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Bethany Harrison

Who needs a job in any case.... Not me.....

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a character in “Something in the Water”, as played by Polka

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{"We were put on this earth for a reason...." }




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|Bethany Elizabeth Harrison|

|Nickname: Beth|

|Date of Birth: May 10th|

|Nationality: American|

|Sexuality: Hetrosexual|

|Occupation:Homemaker|

|Hometown: Urbem, Wyoming|





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{"Don't forget your'e lunch!" }








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|Quirks & Habits|]Beth is an extremely quirky woman. This is mostly because she spends a lot of time at home with no one else around. For example she always say Good Morning to the hallway mirror in the morning, something which she picked up whilst cleaning it. She also has a habit of sanitising her hands, not because she likes to be clean but because she likes the smell the sanitiser leaves behind.[/color]|

|Talents(T) | Strengths(ST) | Skills(SK) |
*An amazing baker and chef * Great endurance * Can play Piano *Excellent at Monopoly( from running)

|Flaws/Weakness|
* Does not always understand other peoples problems * Leaves Clutter * Nail biter * Allergic to Cats* Overprotective of Family * Does not not make new friends easily

|Hobbies|
* Running * Playing Piano * Reading * Baking

|[color=#4AA02C]Fears
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ø* Insects * The Ocean * Dark rooms * Whales (Irrational)ø

|Secrets|
✤ Had her first kiss at a very young age ✤ Shop lifted once as a child
✤ Hates being at home all the time✤ Poisened the family dog when she was young (By accident)

|Goals/Dreams|

ø* To some day be able to take on a full time job * For her family to do wellø




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{"Life is what you make it" }




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Personality|

|Trait| |Loyal, Funny and great at giving advice| | Beth is overall a very hard working woman. As a result of this she is very quick to temper as he stress levels are often very high. Being irrational is also a common trait of her personality.

However, Beth is also kind and rather charming,she enjoys looking after others. No matter who walks through the door, she will always welcome them with a smile and a Cup of Tea(Even though she does not like it herself). She is always there if you need to talk to someone, though her advice isn't always the best she is a very good listener.

She may not be the smartest woman in the world but she has a lot of worldly knowledge as she loves to read, especially books that involve world history./b]
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|[b]Likes
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▲Sunny Days
▲Snowy Days
▲ Dogs
▲ Reading
▲The smell of fresh cut grass
▲ Having family days
▲Long runs in the park
▲Parties |Dislikes|
▼ Rude people
▼lies
▼Cats
▼ Wet socks
▼ Rain
▼ Smell of Cucumber
▼ Expensive Chocolate
▼Tea




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{"Treat everyone else how you would like to be treated". }




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|History||Beth had a fairly average childhood. Her Father was a police officer and her Mother was a teacher. She was an only child and felt she missed out by not having a sibling but other than that she had a happy up bringing and was quite well off.
She met Arthur when she was 16 and he was two years her senior. Her parents disproved because they thought he was only after one thing, though he sure showed them when he proposed to Beth a year later. Of course she did not say yes straight away, as being asked to marry someone at the age of 17 was a bit extreme. She made him wait till 19 before she said yes.
Her first child was born a year after the wedding and her second only a couple of years after. All in all they seemed to be a happy family, Arthur was doing well in his job and the kids were growing up in a happy environment. However, Beth felt something was missing. She did love staying at home and making it the best place it could be for her family but she longed for something else. A job, though she would never tell any of her family.
Her father passed away last year after a stroke. Her mother is now quite lonely and Beth worries about her terribly.

