Yucca Ephedra: District 4 Sept 4, 2010 23:10:56 GMT -5
Post by Khaleesi Ro on Sept 4, 2010 23:10:56 GMT -5
Name: Yucca Ephedra
District/Area: District 4
District/Area: District 4
Yucca is small, and skinny, but has long legs, and small, callused hands. Her long, straight hair is unusual, being white-blonde, with opal-colored streaks. Her eyebrows are thin, and set high on her round-oval shaped, face. Her skin is pale, and smooth, a handful of freckles across her nose.Personality:
She has a habit of twisting colorful flowers into her colorless hair, and has a small scar on her knee. Her eyes are pale blue, almost like frost, with a hint of gray in them around the edges, and she has long eyelashes, but a small, button nose. Her lips are nor thin or full, rather normally shaped, and pale pink. She does not look underfed, yet, she doesn't not have the look of a person who is fed regularly. Like her hands, her feet are small and quiet.
Yucca is kind but can sometimes come off as rude without meaning to. She has a tendacy to shrug people off, and seems a bit arrogant, when she actually speaks that is. People often find her aloof, and odd, when they actually get a chance to talk to her. Due to her small feet, she is good at sneaking up on people, and does is a lot. However, she is very suspiscious and tends to shut others out.History:
Despite her attempts to keep others away, she takes a liking to quiet people, like herself, and attempts to draw sullen beings out of their shell. She is a bit of hypocrite, as she is nosy about others, but will refuse information about herself. Deep inside, though, she is just insecure, and is rather considerate of others. She likes trying to prove her fearlessness, but will shrug it off, as if it were nothing, and return to her quiet, withdrawn manner. She is an excellent haggler, and is quite clever, both in school, and on the street.
However, she sometimes lacks in common sense, too caught up in proving her courage, and can get into bad situations as a result of it. She can be thought of as a trouble-maker in some instances. In reality, she tries to fly under the radar as much as possible, but would never pass up a chance to show she is the bravest girl in the district (at least she thinks she is). She loves the moon, more than anything, and enjoys sitting in the night, somewhere quiet, with only crickets as company, and gazing up at its beauty.
Yucca is in the middle of a family of 7, with 2 older brothers, and an older sister, and 3 younger brothers. Her parents are fisherman, as are the 3 eldest siblings in her family. Yucca, as well, helps out after school, hauling fish, and sneaking into tide pools to gather there.Codeword: muttations
She grew up, in a family that almost always had enough. Being in the middle, neither youngest nor oldest, she was often neglected, not severly, but not shown the love she deserved. Because of that, she faded into the backround, explaining her sullen, withdrawn attitude. Her parents, though good parents who are always trying to provide for their children, hardly know their youngest daughter's favorite color, and often gives her smaller food portions than her other siblings, with the thinking that the youngest need the more to grow stronger, and the eldest need more to keep going for their extended work days.
Her greatest fear is that someone will find out the neglect she is being shown, and she will be sent away, to a community home, an exaggerated truth, but she was deeply scarred after watching a vague friend, also from a large family, being taken to one, and seeing the bruises and cuts on his body just days after. Which is way she hides behind the walls she built to keep others out. She also tries to draw attention away from this fear, by trying, desperately to show that she is unafraid, and gain the attention of her parents, by performing risky stunts. This often doesn't work, and sometimes leads to sticky situations.
Her favorite sibling, is her younger brother, Net, who is just a year younger than her, and notices her the most, unlike her other siblings, who are either too caught up in their own bussiness to care. Though Yucca loves Net, he isn't a substitute for a real friend. Yucca has had few friends in her lifetime, who have faded away.
One of her friends, an older quiet girl like her, was killed in the Hunger Games, just 4 years ago. Yucca still has a the lanyard the girls had made together, and though the horror, and agony she felt after her friend's death threatened to overcome her, Yucca managed to hold it all in, and has created a new fear that if she becomes to close to someone else, the same will happen, and she will be left alone, and insecure. Her greatest place of solace, is anywhere the moon is.
She often goes barefoot, or in hand-me-down silk slippers, to remain as quiet as possible.