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Sisters Sparrow

The warm scent of savory spices and sweet sugar filled the homey kitchen. Though the kitchen was spacious, with five grown woman bustling about it was beginning to feel a little cramped. It didn’t take a close examination to tell they were sisters. Each had a similar shade of near-ebony hair – all except Summer, who sported a red so vibrant that there was a long-standing joke she was adopted.

In fact it was a comment along those lines that presently had Summer shouting across the room.

“I’m NOT adopted! Everyone in Dad’s family has red hair, Alexis.”

Alexis shrugged her shoulders, taking a sip from her glass of wine.

“That proves absolutely nothing beyond Mother having a thing for red-heads. The fact stands that you are the odd duck in this little clan, and if you don’t start taking life a little more seriously and go back to college you’re going to waste your entire life.”

Tamara found herself trapped between her oldest sister and youngest, both figuratively and literally as she stood shielded by the island counter whisking a mix of pumpkin and sugar in a bowl. She sighed, casting a world weary glance towards Serena who was too busy getting assistance for her arm sling from Jade to notice.

“Do we really need to accuse Mom of having an affair every time this comes up? In her own house?” Tamara asked.

“Yeah, Alexis. Stop being such a cu-”

“Summer,” Serena warned. Summer gave her an apologetic grimace and twisted in her stool. Alexis might have been known as The General for being so bossy, but Serena had mastered the art of the cop voice and it was annoyingly effective.

Alexis wasn’t finished, however, and gestured at her youngest sister with her glass.

“This is what I’m talking about. You’re off in L.A. alone, with no plan and no sense to what you’re doing, while you’re blowing the checks we send you on marijuana and champagne service. You need to grow up, Summer.”

“Grow up and do what? Be a middle aged lawyer stalking my ex husband and his new kids on Facebook because I can’t stop being a twat long enough to meet somebody hot at a bar?”

The room went dead silent. With no acknowledgment beyond a stony face, Alexis snatched up a nearby bottle of wine and exited out the kitchen door. They could all hear the loud clock clock clock of her heels as she climbed up the hallway stairs.

“That was completely unnecessary,” piped in Tamara first. “You know she can’t-”

“I don’t care anymore, okay!” shouted Summer as she leapt from her seat. “She’s always been a bitch and I’m tired of tip toeing around her stupid feelings because she doesn’t even HAVE any!”

Before anyone could comment on that loaded statement, Summer grabbed her purse, her keys, two pot holders, and one of the pies off the cooling wrack. As if trying to out-do her sister’s exit, she made the extra effort to stomp across the kitchen and slam the door as hard as she could behind her.

“Awkward,” muttered Jade with a soft laugh. “I guess it’s not a Sparrow Thanksgiving without wine and pies getting stolen. Do you want a beer, Rena? Tammy?”

“Do we want to see Tamara’s drunk Dr. Phil impression again is the real question,” Serena responded, wincing as she lifted up her leg cast to rest in Jade’s abandoned seat. She and Jade both laughed when Tamara turned scarlet and threatened them with her whisk.

“That only happened once when Dad spiked the apple cider! I can actually drink without turning into a silly person.”

Silly person,” Jade mocked whilst leaning against the fridge. She flinched and giggled when a packet of unopened graham crackers got tossed at her.

“Okay kiddos, give me the beer before you start throwing things and I forget I can’t walk.”

Once Jade grabbed a couple of bottles from the fridge, she confiscated the crackers and returned to Serena. Only pausing long enough to open the bottle for her sister, Jade dropped into a bar stool at the island counter.

“How is college going?” Serena asked after a long draft from her bottle.

“Well. I got offered an internship to this big name publishing company in New York…”

“That’s amazing!” exclaimed Tamara.

“I turned it down.” Jade muttered. “After Serena getting shot I-”

“If you turned it down because of me-”

“I didn’t!” Jade shouted. Giving a loud sigh, she twisted in her seat so she could explain. “But it got me thinking, that’s all! Alexis defends people, and you protect people, and Tammy– okay, Tammy just stalks cheating assholes, but the point is that I’m writing books about fake cops when there’s so much real shit going on.”

Tamara didn’t look the least bit insulted about her career choice. There was just a thoughtful expression across her face as she balanced her bowl in one hand to pour pie filling into a waiting tin of graham cracker crust.

