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'Til the Moon Falls
Keep calm and play the song.
Date this chart was completed: 3/04/12

Character's Full Name: Ashton Quinn Burke
Reason or meaning of name: It was just a name his parents thought suited him.
Nickname: Ash
Reason for nickname: It's shorter than 'Ashton'.

Birthday: June 9th
Astrological Sign: Gemini


Age: Twenty-four

How old does s/he appear? Could pass for nineteen.

Eye Color: Orange.

Glasses or contacts? He needs glasses, but he never got them. He noticed his eyesight going to s**t back when he was almost eighteen. Needing glasses, like his cousin Engel, he went to him for advice, only to be told he'd be unattractive, and lose his then boyfriend, George. Afraid his cousin was right, he didn't get them then, and has since grown used to his less-than-perfect vision.

Hair color: Black.

Distinguishable hair feature (bald, receding hairline, etc.): Not really.

Type of hair (coarse, fine, thick, etc.)? Thick. It appears to be straight when it's short (Never shorter than his chin), but it's a bit wavy when allowed to grow out.

Typical hairstyle: Like was said before, it's never shorter than his chin, but he's never really grown it past his shoulders, either.

Height: 5'4”

Weight: 134 pounds, give or take a few.

Type of body/build: Healthy. Not too skinny, but not muscly really at all.

Nationality: American, I think.

Skin tone: Peach

Skin type: Smooth, soft. It's usually dry, so he has to use lotion every day, to keep it soft.

Shape of face: Oval.

Distinguishing Marks? Not really.

Scars? None. He was smart enough to find ways to keep from being scarred, if he were injured.

Most predominant feature: Eyes. They're ******** orange, bro.

Resembles (famous or not): His cousin, Engel. Since they both have the same features, I'd assume most of the traits were passed down from a grandparent they share.

Accent? Nope.

Is s/he healthy? Yes. At the moment.

Physical disabilities: His eyesight is kind of shitty.

Physical abilities (what is character good at? Sports, etc.): Dancing. Sex. Mainly the latter.


Color: Green.

Music: Contemporary.

Food: Chicken soup.

Literature: Romance novels.

Expressions: Adoration.

Book: Of Mice and Men

Quote: “I owe you nothing, and you are nothing to me.. Thank you for curing me of my ridiculous obsession with love. ”

Expletive(s) (swears): ********, s**t, c**t, a*****e. When it comes to swearing, Ashton's vocabulary is vast, bro.

Mode of transportation: His little bicycle, or Trysten's bike, or Natomi's car. He doesn't have a favorite, but he prefers those over riding a bus.


Smokes: Yes.

What? Cigarettes.

How often? Pretty often, actually.

Drinks: Yes.

What? He's not picky with his alcohol, really. Just not too into beer.

How often? Socially.

Worst bad habit? Speaking before thinking.

Quirks: Too many to list.


Hometown: Born and raised in and around the town he resides in now, somewhere in New Jersey.

Type of childhood: Complicated. His mother and father have always been distant, but never more than when they found out his sexuality. Being in an upper-class family, he was drenched in expectations, and no matter how well he knew how to dance, or how beautifully he played piano, coming out of the closet was the end of any relationship he had with his parents.

First memory: Feeding ducks at a lake near his house, with his cousin, and their mothers.

Most important childhood event that still effects him/her: Losing his grandmother. She died when he was about fifteen, and had been his voice to his parents, and his shoulder to cry on. After she passed, he got a bottle of her ashes. He holds it dear- almost got himself killed over it.

Lower education: He dropped out of school.

Higher education: None.

Book-smart or street-smart? Cultured, but definitely street-smart.

Religion and/or religious views and/or tendencies? None.


Job? While he was living with his parents, he wasn't allowed to work. At eighteen, they kicked him out, and he lost his boyfriend. At the point, Engel took him in, and hooked him on drugs, and various other things. This lasted about a year, when he met Natomi. Natomi helped him get his act together.. And I think the bakery was his first place of work.

Kiss? Engel.

Sexual experience? George.


Mother (name): Lucina Burke

Relationship with her: She married his father for the money. His father knows this, and doesn't mind it. Cold and heartless, having a kid wasn't exactly a good thing for a woman of her type, but Richard liked the idea of a child. Ashton lost her before he was even born. Coming out to her was just the icing on the cake.

