David Harold Sullivan
Full Name: David Harold Sullivan
Goes By: David
Age in canon: 17/18
Age as of 2014: 20/21
From: (Possibly) Ohio, USA
School: Dalton Academy
David Sullivan is a young African-American student at Dalton Academy and a boarder of Windsor House. David is a part of the 'Warblerland' group, where he is known as the Mad Hatter.David has a very close relationship with his best friend Wes, even giving him a New Years "kiss." He has a girlfriend named Katherine Rivers, who has an as of yet unidentified medical problem which caused her to undergo surgery right around New Years. They have been dating for five years and he is very devoted to her. He even sang her a cover of "Kiss From a Rose" over the phone with the other Warblers backing, making her cry.
David blames himself for the incident (from the sounds of it: a car accident) which caused Katherine's heart problems. Her surgery near New Years was her second surgery due to cardiac arrhythmia. Due to her body not taking the surgery as well as they would have liked, she needs a heart transplant, or she will die. David did not take the news well and shut his emotions down for a period before the Windsor boys made him talk, and convinced him they were there for him.
He is involved with three main sports; badminton, swimming, and soccer. He was not granted the MVP for their game against St. Patrick due to League rules but would have otherwise recieved it for his performance as the goalie for the Dalton Kings. (In the battle against St. Patrick, he single-handedly defended the goal from every single attack). He is virtually loathed by the whole league for his amazing defense.
David has one of the highest GPAs at Dalton and can get very stressed over his marks, and he had a problem with Murdoch when Murdoch accused him of having a senior student write one of his term papers.
David took over control of Windsor house when Blaine was ill, something which he found as some sort of karma as he is one of the usual troublemakers himself.
David seems to be very protective of his fellow Warblers (as they all are) - but especially of Blaine, and still harbours a deep anger towards Logan after what he did to Blaine.
He didn't join his middle school choir group because it was uncool and he gave into peer pressure not to.
Wanted to be a doctor when he grew up.
David was a very playful tot. He tumbles and bounces and he's hyper.
David had Blaine as his roommate when Blaine first arrived.
Wes and David would be the first people to go and beat someone if they kissed Reed when he didn't want it.
If he wasn't with Katherine and he was bi/gay, Wes would be his first choice. He'd want to grow old with him.
David doesn't know that Wes is adopted. (edit: after ep.26, he's found out)
Wes once hit him on the nose with a dodgeball in PE, which made him bleed. Wes apologized by buying him lunch.
He says that after his initiation, he quickly got used to the odd-ness of the school.
Out of everyone [minus Blaine and Kurt] David was probably the worst off before he came to Dalton. He was under a lot of pressure and he just cracked.
Him and Kurt are basically the only ones that study in Windsor.
David auditioned with Little Bitty Pretty One.
He thinks Julian has a big superiority-complex.
When someone asks what a loud noise was, he responds with "Chandelier fell?"
In a school course where they all had to take care of something like a child, David's was one of the only ones that survived.
On meeting Wes: "Well I first met Wes in freshman orientation back when he was still in Hanover… He was huddled over his PSP and was just playing, totally ignoring Ramsey… So I decided to bug him about it…"
Wes and David are always together, like the Hare and the Hatter.
When he was sick once, he refused to relax as he had an exam coming up, so the Windsor students tied him down with straps and refused to let him go.
His parents came to Parents Night.
David currently holds the Windsor record for number of direct hits made on a Stuart House member. With snowballs.
When the boys decided to dress up in drag to be Kurt's mothers on Mothers Day, David wore a sarkly ballroom waltz dress which he got from Katherine. They were plotting this for days.
On Friday the 13th, David suggested that they go and scare the Stuarts even though Julian was already jumpy.
Wes and David would rather slushee Logan than Karofsky - Logan to calm him down, Karofsky to show him how it feels.
He used to keep earmuffs by his bed so he could sleep since Blaine always played the same song repeatedly.
David takes over if both Charlie and Blaine are unavailable, like when Blaine was ill and Charlie was in hospital.
David has the one of the highest GPAs in Windsor—and took pains to keep it that way in spite of the madness indoors.
