Wow I only planned to write a short CS and ended up writing a whole novel and half of its sequel
I hope it’s okay though and lmk if anything needs to be edited~ (also sorry for the wait!)
Mary Alice Ward
Chooses to go by her middle name “Alice”
Personality: Crazy. Manipulative. Bitchy. Heartless.
These are all fine words to describe a Miss Alice Ward. That’s the only way to really
describe Alice, if I’m being honest. Since she was a child, Alice quickly figured out how to get what she wanted whenever she wanted. She grew up rich and spoiled rotten, and once she began school, this aided her in quickly climbing up the social ladder and becoming one of the “popular kids”. She knew how to sweet talk the teachers and bully her peers into submission. If you asked any adult to describe Alice Ward, they’d all describe the angel faced blonde as the sweetest, most caring girl they’d every met. Ha!
As the closest thing to the antichrist Oak Hills will ever have, Alice really only cared about one thing in this world; herself. She didn’t let things like emotions get in her way or stop her. She may have looked sweet and innocent on the outside, but on the inside she was a terrible, selfish little monster.
But of course, all great things had to come to an end. And her end was the disappearance and death of her 14 year old boyfriend. Suddenly Alice was the girlfriend of a missing kid, and then as it turned out, a dead
kid. Everywhere she went she had adults looking at her with pity in their eyes. She grew to hate the memory of Jake Sullivan, and nearly strangled anyone who asked her how she was doing with her ex boyfriends death. These days Alice hisses at the mention of Jake. She’s moved on with her life, and is just as heartless and bitchy as she ever has been — if not more.
Alice Ward grew up in a rather strange household. The only child of a successful CEO father and his very timid secretary. She was conceived on a business trip after her mother had, had too much to drink and her married boss invited her back to his room. To hide his infidelity, Jack Ward set Alice and her mother up in a very, very nice house in little Oak Hills, and regularly sent them both fat checks every month to keep them quiet. Although she rarely saw him, Alice loved her father to death, and he taught her everything she knows — how to manipulate and
get away with it.
Once school started the other kids didn’t stand a chance. Alice quite happily settled herself as one of the popular girls, if not the
popular girl. At this point it was only a matter of time before she and Jake became a thing. Alice crushed on Jake hard all through their childhood, until they finally began dating when they were both 13. She dated him for a little over a year before he went missing, and suddenly it was all about search parties and putting up missing child posters.
Although she was distraught for a while, it quickly became apparent that people expected her to act a certain way and if she didn’t deliver she was judged. Hard. People looked at her with both pity and judgment, and when she began to try to finally move on with her life after they found his body, even her own mother accused her of not having a little consideration. This quickly grew on Alice’s nerves and she began to hate Jake. Although he was gone, he existed everywhere around her. It was almost as if people didn’t really see her as Alice Ward anymore, and instead saw her as Jake Sullivan’s girlfriend. As if that was the only thing she would ever be. Now, nearly two years later, Alice tries not to think of Jake, but she’s not completely heartless and hopes his killer is
found — if only to give the Sullivan family some justice.