So… Ariadne and Shaia are twins. Part of the original seven Ice Warriors, they actually live in the UK. Shaia’s just on the outskirts of London, but I don’t think Ariadne has somewhere in particular she lives.
Shaia has brittle bone disease, which means that, even as an adult, people are protective of her, to the point where it can be somewhat stifling. She works as a co-editor at a magazine and seems fairly well-adjusted. Her power, which is the ability to sense if someone’s telling the truth (or believes that what they say is the truth), is quite helpful to her in the job she does.
Ariadne is… very different. She’s a character who’s completely out of my comfort zone, but because of that, I’ve found her to be the most interesting.
Ariadne is actually a prostitute and the first scene I wrote with her in, she came out with some comments that shocked even me. I realised she was an empath early on and can manipulate the emotions of others to perform ‘tricks’.
Unfortunately, having no way of protecting herself from the often negative emotions battering her, Ariadne spends most of her time in a haze, due to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both.