okay, so i was just kinda going and making random brainstorms and this is kinda what i came up with (view spoiler)[─ anjali rajaram» 22 + indian princess. the picture of sophisticated grace. worries a lot but keeps her emotions carefully hidden. 100% behind her brother. is just very tired but knows it's gonna be awhile before things are okay. rejects cowardice collabs:. open (hide spoiler)]obviously, i don't know what our aim is for these characters; i was just trying to think of traits/feelings that made sense given the civil war raging in their country and the chaos/devastation they've likely experienced
━━━━━━━━━━━ • d e v r a t a r a j a r a m • ━━━━━━━━━━━twenty-three / 25 august, bisexualcrown prince of indiadevrata rajaram is often described as overwhelmingly patient. he has four younger sisters, after all. dev listens. he pays attention to the complaints of the people — not that he can do anything about a lot of them, but he does his best. only a few people annoy or anger him to the point where he stops being tolerant. criminals and people who hurt his sisters are at the top of that list.just, fair: traits that are essential in a future ruler. and dev possesses them, just not in the quantities his parents were expecting. he's far from perfect — stubborn, judgemental and short-tempered, though he tries to keep his temper in check — and he knows these are not ruler-like traits. but knowing your faults doesn't mean you have the capabilities to overcome them. particularly not for dev.prince devrata rajaram was born on the 25th of august. from the moment he could walk, he was raised to be the perfect ruler — benevolent yet strict. he has always been far from strict, even when told to watch his sisters. his father gifted him a puppy when he was five, and told him to raise it to be well-behaved. even when told to punish the dog, he refused, instead hugging and petting it. to his father's immense surprise, the dog ended up as a well-behaved creature, and dev had learned nothing. but kutta was adorable nonetheless. as he got older, he spent more time learning history, mathematics, languages and other such things that were necessary for a ruler. needless to say, such topics were of little to no interest to the adolescent prince, and he regularly argued with or ignored his teachers. fortunately for the future of india, dev grew up after that, becoming more mature and far better at most aspects of ruling. negotiation, in particular, since his sister arya was rarely able to let things go. he did not, however, develop a particularly resilient ability to say no, and his sisters have often taken advantage of that. one particular incident was when arya managed (somehow) to convince him to let her go to the village (on the condition that he accompanied her). six months later, she came to him in tears, explaining what had happened. she had met a boy and fallen in love, but the boy, being a jerk, cheated on her with another girl — and she saw them. his first instinct was to go find the boy and punch his nose in for daring to hurt arya, but he figured that she probably wouldn't appreciate that. so instead, he approached the boy and his family, and explained very nicely that if they didn't leave the kingdom it might be inconvenient for both them and the royal family. involved zero threatening whatsoever, all negotiation. they moved, and he resolved that only the best could even consider themselves slightly worthy of his sisters' hearts. the civil war broke out not long after that — peasants complaining that they hadn't done anything about the typhoon damage. it was nonsense, of course, because dev had personally gone out and made sure everyone had somewhere to stay and clean water, but convincing nonsense is just as dangerous as the truth. the king and queen, wanting to keep their children safe, sent dev and his sisters to illéa, believing that there was no threat there. cue uprising in the south — though with far fewer death tolls than the indian war.
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