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Adriana Drake

"What is happening? I don't even feel like myself anymore."

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a character in “New Horizon”, as played by shadowseductress

Description

Name: Adriana Drake

Age: 22

Gender: Female

Faction: Undecided/None


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Appearance: Adriana is taller than average for a girl. She stands at about 5'9 almost 5'10. She has a sender build, although her waist has a nice curve to it. She refers to herself as “plump in the right places.” She has natural, almost white-blonde hair. Its long and has a natural wave, the ends coming just past her hips. Normally an indorse-y type her skin is pale and clear. Her face is littered with tiny freckles. She has thin delicate hands, and at first glance looks almost fragile. Her eyes blue-grey and very expressive. She has a hard time hiding her emotions due to her facial expressions giving her away.

Personality: “Andy” as she prefers to be called, is sometimes a little confusing to be around. She is easy to please, quick to anger, and has a hard time not showing the world how she feels. She enjoys the little things in life, and enjoys having time to relax. She wouldn't be classified as lazy, but if there is no need for her to do anything, she is not going to make an effort to do it. When it comes down to it, Andy loves to laugh, but takes her friends and family very seriously. Despite her fragile appearance she will cut down anyone who hurts those close to her, in whatever means she has available.

What your character did before the phenomenon: Before the effects of New Haven took over, Andy was a college student. She was fresh on her own, living in a small apartment. She was studying for her English Degree and was an active participant of the Archery team at UNH (University of New Haven). She had a part time job at the local used book store and all in all had a quiet and happy life.

When everything went down she was home alone. There were no immediate changes, she watched the news in awe of everything that was happening to her city folk. She considered herself lucky to have escaped the cruel fate of those who were caught in the web.

The change happened slowly. It started as a warmth in her body she couldn't quite understand. As it progressed when her emotions got of control she found strange things happening to her body. Scales growing on her skin, actual smoke coming out of her ears when she was angry. Scared of what this power will bring her she has done her best to subdue it and is looking for others to help her understand, or maybe reverse the effects.

Powers: Dragonoid Physiology: Andy does not know how to use her powers well yet, in fact she is scared of them and tries not to use them. They seem to be linked to her emotions. So far she has been able to shoot small flames from her nose and mouth, cover her arms or legs in scaley armor, produce claws, and in one instance was able to produce wings, although it did not last long.


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When she finally starts using her powers she would be able to transform into a small dragon (About 9 feet in height) for small periods of time, fly, manipulate and be immune to fire, enhanced senses. However the further she delves into her dragon from the more risk she has at loosing control entirely.


Personal belongings: She doesn't carry much with her. A purse full of assorted things, (cell phone, make up, money) At her apartment she has a small apartment worth of furnishings and a compound bow and quiver of arrows.

Weaknesses: Andy is scared of her powers and does not know how to use them. Also the more she uses her powers the more risk she runs of loosing herself to her dragon from permanently. When in full dragon form, the underside of her belly is softer and susceptible to attack. She also has a limited supply of dragon fire before she has to eat and rest and recharge.

So begins...