“It’s natural to change your mind. I tried the Academy, but the second they handed me a gun I just knew that wasn’t for me. It’s okay to try a bunch of things.”

“Change my major again,” complained Jade with a sigh. Her college career so far had been a hodgepodge of topics. Granted the majority of them had to deal with people and law. With a family like the Sparrows, where everyone was either a cop or a lawyer, if you didn’t at least try to follow in the family footsteps… well. You ended up like Summer. And even Summer had lofty aspirations.

“I still want to write,” she confessed. “But I was thinking maybe I could write about true crime instead of fiction. Investigative journalism with the side order of a best selling novel about serial killers.”

Serena laughed. “Dad isn’t too keen on reporters, but if you talk to Mom about it first, I’m sure she can help soften him up. It suits you, Jade.”

“Really?” came Jade’s hopeful reply. “Cool! Because the first story I’m going to write is about your shootout.”

“Jade, Don’t you d-”

“Too late!” To drive it home, Jade jumped from her seat with beer bottle in hand and skipped out the kitchen. “Already talking to Mom!”

“Wonderful,” muttered Serena.

Tamara finished sliding her pies into the oven and pressed in the cook time on the microwave. After washing her hands up in the sink, she fetched a bowl of dip out of the fridge and brought them over to the table along with a bag of chips.

“I’m afraid you’re her favorite. Your job is much more exciting than photographing cheating husbands.” Tamara teased with a grin.

“You’d be an amazing detective, Tamara.” Serena insisted.

“So could you,” Tamara pointed out. “Dad says he’s been trying to get you to take the test for detective but you keep turning him down.”

The chip bag wrinkled as Serena reached her hand inside. “Dad wants us all to take over the world. Right now, I like being a beat cop and getting to know my neighborhood. I can always take the test later.”

Tamara frowned, leaning to rest her chin in her hands as she watched her older sister. “Are you sure it has nothing to do with Ramirez? How’s he doing?”

“Still in critical care, but they’re hopeful.” There was just a hint of doubt in her features and something that hinted there was more to it, but just as quickly as it came, it was gone. Serena straightened up in her seat, and Tamara knew that topic was done and she was about to be in for it. Not only was Serena a master of the cop voice, she also had a knack for turning conversations around when she didn’t want to talk about something.

“You know, I haven’t heard a word about the handsome Supermarket George all day. I seem to recall excitement about a first date.”

Tamara groaned, her eyes lifting up to stare at the small light hanging from the ceiling.

“Turns out Supermarket George has a thing for smelly feet.” Serena burst into laughter and Tamara had to wait a moment for her to simmer down before she could continue. “It really isn’t that funny! I even tried, I honestly thought giving it a shot might make a difference. Trying new things, you know? But. Smelly feet! How do you make that romantic!”

Still snickering under her breath, Serena reached out a hand. “Give me your phone. It’s time we signed you up for Tinder.”

“I thought Tinder was for sexual house calls,” she huffed. Tamara wasn’t keen on the idea, but she handed over the phone anyway. With as many bad dates as she had, Tamara was just about ready to try anything.

“It is,” answered Serena. As soon as the app finished downloading, her thumb swiped and tapped with surprising efficiency. “If you’re going to keep stumbling over the worst of mankind, you might as well do it faster.”

Tamara leaned forward just in time to watch Serena write up a blurb that sounded more like a porn star’s resume than a dating profile.

“Serena!”

Her sister laughed.

“You’re not going to find Mister Right, but at least you can have some fun until your hero rides up in his white sedan.”

“You might be worse than Summer,” Tamara muttered, but it was hard to hide the smile that was creeping onto her face.

“Speaking of which, we better gather the clan before Jade springs her news to Dad. We might as well have dinner while they argue.”

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Random Notes

The Sparrow Family

The Sparrow Family is the “Lawful” version of a mob family. They are a very influential (and large) family in Chicago, where most of it’s patrons are involved directly in some sort of Law career and a few exceptions branching out in to investigative journalism and politics.

Grandpa Sparrow Cop
Grandma Sparrow Lawyer

Uncle Cop Sparrow #1 Retired/Current?? Police Chief
– Son ???
– Son ???

Uncle Cop Sparrow #2 Retired Cop
– Son ???

