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sisyphean on September 7th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
Abigail II
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-Brief Personality: Abby is a fairly simple person. She's not alarmingly mature or wise, or even terribly restrained. She just tends to go with the flow of life, and doesn't worry much about consequences unless it's glaringly obvious she's doing something stupid and it's going to turn around and bite her on the nose. She's a fairly quiet person and tends to keep to herself emotionally, though she is not against socializing when someone interesting pops up in front of her. Laid-back might be just another way of saying she has a lazy temperament, and it takes a bit to anger her, though it's slow to dissipate when you do manage it. Her biggest fault is probably that she just doesn't seem to care much about other people and their sob stories; she'd sooner walk away from someone who is about to become hip deep in their own angst than offer them any sympathy. If she's fond of the person, she'll probably pat them on the back and tell them to cheer the hell up, but that tends to be as far as she goes.

Abby doesn't like to let things get her down if she can help it, choosing to ignore the heavier things if it's at all possible; and if that makes her shallow, so be it. She believes life is too short to wallow in sad things, and worry about things you can't change. So your dad died last year. That's pretty depressing, but he had to go sometime, right? You lost your house and it looks like you don't have anywhere to live. Well, that sucks. The flip side of this is, Abby is fairly generous, and if someone is truly in need (as in the second example), she'd be the first person to offer up her spare bedroom, maybe even dish out some cash to make the load easier to bear. All you have to do is ask and chances are she'll help you out, even if she doesn't seem to care much.

The fact of the matter is, Abby is a doer, not a thinker. If you're looking for someone to share every little thing that makes you cry with, you're barking up the wrong tree. If you want practical advice, or you're down on your luck and you need a bit of a hand, she's the person to look at. Just don't take advantage of her generosity. She'll likely shove it up your ass if you try.

-Brief Background: Abby has led a fairly normal life. She was raised in an upper-middle class family, and even if they didn't have a lot of money, they never wanted for anything. She spent a good deal of her youth buried in books on highly fantastic subjects, such as vampires and werewolves and unicorns, and despite her parents' most fervent hopes, she never really grew out of them. College wasn't something she was incredibly interested in, but she went more for lack of anything else to do than actual ambition.

She became an English major, thinking that she might want to teach one day, and then promptly tossed the idea aside when she remembered she wasn't all that fond of instructing people. She drifted through a good portion of her life holding random jobs that interested her at the time -- a library worker, fast food, a car wash joint -- but when she started to approach thirty, she decided she really needed to pick a profession and stick with it.

So, she decided to become a secretary. No one could quite figure out where this leap came from, but it seemed to make Abby happy, so no one really questioned her decision. She'd done secretarial work before in Midgar, so it wasn't that difficult for her to gain a position in Junon.

She was fairly content with her job as secretary to the first Turks team, but when Rufus decided to expand, she insisted that she move to the second one. Not that she doesn't like Reno and Rude, but she thinks it's a little too much to expect a bunch of new Turks to survive without a seasoned secretary. That, and she wanted a new office.