Name: Lainey (Lorde/Barchet) Herendez
Likes: fresh pineapples, running along the beach, salty air
Dislikes: being alone, city noises, the smell of burning wood
Favorite color: navy blue
Lainey grew up on, Florzul, a small island off the coast of Sokitumi with her parents. She has bright blue eyes, which is a rarity for her island, and ink black hair. She loves coral jewelry and sometimes makes her own bracelets. She is third in line for the throne and is an official princess.
When she was eleven, she was kidnapped by pirates in exchange for a ransom. When the pirates received the ransom they locked her in a wooden shack and set it on fire. She was close to dying if it wasn't for her father coming to her rescue. Unfortunately, he died a few simdays later from smoke inhalation. Her mother committed suicide after his death as she couldn't imagine life without him. When Lainey got out of the hospital she had burns on her arms and no family.
Now orphaned, Lainey moved to the palace to live with her grandmother, the current queen of Florzul. She was treated like the other royalty, but she always felt alone. Once she turned eighteen, she joined the military against her grandmother's wishes.
Lainey met Verde Herendez during basic training, but he had a girlfriend at the time. After his breakup, the duo became a couple. He was the only one she allowed to see her burn on her arms up close. It wasn't as obvious, but the marred skin still brought back memories of being locked in the fire.
She can't cook and she prefers to stay away from the stove. She tried a few times growing up, but the heat always scared her. She's a graduate of Pierce University, cum laude, with a degree in simmish history and Al Simhara studies.
After graduation, she joined the military as a junior office with dreams of working in the Scout and Sniper Division. After suffering a late term pregnancy loss, she and Verde welcomed a daughter, Esperanza.
Lainey is a private person who rarely shares her true feelings. She often puts the feelings of others before her own. She wants the perfect ending with the prince and fairy tale, but she sometimes wonder what she will have to give up to achieve that dream. She is used to not revealing her true self thanks to royal protocol and finds it hard to truly open up. She doesn't have any true friends, she doesn't even consider her husband a friend as she finds that she can't be vulnerable with even him.