| Clayton Parker
statsNAME: Clayton Parker
EYES: Hazel brown
BUILD: Skinny but muscular and athletic
TATTOOS: Many varieties in different places
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Interested
OCCUPATION: Business owner
infoLIKES: running through the woods, camping, bonfires
DISLIKES: seeing friends hurt, being weak
MUSIC: Country mostly, but all music
PARENTS: Hilary and Joseph Parker
SIBLINGS: Ashton Parker
OOCEXPERIENCE: Since 2012/2013?.
CONTACT: Inbox, comment, PM, Main
STYLE: Third person, past tense storybook.
TIME ZONE: EST
about this handsome manClayton is the leader of the Shapeshifters and even though he hasn't been the leader that long, he loves his pack and would do anything for his fellow brothers and sisters who need his guidance. Even though he can transform into any animal and human he wishes, his go-to animal has always been a wolf. In his spare time, he enjoys shooting his guns, archery, and many more things.
His Strengths would be that he has Marksmanship, Fast runner, Able to make anyone laugh.
His weakness would be that he is Mortal, Has a soft heart for a certain lady, Would risk his life for his pack.
personality & appearanceClayton is 6 foot 3 inches tall, his body tone is skinny with an athletic type, muscular type. He often goes to the gym to keep his shape up, to give him the 'alpha male' in his pack. He is kind-hearted, funny, and a southern boy through and through. He has dark brunette hair that almost looks black in certain lighting, hazel brown eyes, and a killer smile.
how it came to beClayton was born in the heart of Tennessee on September 20th, 1992 to his mother Hilary, and his father Joseph. Clayton was the second born son, three years younger than his brother Ashton. Growing up Clayton knew exactly what his family was: Shapeshifters. He had heard through not only his parents but from his older brother how his family was special, unique even as his bloodline came from the goddess Artemis, who was the reason shapeshifters even existed but the coolest thing was that Clayton's family was the bloodline of the one family Artemis granted to be able to transfer into another human. Although it was unlikely that Clayton would get this gift since he was the baby and would probably be for his brother, Clayton still pretended that he would have this ability, even though neither he nor his brother could shift yet anyways.
When Ashton reached puberty, Clayton got to observe his shift for the first time and a part of it fascinated and freaked out the small boy as he heard his brother scream and cry in agony, hearing his bone pop, break and even move as Ashton transformed into a fox. Clayton was happy for his brother but he really wanted to know if he possessed the ability to turn into a man, and so did their parents.
"Alright son, let's see if you can transform into your old man." His father smiled down at Ashton who was still a fox, but as Ashton looked their father up and down, circling him he tried to transform but the best he could do was return back to himself and perhaps change the color of his eyes, turning them blue like their fathers. "So..you don't have that ability." His father began and instantly looked towards Clayton, "You might possess it son, but we won't know until about another three years."
Clayton could only nod to his father while Ashton shot him daggers, "If you happen to get that ability, you can lose me as your brother. Forever." Then Ashton shoved Clayton aside, making the small boy look at his older brother with a hurting heart. In the short remaining time that Clayton had left he spent the majority of his time studying animal biology, making sure he committed everything to his memory in order to fully successfully complete his first shift. When he wasn't studying he would often try to hang around his brother but it would always fail due to him helping out around the pack not that he was considered a member and had to pull his weight, so that left Clayton with one other person: his best friend, Raven.
Raven lived just outside of the pack grounds where the normal humans lived and even though it wasn't a rule to stay away from those no in his pack, Clayton was always advised to just stay inside, but when he met Raven he would find reasons to go visit her but see as to how many of his pack members were busy today, Clayton took the opportunity to sneak out and spend a couple of hours with his best friend.
In about three years' time when he was 16, it was finally Clayton's turn to make his first shift. Clayton was nervous and even asked his parents if Raven could come to watch him, help him through the process. His parents obviously declined his wishes telling him that it was a sacred day for him and only the pack could watch him, much like how they did with Ashton, who was still lurking in the back, upset that he wasn't the one to obtain the gift.
"Son, today is the day where we find out if you will become the next member of this pack." His fathers' voice boomed around them, not that he needed to, everyone's ears were already stronger than humans even if some haven't transformed yet. Clayton kept his eyes on his father but out of the corner of his eye, he saw his mother smiling proudly, having complete faith in him. He wished he could feel the same. "You have been studying your whole life for this moment, training, show us what kind of animal you really are!" As if on cue there were drums the played in a rhythmic tune, almost like chanting to his beast side. With a deep breath, he shook his arms as if expelling his nerves. He thought about which animal he wanted to shifted into first and it was almost a no-brainer, his go-to would be a wolf. Picturing a wolf in his mind, he closed his eyes and waited, allowing nature to take control.