Father (name): Richard Burke

Relationship with him: His father was always distant, settling down with his gorgeous mother, though he knew why she was marrying him. He and Ashton were about as close as acquaintances, and it only got worse later. Essentially, both parents only fostered a child until he was deemed a bad seed, having the intention of someone to help make money, and keep the business alive after they passed. Once they learned Ashton's secret, they disowned him. Ashton hates both of his parents.

Siblings: None.

Birth order: N/A

Relationship with each: N/A

Children of Siblings: N/A

Extended family (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.): Engel, his cousin, who's a bit older. Not exactly the greatest influence when Ashton needed a shoulder.

Close to family? He used to depend on Engel for everything. Now.. It's kind of a distant thing. They love each other, but they don't like each other much. (The parents are still hated.)


Does character have child(ren)? No.

How many? N/A

Are all children with the same partner? N/A

If no, why not? N/A

If no, what is the custody arrangement? N/A

How does character relate to his/her child(ren)? N/A

Which child is character's favorite? N/A

Why? N/A

Character's most favorite memory of his/her child(ren)? N/A

Character's least favorite memory of his/her child(ren)? N/A

Is relationship with children good? N/A

Is relationship with children important to character? If he had kids, they would be the apple of his eye, the center of his universe, and his reason to live. He would shower them in affection, the likes of which he'd never received. If he could, he'd have a daughter.


Where does character work? He doesn't anymore, as asked by his lover. He just cleans and cooks at home.

How many years? He held a job at the bakery for about four years.

Relationship with co-workers? April loved him. She'd probably hire him back, too.

Like his/her job? He did.

Why or why not? Because it was baking, and he's always loved cooking. He got paid to do what he loved, even if the work was hard.

Dream job: He's never really had a plan.


Greatest fear: Trysten leaving him for a woman.

Worst thing that could happen to him/her? Losing Trysten, and/or Natomi.

What single event would most throw character's life in complete turmoil? Same answer as the last. Anything bad that can happen is worse when it's romantically.

Character is most at ease when: He's cooking dinner for his fiance, or kissing his sleeping face before waking him for work, or being told that the man loves him.

Most ill at ease when: Trysten, or Natomi's mad at him. And Apollo, because if Apollo's mad at him, of of the other two, if not both, are probably going to be mad at him as well.

Priorities: Love before lust. Others before himself. Cooking and cleaning before resting.

Philosophy: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

How s/he feels about self: He's not ashamed of himself, but he's not vain, either. Even if he knows he's got a sexy a**.

Past failure s/he would be embarrassed to have people know about: Looking to Engel to tell him who he was, as that's why he ended up doing all the horrible things on his way to where he is now.

If granted one wish, what would it be? He'd wish for true love, but he already has that.

Why? Because it's what he's always wanted, and it's not like it's a selfish wish.

Daredevil or cautious? Depends.

Same when alone?
It depends on the risk. Something silly, or risque, or adventurous, he could handle, but.. If it came down to costing a life, or causing harm, he wouldn't do it. He's cautious to a point, where he'll weigh pros and cons, but he's willing to try anything non-life-threatening.

Biggest regret? Relying on Engel.

Biggest accomplishment: Staying off drugs. He's got an addictive personality, so.. Having Natomi's support really makes a difference.

Minor accomplishments: Learning to play piano.

Character's darkest secret: What happened between he and Engel.

Does anyone know? Yes, and no. Natomi knows most of it, but there are parts he's afraid to talk about- it's more shame than it is fear. Obviously Natomi wouldn't judge him, being that he's dating his brother, but.. Ashton still can't bring himself to talk about all Engel did to help him learn how to please men.

If yes, did character tell them? What Natomi knows, Ashton has told him.

If no, how did they find out? N/A


Greatest source of strength in character's personality (whether s/he sees it as such or not): If he's actually told to keep something secret, he will. He's also been around the block a few times, and is both understanding, and accepting, toward most anything.

Greatest source of weakness in character's personality (whether s/he sees it as such or not): If he's not told to keep something secret, he tends to blab.

