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Katherine Van Tassel

"No matter how twisted it seems, this is home..."

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a character in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, originally authored by Darkdiva_14, as played by RolePlayGateway

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"No matter how twisted it seems, there's always a part of you that wants to come home..."



"I know; it's such an honor to meet me too."


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|Name|
Katherine Rosalie Van Tassel
Yeah, I know. It's a mouth-full


|Nicknames|
Kitty, Kat, Kitten, Kate (her Dad only), Rose, Katrina (Only as a mockery), Wildcat
The list can and does go on...


|Age|
21
Legal drinking age, thank you very much


|Sexuality|
Heterosexual
Not as if it was any of your business. I could have been into animals. What would you have said then?


|Occupation|
Freelance photographer for the town gazette
Bartender on Friday and Saturdays if called in
Photography was always my love, but the bartending was something I picked up at college.



"Take a picture. It might last longer, love."


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|Height|
5'5


|Weight|
110


|Eye Color|
Chocolate-brown


|Hair Color|
Dark brown with interwoven caramel highlights


|Brief Description|
Katherine has always been fairly gorgeous with her average height and naturally slim body. She has soft curves on her svelte figure and maintains a confident stride with her looks. Her eyes take on a more Asian appearance at times because her mother was actually Chinese-American and her skin is a light olive complexion, smooth and blemish-free. Her highlights were at first an experiment, but now seem to be her staple, and she has a sort of heart-shaped face.

Katherine naturally wears glasses, but opts to wear contacts so that the glasses don't get in the way of her camera. She dresses for practicality with a splash of her own boho style and would rather walk around fresh-faced than caked with makeup. There are times when she chooses to dress up and it doesn't always have to be because there is an event in town.


|Habits/Quirks|
Messing with her hair when she's near a guy she's in to|| If it's a day she's wearing glasses, she feels self-concious and is usually messing with them|| Grins crookedly when she's out-sassed or out-smarted someone|| Drumming her fingernails against a hard surface when she's bored, anxious or just thinking deeply



"Just because you know me doesn't mean you know me."


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|Likes|
  • Warm, soft chocolate-chip cookies
  • Photography
  • Coffee I'll admit it. I'm a coffee-holic
  • Waffles Never frozen
  • Baking
  • Mixing drinks
  • Parties/Clubs
  • Flirting with Matt I'm a big girl. I can admit it. I might have had a huge crush on him for awhile now.
  • Teasing people
  • Having fun
  • Trying out new things
  • Chinese Food
  • Being who she is


|Dislikes|
  • Pistachios
  • Heights
  • Dark places
  • Walking out at night alone
  • Insecurities We all have them. I just hate when some people let those insecurities define them.
  • Mystery I love an adventure, but let's keep the mysteries to the world of fiction, m'kay?
  • Sappy movies
  • Having to clarify her lineage to people I know, people. I don't exactly look Asian. But that doesn't mean you gotta question my parents and myself. It's not really any of your business.
  • Being called Katrina It's not funny. Seriously.
  • The sight or smell of blood


|Fears|
Being alone in the forest at night|| Being at the family lake house alone|| Height|| The smell or sight of blood I get woozy|| Dying young


|Personality|
What is there to say? Most people know Kat as fun-loving and creative with an infectious laugh and smile. She was never the most popular girl in town, but she never needed or wanted to be. She just was Katherine and if anyone had a problem with it, it was their own problem. She was never one to deal with petty drama as her mind was always somewhere else, like on Matt Brisbane or her photography. What most people realized was that at a young age, Katherine was a passionate young woman with a hint of a sass. She usually always has the last word in an argument and can always be seen with this smirk on her face as if she's keeping a secret and knows something you probably want to know.

It is not to say that Katherine does not have her flaws. She can be quite impulsive, doing the first thing that comes to mind or saying whatever comes out of her mouth. She usually has no filter or reserves unless she's in a completely crowded space where everyone in town can hear or when Matt is around. There are moments when she seems with withdraw from the crowd and bottle up all of her feelings for fear of seeming to careless or maybe even selfish to the woes of others. It is a horrible habit that her father faults her all the time because most wish that she would just tell them how she feels. She can almost seem cold during these moments and usually winds up snapping at people without truly meaning it.



