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Haley Thomas

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a character in “Astoria”, as played by LawfulAnnon

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HALEY THOMAS

“People fear what they don't understand and hate what they can't conquer.”
- Andrew Smith






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NAMEXX Haley Grace Thomas

NICKNAMESXX Hales, Freak, Psycho

AGEXX Eighteen

SEXUALITYXXDemisexual
xxxxxxNATIONALITYXXAmerican

YEARXX Senior

D.O.B.XX May 15, 2001

HEXXX #d46208








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HEIGHTXX 5'5 t.

HAIR COLORXX blonde with brown roots
WEIGHTXX 121 lbs.

EYE COLORXX Light Blue




Most people would describe Haley as a pretty girl, but it's always followed by 'you could be prettier if you tried.' Haley's blonde hair is long and often messy. She doesn't put a lot of time into her appearance like her sister, preferring to remain as natural as possible. Her hair, blue eyes, and pretty face makes natural easy, but everyone would agree her sister is the more attractive of the pair. Haley has a slim, petite figure, lacking muscle due to inactivity. She keeps her hair down, but doesn't do much to style. Haley likes to part it on the left side and be done with it.

She doesn't have much of a style. Black is typically her color of choice when it comes to colors. Haley doesn't care for having nice or fancy clothing. She'll be happy in some sweatpants and a big T-shirt. Temperature doesn't have much of an effect on Haley so she is often found wearing long sleeves when it's warm outside. Dresses or skirts are a rare occurrence, or forced upon her. She likes flannel shirts, ripped jeans, and a pair of boots or sneakers.

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STRENGTHSXX
XX➥ Fearless : Haley rarely has any problems with fear. She doesn't get squeamish at gross sights or bothered by horrific events. Haley fears some things, but she remains largely unaffected by what normal people would fear.
XX➥ Research : Haley has a love of obscure things and learn random information. She's become skilled at finding information in libraries and the internet. Information through communication is more difficult, but people tend to tell Haley what she wants so she'll leave them alone.
XX➥ Clever : Haley has shown a astute mind when it comes to learning. She picks up on information quickly and can retain it, as long as it intrigues her. She's considered one of the smartest students at Astoria High.

WEAKNESSES
XX ➥ Erratic : Haley is very unpredictable with her activities and reactions. She may go from ignoring the bullies to facing them head on. Her assignments may be completed to perfection or not turned in at all. She's moody and people tend to stay away.
XX ➥ Audacious : Haley is known to go head first into a situation without thinking of the consequences. She has no regard for her own safety, or others. It's not that she doesn't care, but she doesn't think far ahead.
XX ➥ Aloof : Haley has never been a people person. She doesn't react nicely to new people and is distant with everyone. It makes people wary of her.

FEARSXX
XX➥ Water : When Haley was eight, she and her family went to the lake. Haley jumped into the lake and her lifejacket came off, causing her to begin drowning. It was a traumatic experience so she avoids pools and large bodies of water.
XX➥ Cars : Haley lost her Mom in a car accident. She was in the car with her when it happened. She now refuses to ride in them. Buses, bikes, or walking is her method of transportation. When in a car, she starts to hyperventilate forcing herself into a panic attack.
XX➥ Abandonment : With Haley's losses and abandonment by those closest to her, Haley fears being left behind. She appears uninterested in making relationships, but she doesn't want to be hurt again.

SECRETS
XX ➥ Phone Calls : Haley has been receiving phone calls from the kidnapper. They've said she's the only one who could figure out who they are and understands them. It started off as harmless until the kidnapper became a killer. Haley keeps threatening to bring the police in, but the recent kidnapping of her sister has made her desperate to find out who is committing these crimes.
XX➥ Affair : After the police questioned Haley about her mother's death, one of the officer began to pay her special attention. It was the first time Haley was favored over her sister and she went with it. He actually listens to her and doesn't dismiss her odd interests. Haley cares for him and the fact that it began when she was underage would cause him trouble and that's the last thing Haley wants.
XX➥ Her Job : Haley is naturally intelligent so she uses it for profit. People pay her to write their papers or do their homework. She doesn't mind as long as people are willing to pay. The school would have a fit if they found out so it's easier for it to be a secret.


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PERSONALITYXXX Haley is the outcast of the school for a reason. It used to be because she enjoyed being by herself. She liked having only a few people in her life. The popular kids on TV never seemed happy with their 'friends.' A few close friends sounded much easier. Now, her reclusive nature is a way of survival. She's been abandoned before and doesn't want to go through it again. Her outlook is mostly realistic. The whole believe and achieve mentality doesn't make sense to her. It's better to base things on facts and evidence.

