Full Name: Bonnie Jade Hinkley Pierson Gender: Female Age: 145, turned in 1885 at age 20, pretending to be 17 Race: Mixed Blood Clan/Coven: Empusa Grade/Position: Junior
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Abilities: Bonnie will haunt your dreams.
Luckily for you, her power only works when you're sleeping.
Not so luckily for you, she can make you fall asleep.
To be more specific, Bonnie has the ability to sort of drain a person's energy to the point where they fall asleep. This is extremely difficult, because it wears her out too. And if you've got caffeine, cocaine, or a good night's rest on your side, chances are she'd probably doze off before you do.
But once you're actually asleep, that's when she goes Freddy Krueger on your ass.
See, Bonnie can also watch your dreams, like a little movie in her mind's eye. But she hardly ever settles for just watching your dreams; the real fun is in controlling them. Think of your mind as a little universe where she is God; nothing is impossible for her once she's inside your head. As long as you stay asleep, that is. When she's inside a person's dreams, they sort of go into a deeper sleep than usual, making it hard for them to just jolt awake, but not impossible. If something manages to wake you up, it forces Bonnie out of your head, which is a pretty horrible experience for her, leaving her very disoriented, light-headed, and prone to fainting for anywhere from a minute or two to a couple hours afterwards, depending on the circumstances.
There's limitations, of course. You actually have to be asleep. Not just knocked unconscious or in a coma. And unlike Freddy Krueger, if she chops your arm off in your dream, you don't lose your arm in real life. That's the good news. The bad news for humans is that you can still die from a heart attack, but Bonnie's only managed it a couple of times, and it's like the feeling she gets when someone wakes up and forces her out of their mind, except it's much more severe; enough that she can forget who she is, and it leaves her extremely vulnerable and weak for at least few days. She also has to be in close physical proximity to the person, this isn't a long distance type of thing. The closer she is, the less effort it takes for her to manipulate a their dreams, and the maximum distance is somewhere around 15 ft. Humans are easier for her than vampires; she can control both human and vampire dreams with close to the same amount of ease, but it's harder for her to keep vampires asleep.
Another thing is, when Bonnie's actually asleep herself, there's always a chance that her power could go completely haywire, and if someone else is sleeping nearby, she can end up in their dream unintentionally, or could actually end up pulling them into hers. They wouldn't be able to control her dreams the same way she could theirs, but her power requires her to be awake, aware, and concentrating, so if she ends up falling asleep and popping into your dream by mistake, there's not really much she'd be able to do. She's more likely to lose control of her powers while sleepy the more tired she is/the longer she's been without sleep beforehand.
Personality: You'd think that after being around 145 years, Bonnie would act a little more grown up. By time she was 20 she was married with three children, but any maturity learned through that was completely undone by being treated like a child for over a century afterwards. She was always a selfish, bitter, vengeful person that was easy to anger, Charlotte just made it worse. Her wants come before your needs and watching other people suffer is hilarious to her, but God forbid you ever laugh at her misfortune or point out her flaws.
Bonnie's biggest weakness by far is the fact that she doesn't believe she has any, and has gotten her in situations way over her head on more several occasions in the past because she thought she could handle it. She doesn't care if you're older, stronger, or a pureblood, she'll still think she's above you, and will do what she wants and treat you as horrible as she pleases. She doesn't have the capacity to empathize with others, and assumes that everyone is as awful as her deep down, she's just better at it.
Of course, she's nowhere near as invincible as she likes to think she is, and when put in a position where she's forced to acknowledge that, it's easy to see just how low she's willing to go gain any sort of an edge. Nothing is beneath her, she'll lie, cheat, steal, backstab, blackmail, anything if she feels her actions are justified. And trust me, her actions are always justified. The more desperate, powerless, and out-of-control of a situation she feels, the more horrible the crimes are that she's willing to commit. Only those who are also willing to do all of these things (and then some) to their own mothers, children, lovers and friends are the types of people who have a chance at ever earning her respect.
Physical Appearance: The girl is tiny. Maybe something happened in utero, mayb she just didn't get enough vitamins as a child, or maybe it's just how the genetic cookie crumbles, but Bonnie reached her full height before the age of 13; just barely 4'9. She had always been bony and pale with a sickly greenish tint to her skin, even more so in the months she spent living on the street before she was turned. Since becoming a vampire, she's put on a little weight and color; still sick and scrawny, but no longer looks like she's going to drop dead at any second.
If you had seen Bonnie back when she was with her maker, you almost wouldn't recognize her as the same person. Her dark brown, almost black hair was usually curled or braided, whereas it's now more often than not left tangled and unbrushed, falling lank past her shoulders, untrimmed bangs covering dark grey eyes. Her maker had always insisted on dressing her up like a nice young lady, but you'd never catch Bonnie in a dress or skirt or anything nice nowadays; her wardrobe consists of mostly drab, baggy jeans and shirts that are usually a couple sizes too big.
