GRECO, Victoria Sue Jun 14, 2017 0:54:41 GMT -8
Post by Victoria Greco on Jun 14, 2017 0:54:41 GMT -8
VICTORIA SUE GRECO
<Played by cara>
Full Name>> Victoria Sue Greco
Nicknames>> Tori, Tor, Ria (never ever ever call her Vic or Viki, she will rend you limb from limb)
Date of Birth>> sixth, April, 2003; 14
Staff or Student>> Student
House>> Green Ribbon House
Sexuality>> Heterosexual (at least she thinks she is)
Face Claim>> Allie Bertram
Personality>> She's comes off, to people who don't know her, as perfect as her name suggests, she's full charm and grace, she seems to know exactly what to say to anyone she meets no matter whether the person is one of her peers, an adult or a much younger child, she just seems to have that wonderful ability to adapt her personality to fit the person she is with, she always seems to be happy, and she always had the appearance that she's just stepped off the catwalk.
However, if you actually manage to get close enough to her to know the real Tori, you'll learn that what she shows the world is just a front to hide how shy she really is. She would much rather be behind the scenes than out in the limelight.
She is kind and caring and will be the first to step forward and offer to help another no matter the cost to her, but that was the way she was brought up. She is sweet, and although inclined to be reserved – some would even say shy – she is intelligent and gifted. She has an insatiable thirst for knowledge.
*The colour blue
*Disney Fairies (her favourite is Silvermist)
*People who use money to get what they want
*People who judge others from how the look
*Arachnids (she's not afraid of them but she doesn't have to be close to them either)
*Storms - she's not afraid of thunder and lightning, but she doesn't like it either
*Music that is just noise
Haunted Houses (even if it's just a rumour, she won't go near one)
To teach dance
To prove to herself that she's good enough for her horse
She's ashamed that her father chooses to work as a mechanic.
Her father was arrested outside her school. It was a completely wrong place, wrong time thing, but because the officers approached Vincenzo from behind and he couldn't hear them, they decided he was the guy they were after and arrested him for noncompliance, which just added to the rumours of him being part of the Italian mafia and Tori is embarrassed by it.
Appearance>> Her brunette hair tumbles down just past her shoulders, falling with a gentle and natural wave, though she isn't past using a curling iron to style it should she feel the need - though more often than not, her hair is pulled back in a ponytail. Her eyes are a glacial blue, a sharp contrast to her hair which is normally the first thing people comment on, and the easiest way to get an eye-roll from this demure girl.
Standing at five and a half feet, Tori is slim, yet has enough feminine curves that ended her chances of following her dream to become a professional ballerina, though it won't stop her from dancing.
Her clothes are always classy and even in jeans and a t-shirt, she still looks as though she's dressed for success. In the saddle she doesn't over-dress, but she's tidy enough that the instructor knows she's ready to work. For class, she likes wearing dresses or leggings and a flashy tunic.
Markings>> Has the odd scar here and there from childhood accidents, but nothing noteworthy.
Medical History>> Sprained ankle, normal childhood stuff, broke her radius after being catapulted into a log jump.
Full History>> Born into wealth; Victoria lived in a mansion in North Philadelphia with her parents Vincenzo and Rina Greco. Since the day she was brought home from the hospital she had been waited on hand and foot - born with a silver spoon in her mouth as some would say.
Rina works as a well-liked paediatrician, while Vincenzo works as a mechanic at a local garage, which is often gossiped about in the neighbourhood that he only held a menial job to hide the fact that he was part of the mafia - which isn't true. Yes, the Greco family comes from money - lots of money - but not earned through anything illegal.
From the outside looking in, she has the perfect life: a closet full of tailor-made clothes, a playroom full of state of the art toys, and she gets everything she asks for; making her a spoiled brat as far as others are concerned. When she grew out of her clothes and toys though, they were always donated to various charities that her parents supported.
The thing that strangers don't realise though is that Tori's life isn't as perfect as the world would like to believe. Vinnie is almost completely deaf, the hearing aid he wears is the only thing that allows him to hear enough to remain safe in the workshop, though he doesn't wear it at home. While most children are learning to talk, she was also learning sign language, so I guess you can say she comes from a bilingual household. If she lived in such a perfect world, she would have two hearing parents.
