My second character here is Diana. This was the one I said in my last post was diagnosed with PTSD and is Schizophrenic. She is one of the few who can manage her episodes unless an overwhelming memory is triggered and she can no longer keep her mind in contact with her body. The voices she hears after having been through a tramatic childhood, are what try to help keep her safe from returning to those deadly memories. They are not malicious in anyway she tells the thearpists and are there to help her not go back to that awful place. Unfortunately because of her condition Diana has little to no friends in the hospital….except one. Leona met Diana through a program the hosptial wanted to try with the psych patients and those who are terminal patients in the hosptial. Leona was to be the person Diana could talk to, at first in a controlled environment. Thats when Leona told her she would be her friend and Diana was extremely surprised. They have been inseparable since and have regularly sceduled visits. Diana had started to recover from her reserved and depressed state and was learning to function with normal people, even with her condition.
Diana was first brought to the hospital after a suicide attempt on her life. She was the daughter of a serial killer who had at some point turned to her to use as his victim to use for torture methods. It was around when she turned 19 that he started to notice her as a new fleshy body to work on. Diana had lived with the man who was suppose to be her father but then went on a killing rampage after killing her mother in front of her and enjoyed it. Since then Diana had been present at every killing at the house and her memories of it were what she was chained to. The voices started after that and when she became the victim, she had to fight every night to stay away from him. She had been afraid to run away because she didn’t know what was out there in the world. She feared the world outside and thought that she would find someone just like him or worse. When the police finally caught up to him, they found her trying to attack them, bloody and in very poor health. They brought her to the hospital in such a savage state they thought there was no hope in saving her. Then a doctor had her committed to the psych ward of the hospital and put a determined therapist in charge of her care. As hard as it was intentionally Diana slowly came out and was able to speak of what happened. The voices were strong at first but then died down as she realized she was safe and that he wouldn’t come back again. It didn’t stop the nightmares she had though. She then had to sleep during the day, and stayed awake at night because of this ordeal. Nights were when they scheduled the visits with Leona, and also because most of the trauma happened at night. Diana is slowly recovering now with the help of her best friend, who she believes saved her soul from destruction.
This here is the secret to Leona, what she hides from everyone and even herself. The young woman has hidden her identity from her parents for obvious reasons and has lived with this fact ever since. The only problem with being a faerie in the modern world, is that in order to thrive you need a positive environment. Now due to her negative upbringing, Leona has become weak and her health began to manifest this. In my story that I am writing with another girl on the website Deviant art, when Leona begins to find love her power grows inside. She begins to heal until the other has an episode and they meet face to face with death. Leona has the ability to heal people with her magick but her magick requires the feeling of unconditional love at its rawest point to completely take her over. So when her love was dying, she cries out and ignites her power. Its not one she can tap into at any time you see, certain things have to be done to ignite it and she realizes this when she saved her girlfriends life. Not every magickal being is immune to the laws of Earth unfortunately.
I like to write in my spare time off this blog with others and also when I am working on my own novels. This girl here was born from my random idea of a patient character with a very rare condition, while also watching Grey’s Anatomy offline believe it or not. I like to create unique characters that are not super mary sue like but just have a unique flaw to them that you would never expect. For instance Leona has sudden death syndrome that manifests in extreme stress moments and will have very often close calls. No one knows when the time of her ultimate death lapse will actually happen as it is quite random given it could happen when she isn’t doing really anything. She also comes from a drug obsessed environment and her parents lost custody for child abuse and neglect for her safety or health. Leona now lives in the very hospital trying to figure out a way to save her from this disease. Unknown to them, she has a secret that only her psych patient friend would know about.
This is what I mean’t by a unique approach. None of the characters I make are ever perfect or have a god complex. They are extensions of me in various ways given how my personality is. Leona here is super shy but has a big heart and is kind to everyone around her. For me I try to be like that in my actual life, but even I have my demons. Not everyone I can be nice to after you have been hurt so many times by them that it is basically abuse by that point. Leona however has seen multiple times how fragile her body is and that she has little time to be angry or sad about anything in life. Instead she tries to enjoy what she has before the end of the line arrives. She is my remind that I can’t always be angry at a person, even though they deserve the worst of karma. It still doesn’t matter, because it only hurts you and does nothing to them. You just need to make yourself happy, and that is what she is about while still caring of others because they may or may not deserve that kindness, but it makes everyone happy in the end. So yeah, thats what I feel on that 🙂 Thank you for reading~