Several years ago most people would say that Elena was well adjusted and happy. She may have not have been the most popular girl in school. But it never really mattered to her. She was a social chameleon, her basic idea was if you were good to her she'd be good to you. Most always the tomboy, never backing down from a challenge. And never one to take crap from anyone, she was even known to stand up for someone that tried to give people crap.
But something changed about four years ago. No one but the school staff knows, but her mother past away. But that wasn't the whole story, whatever it was changed her. She pulled away from people, became the social outcast. Got into fights, and let her grades dropped. She is still a smart ass, and has been known to give her teachers a run for their money when it came to a battle of wits. She puts up a strong front and never admits to any pain. Stubborn to no end though sometimes that works against her. She is known for not doing her work, but oddly enough when asked to answer a question in class she can. It bugs the teachers to know end, which only makes her laugh.
The few friends she still has say she is fun loving and free spirited. She tends to be a great listener and for the most part is good at fixing and helping them out. Though they worry about her, her addictions, the bruises. But she always just shrugs it off and never really lets them know what is going on. Seems she is willing to help everyone else out, but not willing to let them get close enough to help her. Even after she started dating Jack she was still rough and tumble. But it seemed she was taking thing a bit more seriously and she didn't seem to come to school messed up anymore. It seemed a bit of the old Elena was coming out once again. History
Elena Josephine Evens was born to Joseph Evens and Mari Evens. A young couple with hopes and dreams for their little girl. Her father took over her shop his father left to him. Her mother running the front office for him. And she grew up in a mostly happy house hold. Her father had a temper, but for the most part her mother had a handle on it. Keeping Elena from catching the brunt of it and being a balancing influence for her husband.
Elena grew up being a tomboy, the type of girl never afraid to get dirty. Which meant she was always getting into the engines with her father. Learning how things worked and how to fix or make them better. At the age of 10 she knew how to dismantle an engine block like it was second nature. Her mother showed her how to work the computers in the offices. And for some reason Elena understood them even better than her own mother did. It's kind of sad when you have to ask your own kid in to fix the computer you're supposed to be using.
Everything stayed like that till she had just turned 15, and her mother died. She hadn't even known her mother was sick. Her parents wanted to hide it from her. So when she finally got brought to the hospital just to watch her die she said good bye and broke. Yelling and screaming at everyone around her. She actually ran away for a little over a week. By the time she went back home Elena found her father already drunk. Starting to fall down the spiraling downfall he went down when he lost the love of his life.
From then on out things changed, her father became an abusive alcoholic. She started showing up to school wearing more layers or sunglasses to hide her bruises. Working at the shop to try and keep up the slack of her father. He would be passed out in his office while she worked on the cars they had in the shop. Eventually everything just got too much. Her grades slipped and she turned to drinking and drugs. The numbing it provided helped her cope with everything that was coming down on her.
She spent years falling further and further down a hole Elena never thought she would get out of. The only thing that ended up changing that was Jack Harth. The first time she met him was at the shop. He had questioned about her bruises but Elena blamed it on her work. She thought about him even then. But she didn't want to put the mess that was her life on him. And it would have stayed that way if he hadn't frequented the same bar she did. After chatting him up a few times there. He was leaving the bar one night when he overheard her struggling. Elena was fighting against an attacker that wanted to take advantage of her intoxicated state. He stepped in and got the guy away from her. To this day she couldn't really tell anyone what happened. Because before he could get back to her she passed out and collapsed to the ground. He took her to his place and took care of her till she was able to do so herself. It was the first time anyone ever confronted her about her drinking and drug use.
At first she told him off, but come to find out there was someone more stubborn then she was. And that person was Jack; he stayed around her visiting her more at the shop. And eventually getting her to face detox. It was a long hard time in her life, and without him she probably wouldn't have made it. He would see the worst of her during this time. And afterward he was in fact the only person she ever truly trusted in her life. From there he would let her stay at his place. To get away from her father, and even started showing her how to fight a bit.
After a while something changed, she couldn't really tell someone when her feelings for him grew stronger. Eventually it got too much for both of them, and they stopped holding back. She would claim he made the first move, and he'd probably say she was the one to break first. Either which way it ended with them getting together. They started officially started dating and she started spending more and more time at his place. He encouraged her to get back to school. And for the most part the only times she really avoided it was after a fight with her father. She hated to be seen with bruises or cuts. One of the worst attacks was when her father went off on her and took his belt to her back and the back of her thighs. The buckle cut into her skin and to this day leaves her scared. Though Jack somehow looks past them, and it only makes her want to be with him that much more.
Today she is still rough and tumble type of girl, more the girl to fix your engine and then drive the car better then you can. She doesn't cause as much trouble anymore. Though she still has an attitude about her, still hangs out at the biker bar and is still never one to take any crap from anyone...except her father anyway. But she does seem to be finding a bit of a real way to her life. Who knows what that way will be once the world ends?Skills/Hobbies Extremely intelligent.
Elena has been tested more then once growing up. And she is actually incredibly intelligent. Specially when it comes to technology or cars. But do to her home life and drugs she is what most would say a wasted youth. Teachers having given up on her a while ago. Gear head
If it has an engine she can fix it, or get it running no matter the condition. Add some wheels and she can drive the hell out of it. Tech person
She had this odd understanding on how things worked. Computers mostly, probably goes back to her urge to learn how things worked. She started out being the head of her computer science class. But when her life changed she became more of a delinquent. Hacking school computers to change grades or get test scores. Music
Music is what keeps her sane and centered. Before her mom died she was teaching Elena how to play the piano,and she became rather good at it. But once her mom died there went her teacher. She also has an amazing voice, though she doesn't really share it much anymore. Limited knife fighting
Jack eventually took to teaching her a bit of self defense and knife fighting. He wanted to teach her how to fight against her abusive father. How he/she met Michael
The first time she met him was when she was running late for school. Her father dropped her off, she apparently said something he didn't agree with. So he hopped out of the car and jerked her back by the arm nearly dislocating it. There was a short argument and then he let her go. Michael came up said he heard the argument, said she shouldn't let him hurt her. At first she told him off and simply ran away.
Days later she was walking through school sunglasses in place. A group of kids knocked her down, called her a freak for the way she dressed. Bucking up she to a swing at one of them. But before it got to bad a teacher broke it up. El started to just leave school but Michael stopped her. They chatted for a bit and she finished out the day. Granted she was suspended by the end of it but she at least finished out that day. Additional Notes
She has an abusive father, works and basically runs the mechanics shop her father owns, used to be an addict so the urges still come back every once and a while, and she is and has been dating Jack Harth for nearly a year now. Starting Gear
her duffel bag, laptop, cellphone, clothes, shoes, money, pocket knifes, small tools set, mp3 player, Biker armor given to her by Jack and her motorcycle.