Though the marriage is settled, young love has taken it's tole on the pair. Being together for such a long time has strained their relationship. When the kids were younger it all seemed a little easier but it's hard these days. However, there is no sign of a divorce from the pair because they have agreed to make it work and find the spark that they once had.
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|Parents- Victor Earnshaw(deceased) & Kathy Earnshaw. :: Husband- Arthur Harrison :: Children- (Names TBC)|

|Happiest Memory It was a family trip to the beach. There was an incident with some ice-cream being dropped in the sand. Her youngest daughter had wanted an ice-cream all day and when she got one dropped it on the floor. She cried and cried until Arthur handed her his ice-cream. It may only be a simple memory but it is one she holds dear.|

|The death of her father was hard for everyone. Her saddest memory was watching him deteriorate after a stroke. It's something that she can't let go of.|






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{"Happiness is the heart of my home!" }




|Other|
❣Can speak basic French
❣Loves 'The Smiths'
❣AS her character unfolds you will find out more

So begins...

Bethany Harrison's Story

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Character Portrait: Bethany Harrison Character Portrait: Jessica Harrison

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It was the same as every morning. Beth never remembered her dream but she always awoke sweating.

Arthur leaned over and kissed Beth on the cheek.
"'Good morning Honey, Sleep well?'" He asked as she hopped out from the bed, straight into the on suite bathroom.
Letting out a long morning stretch Beth followed him into the bathroom.
' I did sleep well but I must be having some weird dreams... I just can't seem to remember what they are' about. She shrugged before leaving Arthur to get ready for his day.

Beth made her way downstairs, still dressed in her Pyjamas as she didn't usually get ready till everyone else was sorted.
First things first, getting everyone's breakfast sorted.

After rummaging through the cupboards Beth found some Cereal. She really needed to go shopping today, the groceries were getting low. Never mind Cereal would just have to do this morning.
After getting out the mild and a few slices of bread(Arthur only eats toast on a morning) Beth began washing the dishes she had left from last night.

'Kids, Breakfast' She yelled as she dipped the first dish into the hot water.
No matter how old they got they both still had to be shouted out of bed in the morning. It was rather sweet but still terribly irritating in the morning especially when they pretended not to hear you the first time.
'Let's go Guys. The Cereal is getting soggy!'

Arther trundeled downstairs just as Beth was finishing up with the dishes. He took his lunch and some toast and then left and he was most likely not going to be back until late.

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Character Portrait: Bethany Harrison Character Portrait: Jessica Harrison Character Portrait: Matthew Harrison

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Jessica's alarm went off but the blonde girl was far too gone in her dozed sleep for the device to serve its purpose. She merely flinched at the loud beeping sound going off by her night stand. Perhaps it was her body's reaction to her sleep deprivation, she had barely gotten but two or three hours of sleep the night before. It wasn't her fault, well it was, but not entirely; school had her most busy during the past weeks. In between her A.P classes, applying for different universities, writing several essays for scholarships, and school tutoring; Jess could almost feel the weight of the world on her shoulders. She was thankful she had the day off from her part time job at the coffee shop or else she doubted she would have been able to catch up with her shows and get some sleep afterwards. She had already missed too many episodes and the suspense was almost killing her; they had left a cliff-hanger on the last episode but she knew herself too well to know she wouldn't be able to stop herself and then she'd probably pass out in class.

It wasn't until she heard her mother's voice calling that she barely opened her eyes with difficulty. She mumbled a few words cursing her school, the only thing keeping her from her warm bed and deep sleep. Before she did anything else, she did as most mornings; she began her day by stretching on her bed like a feline of sorts. At last, she got up rubbing her sleepy eyes and yawned a little unable to shake her tiredness off. "Let's go Guys. The Cereal is getting soggy!" said her mom, which was more than enough motivation for Jessica to hurry down the stairs. After all, Jessica knew exactly that there was enough 'trix' for one more bowl, it was that or the 'cocoa puffs'. She had doubled checked the night before knowing they'd would probably have cereal in the morning. She rushed down the stairs like she did when they were children, hoping that her older brother would not beat her to her favorite cereal. Both siblings clashed at the stairs bumping with each other, Matt was the first one to get to the cereal.

Jessica shoot a deadly stare his way, "jerk" she said to her older brother. He simply gave a victorious smile to his youngest sister as he began eating the colorful fruity cereal. Jessica focused on her mother now, "morning, mom" she said still upset about the cereal situation.

