Seren was in a rather foul mood today, despite the fact that her outward appearance seemed calm. She was currently touring the University of Texas, but she was not paying any mind to the school or the administrator who was showing her around. Rather, she was focused on what she would say to her parents once she returned from the three week-long cross-country college tour that they had so kindly arranged for her. Appointments with advisers had been made, flights and hotels had been booked, and even the restaurant in which she worked had even been alerted that she would be taking the time off to visit colleges across the US. The only reason she managed to get away with that bit was because she worked for one of her uncles.
In Seren's mind the scene with her parents was escalating into yelling, and she finally told them what she really wanted to which was, "This is my life so fuck off!" But Seren knew that she would never really tell her parents such a thing, as much as she wanted to. Instead she would sit there quietly, biding her time until she had enough money to move out of their house. That was another thing that bothered Seren. If she had been at home, working, she could have saved up enough money to move out by the end of the summer. She and a friend had been scouring the web and newspapers for cheap apartments, deciding that if they moved in together it would make rent and bills even cheaper than going off to live separately. But one day Seren's carefully cut collection of apartment advertisements disappeared from their hiding place. That happened to be two weeks before her first year of junior college ended, when her parents announced that she was going on a college tour. She was sure that they were trying to sabotage her carefully laid-out plans. They wanted to ensure that she didn't move out until they were 100% positive she had changed her mind about becoming a cook and instead chose a real occupation such as a doctor, a lawyer, or the CEO of a major business. But Seren wanted none of that. She liked making food, sweets especially. It always gladdened her when someone enjoyed something she made. To her feeding someone was far more gratifying than anything else. But to her parents it was a dead-end job with an inevitable trip to poverty lane. It only served farther to frustrate Seren when her parents encouraged both her little brothers, twins, to become professional football players. This was a career that Seren found truly useless.
Finally the tour ended and Seren came back to reality. Her guide asked her if she had any questions, but she had none. She was free to explore, but the moment the old man left she found her way out of the school and called for a cab to drive her back to her hotel. They got close to the hotel when she saw a little bookstore tucked away in a corner of town and she had the driver stop. She went in there and browsed for a time before finally selecting a cook book that caught her eye and purchased it. She hopped back in her waiting cab that took her the rest of the way to her hotel. She paid the man his dues, as well as a hefty tip as thanks for the wait at the bookshop. Once she was in her room she settled down on the bed, called room service, and flicked the tv on so she would have background noise while she flipped through her new book. It made her grin to think of what her parents' reaction would be when they saw the collection of cookbooks she had amassed while on her trip. She had not changed the channel when she turned the tv on, so while she looked through her book the news channel hummed in the background.
Name: Seren Lockeway
Appearance: Dark brown hair to mid-back, brown eyes, pale skin, freckles, slightly athletic figure, 5'5", 130 lbs, scar beneath her left eyebrow
Oppupation: Part-time waitress at her uncle's restaurant, full-time college student
Personality: Seren is a quiet person. While those who really know her say she's thoughtful and reflective, everyone else just agrees that she's a regular ray of sunshine. She's almost always smiling, and she enjoys making her friends laugh. She's very patient, able to deal with abrasive people and hold her tongue far longer than anyone else can. This was a restraint she showed even as a child, but due to the fact that she never spoke back to anyone she became passive-agressive without meaning to. Being so means that whenever she really speaks her mind to someone she sees as an authority figure, or when she tells someone off, she has a tendency to have an emotional breakdown while trying to say what's on her mind. It also means that sometimes Still, she finds that you learn more from listening and observing things than you do by barging into a situation. She's a pretty good judge of character and can read emotions pretty well, thus she knows whether someone can be her friend or if she should avoid them. On the whole she's a pretty happy girl, but that doesn't mean she doesn't have her aggravated moods too.
Bio: She grew up in a small area called Woolmarket, which was a town annexed by one of the nearby cities. She lives with her parents and two younger siblings while working and attending junior college. Her dream is to become a cook in order to open up a sweets shop, but her parents think she should get a "real" job. With college out for a summer they've booked her a tour of several universities throughout the US in order to help her pick the one that she (they) wants to attend.
Normal appearance: Black T-shirt with the Triforce on it, blue jeans, tennis shoes, and either glasses or contacts
- Rice of any sort
- Couscous (a very tiny grain somewhat similar to rice)
- Pasta noodles of any sort
- Canned or jarred spaghetti sauce
- Pre-made popcorn
- Instant mashed potato flakes
- Canned fruit
- Dried fruit (can be eaten as is or reconstituted in water)
- Canned vegetables
- Dried or cured meat (jerky, pepperoni, salami)
- Canned, jarred, or powdered gravy
- Canned or boxed broth (chicken, beef, ect)
- Canned soup
- Ramen and similar dried soups
- Dried spices, herbs, and seasoning mixes
- Peanut butter (no jelly--jelly spoils if it's not kept cool)
- Dried or canned beans
- Instant coffee (as disgusting as it may taste)
- Tea bags
- Powdered coffee creamer
- Sugar (bagged or in packets)
- Any drink that does not have to be kept cold (i.e. milk, some fruit juices; preferably things like water, most other juices)
- Alcohol for sanitizing purposes
- Condensed or powdered milk
- Cans of spray cheese (it lasts without having to be kept cool)
- Vinegar (can be used to clean things)
- Pickled items (pickles, olives, peppers, okra)
- Canned tuna and chicken
- Cereal and cereal bars
- Granola and granola bars
- Dried oatmeal
- Dried grits