Hey, Bree. Sorry it took so long to get back; rl intervenes, as it often does. Congratulations on that shiny new badge, it looks lovely!
Well, I really just had two of my old characters in mind, and it just depends on what you're in the mood for. And, I don't mind doing guy x guy scenes. I don't do them very often, but that's not to say I can't.
Here are the profiles.
1. Brandon Bray, 25(ish), the son of an ex-IRA agent and a retired SAS member. He was homeschooled for much of his childhood, and his parents took the opportunity to impart their own particular skills along with his school work. His father taught him martial arts, hand to hand combat and military tactics, while his mother educated him on such matters as improvised explosives, offensive driving and con-artistry. However, tragedy struck his family when he was 16; some of his mother's old compatriots viewed her marriage to an Englishman as a betrayal to her country, and everyone knows the IRA doesn't take betrayal lightly. Both parents were killed one night in what the police mistook for a random mugging, but Brandon knew who was responsible. He was sent to live with a distant cousin of his mother's in America, and he's been sharpening the skills his parents taught him by taking on certain odd jobs. He longs for the day he can return to Ireland and avenge his parents, but until then he's content to wander the streets of whatever city he finds himself in, using his abilities to make life miserable for those who threaten the weak.
2. Laurenz "Renzi" de Caumptfeld, 138, the youngest child of an Austrian nobleman. Renzi was a very weak, sickly child, always suffering from colds or other respiratory disorders. Through some small miracle, he survived to age 20, but his luck began to run out and he was struck down with a vicious case of pneumonia. Desperate to save his son, his father agreed to a devil's bargain with an old woman who promised to save Laurenz. The woman Embraced the young man and gave him the blessing and curse of vampirism, and he was taken from his family and forced to serve for almost 70 years as the old woman's servant before finally breaking free of his enslavement. It's not clear whether his old mistress is still hunting for him, or even if she is dead or alive. But Laurenz is always cautious nonetheless, though he does possess a reckless streak that often serves to bring trouble his way...
As for plotlines, they're not too complicated. The vampire x hunter/victim scenes would of course involve Renzi, perhaps fighting/capturing/seducing/whatever a hunter or just a guy from a club or something, and the hero x victim could be anything from rescuing someone from thugs in an alley or a wild animal in the woods, or pulling someone out of a burning building, etc. etc. Brandon is usually one of my go-tos for scenes like that. The art thief scene could be either Renzi or Brandon, and whoever your character is. (BTW, Claude is very...um...chibi, lol. And, what is 'OTL'?)