The Price of a Voice

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    [BCOLOR=transparent]Amelia Perrault[/BCOLOR]



    [BCOLOR=transparent]Height; Weight:[/BCOLOR]
    [BCOLOR=transparent]5'4"; 117[/BCOLOR]

    [BCOLOR=transparent]Odd Trait(s):[/BCOLOR]
    [BCOLOR=transparent]-Predominantly Hyperactive ADHD[/BCOLOR]

    [BCOLOR=transparent]Physical Descriptions:[/BCOLOR]
    [BCOLOR=transparent]Amelia has short, unevenly cut bright red hair and dark brown eyes. Years spent doing sports and playing outdoors has given her a nice tanned, athletic build which she enjoys covering up with baggy clothing. She has tons of calluses on her hands and feet as well as various scars, predominantly on her knees and elbows. There is one significant scar hidden underneath her hair on the left side of her head right above her ear. It really isn't all that noticeable unless someone touched her there,.[/BCOLOR]

    [BCOLOR=transparent]Personality Traits:[/BCOLOR]
    [BCOLOR=transparent]The Good: Friendly, Hardworking, & Curious[/BCOLOR]
    [BCOLOR=transparent]The Neutral: Self-conscious, Competitive, & Proud[/BCOLOR]
    [BCOLOR=transparent]The Bad: Gullible, Rowdy & Sloppy[/BCOLOR]

    [BCOLOR=transparent]Background Info:[/BCOLOR]
    [BCOLOR=transparent]Amelia was conceived thanks to one too many drinks and a bad decision. Her parents tried to stick through it, even getting married a few months before she was born, but once Amelia was diagnosed with Predominantly Hyperactive ADHD around four years old her father gave up and left. Not able to pay for her medication by herself, Amelia's mother thought of the brilliant notion to focus her daughter's excessive amount of energy into sports. Amelia proved to be a natural athlete and played throughout all elementary and middle school. By the time she entered high school, she was well known for her bubbly personality and athletic prowess, instantly making her a popular student amongst her peers. Life seemed to be going great in all aspects of her life, even for her mom who had begun dating again.[/BCOLOR]

    [BCOLOR=transparent]It was in her junior year when Amelia began to notice something different. She had constant headaches and could not recall easy words in normal conversation. After one particularly painful headache, she was sent to the E.R. where doctors found a tumor on the left side of her brain. She was reassured that surgery would be the best step in getting rid of the tumor and in a matter of days, Amelia was all prepped in front of the O.R. However, the next time she woke up, she was greeted by grave-looking doctors and her tear-stricken mother. Amelia was then informed that there had been a complication during her surgery; the area of her brain that was in charge of her speech had been damaged. At first, Amelia was incredulous to the whole notion but when she opened her mouth to express her disbelief, a jumble of gibberish flowed out instead of coherent words. The doctors informed her that even if she were to do therapy, she would never speak the same way she did before.[/BCOLOR]

    [BCOLOR=transparent]Amelia's mother started off as a rock for the redhead at the beginning of her recovery but slowly began to pull away when she found a new man in her life. By the time Amelia was released from the hospital, it was a taxi that was waiting to take her to her new home. Although her mother was ecstatic to see her, her step-father and step-siblings weren't. They saw her as a burden who craved attention and soon, her mother felt the same way. Over time, Amelia was left out of family activities and was unable to continue her speech therapy due to lack of transportation and support. Her school life wasn't any better as people she had thought were friends now shunned her because of her inability to communicate. Even when she was given the okay to participate in sports again, her old teammates and coaches treated her as if she could break any second and she was unable to play to her full extent. [/BCOLOR]

    [BCOLOR=transparent]A year and a half later, Amelia graduated from high school. The next day, she was kicked out of her step-father's home with a small amount of money to her name. She was able to rent out a tiny apartment in the poor part of town and eventually got a job as a delivery girl. She has been living off tips and minimum wage for the past two years but it is the happiest she has ever been in a long time. She still refuses to talk but now communicates via notepad and a bit of sign language.[/BCOLOR]

    [BCOLOR=transparent]-Her handwriting is horrendous so she relies mostly on pictures and hand signs to communicate.[/BCOLOR]
    [BCOLOR=transparent]-Runs every morning[/BCOLOR]
    [BCOLOR=transparent]-Hates silence and constantly keeps the music or television on whenever she's home alone.[/BCOLOR]
    [BCOLOR=transparent]-Can still make sounds like hums and grunts, but refuses to speak.[/BCOLOR]​
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    Kagura Duria



    Height; Weight:
    5'3"; 119

    Odd Trait(s):
    -From middle ages
    -Magic User

    Physical Descriptions:
    Kagura has long blonde hair. She sometimes keeps it loose, and other times ties it up in a braid or two, depending on her situation. She has dark brown eyes; she's shorter, with a somewhat petite build. While not exactly muscular, Kagura is definitely fit, but does not wear form fitting clothes. Her hands are calloused, but she is rather unscathed, despite coming from an environment where it would be easy to accumulate scars. She has a symbol on her left shoulder, usually hidden under her clothes.

    Personality Traits:
    The Good: Loyal, Zealous, & Dedicated
    The Neutral: Ambitious, Stubborn, & Frugal
    The Bad: Power-hungry, Vindictive, & Paranoid

    Background Info:
    Kagura was born to a poor family. She has two older sisters, one older brother, and a younger brother. She always had a natural talent for magic, but never would have really utilized it had a man not seen it in action one day, and bought her from her family to teach her. Kagura never returned to her home after that, but found plenty of family and support from her new master. They traveled for years, never settling anywhere for more than a few weeks. They would stay, and Kagura would learn about magic, and culture, and perhaps the pair would help out the locals with this task or that, and then they would move on.

    The pair lived like that for several years as Kagura grew up and matured into a young woman. When she was around fourteen, it happened. Across her land, riots weren't unhered of. Gods still struggled to find their place with the most people, and wars over who's god was the true one seemed to happen overnight. One of the more recent religions was spreading, slowly, but it was popular with many of the common people who could not afford to learn how to use magic. The religion demonized users, and several towns started to riot and turn upon themselves, destroying any sign of magic.

    It was on one of these nights that Kagura's teacher died. He had told her to hide, and she survived perhaps only because of that, and at first Kagura was despondent. Then she was vengeful, and threw herself at any possible manner to seek revenge. Without any guidance, she managed to continue her learning in secret, but she was ambitious and fearless. Kagura tried anything and everything. This was how she managed to bring herself to a distant future, where her lands and troubles were long destroyed, to here and now.

    -Is prone to using magic to things that she probably wouldn't need to do​
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