Matt shoot a semi apologetic, semi playful smile to his mother; he knew she wouldn't like them fighting, even if it was harmless. "Dad left already?"
he asked. They talked for a little longer before both siblings left to their rooms again to get ready to start their day. Matt had a morning class and Jess was barely on time for hers. It didn't take long for her to get ready, she had already prepared her outfit the previous night. Before she headed to the shower she she placed one of her custom made CD's on the music player and turned it loud enough for her to her to jam through the shower. Finally, after changing into her outfit and applying make-up she looked at herself through the mirror. Jessica gave an approving nod before she headed downstairs again where she bid her mother goodbye for the day at least until she finished school and tutoring hours. At last, she turned her impala, making the engine roar as she stepped into the accelerator.

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Character Portrait: Bethany Harrison Character Portrait: Jessica Harrison Character Portrait: Xavier Stiles Character Portrait: Adriana Rayne Character Portrait: Astrid Robinson Character Portrait: Matthew Harrison

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Beth smiled as both her children ran downstairs, racing as usual. It brought back the old memories of when they barely reached her waste. Of course always won, being that he had a little competitive streak especially against his sister. It was times like this that Beth was truly thankful for having her children around. Though she didn't much like it when they both left the house as it could become rather lonely.


It didn't take long for the two to wolf down the cereal, in fact Beth was only half way through the dishes before they had finished.

Once both kids were ready and gone Beth began getting ready herself. It was grocery day, though she liked to do a little shopping for herself whilst she was out.
She took a quick shower and brushed her teeth, then threw on some jeans and a baggy t-shirt. No use dressing up when it was likely anybody was going to see you.

Grabbing her keys she locked the door and headed out into the small suburban town. She decided to walk down to the small local store, the fresh air would do her good.
She passed her neighbours houses one by one. It was an unusual collection of people and most were just the typical 'American' Family but there was still something that didn't sit right with Beth.

She passed the small town shops and decided to stop for Coffee before braving her shopping list. Beth entered and took a seat,wondering whether to have Coffee or tea.

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Character Portrait: Bethany Harrison Character Portrait: Colin Moffat Character Portrait: Astrid Robinson

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Colin took his espresso wordlessly, listening intently to her ramblings. He was probably the only one that could follow her train of thought with little to no effort. Though most find her odd, he found her endearing; often hanging on her every word without meaning to. Plus she had the most adorable nose. "Is this about-...?" Colin knew exactly what she was referring to.

"What? Yesterday?" he asked, "That was completely dignified, not to mention necessary. You said so yourself Button, she's family-less. Has no children, no husband-...not even a boyfriend. What's she doing in the suburbs? I'm telling you, something's up." He sips at his cup and reluctantly moans at the taste, heedless to his use of the nickname. It was derived from, you guessed it, her nose. She had one of those button noses and he couldn't get over it. "Oh my god that is delicious." With another groan he took a moment to savor the taste, "And anyway, don't you think it's weird that a guy like Xavier Stiles is single? I mean, I don't swing that way or anything but-...you know," His eyebrows pert just a little before he takes another sip, revamping his slew of verbal vomit, "I won't bore you with the details but I found some iffy stuff on that guy's computer. Suspicious stuff. Maybe it's just me but-..."

In that moment, the bell to the door dinged and Colin was stunted. He wasn't at liberty to voice his suspicions aloud. Really the only one who heard his neighbor anxiety was Astrid and that was because she witnessed it first hand. He gave her a look, one that asked that she keep their conversation under wraps now that they had company. "I have to head to work, Button, I'll see you later." He turned to see Bethany Harrison looking quizzically up at the menu and greeted her with a friendly smile, "Hello Mrs. Harrison. How are you this morning?"

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Astrid studies Colin for a moment after she's finished speaking. The two grew up in the same suburban neighborhood, and did so while being of similar ages, so they've known each other for a while, of course. He seems to be surpassed only by her father in tolerating her tendency to trail off randomly, to say random bits very softly as though she is already beginning to lose focus, etc. Thus, she feels rather comfortable speaking to her- more so than to some of her other peers, at least. That being said, his tendency to stare at her nose while she spoke, something which she didn't notice until several years of knowing him, has always been a source of confusion for her. Still, at least it shed some light, once she had realized it, on Colin's tendency to frequently call her Button.

