"Windsor, save me - my fellow Hanovers are trying to force me into marriage again."
Full Name: Justin Bancroft
Goes By: Justin
Age as of 2015: 22/23
School: Dalton Academy
As leader of the neutral territory, he has been given the nickname "King of Switzerland" by many of the other students. He is a highly-regarded individual with a high GPA and quite possibly the sanest person among all the students. He is a member of the rowing team (and is said to also row at Henley), and has a Legacy of two generations.
The tall, almost regal prefect of Hanover has chestnut brown hair and kind blue eyes. He is meticulous about his appearance and is another well-built varsity player. He has classic English good-looks and a smile that makes people feel welcome.
Justin was originally from England, sent "across the pond" by his wealthy parents who had hoped to soften his rough cockney accent (which proves somewhat effective), seeing as how the Bancrofts already had Legacy. The Legacy began when Justin's grandfather made significant contributions to Dalton, and subsequently sent his headstrong son (Justin's father) to the school to settle him. Justin, similarly headstrong in past years, was also sent there to school after him, instead of studying in England. Justin shapes up a great deal and starts to become more responsible upon coming to Dalton.
Coming from a rich old family with a tree that can tie all the way to the crown, Justin is also under pressure by his family to find a "nice girl" (which makes little sense to Justin, seeing as how he was sent to an all-boys school).
However, it would appear that while their are amiable to letting Justin choose for himself who this girl would be, he only has a window of time (the limit is until he graduates high school) to select his princess, else the parents would choose for him. Justin dislikes the idea of a marriage selected for political or social reasons, and tries to look in his own protracted way. But as he is now a senior, he feels more pressure.
As a prefect and a senior, Justin has masterful control of Hanover house, the occupants of whom seem to depend on him greatly. Towards the other prefects and students, Justin remains well-respected. He looks out for Blaine while the latter was Acting Prefect for Windsor House, knowing the difficulties he was likely to have. He shares several advanced classes with Charles Amos, the real Windsor Prefect, and are found to be good friends, with both prefects doing each other favors every now and then.
While Charlie and Logan Wright, the Stuart Prefect, do not get along as well as they should, Justin has shown exemplary concern over the youngest of the prefects. In Boundaries, he responds to Logan's distress and agrees to hold the fort down at the Windsor party as they all run out to find Kurt after he was led away by Karofsky. He also openly shows concern about Logan's downward spiral, and remarks to Blaine that Logan's behavior was making him uncomfortable.
Sydney really did like it when she saw Justin at the firing range. Remember Justin has a trigger-happy granny who teaches him how to shoot. One time, because Spencer begged him to, Justin went with the twins to a firing range. That was the first time Sydney saw him shoot and she clearly enjoyed seeing him do it. Especially with a rifle.
Justin got some, but when he started shaping up (round the time when he realized he had people to look after now), and his deadline inched ever closer, he started getting more than a little terrified at the fact that whoever he went out with would be subjected to the very real possibility that she would become some kind of noble for him to marry and he wasn't prepared to put that on himself let alone any girl in high school.
Charlie told Justin, "How come you don't have a Hogwarts, man? No wonder no one wants to marry you." so Justin told him to shut up.
Wes said he'd marry Justin if he came with the Hogwarts Castle. Blaine agreed that he has a point but he wouldn't marry him.
Justin can sing and play piano.
He prefers headphones over earbuds.
If he liked a girl, he'd get her a bouquet.
Justin is actually very strong. He is at Logan’s stature and has the advantage of heavy training for the Rowing team.
Justin managed to make maybe four rows when crocheting.
He’s not specific. What he’s actually looking for is just a girl who he would see and be with and he’d feel like she was amazing and make him want to work hard to make her laugh—the girl who would make him want to do what he has to so she would like him back.
When Justin gives flowers, he always looks up their Victorian meaning to make sure they’re appropriate.
Justin has been concussed.
When it’s cold out, Justin has a thing for sweaters and nicely-cut coats. When it’s not, Justin basically wears anything that isn’t comprised of a whole bunch of layers but remains looking neat.
Justin has a a little toy dog as a pet.
When given playdoh, he made a sword. Got the remaining lump and jabbed the sword into it.
