Personal Journal: offensive
AIM: harder to kill
MSN: uh. if i actually use it, it's the same as my email, buuut I don't use it.
Other ways to contact you: PM my journal, but email is seriously always the absolute BEST way to get ahold of me, if I'm not on AIM or have my away message up. Seriously. I have a smartphone, and I'm addicted, so if you email me I get it INSTANTLY.
Time Zone: EST
Name: Lucy Stillman
Fandom: Assassin's Creed
Point in Canon: hnnngh dramatic van escape, stressed out about the world ending because of space aliens or whatever.
History: Not much is known about Lucy Stillman before her college days, although it's likely she grew up in a compound not unlike the one Desmond was raised in, as she's the only other one in present day timeline that's referred to as a ~proper~ assassin, and she's obviously got some kind of seniority over the others, as well as the groups depending on her for information and direction.
However, like most of the Assassins we meet in Ezio's timeline, Lucy had a life outside the creed. She was a brilliant student, and her mind took her dangerous places. After her studies in cognitive neuroscience forced her out of college, she did what she could to find herself a job. And a job ended up finding her. She was contacted by Warren Vidic of Abstergo industries, a Templar company.
For three years she helped Vidic with the Animus project, up until Abstergo decided that she was a liability and sent three men to kill her. Lucy was caught off-guard, and would have been dead if Vidic hadn't stepped in, calling the men off because he felt Lucy was a valuable employee.
This, however, trapped Lucy. She owed Vidic for saving her life, and so she worked by his side while he tortured Subject 16, drove him insane with the Animus, and eventually killed himself, painting the walls and floors with his own blood. After the Denver incident in which the piece of Eden the Templars previously held had been destroyed, they required a way to find a new piece of Eden, but with Subject 16 dead, they needed a new subject. And so, Desmond Miles came into Lucy's life.
Lucy was determined, not only to keep Desmond safe and alive, but to get them both out of Abstergo before the Templars were able to use his memories for what they needed. She did her job, as usual, but all the while she subtly dropped hints to Desmond about what was going on, explaining whatever she could when she could. She stalled their progress as much as possible, insisting that Desmond needed breaks so he wouldn't end up like 16.
She started working on getting in touch with the other Assassins, organizing a rescue. She also did what she could to make Desmond more aware of what Abstergo was, outside of what she could tell him in person. She hacked the security feed in his bedroom as well as the lab, and left access codes for him to find, as well as deliberately leaving her code pen behind to give him access to her email account.
Still, things progressed with Desmond's retrieval of Altaïr's memories, and Lucy did her best to keep her cool under the stress of trying to hold off the progression as long as she could while buying the Assassins time to infiltrate. Unfortunately, all the Assassins who came to her call were shot down, leaving rescue down to her, and her alone.
Abstergo got what they needed out of Desmond, and they were to dispose of him, but Lucy was able to think quickly and come up with a
Presumably in this time, Lucy was either dismissed or she just went home for a
Either way, she bursts back in hours later, dressed to kill, literally, splattered with blood, and completely void of the typical gentleness she tried to treat Desmond with. She shoved him in the Animus, downloaded the memory core, and dragged him off. He asked a bunch of dumb questions that she half-answered, and then she kicked a lot of ass and was generally impressive for a girl who spent the whole first game looking like your typical science nerd chick.
Once they fight their way to the basement, Lucy shoves Desmond into the trunk of her car and takes off to the hideout. The whole drive over, she's trying to figure out how she's supposed to get him to agree to help with everything she's planning, and all that stress ends up for nothing when they arrive and he agrees relatively easily to learn how to be an Assassin.
She introduces him to Shaun and Rebecca, before they get started with the new Animus, teaching Desmond how to be an Assassin by allowing the skills his ancestor Ezio learns to bleed over into him. This process stresses Lucy out, because it's the same thing that drove Subject 16 completely mad, so she's very careful to monitor Desmond's progress. In addition to this, she's also working on getting information out to the other Assassins to attempt to intercept and retrieve the pieces of Eden before Abstergo gets their hands on them. She's kind of the queen of taking on a million different things at once.