Johnathon Sparrow – Lawyer
Danielle Tremblay – Lawyer
– Daughter Alexis Sparrow (Lawyer)
– Daughter Serena Sparrow (Cop)
– Daughter Tamara Sparrow ( Private Investigator)
– Daughter Jade Sparrow (Investigative Journalist)
– Daughter Summer Sparrow (“Actress”)

Uncle Sparrow #3 Politics(??)
– Daughter Karen Sparrow (Psychology Student)

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Characters: Modern Realistic Characters: Modern Fantasy

Alexis Laurel Sparrow

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Character Name: Alexis Laurel Sparrow

Gender: Female

Job/Role: Lawyer

Age: 33

General Appearance: Her natural hair color is black and now that she is showing signs of grey, she regularly goes in for a coloring at her favorite salon. Presently she is sporting a dark brown shoulder length bob haircut with “warm autumn highlights” that makes her blue eyes pop. Alexis puts a lot in to her appearance; with fancy scrubs and creams for her skin and a rigid diet plan to keep herself thin and trim. Tall at 5’8″ (and even taller in her designer heels). Her makeup leans towards the “natural” look, save for a heavy use of eyeliner and mascara. Wears nothing but expensive designer fashion. She’s always neat, tidy, and polished. Favors clothes in neutral colors; white, black & grey especially. When she does do pops of color, it’ll be shades of red or copper. Doesn’t wear a lot of accessories and her shoes will always match her purse.

Current Goal/Purpose: Rise in her career.

General Personality: Alexis has always been tightly wound. She’s the oldest of give girls, putting her in the position of responsible older sibling (and as the others would say “Boss of the Universe”). As a child she was always serious and trying to keep control over things, and only continued as she got older. When she does things, she goes all in. It WILL get done and it WILL be perfect. She is absolutely a perfectionist and control freak. If something doesn’t go her way she’ll put up a front of being unflappable, but it’ll be driving her insane on the inside. To make matters worse she is actually quite good at what she does. She’s vain and almost a little cocky, but has too cool of an exterior to let it show. Alexis has a very hard time letting loose and relaxing, but her colleagues from law school have one of two unbelievable stories about her getting wild drunk after successful exams. She can’t stand people getting in to her personal bubble.

General History: As the eldest sister of five, Alexis has always had to be the grownup. At least, that is how she feels. She bossed all of her sisters around like a war General. She wasn’t the one playing imaginative games, making creative art, or running screaming through the house. She was a very serious child, with very serious interests, and was constantly lecturing her sisters about their terrible behaviors when she didn’t have her nose in her books.

She excelled in school and graduated with honors. Going in to law school and following in the family trade was the natural way to go and her dream since she was a child.

Alexis met Clark in college. Their relationship was very planned and practical. They both shared the same interests (going to law school, getting the big house and expensive cars, raising a family, etc) and their personalities and habits suited each other well. They moved in together and later married. For awhile everything was perfect. When Alexis found out she may not be able to have children things started going downhill. Clark wanted to look in to options, Alexis started getting distant and focusing on nothing but work. Everything turned in to a fight. They divorced after two years of marriage. Clark is now married again with a new wife and a family. Alexis never talks about it.

These days Alexis is wanting more out of her career. Her parents didn’t want to expand their and Alexis wanted to work on more challenging cases. She’s put out her resume to look for a new firm.

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Characters: Modern Realistic

Tamara Jean Sparrow

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GENERAL CHARACTER STATISTICS

Character Name: Tamara Jean Sparrow

Gender: Female

Age: 28

Occupation: Private Investigator

Zodiac Sign and/or Relation to a Sign: Cancer. Investigating the business of Joseph Taurus.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

General Appearance: Tamara takes her personal health and fitness seriously, but not to the extremes. She maintains a healthy weight 125lbs at 5’6″, and moderate curves by visiting the gym once a week. Because he business relies heavily on dealing with people, she keeps her black hair cut in a stylish length, and rarely wears more makeup than a bit of eyeliner and some lipstick. Brown eyes. Wears a lot of skirts and nice blouses.

Strengths: Tamara has taken Self Defense Classes, and likes those fun Tae Kwan Do exercise videos. She rarely has to make use of those skills, but it’s always good for the exercise.

Weaknesses: She cannot swim or hold her breath under water without holding her nose. There was never any reason for her to learn.

MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS

Current Goal/Purpose: Close the Case on Joseph Taurus, or at least provide her client with enough information that they are satisfied.

