|Viola Salem (lovedrunk_) wrote,|
@ 2021-08-04 22:53:00
You touch me once and it's really something...
FULL NAME: Viola Leila Salem
NICKNAMES: Vi, Heartbreaker
ALIASES: Leila Lovelace
DATE OF BIRTH: December 12
PLACE OF BIRTH: Auswitch, Germany
HOMETOWN: Salem, MA and Auswitch, Germany
SEXUAL ORIENTATION: Heterosexual
LANGUAGES: English, French, German, Russian, Italian
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Dating Taylor Dayami.
PETS: Titania is a Persian cat with an exceptionally sleek coat and brilliant green eyes. She is an extremely vain animal, and is entirely snobbish when it comes to humans. Usually she can be won over by affection, praise, or treats...though you have to know how to work her if you want her on your side. The only person she truly adores and obeys is Viola, and she will curl up in her mistress' lap all day if she could.
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5'9" | 125lbs
POSTURE: Viola was raised in privilege, and with that comes etiquette lessons. She carries herself with straight as an arrow posture everywhere she goes, and seems to make it look smooth and relaxed rather than stiff.
TYPICAL STYLE: Viola's style is decidedly feminine, just like her. She dresses fashionably, in designer labels that are always well put together; never mismatched or disheveled. It's not uncommon to see a variety of looks on her, though everything is chic and girlish without being frivolous.
TYPICAL SCENT: A touch of lavender, a sprinkle of rose, swirled with a honey-strawberry scent that comes from her shampoo.
VOICE: Feminine, rich, with a silky smooth velvet quality.
PIERCINGS: Ears and naval.
DOMINANT HAND: Right
Charming, vivacious, outgoing, engaging, an eye for chemistry, romantic, confident, natural leader, alluring, intelligent, calculating
Emotionally inept, aloof, fickle, moody, evasive, loud, pushy, perfectionist, tendency to be bossy, fan of attention
CLASSES ATTENDING: Witches Ritual, Magic in the Lines, Spell Crafting, Potions, Journalism, Music III, Magic and Science, Sexual Magic, Witch Sociology
CAREER TRACK: Wishes to run her own matchmaking business & magazine.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Student Council. Committees Organizer. Gossip Columnist. Matchmaker. Music Club.
- Breaking & Entering: 0
- Trespassing: 0
- Detentions: 0
- Write-ups: 0
- Awards and honors: Honors Society. Studen UN
- Likes: Boys, makeup, magic, sex, fashion, matchmaking, strawberries, the color red, high heels, music, song writing, cats, romance novels, getting her way, being in control, gossip, jewelry
- Dislikes: Being by herself, being told no, vulnerability, her emotions, coffee, wearing too much white, peanut butter, bugs
Back to December ~ Taylor Swift
Sparks Fly ~ Taylor Swift
Check Yes Juliet ~ We The Kings
The Way You Love Me ~ Faith Hill
Someone Like You ~ The Summer Set
Fearless ~ Taylor Swift
"All you need is love."
This is me swallowing my pride; standing in front of you saying I'm sorry for that night
Her bond with her sister has always been strong despite their differences, and while Ophelia was always more responsible than she, there were moments she showed her true intelligence and compassion. It's hard to take Vi seriously sometimes, though if she really wants to be listened to then she'll make sure people pay attention. She's cunning and manipulative without being cruel, but definitely doesn't let anyone else get in the way of what she wants. All of which is a cover for the emotions she can't seem to accurately express and so cause her turmoil everyday; all of which cover the heartbreak she feels constantly once she realized she lost the one thing that ever really mattered. Losing Taylor hurt more than she'll ever tell anyone, and it's the most frightening thing she's ever realized. She finds it difficult to try and express her emotions or deal with them and not shut herself down, and it's almost exhausting trying to get her to change in this regard; though Vi really is trying.
Most see her as powerful, enigmatic, and incredibly outgoing. They know Viola is a love doctor, having an eye for chemistry and an inability to be ashamed of expressing herself, so there are many people at school who come to her with their problems. She says what's on her mind almost always, though being raised in the prestigious family she was has taught her how to be political and keep up a good front at all times. Vi is the more wild of the twins, and she can definitely be a walking bundle of contradictions and unexpected surprises. She excels in school and can swindle with the best of them, but then you can catch her twirling in the rain or singing along with the radio without a care in the world. Everything is on Vi's time and whims in her mind, and she is often late for things without realizing as punctuality isn't high on her list of things to focus on. She is a fan of the unexpected, but also knows when to be the proper and poised lady (though that part of her is always there whether she's playing it up or not).
