All About Melissa Jade
Name: Melissa Jade
Race: half tiger-kin, half unknown (Spirit)
Eyes: Dark Amber
Hair: deep brown, no longer than her shoulders.
Appearance: More human in appearance, Melissa has pale, but fair skin as one would expect of a “pink skin”. However, she has rosy tiger stripes across her cheeks, down the back of both arms and legs, and across her back.
Notable traits: Usually appearing as a rosy color, her stripes darken with her negative emotions.
History: Her mother had learned she was unable to conceive and bear a child. In her desperate yearning for motherhood, a benevolent spirit came to her. She refused to speak of what happened that day, but as time progressed, she began to swell with child. However, her happiness was not to last.
As her daughter was born, her life ceased. The child was instantly considered a bad omen. Unknown father or origins, Melissa was considered an outcast. Yet, one kind woman took the infant in, giving her just enough to survive. By the time she was able to fend for herself, she was kicked out of the only home she knew. What was harsh became cruel, and she felt alienated.
One day, during a daily routine of communal abuse, Melissa befell a great tragedy, an accident in truth, but a blessing to them as they thought she was as good as dead. Remarkably, Melissa survived, being found and whisked away by a kind man. While his kindness knows no bounds, raising her as his own child, Melissa had not walked away from her “accident”, and has been unable to take a single step since, having lost all feeling below her waist.