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Aria Di Angelo

"The ones who've been hurt the most smile the brightest..."

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a character in “Friends”, as played by Darkdiva_14

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"It's not a day that goes by that I don't think about it..."



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/Name/
Ariana Faith Di Angelo
Yeah, it's a mouthful.


/Nicknames/
Aria, Ari, Auntie, Bubbles


/Age/
20


/Sexuality/
Heterosexual
More like asexual at the moment


/Occupation/
Clothing Designer & Part-time photographer


/Face Claim/
Phoebe Tonkin


/Any Marks? Distinguishing Features?/
  • Her eyes -- The safest way to describe them are hazel. When she was younger, they were simply green, but over the years, the golden hue seems to have taken up a lot of the spotlight, causing most to think her eyes are somewhat amber. However, it's impossible to not notice the green in her eyes, especially when she is angry.
  • Wrist tattoo -- Aria has a tattoo of what would have been her baby's name, which was Haley. The tattoo serves as a reminder of her reason for closing off her hear and in memory of her angel.
  • Birthmark -- The birthmark is on her upper back, on the right side and just above the shoulder blade. They are small little dots that form a constellation. What constellation, Aria can't remember. Her ex pointed it out and she has made every effort to forget everything about him -- including that small piece of information.



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/Likes/
  • Coffee
  • Red wine
  • Seafood
  • Sketching
  • Photography
  • Kids
  • Dogs
  • Clothes
  • Chinese food
  • Rocky Road Ice Cream
  • Swings
  • Rainy days
  • Lounging around


/Dislikes/
  • Going a day without coffee
  • The idea of true love It doesn't exist.
  • Hospitals I haven't been able to go in since...
  • Pudding
  • Abuse of any kind
  • Having no inspiration
  • Being bored
  • Tears
  • Veggie burgers I want the real thing
  • Cake I'm a pie girl
  • Letting people in


/Secrets/
Miscarriage -- Her friends don't even know she was pregnant. Lacie was getting through her pregnancy and Aria focused all of her time on her friend that she had sometimes forgotten that she was pregnant as well. And then she lost her boyfriend and was severely depressed, choosing to just cut everyone out. Before she knew it, she was losing her baby girl only three months into the pregnancy. Every now and then, Aria might be found staring at herself in the mirror as if she were expecting to be showing or even touching her belly. She smiles for her friends and puts on the normal facade, but a faraway look always takes over.


/Fears/
Being alone for too long Me and my thoughts? Not a good combination|| Being a mother again I failed before|| Falling in love


/Personality/
{Tough, Fierce, Protective, Selfless, Blunt, Vulnerable}
It was no secret that Aria was the fun one in the group back in high school. She always the center of attention and always at the best parties. Hell, she threw a lot of those parties. Why wouldn't she? Her absent parents hardly stayed at the same house as her; they had this penthouse because it was closer to their jobs as a business couple. He was the CEO and she was the president. So, Aria had her fun in school, some of it you can say that she's ashamed of. She partied, had sex (she enjoyed sex, and she was just wild. The one thing that hasn't changed is her toughness.

One look at Aria and you knew that just because her name was delicate didn't mean that she was. She is not easy to impress any longer and she genuinely does not let a lot of things get past her easily. You say the wrong thing and Aria will put you in your place without a second thought. She does not trust easily and would put you through hell and high waters before she ever decides to get into a relationship with you. The last one didn't end too well for her. Aria also is one hell of a firecracker. Her parents, especially, feel that any day her hard shell will break and then she's going to need someone to rescue her from herself. That is where they are wrong.

Aria is too fierce, too driven, and too self-assured. While she is easy-going around her friends, she has too much heart and too much ambition to sit around and break down. She does not back down easily and is like a burst of fire when she walks into the room. She is direct and normally does not care if her words affect you. Obviously, someone else did not care enough to inform you of your flaws and Aria would hate to be that condescending person on the street that judges you when she knew your issue. She is incredibly protective of her friends and those closest to her, even her parents. She would put her life and soul on the line for those people and usually does not care what happens to her. It is probably one of her other flaws as her friends get upset with her need to never focus on herself and her own pain. It is unhealthy and actually resulted, at one point, in Aria forgetting to eat two days in a row and passing out. The last time was when she lost her baby.

What most - including her new roommates, other than a probably curious Lacie - don't seem to realize is that while Aria is as fierce and as tough as she is, she is incredibly vulnerable right now. She is wracked with guilt for losing her baby and even more broken because of her former love's carelessness with her heart. They know that he broke her heart; no one other than her parents knew about her pregnancy. Aria doesn't talk about those things with anyone and they are eating at her.