Her mannerisms only add to the whole "I don't give a shit" vibe. She slouches constantly, making her look even smaller and incredibly easy to pass over in a crowd. Her arms are usually kept folded across her chest, like she's always on the defensive, and she seems incapable of looking at anyone or anything without glaring at it. She rarely ever smiles, not genuinely anyway, but when she does it's a really creepy sight, almost shark-like, and you should hope that you never have to see it because chances are it's triggered by your pain and suffering.
She still has her wedding ring; a simple, unadorned band, which is the only piece of jewelry she'll wear of her own free will. It's tarnished with age to the point where you can't even tell if it's supposed to be gold or silver or some other metal, but she refuses to take it off, even to clean it. However, if anyone asks, it's because it's stuck there and has no sentimental value whatsoever.
History: Bonnie Jade Hinckley was born April 20th, 1865 in a small Mormon town in Utah. She was the youngest of four children and was very sickly growing up, prone to severe fevers, rashes, ear infections, all sorts of things. Because of this, she spent most of her time indoors by herself in quarantine, and never really quite got used to being around people. She wasn't allowed to do much of anything (and was always too weak to, anyway) and her parents were told to make funeral arrangements on more than one occasion when it was thought that Bonnie wouldn't make it through the week.
But she lived, and her healthy drastically improved as she entered her teens. Even though she was no longer confined to her bedroom, she still ended up being alone most of the time; by then she'd developed a nasty attitude towards people after being treated like a diseased puppy locked up in one corner of the house for her entire childhood, and no one wanted to be around her. The only person that ever really took a liking to her was Amos Pierson, who eventually asked for her parents' permission to marry her. Bonnie didn't hate the guy (which is saying a lot, because she hated just about everyone else) but she certainly didn't want to marry him. Her parents insisted though, as he was a nice and well-mannered man of God, highly respected in the community, good-looking and young enough (he was 28 at the time). Not to mention, he was probably the only male in a 200 mile radius who would ever consider marrying Bonnie, so she went along with it in the end. What else was she supposed to do, right?
They married later that year. Bonnie was only 16 at the time, which was young even then but not unheard of, so she continued to live with her parents, not moving in with Amos and his first wife Rebecca until the next year. That following March, she gave birth to her first child, Matilda. A few months later, Amos married his third wife, Alma. Unlike Bonnie and Rebecca, who were only 5 years apart in age, Alma was a good ten years or so Amos' senior, barren, and recently widowed.
Bonnie didn't adjust to married life well at first. She despised her daughter, and often tried to push her off onto one of her sister wives while faking illness as an excuse. Needless to say, she didn't get along well with Rebecca or Alma, though Alma got the worst of it. Amos seemed to be the only one who was ever capable of/willing to tolerate Bonnie's nasty attitude, and it could be said that she might've even had a soft spot for him (though she certainly wouldn't say it was love).
By time Bonnie was 20 though, life in the Pierson household has calmed down a little, became a little less miserable. Of course, that was when everything went to hell. Bonnie had her second pregnancy, giving birth to twin boys Adam and Stanley in early May. They were barely a few weeks old when their home was raided by federal marshals, and Amos was arrested under laws that had been introduced to persecute Mormon polygamists. His three wives were left abandoned without any way to support their children. Without Amos there to hold it all together, the family unit quickly crumbled. After the whole ordeal, Bonnie had no idea how she was going to manage taking care of three small children (that she didn't even want in the first place) by herself, and ended up just drowning them in the wash basin before tossing their bodies in a well and skipping town.
Fast forward to that January. She's in Chicago by then; homeless, starving, and pretty damn sick. While wandering the streets begging, a fancypants vampire named Charlotte mistakes her for a young girl somewhere abouts 12 or 13. It's easy to do, considering Bonnie's size, she's always been mistaken for younger.
Charlotte just so happened to be in the market for a young girl to make into a daughter of sorts, to replace the child she'd outlived once she became immortal. She took Bonnie in, gave her food and clothes and a warm bed, and Bonnie sure as hell wasn't gonna complain. And when Charlotte offered her everlasting life, with complete freedom from poverty, sickness, and suffering...
Well, you'd have to be an idiot to say no to that.
It wasn't until after Bonnie had been made into a vampire that Charlotte found out she was actually a 20-year-old Mormon baby-killer.
But hey, no backsies. And as loaded as Charlotte was, as desperate as she was for an immortal child, Bonnie was more than happy to play the part. Charlotte spoiled her rotten. Sure, Bonnie had basically become a living doll for the woman, to be dressed up in all sorts of ridiculously extravagant outfits, lace and hair ribbons included, but lowering herself to being treated like a little girl wasn't so bad because Charlotte happened to like treating her little girl like a fuckin' princess.
This went on for awhile. Years, decades, a whole damn century passed of the same.
More than enough time for Charlotte to realize that Bonnie was probably the worst person ever to spend eternity with. The two started to get along less and less, and when Bonnie actually started using her powers just for the sake of toying with Charlotte, it was the last straw. No longer interested in educating and taking care of Bonnie herself, but knowing it'd be very very stupid and dangerous to just turn the brat loose, she sent Bonnie off to Worthington.
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