And it did.
Clayton first felt his shoulder pop out of the socket, causing him to scream but he did not lose his focus in completing the transformation. Next was his knees, then the spine and then he lost the will to keep track of all the bones that popped, moved, and even broke just so he could finally transform into a wolf. His wolf stood massive, the grey coat with swirls of light brown stood out from any normal color wolf. He heard a few gasps of shock from the crowd, but his mother was in awe. His heart immediately went out to her in love. His father, however, wasted no time in the next part. "Wonderful, Son. Really wonderful. Now, shift into skin, show me a mirrored version of myself." Much like what his brother Ashton did, Clay circled his father, smelled, and examined his exterior trying to understand how he was built, but the whole thing seemed silly to him. He knew his father, he spent countless hours with him, he was half of his DNA, there should be no trouble in shifting into him. So once Clayton finished circling his father, he immediately allowed nature to pop, break, and realign his bones until he was standing at exactly his father's height and looking at him with human eyes instead of wolf eyes. There was a brief moment of silence before everyone erupted into cheers. They had found their next Leader.
The days that followed were hard on Clayton as he followed the current Alpha, Miles, around the pack to understand his role. He was thankful his father was the Beta of the pack so he was close by putting Clayton a bit more at ease. "Even though you are very young, you don't have to worry about any of these responsibilities until you are of clan age." Every shifter becomes an 'official member when they reach 18. They understood that kids will be kids and allowed them to live their childhood until they were forced to grow up when they became an adult. It didn't stop them from helping out from time to time once they had their first transformation. "But I wouldn't say no to any extra help or inside voice." Alpha Miles chuckled. "Oh and be on the lookout for your new tattoos, I know every new shifter is excited to get those." He wasn't wrong, Clayton had been looking forward to that the most since he watched his brother transform and nearly a week later received tattoos all over his body out of nowhere. After the day with Alpha Miles, Clayton went home and was actually excited about seeing his family for the first time in the past couple of days. Although when he got home he wished he would have just stayed away. His brother Ashton was sitting on the couch, his knuckles bloodied, as he sat there deadpan. "Ash.." Clayton said slowly as he approached his older brother.
His head snapped towards Clay with a scowl. If looks could kill. "No, you don't get to call me that anymore." His brother stood up but didn't advance towards him. Instead, they stood about 5 inches from each other thanks to the size of the living room. "I warned you that if you have gotten this ability, you would lose me as a brother."
"What did you want me to do? Fake the transformation? You know I can't do that!" Clayton sighed shaking his head.
"Yes!" Ashton shouted at him, "You should have, I'm the firstborn! It was my birthright to be the next Alpha in the bloodline! How could you do this to me?"
Claytons' eyebrows pulled together. "You think I did this to spite you? Brother, be serious you know I would never do something like that! Artemis is the one who gave me this gift! Why aren't you happy for me?" He wasn't shouting, but his calm voice from earlier was no longer present.
"Shut up!" This time Ashton did swing at him. Even though Ashton was older and bigger than Clayton, he felt like he was stronger. Not only because he was thinking more with a clear head to counter his moves and pin his brother, but Artemis had given him the next Alpha trait. That had to account for something, and he was betting on his premature strength.
Clayton dodged Ashtons' attacks he didn't want to hurt his brother, he knew he was doing this out of pure emotions alone but Clayton also couldn't stand by and be a punching bag. He grabbed the hand that was swung at him and used Ashton's momentum to swing and propel him away. It only ticked off his brother more when he landed into one of the walls that he had punched earlier. This went on for several minutes until Clayton had enough. Using the short time he had while Ashton wasn't looking at him, Clayton swept his leg out and caused his brother to fall. Clayton leaped on his back, grabbed his hands, and pinned him down. "Enough!" Clayton shouted, causing Ashton to suck in a breath and freeze after a couple more squirms to free himself. When Clayton thought Ashton wouldn't attack him again, he stood up feeling a bit guilty that he had to make his older brother submit to him. "Brother, I-"
"We are no longer brothers." Ashton interrupted him not bothering to look at his future Alpha. "We may be blood-related but that is as far as I'm willing to go. From now on, you have lost me as your brother." Without another word Ashton left, leaving Clayton once again brokenhearted.
Upon his eighteenth birthday, he was named the new Alpha of the pack.