Waite Lyman Bailey
shrewd • direct • patient • moody • practical • considerate • loving
Waite belongs to the Widderwood worldbuild and lives in a New England, Victorian-esque town that harbors a nearby forest with many cryptids.
Waite was the only surviving son of a successful family until he met a heated end after being a continuous embarrassment to their name. He spent his days working as a head clerk to his family’s tea import company and personal affairs, as well as gardening flowers, collecting storybooks, and secretly learning about the occult. While many he knew held amicable feelings about him, the more rigid society he was forced to try to represent saw him as vulgar, stubborn, and much too strange to fit in with the rest of his breed. High society ended up being too cut-throat for him.
In the end, he was adopted by the black shuck that haunted his final year. He now exists as a barghest, comfortably accepted by the fae he was curious of in his prior life. Post-mortem, his job shifts from apprentice to equal support when helping other fae, as well as book repair for the library his partner is commissioned by.
In terms of temperament, Waite is determined if not stubborn, emotional, and excitable. He can be quick to anger but is just as quick to cool off. When meeting strangers he puts on a very stern air, making him appear intimidating. The second he can tell a individual isn't a threat, he quickly shatters his mask to reveal his upbeat softness. Despite how difficult he can be, he is overly loving and gentle with most.