Domino can shift into a mountain lion. As with all other weres he’s compelled by the power of the moon. He’s pretty good at shifting when he wants to, though sometimes if he focus’ TOO much he’ll sort of psych himself out and can’t change. He also has a lot of issues controlling himself when he’s real emotional, mad, sad, scared, all the ‘big bad’ ones tend to make him change. One time, which was the closest he felt to being embarrassed, he couldn’t control it was when he was making out with a girl. Fortunately it was friend of the family who was also a were, but it did sort of make his mother realize that a special school might be a good thing.
In human form he’s pretty normal, but does have slightly enhanced senses, smell, night vision and hearing- better than human but not as good as if actually shifted. He also has fantastic balance.
Domino is very musically inclined. It’s his passion… besides flirting. He taught himself how to play the guitar and took piano lessons when he was younger. He can also sing and sometimes even dabbles in song writing.
Born in Seattle, WA, Domino is the middle child and only son of his mothers brood of 5. With two older sisters and two younger, Domino learned fast that women are strange and peculiar creatures. He was the only boy in a house full of women. Domino’s dad was never in the picture, and his step father passed away when he was five after his last sister was born, his mother never remarried again. He loved his step-father, or what he can remember of him but he never knew his father. His mother was a were and passed the gift/curse onto Domino.
The first full moon after he was born it was clear Domio’s life wouldn’t be the same. His older sisters each were fortunate to not receive the curse from their mother, and growing up Domino found himself constantly being encouraged to change by his sisters. His mother would come home to find him sitting there with ribbons pinned in his fur and doll dresses (then real dresses as he got bigger) on. As much as she tried to put a stop to it, she was a single mother who worked two jobs to support her litter. She was a great role model for Dom.
However, the lack of parental supervision did mean that Domino did have a lot of freedom. While he tried to make good choices, he did end up in the hospital more than once with a broken bone of fracture because he’d tried to do something stupid and paid for it. As he hit his pre-teen years Domino started to notice girls, and boys. He didn’t think anything of it, he was starting to hit puberty and certain things were becoming more obvious. The fact that he was ‘supposed’ to be more attracted to girls never even clued into him. All people were interesting and it didn’t matter their gender.
Then came his freshman year of high school. Or what it wasn’t. Domino is not a stupid person, but he was very unmotivated. Public high school didn’t have much structure or discipline and Domino failed more because he never attended classes then actually failing assignments- the ones he was there for a turned in were actually decent. So in the first, and only time in his life of feeling actual shame, he had to stand there and be told by his mother how disappointed she was in him. After getting caught making out with a girl (and subsequently changing shape because he got sort of turned on) his mother decided that enough was enough. She hadn’t wanted to split her family up by sending him away, but she felt she had little choice. His mother had attended St. Margaret’s after getting bitten and cursed herself, so she knew it was a good school and would have the structure and discipline Domino needed… with just enough freedom it wouldn’t stifle him- she hoped.