Name: Roxanne “Rox” (pronounced like Rock) Devereaux
Interests: Dance, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Punk Rock, Goth subculture, Gothic Romance Novels (old ones, like “Carmilla”, not “Twilight”, which she disdains… though she does have a love of Anne Rice, which she keeps well hidden), and Wicca (but only really because she thinks it’s “Edgy” and subversive not because she believes in actual magic or anything).
Rox looks like she is hard as nails, a badass chick with a badass attitude, but in reality that hard exterior is just a facade for a lonely girl with poor self esteem. She was brought up in relative luxury, paid for by her often gone banker father. Her mother was a ballerina, and had her daughter in ballet and gymnastics classes since she could walk. The two morphed into rhythmic gymnastics when she was 6, though her mother would never allow her to quit ballet. It was a lonely life, dance classes took up most of her time after school… which was fine for her mother, she never wanted a child in the first place. She was only born because her father demanded it. Her birth was a difficult one for her mother, whose slight structure and thin hips made birth extraordinarily difficult. Rox was 2 months premature, and her mother almost died in childbirth, which made her father agree that they would have no more children.
Rox’s mother always resented her daughter, and her father only liked children in theory… and they should be seen and not heard; certainly not engaged in any meaningful way when he was so important. She was unpopular and teased in all her gymnastics and dance classes, even though she had talent and worked hard. It was a lonely life, filled with classes of people she could not relate to, and a home of people she could not relate to.
At 16 she finally decided to give a giant “fuck you” to her mother, dyed her hair black and purple, got numerous piercings, including her face, a dozen piercings in her ears (8 left, 4 right), facial piercings, and even her nipples and her as of yet untouched clit and labia (“I’m not using them anyway” she reasoned). She started dressing in an aggressive punk/goth style, though she usually keeps her legs sheathed in leggings or skinny jeans, and T-shirts that she has cut up, bit not really show show off her body, but just to have the skin showing from underneath.
It’s all a facade though. She hates her body, thinking it boyish and ugly, is very quiet and reserved, preferring to be alone.
Rox is uninterested in boys… but is exceptionally awkward around girls. she desperately wants a mother figure, and finds herself attracted to older women, but does not really know what that means. She has never had a boyfriend nor girlfriend, and has gotten quite the reputation as an ice queen in school.