Hates pistachio ice cream.
Got assaulted by a large flock of pigeons looking for food when he was little and he was trying to helpfully feed them in the park.
Justin has a cute little white dog named Tally who he buys little hats for.
He likes blueberry pancakes.
Justin has an affinity for flowers and Victorian meanings
One or two times Justin has slept naked, mostly because he was so tired that he couldn't be bothered to put on pajamas.
He watches Merlin.
Currently, Justin’s ringtone is Hedwig’s Theme.
If Sydney Willis was hypothetically going out with Justin Bancroft, a) Spencer Willis will be yelling the whole time, trying to tell his friend to save himself from his Amazon drill sergeant of a sister, and b) she’ll be okay. Considering what Justin’s mother is like, she might actually be kind of like her, except towards Justin.
Him and Sydney had a tango lesson together, and they spent the whole time trying to out-do each other.
Justin likes grapes.
He gets up really early to row.
He's a crackshot with a javelin.
Justin likes toffee apples.
Tally (Justin's dog) is back in London.
Tally loves curling up next to Justin and sleeping on his stomach.
On pet day, Justin brought along Tally who curled up at his feet.
Justin appears neat and clean, almost preppy.
Justin used to be a pretty dangerous person. He kept running away from his family, got into fights in alleys, was involved in street gangs and for a while, people in the streets didn’t even want to hear his name because it meant trouble. Even his family was losing hope.
But the grandparents intervened and threatened to take away everything from Justin if he didn’t shape up. He was shipped out of England and to the United States and into Dalton because family had some legacy there and it would straighten Justin out.
For the first two years, Justin was still pretty mean, but third and senior year mellowed him out. (He can still use force if he wanted, though, he did twist Logan’s arm in the “Fallout” ep).
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. People fear Justin. 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. He wore authentic armor and a crown. Justin was third to compete and was facing off against Mikey from Haven. Justin had kept his eyes intent on Mikey when the flag was raised. When the flag dropped, their lances slammed into the other person and sent splinters flying.
Justin was pushed back from the impact but held on. He had hit Mikey’s shoulder, but Mikey hit his shield so they were tied in points. Mikey agreed to go for another round, and Justin said he was good to go as well so they lined back up for another go. Julian, who was watching from the stance, said it was a bad idea. When the flag dropped again, the boys tore forward but halfway through; Mikey called out in pain and lost his grip. Because of this, Justin’s lance collided with his shield and Mikey was thrown off his horse. Everyone in Haven and Justin ran over to see if he was okay, but Mikey just said “it can’t hurt any worse, right?” So the boys relaxed.
Justin explained that he was just going to hit his shoulder once but Mikey lost balance so he hit the shield instead. For round two, Justin was up against Blaine from Windsor. Justin struck Blaine full force in the chest, taking off some of the force on Blaine’s jab to his shield. Both lances splinter. He tried to stretch his shield arm and failed the first time. He said he could do round two. Justin went for Blaine’s chest, but Blaine moved and the lances crashed into each other, snapping. Justin received damage from Blaine’s impact, some splinters flying into his visor and nearly hitting his eyes.
On whether he's talked to anyone from his old gang after he left:
Couple of them have talked to me when I come back home for holidays. The better ones, I’d like to think. Clearly they weren’t comfortable around me anymore. Asked if I was planning on some revenge mission. I considered it back in freshman and sophomore year but I just decided they weren’t worth it.
CP on what Justin did that his parents barely got him out of:
Possession of a deadly weapon. Attempted arson. And for inflicting some truly serious injuries.
Mostly the only reason he even got out of this was because the gun was proven not his (it was just found near him), he was proven not involved with starting the fire, but yes, he was involved in the beat down.
Justin was made to be the fall-guy of some gang making some trouble, because he was young, stupid, always in trouble and easily pissed off. It would’ve been easy to pin it on Justin that way. I guess being turned upon by the gang shook Justin up a bit so he agreed to be shipped off elsewhere for “straightening out”.
Laura about the Royal wedding and Justin:
I thought it was splendid and I had a wonderful time. :) Justin, on the other hand, was lurking in the corners and looking absolutely bored to tears. Dad and Mum kept looking for him and he’d pop up once in a while and then disappear again. He’s crazy. I don’t know, I suppose he ended up lounging around with some other boys he knew.
