Loves is in the air and Lovematch.com is back to spread it around. If you are curious what to do this Valentine's Day then look no further than the front page of The Lochland Times.
Craziness continues through the town. Some is funny, some is political and some is just plain weird.
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We are a Real Life Roleplay site focused on enriching character driven stories through events, newspaper headlines, and even death. Set in modern day Connecticut, our background plot follows the on-goings of a small town with a murderous past. Whether your character explores it is up to you. Life is about choice - this is your story. Our goal is to provide a place where you will feel comfortable writing it. Come join the fun!
The Ice Festival
Beautiful buildings and sculptures made of ice glowing under a halo of fireworks? What a beautiful place for a Valentines Day Date.
Ice Skating Rink
The ice skating rink from last year has returned. Ice Cream Dream will be selling hot drinks at the door. When you get cold why not stop for a treat?
Aleksandra is a beautiful and smart woman. She is the mother of a 7 year old boy who is the sweetest thing you will ever meet. Aleksandra has had a very long and sad past. Her parents kicked her out when she was 16 because she was pregnant and she moved in with her boyfriend turned fiance at the time. Several months later she lost the baby because she discovered how abusive her boyfriend was. But she stayed with him because she was convinced that losing the baby was her fault. Her life became more difficult after that. He wouldnt allow her to leave and all he did was abuse and rape her while spending the money she had kept from her parents on alcohol.
When she was 20 she found out she was pregnant again and so she didnt lose this baby she decided to make a run for it. A friend she had from high school helped her out and she was free. Michael was deployed and died in combat and Aleks was devistated but she gave her son the middle name Michael in rememberance of him. She worked as a Barista in a coffee shop and dreamed of one day opening her own one day.
Living in Lousiana thought there was a flood and her boyfriend of the time, herself, and her son packed up and moved to Lochland to escape. Aleks opened her coffee shop and it was becoming more sucessful but her boyfriend at the time wanted to return to the south. She didnt want to move so they broke up and he left. After some time a big business man came to Aleks and informed her he wanted to invest in her but she would retain complete control. So she traveled for a year or so opening a chain of her coffee shops around the United States.
Returning she settled in and her son went to school and loved it. But within 6 months of being back Aleks was contacted by her father who told her he had cancer and didnt have long to live. He wanted to reconnect and meet his grandson. So he came to Lochland and within 4 months he passed away. But within the month after she was informed that her father had left her and her son everything. She was shocked to say the least. She moved home for roughly a month to get the estate in order and sold the house full of bad memories as well as donating some of the money to POW and MIA funds but keeping some to help support herself and her son for future investments.
Moving back to Lochland, Aleks had now published a book on her life though the book is a bit fiction so it not exactly her life just based on a true story. Java Star is a very successful business and keeps to the small shop scene. She travels quite a bit but only on school holidays or weekends so as to not pull Waylen out of school. Overall she is very happy though she had moments where she is very lonely and does wish to have someone to love her and her son.
Aleks is a very friendly person and is constantly making friends. If you're a regular at her shop she knows your name and favorite drink and treat. She gives free baked goods to children and never lets anyone leave her shop with a frown. She implores her employees to enjoy their work and she still helps even if they quit. She hates firing people but she does help whenever she can. Aleks is a bright and brillant business woman and strives to be the best she can.
Felix was born to Malcolm and Shelly Buchanan on September 15th. He is the middle son between his older brother and younger sister. He has somewhat grown up resenting this fact of being a middle child but he didn’t mind much after a while. He was very close to his brother and then 5 years later came his little sister who he became very close with and both he and his older brother Bryan became very protective of her. It was also around this time that Felix revealed his dream to be an actor. So his parents, who had some love for theatre, took him to his first audition for part in a soap opera. He got the part and did well. As he grew he found other parts as a guest star on many shows but the soap opera was his primary job.
As he turned 14 he began taking on a bit of the personality of his character by accident. Becoming a huge player and being known for that in the presses eyes. He began partying but didn’t really get big into the drug and alcohol but he did touch on it. His older brother, Bryan, tagged along and within six months or rather much less than that he became addicted to drugs. Within two years Felix and his brother partied regularly but Felix remained away from the drugs and alcohol but he didn’t realize what it was doing to his brother. A couple months after turning 18, Felix found out too late what the drugs been doing to his brother when his brother died of an accidental overdose. With that Felix eft the show and disappeared from the limelight and his family kept to themselves to grieve.
Felix wouldn’t lie to his family but he did miss acting. His younger sister and Felix became even closer and he helped her with her dream of being a fashion designer. She may have been 13 but she was quite amazing at what she was working on. After graduating high school he went into college and did his best to blend in though many recognized him from his acting days. It made him miss acting even more but he decided it best to finish college without interruption. He majored in theatre and business. Graduation a year early he decided it was time, with the encouragement of his parents and sister, to go back into the acting world.
