Group: * Uranian
Member No.: 3
Joined: 28-June 09
Name: Haiden Aeira Osiaan
Age: Twenty-Two (January 30th, 3550)
History: Tsu and Aeira Osiaan had planned on having a large family. Although Aeira was an only child on Mercury, where anything more than one or two children was considered unnecessarily excessive, Tsu was one of five siblings, and although there were certain disadvantages - namely a lack of privacy - he had loved it, and wanted the same thing for his children. When Aeira learned that she was pregnant for the first time, just three months after her marriage to Tsu, they were both overjoyed. In the early morning of one January 27th, Aeira began to give birth. Unfortunately, a series of complications caused her to hemorrhage, and doctors feared that the mother would bleed to death and that the daughter might drown. By some miracle, though, both survived. Tsu was overwhelmed with relief.
Three days later, Aeira was released from the hospital, and by the end of the week, they were able to take Haiden home. The Osiaans were advised not to have any more children; Aeira was ready to defy this warning, perhaps if only to prove that she, as a Mercurian woman, could not possibly have failed in any area of life, but Tsu would not hear of it. At any rate, they had a beautiful, healthy baby girl, and that was enough for them.
The three of them were very close for the next few years. As little Haiden grew, she began to take more of an interest in the race track, where her father worked in the pit, than in the dolls her mother bought for her. Tsu was more than pleased; he could not have a son, but he had found a companion in his daughter. Aeira wasn’t all too bothered by it, as many young girls went through a tomboyish phase. By the time she was a teenager, Aeira was sure that her daughter would be more content to purchase makeup and go to the mall than play around at the racetrack.
This was not the case.
Haiden had very few female friends growing up. She preferred playing with the boys, who were plain-spoken and not afraid to get their hands dirty. Unfortunately, by the time she was eight or so, it wasn’t really acceptable for her to play with boys outside of recess at school; it just wasn’t proper. Haiden was quietly confident, but assertive in other ways, sometimes to the point of being abrasive. There was something likeable about her, and yet, because she lacked the ability to understand females who were a bit more traditional than herself, and because boys were no longer acceptable playmates, she didn’t really have any friends. This was a great concern to her mother, but her father was in denial about her social issues, and against Aeira’s wishes to steer her towards a more feminine route, Tsu continued to allow his daughter to accompany him to the track.
At the age of thirteen, Haiden realized that she preferred girls to boys, that is, in the romantic sense. This realization was triggered by a deep attraction to one of her classmates, Ikumi. For some time, as she considered what this meant for her, she was silent on the matter. At last concluding that her sexual orientation was wholly irrelevant to who she was or to any other aspect of her life, Haiden said nothing. In fact, it was only when she started bringing Ikumi around the house more, and when she demonstrated an interested in her that could no longer be interpreted as platonic, that her parents figured it out.
When at last they sat down with their daughter to discuss the matter - and this was Aeria's wish much more than it was Tsu's - they reacted completely differently. Her father was mildly surprised, but when he considered her behavior for the past thirteen years, he concluded with a small chuckle that he should have seen it coming. And that was that. Her mother was a different story. Aeira was incensed and insisted that she was confused, that it was just a phase. If she had had her way, Ikumi would have been banished from the house on the spot.
For the next two years, Aeira sporadically encouraged her daughter to ‘go after’ neighborhood boys. They fought, argued, and grew more distant. Haiden took solace in her father’s acceptance and learned to take her mother’s cruel insults without argument. Her mother never accepted her and seemed to even fall completely out of love with her own daughter. Her father seemed interested in the idea of meeting anyone Haiden ever deemed worthy. The young Osiaan dated sporadically after her initial puppy love romance, but none of these relationships ever amounted to anything. Dating was made very difficult by her superior maturity level. It is interesting to note that she did not bother to hide her sexuality from the world. A few made cruel jokes, though none bothered her half so much as those that came from her own mother.
Meanwhile, Haiden began to develop her racing career. She had started as a runner at the age of thirteen, and when her father presented her with a racing car on her fifteenth birthday, she was overjoyed. For a little over a year, Tsu took his daughter to race at all the local tracks, despite his wife’s vehement protests. By the time Haiden was sixteen, the parenting differences between Tsu and Aeira caused them to split. Aeira moved away, though Tsu and Haiden never knew where she went; they fell out of contact immediately. Presumably, she returned to her family on Mercury, where she was probably chastised for having chosen a Uranian man in the first place.
