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KATE BRISCOE - June 6, 2011 05:54 AM (GMT)
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Kaitlyn Joyce Briscoe,
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<option>My family</option>
<option>Cappuccino</option>
<option>A good book</option>
<option>Texas Hold ĎEm</option>
<option>Solving puzzles</option>
<option>All kinds of music</option>
<option>Bringing bad guys to justice</option>
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<option>Getting a chance to relax once in awhile</option>
<option>Listening to the rain, especially while curled up in front of a fireplace</option>
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<option selected>I DISLIKE</option>
<option>Crowded places</option>
<option>Being a vampire</option>
<option>Those who hurt or use others</option>
<option>Not being able to catch a killer</option>
<option>Attempts at bribery or intimidation</option>
<option>People who wonít take no for an answer</option>
<option>The fact that my brother became a hunter</option>
<option>Having no contact with most family and friends</option>
<option>Losing or having imperfect control of my bloodlust,</option><option>and not being able to get close to people because of it</option>
<option>Feeling like Iím missing something in an investigation, or that all</option><option>the pieces are there, but Iím not smart enough to put them together</option>
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<option selected>MY STRENGTHS ARE</option>
<option>Knows how to cover a trail of information</option>
<option>Able to forge high quality IDs and documents</option>
<option>Excellent with firearms and at unarmed fighting</option>
<option>Training in most forms of modern weaponry and combat </option>
<option>Very good at reading people and telling when someone is lying</option>
<option>Strong web of connections at various hospitals and law enforcement agencies</option>
<option>Incredibly driven, strong willed, self-reliant, good at improvising and thinking quickly</option>
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<option selected>MY WEAKNESSES ARE</option>
<option>My family</option>
<option>Dead manís blood</option>
<option>Controlling my bloodlust</option>
<option>Direct sunlight can be painful</option>
<option>I don't know when to back down</option>
<option>Strong protective instinct, will often put myself in danger to protect others</option>
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<option selected>I'M AFRAID OF</option>
<option>Being stuck as a vampire forever</option>
<option>Never being able to see my family and friends again</option>
<option>Not being able to protect someone, especially her family</option>
<option>Exposing someone to my blood and turning someone on accident</option>
<option>Losing control and hurting someone, especially someone I care about</option>
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<option>I ASPIRE TO</option>
<option>Survive on my own terms</option>
<option>Never lose control and attack or kill someone</option>
<option>Find a way to reverse or control my vampirism</option>
<option>Keep my family safe by any means necessary, even if it means staying away from them</option>
<option>Use my newfound abilities to help as many people and take down as many bad guys as possible</option>
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<option>Never feeding on humans</option>
<option>Always sitting where I can see all the exits</option>
<option>Wearing special contact lenses to minimize eye shine</option>
<option>Getting away from someone or somewhere as fast as possible when fresh blood is shed</option>
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<option selected>MY POWERS IF ANY ARE </option>
<option>Mild ESP</option>
<option>Immortality</option>
<option>Enhanced agility, healing, senses, speed, stealth, and strength</option>
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Kate is a hard working, loyal hunter. She is extremely dedicated to protecting people and killing bad things, sometimes at a cost to herself. She comes across as rather serious, but thereís a caring, fun-loving side with a wicked sense of humor under there, if she would just loosen up once in awhile. She is deathly afraid to do this, however, for fear that sheíll unintentionally lose control and hurt someone on accident. Therefore, she tends to keep to herself, and rarely gets close to people, both emotionally and physically.<p>

Kate is also terrified that someone or something will one day find out about her family and use them against her. Because of this, she speaks very little about them or about her past life, focusing only on current hunts and goals. She can have a one-track mind, and tends to obsess over a case or a hunt when she should be resting or relaxing. She immerses herself in her cases and hunts because she allows herself very few friends, and because she has no hope of ever returning to her previous life.<p>

