There is no good word for how to describe the relationship between Marchesa and Mercurio. They are more than family, having known each other as long as they have existed, literally. Separation from him any extended period of time, especially if she doesn't know where he is, causes Marchesa to start to panic and become overly anxious.
Too Many Rabbits
She has an almost obsessive obsession over hares, rabbits and similar bunny creatures. They decorate her skin, feature in her decor, and come up in conversation, particularly her house rabbits 'back home'.
Marchesa loves purple, and although she doesn't wear it often, there is no denying that her extremely long, kaleidoscopic purple ringletted hair is bright enough to see even through thick fog!
What Does She Know?
What Does She Know?
The Fire Burns
Marchesa used to talk a lot about her desire to regain the power she lost when she left home, her spark, the fire within. But that was then, and this is now. Now the fire speaks to her, not to mention keeping her warm during the frigid Haven winter [Pyromancy 2]
She might have lost her animal form coming into the real world, but she has retained the enhanced senses she relied on back home [Acute Sight, Acute Smell, Acute Hearing]
There are some benefits to living with animals, and Marchesa makes the most of her affinity with her bunnies as well as larger, more predatory animals [Animals 3]
With her freedom in this new world, Marchesa has taken to bouncing around the globe exploring. Especially since it can get her away from Haven frost regularly [Pathing 3]
What Does She Not Know?
What Does She Not Know?
How Babies Are Made
Turns out the process of pregnancy and birth was a shock to Marchesa, and she is still not down with the idea of bleeding every month, but at least that is better than the horror show birth videos Mercurio showed her on the internet!
She claims to be able to breathe underwater back home. In fact, she claims everyone can. Thankfully she hasn't drowned in the water in the real world yet!
For a long time it was just her and Mercurio, and the man will give in to her whims as she does to him. The concept of teasing and toying with affections is novel, and, unprepared for it, deeply upsetting.
Being less than a year old has some major disadvantages when you came into the world fully formed. Marchesa never had a childhood and barely had a mentor, so she often misses some important information that others might take for granted.
Friends But Not Family ♂
Friends But Not Family - The Boys
When you need the kettle boiling even as you drive into town, Beau is the man to call, and despite the fact that he and Mercurio are diametrically opposite, he has quickly learnt how to comfort a rogue Marchesa in a pinch.
When you are a racist and dislike wolves, it is hard to discover one of your society is one, and harder when you realise you actually consider them a friend. But Ryan has bucked trends, becoming the exception to the rule, with his support and intelligence balancing out his less comforting elements.
Friends But Not Family ♀
Friends But Not Family - The Ladies
Every woman needs a work colleague who is willing to say it how it is, gossip about the mistakes of others, and get violent on occasion. Okay, perhaps not everyone for that last part, but Marchesa appreciates that about Azura. Their friendship is casual, but frequently amusing.
Disappeared Friends (1)
Gone But Not Forgotten Part 1
Meeting the blue-haired fae during a time when their societies were allied, Marchesa has gone through fleeting attraction and settled on friendship with the smug and often aggressive selfish arse. Why she ever put up with him and his ego is anyone's guess, but if you are hare in a human body, it is better to be friends with the predators than their prey. She hopes he returns to Haven one day.
Sometimes decisions get made for you, and Olly being a friend is one of those choices that was less conscious decision, and more being bodily pushed. Still, the newsman liked food as much as she does and appreciates a good hammer, so the big man has become a friend, despite his return home.
One chivalrous act against a creeper, and that was enough to create a lasting friendship with V ending up, somewhat a surprise to both, as Marchesa's best girlie friend. She is missed on a near-daily basis by Marchesa, who hopes she will resurface eventually.
Disappeared Friends (2)
Gone But Not Forgotten Part 2
Mercurio might be the other side to Marchesa's coin, but Joss seems to be the same side as her on someone else's penny. Even if they won't admit it. Still, fate suggests their friendship has a greater purpose, and, missing the power she left at home, she does rather like the idea of having her own paparazzi. And this one comes bearing food. A match made in devil's food cake.
'Friend' isn't perhaps the right word for Virginia, but someone has to call Marchesa a 'peach', and apparently that responsibility has fallen to Virginia. Fuzzy rabbit fur, juicy and delicious, with a hard pit of a core - seems like Virginia might have it nailed.
Austin 'Gray' Holiday (RIP...again)
What do you do when you are thrown into power but have no experience? You get yourself a friend who seems to know everything. Gray is that friend, the man with a plan in a crisis, even if he refuses to stoop to dashing rescues, the advice keeps the easily manipulated Marchesa from making too many terrible decisions.
Sandy Rabbit's Insani-Tea Party (Defunct)
North of town one might see the ruins of a large flying 'zeppelin' that looms over the old adventure park, Sandy Rabbit's Insani-Tea Party. Once so important to the Tea Kru, this playground of childish fun seems to have been forgotten, burned away by reality.
The Little Shop of Horrors
If you go into the woods, dear friend, you might just pick up some supplies. For murder, and mayhem, and magic, dear friend, to main, and maul, and mesmerise.
Teacups A Go-Go
Before opening the adventure park, Marchesa owned Sandy Rabbit Teacups on Etsy, selling painted new and upcycled teacups. She still runs this as a side business, although it is more for fun than profit these days. [Decorative Teacups 1]
A lover of thrift stores and upcycling, Marchesa loves making her own clothing. She sews with machine and by hand, knits, embroiders and makes her own patterns. The only thing she refuses to do is crochet! [Tailoring & Costuming 3]
Mercurio and herself
Delicious food - especially sweet treats!
Hares, rabbits, bunnies
Tea, teapots and teacups
Corsets and getting dressed up!
Hugs and cuddles
Hats (eventually Mercurio rubbed off on her!)
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
"If I can't have your money, I'll can still bag your Bunny!"
Melanie Martinez's 'Cake'
Christina Aguilera's 'Candyman'
Cake's 'Love You Madly'
Marchesa seems to have no past before the 8th of September 2017. Sure, she has a driving license and social security number, but even the most cursory glances will tell they are shoddy fakes.
Eschewing modern fashions, Marchesa favours marching to the beat of her own tailoring drum. Bright colours, old styles, corsets, skirts, leather and silk, she doesn't quite fit in the style for this time period.
It seems that Marchesa always wants what she cannot have. But eventually something will come along to make her pause, and perhaps this time, she will be able to keep it.
"My dear sweet Bunny, what we need is more friends for our parties and the people here are so plain and dull. We should liven them up a little bit, don't you agree?" - Merky
"Never said we were friends. I have none. Trust gets you killed. It's the law of the Wastelands." - Noah
"I had such high hopes for you. I still do. When will you take your people seriously? I'll keep your seat warm, waiting for the day." - Virginia
"I barely remember you. I'm not sure what you mean. But I'll be sure to run the other way when I see you.." - Still confused
"I did say I would bring you a gift. I did not think it would be that sort, but it could not be helped. Not many get to see my tattoos these days." - Mr. Nakamura
"More into leather than fur, and my monthly cycles are more manic/depressive than normal/eatpeople. I'm ain't a wolf, and--fine, you're not 'dude.'" - Fritz
"Oh, I don't know about the modernity of your ideals, even if by the choice of your company, I can't say I am particularly fond of them." - Paula Brito
"I've been told I'll find myself dearly fond once we finally meet. When will that be?" - Teresa
"Your screams still brighten my days." - Gage
"What can I say that won't sting? I wish life was simpler." - G'Mork