((OK, you don't have to wiat until my skeelies up if you don't want to, but I'll try and hurry with her anyways. :-P))
((Haha, okay. I'll still wait though, just cause. =P I like having someone else post their skellie first. XD))
Name: Zhane Worth
Looks: Like most kids from the poorer areas she is small for her age and skinny to the point of being bony. She looks thirteen or twelve because she's so malnourished and small. Her skin is pale and she has a pattern of bruises, red splotches, and scars on her body at all times it seems. Her hair is stringy and dirty, it's a dark brown color, but doesn't look pretty because it's so ill-kempt and filthy. It's in a hacky cut, almost a pixie cut, but it's poorly done and very uneven. She has dark blue eyes that are sad and always seem to be looking around, never seem to rest on anything for more then a few seconds. Her clothes are dirty rags, that used to be a set of shorts, a short sleeved button up shirt, a vest, and a set of tennis shoes when the rich kids wore them, but are now rags and barely recognizable. She stole them from a dumpster behind a rich house one time.
Personality: Zhane is very quiet, she can be rather sneaky and is a good thief. She's caring towards her younger siblings and looks up to her older siblings. She is tough and can handle a lot of pain without even flinching or crying out. She's bad at sharing however and keeps things bottled up inside of her. She is protective of her siblings and pretty much play the role of mother to the younger ones. She is loyal and can fight hard if needed to protect her siblings or get food. She's observant and quick on her feet. Though she; rather submissive when it comes to her father. She hold most of the richer class in contempt and hates their unwillingness to help out the poor and starving people. She can be quiet rebellious, and if she sees it benefits her family's he'll break rules and not care. It was her older siblings that convinced her to be the one to the tae the medication when it was given to her family, she'd been showing signs of becoming ill and they made her take it because they said it was best for the family.
History: She lives in a large family, like most poor kids. This is because of the high fatality rate in the poor community families are large to have more of a chance of at least someone in the family surviving. She has 15 siblings. Her father is addicted to a special type 'poor people's rum', made with unknown substances and fermented potatoes, it has the same effect as alcohol, it make him very violent. Her mother works all the time and is usually not home, when she is though, she's cranky and nasty, or she's sleeping. Zhane father doesn't like that she was a girl and doesn't think highly of her. His nickname for her his Zhane Worthless, it confuses Zhane that she's the one that most of his rage is directed at, but she takes it quoetly because she doesn’t want her younger siblings hurt. She does a lot of work around the house and take care of her siblings a lot. Their house is a small one story hovel that has one bedroom that the parents use, on small bathroom, a non-working kitchenette and a living room where the kids sleep. Her old siblings work a lot of the time.
Family: Father and Mother.
Brothers: Rowan(17), Severt(17), Andru(13), Hugo (13), Ryland(10), Griffin(8), Ricki(5), Maddox(3), and Gallant(6 months).
Sisters: Quenton(16), Remi(14), Reagan(11), Carter(6), Carson(6), Reeve(3)
((Here she is!! I hope the spacing works out on this post...))
((Great skellie!!! I was going to post mine today, but it turns out I really need to go take a shower, and do some other stuff, and then we're going to be gone this evening at another family's house. So, I'll post mine as soon as possible, which should be tomorrow!!
In case I forget to tell you later... Happy New Year, Honor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!))
(( Thanks :-D
That's OK, I hopw you have at the other families house!! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO, BEKAH!!!))
((Hey. Honor... would you mind terribly if I waited until tomorrow to post my skellie? I came down with the flu last night, and I'm feeling really terrible. I can't focus on anything, much less write out a skellie! I promise I'll do it as soon as my head clears, though.
Hope you had a happy new year!!! Or, are HAVING a happy new year. Whatever. XD ))
((OK. Get well soon!!!! GOD bless and heal you!!))
((No problem. :-D))
((I hope you're feeling better today, Bekah! :-D))
((I'm still pretty sick, but my head is clearer. XD So, I'm going to attempt to write out a skellie. I might add more details to it later, but here's the basic: ))
Name: Jordyn Keller
Looks: Jordyn has long blonde hair, that falls to her waist. It's stick straight, and dull-colored, without the gloss and shine that is fashionable. Her eyes are deep green, with very long, but light colored, lashes. Her nose and cheekbones are sprinkled with light freckles, and her chin is slightly pointed. She's slim, but has pretty much no figure to speak of, much to her chagrin. Her skin is fair, but not pale.
Her family is high-society, so Jordyn can afford to dress well. She does, but despises the loud fashions that are stylish at the time, and tends to go with simple but expensive tailored looking styles. Just-above-knee-length skirts are a favorite, with leggings, boots, and a starched blouse.
Personality: Jordyn is very sweet, but also spoiled. When it comes to people less fortunate then herself, she is the epitome of sympathy and helpfulness, but when she doesn't get her way in regard to someone of the same status as herself, she can get rather stubborn, and sometimes brattish. When everything is going how she wants it to, Jordyn is the main source of joy and light in her family's home. But when she's disappointed by something, or isn't given her own way, she can get awfully sulky, often staying that way for days.