The barista raises an eyebrow at Colin's words of self-defense regarding the fact that he had committed a severe invasion of privacy yesterday. She can perhaps listen better to such words than many others, her equivalent to his being able to follow her often scattered or tangled trains of thought. "Sounds like justification,"
Astrid responds, words steadily shrinking into themselves, as they so often do, before she finally looks at his drink and back at him, holding out a handwritten receipt that makes it clear she still needs the actual money for the beverage. Honestly, it should have been collected prior to making the drink but, of course, it slipped her mind far too easily.

Collecting the money she has been given, and then returning the change, Astrid smiles softly at Colin's unashamed noise of appreciation for the drink. He's being dramatic, as usual, about it, of course, but she does like the reassurance that she's made it correctly. Astrid is the sort to make something 300 times, and yet still fear that she may have made it incorrectly each time. Given this, one would think she would ask for specifications on the order each time. Muscle memory kicks in before mental anxiety does.

With his next comment, Astrid's small, pleased smile is quickly scrunched together in the attempt to hold back what ends up being a cross between a laugh and a snort. Even she, often considered by peers to not be completely aware of her surroundings at all times, thinks it's funny that Colin feels obligated to buffer his words with "I don't swing that way, but. . ."

"Perhaps he always wears footie pajamas around the house, or dislikes people," Astrid muses, slowly and softly, though she personally prefers the former explanation, despite the fact that it being the obstacle keeping Xavier from dating seems strange- she rather likes footie pajamas. Of course, Colin has already continued to speak. He always seems to become somewhat loquacious in the morning- or just in general.

At the ringing of the door, Astrid meets Colin's eye and smiles. She may not read expressions well, but this she already knows, of course. Besides, she isn't really the sort to simply bring such things up in conversation without being otherwise prompted. "Have an interesting day, Holmes," Astrid responds, smiling that pleased smile again at her own use of a nickname for him. She then turns back to her book, quickly finishing the rest of it, only a few pages left, while Mrs. Harrison is distracted - no, delayed- by Colin.

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Character Portrait: Bethany Harrison Character Portrait: Colin Moffat Character Portrait: Astrid Robinson

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Beth enjoyed the atmosphere in this place. The younger staff always brightened up the beginning of her day

Astrid was one of the children of her neighbours. She had heard on the grapevine that they had had some difficulties in their marriage but she guessed since most of the families here had problems it was best not to spread it around. Beth had never really had a full conversation with Astrid, mainly because the girl always had her head in a book. This was not necessarily a bad thing but she was a pretty girl. She seemed somewhat wasted in books.

Colin, well Beth knew him a little better. She had been quite close with his mother since they met. Olivia was a local news anchor so Beth never got to spend time with her these days but it was always nice to see Colin.

' Hi Colin. I am fine thanks for asking. Tired and run off my feet as usual' She smiled at the younger boy sweetly, he was always polite. Even if he was not interested in her day he always asked.
' How is your mother Colin?, it's been a while since I saw her last'.

Whilst in general chit-chat, Beth made a snap decision of what she wanted. A Caramel Latte and a croissant. The same as always. ' Could I get the same as usual Colin.... Oh but could I get a glass of water too?'.
It was not entirely normal for Beth to drink water as much but she had a craving for it recently.

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Character Portrait: Bethany Harrison Character Portrait: Colin Moffat Character Portrait: Astrid Robinson

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"Hi Colin. I am fine thanks for asking." Mrs. Harrison said with a polite smile. Colin didn't know her beyond small talk, but he always made the effort to ask about her day. She used to be close with his mother before she started working all the time so he always felt as if he owed the woman that much. "Tired and run off my feet as usual. How is your mother Colin? It's been a while since I saw her last-..."

