Ella Watson's Background

Baby-napped from Noi by Orion slave traders who's ship was intercepted by a Federation star-ship while on their way back to Syndicate. It was later found out that they were to be raised and planted in different high level places in order to gather information and relay it via telepathy. The crew of the Federation Star-ship took guardianship of the girls until they returned to Earth at which time it was decided the best course of action was to place them in an orphanage until their parents could be located. One of the crew was unhappy with this and offered to care for the girls until such time as their biological parents were located. That never did occur, however, and after 7 years guardianship was awarded to the good custodial Samaritans.

Ella grew up trying to avoid people at all cost, unfortunately this made life for her sister a little more difficult. Ella used Bella as a buffer to keep herself from saying things that would hurt people, including those that had taken her in. She grew up quiet resigning herself to working on different electronic things she found around the house and a few other places. She also poured herself into learning to play the guitar and piano something that could pass the time locked away from the world and other outlying places.

Ella came into her own in the Academy, well as far as her own is. Engineering was almost a dream for her, she breezed through it like it was childsplay. She made a few friends, they were considered bad for her but she didn't care, she enjoyed them. Her time was still spent working on music, she had considered leaving the Academy to pursue a career in the music industry but ultimately her need to tinker and the desire to leave Earth compelled her to stay. She had a lot of run ins with the 'warden' as she called him but it always ended with a slap on the wrist and 'grounding'. She seemed to always be confined to her quarters, which was more of a blessing than a punishment for her. She learned during these years from a Betazoid how to block her thoughts from her sister and any other telepath that wanted to listen in, she also learned how to shut theirs off which was a relief for her. Toward the end of her time at the Academy she embarked on her own personal project, building a racing shuttle. She took to racing it on the weekends and did quite well.

Ella graduated, not very high up, it would have been easy for her to be there but she slacked off, the only thing she did well on was Engineering. She was originally assigned to a different ship than the one her sister was but the decision not to split them apart was soon made when they were a week out and Ella told everyone in no endearing terms what she thought of them. She was labeled trouble and sent to serve with her sister, she rested easy but she was pretty sure her sister wasn't overly happy about it.

After the assignment ended things changed, Ella returned to the academy and dove into the field of medical, she did well enough, taking a more homeopathic approach to things didn’t help her but she followed what she thought to be correct. She did well on her studies this time around and even managed to stay out of trouble, though still not the most social of creatures.