Your Name: Age: How did you find us?:
Your answer will help us with advertising.Name:
Antonio Jesús Gallardo ManzoNickname/Alias:
Jesús (hey-ZOOS) is best, or "Jeezus" if you really want. Besties can call him Toño (TONE-yo).DOB:
31; 22 April, 1981Gender:
Orderly at RockybrookDoes Your Character Have A KID Card?
YesHuman Appearance: Eye Colour:
Small, but powerful. Have to be to deal with unruly patients, eh?Distinguishing Features:
His facial hair has attained the status of personal portable topiary. Sometimes he's got a soul patch, sometimes it's stubble. Sometimes it's a full on pirate ensemble. He's got a few tattoos, mostly in places where they're easy to cover up with his uniform, save the back of his neck. Perhaps the most distinctive feature of all will be his highly expressive (and well groomed) eyebrows. Face Claim:
+ Smoooooth talker. He knows how to sell himself to interested parties with a delightful Latin accent.
+ Deceptively patient, is excellent with the people he works with, and likes spending time with them.
+ Very sure, very steady hands, he's actually ambidextrous.
+ He's remarkably even tempered, and will combat any bad feelings with cockiness and a sense of humour.
+ Jesus saves, and this Jesús saves mental patients. It's a real hit with the ladies.Weaknesses:
- A real manwhore, he loves the ladies and is not afraid to try his luck on any that cross his path.
- Not always a fan of condoms. This is a bad thing and he knows it.
- Some of his patients are ridiculously strong, stronger than he is, though he has no idea why. Maybe something to do with all the animal hair they get covered in some nights...?
- He's only so tall and has had patients play games of 'keep away'.
- He's always taking on more hours and consequentially spends most of his time super tired.
- Sometimes looks like Frank Zappa
, and refuses to apologise for it.Personality:
Jesús means well, honest, he just isn't always guided by the same principles of his namesake. For the most part, he actually does all right. He is very good at separating work from play, and knows how to be professional at his job. That doesn't mean it's all doom and gloom - he enjoys working with the patients and interacting with them. He gets to play with them quite a lot and he loves his job. Well. Maybe not the cleaning parts so much. But working in close quarters with the patients, absolutely. Even the real buggy ones that are massively strong for some reason. He doesn't always work with them, but sometimes they're understaffed and he has to help the best he can. Not that Jesús minds; he'll be a little envious, but not terribly bothered by it. The days are long because he's a bit poor of late, but aside from that, he quite enjoys his time at Rockybrook.
When he gets out at the end of the day, that's when he can lose the super professional attitude, go out to a club and find some company. It's actually a bit like watching a young teenager at work. Or slightly older - most teenagers get scared into a proper background in sex ed these days. He's never actually managed to settle down yet because he's just got so much love to give, but so what, you know? Jesús is young, he's attractive (in spirit and body, he thinks), and there's life in him yet. So he finds himself a señorita and spends a wild night with her. Usually Jesús remembers a condom, and usually, one of them wakes up alone. But Jesús isn't always careful, and he sometimes gets token reminders that he ought to live a little more cautiously. He knows he should, but it doesn't always register when he feels like he'll live forever. He's still got buckets of the invulnerability of youth and hasn't yet managed to realise that he can well die. Jesús can't die, he's just too pretty.History: Un día glorioso
(in the middle of abril
), un bebé
was born to Señor Sergio Gallardo Martín y Señora Eva Manzo Ruiz. It was a good day, warm, but not too warm, that saw their son born. A son named after a late beloved brother, and a devout love for their Lord and Saviour. Antonio Jesús, Toño to his familia
, grew up a middle child of four in the city de Sevilla
. They lived on the river, where the boats would go by regularly, and you could hear the people walking up and down the banks singing and laughing all night. There was never a dull moment en Sevilla, y
Toño loved being right in the middle of it. He liked the fact that there was a wealth of people and you might never run into the same person twice. Or get into the same trouble twice.
There was un restaurante
that he and his sister Felicia used to visit every day. They would sneak in and pretend to be waiters and make off with high priced leftovers that maybe had too much pepper on it or some other silly complaint. He and Felicia would always try to escape before they were found out, pero
that would not always work. They would get caught sometimes, and they would get taken by la policía
and be made to wash dishes for the next week or so. Their padres
would be disappointed in them, and forbid them from going out, but they would find ways around that. Toño y Felicia were troublemakers of the highest order, and always tried to corrupt their younger, more innocent hermanos
. Toño isn't entirely sure when he began to grow out of that sort of behaviour, except maybe when Felicia met her first boyfriend and started hanging out with him more than Toño. He was a little sad at first, having lost his partner in crime, but he was nothing if not good at bouncing back.
