Create a Family (With a Twist)!

[name_f]Odette[/name_f] [name_u]Shiloh[/name_u] [name_u]Roy[/name_u] (23) is a visitor to the coffee shop, being the sister of [name_f]Irma[/name_f] and [name_f]Alyssa[/name_f]. In spite of their closeness in age, the three were very different people growing up, and it unintentionally created a distance between them for several years until they’d matured to a point of understanding. Odette’s currently in the process of working on her bachelor’s degree in Medieval Literature, having always been someone academically inclined and invested. She actually received a scholarship offer to an all girl’s academy when she was preparing to leave middle school and subsequently ended up accepting after it became clear this environment was ideal for Odette’s interests and hopes. Contrasting what some people assume upon hearing this story, the Roy’s were careful to ensure they never made their daughter’s feel they had to compete with each other - heightened by their very different interests and preferences career wise - instead making sure both of their paths were validated by the way they responded to the girl’s successes; meaning even when they were more distant, [name_f]Alyssa[/name_f] and [name_f]Irma[/name_f] respected [name_f]Odette[/name_f], who always returned these feelings.

In comparison to her bubbly and sociable sisters’, [name_f]Odette[/name_f] can come across as more aloof and definitely reserved, being happy in her own company which she quite happily exists with. She lives with her girlfriend, who’s likewise a happy homebody and they frequently have movie nights or make jewelry together to relax on an evening, very much being people drawn to a quieter life. They have two pets - a bearded dragon named [name_m]Beauford[/name_m] and an incredibly fluffy tortoiseshell called [name_f]Maude[/name_f] - who [name_m]Joshua[/name_m] already insists will be adored by [name_f]Hope[/name_f] when she’s older, a sentiment very much agreed on by [name_f]Odette[/name_f]. Her girlfriend knew [name_f]Amy[/name_f] quite well, as her sibling is in the [name_u]Navy[/name_u] currently and was involved in the same enrolment scheme, bringing more closeness between [name_f]Odette[/name_f] and her sister’s unintentionally, as she and her girlfriend helped [name_m]Josh[/name_m] reach out to speak more about this part of his late sister’s life. The couple met attending a pottery class - [name_f]Odette[/name_f] got vouchers from [name_f]Irma[/name_f] for her birthday, as she loves working with uncommon materials - and so she credits her older sister to helping her find this happiness; but has admitted she absolutely is not equipped to be a matchmaker in turn, in spite of how much she’d love to do this.

Thanks to their mutual academic focus, [name_f]Odette[/name_f] has become friendlier with [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] recently, inviting her over to meet the animals and take advantage of the very laidback environment. She’s also become more aware of her concerns about the relationship between Ilaria’s sister and her boyfriend, which [name_f]Odette[/name_f] admits has a lot of worrying elements to it, namely how often he dismisses his girlfriend’s worries about things. While she doesn’t enjoy getting involved in delicate situations, [name_f]Odette[/name_f] can’t just stand back and hear about this, so she feels the least she can do is be a listening ear. What she’s hoping to avoid is discord, as she’s worried the boyfriend will use this to paint [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] as interfering and jealous, which will likely only lead things into a worse place. Still she respects the privacy of the situation and has refrained from asking one of her friend’s - who’s doing a counselling degree right now - for insight as [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] hasn’t given explicit permission for this input, and boundaries are very important for [name_f]Odette[/name_f].