Before the incident, Esmeralda was a very happy girl, always smiling, charming, seductive and she loved making jokes and pranks.
But since what happened, she is no longer able to smile and is rather disrupted. She very often has nightmares of what happened. She is always suspicious and can get really violent if she feels her life is in danger. And, of course, she no longer trusts any male and can't even stand a single touch from any man.
Esmeralda is a gypsy. She used to live in Paris with her people. She used to dance, read the future in cards and steal for a living. One day, she's been attacked and raped by a rich man in the empty streets of Paris. She tried to send him to jail (or to the gallows) by talking to the police but the authorities refused to condamn the one who had abused her because he was an important person and because she had neither proof nor witness.
When she went back among her poeple, they rejected her because she had been compromised with a non-gypsy and because she went to see the police (which perturbed her even more).
So she fled from Paris and from France by ship but the ship wrecked and she ended up on an unknown island.
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