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 [TW] Wrecking Balls Inside my Brain, 16 // Wellwader // McKaley Miller
grace somers
Student • 17 YRS
ISTP
Occupation
Student
Nickname
Gracie
Pronouns
She/Her
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual
Status
Single
Partner
Riding Style
English
Grace was sent to Brook Haven Ranch by her parents, who felt that she was defiant, disobedient, and obstinate at home. More than they wanted to help her, they wanted her out of their hair. She frustrated them to no end with her vegetarian lifestyle, her refusal to participate in the slaughter of animals on their homestead, and failed to produce even the "simplest" of baked goods to sell at the market. In many ways, Grace was a liability to her parents, and so they found the most convenient way to get her out of their hair: They enrolled her at Brook Haven Ranch.

It broke Grace's heart. A good girl who has always done her best to please her parents, she's struggled throughout her entire lifetime to do what they wanted of her. On the ranch she has been obedient, considerate, polite, and compassionate with her peers. She's learned to ride quickly, is excellent with horses, and she has gone the distance to help other students to learn how to make the most of their experience on the ranch as well. Helpful and kind, she's known as someone who is a friend to everyone.

Grace is also a strange person. She belongs to a family of witches who have practiced witchcraft for many generations, and her beliefs, therefore, are different from most other students on the ranch. This makes her an easy target for bullying by some of the pushier students on the ranch, but she's always tolerated bullying with a brave face.

This is the first time that Grace has been in school, having been previously home schooled, and so she's still adjusting to the academics and the schedule for education, since she's more accustomed to working every day of the year without much of a break.

Now her home relationships are in turmoil, and it's tough for Grace since her parents and sisters live in Trader's Bend. She's not sure whether they're ever going to come to see her on the visitation days, and she's trying hard not to care.

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Grace Somers
TW: physical abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse, rape, teen pregnancy, arranged marriage, sibling abuse, witchcraft, religious references, adoption, secret adoption, finding birth parents, negative adoption language

Basics


Full Name: Grace Nicole Somers
Nickname/Alias: Gracie
Date of Birth: February 29th 2000
Current Age: 16 (or 4, depending your perspective)
Gender: Cisfemale
Pronouns: She/Her
User Group: Wellwader
Sub-Group: Student

Appearance


Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5'1"
Weight: 97 lbs
Scars or Marks: a lot of criss-crossing switch marks on her legs and buttocks. she thinks nothing of them and doesn't bother to hide them.
Tattoos or Piercings none
Face Claim: mckaley miller

Personality


MBTI Type: istp
Likes: animals, vegetarian food, her family, doing creative things, people who smile, smiling, sunshine, working in the garden, plants, herbs, cooking with fresh ingredients, dogs, horses, rabbits, living on the ranch, being left alone when she wants, night time, morning runs, running in the woods, hiking, competing with other groups, sharing with other people, doing charitable things
Dislikes: meat, killing animals or people, her family, cooking, being shy, being introverted, discrimination, people who look down on her for her religion, not having the 'right' to practice her religion, being looked down on in general, cooking (because she thinks she's not good at it), being isolated from other people, getting sick after eating, being touched
Strengths: charitable, loving, affectionate, giving, gifted, intelligent, athletic, kind-hearted, tries her hardest (when she tries)
Weaknesses: soft-spoken, timid, shy, insecure, doesn't always try, people-pleaser, forgetful, squeamish (particularly about meat), sensitive to culture of others
Fears: having to kill an animal (again), eating meat by accident, being buried alive, being rejected by an animal, not living up to her full potential, being thrown out of her family, her mother, her father's belt
Aspirations: own her own homestead, own her own restaurant

Psychology


Divergence: depression, post traumatic stress
Risk Factors: very insecure, vegetarianism
Current Treatment: none

Brook Haven Referral


Referred by: saren & archer somers, adoptive parents
Referred for: difficulty getting along at home, stubborn defiance
Problem Areas: actually, none

Relationships


Romantic Orientation: heteroromantic
Sexual Orientation: heterosexual
Relationship Status: soon-to-be promised
Significant Other: cade thompson

Lifestyle


Career/Occupation: student
Education: ninth grade
Dream Job: restauranteur or homesteader
Home Town: trader's bend, montana
Religion: witchcraft

Equestrian Life


Preferred Riding Style: english
Disciplines: dressage, hunter/jumper
Riding Strengths: excellent seat, soft hands, horse whisperer
Riding Weaknesses: virtually none, but sometimes a bit soft with her feet
Johanssen girls are special.

Current matriarch Ruby Johanssen was the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter, and gave birth to seven daughters, the youngest of whom was Saren Johanssen. Saren, in turn, had seven daughters -- eight if you count Gen, which Grace doesn't because she came along so long after the other girls.

Most of the family doesn't believe that the seventh daughter actually means something -- not any more, though they once did. These days, with modern science and beliefs, nobody puts much stock in individual powers. Some people are more sensitive than others of course, but television shows and movies turn "power" into something laughable. There's nothing for the seventh to inherit, though even so, Saren is the strongest witch in their coven -- which is why she's taken over the role of high priestess in the circle.

