I was expecting to find a wooden bat, not a metal one. Even better. Now, where to take it for a test drive...
Originally a quiet yet witty girl whom excelled in academics and relished in the company of others, Renee seems to have abandoned that road of life and has gone towards somemthing more sinister. With her developed staunch nihilistic views of the world and everyone in it, she finds it justifiable to act however she pleases because in the end people only care for themselves and nothing truly matters. Academical prowess left in the dust, Renee spends her days talking back to authority and vandalizing property, among other various petty crimes, just to get a rise out of people and make herself feel alive.
The smarts she's nurtured throughout her childhood now serve as her way in, out or around situations she shouldn't otherwise be getting herself into. Being a competent and charismatic speaker in the times she bothers, she's talked her way out of trouble in more than one occasion, only to double down when the person has their back turned. When caught, she displays an outstanding amount of apathy towards authority, as if daring them to do something; as if daring them to make her care.
One could make the argument she's a bit of a bully. Having grown a deep dislike for those who can't fend for themselves due to watching her mother be so complacent over the years, Renee occasionally goes the extra mile and takes advantage of others in that way for her own sadistic amusement. She doesn't feel too bad about this, reasoning that it's a dog eat dog world and if they're unprepared it's their problem.
Despite the thick outer layer of hostility, there's still a way of getting under it in the wrong way - putting her mother through anything negative, directly or otherwise. She's quite the hypocrite about it, giving the woman a hard time constantly, but out of watching her endure what she did through many years makes Renee incapable of tolerating anything of the sort happening again.
Having just endured a large growth spurt, Renee now stands at 173 cm, taller than her mother despite her young age - she was told that her father's family is full of impossibly gigantic people, and it seemed that she inherited those genes. She has a slender build and doesn't work out too often but is in sufficient shape to be considered 'healthy', although one could easily question the validity of that statement with her habit of smoking and drinking whenever she has the chance.
She has long, untamed blond hair which contributes to her general wild look. It's complimented by a set of blue eyes that seem to be perpetually annoyed with whatever they see. She's rarely seen smiling unless she's laying some less than politically correct words upon someone for her own enjoyment. Clothing wise she keeps things simple, being partial to jeans and t-shirts with a choice of either a flannel shirt or a hoodie on top. It's not uncommon for those clothes, or even her school uniform, to occasionally be ripped up in her little side adventures.
While in the past Renee was a person of many friends, she'd be hard pressed to be able to name any in present times. Finding herself flying solo in Australia, the blonde has been somewhat resistant pertaining forming new bonds of any kind - and, of course, that includes friendships.
She is the overprotective sort, unafraid of sticking up for them when needed (and often getting the short end of the stick in those exchanges). Due to her growing rebellious streak she's also prone to either lead them or be led down bad paths, and scoffs at the notion that she can 'get better'.
It's more likely for her to form relationships with unpleasant individuals than other types given the sort of action she has been gravitating towards, although someone who can be the voice of reason would be very much needed to instill some common sense in the girl and have her deviate from her defiant shenanigans.
Despite being overprotective of her mother and openly facing off against anybody who looks at the woman the wrong way, Renee isn't friendly to the woman in the least - the layer of defensive hostility is still very much alive around the woman out of resentment for her actions, given that Renee doesn't fully understand them.
She loathes her father, whom is, fortunately, imprisoned back in Tucson. If everything goes well, she'll never have to see him again.
Renee could be described as mildly loose - given her general distaste for making any sort of bond at this stage, she resorts to occasionally having fun with a random person she may find attractive. This isn't too common but she feels like it adds to her rebellious persona so she isn't one to actively reject the idea unless she sees the other person as being beneath her in some way.
She's very inexperienced when it comes to actually having feelings for someone, let alone act on them; while entirely possible for it to happen, it remains to be seen how she'd act pertaining such a thing. As for unrequited affections aimed at her, if she hears of it, she's prone to either ignore the person or mock them over it.
