“Brilliant. Beautiful. Bad.” To most, even her own criminal family who decided to make it so, is Jamie nothing but a ghost. She does not exist on paper: no birth certificate, no registered home, no diploma’s, no passport, no driver’s license, no nothing. Nothing real at least, because if somebody would be asking, Jamie could provide them with nearly anything. She was, however, not raised to be merely an asset within a criminal plot. No, Jamie was raised to maintain and rule a criminal empire. Nobody asked, or even expected, her to grown into a criminal mastermind. She outplayed them all by expanding the borders of the empire she had inherited before even reaching her twenties. Despite being in control of nearly everything, there are very few people who are aware of Jamie’s existence - and even less with whom she maintains a relationship at a personal level. For Jamie life is all about business and there is very little room left for things as happiness and love.
full name Jamie Cortes
birth august (leo)
realm metropolitan, modern wild west
keywordsguns-heels-lipstick, sophisticated, cold, reason before feelings, the head, criminal mastermind focused
hair blonde, long, wavy
body 1.70m tall, slender build
clothes dress, heels
colours blues, and greys; occasionally reds
jewels diamonds, set in silver
Sometimes 'partners in crime' isn't just the right way to put things. Not because there are no partners, nor because there is no crime. Sometimes 'partners in crime' just isn't going to cover things. Because they are more than partners and crimes just sound so... particularity simple. However, when you ask them, they will always assure you they work solemnly alone. There has always been something about them. A haze of things, of thoughts and memories. And why wouldn't there be?
Once madam Cortes gave birth to a beautiful baby. Blond hair, blue eyes. A baby which grew up to a pretty kid and a stunningly adult with a strong wit. Smart, cunning, funny, charming. Everything you could wish your child could be. Is it really a surprise the criminal family failed to mention there were actually two babies? Was it to be unexpected they decided it might become handy to have a person without a name, without papers, without a face? A bit of a nobody, yet so very real – and just as beautiful as the other child.
They are the same age, have the same hair and the same eyes. They sign every piece of paper with the same name – J. Cortes – and got the same signature. They have the same way of speech, the same kind of elegance, the ways of moving of kings and queens. So much alike, yet so different, for madam Cortes gave birth to a boy as well as a girl. And although they might exist as one person, it somehow makes them both quite untraceable.
0-13 y.o. she was trained to be an assassin and one day the ruler of her parents criminal empire. She was also, more importantly, raised to be a ghost. To never leave a trail, to not exist. She never had any real papers and, as her parents know, there is nothing in the world money can’t buy - it’s just the price that is left open to discuss.
14-16 y.o. Jamie escaped her parent’s yuk and hided on the streets. She got addicted to various drugs pretty heavy and pretty soon, but thanks to her education she managed to remain hidden. Her parents hired several hit-men in an attempt to find her and bring her in again. Through the two years, they all failed, until the last one, who succeeded in finding her.
16 -18 y.o. Even though he managed to track her down, he decided not to bring her in right away. Instead he caught her clean first - in more than one way. Somehow he build up some kind of relation with her and in the years that followed he would gain and remain the status of her mentor. He is still one of the few people in life she trusts and turns to.
18-19 y.o. During this time Jamie started to establish her own empire, far beyond her parents inquiries or expectations. She was born and raised to rule the world, so that was exactly what she was going to do. Another thing what happened in those years is that she made another meaningful connection. This man was ten years older, but somehow they fell for each other straight away. Within the year she ended up being his fiancée, but when she realised she couldn't keep the facade, and their love would get in her way of building her empire, she disappeared without a trail. Leaving him with the assumption she had died.
20-26 y.o. Ever since Jamie’s life has been completely devoted to work. There are very few who know her, but even so, through the criminal world, her name is a whisper directly linked with ruthlessness and danger. Jamie has a few under her command who she trusts with almost any task, but still they don’t know how much of a ghost she really is.
26-27 y.o. For the second time in her adult life Jamie falls in love, this time with one of the guys she recruited. Even though she knows it cannot end well, she is not capable of letting go for a very long time. She holds on till the pain and regret of holding on becomes greater than the pain and regret of letting go.
27 y.o. To get her life back together she takes a break of ruling the world; let’s her lieutenants do most of the work for her. She stays out of sight, mainly to catch her breath again and get herself together. Despite her last year and a half being a hurricane for her personal life, most of her professional life and acquaintances didn’t notice a thing. Her mentor noticed, but showing some kind of leniency he covered for her.
♂ He used to work as a government asset for a black-ops organisation. He was, so to say, the guy that killed the bad guys. Now he is, in his own words, just “the guy that kills other guys”.
