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Rachel Ann Miller
« on: May 06, 2007, 06:46:32 AM »
As if you were on fire from within.
The moon lives in the lining of your skin.

— Pablo Neruda

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Name: Rachel Ann Miller
Nicknames: Rache [RAYCH], Storm
Gender: Female
Sexuality: Mostly straight
Race: Caucasian
Species: Human
Age: 26
Age [appearance]: 22
Date of Birth: January 17th

Hair:  Glossy, deep brown-black and with a slight wave.  It almost reaches the small of her back when it is wet.  Rachel wears it parted slightly to the side or casually tousled back.  Typically she will wear it down unless she is doing something such as eating or something more physically rigorous where she would want it out of the way.
Eyes:  They are chestnut brown and almond shaped, average size. Expressive, wide childlike gaze (more curious than innocent) and at times fiery and mischievous.  Rachel enjoys wearing simple eye makeup when she is going out with friends--though it is a hassle to apply every day.
Skin:  Light-neutral in color (which is a few shades darker than “pale”).  Mostly smooth and clear, with the occasional freckle near her hairline.  She has rougher skin on the tip of her nose and the tops of her cheeks from sunburning.
Shape of Face:  Oval, full cheeks (usually flushed with excitement) and soft. 
Nose:  Her nose is smallish and button-like with a slight widening.
Mouth:  Soft and moist with a defined cupid’s bow.  She is mostly smiling, but when thinking or concentrating she almost appears to scowl.
Frame:  Average weight for 5’4” height, moderately curvy.  She is not muscular in the slightest.
Hands:  Delicate with short fingers and shortly-kept fingernails.  Right-handed.
Tattoos / Piercings:  Ears are pierced. 

Distinguishing Marks: 
  • A few scars on her legs from shaving too carelessly.
  • The scripted initials "LC" are branded into the inside of her left thigh, high enough to be hidden while she wears shorts.  The scar is red, as though it were fresh, in spite of it being several years old.  It is about an inch and a half in diameter.

Smells like: Skin musk and honey, blood-red rose, orange blossom, white peach, red apple, frankincense and myrrh. The fruity-honey scents come forward more, with an undercurrent of musk and a hint of spice.

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Around the house: Dark sweatpants, leggings or shorts with a simple tank-top, loose-fitting tee-shirt, or long sleeve.  Cotton.  Comfortable clothing.
Doing errands: Dark wash jeans or leggings and a dark tee-shirt or long sleeve.  When it’s colder out she’ll throw on an oversized sweater or sweatshirt.  She prefers layering to wearing a coat.
To bed: A tee-shirt and underwear, usually whatever she wore the previous day if it isn’t too dirty.  Socks only when it is cold.
Out with friends: To a club, she’ll wear some super skinny jeans and a flashy top, usually a blueish color, and some simple flats.  More casually, she likes wearing loose sweaters and shirts with low collars that show off her neck and collarbone.  A cute pair of grey Converse sneakers.
On a date: For an evening date, the ever-reliable LBD, dressed up with a special accessory or two, not-too-high heels.  For a during-the-day look, she will wear something like tight black jeans, a black tank top and a flowy cardigan, dressed up with a long necklace.

Daily Accessories: A hair tie around her wrist, scarves in cooler weather
Special Accessories: A simple silver necklace with a round silver pendant, matching earrings and a few delicate bracelets of cheaper, though matching, material.

Talents/Skills: Excellent people skills.  Intuitive.
Education: High school, C student.
Intelligence Level: She’s more emotionally intelligent/perceptive than anything.
Current Occupation: n/a
Salary: Minimum wage, plus tips.
Previous Occupations: Waitress at a mom & pop diner.
Socioeconomic Level as a child: Working class
Socioeconomic Level as an adult: Working class to working poor

Hobbies/Pastimes: coloring, reading, binge-watching shows on Netflix
Bad Habits / Vices: hasty, impatient, self-indulgent, rash, short-sighted, stubborn
Health: Not the best.  She doesn’t eat very regularly or well.  She doesn’t exercise, though she used to go to the gym.  Out of shape, but she is naturally “average” as far as weight is concerned--something about good genetics.

