It's Such a Long Way Home...
Born: 13 February 1993
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OOC NAME: Cameron
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Jan 23 2013, 09:25 PM
The entire week while Jed Emerson could not bear to be outside doing anything due to the cold, he was doing a lot of sitting around in the common room attempting to pass the time by reading whichever book he could lay his hands on. This normally came down to him studying recipes for potions and committing them to memory, as he figured that would come in handy someday. If not at Hogwarts, Perhaps when he became a healer at Saint Mungo’s in his future (which was totally going to happen, dammit) he would have some catastrophe happen which would require him to whip up a pepper up potion or something. Really, though, he was just that bored. Normal people, crazy normal people who didn’t care about how cold it was outside, were possibly throwing snowballs at each other or making out in the blanket of the stuff that coated the grounds at this time of year, but not this particular Hufflepuff. His energy couldn’t be put towards silly things like that when there were important potions to think about.
This thinking, though, only lasted the seventh year a few weeks, and as it was nearing the end of January, Jed was getting quite bored. He was taking a single class, but that only took up a tiny amount of his time, and his friends were either busy or weren’t doing anything either, so there was almost nothing to do. He was sitting in the brightly lit common room (as it was the middle of the day and the false-sunlight that consistently kept the room as light or as dark as it was outside was casting a large amount of light into the place. This could get kind of annoying in the winter, to tell the truth, when it started getting dark around four in the afternoon. One felt like a hibernating bear, going to bed that early) when a fellow Hufflepuff, an amazingly attractive girl named Cethie who looked about as bored as the boy did, suggested they do something. She apparently was fond of blackjack, and though Jed was not one to play card games often, he liked the game well enough to take part.
It wasn’t like he was doing anything important.
And so, after acquiring a pack of cards from the girl, Jed shuffled the deck thoroughly and dealt the cards, acting as the dealer might in some muggle casino (not that he’d been to one, but he’d seen James Bond movies with Ronny when he was younger). He had a six and a seven, which wasn’t all that terrible. The boy sighed and grinned as he looked up from his cards into Cethie’s eyes. His right eyebrow twitched up a bit and he asked, “So, what brings you to our boring common room on a day such as this?” He kept his eyes focused on the girl’s after that. She was quite fantastically pretty; it was very difficult to look away.
Dec 7 2012, 07:08 PM
Name: Jedidia “Jed” Emerson
Reason Behind Faction Choice:
Jed is neutral because, though one might think that as a healer he would like to find a cure-all or be against the killing of people for the good of everyone, he really just wants to carry on with his own life. He will treat whoever comes into the hospital that he can help, and he will do his best not to be trifled by the woes of the world, because he feels that both sides have good points, but not good enough points for him to care which side succeeds. If he were forced to choose a side, though, it would probably be the AEGIS, mostly because he is not fond of the price of the cure. As a healer, though, one cannot choose who they treat, so choosing a side would also create confrontations with his patients and perhaps other staff members, and he doesn’t want to deal with that. Staying neutral is just the best (and easiest) option for the man.
“Healer-in-Charge” of the Potions and Plant Poisoning department at Saint Mungos. He’s also called on to brew many of the potions used in the hospital, though mostly he brews his own potions which he invented. He took time to create some fantastical healing potions for specific illnesses, and is quite well known for his prowess in doing so.
Reasoning for Job Position:
Once his son died, he became motivated and went after the position. He was also the best in the department at the time, but it took him years to even care. He was hired in as soon as the previous head left.
To tell the truth, nothing much has happened to Jed’s appearance. He kept his looks the same, except for getting an amazing amount of age lines and grey hairs (yes grey hairs at twenty five) due to the large amount of stress at his job, not to mention LARGE amounts of stress that accompanied losing his son and his wife.
For a while there, nothing much changed and Jed was his same old quiet yet content self. It was when he met his soon-to-be wife, Grace, that that all started to change. His wife, you see, was the opposite of him, and they complimented each other, both pushing each other towards things they didn’t want to do, and backing them away from things that might be hurtful to them. They even had a kid together, his son Andrei, but he died due to a mistake that Jed made.
After that mistake, and after Grace left him out of melancholy, Jed changed dramatically. Suddenly he was forward and motivated to get what he wanted. He went after a job he could have gotten ages ago, and he made sure that everything under his jurisdiction was done exactly correctly, so that no one would make a similar mistake to his. Nowadays he’s louder and more abrasive, though not nearly so much as some other people. This still can be a shock to people he used to know who only knew Jed as a quiet dude who seemed chill about everything. His chillness has deteriorated, but he’s still Jed at heart.