"What can I say? Small town girl in a lonely world. Everyone's heard this story before"


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|History|
WIP


|Theme Song|
Here's To Never Growing Up| Avril Lavigne
Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs
With the boom box blaring as we're falling in love
I got a bottle of whatever, but it's getting us drunk
Singing here's to never growing up

Call up all our friends, go hard this weekend
For no damn reason, I don't think we'll ever change
Meet you at the spot, half past ten o'clock
We don't ever stop, and we're never gonna change

Say, won't you say forever stay
If you stay forever hey
We can stay forever young

Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs
With the boom box blaring as we're falling in love
I got a bottle of whatever, but it's getting us drunk
Singing here's to never growing up

We'll be running down the street, yelling kiss my -
I'm like yeah whatever, we're still living like that
When the sun's going down, we'll be raising our cups
Singing here's to never growing up

Oh woah, oh woah, here's to never growing up
Oh woah, oh woah, here's to never growing up

We live like rock stars, dance on every bar
This is who we are, I don't think we'll ever change
They say just grow up, but they don't know us
We don't give a f-, and we're never gonna change

Say, won't you say forever stay
If you stay forever hey
We can stay forever young

Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs
With the boom box blaring as we're falling in love
I got a bottle of whatever, but it's getting us drunk
Singing here's to never growing up

We'll be running down the street, yelling kiss my -
I'm like yeah whatever, we're still living like that
When the sun's going down, we'll be raising our cups
Singing here's to never growing up

Oh woah, oh woah, here's to never growing up
Oh woah, oh woah, here's to never growing up

Say, won't you say forever stay
If you stay forever hey
We can stay forever young

Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs
With the boom box blaring as we're falling in love
I got a bottle of whatever, but it's getting us drunk
Singing here's to never growing up

We'll be running down the street, yelling kiss my -
I'm like yeah whatever, we're still living like that
When the sun's going down, we'll be raising our cups
Singing here's to never growing up

Oh woah, oh woah, here's to never growing up
Oh woah, oh woah, here's to never growing up
Oh woah, oh woah, here's to never growing up
Oh woah, oh woah, here's to never growing up

So begins...

Katherine Van Tassel's Story

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Katherine Van Tassel blinked at her surroundings, the cool air of the night stinging her warm flesh. Her hair whipped around her as she observed the trees of the forest in complete and utter suspicion and suprise. Her eyes were wide and alert as the town's natural fog only seemed to be murkier, more suffocating. Her chest heaved with trepidation and she tucked a few strands of hair behind her ears.

Why in the hell was she in the forest?

When did she get to the forest?

Instead of mulling the situation over, Katherine began walking, boots crunching down on dry leaves as she sought to find her way out of the forest. As she walked, she could have sworn that she heard the sound of rushing water and surmised that she was close to the water. Nodding, she quickened her pace only to hear something behind her. She turned. Nothing there. She began walking briskly, occasionally glancing behind her to make sure there was nothing behind her. Before long, Katherine was full out jogging, trying to recall if she was going the right way to the lake house -

The ground suddenly rushed up to meet her and for a second, Katherine could only lay there, raising herself up on her hands and feeling like one of those idiot girls in a horror movie.
Such a dumbass, she thought with a hint of disgust before her eyes widened and a chill trickled down her spine. Before her was the same burial site of the Hessian's head, freshly dug up. Katherine reached over to it for some reason, a strange impulse to check it...to make sure.

A horse's cry shattered her concentration and she suck up air, a strangled gasp escaping her lips. She turned over her shoulder and her heart nearly stopped. The horse's angry red eyes glared down at her with malice, causing her entire body to freeze with paralyzing fear. She gulped but could not move. The rider...the rider with the axe...his head...

There was no head.


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Katherine Van Tassel's head shot up out of sleep and she blinked a few times, mind and body not processing anything at the moment. For a second, she forgot where she was before she blinked that last time and the plane jerked for a moment.

"Ladies and gentleman, this is your captain speaking. We are experiencing a little turbulence at the moment because of the light storm, but we will be touching down in Massachusetts in about roughly fifteen minutes." Kat calmed herself then and settled back in her seat, ignoring the slight shaking of the plane and gazed out the window. She was on her way back...back to Sleepy Hollow.

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Amber stared at the gleaming white tiles of the airport as she waited for her old friend, Katherine Van Tassel, to arrive back from abroad. They had grew up together here in Sleepy Hollow, the small town nurturing them in their youth. As she stared at her blurry reflection on the tiles, her hair and clothes somewhat wet from the rain that was occurring somewhat frequently these days, her umbrella dripping with water; she remembered her days as a child, exploring the town and seeing all of the secretive wonders it held...she supposed she wasn't much different now, but she wondered if she would ever leave the small town...ever experience more of the world out there and the mysteries that it held, mysteries greater than the ones from Sleepy Hollow.

