► how did a house so chaotic, insane, and out there come up with a child so calm, intelligent, and focused? that is one of the few questions that comes up in the matthews house. a small, run down house originally supposed to hold maybe four people? it is now holding six with basically no supervision unless you count the pathetic attempts at keeping control by the three oldest.
► being near the oldest in her house - the female grew up with a little more responsibility than the average kid. her childhood mostly consisted of pretending like she was an adult. she should have been born with a brief case. however - it wasn't always like that. her oldest brother, aries, had it under control. he made sure the kids had a roof over their head, a ride to school, and food in her stomach.
► it was more than her alcoholic father who barely lived there anymore or her mother who bounced between mental hospitals and rehab centers had done for them. that was until aries started getting involved in gangs. when zelda was thirteen - he died. the next oldest did his best to step up, and she always did her best to help. even when her mom dropped off another kid.
► zelda was a particularly weird kid. she seemed to be a sponge. she'd just absorb the knowledge around her. she walked, talked and seemed to do everything early. she wanted to figure out puzzles, quizzes, etc. in a family where education wasn't standard - and nobody had graduated college - wanting more knowledge was odd.
► the female quickly started advancing through grades, and skipping. by the advice of aries - she didn't leave high school at thirteen or something. he was worried that she wasn't going to be emotionally there enough to handle everything else. so the female opted out of that. her biggest sadness wasn't being able to leave to a more prestigious college due to having to take care of family.
► right now she had a job working for mr. ford as his personal assistant. she does her best to balance that between her college education. the female was emancipated at sixteen, but it was basically useless. she was with her family all the time anyway. she moved back in two months ago, but isn't always around due to work or school.
► zelda is pretty shy overall. the female has major social anxiety, and finds herself really disliking a lot of social situations. she prefers a few people shes comfortable with. she is always polite when spoken to, but may come off a little awkward or uncomfortable.
► as mentioned - zelda is intelligent. she isn't too braggy about it, and tends to keep it quiet unless something comes up. she gets very frustrated when she doesn't know something, can't get a hold of something, etc. her expertise is more on the stem side of things. she has a hard time understanding why anyone would care for more 'artsy' type stuff. (however - she isn't likely to say that. she isn't rude.)
► zelda is annoyingly cautious. she doesn't do much with out figuring out the risks. the biggest risk she ever has taken is, like, driving. she definitely isn't someone for an adventure. so you wouldn't call her for that. however - you probably could call her for someone to watch a movie with, or read next to.