Arianna Delacruzfar away, this ship is taking me far awayFull Name:
FAR AWAY FROM THE MEMORIES OF THE PEOPLE THAT CARE IF I LIVE OR DIE
Arianna Anabelle Delacruz.Alias(es):
She’d much rather be called Aria, actually, but you can call her Sparks, or sparkles or… whatever.Gender:
Those she loves, then herself, afterwards.Occupation:
Aria works at a homey bookshop in London.Any skills:
<span style='font-size:7pt;line-height:100%'>(Okay. This may look like a mini thesis on Norepinephrine, and I know it’s loonoong, but, gah. Don’t kill me! Just bear with Sphy's blahs. Pleeease. I couldn’t find a better way to explain it. (X_x) Hope it makes sense anyway!)
Norepinephrine (often referred to as a 'fight or flight' chemical) is a substance released naturally by the nerve cells. It produces a lot of effects on many areas of the body and is mainly responsible for the body's reaction to stressful situations, enabling it to perform well.
Very high quantities of Norepinephrine can damage our body severely, since the association between neurons is mainly based on electric reactions. With higher doses of Norepinephrine we get even higher electric reactions, reactions that our body wouldn’t be able to tolerate unless we grow resistant to this -which is precisely Aria’s case.
Aria’s system works just like that of an ordinary human, except when she faces a ‘fight or flight’ situation –aka, nervousness, fright, excitement and so on. During those situations, her levels of Norepinephrine become incredibly high, to the point of her turning into the living talking, walking replica of an electric light bulb.
Nonononono. No, Arianna doesn’t shine in the dark or anything of the sort. But if someone touches her while she’s in this state, then the consequence is not unlike the one you’d get as result of messing around with plug-in appliances.
Conversely, this ability is not that awful once you get to live with it –snort
. You really get to do things like switching on and off the lights of the room you’re in, or lightening light bulbs and heating coffees with your own hands -with a bit of practice and mind focus. Sometimes, though, if Aria gets too nervous, the electric current that runs through her body may interfere with the voltage of the room she’s in, causing lights and electronic gadgets to dance on and off like mad until she’s able to control herself –which is not that much of a big deal, if we’re to be honest, but it is there, nonetheless.
starlight, i will be chasing the starlightFace Claim:
UNTIL THE END OF MY LIFE, I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S WORTH IT ANYMORE
Alexandra Tretter.Eye color:
Aria’s hair is very long and generally as ‘natural-looking’ as possible for someone who dyes her hair more often than not; so she can be seen with deep chocolate brown or platinum blonde hair tones, depending on how long it takes this -now- human to get bored of her looks. She usually wears her hair down, and straightened. Sometimes Aria even curls her hair.Height:
Tow piercings on each earlobe and somewhat blemished skin.General appearance:
Arianna is a remarkably beautiful young lady. Period. She's tall, slim, very model-like and a with a feminine touch of delicacy that makes it hard for people of around her age to avoid turning their heads around, back at her once they'd laid eyes on Arianna for the first time. For someone who -not unlike her- tries to battle the world by keeping it at safe distance, it becomes one's own personal vision of Hell. But this matter that shall be discussed later on -so, onward.
Aria’s features give off a rather innocent appearance on the whole, but her emerald eyes have grown in roughness, stealing away a small bit of her apparent incorruptibility. She's a bit skinny for her age, rather pale and hard to tan, however. Aria is not too notably curvy, either, but moderately enough for her physical appearance to stand out with ease amid the English multitude.
hold you in my armsLikes:
I JUST WANTED TO HOLD YOU IN MY ARMS
- Mind challenges.
- Big indoor spaces.
- Crowded places.Strengths:
- Her creepy physiology.
- SCI-FI -there's too much of herself in those. It really freaks her out.
- Constant sense of self-guilt.
- Dependant nature.
- To be able to touch without damaging anyone or anything.Fears:
- To go to college, and be able to live like any other human.
- To overcome her open space-terror.
- To accidentally kill someone.Personality:
- That someone would discover her 'special ability'.
- Having to put up with her 'ability' for the rest of her life.
- That her adoptive family would never forgive her for what she'd done.
Aria can be considered as a fairly simple, ordinary human being, with no further schemes in life, no great, ardent ambitions, no idea as to where to put her next one in life... No nothing. This young female mostly just tries to get by, day after day, with the help of those who stand beside her. Not one to truly believe that someone like her could actually have the chance to live like any other average human, Aria has left aside all hopes of growing up with professional or social aspirations, or even prospects that any other human would very obviously have, otherwise.
