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 That's something to be proud of, 32 / trailblazer / nathan parsons
beau mclaughlin
author • 32 YRS
ESTJ
Occupation
author
Nickname
Beau, B, Mr. B
Pronouns
he/him
Sexual Orientation
bisexual
Status
taken
Partner
Ellie & Sawyer
Riding Style
Western
Abbie
is
Above the Clouds

Breed
TWH
Gender
mare
Age
9
Disciplines
trail riding
Application
is Offline


Age
25
Pronouns
she/her
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pm me!
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Beau McLaughlin
TW:pregnancy, teen pregnancy, teen parenthood, child abuse, severing of parental rights, polyamory, poly relationships, lesbianism

Basics


Full Name: Beau McLaughlin
Nickname/Alias: Beau, B, Dad, Daddy, Mr. B
Date of Birth: May 12, 1984
Current Age: 32
Gender: Male
Pronouns: He/Him
User Group: Trailblazer
Sub-Group: Leader

Appearance


Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brunette
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 192 lbs
Scars or Marks: scar on his right femur from surgery in high school.
Tattoos or Piercings
  • sleeve on his right arm
  • tribal tattoo on left shoulder

Face Claim: Nathan Parsons

Personality


MBTI Type: ESTJ
Likes: gardening, cooking, music, romance, high quality clothes, working with his hands, family time, dogs, work boots, research, teaching, computers, a clean house, loyalty, family contribution, the smell of fresh cut hay, ball caps, beer, working hard, front porches, Christmas season, long back road walks, rain storms, Chevy trucks, swings, his daughters, horses, the look of mud on boots, a clean house, archery, taking time to get to know a person, being in control, writing
Dislikes: sudden changes, complications, synthetic fabrics, dishonesty, revealing secrets, passive people, feet of snow, dirty conditions, being controlled, people breaking the rules, broken promises, being made to make promises, when people demand more of him than he can give, people that tell him "you need church", cold weather foods in the summer, wine coolers,
Strengths: dedicated, practical, brave, strong-willed, direct, reliable, honest, patient, devoted, responsible, passionate, stable, resourceful, stubborn, enjoy creating order, excellent organizer
Weaknesses: inflexible, judgmental, stubborn, possessive, difficult to relax, distrusting, secretive, uncompromising
Fears: medical needles, dying in a house fire, small and confining spaces, clowns, creepy porcelain dolls
Aspirations: Publish a series of books based on adolescent behavior, and how it's affected by the trauma of adoption, abuse, and other varying factors, and use these books to help future social workers and counselors.

Raise children that are productive members of society with giving natures, and good hearts.

Relationships


Romantic Orientation: Biromantic
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
Relationship Status: Taken
Significant Others: Eleanor Noble and Sawyer Handleton

Lifestyle


Career/Occupation: Social Worker & Psychologist
Education: Ph.D. in Social Work, Ph. D. Psychology
Dream Job: Author (that influences careers and paths of future social workers and counselors) while working with youth.
Home Town: Trader's Bend, Montana
Religion: agnostic

Equestrian Life


Preferred Riding Style: Western
Disciplines: Western Pleasure, Western Riding, Carriage pulling
Riding Strengths: Answer Here
Riding Weaknesses: insistent on having his way, stubborn, struggles with balance due to high school football injury in right femur

Beau's Info

» Beau was abused as a child. No one has a perfect childhood, and Beau doesn't like to talk about his. It wasn't easy growing up with his parents, and he'd known all along that they were wrong, but it wasn't until they kicked him out for getting a girl pregnant and had to figure out how to provide for the three of them at sixteen that he realized just how wrong they really had been, and how much damage they were not only doing to him, but to his siblings as well.

» Beau has four siblings. Jordan, Jillian, Isla, and Finn. His youngest brother is only 19, and Jordan -- the oldest -- is 40. Isla is a few years older than Finn and Jillian is 30. Beau isn't particularly close with any of his siblings, mostly due to the fact that he was kicked out when he was a teenager, and then again because the youngest two are so much younger than he is.

»He was kicked out when he was sixteen. For a while, he slept out behind the gym until the night that the janitor caught him and offered to let him in for the night on the stipulation that he find somewhere else to live. He happened to be friends with Fiona's parents and mentioned the incident, at which point they offered sixteen year old Beau somewhere temporary to lay his head.