On many aspects of his life:
I fly home for the holidays. Spend time with the family and stuffy relatives. Yes, I have a younger sister, Laura. I started rowing since freshman year. They want me to either take over the business or start a career in law or politics. I don’t have a particular preference in a girl—to be honest I’d rather I find a girl who I can really manage to make happy, one who I’d really want to work hard for so she’ll like being with me. And I’d give her bluebells. :)
If Charlie ever went to Hanover to escape the insanity of Windsor, he'd crash on the sofa. Justin would understand, and Merril would leave tea and scones in case he woke up hungry.
Justin went to go visit Adam in hospital to see check he was doing and see if he was okay. But Adam acted like he wasn't there. Justin spoke to his parents though. He thought it was a little bit sad and a little funny that he went there to apologize for his oversights and it ended up with Adam's parents apologizing for what Adam did. And Justin, after carefully considering what Adam had done to the Hanovers who were his closest friends, and then his best friend Charlie, and the rest of the kids in the Art Hall... Decided that it would be best to leave while he was calm.
Justin feels like Adam was his fault too. But they're working on getting him to realize that he shouldn't beat himself up that way. Heck, even Rick sat him down for a talk.
Justin repeatedly told Justin that Leslie was insane and he needed to break up with her, but Charlie said, "I didn't feel right with just "chucking" her, okay?? I thought she'd cool down! But after the thing with my cousin..." Kurt then said, "And now my question is, if Justin could sense a long time ago that Leslie was insane, why did you hold back when it was Adam?" in which everyone in the room went dead silent before Justin yelled, "OH MY GOD, I'M AN IDIOT" before slamming his forehead into the table.
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.
He's a senior.
Charlie and Justin hang out together a lot and they're best friends. They met when they were freshmen and they got along well because they shared a good number of classes and were both into sports.
He thinks that once Merril moves to Dobry, all the boys will have to learn to cook their own meals. They only ever eat real dinner when Merril cooks.
Justin got involved in a fistfight in his very first day at Dalton.
Justin’s going for Oxford or Cambridge.
Justin has dreamed that he was King Arthur. The other boys found out because he talks in his sleep. They then called him a ‘prat’ all day.
He calls Danny "Dan"
Justin has the option of Cambridge or Oxford.
Thor the pony once clopped into the Hanover dining area and ate Justin’s pancakes. He let him.
One time in sophomore year, Charlie and Justin broke into the varsity shower room and filled all the shower heads with red food coloring. The team came in after practice that ran late and… as you can imagine.
One time, Justin and Charlie set a mountain cat loose in the cafeteria. Animal control had to be called.
He's teaching Danny how to play the piano.
On Tuesdays, Charlie goes to bring Justin an extra thermos of tea for after rowing practice. On Thursdays, Justin leaves a cooler of gatorade for Charlie during track practice.
Derek and Justin don't like each other. They're very competitive.
One time, during Freshman year, Spencer said to Justin, "Can I borrow a pair of your pants?" "...my what?"
Spencer and Justin were roommates for a while. And that time when Spencer said yes, he saw some chips in the fridge and Justin said no, I've looked a hundred times, there aren't any. And Spencer had to go down and take a look and gave them to him and then they realized they weren't talking the same language again.
Language barrier: "Why don't you just stick it in the boot, then?" "...are you insane, why would I put my laundry in my boots?!"
Language barrier: "Quick, someone get a torch!" "...oh, should I go stumble into the school museum and light one for you, King Arthur?!" "No, I meant--!"
Justin and Charlie have had their moments overcoming language barriers. Like that time they were going to pull one over on Mr Newman, and Justin told Charlie to tie his braces to the chair. And Charlie was all, "...that's a little hard to do, and I think he has dentures?"
Justin's first detention came from using the longest string of English cusswords produced in a single breath. ...that was directed towards the science lab rabbit that bit his hand.
For Childrens Day, all boys and girls dressed up as their favorite characters as a child. Justin dressed up as James Bond.
Justin makes Han buy them all lightsabers in bulk and he hands them out to every occupant.
