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Alexander Turner is the middle child and one of two sons of Caleb and Jessica Turner, a US Army Surgeon who met his wife whilst stationed overseas in Germany. Despite initially living in Germany, when they decided to start a family after they married, they both wanted to raise them in the USA, so returned to American soil when pregnant with their first child and their only daughter, Vanessa. Vanessa was ultimately the first of two of their children who followed in their father's medical footsteps and went to Med School, ultimately graduating with a specialty in Endocrinology. Their first son, Alex, followed Vanessa into the world 18 months later and Alex would also end up a doctor, specialising in Infectious Diseases. When Alex was two, third child, Peter, arrived and they assumed at that point their family was complete. About seven years down the track following, their mom thought she was going through menopause but her symptoms were proven to be an unplanned pregnancy. So, when Vanessa was 12, Alex 10, and Peter 8, a new bundle of joy they named Jace was happily welcomed. He might have been unplanned, but he was never unwanted and as the baby of the family, he was doted on. With a military father and a traditional German mother, their upbringing was strict, but it meant they raised their four children with good manners, values, and respect. However, still typical boys, nonetheless. That was why it was so difficult when Vanessa went off the rails and nearly destroyed her life falling in with the wrong crowd. During this time, Jace failed to bond with his sister and instead became extremely close to his big brother, Alex.
The family went through a rough patch when Vanessa fell in with the wrong crowd in high school, and got tied up in drugs and alcohol with her boyfriend, Andrew. Vanessa was completely in love with the local bad boy, but it all went horribly wrong when she got into the car with Andrew when he was high and he wrapped the car around a tree, putting himself into a coma. Alex's parents freaked out and sent Vanessa away to live with their uncle so she wouldn't be near Andrew or the mess the tragedy left. She has never saw andrew again and her love life from then on suffered because she struggles to trust anyone. But she turned her life around and ended up going to med school. It was Alex's pride of his big sister making the dramatic changes for the better she did that ultimately had him working extra hard and going to med school himself.
But where Vanessa made it to Yale, Alex also made Ivy League and scored a placement with Columbia in New York City. He had a distinct interest in Infectious Diseases due to losing a friend to HIV, and got his first Residency in Infectious Diseases at Mount Sinai Hospital. He is proud of what he has achieved, but despite being a very hard worker, he's more than a bit of a free spirit in his personal life.
It would be a tragedy that rocked their entire family when Jace was 9 years old and Alex in his last year of high school when Jace Jace was hit by a car. The driver was high on drugs and had alcohol in her system, she didn’t stop at a pedestrian crossing near the school when Jace was crossing the road. He suffered multiple injuries, most of which eventually healed, but the brain injury was something that would come to impact on the rest of his life. It was impossible to tell what the long-term outcome would be for some time, but during his long stay in hospital where he missed over a year of school and ended up being homeschooled by his mother, he began to have these weird turns where he would seem to abruptly haze out on people, stare into space, seemingly catatonic. Doctors initially thought it was post-traumatic stress disorder, but Jace had no actual memory of the accident and he never would either.
It turned out that Jace had a form of epilepsy caused by the brain injury. Temporal Lobe Epilepsy with Complex Partial Seizures which were unlike the general understanding of what a seizure is. He doesn’t convulse or shake, he just goes into a catatonic-like state, almost like sleep-walking. He is unconscious to his surroundings, and never remembers them once they happen. In the early stages, they were quite severe, and with Alex having a massive protective streak and soft spot for his little brother, he took a heavy blow seeing him so incapacitated.
After the accident, Jace had some learning difficulties and struggled with his schooling. He never managed to pass high school and had to give up the physical things he loved like ballet, and he never had a chance of being a cheerleader because he was homeschooled for the rest of his school days. It did, however, draw out quite a creative talent in him, and he would draw ink designs all over everything, or sketch beautiful patterns with a simple medium like coloured pencils. It was what ultimately helped him strengthen his brain after the injury, but he wasn’t ever destined for college. When he was 18, he moved out of home to go live with Alex in New York, just to give him more options of figuring out what he wanted to do and how that balanced with what he could do. For his 19th birthday, Alex shouted him his first tattoo, and it was there they met Joanne Sinclair who was extremely impressed with Jace’s original design. That was how he came to decide he wanted to be a tattoo artist.
Alex came out as gay to his family when he was 15 after experimenting sexually with a neighbour. It more than helped him realise where his sexuality laid and even though he had a small handful of relationships, the only one that ever really stuck was with Beau Watson, whom he dated on and off during his last couple of years of college when Beau was just a freshman. Ultimately, it didn't work out because Beau was a bit of a restless guy in general and his spontaneous nature was hard for Alex to keep up with, and especially when Beau started seriously dating his best friend, Liam. After that, Beau was well and truly off the market and once he began his own internship, life just ended up busy and they went back to being friends. Alex has always played around, but he has never cheated when he was dating. When single, he enjoy casual sex and hook-ups, and is known as a bit of a flirt at work, but everyone knows it's just his friendly nature. He has a wonderful bedside manner, and even though his patients are usually quite ill with what they are facing, it means the world to him when they thank him for taking care of them.
It was at Mount Sinai that Alex met Christian Casey, a Senior Attending Physician in the ICU. However, he didn't know it was Christian. They met online through an anonymous chat one night and subsequently struck up a series of frequent online hook-ups, never knowing each other or the fact they worked at the same place. In reality, they didn't like each other after a clash over a mutual patient. Once they realised who they were when they arranged to meet in person, they were horrified to discover their identities. But it turned out they had too much sexual chemistry and after some really hot angry sex, set aside their differences and started to date. Alex now lives with Christian, who moved in with him and Jace, and Jace's husband, Jesse. They all bought a house together when Jesse and Jace wanted some independence in their married life, but needed people near in case either of them had seizures. The house has two separate wings so Jace and Jesse have their independence and both couples have privacy, but the arrangement has worked out well for all.
DISCLAIMER: Alex is an original character and based on post-series finale, House, M.D. canon. His backstory is the work of her mun. He is also played tied into the plot at dreamlikenewyork. No copyright infringement intended. His PB is Justin Hartley, who belongs to herself.