Welcome to my abode...You are now in the realm of Hunters.
If you are Kindred, I will judge you, and decide if you will "live" or Die.
Unless you are called "Prince", then I shall try to kill you where you stand.
If you are one of the beings called "Immortal", I would like to meet you...If you wish.
If you are Garou, I will try to gain your friendship, Unless you want my hatred.
If you are an Inquisitioner...I may let you stay and we'll talk...or I may slay you.
If you are a fellow Hunter...Know that I will give aid to you only if your quarry suits me...
I am a man of great patience and generosity, to my friends. My enemies...a different story.
If you seek someone to hunt, click on the Kindred's Most Wanted to find prey.
Donald Louis Gibb, A.K.A. "Bruno"
DOB: May 9th, 1962 Hair: Dk Blond Ht.: 6'9"
DOE: September 27th, 1985 Eyes: Blue Wt.: 315lb
DOR: July 15th, 1996 Prev. Clan: Brujah Prev. Gen: 9th
The Past Mortality
Before his embrace, Don was a bouncer at a nightclub in Indianapolis, Indiana. He recieved cheap room and board and a small salary.
He gained the nickname "Bruno" after an incident with a drunk customer ended with the guy upside-down across the street. Always a large individual, Don was often labeled a bully, though he never did anything to back up the claim. As a kid, he found himself shuffled from one school to another, as his family moved with his father's jobs.
He was seldom given a chance to make friends. and for the most part merely avoided going to class.
He dropped out of school completely at the age of 16, after only reaching the 5th Grade. Illiterate in spite of his meager education and barely able to scrawl his own name, Don found it impossible to earn his driver's license, and thus never learned to drive
though he was a competent mechanic.
Don was the youngest of three children. His brother, Kenneth Jr., who was killed in a drunk driving accident in 1969 at the age of 16, was the only one who was not abused by his father. Sarah, the oldest, disappeared in 1972, at age 21. She has never been found, alive or dead.
Kenneth Gibb was a cruel, hateful man. He was forced to married Elaine Bryant in 1950 when she was found to be pregnant with Sarah. He always vowed to make her life miserable, and did so.
Sarah and her mother were abused regularly until the birth of Kenneth Jr.. After that, Kenneth Sr. was much more tolerant of his family. Ken Jr. grew to be much like his father, both in appearance and actions. Late one night, after drinking with friends, he drove into a telephone pole and was killed instantly. After that Kenneth Sr. again became increasingly abusive to his family.
Don was the victim of his father's cruelest period of abuse. He would be beaten into unconsciousness for the slightest mistake, or whipped with a leather strap until he was bleeding. Often for no apparent reason. His largest fault lay in his resemblance to his mother, short and heavy-set, although he would one day grow to correct proportions with his weight.
In 1978, Don finally ran away from home, like his sister had likely done before him. He hitchhiked to the nearest large city he knew of, Chicago, and tried to make a living. He got a job at a gas station, working there for 3 years before moving on again. It was during this time that he learned his mother had died, apparently the result of a fall. He carries feeling of guilt for her death til this day, believing she would still be alive if he hadn't left.
He migrated to Gary, Indiana for a couple of years, working at odd jobs, including a year-long stint as an assistant bouncer in a bar there. After saving some money, he then moved to Indianapolis, where he worked at various bars and clubs until he was hired by "Wheelers".
It was during his employment at "Wheelers" that he met the woman he would love forever, Julie Kaplan. Julie was a waitress at "Wheelers", working her way through college. They neither one knew about the feelings the other had for them until after the night Don earned the nickname "Bruno". It had been an average night, capacity crowd, lots of music and noise.
A group of four drunken customers had become rowdy, causing trouble and grabbing waitresses. When Don asked them to leave, they became beligerent, breaking a beer bottle and threatening him. Julie was horrified when Don was cut, and made a run for help only to be stopped and shoved to the man with the broken bottle.
When Don realized Julie was in danger, not to mention being groped, he became furious, showing a temper very few had ever seen. He slammed a chair into the man's chest, grabbed him by the throat and threw him onto the table next to them. Before the man could escape, Don had tossed the table over atop of him and jerked him up by the shirt again.
The man was lifted over Don's head and thrown across the narrow street that ran in front of the club. Julie ran to him and with a single kiss showed him how she felt about him. That same night, another person was looking at Don with interest. A pale, dark-haired man in motorcycle leathers had watched the entire scene and had made an important decision. One which would change Don's life forever.
The Past Unlife
To be Continued...
The Present Mortality
To be Continued...
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I can be reached at Bruno's.
Any similarity between persons, places, and events in these narratives and persons, places or events, living or dead, is purely coincidental and unintended. NLM