I’ve been asked a bit about how Serenity’s gen was originally supposed to go, so… here it is! A general outline of things.
It woulda started out generally the same only she would have just been Henri’s best friend until the end. Henri was going to die when he was seventeen, but even though she loved him, he refused because he didn’t want to burden her. But at the end, they would have shared one kiss and then he was going to die.
After that, Sen was going to become a bit of a wild child. After grieving and mourning for a while, she would eventually start using her powers–a lot. Not just feeling emotions but manipulating them as well. She’d be rather selfish. Her family was gonna try to help her but she was going to continue for a while and then finally just get so overwhelmed by everything. At that point, probably age twenty, she was going to move into a little house by herself and stay there, alone, barely coming out.
She was also going to have headaches a lot from her powers in addition to passing out. Eventually she was going to go to the hospital to try to get help, and there get so distressed by the emotions of those around her, she would have a freak out. During that, she’d point out a criminal and that is how the police was going to get involved in her life.
But at first she was going to refuse to help the police. She was going to stay wrapped up in her own world and not really do much of anything until she meets a doctor who looked a little like Henri. Mostly just so the hair would be there cause I love that hair color. Oh, and he was going to have dark green eyes. It was going to have been his cousin or something, or even half-uncle. He was going to be a doctor and help her with her headaches and convince her to step outside her bubble. She was gonna refuses but yeah eventually fall for him and him for her and love helps her and blahblahblah. Insert sappy romantic stuff here that is totally not as good as the love story of Herenity.
SO. She would work as an investigator but also be using her manipulation powers more and more. She was going to be really tempted, and consider herself a lot like Doug beside of it. I dunno what was gonna change her mind. Kids probably. She’d end up going to the lab and helping them. Something was gonna happen and information was going to leak out and so there was gonna be like, an angry mob wanting to get rid of the Reddings or something. I don’t know, to be honest. While Serenity escaped she was going to be shot.
So yes. VERY DIFFERENT but then I fell in love with Henri. Most of it changed, some didn’t. Doug wasn’t gonna be in there originally. Then sometime when the chapters were still in the single digits I realized he had to be. So he was, but originally he was not going to be the cause of her death. I was going to have a criminal she helped get put in jail (the one who nearly shot Duncan, actually) find her and shoot her. But Doug just… had to be Doug. xD I thought it sounded more logical anyway for him to kill her than the coincidental appearance of a criminal. Yeah.
This is the first time so much has changed! For the better, personally. I think. I am happy with the way it went (though kinda annoyed I didn’t get to work in what exactly Jay did to create the psychics). Henri just… took over the story. XD haha. So what do you guys think? ;P
As I said, I have never changed so much. I will change little things. Like originally, Cal was going to be more of a player and have several girlfriends before Penny. But I liked the story going with Teri so I kept it. Also originally, Luna was going to be a bit more… odd… and obsessed with explosions. And then the explosion in Ancora was going to make her hate them, of course. XD so little things like that have changed but wheeeew Sen’s whole story changed. I really do hope you guys liked it! It’s been a long journey. So far the longest generation (Chance might change that) and definitely took the longest with all the breaks I had to take. Hard to believe it’s over… But now we have Chance to look forward to, then gens 7 through 13. ^___^