Taja Okoro

Otherworld..? Sounds Familiar

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a character in “Imaginary: Into the Otherworld”, as played by DeclanTv9



Full Name: Taja Okoro

Nicknames: Taj

Description & Personality:
-Taja is a tall ebony skinned girl with long black hair. She seems mean at a glance, but she isn't much of a bitch at all. She fits in well with the popular kids in school. Although, many know that she isn't one to criticize another human being. You'll see her sitting almost at a different table every day for lunch. Taja stands at about 5'10 in height, being one of the tallest girls in her class. The best way to describe Taja is understanding and trustworthy. Taja has never spread any malicious gossip, nor has she ever broken a promise. However, if you do break Taja's trust, you will see her angry side, which is very rare, and it will take a while before she'll even begin to talk to you again, probably being her biggest downfall.
Taja has three loves in her life. One being her Violin. She loves the Violin, and she plays beautiful music every day after school. She never gets sick of playing the Violin. Second, its her love for Botany. Taja has always been keen with plants. She grows her own garden out in the private balcony in her room. Give her any dying plant, and she'll have it back and running within a week or so. Lastly her darkest secret; her love for Max. Max being one of the other members of the old six. She's always had a big crush on him, and he always brings out her ugly laugh; not so much now though. One of her biggest wishes is to pay a song for him on her Violin.


Violins- She will always appreciate anyone who like the violin. Her love for her Violin is outstanding.
Plants/Botany- Her love for plants is almost as big as her love for violins. Enter her room, and you'll see many plants.
Boxers- She never understood why, but she's always liked seeing guys wear boxers.
Pineapples- Ever since she was a kid, she's enjoyed pineapples.
Tattoos- She finds guys that have tattoos precious.

Ignorant People- She doesn't get along very well with people that don't know what they are talking about.
Mustard- Hates the smell, taste and everything about it.
Smoking- Cigarettes are just nasty.
PDA- Taja doesn't care who you are, just don't do it in public.

-People are always impressed by how great Taja's memory is. You can tell her anything once, and she will remember it forever. Most people however tend to think that she isn't the brightest person. However, only a few people know that she's number one in her class and has a high IQ to boost it. She is very humble about it too. She doesn't like to brag about it. Taja is great with people too, however she doesn't like being in the limelight all the time.

-Her biggest weakness is the inability to trust people right away after they have broken her trust. Her soul is like glass, you shatter it, it takes a while to fix it. Once the glass is fixed, she will start to warm up to you again, and everything will be like before. Her second weakness is her love for Max. Her old friend Helena and her younger sister Kayla know about her crush on Max. Taja doesn't know why she still has her crush on him, despite the changes.

Brief History:
-Taja was knew to the neighborhood as a child. She didn't think she'd make any friends that summer. One day after her Violin lessons, she took a different way home from the route she usually took. As she was walking she saw a few kids that looked nice, so she said hi. It was then that she met her five best friends. All five were inseparable. That was the case until Helena had an accident. After that, she was gone for a long time. During that period of time the rest of the kids began to drift away from the group. That's when she began to see changes in every single person she used to call a friend. Taja still tries to keep in touch with Max and Angela, but their differences makes it hard to do so. She misses that connection she had between her five friends and Otherworld. She still keeps those memories dear in her heart. Taja still keeps a notebook called "Otherworld Memories" kept in her closet that is filled with every adventure the fantastic six would partake on. She looks back sometimes to that notebook and can't help but to cry at how much she misses those times.


So begins...

Taja Okoro's Story


Characters Present

Character Portrait: Helena Neverwinter Character Portrait: Taja Okoro Character Portrait: Jonathan Morgan Character Portrait: Alex White Character Portrait: Avery Maes

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There are some people who come to school early because that's just when they get dropped off. There are others who arrive early in an attempt to avoid their home lives, which is, indeed, very sad. There are even others who come to school before the first bell in an attempt to catch up with friends. There are only a few, however, that come to school early in order to double check homework answers and/or for meetings of the intellectual club kind. The small group sitting at one the tables helpfully located just outside the school doors were doing just that. Just a glance at them, even ignoring the fact that they had homework and calculators out, laptops and planners spread haphazardly around the surface, and most people could tell that they were of the braniac variety, or, less kindly put, were complete nerds.

Only one person really stood out, binder shut and laptop stowed away as he leaned on the table, drowsy brown eyes glancing idly around the school grounds. His brown hair was a tousled mess like he'd simply ignored it when he'd rolled out of bed that morning, and stubble was, not unattractively, starting to show. He wore a navy sweater with black slacks and nice black shoes that didn't tend to fit the description of what high school boys wore. He didn't need to check his homework- why would he? He knew it was right. Call him cocky, call him smug, or, as he would prefer, call him Avery.