Toño, formerly a pain in the arse, rebounded on his own. La policía
still didn't trust him, and neither did a few of the more respectable places in the city, pero
Toño worked hard to change his image. At age 14, he began to take up small jobs around the family shop; his father was un carpintero
, making beautiful art out of wood. Toño was allowed to man the the front counter and sell these sculptures for la familia
while Felicia was out sucking face or something. El amor es
gross. He spent the better part of his teenage years doing school work, and work around the shop. The strange thing was that he began to find that he actually really liked to be around people. It wasn't something he noticed straight away, until his uncle recognised what a rapport he had with los clientes
. You have a way with customers,
he told Toño. Do I?
he asked. Sí,
He began to work up front more while he began to realise his gift for dealing with people. His uncle took him aside plenty of times, wondering whether or not he had a girlfriend yet, whether he would ever have a girlfriend. Would he like one? Personalmente
, Toño was pretty sure that las niñas
were trouble if Felicia were anything to go by, and he was obviously much better off without them. His uncle persisted, telling him all about how you can't be a real man without knowing a woman, and how he didn't know what he was missing. Toño's father disagreed, saying that he had every right to do whatever he felt was right and damn the consequences. It wasn't Toño's father who took him to his first topless bar with a fake ID.
While Toño's face spent most of the evening un rojo brillante
, he did have to admit that he liked the experience. There were women everywhere! And they were muy bonitas
. Claro que si,
his uncle received a punch in the face from Toño's dismaying father for the stunt when he found out. Nevertheless, having been kicked in the right direction, Toño did begin to notice las niñas
. It was as though Toño had been reassured that no, liking people in that way was not bad and neither was it the end of the world. Just look at his mama and papa, eh? So long as he didn't let it affect his work at la tienda
, it would be fine. Toño swore it would not. It was simply another reason to work on his people skills. If anything, it was his schooling that stole him away from the business. He had a fondness for las ciencias
, y la psicología en particular.
If he liked, he could go on to college y la universidad
and earn good money. It appealed to him, much more than running a cash register did. Así
, Toño went for it, with the blessing de su familia
He did much searching and decided finally on La Universidad de Sheffield, en Inglaterra
. Why? Because he wished to see the world, and see the ladies within it. He might go travelling some day. It sounded like a good idea. Little did Toño know, but his uncle was going to get another thrashing that evening when he explained his logic.
When he arrived a Sheffield
, he quickly ingratiated himself within a core group of friends who made fun of him for being Spanish, and he retaliated with many jokes about England. It was a mutual teasing, especially when they found out his name was Jesús. They began to refer to him more as Jeezus than Toño, especially when introducing him to nice women. Of course, Toño began to cotton onto the fact these mujeres
seemed to enjoy his name, and the fact that he was named for un salvador
. They especially liked his acento
. Even Toño began to introduce himself as Jesús after a while, and it became much more difficult to focus on his studies. He would eventually graduate, though not nearly as well as he'd meant to. He got a job in Sheffield as an assistant to a psychologist, which was fine, and a flat in Rotherham, because he wanted to live somewhere different. No mixing work and pleasure, por favor
. Jesús kept both lives separate, though he didn't enjoy his job so much. It was too much writing and reports and not enough working with people.
Perhaps he took a little too much advantage of the nearby clubs, and enjoyed las mujeres
a little too much. He would tell them he was going to be a famous psicólogo
and he could tell anything about them just by talking to them durante 5 minutos.
It was an effective strategy, but for one problem.
Nine months later, one of the girls came back with un bebé
was named Leah Sabina Watson. Her mother did not ask to be married, nor require him to cut off sus testículos
. She did request child support though. Jesús could hardly say no, but he was definitely going to need a better job. And he requested the right to see Leah on weekends. It was strange and awkward, but they tried to get along for the sake of the girl. Jesús didn't dislike his girl's mother, he just didn't love her either. The feeling may or may not have been mutual - Jesús did not ask. He found a job up in Killamarsh that was out of his way, but paid a bit better. The only catch was that it was in a mental hospital. As far as Jesús was concerned, it was perfecto
, so long as they allowed him to pick up extra shifts when he needed to. He tried to behave himself the first several months, but you can't keep a good man down. Or his little friend.
Once Jesús became accustomed to Killamarsh (and found all the best clubs to hang out), he was at it again. He would often remember condoms this time, but again, not always, and many a time has he caught The Clap or, ugh las ladillas
. It's annoying, disgusting, and very itchy. Damn his uncle. Jesús is clean at the moment, though he's still wary having only just gotten clean fairly recently. He loves his daughter, and still sees her on regular weekends and never misses a birthday. She's turning seven next year. Jesús is looking forward to it very much indeed.