N A M E: Hamasaki, Umi A G E: 16 H E I G H T: 5' 2" W E I G H T: 140 lbs. Y E A R: Sophomore L E V E L: TBA L I K E S || D I S L I K E S: ✔Cleanliness ✔Marine animals ✔Internet ✔Fins the Fish ✔The Little Mermaid ✔Finding Nemo
✘Dirty jokes ✘Lewd comments ✘Sex in general ✘Seafood ✘Instant food ✘His name
P E R S O N A L I T Y: [Short-tempered][Socially Awkward][Stubborn][Attentive][Thoughtful][Prude][Blunt][Emotional][Helpful] Patience is definitely not one of Umi's biggest suits, he's easily ticked off and isn't shy in terms of telling you what exactly he thinks of you. This hinders his ability to socialize much and often ends up saying he'd regret later on but will say sorry once his regret outstubborns his pride. To add to his stubborness and bluntness, he's easily embarrased about sexual conversations and is likely to fly off the handle because Oh my God, why are you people so inappropriate what are you, rabbits or something. The virgin boy of all virgin boys. Despite his harsh words, he does care. He feels horrible because he's not the type to think before speaking, therefore ends up saying a lot of things he doesn't really mean to say.
Due to his ways of upbringing, Umi has an eye for people needing help and likes to be needed. While he may be insulting you the whole time he's helping you, he still helps. He's a good listener when people need a shoulder to cry on or just listening to problems in general and can give unbiased, good advice if you need it. He's very emotional and practically wears his heart on his sleeve, basically an open book to anyone.
H I S T O R Y: With parents as a marine biologists, it wasn't surprising that Umi grew attached to the marine animals. He would often tag along with his mother to work and play around with the fish, already learning how to swim at a very young age. His odd coloring made him self-conscious and hindered his ability to make friends, so he sought companionship in sea creatures instead. He frequented the aquariums so much that the workers were hardly surprised anymore when they would find him inside the aquarium swimming around with the fishes, of course, they made sure to be firm with him to keep away from the dangerous ones.
Years passed and his parents got promoted to work for the facility in Australia, by that time Umi's older brother was already an adult and Umi's guardianship was passed to him, life wasn't really that difficult for them with their parents sending money every week. His brother being the masculine guy he was, didn't really know how to take care of himself much and Umi was subjected to eating instant food for a month along with dirty sleeping around with dirty laundry until he finally gave up one day and sought out help from one of the aquarium workers. Umi learnt how to cook and clean, and basically ended up taking care of his brother instead of vice versa.
Umi still visited the aquarium a lot and managed to gain friends with some of the workers' children. One of them had invited him to come along to their siblings' tournament and he was able to witness competitive swimming for the first time. To say he was amazed would be an understatement. He hadn't known humans were capable of swimming that fast or graceful, it was practically like their were fishes, it was amazing! He immediately asked for his brother for swimming lessons with the claim that he'll be the best swimming human-fish ever. Amused, his brother applied him to classes and even got him a coach.
Despite his now busy schedule, Umi still insisted on visiting the aquarium as much as he could and often blabbed to either the workers or the fish about his life. How he wanted to be faster, quicker and more graceful on water, like a fish. He joined competitions a lot, often getting disappointed at reaching third place, second at his very best. But he was still determined on being one of the very best and tried not to let this get to him, so it wasn't much of a surprise for anyone of how excited he had been once the word fo Mizu no Gakuen reached him and applied.
M I S C E L L A N I O U S: ⇨Hates his name, introduces himself as Hamasaki because Umi is too girly for him. ⇨I kid you not when I say that one of his dreams is to be a fish. ⇨He's sensitive about his eyes. ⇨He's extra sensitive about his height. He's still a growing boy, damn it. Shut up. He's only 16. ⇨Will literally burst into tears and blow up on you if you eat seafood around him. Might faint too. ⇨Biggest virgin prude in the history of ever. Easily embarrassed in any sex-related topics. ⇨PDA will just about scar him. How are people so shameless.
NP<33 No, but really though. He's got such an interesting character and his background is really well thought out. I also love the details you've put in his appearance, those freckles must've taken ages!
Psssh, I'm pretty sure everyone's here going on really long hiatuses |D And I've seen him! I'm laughing a bit because a lot of the freshmen are taller than Umi. Your baby's backstory is really cute, too. Land duck sounds so adorable omg.