The first year was hard for father and daughter; Tsu clearly missed the woman he once loved, and to some extent, Haiden felt responsible. She wasn’t exactly the type to sink into a pit of self-blame and self-loathing, but the knowledge that her sexuality was the straw that broke the camel’s back was inescapable.
At the age of eighteen, after three years of racing, Haiden entered the professional league on Uranus, and even qualified for a race at Aikah Track. She placed sixteenth out of thirty, which was certainly nothing to brag about… but it wasn’t a bad start for a rookie. The Osiaan soon found that she had more ambition in her than most of the people she knew. Racing became her life; she was at the track constantly, at all hours. When she raced, she felt free, more than she ever had in all her years.
After two years of racing professionally, Haiden made a very tough decision. She knew that all-star racers from all planets were flocking to Earth, where they were competing on a level greater than that on all of Uranus. It was very difficult to say goodbye to her father, to leave home for a very foreign land, but her ambition would not allow her to rest where she was. So Haiden’s been on Earth for a little under a year, racing as a rookie in the solar system’s major league.
What’s next? Who the hell knows. More racing, probably. And probably more of an adventure than she ever bargained for.
Personality: Haiden’s personality can best be described as strong. Assertive and opinionated, she is the type to say what she thinks, as opposed to nodding her head politely in agreement. Are you looking for someone to lie in order to make you feel better? Look elsewhere, because Haiden can’t provide that. This doesn’t mean that she’s up in your face and screaming at you. Although she has a strong voice, she rarely uses it in a forceful sort of way. In fact, she’s usually very calm and has a reserved air about her. She’s not shy, but that doesn’t mean she has to be aggressive and in your face.
Unfortunately, her blunt nature can get the best of her sometimes. It is particularly difficult for her to make female friends, who so often want to hear something nice over the truth. Haiden does not purposefully hurt people’s feelings (usually), but she’s also unwilling to tip-toe around various issues in order to save someone’s feelings, friend or not. Some people appreciate her honesty and directness while others are quickly annoyed by what could fairly be called an excess of honesty at times.
There’s nothing Haiden values more than her freedom. She hates being tied down to one thing or another, and there’s no better feeling that being out on the open road. This doesn’t mean that she constantly has to be on the move, or that she never stays in one place long, but more that she is open-minded and generally accepting of different ideas. After all, she doesn’t exactly fit her own gender role, so she’d be something of a hypocrite to be picky about others. She is equally un-picky about herself. In general, she doesn’t fret about how she can make herself better, or she didn’t, until the accident.
Haiden is the type to make decisions independent of her feelings as best as she can. Definitely not the type to share her feelings, Haiden can seem cold and distant. She is unwilling to admit that maybe, just maybe, she needs someone to talk to, someone to help her sort through her feelings about that fateful December night.
There is certainly an arrogant quality about Haiden. She doesn’t actually feel that she is superior to absolutely everyone, but she has buckets of confidence, and she can come off as kind of a cocky asshole sometimes. Nevertheless, she is charming and has an air of general sophistication. She may dress in men’s clothes about half of the time, but she looks very dignified no matter what she wears. In some cases, she can seem intimidating, although in most cases, she just comes off as aloof. All in all, though, she’s pretty anonymous.
On the off chance she does make friends, she is fiercely loyal to them. While she can be selfish at times, she will give anything for those who have met her high standards. Overall, if you can get past her hard exterior, she’s not a bad woman to have around.
The only problem is that Haiden doesn’t need anyone, and she certainly doesn’t need you.
Physical Description: Standing at a relatively tall height of five-seven, Haiden has an interesting build. She's pretty curveless, except for the tiny bit she has in her hips. Her legs are incredibly toned from years of running. Her skin is just a bit darker than an ivory shade, and her eyes, set on either side of a feminine nose, are blue-green in color. Haiden’s lips are fairly small, and her heart-shaped face ends in an rounded jaw. Blonde hair, cut a bit like a pixie style, frames her face. Haiden alternates between men’s clothing and women’s clothing; when dressed in the former, she is often mistaken for a man, much to her amusement.
Face Claim: Keira Knightley
Role Playing Sample: Exempt!