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Thomas Raith
"Thomas was a shade over six feet tall, and I guess now that I'd had time to get used to the idea, he looked something like me. Stark cheekbones, a long face, a strong jaw. But whatever sculptor had done the finishing work on Thomas had foisted my features off on his apprentice or something. I'm not ugly or anything, but Thomas looked like someone's painting of the forgotten Greek god of body cologne. He had long hair so dark that light itself could not escape it, and even fresh from the shower it was starting to curl. His eyes were the color of thunderclouds, and he never did a single moment of exercise to earn the gratuitous amount of ripple in his musculature. He was wearing jeans and no shirt—his standard household uniform. I once saw him answer the door to speak to a female missionary in the same outfit, and she'd assaulted him in a cloud of forgotten copies of The Watchtower. The tooth-marks she left had been interesting.

"It hadn't been the girl's fault, entirely. Thomas had inherited his father's blood as a vampire of the White Court. He was a psychic predator, feeding on the raw life force of human beings—usually easiest to gain through the intimate contact of sex. That part of him surrounded him in the kind of aura that turned heads wherever he went. When Thomas made the effort to turn up the supernatural comehither, women literally couldn't tell him no. By the time he started feeding, they couldn't even want to tell him no. He was killing them, just a little bit, but he had to do it to stay sane, and he never took it any further than a single feeding.

"He could have. Those the White Court chose as their prey became ensnared in the ecstasy of being fed upon, and became increasingly enslaved by their vampire lover. But Thomas never pushed it that far. He'd made that mistake once, and the woman he had loved now drifted through life in a wheelchair, bound in a deathly euphoria because of his touch."

--as found in Dead Beat by Jim Butcher

If you plan on playing with Thomas, please keep in mind that he is highly attractive, whether he's trying to be or not and it's likely your character will at least recognize that. If they're attracted to males, they'll probably find themselves more than merely attracted to him and if he's trying? They'll find it nigh unto impossible to turn him down. The one exception to this is someone who has recently felt true, unselfish love, in fact, their touch can actually harm Thomas.

He also has two forms, in a manner of speaking. His normal, human-seeming form as described above and his vampiric "fighting" form that usually is seen when he gets riled which is even more inhumanly beautiful and pale and his eyes turn silver. It's definitely not a form you want him assuming in your direction.

For more information on White Court vampires, please read here.

For hearts_andminds, Thomas arrives just prior to his appearance in Changes with, for the moment, nothing but the clothes on his back.

Thomas Raith is the creation of Jim Butcher and is most certainly not mine. Neither is James Franco (as much as I'd like it). This journal is being used for entertainment purposes only and no profit is being made off of it.