She married Archer Somers when she was young enough not to know better. The story still makes Grace smile, the way that Saren tells it. Her parents exchange a heavy but affectionate look when they talk about how they met and the things that brought them together. How did a woman so powerful and confident in herself find herself married to a man who needed to make the rules and be the head of his household? Grace has never understood it, and as much as she loves her Daddy, she's vowed never to marry a man who would tell her what to do. She wants to make the rules, and to be strong enough to forge her own identity without him.

Saren was strong enough to forge her own identity with him, which in some ways says more about her strength than her ability to forge it on her own. Even Grace knows that, and she admires her mother for everything that she's accomplished throughout her lifetime, and more than anything, she wants to be like Saren.

In spite of the odds of it being true, Grace believes that the seventh daughter of the seventh daughter should inherit the powers of her sisters and mother before her. Perhaps that's because she is the seventh daughter of the seventh daughter (of the seventh daughter, going back seven generations). She wants for it to be true with a desperation that she herself knows is probably quite pathetic given her place in the family. Nobody's ever told her it's pathetic, but that probably has something to do with the fact that she hasn't told them that she believes it -- yet. It's her plan, eventually, to tell them everything, to pour her heart out, but the opportunity hasn't presented itself. What she knows, for now, is that she's lost her place both in the coven and in her family, and that her heart aches with the question of why.

Grace was an accident, though she doesn't know it. Her uncle Justin Somers had a brief but alluring affair with a woman named Chelsea who was at the time too young for him to speak of comfortably (though safely over the age of eighteen). Unprepared for life as a single mother, but also unwilling to abort her baby, Chelsea offered to allow Justin to raise the child himself, on his own.

He admitted that he couldn't. He'd never be able to complete law school with a child on his hip, and so Justin offered what he knew he had to offer: His brother, Archer, and his wife, Saren. They had six daughters already and hadn't yet conceived their seventh (in a family that typically had seven children). The offer was made before he could ask his brother and sister in law if they were prepared for another baby, and before anyone knew what had happened, the baby had arrived. It was a simple process: Archer signed the birth certificate for his brother, and Saren later completed the assessment and adopted Grace as her own.

The brothers agreed not to tell Grace that she wasn't Archer's. She was family, after all. They felt that Saren's maternal nature was sufficient for bonding with Grace, and as she still had milk from Layne, she would nurse Grace as she had her own natural daughters.

It seemed like a good plan. Why hurt a little girl by letting her know that she wasn't like her sisters, if they didn't have to? Secrets lived in the bones of a family of witches who had to hide their identity from the town in which they lived, and so it seemed nothing to protect Grace from the truth that her parents had decided not to parent her -- in essence that they had not wanted her. What was the harm in a secret that protected someone you loved?

Except that from an early age, Grace knew that she was different than her sisters. Like her elder sisters, she sat in the kitchen while her mother and sisters cooked, cozied in Saren's lap while she nursed among the activity in the garden or the kitchen. She was folded into their lifestyle, observing, listening, watching, and learning. The girls each began their education from the time that they were two years old, weeding in the garden taking waste to the compost bin, feeding the animals. Their parents assigned each girl a task based on her age and capabilities, and Grace was like her sisters in that her mother expected her to do the routine jobs she should have been capable of at two years old.

Grace didn't thrive with her sisters. In the garden, she pulled cultivated plants and not just weeds. She put metal in the compost bin. She sometimes gave the wrong food to the wrong animals, and she always got attached to the animals that the family would later eat. Saren didn't begin scolding until Grace was four and still making the same basic mistakes. She hadn't moved forward with her chores and her learning, seemingly stuck at a juvenile age at which her sisters had "known better." Even twelve years later, she remembered the first time that one of her sisters said "Why can't you just get this right?" (it was Sera) and then when her mother sat her down and said that if she didn't stop pulling up the food plants, that she wasn't going to have supper the nights that she did it. After all, those plants were their source of nutrition -- and one of their only sources of nutrition.

She cried for an hour after that, curled up in a tight ball out in the garden with the plants that she loved so much, sad that she couldn't seem to get it right. Nobody told her mother that she might be too young to notice the difference between weeds and food plants. After all, her sisters had learned the difference quite easily. Nobody suggested that perhaps if the composting was separated from the rubbish by the elders in the family, it might have been easier for Grace to remove the compost materials. Nobody corrected her parents. Instead, they corrected Grace.

At four years old, she was old enough to notice that she was different. Saren would bark orders, a rapid voice in the kitchen reminding an elder sister to grab the pie out of the oven, or a gentle voice that reminded one of the girls where the boundaries of their annual pumpkin patch were. With Grace, she always sounded exasperated, frustrated, and Grace learned early that her mother didn't expect her to get it right after those first two years of comic errors. They would have been funny if so many plants hadn't died, if so many eggs hadn't cracked in clumsy hands.

Sensitive, Grace cried frequently. Her heart ached that she was so different. She admired and looked up to her mother most of all, and craved her father's undivided attention the way that he gave it to Brieley and sometimes Della. Like most little girls, she wanted to be Daddy's Princess, and Mommy's Sweetheart. Most of the time her father didn't seem to notice her in those early years, and her mother spent so much time correcting her that she learned better than to hope for Saren's approval.