Renee has a remarkable ease in earning detractors - she likes to provoke everyone around her for her own sadistic amusement, occasionally even resorting to bullying, which has earned her a fairly long list of enemies during her short time in Tallygarunga. She doesn't seem all that bothered by that type of adversity, even thriving in it.
If put in a position where she could lose something, she displays an apathetic behavior as if daring people to go through with their threat - this is also greatly exacerbated if it's some sort of authority figure, as she completely lacks respect for them.
Renee Adams was born to Jesse and Cindy Adams in a blistering hot August evening in Tucson, Arizona. Her mother was still in high school at the time of giving birth but decided to keep the child; Jesse was a couple years older and decided to stick with the two, despite being unemployed himself past a couple odd jobs. Given that Cindy came from a fairly well off household, she was left to foot the bill on various things - Renee's upbringing and education, her own college major in Journalism (which, bless them, her parents covered for most of it), and Jesse's deadbeat self. The little toddler grew up unaware of the toxic environment at home for the most part, but she picked up on the habit of being quiet in general early on because she thought her father's yelling was absolutely terrifying.
Growing up, she was never a problematic child past the occasional witty response that would escape her lips before she could think twice about it. She had a healthy amount of friends at school, and books at home - they were her escapes as her mother was busy studying and working while she was subjected to her excuse of a father's constant presence around the house, as he refused to do much of anything. The older she got, the more confused she became with the fact Cindy allowed this behavior to go on. However, just as she turned eleven, she was shipped off to Ilvermorny. It made it so she was far away from an abuser and gave her some much needed air.
Her first year in the institution was an eye opener - she was allowed to be carefree and do whatever she wanted within reason, and was able to make good friends and form happy memories. With her new social acuity came a developed sense of humor and the strength to stand up for herself, as well as the ability of thinking more critically about things instead of taking her mother's complacent words as law.
When returning home from the first year, Renee realized that, with herself gone, Cindy had been the sole receiver of Jesse's abusive and manipulative behaviors - she looked like she was on the palm of his hand. Becoming more outspoken throughout the break, she frequently stood up for her mother despite the potential harm that could come to her own person. It eventually did as Jesse slapped her in the last few days prior to having to leave.
As she made her way to the school with a newly acquired bruise on her face, she realized she didn't feel so angry about being struck as she did with her mother subjecting herself to the man. It fueled her more rebellious antics - she was angry that she was stuck in Ilvermorny for a whole year while her mother was helpless to fight the man inhabiting their house, and she had to take out that frustration somewhere. It occasionally resulted in highly inflammatory remarks and vandalism towards student body and staff alike, which marked the once studious girl's descent to a dark path.
She came home from the second year to the unexpected news that her father had been arrested - for tax evasion, of all things, during the Winter. Her mother had captured that as the opportunity to free both of them from the grasp of the man, having concluded divorce proceedings. The first thing she did was to change her own child's surname to Hawthorn, her own maiden name; the second thing she did was to tell her that they were departing to Australia, as she found employment there - a means to get away from Jesse with little chance for him to find them, even if she didn't state it that way.
It was a change Renee was wholly unequipped to tackle. She didn't get to say goodbye to her friends and her whole life was being uprooted overnight for reasons she wasn't entirely aware of. All the girl could do was comply and take on the awfully long flight to Melbourne, and travel to a city out in the sticks. Having six months prior to the new school year start to let that confusion and frustration fester, Renee soon started getting in all sorts of trouble for the sake of venting.
Her academic career in Tallygarunga has been questionable at best thus far. Despite having naturally good grades in the subjects she enrolls, it's a coin toss on whether she actually attends any class on a given day to begin with. She's gotten herself in more trouble than she should, to the point a local Auror has caught her in the act (petty vandalism) and gave her a free pass if in exchange she does better. Having been granted access to a warehouse to vent when needed and having earned the attention of a couple adults to watch over her, will Renee finally cool down? Or is she too far gone?