Observable Behavior:
Speech Patterns: A casual speaker, uses contractions and filler words regularly.
Words/Slang/Jargon: Liberal use of text jargon (only while texting, of course), slang here and there when she is comfortable talking with a friend.
Eye Contact: She doesn’t stare, but makes a socially-acceptable amount of eye contact.  Unless she is embarrassed, nervous, sad, or hiding something.
Posture: Mostly slouchy, straightening to stretch when she notices it.
Gestures, Quirks or Eccentricities:
  • She doesn’t have a driver’s license and is a terrible driver.  Mostly she uses public transit and Uber.
  • Terrible cook--she frequently burns and overcooks things.
  • Lazy with chores.  Generally, she lets things get pretty bad before doing them, dirty laundry tends to pile up, clean stuff will just hang out in a basket.
Mannerisms: Sitting on her hands, twirling a lock of hair around her finger, biting her bottom lip, covering her mouth with her hand when shocked, hiding her face in her hands when embarrassed, holding/touching the base of her neck/collarbone when anxious or uncomfortable
Commonly Seen Holding: Her Cellphone, a cup of tea/coffee, a book

Likes & Dislikes
Food & Drinks: sweet and light coffee, apples, fruit in general, breakfast foods, pasta with butter and cheese, ice cream
Music: Hip Hop, pop, alternative
Movies & TV shows: The Vampire Diaries, Pride & Prejudice
Books & Magazines: Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, Pride & Prejudice
Sayings: Yolo, Carpe Diem

Pet Peeves: people who stand to close (i.e. while in line or while having a conversation)
Major Hangups: being micromanaged/restrained, thinking about/planning for the future
Fears/Phobias: feet/toes, being touched by them and having hers being touched
Dislikes: being kept out of the loop, being interrupted

Philosophy of life: Carpe Diem
Myers Briggs Type: ENFP-T
Sense of humor: Sarcasm
Temper: Short
Strongest positive personality trait: Affability
Strongest negative personality trait: Rashness
Strengths: Curious, observant, energetic, enthusiastic, friendly, knows how to relax, excellent communication, eager to please, compassionate and caring, perceptive
Weaknesses / Flaws: Poor practical skills, difficulty focusing, easily stressed, over thinks things, highly emotional, independent to a fault, clingy with romantic relationships, difficulty staying calm under pressure, careless, fear of abandonment, unforgiving, insecure
Misc: Sarcastic, spunky, strong-willed, childish, free-spirited, in-the-moment, mischevious, idealistic

History and Relationships:
Relationship status: With Damien
Current family: She isn’t in touch with any of her blood family.
Mother:  Rachel’s mother doesn’t really care much about her.  She is more interested in whatever man she’s currently dating (and this changes rather frequently).  Rachel feels disappointed that her mother wasn’t more involved, but she has filled that void with other relationships.
Father: Someone that Rachel’s mother divorced shortly after giving birth.
Siblings: Only child
Grandparents: Rachel never met them.
Best Friend(s): Quinn
Other Friends: Pierre, Jenella
Enemies: Laurent

Relationship with men: she’s had a few boyfriends here and there that lacked the depth and maturity that she generally seeks, though she was more excited about the sexual experiences.  Until she was picked up by Laurent, that is.  She is generally guarded around men now, though she desperately wants to put all of that behind her and reclaim some kind of normalcy.
Relationship with women: Rachel makes friends easily, but is picky when making close friends.
Relationship Skills: excited to share experiences and joys, warmth, excitement, passion, devotion, imaginative, experimental, needy

(still being fleshed out, but here are basics)

Rachel lived and worked originally in Massachusetts.  She lived in an apartment in the city with her best friend Quinn.  One day, a charming and handsome guy came into the restaurant where she worked.  The two had a pleasant conversation, he indicated that she was an excellent server and said that she could make even better money working for him--and asked if she would like to meet sometime for more information while she wasn't working.  She had agreed, was given an address to meet him, and he left the restaurant.  Later that week she dressed in the best clothes she had, assuming that it would lead to an interview, and went to the address he had given her.  The address was to a complex that was under construction, out of sight of busier parts of the city, and before Rachel realized that something was up there was a hand around her mouth and she was being dragged into the back of a van.  She has no memory of the long car ride that led her to just outside of this city.