One time, Justin was hip deep in trouble. He was toeing a very fine line towards suspension and he was about to get caught once again. The teacher was grilling him and everything, about to weasel the truth out of him. Charlie saw it happen through the window, and he ran off and created a distraction so big that it got the teacher running and got all the attention on him instead. The teacher forgot about Justin, and Charlie landed detention for a week, but Justin waited for him to get out every day.
Justin Bancroft has promised to take care of Daniel Abbot and help him get into Oxford. He already has received the support of Richard and Lindsay Bancroft in this matter.
Justin walked around topless in Hanover for the first couple of years as he wasn't used to the heat.
There was very civilized betting going on before Spencer and Merril got together. Justin won the bet. He made a lot of money.
Leslie had been jealous of how close Charlie and Justin were, so she indicated to Charlie to 'break up with him.
When all the boys got together to read scary stories to each other, Justin and Danny look like they're enjoying themselves.
Justin taught Danny how to braid hair. So he could help Merril braid her hair before she went to sleep.
Justin and Danny: "Yes, Danny, I'll help you pick your first car. No, you can't put nitro in it." "You've been hanging around Wesley too much, Dan." "It was his suggestion!" "Obviously."
The thing about the prefects (all three boys) is that when they're about to punch you, they won't give you warning. They'll just go ahead and slug you without changing expression. Just the opening punch, mind you.
Justin tries to get Spencer to learn the difference between jam and jelly, but Spencer states that jelly goes on sandwiches.
Spencer and Justin taught Danny how to drive.
Oliver and the Windsors
Spencer, Danny and Oliver were stopped when they were trying to leave Hanover one day. When Justin asked where they were going, Justin and Danny pointed to Oliver and they said they were taking him to Windsor. Merril asked why he was going there, and Oliver mentioned he'd been invited to joiin the science club.
Justin then said no, but Merril didn't see why he couldn't go. Spencer said that they were going along with him so they could curb any potential damage. Justin then told them to stay there while he called Charlie. Spencer glard at Danny and said, "I told you." but Danny just said it was worth a shot. Merril then gave Ollie a fresh scone and said it was good that he was making friends.
Danny said there is nothing wrong with Windsor, and Wes was a Windsor. Spencer then said, "Okay, I want you to hear yourself say that. Listen to yourself say it, go on." so Danny replied, "........okay, maybe I see your point." all while Ollie quietly ate his scone and waited. Justin on the phone was saying, "--and I want absolutely nothing incendiary near the three of them!" to which Charlie replied, "Oh for godssakes, Hanover, you're basically asking me to have them hold the meeting in Reed's room."
Justin said that was a good idea but Charlie said he'd keep watch and not let them blow anything up. Oliver then asked if they could go, and Justin told Spencer and Danny to go with him, make sure the Twins stay far away and don't let the Drew and Satoru feed him anything they made. Merril gave Ollie another scone and told him to have fun. Spencer grumbled about Windsors as they left.
Charlie and Justin
Charlie and Justin are kind of like a married couple. Charlie's daddy because he's the disciplinarian (or at least tries) Justin is the one the kiddies run to when they have problems, because he can almost always fix it. So he gets to be mommy.
They're together a lot, griping about their respective houses. Not that Justin would have a lot to gripe about. Or maybe he actually does in the "old Justin" way. Charlie's never actually changed except for responsibility levels, so he'll gripe about Windsor a lot. Justin pretty much applauded Charlie's fine idea of baseball-bat-to-lab-set.
And Charlie sometimes try to do what Justin tries to do: gather up the whole house for a partially rational meeting.
Justin Bancroft was lurking (it had to be lurking, he seemed to dislike the "cheery" festivities and kept to the corners) in the Dalton-Dobry event, being completely disinterested. He stood with the rest of the Hanover boys, basically grumbling to himself. He saw one of the other freshmen glowering at one of the girls, and they looked like they were squabbling. Finally, the girl grabbed the boy's tie and yanked it far up his neck, making him choke, commanded him to stay there and strode off to the buffet.
