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Abigail Preston

Name Abigail Preston

Position Mercenary


Character Information

Gender Female
Homeworld Shadow
Age 27

Physical Appearance

Height 5 ft 10 in / 177 cm
Weight 121 lb / 55 kg
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Tall and slim, with a very feminine build, thin and wiry, with long legs. She usually keeps a half-ironic, half-seductive grin on her lips. Her long blond hair is usually loose, and her observant eyes gleam with a taunt. She moves gracefully, softly, seemingly relaxed, and annoyingly noiseless.

Family

Father John Preston (presumed dead)
Mother Allison Baxter (deceased)

Personality & Traits

General Overview Abigail most of the time, is friendly and direct, with a dry sense of humor. She sometimes has an over-the-top seductive tone in her behavior, and she seemingly always likes to taunt people. A lot of it is a pose, and there is also another, more composed, focused, colder, and more professional side of Abigail that shows up in combat or during intense flying.

She isn't quick to trust, but when she does, she can be a loyal friend. She likes to challenge herself, she likes a good brawl, and she never backs away from a gunslinger challenge. Abigail is communal; things like privacy and decency have little meaning to her, and she enjoys creative chaos.
Strengths & Weaknesses + Gunslinger
+ Agile
+ Sharpshooter
+ Durable
+ Awareness

- Bruiser
- Taunting
- Hedonist
- Mechanically inept
- Egoistic
Ambitions Be the best gunslinger, do not regret life decisions, have fun.
Hobbies & Interests Flying, shooting, martial arts, acrobatics, brawling, sex, meditation.

On one hand, Abigail enjoys training, improving, being better, challenging herself, and can be very serious when pursuing those things. On the other hand, she can be free-spirited and silly while she enjoys looking nice, feeling good, and having fun.

Personal History Abigail was born on Shadow and grew up in a commune of whores in a mid-sized town. There was no privacy in her early years. She had lots of mothers, sisters, and brothers. She tended to be wild and free. She learned very early about sex and all the intricacies and lack thereof that come with it. Her mother was the brothel owner, and to an extent, Abigail was shielded from the worst aspects of her mom's work, allowing her to be free and enamored by her father.

Abigail's father, John Preston, was a gunslinger and one of the best around. He was handsome, charming, and a quickdraw. He lived of the bounty hunting, but he loved his daughter and showed up on a regular basis, teaching Abigail about guns and spoiling her. Of course, Abigail wanted to be like him... a gunslinger. Something that her mother wasn't really approving of but seemed to prefer over her own line of work.

Abigail ran away from home when she was 10 to join her father. Surprised, he wanted to send her away, but eventually, lonely, he allowed her to stay with him. It wasn't as easy as Abigail thought, though, and she learned the hard way that bounty hunting wasn't an easy job. At age 14, for the first time, she outdrew her father, a feat that no one had done so far. From that point on, she worked with her father as an equal, becoming a bounty hunter in her own right and a gunslinger. It was also the time when the "Baby" nickname stuck to her, even though she persistently wanted to be called "Maverick".

She was 16 when the Unification War erupted. Young and naive, Abigail wanted to go and fight, but her father, an opportunist interested in her own self-preservation, was against it. They had a fight, and Abigail left him to join the war, lying about her true age at the recruiting office.

It was nothing like she expected. She fought her first three years in the army, in the trenches, becoming a sharpshooter and a sniper. Skilful at killing and trying to protect friends, Abigail was losing herself in the war more and more. She was eventually sent on a short officer's course and given the commission. Not wanting to go back to the trenches, Abigail volunteered to be a pilot, and for the last two years of the war, she flew with the navy. And she was good at it, natural even. One of the youngest and bravest, she was quickly recognized for her flying skills. She flew mostly ASREVs, and at later stages, also gunships and couriers. It was toward the end of the war when she was extensively flying as a blockade runner with supplies and doing CASEVAC.

The end of the war came, and Abigail learned that her mother and most of her family were dead, bombed by the Alliance. Her father was nowhere to be seen, presumed dead. On top of that, almost all the friends she had died in the war. This was a turning point for Abigail that also broke her, and she spent almost a year drinking and brawling all over the verse, unable to cope.

A year after the war, Abigail got a job in Athens, helping to train pilots for a new unit that was to support the invasion of a progressive community wanting to take resource-rich lands from natives adhering to some ancient culture. While doing that, she was caught in a battle and wounded. She was found and taken care of by the natives. Abigail joined them, drawn to another lost cause: training natives against the invasion. At the same time, Abigail learned about martial arts, a code of honor, and Zen philosophy. For two years, Abigail was part of the natives' guerrilla war, but the conflict was lost, and the natives were forced to leave their lands. For a while, Abigail stayed with them, learning more and gaining inner peace for the first time since the beginning of the Unification War.

Eventually, driven by her restless nature, Abigail left Athens, wiser and more egoistic than ever before, but also happier than she had been in a long time. For the next three years, she took up different jobs, as a gunslinger, a pilot, a bounty hunter, and a mercenary.