She spent about five months in Laurent's sex trafficking ring, enduring unspeakable things that no one should ever have to go through.  The demon personally tortured her and "broke her in"--shaping her into the perfect "girl" who was eventually highly sought after amongst his clients. 

During a police raid of the operations, she managed to escape, thankfully running straight into Damien and Pierre.  Damien took her in under his protection, as Laurent was ever keen on trying to get her back.  She hasn't been out of the house unaccompanied since then. 

Recent History:

Over the years of living with Damien, she has been struggling with nightmares and other signs of obvious trauma and he has been the core of her support through recovering.  She has a tendency to mentally compartmentalize and has been working to neatly stuff all the bad shit away so she could move on with her life. 

Eventually, Rachel and Damien grew quite close and their friendship fell into a romance.  Things have been blissful--aside from the whole not-being-able-to-go-out-in-daylight issue.

Recently she's reconnected with her best friend Quinn, who had been living in the city the entire time she had been without either of them knowing it.

Permissions Given in Reasonable Roleplay:
(Yes = you don't have to ask before acting in RP, No = you ask first)
Feeding: Yes
Wounding/Cursing: Yes
Killing: No

Kisses by Moonlight (playlist)
And When Night Fell (playlist)
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Astrid || Chtahzus'aak/Zeus || Extasis || Fler || Jeremiah || Laurent/Va'tamal || Malakai || Rachel || Sonya/Anna/Odessa || Vai
Old things have strange hungers. - Catherynne M. Valente

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Re: Rachel Ann Miller
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 08:39:09 AM »
Threads with Rachel
[ Just a note: many of the events in these threads do not accurately portray Rachel as she is currently being played, due to dramatic (admin-approved) edits to her character.  The most applicable events occur after the two-year jump, however, earlier events will be referenced in later threads, with applicable changes. This document outlines how Rachel first meets Damien and Pierre according to the current history outlined in her profile.  Feel free to message me with any questions. ]

[ ] Another Sleepless Night
[ ] Just Brushed Clean Feeling
[ ] Hollow
[ ] Shadow Play
[ ] Adam and Eve
[ ] New Wave
[ ] Coming Undone
[ ] Breaking Dawn
[ ] Silver and Cold
[ ] Might
[ ] Twenty-One Candles
[ ] Solitude
[ ] Burning Bright
[ ] Ties
[ ] Restless
[ ] Closer
[ ] Security
[ ] Passing Time
[ ] Staying Out of Trouble

Two Year Jump
[ ] Elephant in the Room (Damien kisses Rachel for the first time, and runs away)
[ ] Drawing Parallels (They talk about the kiss, ending on a "let's just be friends" note)
[ ] The (After) Life of the Party (Damien brings Pierre, Nadia, and Sonya back to his house after the Masquerade ball)
[ ]The Hardest of Hearts (R&D have an awkward conversation dancing around feelings, kiss again, and have a serious conversation)
[ ] Transition (Pierre interrupts a make-out session)

18 Months

[ ] in Vignettes (a glimpse at Rachel & Damien's developing relationship)
[ ] Cabin Fever (Rachel expresses her desire to go out during the day, and they discuss getting a bodyguard for her)
[ ] Old Friends (Rachel reunites with Quinn)
[ ] Picking up the Pieces (Quinn comes back to R&D's house for a long talk)
[ ] The Academy's Opening Fete (Rachel goes to the opening ceremony with Damien)
[ ] Making Up For Lost Time (Shameless Smut)
[ ] Reviving Thursday Traditions (Rachel goes to meet Quinn at the Sanctuary cafe for brunch)
[ ]  Breaking the Ice (A little get together at the house with Damien, Pierre, Lisa-Joe, and Jake)
[ ] Second Time's the Charm? (Rachel goes to the White Rabbit to apologize for her behavior)
[ ] Sizing Up (Interview with a new prospective bodyguard--Decker)
[ ] Movie Night (Rache goes on a little date with Jake McCloud)
Astrid || Chtahzus'aak/Zeus || Extasis || Fler || Jeremiah || Laurent/Va'tamal || Malakai || Rachel || Sonya/Anna/Odessa || Vai
Old things have strange hungers. - Catherynne M. Valente