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/History/
It was about two years ago when she met her ex-boyfriend, Caleb. They met and were extremely close. He got her to stop partying so much and focus on her drawings. It was through him that she began her online store, selling over two-hundred merchandise in seven months. Aria let him in, which surprised everyone because she was known for random hook-ups at the school or an under-cover relationship with some jock. But suddenly, the head cheerleader was no longer immature or wrapped up in high school. She was genuinely thinking about her future.

Last year, she could feel them breaking apart. At the time, she couldn't focus too much. She was going to graduate soon, Lacie had just figured out she was pregnant and her ex was a douche, and Aria herself wasn't feeling too well. After getting chastised for skipping school one day by her mother, Aria went to the doctor only to discover that she was three weeks pregnant. She tried talking to her boyfriend and he just told her that he didn't want to be with her. What they had wasn't enough for him - she wasn't enough anymore. He left. She didn't get to even tell him that she was pregnant.

However, instead of focusing on her own problems, she sent Lacie as much help as she could. If it was money or clothes or baby materials, Aria worked on that. She even made a few outfits for little Amber for when she was born. With all of that looming over her head and graduation coming and going, Aria awoke one night with an intense pain in her lower abdomen. At first, she didn't think anything of it and turned over. But then she felt liquid on her thighs. She saw in horror when she flicked on that light that she was bleeding profusely. Aria was devastated when she reached the hospital to discover that she miscarried. It has been on her mind for awhile now and every now and then, she grazes her stomach as if thinking about what could have been. Amber would have had a little god-sister. She hasn't even had real inspiration for her designs lately, though her friends wouldn't notice. As long as she's smiling, no one sees her heartbreak.


/Theme Song/
The One That Got Away|| The Civil Wars
[Verse 1:]
I never meant to get us in this deep
I never meant for this to mean a thing
Oh, I wish you were the one
Wish you were the one that got away
I got caught up by the chase
And you got high on every little bit
I wish you were the one
Wish you were the one that got away

[Chorus:]
Oh, if I could go back in time
When you only held me in my mind
Just a longing gone without a trace
Oh, I wish I never ever seen your face
I wish you were the one
Wish you were the one that got away

[Verse 2:]
I miss the way you wanted me
When I was staying just out of your reach
Begging for the slightest touch
Ooh, you couldn’t get enough, mmm

[Chorus:]
Oh, if I could go back in time
When you only held me in my mind
Just a longing gone without a trace
Oh, I wish I never ever seen your face
I wish you were the one
Wish you were the one that got away

[Middle 8:]
Got away from me (x2)
For anybody has to breathe

[Chorus:]
Oh, if I could go back in time
When you only held me in my mind
Just a longing gone without a trace
Oh, I wish I never ever seen your face
I wish you were the one (x2)
Oh, I wish you were the one
I wish you were the one that got away



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So begins...

Aria Di Angelo's Story

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Character Portrait: Lacie Gold Character Portrait: James Ahern Character Portrait: Aria Di Angelo Character Portrait: Min-jae Shin

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Lacie started her day with Amber in her left arm and a sippy cup full of milk in her right. She bounced Amber up and down while quietly trying to get out a bowl of cereal without waking her friends. She sat Amber down in her high chair at the corner of the table and placed the bowl in front of her.

"Okay, sweets, time for breakfast." Lacie whispered, kissing Amber's soft brown curls and handing her a spoon. The child had finally learned to feed herself, but still couldn't reach the table or sit still in a chair. While Amber was eating, Lacie started a pot of coffee, knowing everyone would need it. Jae, James, and Aria had moved in a few days ago and were still getting adjusted to living together, especially with a roaming toddler. But, everyone loved Amber, so it wasn't like it was problem. Turning to look at her daughter, Lacie smiled and Amber smiled back, spilling milk and cheerios from her tiny mouth. Lacie made a suprised face with cheerful eyes.

"Uh oh!" Amber said and Lacie chuckled, wiping her chin and discarding of the empty bowl. She picked Amber up out of the high-chair and placed her on the ground in front of the island. Lacie got an idea then and smiled mischeviously at her mini me. "Hey, Amber, want to do something fun to wake up Aunt Aria and your uncles?" She asked and Amber smiled, nodding her head erratically. Lacie smiled at her, nodding as well. "Alright, when I count to three, we're both going to scream as loud as we can, okay? 1...2...3!" And with that, they both screamed at the top of their lungs, effectively awakening the rest of the household.