Haley is aware her tastes are morbid. Not many teenage girls are interested in serial killers and crimes, but Haley doesn't let it bother her. She's had to make peace with who she is. Haley is happy with who she is. Others may think it odd, but she's the one who has to live with whatever identify she has. It may come as nonchalance, but her confidence level is hers alone to control. She doesn't allow the airhead popular kids and jocks determine that she's a loser or a freak. She is who she is.

Haley doesn't go down quietly either. She has a quick-witted with others, always ready with a comeback for the bullies. Her humor tends to be sarcastic and dry so it tends to go over the bullies' head, which makes it even funnier for her. She appreciates a challenge if another kid is able to match her wit. It's not any fun to argue with an idiot.

The whole friendship thing is difficult for Haley. She doesn't have a ton of experience with it so she tends to make a fool of herself when trying to be nice. It can be awkward for her to deal with whole mushy, meaningful friend thing. She shows affection by being protective. Haley will be your number one supporter if you need her. It should surprise anyone how defensive she can get about things, or people, she cares about.

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HISTORYXXX The birth of Haley and her twin sister, Hannah, was a miracle in itself. Richard Thomas and his wife, Katherine, were high school sweethearts, and couple goals by today's standards. They married right after high school and couldn't wait to start a family. They'd been trying for ten years until they finally went to a doctor who told them Richard was infertile. It broke Richard's heart that he couldn't give his wife the family she wanted. They put their time into their work, Katherine as a nurse and Richard as mechanic shop owner. Richard began to pour what money he had into treatments to increase their chances of pregnancy. On her birthday, Katherine discovered she was pregnant. The couple was ecstatic, Richard mostly. He finally gave Katherine what she wanted.

Haley and Hannah grew up in a household of love. They were the picture of a perfect family, always on fun vacations or goofing around at the house. Haley and Hannah were very different. Hannah loved dancing, cheer leading, and being around people. Haley was more reserved and enjoyed learning and books, especially murder mysteries. She became interested in horror, crimes, and serial killers, things little girls typically shouldn't enjoy. Rather than dismiss these interests, Haley's mother embraced it. She wanted Haley to be who she wanted, even if who she is is a strange. Hannah and her father agreed, going along with Haley's interests.

Life began to get harder for Haley when people stopped humoring her interests. High school changes people and it began to change her sister. Hannah became more focused on popularity and being a cheerleader. Having a sister who was into freaky stuff was not good for her image. Hannah began to distance herself from Haley until the only time they spoke to each other at home. Haley didn't have many friends so she became a target for bullying. They called her 'freak' and 'psycho.' Hannah never participated but she never did anything to stop it either. Haley never mentioned it at home, offering Hannah the chance to make it up to her. An apology never came. Haley holds out hope she might change. She still had her mom though.

Tragedy struck the family when Haley was fifteen. Haley and her mother were driving back from one of Hannah's cheer leading competitions, singing karaoke loudly in the car. It had been raining the whole day and the roads were slick. When her mother went to make a turn, the car suffered from hydroplaning and ran off the road. The car rolled over five times before the car stopped, upside down. Haley had a broken wrist, bruises, and scratches all over her body. The paramedics tried, but her mother died after the third role. It was traumatic as Haley when Haley's father and Hannah came to get her, watching the two of them break down. This event marked the end of their happy family.

Haley's father threw himself into his work, and alcohol. He was rarely home. The few nights he was, he'd cry or yell at his daughters. He never hurt them, but he wasn't the loving father they grew up with anymore. Hannah became more invested in the party scene and her popularity, barely spending any nights at home. Haley never felt more isolated. One nice thing came out of it. She met Adam O'Connor, a young police officer on the scene at the accident. He was handsome and charming, kept in touch with Haley after the accident citing that he lost his mother the same way. He understood her in a way no one else did. Their relationship started off platonic until Haley suggested taking it to the next level. The affair has been ongoing, but under wraps due to their five year age difference. It's one of Haley's few relationships and one she doesn't want to be tampered with.

