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Carter George Beaumont is the CEO of the multi-million dollar corporation, Beaumont Health Industries, a company that develops medical equipment and pharmaceuticals, and also funded the development of various hospitals and medical centers around the country. He is the father of two sons, Jared and Julian. Jared is seven years older than Julian, and was born when Carter was just 17 years old when he and his high school sweetheart, Adele, screwed up and had sex without protection. Having been raised in very traditional ways, Carter immediately proposed to Adele and they married three months before Jared was born.
Carter and Adele were a couple pretty much the product of an arranged marriage, though neither have ever admitting to it being that in raw form. Their parents pegged them to marry when they were in their teens and it was why Carter began dating her in high school. Both families were high profile, high power, and rolling in cash and friends for many generations prior. When Carter's father passed away when he was just 25, it was his duty to step into the helm as CEO of the corporation. Just a year prior to that, they welcomed their second son, Julian.
As was traditional with the family (and very old school), the eldest son was expected to take over the company upon in the event of death of their father, but Jared had literally zero interest in the family business, let alone being moulded to take over running it when his father passed away or retired. He had always wanted to be a cop from a child and it was a constant source of friction between him and their parents. Carter assumed that Jared would grow out of that nonsense, but it only made Jared more determined and even less interested in the company. He wasn't even reliant on the family money, instead wanting to make his own and take care of a family of his own one day.
Julian, on the other hand, was the apple of his dad's eye, the 'perfect' son who sat on his dad's knee at the office, fitting right into the scene from a child. He also had no qualms swimming in the family fortune, accepting his first car - a Porsche - and becoming one of the most eligible bachelors in New York by the time he was 16. Even though many would assume Julian was just the stereotypical spoiled brat who didn't need to do a thing because daddy picked up all the tabs, they couldn't have been further from the truth. Julian is actually a natural genius with a photographic memory. He learnt how to play the piano at almost concert levels at the age of 7 just by memorising the music, and he was a straight A student right through school. Work was never an effort and he didn't understand how people struggled with it.
When Carter realised Jared was a lost hope, he started to hone Julian to take over the company and because Julian was a natural entrepreneur and smooth-talker, but also completed a Masters in Business Management 'because he was bored', he was elevated to the company's 2IC on his 21st birthday when his trust fund matured. Julian was out of the closet as gay since around his 18th birthday, but Carter and Adele never had a problem with it. They weren't "those sort" of traditional parents. Julian promised him he would have kids by a paid surrogate Carter could hand pick if he wanted to. It was an empty promise, kids or settling down any time soon the last thing on Julian's mind. It was right after that when Jared and Julian had a massive argument that began from a simple personality clash that wasn't uncommon for them in the slightest. They loved each other, but had always bickered and fought growing up, Jared thinking Julian to be shallow and up himself, and Julian thinking Jared to be a traitor to the family tradition and a killjoy.
The fight climaxed when Julian stupidly and in a stubborn streak a mile wide refused to admit he was wrong, told Jared he wished he never had a brother. It wasn't even remotely true, but he was frustrated that Jared seemed to want to have nothing to do with him because he was a little carbon copy of their father. The brothers never spoke again after that, and even if their mother tries to keep the peace by giving them both information about each other (that Jared had married and now had twins, a boy and a girl three years old).
Life took an awful turn when Julian was brutally beaten by a gang of gay bashers one night and nearly killed. Carter was devastated, and put out a $10 million reward for anyone who had information that led to catching Julian's attackers. As a result of the terrible internal injuries Julian sustained, he nearly lost his life when his kidneys failed. It was only through Julian's best friend, Grayson Quinn, was a match and gave Julian one of his kidneys that Julian was able to begin recuperating, though it took a long time.
Julian had fallen in love with Harley Rayner, who had saved Julian's life the night he was bashed. Harley was a beautiful young man, though came from a tough family background with little money. Carter could see how much Julian adored Harley, and wasn't surprised when he proposed. He never wanted to force his kids into the same sort of arranged marriage situation he had been in. However, ultimately, after the trauma of what happened with Julian, Carter's own marriage failed and he and Adele divorced.
What neither of Carter's son knew was that Carter struggled immensely with nearly losing his youngest son. He felt like he failed him, and over the months in the wake of it, he and Julian got even closer. It still was a heavy weight on him, and he knew he was mostly the cause of the marriage breakdown when the threw himself into work to distract him from the pain. Julian has now recovered, is back at work, and planning his wedding that has been postponed three times due to Harley's heart condition. Things are still somewhat fractured with Jared, and Carter believes his son is just happier away from him. He is lonely, and he has been finding himself wondering lately what it's like to fall in love of free-will, and not out of obligation... but perhaps feeling too old after everything that has happened to pursue it.
Carter is an Original Character