Pensri Saetang (but nobody really knows his legal first name except his parents)
Seua (pronounced soo-wa
Owner of the tea shop, Ananta Thewi.
PTSD. Occasion dysphoria.
Healing (from his fae side) and healing bodily fluids (from his merfolk side.)
His fae healing abilities are extremely limited, as they give him severe tinnitus and numbness in his extremities. The most he can heal on most days are small cuts and bruises.
Thin and delicate.
Black, soft and wavy.
Top surgery scars. Heavy scarring across his back from his shoulders to right above his ass.
Always wearing earrings. Smells of black tea. Pierced bellybutton with a small hamsa charm dangling from it. He was born wingless.
Avoidant. Quiet. Creature of comfort. Sour. Judgmental. Observant. Mischievous. Passive. Lonesome. Pessimistic. Jumpy. Lazy. Blunt. Night owl. Cynical. Thrifty.
Naps. Tea leaves and tea bricks. Heavy metal music. Winter. Indoor gardening. Animal documentaries. Stuffed animals. Midnight. Flowers. Yellow. Colouring. Fireflies. Postcards. Origami.
Hot weather. Having bare feet (socks or house sandals are NECESSARY). Romance movies. Classical music. Crowds. Poetry. Exercise. Tight/enclosed spaces. Massages. Being naked.
Independent, could care less about other people's opinions.
Resistant to change in routines, refuses to reach out for help.
HISTORY (TW: sexual assault, violence, incest, suicide)
In honour of ancient earthen traditions, Seua's parents kept his birth name a secret from everyone except him and themselves, in order to ward off evil, especially since he was born wingless. His mother and father were loving, a common fae and a celestine merfolk respectively, trying their best to raise the son that they believed to be a daughter. Alongside him, his older brother, Decha, shared his family home.
Seua had growing pains, here and there, a general discomfort in his own body, but he tried to brush it off, not really understanding his identity until he was a teenager. It all began to click together, however, when Decha began to breach the lines of normal sibling behaviour, touching and groping him inappropriately whenever their parents were not home. Seua, not really understanding what was happening, whined and griped about it at times, but ultimately let his brother have his way with him, at least until the touching began to escalate. Decha humiliated him in their family home, forcing him to do more and more, taking pleasure in his resistance and even injuring him when he did not obey, to the point where Seua could not heal himself enough to prevent the scarring. Seua, so far deep into their toxic dynamic, grew so ashamed that even the idea of telling his parents made him panic.
When Seua began his transition as a young adult, Decha threatened him with more and more violence, but was one day caught in the act by their mother. The ensuing chaos was absolutely devastating, ripping the Saetang family apart. Decha committed suicide, never brought to justice for his actions. Seua moved away to Berwyn Harbour despite his parents begging him not to leave, committing to going no contact with them. He has washed his hands of his history and refuses to revisit it.
- His bed is covered in so many assorted stuffed animals that he barely fits on it.
- He opened Ananta Thewi on his own (named after the thai goddess of good fortune), but it has been close to closing down many times, barely scraping by on its profits.
- He likes milk and sugar in his tea. He usually drinks around 3-4 cups a day.