Haley didn't really know Evan Lynn outside of that he was popular and actually a nice person. She was initially intrigued because it was similar to the disappearances in Astoria back in the 90s. She ended up looking back through the documents in the library when she was slipped a note with a phone number asking her to call it. Haley did and the voice, obviously using a modifier, said they had information about the kidnapper. They had regular conversations, but their last one ended in anger from Haley. The voice finally admitted to being the kidnapper, and killer. The killer lashed out at her, saying she was the only one who understood him but now even she turned on him. Haley's sister was taken a few days later. Haley's father is panicking and Adam is doing his best with his policework to find her, but Haley believes she's the only one who can figure it out. The killer has threatened that Haley's sister is going to die if she helps the police. It's a race for Haley to find out who is behind this.

So begins...

Haley Thomas's Story

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Character Portrait: Dakota Lynn Character Portrait: Sam Schroeder Character Portrait: Taís Carvalho Character Portrait: Jasmine Reyes Character Portrait: Adrien Lewis Character Portrait: Spencer Hawkins Character Portrait: Shane Black Character Portrait: Juniper Whelan Character Portrait: Haley Thomas Character Portrait: Benjamin Hill
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DAKOTA LYNN
the step-sister / Marilyn Lima / outfit / #D5CF88
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Friday, October 26th 5:00pm

"Alright! Good sweat today ladies, I'll see you all at practice tomorrow" Coach Hansen clapped her hands together in what would be considered an 'encouraging' gesture before dismissing the girls from softball practice. Dakota slung her ball bang over her shoulder, feeling particularly gross as a bead of sweat glided down her forehead. She wiped it away quickly, and followed the other girls into the locker room, the lot of them chatting about some Halloween Bash that Jasmine Reyes was throwing tonight. The thought of the last time she went to a Reyes' party flashed across her mind and her heart clenched rather painfully in her chest. Evan. Still missing. Or better yet, dead.

She sucked in a sharp breath, pinching the bridge of her nose to keep her thoughts away from her brother. Unfortunately, today the universe was well against her. She fumbled with the combination on her locker for a few moments before roughly tugging it open, a bit of undeniable frustration coming out of well. Dakota raised an eyebrow slightly as a small, folded piece of notebook paper fell out of her locker landing at her feet. Without even picking it up, a sense of dread filled every inch of her as she stared at the seemingly innocent paper. She reached down, and after what felt like ages, her hand finally brushed the notebook paper on the ground. She grabbed it, carefully unfolding it to read a scribbling of words in the middle.

"If you think it's over I've only just begun crossing off names on my list.
Hope to see you at the party tonight.
Trick or Treat Lynn?"

Her head whipped around the locker room, her eyes frantically searching for someone who didn't belong. But, it was just her teammates. Dakota's hands shook slightly as she read each word over and over again, before aggressively folding it back up and shoving it into her backpack. Who had sent it? And why? However, deep down, she already knew the answer to her question. Astoria's resident Grim Reaper, the one who had taken her brother and many others in the town. This wasn't the first time she had received a letter from the so-called killer, and she knew that this most certainly wouldn't be the last time.





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ADRIEN LEWIS
the reporter / Reece King / outfit / #88B0D5
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Adrien's feet were propped up on his desk in the small office room that he had been given for the paper. He always found himself in the room after school hours, either typing away or going over stories with the others. Today it was particularly quiet. Printers and a couple MacBooks lined the wall, along with a few desks and chairs scattered amongst. He had found a large, mahogany desk at one of the local thrift stores for $20 and with the help of Mr. Graham lugged it into the office as his very own 'desk'. The room was dark other than the sunlight shining through a window on the far wall, and the screen light coming form his small laptop that he carried with himself everywhere. He liked it rather dark in the room, it eased his mind and helped him concentrate more on his writing. Today, however it wasn't helping much.

He held down the backspace watching the words disappear from the screen for the fourth time. Adrien had been at this article for a solid three hours and still hadn't managed to muster up a single word. He let out a small sigh of frustration and closed the laptop, the room darkening a little. The Astoria Murders seemed like candy to a baby when it came to writing, but for some reason Adrien was having the hardest time writing the latest update. Maybe it was too close to home? Or maybe it just didn't feel right.

He leaned back in the chair closing his eyes, trying to relax and put himself in the right mindset when his phone buzzed in his pocket. He would've ignored it, if it hadn't buzzed six more times in a row. He groaned slightly swinging his feet off of the desk and reached into his pocket to pull out his phone. The light of his screen was a little harsh and he had to squint to read the message.

From Markus:
Party tonight at Reyes.
Don't skip again.
Take a second to stop writing and have fun !