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Character Portrait: Lacie Gold Character Portrait: James Ahern Character Portrait: Aria Di Angelo

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Lacie giggled along with her two year-old when James came into the kitchen, hair mussed and eyes unfocused. She slid a cup of coffee his way, knowing he would want one whether he realized it or not.

"What's my favorite girl up to today?" James asked Amber and Lacie smiled, glad that her friends had accepted her situation so readily. Lacie looked at Amber, smiling and cocking her head to the side. "What do you want to do today, baby girl?" she asked, and Amber pursed her lips in the cutest way before answering.

"I wanna go slide!" She said and laughed, her laugh tinkling like a thousand bells. Lacie smiled and nodded. "Okay! We'll go slide!" she said, preparing her schedule to leave a big gap for park playtime.

"James, what's your plan today?" She asked, knowing that all of her friends had office jobs, while she was still living off of government funding since she didn't have the chance to finish college before Amber was born. Amber's father had been a slimy rat that didn't give a damn about either of them, and had left her in the dust when she was 7 months pregnant. That was when she had called Aria, and her best friend had helped her through everything. A few short years later, everyone was back together again living in an apartment in downtown New York.

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Character Portrait: Lacie Gold Character Portrait: James Ahern Character Portrait: Aria Di Angelo

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Ariana wasn't asleep.

She had been lulled awake by the sounds of the busy street outside, of the bustling crowds and the scent of coffee that now wafted from outside her door and enticed her to come to the kitchen. She lay awake at least five minutes before Amber and Lacie began their scream fest, grazing her smooth forehead and warm belly with gentle hands. Her eyes were trained on the ceiling and her heart beating rapidly from the nightmare she experienced only an hour prior.

It was always the same nightmare. She would be asleep. She would be in some imaginary world where love was real and there was no such thing as heartbreak. And then there would be pain, a sharp pain that would snatch her from her world of bliss. Try as she might to ignore it, it suffocated her - consumed her. Then there was blood and it took her so long to realize that the shrill sound that left her ears ringing were own screams. That was how Aria truly woke up in the mornings and at least this time, she didn't actually wake up screaming.

After a few minutes, she kicked the blanket and sheet off her body, revealing the oversized jersey she wore and the black shorts from her cheerleading days. Running a hand through bed-messed hair, she slipped into the slippers she pulled out yesterday and headed out herbedroom door. She heard little Amber talking to one of the guys and ignored the pang in heart, painting on a sleepy smile when she entered the kitchen.

"Morning, guys," she exclaimed, voice still slightly raspy from sleep. Hazel eyes met doe-brown and Aria smiled at the exuberance in Amber's eyes.

"AUNTIE AWIIIIIII!!!" Amber couldn't pronounce her Rs that well, but her exclamation of excitement at Aria's presence only had her smile widening. Aria hoisted the child up into the air, pressing her thumbs into the child's belly which led to fits of giggles to the ticklish toddler.

"Good morning, love. Thanks for the wake up. I really appreciated it." Over Amber's head, Aria tossed Lacie a playful yet menancing glare. Retribution would come. "But now, Auntie needs coffee." She grinned at her friends good-naturedly, a dimple appearing on her right cheek.

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Character Portrait: Lacie Gold Character Portrait: James Ahern Character Portrait: Aria Di Angelo

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James cradled the coffee Lacie had slid to him, taking a sip while Lacie and Amber made their plans for the day. Before James could answer, Aria emerged from her room. She swept Amber up, much to the delight of the toddler.

James considered Lacie's question, "I've gotta finish up a spread for the next issue, send that for approval. The obligatory team meeting, I think I have a photo shoot today too, I need to check my diary. And I need to check my phone, there were a few messages there so a few more things have probably come up, just to keep me on my toes."

James would like to think that he had earned his job at the magazine through his own hardwork and dedication but there was always this nagging voice at the back of his mind reminding him that his dad was pretty tight with the editor-in-chief, the suspected petty nepotism taking some of the shine off James' work. He loved his job, most of the time, and he knew he was lucky to have a job but he wished he could be sure that he had got it from his own credit, "But you're day sounds so much more fun," He tipped his head back to Aria, "You up to much today?"

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Character Portrait: Lacie Gold Character Portrait: James Ahern Character Portrait: Aria Di Angelo Character Portrait: Min-jae Shin

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Aria wasn't sure about her friends drinking coffee black, but she knew she couldn't. Her coffee needed an extra kick. Giving Amber an Eskimo kiss, she set the child down and went to retrieve a mug. After pouring the rich, aromatic beverage, she pulled out some cream and sugar. Once her coffee was perfection, she perched herself up onto the corner, sipping her hot drink and letting out a near purr as the warm liquid slipped down her throat. She gazed at James as he spoke.

