♫ Joseph Castro ♫ Chace Crawford ♫ 18 ♫ Senior ♫ Open ♫
- The Deceiving One
- Current Relationship Status: Single
- Songs: About A Girl by The Academy Is…, The Fighter by Gym Class Heroes, Just So You Know by Jesse McCartney, Thinking of You by Katy Perry.
- Suggested Ships: Serena Thompson
♪ History ♪
“One song about a girl, can’t breathe when I’m around her. I wait here everyday in case she scratch the surface… she’ll never notice. I’m not in love, this is not my heart, I’m not gonna waste these words about a girl. Last night I knew what to say- but you weren’t there to hear it.” About A Girl by The Academy Is…
It didn’t matter how far Joseph looked down the road, because he would always end up at the same place- Serena. For as long as he could remember, the girl had been his next door neighbour, from the day she moved into the house beside his up until the day he’d knocked on her door only to see that it had been left open to an empty house. Of course, being the young boy he was, Joseph had been left devastated, his childhood best friend in his life one day, and then suddenly vanished the other. When the girl first walked out of his life, as he saw it, he didn’t know how to react. Even when he went to the sandbox, his “happy place,” he was struck by the various memories he’d shared with Serena in that very playground, spiraling into short bursts of depression and heartache. Perhaps it was the longing to see his friend once more that triggered the naughty boy, “I-won’t-do-what-you-say” attitude in Joseph, one that went out of control and became too hot to handle, forcing his parents into sending him to military school, away from home.
After spending his growing years in military school, building up his body, working up a rowdy attitude and a tougher outlook, Joseph did his best to try and discard himself, the person who he was on the inside. At military school, if you even showed the slightest chink in your armor, the other students would pick at you until your defense broke, until you were nothing left but a slug looking for a shell. Now, Joseph had finally convinced his parents to give him a second chance. After years of tracing down every piece of evidence the Thompsons’ could possibly leave behind, the boy had tracked Serena all the way to Los Angeles, California, and that was where he was headed for his Senior year of high school.
“Give ‘em hell, turn their heads, gonna live life ‘til we’re dead. Give me scars, give me pain, then they’ll say to me, say to me, say to me there goes the fighter, there goes the fighter. Here comes the fighter, that’s what they’ll say to me, say to me, say to me- this one’s a fighter.” The Fighter by Gym Class Heroes
When it comes to Joseph’s nature and personality, it really depends on who you’re asking. If you were to ask his parents, they’d still strongly insist that he’s the sweet boy he was when he was a mere child, stubborn and lighthearted, always willing to take a risk and try something new. If you were to ask Serena back then, she would’ve said something along the same lines, perhaps saying that he was nothing but an inspiration to her, someone she looked up to and respected, someone who she could lean against and rely on. If you were to ask his classmates at military school, they would’ve illustrated Joseph as a fierce and strong hot-blooded male, simply soldiering on through life, taking it day by day. Like a book, every page was different, yet somehow still the same, connected by the same concept, the same basis.
The boy had never been one to choose flight when he found himself in a Fight or Flight situation- always unafraid to go for what he believed in, whether that was an opinion, his side of the argument, or his truest feelings. Having been through military school, most would say that Joseph had been toughened around the edges, most definitely not someone you should screw around with, having left as one of the top students in his class. To many students at his new school, Joseph remains the mystery man, someone the girls fantasized about and wished for. He was the new kid in town, fresh meat, something new to look at. It didn’t matter how you put it- the kids at school were infatuated by him, all of them but Jasper.
♥ Serena Thompson ♥
“I shouldn’t love you but I want to- I just can’t turn away. I shouldn’t see you but I can’t move, I can’t look away. And I don’t know how to be fine when I’m not, ’cause I don’t know how to make a feeling stop. Just so you know, this feeling’s taking control of me and I can’t help it. I won’t sit around, I can’t let him win now…” Just So You Know by Jesse McCartney
Serena Thompson, the name in his notebook, scrawled across the back of his hand, floating in his head, and branded into his heart. Some would say that what the two had, or would’ve had, was definitely something serious, although others would simply stare at the two, let out a scoff, and argue that the two would break up before they made it to high school. From the very first time they’d met, though, it had been obvious to those who truly knew Joseph that he and Serena would be inseparable, and that was something he’d slowly come to prove. Since the moment they’d first met, it was almost as though they’d subconsciously decided to become friends, to stay by one another and stand up for each other. It was just in the blink of an eye that Joseph found himself falling for his best friend, although both his parents and Serena’s would call it puppy love, but now, even after all these years, Serena was the girl who could make him melt, the one who’d captured his heart all those years ago, and wouldn’t seem to let go.
When he’d woken up that morning to find her house heart-wrenchingly empty, Joseph had stood wide-eyed at her bedroom door, glancing at the vacant room which had seemed so full of life just last night. It was there that Joseph had stayed for two full days, refusing food and water, simply gliding around the house like a ghost as he searched for things to take back home, things he could remember Serena by. It wasn’t until after Joseph had escaped from the horror that was military school and out into the real world once more that he began his hunt for his childhood sweetheart, tracking her down to the high school she attended. Having walked through the Hall of Trophies and seeing her in a cheer outfit in almost every picture, pinpointing Serena down to a house and neighbourhood became a piece of cake after that. Almost every student knew the girl’s name, but even when Joseph acquired her address, the most he could bring himself to do was sit at one end of the street to her neighbourhood, watching as the girl ran by his car every morning, no doubt trying to recover from a surgery which had changed her life. Asking his parents to enroll him at her school for the next year, Joseph began the student life once more, caught in surprise as none other than Serena came up to him on his first day, practically throwing herself at him before sealing it with a kiss- and with that, he was sold. Joseph didn’t care that he had to pretend to be someone else, all that he cared about was getting his sweetheart back once more, and he’d do anything to keep her by his side.
♥ Jasper Patel ♥
“Comparisons are easily done once you’ve had a taste of perfection, like an apple hanging from a tree, I picked the ripest one, I still got the seed. You said move on, where do I go? I guess second best is all I will know.” Thinking of You by Katy Perry
Simply put, Jasper Patel is not Joseph Castro’s favourite person. It’s a constant heartache on Joseph’s behalf to hear Serena calling Jasper’s name by mistake, although he’s tried multiple times to convince the girl that it’s the name “Joseph” she’s thinking of. The boy has had to hold himself back from letting loose on Jasper, even if his anger was sparked by the simple thought of another’s hands on his girl. There have been a few close calls, to be honest, but for Serena’s sake, Joseph has managed to keep the testosterone controlled, most situations ending in a brush of shoulders, an exchange of glances, perhaps even a snarl here and there. It hurts Joseph to hear about how great a couple Jasper and Serena were, the stories becoming almost a part of his daily life. It seemed as though every day, Joseph was told another story of the school’s favourite couple, be it making out in the halls, holding hands during study period, exchanging gifts on Valentine’s day. It drove Joseph to a point of almost madness, and should Jasper Patel strike up a conversation with Joseph, the boy wasn’t sure if he could hold himself back, especially is Serena wasn’t around.
It sounded horrid, but should Joseph be provided with a chance, he would pound Jasper’s face in. The thing is, Joseph isn’t quite sure of whether he’d be doing it because of Serena anymore. The man he’d become at military school is buried deep within him, an inner nature if you will- one that will come uncoiling and biting at any given moment, so hard and so strong you’ll have to cross your heart and pray that Jasper won’t be around to take it.
Okay someone needs to apply for this character like right now because it’s absolutely flawless.