Meet Arianna. Born on Valentine’s Day 1991, she was found abandoned in an alleyway in downtown Riverview. Her parents could not be found and to this day remain unknown.
She was quickly placed in the care of local foster parents and bounced around from home to home for several years. She was adopted by a local family once when she was two, but the adoption disrupted by the time she turned six. After that, she was placed in the orphanage, a small, miserable building.
However, on her 7th birthday, the orphanage’s new building opened on the outskirts of town – Riverview Foundling’s Home. This large building, funded in part with generous donations from the town’s filthy rich elites, became her home, and she finally felt as if she belonged somewhere.
She kept herself entertained by playing outside in the wonderful playground at the back of the home, spending hours reading fantasy novels in the home’s library, and by honing her painting skills in the rec room.
An older social worker, the matron of the home, always had a contemplative look she reserved just for Arianna. Rumours went around that the woman might know who Arianna’s parents were, but Arianna didn’t want to know. She preferred not to think of her past or speculate on how she’d been brought into this world.
The matron died when Arianna was a teen, only two years before she was to graduate from the community school, and with it her only chances of potentially finding her parents. She grieved for the lost opportunity to know her heritage, and she poured her emotions into her artwork.
Upon graduating and turning 18, Arianna was given access to her trust fund and set out into the world. She bought a comfortable starter home, 14 Waterside Place, she intends to make her home for life. Her Lifetime Wish is to become a Descendant of da Vinci.
She is a Loner and a Perfectionist, these traits cultivated through years of being unloved and unwanted as she strove to be “good enough” for family after family. Now she enjoys the solitude and takes great pride in her work and tidy home. She is also Artistic and a Savvy Sculptor, as well as Lucky. She prefers to think her hard-work created those traits in her, but she can’t help but wonder on those rare nights she feels alone whether or not she inherited her talents and from whom.
She is now 21 and making a life for herself as a Painter. She has mastered the painting skill and is quickly gaining recognition in the community for her work. Ever so slowly, she is also learning how to sculpt and invent but for the moment she chooses to focus on her painting.
Arianna has no desire to find a partner or to have children, though she has considered fostering a child later in life. But for now, she’s content and can truly see herself happy to live and die alone, the way she has always lived her life.