Adrien rolled his eyes slightly at the message, Markus was one of the newest writers on the paper, a sophomore, still finding his place in the social chain. Without replying Adrien slid the phone back into his pocket, leaning back into the chair. Astoria had been quiet for the past couple of weeks. Too quiet. He knew nothing good would come from Jasmine's party, nothing ever did. But to him, it was almost perfect. As morbid as it sounded, if something did happen, maybe he'd be able to write.

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Character Portrait: Jasmine Reyes Character Portrait: Adrien Lewis Character Portrait: Spencer Hawkins Character Portrait: Shane Black Character Portrait: Haley Thomas
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XXXSHANE BLACK
Xthe suspect ✦ outfit#a00808

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The musty scent of the boys' locker room went unnoticed by the multiple, young men crowded by their lockers. Football practice had been particularly brutal since coach couldn't keep the players late anymore. The damn new curfew as coach said. Shane had the same thought, not wanting to spend more time at home than necessary. Father had been on his ass so Jasmine's party offered the perfect escape.

His football buddy, Brody, kept going on about how awesome Jasmine's party will be and how lucky Shane was to be close friends with her. He was only half listening when he heard it. The whispers. They say he killed his girlfriend... I wonder if he'll come after one of us... I wonder why he did it. It took only a second for him to spin around, grab the guy and shove him against the locker. "Why don't you say that to my face, punk?" The fear on the young freshman's face satisfied him slightly. He was beyond pissed at the rumors and some freshman running his mouth is the last thing he needs. If it wasn't for the comforting hand on his shoulder, he might've gone further. He put the freshman down, but not before saying, "Maybe next time, don't talk shit about someone you think is a killer." Shane stormed off, slamming his locker.

He didn't do it. The police had no proof, at least his father said so. The video tape found of him and Scarlett arguing before she disappeared was questionable, but provided no evidence. Shane couldn't help stomping as he paced down the hallway, students parting like the sea. "Shane, dude! Slow the hell down." Brody walked by his side. "Just focus on the party, not some dumb freshman. It sucks about Scarlett, but you're tough. You'll get it through it." Tough. It's all he has ever been and he's tired. He's so damn tired. "Sure, whatever. I'm gonna go find Reyes, but I'll catch you at the party." The two friends parted ways with Shane heading towards the gym. Cheer practice should be just finishing so maybe they can talk or get wasted before the party starts, either one at this point.

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XXXHALEY THOMAS
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The library was quiet. Many of the students have already gone home except one. Haley surveyed the work on the desk in front of her. Two papers, three homework assignments all completed. Next, came the fun part. Research. The police, especially Adam, have given up on finding the actual killer, choosing to focus on the school's golden boy. It was so frustrating that no one would consider an alternate possibility. The similarities to the kidnappings twenty years prior have to have some sort of connection.

A shrill ring rang out throughout the library. Haley couldn't help, but jumped at hearing it. It could only be them. The killer made a habit of calling her at school, claiming the way it terrified her excited them. It was so perturbing yet she had to play by their rules or something could happen to Hannah. They might not have been close beforehand, but Haley would rather die than let her sister die. She took a deep breathe before answering, eyeing the librarian who was sleeping on the job like usual.

An automotive voice spoke causing chills up her spine, "Did you miss me?"
"You can't miss someone you don't know." The killer responded well to attitude, saying it was their favorite thing about her: how unafraid she is.
"I'd love to show myself to you, but I know you'd turn on me. I can't have that." They always toyed with her like this, the hopeless they would cause in her making waves. "Sadly, this was just a check-in call. I have plans my dear. Have a good night and I'll be thinking of you."They hung up before Haley could get a word in.

She knew what they were referencing. Jasmine Reyes was putting on a party tonight. It was the talk of the school and no one seemed to care that Evan disappeared at the same event. Haley couldn't help those dumb enough to risk their safety for some cheap thrills nor was she the type to go to a party. However, it would be easy grab another teenager while they were inhibited at a party. Haley was going for that reason alone. The killer would make an unknown appearance and Haley wanted to catch them in the act. Was it crazy? Absolutely, but it was her one chance.

She packed up her supplies, seeking out one of her few friends. 'Adrien should be in his office' she thought as she went in that direction. He was one of the few who shared her interest in the case, for another reason in his case but she'll take it. Haley walked into the room, not even noticing Adrien wasn't alone. Spencer, she thinks, just had to be there. She crossed her arms, leaning against the wall. "Adrien, I've got to talk to you when you're done." Now, she waits.