She's very sensitive, and takes offense easily. Sometimes she'll spend hours agonizing over what she did wrong, when she didn't do anything, and the person she was talking to was simply having a bad day. People confide in Jordyn all the time, because she's very good at keeping secrets. She would literally die before she would give away something that someone told her in close confidence. Jordyn can't stand injustice, and this was what made her give her dose of the medicine away. Her father had distributed it among her family, but when she realized that the lower class people weren't being given the same thing, she rebelled, and though she pretended to take the medicine for her family's peace of mind, she in actuality gave it to the cook, to give anonymously to someone in the lower classes.
History: Ever since she can remember, Jordyn's family has been wealthy. She's always had the best of everything, no matter what was happening to the rest of the world. Her parents are, sadly, divorced, and her mom lives a few streets away. Jordyn's dad divorced her mom when her mom started being away from home six days a week, and wouldn't tell him where she was going. Jordyn's mom gave up any custody of her children, and only sees them every once in a while. Jordyn's dad, Chaney, takes care of her and her siblings, and works from the home. They live in a huge house in the middle of town.
Family: Father- Nicholas. Mother- Mariana
Brothers: Kelly, (17), Drake, (13).
Sisters: Hanni, (18).
((Okay, how's that?? PLEASE let me know if there's a contradiction, or I forgot something important. ))
((It looks fine to me. :-D I hoep you get better soon. Oh yeah I forgot Zhane's father's name is Bryant and her mother's name is Sage.
Do you want to start? Or do you want me to start?))
((Yay! Okay. Um... how about YOU start. I'm the official *worst* RP starter ever. Actually, I'm the worst at starting anything. =D
Oh, btw, where in the story are we starting? Like, what has just happened, and what has been going on for a while, or whatever? ))
((Um it'll be how about like a week fater Zhane got the medicine. We'll say the morning of July 10th like 3333( I don't know what the eyar should be so I just made that up. :-p)))
Zhaned lifted little Galant out of his crib, the baby started to scream becuase she'd woken him up.
"Shhh." Zhaned muttered. Her older sinlings were already gone for work and her mother hadn't even come home lats night, her father was sleeping off a hang over before he headed for the mines, where he worked. She looked around at her young siblings,
"Maddox, clothes on now, we're goin' outsi'e." she commanded the naked little boy who was playing the corner of the room.
"I don'' li'e cwoze!!!" the little boy whined.
"Yeah? Well at leas' git ya pan's on." Zhane begged. Maddox shook his head.
"Andru! Help Maddox put his pants on we're going outside." she told her sand haired young brother. Andur grabbed his twin, Hugo and they both made Maddox get his shorts on.
Then Zhane hearded the yelling, screaming, and whing group of hungry kids outside. She sat down on the ground leaning against the wall her sibling satrted to play in the dusty, dirty streets. The kids could play in the streets becuase the rich were the only people with cars, the poor walked, and teh rich only drove through the poor community to get to the country, that rarely happened so it was perfectly safe to play in teh streets. Most of the boys were wrestling, boxing or fighting in some way with one another, some of the girl were joining and Reeve was playing with her straw doll that Remi had made her.
Zhane rubbed her eye tiredly, the family hadn't eaten in a bit because they hadn't been able to scrape together enough to get even a crust of bread.
Zhane rocked the baby in her arms, trying to get him calm down and stop crying. She wondered how her 'donor', the rich kid who'd given her the meds was doing. The syptoms had started to go away as soon as she'd started taking it.
"MADDOX!" she yelled, "Keep ya clothes on, or go insi'e!" she commmanded. The little boy pouted, but did as he was told.
It was hot out and in the poor community that meant the roads were dusty, the houses were so close together it didn't allow any small breeze through so it was also dry and teh air was still. Which made thing even more hot than they already were.
((Great post!!!!! I want to do a decent sized first post, so, because I don't have much computer time left today, it'll have to wait until tomorrow. That's one reason why I can't do really fast-paced RP's... I have limited computer and Internet time every day. And five siblings. Who also want to use the computer. XD ))
((That's fine with me, I'm patient. XD))
((Okey-dokey! Here goes: ))
Jordyn awoke with a start, from her dream. The back of her neck was drenched with sweat, and her damp hair clung to her back. Groaning, she rolled over, and squinted out the window next to her bed. The sun was already far above the mountain ranges in the distance, and the streets were already busy, with high class people, all of whom were wearing white bracelets, to show that they had been given the medicine.
Glancing down at her own wrist, Jordyn saw her own bracelet. That bracelet was a lie, though. A week ago, she had smuggled the medicine down to the cook, who had taken it to a needy family somewhere in the lower class villages. Jordyn had kept the bracelet, however, so as not to worry her family. As long as she stayed out of contagious areas, she would be fine. At least, she hoped she would be.
Shivering, she thought of her dreams for the past few nights. Raging madness, and all sorts of random, vivid memories thrown in. The other day, she had seen her mother, Mariana, walk in the door of the house, smile, and wave at her. But... that couldn't be. Mom had moved out five years before. And when Jordyn had made a startled sound, Drake had looked at her strangely, and back at the place Jordyn was staring. Jordyn? he'd said. What are you looking at? There's nothing there! Jordyn had blown it off, and replied that she'd just been thinking.
