Social butterfly! Become a friend and you've got a hanger on for life. Or at least for the foreseeable future. She tries to be very helpful and will listen to your rant and rave, share food because food is better with company and just try to aim for fun.
Val doesn't have a lot of family to begin with. So she tries to keep that connection as wide open as possible. I mean... she's already lost enough family. Gotta hold on to the ones left.
Regardless of what her brother says on the matter, Valerie will date when she's good and ready. It just so happens that she's not ready now. But that could change at any time.
She's never really hung out with many boys on her own. Overprotective brother and all. So if she did, she might be a bit slow on the uptake on any ideas someone may have. It's likely to be a gradual thing for her. OR... a guy could sweep her off her feet with gusto.
Valerie doesn't recall ever really making an enemy. Anyone that she really ever worried about she supposes that Aiden dealt with. Maybe. Though she doesn't remember ever having to run to him because of someone scaring her that bad either...
Anyway, most people who don't like her, well she doesn't like them either by default. She's not gonna waste her time trying to make them like her or anything. If they don't start anything, won't be anything.
For all intents and purposes, Valerie is... not so much the exact opposite of her older brother but probably more open. She's certainly a bit more innocent in comparison. Though she likes to say optimistic. She's not going out and just throwing herself into crowds of strangers or anything but she enjoys meeting new people and making friends. And chatting. She likes to chat. At least if there's something worth chatting over anyway. But usually she can find something. It makes her quick to form attachments a lot of the time.
But if you become on her people, you might find she can be just a wee... bit... clingy. It may be true she doesn't remember the circumstances but she knows her mother died, her father went away and she had to be uprooted with her brother. And Valerie certainly does know what when Adam got hurt, Kate basically went away and off they were again. When bad things happen to people they know, it seems their lives flip over upside down every time.
So people Valerie cares for... tend to make her stick as near them as possible. It's pretty much a factor in why she handles Aiden's overbearing nature with grace or so she believes. Even if he is a little exasperating. But it tends to keep him close so what the hey?
All in all, Val is a very cheery sort who wears her kind heart on her sleeve.
Valerie has bright blonde hair that she mostly cherishes because it's the exact same shade as her mother's hair. She doesn't remember who told her this but ever since she found out, she's been very particular about it. Not so much vain as vanity tends to be about how other people perceive you. Her hair is not about anyone else. It's about keeping hold of a part of her mother, something that shouldn't fade with time. Not if she has anything to say about it anyway.
As far as the rest of her features, her eyes match her brother's to a tee. Which is about the only obvious thing that points out that they're siblings. Anything else has to be really looked at like ear shapes and such.
She's rather short so she doesn't often wear a lot of long pants because they sometimes cover her shoes as she's a bit bad at discerning lengths. Capris and shorts are more her thing but she'll put on jeans if she's nagged enough. Val's style is classically girly with a variety of colors. Though in opposite of her bright personally, her color choices are kinda soft. Pastels and moody blues.
Valerie is the youngest of two children, born into tragic circumstances that she was fortunately much too young to remember. Her biological father murdered her mother when she was three years old and that dropped her and her brother into a new life with new guardians. Due to this lack of memories, Val had no real issues adjusting to her new life with her half brother and his wife. Though she didn't usually refer to him as a sibling because that just sounded weird. What with him being more of a father than anyone else in her life thus far.
Life was pleasant then. Ordinary and average. Or as ordinary as you can get when you're a witch and all. She shared a room with her big brother and saw the birth of a baby girl who might as well be a sister what with the age difference. And then she had the room to herself when said brother started going to school which was both awesome and sad. Having her own room was great but she missed him. She began hoping to get into school with him as soon as possible.
It drastically changed again however when Matt ended up in a detrimental accident that left him comatose. Unlike when she was 3 years old, this event was stuck to her memory and left Valerie very distressed. After all, she'd grown very attached to Matt. He was all the family she had besides her brother. Or at least all she knew but that changed after the accident where they ended up moving in with another brother, Adam.
Growing attached to Adam wasn't a problem at all. But going to school was a slight one. Rather, it left her with all kinds of conflicted emotions. On the one hand, she wanted to stay with Adam and Cass... what if she was gone and something bad happened to them? Matt got hurt when he was alone. And didn't her mother also pass alone? No one really told her any details but she didn't think anyone was there for her... But her brother was going to school now too. And what if while she was at home, something happened to Aiden?? She didn't know what to do!
That sense of being helpless made it easy for the adults to convince her to go attend school. It took a load off her shoulder she hadn't been prepared to deal with. And eventually after a given time, the anxiety went away, leaving her to be mostly a regular witch teen.
As of right now, Valerie doesn't have a clear vision of the future for herself. She's hoping inspiration will hit her by the time she reaches her brother's age.