Adriana Drake's Story

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“I just don't feel like myself lately,” Andy said. Her gaze was on her feet, kicking back and forth from her seat on the examination bench.
“You are going to have to be a little more specific,” The doctor said. Andy let out a big sigh. What could she say. There was so much chaos going on now that others like herself had surfaced. “Evolved” they called them. She didn't feel very “Evolved.” Her doctor was looking her over suspiciously, like she was expecting Andy to grow horns at any moment. Andy assumed she had seen a lot of strange cases over the last few days.
“Nothing like that,” she quickly covered, finally making eye contact with Dr. Todd. “I don't know if its from all the strangeness recently or what. But I don’t have any control over my emotions. One minute I'm happy, the next I'm angry. I cant stop it.”
“Adriana, I have been seeing you and your family since you were crawling. You have never been the type to come in because your hormones are out of whack. Just tell me what is going on.” Dr. Todd said with a sympathetic look.
Andy immediately regretted deciding to come see the doctor. She thought she could come in here, bluff some story and at least get something to level out her moods. If she didn't freak out maybe she could keep the changes from happening. Maybe she could beat it.
“It's not hormones Doc. Its bad. I feel like I'm in a whirlwind of emotions.” Andy exaggerated, trying to keep the conversations from going anywhere else.
“If that's the case Andy, you should probably be going to see another type of doctor. I can give you a referral if you...”
“No. Dr. Todd, I just need something to help level me out. I'm not crazy. I am just going through a really rough time right now with school, and all this craziness, and now all this stuff with my parents. Seriously. Please I just want to feel in control of myself.” This wasn't a lie. It was very true in fact. If Andy could just have a smidgen of control over herself right now she would feel a lot safer.
Dr. Todd sighed and wrote something on her prescription pad.
“Here, take this. But if you don’t feel better soon Andy go see a psychiatrist. There is no shame in it.” Adriana nodded.
“Thank you.” The blonde hopped off the table, pulling her long hair over her shoulder. “And I will.” She let herself out of the examination room and checked out.
She made her way to the bus stop. The pharmacy was only a few stops down, and if she was feeling braver she would probably just walk the distance.
'get to the pharmacy. Get the pills, take them when you feel the change. You can do this' she mentally gave herself a pep talk. She found a seat towards the back and put her head phones on to keep anyone from talking to her.
'Just keep to yourself until you get the meds.' she told herself. As the music started and the bus began to move the days of exhaustion started to set it. She had barely slept. She had been trying so hard to keep her emotions in check, and trying to NOT feel was the most tiring thing she had ever done. When she did sleep she had nightmares and woke up with scales, or claws. One time she even woke up hovering in the air with big webbed wings protruding from her back.
IT wasn't her intention, but the relief of having the medicine caused her to drift into sleep. A large lurch in the bus was the only thing to cause her to stir. The bus had gone over a very large pot hole.
She panicked. How long had she been asleep. At the next stop she walked to the front of the bus and talked to the driver.
“Excuse me sir, I fell asleep. Which stop is this?” Andy asked, trying hard to keep her emotions in check.
“We are just past Shanty Town.”
“I need to get back to Pineview. Do you know when you will be back in that area?” The bus driver laughed.
“Sweetie this is the end of the route for this bus. If you need to get back to Pineview you need to call a cab.” Andy bit her lip and left the bus.
Shanty Town. This is not where she wanted to be.

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Andy tried to control her rappidly beating heart as she looked around. Shanty Town was not where she wanted to be at all. That's all she could keep repeating to herself as she tried to regulate her breathing. She was thin and rather fragile looking, and cute and tended to attract all the creeps that wandered through the area.

She reached for her phone in a panic. Dead of course. There would be no calling for help, to calling a cab. She would have to leave the bus stop and look for a payphone of somekind. Andy took a deep breath, trying to focus. She had to keep herself in check, the last thing she needed to do was start sprouting claws in Shanty Town.

She wasn't far from the bus stop when she realized someone was watching her. She wasn't brave enough to turn behind and look. She could feel it though, his eyes on her as she walked. Her senses were starting to heighten, she wasn't sure if it was adrenaline or maybe her powers starting to surface unwanted. She took a breath, he could just be walking behind her.

That wasn't the case. He neared her, and Andy began to panic. She could feel her skin becoming tight, thickening. She tried to keep it from happening but at this point the more she tried to force it away the quicker the changes started happening. The man grabbed her arm and spun her around, when he did he was horrified at what he saw. Her eyes were electric blue, her pupils were slits, catlike instead of human and the arm he grabbed was hard and rough and tinted blue. The man screamed and Andy pushed him away, She ran to the phone booth up ahead and locked herself in by jamming the door with a phone book. She tried to control her breathing and start to look human again.

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"Damn it, where the hell are you sis?" Derek cursed to himself as he wandered through Shanty Town. Walking alone in this neighborhood was just an invitation for trouble, especially now when there was Evolved brought into the mix. Rumors had been going around that some of the district's more...unsettling residents were Evolved, and trying to make a name for themselves. However nothing was more alarming, than the one rumor of Lil' Annie. The reports that the Valiant were able to get on the woman proved to be vague. However all shared one common statement; that Lil' Annie was gathering supporters, especially of the poverty stricken community.

He pulled out his phone and tried giving his twin a call, closing it in frustration when it went straight to her voice mail. Derek was brought out of his distraction with he saw right in front of him; a young woman with white-blonde hair was grabbed from behind by an apparent stalker. Shanty Town was notorious for kidnappings and rapes that happened within its streets, it happened all the time. Young women and teenagers always seemed to be the ideal targets for the deranged creeps that crawled through the alleys. It seemed this woman was about to become the next unfortunate of a possible kidnapping or rape crime, though Derek resolved that it would not happen tonight.

He raised a hand up, poised to launch of volley of plasma at the would-be rapist, but it seemed fate had other ideas. The woman turned around to face her attacker, and whatever was seen made the scream. He was pushed back, but quickly got back onto his feet and ran off into an alleyway. The girl ran to a nearby phone booth and shut herself inside the rectangular contraption. Part of Derek's conscience was telling him to move on and find Caitlin, the other part was telling him to check on the young woman. The latter side won out, making the young man feel guilty for not acting faster. He would go over to see if she was alright and wanted help.