Character's soft spot: Trysten, and Natomi.

Is this soft spot obvious to others? Yes, and no.

If not, how does character hide it? Well, it's not that he hides it, per se, but.. He's protective of them, and loves the both of them very much. He'd do anything to make either of them happy, and do whatever was in their best interest. But.. He's not about to defend them if they don't need it. He'll sit back and see how it goes, and if he's pushed too close to the edge, he'll be at the offensive immediately. To the person doing the attacking of either man, they will have no idea how protective Ashton is from how quiet he'd be in the beginning.

Biggest vulnerability: Natomi's and Trysten's best interests. I say this because Ashton is going to leave Trysten, after agreeing to marry him, because his parents threaten the company Trysten's dad owns, and Ashton doesn't want to bring him down. Because he doesn't want Trysten ruined, he leaves. He's also at whomever's command the minute they say anything about his past. This is part of the reason his cousin still has a hold on him.

Which of the 7 deadly sins does character fight (or give into, willingly or not)?
(lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, pride)
Lust, envy, greed, wrath.

Which of the 7 virtues does your character have (or fight against)?
(chastity, abstinence, liberality, diligence, patience, kindness, humility)
Patience, and kindness, mainly.


Optimist or pessimist? A little of both.

Introvert or extrovert? Mainly extroverted.

Drives and motivations? His friends, and lover.

Talents (hidden or not)? He plays piano beautifully, and can dance fairly well, though he claims to only be able to dance, like.. At clubs. When it comes to ballroom dancing, he knows how to (of course this would be awkward, because any other man who knows how to dance as he does knows how to be the “man”, just like him, so the dance steps would be weird, thus.. He's never danced with another male like that, and he only likes to dance with men, SO this is why he just tells people he doesn't know how to dance.)

Extremely skilled at: Cooking.

Extremely unskilled at: Hard labor, bro. He's too fragile to be a construction worker. > __>

Good characteristics: Physically, his legs. Personality-wise, his sense of understanding.

Peculiarities: Physically, bro, he has orange eyes. Otherwise, he's a bit bipolar. Kind of.. An emotional roller-coaster.


One word character would use to describe self: Odd.

One paragraph description of how character would describe self: Unstable, dependent, useless, scrawny pain-in-the-a**, with a desire for someone to curl up with at night.

What does character consider best physical characteristic? His a**.

What does character consider worst physical characteristic? His lips.

Are these realistic assessments? In his eyes.

If not, why not? N/A

How CHARACTER thinks others perceive him/her? He doesn't care.

What four things would CHARACTER most like to change about self? (#1 most important, #2 second most important, etc.)

1. His gender.
2. His sex-drive.
3. His naivety.
4. His blabbing.

If change #1 was made, would character be as happy as s/he thinks? eh, probably not.

If not, why not? Because, sure, he could get as many guys as he wanted then- rather, 'she' could. But I've actually thought about it before, and.. Had Ashton been a woman, he would have had any man he wanted. He'd get bored with them, use them, and probably never find Trysten- if he found him, he'd never be more than a one night thing- as a woman, he wouldn't want more than one night, so.. He'd never find true love.


Is character divorced? No.

Why? Because he's not even married yet. He will be, but after he is, he's not going to get a divorce unless Trysten wants it.

If yes, how many times? N/A

Has character ever cheated on any significant other? ...yes and no. He hasn't actually cheated, but there was one time, when Faire was still alive, that he drugged some sake, intending to get in Natomi's pants. Ashton came over, Faire left, Natomi and Ash drank the sake, and they got to kissing and undressing, but.. It didn't go anywhere. Aside from that, he's never even looked at anyone else when in a relationship, as he felt lucky whenever he had someone, as if it were a privilege, and not just a union.

How does character relate to others? He seems nice, but he doesn't like most people.

How is s/he perceived by...

Strangers? Well, he's happy now. So maybe they just see him as the happy guy, about to get married to the man of his dreams.

Friends? Natomi loves him like a brother, and Apollo cares about what happens to him.

Wife/Husband/Lover? Trysten's so wrapped around his finger, it isn't even funny. He adores Ashton. He wants to take care of him, and wants to marry him, but is easily hurt by the secrets Ashton keeps from him.

