Born from a broken family, Shiloh knew no other relative than her grandmother Rose. Her father had died in war, mother passed away shortly after her birth, and her grandfather... well let's just say he disappeared. Rose had taken care of her abandoned grandchild ever since, not to mention her one and only grandchild at that.
Since the day of her birth, Shiloh had never been one to talk. As a toddler she was quite a pleasant child, going about her grandmother's home with a stray cat that had grown a liking to her. Not even Rose knew where she'd picked up the feline, but decided not to get rid of it since it was good company for Shiloh. Though Shiloh rarely uttered a word, her body would instinctively give hints to her thoughts and needs. When she was hungry, her stomach would let out a soft growl, when angry or upset, her brows would furrow into a distinctive curl. Rose never bothered to force the child to speak, but took a liking to figuring out what Shiloh wanted. It was almost like a game for the elderly lady. Looking for clues in Shiloh's facial expression, or catching slight body movement.
As Shiloh grew older, the more confidence she began to gain. Not much, but more than when she was just a small child. She grew fond of her grandmother's vintage clothing and wore them often. School was quite a big hurdle for her since she was required to and sometimes pressured into using her words to communicate and to socialize with her fellow classmates. Communicating through jumbled muttering and inaudible whispering was how she got through elementary, but don't me wrong, she was intelligent and a bright student, speaking on the other hand... just isn't her best skill. Since she lacked such a valuable skill, making friends wasn't the easiest thing for her, but let me tell you, Shiloh had one of the most charming smiles on the face of the earth. Though rare, it's enough to make any person crumble up and die from too much innocence and let's not miss those two killer dimples on both her cheeks! This smile of hers earned her one companion for sure, her cat Lucious (loo-sh-us)!
Now into her teenage years, she was determined to improve her communication and socializing skills through tough and disciplined practice. Rose was baffled when Shiloh managed to actually mumble out an entire sentence at a decent volume. As of now she can speak in a soft voice, but only talks when spoken to or when she feels the need to say something.