»Beau received a GED at sixteen. It was embarrassing to have to drop out of high school, but with a baby on the way and no way to provide for himself (let alone his girlfriend or the baby), he hadn't felt it was reasonable to continue his education. For a while he'd thought that was the end of it, that he'd be a day laborer for the rest of his life, until Fiona's parents said "You owe them more than this.". At the time, he hadn't understood, he was paying rent to stay in the guest room and was saving money to get the three of them an abhopartment and furniture while still providing for the needs of his daughter, and it was hard.

»Beau went to college by attending night classes. Working his way through college was hard, but he managed to do it by attending classes at night, working during the day and testing out of as many classes as possible for credit.

»Beau married at eighteen. His daughter was two. By this point, he'd been able to move Fiona out of her parents house and into their own place. It was small, but it was cheap and big enough for the three of them to live for a few years.

» His mother died when he was twenty. Neither of his parents were innocent when it came to the abuse, but Beau had always been attached to his mother. He wrote her about what was going on in his life, but she never wrote back. The last time he saw her was the day that he told her that he'd gotten a girl pregnant. She never met his daughter.

»Beau didn't attend his mother's funeral because no one told him until she was in the ground. Pretty self-explanatory. Beau didn't get to attend the funeral or the wake because it didn't occur to them to reach out to him -- that sucked.

»His wife left when he was 22. Suddenly, Beau was on his own with a six year old and that was that. He encouraged his daughter to grieve, but shut away his own feelings for a while, until he felt that he could appropriately deal with them.

»Beau writes when he's stressed. When Beau is stressed, he writes, which is a good thing, since he (used to) makes his living off of it.

»Beau loves both Sawyer and Ellie. Pretty self-explanatory here. He's in a poly relationship with two women, who happen to be in a lesbian marriage. He loves them both very much.

»Beau doesn't know that he's Blythe's biological father. Beau had a fling with Sawyer when they were teenagers. He'd been upset and it turned into one night. While he was aware that Sawyer had been pregnant when they were teenagers it hadn't occurred to him that it could have been his, since she had a lot going on and there wasn't any reason not to tel him at that point.

»Beau has removed his niece from his brother's custody after the discovery that Jordan was abusing her. Kaia was being abused and Beau didn't have a choice. It was remove her or watch the cycle repeat itself, and he wasn't willing to do that. Besides, he wasn't certain that Jordan wouldn't take too far even further

Polyamory

Beau doesn't like to attract attention to the fact that he, Sawyer, and Ellie have an unconventional sort of arrangement. As far as he's concerned, when people make this discovery, they start forming their own opinions, and that's not something that he appreciates. Reality is that their history is complicated, and they don't have the sort of relationship where everyone goes to bed with everyone else. Beau has a relationship with both Ellie and Sawyer, but those relationships are separate -- so that means Beau and Ellie are one relationship and Beau and Sawyer are another, with Ellie and Sawyer's relationship with one another taking the primary slot.

Together all three adults co-parent not only Sawyer's daughter, but Beau's two girls as well.

Intentionally Intimidating

Beau is intentionally intimidating with the students in his group. His goal is to make sure that they follow the rules and guidelines that have been laid out before them. There is a purpose in everything that the kids are told, and he'd rather they fear him and the consequences of breaking the rules than to have them wind up in some sort of trouble. So, he's hard on them, and he's that way on purpose. In many ways, the roles of the leaders on the ranch is much like that of parents, and he takes it pretty seriously. His student will know where the lines are, and they'll learn quickly not to cross them, because isn't going to protect them from the consequences, he's going to come down even harder.

Hidden Secrets

Beau has his own secrets hidden in the closet, and they are things that he doesn't talk about, not because he doesn't want anyone to know, but because he worries about how much some of his secrets might hurt his kids. Fifteen years ago, he cheated on his wife. He'd been young, and stupid, and it only happened once. He never admitted it to his wife, he's always dealt with the guilt of it having happened, despite the fact that it only happened once and Fiona was the one that finally ended their marriage and walked out of both his and their daughter's life.

He doesn't know that the one time affair was what changed Sawyer Handleton's life forever, and he certainly doesn't know that Blythe is his biological daughter. Whether he'll ever find out is still to be seen.

