Christ 9, Church in the low 2sHeight:
slender and athletic; small-breastedHair colour:
brownish, with hennaed streaksEye colour:
bluegreyNatural Hair Colour:
Minus the streaks, yesLikes:
coffee; having her hair played with; dancing; cold white wine; trancy musicDislikes:
overly long sermons; bigots; football; porn; folks on their phones in restaurants or on shopping linesPersonality:
She smokes between classes! She drinks at parties! She listens to Satanic music! She dresses in an inappropriate manner, with the chokers and the armbands all all that other evil sex stuff! She sleeps around!
No...no, she doesn't. Alix is, admittedly, a world-class pain in the arse, especially to teachers who expect her to take everything on, you should excuse the term, faith. Her favorite sentences, since the beginning of Sunday School, have always started 'But why' or 'But YOU said...' Always questioning, always challenging through word and deed, she refuses to be either the angel the Church expects her, so hypocritically, to be, or the devil some of the Sisters think she is.
Sure, she smokes, and she drinks. And swears! (For fuck's sake, if it's OK to claim crap wine is the Blood of the Messiah, what's wrong with having a glass of something that doesn't taste like piss at a party? And Father smells of Scotch on Friday nights, so get real). She listens to something other than Christian rock- mocks it every chance she gets, in fact, though on its artistic merits, not on the message. Alix is very much a new-gen Catholic: she believes in God the Father, and the Golden Rule; she does NOT think that Daddy in the Sky has a belt in his hand to whip every naughty child who tests his patience. Still very much a virgin (well, OK, she's fooled and fumbled around a bit, but it's never gone too far- and Father Greeley always said that was fine, if you cared about the person!), she believes in love and commitment- and that it doesn't matter what the plumbing is. Soooo, yeah. Her mom and dad are just happy she goes to Mass, is doing OK in school, and seems to enjoy singing in choir. They take the complaints of the clergy and the disciplinary letters in stride, figuring their little girl could be doing far worse, and will get right with God and the Church in her own way and her own time.
the son of upstanding, not to say up-market members of the parish, David is the closest thing Alix has to a 'boyfriend'. They've kissed, and he's had his hand in her shirt, and they've talked about the future. They both know, though, that his parents don't even like him talking to her. They'd have kittens if they came to believe their Perfect Son was having an Illicit Affair With THAT Girl. Alix is David's walk on the wild side, and she doesn't really expect much more than that. He's a bud, and he's cute.Sister Anjelica:
History teacher. While she's required, from time to time, to rein in Alix's iconoclasm, she enjoys having a student who listens to everything and then thinks
about it, doesn't just swallow it like candy. To her way of thinking, that is the true bedrock of the Church. Did not Thomas the Apostle question even Our Lord to his very face? OK, so she's another heretic...
Alix's confessor. Partner in a mutual Do Not Like pact. He's convinced himself she's a lying whore; she figures he keeps hoping she'll confess some dirty little secret he can jerk off to. Or wants to get her alone in the robing room...