"Actually, I'm off today. You know, designers need to take days off to find inspiration," she joked casually, smirking and taking another sip of her drink. Amber toddled to her mother, gesturing with her hands for the woman to pick her up. "My photo shoot is tomorrow afternoon, so I'm free to hang out. Might even be able to go with this one to the park. We all know Auntie is much funner than mommy." Aria winked at Amber before grinning at Lacie. She then glanced at Jae and waved. "Hey, handsome. Any plans today?"

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Character Portrait: Lacie Gold Character Portrait: James Ahern Character Portrait: Aria Di Angelo Character Portrait: Min-jae Shin

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Lacie smiled and did a little hop of glee. "Yay! Sorry you have to work all day James. You know, unless you want to be the James from high school and just ditch." She smiled cheekily at him. Jae walked in then, grumbling and teasing Amber about waking him up. As Aria set Amber down, Lacie went and scooped her up, cooing and kissing her all over her face as the toddler giggled and squealed from the attention. "So, Ari's going to the park, James is doing James, and Jae, what are you doing?"

She twirled her baby girl in the air, raising her eyebrows at the person in question.

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Character Portrait: Lacie Gold Character Portrait: James Ahern Character Portrait: Aria Di Angelo Character Portrait: Min-jae Shin

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"YESSS!!!" Aria exclaimed, doing a small fist-pump as well. She glanced at James and gave him a somewhat sympathetic look. "Darn babe, you picked the wrong day to be the responsible one. Maybe we'll bring you something back." Just as Aria finished teasing her friend, her stomach gave a light grumble and she sighed, setting her mug down.

While the others conversed, she padded over to the other side of the kitchen and found bread. Just to be safe, she placed four slices in the toaster and left out two more to toast just in case one of the boys or even Lacie wanted two slices of toast. While that bread baked and toasted, Aria tied the the oversized shirt of her pajamas up in a knot in the back because the bulkiness was annoying her and then reached into the fridge for butter. Thinking, she glanced over her shoulder at Lacie. "Lace, did we ever buy any strawberry cream cheese?"

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Character Portrait: Lacie Gold Character Portrait: James Ahern Character Portrait: Aria Di Angelo Character Portrait: Min-jae Shin

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James


James smiled ruefully, "Don't I always?" In truth, his hectic work schedule didn't bother him. He preferred keeping himself busy, it meant he didn't have time for relationships. They were messy businesses. He looked at Lacie, who had been ditched by some greasy weasel of a guy, and Aria who had just gone through a difficult break up. The way James saw it, if you didn't get into a relationship in the first place, you couldn't get hurt later down the line.

James drained the last of his coffee before heading to the bathroom. The spray from the shower worked in harmony with the caffeine coursing around his body to fully wake him up. He wandered back to his room, making sure to keep a hold of his towel this time. He searched through his closet for a clean shirt for work that wasn't creased to hell. Finding one, he pulled it on, threading a slim tie through the collar. He found his trousers crumpled in the corner of the room. How did...? Nevermind, he had them now, that was all that mattered.He pulled on his shoes, hopping out his room as he did. His hair was still a mess, but it was a fabulously artistic mess, as Ralph at work would say.

"I'll see you guys tonight," he said, grabbing his jacket from by the door, "have fun at the park Tiger," he waved to Amber before he left for work.

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Character Portrait: Lacie Gold Character Portrait: James Ahern Character Portrait: Aria Di Angelo Character Portrait: Min-jae Shin

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Lacie smacked her forehead when Aria brought up the strawberry cream cheese. "Oh, crap! Sorry, hun, I totally forgot." Lacie said remorsefully, hinting at what motherhood had done to her with the use of the word "hun". She looked apolegetically at her best friend while cuddling Amber close. "I'll get some when we go out, kay?" She promised with a small smile. She didn't know if she would have enough from the government paycheck to finish paying the bills, rent, and all the grocery shopping. She knew she'd have to get a job soon, but she hadn't been able to finish college, so it would be nothing of substantial income in order to pay for everyone. Especially she knew once she started working, the government funding would probably stop. Suddenly Amber tapped her on her chest with a big smile, and Lacie forgot about her worries.

