Character's Name: Sarah Wood
Characteristics: Sarah has blonde hair that cuts off halfway down her neck and ocean-blue eyes. She has a signature freckle under her right eye. Sarah is kind, sensitive, caring, determined, loyal, funny and smart. She is socially awkward when emotionally excited or spurred. She can't stand being flirted with because she always reacts strangely and unpredictably. Sarah is more introverted and prefers to be alone with a book, but also enjoys company in small doses. She likes Poetry and literature, but often regards music as 'noise'. She is also adventurous. Dancing and singing are out of her comfort zone, but she secretly has a passion for it. Her love languages are Acts of Service and Gifts. Sarah is twenty-three
Role: Medical Officer (Unofficial Pilot)
Backstory (pre-interbellum): Sarah lived in the suburbs with her mother and older sister while her father was a fighter pilot for the UED. (Her mother worked as a nurse.) Sarah and her sister grew up with a passion for flying and her father loved how his daughters wanted to follow in his footsteps. They would often spend day and night talking about how fighter crafts worked, how to fly them, different models of Wraiths, ancient Jet fighters, and even how to repair and maintain a craft.
When Sarah was only fourteen, her father was killed in an accident during a training session. This devastated the family, obviously. Sarah and her sister's dreams of becoming a pilot were shattered. Her mother simply couldn't allow them to have the same fate. The sisters would often secretly talk about flying or have dreams about being a pilot, but neither ever dared to speak of them in front of their mother. Sarah's dream of flying was never extinguished, however.
Sarah's sister, Sasha, graduated school and enlisted in the UED space program to become a pilot simply out of spite. Sasha was angry at her mother for not liking her boyfriend, who broke up with her because of it. Feeling bad for her mother, Sarah decided she wanted to be a nurse and follow in her mother's footsteps. Sasha followed Dad. Sarah followed Mom. Even though Sarah secretly wanted to learn to fly, she refused to cross the boundary line her sister had crossed.
Graduating medical school to become a nurse, Sarah decided she, too, wanted to work in space. Sarah's relationship with her mother was still going strong, but Sarah felt empty... Alone. She signed up for the expedition to the Korprulu sector as a nurse thinking it as a sense of adventure. She thought she'd come back a true woman. Little did she know her sister was in the same boat!
During the expeditionary force's imminent defeat, Sarah became a little homesick. She missed her sister and her mother -- the only good things in her life. Luckily, she had made a good friend during this time to be with. Natasha Kale was instrumental in Sarah's life. Even though she wasn't a pleasant shoulder to cry on, she kept Sarah sane. Natasha, called "Tasha" by Sarah, also had family back home. The only difference was the Tasha's family was hoping she died. The bonds between the two grew as crisis hit the fleet.
As things began going south for the UED, Sarah was implemented as a field medic. She was assigned the same unit as Tasha (Who was a Marine) and Sarah saw some mentally scarring things while she was on the field. While most people change without knowing it, Sarah changed on the inside, but her facade remained the same. She has kept all her fears, scars and emotions bottled up inside her, with no-one to turn to.
Backstory(post-interbellum): When the fleet was destroyed, Sarah (and Natasha's) unit was abandoned. It turned out to be a blessing, when they heard about the fleet's destruction later, but nonetheless, it was emotionally scarring. Being left behind in unknown lands taught Sarah a thing or two about being tough, though she continues to bottle it up inside -- refusing to admit her circumstances have changed her.
Sarah's unit survived on it's own as a small mercenary group working for a local town to keep the peace. Sarah put her CMC suit to the side and resumed being a nurse/medic/doctor, as she was the best the small colony had. Her experience in the field grew immensely during this time.
When Natasha and Sarah heard about the opportunity to go back, Natasha's attitude disheartened Sarah. Although Sarah was ecstatic, Tasha was just loathing the thought of going back to her family, who think's she's dead. Sarah dragged Tasha along and here they are.
Edited by ThaneKrios on 10/7/2013 12:08 AM PDT