The Desmond stuff is at least relatively low-maintenance, because he's a good obedient little science project. She takes him out to test how he's retaining Ezio's abilities, and explains a little more of what's going on as time progresses. She's also learning a surprising amount of new information from the files that Subject 16 encrypted into the Animus's memory.
Eventually, Desmond uncovers within Ezio's memory, some truth that Lucy had been slowly starting to become aware of as she looked through the files herself, an end to the world. They weren't given much time to speculate, however, as Abstergo came down upon them. Lucy had Rebecca and Shaun moving the valuable equipment while she and Desmond went to distract the Templars. Vidic showed up with them, and taunted Lucy about what a disappointment she was, which kind of just pissed her off, though Vidic escaped the fight that ensued.
They were able to escape with the Animus 2.0, and Lucy set to the task of trying to make sense of all the new information Desmond had unearthed.
Personality: Lucy is at first glance a kind, cheerful individual. She cares deeply for those around her, makes friends relatively easily, and is, in general, difficult to dislike. This, however, is only a part of her personality. When pushed or under stress she reveals an edgier personality underneath, and will bark out orders or speak with a sharp, pointed tone, making it difficult to ignore what she's saying to you. No matter the situation, she knows how to get attention if she wants it, and she knows how to avoid it. All conditioning of being an Assassin.
All that aside, she doesn't let the stress of what she does and who she is completely overwhelm her at all times, and she finds the room to care for others. She's a natural worrywart, and will go to great lengths to protect anyone she cares about. Personal safety isn't so important to her, though she has a sense of self preservation. A lot of what she does and how she acts can actually be explained away by the Assassin lifestyle, though she's very much her own person. She's got her fears, her beliefs, and her passions.
Just, don't ever get her angry, because while generally she is VERY even tempered, even when she's on edge, if she gets genuinely angry she may just kill you with a fork.
Items/things: jeans, shirt, shoes, cellphone, she's probably got an assassin blade hidden somewhere on her person, though she never uses it.
Abilities: Lucy is an experienced fighter, quick and agile, able to disarm and disable several security guards within the short span of a few minutes. She seems to specialize in unarmed combat, using an opponent's strength and sometimes their own weaponry against them, though given her skill she's likely experienced with standard assassin equipment, as well.
In addition to her physical skills, she's a top notch hacker, and very good at covering her digital tracks.
First Person Sample:
[The video clicks on, showing Lucy looking relatively impassive. However, anyone who knows her would know by the slight twitching of her eyebrow that she's actually mentally freaking out]
I don't know how secure this line is, but I've got to risk it. I haven't got the time to make it secure. Desmond, Rebecca, Shaun, if any of you are receiving this, get in touch with me ASAP. If you're able to respond to this post, fine, but if I don't get back to you I've moved locations. Try alternate methods, if you can.
[there's a small sigh, and she glances around, trying to get a better hold on just wtf is going on]
This obviously isn't a Templar facility, but it's not us, either... Something is seriously wrong, here.
Third Person Sample:
Lucy stood on the edge of the roof, overlooking the forest below the mountainside hideaway they'd moved to after the Templars had crashed the party at their warehouse hideout. She didn't take breaks from her work often, but right now she had a lot to think about, and honestly it was easier to do it out here, cold wind biting at her face keeping her alert, and nothing to listen to but the sounds of the wilderness around her. If she focused, she could just about hear Rebecca chattering away to Desmond in the building below, and that made her smile, a little.
As much as everyone told her it wasn't her fault that Desmond had been dragged into this, she still couldn't help but feel a little like she was taking his choices away from him. This fight was important, personal sacrifices had to be made, but, well. Here they stood, maybe with weeks left until the end of the world, and she was faced with a neat row of impossible decisions she had to make, on top of ridiculous theories and facts she had to attempt to make sense of. And before Abstergo had tracked him down, Desmond Miles had just been some poor sap bartender.
It was what it was, though. 16 could've helped, but he was long gone, now. He did what he could, but that wasn't enough to help her really make sense of what was going on. They were on their own, from this point on.
Wanted Characters: IDK YOU GUYS P. MUCH ALREADY HAVE EVERYONE I COULD EVER HOPE FOR. Vidic? idk stress Lucy out more, that'd be awesome.
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