Gwendolyn Gates (goes by Gwen)Age:
Visitor (visiting family)Likes:
Romance movies, horseback riding, late night skinny dipping, running in the early hours of the morning, dancing (badly) when no one is around, singing (badly) at the top of her lungs (both in the shower and when driving alone, or cooking, or whenever the mood strikes) chai tea, blueberries on her cereal, ice cream with brownie bits chocolate covered cherries (delish!) and old black and white movies.Dislike:
Having to share a bed with her brothers, the phrase “you are the oldest, you must be an example or the others”, underwear that rides up, skinny jeans, peas and raisins (ick), confined places, the dark and the sound of breaking glass, vampires, pompous assholes, people that think its okay to eat off of her plate. Fears:
Gwen has a recurring dream, or rather nightmare. It begins with the sound of glass smashing, sometimes she is her current age, and other times she is a young baby. But regardless of her age, the rest of the dream remains the same… she is witnessing the death of her parents from within the darkness of a closet (where she was placed by her mother for “safe keeping”).
Each time she has this dream/nightmare, Gwen wakes up up screaming and shaking… having just witnessed in her dreams something or someone taking the life of her parents, leaving their bodies on the ground like empty shells. As a result, Gwen hates confined places, the dark and the sound of breaking glass, and vampires (nothing about them are sexy, no matter what Hollywood wants to say).Personality:
Standing at 5'1" small, she is slender with soft curves. Gwen has long blond hair, flowing down to her mid back in natural waves and soft curls. The colour ranges from light honey golden blond to white creating a colour that sparkles in the sun. Her eyes are a very light crystal blue.
Gwen is a sweet girl, eager to please those she sees as authority figures. Naive in many ways, she sees the best in people (even if it is not there) though do not let her kind demeanor fool you, she has a wicked temper that can explode at a drop of a hat, mainly resulting from being the only girl in a large family filled to the rim with younger male siblings!Bio:
Gwen’s mother was a great ballet dancer in her time, as was her grandmother and her grandmother’s mother. Gwen’s life had been plotted out for her while still in utero. She would be another link the the long line of dancers whether she actually wanted to be or not. There simply had been no other option and it had never occurred to Gwen to argue.
However no one had taken into consideration that the girl would be born without a single ounce of talent for dancing. However, she did enjoy smacking the tennis ball to release her tension (again… too many brothers!). It was during one of those battles against the tennis court wall that she was noticed by the local tennis instructor. Gwen joined the tennis team when she was 11 and met Lilly (her forever best friend). Within a year they had become the best of friends, joined at the hip and rarely seen without each other until Lilly’s untimely death from a car accident.
Heartbroken, Gwen left her family home to visit her grandmother of her father’s side in hope to gain some peace for both her heart and her mind. Although the accident was not Gwen’s fault as they were hit by a drunk driver, Gwen feels guilty for being able to walk away from the tragic accident with barely a scratch and a broken wrist.
She suffers from bad dreams, one as mentioned above, and now another with Lilly telling her to come with her, encouraging Gwen to take her own life. Unable to shake the nightmares, Gwen has become restless, unwilling to sleep.