Jeff Eustace Lowry
"It’s physically impossible for me to be in two places at once, okay?
Full Name: Jeff Eustace Lowry
Goes By: Jeff
Age as of 2015: 21/22
From: (Assuming) Ohio, USA
School: Dalton Academy
Jeff's favorite baby picture is one of him on a beach with oversize sunglasses way too big for his face.
Jeff is actually not very demanding. He's looking for a girl with a sparkle in her eye, who has an amazing laugh and loves to goof off and dance.
Jeff's hair flip is like the one in Charlie's Angels. Never fails to work.
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. Jeff is jousting for House of Hanover. He was nervous but said he’d do his best. He was facing up against Sydney of Dobry. As soon as Hanover saw who Jeff was facing, they immediately tried to get Jeff to withdraw but Jeff was afraid that Sydney would get even madder if he did that.
Nick was cheering Jeff on, saying he could do it, but Spencer was adamant that he should pull out before it was too late. Jeff said that for his and Sydney’s honor, he has to do it. When the flag was raised, Sydney’s eyes turned dangerous. When the flag dropped, they raced towards each other. There was a crack as Jeff slams and breaks the lance on Sydney’s shield. Sydney’s lance hit Jeff in the chest and set splinters flying. Jeff nearly fell off his horse but held on. When Jeff went back to Hanover side, the boys tried again to make him withdraw as Sydney was angrier now as Jeff was a point ahead.
Jeff said she’d be even angrier if he pulled out, and he worried she’d think it was pity. As the flag dropped, Jeff went to do exactly what he did before, but Sydney knew he was going to do it again, so she turned away from it. His lance glanced off her shield, but hers hit him full on. Both of them are thrown back but hold on. Sydney and Jeff drew. In the second round, Jeff was facing off against Clark from Haven. Clark’s lace drove into Jeff and sent him flying off his horse. He rolled for a bit before stopping. Jeff was conscious when the others rushed to him, and Hanover carried him carefully to the medi-tent.
Jeff And His Mother
Jeff's mom is a nice lady. In fact, she's too nice sometimes. You know sometimes people tell her, she's being a doormat. She should have a bit more mettle, you know? Jeff's mom kind of just nods and smiles and says yeah. She dotes on her blonde little boy who likes to dance. Thinks he's going to be a great performer some day. Jeff supports mom too. Mom works, so Jeff helps at home. He likes that, helping, you know?
But you know Jeff gets sad too, when his mom is sad. Mostly because she keeps falling for the wrong guys. Mom's connected, you know. They're not crazy rich, but they're well off, and their family knows people. So most of the guys kind of just like her, and then move on when they get bored or they get some kind of promotion or a better job or something. Then mom gets sad and Jeff gets sad and he tries to cheer her up. I guess this is one of the reasons Jeff is so nice to girls. He doesn't like seeing them cry.
Oh but mom did get a boyfriend who stuck with her for a good while. Jeff was really happy for mom. He was rich too, see. So you'd think he'd stick around. But that's the problem. He did. He wasn't a very nice guy. Not at all. Jeff tries to help mom, when the screaming gets too loud and he hears the things get thrown about. But he hadn't grown up to be tall and stronger like he is now. Jeff remembers falling down the stairs and blacking out, and he remembers being in the hospital after, but he didn't understand why mom wouldn't just tell the doctors what happened. Because it sure wasn't an accident.
Her boyfriend sure was angry, but it wasn't an accident. Mom tells Jeff a lot, "Go out more. Stay out with friends." At first, Jeff thought she wanted him away, but that couldn't be true. After a while, he realized mom was trying to look out for him. Jeff wanted to tell someone, but he wondered if people would believe him. This was the problem when the person who hurt you was strong in many ways. People didn't want to accuse them either...or just didn't want to get in the way. In a camp out with some friends, Jeff called mom to let her know he was okay, like usual. Mom didn't answer the phone.
