Ophelia Jade Saunders
• Easily manipulated
• Red is her aesthetic
• Likes the language of flowers
• Has a strong attachment to her red scarf
When Jeremy Saunders first met Gemma Ford, he certainly did not expect the both of them to be bonding over their love for Literature. Back then, Jeremy was just a teacher's assistant to a college professor and Gemma was helping out her parents in the family's restaurant business. It was a matter of time – a long, long time – before they finally got married and soon, they began a family of their own.
Ophelia Saunders is the eldest child of Jeremy and Gemma Saunders, as well as the big sister to her little brother, Lysander, and their age difference was only a year. The Saunders used to live in Jeremy's cosy hometown in Oklahoma before moving to California, deciding that it was best for the family.
However, there was another reason why they had moved: Ophelia had been involved in an incident in which she attended a music festival with her best friend and she went missing. When she reappeared three months later, at her parents' doorstep, her best friend had no memory of where she had been. Ophelia was never allowed to see her again because everybody blamed her for the disappearance. Until this day, Ophelia doesn't know what happened to her best friend or rather, ex-best friend.
Although the incident has been rather long ago, it left behind some emotional damage on Ophelia's psyche, turning her into a bit of a wallflower for a while before she started getting her life back in order. When she moved to her new school, Ophelia drowned herself in studies and in her new part-time job. Until this very day, she still hasn't managed to face her past and forgive herself. The red scarf that she wears was a gift from her best friend to her on her eleventh birthday and she didn't wear it that often until after the incident.