Ever since getting out of that house, Reba's never had issues with getting what she wants — provided she doesn't want money, of course. Her fierce, snappy attitude unnerves the bulkiest of thugs. Not to mention how good she is with a handgun. Out on the streets, she can't be vulnerable. She pushes all those soft, mushy "feelings" down deep inside herself. She can't even be vulnerable with people she's close to. Reba hasn't considered anyone close in years. But that's alright— she doesn't need that. Or, that's what Reba always tells herself. Even after finding her crime lord brother again.
The Winter siblings were born entirely through their mother's various drunk accidents. Berry was a faulty condom, Axel was revenge on an ex that went too far, and Reba was concieved... non-consensually. Their mother brought a new man home every week, and gulped down wine when she didn't. Things were fine when she was sober, usually, but she was never sober. Under the influence, her favorite pastime was yelling at the siblings for the smallest little things, hitting them when they made one mistake, or even when they didn't. Everyone in that house was hurting, and it all came to a crescendo when Reba attempted suicide on her 13th birthday. However, she decided against it at the last minute.
That's when she heard the yelling! Reba quickly untied the rope and ducked under a window, as she was outside. From what she could hear, her siblings, both transgender, had just come out to her mother. When she heard the vase shatter, she dashed out of there.
Upon running away, Reba dashed to a friend's house, only for their parent to not allow her to stay, in fear of the legal consequences. She got a fake birth certificate -- courtesy of the same friend's parent whom she manipulated -- and a fake ID soon after. According to her files, she's Allison Summer, 21 years old. Her demeanor changed drastically after getting away. She went from obedient and polite to her current ... indescribable self. Did I mention she got an ear pierced?
Anyways... after Reba got her forged ID, she got on the first bus to a place she didn't recognize. Snowstorm, Capwich. Matches the surname, eh?
She stumbled into a place named Hiver Café, where she met a lonely barista named October. October gave her the general rundown of what it was like to live in Snowstorm — expect to get flashed, don't carry too much money, always bring a gun, you get the gist. She was the one who gave Reba her first gun. October didn't tell her how to use it, which was probably the reason Reba had so many near-death experiences in her first few months as a Capwich resident. It's a wonder she's still alive.
Two years later, Reba was trying to fall asleep in the warehouse she usually crashed in for the night, when Berry pointed a gun to her head.
She panicked, and immediately shot Berry in the chest, knocking xem out. In her frenzy, she managed to call 911 and book it the fuck out of there. The following day, Reba got caught in the annual avalanche trying to get a meal. She fell into a casino, where none other than Axel found her. What are the chances..?
Reba didn't trust him at first, even if she did accept the invitation to his mafia, and did take a bedroom in his luxurious headquarters. She still tries to keep her distance. You never know, after all.
Axel is Reba's elder brother. Their relationship gets a little clouded from the trauma of their alcoholic mother, but otherwise, they're thick as thieves.
Berry is Reba's eldest sibling. As Reba is a mafia leader and Berry a cop, you can infer how things get complicated. Reba also thinks that Berry is pretentious and egotistical. However, Berry thinks Reba is "a troubled kid that just needs a bit of guidance."
October is the barista of Hiver Café, who Reba met in the town of Snowstorm, Capwich. October let Reba sleep in the staff room, since Reba did not have housing.