Children? N/A

Co-workers? N/A

Protagonist? I'd say he's part of the team of protagonists, but.. Natomi's the main protagonist, since he never does ANYTHING wrong (which he should, I'm just saying), and.. Natomi loves him.

Antagonist? His personal antagonists are his parents, and they hate him, and aim to destroy his relationship, because they're afraid it might hurt the company, thus costing them money.

What happens to change this perception? Uh, Ashton goes kamikaze on them, putting his life at risk to get his life back, with the help of his best friend.

What do family/friends like most about character? Honestly.. Okay, Engel likes him to take advantage of him, his parents don't like him, I think the men (Natomi and Trysten) like him because they're both tops in the way of “You need to be taken care of. Here, I'll lead you”, so Natomi and Ashton grew close in that way, and so did he and Trysten, as they were both romantically challenged. As for Apollo.. Apollo likes that he makes Trysten happy. That's about it.

What do family/friends like least about character? Apollo doesn't like how dependent Ashton is on everyone; it seems like Ashton's a needy kid, to him, and it irritates him. He doesn't sympathize well, because he got over his s**t himself, I guess. Engel doesn't like that he's stopped listening to him. His parents never liked Ashton. Natomi probably dislikes that Ashton's so easily manipulated, and Trysten.. I don't know what he doesn't like, I mean.. Not to say that he likes everything about Ashton, but.. I don't know what he doesn't like. Maybe he doesn't like that Ashton smokes, or doesn't like Ashton's inability to keep a secret. Maybe he doesn't like how bipolar Ashton is; going from clingy to accusing in an instant. I dunno. I just dunno.


Immediate goal(s): Make Trysten happy.

Long range goal(s): Die with Trysten's ring on his finger.

How does character plan to accomplish goal(s)? Aside from getting married to, and staying beside Trysten, I don't know.

How will other people around character be affected? I think his future hubby would be happy.


How character react in a crisis (calm/panic/etc.)? He panics, and makes frantic decisions.

How does character face problems? He doesn't like to have to, but.. Irrationally.

Kinds of problems character usually runs into: Threats to his relationships.

How does character react to NEW problems? He tries to hide from them.

How does character react to change? He can adjust, to certain extents.


Jewelry? Depends on what he's wearing, though.. Once he and Trysten are together again after the split, he won't ever take the ring off again.

Other accessories? Depends on what he's wearing.

Drives a ... : Doesn't drive. He rides his bicycle, when Trysten isn't dragging him around on the motorcycle.

Where does character live? New Jersey, with Trysten, in a place not too far from Natomi and Apollo.

With anyone? -points up-

Where does character want to live? Around the people he's already around. That's all that matters.

Spending habits (frugal, spendthrift, etc)? If he were the one making the money, he'd probably blow it, but it's Trysten's money, and Trysten relies on him to cook. The only time he spends money is when they're running low on food. Other than that, he doesn't like spending his lover's money, even if others might think otherwise.

What does s/he do too much of? Cleaning. Sexin' Trysten.

Too little of? Getting a job. >>

Most prized possession: His grandmother's ashes.

Why? Because she was the most important woman to him, before she passed on.

Play musical instrument? Yes.

Which one(s)? Piano.

How did s/he learn? He was put through lessons at an early age.

Does character like animals? Kind of.

Any pets? No.

Likes music? Yes.

What kind? Contemporary.


Owns a computer? No.

If not, why not? Because he doesn't really need it.

Email address(es): N/A

If more than one, each used for...? N/A

"Handle": N/A

Meaning to character: N/A

Uses computer for business, pleasure, both? N/A

Play computer games? N/A

If yes, which game(s)? N/A

If yes, how many hours per day? N/A

If so, are they/it multiplayer game/s? N/A

Name used on each game & meaning to character? N/A

List 4 online site(s) (URLs) visited daily?N/A

1. N/A
2. N/A
3. N/A
4. N/A


Person character secretly admires: Engel. (He admires Natomi and Trysten, and even Apollo, but those aren't really secret)

Person character was most influenced by: Engel, and then Natomi.

Most important person in character's life before story starts: Natomi, and Faire.

Why? Because he was ******** Faire, and Natomi was his stability.

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