Maxine Arkwright | 4th Gen Deva Feb 19, 2015 0:38:03 GMT -5
Post by Max Arkwright on Feb 19, 2015 0:38:03 GMT -5
Negatives (At Least 3):
✦ Lone Wolf - Figures she can do everything alone and others slow her down
✦ Firmly believes that “The Ends Justify the Means”
Parents: Stephanie Arkwright, Elias Arkwright
Siblings: Sevrum Ethan Arkwright (Younger Brother)
Other Family: Cecil Arkwright (Great-Grandad) Jane Arkwright (Grandmother), Cody Wolfe (Grandad), Noelle Arkwright (Aunt), Hanna Kellum (Best Friend)
Important Others: IHA Members, The New Orleans Vigilantes, The Grey Lyons Gang
Max was born very soon after Stephanie and Elias got married, and she was always a big of an odd kid. It was clear from when she started talking she was going to be an interesting kid - her first word being “Shit!” - which her parents would often blame on Jane due to her excessive cursing. As she grew, the girl showed more of an affinity to boyish things. She liked watching football with Keeper and Cecil, she would prefer to play with toy soldiers in comparison to Barbie dolls, and she’d work out with Elias from a relatively young age. When she became seven, she even signed up for a girls football team.
Her household was pretty well balanced, all things considered. Cecil would watch over her often, her silent guardian - she grew to idolize her great-grandfather and loved listening to his stories, but the person she really took a strong liking to was her grandparents, Cody and Jane. She had a strong love for the pair, and whenever she had the option she would stay at their place for the night - it was her favorite thing to do as a child “staying over at Grammy Jane’s and Popop Cody’s house”
At first, Max wondered if she wasn’t gifted with abilities like the other members of her family, and she started feeling self conscious about this, to make her feel better about this, Stephanie offered to start teaching Max shamanism when she was about ten years old - and it was a good thing to fill her time with. It was figured for a while that Max had somehow bypassed the families powers, that was, until one day, when going out on an early morning jog with Elias and Cecil, that Cecil would challenge her to a race and Max suddenly ended up three blocks away from them in the blink of an eye.
They started conditioning her powers after this time, teaching her to control them. She was pulled into home school and taught by Keeper for a long time while she learned of Shamanism and her bloodline abilities, it was in this time that her younger brother was born and she met her friend, Hanna. Hanna was someone who understood her better than her own family, she would spend most of her time with her.
When she got a bit older and had a grasp on her powers, Cecil made Max an offer - one he had extended in the past to Jane Arkwright and to Elias and Noelle in their timeline - that she would be able to come along with him as a “New Orleans Vigilante”, noted that Cecil was aged quite a bit at this period of time, though he persisted in his night time ventures.
Maxine was very happy with this and she learned a lot from spending time around Cecil, Elias, Noelle and the other vigilantes, learning how to fight with her hands and then, her most favorite skill out of all of them, parkour. She learned how to scale he buildings of New Orleans effortlessly. There came times when Cecil, Noelle, and Elias were called off on IHA duties, and in that time, Max would be put under the watchful eye of Princess.
When she became sixteen, Max began having a rough patch with her family. She fell in with a bad crowd, shut herself off, and even, for a time, ran away and joined a gang. It’s not something she is proud of today, but it taught Maxine a lot about the opposite side of the spectrum. She learned about the sex, the drugs, the money and the killing, and it showed her something.
The leader of the Grey Lyons - the gang she joined - was a Vampire named Leon, and in Leon’s eyes, he wasn’t a bad person - the ends just justified the means, and that phrase became very important to her and hit close to home. She stayed with the gang for about a year and a half until Elias and Stephanie located her and convinced her to come home on the grounds that her great-grandfather, Cecil, had been crippled on the job and forced to retire into a wheelchair, funny, according to Elias and Noelle, because he was put in one in their timeline as well.
It was a real wake up call to her, and she returned to her families side, her rebelliousness forgiven. She was inducted into the IHA a year later when it was decided that she was mature enough. It wasn’t until after this that she discovered the nature of her second power. She’d never been injured on the job - everyone figured it was just luck, but it was something else entirely.
Maxine and Hanna rekindled their friendship when Max came back from her gang life, and they decided that, one night, they would go out and see a movie. On the way home, the girls were in a car crash that shot Max straight through the window and fifty feet down the road… an impact which she then shrugged off and ran back to the car, barely even injured. Hanna, on the other hand, was in a much more grave condition. She was put into a coma from the crash… It hit Maxine hard.
The IHA became Maxine’s escape from the hardships of what happened, she stopped being a vigilante and focused on hunting, traveling with Noelle, Elias and Cecil when they would go out on jobs, and whne she was home, she would be working out or practicing her abilities non-stop, always trying to sharpen her skills.
It was poetic cruelty that the day Hanna woke from her coma that the rip started to tear the world apart. Before Max could even see her, she was gone - soon following it, her family with some last words from Elias before he ran to assist civilians to go to the IHA with her little brother. Her family stayed behind and died trying to evacuate people from New Orleans and she quite literally ran to join up with the IHA, though she lost her little brother along the way…
She was among the group that was sent through time with the other IHA members tasked to fix the rip, and she swore she would… for her family, for Hanna, and for everything she had left behind, even if it kills her.
How did you find us?: Old Site
Experience: Couple Years
Other Characters: Revan, Zera, Zee, Amyl, Robert, Amanda, Katie, Quinn, Kenzie, Scott, Cecil, Jane, Daphne, Shale, Elias
Revan let everything Lucy was saying hit her at once, and it felt like the feeling the Angel got when she was still powerful, when someone shot her with a shotgun. She felt terrible, like someone had punched her in the gut, or hit her with a baseball bat. She turned around and her hand went over her mouth, feeling like she was going to throw up. It was better that Lucy was dead than deserving this... No one deserved to be a ghost, the sad, sad existence.
Her throat tightened and tears began to well up, trying a hard as she could to keep from breaking down here on the floor.
She turned to Lucy, seemingly three shades paler, her hair not nearly as vibrant as it seemed to be three years ago, her grey eyes dulled to a shade of black. "Lucy... its 2013..." Revan hadn't been keeping track but she had counted three New Years celebrations since Lucy's death. Her hands went to her face and then back to her sides, her nails digging in to her palms until blood leaked down her fingers. "Three years.. I've counted. Three years I've slept alone in the bed. Three years I've drowned my sorrows I alcohol... Three years with my heart ripped from my chest without you here, Heaven and Earth becoming a living hell to me, leaving me with what options?" Revan wasn't going to lie, she had tried her hand at writing stories like Lucy, but that was the best poetry she could do, even if it was free verse.
Tears were dripping down her cheeks again now, and with the flick of her wrist the TV blinked to life and flicked to the news, where the date would be shown. "Everything I told you... Everything you thought I was crazy over, everything you would joke about... About me being an Angel was not a lie." Revan looked up at her again and then to the floor. "I m-missed you so... s-so much." Revan's legs stopped supporting her then and the pink haired woman fell on the floor, her head tilted down and her face in her hands, sobbing. She knew she shouldn't, but she felt as she did on the day of Lucy's death and funeral. Like all the life had been sucked out of her seeing the person she loved at this fate. But there was a part of Revan that was revived with this, the part of her that she had thought was buried with Lucy... Selfish as it may be to her, Revan was so, so happy Lucy was back.
I (Max) have read the site rules and understand them. The code word for the rules is: (Batman)