♀ Dark, intense, seductive and attractive, lives a high paced life with deep lows and intense highs. Smoldering, beautiful, destructive. Cuts her wrists and mind, just to see if she can bleed. Needs the pain to make sure she is still alive. Plays with your reality, like drugs, yet better.
26, ESTP “The Doer”, Neutral “Undecided”.
ex-con, general fuckup, major flirt, intelligent, adrenaline junky, indecisive, impulsive, feelings? nope. alcohol and parties, feels like a disappointment to everyone including self, competitive.
♂ He enlisted in the army after both his parents passed away, after a traumatic experience he was triggered to sign up for a black ops project and became an enhanced government assassin. When he failed to shoot a target because the target's child was in the room everything went to shambles. He suffers a form of amnesia, where he forgets his name and much of his past, but retains his kinetic reflexes. Now he's on the run from the government and trying to redeem his past as an assassin.
♀ Jamie: “She is sort of remarkable you know? Not only because of her beauty, or her musical skills. No, she is the kind of person that makes you wonder ‘could I have done better?’ - for me all the more. I am not a good person and I did not do well by her. But life does not always give you the things you long to have, or the ones that you are most comfortable with. I suppose you could say, in a way, I am a better person because I had the chance to get to know her.”
Gail Doyle Love interest. The one she seduced to do some of the dirty work for her, but eventually she ended up falling for him. Without any doubt her favourite kind of puppy, but she is more challenged and intrigued by him than she would ever care to admit. Not the kind of love story that can ever end well, since she knows all about him and he knows (close to) nothing about her. But she can’t seem to leave him alone either way; he is the one that gets in the way between her heart and her brain.
Grayson Former fiance. He enlisted in the army after both his parents passed away, after a traumatic experience he was triggered to sign up for a black ops project and became an enhanced government assassin. When he failed to shoot a target because the target's child was in the room everything went to shambles. He suffers a form of amnesia, where he forgets his name and much of his past, but retains his kinetic reflexes. Now he's on the run from the government and trying to redeem his past as an assassin.
Ivory Blue Youth friend. “She is sort of remarkable you know? Not only because of her beauty, or her musical skills. No, she is the kind of person that makes you wonder ‘could I have done better?’ - for me all the more. I am not a good person and I did not do well by her. But life does not always give you the things you long to have, or the ones that you are most comfortable with. I suppose you could say, in a way, I am a better person because I had the chance to get to know her.”
Quinn Phoenix Enemy with benefits. The one that will challenge her; track her down and hunt her. Until the hunter becomes the hunted and she puts up traps and ambushes as complex as his own. They play mind games on a life-sized chess board, the most expensive pieces in the game yet to be identified. Both know there is a web, unclear is who is the spider and who is the wasp.
Ren Ryder Partner in crime. Jamie is the brain, the gun, the plan. Ren is the heart, the knife, the muscle. Jamie is calculated, composed, knows how and when to hit and how much power she should put behind it - exactly. Ren is like the bullet set loose. And still, Jamie would pick her over any other, because she knows there is nothing in the world that can get her raven-haired friend down. Despite being explosive and impulsive, Jamie knows she can rely on her. She knows, that on the most critical moments that Ren
Scenes to Write
the nutmeg cleaner She is on the run and kills the first hit man her parents send after her. She then contacts a (nutmeg) cleaner to clean up the mess. She appears all innocent with braids in her long blonde hair and a white dress. Write this conversation.
a time long ago A scene out of her youth together with her twin-brother James. Also a scene around the same time, but then together with her (used to be best friend) Ivory Blue.
everything fire Her first meeting with Ren.
secrets spill An AU where she has a husband she cheats on. She then shoots this lover, because 'two can keep a secret when one of them is dead.'
- I do very bad things and I do them very well.
- You are a game I would win every time.
- All dressed up in red, she’s a killer. Gonna knock ‘em dead with the finger on the trigger. But she don’t tip-toe when she walks and she don’t whisper when she talks. Because she got it like that. Yea, she got it like that.
- This is not a love story.
- No one made me. I made me.
- He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson. He is the organizer of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city. He is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker. He has a brain of the first order.
- Everybody wants something... They just don't know how to ask for it.
- Hey, sometimes you gotta kill a guy.
- I know how to hurt, I know how to heal, I know what to show and what to conceal. I know when to talk and I know when to touch - No-one ever died from wanting to much. People like us know how to survive; there's no point in living if you can't feel the life. We know when to kiss and we know when to kill; if we can't have it all, then nobody will.
- Everybody wants to rule the world.
- It’s best to be ruthless, but if you are not, it’s essential to appear that way.
- "God should fear girls with battle scars. Pretty little things with knives hidden in their smiles, blood red lips and poison-painted nails. They’ve been to the gates of Hell - and the Devil sent them back, armed and ready to fight." - God is so obviously a man, so the devil protects her sisters