Teen Pregnancy

Beau was a teenage father, he knows what it was like for him to have struggle with raising a child when he was a child himself. That was why he made the rules for Ryan about dating that he did, so when she tells him that she's pregnant, it's a pretty big deal. His baby girl's life is about to change in such a big way, and while she thinks she knows, he can guarantee that she doesn't.

They aren't kidding when they say that "everything changes when you have a baby", and that's something that Ryan will have to learn on her own. Her whole life is going to change when she meets that baby, and while no doubt that she has the makings of an excellent mother, he wishes she could have gone through that when she was a little older.

Unlike his own parents, he will continue to support Ryan as she goes after her own dreams, just like he would have if she'd never wound up pregnant at all.

Breaking the Cycle

Beau's parents were abusive growing up, and while hard to make sure that he never crossed the line from discipline to abuse, there have been times that the area has seemed a little gray for him. Thankfully, Ryan seems to have turned out fine, and the older he's gotten, the more patience he's learned. Unfortunately, the same could not be said for his brother with his younger daughter Kaia.

When an individual came to him with proof that Kent was abusing his niece, he knew that it was time to step in. There weren't any excuses that held up, and when confronted with the truth, his brother tried to lash back, but Beau held his own and made the choice clear, either he could transfer custody to him or he could get social services involved.

The problem with social services was that as well intentioned as they were, there was a chance that things could fall through the crack. Kaia could have gotten lost in the system, put with someone that wasn't family, or any other variety problems that could have happened. Thankfully, Kent took the threat seriously and signed over custody, and while Beau recommended that he get treatment, there wasn't much that he could do to enforce it. His wife was just as bad, and in Beau's book, it was probably best for everyone that they try to get the help that they needed, but he hasn't heard from them since, and the lawyer said his documents are solid enough to hold up in court, especially with the evidence they have of the abuse.

About Beau

Meet Beau, 32 year old author, psychologist, social worker, and father, who happens to be in a poly relationship with two beautiful women who's primary commitment is with each other. It definitely makes for an interesting life, and he wouldn't change any of it, even though it's not all been sunshine and rainbows.

Like many, Beau's had to fight to get to where he is. It's taken quite a bit of effort to achieve the titles he has, and to make a name for himself. It was even harder because he was a teen father and then a widower all at the same time. He's had to push, fight, and endure for everything he's had, and it's made him even more appreciative. He believes that struggles make a person stronger, that they aren't a sign of weakness, but rather, a sign of substance. It takes a certain amount of strength and courage to stand up when life has spat on you, and even more to just keep moving.

Life has, by no means, been easy on him. Yet, here he stands today, ready to help and learn from the teenagers who enter his life on Brook Haven Ranch. He believes that this ranch could save lives, and he wants to be a part of that, a part of something that was a major stepping stone in a person's life, and helped them to be able to see what they couldn't before. Because the ranch, if nothing else, demands that these kids really open their eyes to see the world around them and that they deal with it, because life isn't going to change and no one is the exception to the rule.

Platonic

Beau is far from quiet, but he waits until his words are needed to speak up. This one quality actually makes him a great friend, in that he's actually pretty good at the listening part of it all. He believes that it's important to really hear what a person is saying, especially if they're coming to you for advice, help, or a listening ear. He's not he kind of guy that's going to bail you out of a problem, but he will do what he can to help you improve a situation, which can sometimes lead to what were otherwise not solid (or mature) friendships going down the drain.

Beau's learned most of what he knows by trial and error. Every day is a new experience for him, and he tries to learn something new, get to know someone he's never met before, and make some sort of an improvement each day. He's a forward moving progress sort of guy, and he dislikes nothing more than he does stagnation. He's got a good and giving heart, a thirst for knowledge, and quite a bit of compassion hidden under what many might view as a surly outer layer.

Friends of his will have to accept the fact that he's not going to offer to fix something for you; what he'll give you is solutions so you can fix it yourself, and an outside perspective on the situation.

Romantic

Beau's got a lot going on in the relationship front. He's involved with two women who are married to one another, and they all live together as one family. He doesn't have any room for any other women but he also couldn't imagine taking on a guy into the relationship, just because there is already so much going on.

Antagonistic

Beau if far from a perfect guy. He's stubborn, possessive, judgmental and controlling, and that's only to name a few. He's not the kind of guy that goes out of his way to make an enemy but when he does make one, it's typically the sort of relationship where it's there always has been and always will be tension. He's not likely to come around to someone else's line of thinking when approached in an ineffective way, and attempting to push it will only cause him to snap.