Despite her ways, though, a fierce fighting spirit is concealed behind her smile. This means that, deep down, this young girl has always had a passionate attitude toward certain things; even if at first, it could be pretty unnoticeable to a passing pair of eyes. She loves reading, mind challenges, and anything that could tempt her mind in any possible way. Although obviously not allowed to enter college, it would be her dream come true -if ever she would have one- because she loves learning, willingly seeking any type of knowledge that could be found in every book that she is handed, or any lecture about life that anyone may give her.
Her fate, however, seems to have destined her to mere enclosed indoor spaces, and as such, Arianna lives complacent amid these particular surroundings. It's not that she hates the world outdoors, or the people who live amongst it -Aria is simply scared
of the whole picture. Then again, no more scared of the world than she is of herself -of damaging someone with a careless manoeuvre of hers. One stranger -or two- at a time, that she can most definitely handle. Arianna doesn't mind people; far from that she's always fond of having some sort of human 'contact' around her, for loneliness can be at times way too overwhelming. It's just the pig picture, the one thing that scares the hell out of her, constantly.
In theory, however, Aria feels that she should stop letting people in too deep into her life, since it should be safer for everyone this way. Give her time, a couple of genuine smiles or kind sentences her way, though... and be forever doomed for having gained her affections. It's never really hard to please her, actually. Aria takes immense pleasure and finds genuine happiness in the tiniest and most -apparently- insignificant things in life. She's terribly good-hearted. And in a way, her mentality is almost childlike: very naïve and innocent, always seeking the best out of everyone... it's actually very unlikely for her to find someone she really dislikes -so it wouldn't be too hard for someone to grow attached to her, reciprocally.
Another thing about Aria, is that she feels terribly lost and unprotected when on the outside world, amid the crowded population. This leads her to be a fairly dependable creature, by and large. She needs people in her life -however few. Because, in truth, she'd be horribly lost without someone to guide her around the world that she has yet to discover, around the world that she has yet to touch without the risk of harm.
my life, you electrify my lifeBirth planet:
LET'S CONSPIRE TO RE-IGNITE, ALL THE SOULS THAT WOULD DIE
JUST TO FEEL ALIVE
Omhegah & Cuadrahnteeh -Time Lords (BIological parents).Siblings:
Sylvia Karen Delacruz -Human (Step-mother).
Arthur Delzcruz - Human (Step-father - Deceased)
Keith Delacruz - 26 years (step brother).Love(s):
Adrian Delacruz - 22 years (step brother).
first period, timelord
Once upon a life, Cuadranteeh, in the company of her husband, Omegah, gave birth to Arianna Delacruz. As only gallifreyan of a happy family, Aria was well brought up and educated in her planet as any other creature of her species, even though her homeplanet –as their parents eventually admitted- wasn’t precisely the best of places to raise a child just then, what with all those alarming signs of a terrible upcoming war.
Arianna wasn’t given much time to live in Gallifrey; at the early age of seven, the girl bid her parents what she thought was a temporary goodbye when so it happens that it was more of a last farewell than anything else. Blame Arianna’s uncle for this “small” lapse.
Aria’s uncle and godfather, Caleb, was a passionate Timelord who was –very figuratively- a little bit off the rocket, actually. Immersed rather passionately in his own works and Time Travels, he plunged himself out of the barriers of sanity at a rather slow but steady pace, altogether. And strange as it was for someone to confide in him the task of a Godfather, Caleb was asked to forever look after Aria months before the girl was even born; a task which he undertook a bit too seriously in the end, to the point of kidnapping Aria from her very own parents –from his
very own sister!- so she could escape unscathed, alongside him, before War befell on the entirety of the planet.
What was a seven year old girl supposed to know about sanity or insanity? Caleb’s life was a terribly lonely one, and the only person who seemed to grant him some kind of attention was Arianna. Through the eyes of this particular child, of course, he was amusing, funny, imaginative beyond barriers –needless to say, the meaning of lunacy was undoubtedly a word that was yet to be added to her list of understandable words and day-to-day vocabulary. And to him, to Caleb… she was the listener; one of the very few people –if not the sole one- that would take him into serious consideration. And that one factor eventually played in her favor -well… more or less, anyway.
Caleb escaped with Arianna shortly before the start of the Time War. And only because Caleb –in his twisted, personal and weird way, all be said- did not want Arianna to suffer, even less grief over all that she had had to leave behind, the male managed to get hold of a Chameleon Ark and transformed her into a human so that she could live in ignorance as to who she really was, having the chance to start off again, to have a new life amid the 21st Century Earthling human race with him.