Talents: Tamara enjoys word searches, crosswords, or other word game puzzles.

Inabilities: She’ll too often rely on stereotype profiling, and neglect to consider something outside of the box. Once she gets a theory or idea in mind, it takes a lot of contradictory evidence to change it.

Fears: Creepy crawly buggies will send her in to a fit. She is actually very intimidated by people who are bigger and scarier than she is. Verbal and physical confrontation is a problem for her.

General Personality: Tamara is impressionable, polite, and professional. It requires a great amount of people skill to do her job, and she’s taken a great deal of time to develop her social skills. She knows how to sound sincere even when her brain is thinking otherwise, and how to step up and take charge of a situation if something gets out of hand. Her personality doesn’t stand out amongst a crowd, but rather mingles in to it. Blending in with the people around her. As far as everyone is concerned she is a well rounded, charming young woman with a good head on her shoulders.

Inner Personality: On her own, Tamara is much less extroverted than what she might seem. She prefers keeping to herself both mentally and physically. Not because she hates or fears people, but simply because she enjoys the calm solitude. Coming from a large family left her with little private time, and now she is taking advantage of living on her own. Her job provides her with plenty of social interaction and stimulation, that she can return home afterwards and enjoy her space.

Secret: None. Yet.

HISTORIC BACKGROUND

General History: Tamara Sparrow was born as the 3rd child to two loving parents. She is the middle child of 5 sisters, and never lacked in attention… but strongly desired privacy! A house filled with women was often times a bomb waiting to explode. Nevertheless, they were a close and happy family. She graduated high school with honors, majored in Sociology and Criminal Justice in college.

Law and Journalism is a running tradition in the Sparrow family. Police Officers, Investigators, Journalists, Lawyers. Her father and mother own their own Law firm, where two of her uncles are retired cops. Her eldest sister just passed the Bar to join her parents at the firm, the second oldest is a cop in a nearby city, her younger sister is studying journalism, while only the very youngest is doing something outside of tradition and is trying to make it as an actress out in Hollywood.

Tamara herself chose Private Investigating, as she loved untangling a good mystery but couldn’t see herself being able to handle any real danger that usually came along with being a cop. Physical confrontation is something she avoids. Most of her cases involve finding people or digging out information about people.

Present Life: The recent case about Joseph Taurus is a special situation. Before his murder, she was hired to find out what sort of business Taurus was getting in to – his family was afraid he was doing something illegal or getting tied in with the mob. She was on the case for three days before he ended up murdered. Now, the family believe it was a mob hit, where the police think it was by the Zodiac Killer. Tamara has found herself intrigued and unable to pull herself out. She plans on finishing her investigation on Joseph Taurus.

Special Historic Notes:
– Hired to find out Joseph Taurus’ Secret Life.
– Three days after she started her investigation, Joseph Taurus was murdered.

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Characters: Modern Realistic Characters: Modern Fantasy

Summer Lore Sparrow

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Youngest sister of 5. Part of the Sparrow Family.

GENERAL CHARACTER STATISTICS

Character Name: Summer Lore Sparrow

Gender: Female

Species/Race:

Age: 22

Birthplace/World: Chicago, USA

Occupation: Actress …Okay, currently a Waitress at some cheesy themed diner.

Theme Songs: Lady Gaga – Just Dance

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

General Appearance: Summer is a redhead with blue eyes, and a winning smile! She has always been the pretty sister, the hot chick, the smokin’ babe, and she’s proud to flaunt it with her clothing. Short skirts, tight pants, clinging shirts, hot little dresses.

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS

Current Goal/Purpose: Get a staring role in a big-time Hollywood film. Become a famous and well known actress!

Talents:

Inabilities:

Fears:

General Personality: “Eccentric” would be the perfect word to describe Summer. She lives her life like she’s the star of a movie. Dramatic, unrealistic, and completely unreasonable. This doesn’t stop her from being charming, a little kooky, and an overall pleasant individual person to chat with… but a day with Summer is about all you can handle before you want to pull out your hair, grab her by the shoulders and scream “WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?!”

Inner Personality:

Secret:

HISTORIC BACKGROUND

Summer was born as the last child 5 sisters, to two wonderful but totally controlling parents! Being the youngest, Summer was always the baby being spoiled, getting the hand-me-downs, and driving her older more stuffy sisters crazy. While her sisters were pursuing more ‘grown up’ activities, summer was prancing around in her tiara and tutu, singing along to the latest pop songs and doing magic tricks for the neighbors. Her attention span was as short as her pinkie and it was impossible for her to focus on anything longer than a few weeks.