Wasn't hallucinations part of the symptoms? Jordyn shook the thoughts from her head, and swung out of bed. Walking over to her dresser, she picked up the hairbrush, and started to run it through her hair.
The rest of the family was probably already at the table for breakfast.
((How's that? My posts probably won't be quite THAT long every time, but I really hate one-liners, so they definitely won't be that short. =D ))
((Yeah that's good. :-D I agree one liner aren't ver cool, unless you're in a fights cene with another person or something like that. You're feeling better today?))
"'Ere 'old Gallant." Zhane commanded her younger sister Remi. She placed the now quieted baby boy in her sisters arms and stood up. Going inside she picked up Gallant's crib. The crib wasn't really a crib, just an old crate that had been converted into a sleeping place for the baby, rags were placed on teh sides and bottom of the crate to make it softer and, hopefully, safer for Gallant. She took the crib outside and placed it next to the house.
"I'll take 'im ag'in." she said to her sister, flashing Remi a smile as she took the baby and placed him in the crib. Zhane heard her father stirring. He'd be up and heading to work now, that was good as soon as he left Zhane was going to go see if she could procure, i.e. steal some food for the family. Espciailly something for Gallant and the little ones, they were too thin and small already.
Zhane's father stumbled out of the house, muttering under his breath, he passed the kids without saying a word and headed off for the mines.
"Remi, I'm goin' to go see if I can fin' somthin' for y'all to eat. Kay? I'll be back w'en I can." she said quietly. Remi nodded.
"I'll wa'ch 'em kids." Remi promised.
"Make sure Maddox kee's 'is shorts on." Zhane said standing up.
"Yeah, I will, Zhane, bye." Remi said smiling. Zhane nodded and walked off, moving past the young children quickly and heading for teh richer part of town. She'd probably see if there was any reject, burned, bread form the bakery first.
((Okay! Yeah, I'm definitely feeling better. My fever's gone, and now the only problem is my cough and stopped-up nasal passages. =P I'm really hoping that I'm back to normal by Monday... first choir rehearsal after Christmas! They'll be handing out new music, and all that.
Oh, btw... I was figuring maybe we could do something interesting with the whole 'white bracelet' thing. Maybe there are certain parts of town where you're not allowed in, unless you're wearing a bracelet... it could even be the way the two girls meet, up, or something like that. What do you think?))
Jordyn finished dressing, and exited her room. School was out, because of the recent plague, so she didn't have to worry about anything like that.
Walking down the stairs, she met her brother, Kelly, who was walking up.
"Jordyn!" He smiled, and turned himself around, so he was walking next her, back down the stairs. "Dad sent me to get you. He was worried that you weren't feeling well, or something."
Jordyn gave a light laugh, even though she didn't feel like it. "Oh, I'm fine. Just slept late."
Entering the dining room, she saw the rest of her family gathered around the table. It was a giant table, and her family's small size made it look even bigger. Her older sister, Hanni, was just rising from her seat, carrying her plate. She flashed a quick smile at her younger sister, then looked at Mr. Keller.
"Dad, I need to leave for work now. My boss will be wondering where I am!"
Hanni worked as a secretary, for a government official. That was how it had been so easy for the Keller's to get their medicine doses. Apparantly, the closer you are to the government, the more comforts you got.
Hanni left, and Jordyn slid into an empty seat. A maid came out of the kitchen, with a steaming plate of hot breakfast, and set it down in front of her. "Thanks," Jordyn said, quickly glancing at the maid before she went back into the kitchen with a nod and a smile.
((Yeah, that's make sense, becuase if you didn't have a braclet then you could. How would you want it? Like the whole rich area is fenced off because they don't want the poor and pontenially in fected people in the rich part of town, or only certian areas? (Like government buildings, schools, places like that) I think the certina areas it''s blocked off would work better becuase the poor people do do some work in the rich part of town. (Cleaning the streets and sewers, janitors, stuff like that)
Glad you're feeling better!))
Zhane walked down the dusty road, her feet were bare, she had a set of shoes, or rather she and her sister Remi and Quenton had one set of shoes between them, but Zhane rarely wore them. QUenton mostly got to wear them for work. She kicked teh dust up, but it didn't even blow around at all becuase it was so hot, dry, adn windless. She finally came to the fence. It techniquely wasn't a fence too keep the poor out, it was just a fancy wall that seperated the sums fron the rich part. She climbed up the wall and then down the otherside.
Zhaned pasued on the otherside of the wall. She was alsways startled by the rich part of town. It was so lagre and clean and teh buildings were lavishly decorated. Zhane could smell breakfast beng served from the houses. She shook her hea dto clear it and trie dto ignore her stomach, which felt even more empty now that she smelled food. She headed for teh bakery, sometimes when bread was burned it was thrown away, most of the times it was sent to the agricultural center to feed teh animals though. Even the animals were more important than the poor. Only the worst burnt bread was thrown away.
Zhane came to the bakery and walk behind it, hoping to be able to get in the back way and steal some of the bad bread that was kept in a back storage room until it was either sent to the dump or to the agricultural center.