Born April 7, 1968 Age 17
Daughter of prominent Stasi Agent
Long Brown Hair, Green Eyes
What is your happiest memory?
My happiest memory was when my mother was still alive. We didn’t have a lot of money at that time. We would go on picnics down near the river every weekend. Sometimes all we had was a sandwich and a piece of fruit with us. It seemed like it was the most delicious tasting food ever. Maybe that was because we ALL seemed so happy then.
What don’t you want anyone to find out about you?
I try not to let people know that my father is head of our local Stasi. Most people know this. If I don’t tell them up front then I get to see the “real” them. After they find out then everything changes. They act like they are my friend but we no longer have that closeness.
What is the best part of your personality?
If people would just get to know me they would learn that I am genuine and really friendly. I don’t gossip. Maybe that is because with my father being who he is I see what gossip can do.
How would your best friend describe how you look?
My best friend would describe me as about 5’5” with below the shoulder brown hair. I have bangs because I have such a freakishly high forehead. What is unusual is that I have green eyes like my mother. My friends who had met my mother before she left us said that I look a lot like her.
What irritates you?
The one thing that irritates me the most is having people lie to me. They act like I am too stupid to know that they are lying. I know it is because they don’t trust me but it still hurts. It’s like knowing someone in the class is having a party and then they look at me and say, “Oh, Daniela, I wanted to invite you but my mom said I could only have one person spend the night. Since I spent the night with Hailey last time my mom said I had to invite her. I am so sorry.” Then I hear she had ten kids there and they’ve all be sworn to silence. I know why they do it.
Tell me about your family.
My family is only me and my dad. My mom ran off with my older brother when he was sixteen. He refuses to tell me why. I miss both of them. I was only thirteen at the time. I knew my brother wasn’t happy. We didn’t have much money. Sometimes I heard him arguing with my dad and my mom would take up for him. I guess that one day they got tired of the arguments and just left. If they had stayed around for just a few more months they would have seen that my dad got a better job and we moved into a nicer house. I just hope they are happy wherever they are.
What do you think of yourself when you look in the mirror?
I think I’m pretty. Besides that I think that I am a person who knows where she is going. I think that I can do whatever I put my mind to. I will get what I want in life no matter what.
What’s the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
The most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to me was the first time a boy kissed me, my dad caught us. We were at a party. The reason this is so embarrassing is because the boy who kissed me got so scared that he ended up puking all over me. He was that scared of my dad. My dad had come around the corner with a group of his friends and they all laughed at me.
Do you have a crush on anyone?
I have a big time crush on Tobias Kellerman. We have been dating for about six months. He is the first boy I’ve met who is not afraid of my dad. I really like that.
What do you really, REALLY want more than anything else in the world?
What I really want more than anything in the world is for people to trust me. I want them to see that just because my father is a Stasi agent doesn’t mean they can’t be my friend. It doesn’t mean that I will spy on them.
Is there anything you would die for?
I would probably died for my friends if I had any true friends. If my mom and brother were here I’d definitely die for them. My dad and I have been having some problems. Since I’m mad at him right now I don’t know I would put my life out there for him. I know he wouldn’t do it for me.
Is there anything you area really good at?
I am a very giving person. I try to volunteer a lot. But besides being very friendly I don’t think I’m very good at anything.
This was a very interesting conversation. I learned a lot more about my character than I first thought I knew. It created some questions that will definitely change the course of my plot. Daniela seems on the outside like a very confident person. On the inside she is hurt because she has very few true friends. The ones she has, she can't be sure why they are true to her. A question that came up was why did her mother and brother leave and what happened to them. Will Daniela ever find out? Will Daniela every have any one's trust? At what cost? Is she really not very good at anything, or will she find out that she has a gift? If she has a gift how will she use it?
This is how I see Daniela.
Have I represented her?
Do you have other questions about her?