I feel like there's plenty of points a person could pick to take against him from: he's in a poly relationship with what everyone had assumed was a lesbian couple, to the fact that he's not religious at all in a place where many are, or that he was only 16 when his daughter was born (or when she's in play and working that part of the story -- his 16 year old daughter is now pregnant).

Familiar

Beau's solid with his family. I don't know that I have another way to put that. He's always the same person he is with them in the house as he is outside of their house. With the women, he tends to take charge, because that's the only way he knows and both of the typically independent women that he loves seem to be able to handle that part of his personality. While it's their house, and it was their home before it became his, he's taken over the head position (though on occasion he shares that position with either Ellie or Sawyer) as a way of lightening the load. He makes decisions with everyone's best interests at heart, and he finds himself often thinking about them.

With the kids, he's very firm. He has clear cut rules that he expects them to follow and should they make the choice not to the consequences are pretty simple. While he understands that it's more complicated than that for them, and he's willing to hear them out, it's as simple as did they or did they not break the rule.

With that said, he pretty heavy handed with the praise as well. He loves to be able to compliment what he thinks family is doing right.

Other

If you haven't read his key plots yet, do. Beau is intentionally intimidating with the kids in his group. At least he is at first. He wants them to be nervous, and he wants them to start their stay off at Brook Haven on the right foot, and if that means being scared, then that's what it means. He's not an overly harsh guy, and he always follows the ranch's guidelines for discipline with the kids in his group, but he'd rather not have to. It's easy enough to instill a bit of fear in the teenagers and then let them come to trust him in their own time and way.

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Someone your character only likes as a student says they love your character, what happens?

What was there for him to say, not only was Beau in a relationship but, eighteen or not, Taylor was a student on the ranch. Not only would this mean that he'd need to report it to Logan and see where they needed to go from here. Was it even appropriate for her to stay in his group.

He let the silence hang in the air for a moment, mostly because he wasn't sure what there was to say. "I'm sorry, Miss. Karsyn." He intentionally used her last name as a buffer between as he placed his hands on the arms of the large plush chair and pushed up. Suddenly, it didn't feel appropriate for them to be the only two in the trailblazer commons. "I'm involved with two women. Even if it was appropriate, and it's not, I wouldn't have room for a third."

Standing up, her crossed the room and pulled out his cell phone to text Ellie. Then he remembered the girl that he was dealing with and he sighed. After sending a quick text asking for backup, he checked the door to make sure that it was unlocked then crossed the room once more and and pulled up one of the wooden backed chair that lined one of the walls.

"I'm sure it wasn't easy for you to say something like that, Taylor. But, I don't feel the same way. I think you should talk with someone about these feelings and why it is that you have them." His concern, of course, was that she had them because there was something in her own past that was causing wires to cross. "I'm sure Bekah would be happy to talk with you, or Tara, but we can't do this. Not only am I happily in a relationship, but you're a student here on the ranch, and one that's in my group."

Friends

First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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Enemies

First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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Lovers

First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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Family

First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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Other

First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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Habits

Coffee and Beer

In the morning, it's always coffee first thing. Even now that he's out of school (as has been for a little while) he still operates on not that much sleep. Coffee helps in the morning, and when it's time to really be home and settle in, he grabs a beer -- just one, maybe two -- and relaxes, as if it's a reminder to his body that it's okay to relax now.

Reading in bed

Beau always reads in bed. As exhausted as he often is, his brain often needs to be able to unwind and reading helps him to settle in.

One page a day

Beau writes a minimum of one page a day.

Quirks

Easily addicted

This is actually an issue that Beau's been dealing with for a long time. He has an addictive personality, and it's something that he struggles with. He's been able to avoid drug and alcohol dependency but it takes work to limit himself. He makes rules not only for others, but for himself.

Keeping Busy

As a kid he had a difficult time keeping still, it was some of what got him into a goo deal of trouble growing up and as an adult he does what he can to stay busy rather than getting fidgety.

Annoyed by physical displays of temper

Fights don't tick him off as much as they annoy him. Beau sees physical altercations as a waste of time and a promotion that hitting is the way to get what you want in the world, and it simply isn't.

Hobbies

Archery

Beau loves archery, and while he understands that they can't have these sorts of activities on the school grounds, he'd be more than happy to take a group of kids who are interested off-grounds for practice.