Justin snorted and told the other freshman boy that his girlfriend must be a pain. To which Spencer Willis replied that the "pain" was his twin sister, Sydney. Rough, Justin told him, and Spencer just rolled his eyes saying that it was like having his mother around fussing about his uniform. Sydney returned and shoved a cup of punch at her brother's hands and raised an eyebrow at Justin and asked who he was. Justin told her exactly who he was. Sydney was completely unfazed and reported to him exactly who -she- was. That was when Hope and Charlie arrived into the event.
Hope made a beeline for her friend from Royal House, clung onto Sydney's arm and giggled. Charlie rolled his eyes and stood with Justin and complained about the festivities. Hope thinks the event is pretty. Sydney thinks its boring. Spencer wants to eat, but he hates the "prim" food. Justin suggested they break the hell out and get some decent food and asked if there was any place that had fish and chips around.
Charlie said that there was a burger joint not far. Sydney disapproved of escaping. Spencer told her that if she wanted to be boring, she could stay. Justin just shrugged and said he didn't think of her as the "salad" type. Charlie laughed at that. Sydney glared and said she wasn't and that she bet she ate more than he did. Hope said a soda would be nice. So Charlie lit a firecracker and tossed it behind the buffet table. Sydney was furious. Spencer laughed. The firecracker exploded. Everyone went nuts. The five of them escaped.
Danny's Youth Service
Danny volunteers to help troubled teens at the center. That includes teens who've fallen to some bad people. Danny got into the crossfire of something without knowing, and got roughed up. They had been waiting for Danny to come back before they sprung on him.
Nicky saw and he called the seniors. Justin and Spencer went after the guys that hurt Danny and all hell broke loose. Spencer mostly hauled the guys off Danny and took him aside and Justin proceeded to beat the ever loving crap out of the guys who kept going at them.
The ones who ran, he didn't follow. Hanover checked Danny over and he was fine. He had cuts and bruises, but luckily no broken bones.
Fourth Of July 2012
Spencer crawled under his bed and was screaming, "GET HER AWAY FROM ME, JUSTIN, DO SOMETHING, YOU'RE THE PREFECT!!"
Justin replied, "She is your sister. Besides, you should be enjoying the day with your fam--"
Danny then popped in and told him that Sydney was on the phone, but Spencer yelled, "I DO NOT EXIST."
Danny replied, "--so should I tell her you're indisposed?"
Spencer yelled, "I AM A ROCK. AN IMMOVABLE ROCK."
Justin spoke up, "Danny, just tell Sydney that Spencer is busy, er...meditating on the magnitude of this holiday."
So Danny agreed and left.
Jeff then peeked in and told Justin, "By the way, Windsor's outdone themselves this year."
Justin blanched and said, "Don't tell me--"
Oliver looked out the hallway windsor, "...impressive."
Justin grabbed his phone and hit speed-dial number 2 which called Charlie who answered with, "Whaddayawant?!"
"You guys swore that you'd never come near fireworks EVER AGAIN"
Charlie innocently replied, "When did we promise that...?"
"Oh cool your British pants, Hanover, we've got it under control. It's the FOURTH OF JULY. This demands fireworks."
"After what happened last year--"
"WE MAINTAIN THAT THAT WAS NOT INTENTIONAL."
"That crater is still there!! Landscaping hasn't even figured out how to fix that!!"
"YOU'RE NOT EVEN BORN OF THIS NATION, YOUR OPINION DOESN'T COUNT, SO SHUT UP AND ENJOY THE FIREWORKS." then Charlie hung up.
Justin groaned and dropped his head onto the desk.
Danny was staring out the window and saying, "That shipment's got to be in the metric tons."
Ollie took the binoculars from him and said, "And not even the premade ones... I didn't think it was legal to have that much potassium nitrate in a single shipment--"
Justin put his jacket on at that point and announced, "Well, I'm betting that's for the mad scientists and the Caterpillar to manage..."
Oliver kept looking out and said, "I can't identify the twine the twin boys are carrying."
Spencer then came over and told him it was cannon fuse so Justin said he was now going over there.
Fourth Of July 2013
Before the Fourth of July:
Someone reminded the Hanover boys, and Justin immediately looked up and speed dialed Charlie while Spencer ran off to try and find somewhere to hide.
Charlie answered, "This is Windsor," and Justin just yelled, "NO!".
