Escape From Rochester (Camp Nano July’14 project) Character Profile 12

This is the twelfth in a series of character profiles for my upcoming July Camp Nano Project.

As the gods attack Rochester, a group of R.I.T. students and their friends must get out of the city, before it’s too late.

Rebecca James, Political Science

Faith isn’t something that’s always come easily to Rebecca. Her family was always religious, although not often devout; the disparity between the show of faith required and the behaviors beyond that show of faith dispirited a teenage Rebecca and sent her away from the church for a while.

In her first year at R.I.T, finding herself surrounded by illegal and immoral – and, more importantly, non-conducive to studying – behaviors, Rebecca turned to her faith as a way to cope. She found the Interfaith Council, where she met Juan and Pauline, and found there what she’d been missing in her family’s religious practices.

She’s a senior now, and has ended up the de facto leader of the group – their nominal head rarely makes it to meetings, and it is assumed he has the position because his father is their staff adviser. It’s the same sort of thing that bothered Rebecca in her church back home – but her time in the Interfaith Council and her own renewed faith have allowed her to handle it much better; she works around other people’s lack of belief and does not expect them to be more pious than they are.

Rebecca is medium-height, 5’4″ tall, round in all the right places, with an easy smile that contrasts with her often-studious expression. She has warm brown skin and hair a couple shades darker; her hair falls in loose curls to mid-back when she wears it down, which is rarely. She moves like she belongs wherever she is, a trick she learned from her father.

She’s gotten into marathon running in the last two years, adding an amazing stamina and rock-hard muscles to her curvy frame. When she’s not studying – Dean’s List and a 3.98 GPA – she’s often finding new uses for discarded things – in a rich-student school like RIT, there’s no dearth of that. If she had the time, she’d probably minor in sculptural art.

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