Teresa Marie Jacoby
For Boukun and anything related to it:
Tess was born New York, New York, USA 1987, around November 6. She was found abandoned as a baby in Central Park and taken in by the young couple who found her, the Jacobys. A few months later, Steven Jacoby left Marianne and Tess grew up never knowing him, or knowing that she wasn't Marianne's blood daughter. Initially Tess would stay with her maternal grandmother while Marianne worked, but after a falling out between the two of them when Tess was four, the girl stayed home by herself much of the time. She learned to be independent early on, navigating the subway and bus systems, taking herself to and from school, making her own lunches and usually her own breakfasts and dinners too. Despite the hardship, she and Marianne were extremely close, and Marianne did what she could to support her daughter's desire to be a dancer, which only involved classes at the Y. Tess lost her virginity at 12 and had a sexual affair with her mother's boyfriend Iggy when she was 14. Iggy also taught her to drink and play strip poker, usually while Marianne was at work. After he was gone she usually dated older men, but most of the relationships were based on sex. Though very outgoing and social, she was never in a very long-term and committed relationship.
When Tess was almost 21, at 41 Marianne developed lung cancer, dying a few months before Tess's 22nd birthday. Marianne's death devastated her. By then, with largely unfulfilled professional dancing dreams, Tess had been working at strip clubs since she was 18, finally settling in a relatively high-end one known as "The Paradise Club." On the side she took some dance classes at a local dance school here and there, but money was short with Marianne's medical bills, and Tess found it hard to save money for anything extra. Sometimes she felt like she was barely keeping her head above water.
Then one night, when she was 22, Tess met Alexandre Du Pont, an Immortal, and her life was changed forever.
Tess will be played in at least two timelines: one, present day when she is a new Immortal learning the ropes with Alex, and the other in the future on Boukun when she is almost 350. I don't know a lot yet about the time in between, except that she spent much of it in various forms of dance (more on that as things develop), but I have determined that during her last several years on earth she had set aside dancing for awhile to become an oncologist (inspired in part by the death of her mother). At the end of her time on Earth, unable to save the people around her, Tess goes to Boukun where she attempts to put the dark days behind her.
Disclaimer: Highlander is owned by Davis Panzer Productions. Tess is represented by model Frankie Rayder, and all writing herein is copywrited by me, AELD (other people's writing is copywrited by them... or is it copywritten?). This journal is NC-17.
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