, shrieking into the mic before biting into the front of the man's neck.

then the sirens started to go off, red emergency lights flashing. the inmates were quickly ushered from the free-time room and back to their cells, but.. some guards just dropped dead. carlos had attempted to resuscitate them, only to get attacked. after fighting off these undead guards, there were rushed into their cells.

months later, carlos and ten other people were escorted to some sort of military base where they were injected with some sort of vaccine, and then the base got overrun. carlos and one other person was the only person to survive. they had ran, not stopping until they couldn't breathe anymore..

that was nearly four years ago, and it was still clear as day. he would still dream about it- all the blood and chaos that had been cause.. all the people he watched die and then come back. yes, it had a tole on him, but it would have a tole on everyone. as he sat by the campfire, staring into the flickering flames, he would pull the blanket that he had closer to his shoulders. it was getting colder, which meant that hunting would be harder.. if they could find an animal that hadn't turned.

looking to the man he had escaped with, he would scowl. "cold?" he inquired, acent heavily influenced by his home town (brooklyn), and his first language (spanish, obviously).
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2018, 12:44:51 AM »
JETT JACKELL
Spoiler: JETT • show
- jett johnson jackell
- transmale, homosexual homoromantic
- addicted to alcohol and gambling(not that he can gamble a lot now)
- former boxer
- 28
- was arrested at 23 for identity fraud, providing alcohol for underage and running an illegal fighting club underground
- new york accent
- 5'3, super chubby. usually wears denim vests covered in patches and a white shirt under. denim jeans. has an eyepatch over his eye, has had this since he was 13. fluffy black hair down to his neck
- backstory is Tragic™


Jett had never expected the world to drift the way it did. He hadn't seen anyone but Carlos in ages - and that was fine with Jett, he didn't want assholes to keep him company. But he missed a lot of people, especially from his fight club. Yet they'd moved on long before the apocalypse, Jett was sure of it. It had been insanity, and somehow, he had survived. It was like he and Carlos were the chosen ones or something, heh. He liked to pretend he was living in a novel or somethin wild and zany like that in times like these. Helped him cope.

Spacing out for a moment, he turned to Carlos and thought for a moment. "Is that the only blanket?" Jett was answering a question with a question, but he didn't wanna rob the guy of the blanket in this weather. Technically they could just huddle under it together, but that's gay. Jett was far from in denial about his sexuality, in fact Carlos probably knew he was gay, but - Jett wasn't sure about Carlos. And anyway, that was a joke - it really wasn't gay to share a blanket. Smiling to himself in amusement and a soft puff of breath escaping his mouth in a stifled laugh, he rubbed his mouth to make him stop smiling.

//sorry this is short compared to urs bUT

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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2018, 12:56:08 AM »
opening the blanket using one arm, he would gesture him over with his head, grunting softly. "yup." he sighed and grabbed a stick that they had been using to poke the fire and keep it alive. he recognized the male's soft puff as him trying to hide a laugh- he had gotten used to the noise. at least the other male could find joy in the apocalypse.

"you know, there's supposed to be a refugee camp down in charleston, if you wanna go check it out, find some food or something." he offered, settling back slightly on the old, rotting log behind him. this had become a very familiar scene to him, but he didn't really mind.

/DONT WORRY my posts are gonna get progressively worse so like,, oof
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 01:15:36 AM »
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Jett huddled over into the blanket, smiling comfortably and nesting cozily next to Carlos within the blanket. "Thanks pal." Jett dipped his head towards the other, before his eyes widened in interest as Carlos mentioned the refugeee camp.

"Yeah, might as well check it out, right?" He asked. Maaan, he hoped there was some chickens or cinnamonbuns or somethin. Probably not though. But a guy could have hope. "When should we explore it?" He asked, hands stretching to the fire for warmth. Reluctantly, he whispered. "You think there's gonna be any like... Yummy stuff? Candy? Sugar?" Jett questioned, somehow with the same childlike amaze at the idea of food he'd had before all this.


