DATE OF CHANGE
October 9, 1984
Born and raised in Ohio, moved to Richland for college and a change of scenery and never left.
I go by Ree pretty much everywhere, nowadays. I'm 29 and have been roleplaying off and on since I was in my teens. Don't have any other characters at the moment, though I may in the future. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. As for mature RP...I'm afraid I have to turn you down. Sorry. ^.^; It makes me uncomfortable.
The first impression one might get of Rona is that she's a friendly, caring soul. She likes to think the best of people and is more than willing to give them every chance to prove her right (and ignore it, for a while, if they begin to prove her wrong). She loves being part of a group, whether it's a food-related outing, a shopping trip, or movie/game night at someone's (or her own) home. She really does not like being alone. She's fine if she's on a run or hunting in the wilderness in her coyote form, when she knows she can have company as soon as she's done, but anything other than that depresses her. Loneliness hits her easily, and she dwells on the fact that her brother and her school friends are all several states away. Her sense of humor varies depending on her company and she's just as comfortable exchanging good-natured teases as she is making sarcastic remarks, dropping the lamest puns she can think of, or just being a complete goofball.
One might consider her religious. She is a Christian (non-denominational protestant if you want to get into specifics) and her faith is important to her. God is likely to come up in conversation with someone she's known for any decent length of time. She doesn't try to convert others, though. In her mind, chances are pretty much everyone she's likely to meet knows at least the basics of Christianity. Whether or not they follow it is their own choice. She will be respectful of anyone else's beliefs, at least as long as they're respectful of hers. The fae are granted extra leeway on this, of course.
Which brings us to her opinion on humans and non-humans. She holds a pretty much equal view on everyone...except vampires, whom she's always been warned are evil without exception, like demons. Interactions with fae deserve special care because their culture is do drastically different from that of humans. She's wary around werewolves, taking on the role of submissive predator to avoid as much conflict as possible. Other than that...people are people, and she'll save the judgment until she knows the individual.
Rona has an active imagination even at her current age. This often works for her, helping her progress on her stories she swears she will one day publish or helping her work out the solution to a tricky task. It also works against her, making her hear, smell, or see imaginary dangers when she's nervous or scared, possibly distracting her from the real danger not far away.
Rona was born to a walker mother and a human father, both of whom were of mixed Native American descent (with some Caucasian on the father's side). As far as she knows, she and her older brother Trent are mostly Flathead, Choctaw, Irish, and English, with several other tribes and nationalities thrown into the mix. Her poor father had never known that his wife wasn't entirely human, as she kept it hidden from him even after marriage. He didn't learn about walkers until he came home from work early and found two coyotes - an adult and a very young cub - in his bedroom. After a evening of freaking out and yelling, she was (thankfully) able to calm him down and explain just what she and Rona were.
Life was pretty normal and quiet, for the most part. Rona was encouraged to assume heir coyote form often, though her mother made it more than clear that she was never to do so in public, or to talk about having such an ability. She also wasn't to taunt her fully human brother about it, since he quickly grew jealous of her for "having a superpower." The coyote always remained a source of tension between the two siblings, but - aside from that - the two got along rather well.
Rona and Trent were both homeschooled, mostly for fear of Rona revealing what she was in front of so many people. This combined with there being no other children their age in the neighborhood meant that Rona was Trent's primary playmate and vise versa. Neither seemed to mind this, and they spent their free time playing some made-up-on-the-spot games outside or alternating cooperating and competing in various video games.
The time came when Trent could drive, and he would often take Rona out around town. The two managed to make a few close friends at a local arcade and they spent their weekend afternoons playing together. A year later, when the arcade shut down, the group continued to meet at each others' houses. Usually, their activities were game related. Occasionally, they did something else. The most memorable "something else" was the time they tried to summon Bloody Mary in a small, window-less bathroom. No one knows for sure what actually happened, but Rona swears that the ghost really appeared, and the frightening image along with the smell of blood is forever imprinted on her mind, surfacing every time she sees a mirror or finds herself alone in a dark, unfamiliar room.
Then Trent was ready for college. He had chosen a college in Florida, and the family helped him move into his dorm. It was hard on Rona, losing her brother and best friend Even though he called regularly and came home on breaks, it wasn't the same. It was around this time that their friends started moving away, as well - to college or just out of state. Jobs were hard to find, so it seemed everyone Trent's age was leaving for somewhere else.
The next two lonely years were divided between schoolwork and learning to hunt in her coyote form. Even though she had to hide herself, her mother insisted that she learn how to live as a coyote as well as a human. She was given a gift, after all. Why waste it? The worst thing for Rona was the attacking, and knowing that she would be causing an innocent creature no end of fear and pain. As she continued to hunt, it became easier, until finally it was second nature to kill and consume wild animals.
Then it came time for Rona to enter college. She loved her parents, but her hometown had too many memories attached, and she wanted to get far away from it - at least for a while. She ended up choosing Washington State University Tri-Cities, and her parents and brother helped her move into her dorm.
The next four years were dedicated to paperwork, tests, and adjusting to life away from her parents. She started off with a Biology major, but poor grades and the discovery of her love of writing and storytelling in a fiction writing class convinced her to go into English, instead. She was never top student, but always ranked somewhere in the top half of the class. Her parents paid her tuition all through her college career, but Rona wanted to help out as much as she was able, so she got a job at the nearest Starbucks and has been working there since.
Eventually, she graduated and found an apartment nearby that she could afford. Not long after that, the fae revealed themselves to the public. She was a bit surprised, though probably not to the extent that most people were, given what she herself was. This event seemed to inspire her creativity, though, and she began to write, hoping to publish the finished work once she was sure it was good enough. As the werewolves and then the vampires came out of hiding, more story ideas came to her until she found herself working on several at once...when she wasn't hanging out with friends or being a coyote in the wilderness, anyway.
Maybe someday she'll actually finish a story and become a full-time author. Right now, she's nowhere close to that goal. Still, she can pay the bills and has no enemies that she's aware of, so she can't complain.