Amazing, how loopholes can come your way when you least expect them to come, however. Caleb’s Chameleon Arch was a malfunctioning one, and as prime consequence of that, her transformation didn’t quite work as well as planned. There was nothing wrong with Arianna’s physical appearance, nor was she suffering any type of internal infirmity -in terms of her not sensing that something was wrong with her, initially. Frankly, it would have been impossible to discern anything abnormal at first glance, such premature symptoms or signs of any illness. However, the faulty Arch did cause her Norepinephrine-producing cells to reproduce more wildly as the technological item broke down with one last potent wave of electric current.
It took Aria's Godfather weeks to realize that something in his plan had gone wrong. And it took the male another couple of weeks to come across someone who could truly aid them. Little did he know, regardless, that their encounter with a Torchwood 24 member wasn’t particularly accidental. The institution was an efficient one, after all. And with an insane Timelord wandering aimlessly around the world, hauling both TARDIS and such a potentially dangerous weapon of mass destruction along with him, it wasn’t all that hard to track Caleb down, honestly.
Turns out that this man from Torchwood had no problem adopting Aria, and he agreed to take her as a child, promising to run several tests to see if her Norepinephrine levels could be minimized, somehow, as well. Leaving Aria alone with her brand new human path ahead of her wasn’t precisely what Caleb had had in store for her, but in the end the insane but good-hearted man was convinced that it was all for the best. So he left Arianna with her new family, the Delacruces, though not without promising to keep in touch and visit Arianna every so often. Which he did.
second period, human being
Arianna firmly believes that she was brought up Orphanage until she reached her 7th year. Hard as she had tried, she doesn't really remember how she’d left said orphanage, only that one day she woke up to find herself surrounded by four very unfamiliar walls, in a new home, and in the company of a middle-aged man who'd introduced himself as Caleb.
He was a nice, funny, laid back man. Probably a scientist or engineer as well, Aria imagined, for he loved to place all kinds of weird-looking gadgets on her every so often -for some unknown reason- and he generally voiced out words that were beyond her comprehension. It was then when she became aware of a very strange thing that she'd never ever recalled happening to her in her memory.
She killed a cat just by the touch of her bare hands.
It seemed way too odd, that suddenly she was out of her own orphanage, with that stranger, killing beings and burning things just by simply touching them -it seemed surreal. But then again, she was seven years old. What could she possibly know about the world? And the man with whom she lived, he seemed to be trustworthy; Caleb was very kind and sweet with her after all. It really didn't look like he would attempt to do her any harm.
Almost a month later after meeting Caleb, she was introduced by him to Arthur Delacruz, the man who was to be her new step-father. It was sad to see Caleb leave, even more to see him crying. But Aria had no other choice but to step into her new life with the Delacruz family, and bid Caleb 'goodbye'.
Caleb often paid them visits, and never ever missed a Christmas. He was welcomed as one more in the family, just as Aria had been welcomed. Loved as she'd always been by all of them, the young one was still confined to the reduced space of their estate -a rather big one, nonetheless, located in the outskirts of London. She was also given a large set of gloves for her to use, each pair being different in their own fashionable way, all of them made with a special type of fabric that enabled her to touch without harming anyone or anything.
As Arthur had promised, Aria’s disability was thoroughly examined in many different levels, and it took years and years of more meticulous experimentation to finally get to minimize the effects that her high levels of Norepinephrine produced. Progress was achieved by the time Aria reached her early teens: her touch became finally bearable whenever she were calm or relaxed, only proving to be dangerous in what was commonly described as a “fight or flight” situation: any circumstance that would make her heartbeat accelerate notably.
She didn't know that her father worked for Torchwood, though, nor has she ever known that such a thing ever existed. To her -and as described- she was just an ordinary human who, for some strange and unknown reason, was oddly functional by and large; honestly it didn't even occur to her that life outside of Earth could ever truly exist.
Having almost never abandoned the Delacruz estate, Aria grew up with very little social contact, other than the one that came from Caleb or the vicinity of her family. Nevertheless, Aria had a splendid time with her two brothers, getting along much better with Keith than with Adrian. Keith and Aria were almost inseparable, to the point where Keith, at the age of 16, felt determined enough to give up school and pick up tutoring just like Aria, so she wouldn't feel left out or alone.
On the other hand, Aria’s stepmother, Sylvia, was the more dissatisfied member of the Delzcruz family. Ever since Aria was brought to the house, she believed that Arthur was more concerned about Aria than he was about his very own children. As years flew by, Sylvia became less and less inclined to keep Aria in the house. It didn’t help much, either, that Arthur's promotion in Torchwood sometime later equaled less time for him to spend with the family. Sylvia's patience was way over-edged. Soon enough, the Delacruz family evolved into what could easily be considered as a daily match between two parties: Sylvia and Adrian, versus peace-making Arthur, Keith and Aria.
