Adriana Lopez || Age: 19 || Sexuality: Bisexual || Taken || Lower Class
Preferred ships: Any
Bio: Adriana had it all. For a long time she had nothing, yet out of those ashes had risen the best thing in her life; out of all that, she had found Brittany. She had been as content as was possible with her life before, in the Gates with her sister, doing what she had to do, surviving, getting by, determined that they would both just make it to twenty-one, both get out together; blissfully ignorant of any other way. Brittany had come into her life so expectedly, bringing with her a ray of sunshine that she never knew she was craving, showing her a paradise she hadn’t realized was lost, until together they opened Pandora’s box, becoming fast friends and falling in love; although like most things in Acirema, that love just couldn’t last.
Brittany, a middle class citizen, had bought Adriana on her twentieth birthday, taking her away from her life of slavery, showing her better, promising her things would change for them, and Adriana had believed her, given every little piece of herself over to her new life, and although her heart was forever heavy for her sister, she could barely believe she had been so lucky. That luck was short lived, Brittany’s father discovering their relationship and attacking Adriana, outraged that his daughter should love anyone, especially a slave. Narrowly escaping death, battered and emotionally ruined, Adriana was thrown back into the Gates, Brittany’s last words to her ringing in her ears, haunting her – ‘You ruined my life, go back to Santana, back where you belong, don’t come looking for me… This was a mistake, to think I loved you… It was a mistake’.
Now back in the gates Adriana is crippled by this rejection, by losing the first person she ever loved, unable to see anything good left in her now dark world. Nonetheless, she is eternally grateful to still have a family, Santana and Quinn, to return to. She can’t see any light, any hope, a life without Brittany not seeming like any life at all, the thought that the blonde never really loved her too much to take. She’s determined to try and be strong for Santana, to try and at least get by until she finds a way to be whole again, to find a way to live with the pain, cope outwardly and accept the inner turmoil that is now her life. Adriana used to be content to be the quiet twin, the youngest and more docile of the pair, happy go lucky, hard working, invisible – exactly how she liked it; after the heartache of the past few months, everything she knew is suddenly uncertain, and as for who she is now, as broken as she has become – that is yet to be re-determined.
Santana Lopez || Age: 19 || Sexuality: pansexual || Taken || Lower class
Ships: Quinntana, Brittana, Pezberry, Santana/all da ladies, Sebtana, Santana/Chemistry
Bio: Santana was just turning nine years old when the plague hit. She wasn’t quite sure what was going on, only that she and Adriana couldn’t go out to their favorite restaurant for their birthday dinner, and that their father started going to work a lot more often. After a couple weeks, he stopped coming in to kiss them good night, and a couple months later, Dr. Diego Lopez was dead. Their mother lasted a little longer, ill from sharing a bed with her husband, but still trying her best to take care of her two little girls. Santana remembers hiding in the closet with Adriana when the authorities came to take their mother’s body away, and then taking her sister’s hand and leading her away from the house they’d grown up in for their entire lives. During the Chaos, Santana and Adriana managed to secure themselves a little corner of an abandoned building, and they would pickpocket to get the things they needed. Some people would have pity on the two young girls, occasionally giving them food, but some sought to take advantage of them. That was how they met Stefan Czigany. One day, when they were running away from a man who tried to seduce them into his bed, they literally ran into the boy as they tried to escape. Stefan saved them, leading them into a small hidden passage that he’d been sleeping in. The two girls invited him to come live with them, and the three of them became a team, always looking out for each other, always working to survive.
When the new government came to power, all three of them were herded into the lower class barracks. During the Chaos, Santana did all she could to shield Adriana from the horrors that came with it. Even though she was only twenty-six minutes older than her twin sister, she still took on every responsibility as the older sister, sometimes going without food if there wasn’t enough, giving her a little more of the blanket during winter, anything she could provide. She saw a lot of things growing up during the Chaos, things that no child should have seen, and now, under this new government, Santana doesn’t believe that things are any better. At least when they were on their own, they didn’t have to answer to anyone. Here, there are too many laws, too many rules that stifle them. However, she recognizes the safety that comes from having a government, of having a steady supply of food and a roof over their heads that wasn’t in any danger of collapsing over their heads. At the same time, Santana has gone for years without having to listen to any sort of authority, and this new pressure to do so rubs her the wrong way. She’s stubborn and bitter about how their lives turned out, and she approaches life in a cold straightforward manner. She has no inclination to let anyone in, too afraid that they’ll just be taken away from her anyways. Adriana and Stefan are the two most important people in the world to her, and she would die before letting anyone separate them.