Beautiful People // Kade and Emma

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I sat down to do some novel planning tonight and came to the conclusion that I need to know my characters a little better. So I raided the Beautiful People archives. I'm going to do my two main characters, Emma Chase and Kade Hagan. Boy oh boy, do I enjoy doing these!









Emma Isobel Chase

1.) Do they have any habits, annoying or otherwise?
She unconsciously twists her hair around her index finger when she's thinking. It annoys Kade. A lot. Lucas, on the other hand, finds it quite endearing.

2.) What is their backstory, and how does it affect them now?
Emma's mother was killed in an accident when Emma was five and her father was always away on business trips, so she was raised by her older sister and brother. In Emma's sophomore year, her sister got married, her brother joined the Navy SEALs, and her father went on another business trip--she hasn't heard from him since. Four years later, Emma is insecure because she feels abandoned by her family. She's willing to risk everything to find her father and not be alone anymore.

3.) How do they show love?
If Emma loves someone, she will do anything for them--from writing a smiley face on a post-it note and sticking it in their lunch box, to teaming up with two CIA agents.

4.) How competitive are they?
She's actually pretty competitive, though she hides it well. She especially loves to compete with Kade--she'll do almost anything to beat him.

5.) What do they think about when nothing else is going on?
Her family. Emma still stays in touch with her brother and sister, though it isn't as much as she would like. She also likes to imagine what her reunion with her father will be like when she finds him.

6.) Do they have an accent?
Nope, not at all.

7.) What is their station in life?
Emma is a college freshmen, so she's at the bottom of the totem pole (I'm not sure what her major is yet).

8.) What do others expect from them?
Not a lot. Most people take one look at her and see a quiet girl, so they assume that she either can't or won't do a lot. That only adds to Emma's insecurities. Then Emma meets Kade and Lucas, who quickly realize that Emma is a sweet girl who can actually be quite cheeky when you get to know her.

9.) Where were they born, and when?
Emma was born in Washington, D.C. on July 15, 1995.

10.) How do they feel about people in general?
Although Emma is a people person, people scare her. It takes her a while before she starts to feel comfortable around someone. She believes that most people can redeem themselves.





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Kade Matthew Hagan

1.) Do they have any habits, annoying or otherwise?
Kade cleans his gun when he is upset. He does it mechanically, without even realizing what he's doing. Emma was the first person to notice.

2.) What is their backstory, and how does it affect them now?
Kade grew up watching James Bond movies--as a result, his childhood dream was to be a super-spy. When he was ten, his parents divorced and Kade moved to England with his mom, in hopes that he would become like the dashing agent 007. He soon got homesick for the U.S. though, so he moved back to America with his dad when he was 16. After he graduated, Kade decided to make his childhood dream a reality. So he joined the CIA. And he loves it.

3.) How do they show love?
It takes a while for Kade to get to the point where he starts to show love. He's used to putting up walls, because having feelings is dangerous in his line of work. When he finally does show his feelings, he is very subtle about it. He usually starts by making small compliments. Then he does things like emptying the garbage. The truth is, Kade is unsure of how to express love--it's been so long since he's felt love for anything other than his job.

4.) How competitive are they?
Very competitive. Kade wants to be the best at everything, though he does feel a little amused when Emma bests him. She's the only person that makes him feel that way.

5.) What do they think about when nothing else is going on?
Kade is constantly planning ahead--that's how he survives. But since he's been charged with watching Emma, he mainly thinks about keeping his real mission a secret.

6.) Do they have an accent?
He doesn't, although he has perfected his James Bond impression. He claims that it has made girls swoon. Emma and Lucas refuse to believe him.

7.) What is their station in life?
Kade is the golden boy of the CIA. He still has a way to go before he's at the top, but he's been promised a promotion if he can pull off this mission.

8.) What do others expect from them?
Everyone expects perfection from Kade. He has to pull off his current mission and it has to go off without a hitch.

9.) Where were they born, and when?
He was born in Washington, D.C. on January 7, 1991.

10.) How do they feel about people in general?

Kade has a cynical view of people, thanks to an issue he had--and still has--with his father. Except for his work friendship with Lucas, Kade finds it easier to be a loner. He isn't really a people person.


Does Beautiful People help you figure out your characters?

Emily
xoxo


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1 comments

  1. I like these characters:) I love the name Kade. haha. good luck in Nano!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment--I read each one :)

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