But mom tried to answer the phone always, so Jeff got worried. He left the camp out early. It was very very late when he got home. The house was very quiet. Jeff tried his key, but it didn't work. So he went around back. He ran into Mrs. Abramowitz who was looking from over the fence. "Jeff," she said, "we heard an awful ruckus in there. Is everything alright?" Jeff had enough. He told her to call the police. He jumped the fence, landed in the backyard and broke into the patio. He looked around, and saw the mess in the house. He called for mom, but she didn't answer. He called again, and heard something upstairs.
He went upstairs and found mom on the floor. Mom was awake, but she was very hurt. Jeff was scared, and told her it was going to be okay, he was going to take her to the hospital. Then he heard someone yell angrily, and he knew he was in for a fight. He knew only one important thing: that man hurt his mom, and he wasn't going to let him anymore. He fought as best as he could, he got his lip busted and he hit against the banister rail that he and mom had painted just last summer.
Jeff saw mom grab the man's ankle, and Jeff screamed and kicked and made a push--and the man fell down the stairs, just like Jeff did last time. The paramedics took mom and Jeff and the man away. The cop who sat next to Jeff in the emergency room told him he was brave. That it was going to be okay. That they weren't going to let the man hurt his mom anymore. That Jeff had protected mom. Jeff and mom had a talk in the hospital room. And Jeff told her that enough was enough. And it was too far. It was too far long ago, and it was time to stop. And mom said yes.
They won the lawsuit, and the man did time. They got money out of it, and the money sent Jeff to Dalton Academy. but sometimes Jeff wonders what would've happened if he decided not to come home. If he didn't speak up, or tell Mrs. Abramowitz not to call the police. He wondered what would've happened if he went one more day silent. But that's only sometimes.
Mom doesn't have boyfriends anymore. And she and Jeff are very happy. Mom comes to Dalton to see Jeff dance and sing. And Jeff is very happy when he sees mom smile.
Jeff was once sent to give out Christmas chocolates to Dobry Girls. He came back with eighteen phone numbers. The rest took his. And to be fair to Jeff, he didn’t ask for the numbers. They just GAVE them to him.
He's a junior.
Jeff is the Hanover champion of surfing a mattress down the Hanover staircase.
Jeff has the biggest pull towards the Dobry girls and everyone knows that.
Jeff won Prom Prince last year when he was only a sophomore.
When Jeff has a problem and needs to talk to Nick, he will leave a red flag on Nick's regular study table. Similarly, if Nick has a problem and has to talk to Jeff, he'll leave a yellow flag on Jeff's table.
Spencer once tried to open a jar for Merril but failed - Jeff took it from him and opened it easily. Spencer insisted he'd loosened it.
When all the boys got together to read scary stories to each other, Jeff was pretending he's not sitting closer to Nick with each story. Which really is no help because Nick is just about as freaked out.
There will be a showdown of rock proportions. Haven vs. the Kings. The Kings are Dalton students. It was all Clay's idea. Clay's been going around recruiting. He's roped in Bailey, and the Windsors ganged up to make Dwight represent. Clay's still out terrorizing other houses for members. Hanover volunteered Danny and Jeff.
Jeff once heard a bunch of Dobry girls singing happy birthday to another girl. He came over and gave the birthday girl a flower and said happy birthday. As he left, one of the girls asked if she could have a flower too, since tomorrow was her birthday, and Jeff said okay, he'll give her one tomorrow. And without even knowing who this girl is or what her house was, he went to Dobry, tracked her down and gave her a flower.
Dalton boys like to mattress joust. The last champion was Charlie. Charlie would even beat Jeff. They would clearly say that mattress surfing and mattress jousting are two very different sports with different techniques and skills. That sure, while being expert at one gives you a certain advantage, it's different when that's your entire area of discipline.
Justin and the rest of Hanover think it's a perfectly good idea to replace their salt shaker with a sprinkle grinder. When threatened that Merril will know, Spencer reasoned that, "This is a minor issue, we don't need to consult her for something as minor as that...right? RIGHT GUYS?" in which Jeff and Danny agreed and since Justin was the prefect, it was his choice.
Windsor vs. Stuart vs. Hanover
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.
Nick Gravari (Best Friend)