Daisy Facey aka Daisy Face was born 21st June 2001 and is 15yrs old. She is 5ft 6in tall and weighs 123 pounds. Her hair is blonde but looks like burnished gold and it falls to her mid-back in waves. Her distinctively light-blue eyes are slightly longsighted but she does not wear corrective lenses. She intends to get her eyes lasered and her boobs (34A) enlarged as soon as she can get her own money. She has relatively short legs and a long body but dresses to hide this, typically steering away from tight skirts and jeans and favouring long flowing skirts and dresses when she can. Most days see her wearing the school uniform she dislikes intensely – dark brown blazer, tartan skirt and white blouse.
Her parents (both in their mid-thirties) and 2 younger sisters (nine and seven) live in Hertford. Daisy is boarding (since age 13) at a school in the north of England. She excels in the warm subjects but underachieves in science and maths.
She loves shopping, hanging out with her friends, painting, cross-country running and watching horror movies – the gorier the better. Her favourite food is Italian, but she restrains herself and eats salads / raw vegetables. She mainly listens to the kind of music they play on daytime BBC Radio One but also has respect for classical music and trip-hop. Animals frighten her as does any man with a beard, including her father. Everything is close to where she boards and so she either walks or borrows her friend’s bicycle.
She hates her body and this leads her to feel self-conscious in public, although she covers this by a show of excess enthusiasm and loquaciousness (she talks too much). She was sexually abused by her father from the start of puberty (12) but has told no-one. Every memory of her her childhood and home is tainted by the memory of that abuse and she fears for her sisters yet still resists going home for holidays. When she was fourteen she fell down from a tree and fractured her leg, which meant that she was on crutches for several weeks. She hid the pain and so avoided being sent home for the duration.
All her grandparents died in discomfort (cancer, Alzheimer’s & heart attacks (2) ) and she attended all the funerals. This left her with an abiding fear of old age and death. Her greatest enemy is Michael – an African pupil at the same school in the year above, who is constantly baiting and teasing her for no apparent reason. She has tried talking to him nicely and shouting at him but to no effect. Her greatest ally is her Art teacher – Miss Pym, who wants her to consider a career sculpting in clay, which Daisy finds to be safely sensual. They spend a lot of time together and Daisy confides in her, but not about her abuse.
Apart from her experience at home, Daisy also keeps secret her desire for fame and the money she stole from a purse she found in the street. She handed the article to a police officer on patrol, minus the fifty pounds and change it contained.
She believes in patient revenge, hard work and the sanctity of marriage vows. Her greatest talent is her ability to persuade and her greatest flaw is a lack of self-belief when it comes to her ability to attract good things to her. She would most like to change her boob size but does not have a clear idea why this is important to her. She once read that legs could be extended, but her experience of hiding the pain of her fractured leg bone was too traumatic to consider this.
Four words that describe her personality are bubbly, afraid (hidden), artistic and vengeful (mostly hidden). Beards, furry animals and death make her afraid. Horror movies, people falling down and cat videos make her laugh. Michael, abuse and cars driving onto pavements make her angry. Her body, school uniform and inability to deal with numbers make her feel ashamed. Sculpting, Miss Pye and pinky-orange clouds make her feel tender.
Three places Daisy spends time in are the art room at school, the river-bank and the library. The art room is where she spends time talking to the teacher and working with clay, often after school hours. She finds that the slippery-smooth, wet feel of clay calms her and raises an undefinable tension within her that she tries to ignore. The river-bank is where she runs and sometimes sits to enjoy sunrises / sunsets if they are the right colour. She feels safe by the river. She spends time in the library studying. She is a good student and enjoys stretching her mind by reading books that are related to the subject and yet are outside the curriculum.