Character type: Brat
Appearance: Asha has dark skin and her hair is black. Her eyes are, well, I suppose you could call them brown, but there's definitely some blue in there and maybe even some green! Her soft, full lips are smooth, like her cheeks and her chin is rounded but firm. Asha's cheek bones are hard to see unless you look hard: her cheeks are like a little baby's fat ones. Her small dark button nose sits almost hesitantly under her round eyes, giving her an incredibly cute look. She's small for her age, although not by much, and slight. When you look at her you go 'ahh' immediatly, you can't help it. Asha is incredibly sweet (although she probably won't look like this for long) and very pretty.
Personality: When you look at Asha, you think sweet and friendly. This is incorrect. She is a manipulator born, and while the affection she shows you is probably real, there's almost definitely something she wants from you. She will also get it! However, Asha is a very pleasant little child; outgoing and bubbly. She is very graceful, but has a young child's ability to knock absolutely everything over. She can take a joke against herself, but hates to be embaressed. Asha's quiet, melodious voice is often heard ringing out as the talkative little girl asserts her opinion. Unless you protest, you will just be swept along in Asha's flow; she is confident and at home wherever she is: a result of her very nearly spoilt upbringing, although since she has been ill, she has become more docile. In fact, Asha is very old for her age and quite mature. However, she does always need some source of affection and love, otherwise she feels lost and scared.
History: Asha was born of a dragonrider and a candiate at Telgar Weyr as a result of flight lust. The candidate didn't even know the name of brown rider father and as soon as Asha was born, she was given straight to the weyrcreche as there was soon to be a clutch and the candidate didn't want to ruin her chances of Impression because she had a baby with her. However, winter approached quickly and the little baby, only a few sevendays old, caught a bad cold. Although she quickly got over it, Asha was left with a chest infection which, unknown, gradually grew worse.
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