She shook her head, deciding not to think of such unnecessary thoughts in a time that should be happy. Her best friend was coming back from England and she was sure she had a plethora of stories to share! With that Amber continued walking, her boots clicking on the tiled floor, she looked around at the airport, it was somewhat vacant for the most part except for some somewhat sketchy seeming people lurking about, Amber kept her eyes to the ground, putting on headphones to serve as something of an excuse for her lack of sociability. People in this town were rather social to say the least, differing from her for the most part, though she didn't mind speaking with friends.

Eventually she made it to the the arrivals area stood there among a few other people waiting to pick up their friends and family. From her bag she took out a bottle of water and a case full of pills, opening the caps she swallowed it down, making sure she was completely medicated before Katherine came. Once she was done she put her things back in her bag. She smiled softly as an enjoyable song began playing, uplifting her mood somewhat as she placed her hands on the metallic railing, waiting for Katherine to arrive.

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Katherine was probably the most ecstatic person to get off the plane. As soon as it landed, her feet were tapping impatiently on the floor. She hated that she had to hate for first class and all those who sat before her to get off. If you were ready, you should be able to leave. No, for some odd reason, those in front were allowed the priviledge of exiting first. And it wasn't as if they actually moved along at a decent pace. These people pretended as if they weren't already given permission to grab their luggage and go. They took their time, began conversations, and made calls; all of which pissed Katherine off.

"Come on, people!" She hollered, getting a disapproving look from the stewardess. But at this point, who in the hell cared? Katherine wanted to be home. As crazy and as twisted as Sleepy Hollow seemed to be - look at the name! - it was home. London was fun. Home was home. And she missed the people sooo much...and no that did not mean that her fan-girly crazy crush on Matt was one of her pluses for being back in town. Liar, her mind quipped and Katherine blushed at the thought. Shaking her head, she was on her feet just as the stewardess permitted them to go.

Her small size was to her advantage because Katherine was out in about three minutes flat, squeezing through conversations and heavy overhead luggages that did not seem to want to come out. She smiled, relieved, and looked all over for Amber. Even though her brother disappointed her by pointing out that he couldn't pick her up, she was beyond happy when Amber stepped up to the plate. Phone calls could never replace the long nights these girls spent on sleepovers and just being best friends. It wasn't long before Katherine's eyes fell on a familiar head of light brown hair.

"Amber!" She screamed and waved her hands frantically, probably looking like a maniac. But, at this point, who gave a damn about self-preservation? She hoisted her bag over her shoulder and nearly sprinted across the way, nearly tackling her best friend to the ground. "HI!!! I missed you!"

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An announcement blared out from the loudspeaker that the plane from London had arrived but Amber had no way of hearing it, the music from her headphones were soft and gentle, but the headphones were designed in a way that it would muffle out most outside noise. Amber loved the fact that they were designed in that way...it allowed her to escape from reality when she needed to. She looked around at the scenery of the room, a few lights were softly flickering, and the people around her seemed shady and discreet...she was probably just imagining it, but the airport seemed eerier than usual.

She was in the midst of thinking to herself, somewhat impatient and wondering when Katherine would finally arrive. Her thoughts were interrupted in perhaps the most frightening way possible, Katherine slammed her into an embrace, knocking the headphones out of her ears, along with a shriek escaping from her mouth.

"HI!!! I missed you!"

Once she finally realized it was the young Van Tassel she was finally able to catch her breath, panting softly. "Oh my lord Katherine you frightened the hell out of me," she said exasperated, laughing slightly. After a while she regained her composure and hugged her best friend, laughing still. It was safe to say that Amber was easily frightened, and she wouldn't be the last to admit it. She turned off her I-Pod, putting it back into her bag after she pulled away from the hug. "I would have been less frightened were it not for the awfully eerie atmosphere we have around us," Amber said, her voice reducing to a whisper.

"Here, lets get to my car, I'd rather not stay here for long," Amber said, beginning to walk towards the exit with Katherine. "So, how was London? I'm sure you must have had a great time," Amber said cheerily, "Though I'm also sure you're looking forward to getting acquainted with Matt again," she said coyly, smirking slightly. She began taking out her car keys as they walked, feeling as though the eyes of those in the airport were on her...she was sure she took her medication...she couldn't have just been imagining it...no, it had to be in her imagination, she recognized some of the people in the airport, so there was nothing to be afraid of...