"Working herself to the bone as per usual," Colin quipped, though there was a tone of sadness evident in his tone. It wasn't hard to tell that he missed having his mother around. Sipping at his to go cup, Colin smiled around the rim when Mrs. Harrison requested her usual order. He laughed pleasantly, "With all do respect, Mrs. Harrison, I don't work here, but I can't blame you for assuming I do. If I'm not home, I'm here." He turned to Astrid with a bright smile and pulled her from her book, "Button! Could Mrs. Harrison get a Caramel Latte and a croissant with a tall glass of water?" He turned to the older woman with a polite smile, "I have to get to my intern job so I have to go but I'll catch up with you later? I'll have my mother give you a call if she gets off at a decent time." He meandered over to the door of the coffee shop, swinging it open before calling over his shoulder, "See you later, Button!" and taking his leave.

Colin got into his Jeep, heading out towards the news station with trepidation. He had too much on his mind to really focus on editing any articles today. Only the tentative sip of his coffee brought him from his thoughts of the weird tenants of Urbem.

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Character Portrait: Bethany Harrison Character Portrait: Colin Moffat Character Portrait: Astrid Robinson

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Astrid is on the last page, meaning that she's reached a point that can't help but have a cliffhanger, regardless of whether or not there is a sequel planned for the book. Of course, she's never been the type to be easily satisfied by endings. Rather, she always wants more- more explanation, exploration of side characters, in depth descriptions of events that she felt should have been played out more thoroughly, etc. All of these things rarely hit her until a day or two later, long after than numb feeling one tends to get after reading a book has worn off, and she already has her nose in another book. One might argue that her rapid-fire reading is a direct result of her aching want for more when a book ends. Rather than despair over it, she can focus on losing herself once more in another book. The questions and desires are therefore all shoved into a large pile for her to mull over if separated from a library for too long. When she was younger, any sleepovers tended to end in her reading in the corner, while the other girls, having tired of trying to pry her away from her book, played games amongst themselves.

That numb after-sensation is already beginning to tingle across her body, a familiar sensation of being displaced from her own body. It's what she loves so dearly about books- the outness of them. And, of course, Colin has to ruin this blissful feeling for her, cheerfully tearing her from the clutches that had so tightly held her. Had this feeling been a physical entity, Astrid is quite certain she'd have plenty of scars from similar situations. She makes a physical effort not to sulk a bit about it, instead giving Colin another look [as he calls her Button yet again], before smiling back at Mrs. Harrison, a familiar but distant face. They are of different generations, and Astrid's parents are not really friends, though not enemies, of either of the Harrison adults. Just another face around the neighborhood, they are- their children are somewhat more familiar.

"Will that be all, Mrs. Harrison?" she asks politely, her voice dreamy and tell-tale of having been dragged away from a place she had enjoyed. It is almost distracted, really. The barista has already rung up the ordered items, and has them placed in front of Mrs. Harrison. Strangely, she never even thought to consider the fact that Colin might not have given her the correct order for Mrs. Harrison. She simply trusts. That, and raises a hand farewell to him as he sweeps out of the coffee shop.

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Character Portrait: Bethany Harrison Character Portrait: Colin Moffat Character Portrait: Astrid Robinson

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Bethany raised her hand to her head and gave a chuckle. Clearly she wasn't functioning very well this morning. Or course Colin didn't work here but he was here often.

' Sorry Colin. My head isn't in the right place this morning. Tell your Mom she needs to give me a call, Okay?'

Once Colin left, Beth turned her attention she Astrid, who was noticeably quite beautiful. She had her head in the clouds, or rather a book before Colin interrupted her. She looked a little frustrated when he broker her concentration.

Beth had never really held a conversation with her but she had seen her around town. She knew very little about her parents but she had seen them here and there.

' Yes that's everything. How is the book you are reading? Any good?'
Beth was clearly hoping for some kind of conversation between them. Being at home all day was often boring when there was no one to talk too.

Watching Astrid made Beth feel rather jealous. Just recently she had been feeling a lot younger than what she was. Longing for her younger days was typically uncharacteristic of her.