Whoever had uttered one of the single most idiotic phrases "High school is the best years of your life" had obviously never gone to high school. At least that was the opinion of Avery Maes, resident high schooler and overall grump, who'd long since realized that as long as he was in the public school system, life was never going to be particularly nice. It came with being labelled as a nerd, and a defiant nerd at that, not the sort of person you could goad into doing your homework for you. It didn't quite help that the memory of his less than manly past still loomed large over his life, raising its ugly head whenever someone was particularly displeased with him. So, yes, he did fall into the category of unpopular and, honestly, he was just fine with that because he didn't much care about the people surrounding him in the daily drudge and longed for the day he could leave them and their associated memories behind. Some memories more than other.

Speak of the devil… He grimaced and stopped his perusing stare the moment a certain dreamy-eyed girl made an appearance, wandering towards the school with a disturbingly blank expression on her face. Oh, yes. He'd really like to forget her. It wasn't just her, of course, because all of the people he played with in his childhood fell in his "do not like" list in big, block letters and underlined several times for emphasis. Helena the school's resident weirdo, just so happened to be the only visible source of his dislike right now.

"Isn't that that one girl?" One of the boys at the table asked. Apparently Avery hadn't been the only one to notice.

"Oh, right, that crazy one. The one who drags that creepy doll thing around. I saw her holding it in class once," Another noted.

"Didn't you hang out with her or something, Avery….?"

"Yes." His words were sharp and with clear malice. "But that was a long time ago, so drop it." And they did because once Avery Maes said to drop it, you dropped it unless you wanted to find yourself verbally ripped apart. He wasn't like that with a lot of things, but anything that involved Helena Neverwinter, Taja Okoro, Jonathan Morgan, or Alex White was taboo for the testy student council president.


Characters Present

Character Portrait: Helena Neverwinter Character Portrait: Taja Okoro Character Portrait: Jonathan Morgan Character Portrait: Alex White Character Portrait: Avery Maes

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Walking up in a place like this is really no joy for a teenager. The house is in a nice neighborhood, the family has the money, and the kid have the freedom they want. So what is there to hate about this lifestyle? Being neglected. Taja Okoro has had the life of a very well off family. However, her attitudes and values are completely different than those of the rest of her family. Her father is a CEO who barely spends time at home, while her mother is one of her father's executives, so she's gone all the time too. Her older sister is off married doing her own thing. Then leaves her twin brothers, and surprisingly enough, Taja and her brothers are only eleven months apart making them Irish triplets. Taja is different from her brothers by a lot. She works even though she has the money to buy almost anything, she likes plants and won't let any plant die under her care, she is highly intelligent and is number two in her class, and has group of great friends for all the right reasons. So why is she so unhappy? Seemingly, Taja just wants to be accepted by her family. She tries too hard to get their attention to the point where she has given up and simply hopes. Hopes that one day her parents will take time out of their lives to recognize all the accomplishments she has acquired.

This is something Taja thinks about constantly, and every morning she hopes to see her parent down stairs to greet her with breakfast, instead of the nice South Korean maid her parents have hired to take care of Taja and her brothers. The maid and her two kids, her son ninth grade that is in the same grade as her brothers, and her daughter Brooklyn whose in Taja's grade, and her best friend since 8th grade. They are practically family, and every time Taja's family goes on vacation, they come along too. Because of them, Taja learned Korean and Chinese fluently. Nothing against them, but it would really be nice if her parents where there once. Taja got dressed in a frilly dress, with matching high heels. Put on her usual make up, and grabbed her backpack. She met with Brooklyn outside where she waited for her to get inside. "Hey Brooklyn, sorry I was running a little late, thanks for the ride today." Taja said as she closed the door. She must have dozed off because she felt a small tug on her arm and realized she was at school already. Getting out, Taja noticed how far ahead Brooklyn was. She probably had some meeting to get to and wanted to get there early.

Murky and cloudy, Taja walked through the parking lot heading for the school. Seeing how full the entrance was getting, Taja took a shortcut she liked taking whenever the front entrance was jammed. Taking a left around the corner, she started for an opening to the side of the building leading down into the boiler room. The door was never locked, and it was definitely the fastest way to her locker. Going in, she saw one of the janitors and waved at him. What a great guy. Moments later, she reached the door leading to the east hallway where her locker was located in. Ready for her class, she noticed a couple of familiar faces that sparked an emotion she doesn't like feeling. Nostalgia. Helena walked past her, and moments later she saw Avery. The Jon. Today was not starting off well. She rarely sees them that consecutively, so seeing them all come out like that was shocking. It took Taja back to a place she tries to suppress. Shaking her head, reassuring herself that she was fine, she headed for Stats to forget.