This continued on in her teen years, where she could never pick major to stick with. She tried art, choir, band, journalism, video club, fencing – everything until she settled on Drama Club. It was the only class she managed straight A’s in where she just barely scratched through the rest of high school with a passing grade.

Her father and mother own their own Law firm, and two of her uncles are retired cops. Her eldest sister, Alexis just passed the Bar to join her parents at the firm, the second oldest, Serena, is a Cop, the third oldest, Tamara a Private Investigator, the fourth sister is studying journalism.

With Law and Journalism as a running tradition in the Sparrow family, Summer was the odd one out. None of those things remote interesting her, but she tried them out in college anyway. Eventually Summer decided enough was enough. She dropped out of college, and without so much as a “I’m leaving!” Summer packed up all her stuff and ran off to L.A. Moving from crappy job to crappy job, Summer has been working her ass off to try and get herself in to show business.

Summer is the poster chic for finding the wrong kind of guys. Every guy she’s ever dated has turned out to be some sort of crook, abuser, junkie, asshole, cheater, or jerk. Except for that one nerd guy she dated for a month in High School as a favor. For some reason she’s attracted to the wrong kind of men! But bad feels so good!

Present Life:

DEVELOPMENT NOTES

– 16 at Drama Camp. Has strange teen adventures and makes frenimies with a dude named Lucas.
– 21 drops out of College and runs off to L.A. to pursue her acting career.


Name: Summer Sparrow
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Appearance: (pic)
Actor or Crew: LEAD ACTRESS. (Although, she might not be as good as she -says- she is.)
Personality: “Eccentric” would be the perfect word to describe Summer. She lives her life like she’s the star of a movie. Dramatic, unrealistic, and completely unreasonable. This doesn’t stop her from being charming, a little kooky, and an overall pleasant individual person to chat with… but a day with Summer is about all you can handle before you want to pull out your hair, grab her by the shoulders and scream “WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?!”
History: Summer was born as the last child 5 sisters, to two wonderful but totally controlling parents! Being the youngest, Summer was always the baby being spoiled, getting the hand-me-downs, and driving her older more stuffy sisters crazy. While her sisters were pursuing more ‘grown up’ activities, Summer was prancing around in her tiara and tutu, singing along to the latest pop songs and doing magic tricks for the neighbors. Her attention span was as short as her pinkie and it was impossible for her to focus on anything longer than a few weeks.

This continued on in her teen years, where she could never pick major to stick with. She tried art, choir, band, journalism, video club, fencing – everything until she settled on Drama Club. It was the only class she managed straight A’s in.

Coming to Drama Camp is the BEST WAY EVER to spend her summer! Shes going to learn tons of things, build up an acting resume, make friends and become a super star!

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Characters: Modern Fantasy

Karen Sparrow

Karen! Always fun for a random game or two! Apparently a cousin to Alexis, Serena, Tamara, Summer and Jade.

GENERAL CHARACTER STATISTICS

Character Name: Karen Sparrow
Gender: Female
Age: 20
Birthplace: San Fransisco
Occupation/School: College Student doing Miscellany studies in Psychology and related Subjects. She has yet to pick a major.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

General Appearance: Bright red hair, blue eyes. Sloppy figure, due to trying to survive on just booze and slimjims. Heather at least helps keep her from becoming a blimp by forcing her to exercise everyone once in awhile. Smaller bust size, narrow hips.
Strengths: The ability to stay awake for INSANE hours.
Weaknesses: Booze! Give her a few drinks and Karen turns in to a complete moron.

MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS

Current Goal/Purpose: Uh… goals?
Talents: Balancing three heavy books on her head while carrying a 12 pack of beer under one arm, and a bag of cheeseburgers in another. Karen is pretty good about understanding the nature/emotion of people, but you’d never be able to guess that with the way she behaves.
Inabilities: Focusing on a single task. Getting things done on time. Being punctual. Finding a purpose in life.
Fears: Having some 9 to 5 boring job, a husband and kids and a dull uneventful life where she regrets even living. Bats. Cops. (She isn’t legally supposed to HAVE all that booze!)
General Personality: Karen is a procrastinating party girl! Of course she takes her studies seriously, she just waits until last minute to get everything done. She’d much prefer being OUT going to a concert, partying at a club, watching stupid movies on cable TV and making paper cranes out of notebook paper. Karen enjoys hanging around people, fooling around, being goofy. None of that serious stuff for her.
Inner Personality: Karen is pretty straightforward about her thoughts and personalities. There isn’t much that she keeps to herself. Yeah, she kinda feels like she kind of “has” to go to college and do the normal school-work-family “everything step by step” sort of life, and doesn’t really know what she wants to DO with herself. But who doesn’t?
Secret: Occasionally Karen will have a weird dream… and then that dream comes true. Sometimes it’s as simple as knowing when a pop quiz is coming. But sometimes it’s pretty scary stuff… Karen doesn’t bother bringing it up to anyone (besides Heather), as most people write it off as “some dumbass trying to be psychic”.

HISTORIC BACKGROUND

General History:
Karen was born an only child, and gets all that fun expectations that comes with it. The doing awesome in school, going to a great college and getting a great career just like everyone else in the ridiculously huge family. Blech. Her life has been pretty normal and uneventful. Well, besides the occasional premonition dream. Karen started having those when she was a kid, and has had them periodically since. Some simple and some really amazing. It’s no big deal. If she can do something, she does it, if she can’t, she goes on with her life.

Present Life: Karen goes to Montague University in Elswen along with her best friend, Heather. They chose Elswen to “get away” from all that family pressure for awhile (well, at least Karen did!). She’s studying various psychology fields, having an interesting in mind and brain things… but has yet to pick a major. Karen doesn’t really know what she wants to do with the rest of her life, and feels like it’s a shame to decide so early when she has so many years left to live!

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Jade Maxine Sparrow

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Character Name: Jade Maxine Sparrow

Gender: Female

Job/Role: Majoring in Investigative Journalism

Age: 25

General Appearance: Blackish brown hair, blue eyes.

Current Goal/Purpose: 

 

— #4 of 5 sisters.

— Jade feels like the invisible sister. Her elder sisters are all talented capable women that know what they want and how to achieve it. Her younger sister is a bit of a mess, but she’s still ambitious and miles farther than Jade seems to be. She doesn’t feel like she stands out, and thus has a complex about trying to do something amazing.

— Blue eyes, dark brown hair. She is in that weird place of physical confidence, where she knows she is at least a little bit cute, but still feels so plain and unimpressive in comparison with others. Jade doesn’t mess with much makeup, but knows her best asset is her eyes so she’ll show them off with mascara and eyeliner. Her clothing is more for comfort than style, and will more often wear things like a nice shirt and jeans over anything too fancy. She’ll splurge on higher end brands because the fabrics tend to feel better and last longer. Jade rarely wears bright colors. Her closet is filled with a lot of black, navy, grey, and browns. She rarely wears jewelry outside of long chain necklaces, or when she is dressed up for an occasion and needs to up her glam game.

— She has a good relationship with all of her sisters, but has a hard time connecting with Alexis because she feels more like a mom than a sister. Occasionally she’ll have fights with Summer over dumb things. Serena is the sister she looks up to the most. She’s just so cool!

— Has respect for her parents and a good relationship with them both. But is much closer to her mother and finds her dad intimidating sometimes. She’s NEVER talked about boys or brought guys home to meet her dad.

— Jade’s college career has been rocky. She’s changed her major multiple times and her indecision has made her grades suffer. She’s studied, law, criminology, political sciences, english, history, psychology, sociology, and has most recently decided to focus primarily on journalism. Writing is the one thing that has remained consistent over the years.

— Personality wise, Jade could be considered a social introvert. She’s genuinely interested in and likes people, but does terribly with crowds. With a single person she can be witty and clever (if a little weird) but the more people around, the shyer and more awkward she gets. It’s easier for her to interact with groups when she’s putting up a persona or playing a role. The downside is that she’s not a great liar, so unless she’s prepared ahead of time, it can go downhill fast and she’ll act out more and more until everyone thinks she’s crazy. Needless to say, Jade avoids group situations whenever possible.

— Jade is smart, but she tends to get wrapped up in little details and forgets to look at the bigger picture. She’s able to think fast on her feet though, and always has a working exit strategy.

 

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