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Madison has had a rough but fairly normal childhood. Her father left when she was five. Her mother, Laura Eldridge, told her he’d died but she knew better. For the first few years after he left, Madison would catch her mother talking to him on the phone very late at night after she’d thought Madison to be asleep. When she allows herself to think about it, the sound of her mother crying behind closed doors still haunts her and has created a smoldering of hatred for the man she barely knew.
After her father left, that’s when the moving started. Every year at the end of school, Madi’s mother packed up all their belongings and moved them clear across the country. Like clockwork. She’d lived in a dozen or so states at this point. Every year was the same: starting over at a new school, making friends, and then having to leave it all behind. Madi quickly tired of the heartbreak and began closing herself off to the idea of close relationships.
The only person she’d ever had a close relationship with besides her mother was her grandmother, Ava Eldridge, her father’s mother. They’d visit there as often as they could in the summer while her mother figured out a new place to live. Grammy would always regale her of fantastical stories and tales of things that went bump in the night. The passing of her grandmother the previous year hit Madison harder than anything ever had. She can still remember the feel of her Grammy’s warm wrinkled hand in hers and the look in Grammy’s eyes before she passed. It had seemed peaceful but underneath there was a fear that chilled Madi to the bone.
As for academics, Madison has always been an A/B student. She was fairly studious, paying attention and doing her homework. She hoped to go to college one day, though leaving her mother was going to be difficult. Madi’s mother seemed to be quite codependent, being overprotective and not letting Madi out of her sight much. She isn’t sure how her mother will cope without her. So for now, she’s just working at the local diner to help her mother pay rent while dreaming of the bigger and better.
Madi’s personality is not very complex. She’s caring and kind, slightly spontaneous, and has a zest for life. She loves to read and be outdoors and has always had an affinity for animals. She prefers a walk through the forest or laying by a lake to wandering about a city. She hasn’t got much time for being shy but she’s not forceful by any stretch of the imagination. She’s still a virgin and the closest thing to a kiss she’s had was little Tommy Wilkins on the playground in third grade.