Bowling

Maybe it makes him a bit silly or old fashioned, but he loves to go bowling. Whether it's alone, with family, or friends, it doesn't seem to matter. He'd love to be able to take his group out to do something fun like that though.

Outdoor Activities

Given his position at BHR, one would hope that he enjoyed outdoor activities. He likes, camping, fishing, rock climbing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, etc. Lots of fun stuff to be done outside.

Skills

Leather working • superior

Beau actually worked for a leather worker in town in high school and he learned a lot from him. His ability to do this well actually helped him to get through college and support his wife and child. He still does this and sells his work on occassion, though he's more likely to do a project for a friend, family member, or someone else he cares about that he is because someone's offered to pay him.

Cooking • advanced

Mostly, he lets the women cook when they want, but he likes to do surprise them every now and again with a really nice meal. It's a good thing he actually knows what he's doing in the kitchen.

Handiness• advanced

There isn't much that Beau's come across that he can't fix, other than that computerized crap. But if it's plumbing, housework, or basic mechanics, he can probably fix it for you.

Interests

Beekeeping

He's not sure how committed he is, or if he'd even have the time for beekeeping, but he's definitely interested.

Car Restoration

Again, not a whole lot of spare time, but he'd love to do a classic car restoration at some point.

Model Building

This is one of those things he always thought he wanted to do, but he's never managed to getting around to doing it. Always other priorities that come up first. He even has a few kits that he's never managed to get started.

Desired Plots

Work for it.

I'm going to be requesting the little brother -- who has a story of his own -- but I'd love it if Finn came to Beau looking for some help and Beau was able to say "I'd be happy to help, but I'm not bailing you out." I was thinking he might come to him in need of money for something so he can "get away", at which point Beau will point out that he can probably get him a job working as a hand on the ranch and a safe place to stay, but that he isn't interested in handing his baby brother a pocket full of cash and just wishing him the best. If he needs it badly enough, he can work for it.

History of Abuse

It's been mentioned multiple times that Beau was abused as a kid, and it's left it's mark, including being able to see signs of it in others. I'd love it if he was able to spot some of the more subtle signs in one of his students and bring it up with them. It'd need to be the right student and the right relationship, but it could make for a neat thread or series of that leads into a relationship.

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Ellie & Beau
I think that it's going to be interesting to watch these two work together. It's been interesting enough to figure out their relationship as it is, since Ellie's homosexual and they do sleep together. They'll work well together since they work well together at home, but you know how Ellie feels about Beau intimidating the kids -- at least in their home environment. It will put her in a position to work opposite him to make them comfortable. Can't wait!
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esmeralda correa
student • 17 YRS
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Esme & Bea
I think that this is going to get... interesting for these two. Both of them are intentionally intimidating, though Esme goes about doing it in an entirely lovable way. She attracts people to her because she's intimidating rather than scaring them off. It's her protective instinct. Over time I could see Beau developing protective feelings toward Esme, who in spite of all appearances, really is suffering. While I don't think that she will find it easy to relate to him, I think that he might be able to relate to her. I'd love to see what we could do about getting her to open up to him about how she feels about her father. Does he speak Spanish? I don't remember, but I think we've said that he does. He needs to speak French as well because Ellie speaks it a lot at home (forgot about that. Oops).
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Blake & Beau
Straight up, Beau is going to scare the hell out of Blake. Also straight up, it's going to get the results out of Blake that Beau is hoping to get by being intimidating. Blake will work harder to please somebody who pushes him harder as long as there is hope at the end of the line. If Beau makes Blake feel like he cannot do enough, then he will shut down and stop trying, but if he makes it clear that Blake can work for privileges, then Blake will. The problem is that I cannot see Blake reaching out to Beau in a crisis for this reason. I'm not sure whether this would open up Beau's eyes to the fact that his behavior is frightening to the students, but it could make for an interesting ongoing plot!
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Beau & FelixInitially I can see Felix really not liking Beau. Like just a big eye roll when Beau is trying to get through to him. Beau's method of intimidation might just push Felix's risky behaviors further-- because the risk (I can't think of a better word, even though I just used this one oh well, anyways) of being caught will be heightened by Beau being imposing. But I agree-- once they can figure out the boundaries, and vocabulary of their leader/student relationship I think that Beau could really help Felix. Hit me back!

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