Post by ems the t-rex on Mar 11, 2019 17:27:13 GMT -5
Life hasn't always been easy, and many times he wanted to give up completely. Nightmare after nightmare came crashing down turning into a harsh reality, but Harvey realized in the midst of the storm is where he found control and figured out who he truly is.
At a young age, his parents abandon him leaving him on the doorstep to an orphanage. It was a dark time in life, yet he had food to eat, he had a bed to sleep in, he had a roof over his head - shouldn't that have been enough? For a while it was, and he found friends throughout the journey. Many times he stayed awake at night wondering if someone would rescue him. Every single time he closed his eyes, Harvey wanted his parents to come back and get him. He wanted to see them again. Many nights tears streamed down the side of his face as he tried his best to stay strong, but the young boy never understood.
What had he done wrong?
Why didn't they want him?
As time went on, Harvey began to realize that this world isn't what it seems. More and more unwanted children piled into the orphanage, and it became crowded, but he found some friends. People walked by his side, and they did everything together. When school let out, they played outside with anything they could find. Sometimes it was simply throwing a rock around to one another. Anything to pass the time before supper rolled around. They shared stories created in the blink of an eye. They would dig through the dirt bringing people together, and for the longest time they became inseparable. It still wasn't enough to fill the void of not having a parental figure.
Growing up was tough, and as he approached the age of eighteen, he couldn't figure out where life was going. The storm of life raged around him, and the clouds grew darker and thicker and the rain poured down even harder. Several of his closest friends were adopted - they found families to love and care about them. They found someone to call their own leaving him behind. Sometimes people stayed until they surpassed their last reaping, and he never saw them again, and it left him wondering what happened next?
What happens when nobody wants them?
The question flew through his mind over and over, and as his eighteenth birthday approached, Harvey became afraid. He wasn't sure where to go in life. He didn't have a skill to work somewhere, and he didn't know how to hold a job. Nobody had taught him, and all he knew was how not to be a parent.
Crossing the line terrified him for many reasons especially when he saw what happened. Just one step out of line ended in punishment, and Harvey couldn't blame anyone but the ones who made the mistake. Maybe it would teach him to step into the real world, but after his last reaping, he entered the world of the unknown, and wasn't sure where to turn because for the first time in his entire life, he had no place to go.
A lot of his early adult years were spent digging through garbage cans trying to find food to survive. He applied for many jobs, and nobody would hire him. He didn't have a roof over his head. He fell into addiction because it was the only way to maneuver through the painful life he was living. He watched as people he knew fell victim to the harsh world they lived in because they had no place to go. Nobody wanted them. They were alone. They only had each other, and it wasn't enough. It was never enough, and it still haunts him.
Harvey was trapped in a world without any place to go, and it kept getting darker and darker. Death knocked at his door many times, but somehow the young male was capable of fleeing from the grim reaper's grasp. Illness from spoiled food crawled through his body many times, but he had to do something - anything was better than starving to death.
All it took was a spiral too far, and he slammed fast first into rock bottom.
A broken man cried out for help begging for someone to show him the way since his parents never offered him the chance. He spent the night lying on the cold, hard ground in the middle of the pouring rain as tears streamed down his face. He never understood the meaning of life. He never realized how hard it is to go from having enough to survive to having nothing. All he wanted was to escape from the world, but his guardian angel didn't allow it.
A random stranger picked him up, took him home, helped him clean up, and offered him a job.
He reached the lowest of lows, and it was at that point, Harvey could only climb up.
His new life started out slow, but soon he was bringing in enough money to survive on his own. He never realized the feeling of buying his own food from an actual store and cooking it. For years all he knew was the scraps people through away. Having a full stomach made a difference, and the pain he suffered, being extremely underweight and very malnourished was hard to overcome. Each day he grew stronger, and he started working more hours. The stranger became a father figure. He taught Harvey the way of life. He showed him how to hold a job. He taught him how to be a man, and now Harvey wants to pay it back to the world.
As soon as he was capable of buying a house, he bought one with many rooms. Abandon children aging out of the orphanage deserved a place to go, and Harvey would provide it. One person at a time he would start making a difference. He wanted to make the world a better place for those that grew up alone.
Inside he taught the young adults how to fill out a job application. He taught them how to present themselves when they went to an interview. He showed them it's important to carry themselves with pride despite the past they had.
All he wanted was to help one person, and all of his struggles would become worth it.
It took a few years, but his world changed, and so did the world of those who gave him a chance.
Then he found his chance to make a difference for everyone.
Running for mayor wasn't something he ever saw coming. He wanted to make a difference. To improve the district. To help people out, and he realized that pleasing enough to gain the power he desired wasn't easy. Some were against him, yet he fought his way through. He spoke with words people would relate to.
The younger voters were the ones he wanted to speak to. The ones who've been through the system and abandon. The ones who deserved a chance. The ones who were trying to make a way in life and weren't sure of where to turn.
It wasn't an easy task, but he took it on. He tried appeasing the parents who didn't have much to offer.
Not once did he think he would win, yet the district proved him wrong.
His first task as Mayor is opening up a home to bridge the orphans from rags to power. To show them they're capable of holding jobs. Harvey will interview to find their strengths and weaknesses in order to offer them the best path possible. Cuts have to happen somewhere, but he'll figure it out as he goes. Right now it all comes from his own pocket as it's the best he can do. Sometimes he doesn't have all the answers. He doesn't know where to turn, yet he never gives up. Every day he continues to learn from the mistakes of yesterday so he doesn't spiral to where he once was.
He's cleaned himself up to look professional because living in the rags he once wore doesn't help his cause at all. He takes pride in where he's been, and he hopes his story can change the lives of many.
The children are the future of the district, and he'll do whatever he can to help them out. Being a guardian angel isn't where he saw himself in life, but it's where life took him.
From rags to power, Harvey understands the good, the bad, and the ugly.
All he can do now is do the best he can with what he has, and if he can help one person, all of the struggles are worth it.