Allye was born and raised to the age of 16 under the wealthy roof of Dr. Willard Pearrow. Her family is known to be one of the wealthiest and most powerful in the small town. They (being Mr. and Mrs. Parchman) valued their reputation as ‘royalty’ of sorts. Dr. Parchman’s exquisite knowledge and practice of medicine established him quickly throughout the county they lived, and his study abroad brought a method of practice that other doctors couldn’t compete with.
Allye was raised under his strong arm and shadow. In short, her father and mother always assumed and pushed for her to pursue medicine as he did. That she, as a woman, would become as great a physician as her father. Thus, the family’s prestige would remain as one of the truly great and valuable family’s by putting a woman in such prominent position.
Allye of course was not interested in the profession that was so frequently crammed down her throat. Her love was for theatrics. It was her father who supported the building of the opera house because he knew of his daughters love for it. Much to his demise, Allye longed to join the performers on stage rather than watch them from the theater seats. Naturally her family refused to accept it which in turn sparked rebellion in Allye.
Rebellion for Allye isn’t as typical as other cases. Her demeanor and attitude is pure hearted. She thrives on doing the right thing, helping people and not wanting to disappoint those around her which is uncharacteristic of the family she comes from. Her innocence makes her rebellion unique. She defies the limits set forth by those she despises; her parents.
She would spend most of her time in the winters at the theater, watching the performers rehearse. She was allowed in because of her family’s status to the town. When a traveling troupe came through for one of the biggest shows the opera house had seen, Allye became interested in one of the lead male performers in the troupe, Jameison. Her first love. The two of them began seeing each other secretly because they knew of the repercussions from her family. Medical class and performer class do not mix.
After being caught with the actor several times, Allye’s parents refused to let her visit the theater any longer. Her father had numerous people with watchful eyes to keep her from the building. On the last night of the troupe’s performance, Allye and the actor made plans to escape on the midnight train before anyone was able to stop them. It was that night, the night of ‘the incident, that Allye decided to remain on the train out of town to start a life fully at the fate of her own hand.