Derek jogged up to the phone booth, immediately taking notice that the door was jammed with a phone book. Well that's one way to keep out a creep, he thought to himself and stepped up the side of the booth. Raising up a hand, he gave a couple soft knocks against the glass of the phone booth to get the woman's attention. "Hey, are you alright?"

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Andy panicked as the man began knocking on the side of her small little cage she had made herself. Her skin was still hinted blue, her eyes she feared had not gone back to normal yet. She couldn't let anyone else see her like this. She tried to calm down but all she could do was panic. Nothing seemed to make her feel any better.

"Uh...Just a minute..." She called lamely, trying stall for time. What the hell was she going to do? She knew there were others like her, but she also knew that not everyone was as understanding of these new "evolved powers." She pulled the sleeves of her shirt down to cover her arms and hoped her eyes were normal. Shakily she stood.

"Thanks for checking on me, but I'm all right. Just a little shaken. I ended up in Shanty Town by mistake. I'm not really from around these parts. I just need to get back home." She realized she sounded like a spoiled little child and hated it. If she had taken the time to actually learn to use these powers she was gifted with, she may have been a little better outfitted for the streets of Shanty Town.

Once she was sure her eyes at least were back to their normal hue she slowly opened the door and hoped to god the man outside wasn't someone else who wanted to harm her. She pulled at her blonde hair nervously as she emerged. The man looked nice enough, with his dark hair and brown eyes. He was dressed nicely, not like the others who were in Shanty.

"I'm Andy," the young girl introduced herself. "Sorry to worry you."

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Derek smiled, giving the young woman a look over as she stepped out of the phone booth. Apart from being a little spooked, there appeared to be nothing wrong with her physically. He gave a small chuckle. "Hey, it's no problem for me. My name's Derek, I was just taking a stroll when I noticed some guy tried to get a little too friendly with you. Though it seems you were able to take care of it just fine." Out of the corner of his eye, Derek could see the man who grabbed Adriana earlier standing across the street being dragged off by two bigger men. Maybe it was his eyes playing tricks on him, but Derek could've swore that the two men were wielding machetes.

"Look, do you have a place around that you can stay at? Shanty Town's not the best place to be in right now, I could escort you back." The moment of calm between Derek and Adriana was disrupted as the ground started to shake. He couldn't believe what was happening next, as the very street split in the middle. One side jutted straight upwards, forming a ten foot high wall that enclosed the entire Shanty Town district off from the rest of the city.

"Stay here," he told Adriana, taking a couple steps towards the wall. Derek pressed a palm against the side of it, noting immediately that the barrier was sturdy. His mind raced with possible ideas on how the street just split down the middle, with one side that rose up and cut them off from the rest of New Horizon. Derek turned to look back at Adriana, "Whatever did this wasn't natural."

Up above, Derek could see news choppers flying over Shanty Town. Apparently whatever just happened did not escape the notice of the rest of the city. More men wielding machetes could be seen moving down the streets, rounding people up and telling them to either get their passport and tattoo or to get out of Shanty Town by two AM. He gave a sigh, staring off into the distance.

"This is not good."

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When Derek asked about her having a place she was caught a little off guard. She had just met him, but yeah, Shanty Town was not a great place to be and she would take anyone up on a way out of here.

“Uh yeah, I have an apartment in Pineview,” she answered. “It's not exactly close but That's where I was trying to get to before I accidentally missed my stop on the bus.”

It was about that time that the earth began to shake and fear gripped Andy. The street split and Andy fell due to the vibrations on the ground. They were trapped in Shanty Town. Andry could feel her senses heighten, her eyes turning blue, her pupils becoming long and catlike. She kept quiet trying to keep from drawing attention to herself. Derek pushed his hand along the now giant pavement wall.

”Whatever did this, it isn't natural,” Derek said. Andy nodded, joining him despite her eyes and despite what she was told. Maybe she could see something he couldn't. She looked along the wall, her eyes darting wildly. They absorbed everything around her, her ears, starting to point could hear almost too much. It became distracting and painful.

The helicopters flew over head and her head snapped up, looking at them. This was going to be on the news, she could be on the news. She needed to hide her eyes, her powers. Who knew what people would do with her if they found out. If she had better control she could fly over the barrier, back home and be safe, but she had only sprouted wings once.

”This isn't good,” Derek said, examining the area around them.

“No, it's not,” Andy said worriedly. “Do you have any idea what is happening? Do you think it has something to do with all the rest of this crazy stuff that's been going on?” Andy asked. “Regardless we should get out of the streets, do you know of anywhere that isn't blocked off to go?”

She looked at him, knowing that he might be able to notice the changes in her. She might have to explain herself, but her eyes being an odd color was a lot easier to explain than the earthquake they had just experienced.