(((Here are my two characters. Note, most people in this time period are bisexual. That doesn't mean you will have to include your character in sex you feel uncomfortable with. If you do not wish to include your character in that kind of sex, just make a note in your character sheet. Speaking of, I'm still looking for two or three more people. Come on and post!))) Name:
Jasper is a sour man. Born and raised on the streets to a mother so poor she couldn’t even afford birth control, his attitude has adapted to suit the harsh streets of Norco-3. He is inherently untrustworthy, especially when shown any kindness. From his experience, nothing is for free. The minute you allow someone to aid you, you end up being in their debt. In Jasper’s world, debts unpaid can be deadly.
Very few call Jasper friend, and only one calls Jasper lover. That is the only other person alive that Jasper trusts completely and utterly, Tabatha. As a consequence of that, if Tabatha says your okay, Jasper will go along with it. Almost all who call Jasper friend calls him friend through the vivacious red-head.
Growing up on the streets has led to an incredibly nihilistic view of the world, and he does whatever he needs to live. In the end, he doesn’t care who he has to step on to get what he wants. He isn’t above helping others, but he’s always looking out for his own safety and prosperity, and Tabatha’s. History:
Jasper was born to a mother so poor and broken, he doesn’t even remember her face anymore. She was an embittered woman who had never known shelter or any kind of kindness from the world, and had seen Jasper as a curse. She was forced to live in one of the few places in Norco where disease existed, and of course, she hadn’t been inoculated. That cost money she’d never have.
Jasper was rescued on an Underworld raid, the corporate police looking to expunge the area of its filth. The orders were simple: If it was older than ten, kill it. That’s how his mother died, when he was six years old. He was brought to one of the few orphanages in the Corporation –with birth control and medicine like it is, it was very rare to see a woman unable to reproduce– where he lived until he was fifteen. After that, he left.
He met Tabatha shortly after, being hounded on by some men. The site didn’t mean much. A group of horny men looking for some relief, and the girl certainly was attractive. The fact that they continued after she declined, however, was astonishing. Rape was a capital crime, and knowing where it went, he intervened, threatening the group until they left.
The rest is history. They stuck together after that, formed a bond, and have been working toward greener pastures. Already, they’re doing well. They’re protected, live in a nice, small apartment, and are usually safe from the police. Name:
Tabatha is, in stark contrast to Jasper, vivacious, friendly, and outgoing. She loves the nightlife, and is, even to Norco’s standards, a liberal lover. She enjoys the company of anyone who would have her, and is constantly surrounded by hordes of friends.
She always looks for the best in people, reluctant to look down on them, no matter how despicable they may be. To that end, she is often landing in heaps of trouble, only pulled out by Jasper and their few, mutual friends.
The only group she holds animosity toward are the aristocratic executives of the Corporation. She can’t stand it when she sees the injustice some more cruel men allow to happen. Jasper is a walking reminder that the good men do is not a universal fact. History:
Unlike Jasper, Tabatha lived a comfortable, middle-class life. Her family worked, loved, and generally enjoyed life. Her parents had, at the day of her birth, sworn a vow of monogamy, a quickly dying practice. As Tabatha grew, and became entrenched in the pleasures of the flesh, she looked on her parents with awe and confusion. Why someone would tie themselves to one person was beyond her. She understood love and caring, but why must they be monogamous?
She lived a happy time until her parents landed in the site of a powerful financial Executive. His plans were, sadly, going to destroy that family, and those living in Norco-3’s fifth sector. Her parents had their land taken from them, their assets seized, and were thrown on the street.
They died three weeks later in a scuffle. Someone had taken a fancy to Tabatha’s mother, and her father would have nothing of it.
She, thankfully, had a quick mind. She adapted, taking shelter in a Bordello, where she was trained in the carnal arts, before taking her leave to strike out on her own. She was sixteen. It was the same year she met Jasper.
Immediately, they made a connection. He had, of course, rescued her from an unwanted sexual encounter. She had just left from a rather raucous gathering, and was sore and tired. They stuck together after that, and in the end, bonded. Currently, she lives with Jasper above the old Bordello she had originally taken shelter in. It’s now a popular night club, if a seedy one. The old owner had passed on the place to her daughter, who had been a friend of Tabatha.
Now they work with that friend, gathering wealth and pleasure to them.