Mechanic in her fathers shop.Personality:
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. Only a select few even know that 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. Hobbies/Skills: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. Engineering
Elena has found a way to expand her skills to try and bring a few modern things back. Trying to work with what they have to create the things they need to live. 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. Weaknesses:Lingering addictions:
Elena still has a lingering addiction, the whole end of the world thing made it difficult to truly keep up her habit. So she was forced to go through detox, now clean...for the most part. She still has some lingering cravings, but has found things to distract her and keep her mind off of what Elena knows she should never do again. Temper:
Elena has had it hard and due to that she has grown a harder outer shell. It is hard to crack and she tends to buck up and bite back when someone really pushes her buttons. 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.
It was then that her choice was taken away, it really happened...the fucking end of the world. And she had no choice but to either give up and die, or sober up and fight back. No matter how hard it was Elena was near ready to die. So she fought with every last thing she had. Weeks passed on and somehow she found herself not only surviving the fights, the running, but also detox as well. It seemed she was tougher then anyone would give her credit for. Soon she found herself coming across other survivors.
And eventually she found herself making a home in what seemed to be the last standing colony of the dying world. Elena found herself able to use her skills to help those around her. She became a mechanic, engineer, and all around modern day Misses fix it. Finding ways to rebuild, and to get things like water to the colony as well. For a while she was even a runner, one of the best know for her record of always getting back with her team in tow. But there was one day that only she returned. Only a few know what happened, and from then on Elena didn't go out. Only when they were in drastic need, or after someone that was lost did she ever sign up for a run. No one knows why she takes those runs, but they still give her respect for it.
Now a days she lives and does her best, always working hard to keep making life as they know it better. Now she 9 months after it all happened, Elena works to simply try and find a life.