By eight years old, Grace was significantly behind her sisters in her learning, and she'd heard talk between her parents that they might need to have her assessed for a learning disability. Though she didn't know what it meant, Grace understood that she wasn't as "smart" as her sisters, and she applied herself harder. Quickly thriving in academic learning, Grace proved that she was capable of learning, which only brought her mother's frustration. If she could learn, then she was either not trying on the homestead or she was intentionally sabotaging the family's food source. That was when Daddy began to come down on her, too. More than her mother's scolding, she feared her father's hard hand on her backside when she made one of her more significant mistakes. Grace's mishaps were causing more work for her sisters and her mother and Archer told her that it "wasn't fair" for her to expect them to clean up her messes.

"Then don't make me do it!" she protested to her father after a particularly hash scolding. That only earned the nine-year-old a dose of her father's belt and more chores to help her learn the importance of putting an effort into the work that she did around the homestead.

She struggled, and though she had ceased to make the same mistakes as before (at nine years old she had learned the difference between a cultivated plant and a weed, and she'd learned what could be composted, and which feed went with which animals), her mother had begun to teach her how to cook and bake.

What Grace produced was inedible, and on the nights that she was assigned to cook, the family simply did not eat. They couldn't afford the wasted food, and when Grace put sugar where salt belonged or salt where sugar belonged, the food could not be consumed by the family. By that time, each of the girls cooked one night a week, allowing the other six time to work on their studies or to be involved in activities through the public schools. Perhaps Grace should have been more closely supervised, but after nine years in the kitchen, her mother and sisters had begun to believe there were no more excuses for her not to understand the way that food worked. At least once a week, she could expect a fight with her mother and tears when her father punished her. Sent away from the table to comfort herself, she began to withdraw from her parents.

Why was she so stupid? And worse, why was she so sensitive? Her sisters took scolding -- and harsh punishment from their father -- and went on about their lives as though nothing had happened, making the necessary changes to please their parents, but Grace persisted in withdrawing on her own to cry. By the time that she was ten, she had become convinced that her parents didn't want her. Perhaps she had told herself so many times that if they did want her, they'd treat her better that it had become ingrained in her to believe so.

Mommy stopped letting her withdraw into her shell when she was ten and a half. It didn't matter if Daddy had spanked her or if Mommy had corrected her. She had to go on with her life and continue working to fix her mistakes. Didn't she understand that if she just tried harder she'd do better? But Grace was doing the best that she could, and things that were innate talents for her sisters had not been bred into her through the Johanssen line. She was unlike her mother and sisters, more like her father. Perhaps Archer didn't like the personal reflection of Somers sensitivity in his adopted daughter, but by that point, Genevieve was two years old and he had a new youngest to dote on.

Gen made a lot of the same mistakes that Grace did, and she watched as her spirited little sister used her enthusiasm in the garden to pull up the wrong plants, her love of animals to grow attached to the bunnies they would one day eat. Where Grace had been scolded, however, Mommy showed patience in showing her the right plants to pull, when Daddy built a special hutch for Gen's favorite bunny, when Gen began cooking earlier than Grace did, and with more aptitude. Not only did Gen get away with more mistakes than Grace had, but she received more praise from their parents.

Grace cannot -- even now -- remember the last time that one of her parents praised her.

Expectations rose with her age, as they did with her sisters. Saren and Archer held Grace to the same standard as they did for her elder sisters, expecting her to learn at a particular pace. Their other daughters had, after all, met their expectations. When they didn't, punishment had been effective at getting the girls back in line and on the right track to learning what they'd been taught. Grace continued to fail at meeting her parents' expectations, was punished frequently, and soon her sisters began to drive her out of the kitchen. Nights Grace was intend to cook, Sera, Della, or Carter would take over for her. Brieley began to make her clothes for her, since Grace could hardly be seen in public in the clothing that she'd been able to produce herself.

Things took a dark turn when Grace was thirteen and Daddy forced her to kill a rabbit. For years she'd avoided doing the slaughtering of the animals they had for their meals. Their sisters had each managed to slaughter Sadie at least once (except, of course, for Gen) and when Grace panicked, the other girls stepped in to do the job for her. Most of them seemed to be sympathetic rather than irritated with her sensitivity, but her parents were losing their patience. They weren't raising pets: They were raising food and fiber!

For three days, Grace refused to eat, didn't speak a word to her father, and experienced intermittent crying jags. After that, if asked to cut the head off of a chicken, or to kill a rabbit for their meal, she did it, but she felt sick every time. Later, in the Fall of that year, Grace even slaughtered Sadie, with tears rolling down her cheeks as she did it.

If anyone noticed that she'd fallen into a depression, they didn't note it. She spent her winter splitting fire wood to heat the family home -- that was at least something she could do, and the physical exertion centered her, calmed her, and made her feel good about what she was doing. That was also the year that her mother stopped allowing her to attend council meetings for the coven. Every other Johanssen woman was there -- only to the exclusion of the men and coveners who weren't Johanssens.

In a life that had always felt inadequate, Grace had never felt so inadequate before. She worked all the harder, throwing herself at splitting the firewood, at baking whenever she had the chance -- though she continued to ruin about half of what she baked and didn't undertand why her cakes fell, why her bread didn't rise, and why her sisters understood the chemistry of food so much better than she did. She cried frequently and withdrew further from her parents. If they didn't like her, it was pointless for her to try to change their minds. It was clearly something she was doing wrong, since her sisters seemed happy (except perhaps for Ardin, who by then had graduated from their home school).

