My attempt at writing a story from 3rd person. Not finished but wanted to share what I have so far. It’s back story type stuff.
Leonard Price was the CEO of a pharmaceutical multinational corporation, Price Pharmaceuticals, based in New Boston. He was born into his wealth and went into the family business when he turn 18. He was a movie buff and one actress caught his eye. So much he had to meet her.
Edith Wray was a legendary scream queen. Staring in numerous horror films such as Sins of the Mother and Wall of Lies. She also produced the cult classic: Suicide Trees.
Edith was filming Phage when she met Leonard Price. The two hit off immediately and were engaged 6 months later. 2 years later they had twins, Victor and Victoria.
They seem to be a happy family. Victor and Victoria loved to play hide and seek. It was their favorite game. During their 9th birthday they were running around the house, playing games. Edith was reading over a script when she heard a thud. It was quiet before she heard a scream. She rushed out of her steady to find the nanny crying over the lifeless body of Victor. It appears he fell down the stairs and broke his neck. Edith panticed as she searched for Victoria. After a few moments she found her hiding in a closet upstairs.
Things were never the same after that night. Edith started transitioning into producing while Leonard started spending more time at home. Edith and Leonard were more protective of Victoria from then on. Victoria kept to herself a lot. She was brilliant. Graduating with honors. While her father wanted her to go into the family business, her mother encouraged her to follow her own passions.
Victoria took her mother’s advice and enrolled at Grand Lakes University. Studying Physics and Biotechnology. Earning a doctorate and Bachelor degrees.
After college, Victoria skipped going home and took a trip to Europe. While seeing the sights and culture was her main focus, she also made some contacts in science and politics. Victoria was interested in either starting her own scientific company or perhaps buying one. Her father had no interest in expanding the family business. Having friends in power could prove to be beneficial when starting a business venture.
After her extensive trip, she was finally ready to head home. The family reunion was a pleasant one. Victoria had miss her mother and was eager to talk business with her father.
Leonard had no interest in his daughter’s grand plans. Price Pharmaceuticals was doing great and he seen no need to expand into other markets. Investing into his daughter’s science company would be a fruitless pursuit. He encourage her to join his company where she’d be set for life.
Victoria was visablly upset and would not take no for an answer. After unpacking she became emailing and calling her contacts. Forming a plan to convince her father that her ideas aren’t fruitless. Unfortunately she never had the chance.
Edith was set to receive an Lifetime Achievement award from New Mass Horror. While Leonard and Victoria weren’t seeing eye to eye, they were able to put it aside for one night. Edith was in tears as she gave her speech. For the first time publicly she spoke about Victor’s death and how it effected her career.
After the ceremony the three attended an after party. A number of producers, writers, and directors persuade Victoria in hopes she might follow in her mother’s footsteps. Victoria was flatter but had her mind set elsewhere. She was ready to leave but her parents were still mingling so she called for a cab and headed home.
Victoria woke up to the doorbell ringing. She walked down stairs haft and answered the door. To her surprise it was the police. They informed her parents were hit by a drunk driver as they left the after party. The drunk driver survived but her parents were not so luck. Victoria broke down crying. She couldn’t believe that they were gone. She was all alone now.
Later that night at Sapphire Lake General, Danny Winfrey was waking up in his hospital bed. As he got his barons he noticed a shadowy figure. Danny froze in fear. He spoke to the figure as if he knew them. “Look, I did what you asked. They believe it was an accident. It’s not my fault I didn’t die. I…”
The shadowy figure put it’s black gloved hand over his lips as it stuck him with a needle in her hip. Danny started feeling a pain in chest and the figure left as he drew his final breath. His body was found the next morning and it was declared he died of an heart attack.
Over the next few months Victoria had to adjust to her new role as CEO of Price Pharmaceuticals. She was a natural leader and able to win over her fellow executives quickly. In time she was able to go forward with expanding the company. Using her European contacts, she was able to go international within a year.