After getting the okay from Maeve, I'm going to go ahead and post my character sheet below!
Of course, details can be tweaked depending on whether someone takes up the second newcomer, and whether they want the two to have been traveling together for a time, or recently partners, or not linked at all, etc. If anyone's interested, I thought it might be fun to have the second newcomer be Chloe's briefly-mentioned girlfriend.Writer Name:
Chloe WoodsFace Model/Physical Description:Age:
Before the outbreak, Chloe was a fairly average young adult. She enjoyed spending time with her friends, and tended to be the de facto leader of the group; Chloe was always headstrong, with a good head on her shoulders. If she was a bit abrasive at times, she made up for it with her compassion. She prided herself on being a good person, and always said that her main goal in life was to leave the world a better place than she entered it. Naive, perhaps; but her heart was in the right place.
After the outbreak, Chloe's rose-tinted glasses were ripped away without ceremony. It didn't take her long to figure out that she had to compromise some of her morals in order to survive. Her naivety was all but gone, replaced with tentative cynicism in order to keep from having a complete breakdown at every turn. Despite all of the ugliness in the world, Chloe can't help it if her eyes still search for the beauty and kindness that she knows, deep down, must be present somewhere
in the rubble.History:
Before the outbreak, Chloe had just graduated high school, and was taking a year (or two) off to work and build her savings before entering college. She had a job as a waitress, make good tips due to her outgoing nature and charming smile. She spent her nights reading or drawing, or on occasion sneaking out to spend the night under the stars. She had dreams of going up there one day, but in the meantime, she settled for watching and painting them. She had a girlfriend that she loved. They were going to move in together.
And then all hell broke loose, and Chloe's life would never be the same.
In the very beginning, when it seemed like maybe things were going to be okay, Chloe's parents sent her away, to a relative who lived out of the city, to keep her safe while the storm passed. She was only there three days before they learned of her parents' passing. It was only two weeks later that her aunt's farm was attacked, and Chloe only managed to escape by hiding in the barn loft until well after the infected rambled on to their next victims.
After that, Chloe stayed at the farm for a while longer, listening to her truck driving uncle's old radio to see if anyone was making a survival attempt - until food ran out and she became desperate. Hearing a transmission about a safe haven for survivors, Chloe's waning hope began to burn anew. She packed up what little food she had left, and set out. Along the way, Chloe did what she had to in order to survive - which sometimes meant stealing, or trading sexual favors for food or temporary shelter. By the time she finally reached the so-called safe haven, Chloe was beyond ready for sanctuary.