Literal Bride of (a) Dracula
“God damned it. This is hell,
but I planned it. I sawed it,
I nailed it, and I
will live in it until it kills me.
I can nail my left palm
to the left-hand crosspiece but
I can’t do everything myself.
I need a hand to nail the right,
a help, a love, a you, a wife.”
Pepper’s warm and bright – her skin tends to flush red easily and she’s got a healthy pallor to her that’s come back much like her husband, Paul Ford did. Per various news outlets, the once presumed-dead man was secretly aiding operations against the mob to find his daughter’s killers and had left almost everyone – even his wife – out of the loop. Now that he’s back, it seems Pepper have been revitalized.
Her red hair tends to be in waves and curls around her shoulders and down her back. Her outfits seem to especially flaunt her figure as of late – probably to play up things for her husband – but she likes short skirts and low cut tops (though only rarely at the same time.) She often carries a cane under her arm in case her leg gives out, and it’s a fancy looking thing – black, classy silver, and a bit too tall for her, but she seems a bit nervous about putting it down.
Pepper is generally friendly and warm to anyone who she meets, but after you get to know her she has a tendency to drop bombs on conversations, along the lines of “oh yeah I broke into someone’s house once.” She’s got a steady resolve that makes her incredibly stubborn; if she thinks she’s in the right, she has a tendency to really dig her heels in.
- Eyes: Blue
- Hair: Red
- Height: 5’8"
- Build: Thin
- Distinguishing Features: Carries a cane.
- Known Things:
- Alive by Sia.
“I had a one way ticket to a place where all the demons go
Where the wind don’t change
And nothing in the ground can ever grow
No hope, just lies
And you’re taught to cry into your pillow
But I survived
I’m still breathing
You took it out, but I’m still breathing.”
- Work Song by Hozier
“When my time comes around
Lay me gently in the cold dark earth
No grave can hold my body down
I’ll crawl home to her
Boys when my baby found me
I was three days on a drunken sin
I woke with her walls around me
Nothin’ in her room but an empty crib
And I was burnin’ up a fever
I didn’t care much how long I lived
But I swear I thought I dreamed her
She never asked me once about the wrong I did.”
- Naked as We Came by Iron and Wine
“She says, “If I leave before you, darling
Don’t you waste me in the ground”
I lay smiling like our sleeping children
One of us will die inside these arms
Eyes wide open, naked as we came
One will spread our ashes around the yard."
- The Chemicals Between Us by Bush.
“I want you to remember
A love so full it could send us all ways
I want you to surrender
All my feelings rose today
And I want you to remain
The power of children can amaze
I’ll try not to complain
I know that’s a pisser baby
The chemicals between us
The walls that lie between us
Lying in this bed.”
“Afraid and letter-proud, he keeps it with him.
What would you call his feeling for the words
That keep him rich and orphaned and beloved?”