Charlie yelled back, "YOU'RE NOT AMERICAN, YOUR OPINION ON OUR FIREWORKS IS UNNECESSARY."
Sydney was yelling at Spencer, "SPENCER, YOU DON'T GET TO HIDE THIS YEAR!!!" and Spencer was yelling back, "WATCH ME, I'M GONNA PEETA MY WAY OUT OF THIS, DAMMIT--"
Sydney plans on tricking him by giving him a hotdog with a gps tracking chip in it. He eats it and she'll be able to find him no matter where he hides. The fact that she needs to go to these lengths...says something about Spencer's escape and evasion abilities...
On the Fourth of July:
"ALRIGHT, WHERE IS HE?!" Sydney screamed.
Justin replied, "I have no idea what you're talking about!"
Sydney grabbed him by the lapels and pushed him against the wall, "MY BROTHER. WHERE."
Justin replied, "Okay! Well..." He coughed and carefully tried to feel her hands away from his lapels but the knuckles go white so he stops, sighing, "He is indisposed."
Sydney yelled, "I LEFT MESSAGES. HE KNOWS I'LL BE HERE." to which Justin replied, "exactly why he's indisposed."
Sydney didn't accept this, "We're going to have a proper celebration, Bancroft. Tell me WHERE MY BROTHER IS. OR." She held her cellphone up, "I TELL CHARLIE WHERE POTASSIUM NITRATE IS."
Justin paled "GOD NO. Okay. He's upstairs."
Somewhere, Spencer screamed, "TRAITOR!!!! THIS IS WHY YOU'LL NEVER BE AMERICAN!!!"
Sydney dropped Justin and yelled, "Spencer!!!" while striding upstairs as the sound of fleeing ensues.
Justin says it was for the good of the school, that you should never give Windsors access to military stockrooms of explosive material; Justin saved the entire grounds.
Sydney just wanted to take Spencer him, have a proper patriotic all-american Independence Day Celebration with the family. Which may or may not involve paintball and fireworks. And full-blown "missions" up and down the yard, with cover fire of paintballs, while you crawl on your stomach to reach the goal of lighting the rockets.
Merril thinks it's a fun bonding family experience, but she worries about her boyfriend's mental and emotional state.
You know how little siblings sometimes do this thing, like, "My brother can pull a car with his bare hands" or "My brother can beat all your brothers" and stuff like that? All Laura ever had to say is "My brother is Justin Bancroft." That usually ends the thing.
Like there was this one time, some boys from an upper form were bothering Laura, and all (I did mention she was picked on). She swatted them back best she could and they kind of laughed and said something about her being a little spunky for a little girl. And then she said that line. And they kind of laughed like, "No he's not." And she said yeah, he is. And they kind of stopped and looked at each other with these awkward laughs, "No, there's no way." And Laura assured them, yes, he certainly is her older brother, they've got her sketchbook, they can look at her name on the sticker on it if they like. And yup it says Bancroft right there. And then Justin showed up because he was looking for his sister, and then you know, pummeled those guys and then he picked Laura up by the back of the jacket, as you do a kitten a little, and brought her home.
Like Laura would tell Justin about some other kids bothering her. And then the next morning he'd give her a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire at the breakfast table before school. Well, their mom took it from Laura before she could actually go to school with it, though.
When asked if he would get married whenever he liked, but had to live his life in the company of a tiny potted cactus, Justin pointed to Laura and said "I already have that." so she screamed at him.
At the Bancroft Estate: "LAURA STOP STEALING MY BOOTS, THEY DON'T EVEN FIT YOU!!" "I USE THEM AS PROJECTILE WEAPONS!!" Lindsay lay in bed with a eye mask on, "Richard?" Rick was flopped on the bed, head under pillow, "What is it?" "The kids are awake." Rick just grumbled and didn't move.
They called him a brat prince back in England before he straightened up.
Justin’s problems are bigger than just mere girlfriends. Justin has an ultimatum from his parents: find a nice girl (ANY nice girl, by Jove) and consider SETTLING DOWN. He says he doesn’t want to be “arranged” or anything, so they gave him until the end of high school to find a girl he loves, or they will start choosing for him before he goes to Cambridge or Oxford.