Many would think that Tori would have grown up in a silent house, since sign language is primarily used in the house. However, there is always classical music playing throughout the house, filling the building with the gentle soothing music.
The fact that she talks with her hands when she's talking - not signing, but she uses hand gestures when talking - at first got her teased at schools (elementary and junior high), but her friends quickly got used to it and she doesn't always do it, and will be the first person to laugh at herself when she realises what she's doing.
Her bedroom has always been her sanctuary, and ever sine she discovered the Disney Fairies when she was seven, she decided that she wanted to live in Pixie Hollow with them, so her room was transformed into her own Pixie Hollow, each wall painted like the areas of the Hollow: Spring Valley, Summer Glade, Autumn Forest and Winter Woods with fairies painted onto the wall and the toys scattered throughout her room - which, in all honesty, was the size of a small apartment - and in one corner a hideout was created for her, made to look like the Pixie Dust Tree.
Her mother put her into ballet lessons as soon as the little girl could walk and when she began to show an interest in horses when she was eight, her ballet instructor told her than riding would destroy all the years of dance training she had done, so Tori didn't even mention her newfound interest to her parents.
It was when she turned eleven that things started to go wrong in her life, Tori began to develop in all the places that a dancer didn't want to, her bust grew as did her hips. Losing the perfect dancer's body, she found herself being pushed into the chorus rather than the lead role. Rather than being a flower waving in the background, she began to turn down recitals, her chances of being a professional dancer were now crushed, as none of the agents looked at the simpletons in the background.
While she kept up with the ballet, she no longer had to worry about "destroying her form", and found a local riding school before she put the idea toward her parents and that weekend went for her first lesson. This is where her parents' snobbiness came out, as they couldn't stand their daughter riding a simple school horse, so they bought her a rather flashy, and completely unsuitable, Dutch Warmblood. Not wanting to let her parents down, or tell them they had made a huge mistake with the horse, she spent every waking minute she could at the stable, working with the horse, and watching her riding instructor ride the horse, until she suddenly clicked with the horse. All it took was one serious fall and her having to trust him to take her back to the stable - she'll just never tell her parents that she broke her arm from him throwing her into a cross country fence.
Much to the dismay of her parents, while at a gymkhana, she discovered barrel racing, and after going home and looking it up on the computer, she decided that she was game to try. Borrowing one of the stable's horses, she began to take lessons and she seemed to have quite a knack at the sport. Now her only problem was finding the perfect horse, as she could hardly use her flashy Warmblood. Attending a few western shows, she asked around and found the horse she wanted, a bay overo, by the name of Pocket Full of Personality. After a quick credit card payment, the horse was on his way to her riding establishment and she was on her way to the tack shop to get him and her fitted out and ready to go.
She was entering the last year of junior high when her riding instructor mentioned Blue Ridge Riding Academy to her, suggesting that she apply for the school as along with the great academic side of the school, it also had a brilliant equestrian programme and was the best way for her to reach the top of the circuits, rather than having to travel around the country to attend shows. Her parents readily agreed, hoping that if they sent her with Stella, then she would forget her silly western riding phase.
Pet Name>> Amare
Registered Name>> N/A
Age>> two years
Sex>> Spayed Female
Breed>> Moggie (DSH if you would rather)
Personality>> Amare can seem a little standoffish toward people - but once she knows you, she will curl up around your legs until she gets all the love she wants and then will walk away. Things have to be done on her terms though, and if she doesn't want to be near someone, there is nothing that will change this - which Tori puts down to the cat having lived on the streets.
History>> Tori stumbled upon Amare on the way home from school one day. Her driver was having engine problems so she'd had to walk home. Taking a shortcut through and alley, she came upon a box the tiny cat was cowering in. Picking up the box, Tori took the cat home.
It turned out the cat was pregnant, and in serious need of a good feed. After she'd had her little of three live kittens and the babies had been weaned, Tori booked the cat in an had her spayed - as well as getting her all the much needed vaccinations and anything else she needed.