I'm currently in the last few stages of making my new character, Dokku.
He's a male Asura and I'm going to RP as either him, or Limu on a second account, whilst my main account will also have Limu or Dokku. The reason I'm doing it this way is I've seen a lot of RPers who have wives or husbands through other players and suddenly due to RL, they can’t play the game anymore, which means your character no longer has a wife or a husband to interact with. Despite this, I really like the idea of writing/RPing romance, I've never done it before but I do have a keen interest in romance stories.
To give a run down of my two love birds...
Limu is someone who grew up in a very political family who had big aspirations. They weren't bad people they just had a very bad way of being good people. For example, they would jump at the chance at protesting against the treatment of Sylvari during their first encounter and what eventually led to their exile, they believe that Golems shouldn't have the sedition inhibitor and saw them as slaves. At 13, she stupidly ran away from home to find her parents and ended up being adopted into a Hylek tribe and joined them on their pilgrimage to the Holy city of Zintl. She has never found her parents. She's never gone to college and because she rarely meets Asura her age, she's never fallen in love...she's only fallen in love with other races all of which were more childish crushes than an actual relationship.
Dokku on the other hand has had quite a normal life. He grew up in Soren Draa with his mother being an advanced Golemancer and his father being a Peacemaker. His parents went through a divorce when he was nine and it was a horrible one as it ended up with them arguing over inventions and not him, this has scarred him. He now lives with his father, still in Soren Draa but in a smaller property. Dokku continued to go to college and lived a relatively normal life, the only thing that was a bit odd with him is that he's very mature for his age, he's very respectful, he always tries to be top of the class and keeps his house topped up with food, spotless and makes sure his father has plenty of clean clothes ready. Dokku has never had time to be in love and because his mother has left him, he’s unsure if women would even fall for him, his own mother thought her project and inventions were more important than him, after all.
So, that’s the premise of both characters and I have some ideas and stories on how Limu and Dokku will interact with other each other as a couple and how they will help each other.
I don’t want to rush the story, I want the relationship between the two to be fun for those who RP with them, I want it to be believable and more importantly, I want them to be characters outside of the romance.
So, as someone who wants to explore romance and adulthood, I don’t feel there’s enough for me to work with. I understand the basics, such as them preferring intelligence over looks (other than ear size) and I also know they care a lot about family (even though when they get divorced, their children come last in the worst case scenarios)
I've redone this entire thread because, I started off with a bunch of questions, rather than explaining what it is I’m after (I blame writing at stupid o'clock in the morning on a work night) and I hope by laying all the cards out on the table, it will at least explain my concerns.
What I want, is to know what other people who RP as Asura would see as being realistic, when it comes to writing a romantic story between two teenage Asuras, I want to know what they would see as a journey from being a teenager to an adult would look like and if there are any cultures, societal norms that I need to be aware of that I can use as story/character development.