He flew back to England with his sister to watch the Royal wedding.
Though it's likely that Laura will be excited for the Royal wedding, Justin will probably be bored to tears.
The pressure for him to get a fiancee will be increased after the Royal wedding.
Prior to Dalton, Justin was involved in a great deal of shady gang-ness. He didn’t actually belong to just one gang. Though he had loyalty to one, he was basically mercenary and can be roped into many different mostly illegal behavior. He was strong and fast and he had a short temper and he got involved in many fights. This is one reason he and Chaz got along—Charlie also wasn’t a model citizen back then, and he and Justin had things in common back before they had to put on big boy pants and become prefects.
He’s been street fighting before, so while he doesn’t have formal training, he does know how to overpower someone if the occasion called for it.
He got pegged for an arson incident in Blackheath. The gang pegged him and he had to take the heat. He says, "it’s taking all my newly-earned self-restraint not to go out there and burn their headquarters down to get back at them for it."
He’s been brought to the station only twice (he’s very good at getting away in other scenarios).
He has a 26 year old cousin who's a spy.
Justin's grandparents used their royal power to bail Justin out the first time.
For National Brothers Week, Laura made sure she did everything for Justin, whether he liked it or not.
If Sydney and Justin ever dated, Justin's grandmother will test her. She'd also make subtle hints about her needing to learn "proper" English.
Justin puked milk onto Queen Elizabeth's dress when he was a baby.
Justin had to give a sex talk to Laura. She sat in front of him and asked exactly how two blocks shagged. Then she asked how two girls did it. He said right away "I thought you already know this? I have to explain??" She had an inkling, but needed elaboration.
As far as Hanover is concerned, Justin's on his own.
People used to call Justin 'little bundle of demonspawn' because of what he used to do.
Justin was the one who taught Laura how to braid her hair. And he also made sure her ponytails were neat before sending her to school back when they were younger.
It took Justin years to learn what the word patience meant.
While most people would be enjoying junior high, Justin was the most famed “mercenary” in London gangland during his time there. He was so feared that even the gangs who tried to get him to sign up with them didn’t actually trust him. He needed the strength of his family lineage to get him out of juvenile detention and the rage of the same gangland he was involved in, and was sent off to Dalton as well.
Justin vs. Richard
One time, Justin and Richard Bancroft had an argument. A very big argument, involving Justin's failing grades. He was only apparently good at sports, because it was the only thing he cared to do because it involved beating people up. Somehow, it ended with Justin telling Richard that Richard was only mad about it because Justin was just better at that kind of thing than his dad.
Which Richard called, by asking his son to a boxing match. ...Laura said that it lasted about two and a half minutes and then Justin was unconscious. Of course Lindsay was all, "Why didn't you take it easy on the poor child, you could've seriously hurt him blah blah..." but Richard was totally rigid about it. Justin was okay, though, he was only out for about twenty seconds or something.
While both Justin and Laura find things universally boring in other visits, they like visiting their grandma. They get into the massive mansion with gilded walls and vaulted ceilings and lots of old stuff that's worth a lot of money and then Laura heads straight to the antique tea set collections on the glass case to stare while a voice from the garden yells, "Justin! Come outside!" without anyone even saying anything and Justin just smiles, rolls his eyes and goes outside and his grandmother is out there shooting at clay discs being launched into the air.
She'd lower the gun and then look him over and she'd be pleased that he got taller and less scruffy and ask if he's killed anyone recently and "no, of course not, grandmother." And then she'd mention something about hoping he hadn't lost his touch and she'd hand him the rifle and he'd shoot at the discs at her command.
And then she'd ask if he had a girl in mind yet, and he would say no, and she would just shrug and say "well, we're difficult people to live with... she should be someone who understands" and Justin would go "understands what" and she'd just mention that they're not normal nobility in the sense that they have the urge to not really take a lot of bollocks that comes from other people and that they can handle themselves in a dangerous situation that usually requires deadly force.
And then she'd demand to know why he's off guard. "Off what?" and she'd smack him in the shins and he'd fall to the ground. "Justin, I've just killed you. You really must stay on your toes, dear" and then offer tea.