When Spring came, she threw herself into the garden. By fourteen, she was no longer pulling plants instead of weeds, and though her plants never grew as quickly as her sisters' plants did (her mother had long since ceased teaching her the Craft, likely out of fear that Grace would mis-use it, and so she didn't know the small tricks that were more scientific than magical, such as planting an egg with the garden for fertility), the work satisfied her and told her that she could do something right -- even if she didn't do it as well as her sisters did.

That was the first that it occurred to Grace to dream of a family where she was like the other people and where they appreciated her. She still had no idea that she was adopted at birth, but like many kids who feel like misfits, she began to dream. Her parents may not have understood it (or her!), but adopted kids know they aren't with the "right" family, and Grace felt it in her bones. She was always out of step with everyone else, and she didn't think like them.

Archer had stopped speaking to her altogether, and Mommy generally only stopped to correct. Grace knew in her heart that they were frustrated with her and that she put a lot of stress on them and on the family in general, but she didn't know how to make it better.

She went a year like that, hardly talking to anyone in the family, her nose to the grindstone, studying on her own and running every opportunity that she got, often in her bare feet since she didn't want to take the risk of asking her parents to purchase her running shoes as they'd done for Brieley when she was Grace's age. Her feet bore the cuts of running through the woods without shoes on, but she didn't care. It freed her spirit and it was the only time she still had to commune with the goddess, who often felt like more a mother than the mother who had adopted her. When she ran, she cried, and she could run until she got all of the hurt inside her out, even if her outsides hurt as a result.

Grace never stopped trying. Not until the day that her parents sat her down and informed her they planned to send her to Brook Haven Ranch and that she should get packed up and ready to go. She'd turned fifteen in April, and would be a sophomore in the upcoming school year. She didn't understand. She was trying so hard. What had she done wrong? The program didn't generally take the biological children of Blue Lake residents, so why did they intend to send her?

Her parents gave her no answers, but told her they didn't have time and that she needed to get packed so they could take her to the Ranch. It happened very quickly in June of 2015, and less than 24 hours after being informed of their decision, she was at the ranch, entirely separated from everything that she knew, and without any explanations at all of why.

In the first three weeks, the staff worked hard at "helping Grace accept responsibility" for the problems at home that had led her to the ranch, but none of them could pin down what the problems were. They told her that she wasn't working hard enough at learning what her parents wanted her to learn, but when they looked at the school records that her mother had kept, they noted that she'd been exceeding academic expectations for her age group. Grace cried -- for what felt like the millionth time -- and told her counselors that she didn't know what more she could do to please her parents. She was doing her best, but she just wasn't good enough.

Concerned, the staff contacted the Somers family to find out what was going on at home. That was when the people at Brook Haven discovered that Grace was adopted and didn't seem to fit with her adoptive family's lifestyle.

Nobody has told Grace, who recently achieved the Paint privilege level. She'll soon have the opportunity to see and confront her parents on her own. She hasn't spoken to them at all in the two months that she's been at Brook Haven -- where she continues to thrive in the program and with the animals she does not have to slaughter for food -- and she's not sure whether she wants to go back home. Because her family is present and capable of parenting, the decision is with them -- but Grace hopes that they will give her a say in the matter. At Brook Haven, she still feels out of sync with everyone else, and sometimes wonders if she's a different breed, or even species, of human. But still, she enjoyed her life more, and she had made friends. She'd gone two months without incurring more than one punishment, and she did well in her riding classes. She'd even been given a horse that her parents were sure to make her give up if she went home!

Grace fears being asked to leave, but even more she fears never being able to please her parents or make them proud of her. Their disappointment is a heavy weight for a fifteen-year-old to bear, and more than anything, she wants somewhere to belong. What will happen when she finds out that her Uncle Justin is her biological father?

Beat of Her Own Drum

Grace has never been like her family. Her interests are different than theirs are, and she struggles to keep up with the things that they enjoy doing. Though she's always tried to fit with them and to do their thing, she's never felt appreciated, and she's growing tired of trying to be something that she's not. She's always felt as though she doesn't live on the same plane as her family does. This is a major point in Grace's life: She's beginning to realize that it's okay for her to dance to the beat of her own drum, and that is a catalytic turning point for her.

What Did I do Wrong?

Grace was sent away from home by her parents essentially because "she wasn't working out." She's been struggling to fit in with her family for some time, and in an effort to get her the help that she deserves, her parents sent her to Brook Haven Ranch. Grace, of course, sees it from the perspective that they no longer wanted her, and is suffering a case of extreme abandonment by her parents. She has no idea that she's adopted, and knowing might only make the situation worse. Eventually she's going to have to find out, though, and that's going to be another turning point in Grace's life. For now, Brook Haven is working with her on determining what she did to wind up in her current situation, and she's miserable trying to decide what made her parents give up on her.

Somewhere to Belong

Grace will soon find out that she's adopted, and it's going to be another tremendous turning point for her. Not only will it explain so much to somebody who has always struggled to determine where she fits, but it will increase her sense of abandonment and her outward signs of trauma. The reaction is going to be strong, especially when she finds out who her biological father is, and it may either make her closer to her family or tear her further away from them. It will be impossible to know until it actually happens, but one thing is for sure: It's going to change her ability to trust everyone in her life to tell her what she needs to know, even when it's her own information in the first place!

