Shelly Webster was born to two good parents and was a part of a good family. She grew up as a good kid. Shelly was always smart too growing up and as an adult. She got interest in photography when she was 8 if not younger. It was when Shelly got a kid camera, which wasn't a real one yet but still fun just the same, for her at least.At the age of 10 or so was when she finally got her real first camera. She focused on taking pictures and school the most, no more nor less. Shelly graduated with pretty good grades but she decided to pursue photography instead of anything else and nothing or no one could change that, no matter what. She was pretty stubborn and refused to pick another profession/Career except that. If it didn't work for sure then and only then she planned to figure out what to do next.
However, since Shelly was very good with photography that it was doubtful that she would need a need profesion/career choice. Or so her parents thoughts and many others thought the same thing too. Shelly herself thought the same thing too, as she grew up to believe in herself. Even if there were times when she lost faith but her parents and rest of the family made sure that she never lost hope. Shelly was part of an Iris family, and an Irish decent given that all her family was Iris, so she grew around Irish believes and myths. Which her family or some of them believed in, and so did she. Shelly's grandmother taught her some of those myths. She was also taught her family's traditions, other than christian religion traditions. Shelly grew up following both traditions. She finished high school but since photography was what she wanted to do for a living, she focused on that.
Shelly didn't go to collage as she got temp jobs around town, as she took pictures for money. She did it before graduating high school and after that. Then once Shelly got enough money she left her hometown and headed to Port Colombia, Washington. By then her grandmother had died, and it hurt her to stay there even if her parents were there, so she decided to leave. To get away from bad memories. Shelly wanted to find herself. She settled in Port Colombia, Washington, where her life truly began for her. In Port Colombia, Washington Shelly got herself some jobs that paid well to do with photography. Some photos she took off people and landscapes for herself and others for them and herself both. One day Shelly got a job in a club called Blackout, which changed her life permanently. As she took pictures of a band called Hangman's Joke, especially one of the members called Eric Draven, she got harassed by some dude who tried to force her to dance with him. Not many from the audience saw it and those who did were too far to tell what was really going on and thought that a couple were having fun.
It was also what the guy himself thought and believed. Despite the fact that Shelly tried to get the guy to leave her be but he refused and insisted as for him she wanted him and he her. Which was a lie as she didn't want him as she didn't want to dance with him nor be with him. Yet, the guy refused to hear it. To her luck so, the band member, named Eric Draven witnessed it all and got off stage despite the fact that his band were confused by it and tried to get him back on stage. None of them saw the problem but he did and being a good guy he went to help her. Shelly watched as Eric asked the guy to leave the young woman alone but the guy refused and instead asked Eric to go away and let them be. Shelly hoped that Eric would stay and continue to help her as he did just that. He continued to ask the guy to leave as the guy was about to hit him to her horror but Eric punched the guy out instead to shock of all. The guy left annoyed as Shelly thanked him for helping her as she knew what really happened and refused to forget it.
Eric introduced himself to her as Eric and she told him her name was Shelly, as he returned to the stage and continued to perform with his band but couldn't take his eyes of her and she couldn't take her eyes of him. It was literally love from first sight for them both. After the show Shelly and Eric talked more, even if he was arrested and taken to jail for beating the guy but then released as the case didn't go to trial. Yet, the fact that Eric punched the person stayed in the criminal file, even if both Shelly and Eric tried to get it deleted as Eric had no choice but it didn't work for them at all. Unfortunately. They tried to forget about that, as much as possible even if it was rather hard for them to do. They moved on from it eventually, as they became a couple. They dated for a while until they decided to buy an apartment together, an apartment that Shelly herself picked and Eric agreed about them buying it. Also technically it was more of a loft than an apartment but they were quite alright with it.
During the time that they dated or perhaps a bit before that, Shelly continued to be a photographer as she met a street girl named Sarah Mohr, who's pictures she took off many times. Also Sarah had a mother but her mother got drunk a lot and such that Sarah choose to be out on the streets more than anywhere else, which was how Shelly and Sarah met in the first place. She ended up telling Eric about her whenever they spend time together in the loft alone. Shelly even introduced Sarah and Eric to each other as she invited Sarah over. It was a day that Eric practiced his guitar. Shelly was pleasantly surprised when she introduced them to each other, as she saw them get a long well, and becoming friends. As she herself and Sarah were already friends. Shelly and Eric ended up taking care of Sarah, as her mom couldn't. She as in Sarah ended up spending more time with them and in the loft than in her own home and her mom. Not that they complained but they felt bad that the child was from a broken home. So they did what they could to help her and give her a safe place. Despite how young they were themselves. They helped her with what she needed help and if they knew that they could help her with it. They were like older siblings for her rather than parents.