Murdoch once wouldn't accept a term paper from David saying that it was apparently "too advanced" for someone of his year level. he accused him to taking it from the paper of one of the graduates. David went ballistic. There was apparently a heated debate, and Howard got Murdoch to raise the grade, but it only landed as a B—David's first in three semesters.
When given playdoh, he flattened it, got Han’s toy figurines and made footprints all over it. (Han was mad, by the way.)
David concussed himself on the soccer pole which led to them winning the game.
He had no choice but to shave his cornrows. He undid them once, and so he had this big afro and then his hair caught fire in the Windsor kitchen, and it was a big mess and so it had to be shaved off. That was what caused the scorching on the kitchen ceiling.
When David’s afro caught fire in the Windsor kitchen accident, Blaine and Wes were the ones who got to shave the whole thing off.
When David really really wants to hide something from Wes (like motorcycle keys), he’ll hide them in Blaine’s room.
One time, Blaine experimented with various types of hairgel and ended up with so much on his head that it took Wes and David two bottles of shampoo and two hours of scrubbing to help him get it all out of his hair. …at which point Wes pointed out that one of those things was practically superglue.
Kurt once made six big tupperwares of cookies. He very unwisely left them alone. When he returned, he found out they were having a Hunger Games thing and the cookies were being used as rations. Wes and David was Peeta and Katniss.
Because there’s always food in his room (thanks to the Twins and Windsor efforts), Blaine would invite David for study sessions in his room so Wes could keep an eye on them both and make sure they remember to eat. Wes ends up eating more than the both of them, however.
For Childrens Day, all boys and girls dressed up as their favorite characters as a child. David dressed up as the White Ranger.
David knows that he's going to be late when he's reached the "uniform" stage of his morning prep and Wes is still buried under pillows. Wes only buries his head under his pillows when he just can't be arsed to get up today.
Regarding Rockband, the mop and Markie (Tamerlanes duck): David had to clean the mop and Wes had to repair the guitar. The Tweedles were positive it wasn't going to hit the chandelier. Charlie was close to calling animal protection. Reed says that the good thing was that they beat their Rockband record. Then the drums caught fire.
Evan, Ethan, Wes, and David set up a 6 foot jenga stack to play with.
After the twins set the Stuart parade float on fire, the Stuarts retaliated by leaking wrong answers to the one of Newman's exams. The temptation was too strong for the Windsors. There were failing marks everywhere. David passed though since he'd studied. Windsor then blacked all of Stuart's windows out witth matte black paint.
When Reed asked what they were doing for David's bachelor party, Kurt crossed his arms and insisted that they were not going to jail. Tweedles then said "..........that....depends."
Wes is always prepared to get calls in the middle of the night and come running if needed. Especially if it's David or Danny.
For the longest time, Reed had problems organizing his closet by himself. When the boxes and boxes of stuff from his mom came in, he naturally had to sort them out--by designer, then by color.
Considering how accident prone he is, that was not an easy feat to do, and he often gets helped - so to speak - by whoever Windsor was free at the time. In the time when Blaine wasn't around, Reed pretty much gave up on getting any proper help from the other boys.
Wes and David couldn't tell designers apart, and Charlie couldn't even tell the difference between casual pants and formal pants, so there goes that idea. All the twins ever want to do was to play with the accessories and put on the clothes and reenact overdramatic scenes, so they weren't much help either. When Dwight was around, he just wanted to salt and purify everything.
So when Reed became friends with Blaine, he at least had some decent help in sorting things out. But it wasn't until Kurt when Reed actually properly arranged his entire closet within a day of shipment arrival.
Dressing In Drag
The boys were looking through old photos and were seriously arguing who looked the best in drag. "Look at your knees! You look like you've been kneeling in ashes!" "Screw you, man, my figure was better than yours!" "You don't even look good as a blonde! It takes charisma to pull that off!" " Your heels sucked!" "Excuse you, I looked like damn supermodel in those heels!" "You look like you needed some serious eyebrow threading." "At least I didn't have a five-o-clock shadow."
"Hey, I was Claudia freaking Schiffer in that dress. What do you call that shapeless sackcloth you were wearing?" "That was PRADA!" "Man, that was a bad lipstick color on you." "That was the only thing I could get!" "I think you'd've looked better in coral, really brings out your eyes." "Really?" And Kurt, the aforementioned victim of all this drag-ness, is pretending this isn't happening. "Look at this. You're not even sitting like a girl. You're sitting like a red-light district bang tail."
