CHARACTERS BIRTH NAME: Abigail Charlotte Graham. She is named after her maternal grandmother.
PREFERED NAME: Abbi
DATE OF BIRTH: 21st June
FAMILY (any siblings, cousins etc): Was the only child of older parents - Don Graham 73 & Christine Graham 53 (just realised that it’s not clear - but that’s their age of death - not their age when Abbi was born! So she was born when Don was 66 and Christine was 46!)
HAIR COLOUR: Strawberry blonde.
EYE COLOUR: Brown
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: An appendix scar. She had her appendix out when she was four.
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Single, but while other 7 year old girls hate boys, she a tomboy and has more hobbies and interests in common with boys than girls.
PLAY-BY (your username here): C.x
PERSONAL FAVOURITES: learning things, music, the colour red, running around, climbing trees, taking things apart to work out how they work, building things, talking, laughing, cats.
TALENTS: Has an IQ of 158 and became a member of the British Mensa aged 3 years old. Is not squeemish, so could be relied on in an emergency to get things done without getting upset or fainting. A good mediator.
DISLIKES: Close minded people, the colour Pink.
HABITS: Has recently started to develop some OCD tendencies and has a few little routines and has occasional thoughts but nothing that has seriously affected her life so far.
FEARS: Being out of control. Worries about dying (because death is something that she has no control over).
STRENGTHS: Extremely intelligent but isn’t really aware of it at all, just knows that other children of her own age, think she is strange. Optimistic, confident, very friendly, loyal, honest, kind, very practical and logical.
WEAKNESSES: Always gives practical advice and doesn’t know how to give emotional support therefore she can upset people’s feelings without meaning to if all they really want is a shoulder to cry on. Doesn’t always know how to interact properly with children of her own age.
Abbi’s and her family are from England. Her mom Christine was only 18 when she met Don who was a senior music lecturer at her university and knew instantly that it was the man she wanted to marry. He on the other hand realising that he was attracted to a student who was twenty years his younger, tried his hardest for two years to avoid her. However much she asked him on dates he wasn’t willing to compromise his job but he agreed to a date with her a month after her graduation. They married four months later and until they died recently of the virus, had thirty five happy years together. Unfortunately, however much they had both wished for children, none arrived - until Abbi came along as a very, very late, but wonderfully loved, surprise.
Abbi showed signs of being a gifted child from birth and her parents had her tested with Mensa when she was 3 years old. Her IQ results were 158. She had a private tutor from then on and as a social child always felt she missed out on playing with children of her own age.
Although retired from teaching, Abbi’s father still occasionally gave lectures around the world. Five months ago, the family came to this small town and rented a house on a short term lease while Don delivered a two month season of lectures at the big city University. Unfortunately while staying here both her parents succumbed to the virus, leaving Abbi alone and totally confused in a strange place with strange customs. She is trying her best to learn to understand the local ways of behaving and more importantly is working hard to learn how to survive.
Very shortly after her parents died she was somehow scooped up and gathered together amongst a group of children by an older girl called Ellie. Abbi in her confusion was very pleased to have someone older around to look after her while she had no idea what was going on and is now really enjoying her time playing tag and climbing trees with the other children.
PERSONALITY: Because of her being a child genius and having such older parents, Abbi tends to be much older in her thoughts than other children of her own age. She is extremely confident and will talk to anyone of any age without fear although since she has been here she has been keeping a low profile and not talked to many people. She is confident about who she is and how she looks and doesn’t really care what others think about her.
She loves to wear jeans and teeshirts but the one colour she will never, EVER wear is pink! Not any sort of pink whatsoever! She has never been a girly girl and has always preferred train sets to dolls.
She has a huge fear of being out of control - which can really get on her own nerves!
She doesn’t get angry, and can get nervous around angry people. She will try to talk to them and calm them down. Unless her life or the life of someone she cares for depended on it, she would avoid fighting as she knows that she would probably be rubbish at it. She’s a mediator rather than a fighter.
She can be relied on in an emergency situation, as her logic and practical side of her personality is far stronger than her emotional side.
Her parents brought her up to be polite at all times, and she would never knowingly hurt anyone’s feelings, but the people, who due to her accidental comments and misunderstandings have had their feelings hurt, might disagree.