This is Sanyo news! The warmth of summer has just arrived, the odd chill that was spring is now gone! We got some strange news for you rumor mongers though. It seems that there is a cherry blossom tree atop the Bubble. All attempts to have it taken down seem to have failed. For now it still seems to be under investigation.
Ellenore, due to her lack of voice, doesn't often go out of her way to talk with strangers unless she has to. She's used to keeping to her own company. Her reserved nature and innate silence can seem off-putting on a first meeting as well. Despite this though, Ellenore is not averse to the idea of having friends and acquaintances. Those who are patient enough to learn about and communicate through her condition will find an overall pleasant personality. The young woman's calm composure and her willingness to listen can make her easy to get along with as well. Yet, like most people, deeper friendships with Ellenore takes time and effort. Her sense of mistrust and general views on the world form the all-too-common barrier that people have to penetrate to gain her trust. Those who do, however, will find in her a dedicated and close friend that would cherish their friendship and go to great lengths for them, even if she doesn't necessarily agree with their viewpoints.
Enemies haven't really come naturally to Ellenore in the past. Her affable mannerisms lend well to keep her on the good sides of most of her peers and her introversion tends to keep her away from the antagonistic types well enough. She doesn't like to hold grudges over small or petty things, seeing them as a waste of time and energy and prefers to avoid antagonizing others. Still, she has her demons and dislikes. Antagonizing her, her family or friends is generally a good way to get on her bad side for good. She also holds a known disdain for corruption and its effects on society as well, making her predisposition to dislike or distrust politicians or authoritative figures unless they've proven themselves well. In a similar vein, lording over and tormenting people in severe ways simply because you have the power to so is a good way to gain a disliking from her as well.
Romance is not an alien idea to the Silent Chef. Though she would never admit it to anyone, she is actually a bit of a romantic. The idea of having a loving, loyal and respectful relationship has always been something of a dream for her. She's had her fair shares of crushes and even dated a few people over the course of her life but for one reason or another, none of them ever really stuck for long. Nowadays, that dream feels more akin to a fairy tale to the young woman thanks to her own self-doubts regarding her condition and her ability to keep a partner happy. The fact she keeps even friends at arm's length until they fully gain her trust makes it all the harder for her to imagine herself with anyone these days. The dream of love is far from dead in Ellenore though. It'd just take a lot of work and trust building to get her to consider a romantic relationship with someone.