"Faye is a name reserved for friends, it'd be best if you call me Nori.."
「 Name: Arahi "Faye", Nori | Nicknames: Faye, "Mad Dog" | Gender: Female Age: 18 | D.O.B: Feb. 8th |Nationality: English / Japanese Height: 176.18 cm | Weight: 142 lbs. 」
「School and Year: Shigeruten Joshi Gakuen 茂天 女子学園 | 3rd Year Position and Number: Winged Spiker ; 2 」 「 Strengths: Weaknesses: » Offensive Techniques » Zones out » Morale Control » Intimidation » Reflexes » Over exertion
» Faye is a powerhouse with a sense of direction. Playing on the beach has built her body and now being on a flat court instead of unsteady sand, her talents really show. Her focus on court is a clear 180 view. Her drive is seemingly unshakeable and infectious, it seems that when Faye is intensely focused, the others around her pick up on this aura and their spirits lift. Faye overall, is an all rounder balanced player always striving for improvement. 」
» Being raised by parents whose respective backgrounds thrive on respect, Faye is both faithful and loyal to the end. Not exactly keen on conventional views she aims for a more creative path to things; on and off court. Faye is passionate about her views and conduct and though she may not agree with others, she will respect them regardless. The inial first contact is always hard for her because of her fear of a bad first impression. Though, when challenged, Faye will not back down and can propose quite the argument with just a few words. She doesn't mind being the punching bag for those she cares about, but she will not tolerate quitters or pessimists and will do everything she can to whip you back into shape.
Biography: » England born, but Japanese raised. Faye is both an English and Japanese girl at heart. Born to an English mother and Japanese father Faye grew up in a house with two sets of ethnic backgrounds and sometimes questioned if she belonged anywhere specific. Shortly after her birth, her father went back to his homeland of Japan on business and because of his constant travels, he was not in Faye's life as frequently as her mother. Not soon after, during his second year away, the parents divorced. The divorce proceedings weren't brutal and the parents still do love each other, but distance proved to be a factor in proving that the love was not as strong as it once was. Faye and her parents are close, at time having their disagreements, but compromises were always made. Recently, her mother had picked up a full time job back in England and her and Faye began to separate; however they do exchange letters often. Now separated, her father suggested that since he could not come over to England as often as he liked, Faye should instead come over to Japan (mostly in the summer). Faye took up the opportunities to spend time with her father in his homeland and grew a love for Japan as fierce as one could. She especially loved when he took her to the beached of Okinawa and Faye's first introduction to volleyball was beach volleyball and the sport holds deep sentimental value to her.
Growing accustomed to the life in Japan, with her mother's permission, Faye's father enlisted her in school. Arriving on her first day, Faye was already the center of attention receiving mixed attention. Many found her fascinating being of mixed blood and others wanted nothing to do with her for the same reason. Faye experienced bullying and isolation mostly because of her looks and was teased to be a ganguro "A person who tans their skin to be darker"; that she was a 'freak' being taller than most of her classmates. This caused Faye not able to make many friends and she focused mostly on her academics, personally ostracizing herself into junior high. Entering junior high, Faye was a borderline social outcast having very few friends, who in turn only talked to her when others weren't aware of it. Faye then decided to join a sports team and had picked up Archery for a while. However, during one of her practices, the girls' volleyball team was setting up their nets for practice and she couldn't turn her attention away from them. Then Faye had a thought, why not join a volleyball team in school, when she couldn't play beach volleyball once summer was over?
Faye believed that being apart of a team would help her come out of her shell and relive the love for the sport that made her enjoy her time in Japan as a child. However, the prejudice followed her the first day. Unless in practice matches, Faye was usually benched during official games. Faye was finally brought into the first string when a 2nd year, the libero suffered from a fall. Faye had no problem diving for the ball, finding the gymnasium floor better than the harsh hot sand of the beach. Her lack of fear for being hurt brought along her prowess. Faye was an astounding libero, going to really unnerving means to stop that ball from touching the ground. Due to crashing into another receiver which resulted in both her and the member to be removed due to a head on collision. Faye's coach felt she was too reckless, which wasn't a bad thing because her saves were on point, but that she would cause harm to herself if she did. So, in the middle of the second year season, she was changed to a winged spiker and due to her height, she quickly got into this position as well. Faye was known to be a fair player, despite her teammates general ostracization of her and kept a cool head throughout her games. They believed that eventually the pressure of being alone would have her leave, but Faye didn't let that deter her. It was a shock when she was presented with an award for most dedicated player. They expected her to rub in their face, hate them; but she in turn thanked them. She told them that of course it did hurt that they didn't like her, but was grateful they never did anything crazy to have her leave. She thanked them for allowing her to be apart of the team and she never formally accepted the reward. At the end of her last season, the other members returned to her with the award, insisting that she did deserve it and some apologized to her though a few others refused to do so. Her coach also had something for her; an invitation from a private all girl's school called Shigeruten Joshi Gakuen ( 茂天 女子学園 ) for her academic achievements since her education back in England, she was reluctant at first believing that it was going to be nothing but work; but was she relieved when they turned out to have a volleyball team!
「Additional Information: » Faye is her real name, however, because of bullying in junior high, Nori was added as her first name-- Only close friends can call her Faye-- » If Shigeruten Joshi Gakuen had not contacted her, she would have gone to Shoukichi Joshi Gakuen where she received her first invite-- » Was given the suffix -kun on her first day arriving to elementary school in Japan-- Nori-kun or Faye-kun » Her English accent is quite evident in her Japanese, but because she was raised in a household where both parents spoke their respective languages, her Japanese is exceptional-- » When in serious play, Faye will zone out, at this moment, be careful, "Mad Dog" is here-- » Promised the officials she'd grow her hair back out during the year--Will switch to an undercut-- » Olympic Woman's Indoor Volleyball Player, Destinee Hooker, is her role model-- » Her grades aren't genius level, but they are definitely above average-- » If you want a Haikyuu based description of Faye think: Sugawara Koichi + Azumane Asahi + A wee bit of Bokuto Kotaro」