Willow, Willa, Wills, Mina
Call her Wilhelmina and see what happens…hint, nothing good.
Willow’s more delicate features give her an innocent and gentle appearance which is only enhanced by her petite height of roughly five foot two inches. However, though she might appear weak at first glance, she actually has a bit of lean muscles. Most of that strength is focused in her arms rather than in her legs due to some of the sports in her younger years that required more upper body motion. She has large doe like eyes, a shade of olive green in color with a button shaped nose and full rosy lips. Her skin has a sun kissed tone, not quite tan but really not considered pale either. The chocolate brown tresses of her hair fall to about her mid back in a slight wave and have been layered up to her jaw. She has fairly long legs which make up a lot of her height, soft curves from wide hips that give her a tinkerbell/pear shape.
|Sweet| |Stubborn| |Loyal| |Blunt| |Optimistic| |Hot-Headed|
Willow is a [sweet], warm-hearted, and [optimistic] woman that marches to the beat of her own drum and isn't afraid to do so. She believes in being herself even if people's opinion of her might not be a good one because of it. She wants people who like her for the way she is and doesn't feel like anyone should make you change who you are meant to be. The ones that know her are very aware of how [stubborn] she can be when her mind is set on something and she won't let anyone get in her if she believes it is right or will help someone in need. She always tries to find the good in everyone which sometimes can get her into trouble. This isn't to say she is naive and will give her trust to anyone but she wants to understand what they think and why they do what they do. If you do earn her trust and friendship then you will never meet anyone more caring and open. She will stand by your side through thick and thin, a real [loyal] until the end type. She would take the shirt off her back if it meant helping someone else she cared about out.
Willow will always tell you what she thinks and not exactly what you would like to hear. She doesn't do this to be mean or cruel but because she knows nothing good ever comes from a lie which is why she gives her opinions very [blunt] and clearly. In some ways, Willow can be very mature and in others she acts kind of childish but she knows how and when to be serious even though she would rather not be. It is more fun to be laughing and smiling than having to be serious or straight faced. She isn’t always sugar and rainbows though. She has a very fiery side to her, at times even [hot-headed] if you get on her bad side or make her angry. Willow prefers to call it passion but no one else would say so when her silver tongue is harshly snarling in your direction. She isn’t just some soft pushover that will stand down.
Since the moment Willow was born, her whole existence was to work on impressing her great grandmother and give extra opportunity to be chosen as a successor which would mean gaining the fortune that would one day be left behind. Heck, she was even named after the woman and her brothers were just a variation of that same name. Problem is, her great grandmother is a snide grumpy snippy manipulative hag with the highest standards imaginable. Nothing and no one was ever going to be good enough for her. If she had ever had a chance to meet her great grandfather, she would have pitied the old fool for having to be arranged with such a woman to grow their vast empire. It wouldn’t surprise her if that was why he ended up in an early grave. Willow certainly felt like she would prefer an early grave when she was forced to stay there every summer and endure the woman’s presence. Not to mention all the pointless lessons and sports to be a “well rounded young lady”.
It wasn’t to say she didn’t enjoy the easy and rich lifestyle but she much preferred being around her grandpa, one of the only other people in her family that wasn’t trying to money grab or grovel at the old woman’s feet. He had actually turned down taking over the family business, deciding to pursue his own dreams of being a violin marker instead of being locked to a lifestyle he would have hated. They had threatened to cut him off at that point but had only done so when he “married below his station” as it were. His brother also has been cut off, blowing all his earnings on gambling and burying himself in debt. It was why her great grandmother decided that neither of their children would get the inheritance, stating “two sets of disappointments would not raise suitable children” and why each year, every great grandchild was forced to her manor so she could “make sure they didn’t become rotten”. It seems money really does bring out the worst in people because Willow wasn’t sure how her grandpa made someone like her mother. Maybe it was because she had never met her own mom and was closer to her great grandma to make up for it? Either way, her obsession with impressing their great grandmother and her father’s hope for riches was not a great combo for her or her siblings.
The worst part was when her grandpa passed away, leaving her feeling like a lone black sheep. No longer did she have a buffer or an excuse if she wanted to keep away from her great grandmother. It was from that moment on that Willow counted the days to graduation, working hard so she could save up enough money to get a place of her own and cut any and all ties. It had been a struggle and she had to scrape by for a while but she had managed. It made her see the value of hard work, how to treat people with kindness and help whenever you were better off, and more importantly proved that money was not everything just as her grandpa had always taught her. Willow went onto college, working towards becoming a part of a professional orchestra and having a few opportunities while getting her music degree but nothing too serious. She won a few competitions but she knew it would take a lot to be accepted as a professional. When she received the invitation, at first she thought it had been some kind of joke or that she had accidentally received a guest invitation instead of an entertainer invite. Either way, masquerade balls were quite a unique sight and she hoped to see more music enthusiasts, maybe even have a few moments with the conductor if there was one and not some DJ. After all, Willow wasn’t sure how authentic their host was going to be with this event.
• Her grandfather taught her how to play the violin at a very young age. She could practically play before she could walk. She isn’t as skilled at making them but she can in some cases at least repair them.
• While she can speak French, it isn’t something she tends to use.
• Out of the sports she was forced to take, she hates tennis and fencing the most. She actually didn’t mind archery but music is more her passion.
• Willow does not hate her family and they provided a pretty good normal life growing up but she was tired of them controlling her life. She had no interest to be around her dreadful cousins or her horrible great grandmother.