Once Jed graduated Hogwarts, with perfect scores in everything potions and healing, and okay scores at everything else, he immediately went to see if he could get a job at Saint Mungos, the only wizarding hospital he knew about. He got one rather quickly, as the hospital was always looking for people skilled in potions and healing magic. He got along well with everyone he worked with, starting small in the hospital and being bounced as a helper from ward to ward before eventually settling in the potions and plant poisoning ward as a healer. After a while, he became a much-needed part of the team, his fantastic healing ability being better than most everyone there. He wasn’t cocky about it, though, and instead was perfectly content with being a healer, no matter how many people told him he really should head the department. In fact, this made it impossible for people to really be bitter about his abilities, for when someone simply refuses to be in competition, it makes it tough to try to compete with them. During his time at Saint Mungos, in fact, he busied himself in his off hours with inventing potions for various things. These steadily became more and more powerful, and eventually he was often called on to help others with their brewing problems, and his new healing potions were used in the hospital.
During his second year working at Saint Mungos, Jed met a girl. Her name was Grace Styles, and she was a healer in the same department as Jed who started a year or so after he did. He met her when they were both grabbing coffee in the morning, and no matter how cheesy it was, they hit it off remarkably well. She fell for his quiet and kind manner, and he fell for her…everything. She was not really like him, but they complimented each other, for when one person (read: Jed) was not sure about doing something, she would help make up his mind about whatever it was. Also, whenever the other person (read: Grace) would be too eager to do something, Jed would calm her down. It worked out, and got them out of some sticky situations to do with their Job.
It did not take long for them to date, and a year after that they got married. Jed had never done anything so quickly in his life, but the number of hints given by Grace that she wanted to spend her life with him were impossible for the man to miss. He loved her too, so that was alright, and they recently had found out that she was pregnant, though that wasn’t the deciding factor in getting married. He just wanted to never lose the woman he had fallen in love with, especially because of his rather sorry love life before he met Grace.
Nine months later, Jedidia Emerson’s son was born, and they named him Andrei Emerson. He was born with no noticeable problems, and the two healers were exceedingly happy. They, by that time, had a large apartment in downtown London, and everything was going fine for many years. One day, though, they noticed an anomaly during Andrei’s checkup. He was quite seriously ill, though neither of them, regardless of their experience in healing, could figure out what it was that was making him sick.
Jed made it his life’s work to find out what was wrong with his son, attempting crazier and crazier treatments as time went by, hoping beyond hope that he would discover something that would work. Then one day, he thought he knew. It was a degenerative immune disease similar to AIDS or other things, except that only seemed to affect magical people, as though the magic in their system caused their bodies to fail. The only known cure was lethal to anyone who drank the potion who didn’t have it, but Jed, being so very tired and fatigued, and unable to think straight or explore other options anymore, gave it to his son. Andrei died. His wife left him after that, as she was unable to look at her husband without cringing in pain and fear, and Jed was left alone.
After the incident though, and the loss of his family, Jed became the most motivated and competitive he had ever been. He suddenly wanted everything under control (so that mistakes like he made never happened again) and to do that he needed to be the head of his department. It did not take much convincing of the people who hire for that job, for he was the best in the department anyway, and as soon as the current head left Jed was hired in. That’s where he is today, still living in the large apartment, now just lonely.
Special Abilities / Other: N/A
Apr 22 2012, 12:05 AM
- A song (with a link) that you feel sums up your character, or reminds you of them in some way:
- Character Name: Cameron Davis
- Character Gender: Male
- Wand Arm: Right
- Bloodline: Probably Half-blood...my mom was wiccan and believes, as do I, in the spiritual side of life.
- Sexuality (You may think I'm crazy, but there are some cases where I honestly can't tell.): Straight
- Rate your character's skill in each type of magic on a scale of 1 to 5 (5 is highest):
--Dark Arts: 4
- A brief character background/anything you think I should know about them/significant future plot points(Will they be a werewolf? Occlumens? Auror? Crippled? Etc.): Not that I'm aware of *shifty eyes*
- Link to Profile:
- House: RAVENCLAW!!
- Secondary House (What house are they most like, excluding the one they're in now? For instance; Hermione's was Ravenclaw, because of her intelligence.): Hufflepuff
- Year: n/a
- Age: 18
- Height: 5' 6"
- Weight: 145 lbs
- Hair Color: Brown
- Eye Color: Brown
- Best Class(es): Probably DADA, Charms, and Potions
- Worst Class(es): Probably CoMC, Herbology, but I wouldn't be terrible at them, either
- What type of friend is s/he? A close one
- How is s/he at romance? o.o Not too great...
- His/her Boggart: The Slender Man
- His/her Patronus: Raccoon
- Describe him/her with five descriptive phrases or adjectives (Please don't say "cool" or "nice." Say "likes to be the center of attention", or "loves to help others."):
--Loves being around people
--Outgoing and fun, or at least I think I am
--Full of himself...my reasoning is: if my two options are either love myself or hate myself, I'm going with love myself.
--Confident but a bit of a sore loser because of it
--Romantically Lonely o.o
- Favorite place to spend his/her free time: Well I sure do spend a lot of time on the computer, but I'd rather be on the computer WITH FRIENDS than alone.
- What is his/her dream in life? To have a wikipedia page that lists what I'm famous for...so...to be famous for acting/singing/dancing/electronic music/etc
- Good work ethic? I procrastinate, but I get work done quickly…like REALLY quickly.