"Stowe?" She asked and Lacie smiled at her daughter. "Yup! We're going to the store to pick up Aunt Aria some cream cheese." Amber clapped and wrapped her arms around Lacie's neck, setting down in the crook. James called goodbye to everyone and Lacie gave him a warm smile since she didn't have her hands free.

"So, who's up for the park?"

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Character Portrait: Lacie Gold Character Portrait: James Ahern Character Portrait: Aria Di Angelo Character Portrait: Min-jae Shin

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"Ugghh...you're lucky I love you, girlie," Aria told her best friend and finished slathering butter on two fresh slices of toast. Slapping the two slices together, she bit into them as if they were a sandwich and sipped her coffee. "It's fine. I'll buy it when we go to the store. No real biggie."

Aria winked playfully to make sure that Lacie didn't take everything to heart. Despite Ariana's constant reminder that she could pay for some of the bills on her own, Lacie was adamant about being independent and tried not to lean on Aria's support so much. But even Aria could tell the other girl was getting stressed. After Lacie inquired about being ready for the park, Aria quaffed the remainder of her coffe and started heading out of the kitchen area.

"Give me a ten minutes. Real beauty takes time," Aria called over her shoulder and hurried to get ready for the day. She took quick shower and was out in five minutes tops. Teeth clean and hair brushed somewhat, Aria threw on the first outfit she could find. It took a few extra minutes to find the right jewelry and to at least put a light amount of makeup on, but she was ready once her beanie was on her head. Winking at herself, she hopped out of her room and struck a pose. "Whatcha think, Amber?"

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Character Portrait: Lacie Gold Character Portrait: Aria Di Angelo Character Portrait: Min-jae Shin

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Lacie smiled at Aria apolegetically and nodded. She waved as Aria left, laughing along with Amber when Ari mentioned her beauty getup. She turned to Jae, the last one left in the kitchen. "If you want, I could run to the store for ya." Jae eyed Lacie as Aria disappeared upstairs. "I've got to run a few errands before park time anyway." Lacie looked at Jae, surprised at the offer. Since she'd been on her own with Amber, no one had offered to pay for anything for her. She knew she looked ridiculous, practically gaping. She felt tears prick her eyes and she shook her head incredulously, Christ, Lace, it's just cream cheese...

"Um, yes, thanks! But only if you're able, don't go out of your way." She said, smiling gratefully at him. Just then, Aria came back down and Amber smiled and clapped at her entrance. "Hat! Hat!" She exclaimed, opening and closing her fist, aiming for Ari's hat. Jae chose that moment to make an exit and Lacie waved to him, trying to console her daughter, who was attempting to clamber off of Lacie and somehow fly over to Aria's hat.

"Amber! Quit! You can't get over there!" I unintentionally raised my voice and Amber looked at me with wide eyes, blinked, and immediately started to sob. "Oh, no, no, no! Sweetie, I didn't mean it!" Lacie cradled Amber close to her neck and shushed her, giving an apologetic look to Aria. Sometimes, you never knew what would happen as a mother.

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Character Portrait: Lacie Gold Character Portrait: Aria Di Angelo Character Portrait: Min-jae Shin

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Aria was pretty damn near flabbergasted when Lacie snapped at Amber. She took a small step back, eyes wide as she stared at her best friend in concern. Lacie's eyes were glossed over with - were those tears? What was she crying about? Was she still freaking out over cream cheese? Aria didn't have time to mull over it for too long as Amber began to sob and Lacie struggled to console the child.

"Hey, kiddo," Aria cooed to the babe and stretched her arms to the child, taking Amber from her mother. Amber clung to her almost immediately, trying to wrap tiny arms around Aria's neck and burying her face into Aria's shirt. It didn't matter that Amber's tears would leave a stain; there were plenty more where that came from. She rubbed the child's back soothingly, walking around just a little to ease her hurt feelings. Meanwhile, she stared at Lacie over Amber's shoulder. "Lace, calm down. Breathe. Everything's fine."

Back to paying attention to Amber, Aria walked into the living room and plopped herself onto the couch, still holding onto the babe. She had to ignore the clog of emotion in her throat at the feeling of holding a child in her arms - of the thought of holding her own child in her arms like this. She smiled down at Amber and pulled the child away.

Now, didn't Auntie tell you that we don't do cry-babies in this house?" Amber looked away, but nodded slowly. "Good. Remember that. You gotta remember that mommy can't always read your mind, babe. Tell her you want to get down next time and then come get hat, okay?" Aria took off her hat and set on the child's head of curls, smirking. "Now, go give mommy a kiss and say sorry."