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Dexter "Dex" Benson
Dexter Benson, was born and raised in the seaside town of Long Branch, New Jersey and was the second born son to Hillary and Pete Benson, owners of a successful family guest house right on the beach. There is only 12 months difference in age between the brothers, with Dex being an accident so soon after Jordan arrived, albeit a happy one because they always planned to have two children. Dex was the more unruly of the two boys, always getting into things and ending up in messes. By the time he hit his teens, he was even more a headache for his parents, but he never really got into anything immoral or illegal besides discovering he really enjoyed sex after he lost his virginity and wanted to do it as much as he could. He's never been a big drinker, or was never lured to drugs or other dangerous activities. He didn't even smoke his first joint until the last year of college, but he was definitely free-spirited. Jordan was more of a family-oriented guy, and ended up falling him love with his best friend from when they were literally in diapers, Zane Stirling once they were old enough to know what love was (the families had been neighbours and their fathers old school fishing buddies together since way back when). They have never wavered in their relationship, and ended up going to New York to attend Nursing school together, where Jordan went into Pediatric Nursing and Zane became a Registered Nurse and Midwife in Obstetrics.
After graduating high school, rather than sticking in the USA, Dex decided that he might finally get in on the family's like for travel. Instead of applying for colleges in the US, he applied overseas, and was surprised to get a few offers from schools throughout Europe. After hearing all the tales about the beauty of Paris, he accepted an offer from a college in France and went on to somewhat follow in his brother's footsteps and study a double degree in Early Childhood Education and Pediatric Nursing. He never minded studying, and the subjects interested him, so without really having decided on a specific career path at that point, he figure what the hell.
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"Never had much faith in love or miracles. Never wanna put my heart on the line."
- Locked Out of Heaven, Bruno Mars
He graduated at 23 with two degrees and it was some random trawling of the internet one day that had him applying for a position as a nanny to a super rich and old money family back home in New York. They didn't want a live-in nanny, just someone to take care of their young children aged one and three whilst the parents worked. He got the job, and the family were over the moon with him.
Two years later he is still there, working from five am to six pm for four days per week, for children now three (Natasha), five (Paul) and a new little one of four months old (Daniel). He loves his job, and he hasn't had the heart to move on from it yet, especially considering how much he has come to love New York, and being close once again to his brother. Occasionally he will toy with the idea to move on to teaching or nursing, but there is just something about being Mr Mary Poppins that he adores and can't shake for the life of him.
Dex is a really laid back sort of guy. It took him a little longer than most to realise he was bisexual, and only realised his sexual attraction to guys in France, where they were more than happy to help him explore the interest. He plays guitar for a hobby and can be a big kid at heart, which is what makes him a successful nanny. His best friend and fag hag is fellow nanny, Natalie Morgan, whom he met in Central Park on the first day of her job with baby Campbell Fraser. They hit it off immediately and have been close ever since. He loves his family and loves his job. With those two things, he feels very fortunate in life, but he often wonders what the appeal of falling in love is, having never really managed to find it yet.
Dex is an Original Character created for PSL/musebox, dreamlikenewyork.
This is an roleplay and muse journal for character Dexter Benson, an original character written for dreamlikenewyork PSL/musebox. All rights and written entries by lockedoutofheaven is original work and owned by her creator. Journal and character is for roleplay and enjoyment purposes only. Dexter is portrayed by actor, Douglas Booth and is in no way affiliated to Douglas Booth.