"I was the epitome of grace!!" "You need grace. Like prayers. Like before meals." They then organized a walk-off. Reed was happy to help while Kurt wasn't but the boys dragged them both off to dress them anyway. They all went to Dobry. 45 minutes later, they were all dressed up. Hope was standing on a big auditorium stage as the girls squeal in the audience.
"WELCOME TO THE DALTON ACADEMY WALK OFF!!" David opens the show. In full getup and wig and makeup. And a long silver evening gown. Katherine was laughing and screaming simultaneously. Charlie, in heels, follows after Wes, looking like he's way too big for that cornflower blue dress he's got on. Hope was falling all over Sydney, giggling.
And then Shane. Who's still in the wedding dress. Reed was laughing too hard to stand up as Shane struts down the runway, hamming it up. Kurt asked " ...why are you dating him again?" and Reed raises an eyebrow at him before gesturing to the runway. Blaine swirls into the runway and struts down it. Kurt: "......I retract my previous statement." Wes strolls in wearing a flowy, wavy dress and strutting along, and all the girls cheer because he's working it. Wes flashes everyone a pageant smile and blows kisses before strolling off.
The twins wore matching dresses. They were wearing that Zuhair Murad dress Miley Cyrus wore to the oscars. Satoru wore a red kimono dress covered in roses. David wore a sparkling blue and gray ball gown. Wes and Han were the finalists. Wes for pure fabulousness. Han for a disturbingly convincing costume of full sweet pink frilly loli dress complete with giant curly wig and ribbons. Lucy was very proud of that. With matching coat. And gloves. And socks. And baby pink platform shoes. And a ribbon. It was disturblingly convincing. He looked like Lucy.
He was wearing false eyelashes and sparkling eyeliner. Han had surprisingly nice legs in those socks. Lucy said he actually shaved them because she made him do it. Wes did get a crown when he won. He cried. And waved. The Dalton boys were laughing too hard to get up from their chairs. They were so proud of him. When Wes got changed back, he still wore his crown and pretended it wasn't there.
One time, Charlie was doing homework, and he though the Twins just ran by his door naked. Which was the kind of thing that you tend to think you didn't see or would like to pretend you didn't see.
And then Wes and David ran past in the same state and after that Charlie took a second to take a deep breath and proceeded to panic "Oh god, they've degenerated to orgies--" and ran downstairs to break it all up to find most of the boys clothed and apparently they had too much mountain dew and red bull and apparently were daring each other to streak across campus and whoever gets the furthest without getting caught wins.
LOOK, they just came from deadlines and exams, they had to let out steam somehow.
Dobry Prom Dates
So there was one time at the height of civil war between Stuart and Windsor when there was an unofficial contest between the boys about getting girls to come to one of the school events. Windsor had the Twins, Wes, and David to do all the talking for them, so they were pretty confident about their chances.
But Stuart House had Derek, and, as anyone knew, that was the equivalent of bringing a gun to a knife fight. There was a tally - yes, there was an official tally - where a bowl of blue stars designated how many girls the Windsors were able to invite and red stars that indicated how many the Stuarts were able to.
So for about two weeks, Dobry Hall was raided by Dalton boys. And the day before the dance, Windsor was confident that they had roped in thirty five girls. And then Stuart presented their rake, half of which was Derek's alone. They hit the forty mark without issue. Which would've signaled the end of the entire shebang... ...had Jeff not returned from vacation and presented Hanover with sixty eight stars.
So. Contest over. Nick states that while the rest of the boys went through Dobry for the girls, Jeff went around the rest of the schools in the area. Pretty smart, actually. Apparently Jeff went to the different schools with flyers about the dance, just being helpful as usual ...and they all just said YES.
David has a very 'preppy' style, sticking to slacks and blazers while out of uniform.
David picks water types when playing Pokemon.
He is a loud drunk.
David prefers headphones over earbuds.
If he liked a girl, he'd sing to her.
His favorite season is winter.
David can play bass guitar.
After school: College. Then take over the family business.
His favorite Harry Potter book is the Half Blood Prince.
