could we try to reinvent, feed the heads with common sense?
NAME: Whitney Elodie Abbott NICKNAMES: Whit, Whits AGE:33 34 (03/17/1983) OCCUPATION: Washington State Public Defender ORIGIN: Werewolf mythos ROLE: Werewolf STATUS: Registered
GENDER: Female MARITAL STATUS: Single SEXUALITY: Bisexual (tends to lean towards women) PARENTS: Brenda Abbott (mother), Nick Paquin (father) SIBLINGS: Elizabeth "Libby" Abbott (younger sister, deceased), Charlie Abbott (younger brother, 21) OFFSPRING:Wren Abbott (daughter, 11)
NAME: Lindsey CONTACT: ~summersing (personal journal), contact post TIME ZONE: EST PB Name: Hayley Atwell
→ Although weaker in her human form, Whitney is still stronger than an average woman.
→ Enhanced senses, agility and strength are all much stronger in her shifted form, but exist in smaller doses in human form as well.
→ Half-human, half-wolf form consists of sharp claws, larger teeth, wolf eyes, and so on.
→ Weaknesses include vulnerability to silver.
01. Full-stop in love with romance novels. Reads them constantly on lunch breaks, or wherever she can go where her brother or daughter won't catch her. 02. You can trust her to drop werewolf puns on the regular, to the chagrin of everyone who likes good humour. 03. Works a lot and worries about not being an active parent, so she forces encourages Wren to do "fun" extracurricular classes with her, whether it be cooking, photography, or knitting. Wren, a budding teenager, finds this endlessly embarrassing. 04. Hosts a weekly board night for any of her friends who want to attend. Wren and Charlie don't have an option on this one. 05. Positively nuts about musical theatre. Although she starred in many productions throughout high school, no one would call her a "phenomenal singer." Her favourite is Mamma Mia. 06. She's never been very good behind a wheel, so she almost exclusively relies on Uber.
OOC Note: Hover over blank "storylines" for needed lines. Sibling names can be changed.
Whitney grew up in a very fractured house. Her mother, Brenda, was a stern but patient woman, someone with keen ties both with human society and her pack. Despite her no-bullshit tendencies, one of her greatest weaknesses was her on-and-off partner, Nick Paquin, a were who came into the area as a loner and was licking pretty deep wounds. He moved onto Brenda’s family farm and the two quickly became pregnant, having their first child—Whitney. Quickly after giving birth, Brenda discovered her oft-drunk and irresponsible lover had abandoned them.
Unfortunately, Nick didn’t stay gone for very long. For the sake of their family, Brenda agreed to give the man a second chance. To her surprise, he was actually quite good with three-year-old Whitney. The happy family wasn’t long to last, and three months after he vanished again, Brenda discovered she was pregnant with their second child, another daughter. With the added financial strain and no one really left to help on the farm anymore, Brenda was forced to sell her family land and move her daughters into Seattle.
For Whitney, this was a shame, and something she despised. The farmland had been a safe space. Somewhere to roam freely. Open fields and nearby woods and beauty and tranquility and hard work. As a pup, this was quite a bit of liberty, and for a child, it was the only home she ever knew being ripped away.
Brenda ended up working at Dockside for the Alpha, Trevor Wight. Looking after little Libby became Whitney’s chief responsibility, which was something she took to with aplomb; being told she was allowed to be bossy, after all, was quite a gift. Besides, Whitney adored Libby. The one person the typically gregarious and affable Whitney didn’t like was her father, Nick, and when he showed up one more time, begging for forgiveness, only to be eventually welcomed back by both Brenda and Libby, Whitney was furious. His first night back in their home ended with Whitney running away back to the farm.
Slowly, Whitney grew used to her father’s presence, though she didn’t necessarily warm up to him. He seemed to make her mom happy, though, so Whitney did her best to tolerate the man. She was twelve when her mom became pregnant for a third time, and it was around this period when Nick began drinking excessively again. Careless and irresponsible and prone to disappearing for days at a time, Nick regressed to what everyone always thought of him; an unreliable man and a dangerous father.
A fact which became readily clear when her father’s carelessness caused Libby’s death.
Upon discovering his young daughter drowned, Nick took off—this time for good. Brenda and Whitney, devastated, buried Libby with their pack members by their sides in support and solidarity. Two months later, Charlie was born.
Whitney was extremely protective over her little brother as a result of the incident with Libby. She became similarly protective towards her friends, regardless of whether or not they were older than her, and equally determined to get to spend as much time with them as possible. Whitney became the type to make social engagements with friends practically mandatory—she never said no to an experience, was friendly towards just about anyone (wolf or human or otherwise) and just a tad bit overbearing.
She went through school getting quite good grades and was well-liked by teachers. Social and outgoing; she was never left wanting something to do in her free time. After high school, Whitney went to college with an interest in studying law. It was while studying at school that she met Richard, a human man, and became pregnant after dating him for less than a year. Although the relationship with Richard didn’t last, Whitney carried through her pregnancy and gave birth to their daughter, Wren, when she was twenty-two. With the help of her mother, Whitney continued her way through school and eventually fulfilled her dream of becoming a lawyer. Her relationship with Richard and his wife is actually quite good, and they have co-parented Wren successfully so far.
Whitney became a state public defender in Seattle. Her job was complicated when she registered as a werewolf, but her success rate with cases kept her in the public’s good graces. She has also become a vocal advocate for the rights of werewolves, making her a recognizable public figure.
When her brother began studying at school, she allowed him to move into her home on the stipulation that he was an unpaid babysitter whenever she needed it; although Wren is known for arguing (quite well) that she doesn't need one anymore.