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<p>SKIP TO THE THIRD (now fourth) PARAGRAPH UNLESS YOU HAVE TIME FOR THIIIIIIIIS.
<p>this is dallas--and no, not at all like the city. she used to be fine with joking about it, but has since developed an irrational fear of the texan town. other things dallas is afraid of: the number thirteen (and in certain cases, all those preceding it), storms, guinea pigs, palm trees and coconuts, showers and swimming (she prefers the happy medium, bubble baths), hens, public sinks, and family.
<p>when dallas was eight, philip aldridge sentenced to life for second-degree murder in new york. rhea aldridge had passed when she was five. as a result, the girl she spent time in and out of eight different foster homes all over the country until she was thirteen, dreaming of a more stable life and occasionally enduring abuse. when she turned fourteen, dallas escaped worked odd jobs for money--alternating between nights with friends, at the inn, and heading out to dodge social services. at seventeen, however, dallas was found and cruelly pried from the happiest life she had known and dropped into another family, again. since then, the girl has entered college in masschusetts via scholarship for her music, but recently dropped out. she just wants the life she had for three years, and now she's got it back.
<p>having never had a chance at childhood, dallas is childlike and innocent. the simplest things get her wide-eyed, and she never hesitates to express her excitement. she never hesitates to express anything, really; she says exactly what's on her mind and has no filter at all, meaning she's not very good at keeping secrets. while not very book smart, dallas is street smart, seeing as how a street gang was once part of her life. she's sweet and kindhearted, but just a little... off. santa, fairies and the ghost of her mother are all very real to her, as is the concept of karma. however! remember the (incomplete) list of things that scare her? if you so much as to mention any of those things in conversation, dallas becomes hyper and rambles. a lot. and goes a little crazy. and i do almost guarantee you this will happen if you interact with her,seeing as they are perfectly normal things to everyone else. it's how you react that determines your relationship with her.
<p><b>friends;;</b> it doesn't take much to be dallas's friend, though as mentioned you have to deal with her occasional breakdowns upon being asked to take a shower or go to room 13. you do have to earn her trust and affection, but it doesn't take much. be interesting, don't hurt her. give her sympathy when she wants it, and don't question her oddities too much.
<p><b>enemies;;</b> having been sent to abusive families in the past, dallas is wary of anyone who looks big and strong or mean. if you bully her, she will shy away; however, she can stand up for herself if needed. she's very honest and sometimes says things she shouldn't, which can be complicated. but with the exception of people who physically hurt her, dallas is often oblivious to negative relationships and may continue clulessly thinking she has a friend in an enemy.
<p><b>lovers;;</b> dallas has never been in love. she's had kid crushes and all that, but real intimate love she has never experienced. she's not a virgin, though. i'm pretty much open to anything here, whether you want to corrupt her, hurt her all over again, love her for real, etc.. drama is always a plus. c:
credit to tilly