The one-time cop is fairly new to being a vampire, relatively speaking, and though her control is rather good, she doesnít trust in herself. To keep herself occupied and her mind off of how yummy the people around her might taste, she often buries herself in work. This may not make her the life of the party, but at least it ensures that everyone else at the party hangs on to theirs. She holds desperately to the hope that she might someday find a way to reverse her vampirism and find a way to return to the ones she loves.<p>

Despite the fact that she seldom socializes, Kate loves to look stylish. She prefers slacks or boot-cut jeans with tank tops, fitted v-neck tees, blouses, or layered tops. She also likes to wear fashionable jackets and boots without much in the way of jewelry. One item she is never without is her wedding band, which she wears on a long chain around her neck. She wears her hair in shoulder length layers, and throws it up in a clip or pulls her bangs back when she needs to get it out of the way.
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Mother: Annabeth Briscoe (Deceased)<br>
Father: William Briscoe<br>
Hometown: Chicago, IL<p>

Kate grew up in Chicago with her dad, Will, and her little brother, Michael. Kateís mother, Annabeth, died in childbirth, leaving Will to raise the two children on his own. Will managed pretty well, and his kids were the light of his life. Being a homicide detective, though, he tended to be gone for long periods, and Kate and Michael learned to rely on themselves when they had to. Most times, though, Will managed to find someone from the precinct to keep an eye on them, and the youngsters always thought this was great fun. They loved hearing stories from the officers and firemen, most of which were generously embellished, and Kate knew from an early age that law enforcement was the life for her. <br><br>

The kidsí favorite sitter and frequent visitor was their dadís partner, Susie, a spunky African American woman. Susie always had time for the kids, even if she had only come over to work on a case, and Kate and Michael adopted her whole-heartedly into the Briscoe clan, first in spirit, then in name when she and Will fell in love and married. <br><br>

Kate was always a hard working, intelligent student, and her school years passed quickly. She and Michael remained very close, and they, along with their best friend Ryan, often found various ways to cause minor mischief and mayhem. The three of them often wandered the city, exploring and looking for grand adventures when they werenít in school, studying, or with their dad and Susie. Roaming the city in this way, Kate quickly learned how to look after herself and get out of a bad situation. After she graduated, college presented little difficulty to her, and she flew through the police academy with honors. Michael took a slightly different course and joined the military after he graduated high school, but the two still remained close. <br><br>

After Kate graduated from the academy and started working for the Chicago PD, she and Ryan decided to move in together, and the two eventually married. After several years together, Kate and Ryan had a beautiful baby girl, who had them instantly wrapped around her tiny finger. Kate spent many productive years on the job, quickly making detective in the homicide division. On several investigations during this time, she and her partner, Dooley, saw many things that they couldnít explain. This spurred Kate to start researching the supernatural on her own, and she and Dooley eventually learned a great deal and gained a tentative web of contacts. Word eventually spread through certain channels about the cop with the open mind, and Kate began to moonlight as a supernatural investigator and part-time hunter when necessary. While her life tended to be hectic, Kate was handling her family, her job, and her supernatural work fairly well until she managed to get herself in over her head. <br><br>

One night, a man's body was found abandoned with its throat ripped open. No information could be found on the young man, but his body showed many wounds, old and new, along with various signs of prolonged torture. Kate was assigned to the case, but could make little headway, and after a few days, another body showed up. Then another. And another. Each victim following the first disappeared for several days and was then found dumped with their throats ripped open and sporting obvious signs of torture. Frustrated, Kate took to the streets, roaming the scenes of the crimes and hoping to find what she was missing. It was at one of these sites that Kate was snatched by the killer, a vampire. <br><br>

