Myrtle Arlington. Sophia Wainwright. Terry. Christina (goes by Chris). Minerva.
These are just a few of the names I've gone by over the last few days alone. Do not worry about my age, for it as changing as my name (And isn't it a bit rude to be asking a woman that anyway? Didn't your mother teach you any manners?)
But if you need to call me anything, Anthea will do. Most of the team have taken to calling me that anyway.
Anthea was in a car accident when she was younger where she lost both her parents. There was no other family that would take her, so she was sent to an orphanage. Her life there wasn't exactly bad
perse but it wasn't amazing either and she remained there until she turned 18 and was sent off to work and support herself.
They got her a job at a local art museum as a janitor, but she found the job tedious. In her boredom, she started to noticed little things about the security that weren't quite right. She began to think to herself, I could take that painting out of here and return it without anyone being any the wiser
. Slowly, over the course of a year, the plan in her head solidified. At first it was something to just pass the time, she had no intentions of going through with it, but eventually she realized she actually could
So she did.
A week later, she returned the painting without being caught and attached a note with instructions and suggestions on how to improve security.
She ran several more heists before she caught Mycroft's eye and he intervened to offer her a job. She was nineteen at the time and having fun. She accepted his offer when she’d managed to catch someone else’s attention and ended up with pretty bruises to show for it. (When Mycroft Met Anthea
Initially, she was only intended to be fast tracked through agent training however, for lack of knowing anyone else she often found herself studying in Mycroft's office (since she liked to show off all the things she was learning and how well she was doing). However, she started noticing the incompetence of his PA at the time and took to doing little things that the woman either didn't do or did wrong. Eventually, the PA started complaining about how Anthea was essentially doing her job and she had nothing left to do. Somehow this transitioned to Anthea replacing her.
Mycroft (hoping to find Anthea's family) began testing her DNA against anyone's he could get his hands on. He found her a sister, but upon realize who
that sister was decided to sit on the information. It was only two years after the realization that he told her and revealed the identity. Irene Addler. (Blood Ties
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