Sorry this took so long to get up. I tried to load it earlier but E crashed on me and wasn't back up before I went out for my local Munch tonight. Now I'm home and don't have to retype it thanks to Lazarus! Let me know if it works Peace, if not I'll tweak or revamp as needed!Status:
Illiana "Ana" ThompsonAge:
Illiana is an imposing young woman. At 5'10 she is taller than most women, and many men, with piercing grey eyes and a mane of auburn curls that falls to the middle of her back. A creamy complexion almost begs to be touched but her cold demeanor keeps most people at bay.Personality:
Ana is the epitome of cool, calm, and collected on the outside. Her sharp gaze misses little and her even sharper mind files most of it away for later use. Under different circumstances she might have grown into as sweet a woman as she was a child but facing the realities of life as it has become for woman has made her cautious in who she cares for...and even more so in who she trusts. Once she does trust someone it is with a fierce loyalty and if her trust is lost it will never be fully regained. When she has the chance to show kindness, or generosity, she does but for a slave those chances are few and far between.Background:
Ana can just barely remember a time when she wasn't property. She knew she wasn't born such but she was born to a time when things were changing...and not for the better. She had been there as life had gone downhill for women and a part of her would never forgive the men of the world for so subjugating it's women.
Growing up her mother had seen the writing on the wall and had done her very best to make sure that Ana received a top notch education while she could get it. She made sure her daughter also had excellent office skills (being a paralegal herself she knew how an office should run to keep things moving smoothly) including some considered almost esoteric, like knowing how to take notes in shorthand. She also made sure that Ana had those skills traditionally considered, "Motherly" or "Womanly" and so Ana could cook, sew, arrange a dinner party, etc. with the best 50's housewife that had ever lived.
Her mother had done what she could to make sure her daughter was as valuable as possible.
Being a paralegal for a firm that wanted to keep its workers loyal and motivated, Ana's mother had managed to remain free and pay the exorbitant taxes on herself, but had been unable to pay them for both herself and Ana and, being a realistic woman, had sold Ana's contract to her own firm when Ana came of age. With her skills and training she was a natural fit in the legal offices, working under her own mother until she had the lay of the land, then moving to the general secretarial pool, and finally becoming the personal secretary to one of the partners themselves who had worked with her mother for years and recognized the skills her mother had made sure she had to keep her from being more than just a simple drudge or house slave.
At a party that she had helped plan one evening, Ana, found herself being introduced to Mr. Landerson. She was polite and professional but didn't actually talk to him long and was surprised when the end of the night came and she found her contract had been transferred from the law firm, to the personal ownership of Phineas Landerson. If asked, she is still not entirely certain what she thinks of this change. She finds working for Mr. Landerson to be uniquely challenging while at the same time she has very little respect for the men who run and perpetuate a system that subjugates half the population. She does her job well, leaving very little, if any, room for complaint, but anyone who things the pleasant smile on her lips actually means she's happy is fooling themselves.