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(no subject) [Jan. 29th, 2006|06:26 pm]
Tony Almeida
There were times when Tony wondered if he could handle a hyperactive child in his house. It was bad enough having a hyperactive dog to take care of. Oh, Tony adored Mason as much as Michelle did, but he didn't enjoy trying to keep up with the dog. Not even at his most physically fit could he match this dog in a race.

Unfortunately, that's precisely the kind of activity Mason had pulled him in to. Tony, carrying two cups of Starbucks™ coffee, and holding Mason's leash, had made the mistake of admiring a car parked on the curb when Mason darted forward, throwing Tony off balance. The man crashed on the sidewalk along with the coffee and had two seconds to register what had occurred before Mason let out several loud, rapturous barks. Tony was on his feet in a second, dashing through the crowds deftly as if the sidewalk was populated by himself and Mason alone. "Mason!" he called out. "Mason!"

Dogs don't understand English. Tony continued to run.

What baffled him the most was the time when Mason ran into a hotel, the doors having been open by a couple unaware that a dog had just scurried underneath them. Tony groaned and pushed his way through the doors.

And didn't seem to notice that he wasn't in a hotel.
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(no subject) [Jan. 6th, 2006|03:31 pm]
Tony Almeida

They had been running low on groceries, so Tony went out to do some grocery shopping. Luckily they lived not too far away from the local "grocery store," and thus it was that Tony pushed his way back into their flat carrying a few paper bags.

"Michelle? I need a little help here."
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(no subject) [Dec. 25th, 2005|09:50 pm]
Tony Almeida

There was nothing quite comparable to laying with one's wife after a long, long absence. This was part of the pain, that he could not be with Michelle and experience the sweetness of making love to her. Now that he had, he could not be more content at that moment. He reached over and stroked her hair, smiling softly as they lay in bed.

"I missed you," he said quietly.
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(no subject) [Dec. 23rd, 2005|04:25 am]
Tony Almeida

Anthony woke up in a sweat. His breath was short and he was in a foul mood. He felt like he wanted to cry, and after minutes of trying not to he shed his tears and let them flow and didn't bother to keep track of how long he did this. After he had cried as much as he could, he stood up, walked to the bedroom and prepared to go to bed, the mundane action of it keeping his mind off the unwanted memory.

The act of sleep always caught one unawares.Collapse )
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Things You Should Know About Anthony (AU!Tony) [Dec. 18th, 2005|02:20 am]
Tony Almeida
[Current Music |Sinéad O'Connor - Lullaby For Cain]

1) Anthony is a tie freak. He also loves to wear suits. He's not exactly a fashion perfectionist but he does try to look presentable, especially when he is on set.

2) Yes, Anthony can be Benevolent and Kind, but that benevolent and kind nature is buried beneath layers of anger and guilt. When he killed Teri he was more angry than guilty. Like Tony, Anthony takes insults very personally. Also like Tony he's a bit nutters in the head, except by vast measures. He really isn't fit to be on set until he seeks help, because he's needed it ever since he was born, and especially after he broke up with Greg.

3) Speaking of that...nah, I'll save it. *halo*

4) I've found that Anthony is addicted to soup. I don't know why. I know I love soup and can eat soup three days straight but only as a single meal. And even then I'd like some pizza, on occasion. If Anthony could live on soup for the rest of his life I doubt he'd be the worse for it.

5) Anthony has scars going down his wrist that are marks of a previous suicide attempt he made while in a mental institution. Have I mentioned that it's not safe to have Anthony on set, not really?

6) Anthony loves music more than Tony does, I think. If he had Tony's iPod you'd never see it again, unless it was in his hands.

7) Despite what people say about his exploits, Anthony is not a manwhore. Yes, he does have a lot of sex with a lot of people, but please note that this occurred after Teri's murder. At that point Anthony latched on to whatever distractions he could as his emotional imbalance tipped towards guilt more than anger.

8) Speaking of guilt: Anthony's reaction to House? Diversion. He was trying to make House look like the bad guy rather than admitting that he overreacted. Sometimes he likes to believe he's Saint Anthony, but only when he's confronted.

9) If Tony is burnt out? Anthony is a cinder. He really needs to rest. The thing is, I fear, that when he does rest he's going to have an awful, awful breakdown. (*eyes hwood_freaks).

...questions? Comments about plot?
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Thoughts About Tony [Dec. 17th, 2005|07:59 am]
Tony Almeida
[Current Mood |blahblah]
[Current Music |Cab Calloway - Everybody Eats When They Come To My House]

I'm not as confident as others at this. I don't I've done that much with Tony--I think I've made him a rather dull character, to be honest, and thus I'm not sure I can write long essays about how he's changed. Has he changed, or has he just reverted to the same old Tony, who could plop back in to canon and not be any different? Perhaps this is me in my bone-crushing insecurity, but I don't think I have done that much with him to make him all that interesting.