- Favorite type of person: Other outgoing and fun people
- LEAST Favorite type of person: People who hate themselves
- Relationship Status: Single
- Fiscal Status at home(Rich, Poor, Etc.): Upper Middle Class
- Link to Clash Profile:
- Hair Color:
- Eye Color:
- How has s/he changed since Hogwarts?
- What is his/her outlook on romance?
- His/her Boggart:
- His/her Patronus:
- Describe him/her with five descriptive phrases or adjectives (Since this is the Clash, these have probably changed.):
- What does s/he do for a living?
- Where does s/he live?
- Most trustful of:
- Least trustful of:
- Relationship Status:
- Fiscal Status(Rich, Poor, Etc.):
- What/who is s/he fighting for?
- How does s/he view his/her wand? (Select up to three): Tool, Necessary nuisance, Accessory
- When did your character get the wand? Well, if I had gone to Hogwarts, 11.
- Where did your character get the wand? At diagon alley, my parents would have bought a new one.
Rate the following on a scale of 0 to 5(0 is NONE AT ALL, 5 is highest)
- Respect your character feel towards the wand: 3
- Care your character gives the wand (Polishing, handling, etc.): 3
- Gratefulness your character shows towards the wand: 3
- Your character's knowledge of the wand's intricacies and quirks: 4
Give your character a rating on a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being 'Never' or 'Not at all', and 5 being 'Always' or 'Almost completely.'
- Ambitious: 5
- Brave: 4
- Calm: 4
- Careless: 2
- Cautious: 3
- Combative: 3
- Confident: 5
- Creative: 5
- Creepy: 1
- Cunning (Street smarts): 3
- A Diva (Demanding and fussy; full of themselves): 2, I'm full of myself, but not a dick about it o.o
- Evil: 1
- Friendly: 4
- Gentle: 4
- Good: 4
- Greedy: 3
- Hostile: 3
- Impressionable: 3
- Intelligent (Book smarts): 5
- Jealous: 5
- Lazy: 4
- A Liar: 1
- Loyal: 5
- Manipulative: 3
- Nervous: 2
- Obnoxious: 2
- Outdoorsy: 2
- Paranoid: 1
- Peculiar: 2
- A Prankster: 3
- Protective: 4
- Punctual: 5
- Quiet 3
- Reserved: 3
- Self-Centered: 5
- Self-Controlled: 5
- Sensitive: 4
- Shy: 2
- Sporty: 3
- Strong-willed: 5
- Stubborn: 3
- Timid: 2
- Temperamental: 3
- Violent: 4
Apr 17 2012, 08:09 AM
Jed Emerson’s shoulder twitched with pain yet again, causing him to grimace and grab at the wound. His arm was in a sling now, and he was hanging around the hospital wing finally helping out in the foreground. He had told Leona that he didn’t like helping out like so, but he made an exception now that he was sort of forced to be there. It made it better that he actually felt like he was making a difference too. Healing was still his definite forte, and the people running the hospital wing actually called on him to do a lot. Today, he had been asked to check up on multiple people, each of whom had been injured in some way by the centaur invasion force. One of them was a Brydon Wilkins, a Gryffindor sixth year who had been injured in quite a similar way to Jed. An old wound in Brydon’s arm had opened up again which caused the same sort of treatment to be administered as Jed, including the sling. This seemed like a proper opening for Jed to begin talking to the guy.
“I’m playing doctor today, apparently,” He said in his melodic and quiet voice, easing his way into some sort of conversation with the younger guy as he walked over to the side of the bed, “I’m just here to check up on how your arm is healing. I’m in the same boat, as you can see.” He pointed at his sling with his free hand on that last statement and smiled his typical half smile. The seventh year then leaned down to Brydon’s arm and took it out of the sling, peeling back a few of the bandages to see the progress of the healing. It was doing fine and basically the only thing that needed doing was rewrapping. Not the best job to do, in Jed’s opinion, but he could use magic so it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. He felt sorry for the muggles who had to wrap wounds with their hands. Jed began the process, first using multiple Locomoter spells and Wingardium Leviosa to unwrap the wound, and then beginning the tedious task of rewrapping it. It truly didn’t require much concentration, so he decided to strike up some conversation with his “patient”.
“So,” He started, this being a typical conversation starter with someone you don’t know, “Where’d you get this wound in the first place? It looks rather frightening.” He smiled at the Gryffindor, not trying to be terribly nosy, but simply being curious. The past little while in the Hospital wing had possibly been the most human interaction Jed had had in a long time. Besides his adventure with Leona and the funeral of Ronny, he had basically kept to himself. Now, though, he was forced to be a normal person, and he was getting the hang of not being his awkward loner self, when he concentrated of course. The bandages were wrapping nicely around Brydon’s arm as he asked the question, and Jed kept his wand moving as he spoke, but sat down in the wheelie chair that was next to the bed.