I imagine her childhood was very tumultuous. Torn between the traditions of her Romulan parents (though they were reunification supporters who did not agree with the militaristic nature of the Romulan culture) and the Human culture she was raised/submersed in. I imagine she also struggled with discrimination whenever it was discovered that she was Romulan rather than Vulcan (which most/all people would assume on first sight.)
She went through various rebellious phases trying to 'find' herself and figure out exactly where she fit in. She probably rotated through a few different friend groups-- some probably saw her as a token Romulan friend just for show, others probably fetishized her a bit, etc.
There were various times where she went FULL ROMULAN, tried to pretend to be Vulcan, dove into Human culture hardcore etc. etc. I'd like to go through all these phases and explore the complex relationships etc.
Largely I'd like to focus on her highshool years so that'd be 2235-2239 (ISH) I'd welcome any existing characters who would've been in Seattle, WA during those years and want to have attended secondary school with her (or lived in the same neighbourhood/played sports etc. or known her SOMEHOW during that time) or also original characters or even just an NPC yolo.
I don't have any specific characters in mind but I would like the following:
- someone to probably explore burgeoning sexuality/teenage hormones with WOO.
someone who is into a very specific niche culture that can get Valas into it (like... punks dressed in leather or something idfk)
someone who is obsessed with ROMULANS?
someone who DOESN'T like her/bullies her
someone who wants Valas to be their token Romulan friend to show off like a fancy watch
(or combining any number of those into the same character)
FTR I want to thread some of this out probably BUT I'm also happy to assume it happened and then just reference back to it in current time. Valas has been all over the place so I'm just not 100% sure if she'd still be in contact with her HS friends is the only thing lol. Maybe a reunion!