|Current Status:||"This is my currently single status. My declaration of independence. There's no way I'm trading places. Right now a star's on the ascent."|
|Character Background:||Rose Abigail Thorn was born in Stadtlengsfeld, Germany, on December 11th, 1986. Although not much is known about it her early childhood, it seemed to have been a happy one.|
Following the tragic deaths of her parents when she was twelve years old, Rose was sent to live with her father’s sister in Oregon. Her aunt left the country only a few months later, abandoning her completely--possibly because she was pregnant. It was suspected that the pregnancy was caused by abuse. Rose was placed in foster care, and in late 1999, she gave birth and parted with the baby under closed adoption.
By her sixteenth birthday, Rose had been placed in four different foster homes. None of the families retained her because of some exaggerated problem attributed to Rose, who had made a name for herself as a troublemaker.
In 2002, a woman named Edna Willis saved Rose from a life-threatening accident. She took care of the girl until her high school graduation in May 2003. Rose left Edna’s home in the summer to attend the United States Naval Academy.
From 2003 until 2007, she studied and persevered at Annapolis. Throughout her time in college, Rose received numerous demerits and suspension warnings pertaining to her sub-standard physical condition. However, she managed to improve her physical fitness, and graduated in May 2007 with a degree in Naval Architecture.
After her graduation, Rose went through specialized basic training courses. In September, she was called for Individual Augmented Duty, and she was sent overseas to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Riding in a Marine convoy from port to base, her unit was ambushed by al Qaeda forces. She reacted bravely and survived the attack despite attaining injuries, and later received the Navy Cross for her deeds.
After returning from Iraq, she continued in her service as a recruiting officer in Seattle, Washington, until deemed fully recovered (November 2007 - May 2008). From May to June of the following year, she was a division officer on an aircraft carrier . Then, from July of 2009 until January, 2009, Rose served as an aide to RDML Sean Rarus. Afterwards, she settled into a less combat-oriented environment, and worked as a naval architect until the end of her military career.
In June of 2010, Rose went on a trip with her friend, Constance Kitlyn, to South America. During the trip, she found herself in a hostile situation and suffered a traumatic brain injury, causing temporary amnesia. Although she eventually recovered, she was medically discharged from the Navy with the title Lieutenant Jr. Grade. She had served seven years in the military.
In September 2010, she withdrew from social activity and attempted to get back on her feet. In February of 2011, she reluctantly joined the ranks of ACME Detective Agency.
|Personality:||Because of events that took place at an impressionable age, Rose’s outlook on all things is very cynical. Though she had become a little less negative in her late teens, her time in the military undid what little progress had been made.|
The military molded Rose into a highly professional character which she stays true to, even in social environments. Thus, she tends to come across as very indifferent. She is inclined to distance herself and does well keeping strangers at bay. Although she is good at listening, they find her silence unnerving and sometimes sense a critical air about her. If someone does manage to break through her emotional wall, one will find that she is a very faithful and incredibly patient friend.
Her natural instinct is to keep to herself and spend her time researching and learning rather than socializing. Although that is her usual self, she sometimes will surprise people with a contrary warm civility or mischievousness. Her mood swings are not frequent but very drastic, leaving people wondering who she really is.
She likes to argue a lot and is good at it. At the end of some fights, she may reveal that she actually shared her challenger’s opinion in the first place, but took the other side for the sake of an argument. She almost never gets angry, considering it a waste of energy. When she is angered, however, her fury is almost incomparable. It is her usual procedure to go on physically expending runs in order to blow off steam.
When it comes to working, she enjoys jobs that involve her being in the very middle of the action because she hates to wait helplessly on the side. She has a strong work ethic and admires others who share her diligence. She disdains those who show signs of indolence or complaining. She is very proud of the success she has attained in life through her strong will and determination.