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Name:Rhett Brandon George
Birthdate:Oct 19
Location:United States of America
Rhett is the younger son of Lyall and Gabriella George, closely following his brother, Gabriel, who was just under a year older than him. Gabriel was named after his mother and also, with her love of classic literature, one of her favourite character from To Kill a Mockingbird (with Rhett named after the infamous Rhett Butler from Gone With The Wind). Gabriella is a Professor in English Literature at New York University and Lyall a Veterinarian with his own practice in Chicago. The couple divorced when their sons moved out of home and into a place together once Gabriel started college, and discovered the only thing really keeping their marriage together were the boys. They parted amicably and remain friends, with Gabriella now remarried to a Graphic Designer and Lyall living with his gay lover upon realising he was bisexual after his marriage dissolved. Both Gabe and Rhett have good relationships with their parents, and like their new partners, with neither guy being overly affected when their dad 'came out' because they were both gay themselves.

Gabe and Rhett were always similar with similar tastes growing up, which was why they were close, despite typical brotherly spats any siblings could have. Both enjoyed fashion and shopping, but Gabe was the more academic and quiet of the two and Rhett more creative and extroverted. Because of Gabe's shyness growing up, he was bullied right through school and it only got worse when he ultimately came out when he was 16 because he didn't want to hide who he was. Rhett, ever the protective brother, tried to protect him and stick up for him, often ending up picking fights with Gabe's bullies until it made their mom cry one day that she was worried they could get seriously hurt one day and not just a few cuts and bruises from a bit of a tumble at school with the aggressors.

Her worst fears came true when the family was on a summer holiday at Lake Michigan. Rhett, typically the more promiscuous of the brothers, was off getting himself laid by a campfire, the result of a summer fling, and Gabe was left to entertain himself. He went to an arcade for a little while, but got bored and decided to head back to the cabin. On the walk home, he was approached by a gang of thugs more than intent on trying to beat the gay out of him. He was bashed within an inch of his life and left for dead on the side of the road. It was lucky that a local fisherman passed on his way home from a twilight catch saw Gabe lying there and called the paramedics. The hospital notified Gabe's family, and it was the start of a long and hard hurdle for the entire family.

Gabe physically recovered, but was subsequently diagnosed with clinical depression, something he was believed to have probably through his teen years but only came out more severely after the bashing. It was so bad he began to have suicidal thoughts, and his parents got him begin seeing a wonderful therapist who prescribed antidepressant. With the help of medication and extensive therapy, Gabe got back on his feet but Rhett always blamed himself for what happened, despite Gabe assuring him it wasn't his fault. The brothers became closer from the ordeal, but Rhett still struggles with the knowledge that his brother was beaten senseless, and he wasn't there to stop it from happening to him.

The whole ordeal of nearly losing his brother just made Rhett that much more aware of how short life was, and he decided then and there that he was going to do exactly what he wanted to do with his life. So he began making plans to start his own business as a personal stylist, and he worked toward that with everything he had. It was lucky for him that he managed to make an early connection with fashion designer, Rian Ambrose. It was more ironic that he was dating Rian's assistant, Austin Shaw. The relationship didn't last, but the friendship and professional relationship did, along with Gabe becoming a model for Rian's line.

The George brothers soon got themselves quite a name as two of the most eligible gay bachelors in the NYC fashion world, but no one ever seemed to be able to pluck them off the market. Though it was always inevitable that sooner or later, the right guys would turn the brothers' heads. Gabe is happily settled down with attorney Ash Emmerson, and Rhett had a relationship with a sweetheart of a guy named Max, but it failed when Max's adorable dorky side just didn't fit with Rhett's rich-bitch-fashionista persona. But lately, he's been lonely, regretting letting his relationship crash and burn, and wondering what might come next.
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