One day, when Eric asked if his adopted little brother, Chris could come and stay with them, she agreed as his family was hers. Yet, when one of Shelly's camera's was stolen she right away suspected Eric's adopted little brother. She confronted Eric about it and told him to talk to his brother about it. Either he returns her camera back or he must leave. Eric did just that and he ended up kicking his adopted brother out as she was grateful for that as his adopted little brother wasn't welcome in their place if he stole things from either one of them. Also Shelly felt bad for Eric, that he had to kick out his own adopted little brother, but unfortunately it was for the best and she told him as much. Shelly wished that it had never came to that, just like Eric did but unfortunately it did came to that. It happened a bit before Shelly introduced Eric and Sarah to each other. After Sarah came into their lives Shelly and Eric let Sarah have their schedules and with her they cleared their schedules to be able to spend time together. So that they could spend alone time together and when they did that, Sarah stayed behind and lived her life best that she could.
Also, most times it was Shelly that got their schedules cleared with Sarah, and then Shelly 'kidnapped' Eric on vacations with her, not that he ever objected going with her anyway, but still. They always went to a place owner by Shelly's family, until they stopped going there. For a while. Yet, they did plan to go back there one day but not for a little while. As they concentrated more on work, as well as being there for Sarah. They had no idea what was about to happen soon, not even Sarah. As they lived their lives as they usually did. They hoped that they would spend their lives together, as in Eric and Shelly did as Sarah hoped that they would, since even she thought that they belonged together. They hoped to spend a lot of time together and even with their kid friend, Sarah. Yet, unfortunately life had different plans for them. Given the fact that something similar happened to each of their life times, it was about to happen to them in that life too, unknown to either of them for a time being.
One day, Eric and Shelly decided to spend the the whole together, alone, just the two of them. As they took care of few small details as they promised to go back to work the next day, and they promised to see Sarah the next day too. Then they started their special celebration. With rings and then Eric sang Shelly a song that he wrote for her called 7 circles that he came up for her. Which he never wrote down as he kept it in his mind, which he told her. Then she read him a poem she wrote as it was on a piece of paper, written by her. Unknown to them they were being recorded, even if not everything was recorded. Next thing the door was broken in and 3 people barged in. A gang. Two grabbed him and one held Shelly down. Then they raped her by turn and forced him to watch. Both tried to fight and asked them to stop bit with no luck, as Shelly said Eric's name a lot, as Eric tried to get to her but with no luck. Then he was thrown out of the window, a 17 floor window to be exact as he died on impact. When the police and an ambulance cane it was too late for Eric but they found Shelly, barely alive as she calling out her guy's name.
It took her many hours but she ended up dying. As a cop named Darryl was by her side until the end, as he held her hand so she won't be alone, especially in the hospital. Shelly ended up dying, after msny hours of suffering. Both her and Eric were buried by each other. Their souls met in the land of the bridge in the land of the dead. As Shelly got there before and he found her due to his guide a a magical bird, the crow, a specific one who reunited them. They were happy to see each other again and ready to move on together. Yet, their happiness of seeing each other didn't last long. As the bird made a sound as she noticed that and said "Crow," in surprise. When he asked what's it all mean, she just told him "It's a legend.... something about a second chance" and asked him to set things right and that she will wait for him as went back or was pulled back to the opposite direction upset, as she planned to wait for him for as long as it took.
Shelly never left the land of the dead, but at the dame time she was still by Eric's side a lot. However, he first saw her after he came back as the crow, as he went back to the loft, as she asked him to read her poem to her. Then Shelly disappeared as she couldn't stay for long. Then when a portal open in the middle of the broken window they could see each other again. As Shelly visited him a lot as he wondered which part was him, she told him that the soul was him. Then when he found a ghost kid and helped him, Shelly watched and as the kid fled from him to the land of the dead, she helped Eric help him, as she helped Eric save another kid before from death. And even helped a young woman who was murdered to clear the name of her guy as he didn't kill her but her dad's men did, as both her and Eric helped the two. Then she met Eric's past life who temporary possesed Eric until he left him, who looked like Eric. Then Shelly stopped Eric from killing of gang members that killed them because the guy turned better because of Eric. As the two were under a spell, right after Eric missed the chance to move on with her, and after she by accident possessed someone but left them.
Then after she saved Eric's soul she stayed to hear him sing her poem that he made into a song as he dedicated it to her. Then when Eric got separated from hid crow side, she came back to help but only to help and say goodbye as she needed to move on. As she did that and left back to the land of the dead, as a kid she and Eric helped before, came back from the light no one usually came back from, in order to take her to the light, as she let him but then she stopped and let go off his hand as she run back, climbed the bridge in the land of the dead and jumped. As Shelly almost didn't make it but luckily she did. Shelly came back with no memories and many emotions, as she tried to get her memories back and live her life as she always wanted to. She does what she can, as she tried to live day by day ever since.