IC Required: General Name: Elizabeth "Beth" Barnes. Age/DOB: 22 / May 11th 1897. Gender: Female. Sexuality: Heterosexual. Marital Status: In a relationship with Apollo Scott.
Species Species: Werecreature Type: Lion Powers: Having been cursed for just a little under a year, Beth still has considerable control over herself. Her transformations are still limited to the full moon though extreme anger is also a possible trigger though she hasn't encountered this.
Zion Job: Medic/Seamtress Job Details: Tends to the med tent during open hours; Performs various sewing repairs and willing to create pieces from scratch if provided the materials. Month/year joined Zion: February 1919.
Details Personality: Beth is kind and amicable but her reserved nature has, at times, deterred others from pursuing any close relationship with her. She closes herself off to others both as a way to protect them and to punish herself. In her mind, she is a monster and lives in constant fear of losing control of herself. She cares about others, especially children, and does her best to help those that are in need. Sometimes she finds herself getting too attached to someone and will quickly try to push them away for their own safety; she doesn't always succeed, a fact she is secretly thankful for. She honestly hates having to distance herself from others and is incredibly lonely but will suffer for the sake of others.
PB: Alycia Debnam-Carey [ 1 | 2 ] Appearance: Beth is fair skinned with long, curly auburn hair and green eyes. Her attire is simple and modest, consisting of blouses and skirts. She has two bullet hole scars - one in her left shoulder and another just above her right breast - from when she was shot during her first transformation.
Elizabeth Barnes, Beth for short, was born May 11, 1897 in the northeastern United States. Life for the family was difficult though not unhappy, her parents doing the best they could to raise their five children in some semblance of comfort. As the oldest, she was in charge of taking care of her younger siblings while her parents worked long hours at a textile mill several miles from their home on the far outskirts of the city. It could be a challenge at times, but Beth had a natural talent for caring for children and thrived in the role. She even took on the occasional sitting job to bring in a little extra money into the home. It wasn't much but every little bit helped.
The start of the Great War brought about several changes for the Barnes family. The first couple years of the conflict saw an increase in the Barnes parents workload as able-bodied men were conscripted into the military. Her father managed to avoid being made to serve due to being the main bread earner for the family but he was eventually called away to serve. Beth was forced to take a job alongside her mother at the mill to make up for his absence and remained at the job even after her father's return due to his injuries leaving him unable to do the long shifts he had done before.
Just months after the war officially ended, Beth became gravely ill and was treated by a travelling doctor who temporarily filled the hole the death of their previous doctor created. After several days of rest and daily doses of the medicine the doctor prescribed, Beth was good as new and back to work at the mill. Everything was going well, that is until the next full moon. Unbeknownst to her, the medicine she took for her illness was laced with the cursed blood of a werelion. Her cursed form attacked her family but was driven away after two well-aimed shots by her father's rifle struck her.
Beth found herself from home when she finally returned to her true form. She wandered for some time - alone, scared, and blood staining her tattered clothing - before falling unconscious from exhaustion and blood loss. She awoke at the carnival. Unable to return home and feeling indebted, Beth decided to remain with the carnival and has been traveling with them for almost a year.
At a Glance
- Suffers from nightmares - Sings or hums while doing tasks - Every time the carnival moves to a new location will leave to scout out a spot away from others for her impeding change