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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2018, 01:20:14 AM »
Jett and carlos seemed to have very different wants and needs. while jett wanted food, carlos wanted viable bullets for their guns, bandages, antibiotics.. things needed to survive besides food. though.. the thought of something sweet did make his stomach rumble. he grunted and chuckled slightly, keeping his arm securely around the male and making sure the blanket wrapped around them both. "it would be nice if they did.. if there is, its probably jolly ranchers again.. but at least its food, right?" since jolly ranchers didn't expire, they had been a fairly good source of food besides bugs.
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 01:25:39 AM »
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Jett was... Not stupid, that's not what Jett thought anyway. He just tended to think about miniscule things, he didn't focus very well - he was attached to the idea of living life like it was before instead of what it was now. It was shocking Jett was still alive for that reason, but perhaps Jett could make the world a better place? That's what Jett tried to think. "Anything would beat a rat or cricket." He snorted, with a big grin.

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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2018, 01:30:26 AM »
he nodded, laughing slightly as he shook his head. he was getting pretty tired of eating rats- and the next time he had to eat an animal commonly kept as pets, he thought he might puke. he slowly stretched out his legs and leaned his head back slightly. maybe a bag of jerky would be nice.. maybe, if they were lucky, they'd find MRE's.. or a water purifyer. "yeah, i guess that's true.." he said and ran a hand over his face. "if we head out first thing tomorrow, we can probably get to the camp within a week if we don't run into a giant cheese wheel rolling down the freeway." he joked, referring to the show Z nation.
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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2018, 01:43:33 AM »
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Before Jett even considered anything else, he found himself holding his sides cackling at the joke - god, Jett was glad there was something to laugh at in a world full of dead to kind of still alive people. "Oh man - I - yeah." He gave a sigh out in amusement, hoping he'd stop losing it like he was some sorta - uh - fake crowd that laughed at comedians. More simply, he didn't wanna come off as some buffoon. Rubbing his temple, he glanced over. "But - in all seriousness - let's do it then. We'll rest up a bunch tonight, right? Just hibernate like a - bear." He grinned, patting himself slightly as he slipped down a bit to get extra comfy.

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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2018, 01:51:28 AM »
nodding as the other male spoke, he pat his head slightly. "yup. i'll take first watch, you just rest up." he said, slowly running his finger's through the males dark locks and slightly curling his fingers. it was just something that he did for comfort- and he just hoped that jett didn't mind- he hadn't said anything in the three years he had done it, at least. "no nightmares, ok?"
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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2018, 01:59:51 AM »
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He opened his mouth to protest who would go on watch, but the fingers in his hair made his eyes flutter sleepily, and he felt rather at ease, soothed. "Oh - right - okay! Just - make sure to wake me up to watch too after a bit -" He murmured, rubbing his eyes to stay awake first. Glancing over, he gave a small and slightly forced laugh - Jett often had night terrors, and Carlos knew by now, but - he usually did good at hiding them, only waking up and gripping at the ground for reality in a cold sweat. "None. I promise." He answered, with a determined nod.

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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2018, 02:04:55 AM »
carlos watched him as he seemed to grow sleepier, and his lips quirked up slightly. works every time.. he thought and slowly seemed to brush through his hair. they both needed to bathe soon- both of their hair was getting gross- so hopefully they'd find a pond or something, wash off all of the sweat and dirt.. but he wouldn't get his hopes up. "good." he mumbled, glancing down at him and turning his gaze to the sky as the sun continued its steady setting and turned the sky all sorts of colours. "g'night."
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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2018, 02:09:43 AM »
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Jett smiled and nodded, eyes closed at this point, and he felt completely relaxed as he huddled slightly closer to Carlos. "Night." It was barely audible with how he was fighting just to stay awake. Lulled to sleep by the fingers running through his hair, soft snores drew past his lips eventually. Everything was at ease, and the usually frightening world felt peaceful.

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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2018, 02:10:45 AM »
shall we do a skip?? maybe they're searching the refugee camp??
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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2018, 02:12:15 AM »
//YES THAT SOUNDS GOOD who sTARTS

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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2018, 02:14:30 AM »
HMMMM do you mind starting?? owo im like a liiiiiiiiitle distracted lmao
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