Sins in the City
Her name is Fionna, and she suspects she’s not completely human. Raised in a small town by a single mother, Fionna has never been able to figure out who, or what, her father was. An extremely tall (6’3") woman with dark hair and extremely vibrant green eyes, Fiona has always felt on the outside. Ruthlessly teased for her physical appearance, and being a total klutz, she has become shy, a wallflower, and turned to more intellectual pursuits. School became her solace, and she excelled in every subject she studied, her photographic memory helping her along the way.
Fionna always found an affinity with technology, often not needing any explanation to know how something works. It’s almost as if she understands the language of machines, and intuitively knows how they work.
Fionna graduated high school early, at age 16, and went on to study physics and biochemistry on full scholarship. But shortly after completing her undergraduate studies at 20, life took a turn for the worse.
Fionna’s mother died under suspicious circumstances, and while home for her funeral, experienced what she believed is an alien abduction. The problem is, her memory is a black hole from the end of the interment to one week after. All Fionna has to support this theory are her new abilities and hindrances. She has found that when she concentrates, she can read others’ thoughts through physical contact, but under times of severe stress and strain, accidentally projects her own thoughts the same way. If she felt on the outside before, she is now totally ostracized from those around her, who sense an eerie presence, something fundamentally WRONG with her. Fionna occasionally has flashbacks of her abduction, and while terrifying, she can’t help but feel there are answers in those memories, and has a strong connection to some unknown presence at large in the universe – perhaps her father?
Unfortunately, while she gained an excellent danger sense, Fionna’s klutziness and shyness stand in her way more often than not. Preferring to observe life rather than live it, she abandoned her plans to pursue a master’s degree, and spends her time in the virtual world of the internet with other misfits like her. Always mistrustful, she never really connects with people, and lives a very solitary life. But in the back of her mind, she knows that the mystery of her parentage is tied in with the mess that has become her life