Going back to his original agent he discovered that the show he had been on was concealed not long after he left the show. Which he was surprised to find though he had been out of the public eye so it honestly didn’t at the same time. But his agent explained he had heard and gotten information about a new soap opera which he knew Felix might enjoy and Felix auditioned for a part and landed a main role and so when filming began he met his costar by the name of Rosette Prinkle and they had to be star-crossed lovers. With the on screen heat and his attraction to her off screen they began dating off screen. Keeping the relationship a secret because well Felix liked to keep his life private since the death of his brother and feared what could happen if they found out.
But after several years of dating Rose wanted to take their relationship public but Felix still wasn’t ready and so she left and her character was killed off the show. Felix tried to take it with a grain of salt until he found out right after the season finale of the show that Rose had been pregnant but lost the baby. Felix was upset she hadn't told him and with he wanted to be with Rose but he knew she was back home and so he decided while his show was on hiatus that he would go to Lochland Grove to see the beautiful girl that stole his heart and left him. He wanted to surprise her so he didn’t tell her he was coming.
But when he arrived she was engaged but it didn’t stop them and they had an affair. When she got married though she suddenly stopped their relationship claiming she never loved him and that she had only used him. He was heartbroken and began drinking to get rid of his pain. But recently his agent has recently contacted him about a possible series of movies that is filming near Lochland and thought he should check it out. But he had to stop drinking. Felix isn’t sure if he wants to stop. The alcohol helped dull the heartbreak. Currently he is trying to land a roll in a new movie series so he’s lessened the drinking as much as he possibly can.
While Evelyn isn't too bridged on the area of kids or familiar with Java Star, I think it could do her some good to meet and be friends with a woman who is as independent and capable as Aleks appears to be.
Evelyn's last bout with attempting to accept her independence and take out frustrations regarding the last man in her life resulted in her crashing a plane and getting permanently injured. I think it'd be nice for Evelyn to see someone who found a comfortable place for themselves and learn from it.
Though I think I'd be just as happy having them just be friends and spend time together.
It's cool. Java Star is one of those small shops that few know about but its way better then Starbucks. lol But sure. It sounds like a good idea. Aleks does have her moments because of her past abuse but she loves making friends and if she can help someone be or feel independant then she'd be more then willing to assist. Being a CEO she also gets free time whenever she wants but sometimes chooses to be a Barista. Fun thing not alot of people who come to Java Star realize she owns it because she is always working as a barista when they see her. No one really expects her to be a CEO and actually work at her shop. that was really just an FYI feel free to ignore it.
Like myself, Evelyn isn't much of a coffee drinker. But that's unimportant. It'd be interesting for Evelyn to notice how interested in working Aleks is when she doesn't really have to in the way she chooses to.
Evelyn is a pilot and spends most of her time working out her schedule and which flights she'll be operating. She's just off the end of her leave due to injury and she's always up for teaching people how to fly. She' a little hesitant to fly by herself so she'll likely call upon a co-pilot even for instructing for a short time. (Mostly FYI there)
I definitely think these two would get along, despite the issues cropping up from their pasts.
There is way more then coffee at Java Star. She bakes everything homemade and has tones of teas and various other drinks and sweets. But Aleks does travel alot. I could see her wanting to maybe learn how to fly to get to these places or even hiring Evelyn for such things. Perhaps. Of course thats only if she wanted to.
Evelyn hasn't done much private flying, but she's not outside of doing that for someone. She enjoys flying, she'd just have to teach Aleks how to fly so she could have her as a back up in case something happened.
Aleks would totally be willing to learn how to be a back up. She's all about safety first. Considering she has a son shes become more cautious though she's not overbearing. She loves helping people and if they need anything. Talking, listening, advice, food, a place to stay, or anything else. Shes more then willing to help. Also her cookies are to die for. lol
Lara has a similar past to Aleks’ in that they both had abusive boyfriends and had to run away from their previous lives. She’s not very sociable, but I can see her wanting to get Aleks’ attention after reading her book or simply finding out about her success through other means. She recently became the new owner of the Plum Street Bakery and it’s been harder than she thought, so she’d probably be interested in approaching Aleks for advice and would aspire to be like her. She would probably try to be low-key about it and simply visit Aleks’ shop enough times for the other to become familiar with her face.
I read her bio and I approve of this plot. Though very few people know that her book is based off her past. She doesnt like talking about it just in case he comes after her. Aleks loves helping people especially if they were in similar situations as her. Aleks tries to get to know or becomes friendly with anyone that comes to her shop. If anyone is staying in the shop and is alone or even not she likes to try and sit and talk with them and ask them how they are.
Jaina is also from Louisiana (Baton Rouge). Perhaps the two could have known one another if she's from around the same area. Jaina is also a mom who has had a rough time (her husband was killed in the line of duty). I could see a friendship here either way.
Well Aleks hasn't lived in Louisiana for 4 years and lived there for only roughly 4 years. I never actually said where Aleks was from because she came in with the flood survivors in 2014 with her now ex boyfriend and her son. But she owned her coffee shop in Louisiana too.
But I could see them knowing each other. AleKS supports law enforcement and military. Her best friend was killed in action as a marine before her son was born so she's become very active in her support. I'm sure they could be amazing friends. ^.^