His favorite Football/Soccer team is Spain.
He swims and plays badminton.
David used to have cornrows.
David is the more “distinguished” one, with his grades and partial composure. He gets to be the Hatter.
David was…so so at crochet. His coaster looked passable.
David - Mad Hatter — because the “hatter-ness” implies a slightly more haughty demeanor and the top hat adds a bit of class, and since David is often the more rational and responsible one between the two of them (Wes and David), he fit the bill.
Prefers red jellybeans.
He prefers tall, black coffee.
If given the choice, David will eat organic fruit over other kinds.
Han and David both had VIP access to the pre-release of the PS4
All boys and some girls had a jousting competition. Everyone rode a horse, and used an eleven-foot log to try and knock off their opponents. The houses Windsor, Stuart, Hanover and Lancaster have agreed that whichever house "wins" will be served by all the other houses in a big cookout. David is jousting for House of Windsor. David dedicated his jousting to Katherine. David was facing Logan from Stuart.
When the flag dropped, there was a huge impact and both lances shatter when both jousters make direct impact. David was almost thrown off his horse as he called out in pain. When everyone rushed over to see if he was okay, David started panicking, saying it felt like he dislocated something. Charlie did a quick check but said he looked okay, Katherine was telling Derek that he shouldn’t go on any more, but Wes then told him the score so David said he could do another round. When both boys were okay to go again, the flag dropped and they raced forward.
Both boys miss the shields and impact directly again. David was slammed backwards, though he hung on for a few seconds before sliding off the horse when it began to gallop back. When he was asked if he was okay, he said that he’d live though he was a little out of it. Katherine burst into tears and called him an idiot.
David really wants to marry Katherine or at least find some way to show each other how much they care and are willing to go.
Katherine thinks he's a terrible cook but tries to humor him.
He spends all his free time with Katherine.
He spent Christmas with Katherine.
David had once began singing such an incredible rendition of "Kiss From a Rose" to Katherine over the phone that the other Warblers ran up to him and actually provided him backing vocals (it was reported later that Katherine cried).
Him and Katherine have had sex.
David had a cake made for Katherine with a little ring in it as a surprise, but she swallowed it.
David says he won't be serving alcohol at the wedding incase one of the Dobry girls gets drunk and crashes it. Casey piped up that "I'm almost 100% certain that might end up being me, I'm sure it'll be worth it." Sara and Mika agreed with her. Sydney said it could be Allison who'd do it, and Katherine agreed it could be either of the girls.
David would never trade Katherine's health for Wes' if he could - as in Katherine gets a clean bill of health but Wes becomes terminal. Katherine would never forgive him if he did.
"Actually, the other guys sort of told me to do all the work. I was a real pushover back then—I cracked easy to peer pressure and all that. They were of the same social standing as me, but they were a bit older so I kind of let them boss me around.
But I still stand by that the best thing I ever did was to let them dump all the work on me that day. I came in there with a broom and was going to clean up but I got distracted by the pretty girl doing perfect twirls onstage. :)
I recognized her as Katherine from the dance club. She was really good, I totally forgot why I was there—I just sat down and watched her dance for what had to be fifteen minutes until she told me off. :D"
He was once invited to a party, involving drugs and alcohol but he wasn't comfortable with it. His friend went and he heard about it so he decided to go. Some people taunted him and called him whipped and a wuss. He thinks they put something in his drink after that.
Katherine heard he went and got worried so she went. She got mad at the party and at David, then got a senior named Trent to take them both home. Trent shouldn't have been driving but no-one else was willing to listen to Katherine and she though he was all right to drive.
Trent crashed into another car at top speed and Katherine and David ended up in hospital. Trent died. Things became different after that.
David’s held the title of being the most romantic one—with Katherine and all—and I think the most romantic thing he’s ever done is…well, it’s actually a little nuts. Katherine received a bouquet of paper flowers, the petals arranged in a spiral.
The petals were all red, but there was one gold petal. One flower’s gold petal said “Read me.” Turns out that if you picked apart the petals one by one, it had a line of a poem that continued onto the next petal and onto the next one and next one, onto the next flower (starting with the gold petal again) until you had a whole poem.
The middle of the last flower had a bread-and-butter-fly pendant. Katherine wears it.