One of Who?

The Johanssen family has always struggled with its place in the town. As part of the family -- and part of the coven -- Grace has been an outsider in Blue Lake for her entire life. Moreover, as a home schooled student, she hasn't had the best/opportunities to make friends within the community, and she's always stood on the outskirts of everything that meant the most to her. Now at Brook Haven, she's one of the Ranch Kids, but more than that, once she discovers that she's not a Johanssen, she will have the choice to fit in with her adoptive family or with the town that scorns them. For a girl who admires her mother -- the leader of the coven -- as much as she does, there's only one possible choice that she can make, but what happens if the Johanssens continue to reject her?

About Grace

Over the years, Grace has lost a great deal of her faith in herself. She lacks confidence in her abilities, can be shy around other people she doesn't know well, and struggles with standing up for herself when she needs to. She's easy to influence, and she wants to please other people, which should mean that she'll do anything to fit in, except that the people she most wants to please are her parents and so following a direction they wouldn't have her take isn't something she would do. She has no use for bullies or terrorists and finds it easier to keep to herself than it is to get involved with people who might not appreciate her uniqueness. At this point in her life, she's given up trying to be something altogether different than what she was is. Life, she believes, is a journey from one incarnation to the next and she's doing her best to make her way through this incarnation.

At Brook Haven, Grace is unusual in that she has a family in town. At least for now, she is the only person at Brook Haven in this situation, and it may create tension with other students who don't understand why she's allowed to participate with her family so close and available to her. In town, she's part of a family of witches who don't fit into the fabric of the small town, and who suffer persecution because of what they believe.

Like her sisters and her parents, Grace believes -- in her case strongly -- in multiple gods, universal energy, and the practice of magic. She has a pass for religious services on Fridays and though she cannot go home (previously due to her privilege level and more recently because the coven has ceased to accept her at their regular meetings), she chooses to practice as a solitary witch in the approved areas of the ranch.

She struggles with depression and a feeling that she simply doesn't fit in anywhere. Though shy, Grace may become snappy with confronted, or desperate enough to lash out when someone attempts to push her to accept responsibility for her parents' actions. She's spent a lifetime trying her best to fit in with other people and to do what they want, and she's never failed to admit a wrongdoing (because of her belief that what you send out comes back to you times three). Counselors have pushed and she's eventually cracked, frustrated that she doesn't understand what they're asking her for when she's only trying her best. What do they want her to be responsible for? Not being good enough? Sure, it's her fault, but what can she do about it? Besides, she's already accepted that.

Platonic

It won't be easy to make FRIENDS with Grace in the beginning. She struggles with feelings of self-worth and lacks faith in people. Cynical due to circumstances beyond her control, she's likely to believe that those who reach out to her to extend their hand in friendship are teasing her. After all, why would anyone want to be friends with her?

It will be a struggle for her to accept that it is her own actions, and not her actual value, that have led to her having few friends, but once she reaches this point she will find it easier to grow attached to people with similar interests and personalities to her own.

Romantic

Her parents have never permitted her to date, and therefore Grace isn't looking to attract LOVERS, though puppy love is virtually inevitable. She'll be most attractive to those who enjoy her vulnerability and though she will not break her parents' dating and touching rules, it's possible that she may meet someone she's attracted to and/or who might be attracted to her. If and when she does, she may surprise herself by being willing to do more for their favor than she previously believed she'd be willing to do.

Grace is attracted to both males and females, though her personality will likely be more attractive to male partners, and she is somewhat more inclined toward them romantically (heteroromatic pansexual).

Antagonistic

She's all in all a likable person who is still struggling with finding herself, and her unpredictable personality may lead to some ENEMIES, even though she'd much prefer to have friends. Where she's generous and loving with her friends, Grace is the master of the could shoulder for people she feels aren't fair to her, and she doesn't differentiate between adults and teens in this department. Any hostility is likely to be met with silence and indignation on Grace's part, and she will quickly withdraw from people she perceives not to like or accept her.

Familiar

Grace has a very strained relationship with her family at the moment. Her parents have been abusive toward her for all of her life, and she has no idea that she was adopted at birth (literally her biological mother gave birth and her adoptive mother was the midwife). She can never seem to please her mother and her father takes her mother's side in an argument, resulting in harsh punishments and cruel words all around. This has been a constant struggle for Grace throughout her lifetime and though her sisters might be on her side, it's tough for her to see that.

Other

Grace is very good with authority figures. She tries hard, does her best, and is generally successful at whatever she takes on. She's respectful, courteous, polite, and does the work that's assigned to her without argument or complaint. Authority figures on the ranch will probably like her a great deal.

First Impressions

The first impression that most people have of Grace is that she is a very sweet, but very shy person. She'll duck her head and avoid eye contact, and it may surprise some people to find that she is so polite and courteous. She always says "please" and "thank you" but she will rarely look a person in the eyes. An observant person may leave a first impression with the belief that she is being abused (which is an accurate assumption), or someone who is less observant may feel that she is rude in spite of her polite words. First impressions will, therefore, be mixed.

