Name: Alyssa Washington
Height: five feet and five inches
Weight: 130 lbs
Hair: Black/Dark Brown
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona
Alyssa was born and raised
into a very conservative Christian family in Arizona. She was taught
to be submissive to every word in the Bible and to interpret every
word literally, and that anything deviating from that would endanger
her immortal soul. Despite that, she never really knew who she was.
For example, she never had any fantasies like girls her age did of
meeting a handsome guy and getting married, and to be honest the
thought of kissing a guy much less marrying him made her a bit sick
to her stomach. It was a different matter for girls, though. She
remembered reading fashion magazines and thinking about how pretty
the girls looked and what it would be like to, maybe, kiss one of
them. In middle-school, she fell in "love" with a fellow
classmate, a girl.
Of course, at that age Alyssa had no idea what love really was, but to her it felt right, but it went against everything she knew! Confused, Alyssa admitted her feelings for the girl to her parents without realizing what the consequences were. Her father went berserk, and severely beat her, in his own words "trying to expel the devil's influence." her mother did nothing to stop him, but instead encouraged it. Her sister Melissa was the only one that recognized the madness for what it truly was. Melissa helped Alyssa out by providing emotional support for her during this time, and the two sisters grew close.
Alyssa came to hide her feelings but could never repress them entirely. In High School, she engaged in another relationship with a classmate. During her sophomore year two horrible things happened. One, her girlfriend called things off with her, explaining that it had just been a "phase" for her. Two, her parents found out about her relationship. Attempting to beat her again, Alyssa ran away from her father and into the desert one night, taking with her her fathers hunting rifle.
Depressed and seeing no other way out of the nightmare she was in, she pressed the rifle against her chest and was about to pull the trigger when Melissa found her in the nick of time. With teary eyes, she begged her sister to reconsider, eventually managing to talk her out of it. Even though she was still alive, Alyssa knew she couldn't go home. Not now. And despite her immense attachment to Melissa, she had to part ways with her.
Homeless, Alyssa was forced to learn to fend for herself. While never had never formal training, she quickly became a talented fighter in order to defend her self from drunks, punks and pervs. She also learned how to make due with little food, where to find fresh water, and all of that critical stuff. Eventually, she began to do some less-than-legal things with gangs in the area. Robbery and armed assault, to name the most major. Alyssa never enjoyed it, and regards that period of her life with deep regret, but she had to make a living for her self somehow. It was during this time she learned what she does about firearms. She was with gangs for about five months.
She eventually became disillusioned with that life, she contacted some relatives in Colorado and explained her situation. Being of the more liberal kind of people, they welcomed her to live with them. Alyssa went on with her education at a local High School, setting her sights on the University of Colorado, but remembered the lessons she had learned during that time. In her college years, she was unsure of what she really wanted to do, not selecting a major for her entire freshman year.
However, after a brief trip to the East Coast in her sophomore she was blessed with a sudden wave of inspiration. Through her life and times, she's had a rough time growing up. But it blessed her with a natural empathy (though through her teens, it was hidden by a hard-edged, smart-ass, 'bad-ass' personality type) and she, like many, wanted to make a difference. However, unlike others she didn't just want to talk about it from a cozy office somewhere. So she finished her time in college (Graduating with a degree in accounting and business, just FYI) and took on the course to become a paramedic. That's a job that can really make a difference. Alyssa decided to move to a place called Midnight Cove because she heard that the hospital there was one of the best.
A kind young woman that is
just a little rough around the edges. But positive thinking first, so
we'll list her more endearing traits before we got to the negative
ones. Alyssa possesses a natural sense of Empathy, meaning she can put
her self into the shoes of another, and see things from their
perspective. She never pre-judges and accepts everyone as an equal.
She is very brave, and if her profession is not enough of an
indication, willing to go out of her way for others. Her
determination is also notable, as is her will to succeed. She isn't
one to give up, not ever.
Some of her more negative traits include tendency toward cynicism. She believes some things that happen are unpreventable, and that trying to do so is futile. She has a somewhat 'smart-ass' personality (but not as much as she used to. At present, this aspect of her personality only shines through under pressure) the type of girl that often makes quips and stabbing jibes. She has a habit of making one liners. Mostly however, when she's in casual, zombie-safe environments, she is kind, if a bit quiet and reserved.
Standing at an even five
feet five inches and weighing an even 130 lbs, Alyssa has a wiry, well
balanced build and a naturally pale completion, reflective of her
Welsh ancestry. She keeps her dark hair about shoulder length, and
for reasons of functionality and sheer comfort, she sometimes wears
her hair in a pony tail, especially when on the job. Other times, she
lets it hang in it's natural style.
Long 12 hours shift three days a week ensure that her most common attire is her paramedic uniform. That consists of a black under shirt with the star of life symbol over the right breast. An over jacket, with the same symbol super imposed on the back, and a smaller version on the right bicep section. She wears black, water-proof heavy duty boots with this, and usually some ESPN shades. In her off-time, she's a jeans and t-shirt type of girl, rather than the dressy type.
Other Physical Characteristics: Tattoo of a black dragon on her left arm. She got the tattoo because the last gang that she was with required everybody to get a tattoo of a black dragon to be in the group.
Tactical, water proof boots (black)
Leather fingerless gloves
- Glock 17
- Bandages of various sizes
- Airway kit
- Medical Tape
- Biohazard waste bag
- Blood pressure cuff
- Emergency blanket
- Bite stick
- Latex gloves, disposable
- Insta-cold pack
- Multi-trauma dressing
- Medical shears
- Sterile water
- Cotton Swabs
Vehicle: Blue Pagani Zonda S Convertible
Empathy – 15 points
Alertness- 5 points
Stubbornness- 5 points
Clumsy- 10 points
First Aid- 2 points – level 5
Accounting- 4 points – level 5
Business - 4 points – level 5
Pistol - 3 points- level 5 to her skills.