Hope is a ghost.
She was attacked by a loose dog when she was out playing and tried to pet a neighbor's dog, who then burst out of the fence and attacked her. The wounds were fatal. She was 8 years old, and her ghost will stay 8 forever.
Hope can't be seen by people while awake, but she can appear in dreams to relatives only. She wants desperately to be alive again, to reconnect with her friends (who are now 12 or even 13), to feel the soothing warmth of soup and bread, to feel pain, to feel warmth, to feel again.
She just wants to be alive.
Her mind is riddled with regrets, and not only childish regrets. She, above all, wishes she weren't so stupid.
- She's the character I've had the longest, and yet the youngest.
- Her having been dead for 4 years is a reference to how I've had her for 4 years.
- My username is a derivative of her last name. (Renigee is slightly more catchy than Renigold.)
- I made GIFs of her when I was 10. I'd rather not post them.