Stranger Impressions

Someone who knows Grace only by rumors will likely feel that she is stubborn, obstinate, and that she doesn't try very hard. She has a reputation around Trader's Bend as being the girl who ruins the pies that her family sells at market, and the majority of people in town know her this way: As strangers. Again, someone who is considerate and observant might take this to indicate that her parents are being emotionally or psychologically abusive of her, while others might believe that she really is just being stubborn to get her way.

Friendly Impressions

Friends find Grace sweet and caring, but not particularly demonstrative. They might find it hard to tell where they stand because for all that she can be affectionate when she trusts someone entirely, getting her trust is particularly difficult for most people to do. It's easier for friends to see Grace's true nature, which is a little bit on the eccentric side, but caring and incredibly loving toward everyone, including strangers.

Familiar Impressions

Grace's family is a mixed bag. Her mother thinks that she's acting out on purpose and being stubborn when she's making legitimate mistakes, her father follows her mother's line of thinking because she's present with Grace more often, and her sisters have mixed feelings depending on their own current situation with their parents. Extended family doesn't get to see much of Grace and therefore might not have a solid opinion of her one way or the other.

Rival Impressions

The majority of Grace's rivals will come from the group system, and they will be rivals of the Wellwader group. She was not well placed in this group in that she is not herself particularly competitive, and it's only within the group's dynamic that she finds herself competing with the other students on the ranch. This is a tough area for her, and most rivals will probably see her as being timid and a bit worried about her ability to measure up. Rivals can easily become friends.

Enemy Impressions

Most enemies probably see Grace as being slow (stupid) or too eccentric for them. The main reasons that she'd wind up with enemies rest in those factors, and she's not the type to hide her eccentricity from anyone. They may also find her annoying and think that she needs to get a grip on reality. One way or another, enemies see Grace as being odd and not a desirable person to hang around with.

Authority Impressions

This is a tough one. Most authority figures worth their salt will know without much difficulty figuring it out that Grace has been abused. She's timid, shy, and works hard. For most, she's a pleasure to work with and she doesn't give authorities any sort of trouble at all. In her time on the ranch, it's unlikely that she's going to need a lot of heavy-handed discipline except perhaps where food is concerned, and the authorities on the ranch will probably walk away from interactions with her wondering how her parents ever thought she was troubled in the first place.

Coworker/Partner Impressions

The other students in Grace's group will probably feel as though she's holding them back some. She's not competitive, she doesn't always want to do the activities that are chosen for them, and though she cooperates without complaint with the staff of the group, she sometimes makes things difficult for the other students by doing things in her own way or with her own interpretation of the rules. A lot of the time her interpretation is correct. So most of them will be annoyed with her, most likely.

Lover Impressions

There is only, and will only ever be one lover for Grace: Cade Thompson. Cade sees her as a vulnerable but strong person who has put up with a lot of hell to get to the place that she's at. He's one of the only people in her life who is able to see her raw courage or her power. It might be easier for him because he is also a witch.

Self-Impressions

Grace sees herself as weak, stupid, and incapable of doing things the right way, no matter how many times she's told. She believes (seriously) that she deserves to be punished -- physically -- for everything that she's done wrong, and she has a hard time understanding why the ranch doesn't see her the way that she sees herself.

Post-Mortem Impressions

When she's gone, people will generally look at Grace as wasted potential (should she die young) because she was never able to reach her full potential due to her mother's abusive nature.

Mun Impressions

This is one of my all-time favorite babies. Be nice to her.

Friends

First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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Enemies

First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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Lovers

First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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Family

First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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Other

First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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Habits

I'm Not Here Right Now

Years of spirituality and learning how to ground, center, and to control her own energies (even if she has little talent for it) have taught Grace that the nightly ritual of meditation is important to keep herself feeling connected not only to the natural and supernatural worlds, but also to her family. Life without them has been strange and there are times that it's been difficult for her, so meditation has helped her to retain a sense of who she is in spite of the changes to her environment. The last hour or so before bed is her private time, and she stubbornly insists on taking it even when there are other activities scheduled for that time slot.

What if They Come Loose?

While most people are satisfied that their shoes are tied, Grace likes hers "locked" in place. She makes sincere use of that top, random hole in her shoes by locking the laces down to fit her heel into the heel of her shoes and tightening them down so that the laces don't loosen and neither do her shoes while she's running. It's an important thing for a runner to have shoes that fit well and it's one of the few things her parents never really cut corners on. The girls always had new shoes in good condition.

Quirks

Name of Quirk

You Hate Me!

The feeling of standing out among her sisters has resulted in Grace being unnaturally sensitive toward the feelings of other people. Everything has become a battle for her, and if someone disagrees with her, gives her a dirty look, or bumps into her in the mess, she automatically thinks that it's because they don't like her. Her attitude toward most people is that they don't like her until she knows better. That's the way that she's had to live thanks to her life at home and it's been tough for her to get away from at Brook Haven. It's due to her fear of abandonment, primarily.

That Doesn't Go There!

Everything in Grace's world has its place, and she has a hard time if things aren't where they belong. It's not obsessive-compulsive disorder (by a long shot!) but she worries that she won't be able to find things if they aren't in their own places or if she hasn't been able to keep track of her belongings. Having left nearly everything she knows behind (which seems worse than it is, considering how little her family lives on!), she's sensitive about this and needs to know where everything is in order to add to her sense of control and security.

