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Lieutenant, Junior Grade Grayson Jones

Name Grayson Alexander Jones

Position Former Character

Rank Lieutenant, Junior Grade


Character Information

Species Human / Trill
Gender Male
Sexuality Straight
Age 25
Character Summary A fresh face, slowly beginning to acquire his battle scars. Ever the optimist, Grayson is a plucky engineer with an air of innocence, a hint of mischief and a deep and vulnerable side.

Physical Appearance

Height 5"9
Weight 154 lbs
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Teal
Physical Description Grayson is a tall and athletic man. There are signs on him though which show his love for sweeter foods. His hair is usually in a messy style...on purpose. He swears by the out-of-bed look which still falls within Starfleet code. His shoulders are more broad for someone of his height, adding to his slim silhouette. Being a mix of Trill and Human his spots are less pronounced.

Family

Spouse None
Children None
Father Verron Vrax
Mother Rhinda Vrax (Non Biological)
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) None
Other Family Susan Jones (Biological Mother)

Personality & Traits

General Overview Grayson is the fun playful type who is always getting up to mischief. His friends know him as the bubbly, loveable prankster. Grayson has always been a warm and approachable person; he is everyone's best friend as people quite often open up to him. He is the bubbly, life of the party sort. Always chasing new and exciting experiences as well as new and impressive boyfriends. This is a boy who knows how to play hard, but at the same time, knows how to work hard. He takes his work seriously... most of the time, known to crack a joke in a tense situation. His choice of humour tends to lean to the more sarcastic side.

Grayson takes his duty seriously and gives it the respect and importance it deserves. He genuinely tries to have a friendly rapport with all the crew, so they feel comfortable approaching him at any time they need.
Strengths & Weaknesses On his more positive side, Grayson can be described as being optimistic and enthusiastic in everything he does. He is a kind and caring man to those closest to him and very generous in giving of his time to all who need or ask for it. In tense situations he shows a side of him no one expects, being courageous and showing a calm façade under pressure.

On the more negative side of his personality, he is impulsive and doesn't always think things through to the conclusion. Mix this with his slight impatience at times, and this has gotten him into trouble a few times. Grayson's eye is known to wander to those he finds attractive, and this does cloud his judgement at times. He lists cupcakes as a grave weakness of his.
Ambitions To captain a star ship and explore the openness of space.
To find and marry his one true love.
Hobbies & Interests Guitar- Grayson, when at home is in a band with some of his friends, they have yet to give themselves a proper name, write their first full song, get a gig, or move out of a garage space.
Holonovel writing
Cooking
Cocktail making
Entertaining

Personal History Grayson was born in the hustle and bustle of New York City. Grayson was born to someone else than the mother he has come to know. His father, an Ambassador to Trill, told him later in life his birth mother wanted to give him up for adoption, as she had a family of her own and had only spent, what was referred to as a 'lapse in judgment' leaving her family temporarily.

She returned to her's, and Grayson's father began raising him on his own. His initial years in life were not average. He spent much time traveling from world to world. It gave him an interesting perspective on life, meeting so many different cultures and would be the basis for his future career choices.

Eventually, the time came, and his father decided it was best to leave his job as an Ambassador for the good of his son and settle down somewhere where he could receive a proper education. It was at this point Grayson started to notice just how different he was from the other children around him. He had spent so much time embracing other races differences; he never thought himself to be different at all. His school days were average, he got buy, made no real trouble, got good grades. The only trouble he ever got it, is when he decided to strip down and rebuild the class computers one day during lunch, thus his interest in technology was born. Grayson was always teased for being a 'half-breed' or having 'drawn on spots'. His Trill spots were something he would have to become accustomed to as he grew. Grayson didn’t like that his were not as pronounced as his father’s and with the teasing felt ashamed of them. It was not until later in life he understood this to be because he had a dual heritage of a Trill and Human. He began to study both aspects of his culture. Seeing the affect a symbiont could have, he vowed never to become joined with one, never to become his father.

It wasn't until high school Grayson started noticing he was different than most of his friends. He was more interested in clubs and more academic activities, they were more into parties and chasing girls. It was at this time he began to devote his studies to starships. He was fascinated by it, how ships worked and why they did what they did.

Eventually, the story of his birth came to a head. Feeling betrayed by his father, he wanted to get away. He was so angry Grayson even cast off his father's name and took on that of his biological mother. How further away you can get than space, he thought. Grayson was born in the hustle and bustle of New York City. Grayson was born to someone else than the mother he has come to know. His father, an Ambassador to Trill, told him later in life his birth mother wanted to give him up for adoption, as she had a family of her own and had only spent, what was referred to as a 'lapse in judgement' leaving her family temporarily.

On a late admission, he was accepted into the Academy at 17 with his basic subjects to complete a joint degree in Engineering Studies and Starship Design.

He spent the next four years here, honing his skills, avoiding love, waiting for the day he could leave into deep space. Taking on board more advanced classes than most, as well as personal research into many different aspects of his degree, which he found to be interesting and pertinent, he was ready for his cadet cruise. Grayson was placed on a small Nova class Science Ship, the Demetri.

His first post after this was on the USS Malstrom. This provided a memorable time there as a Junior Engineer. This is the year he met his half brother on a joint mission with the USS Daystrom. They were surveying a rare class of nebula, which after several weeks of study, ended up sending most of the crew mad with paranoid delusions of grandeur. Thankfully he and much of the other mixed race crew were unaffected and managed to get the ship out. Here Starfleet noticed his talent and dedication to his duties and by the time the ship returned to Earth, most crew had come to terms with their traumatic experiences and put it behind them. To this day, most details of that mission are classed as strictly classified to need to know eyes only.
Service Record 2392 - Graduates High School and enrolls in Starfleet Academy
2392 - 1st-year cadet
2393 - 2nd-year cadet
2394 - 3rd-year cadet
2395 - 4th-year cadet
2396 - Completes cadet cruise, USS Demetri
2397 - Engineering Officer, USS Malstrom
2399 - Assistant Chief Engineering Officer, USS Apollo