|THE GOOD Patient | Charming | Loyal | Silver-Tongue|
THE BAD Sorrowful | Picky | Daydreamer | Distrusting
HABITS Drinking, Smoking Weed, Dream walking.
HOBBIES Painting, Drawling, Anything Art, Dancing, Beinging a voice of reason.
SKILLED AT Forging, Wind-walking, Illusion/Perception control, Morphing, Dreamwalking, Wind control, Heighten Senses, Foresight, Shapeshifting, Telepathy, Empathy.
DEMEANOR She is a kind soul that only wants the best for everyone on this planet. She tries to help even if it could hurt her. She loves making people smile and feel better even if for a moment.
Violence is influential. Hate is life-changing. From the moment Lily was born she knew what those two things were and she saw what they did to people. With a watchful gaze, she watched her family be torn apart by the hate the world threw out at them and the violence they thought was their only option. It saddened her to know they didn't rely on The Wind as they should've. Maybe then their lives would've turned out better.
She always tried to save them. From themselves. From the world. But as a child, no one ever listened. No one but The Wind.
It started young for her, when for the first time in her adolescence her family's caravan left the safety of Nowhere, witnessing and understanding her family's struggles as her father and eldest brothers fought for basic necessities. Food. Their own safety. The safety of this caravan. The image of their blood and bruises itched into her mind and haunted her. Maybe if she was kind or not violent people would be kind and gentle back.Too bad it didn't always work.
And so, she changed. Determined to not lose The Wind like her siblings often did. Of course she struggled to reply with grace where she had been met with malice and hate. All that pain and hardship on one family began to take its toll though and Lily had to witness it all. Her began family falling apart as one by one they changed for the worse.
And then, her eldest brother vanished.
He just woke up one day, took his wife, and was gone. Lily was heartbroken, but she didn’t show it. Instead, she showed love. Strength. All the things her family needed, but she was angry too. How dare he leave his family like this. She could understand his position and want to save his wife from the retribution of being married to the Gypsy King, but she didn’t understand or accept how he left. With things undone. With the family in mortal danger. That was the first time she saw her eldest sister Luna.
Actually saw her.
She saw how brave she was. How strong. How loving. How loyal.
She wanted to be like her.
“But you’re already so much better, Lilypad.” Luna would tell her.
Then the next eldest brother vanished too. The family knew this one was coming, but it still hurt to no end and unintentionally put them in trouble with the feds. Luca and Luna were now the next in line and the weight of the responsibilities they had didn’t go unnoticed by Lily. She tried to help them, but was always being pushed away. She would later learn that was only to save her from the pain and danger both of them were in. Her world seemed to spin out of control after that. Her niece was murdered, one of her nephews was kidnapped, and the struggles of getting him back resulted in Luca going missing and Luna permanently losing The Wind. It just kept getting worse. Lily was always an artist, but the worse things got, the more she turned to her art. It was an escape and her family noticed. For Gypsies, many things were a delicacy. Art supplies were at the top of that list and the lowest of the priorities and they still went out of their ways to get her anything they could get their hands on, though Lily never asked them for anything. She was born a tetrachromat; The ability to see over one thousand colors. She used that unique ability to make what she needed or wanted, but it also let her see the world very differently.
Everyone’s world was black and white.
But hers was live and in color.
And so, Luna left.
Then everything fell apart. This family was supportive and loving to everyone but Luna and Lily always noticed. She always gave her love. She always offered to help, but without Luna here, she fell apart too. The realisation that their people could just use the strongest person she’d ever known to the point of literally breaking infuriated her. For the first time, she spoke up. She wasn’t a kid anymore and with Luna gone she was technically the next one up to take the crown. She was the last blood child of Serena and Leander left, but why would she want it if it just destroyed all the siblings that came before her? No one knew Lily had such eloquence. That she was so well-spoken even when furious. This was the first time the Gypsies had actually stopped to listen to her.
She tracked Luna on her own immediately after. Still running on the adrenaline rush from her anger. Yet, the moment she found her sister she pushed her. She slammed her fists on her chest. “Why does everyone leave me!?” she broke down as Luna grabbed her wrists. Crying into her sister’s chest.
They would both come to regret this moment for different reasons.
Luna would regret leaving and so she would never betray her family or her people again. Even though they hated her.
Lily would regret making Luna return to what was slowly killing her. Even if that wasn’t her intent. Even if that wasn’t what she wanted Luna to do by breaking down. She just wanted her sister back. She didn’t know that was the only way back.
They never spoke about it.
When her family formed the pack of Alpha’s The Nowhere Badlands Descendants, Lily was naturally a part of it even though she didn’t volunteer. So while everyone was practising their hunting or fighting, she was off somewhere working on her art. She couldn’t be bothered with the violence when she knew her tongue and precise words were much stronger. Luna did convince her to learn enough self-defence to fight off humans and other species though and that knowledge couldn’t have come sooner. Luna had found her mate. Lily at first was naturally joyous, but it quickly turned to something else when she learned of his abusive ways.
She didn’t get why Luna just didn’t overpower him. She was a zeta; he was an alpha. The difference was strong, but she learned quickly when she and her siblings and fellow pack members were attacked one night being dragged from their beds. “I warned you. I told you if you did anything I didn’t like I would hurt her.” Lily understood now. Luna stayed to protect them. “We can save ourselves!” Lily was punched in the face by one of Luna's mate pack mates, breaking her nose for speaking; For encouraging Luna to defy her mate. The punches kept coming. Then the ripping and tears, the scratches. The breaking. She fought back despite her immense pain and extreme sudden blood loss. Luna fought too, but they had her tied in silver. Then Lily called The Wind and it saved her but not Luna. She wouldn’t see her sister again for years and she wouldn’t be the same Luna she knew.
It was a dark time for the pack, but none of them left Luna. They had all in time learned she had sacrificed everyone to keep them safe from her mate and his pack. So, they couldn’t abandon her now. They endured the abuse as Luna healed. Lily taking the worst of it because they were blood.
Then one night the moon rose just like it always did, but Luna had snapped.
Lily was close to death. She had let out a cry for help so loud and pitiful it broke something in Luna. While The Wind wanted to take Lily away, Lily stayed because she couldn’t leave her sister again. A sentiment Luna would call foolish because she was no good to her dead.
“Better to live for another day than to stay and die in the name of just blind loyalty.”
Lily was in and out of consciousness, but she witnessed enough to know exactly what Luna was doing. Witnessed enough to be mortified. Scared. She witnessed the birth of Spade.
And so as the sun rose and Spade with it. Lily fell into darkness.
Healing was rough on everyone because it wasn’t just physical and while they were safely in Nowhere, Lily heard what their people said about her sister. Lily was already blaming herself. It would take months for Luna to work that thought and feeling out of her heart and mind, but she eventually did.
Word spread quickly about the rise of Spade and everyone in the pack was quickly given their own new name. Lily however always felt like an honorary member, so she didn’t feel she needed a new name until her silver tongue was needed. Spade was in talks with various packs and other species trying to clear her name and get back on good standing with them, but it wasn’t working. No one would believe a mass murderer. It didn’t help that Luna's ex-mate was highly favored by everyone. Lily stepped up to the plate all her own.
She was gorgeous, so she captured their attention.
Charming, so she held them in the palm of her hand.
Her compelling words tied a string around their hearts for her to pull in her favor.
But, it was a dicey move. The environment she was in was hostile and she was all alone as a sign of good intent. Then Dice was born; Walking out of the situation unharmed, the written terms of their agreement, and the strings to their hearts in hand.