Let Me Hold On

In spite of her generally standoffish personality, Grace is very quick to reach out with a healing touch toward anybody who is hurting, whether emotionally or physically. It's something that she learned from her mother, and although she lacks any real skill at healing, she does try to provide comfort for those who need it. She had too little of it herself while she was living at home and she wants to give her new friends at Brook Haven whatever they need to feel comforted and comfortable when they are feeling low or sad about something. It might not do much, but it can make people (and animals!) feel better.

What Do You Mean by That?

Whatever it is that somebody says, Grace will take the worst possible connotation. Cynical and suspicious, she's worried that everyone has a hidden agenda when they talk to her. Even a compliment can be taken the wrong way, and she often feels that people are looking down on her and only saying nice things to her so that they can gossip behind her back about how she actually thinks she's good at something. Praise has not been something she's had much of in her life and so she's suspicious of every word of praise that she hears coming in her direction.

You Call That Food?

The first big issue that Grace ran into with the staff at Brook Haven was that they served food she didn't consider to be "food." It turned into a minor altercation and though she ultimately wasn't punished (because the staff was finally able to interpret what she was trying to say to them about the food), it has become an overall theme for her. Organic food has been a way of life for her since she was an infant and transitioning onto non-organic food ("crap" as she puts it) has been hard on her stomach. Ranch staff do not entirely accommodate her needs, but they have made some allowances for her.

What's Mine is Mine

Grace didn't come to Brook Haven with much and most of what she did have was taken from her when she arrived. Not only doesn't she have much, but she's not allowed to wear the skirts and dresses that her sisters made for her and which are traditional in her family. It's been a huge loss for her, and those few things that she does have, she's very possessive over. People aren't allowed to put their hands on her things, and she can get to the point of being aggressive when folks are too handsy with what she considers to belong to her. It's not her best trait and she's working on improving, but it's slow going.

To the Power of Me

Like many of her Johanssen kin, Grace believes that being pagan means to have invoked the goddess. This means that part of Her is in each person who celebrates Her, and Grace believes herself to have the power of the goddess, when she chooses to use it. It's a tough belief to have in a town like Blue Lake, but in spite of her regular poor self-image and self esteem, Grace has the ability to power through her depression and to become the person she was intended to be from the start. It's just going to take a lot of personal work and the support of friends and family.

But That's Not Real!

People tell her all the time that there's no such thing as witches, and that magic isn't real. But Grace has seen it first hand, and she knows that 'witch' is a term referring to someone who practices a particular religion and not something that refers to a woman with special, magical powers. At the same time, she does believe in magic and that it works in the real world. For her, it's a matter of practicality and not one of mystery and supernatural.

I Dance with the Dead

As with her religious choices, people tend to think that Grace is strange for believing in ghosts and spirits in the world. She believes in haunted places and that some people are stuck between worlds on their way to the place in between lives. She swears that she's seen things before, but she can't prove it (as much as she might like to) and this is something that even her sisters have argued with her about. If souls are reincarnated, how can their spirits be stuck between lives on this plane?

Hobbies

Gardening

Among her sisters, Grace isn't the greatest of gardeners, but that doesn't mean that she doesn't love it. She's a fan of experimenting and learning new things by trying something that she's not done before, and even if it doesn't get her the results that her sisters get out of their efforts, it does help her to learn and grow with her hobby. Even if she's not the best and doesn't grow the largest pumpkins or squashes, she loves to have her hands in the dirt and dig around.

Endurance Running

Everybody says that she does it because she wants to be like her sister Brieley, but the truth is that it's something that Grace loves because she loves it. In every other area of her life, she's in competition with her sisters, but as good as Brieley is at running, Grace is actually better. She doesn't know it yet, but if she had the opportunity to participate on a team, she'd blow the coaches at the high school away by running harder and longer than most of their cross-country runners.

Photography

All Grace had when she was younger was a cheap point and shoot camera, but she has always loved capturing nature scenes in the digital medium. She never got a better camera, and Grace knew better than to ask (it's an expensive item). Soon she'll have privileges to have her own belongings again and Grace is eager to have her camera. It might not be much but she's thrilled to have anything at all and was grateful for the camera more than nearly anything else that she's had in her life.

Skills

Photography • Good

Even though she's working with a basic point and shoot camera, Grace is interested in learning as much as she can about photography. For using such an inexpensive camera, she's doing quite well in learning how to use it, and a good camera (a DSLR) would be a useful tool in her hands. She's developing a good eye for lighting and for poses and she'd love to increase her skill in this area with the help of the Brook Haven art teacher!

Gardening • Excellent

Years of working in her parents' garden has helped Grace to develop some gardening skill. For most people, she's an excellent gardener who grows beautiful plants for both food and aesthetic, but at home she always struggled to be as good as her sisters. She has no idea that she's as talented as she is, and her parents probably know that she's good but because she pales in comparison to her sisters, they've not lifted her up appropriately to let her know how well she's really doing.

Endurance Running • Excellent

Thanks to years of training, Grace is excellent at cross-country running. She can run in marathons, but her real love is for going the distance through rugged areas. Good shoes are the root of her success, and she's lucky that her parents never skimped in this particular area. She's trained for years, makes sure to keep herself well fed and hydrated, and excels at running on all kinds of surfaces. She'd be an amazing participant on a team!