A natural flirt, Vi has a way with people. Where her father and sister use the coolness and emotional inability to their advantage in other ways, Vi is all about interacting with others. She may not ever tell you how she's really feeling or confess deep fears and secrets to many, but she can make almost anyone feel comfortable. There is almost always a smile on her face, though most know Viola isn't a sweet and innocent little thing. She loves attention, loves affection, and is a fan of the idea of love; just not all the hard parts that go with it. Everything is fun so long as nobody asks too many personal questions, and Vi tends to close up and turn on the ice if she feels someone is digging too much. Her temper can be quite vicious if she's crossed, and most know not to piss her off or risk the vengeance that is sure to follow. She's a force to be reckoned with, especially when her talent for music comes into play, and it's next to impossible to figure out all the sides Vi has to offer; especially since only a select few get to see her completely stripped of all masks and walls, and therefore don't see the unique and beautiful gem that she hides beneath the facades and poise and flirtation.
I'd go back in time and change it, but I can't, so if the chain is on your door I understand
Maybe this is wishful thinking, probably mindless dreaming, but if we loved again I swear I'd love you right
THIS SECTION IS TO BE COMPLETED IN FIRST PERSON BY YOUR CHARACTER! THIS IS ALSO OPTIONAL.
1. What is your earliest memory?
I'm not sure how old I was, maybe three or four, and our father was home during the day for once. It was a rare occurrence, and even then I understood how important it was. Ophelia and I were learning to read, and instead of sitting with the tutors we ran straight to daddy and asked him to read to us. In a rare moment of warmth, he pulled us both up on his lap and read that whole story at least three times. I don't think I've ever seen my father smile as much as he did when we each managed to put a full sentence together on our own.
2. What is your favorite memory?
The first time Taylor ever kissed me. We were stealing some time away during the summer we met swimming down by a lake without anyone else around. It was one of those places that look like nature's own little piece of heaven, and the sunlight was so beautiful as we sat dripping wet on the branch of a tree where we'd tied up a swing. He was just smiling at me, and when I asked him what was so funny he told me he was just so happy to be there with me. Before I could even respond, he was leaning in and kissing me in that way that makes your whole head float away and your body warm from the inside out. I'll never forget a single detail of that moment.
3. Tell us about the worst day of your life.
This is a hard one, though not because I can't choose. I just hate thinking about it. It was the day that Tay told me that he loved me. The emotion in his eyes, the way those words seemed to shoot straight to my heart, it took my breath away. Almost immediately, however, the fear crept into my head. Knowing he wasn't what daddy would want, knowing I was no good with my emotions, knowing he was too sweet for me. It was all too much. Without a single word, I got up and walked away. Let me tell you, anyone who says a broken heart is a figure of speech has never felt the pain of one. I thought I was going to die it hurt so bad...
4. Tell us about the best day of your life.
Why do all these answers involve Tay? Haha. The best day would have to be seeing him at Mystic Veil. Despite how panicked I felt, the relief and happiness that he was actually there was overwhelming. I'd thought I would never see him again, and watching him walk into class that day made everything seem right again. I knew then, even if I was still too scared at first, that I would never be able to resist telling him how I really feel.
5. What is your favorite past time?
Matchmaking! Seriously, it sounds silly I know, but it is the best hobby I have ever discovered. I have a knack for chemistry and signals, which makes it easier, but I love spotting a good match and making it happen. Nothing is more satisfying then knowing I helped two people find the love I enjoy everyday.
6. Who is the most important person/ biggest influence in your life?
I think this one is going to have to be a tie. I can't choose between my father and my twin. Ophelia is the only person that grounds me, and truly my other half in so many ways. She is a good influence on me in as many ways as I am a bad one on her. I don't know what I would do without her. I also respect my father so much and he has influenced a lot about my life and how I deal with the world. He's an amazingly intelligent man and I hope to be that successful some day.
