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Posted: Aug 13 2017, 09:37 AM
Only recently has Moth started to get back to a healthy weight, but he is still underweight and it shows if you manage to chance upon the boy with his shirt off, which is very rare. His ribcages naturally stick out, a trait of his birth mother's family, which only makes him look skinnier as it accentuates his ribs against his skin. He lacks the muscle definition of some of the other boys, but he does in fact have strength behind his skinny body. In general his body shape could only be described as a plank of wood: completely straight, without any particular lumps of bumps unless you counted his ribs. His limbs are long and lanky, giving him a monkey-like look if he walks with his arms hanging by his sides. All over Moth's body are freckles of all shapes and sizes, stretching from his face and his shoulders to his arms, legs and even his feet. He is prone to peach fuzz growing on the tip of his chin and on his upper lip, but he has found himself unable to grow a beard. If Moth actually cared to look after himself a little more, he would be a lot better looking than he is at the moment. For now, he's a tad too skeletal; a bit too awkward, a little too strange to look like anything other than that strange kid who wears the holey clothes.
Having grown up with nothing but the books he could carry from home to home, Moth is extremely intelligent. He has a very high IQ which he puts to great use constantly and loves to keep himself entertained by solving puzzles in his spare time. His intelligence is his comfort, having been told he would amount to nothing, and knowing that even if he were to be horrendous at everything else in the world, he could still revel in his mental strength. His favourite thing to do to pass the time is solve Rubik's cubes. He hopes to beat the world record someday, but at the moment his best time is 8 seconds. Moth has an obsession with constantly having to have his hands be doing something, and if not they tend to get him into trouble by stealing things, setting fires or something similar. Most people don't see the genius behind Moth, they only see the troublemaker. He's used to getting countless detentions and getting yelled at, so causing trouble and the response that come with that are second nature to him now. He can't process compliments, so when people tell him he's smart he tends to just ignore it, making people think he's rude. He often gets compliments from strangers on his eyes, which are a startlingly light grey colour, and these kind comments altogether frighten and confuse him, so he tends to frown at those people and walk briskly away.
Moth is a compulsive liar with psychopathic tendencies, and tends to elaborate about his life to those who dare to pry. One day, his father is an astronaut who spends all his time at work, the next his is a fancy business who brings in millions each year. He has a lot of repressed memories that are worse than the ones he still remembers, but even the ones he remembers have messed him up. He doesn't truly understand how social interaction works and will often panic or even flip out if people try to hold a full conversation with him. His emotional outbursts and troublemaking have gained Moth a reputation for being an attention-seeker, a bully; or, simply put, an asshole. Most people have a negative view on him as he doesn't befriend anybody, so he has nobody to vouch for his nice side. Moth does, in fact, have a nice side; but it's mostly dead and decaying due to years of avoiding everything that would call for him to be nice. Deep down he wants to make friends, help those in need and generally be a kind person, but he simply cannot bring himself to do it. He can be violent sometimes, not knowing how to solve problems without using his fists.
Moth tends to have a distorted view of who's in the right and who's in the wrong, especially when it comes to his bullying of others. He often misunderstands innocent, quiet victims as having done something on purpose to annoy him, or somesuch similar scenario. He often thinks he's completely in the right even when he isn't.
When he was six, it was revealed that the couple who had adopted him were giving him up again. They claimed the boy was a troublemaker and constantly caused mayhem, thus they were unable to cope with him anymore. The boy's magical powers were coming through now, with Moth being unable to control them. His muggle adoptive parents, of course, had no understanding of the magic and simply assumed he was being naughty, which only succeeded in earning him another beating. A fostering agency took him in once more, and before Moth reached his seventh birthday he had been in and out of another five houses. This continued throughout his childhood, going through house after house, family after family. Each one lovelier and more patient than the last, but to Moth each one was just as abusive as the first. He expected beatings from everybody, and to test each of the families to see how far their limits were, he would constantly cause as much trouble as possible.
When he was ten, he got viciously bullied at the primary school he was attending for being that strange kid that sat in the corner, which caused him to try and skip school. He got caught out by the teachers for truancy, which was the final straw for the foster family he was currently in, who soon sent him back to the fostering agency once again. That was the 32nd house he had stayed in, and Moth had had enough. He refused to accept any more strangers into his life as “family”, thus decided simply to run away and make it on his own. For a week he managed to avoid the police, who were sent out on a missing-person search by the staff at the fostering agency. He slept in various doorways and back-alleys, feeding off whatever he could steal from shops and pickpocket from the people who passed him in the street. Eventually, the week before his eleventh birthday, he managed to get himself caught by the police and hauled back into the arms of foster care. Then, from nowhere, a strange letter appeared on his birthday. He opened it alone, showing nobody as it wasn't often that Moth actually got letters and he treasured the thing as though it were made of gold. Had it been any other child, the idea of having a true home at this magical Hogwarts would make them happy, at the least; but Moth didn't want to go. It would be like another foster family again, he knew. He was driven to go only when the foster staff told him they had lined up another family, and he was driven to run away again and seek out Hogwarts by himself. He lives in Hogwarts full-time now, even in the holidays. Moth is frightened of where he will go after graduating, as he doesn't really have anywhere to go.
|♥ Gretchen Kirke-Faust||
Posted: Aug 13 2017, 11:32 AM
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