The vampire had been watching Kate's progress with great amusement, and when the opportunity presented itself, he eagerly took her as his next victim. He held her hostage and tortured her for an interminable length of time, and eventually all the pieces fell into place. The first victim had been a hunter, who had stormed the vampire's nest and killed all but her captor and the leader of his nest, including her captor's mate. In escaping, the vampire and his leader became separated, and the vampire had fled into the city. He managed to track down the hunter and capture him, killing him slowly. He was driven mad with grief and loss, however, and once he finished with the hunter, he started taking humans off the streets, determined to make them suffer as much as he had. <br><br>

Before he could kill Kate, however, the nest's leader managed to find the vampire's hidden refuge. He argued with the rogue vampire, trying to make him see reason, but the vampire was too far gone. Seeing this, the leader attacked, determined to put him out of his misery. The two fought violently, but the leader was stronger and finally managed to take the other down. Kate wasn't optimistic about what the leader would do with her, but this question never became an issue: during the violent battle, the younger vampire was thrown onto her, and his blood seeped into her many wounds. Kate could never go back to the life she once knew. The nest leader oversaw Kate's transformation and took her under his wing, teaching her to control her bloodlust and live off of other food sources besides humans. <br><br>

Once she regained her presence of mind, Kate contacted Dooley and alerted him to her predicament. The nest leader strongly recommended that she leave town, knowing that to be around the ones she loved, the ones she let her guard down around the most, would only put them in the most danger from her bloodlust. It broke Kateís heart, but she left the city and the people she loved so that she wouldnít hurt them. Dooley took care of things at home, staging her death and calling an end to the search that had started when she first disappeared. He promised her that he would keep an eye on her family in her stead, and that he would always be there if she needed anything. <br><br>

Kateís brother refused to let it go, however, and somehow managed to track down information on her. He searched relentlessly for a year or more, pressing Dooley for information, along with anyone else he could find with ties to the occult. Michael finally managed to make contact with her long enough for her to tell him that if he loved their family, he would let her go. Michael was shaken by Kateís obvious transformation, but he refused to give up on her. He now works as a hunter, much to Kateís chagrin, unable to go back to a life of not knowing. His determination and military training have served him well in this new life. He runs into Kate once in awhile, but itís painful for her to be around him for long periods of time. Though her control has grown immensely, she still doesnít trust herself not to hurt those she cares about. <br><br>

In regard to feeding, she keeps herself well fed on animal blood so that thereís only a very small possibility of her being hungry when in contact with humans. Sheís also worked very hard to learn how to stop feeding before she kills, so that if she does slip, it most likely wonít be fatal. Her control isnít perfect, but itís to the point where she can function around humans. Luckily, it doesn't tend to affect her consulting, as itís most common that sheís called in long after the crime sceneís been processed. If she does encounter a body, it's usually after working hours at the morgue once the autopsyís been done, so she isnít likely to be in contact with large amounts of fresh blood. Since the beginning of her new life, Kate has never lost control and killed an innocent, though the possibility haunts her. <br><br>

Despite this, she has reconnected with some of her old contacts, including Dooley, as well as making several new ones across the country. When sheís in town, sheíll sometimes visit her old neighborhood, secretly keeping an eye on Ryan and Emily. Sheís watched Emily grow through the years, marveling at Ryanís endless patience and love, all the while wishing she could be there with them. She never lets them see her, however, and only ever stays in the city briefly, both because she fears herself, and because she's afraid that the monsters will one day find out about her family and come after them. Kate also rarely talks about her family, or about her life before hunting in hopes of preventing such a thing from happening. Her brother, Michael, usually letís her know whatís going on with them, when he can manage to find her. <br><br>

Now she travels most of the time, killing those things that take advantage of the innocent. Sheís available to several scattered police departments and law enforcement agencies, and sheís more than happy to consult on the stranger cases in return for information and resources she normally wouldnít have access to. She and her mentor eventually parted ways, but they are still on good terms, and they run into each other now and again. For the moment, Kate is content to protect innocents from falling into a fate like her own, all the while searching for an end to her curse. Ahh, to be ignorant againÖ
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