54 YEARS OLD, DIRECTOR OF THE FBI, JULIANNE MOORE
wheaton was always taking care of everyone around her. while they came from a good family, they were anything but wealthy. the wheatons were dearly loved and accepted by the community, but wheaton and her sister were orphaned at the ages of 16 and 13 respectively when their parents died within weeks of each other. their father passed away from cancer, and their mother took her own life shortly after. they were taken in by the darling family and raised alongside the man that would someday become president. when she was 21, she was informed by her sister clara wheaton that she was going to be an aunt, and that her childhood best friend was the father of the baby. she instantly went and spoke with darling, clearly speaking her mind about how much of an idiot he was for getting her sister pregnant and that it was a sure-fire way to ruin his political career. and then one night, a perfect accident happened. whether her sister was pushed or actually fell, she will never know, but she chose to cover for him (due to the fact that she’s always been a little in love with him). shortly after, in a whirlwind of events, her sister was in a coma, the baby was born, and then her sister was taken off life support. it was wheaton’s idea to put the baby up for adoption, and from there she ensured that everything was taken care of. wanting to follow in her father’s footsteps and become an fbi agent, wheaton went on to study philosophy and politics at harvard, before continuing on to yale where she received her law degree. in recent years, she has risen in the ranks of the fbi, reaching the top as the director. extremely well liked, she has friends and eyes everywhere and knows exactly how to play the game between government officials. in this position, she was able to cover up the fact that darling's wife's car accident wasn't entirely an accident, and has been cleaning up after him for years. with the falls church killer and all the clues pointing towards president darling, she has made sure to cover up as much as she needs to, but there’s only a matter of time before it all comes out.
64 YEARS OLD, VP OF THE UNITED STATES, JESSICA LANGE
if there were anyone who was on the straight and narrow, it would be bancroft. a woman who never took no for an answer, she has known president darling for ages through different political galas and events. her husband was a senator for years, and rather than be the arm candy wife that many females are when it comes to political husbands, she was quite active and lobbying for her own causes, more specifically women’s rights and equality in various spectrum (specifically lgbtq rights). when her husband passed away, she was elected to replace his seat, and did excellent work while in that position. while she may be older, that doesn’t stop any of the sass exuding from her personality; still just as spry and sarcastic as she was in her youth, she is definitely a spitfire. while she may be on the straight and narrow, she doesn’t take any garbage from anyone, and will call you out within a heartbeat. even though she is quite outspoken and willing to speak her mind, the white house staff and everyone around her tend to enjoy her company more than darling's, especially with his increasing paranoia. even though she may be difficult to deal with sometimes, she's fair and as long as you have your end together, you are good in her eyes. she has no idea about the president's connection to the fall's church killer, but she can tell that something is wrong within the secretive walls of the white house. wheaton has been showing up much more often, and she knows that whenever the fbi director is frequenting the white house (specifically whenever the president’s childhood friend, with whom she doesn’t get along with), there is soon to be trouble that follows behind her.
47 YEARS OLD, HEAD OF SECRET SERVICE, VIOLA DAVIS
mallory is very, very good at her job. having grown up in chicago, she never expected that one day she would be the head of the secret service, but it’s a position that somewhat fell on her lap. before she took over this role, she served as a police officer and was excellent at her job. she’s a very family oriented woman, and was married when she was twenty five and soon after, started to expand her family and has two children. while her son and daughter are the utmost priority in her life, she also has to take care of darling almost like he was one of her children. working like a presidential version of pepper potts to tony stark, she is well aware of his affairs and secrets, but is able to do her job without getting annoyed and keeping a calm head through it all, all while having a firm smile on her face and a small sarcastic quip to give to anyone who needs it. on top of taking care of the president’s shenanigans, she also has to keep an eye on his children. the president’s children (namely roxanne) can be a hand-full, but mallory has had her own fair share of youthful rebellion from her own children and is able to handle it. that’s the thing; she is an excellent handler, and is capable of taking care of whatever is thrown at her. while she may not know all the deep secrets of the president, she has been starting to piece together some of the puzzle in regards to the whole falls church killer. a lot of people think that she stands quietly by and doesn’t know what is being discussed, but she’s much more informed on the secret going-ons in the white house than some people would like her to be. she’s kept her mouth shut for years about the president’s secrets and doesn’t intend on opening it now, but she can’t help but wonder just what skeletons lie deeper down in darling's closet.
40 YEARS OLD, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, IDRIS ELBA
while he may be a bit young to be the secretary of defense, alexander has proven his abilities time and time again. enlisting into the military as soon as he was eighteen, he was one of the prime soldiers that the united states could ever have hoped for. from a young age, he always knew that he would want to enlist, and no one was surprised that he chose the military over college. while in the army, he went through rigorous training to be able to be deployed as soon as the cause was needed, and found himself involved with the us invasion of panama. while there, he was one of the many injured soldiers, but his quick thinking allowed him to be responsible for saving dozens of lives and he was offered high honors upon his return. while back in the united states, he married and started his own family, though always felt the itch to return to the army. after the events of september eleventh, he was sent to afghanistan, where he successfully led units in a leadership position that saved the lives of countless american soldiers. due to his exemplary service, when he returned home from his tour, he was honorably discharged due to an injury that he received, even if he wanted to return to the field. he served as mayor of his hometown for a few years, and after the seven year window of not being within active duty had passed, he was asked to help lead the country as the secretary of defense. he has a very tactical mind, always seeing the world and the tasks in front of him as a mission of some sort. it’s part of the reason he is so good at his job as the secretary of defense. a true soldier through and through, he is a bit of a “yes man” and supports darling no matter what. he does what he is told, and sometimes jumps before he thinks through the situation which has gotten him into a few trouble spots but it’s never anything that he hasn’t been able to handle. while some people may believe that he has blind faith, it’s not quite that, he just fully trusts the president and will do whatever is asked of him.
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