Current Idea for a PB: Gabriel Aubry Subject to discussion.
While i want this character to be someone’s, I do have a few important facts to bring up.
It’s questionable if he’s completely sane. Teal seems to have an unpredictable nature about him. One that is both hero and rebel. He is willing to protect people, but will go out of his way to get something he wants even if it means putting others in danger.
He has an unhealthy obsession with Katerina’s story. It is partially his work and partially because it’s now part of his past too. One of the challenges of this character is how FAR that obsession goes. He’s as much a detective and story writer as he is a strangely affectionate stalker. This is something that both makes him feel alive and that he truly wants dead. His connection to it is a woman who he’s come to care for. If she dies then the whole story ends. Still, his number one goal is to find Alexander Dimov, and she is the best way to do that.
Their relationship is a twisted one. It isn’t safe or sane.
1. he’s willing to hurt her to keep her living.
2. His obsession might be part of the reason he cares for her so deeply.
3. He knows any man who falls for her is subject to death. The story, the drama, the adrenaline rush fascinates him.
4. Katerina’s story is the reason for his divorce.
-Joined the military out of high school and went to college on the government’s dime.
-Got a degree in Journalism.
-Left the military and got married.
-Worked as a war correspondent after 9/11. Liked taking risks and tended to get into trouble trying to be a hero.
-Took up a job at a local newspaper to make ends meet.
-A local crazy woman caught his attention. She raved to anyone who would listen about a serial killer stalking her. He found the story fascinating and realized he could use the story. She wouldn’t meet him.
-Chased the woman all over town, coaxing her with food and patience. The thrill of the chase was actually quite fun. She was bitch, but she finally consented to an interview.
-Got more than he bargained for in a several week long interview process. They started with the facts and became something akin to therapy. It convinced him that he needed to write a book.
-Started flirting with Katerina despite being married. It seemed to bring out a softer and more personal side of her life.
-Used his job to try to find out more about Alexander Dimov, the serial killer. He didn’t tell Katerina, but seeing the facts concerned him. He bought her a gun as a present.
-Has vague memories of being drugged and beaten, but doesn’t remember much of the experience. Alexander had found him, but he was able to escape due to Katerina appearing for an interview.
-Katerina ran off with his original tapes, but he had copies. He wrote his book while in the hospital, and pushed it as fiction. It made the best seller list and he quit his job.
-Became completely obsessed with Katerina and her story, Alexander and his murders, and making another book. It lost him his wife.
-Struggled to get back in contact with Katerina.and succeeds only because she called him.
-Manages to get Kat to visit a few times, but she seems disconnected. Almost robotic.
-He over compensates helping her by forcing her to listen to the tapes and she breaks down to the point of wanting to kill herself.
-Violently slaps her to bring her back to reality. She has never seen him in person since.
-Currently trying to hunt down where she is. He receives yearly phone calls, but this year is different. She’s called him wanting a new gun. This might be the lead he was waiting for.
Up to you. He's a risk taker.
List at least five here, with an optional sentence or more explaining each.
Optional information. Car? Phobia? Pets? Feel free to list it here.
-His mother was an artist. He acquired the nickname ‘Teal’ by his friends, making fun of him for having way too much knowledge of color. At least it wasn’t Magenta.
Most of this is up to you.
Has an ex Wife
He has an obsession with Katerina Dimov.