Interests

Paganism

Paganism has been a way of life for Grace since she was an infant, and though she's no longer privvy to the private meetings that the coven has once a month, she maintains her interest in paganism and probably always will. Grace will likely be pagan for the rest of her life as it is honestly what she believes and not just something that she's done in order to please her mother. Some people have tried to change her religious preferences, but they have failed.

Ghosts & Spirits

First and foremost, Grace does believe in spirits and ghosts. She enjoys studying about them and trying to learn as much as she can about what they might be and where they might come from. The idea that people might stay on earth instead of going to the Summerland and then coming back in their next life is strange to her, but she's seen things that she can't explain. This is the type of interest that she wants to share with other people, who sometimes make fun of her for it.

Equine Husbandry

When she was living at home, Grace's parents wouldn't ever allow her to have a pet. The animals on the homestead were for food, and she got attached to several that she had to later slaughter herself. It's wounded her and traumatized her deeply, and though she's never been diagnosed with it, her PTSD may be partly due to having to kill beloved pets so that she could serve them up ford inner to her sisters. She never ate on those days. Being around the horses has given her a renewed energy for animals, even if she's afraid to get attached.

Natural Sciences

Her parents didn't always give her credit for it, but Grace did well with home schooling, and has a particular interest (and aptitude) for the natural sciences. She's not sure what interests her in particular, but she thinks that it might be ecology, with the interest in ecosystems and the way that different organisms work together to cohabit. One days he'd love to work for a zoo, but it seems like a juvenile dream for someone like her, and she's not sure whether or not her parents still intend to send her to college.

Desired Plots

The Soul of a Horse

This one's sort of personal, and it may or may not involve another person, but I want for Grace to have the opportunity to interact with and grow attached to an animal for the first time. She's always grown connected to the animals that she would eventually slaughter for food, and that made her so sad that she has grown to find it difficult to connect with the creatures she might have to eventually eat. Some people even eat horse meat, and so at first it's going to be difficult for her. An adult mentor at Brook Haven may be helpful for Grace in helping her to learn that it's okay for her to connect with her horse.

Wow, You're Good at That

I have a headcanon that there's a part of the ranch where teens who desire to do so can cultivate a garden. Grace loves gardening, even if she's never been as good at it as her sisters, and I'd love it if she was spending time there with other students who also enjoy gardening and someone stopped her to say "hey! You're really good at this!" It would work with other talents that she has, but particularly with things that she always felt inadequate at within her family. Cooking or gardening are the obvious choices for this type of plot and it would make me thrilled to have something like this.

You Lucky Bitch!

Most of the kids at Brook Haven don't have their parents for one reason or another. In many cases they're dead, but all of the kids have been removed for various reasons, and that makes Grace very unusual. It would be a great plot if somebody tried to push her around because she's so different, and because they see her as not appreciating what she has with her family. Adopted kids are often told that they should be grateful, and this might make a first turn for somebody to say to Grace that she should be grateful to her parents -- not for adopting her, but because she has them at all. It might make her see things differently or could progress into an enemyship.

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nick fisher
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When people look at Nick, they tend to see a big dumb bully. For all most people experience of him, they might as well be right. At heart, Nick is a smart, sensitive kid who’s learned to act tough because it keeps him safe, but that’s buried deep enough that plenty of people will never encounter that side of him.
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I don't think we've done this before, but what you suggested sounds fantastic! Nick would definitely give her hard time when he perceives her as holding the group back, and if pushing her until she explodes is an interesting plot for her, it should be really interesting for Nick, too.
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g. moybray
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G. was raised to be the perfect daughter, and when they came out as genderfluid, their parents were disappointed, and often used the wrong pronouns. An excellent field hockey player, G. felt pressure from their mother to lose weight, and eventually developed anorexia nervosa.
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What you suggested sounds really nice. G. might explain it a couple times, as they've become used to doing with anyone who doesn't get it the first time. Something that might impress G. is that Grace would be trying to get it right even when she doesn't understand, but if she snaps because of too many corrections, G. would likely just shrug it off and keep going, as they are used to people calling them the wrong pronouns and such. As G. is new to Trader's Bend, they probably haven't heard too much about whatever Grace has messed up in the town, and as they are group members, would try to defend her if they heard others talking badly, as they know what it's like to have others talking behind your back. G. is also pretty likely to be a bit too competitive for Grace, they enjoy beating people at things though, so if she isn't trying as hard they will likely take it as a 'victory' just because they can. They wouldn't force her to do anything, although they might get bored if Grace doesn't try to get a victory every once in a while
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Ava-Jade has been an orphan since she was 13. Her dad was killed by a drunk driver when she was 12, and her mom succumbed to stomach cancer when she was 13. She was taken in by her aunt and uncle, and after her uncle's sexual abuse came to light, she was taken from their custody and placed in emergency care. After running from her emergency placement, Ava-Jade was deemed a flight risk, and unadoptable. Her case worker is hoping that Brook Haven is the place for her.
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Yes, absolutely! I have a feeling that Ava would find a couple of things to connect with Grace over. They have the same dietary preferences, and they both experienced rape, something that I've found both in real life and in roleplay draws people who've survived these experiences together, even if this is the one thing that they can connect over. They're also superstitious, and maybe they could find something to bond over there, as well?
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