Eventually, the time came for the entire family to split up, wholly, when Adrian was sent to the local Hospital due to severe burns that had spread all over his body, after a rather violent conversation with a gloveless, off-guard Aria.
It was honestly hard to say which family member was more shocked with this event, but the one who gathered every ounce of scorching guilt was none other than Arianna herself. Careful as she'd always been up until then during all those years with her 'fight and flight' situations, she was careless enough to let this one slip away from her grasp. Arianna ran away from her home with Caleb, even at the cost of her not really knowing what was going to be of her once she'd dare cross that fearsome threshold.
(… … …)
It's been years since she's seen her family, years since she'd moved to London City with the help of Caleb, that strange non-Delacruz man who never seemed to age. He proposed her to live with him, in a –strictly- friendly roommate kind of way, and after what she felt was a proposal that she really could not refuse, Caleb led her to his grand and spacious apartment, located somewhere near Victoria Station.
Aria didn’t honestly need to find herself a job -Caleb seemed to be wealthy enough for the two of them, granted, despite her not knowing just what kind of job consumed his time. Caleb rarely slept in their apartment at night, and as crazy as it seemed, the man practically became her shadow during her following couple of years -meaning she was very well-kept at arm’s reach every time she left the building. The man most definitely had to work, though, for he kept bringing the oddest items, and talked about very exotic travels that she thought he idealized.
One thing that was extraordinary curious about Caleb: he kept asking her about her dreams. And not her dreams, as in aspirations and hopes for a not too distant future, but real dreams -the ones that only come during one's sleep. He was also a bit obsessed with finding a certain object that Aria believed had never ever seen, if his descriptions were correct. But she never questioned him, however. Aria knew he could be... rather... atypical
, when it came to certain things. So she just went along with his own drill, trying to please him with as many honest answers as she could give him.
Him following Aria every time she'd have to leave her apartment, however crazy, was all she needed after all. London was a total jungle to Arianna, and Caleb insisted on her learning the experience so she could learn to control her (dis)ability on higher levels of inner stress. But, of course, for her own safety and that of others, he was resolved to not leave Aria alone -ever. Just as resolved as he was about not wanting her to spend the rest of her life inside her own
apartment, in spite of her blunt fright and reluctance when it came to all things outdoors.
A complete opposite of Arthur Delacruz, however, Caleb was the one to actually find
Aria a job in spite of her doubts on whether she would truly be able to handle such a task without frying anyone in the process. Honestly it couldn’t take too much practical knowledge for one to guess that with such a 'disability', an exposed, employed Arianna could be –though definitely not on purpose- a walking, talking menace to the human world surrounding her. Caleb just thought it was all for her own good, though; and since he was the only person that Aria could truly rely on, the girl was easily persuaded. So far nothing notorious has happened, blissfully, in the rather desolate bookshop that she currently works in. Not even now that Caleb seems to have given her a bit more freedom when on the outside world, when out on the streets.
Like I said: a little bit
more freedom. But just a little bit.
behind the scenes,
What Arianna didn't know was that her father Arthur worked for Torchwood -neither did anyone in her family, except for Keith. It seemed that one day, when he was younger, he came across a couple of files that bore the name of Torchwood. They seemed to be very important, confidential files that only his father was supposed to read and know about. Not that he ever understood what all those numbers and codes actually meant. But the word Torchwood kept running somewhere inside his mind for years and years to come.
With her 22nd Birthday, it's been three years already since the death of her step-father. Keith is now working for Torchwood, fully informed of Arianna's whole story by a letter that his father had written to him in life. Enclosed in this letter, was a teeny tiny fob-watch who truly belongs to Arianna Delacruz.
but i'll never let you goWeapon(s):
IF YOU PROMISE NOT TO FADE AWAY, NEVER FADE AWAY
Her bare hands are enough of a weapon already. So the answer would be 'no'.Important Tech:
Oooo, does her mobile phone count? Does it? Does
Special Set of Gloves - A vast range of gloves from almost every size and color scheme, that Arianna needs to wear wherever and whenever she's not alone -even during summer. They are made out of a special type of fabric that enables her to touch things without having to cause harm.
A Chameleon Arch Pocket Watch - An elegant and mysterious pocket watch that can be used to store the essence of Aria as Gallifreyan. It's currently in Keith's possession, though.
out hopes and expectationsSample RP:
BLACK HOLES AND REVELATIONS