Name: Jochebed Prudence Ross
Weight: 117 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Manner of Dress: Grey sneakers, black slacks, and plain-colored T-shirts with various pictures or slogans on them.
Innate Personality: Jaqua is a sensible girl and a hard worker. But she is upset with the world and feels alone most of the time. She relies too much on her own abilities.
Outward Personality: Jaqua can be stubborn and pushy. She has little empathy, so telling her why something isn't nice is meaningless. One must tell her why it is incorrect.
Favorite Thing: Jaqua values her brother the most, not that she would admit it. He is the only person left who she has close ties to.
Theme Song: It's So Easy Not to Try
Occupation: At the last place she lived before coming here, Jaqua had a part-time delivery job. She would collect packages from her boss and bike them right to the door of the customer. Unfortunately, her boss was busted for drug dealing, and she lost the job.
Hobbies: Basket-weaving, ping-pong, hiking, and reading.
Bad Habits: Belittling her superiors, refusing to admit her mistakes, and poor posture.
Favorite Color: Teal
Background: Jochebed and Jonah were the children of Barret Ross and Susan Young. Their parents were religious and named them after Bible characters. But Jochebed has always hated her name, insisting that Moses's mother had a stupid boys' name, and insists on being called Jaqua, which is a much fancier name and obviously feminine. Her life was rather uneventful until she was 11 years old, when her world crumbled.
Barret and Susan left the kids home with a babysitter while they went to a charity ball at a nearby city, planning not to be home until late. The next day Jaqua and Jonah received news that a drunk driver had swerved into their parents' car on the interstate, knocking it over the guardrail. Neither parent survived. It was suggested that the two kids be placed with relatives, who were then contacted. But Susan's family all lived in Canada. Barret had two brothers, but one lived in a 1-room apartment and the other already had 7 kids and said he couldn't possibly take on two more. So Jaqua and Jonah were placed in foster care.
The first family they lived with had a boy Jonah's age and a younger girl. But the boys didn't get along very well, and Jaqua seemed to think it was fun to tell the little girl the goriest Bible stories in great detail, so they were sent away after a year. The second foster home was just an old couple with an empty nest. This place lasted almost two years, during which time Jaqua was beset by puberty. The couple found they just weren't up to the stress of raising two kids who weren't theirs, including some crazy hormones, so they resigned from the program.
The last foster home lasted the longest. The couple had had an only child, who had just left for college. They were determined to make a positive impact on the set of orphans by providing a structured environment. It was obvious to Jaqua and Jonah that they were viewed as a charity case, and this made Jaqua bitter. She pushed boundaries and talked back. The couple had to keep making more rules for the kids because if there wasn't a rule against it, and it was obviously wrong, Jaqua would try it just to get on their nerves. There was no love in that house, only regulations. Finally, the wife concluded that Jaqua was a "demon child" and suggested the kids be taken off their hands. So Jaqua and Jonah were sent to Eagle Mountain Boarding Lodge.
Past Relations: Jonah Temperance Ross (Superfly) is her younger brother. Nobody likes to split up siblings, so the two stayed together through three foster homes and now the Eagle Mountain Boarding Lodge.