Tate Grace Rodgers born and raised in Boston Massachusetts. Her mother is a Mexican native named Lolita Marie Garcia, she met and clung to a man whom she ran into while attempting to flee from family issues. Marcus Liam Rodgers, the man solely responsible for Tate’s creation. Marcus was on a retreat with the church helping with missionaries and the homeless issues when his eyes landed on Lolita. Although he was in LOVE she was not. She had conjured up a plan to marry Marcus to get her out of Mexico. After a few years of a one-sided marriage, Lolita and Marcus had a drunken night and Tate was the result. She was Marcus’s pride and joy. Marcus spent his time building Tate to be this smart Graceful Christian girl. Hence her middle name. Yet, if anyone knows Tate she’s far from Graceful. Church camps, Bible studies, Youth groups and Purity Rings.
After Tate turned 16 and her world that she thought was solidified came crumbling down. Her mother was caught cheating on her father with none other than the church pastor. Marcus quickly filed for divorce and the family split. Tate started to lean more on her childhood friend Robbie around this time for companionship. Until her father started accusing her of unholy things. Her friendship with Robbie faded faster then she wanted it too. Tate started to beat herself up over everything and become more antisocial. She tends to take blame for things that are not her fault. Character flaw, right? Tate got her first tattoo as soon as she turned 18, Started dying her hair crazy colors and got a nose piercing. Her father kicked her out and she ended up on the doorstep of her mother who verbally abused her everyday and blamed her for the divorce.
20 years old FINALLY, Tate packed her shit and moved to California by herself. She started college and met an amazing group of friends. Among this close-knit group of friends her bond with a specific person by the name of Kristoff became stronger than ever, it felt like their relationship was a force. Once Tate turned 22, Kris and Tate decided to leap into a relationship, bad idea to be honest, as much as Kris was a sweetheart and said he loved Tate, this took a turn for the worse. Tate and Kris had gotten into an argument one night and Tate took off with her best friend Natalie to an after-football party. Kris had asked her not to go but she did anyways. During this party she drank way too much for her own good which allowed against her will the jocks from a rival football team to take advantage of her. Four guys on one girl. A girl who was a virgin. This caused Tate to shut down completely towards everyone in her life, especially Kris. He became fed up of the distance she created between them that when their anniversary rolled around Kris became drunk and wanted to sleep with her. But everything that had happened was still new. Kris ended up dumping her that night.
Tate took the end of her relationship hard and began to party more and do things to rebel against her old ways. She spent her spare time at raves to numb the pain and bottled up all her emotions. She finished her first year of schooling and pulled her act together a little and decided to branch out and open a bookstore with her school friends. That was until she met Orion Masterson, the two hit it off so well they began to build a life together, a proposal and a marriage in Australia followed by the sudden pregnancy with twins. Tate felt like life could not ever be ruined for her. But boy was she naïve, Orion got called to work one day and he left a very pregnant wife in Australia with is family, but never came home. Sutton being one of Orion’s good friends in the military took it upon himself to fly to Australia to inform Tate of the situation. Its been over a year since Orion has disappeared. Tate went into labor alone and the stress of being alone and the constant anxiety attacks caused the loss of her twins during birth.
Tate could not handle being alone anymore, so she decided to move back to California and bury her roots there. Tate decided instead of reopening the bookstore that she would open an art center under the same name. While in Australia she took up photography and dabbled in drawing to help deal with her anxiety and depressive states. Blank Pages, where every Blank Canvas, Page, and Memory is yours to fill with whatever your heart desires. Tate is choosing to keep her last name despite the disappearance of Orion, more of a memory of him and the life she had.