Asami, weighing a slight 109lbs and 5’3”, is both slender and pettily built. Despite her apparently lack of muscle tone she isn’t without it, but neither is she exactly fit or athletic. She’s Japanese by descent and has a clear, smooth skin complexion and cheek bones to die for. She feels most confident and comfortable in a light layer of make-up that accentuates those cheeks, her eyes, and her lips—it’s rare that she goes heavy or dramatic with her make-up.
Her hair, however, is another matter entirely. She loves to use her hair as both a form of art and self-expression. It’s nearly always colored a bright color—green, purple, pink, and blue—though it tends to be blue more often than not. As of late she keeps her hair long; it’s wavy in texture, and rarely tamed or properly styled. When now down her hair is in a loose single braid or pulled up into a messy pony.
Asami’s clothing style varies greatly; she can be found in anything comfy to clothing that might make bold, or even questionable statements. She doesn’t much care for anyone’s opinion but her own and definitely marches to the beat of her own drum in many aspects. Unsurprising of one looking to make a statement she does have tattoos and a septum piercing (keeps a simple silver half-ring in it.
Mentions of gang, drugs, & murder.
Asami was born to a fisherman father in the seaside town of Port Northwich. He never expected to get rich, but neither had he expected to live paycheck-to-paycheck as he did. Her mother, a woman of craft mostly, sold what she made but brought in little, too. She and her brother were happy with their life early on, and were often jokingly called ‘sea folk’ by their parents as they never seemed to leave the water. As they grew they accompanied their father out on his boat and began to realize the hard, low-return job he was working—the hard life they were living. The family would eventually lose their house and move away to Parrsboro City where their mother began working in the casino, and their father would get addicted to drugs and gambling.
Akio, her brother, was the eldest and expected to get a job when he became of age. Instead of a ‘typical’ career, Akio fell into drug dealing and was soon caught up in a gang. His parents were suspicious when he began bringing in large quantities of money, but soon realized the mess their son was in when he began using them himself, and again when he would return home during all hours of the night bloody and broken. The sadness of the situation hung heavy on Asami who felt both sadness for her brother, and even a little anger for it was her, he claimed, he was doing it for. He wanted to pay her way to get out of the city—but she hadn’t asked for that.
Asami confronted her brother’s ‘partners’ and ‘friends’ insisting—no, demanding—they leave him be. If her life had been a fairy tale she would have got her happy ending, but Asami lived a poor life in a poor neighborhood in a sketchy city and was not given her fairy tale ending. Instead Asami was beaten and threatened with a knife held to her neck. It was their ties to Akio that kept them from killing her, and instead she was released with warnings to leave.
Shaken but certainly not convinced Asami did not leave, and to this day she regrets it. After some scuffles, heated exchanges, and many more threats her brother was eventually killed because of her tampering with the gang and refusing to do as she was told. She wasn’t happy, and left with much resentment and bitterness, but she did go. Her parents tried to give it a positive spin; she had grown to hate what her life had become and leaving could give her a fresh perspective and a real chance at a new life—to do something she might come to love, or at least discover something she might come to love. Asami is flying blind, and the chance that she follow in her father and brother’s footsteps is ever hanging over her head.
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