"I may be resolute in knowing that I am no longer part of a world in constant recourse, but that doesn’t mean the white light of the Lord’s vengeance has ceased to course within my blood."
One would never guess that this mild mannered man with his penchants for words and his now simple life was once a methamphetamine king and violent preacher. With the death of his first wife Anna Saylor by the hands of unknown assailants being the catalyst; madness overtook. Morality cast aside in favor of industrious tactics, all manner of illegal operations were set in motion to form mass control. Ezekiel now lead a life dedicated to expanding an empire beyond the groves of his hometown, stretching out devious links all in the name of greater commerce and power.
But as any great king can attest, your rule goes only as far as your reign, and when that is being compromised by the DEA and federal mandate at every turn, that course has a short life. Complications arose out of the feud that had formed within the barriers of the town between his family and that of a now transplanted motorcycle club. Not only did ideologies greatly disagree, but turf wars turned into manslaughter, and manslaughter into a deep ocean of blood upon Ezekiel’s hands. Before the full-out war could commence between the two houses disaster struck by way of a unearthed methamphetamine lab.
It was within the prison walls were Ezekiel would find his saving grace. A strange bond that formed between him and one of the Police officers by the name Evelyn Tse was enough to get him out of the small town system and into the wind. What was completely unexpected was that this uniting of forces would grow into something solid and immutable. As difficult as it was for Ezekiel to cast aside his rage and his theological torment, all it took was time and an impregnation to finally give him the perspective that he had been so sorely needing. After the birth of his only daughter Helena, and the almost death of her mother by way of complications therein, Ezekiel has now dedicated his life to protecting them.
Making use of his talents with maneuvering funds, and manipulating the systems that be Ezekiel now survives off the trickling effect of his past life. Knowing full well that this method of economical sustainability is not at all a long term solution he struggles daily with himself. A self aware conflict that if he were to ever fall back into his divergent ways a life sentence in federal prison would be the only outcome.
As it comes to pass the end of innumerable years, that the selfsame construct of Ezekiel’s values would host to inner conflict. That no matter how far you travel, how well you transpose your love onto your child and partner, sometimes you cannot outrun the wrath within, the criminal, the preacher.
✓ Dedicated, Resourceful, Pragmatic
✗ Reserved, Violent, Adversarial
PIA TOMMS: The only connection from his past life, Pia acted as Ezekiel’s major gun supplier for his holy army. Even though the woman’s relations also sided with that of the opposing motorcycle club he was never one to doubt her neutrality. This trust managed to form into a longer sentence friendship that has spanned many years. Even though Ezekiel is as far removed from the game as possible these days he still writes to her on a frequent basis. Not only does this stifle some of his boredom, but also keeps him informed of an underworld that he can’t help but keep tabs on.
HELENA SAYLOR-TSE: If there was one thing that kept Ezekiel from falling back into his underworld ways it was his daughter Helena. Having spent the first year alone with her while Evelyn suffered from a comatose state his bond with her is stronger than any other person in his life. To say that Ezekiel was proud to see her take up her mother’s profession as a police officer would be an exaggeration. Not that he wanted for her to go down any other path, but falling into the rank of a agent of the law makes one a substantial target. Pressing concerns of Ezekiel’s old enemies finding out their relation keeps him awake at night and aggravates his blood pressure.