*** trigger warning ***
This RP will contain themes of suicide, depression, and other related disorders. It is sort of a rant RP. I’ve talked to many people who haven’t been feeling the best lately (in real life), and since the forums are a place of escape for many people I thought maybe a place to let go of all those feelings would be a good idea. I know I use my characters to release my emotions, so I created this RP for others to do the same. If you are uncomfortable talking about these themes you do not have to, nor does your character have to reflect on your personal life. It is simply an opportunity to talk to others in a safe environment in order to release emotion and perhaps find new motivation and inspiration for help and health. You have been warned about the topics.
Daniel met Josh when they were in third grade. They became instant friends, hanging out most days after school. They became more popular as they got older, being on the football team and heads of the student government. Daniel and Josh were on homecoming court together, partied together, drank together, but swore they would never do drugs so as to stay on the team. However, despite the promise, Daniel caught Josh in a bathroom at a house party, snorting cocaine. That was the first time Josh had kept a secret from Daniel. He drove him to his own house to avoid Josh’s parents finding out, and stayed with him until it wore off. That was the first time Daniel had to cover for him, but it wasn’t the last. Eventually, Josh became addicted to the rush; he hardly slept.
Daniel would stay with him for hours at night trying to get him calm. Josh’s grades started slacking, so Daniel did his work. He couldn’t lose him. He would pick him up from parties he was too high to stay at, keep him in his basement so no one would see, bathe him when vomit got his clothes, and covered for him in drug tests. The truth was, Daniel loved him, wholeheartedly adored him ever since they hit high school. Daniel would do anything for him. Even buy him more of the thing that was slowly killing him…
Josh begged Daniel for money. “Just one more time. I’ll stop after this, dude, I promise.” The words plagued Daniel’s memory. That was the last thing he heard Josh say. Josh took the money and bought heroin. The coke wasn’t enough anymore. The night before the kick-off game, Josh overdosed. Daniel went to pick him up for school and found his body curled in the bathtub with the needle still stuck in his vein. Daniel screamed, called his parents, felt his pulse and noticed, not a heartbeat, but the warmth of his skin. Josh had passed just 6.34 minutes before Daniel got there. He had memorized that number now.
“If I had only been faster. If I didn’t give him that money. If I told Coach the truth about the drugs…”
The funeral was full. Everyone from school was there. No one understood how this could’ve happened. No one knew. Daniel did. He felt the guilt of that every day, the guilt of knowing and never speaking. It ate him alive. So, in Josh’s memory he decided to open a club. A club for the sad, addicted, conflicted, and abused. A club for the broken. Daniel talked to the principal and reserved the student government meeting room every Monday and Friday after school. He wanted to make sure there was a place people could go. Where their voices could be heard by many, and where those voices could speak out with words that would guide and help others. But maybe deep down, Daniel started the club for himself too…
Everyone has bad days. Here, everyone has had more than their share of pain. Welcome to Jackson Academy’s Secret Support Group for the Broken. SSGB was founded after a fellow classmate, Josh Patterson, committed suicide. His best friend, Daniel Mikaelson decided to start a group for those who need a place to escape to. A place to talk about their problems, seek advice, or rant about their day. To Daniel, Josh seemed to be happy. After his death, Daniel read Josh’s letters and realized the built up feelings he had carried with him and how little we truly get to know people. He decided that he would create a secret support group to help those who felt as if they didn’t have a place to go or anyone to talk to in order to prevent this from happening to anyone else.
You are a student at Jackson Academy, and Daniel has just approached you about joining the group. You knew Daniel had been recruiting people for a club for a while but didn’t know what it was really about until now.
You can decide how Daniel met your character, why he asked your character to join (i.e. what disorder or problem they have. flirt with heartbreak, a cheerleader with an eating disorder, a football player with drug addiction etc).
The link to the Faceclaims will be below. Please do not use the exact examples I have given. Be unique, and feel free to be yourself. This RP is as much to help real people as it is to help the characters. It’s to form a new trust, new relationships, and new love inside and outside of the forums.
-If you blatantly insult another person or shame them you will be reported and asked to leave. 0 tolerance for hatred. Joking insults are fine if they are in character.
-Do not make your character perfect and happy and in the club. Daniel invites the people because they are BROKEN. That’s the whole idea.
-Daniel will be played by me, and you can make up any kind of encounter that caused him to invite your character, but do not make the encounter romantic.
-Everyone is in school, so don’t expect to hang out with the people in the group for the whole day. You might have a character that is insanely popular who doesn’t speak to anyone outside of the group. Try to be realistic with it
"Love changes lives."
my inspiration: https://youtu.be/e3GReUEA2DI