Steven Beaumont | 18 | Senior at Havensdale High | Human | FC: Chord Overstreet | OPEN
❝We understand how dangerous a mask can be, we all become what we pretend to be.❞
Do you have any idea what Steven Beaumont has to live up to? It might not be some hot-shot lawyer or doctor but it is Ricky Beaumont: town legend. Is he a man or is he a myth Beaumont. The guy who once glued every door in Havensdale High shut. The guy who took the football team to consecutive victories. The guy who always knew what to say and when to say it. You see, the town might know how him as this crazy ne’er-do-well but to Steven he’s always just been Ricky, his big brother. Things between the two brothers are complicated. The first complicated thing being that Ricky has no idea that things are complicated. Steven loves his big brother and sure, when he was growing up he idolized him to no end. He jumped through every hoop, he absorbed every piece of advice no matter how little sense it made, he tried his best to carry on his brother’s legacy because at the time Steven really did want to be just like his big bro. In high school teacher’s would give him a wide berth knowing the trouble-maker reputation of his elder brother so it just seemed like the easy thing to do playing along with this assumed reputation. Steven pulled a few pranks, messed with a few Freshmen, flirted with a lot of girls and pretty much fell in line with the expectations people had of a Beaumont. Everyone always used to say ‘there’s a big party down at Ricky Beaumont’s place’, and they still do. Only now it’s Steven who’s the actual host— not that anybody seems to remember that.
On top of the partying and the dumb stunts, the ‘lady killer’ persona and the amount of time he spends on his hair in the morning Steven joined the football team. Now, don’t get us wrong he’s a good player but he’s not exactly a great player— at least he doesn’t think so. No matter how well Steven is doing there’s always going to be that little voice in the back of his head going ‘yeah but Ricky did it better’. Steven’s big brother is the one hurdle he’s never been able to overcome. He’s like this giant shadow that he just can’t seem to step out off. Steven’s been pretending to be a carbon copy of him for so long that he almost doesn’t know who he is anymore. Still, he can’t complain. He can’t complain, right? Because Ricky was really cool in high school and who doesn’t want to be cool in high school? Okay so here’s the other complicated part of the brother relationship: Ricky was cool in high school. But now he lives above their parents’ garage and bartends on the college campus. That isn’t the future that Steven wants. There aren’t enough high fives and fist bumps in the world that would make him want to end up like his brother only of course he can’t say anything. He can’t tell Ricky any of that because well, his brother is kind of proud of him for following in his footsteps and Steven is kind of a pushover, his number one soft spot being his brother. Their parents are gone a lot so he’s pretty much all he has. How do you tell the guy who practically raised you— albeit cluelessly— that you want to be like him, but a more successful him?
Maintaining a fake persona and the reputation that comes with it isn’t so hard after you’ve had as much practice as Steven so no one really noticed when he started doing the small things in order to secure a future free from the looming tag of ‘Ricky Beaumont’s brother’. First of all he started to talk to student body president and tutor Isaac Rhodes and the two actually became pretty fast friends. Isaac helped bump his grades up and didn’t question Steven if he ever spontaneously started acting like a jerk when a group of his friends came by. On top of that he’s applied for colleges as far away from Havensdale— as far away from Ricky— as possible. Steven doesn’t care how he does it but he knows he needs to get out of this town and find out who he is on his own. Of course he’s still in high school and he’s still in Havensdale so he’s still Ricky Beaumont’s brother. One of his favourite people to hang around with at yet another rager he’s been coerced into throwing is Logan Durante. He actually makes the whole ordeal pretty fun, plus he makes an excellent wing man as does his not-girlfriend Jessica Harvelleso sometimes it isn’t all that bad. He does like fun, he knows how to have it but there really is such a thing as too much fun but try telling that to a team of rowdy footballers trying to figure out how they’re supposed to get that keg of beer open. Steven is pretty sure that he can keep it together until graduation but how long can a person realistically hold all this indecision and identity crisis in because we’re banking on the very high possibility of spontaneous combustion. Everyone bring your marshmallows.
Additional Information ➜
- Steven is human. Always has been and while he doesn’t really like to think about it he has notices a few uh, strange things happening in Havensdale lately. New faces, shady behaviour, people he’s known all his life suddenly acting different… Must be something in the water, or something
- Most people just take Steven at face value. He acts like the class clown, the big player, your typical jock and people tend to believe it and he’s grateful for that. Okay so maybe sometimes it starts to get to him but you have to do what you have to do
- As much as he tries to flirt with anyone and everyone, he’s never actually really had any real feelings for someone before. Well, there was Meghan Morrison who he may have a tiny crush on in Freshmen year but then she disappeared for like a year, and then came back… different
- Actually just when he was kind of hanging out with Claire Knighton because of some town event or whatever, she disappeared for two years and then came back. Different. If he wanted to see a pattern he’d probably have to have a sit down with himself and re-asses his life choices
- In general he gets on really well with his football bros and he respects the Bro Code 110%— Ricky would probably disown him if he didn’t and sure Steven didn’t make Captain but that’s okay. He hopes anyway. Fine, fine maybe there’s some jealously and disappointment but it wouldn’t be very ‘bro-y’ of him to say so
- All he needs to do is make to graduation. That’s what he keeps telling himself and also to quit worrying. About school, college, the next game, Ricky… Mostly Ricky. Sometimes he feels like he’s actually the big brother in the family, especially when he has to come and pick up said brother from work because he stayed late and got smashed, again