7. Whats the the most important lesson you have learned so far?
Don't try and run from how you feel. No matter what it will always catch up to you, so why bother putting yourself through the pain.
8. How would you like to be remembered?
As someone who lived life with passion and exuberance, yet did something worthwhile with her life. I want to be happy, but I don't want to make a dozen mistakes to get there.
CHOOSE 4-5 OF THE PROMPTS PROVIDED AND WRITE JUST A FEW SENTENCES OF YOUR CHARACTER'S REACTION TO THEM. THEY CAN BE MEMORIES OR JUST THEIR VIEWS ON THE SUBJECT, WHATEVER TAKES THEIR FANCY. AGAIN THIS IS IN FIRST PERSON
Instinct; Dependent, Possession, Place, Attending, Unique, Dawn, Designer, Hall, Clouds, Trash, Crimson, Promise, Scratch, Shadow, Stars, Letter, Lights, Charm, Experiment, Popularity, Glowing, Touch, Offensive, Stranger, Privacy, Unfortunate, OR Laughter
...You find I'm even better than you imagined I would be.
Ophelia Salem || TWIN
Viola and Ophelia may be vastly different, but they have inherent similarities that bring them close. They are as everyone imagines twins to be, though without the creepy co-dependency. Ophelia grounds her and reminds her when she's getting too ahead of herself, and she tries to loosen her twin up when she feels she's shutting people away. Viola considers her twin a best friend and other half all in one, and would be lost without her.
Taylor Dayami || TRUE LOVE
Their relationship is passionate and intense, and when they're not openly showing nauseating amounts of affection, they are most often together just enjoying being close. They are truly Mystic Veil's IT couple, especially considering her matchmaking reputation, and the not-so-secret fact about Taylor being her 'one that got away'. More accurately, he is the one Vi PUSHED away. They had a big gap where they were apart, separated by an ocean, and Vi convinced him she didn't love him. It was a lie built out of fear, and killed her to say, but she did it out of fear. Once Tay transferred to the same school, however, she could no longer deny her feelings. It was not easy at first, and she still has a lot of work to do, but she is quite happy he's given her another chance.
London Hardy || BEST FRIEND
What is there to say? London is Viola's best friend in the entire world. They are partners in crime, they are confidants, and they are a support system whenever the other needs it. Vi loves her best friend and would do anything for her. She keeps London out of her gossip, but she's not exempt from her matchmaking.
NAME || THE EX/MALE BFF
Vi was not always a taken woman. While kicking herself over the Taylor incident, she began an ongoing friends with benefits scenario with her best guy friend. The two are exceptionally close, they dated before Viola met Tay, and they are the type of friends who people sometimes mistake for a couple. She adores him and values his opinion, yet doesn't quite realize how the closeness might make Tay feel.
Gerard Salem || COUSIN
Having no brother of her own, Vi looks up to Gerard. She'd always wanted an older brother, and even when the two clash, Vi still finds herself having a soft spot for the only male Salem. This doesn't mean she lets Gerard off the hook when he's being annoying, but she does love him and consider him the brother she never had.
Brooklyn Salem || COUSIN
Brooke is one of her favorite cousins for a variety of reasons. Both girls share a love of aloofness, and Vi admires the girl's poise and cool exterior. She shares the emotional distance that Brooke possesses, and neither of them feel the need to entertain or put on a show for the other. They can be content in silence, and are both rather protective of their family despite not outwardly appearing nurturing.
Kali Salem || COUSIN
Kali is impossible not to like. Vi might be vastly different than her spirited and upbeat cousin, but the girls get along well. They are both friendly, both charismatic, and both very much people-oriented. She has a tendency to put people who might try to hurt Kali in their place, and very much wants to protect the girl's sweetness. Vi also enjoys laughing and being silly with her, and feels more carefree around the redhead than almost anyone else.
Detroit Salem || COUSIN
Detroit is one of Vi's cousins. Out of all the girls, she finds herself a bit distanced from Detroit the most. Vi doesn't dislike her cousin, in fact there are times when their leadership and tenacity mesh very well. She simply does not like seeing Dee destroy herself, and the overly sexual/addictive behavior is not something she can relate to; so therefore she tries to fix the problem whenever possible.
AIM: booo biscuit
PB: Taylor Swift