Melody is known to be a friendly face, willing to talk to any and all if they approach her. Standing at 5'5, she stands at an average height with a slim but fit build that has been riddled with scars from all different ways; Animal Attacks/Accidents, Torture, Knives, Guns, Burns and scars left from surgery, you name it and she probably has a scar caused from it. Though the young woman is luckily able to hide most scarring with carefully picked clothing which often ranges from colours; Blues, Yellows, Reds etc to shades of Grays, Blacks and Browns. Most commonly noted for her former Colt attire that she wore no matter the occasion. Though whilst most scars are hidden under clothing, her face on the other hand has been littered with scars which tends to be hidden by long, wavy blonde hair, that is either let out or set in a braid. Melodys most noticeable features would be her eyes; A swirling mix of Blue and Brown due to a rare mutation called Heterochromia.
Melody is known to be a long standing member of The Colts, though recent events show she is trying to go clean. But aside from that Melody is most known for her friendly attitude towards people and ability to respect others even when they aren't respecting her. While Melody has grown a lot over the last few years she is still quite shy and socially awkward at times but as grown into quite the confident woman as she takes on turning her life around and letting in people she never would've been able to let in.
Born to Nerine and Damian Black, Melody was born into a somewhat well known wealthy family, her family owned a ranch; Making a living off breeding prestige horses. Melody enjoyed living on the ranch and being around the horses and from a young age she learned how to ride, the lineage and breeding of horses, their worth, their injuries, and their pedigree and due to that she later on became a very experienced rider. Many of their horses were officially registered under horse organizations. Which gave them a big name in Saint Denis. Melody was born with two older siblings; Axial and Josephine and a younger sibling; Domenic. Melody was very close to her siblings and the four were always there for each other. Melody was distant with her parents, mainly because they controlled her. Her father.. was a cruel man who
-RETRACTED- and was a part of a strict family, where the daughters would have an arranged marriage, which she found out at 16. Melody didn’t want to settle down at a young age with someone she barely knew, She wasn’t like her sister who had been accepting of this. Melody often fought with her parents over the marriage but they never listened which only made her distance herself even more from them. She was destined to marry a wealthy man, only a couple years older than her. Though he was nice but being forced to marry someone made her feel like a piece of cattle, to be traded around and gifted like she was nothing. it was disgusting. She wasn’t going to allow herself to be forced into something she didn’t want to be in. That was the final straw for her. She packed her necessities and some food silently, and snuck out the door. Managing to get to get to the stables and take out her horse and within the dead of night she left. She kept her horse at a slow pace to avoid attention before going off the trails and galloping off, she ended up getting lost due to the lack of light but she trusted her horse and herself and kept going. Melody came to the town of Annesburg. A disgusting, smoke filled place that made it difficult for her to breathe. Her horse also seemed to have some difficulty breathing, but both her exhausted and needed rest. She was clapped by a rude awakening of the real world, it wasn’t all perfect like her home had been and she would need to be quick to adapt to this life. Dismounting her horse, she led him up to a small hotel-like building and after tying him to the hitching post she was luckily to have taken a good amount of money and was able to pay for a one night stay. Waking up with the beating sun through the windows and burning lungs. She wanted to leave. She couldn’t stay here and with that.. she left. She said her thanks and rode out of town. She couldn’t understand how someone could live in such a place but she was grateful she had enough money to leave.
Over the course of several months, Melody slowly learned how to steal and managed to get her hands on some firearms. She quickly made a name for herself in smaller towns for being a thief but she never stayed around long enough to get caught. Melody was developing new traits as she got older and was adapting quickly to the new way she lived. She found out quickly that not all towns tolerated people's swiping drinks as she was thrown into the mud by an angry man in Valentine after flirting with him and taking his drink. Melody also learned to hunt, though her kills weren’t perfect but it was food she could eat when she didn’t have anything else to eat. She also learned to craft things.. Basic things like tools she could use to trap animals or things for fishing. By 18 she was starting to get into real trouble, having started to rob people and carriages on the rare occasion she was finding herself being hunted by Sheriffs but she managed to keep clear of them and seeing she could get in trouble and killed for this, she began to be more careful. Not that she wasn’t already careful as she always wore a mask but she didn’t want to be on a wanted poster anytime soon. Though no one really knew the thieves real name she was tempted to go under a new name and start making a name for herself but she decided not too. Melody struggled with her life, she wanted change to stop living like this as much as she enjoyed it but did she really enjoy stealing from others? Though her life changed as she saw an advertisement for workers at Strawberry. It was beautiful, a secluded town covered by nature. It was a tourist town. She thought she could easily get a job and from there she took her horse and headed towards the town. Maybe this will be a new life for her, a change. No longer needing to steal and live a life on the run. Though she knew deep down her past would come and get her but for now she wanted to live in peace. She was hired by Ruby Colt to work alongside her before the two moved into other areas and ended up joining a small group of people, who would later become the largest gang in the state. The Colts. So much for the new leaf aye?
New Alexandria Sheriff/Marshals office. - NOV1901-Present
"Death is merely a challenge for me to overcome."
Outside of State.
American (Small Australian and French Heritage)
Divorced, In a relationship
Ex-wife to Pedro Alvarez
Nora Nightfall (Fake name)
Melly - Given by Piper Kennedy