|Melinda Qiaolian May (almostavenger) wrote,|
@ 2017-02-17 12:02:00
|Entry tags:||rp: application|
application for jurassiccitymod
FULL NAME: Melinda Qiaolian May
SERIES/FANDOM: Agents of Shield
AGE/DATE OF BIRTH: Classified / November 20
OCCUPATION: Police Department or Border Patrol
Skilled Fighter: May is excellent at hand to hand combat. She may even hold more blackbelts than Black Widow herself. When it comes to a fight most agents go in with either their weapon of choice or whatever they are given. But not Melinda May. Melinda will take a gun or knife if she needs one.
Skilled Pilot: In the course of her field training she also took the necessary courses to become a registered pilot. And though SHIELD had their own “fleet” of aircrafts available to them she is pretty much able to fly just about anything. She is also skilled enough that she can creatively outfly aircrafts that are tailing them and/or attempting to lock on to fire on them.
Tai Chi: Her mother, Lian, taught her at a very young age the basics of Tai Chi and she has never forgotten it or stopped. In fact, every morning at 5 am she awakes and spends at minimum an hour doing it.
Pianist: No one save for her ex husband is aware of the fact that she is a pretty damn good pianist. After Bahrain she couldn’t find it in her to play anymore as it reminded her of the happier times in her life. But she has never forgotten how to play. Someone just needs to coerce her into playing and then you all shall be amazed.
Coulson: The easiest way to rattle Melinda May’s tough skin is to go after Phil Coulson. There is nothing that she wouldn’t do to protect him. Losing him again is not acceptable.
Skye + Team: Though, at first, she wasn’t overly fond of Skye, May, is now protective of her. One by one she became protective of the rest of the team. Much like she would with Coulson, May, will do whatever is necessary to ensure their safety.
Her Experiences: Particularly Bahrain. While she may have filed the emotional pain of that mission away it doesn’t mean that she is over it. Should a situation arise where she is forced into repeating the actions she took in Bahrain, May, would withdraw again. Perhaps not to the full extent as she did in the past but she would definitely withdraw.
There was a time when
To properly explain who the hell this Melinda May person is one should look at who she surrounds herself with. Each and every person that she allows into her life is a window into the person that she was, is, and has the potential to be again.
First we have Phil Coulson. Phil Coulson is a window into the deep friendships that she is capable of forming. Friendships that run so deep that she would do whatever is necessary to protect them. SHIELD was built on the idea of protection and May takes it so much farther. Yes, she is willing to go farther for Phil Coulson than any other but she has also known him the longest. Suffered through losing him once. If she can prevent that from happening a second time by any means necessary she will. Once Melinda May lets you in you have a protector for life. Unless of course you betray her.
Next we have Grant Ward. Grant Ward represents the part of Melinda that knows a distraction will take your mind off your demons. He is also a window into the Melinda that is at a point where she’ll allow physical contact back in. For so long she had avoided it but Ward -- at a time -- was her kindred spirit in that he too had been through something traumatic. She hadn’t allowed anyone that close to her since Bahrain but perhaps it was time to try.
FitzSimmons, Tripp, Hunter, Bobbi and Mack all represent the Melinda that holds people at a distance. Especially following the fall of SHIELD. To truly get to know her you have to prove your loyalty and earn her trust. And once you’ve done that well you have someone who will do anything to protect you.
Lastly we have Skye. Oh sweet precious Skye. Skye once was a window into May pre-Bahrain. A May that felt that rules should be broken and knew how to have fun. But now Skye also represents that part of Melinda that wanted to be a mother. Though she has convinced herself that she is undeserving of being a mother that longing is still there. Albeit buried beneath the pain of Bahrain. But Skye also represents so much more than just that. Skye is now that little girl that Melinda could not save. For 7 long years Melinda has struggled with what she was forced to do. Now she is confronted with another powered girl that she is oh so afraid of failing. And god dammit she will do whatever it takes to not fail her.
One minute she had been talking with Andrew -- half-heartedly trying to convince him to stay on as their consultant -- the next she was in what appeared to be a graveyard. Melinda May had seen some pretty incredible things in her lifetime but this was different. Her first thought was that she had been taken by Skye's father but taking her served no purpose. It was Skye he wanted. Next it was HYDRA but leaving her in a graveyard wasn't their style. And it wasn't the U.S. Military's either. May quickly scanned her surroundings again to see if any of her agents were nearby. But it appeared she was all alone.
Hearing voices approaching her position May’s instincts kicked into action. The voices were coming from the East of her so she began briskly walking towards the Northwest. She wasn't going to wait around for the welcome wagon and for the moment she would like to avoid a fight. And so she walked because sooner or later she would come across a phone that she could use to contact Coulson. According to her watch, it was much later than when she had last checked. Hours had been lost. So whatever had dropped her in a graveyard hard knocked her out for a few hours. But what exactly happened in the hours since she had spoken to Andrew until now. Nothing in her body felt amiss but that did not mean there wasn't.
If she could just contact Coulson he could send someone to evaluate if she was a threat to their base and if not she’d have a ride back. If she was a threat, well, May would take care of that problem. Like hell she would allow anyone to use her to harm her team.
As she entered into the main part of town the few residents who were still walking around looked at her strangely and then continued with their business. Their reactions were nothing new to May but they also did nothing to quell the uneasiness she was feeling. Something about this entire situation felt wrong and she needed answers. Plastering on a fake smile -- and telling herself this was just another undercover op -- she approached an older gentlemen and said, "excuse me, sir, I've been walking in circles for hours could you tell me what town this is?"When he told her that she was in Lawrence, Kansas and added a “where ya headed?” May chose to smile, give a quick thank you, and move on. He may have appeared to be kind but didn't need to know anything more about her. And May frankly did not have the time to play twenty questions so she began walking again.
She hadn't gotten far enough away before hearing that she should try the coffee shop two blocks over. And that any answers she was looking for could be found there. May hated coffee but his suggestion begged further investigation so she headed in that direction. There was something special about this coffee shop and May was going to find out what. She knew she was close when she could smell the stomach churning scent of old coffee drifting out of an open door. God she hated that smell.
May had barely made it in the door before she was instantly sought out and instructed to use a computer if she needed. It was obvious the employees in this cafe were used to strangers walking in at late hours. Or perhaps that seemingly kind old man had called ahead to expect her. So far she hadn't picked up on any signs of a trap but this very well could be. Everything about this situation was sending off warning bells in her head.