That being said, I'll try to pop out a few facts about this guy:

1) Tony. Loves. Children. Absolutely adores them. And not in the "oooh goo goo ga ga" way. He loves children like they were his own sons and daughters. He looks after them and frets over them and makes sure they're OK. He tries to cheer them up. He tries to encourage them. He tells them when they're doing wrong, he tells them when they should get help--this man loves children absolutely, deep inside his soul. It's an amazing thing, really. I don't think he's more open with children than he is with adults; I think he only tells them information about his life only if he thinks that information can help him. It would be deeply frustrating to him if he didn't have children, but then, he's so busy taking care of other people's children that it would be easy for him to forget of his own situation, sometimes.

2) Tony gets burnt out often, and he really does appreciate having someone around to pick him up. I think after what happened with Nina he was rather tired of giving out all this energy and not getting anything in return. In fact, that's really a common theme in his story, isn't it? He gives and gives, he sometimes over exerts himself to give and to save, and often what he gets in return is a bad hand, a prison sentence or a girlfriend who was just too shady. He does want to give up, sometimes, but there always comes that little reminder that helping people is what he does best, and he'll always answer to that. Although, admittedly, there's the danger of that call growing faint as time progresses, as he becomes more and more burnt out.

3) Tony actually doesn't enjoy bartending that much but stays because he knows he needs the job to keep the flat in the Staff Quarters, though he is kind of tired of being the only one working.

4) And herein would be a comment regarding Jack and Tony's relationship, and how it is still complicated, and how I must continue to brush it off as "brotherly" to save my brain from trying to comprehend the two.

5) I don't know why, but Tony still gets weirded out by Milliways. He's been here almost a year and he still doesn't get the things that go on here. He's stubborn like that.

And, um, that's all I can think of right now because the Insecure Emo Monster is out to get me. >.> Questions?
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(no subject) [Dec. 13th, 2005|11:55 pm]
Tony Almeida

To say that Anthony was a criminal mastermind would be to delude yourself. Anthony was just a producer, and being a producer he was quite familiar with plots. He had formed one on the way back to Los Angeles, down to the detail, and was ready to start Act One.

He stepped into the hallway leading to his office and stopped in front of his secretary's desk.

"Good afternoon, Bonnie."
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(no subject) [Dec. 9th, 2005|08:15 am]
Tony Almeida
[Current Mood |coldcold]

The snow fell thickly on the New Hampshire home where Anthony stopped his rental car. Hand clutched on the book in the passenger's chair, Anthony remained seated, closed his eyes, and tried to hold back uneccessary tears. There was no reason to cry, no reason to be afraid--except that he was about to act upon a decision that would change his life.

He opened the door and marched slowly to the house. He believed he was watching this rather than experiencing it, that he would come experience it once he discovered the truth of where the author stood on the subject of his beloved Charlotte.

It took time for Anthony to raise his hand and knock on the front door. Once he did, he was already covered in a thick dusting of snow.
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(no subject) [Dec. 6th, 2005|06:34 pm]
Tony Almeida

Tony was utterly useless for the rest of the day. His mind wandered relentlessly to ranges he could not reach; after Jack insinuated he had something to do with Teri's death, after Jack pinned him to the wall and kissed him like he was some prison bitch, how could he focus? Just how awful could this world be? Did it get any worse than this? Tony told the driver to beat it that night so he could roam. He eventually found a diner several blocks away from the studio, one that was moderately populated. He took a seat at the bar and stared at the menu, not sure if he was even hungry.
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(no subject) [Dec. 6th, 2005|06:24 pm]
Tony Almeida

A movie producer.

He was, in this foreign world, a movie producer. He could fathom this as well as he could fathom the mechanisms of the cinematic industry. He didn't know what the hell he was doing, in layman's terms. What had made his situation most unbearable was the peculiar arrangement of his marriage. He had not seen Michelle when he awoke, though indeed he had heard her. Over the phone, in another's house, as if this were routine. She had disconnected the call before he could respond with a question. And the driver had been just as impatient, nearly shoving him into the car before he had time to put on his shoes.

The populated world of the previous night's deserted hallway proved equally strange. An all too eager to see him Bonnie greeted him as he walked to his office. Now Tony found Bonnie attractive, in secret, but he was never, ever inclined to look at her the way she looked at him. She made his skin crawl and his feet move faster inside the office now bathed in sunlight. He stood in awe for a few moments before he heard someone barge into the room...
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