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|AGE||JOB||HAIR COLOR||EYE COLOR|
|27||Pastry chef; owner of coffee shop "Button"||Dark brown||Gray|
AppearanceDonovan is tall and lanky. He doesn't have a lot of muscle nor does he intend to. His most distinctive features are his nose and his messy hair-do.
HistoryThe doctors were worried that Donovan would not be born alive or completely healthy. His mother, Mona, had serious health issues during the pregnancy. So, when he came into the world kicking and screaming, everyone was relieved. His childhood was quite happy. He had a set of parents that adored him, brothers he got along well with and a huge set of family to keep him entertained. However, the most memorable parts involve his mother teaching him how to bake. Don didn’t know it then, but that was when his love for cooking started.
When he was in his early teen years, his parents passed away in a car accident. He was sent to live with uncle Jayne and his wife. While the couple treated their nephews as if they were their own, Don didn’t want to be a burden and helped out as much as he could. He helped his brothers with homework and cleaned up after them. Above all, he tried to help out as much as he could in the kitchen.
He was teased through his school years because he was terrible at regular classes. Mathematics, chemistry, English, etc. were subjects he never excelled at. But he was a great student when it came to athletics, music, drama and wood shop. Anything that he had to do with his hands he was great at. That’s probably why he was good at baking. It was no surprise that when his test scores came in, his career path was cooking related. Don decided to go down the pastry route instead of just being a chef.
His sponsor years were quite memorable, even if he was with the same sponsor the whole time. Annalise was a great woman and Donovan felt comfortable around her. There were days in which they just talked about the education system, what girls learned in school and the purpose behind it. “We are told that pleasure is for you”, she had said and Don made it a goal to learn how to please his future wife. After all, it was only fair.
As soon as he turned twenty, he was drafted to Evelyn Simmons. The attraction was instant. She was pregnant in no time with twins. Ten months into their marriage, Maeve and Kian made their way into the world. Don nicknamed them “Bug” (because of the green outfit they put Maeve in at the hospital) and “Button” (because of the shape of Kian’s nose), respectively.
Evelyn decided to get a diaphragm and for the next two years, they didn’t have to worry about bringing another child into the ever-growing Walsh family. However, Evelyn got pregnant as soon as the contraceptive device came off. The twins were about to turn three when another boy came to join the family: Declan.
The family was complete and happy. Or so it appeared. Evelyn fell into postpartum depression. Don had been spending less time at home because he was opening up his own bakery and one day he came home to find a suicide note. His wife was nowhere in sight. The police said they found her body inside her car in the next town. That was three weeks before Declan turned one.
And then, not even six months later, he was drafted again to an Eleanor Right. She was warm and kind. The kids loved her right away and Don thinks that’s how she wormed her way into his heart. In less than a year she was pregnant and baby boy Nolan joined the family. By now, the bakery named “Mona’s” had been open for almost a year and was doing well and Donovan could afford to spend more time home to help his wife and notice if there were any changes in her behavior.
One day, Eleanor and Kian ran errands. She wanted to get the boy a new pair of shoes. Donovan waved from the door as he held Nolan in his arms. After the mall closed, his wife messaged him and said she was taking their son out for dinner, a movie and then to her sister's house so he could play with her nephew. It was the evening of the Ashpoint incident.
For almost 24 hours he had no news about his wife or son. In the early morning following the explosions, an officer called for a “Don Walsh”. It had to be him. He was informed that Eleanor and Kian were dead. They were in a nearby range of the explosion. Donovan realized they had to be driving back from her sister's house.
He became a mess. The government helped him with the move to Tidewater and with the opening of a new business, a small coffee shop with pastries that he called “Button” in honor of Kian. The hours are manageable and allow him to spend time with the kids.
After everything, Donovan feels stuck. He doesn’t want a new draft but knows that it will happen. And he’s terrified of losing someone else.
FAMILYFather: Jeremy Walsh, deceased
Mother: Mona Walsh, deceased
First wife: Evelyn Simmons, deceased
Maeve Evelyn "Bug", 6*
Kian Jayne "Button", deceased*
Declan Jeremy, 3
Second wife: Eleanor Right, deceased
Nolan Alexander, 18 months
The rest of the Walshes.
Birthdate: August 21
Bad Habits: Knuckle-cracking, stubborn, bottling emotions, taps fingers when nervous.
Turn-Ons: Being good with children, women who know their way around the kitchen, long legs, a good ass, roleplaying.
Turn-Offs: Women who are bad with children, low standards of personal hygiene, rudeness, obnoxious laughter, someone who doesn
hair color preference: Black, dark brown
eye color preference: Green, hazel
draft position: Neutral
premarriage y/n: No
skinned exclusively for the draft by saramonster
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